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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 80 69 125
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +56
Contract jobs citing Ruby 524 622 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.36% 2.75% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.68% 6.69% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 496 294
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 £350 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £160.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +392.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
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
9218 9303 8988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.59% 41.11% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6710 6896 6501
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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 £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 63 119
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £160.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -20 92 £473 +11.17% 50
Croydon - 7 £425 -
Canary Wharf -11 4 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 632 (54.58%) Agile Software Development
2 500 (43.18%) Python
3 488 (42.14%) Java
4 416 (35.92%) Linux
5 364 (31.43%) DevOps
6 358 (30.92%) Puppet
7 338 (29.19%) JavaScript
8 328 (28.32%) Ruby on Rails
9 321 (27.72%) Git (software)
10 308 (26.60%) TDD
11 293 (25.30%) Continuous Integration
12 281 (24.27%) Opscode Chef
13 273 (23.58%) Amazon AWS
14 272 (23.49%) CSS
15 261 (22.54%) HTML
16 256 (22.11%) Scrum
17 232 (20.03%) Cucumber
18 224 (19.34%) Jenkins
19 219 (18.91%) BDD
20 212 (18.31%) Web Services
21 206 (17.79%) MySQL
22 202 (17.44%) Perl
23 199 (17.18%) Configuration Management
24 193 (16.67%) Open Source
25 175 (15.11%) MongoDB
26 169 (14.59%) PHP
27 160 (13.82%) SQL
28 157 (13.56%) UNIX
29 148 (12.78%) Bash Shell
30 147 (12.69%) Ansible

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 125 (10.79%) Node.js
2 80 (6.91%) Apache
3 73 (6.30%) OpenStack
4 69 (5.96%) nginx
5 57 (4.92%) Tomcat
6 36 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
7 35 (3.02%) JBoss
8 25 (2.16%) IIS
9 21 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
10 17 (1.47%) Confluence
11 15 (1.30%) WebLogic
12 14 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.21%) Drupal
13 10 (0.86%) Mule ESB
13 10 (0.86%) CMS
14 9 (0.78%) MQSeries
15 8 (0.69%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.69%) Jetty
15 8 (0.69%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.086%) Magento
2 1 (0.086%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 273 (23.58%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (5.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (4.40%) GitHub
4 49 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
5 48 (4.15%) PaaS
6 43 (3.71%) Heroku
7 23 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.73%) SaaS
10 16 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (1.30%) Amazon S3
12 12 (1.04%) IaaS
13 9 (0.78%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.78%) Engine Yard
14 8 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
14 8 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.26%) Force.com
16 3 (0.26%) Google App Engine
17 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (6.91%) HTTP
2 74 (6.39%) TCP/IP
3 47 (4.06%) SSL
4 43 (3.71%) Firewall
5 39 (3.37%) DNS
6 36 (3.11%) Internet
7 22 (1.90%) LDAP
8 17 (1.47%) VPN
9 14 (1.21%) VLAN
10 10 (0.86%) LAN
10 10 (0.86%) WAN
11 9 (0.78%) DMZ
12 8 (0.69%) Unified Communications
12 8 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (0.69%) Network Security
13 6 (0.52%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.35%) EIGRP
14 4 (0.35%) BGP
14 4 (0.35%) IPsec
14 4 (0.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (17.79%) MySQL
2 175 (15.11%) MongoDB
3 131 (11.31%) PostgreSQL
4 111 (9.59%) NoSQL
5 70 (6.04%) Redis
6 63 (5.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 61 (5.27%) Relational Database
8 47 (4.06%) SQL Server
9 34 (2.94%) RDBMS
10 32 (2.76%) Hadoop
11 24 (2.07%) Big Data
12 18 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.95%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.78%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
16 5 (0.43%) CouchDB
16 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database
17 4 (0.35%) HBase
17 4 (0.35%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 321 (27.72%) Git (software)
2 232 (20.03%) Cucumber
3 224 (19.34%) Jenkins
4 135 (11.66%) Subversion
5 126 (10.88%) Selenium
6 122 (10.54%) RSpec
7 66 (5.70%) JIRA
7 66 (5.70%) WebDriver
8 65 (5.61%) Maven
9 46 (3.97%) Hudson
10 44 (3.80%) Calabash
11 42 (3.63%) TeamCity
12 35 (3.02%) Capybara
12 35 (3.02%) JUnit
13 33 (2.85%) Mercurial
14 22 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (1.64%) WATIR
15 19 (1.64%) Jasmine
16 18 (1.55%) Ant
17 16 (1.38%) Appium
General
1 104 (8.98%) Finance
2 32 (2.76%) Games
3 31 (2.68%) Publishing
4 24 (2.07%) Banking
5 23 (1.99%) Marketing
6 11 (0.95%) Retail
7 10 (0.86%) Law
8 8 (0.69%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.69%) Advertising
9 6 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.17%) iGaming
10 2 (0.17%) Front Office
10 2 (0.17%) Back Office
10 2 (0.17%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.17%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.17%) Hindi Language
11 1 (0.086%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.086%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 449 (38.77%) Developer
