The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 London 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 67 89 171
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +82
Contract jobs citing Ruby 693 546 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.95% 2.25% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.09% 5.18% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 437 225
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £700 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9774 10539 10325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.60% 43.42% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6994 7469 7093
Average daily rate £425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 107 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.00 £19.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.14 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
England

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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
City of London +46 124 £420 +5.00% 47
Croydon - 3 £700 - 4
Hammersmith +6 2 £372 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £625 -
Hackney - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 548 (42.41%) Java
2 440 (34.06%) TDD
3 413 (31.97%) Python
4 412 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
5 400 (30.96%) Ruby on Rails
6 398 (30.80%) Linux
7 367 (28.41%) JavaScript
8 363 (28.10%) BDD
9 357 (27.63%) Cucumber
10 339 (26.24%) HTML
11 315 (24.38%) Scrum
12 282 (21.83%) CSS
13 268 (20.74%) Git (software)
14 249 (19.27%) DevOps
15 247 (19.12%) Puppet
16 244 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
17 221 (17.11%) UNIX
18 210 (16.25%) Web Services
19 209 (16.18%) Open Source
20 203 (15.71%) Test Automation
21 186 (14.40%) PHP
22 177 (13.70%) Selenium
23 170 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
24 168 (13.00%) Jenkins
25 166 (12.85%) Perl
26 163 (12.62%) SQL
27 152 (11.76%) QA
27 152 (11.76%) HTML5
28 148 (11.46%) MySQL
29 144 (11.15%) Configuration Management

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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
1 110 (8.51%) Node.js
2 92 (7.12%) Apache
3 65 (5.03%) Tomcat
4 38 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 35 (2.71%) nginx
6 34 (2.63%) CMS
6 34 (2.63%) WebSphere
7 25 (1.93%) OpenStack
7 25 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (1.08%) Confluence
10 13 (1.01%) Apache Pig
10 13 (1.01%) IIS
11 12 (0.93%) CloudStack
12 10 (0.77%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.77%) WordPress
13 8 (0.62%) Drupal
13 8 (0.62%) ColdFusion
14 6 (0.46%) SAS
15 5 (0.39%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (0.62%) MS Excel
1 8 (0.62%) SPSS
2 6 (0.46%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.39%) MS Office
3 5 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.15%) Gephi
6 1 (0.077%) GIMP
6 1 (0.077%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.077%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.077%) Summit
4 1 (0.077%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.077%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 124 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (2.63%) GitHub
4 29 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.47%) SaaS
6 17 (1.32%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.77%) Heroku
7 10 (0.77%) ElastiCache
8 9 (0.70%) IaaS
8 9 (0.70%) PaaS
9 3 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.23%) Joyent
10 2 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.077%) Route 53
11 1 (0.077%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.077%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.077%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 96 (7.43%) HTTP
2 39 (3.02%) TCP/IP
3 28 (2.17%) DNS
4 17 (1.32%) Internet
5 15 (1.16%) Firewall
6 12 (0.93%) SSL
6 12 (0.93%) LDAP
7 6 (0.46%) VoIP
8 5 (0.39%) VPN
8 5 (0.39%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.31%) Network Security
9 4 (0.31%) DVB
9 4 (0.31%) NAS
10 3 (0.23%) SSH
10 3 (0.23%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.23%) BIG-IP
10 3 (0.23%) VLAN
10 3 (0.23%) SNMP
10 3 (0.23%) Intranet
10 3 (0.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (11.46%) MySQL
2 125 (9.67%) NoSQL
3 121 (9.37%) MongoDB
4 99 (7.66%) Apache Cassandra
5 75 (5.80%) Relational Database
6 66 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
7 62 (4.80%) Redis
8 61 (4.72%) Big Data
9 45 (3.48%) Hadoop
10 30 (2.32%) Oracle Exadata
11 20 (1.55%) SQL Server
12 19 (1.47%) Apache Hive
13 13 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.54%) CouchDB
16 6 (0.46%) Data Mining
17 5 (0.39%) HBase
18 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
19 3 (0.23%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 357 (27.63%) Cucumber
2 268 (20.74%) Git (software)
3 177 (13.70%) Selenium
4 168 (13.00%) Jenkins
5 106 (8.20%) Subversion
6 96 (7.43%) WebDriver
7 95 (7.35%) RSpec
8 92 (7.12%) JIRA
9 90 (6.97%) WATIR
10 79 (6.11%) Calabash
11 71 (5.50%) Capybara
12 63 (4.88%) Hudson
13 44 (3.41%) Maven
14 43 (3.33%) JBehave
14 43 (3.33%) TeamCity
15 31 (2.40%) QuickTest Pro
16 25 (1.93%) Sahi
16 25 (1.93%) Jasmine
17 24 (1.86%) Robotium
18 21 (1.63%) FitNesse
General
1 139 (10.76%) Finance
2 50 (3.87%) Games
3 24 (1.86%) Financial Institution
4 23 (1.78%) Publishing
5 22 (1.70%) Banking
5 22 (1.70%) Retail
6 20 (1.55%) Marketing
7 17 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.16%) Advertising
9 10 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.39%) Law
10 5 (0.39%) Electronics
11 4 (0.31%) Legal
12 3 (0.23%) Local Government
12 3 (0.23%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.15%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.15%) Front Office
14 1 (0.077%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 585 (45.28%) Developer
2 170 (13.16%) Ruby Developer
3 140 (10.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 136 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 106 (8.20%) Tester
6 80 (6.19%) Senior Developer
7 78 (6.04%) Architect
8 56 (4.33%) Automation Tester
9 54 (4.18%) Java Developer
10 52 (4.02%) Front-End Developer
11 50 (3.87%) Analyst
12 41 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
13 37 (2.86%) Test Analyst
14 36 (2.79%) Software Engineer
14 36 (2.79%) Test Engineer
15 33 (2.55%) Programmer
16 31 (2.40%) Web Developer
17 30 (2.32%) QA Engineer
18 26 (2.01%) Systems Engineer
18 26 (2.01%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (30.96%) Ruby on Rails
2 339 (26.24%) HTML
3 282 (21.83%) CSS
4 210 (16.25%) Web Services
5 152 (11.76%) HTML5
6 134 (10.37%) XML
7 130 (10.06%) JSON
8 128 (9.91%) CSS3
9 109 (8.44%) REST
9 109 (8.44%) .NET
10 93 (7.20%) Sinatra
11 90 (6.97%) jQuery
12 78 (6.04%) RESTful
13 64 (4.95%) AngularJS
14 61 (4.72%) Ajax
15 59 (4.57%) Sass
16 56 (4.33%) LAMP
17 45 (3.48%) Spring
18 44 (3.41%) Backbone.js
19 40 (3.10%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 209 (16.18%) Open Source
2 90 (6.97%) Mobile App
3 65 (5.03%) Computer Science
4 43 (3.33%) Visualisation
5 34 (2.63%) Clustering
6 26 (2.01%) Digital Media
7 23 (1.78%) IPTV
8 22 (1.70%) Video on Demand
9 21 (1.63%) Online Games
9 21 (1.63%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.24%) STB
11 15 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.08%) Derivative
13 13 (1.01%) Streaming Video
14 9 (0.70%) Wiki
14 9 (0.70%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.62%) Statistics
15 8 (0.62%) W3C
15 8 (0.62%) Management Information System
15 8 (0.62%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 398 (30.80%) Linux
2 221 (17.11%) UNIX
3 70 (5.42%) Android
4 65 (5.03%) Windows
5 63 (4.88%) Apple iOS
6 56 (4.33%) Mac OS X
7 51 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (2.86%) SELinux
9 36 (2.79%) CentOS
10 32 (2.48%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.16%) AIX
11 15 (1.16%) Solaris
12 9 (0.70%) Debian
12 9 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.46%) SUSE
13 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.31%) VME
14 4 (0.31%) MVS
14 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (34.06%) TDD
2 412 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (28.10%) BDD
4 315 (24.38%) Scrum
5 249 (19.27%) DevOps
6 244 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
7 203 (15.71%) Test Automation
8 144 (11.15%) Configuration Management
9 118 (9.13%) OO
10 105 (8.13%) Kanban
11 103 (7.97%) Software Engineering
12 93 (7.20%) Test Scripting
13 91 (7.04%) Web Development
14 88 (6.81%) E-Commerce
15 79 (6.11%) Responsive Web Design
16 72 (5.57%) SOA
17 69 (5.34%) Pair Programming
18 66 (5.11%) User Stories
19 64 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
20 60 (4.64%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 548 (42.41%) Java
2 413 (31.97%) Python
3 367 (28.41%) JavaScript
4 186 (14.40%) PHP
5 166 (12.85%) Perl
6 163 (12.62%) SQL
7 127 (9.83%) Scala
8 125 (9.67%) C#
9 118 (9.13%) Bash Shell
10 50 (3.87%) C++
11 49 (3.79%) Shell Script
12 44 (3.41%) Objective-C
12 44 (3.41%) C
13 42 (3.25%) Groovy
14 31 (2.40%) Clojure
15 24 (1.86%) PowerShell
16 14 (1.08%) Golang
17 10 (0.77%) R
17 10 (0.77%) PHP5
17 10 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 96 (7.43%) Degree
2 29 (2.24%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.24%) ISEB
5 11 (0.85%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.31%) PhD
7 2 (0.15%) CCNP
7 2 (0.15%) CCSE
7 2 (0.15%) CISSP
7 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.077%) MySQL Certification
8 1 (0.077%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.077%) RHCE
8 1 (0.077%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.077%) CEH
8 1 (0.077%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (11.76%) QA
2 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.077%) WCAG
3 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.077%) SLA
3 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.077%) EMIR
3 1 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 68 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
3 18 (1.39%) VMware ESX
3 18 (1.39%) Varnish
3 18 (1.39%) vCloud
4 10 (0.77%) vSphere
5 6 (0.46%) KVM
5 6 (0.46%) NFS
5 6 (0.46%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.39%) Xen
7 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.31%) Cygwin
8 3 (0.23%) Docker
8 3 (0.23%) XenServer
9 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.077%) qmail
10 1 (0.077%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.077%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.077%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.077%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 247 (19.12%) Puppet
2 170 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
3 70 (5.42%) Nagios
4 35 (2.71%) Ansible
5 25 (1.93%) Salt
6 19 (1.47%) ZABBIX
6 19 (1.47%) Vagrant
7 18 (1.39%) Opsview
8 14 (1.08%) Capistrano
9 13 (1.01%) collectd
10 8 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.54%) YUM
11 7 (0.54%) Oozie
11 7 (0.54%) Cacti
12 5 (0.39%) CFEngine
12 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 4 (0.31%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.31%) Graylog2
14 3 (0.23%) logstash
14 3 (0.23%) Foglight
Vendors
1 87 (6.73%) VMware
2 81 (6.27%) Oracle
3 51 (3.95%) Red Hat
4 50 (3.87%) Rackspace
5 37 (2.86%) Microsoft
6 36 (2.79%) IBM
7 31 (2.40%) New Relic
8 25 (1.93%) Remedy
9 23 (1.78%) Akamai
10 22 (1.70%) JBoss
11 12 (0.93%) Adobe
12 10 (0.77%) GigaSpaces
12 10 (0.77%) Zend
13 9 (0.70%) Cisco
14 8 (0.62%) Yahoo!
14 8 (0.62%) Tableau
15 6 (0.46%) Talend
15 6 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
16 5 (0.39%) Citrix
16 5 (0.39%) Google
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per annum 3 months rolling Possibly higher rate depe
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day or £70-90K permanent + bonus + package
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: based on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 7 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 26 days ago