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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 72 79 103
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +24
Contract jobs citing Ruby 587 547 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.76% 2.50% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.53% 6.18% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 440 313
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £313 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £26.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +96.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
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
8986 8852 8259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.32% 40.50% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6590 6301 5949
Average daily rate £450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.77% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 76 88
Average hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £27.50 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £54.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -6 87 £444 +4.41% 47
Brentford -10 1 £525 +10.52%
Feltham - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 739 (55.23%) Agile Software Development
2 613 (45.81%) Java
3 578 (43.20%) Python
4 500 (37.37%) Linux
5 429 (32.06%) DevOps
6 416 (31.09%) Puppet
7 355 (26.53%) JavaScript
8 350 (26.16%) Git (software)
9 349 (26.08%) TDD
10 327 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
11 321 (23.99%) Scrum
12 307 (22.94%) Opscode Chef
13 292 (21.82%) Cucumber
14 291 (21.75%) Ruby on Rails
15 288 (21.52%) HTML
16 283 (21.15%) CSS
17 270 (20.18%) Web Services
17 270 (20.18%) BDD
18 266 (19.88%) Jenkins
19 237 (17.71%) Perl
20 227 (16.97%) Open Source
21 215 (16.07%) MySQL
22 207 (15.47%) Bash Shell
23 202 (15.10%) Configuration Management
24 196 (14.65%) UNIX
25 192 (14.35%) PHP
26 174 (13.00%) SQL
27 168 (12.56%) QA
28 166 (12.41%) MongoDB
29 159 (11.88%) Subversion

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 128 (9.57%) Node.js
2 99 (7.40%) Apache
3 86 (6.43%) nginx
4 74 (5.53%) OpenStack
5 72 (5.38%) Tomcat
6 36 (2.69%) Cloud Foundry
7 31 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (1.64%) Confluence
9 19 (1.42%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.27%) JBoss
10 17 (1.27%) IIS
10 17 (1.27%) CMS
11 15 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 15 (1.12%) Apache Solr
12 13 (0.97%) Drupal
13 11 (0.82%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.37%) MediaWiki
14 5 (0.37%) WordPress
15 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.30%) Mule
Applications
1 34 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.30%) MS Office
4 1 (0.075%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 10 (0.75%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.22%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.075%) Summit
5 1 (0.075%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 151 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (4.71%) PaaS
2 63 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
3 49 (3.66%) Heroku
4 44 (3.29%) GitHub
5 42 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (1.72%) Amazon S3
7 16 (1.20%) Engine Yard
8 14 (1.05%) SaaS
9 11 (0.82%) IaaS
9 11 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.22%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.22%) ElastiCache
11 3 (0.22%) Force.com
12 2 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (6.80%) HTTP
2 67 (5.01%) TCP/IP
3 57 (4.26%) DNS
4 45 (3.36%) SSL
5 43 (3.21%) Internet
6 40 (2.99%) Firewall
7 32 (2.39%) LDAP
8 20 (1.49%) VLAN
9 13 (0.97%) VPN
10 9 (0.67%) LAN
10 9 (0.67%) WAN
11 8 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (0.52%) Network Security
13 6 (0.45%) FTP
14 5 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (0.37%) IPv6
14 5 (0.37%) BGP
14 5 (0.37%) OSPF
14 5 (0.37%) EIGRP
14 5 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (16.07%) MySQL
2 166 (12.41%) MongoDB
3 110 (8.22%) NoSQL
4 108 (8.07%) PostgreSQL
5 67 (5.01%) Redis
6 65 (4.86%) Relational Database
6 65 (4.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 46 (3.44%) SQL Server
8 36 (2.69%) Hadoop
9 29 (2.17%) RDBMS
10 28 (2.09%) Big Data
11 15 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.97%) Apache Hive
13 12 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
14 9 (0.67%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.52%) Riak
15 7 (0.52%) CouchDB
16 3 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 3 (0.22%) HBase
16 3 (0.22%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 350 (26.16%) Git (software)
2 292 (21.82%) Cucumber
3 266 (19.88%) Jenkins
4 159 (11.88%) Subversion
5 155 (11.58%) Selenium
6 88 (6.58%) RSpec
7 80 (5.98%) Maven
8 68 (5.08%) JIRA
9 64 (4.78%) Hudson
10 62 (4.63%) WebDriver
11 61 (4.56%) Calabash
12 51 (3.81%) TeamCity
13 46 (3.44%) WATIR
14 43 (3.21%) QuickTest Pro
15 39 (2.91%) Capybara
16 32 (2.39%) Sahi
17 31 (2.32%) Appium
18 24 (1.79%) JUnit
19 19 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 19 (1.42%) Jasmine
General
1 98 (7.32%) Finance
2 43 (3.21%) Banking
3 37 (2.77%) Games
4 30 (2.24%) Publishing
5 23 (1.72%) Marketing
6 22 (1.64%) Retail
7 15 (1.12%) Advertising
7 15 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 13 (0.97%) Law
9 12 (0.90%) Front Office
10 10 (0.75%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.60%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.45%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.15%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.15%) Hindi Language
14 2 (0.15%) Electronics
14 2 (0.15%) iGaming
15 1 (0.075%) Legal
Job Titles
1 552 (41.26%) Developer
2 241 (18.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 115 (8.59%) Senior Developer
4 112 (8.37%) Ruby Developer
5 100 (7.47%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 81 (6.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 71 (5.31%) Tester
8 70 (5.23%) Java Developer
9 62 (4.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 55 (4.11%) Architect
11 44 (3.29%) Automation Tester
12 40 (2.99%) Analyst
13 38 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
14 34 (2.54%) Web Developer
15 32 (2.39%) Consultant
16 30 (2.24%) Front-End Developer
17 29 (2.17%) PHP Developer
17 29 (2.17%) Test Analyst
18 27 (2.02%) Software Engineer
19 26 (1.94%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (21.75%) Ruby on Rails
2 288 (21.52%) HTML
3 283 (21.15%) CSS
4 270 (20.18%) Web Services
5 132 (9.87%) HTML5
6 114 (8.52%) .NET
7 103 (7.70%) REST
8 102 (7.62%) jQuery
9 101 (7.55%) XML
10 98 (7.32%) CSS3
11 97 (7.25%) RESTful
11 97 (7.25%) JSON
12 95 (7.10%) AngularJS
13 78 (5.83%) Sinatra
14 66 (4.93%) Sass
15 57 (4.26%) Django
16 54 (4.04%) Spring
17 45 (3.36%) Backbone.js
18 43 (3.21%) MCollective
19 41 (3.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 227 (16.97%) Open Source
2 47 (3.51%) Clustering
3 43 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 42 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 36 (2.69%) User Experience
6 27 (2.02%) Visualisation
7 23 (1.72%) Digital Media
8 21 (1.57%) Device Driver
9 14 (1.05%) W3C
10 12 (0.90%) Statistics
11 11 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 11 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (0.75%) Wiki
12 10 (0.75%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
13 9 (0.67%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.60%) Online Games
14 8 (0.60%) iPad
15 7 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 500 (37.37%) Linux
2 196 (14.65%) UNIX
3 129 (9.64%) CentOS
4 114 (8.52%) Windows
5 110 (8.22%) Ubuntu
6 94 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 58 (4.33%) Android
8 57 (4.26%) Apple iOS
9 45 (3.36%) Mac OS X
10 30 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
11 13 (0.97%) SUSE
12 10 (0.75%) Solaris
13 9 (0.67%) Debian
14 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.52%) AIX
16 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 739 (55.23%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (32.06%) DevOps
3 349 (26.08%) TDD
4 327 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
5 321 (23.99%) Scrum
6 270 (20.18%) BDD
7 202 (15.10%) Configuration Management
8 138 (10.31%) Test Automation
9 118 (8.82%) Kanban
10 111 (8.30%) OO
11 94 (7.03%) E-Commerce
12 86 (6.43%) Automated Testing
13 84 (6.28%) Software Engineering
14 81 (6.05%) Web Development
15 65 (4.86%) SOA
16 64 (4.78%) Load Balancing
16 64 (4.78%) MVC
17 62 (4.63%) Responsive Web Design
17 62 (4.63%) Mentoring
18 52 (3.89%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 613 (45.81%) Java
2 578 (43.20%) Python
3 355 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 237 (17.71%) Perl
5 207 (15.47%) Bash Shell
6 192 (14.35%) PHP
7 174 (13.00%) SQL
8 127 (9.49%) Scala
9 109 (8.15%) C#
10 63 (4.71%) Shell Script
11 58 (4.33%) Clojure
12 46 (3.44%) PowerShell
13 39 (2.91%) Groovy
14 34 (2.54%) C++
15 31 (2.32%) C
16 21 (1.57%) Golang
17 20 (1.49%) Korn
18 17 (1.27%) Objective-C
19 15 (1.12%) Erlang
20 14 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (5.01%) Security Cleared
2 65 (4.86%) Degree
3 45 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.20%) ISEB
5 13 (0.97%) VCP4
5 13 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.37%) CCNA
6 5 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.075%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.075%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (12.56%) QA
2 7 (0.52%) SLA
3 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.15%) MiFID
5 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 101 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (3.29%) Docker
3 35 (2.62%) vCloud
4 31 (2.32%) Varnish
5 28 (2.09%) vSphere
6 15 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (1.12%) Active Directory
7 14 (1.05%) VMware ESX
8 13 (0.97%) Xen
9 12 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (0.82%) VirtualBox
11 9 (0.67%) NFS
11 9 (0.67%) Postfix
11 9 (0.67%) XenServer
12 7 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.52%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.45%) Samba
14 4 (0.30%) Sendmail
14 4 (0.30%) LXC
14 4 (0.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 416 (31.09%) Puppet
2 307 (22.94%) Opscode Chef
3 150 (11.21%) Ansible
4 93 (6.95%) Nagios
5 73 (5.46%) Salt
6 46 (3.44%) Vagrant
7 35 (2.62%) ZABBIX
8 34 (2.54%) Cobbler
9 32 (2.39%) collectd
10 29 (2.17%) Graphite
11 21 (1.57%) Opsview
12 18 (1.35%) SELinux
12 18 (1.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 13 (0.97%) Capistrano
14 12 (0.90%) Cacti
14 12 (0.90%) Icinga
14 12 (0.90%) Graylog
15 11 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (0.75%) Kibana
17 9 (0.67%) Mesos
Vendors
1 159 (11.88%) VMware
2 91 (6.80%) Red Hat
3 73 (5.46%) Oracle
4 59 (4.41%) Microsoft
5 50 (3.74%) New Relic
6 39 (2.91%) Rackspace
7 38 (2.84%) Akamai
8 26 (1.94%) Google
9 19 (1.42%) F5
10 17 (1.27%) IBM
11 16 (1.20%) SaltStack
12 15 (1.12%) Adobe
12 15 (1.12%) Perforce
12 15 (1.12%) Zend
13 13 (0.97%) Percona
14 12 (0.90%) HP
14 12 (0.90%) EMC
15 11 (0.82%) AppDynamics
15 11 (0.82%) Citrix
16 10 (0.75%) Tableau
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day based on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £380.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Intelletect
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £490 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Intelletect
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago