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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 115 111 148
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +37
Contract jobs citing Ruby 900 901 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.81% 1.88% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.70% 5.01% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 672 502
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
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
19146 17968 17098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.47% 37.53% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13079 11789 10720
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 374 548
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £45.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 551 £450 +12.50% 236
East of England +59 85 £388 - 14
South East -23 61 £425 - 48
Yorkshire 0 56 £450 +44.57% 23
South West -17 43 £399 -0.25% 31
North West -20 41 £438 -4.89% 18
North East -1 34 £495 +43.47% 10
East Midlands +9 24 £475 +48.43% 7
West Midlands +7 9 £375 -11.76% 11
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 972 (52.88%) Agile Software Development
2 805 (43.80%) Java
3 768 (41.78%) Python
4 698 (37.98%) Linux
5 596 (32.43%) Puppet
6 590 (32.10%) DevOps
7 537 (29.22%) JavaScript
8 506 (27.53%) Git (software)
9 501 (27.26%) TDD
10 494 (26.88%) Ruby on Rails
11 473 (25.73%) Opscode Chef
12 444 (24.16%) Continuous Integration
13 426 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
14 415 (22.58%) HTML
15 405 (22.03%) CSS
16 402 (21.87%) Configuration Management
17 366 (19.91%) Jenkins
18 346 (18.82%) Scrum
19 327 (17.79%) UNIX
20 320 (17.41%) MySQL
21 313 (17.03%) Perl
22 308 (16.76%) BDD
23 305 (16.59%) Web Services
24 304 (16.54%) Cucumber
25 299 (16.27%) MongoDB
26 286 (15.56%) Bash Shell
27 285 (15.51%) PHP
28 280 (15.23%) Open Source
29 274 (14.91%) SQL
30 227 (12.35%) Subversion

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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
1 180 (9.79%) Node.js
2 141 (7.67%) Apache
3 97 (5.28%) Tomcat
3 97 (5.28%) OpenStack
4 75 (4.08%) nginx
5 55 (2.99%) JBoss
6 52 (2.83%) Confluence
7 43 (2.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 35 (1.90%) IIS
9 31 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
10 26 (1.41%) MQSeries
11 25 (1.36%) WebLogic
12 23 (1.25%) WebSphere
13 21 (1.14%) CMS
14 18 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 16 (0.87%) Drupal
16 15 (0.82%) Jetty
16 15 (0.82%) Mule ESB
17 8 (0.44%) Apache Pig
17 8 (0.44%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 20 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.44%) MS Office
4 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
4 3 (0.16%) Maple
4 3 (0.16%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.11%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.054%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.054%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.054%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.054%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.054%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 426 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
4 59 (3.21%) Heroku
5 51 (2.77%) GitHub
6 39 (2.12%) SaaS
6 39 (2.12%) PaaS
7 33 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 28 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (1.47%) IaaS
10 24 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (1.25%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.65%) Google Analytics
13 11 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 5 (0.27%) Engine Yard
17 4 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
18 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
18 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 105 (5.71%) HTTP
2 90 (4.90%) TCP/IP
3 82 (4.46%) Internet
4 79 (4.30%) Firewall
5 48 (2.61%) SSL
6 41 (2.23%) DNS
7 38 (2.07%) VPN
8 29 (1.58%) LDAP
