The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 78 131 183
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +52
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1163 742 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.35% 1.58% 1.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.17% 4.16% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 577 362
Average daily rate
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£441 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
Ruby
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18849 17849 16993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.02% 38.12% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13036 11536 10558
Average daily rate £400 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 519 695
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in England

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the England region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in England

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in England

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the England region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in England

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +26 761 £450 +5.88% 106
Yorkshire +23 101 £375 +25.00% 10
South East +30 97 £386 +14.44% 36
South West +16 60 £450 +45.16% 10
North West -3 51 £375 +10.29% 16
North East +7 39 £480 - 3
East of England +6 34 £550 +109.52% 14
West Midlands -13 16 £400 +33.33% 8
East Midlands +12 9 £550 - 5
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby.

1 1115 (55.75%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (45.50%) Java
3 906 (45.30%) Python
4 821 (41.05%) Linux
5 571 (28.55%) Puppet
6 559 (27.95%) DevOps
7 531 (26.55%) JavaScript
8 526 (26.30%) TDD
9 470 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
10 460 (23.00%) Scrum
11 454 (22.70%) Ruby on Rails
12 451 (22.55%) Git (software)
13 446 (22.30%) HTML
14 427 (21.35%) Opscode Chef
15 402 (20.10%) CSS
16 392 (19.60%) PHP
17 366 (18.30%) BDD
18 364 (18.20%) Perl
19 361 (18.05%) Cucumber
20 356 (17.80%) Bash Shell
21 349 (17.45%) Jenkins
22 347 (17.35%) UNIX
23 342 (17.10%) Open Source
24 326 (16.30%) Web Services
25 304 (15.20%) Configuration Management
26 280 (14.00%) MySQL
27 272 (13.60%) SQL
28 237 (11.85%) MongoDB
29 230 (11.50%) Selenium
30 227 (11.35%) C#

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 192 (9.60%) Apache
2 162 (8.10%) Node.js
3 97 (4.85%) nginx
4 93 (4.65%) Tomcat
5 85 (4.25%) OpenStack
6 46 (2.30%) WebSphere
7 45 (2.25%) Confluence
8 35 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
8 35 (1.75%) WebLogic
9 31 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (1.25%) CMS
11 22 (1.10%) JBoss
12 17 (0.85%) Drupal
12 17 (0.85%) IIS
13 15 (0.75%) Apache Solr
14 13 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.55%) WordPress
16 10 (0.50%) Apache Pig
16 10 (0.50%) Apache Spark
17 7 (0.35%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 45 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.75%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.25%) Final Cut Pro
4 5 (0.25%) MS Office
5 2 (0.10%) Mingle
6 1 (0.050%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.30%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.10%) Summit
5 1 (0.050%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 208 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (5.60%) Amazon EC2
3 65 (3.25%) Amazon S3
3 65 (3.25%) PaaS
4 62 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 53 (2.65%) Heroku
6 52 (2.60%) GitHub
7 24 (1.20%) IaaS
8 22 (1.10%) SaaS
9 16 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (0.55%) Engine Yard
10 11 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.40%) Route 53
12 3 (0.15%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.10%) ElastiCache
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.050%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.050%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.050%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 162 (8.10%) HTTP
2 101 (5.05%) TCP/IP
3 69 (3.45%) DNS
4 67 (3.35%) Internet
5 60 (3.00%) Firewall
6 57 (2.85%) LDAP
7 55 (2.75%) SSL
8 20 (1.00%) DHCP
9 19 (0.95%) WAN
9 19 (0.95%) LAN
10 17 (0.85%) VPN
10 17 (0.85%) NAS
11 15 (0.75%) Network Security
11 15 (0.75%) SAN
12 14 (0.70%) SSH
13 13 (0.65%) VLAN
14 10 (0.50%) FTP
15 8 (0.40%) SNMP
15 8 (0.40%) IPv6
15 8 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (14.00%) MySQL
2 237 (11.85%) MongoDB
3 190 (9.50%) NoSQL
4 117 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
5 112 (5.60%) Relational Database
6 93 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 84 (4.20%) Redis
8 63 (3.15%) Big Data
8 63 (3.15%) SQL Server
9 56 (2.80%) Hadoop
10 28 (1.40%) Oracle Exadata
11 25 (1.25%) Riak
12 23 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 20 (1.00%) Apache Hive
14 19 (0.95%) CouchDB
15 15 (0.75%) Couchbase
15 15 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (0.65%) Hypertable
17 11 (0.55%) SimpleDB
17 11 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 451 (22.55%) Git (software)
2 361 (18.05%) Cucumber
3 349 (17.45%) Jenkins
4 230 (11.50%) Selenium
5 211 (10.55%) Subversion
6 128 (6.40%) RSpec
7 117 (5.85%) JIRA
8 99 (4.95%) Maven
9 95 (4.75%) Hudson
10 78 (3.90%) WebDriver
11 74 (3.70%) WATIR
12 57 (2.85%) TeamCity
12 57 (2.85%) Capybara
13 54 (2.70%) Calabash
14 51 (2.55%) JUnit
15 43 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 40 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
17 36 (1.80%) Sahi
18 31 (1.55%) SpecFlow
18 31 (1.55%) ClearCase
General
1 137 (6.85%) Finance
2 52 (2.60%) Banking
3 47 (2.35%) Games
4 39 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.75%) Marketing
6 28 (1.40%) Retail
7 24 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.00%) Law
8 20 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.00%) Publishing
9 18 (0.90%) Advertising
10 16 (0.80%) Electronics
10 16 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.75%) Front Office
12 6 (0.30%) Music Industry
13 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.20%) Legal
15 1 (0.050%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.050%) French Language
Job Titles
1 874 (43.70%) Developer
2 298 (14.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 166 (8.30%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 161 (8.05%) Senior Developer
5 156 (7.80%) Ruby Developer
6 114 (5.70%) Architect
7 96 (4.80%) Java Developer
8 78 (3.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 74 (3.70%) Tester
10 65 (3.25%) Software Engineer
11 64 (3.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 61 (3.05%) Linux Engineer
13 59 (2.95%) Front-End Developer
14 57 (2.85%) Analyst
15 53 (2.65%) Web Developer
15 53 (2.65%) PHP Developer
16 45 (2.25%) Test Engineer
17 44 (2.20%) Test Analyst
17 44 (2.20%) Automation Tester
18 43 (2.15%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (22.70%) Ruby on Rails
2 446 (22.30%) HTML
3 402 (20.10%) CSS
4 326 (16.30%) Web Services
5 223 (11.15%) HTML5
6 195 (9.75%) .NET
7 182 (9.10%) REST
8 175 (8.75%) JSON
9 156 (7.80%) RESTful
10 151 (7.55%) CSS3
10 151 (7.55%) XML
11 148 (7.40%) jQuery
12 122 (6.10%) AngularJS
13 102 (5.10%) Sinatra
14 96 (4.80%) LAMP
15 93 (4.65%) Spring
15 93 (4.65%) Django
16 91 (4.55%) Sass
17 82 (4.10%) Ajax
18 72 (3.60%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 342 (17.10%) Open Source
2 76 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (3.75%) User Experience
4 72 (3.60%) Mobile App
5 70 (3.50%) Computer Science
6 61 (3.05%) Clustering
7 55 (2.75%) Visualisation
8 21 (1.05%) Digital Media
8 21 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 18 (0.90%) Online Games
10 16 (0.80%) Management Information System
10 16 (0.80%) Wiki
10 16 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (0.80%) Algorithms
11 14 (0.70%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
12 13 (0.65%) Device Driver
13 12 (0.60%) DTV
14 11 (0.55%) W3C
14 11 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 821 (41.05%) Linux
2 347 (17.35%) UNIX
3 171 (8.55%) CentOS
4 157 (7.85%) Windows
5 140 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 131 (6.55%) Ubuntu
7 86 (4.30%) Mac OS X
8 56 (2.80%) Android
9 52 (2.60%) Apple iOS
10 25 (1.25%) Debian
11 19 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
12 18 (0.90%) Solaris
13 15 (0.75%) AIX
14 13 (0.65%) SUSE
15 11 (0.55%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.35%) Fedora
18 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1115 (55.75%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (27.95%) DevOps
3 526 (26.30%) TDD
4 470 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
5 460 (23.00%) Scrum
6 366 (18.30%) BDD
7 304 (15.20%) Configuration Management
8 218 (10.90%) OO
9 210 (10.50%) Test Automation
10 179 (8.95%) Software Engineering
11 138 (6.90%) Kanban
11 138 (6.90%) Web Development
12 129 (6.45%) E-Commerce
13 124 (6.20%) Mentoring
14 118 (5.90%) Responsive Web Design
15 116 (5.80%) Automated Testing
16 110 (5.50%) MVC
17 94 (4.70%) Web Design
18 86 (4.30%) SOA
19 83 (4.15%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 910 (45.50%) Java
2 906 (45.30%) Python
3 531 (26.55%) JavaScript
4 392 (19.60%) PHP
5 364 (18.20%) Perl
6 356 (17.80%) Bash Shell
7 272 (13.60%) SQL
8 227 (11.35%) C#
9 218 (10.90%) Scala
10 136 (6.80%) C++
11 99 (4.95%) Shell Script
12 78 (3.90%) PowerShell
13 64 (3.20%) C
14 56 (2.80%) Clojure
15 37 (1.85%) Groovy
16 32 (1.60%) Objective-C
17 30 (1.50%) Golang
18 22 (1.10%) PL/SQL
19 20 (1.00%) PHP5
20 16 (0.80%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 154 (7.70%) Security Cleared
2 111 (5.55%) Degree
3 82 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 46 (2.30%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.95%) ISEB
6 14 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.65%) CCNA
7 13 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.25%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.25%) CISSP
8 5 (0.25%) OCPJP
9 4 (0.20%) MCITP
9 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.15%) PhD
10 3 (0.15%) CEH
11 2 (0.10%) CISA
11 2 (0.10%) MCTS
12 1 (0.050%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.050%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (8.95%) QA
2 7 (0.35%) SLA
3 5 (0.25%) WAI
4 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.15%) COBIT
6 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 130 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (1.95%) vCloud
3 34 (1.70%) Varnish
3 34 (1.70%) Docker
4 28 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
5 22 (1.10%) XenServer
6 21 (1.05%) Samba
7 20 (1.00%) VMware ESX
8 19 (0.95%) vSphere
9 18 (0.90%) NFS
10 16 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 14 (0.70%) Xen
12 10 (0.50%) Hyper-V
12 10 (0.50%) Postfix
12 10 (0.50%) VirtualBox
13 9 (0.45%) Active Directory
14 8 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.30%) Firmware
16 5 (0.25%) KVM
17 4 (0.20%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 571 (28.55%) Puppet
2 427 (21.35%) Opscode Chef
3 130 (6.50%) Ansible
4 110 (5.50%) Nagios
5 91 (4.55%) Salt
6 51 (2.55%) Vagrant
7 43 (2.15%) ZABBIX
8 38 (1.90%) Graphite
9 36 (1.80%) Cobbler
10 33 (1.65%) SELinux
11 22 (1.10%) collectd
12 20 (1.00%) Cacti
13 19 (0.95%) Opsview
14 16 (0.80%) CFEngine
15 14 (0.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 14 (0.70%) Tivoli
16 13 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (0.65%) Capistrano
17 12 (0.60%) HAProxy
17 12 (0.60%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 198 (9.90%) VMware
2 152 (7.60%) Red Hat
3 122 (6.10%) Oracle
4 96 (4.80%) Microsoft
5 47 (2.35%) Rackspace
6 44 (2.20%) New Relic
7 37 (1.85%) IBM
8 31 (1.55%) SaltStack
9 27 (1.35%) Akamai
10 26 (1.30%) Zend
11 23 (1.15%) Percona
12 19 (0.95%) Splunk
12 19 (0.95%) Google
12 19 (0.95%) Adobe
13 18 (0.90%) Citrix
14 17 (0.85%) EMC
15 15 (0.75%) Remedy
15 15 (0.75%) F5
16 14 (0.70%) NetApp
16 14 (0.70%) Atlassian
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