The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 85 70 93
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs citing Ruby 572 680 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.44% 2.89% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.75% 6.98% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 512 432
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% -5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £326
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +118.46%
Ruby
England

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

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9946 9740 10578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.42% 41.41% 43.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7260 6960 7474
Average daily rate £450 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 65 104
Average hourly rate £27.78 £34.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.89% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £16.50 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in London

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in London

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the London region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in London

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in London

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the London region over the 3 months to 3 August 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
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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
City of London -5 119 £458 +7.64% 54
Croydon -12 7 £438 -37.50%
Hammersmith -4 4 £330 -11.29%
Osterley +1 2 £460 -6.12%
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Hounslow - 1 £470 -
Clapham - 1 £400 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 568 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (43.38%) Java
3 425 (39.06%) Python
4 353 (32.44%) JavaScript
4 353 (32.44%) TDD
5 338 (31.07%) Ruby on Rails
6 319 (29.32%) DevOps
7 312 (28.68%) Linux
8 297 (27.30%) Git (software)
9 282 (25.92%) Puppet
10 260 (23.90%) CSS
11 257 (23.62%) HTML
12 255 (23.44%) BDD
13 250 (22.98%) Amazon AWS
14 247 (22.70%) Continuous Integration
15 242 (22.24%) Opscode Chef
16 240 (22.06%) Scrum
17 204 (18.75%) SQL
18 202 (18.57%) Web Services
19 201 (18.47%) MySQL
19 201 (18.47%) Jenkins
20 199 (18.29%) Cucumber
21 182 (16.73%) MongoDB
22 180 (16.54%) Perl
23 179 (16.45%) UNIX
24 165 (15.17%) Configuration Management
25 162 (14.89%) Open Source
26 160 (14.71%) PHP
27 139 (12.78%) Subversion
28 134 (12.32%) HTML5

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 126 (11.58%) Node.js
2 74 (6.80%) Apache
3 69 (6.34%) Tomcat
4 55 (5.06%) OpenStack
5 46 (4.23%) nginx
6 34 (3.13%) JBoss
7 29 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
8 24 (2.21%) MQSeries
9 23 (2.11%) Confluence
10 22 (2.02%) Jetty
11 19 (1.75%) CMS
11 19 (1.75%) IIS
12 17 (1.56%) Drupal
13 14 (1.29%) WebLogic
13 14 (1.29%) Mule ESB
14 12 (1.10%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.64%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (1.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.37%) MS Office
4 3 (0.28%) Maple
4 3 (0.28%) LaTeX
4 3 (0.28%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.28%) Magento
2 1 (0.092%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.092%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.092%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.092%) HFM
2 1 (0.092%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 250 (22.98%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
4 39 (3.58%) GitHub
5 30 (2.76%) Heroku
6 22 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (1.75%) SaaS
8 19 (1.75%) PaaS
9 18 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.92%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.55%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.46%) IaaS
12 5 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.28%) Engine Yard
13 3 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.092%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 72 (6.62%) HTTP
2 65 (5.97%) TCP/IP
3 53 (4.87%) Internet
4 38 (3.49%) Firewall
5 32 (2.94%) DNS
5 32 (2.94%) SSL
6 19 (1.75%) VPN
7 12 (1.10%) LDAP
7 12 (1.10%) DMZ
7 12 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (0.92%) SNMP
9 8 (0.74%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.74%) Network Security
9 8 (0.74%) Converged Networks
10 6 (0.55%) Wireless
10 6 (0.55%) DHCP
10 6 (0.55%) LAN
10 6 (0.55%) WAN
10 6 (0.55%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (18.47%) MySQL
2 182 (16.73%) MongoDB
3 109 (10.02%) NoSQL
4 108 (9.93%) PostgreSQL
5 78 (7.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 56 (5.15%) Redis
7 45 (4.14%) SQL Server
8 44 (4.04%) Relational Database
9 32 (2.94%) Hadoop
10 25 (2.30%) RDBMS
11 24 (2.21%) Big Data
12 13 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.83%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.74%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.64%) HBase
15 7 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.55%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.55%) CouchDB
17 5 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 297 (27.30%) Git (software)
2 201 (18.47%) Jenkins
3 199 (18.29%) Cucumber
4 139 (12.78%) Subversion
5 121 (11.12%) Selenium
6 106 (9.74%) RSpec
7 63 (5.79%) JIRA
8 58 (5.33%) WebDriver
9 49 (4.50%) JUnit
10 47 (4.32%) Maven
11 37 (3.40%) JMeter
12 31 (2.85%) Mercurial
13 30 (2.76%) Hudson
14 28 (2.57%) Gerrit
15 27 (2.48%) Calabash
15 27 (2.48%) Capybara
15 27 (2.48%) Gradle
16 23 (2.11%) Artifactory
17 22 (2.02%) Jasmine
17 22 (2.02%) TeamCity
General
1 96 (8.82%) Finance
2 29 (2.67%) Publishing
3 25 (2.30%) Marketing
4 23 (2.11%) Banking
5 22 (2.02%) Games
6 13 (1.19%) Retail
6 13 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.55%) Advertising
8 5 (0.46%) Front Office
9 3 (0.28%) Back Office
9 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.092%) Automotive
11 1 (0.092%) Legal
11 1 (0.092%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.092%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.092%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.092%) Billing
Job Titles
1 458 (42.10%) Developer
2 161 (14.80%) DevOps Engineer
3 124 (11.40%) Ruby Developer
4 102 (9.38%) Architect
5 92 (8.46%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 71 (6.53%) Senior Developer
7 66 (6.07%) Java Developer
8 45 (4.14%) Tester
9 39 (3.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 38 (3.49%) Software Engineer
11 37 (3.40%) Consultant
12 35 (3.22%) Technical Architect
12 35 (3.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 35 (3.22%) Automation Tester
13 33 (3.03%) Analyst
14 28 (2.57%) Full Stack Developer
15 26 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
15 26 (2.39%) Front-End Developer
16 23 (2.11%) Test Analyst
17 22 (2.02%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (31.07%) Ruby on Rails
2 260 (23.90%) CSS
3 257 (23.62%) HTML
4 202 (18.57%) Web Services
5 134 (12.32%) HTML5
6 116 (10.66%) .NET
7 100 (9.19%) REST
7 100 (9.19%) AngularJS
8 99 (9.10%) RESTful
9 78 (7.17%) JSON
10 71 (6.53%) CSS3
11 70 (6.43%) jQuery
12 60 (5.51%) Spring
13 57 (5.24%) XML
14 56 (5.15%) Sinatra
15 55 (5.06%) LAMP
16 53 (4.87%) Backbone.js
17 48 (4.41%) J2EE
18 42 (3.86%) Sass
19 39 (3.58%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.96%) Mobile App
2 33 (3.03%) User Experience
3 29 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (2.30%) Visualisation
5 22 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (1.84%) Digital Media
7 18 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (1.65%) Clustering
8 17 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.56%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.19%) Statistics
11 11 (1.01%) Video on Demand
12 10 (0.92%) IPTV
12 10 (0.92%) Tandem
13 9 (0.83%) iPhone
13 9 (0.83%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.74%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.74%) Social Network
15 6 (0.55%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 312 (28.68%) Linux
2 179 (16.45%) UNIX
3 70 (6.43%) Windows
4 50 (4.60%) Ubuntu
4 50 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (3.95%) CentOS
6 41 (3.77%) Android
7 34 (3.13%) Apple iOS
8 16 (1.47%) Solaris
9 12 (1.10%) Mac OS X
10 11 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.83%) Debian
12 7 (0.64%) SUSE
12 7 (0.64%) AIX
13 6 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.28%) Scientific Linux
14 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (32.44%) TDD
3 319 (29.32%) DevOps
4 255 (23.44%) BDD
5 247 (22.70%) Continuous Integration
6 240 (22.06%) Scrum
7 165 (15.17%) Configuration Management
8 162 (14.89%) Open Source
9 120 (11.03%) E-Commerce
10 105 (9.65%) MVC
11 95 (8.73%) Kanban
12 93 (8.55%) Software Engineering
13 80 (7.35%) Pair Programming
13 80 (7.35%) Web Development
13 80 (7.35%) Test Automation
14 79 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
15 76 (6.99%) OO
16 73 (6.71%) SOA
17 47 (4.32%) Mentoring
18 40 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 472 (43.38%) Java
2 425 (39.06%) Python
3 353 (32.44%) JavaScript
4 204 (18.75%) SQL
5 180 (16.54%) Perl
6 160 (14.71%) PHP
7 121 (11.12%) Scala
8 92 (8.46%) C#
9 90 (8.27%) Bash Shell
10 80 (7.35%) Groovy
11 50 (4.60%) C++
12 49 (4.50%) Clojure
12 49 (4.50%) Go
13 38 (3.49%) Shell Script
14 24 (2.21%) C
15 12 (1.10%) R
16 11 (1.01%) PowerShell
17 9 (0.83%) Erlang
17 9 (0.83%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (4.32%) Degree
2 36 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (0.74%) ISEB
6 7 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.64%) CCNP
7 5 (0.46%) CCIP
7 5 (0.46%) CCIE
7 5 (0.46%) CCDA
7 5 (0.46%) CCSA
8 2 (0.18%) LPIC
8 2 (0.18%) RHCE
8 2 (0.18%) CCNA
8 2 (0.18%) HP ASE
8 2 (0.18%) HP MASE
8 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.092%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.092%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (10.75%) QA
2 9 (0.83%) SLA
3 7 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.18%) MiFID
System Software
1 109 (10.02%) Docker
2 59 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.13%) vCloud
4 20 (1.84%) vSphere
5 17 (1.56%) Varnish
6 12 (1.10%) KVM
7 6 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.37%) Firmware
9 4 (0.37%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.28%) XenServer
10 3 (0.28%) QEMU
10 3 (0.28%) OCFS2
10 3 (0.28%) LXC
10 3 (0.28%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.28%) GFS2
11 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 282 (25.92%) Puppet
2 242 (22.24%) Opscode Chef
3 127 (11.67%) Ansible
4 74 (6.80%) Salt
5 57 (5.24%) Vagrant
6 42 (3.86%) Nagios
7 33 (3.03%) ZABBIX
8 29 (2.67%) logstash
9 27 (2.48%) HAProxy
10 25 (2.30%) Kibana
11 22 (2.02%) Rundeck
11 22 (2.02%) Graphite
12 13 (1.19%) Mesos
12 13 (1.19%) Capistrano
13 8 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.64%) BladeLogic
14 7 (0.64%) Cobbler
15 6 (0.55%) SELinux
15 6 (0.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 5 (0.46%) collectd
Vendors
1 89 (8.18%) VMware
2 72 (6.62%) Oracle
3 69 (6.34%) Red Hat
4 43 (3.95%) New Relic
5 29 (2.67%) Google
5 29 (2.67%) Microsoft
6 26 (2.39%) HP
7 24 (2.21%) SaltStack
8 23 (2.11%) Rackspace
9 20 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.38%) Perforce
10 15 (1.38%) AppDynamics
11 14 (1.29%) SOASTA, Inc
11 14 (1.29%) IBM
12 13 (1.19%) Akamai
12 13 (1.19%) Splunk
13 12 (1.10%) EMC
14 11 (1.01%) Cisco
14 11 (1.01%) Sybase
15 9 (0.83%) Tableau
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