8 29 (1.58%) Network Security
9 24 (1.31%) LAN
10 23 (1.25%) WAN
11 15 (0.82%) Wireshark
11 15 (0.82%) Unified Communications
12 14 (0.76%) Converged Networks
12 14 (0.76%) DHCP
13 13 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
13 13 (0.71%) VLAN
14 12 (0.65%) DMZ
15 11 (0.60%) 3G
15 11 (0.60%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (17.41%) MySQL
2 299 (16.27%) MongoDB
3 186 (10.12%) NoSQL
4 170 (9.25%) PostgreSQL
5 102 (5.55%) Relational Database
6 99 (5.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 85 (4.62%) Redis
8 84 (4.57%) SQL Server
9 44 (2.39%) Big Data
10 42 (2.29%) Hadoop
11 32 (1.74%) RDBMS
12 24 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.71%) Data Mining
15 11 (0.60%) CouchDB
15 11 (0.60%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.60%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.44%) Couchbase
16 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 506 (27.53%) Git (software)
2 366 (19.91%) Jenkins
3 304 (16.54%) Cucumber
4 227 (12.35%) Subversion
5 212 (11.53%) Selenium
6 150 (8.16%) RSpec
7 130 (7.07%) JIRA
8 90 (4.90%) WebDriver
9 87 (4.73%) Maven
10 66 (3.59%) Hudson
11 65 (3.54%) JUnit
12 63 (3.43%) TeamCity
13 54 (2.94%) Capybara
14 49 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 47 (2.56%) Ant
16 40 (2.18%) Calabash
17 33 (1.80%) JMeter
17 33 (1.80%) Mercurial
18 31 (1.69%) HP UFT
19 29 (1.58%) WATIR
General
1 149 (8.11%) Finance
2 40 (2.18%) Marketing
3 37 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 32 (1.74%) Games
5 29 (1.58%) Banking
5 29 (1.58%) Publishing
6 26 (1.41%) Retail
7 11 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.44%) Electronics
9 7 (0.38%) Advertising
10 5 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.22%) Law
11 4 (0.22%) Back Office
12 3 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.16%) Billing
13 2 (0.11%) Legal
13 2 (0.11%) Automotive
13 2 (0.11%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.11%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 708 (38.52%) Developer
2 347 (18.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 186 (10.12%) Ruby Developer
4 162 (8.81%) Architect
5 147 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 125 (6.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 123 (6.69%) Senior Developer
8 90 (4.90%) Java Developer
9 78 (4.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 76 (4.13%) Technical Architect
11 73 (3.97%) Analyst
12 54 (2.94%) Administrator
13 52 (2.83%) Software Engineer
14 51 (2.77%) Tester
14 51 (2.77%) Test Analyst
15 50 (2.72%) Consultant
16 45 (2.45%) Systems Administrator
17 44 (2.39%) Linux Administrator
18 42 (2.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 40 (2.18%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (26.88%) Ruby on Rails
2 415 (22.58%) HTML
3 405 (22.03%) CSS
4 305 (16.59%) Web Services
5 210 (11.43%) HTML5
6 187 (10.17%) .NET
7 156 (8.49%) RESTful
8 155 (8.43%) AngularJS
9 144 (7.83%) REST
10 143 (7.78%) JSON
11 125 (6.80%) CSS3
12 109 (5.93%) jQuery
13 98 (5.33%) XML
14 93 (5.06%) Sinatra
15 89 (4.84%) Django
16 77 (4.19%) Spring
17 72 (3.92%) LAMP
18 68 (3.70%) J2EE
18 68 (3.70%) Sass
19 65 (3.54%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 65 (3.54%) Mobile App
2 64 (3.48%) User Experience
3 63 (3.43%) Visualisation
4 50 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 31 (1.69%) Clustering
8 28 (1.52%) Statistics
9 26 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.14%) Digital Media
11 20 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 15 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 15 (0.82%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.76%) Public Cloud
13 14 (0.76%) Wiki
14 12 (0.65%) IPTV
14 12 (0.65%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.60%) Tandem
16 10 (0.54%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 698 (37.98%) Linux
2 327 (17.79%) UNIX
3 149 (8.11%) Windows
4 118 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (5.33%) CentOS
6 87 (4.73%) Ubuntu
7 55 (2.99%) Android
8 52 (2.83%) Apple iOS
9 49 (2.67%) Mac OS X
10 20 (1.09%) Solaris
10 20 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.09%) Debian
11 17 (0.92%) SUSE
12 9 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.38%) AIX
15 5 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
16 4 (0.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 972 (52.88%) Agile Software Development
2 590 (32.10%) DevOps
3 501 (27.26%) TDD
4 444 (24.16%) Continuous Integration
5 402 (21.87%) Configuration Management
6 346 (18.82%) Scrum
7 308 (16.76%) BDD
8 280 (15.23%) Open Source
9 158 (8.60%) Continuous Delivery
10 156 (8.49%) Software Engineering
11 147 (8.00%) Test Automation
12 144 (7.83%) E-Commerce
13 137 (7.45%) Kanban
14 132 (7.18%) MVC
15 128 (6.96%) Web Development
16 120 (6.53%) OO
17 111 (6.04%) Mentoring
18 101 (5.50%) SOA
19 95 (5.17%) Pair Programming
20 80 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 805 (43.80%) Java
2 768 (41.78%) Python
3 537 (29.22%) JavaScript
4 313 (17.03%) Perl
5 286 (15.56%) Bash Shell
6 285 (15.51%) PHP
7 274 (14.91%) SQL
8 182 (9.90%) Scala
9 163 (8.87%) C#
10 106 (5.77%) Shell Script
11 80 (4.35%) C++
12 73 (3.97%) Groovy
13 59 (3.21%) Go
14 56 (3.05%) PowerShell
15 47 (2.56%) Clojure
16 44 (2.39%) C
17 20 (1.09%) Objective-C
18 17 (0.92%) R
19 12 (0.65%) ActionScript 3.0
19 12 (0.65%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 97 (5.28%) Security Cleared
2 94 (5.11%) Degree
3 37 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.20%) ISEB
6 16 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.76%) CCNA
8 9 (0.49%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.49%) OCPJP
8 9 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.33%) RHCE
10 4 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.16%) CCNP
12 2 (0.11%) HND
12 2 (0.11%) CCIE
12 2 (0.11%) LPIC
12 2 (0.11%) HP ASE
12 2 (0.11%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (10.12%) QA
2 11 (0.60%) SLA
3 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.16%) BS25999
5 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.11%) MiFID
6 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
System Software
1 114 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 112 (6.09%) Docker
3 40 (2.18%) vCloud
4 34 (1.85%) vSphere
5 20 (1.09%) Varnish
6 17 (0.92%) XenServer
7 15 (0.82%) Active Directory
8 13 (0.71%) Samba
9 12 (0.65%) VirtualBox
9 12 (0.65%) KVM
10 11 (0.60%) Postfix
11 9 (0.49%) iptables
12 8 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.44%) Hyper-V
13 7 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (0.33%) Firmware
14 6 (0.33%) VMware ESX
15 4 (0.22%) Xen
15 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 596 (32.43%) Puppet
2 473 (25.73%) Opscode Chef
3 223 (12.13%) Ansible
4 104 (5.66%) Salt
5 97 (5.28%) Vagrant
6 80 (4.35%) Nagios
7 49 (2.67%) ZABBIX
8 42 (2.29%) Graphite
9 35 (1.90%) Rundeck
10 31 (1.69%) Cobbler
11 29 (1.58%) logstash
12 28 (1.52%) HAProxy
13 27 (1.47%) Kibana
14 26 (1.41%) Graylog
15 22 (1.20%) Opsview
16 20 (1.09%) Capistrano
17 16 (0.87%) Tivoli
18 13 (0.71%) Mesos
19 12 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
20 11 (0.60%) collectd
Vendors
1 168 (9.14%) VMware
2 143 (7.78%) Red Hat
3 128 (6.96%) Oracle
4 82 (4.46%) Microsoft
5 78 (4.24%) New Relic
6 41 (2.23%) Google
7 38 (2.07%) Rackspace
7 38 (2.07%) Akamai
8 33 (1.80%) SaltStack
9 32 (1.74%) Splunk
10 25 (1.36%) HP
11 23 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.14%) Perforce
13 20 (1.09%) IBM
14 18 (0.98%) AppDynamics
15 17 (0.92%) Talend
15 17 (0.92%) Citrix
16 16 (0.87%) Adobe
16 16 (0.87%) Sun
17 15 (0.82%) SAP
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 per day + £400 / Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day Node.JS up-skill
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT People First
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day 3 Months +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago