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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 69 89 164
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +75
Contract jobs citing Ruby 663 582 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.73% 2.31% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.57% 5.23% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 462 232
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%
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
10088 11120 10503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.55% 44.12% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7127 7896 7315
Average daily rate £430 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
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 64 89 146
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £17.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 August 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 22 August 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 +21 97 £440 +3.52% 52
Canary Wharf - 2 £600 -
Westminster - 1 £530 -
Hammersmith - 1 £372 - 2
Hackney - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 542 (42.15%) Java
2 425 (33.05%) Linux
3 424 (32.97%) TDD
4 415 (32.27%) Python
5 402 (31.26%) Agile Software Development
6 379 (29.47%) Ruby on Rails
7 372 (28.93%) JavaScript
8 363 (28.23%) BDD
9 357 (27.76%) Cucumber
10 323 (25.12%) HTML
11 314 (24.42%) Scrum
12 284 (22.08%) Git (software)
13 267 (20.76%) CSS
14 258 (20.06%) DevOps
15 257 (19.98%) Puppet
16 248 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
17 221 (17.19%) UNIX
18 209 (16.25%) Web Services
19 200 (15.55%) PHP
20 196 (15.24%) Open Source
21 183 (14.23%) Test Automation
22 180 (14.00%) Jenkins
22 180 (14.00%) Opscode Chef
23 176 (13.69%) Perl
24 174 (13.53%) Selenium
25 159 (12.36%) SQL
25 159 (12.36%) Configuration Management
26 154 (11.98%) MySQL
27 150 (11.66%) QA
28 143 (11.12%) HTML5

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 101 (7.85%) Node.js
2 89 (6.92%) Apache
3 60 (4.67%) Tomcat
4 40 (3.11%) WebLogic
5 37 (2.88%) nginx
6 36 (2.80%) WebSphere
7 29 (2.26%) CMS
8 25 (1.94%) OpenStack
9 24 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
10 15 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.01%) Confluence
11 13 (1.01%) IIS
12 12 (0.93%) WordPress
13 10 (0.78%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.78%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.62%) Drupal
14 8 (0.62%) ColdFusion
14 8 (0.62%) CloudStack
15 5 (0.39%) SharePoint
16 4 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 9 (0.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.39%) SPSS
2 5 (0.39%) MS Office
2 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.31%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.16%) Gephi
5 1 (0.078%) GIMP
5 1 (0.078%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.16%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (0.16%) Summit
2 2 (0.16%) Magento
3 1 (0.078%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.078%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.078%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 131 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (6.30%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (2.95%) GitHub
4 29 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (1.56%) Amazon S3
6 19 (1.48%) SaaS
7 17 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.86%) Heroku
9 10 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 10 (0.78%) ElastiCache
10 8 (0.62%) IaaS
10 8 (0.62%) PaaS
11 3 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.23%) Joyent
12 1 (0.078%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.078%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.078%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 106 (8.24%) HTTP
2 43 (3.34%) TCP/IP
3 25 (1.94%) Internet
4 24 (1.87%) DNS
5 15 (1.17%) Firewall
6 14 (1.09%) LDAP
7 13 (1.01%) SSL
8 6 (0.47%) VPN
8 6 (0.47%) VoIP
9 5 (0.39%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.31%) Network Security
10 4 (0.31%) DVB
10 4 (0.31%) NAS
11 3 (0.23%) SAN
11 3 (0.23%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.23%) SSH
11 3 (0.23%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.23%) VLAN
11 3 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.16%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (11.98%) MySQL
2 131 (10.19%) NoSQL
3 119 (9.25%) MongoDB
4 95 (7.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 77 (5.99%) Relational Database
6 60 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
7 59 (4.59%) Big Data
8 56 (4.35%) Redis
9 37 (2.88%) Hadoop
10 32 (2.49%) Oracle Exadata
11 31 (2.41%) SQL Server
12 16 (1.24%) Apache Hive
13 12 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.78%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.54%) HBase
17 5 (0.39%) CouchDB
17 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
18 4 (0.31%) QlikView
18 4 (0.31%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 357 (27.76%) Cucumber
2 284 (22.08%) Git (software)
3 180 (14.00%) Jenkins
4 174 (13.53%) Selenium
5 107 (8.32%) RSpec
6 105 (8.16%) Subversion
7 94 (7.31%) JIRA
8 93 (7.23%) WebDriver
9 84 (6.53%) WATIR
10 79 (6.14%) Capybara
11 71 (5.52%) Calabash
12 65 (5.05%) Hudson
13 45 (3.50%) TeamCity
14 39 (3.03%) Maven
15 34 (2.64%) JBehave
16 27 (2.10%) QuickTest Pro
17 26 (2.02%) Jasmine
18 21 (1.63%) Sahi
18 21 (1.63%) FitNesse
19 20 (1.56%) RubyGems
General
1 137 (10.65%) Finance
2 46 (3.58%) Games
3 28 (2.18%) Publishing
4 24 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 22 (1.71%) Retail
6 19 (1.48%) Marketing
6 19 (1.48%) Banking
7 17 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 12 (0.93%) Advertising
9 10 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.62%) Law
11 4 (0.31%) Electronics
12 3 (0.23%) Legal
12 3 (0.23%) Local Government
13 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.16%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.16%) Front Office
14 1 (0.078%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 573 (44.56%) Developer
2 169 (13.14%) Ruby Developer
3 147 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 136 (10.58%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 99 (7.70%) Tester
6 74 (5.75%) Senior Developer
7 67 (5.21%) Architect
8 55 (4.28%) Front-End Developer
9 53 (4.12%) Automation Tester
10 52 (4.04%) Analyst
11 45 (3.50%) Java Developer
12 42 (3.27%) Software Engineer
13 41 (3.19%) Linux Engineer
13 41 (3.19%) Test Engineer
14 39 (3.03%) Test Analyst
15 36 (2.80%) Web Developer
16 34 (2.64%) Programmer
17 33 (2.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 28 (2.18%) QA Engineer
19 25 (1.94%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (29.47%) Ruby on Rails
2 323 (25.12%) HTML
3 267 (20.76%) CSS
4 209 (16.25%) Web Services
5 143 (11.12%) HTML5
6 134 (10.42%) XML
7 128 (9.95%) JSON
8 115 (8.94%) CSS3
8 115 (8.94%) .NET
9 112 (8.71%) REST
10 96 (7.47%) Sinatra
11 91 (7.08%) jQuery
12 81 (6.30%) RESTful
13 66 (5.13%) AngularJS
14 65 (5.05%) LAMP
15 54 (4.20%) Sass
16 53 (4.12%) Ajax
17 50 (3.89%) Backbone.js
18 42 (3.27%) Spring
19 36 (2.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 196 (15.24%) Open Source
2 97 (7.54%) Mobile App
3 56 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 43 (3.34%) Visualisation
5 36 (2.80%) Clustering
6 23 (1.79%) Digital Media
7 21 (1.63%) Hedge funds
7 21 (1.63%) Online Games
8 18 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.32%) Video on Demand
9 17 (1.32%) IPTV
10 14 (1.09%) STB
11 12 (0.93%) Streaming Video
12 9 (0.70%) Social Gaming
12 9 (0.70%) Wiki
12 9 (0.70%) Derivative
13 8 (0.62%) W3C
14 7 (0.54%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.54%) Equities
15 5 (0.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 425 (33.05%) Linux
2 221 (17.19%) UNIX
3 77 (5.99%) Windows
4 68 (5.29%) Android
5 65 (5.05%) Apple iOS
6 59 (4.59%) Mac OS X
7 56 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 46 (3.58%) CentOS
9 42 (3.27%) Ubuntu
10 39 (3.03%) SELinux
11 17 (1.32%) Solaris
12 15 (1.17%) AIX
13 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.54%) Debian
15 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.47%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.39%) MVS
16 5 (0.39%) VME
17 4 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (32.97%) TDD
2 402 (31.26%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (28.23%) BDD
4 314 (24.42%) Scrum
5 258 (20.06%) DevOps
6 248 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
7 183 (14.23%) Test Automation
8 159 (12.36%) Configuration Management
9 131 (10.19%) OO
10 111 (8.63%) Software Engineering
11 100 (7.78%) Kanban
12 98 (7.62%) Test Scripting
13 89 (6.92%) E-Commerce
14 87 (6.77%) Web Development
15 81 (6.30%) Responsive Web Design
16 74 (5.75%) Pair Programming
17 71 (5.52%) SOA
18 65 (5.05%) User Stories
19 63 (4.90%) MVC
20 59 (4.59%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 542 (42.15%) Java
2 415 (32.27%) Python
3 372 (28.93%) JavaScript
4 200 (15.55%) PHP
5 176 (13.69%) Perl
6 159 (12.36%) SQL
7 130 (10.11%) Bash Shell
8 124 (9.64%) C#
9 118 (9.18%) Scala
10 58 (4.51%) Shell Script
11 53 (4.12%) C++
12 45 (3.50%) Groovy
13 44 (3.42%) Objective-C
14 42 (3.27%) C
15 30 (2.33%) Clojure
16 29 (2.26%) PowerShell
17 17 (1.32%) Golang
18 10 (0.78%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.70%) VB
20 8 (0.62%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 92 (7.15%) Degree
2 35 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.18%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.09%) ISEB
5 9 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.31%) CEH
6 4 (0.31%) CISSP
6 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.23%) PhD
8 2 (0.16%) CCSE
8 2 (0.16%) MCITP
8 2 (0.16%) CISA
8 2 (0.16%) CCNP
8 2 (0.16%) CCNA
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.078%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.078%) MySQL Certification
9 1 (0.078%) RHCE
9 1 (0.078%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (11.66%) QA
2 4 (0.31%) SLA
3 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.078%) EMIR
4 1 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.078%) WCAG
4 1 (0.078%) COBIT
System Software
1 73 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (2.49%) Oracle RAC
3 23 (1.79%) vCloud
4 20 (1.56%) Varnish
5 16 (1.24%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.78%) vSphere
7 6 (0.47%) NFS
7 6 (0.47%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.39%) Docker
9 4 (0.31%) KVM
10 3 (0.23%) Cygwin
10 3 (0.23%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.16%) Xen
11 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.078%) XenServer
12 1 (0.078%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.078%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.078%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 257 (19.98%) Puppet
2 180 (14.00%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (5.21%) Nagios
4 34 (2.64%) Ansible
5 31 (2.41%) ZABBIX
5 31 (2.41%) Salt
6 28 (2.18%) Vagrant
7 15 (1.17%) Capistrano
8 11 (0.86%) Opsview
9 10 (0.78%) YUM
10 9 (0.70%) collectd
11 8 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.62%) Cacti
11 8 (0.62%) Icinga
12 7 (0.54%) Oozie
13 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 6 (0.47%) Zenoss
14 5 (0.39%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.39%) logstash
14 5 (0.39%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 94 (7.31%) VMware
2 78 (6.07%) Oracle
3 58 (4.51%) Red Hat
4 49 (3.81%) Rackspace
5 39 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 37 (2.88%) IBM
7 33 (2.57%) New Relic
8 25 (1.94%) Remedy
9 17 (1.32%) Akamai
9 17 (1.32%) JBoss
10 12 (0.93%) Zend
10 12 (0.93%) Adobe
11 6 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.47%) Cisco
11 6 (0.47%) Percona
11 6 (0.47%) SaltStack
12 5 (0.39%) Tableau
13 4 (0.31%) GigaSpaces
13 4 (0.31%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.31%) Yahoo!
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