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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 130 149 222
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +73
Contract jobs citing Ruby 855 723 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.64% 1.50% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.43% 3.79% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 572 338
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
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
19322 19076 19960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.97% 39.55% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12584 12304 11983
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 391 507 688
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +13 591 £430 +7.50% 173
South East +20 58 £413 +10.00% 38
South West -5 53 £400 +4.57% 20
North East - 45 £375 - 10
Yorkshire -14 28 £400 -2.43% 17
East of England -3 27 £375 +25.00% 20
West Midlands -4 18 £325 +15.04% 6
North West -14 18 £375 +7.14% 16
East Midlands +9 11 £403 +8.78% 4
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 999 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
2 757 (42.50%) Java
3 741 (41.61%) Linux
4 649 (36.44%) Python
5 570 (32.00%) TDD
6 537 (30.15%) JavaScript
7 512 (28.75%) Ruby on Rails
8 449 (25.21%) HTML
9 432 (24.26%) BDD
10 407 (22.85%) CSS
11 404 (22.68%) PHP
12 394 (22.12%) Cucumber
13 388 (21.79%) Scrum
14 384 (21.56%) Puppet
15 378 (21.22%) Git (software)
16 369 (20.72%) DevOps
17 341 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
18 309 (17.35%) UNIX
19 304 (17.07%) Web Services
20 297 (16.68%) Open Source
21 283 (15.89%) Perl
22 279 (15.67%) MySQL
23 257 (14.43%) Opscode Chef
24 245 (13.76%) SQL
25 241 (13.53%) Bash Shell
26 237 (13.31%) Configuration Management
27 234 (13.14%) C#
28 231 (12.97%) Jenkins
29 222 (12.46%) Selenium
30 205 (11.51%) Test Automation

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 194 (10.89%) Apache
2 118 (6.63%) Node.js
3 87 (4.88%) nginx
4 81 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 49 (2.75%) WebSphere
6 46 (2.58%) WebLogic
7 35 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
8 34 (1.91%) OpenStack
8 34 (1.91%) IIS
9 28 (1.57%) Confluence
10 27 (1.52%) CMS
11 20 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (0.79%) WordPress
13 12 (0.67%) Apache Pig
13 12 (0.67%) MediaWiki
14 10 (0.56%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.51%) Drupal
16 8 (0.45%) ColdFusion
16 8 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.39%) CloudStack
Applications
1 33 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.07%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.34%) MS Office
5 4 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.22%) SPSS
6 2 (0.11%) GIMP
6 2 (0.11%) Gephi
6 2 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.22%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 3 (0.17%) Magento
5 2 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.056%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.056%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.056%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 186 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (6.63%) Amazon EC2
3 56 (3.14%) Amazon S3
4 53 (2.98%) GitHub
5 37 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (1.46%) SaaS
7 24 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.29%) Heroku
9 22 (1.24%) PaaS
10 20 (1.12%) IaaS
11 10 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 10 (0.56%) ElastiCache
12 7 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.34%) Route 53
14 3 (0.17%) Joyent
15 1 (0.056%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.056%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 157 (8.82%) HTTP
