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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 63 87 109
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +22
Contract jobs citing Ruby 749 563 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.24% 2.31% 1.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.56% 5.72% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 466 335
Average daily rate
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£450 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £8.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +536.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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
9912 9846 8936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.84% 40.46% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7574 7108 6408
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
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 46 84 120
Average hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £50.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
City of London +14 116 £450 +5.94% 29
Hammersmith - 2 £350 -
Docklands, London +10 1 £530 +24.70%
Hounslow -1 1 £560 +28.73%
Mayfair - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 717 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 597 (44.29%) Java
3 550 (40.80%) Python
4 519 (38.50%) Linux
5 385 (28.56%) Puppet
6 383 (28.41%) DevOps
7 382 (28.34%) TDD
8 364 (27.00%) JavaScript
9 319 (23.66%) Git (software)
10 308 (22.85%) Scrum
11 306 (22.70%) BDD
12 302 (22.40%) Ruby on Rails
13 295 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
14 289 (21.44%) Cucumber
15 277 (20.55%) Opscode Chef
15 277 (20.55%) HTML
16 266 (19.73%) CSS
17 254 (18.84%) Web Services
18 245 (18.18%) Jenkins
19 244 (18.10%) UNIX
20 231 (17.14%) Open Source
21 228 (16.91%) Perl
22 209 (15.50%) PHP
23 207 (15.36%) Bash Shell
24 206 (15.28%) Configuration Management
25 197 (14.61%) MySQL
26 165 (12.24%) Selenium
27 159 (11.80%) Amazon AWS
28 158 (11.72%) SQL
29 148 (10.98%) QA

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 103 (7.64%) Node.js
2 93 (6.90%) Apache
3 69 (5.12%) nginx
4 56 (4.15%) Tomcat
5 54 (4.01%) OpenStack
6 39 (2.89%) WebSphere
7 37 (2.74%) WebLogic
8 35 (2.60%) Cloud Foundry
9 23 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.34%) Confluence
11 17 (1.26%) Drupal
12 16 (1.19%) CMS
13 12 (0.89%) JBoss
14 11 (0.82%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.67%) WordPress
15 9 (0.67%) IIS
16 8 (0.59%) Apache Pig
17 5 (0.37%) Apache Spark
18 4 (0.30%) Mule
18 4 (0.30%) uiautomator
Applications
1 29 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.37%) Final Cut Pro
3 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.15%) MS Office
5 1 (0.074%) SPSS
5 1 (0.074%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.22%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 2 (0.15%) Summit
3 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.074%) Magento
4 1 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.074%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 159 (11.80%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (5.93%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (3.49%) PaaS
4 36 (2.67%) GitHub
5 34 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 32 (2.37%) Heroku
7 30 (2.23%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.82%) Engine Yard
9 10 (0.74%) IaaS
10 9 (0.67%) SaaS
11 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.22%) ElastiCache
12 3 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.22%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.074%) Force.com
14 1 (0.074%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.074%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.074%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (8.61%) HTTP
2 65 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 46 (3.41%) DNS
4 42 (3.12%) Internet
5 35 (2.60%) SSL
6 22 (1.63%) Firewall
7 21 (1.56%) LDAP
8 12 (0.89%) VLAN
9 9 (0.67%) VPN
10 8 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (0.37%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.37%) DHCP
11 5 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.30%) SAN
12 4 (0.30%) FTP
12 4 (0.30%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.15%) DMZ
13 2 (0.15%) BGP
13 2 (0.15%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (14.61%) MySQL
2 144 (10.68%) MongoDB
3 122 (9.05%) NoSQL
4 87 (6.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 77 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
6 67 (4.97%) Relational Database
7 54 (4.01%) Redis
8 51 (3.78%) Big Data
9 41 (3.04%) Hadoop
10 35 (2.60%) SQL Server
11 32 (2.37%) Oracle Exadata
12 19 (1.41%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.04%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (0.59%) HBase
16 7 (0.52%) Riak
17 6 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.45%) CouchDB
18 5 (0.37%) QlikView
18 5 (0.37%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 319 (23.66%) Git (software)
2 289 (21.44%) Cucumber
3 245 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 165 (12.24%) Selenium
5 138 (10.24%) Subversion
6 82 (6.08%) RSpec
7 81 (6.01%) JIRA
8 69 (5.12%) Maven
9 64 (4.75%) WATIR
10 62 (4.60%) Hudson
11 59 (4.38%) WebDriver
12 54 (4.01%) Calabash
13 53 (3.93%) Capybara
14 40 (2.97%) QuickTest Pro
15 39 (2.89%) TeamCity
16 35 (2.60%) Sahi
17 29 (2.15%) Appium
18 23 (1.71%) JMeter
19 19 (1.41%) JUnit
20 18 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 119 (8.83%) Finance
2 51 (3.78%) Banking
3 41 (3.04%) Games
4 26 (1.93%) Retail
5 22 (1.63%) Marketing
6 21 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.48%) Publishing
8 16 (1.19%) Law
8 16 (1.19%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.11%) Front Office
10 13 (0.96%) Advertising
11 11 (0.82%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.45%) Music Industry
14 5 (0.37%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.30%) Legal
16 3 (0.22%) Electronics
17 1 (0.074%) French Language
17 1 (0.074%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 598 (44.36%) Developer
2 195 (14.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 126 (9.35%) Ruby Developer
4 114 (8.46%) Senior Developer
5 111 (8.23%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 68 (5.04%) Java Developer
7 63 (4.67%) Tester
8 55 (4.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 55 (4.08%) Architect
9 49 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
10 46 (3.41%) Front-End Developer
10 46 (3.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 41 (3.04%) Web Developer
12 37 (2.74%) Automation Tester
13 35 (2.60%) PHP Developer
14 33 (2.45%) Software Engineer
14 33 (2.45%) Test Engineer
15 32 (2.37%) Consultant
16 31 (2.30%) JavaScript Developer
17 29 (2.15%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (22.40%) Ruby on Rails
2 277 (20.55%) HTML
3 266 (19.73%) CSS
4 254 (18.84%) Web Services
5 128 (9.50%) HTML5
6 125 (9.27%) XML
7 113 (8.38%) .NET
8 111 (8.23%) REST
9 102 (7.57%) CSS3
10 96 (7.12%) JSON
11 91 (6.75%) Sinatra
12 90 (6.68%) jQuery
13 87 (6.45%) RESTful
14 83 (6.16%) AngularJS
15 67 (4.97%) Sass
16 59 (4.38%) LAMP
17 54 (4.01%) Backbone.js
18 52 (3.86%) Django
19 50 (3.71%) Spring
20 43 (3.19%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 231 (17.14%) Open Source
2 58 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (4.15%) Clustering
3 56 (4.15%) Mobile App
4 49 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 42 (3.12%) User Experience
6 40 (2.97%) Visualisation
7 20 (1.48%) Digital Media
8 16 (1.19%) Hedge funds
9 14 (1.04%) Online Games
10 13 (0.96%) W3C
11 12 (0.89%) Device Driver
12 10 (0.74%) Management Information System
12 10 (0.74%) Streaming Video
12 10 (0.74%) Wiki
12 10 (0.74%) Mobile Payment
12 10 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.67%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.67%) Social Gaming
13 9 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 519 (38.50%) Linux
2 244 (18.10%) UNIX
3 120 (8.90%) CentOS
4 102 (7.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 99 (7.34%) Ubuntu
6 97 (7.20%) Windows
7 55 (4.08%) Mac OS X
8 48 (3.56%) Apple iOS
9 46 (3.41%) Android
10 21 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
11 17 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (0.96%) SUSE
13 12 (0.89%) Solaris
14 11 (0.82%) AIX
14 11 (0.82%) Debian
15 8 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (0.45%) Windows Phone
18 1 (0.074%) SmartOS
18 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 717 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (28.41%) DevOps
3 382 (28.34%) TDD
4 308 (22.85%) Scrum
5 306 (22.70%) BDD
6 295 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
7 206 (15.28%) Configuration Management
8 147 (10.91%) Test Automation
9 140 (10.39%) OO
10 97 (7.20%) Kanban
11 96 (7.12%) E-Commerce
12 89 (6.60%) Software Engineering
13 82 (6.08%) Responsive Web Design
13 82 (6.08%) Automated Testing
14 78 (5.79%) Web Development
15 75 (5.56%) SOA
16 74 (5.49%) MVC
17 67 (4.97%) Web Design
18 58 (4.30%) Mentoring
19 57 (4.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 597 (44.29%) Java
2 550 (40.80%) Python
3 364 (27.00%) JavaScript
4 228 (16.91%) Perl
5 209 (15.50%) PHP
6 207 (15.36%) Bash Shell
7 158 (11.72%) SQL
8 128 (9.50%) Scala
9 92 (6.82%) C#
10 56 (4.15%) Shell Script
11 54 (4.01%) Clojure
12 49 (3.64%) PowerShell
13 48 (3.56%) C++
14 38 (2.82%) C
15 32 (2.37%) Groovy
16 29 (2.15%) Objective-C
17 26 (1.93%) Golang
18 16 (1.19%) Erlang
19 11 (0.82%) Korn
20 10 (0.74%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 86 (6.38%) Degree
2 75 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 51 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.67%) ISEB
5 7 (0.52%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.22%) CEH
6 3 (0.22%) PhD
7 2 (0.15%) CISA
7 2 (0.15%) CISSP
7 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.15%) CCNA
7 2 (0.15%) MCITP
8 1 (0.074%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.074%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.074%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.074%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.074%) MySQL Certification
8 1 (0.074%) LPIC
8 1 (0.074%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (10.98%) QA
2 7 (0.52%) SLA
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.074%) COBIT
4 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (2.82%) vCloud
3 32 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
4 28 (2.08%) Varnish
5 26 (1.93%) Docker
6 20 (1.48%) VMware ESX
7 18 (1.34%) vSphere
8 14 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 12 (0.89%) NFS
10 11 (0.82%) Xen
11 10 (0.74%) Active Directory
12 8 (0.59%) Hyper-V
13 7 (0.52%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.30%) KVM
16 3 (0.22%) Postfix
17 2 (0.15%) Samba
17 2 (0.15%) Sendmail
17 2 (0.15%) LXC
18 1 (0.074%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 385 (28.56%) Puppet
2 277 (20.55%) Opscode Chef
3 103 (7.64%) Ansible
4 87 (6.45%) Nagios
5 45 (3.34%) Salt
6 39 (2.89%) Vagrant
7 34 (2.52%) SELinux
8 32 (2.37%) ZABBIX
9 22 (1.63%) collectd
10 21 (1.56%) Cobbler
11 18 (1.34%) Opsview
12 17 (1.26%) Graphite
13 15 (1.11%) Cacti
14 14 (1.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 12 (0.89%) Graylog2
16 10 (0.74%) Icinga
17 9 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
18 8 (0.59%) Kibana
19 7 (0.52%) logstash
19 7 (0.52%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 146 (10.83%) VMware
2 97 (7.20%) Red Hat
3 84 (6.23%) Oracle
4 60 (4.45%) Microsoft
5 42 (3.12%) Rackspace
6 39 (2.89%) IBM
6 39 (2.89%) New Relic
7 26 (1.93%) Akamai
8 21 (1.56%) Zend
9 18 (1.34%) SaltStack
10 17 (1.26%) Remedy
11 15 (1.11%) Percona
11 15 (1.11%) Google
12 14 (1.04%) Adobe
12 14 (1.04%) F5
13 12 (0.89%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.82%) EMC
15 10 (0.74%) HP
16 9 (0.67%) Perforce
17 7 (0.52%) AppDynamics
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