2 214 (18.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 123 (10.62%) Ruby Developer
4 104 (8.98%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 87 (7.51%) Architect
6 83 (7.17%) Senior Developer
7 75 (6.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 50 (4.32%) Java Developer
9 47 (4.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 41 (3.54%) Tester
11 39 (3.37%) AWS Developer
12 35 (3.02%) Analyst
13 34 (2.94%) Technical Architect
14 33 (2.85%) Software Engineer
15 31 (2.68%) Linux Engineer
16 29 (2.50%) Consultant
17 28 (2.42%) Automation Tester
18 27 (2.33%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
19 26 (2.25%) QA Engineer
20 25 (2.16%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (28.32%) Ruby on Rails
2 272 (23.49%) CSS
3 261 (22.54%) HTML
4 212 (18.31%) Web Services
5 117 (10.10%) HTML5
6 115 (9.93%) .NET
7 109 (9.41%) JSON
8 105 (9.07%) REST
9 102 (8.81%) AngularJS
10 85 (7.34%) jQuery
11 82 (7.08%) RESTful
12 80 (6.91%) CSS3
13 71 (6.13%) Sinatra
14 69 (5.96%) XML
15 43 (3.71%) LAMP
16 42 (3.63%) Backbone.js
16 42 (3.63%) Spring
17 41 (3.54%) Sass
18 40 (3.45%) Django
19 36 (3.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 193 (16.67%) Open Source
2 40 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 37 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.11%) Clustering
5 34 (2.94%) User Experience
6 28 (2.42%) Visualisation
7 27 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (1.64%) Digital Media
10 14 (1.21%) Device Driver
10 14 (1.21%) Statistics
11 12 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.78%) Online Games
14 8 (0.69%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.69%) W3C
14 8 (0.69%) Wiki
15 7 (0.60%) iPhone
15 7 (0.60%) Replication
15 7 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 416 (35.92%) Linux
2 157 (13.56%) UNIX
3 99 (8.55%) Windows
4 87 (7.51%) Ubuntu
5 85 (7.34%) CentOS
6 79 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (4.49%) Android
8 51 (4.40%) Apple iOS
9 25 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.73%) Mac OS X
11 18 (1.55%) Solaris
12 16 (1.38%) SUSE
13 10 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 10 (0.86%) AIX
14 9 (0.78%) Debian
14 9 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.26%) Scientific Linux
16 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (54.58%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (31.43%) DevOps
3 308 (26.60%) TDD
4 293 (25.30%) Continuous Integration
5 256 (22.11%) Scrum
6 219 (18.91%) BDD
7 199 (17.18%) Configuration Management
8 95 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
9 93 (8.03%) Kanban
9 93 (8.03%) Software Engineering
10 87 (7.51%) Test Automation
10 87 (7.51%) OO
11 84 (7.25%) Web Development
12 73 (6.30%) E-Commerce
13 65 (5.61%) MVC
14 61 (5.27%) Mentoring
14 61 (5.27%) SOA
15 57 (4.92%) Pair Programming
16 51 (4.40%) Automated Testing
16 51 (4.40%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 500 (43.18%) Python
2 488 (42.14%) Java
3 338 (29.19%) JavaScript
4 202 (17.44%) Perl
5 169 (14.59%) PHP
6 160 (13.82%) SQL
7 148 (12.78%) Bash Shell
8 116 (10.02%) Scala
9 113 (9.76%) C#
10 54 (4.66%) Shell Script
11 50 (4.32%) Groovy
12 41 (3.54%) Go
13 33 (2.85%) Clojure
14 28 (2.42%) C++
14 28 (2.42%) PowerShell
15 22 (1.90%) C
16 15 (1.30%) R
17 14 (1.21%) Korn
18 9 (0.78%) ActionScript
18 9 (0.78%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 42 (3.63%) Security Cleared
2 37 (3.20%) Degree
3 25 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.04%) ISEB
5 10 (0.86%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.43%) CCNA
8 3 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.17%) RHCE
9 2 (0.17%) CCIE
9 2 (0.17%) CCNP
9 2 (0.17%) LPIC
9 2 (0.17%) HP ASE
9 2 (0.17%) HP MASE
10 1 (0.086%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (10.71%) QA
2 7 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.35%) SLA
4 2 (0.17%) MiFID
5 1 (0.086%) Data Quality
System Software
1 82 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (6.39%) Docker
3 38 (3.28%) vCloud
4 31 (2.68%) vSphere
5 29 (2.50%) Varnish
6 14 (1.21%) Active Directory
7 13 (1.12%) VirtualBox
8 11 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (0.78%) Xen
11 8 (0.69%) XenServer
11 8 (0.69%) Postfix
12 7 (0.60%) NFS
12 7 (0.60%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.52%) OCFS2
13 6 (0.52%) GlusterFS
13 6 (0.52%) GFS2
13 6 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.43%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.43%) LXC
Systems Management
1 358 (30.92%) Puppet
2 281 (24.27%) Opscode Chef
3 147 (12.69%) Ansible
4 86 (7.43%) Salt
5 59 (5.09%) Nagios
6 55 (4.75%) Vagrant
7 44 (3.80%) ZABBIX
8 24 (2.07%) HAProxy
9 22 (1.90%) Kibana
9 22 (1.90%) Cobbler
10 21 (1.81%) Graphite
11 20 (1.73%) logstash
12 19 (1.64%) Rundeck
13 16 (1.38%) collectd
14 12 (1.04%) Capistrano
15 11 (0.95%) SELinux
15 11 (0.95%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 10 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (0.86%) Opsview
16 10 (0.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 128 (11.05%) VMware
2 94 (8.12%) Red Hat
3 78 (6.74%) Oracle
4 48 (4.15%) New Relic
5 43 (3.71%) Microsoft
6 36 (3.11%) Rackspace
7 30 (2.59%) Google
8 24 (2.07%) Akamai
9 22 (1.90%) HP
10 19 (1.64%) Perforce
11 18 (1.55%) AppDynamics
12 16 (1.38%) EMC
12 16 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (1.30%) Adobe
13 15 (1.30%) IBM
14 14 (1.21%) SaltStack
15 12 (1.04%) Tableau
16 11 (0.95%) Splunk
17 10 (0.86%) Veritas
18 9 (0.78%) Zend
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