2 70 (3.93%) TCP/IP
3 62 (3.48%) Firewall
4 53 (2.98%) LDAP
5 51 (2.86%) DNS
6 45 (2.53%) Internet
7 31 (1.74%) VPN
8 24 (1.35%) LAN
8 24 (1.35%) WAN
9 20 (1.12%) SSL
10 19 (1.07%) Network Security
11 18 (1.01%) DHCP
12 15 (0.84%) SSH
12 15 (0.84%) NAS
13 13 (0.73%) BGP
13 13 (0.73%) OSPF
14 12 (0.67%) FTP
14 12 (0.67%) IPv6
14 12 (0.67%) EIGRP
14 12 (0.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (15.67%) MySQL
2 167 (9.38%) NoSQL
3 144 (8.09%) MongoDB
4 103 (5.78%) Relational Database
5 102 (5.73%) PostgreSQL
6 87 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 73 (4.10%) Redis
8 59 (3.31%) Big Data
9 51 (2.86%) SQL Server
10 36 (2.02%) Oracle Exadata
11 34 (1.91%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.01%) Apache Hive
13 14 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.45%) SimpleDB
14 8 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (0.45%) HBase
14 8 (0.45%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.34%) Couchbase
15 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 394 (22.12%) Cucumber
2 378 (21.22%) Git (software)
3 231 (12.97%) Jenkins
4 222 (12.46%) Selenium
5 173 (9.71%) Subversion
6 147 (8.25%) RSpec
7 116 (6.51%) JIRA
8 109 (6.12%) WebDriver
9 90 (5.05%) Hudson
10 83 (4.66%) Capybara
11 77 (4.32%) WATIR
12 64 (3.59%) Calabash
13 53 (2.98%) Maven
14 47 (2.64%) JUnit
15 46 (2.58%) TeamCity
16 38 (2.13%) JBehave
17 32 (1.80%) SpecFlow
18 29 (1.63%) Jasmine
19 27 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
20 25 (1.40%) FitNesse
General
1 167 (9.38%) Finance
2 56 (3.14%) Games
3 45 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 33 (1.85%) Retail
5 27 (1.52%) Marketing
6 26 (1.46%) Banking
7 23 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.29%) Publishing
8 16 (0.90%) Electronics
8 16 (0.90%) Advertising
9 7 (0.39%) Law
10 3 (0.17%) Front Office
10 3 (0.17%) Legal
10 3 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.17%) Local Government
11 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.11%) Back Office
12 1 (0.056%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 825 (46.32%) Developer
2 222 (12.46%) Ruby Developer
3 202 (11.34%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 195 (10.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 117 (6.57%) Senior Developer
6 111 (6.23%) Tester
7 75 (4.21%) Software Engineer
8 68 (3.82%) Front-End Developer
8 68 (3.82%) Java Developer
9 67 (3.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 65 (3.65%) Automation Tester
11 63 (3.54%) Linux Engineer
12 59 (3.31%) Architect
13 56 (3.14%) Web Developer
14 55 (3.09%) Test Engineer
15 54 (3.03%) Analyst
16 52 (2.92%) Programmer
17 45 (2.53%) Test Analyst
18 39 (2.19%) PHP Developer
19 36 (2.02%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (28.75%) Ruby on Rails
2 449 (25.21%) HTML
3 407 (22.85%) CSS
4 304 (17.07%) Web Services
5 201 (11.29%) HTML5
6 169 (9.49%) JSON
7 166 (9.32%) XML
8 163 (9.15%) .NET
9 162 (9.10%) CSS3
10 148 (8.31%) jQuery
11 139 (7.80%) LAMP
12 138 (7.75%) REST
13 125 (7.02%) RESTful
14 100 (5.61%) Sinatra
15 84 (4.72%) Ajax
16 83 (4.66%) AngularJS
17 78 (4.38%) Sass
18 75 (4.21%) Spring
19 74 (4.15%) Backbone.js
20 54 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 297 (16.68%) Open Source
2 100 (5.61%) Mobile App
3 74 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (3.82%) Visualisation
5 65 (3.65%) Computer Science
6 58 (3.26%) User Experience
7 49 (2.75%) Clustering
8 25 (1.40%) Wiki
9 22 (1.24%) Hedge funds
10 21 (1.18%) Digital Media
11 20 (1.12%) Online Games
12 18 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.79%) STB
13 14 (0.79%) Management Information System
14 12 (0.67%) Video on Demand
14 12 (0.67%) IPTV
14 12 (0.67%) Streaming Video
14 12 (0.67%) DTV
15 11 (0.62%) W3C
16 10 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 741 (41.61%) Linux
2 309 (17.35%) UNIX
3 139 (7.80%) Windows
4 115 (6.46%) CentOS
5 93 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 92 (5.17%) Mac OS X
7 87 (4.88%) Ubuntu
8 70 (3.93%) Android
9 65 (3.65%) Apple iOS
10 43 (2.41%) SELinux
11 40 (2.25%) Debian
12 27 (1.52%) Solaris
13 22 (1.24%) AIX
14 14 (0.79%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
18 7 (0.39%) Fedora
19 6 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
2 570 (32.00%) TDD
3 432 (24.26%) BDD
4 388 (21.79%) Scrum
5 369 (20.72%) DevOps
6 341 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
7 237 (13.31%) Configuration Management
8 205 (11.51%) Test Automation
9 200 (11.23%) OO
10 175 (9.83%) Software Engineering
11 134 (7.52%) Web Development
12 123 (6.91%) Test Scripting
13 119 (6.68%) Kanban
14 111 (6.23%) Responsive Web Design
14 111 (6.23%) E-Commerce
15 90 (5.05%) Mentoring
16 89 (5.00%) MVC
16 89 (5.00%) Automated Testing
17 85 (4.77%) Web Design
18 82 (4.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 757 (42.50%) Java
2 649 (36.44%) Python
3 537 (30.15%) JavaScript
4 404 (22.68%) PHP
5 283 (15.89%) Perl
6 245 (13.76%) SQL
7 241 (13.53%) Bash Shell
8 234 (13.14%) C#
9 196 (11.01%) Scala
10 135 (7.58%) C++
11 70 (3.93%) Shell Script
12 63 (3.54%) C
13 50 (2.81%) Objective-C
13 50 (2.81%) PowerShell
14 46 (2.58%) Groovy
15 34 (1.91%) Clojure
16 31 (1.74%) PHP5
17 28 (1.57%) VB.NET
18 19 (1.07%) Golang
19 11 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 121 (6.79%) Degree
2 81 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 53 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.57%) ISEB
5 17 (0.95%) CISSP
6 15 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 13 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.62%) CCNA
10 6 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.22%) CEH
11 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.17%) PhD
12 3 (0.17%) MCITP
13 2 (0.11%) MCTS
13 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.11%) CCSE
13 2 (0.11%) CCNP
13 2 (0.11%) CISA
14 1 (0.056%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (9.66%) QA
2 16 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.17%) COBIT
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.056%) EMIR
6 1 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 129 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
3 29 (1.63%) XenServer
4 28 (1.57%) vCloud
5 27 (1.52%) Samba
6 22 (1.24%) Varnish
7 21 (1.18%) VMware ESX
8 17 (0.95%) NFS
9 16 (0.90%) Postfix
10 13 (0.73%) Snort
11 11 (0.62%) vSphere
12 9 (0.51%) Docker
13 8 (0.45%) qmail
14 7 (0.39%) Squid
15 5 (0.28%) Active Directory
16 4 (0.22%) Hyper-V
16 4 (0.22%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 3 (0.17%) Xen
17 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 384 (21.56%) Puppet
2 257 (14.43%) Opscode Chef
3 98 (5.50%) Nagios
4 69 (3.87%) Salt
5 48 (2.70%) Ansible
5 48 (2.70%) ZABBIX
6 40 (2.25%) Vagrant
7 26 (1.46%) Cacti
8 21 (1.18%) Capistrano
9 17 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (0.73%) YUM
10 13 (0.73%) Opsview
11 11 (0.62%) Icinga
12 10 (0.56%) Graylog2
13 9 (0.51%) collectd
14 8 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 7 (0.39%) HAProxy
15 7 (0.39%) Oozie
15 7 (0.39%) Zenoss
16 6 (0.34%) logstash
Vendors
1 168 (9.43%) VMware
2 163 (9.15%) Red Hat
3 91 (5.11%) Oracle
4 65 (3.65%) Microsoft
5 49 (2.75%) Rackspace
6 42 (2.36%) New Relic
6 42 (2.36%) IBM
7 26 (1.46%) Remedy
8 24 (1.35%) Percona
9 22 (1.24%) Akamai
10 21 (1.18%) Citrix
11 20 (1.12%) JBoss
12 17 (0.95%) Cisco
13 16 (0.90%) Adobe
14 15 (0.84%) Zend
15 13 (0.73%) SAP
16 10 (0.56%) SaltStack
16 10 (0.56%) NetApp
17 9 (0.51%) HP
18 7 (0.39%) ESRI
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago