The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 95 145 259
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +114
Contract jobs citing Ruby 962 689 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.95% 1.48% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.26% 3.81% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 526 266
Average daily rate
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£400 £409 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18282 18061 19435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.04% 38.75% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11880 11396 11834
Average daily rate £390 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 508 755
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.86 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
UK

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
(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 +25 673 £401 -5.76% 162
South East +37 77 £425 +5.59% 47
South West +23 68 £400 +16.19% 24
North West +18 48 £439 +35.52% 21
East of England -6 26 £381 +8.92% 27
Yorkshire -3 23 £320 +6.66% 24
North East - 23 £400 - 14
East Midlands +1 13 £338 -41.30% 9
West Midlands -18 9 £325 +8.33% 7
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 749 (43.32%) Java
2 652 (37.71%) Linux
3 582 (33.66%) Python
4 568 (32.85%) TDD
5 536 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
6 514 (29.73%) Ruby on Rails
7 488 (28.22%) JavaScript
8 441 (25.51%) BDD
9 432 (24.99%) Cucumber
10 420 (24.29%) HTML
11 379 (21.92%) Scrum
12 362 (20.94%) PHP
13 361 (20.88%) CSS
14 338 (19.55%) Puppet
14 338 (19.55%) DevOps
15 333 (19.26%) Git (software)
16 330 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
17 309 (17.87%) Web Services
18 306 (17.70%) Open Source
19 258 (14.92%) UNIX
19 258 (14.92%) SQL
20 256 (14.81%) MySQL
21 252 (14.57%) Perl
22 250 (14.46%) Test Automation
23 243 (14.05%) Selenium
24 226 (13.07%) Opscode Chef
25 223 (12.90%) C#
26 222 (12.84%) Jenkins
27 215 (12.43%) Bash Shell
28 198 (11.45%) QA

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 178 (10.29%) Apache
2 126 (7.29%) Node.js
3 84 (4.86%) Tomcat
4 75 (4.34%) nginx
5 42 (2.43%) WebSphere
6 40 (2.31%) WebLogic
6 40 (2.31%) CMS
7 33 (1.91%) IIS
7 33 (1.91%) OpenStack
8 31 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
9 30 (1.74%) Confluence
10 16 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (0.87%) Apache Pig
11 15 (0.87%) WordPress
12 12 (0.69%) Jetty
12 12 (0.69%) MediaWiki
13 11 (0.64%) CloudStack
14 10 (0.58%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.52%) Drupal
16 8 (0.46%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 33 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.21%) Photoshop
3 19 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.46%) SPSS
5 6 (0.35%) MS Office
6 3 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.12%) GIMP
7 2 (0.12%) Gephi
7 2 (0.12%) Mingle
8 1 (0.058%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.40%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) Summit
4 2 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.058%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.058%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.058%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 175 (10.12%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (5.84%) Amazon EC2
3 48 (2.78%) GitHub
3 48 (2.78%) Amazon S3
4 33 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (1.50%) SaaS
5 26 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (1.16%) Heroku
7 19 (1.10%) PaaS
8 17 (0.98%) IaaS
9 10 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (0.58%) ElastiCache
10 8 (0.46%) Route 53
11 3 (0.17%) Joyent
12 1 (0.058%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.058%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.058%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 126 (7.29%) HTTP
2 61 (3.53%) TCP/IP
3 59 (3.41%) Firewall
4 49 (2.83%) DNS
5 47 (2.72%) LDAP
6 32 (1.85%) Internet
7 31 (1.79%) VPN
8 19 (1.10%) Network Security
9 18 (1.04%) DHCP
10 17 (0.98%) LAN
10 17 (0.98%) WAN
11 15 (0.87%) SSL
12 14 (0.81%) SSH
13 13 (0.75%) IPv6
13 13 (0.75%) BGP
13 13 (0.75%) OSPF
13 13 (0.75%) NAS
14 12 (0.69%) EIGRP
14 12 (0.69%) IPsec
15 11 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (14.81%) MySQL
2 167 (9.66%) NoSQL
3 146 (8.44%) MongoDB
4 95 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
5 93 (5.38%) Relational Database
5 93 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
6 71 (4.11%) Redis
6 71 (4.11%) Big Data
7 47 (2.72%) Hadoop
8 45 (2.60%) SQL Server
9 30 (1.74%) Oracle Exadata
10 21 (1.21%) Apache Hive
11 13 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 12 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (0.40%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.40%) SimpleDB
15 6 (0.35%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 432 (24.99%) Cucumber
2 333 (19.26%) Git (software)
3 243 (14.05%) Selenium
4 222 (12.84%) Jenkins
5 142 (8.21%) Subversion
6 125 (7.23%) WebDriver
7 124 (7.17%) RSpec
8 119 (6.88%) JIRA
9 94 (5.44%) WATIR
10 90 (5.21%) Hudson
11 81 (4.68%) Calabash
12 77 (4.45%) Capybara
13 53 (3.07%) Maven
14 52 (3.01%) JBehave
15 47 (2.72%) JUnit
16 46 (2.66%) TeamCity
17 34 (1.97%) SpecFlow
17 34 (1.97%) QuickTest Pro
18 28 (1.62%) FitNesse
19 25 (1.45%) Sahi
General
1 163 (9.43%) Finance
2 59 (3.41%) Games
3 48 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 32 (1.85%) Marketing
5 31 (1.79%) Retail
6 28 (1.62%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.45%) Publishing
8 24 (1.39%) Banking
9 21 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.04%) Advertising
11 15 (0.87%) Electronics
12 7 (0.40%) Law
13 5 (0.29%) Back Office
14 3 (0.17%) Local Government
14 3 (0.17%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.17%) Legal
15 2 (0.12%) Front Office
15 2 (0.12%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 764 (44.19%) Developer
2 209 (12.09%) Ruby Developer
3 198 (11.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 179 (10.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 141 (8.16%) Tester
6 100 (5.78%) Senior Developer
7 85 (4.92%) Architect
8 71 (4.11%) Automation Tester
9 70 (4.05%) Software Engineer
10 69 (3.99%) Analyst
11 64 (3.70%) Java Developer
12 62 (3.59%) Front-End Developer
13 59 (3.41%) Linux Engineer
14 57 (3.30%) Test Engineer
15 52 (3.01%) Test Analyst
16 48 (2.78%) Programmer
17 43 (2.49%) Web Developer
18 41 (2.37%) Administrator
19 37 (2.14%) QA Engineer
19 37 (2.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 514 (29.73%) Ruby on Rails
2 420 (24.29%) HTML
3 361 (20.88%) CSS
4 309 (17.87%) Web Services
5 188 (10.87%) HTML5
6 172 (9.95%) XML
7 170 (9.83%) JSON
8 162 (9.37%) .NET
9 153 (8.85%) CSS3
10 129 (7.46%) jQuery
11 127 (7.35%) REST
12 114 (6.59%) LAMP
13 109 (6.30%) RESTful
14 96 (5.55%) Sinatra
15 82 (4.74%) Ajax
16 79 (4.57%) AngularJS
17 75 (4.34%) Sass
18 61 (3.53%) Spring
19 58 (3.35%) Backbone.js
20 54 (3.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 306 (17.70%) Open Source
2 97 (5.61%) Mobile App
3 73 (4.22%) Computer Science
4 46 (2.66%) Visualisation
5 37 (2.14%) Clustering
6 32 (1.85%) Digital Media
7 24 (1.39%) Wiki
7 24 (1.39%) IPTV
8 22 (1.27%) Online Games
8 22 (1.27%) Video on Demand
9 21 (1.21%) Hedge funds
10 18 (1.04%) STB
11 16 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.75%) Streaming Video
12 13 (0.75%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.69%) Derivative
14 11 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
15 10 (0.58%) Mathematics
15 10 (0.58%) DTV
16 9 (0.52%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 652 (37.71%) Linux
2 258 (14.92%) UNIX
3 131 (7.58%) Windows
4 88 (5.09%) CentOS
5 84 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 80 (4.63%) Android
7 73 (4.22%) Apple iOS
8 68 (3.93%) Ubuntu
9 63 (3.64%) Mac OS X
10 45 (2.60%) Debian
11 38 (2.20%) SELinux
12 21 (1.21%) Solaris
13 17 (0.98%) AIX
14 16 (0.93%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (0.46%) Fedora
18 8 (0.46%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (32.85%) TDD
2 536 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (25.51%) BDD
4 379 (21.92%) Scrum
5 338 (19.55%) DevOps
6 330 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
7 250 (14.46%) Test Automation
8 182 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 178 (10.29%) OO
10 165 (9.54%) Software Engineering
11 123 (7.11%) Test Scripting
12 115 (6.65%) Kanban
13 114 (6.59%) E-Commerce
14 106 (6.13%) Web Development
15 88 (5.09%) Responsive Web Design
16 87 (5.03%) User Stories
17 75 (4.34%) Automated Testing
17 75 (4.34%) SOA
17 75 (4.34%) MVC
18 71 (4.11%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 749 (43.32%) Java
2 582 (33.66%) Python
3 488 (28.22%) JavaScript
4 362 (20.94%) PHP
5 258 (14.92%) SQL
6 252 (14.57%) Perl
7 223 (12.90%) C#
8 215 (12.43%) Bash Shell
9 169 (9.77%) Scala
10 140 (8.10%) C++
11 68 (3.93%) Shell Script
12 62 (3.59%) C
13 50 (2.89%) Objective-C
14 48 (2.78%) Groovy
15 39 (2.26%) PowerShell
16 33 (1.91%) PHP5
17 31 (1.79%) Clojure
18 25 (1.45%) VB.NET
19 16 (0.93%) VB
20 15 (0.87%) Golang
Qualifications
1 121 (7.00%) Degree
2 62 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.08%) ISEB
5 21 (1.21%) ISTQB
6 16 (0.93%) CISSP
7 12 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.23%) PhD
11 3 (0.17%) CCNA
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.12%) CCNP
12 2 (0.12%) CCSE
12 2 (0.12%) CEH
12 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.058%) MCITP
13 1 (0.058%) MCTS
13 1 (0.058%) LPIC
13 1 (0.058%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (11.45%) QA
2 15 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.058%) WCAG
4 1 (0.058%) EMIR
4 1 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 110 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
3 24 (1.39%) vCloud
3 24 (1.39%) XenServer
4 22 (1.27%) Samba
5 21 (1.21%) Varnish
6 18 (1.04%) Postfix
6 18 (1.04%) VMware ESX
7 15 (0.87%) NFS
8 14 (0.81%) Snort
9 10 (0.58%) vSphere
10 9 (0.52%) qmail
11 8 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.46%) Squid
12 7 (0.40%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.35%) KVM
13 6 (0.35%) Active Directory
13 6 (0.35%) Xen
14 4 (0.23%) Cygwin
15 3 (0.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 338 (19.55%) Puppet
2 226 (13.07%) Opscode Chef
3 89 (5.15%) Nagios
4 49 (2.83%) Salt
5 42 (2.43%) ZABBIX
6 37 (2.14%) Ansible
7 31 (1.79%) Vagrant
8 24 (1.39%) Cacti
9 18 (1.04%) Capistrano
10 16 (0.93%) Opsview
11 15 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (0.69%) collectd
13 9 (0.52%) YUM
14 7 (0.40%) Oozie
15 6 (0.35%) CFEngine
16 5 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 5 (0.29%) HAProxy
17 4 (0.23%) Graylog2
17 4 (0.23%) logstash
18 3 (0.17%) Foglight
Vendors
1 145 (8.39%) VMware
2 142 (8.21%) Red Hat
3 89 (5.15%) Oracle
4 62 (3.59%) Microsoft
5 49 (2.83%) Rackspace
6 36 (2.08%) IBM
7 33 (1.91%) New Relic
8 25 (1.45%) Remedy
9 23 (1.33%) JBoss
10 22 (1.27%) Akamai
10 22 (1.27%) Cisco
11 18 (1.04%) Citrix
12 17 (0.98%) Adobe
13 15 (0.87%) HP
13 15 (0.87%) Percona
14 12 (0.69%) Zend
15 11 (0.64%) Google
15 11 (0.64%) SAP
16 10 (0.58%) Facebook
17 8 (0.46%) GigaSpaces
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Gradcore Ltd
Rate: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 340
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £17 to £20 per hour plus bonus and enhanced holiday pay and great
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £320.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Attractive rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago