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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 64 78 92
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +14
Contract jobs citing Ruby 672 556 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.20% 2.54% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.48% 6.32% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 458 345
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 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
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
8987 8791 8314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.81% 40.20% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6704 6315 5947
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 £295
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 45 81 107
Average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £18.00 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 +2 105 £444 +4.41% 48
Docklands, London +5 1 £530 +24.70%
Hounslow 0 1 £560 +28.73%
Isleworth - 1 £560 -
Twickenham - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 729 (54.94%) Agile Software Development
2 609 (45.89%) Java
3 566 (42.65%) Python
4 514 (38.73%) Linux
5 411 (30.97%) DevOps
6 399 (30.07%) Puppet
7 367 (27.66%) JavaScript
8 355 (26.75%) TDD
9 340 (25.62%) Git (software)
10 328 (24.72%) Continuous Integration
11 309 (23.29%) Scrum
12 304 (22.91%) Opscode Chef
13 297 (22.38%) HTML
14 289 (21.78%) CSS
15 283 (21.33%) Ruby on Rails
16 277 (20.87%) Cucumber
17 268 (20.20%) BDD
18 267 (20.12%) Web Services
19 258 (19.44%) Jenkins
20 237 (17.86%) Open Source
21 236 (17.78%) Perl
22 215 (16.20%) UNIX
23 210 (15.83%) Bash Shell
24 204 (15.37%) Configuration Management
25 202 (15.22%) MySQL
26 199 (15.00%) PHP
27 169 (12.74%) SQL
28 159 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
29 158 (11.91%) Selenium
30 153 (11.53%) MongoDB

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 118 (8.89%) Node.js
2 97 (7.31%) Apache
3 82 (6.18%) nginx
4 70 (5.28%) Tomcat
5 62 (4.67%) OpenStack
6 34 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
7 31 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (1.81%) WebSphere
9 21 (1.58%) WebLogic
10 20 (1.51%) JBoss
11 18 (1.36%) Confluence
12 16 (1.21%) Drupal
13 15 (1.13%) CMS
14 14 (1.06%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.68%) IIS
15 9 (0.68%) WordPress
16 8 (0.60%) Apache Pig
17 4 (0.30%) Apache Spark
17 4 (0.30%) Mule
17 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.30%) MS Office
4 2 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 7 (0.53%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.23%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.15%) Summit
4 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.075%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 159 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
3 54 (4.07%) PaaS
4 42 (3.17%) GitHub
5 40 (3.01%) Heroku
6 35 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
7 27 (2.03%) Amazon S3
8 12 (0.90%) SaaS
8 12 (0.90%) Engine Yard
8 12 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.75%) IaaS
11 9 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.23%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.075%) Force.com
13 1 (0.075%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.075%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.075%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (7.31%) HTTP
2 58 (4.37%) TCP/IP
3 51 (3.84%) DNS
4 45 (3.39%) Internet
5 35 (2.64%) SSL
6 31 (2.34%) LDAP
7 30 (2.26%) Firewall
8 15 (1.13%) VLAN
9 12 (0.90%) VPN
10 9 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (0.45%) FTP
12 5 (0.38%) SAN
12 5 (0.38%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.30%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.30%) DHCP
14 3 (0.23%) LAN
14 3 (0.23%) WAN
14 3 (0.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (15.22%) MySQL
2 153 (11.53%) MongoDB
3 120 (9.04%) NoSQL
4 92 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (5.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 66 (4.97%) Relational Database
7 61 (4.60%) Redis
8 45 (3.39%) SQL Server
9 41 (3.09%) Big Data
10 33 (2.49%) Hadoop
11 24 (1.81%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
13 14 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.68%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.53%) HBase
15 7 (0.53%) Riak
16 6 (0.45%) CouchDB
17 5 (0.38%) Data Mining
18 4 (0.30%) QlikView
19 3 (0.23%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 340 (25.62%) Git (software)
2 277 (20.87%) Cucumber
3 258 (19.44%) Jenkins
4 158 (11.91%) Selenium
5 142 (10.70%) Subversion
6 77 (5.80%) Maven
6 77 (5.80%) RSpec
7 68 (5.12%) JIRA
8 64 (4.82%) Hudson
9 55 (4.14%) WebDriver
10 54 (4.07%) Calabash
11 50 (3.77%) WATIR
12 48 (3.62%) TeamCity
13 42 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
14 41 (3.09%) Capybara
15 34 (2.56%) Sahi
16 29 (2.19%) Appium
17 25 (1.88%) JUnit
18 23 (1.73%) JMeter
19 22 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 97 (7.31%) Finance
2 50 (3.77%) Banking
3 35 (2.64%) Games
4 27 (2.03%) Publishing
5 23 (1.73%) Retail
6 21 (1.58%) Marketing
7 18 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.21%) Law
9 15 (1.13%) Front Office
10 14 (1.06%) Advertising
11 12 (0.90%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.68%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.60%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.45%) Music Industry
16 2 (0.15%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.15%) Electronics
16 2 (0.15%) Hindi Language
16 2 (0.15%) iGaming
17 1 (0.075%) Legal
Job Titles
1 568 (42.80%) Developer
2 221 (16.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 116 (8.74%) Senior Developer
4 109 (8.21%) Ruby Developer
5 102 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 72 (5.43%) Java Developer
7 67 (5.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 59 (4.45%) Tester
9 55 (4.14%) Architect
9 55 (4.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 42 (3.17%) Web Developer
11 40 (3.01%) Front-End Developer
12 39 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
13 35 (2.64%) Analyst
14 34 (2.56%) Automation Tester
15 33 (2.49%) Software Engineer
16 32 (2.41%) Test Engineer
17 31 (2.34%) Consultant
18 30 (2.26%) PHP Developer
19 29 (2.19%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (22.38%) HTML
2 289 (21.78%) CSS
3 283 (21.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 267 (20.12%) Web Services
5 135 (10.17%) HTML5
6 117 (8.82%) .NET
7 112 (8.44%) XML
8 111 (8.36%) REST
9 105 (7.91%) CSS3
10 103 (7.76%) jQuery
11 93 (7.01%) RESTful
12 91 (6.86%) AngularJS
13 90 (6.78%) JSON
14 80 (6.03%) Sinatra
15 74 (5.58%) Sass
16 59 (4.45%) Spring
17 56 (4.22%) Django
18 53 (3.99%) LAMP
19 52 (3.92%) Backbone.js
20 43 (3.24%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 237 (17.86%) Open Source
2 52 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 50 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (3.39%) Clustering
5 42 (3.17%) User Experience
6 41 (3.09%) Computer Science
7 36 (2.71%) Visualisation
8 20 (1.51%) Digital Media
9 15 (1.13%) Device Driver
10 11 (0.83%) W3C
10 11 (0.83%) Online Games
11 10 (0.75%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
12 9 (0.68%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.68%) Wiki
13 8 (0.60%) Derivative
13 8 (0.60%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.53%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 514 (38.73%) Linux
2 215 (16.20%) UNIX
3 131 (9.87%) CentOS
4 114 (8.59%) Windows
5 107 (8.06%) Ubuntu
6 102 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 55 (4.14%) Apple iOS
8 53 (3.99%) Mac OS X
9 51 (3.84%) Android
10 27 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (1.13%) SUSE
13 13 (0.98%) Solaris
14 10 (0.75%) AIX
15 9 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.53%) Debian
18 6 (0.45%) Windows Phone
19 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
20 1 (0.075%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 729 (54.94%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (30.97%) DevOps
3 355 (26.75%) TDD
4 328 (24.72%) Continuous Integration
5 309 (23.29%) Scrum
6 268 (20.20%) BDD
7 204 (15.37%) Configuration Management
8 136 (10.25%) Test Automation
9 126 (9.50%) OO
10 107 (8.06%) Kanban
11 88 (6.63%) E-Commerce
11 88 (6.63%) Software Engineering
12 87 (6.56%) Web Development
13 82 (6.18%) Automated Testing
14 74 (5.58%) Responsive Web Design
15 66 (4.97%) MVC
16 65 (4.90%) SOA
17 61 (4.60%) Load Balancing
17 61 (4.60%) Mentoring
18 59 (4.45%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 609 (45.89%) Java
2 566 (42.65%) Python
3 367 (27.66%) JavaScript
4 236 (17.78%) Perl
5 210 (15.83%) Bash Shell
6 199 (15.00%) PHP
7 169 (12.74%) SQL
8 134 (10.10%) Scala
9 112 (8.44%) C#
10 65 (4.90%) Shell Script
11 51 (3.84%) PowerShell
11 51 (3.84%) Clojure
12 41 (3.09%) Groovy
13 40 (3.01%) C++
14 35 (2.64%) C
15 19 (1.43%) Objective-C
15 19 (1.43%) Golang
16 16 (1.21%) Erlang
17 15 (1.13%) Korn
18 13 (0.98%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 79 (5.95%) Degree
2 75 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 51 (3.84%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.06%) ISEB
5 11 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.23%) CEH
7 2 (0.15%) MCITP
7 2 (0.15%) CCNA
7 2 (0.15%) CISA
7 2 (0.15%) CISSP
7 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.075%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.075%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.075%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (11.38%) QA
2 7 (0.53%) SLA
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.075%) COBIT
4 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
System Software
1 100 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (2.79%) vCloud
3 36 (2.71%) Docker
4 31 (2.34%) Varnish
5 22 (1.66%) vSphere
6 17 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
6 17 (1.28%) VMware ESX
7 16 (1.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 14 (1.06%) VirtualBox
9 13 (0.98%) Xen
9 13 (0.98%) Active Directory
10 12 (0.90%) NFS
11 7 (0.53%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.53%) Postfix
11 7 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.30%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.30%) Samba
13 3 (0.23%) XenServer
13 3 (0.23%) KVM
13 3 (0.23%) LXC
Systems Management
1 399 (30.07%) Puppet
2 304 (22.91%) Opscode Chef
3 126 (9.50%) Ansible
4 92 (6.93%) Nagios
5 55 (4.14%) Salt
6 49 (3.69%) Vagrant
7 41 (3.09%) ZABBIX
8 25 (1.88%) Cobbler
8 25 (1.88%) collectd
9 21 (1.58%) SELinux
9 21 (1.58%) Graphite
10 19 (1.43%) Opsview
11 17 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 16 (1.21%) Cacti
13 14 (1.06%) Graylog2
14 12 (0.90%) Capistrano
14 12 (0.90%) Icinga
15 11 (0.83%) Kibana
16 10 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
17 9 (0.68%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 150 (11.30%) VMware
2 98 (7.39%) Red Hat
3 74 (5.58%) Oracle
4 63 (4.75%) Microsoft
5 46 (3.47%) New Relic
6 39 (2.94%) Rackspace
7 33 (2.49%) Akamai
8 24 (1.81%) Google
9 23 (1.73%) IBM
10 18 (1.36%) SaltStack
11 17 (1.28%) Percona
11 17 (1.28%) Zend
12 16 (1.21%) F5
13 12 (0.90%) Perforce
13 12 (0.90%) EMC
13 12 (0.90%) Adobe
13 12 (0.90%) HP
14 11 (0.83%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.75%) AppDynamics
16 8 (0.60%) Twitter
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