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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 79 91 152
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +61
Contract jobs citing Ruby 586 572 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.39% 2.27% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.76% 5.24% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 457 281
Average daily rate
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£428 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.62% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
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
10165 10919 10545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.51% 43.38% 40.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7300 7807 7364
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
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 65 84 139
Average hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £57.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 22 September 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 September 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 -8 78 £450 +12.50% 46
Canary Wharf - 2 £575 -
Hammersmith - 1 £372 -
Southwark - - - -
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 720 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (41.27%) Java
3 467 (36.71%) Linux
4 440 (34.59%) Python
5 410 (32.23%) TDD
6 390 (30.66%) JavaScript
7 370 (29.09%) Ruby on Rails
8 339 (26.65%) BDD
9 338 (26.57%) HTML
10 309 (24.29%) Cucumber
11 300 (23.58%) Scrum
12 297 (23.35%) CSS
13 288 (22.64%) Git (software)
14 280 (22.01%) Puppet
15 270 (21.23%) DevOps
16 241 (18.95%) UNIX
17 229 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
18 215 (16.90%) PHP
19 208 (16.35%) Open Source
20 204 (16.04%) Web Services
21 188 (14.78%) Opscode Chef
22 185 (14.54%) Configuration Management
23 175 (13.76%) Perl
24 173 (13.60%) MySQL
25 163 (12.81%) Jenkins
26 147 (11.56%) HTML5
26 147 (11.56%) SQL
27 144 (11.32%) Selenium
28 143 (11.24%) Test Automation
29 140 (11.01%) Amazon AWS

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 99 (7.78%) Node.js
2 92 (7.23%) Apache
3 56 (4.40%) Tomcat
4 48 (3.77%) nginx
5 43 (3.38%) WebLogic
6 40 (3.14%) WebSphere
7 29 (2.28%) OpenStack
8 28 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 23 (1.81%) CMS
10 18 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.02%) IIS
12 12 (0.94%) WordPress
13 11 (0.86%) Confluence
14 10 (0.79%) Apache Pig
15 9 (0.71%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.71%) Drupal
16 8 (0.63%) ColdFusion
17 7 (0.55%) CloudStack
18 5 (0.39%) SharePoint
19 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (0.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.31%) MS Office
3 4 (0.31%) SPSS
3 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.31%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.16%) Gephi
5 1 (0.079%) GIMP
5 1 (0.079%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.16%) Summit
2 2 (0.16%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (0.16%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.079%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.079%) Magento
3 1 (0.079%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.079%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 140 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (7.15%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (2.99%) GitHub
4 32 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (1.97%) Amazon S3
6 16 (1.26%) SaaS
7 14 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.02%) Heroku
9 10 (0.79%) ElastiCache
9 10 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 8 (0.63%) IaaS
10 8 (0.63%) PaaS
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.24%) Joyent
12 1 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.079%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 119 (9.36%) HTTP
2 48 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 29 (2.28%) Internet
4 28 (2.20%) DNS
5 16 (1.26%) SSL
6 15 (1.18%) LDAP
6 15 (1.18%) Firewall
7 7 (0.55%) VPN
8 6 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.39%) BIG-IP
9 5 (0.39%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.39%) VoIP
10 4 (0.31%) SAN
10 4 (0.31%) DVB
10 4 (0.31%) VLAN
10 4 (0.31%) Network Security
11 3 (0.24%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.24%) NAS
11 3 (0.24%) SSH
12 2 (0.16%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (13.60%) MySQL
2 129 (10.14%) NoSQL
3 113 (8.88%) MongoDB
4 84 (6.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 76 (5.97%) Relational Database
6 71 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
7 63 (4.95%) Redis
8 49 (3.85%) Big Data
9 36 (2.83%) Oracle Exadata
10 33 (2.59%) SQL Server
11 31 (2.44%) Hadoop
12 16 (1.26%) Apache Hive
13 12 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.63%) HBase
14 8 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.55%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
17 4 (0.31%) SQL Navigator
17 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
17 4 (0.31%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 309 (24.29%) Cucumber
2 288 (22.64%) Git (software)
3 163 (12.81%) Jenkins
4 144 (11.32%) Selenium
5 116 (9.12%) Subversion
6 105 (8.25%) RSpec
7 88 (6.92%) JIRA
8 74 (5.82%) WebDriver
9 73 (5.74%) Capybara
10 68 (5.35%) WATIR
11 63 (4.95%) Calabash
12 53 (4.17%) Hudson
13 41 (3.22%) Maven
14 40 (3.14%) TeamCity
15 28 (2.20%) Jasmine
16 25 (1.97%) JBehave
16 25 (1.97%) QuickTest Pro
17 22 (1.73%) Sahi
18 19 (1.49%) FitNesse
19 18 (1.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 132 (10.38%) Finance
2 47 (3.69%) Games
3 26 (2.04%) Retail
3 26 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 22 (1.73%) Banking
4 22 (1.73%) Publishing
5 16 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.02%) Marketing
7 11 (0.86%) Advertising
8 7 (0.55%) Law
9 4 (0.31%) Electronics
10 3 (0.24%) Front Office
10 3 (0.24%) Legal
10 3 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.24%) Local Government
11 2 (0.16%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.079%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.079%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 595 (46.78%) Developer
2 166 (13.05%) Ruby Developer
3 144 (11.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 133 (10.46%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 87 (6.84%) Senior Developer
6 77 (6.05%) Tester
7 59 (4.64%) Front-End Developer
8 54 (4.25%) Architect
9 50 (3.93%) Java Developer
10 49 (3.85%) Automation Tester
11 46 (3.62%) Web Developer
12 43 (3.38%) Software Engineer
12 43 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
13 40 (3.14%) Analyst
14 37 (2.91%) Test Engineer
15 35 (2.75%) Programmer
15 35 (2.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 32 (2.52%) Test Analyst
17 24 (1.89%) Consultant
18 22 (1.73%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (29.09%) Ruby on Rails
2 338 (26.57%) HTML
3 297 (23.35%) CSS
4 204 (16.04%) Web Services
5 147 (11.56%) HTML5
6 128 (10.06%) XML
7 119 (9.36%) CSS3
8 114 (8.96%) .NET
9 111 (8.73%) JSON
10 99 (7.78%) jQuery
11 97 (7.63%) REST
12 96 (7.55%) Sinatra
13 75 (5.90%) RESTful
14 70 (5.50%) LAMP
15 67 (5.27%) AngularJS
16 62 (4.87%) Sass
17 57 (4.48%) Backbone.js
18 47 (3.69%) Spring
19 45 (3.54%) Ajax
20 36 (2.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 208 (16.35%) Open Source
2 92 (7.23%) Mobile App
3 70 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.40%) Visualisation
5 55 (4.32%) Computer Science
6 47 (3.69%) User Experience
7 42 (3.30%) Clustering
8 22 (1.73%) Hedge funds
9 19 (1.49%) Online Games
10 17 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.34%) Digital Media
11 12 (0.94%) Video on Demand
11 12 (0.94%) IPTV
11 12 (0.94%) W3C
11 12 (0.94%) Streaming Video
12 11 (0.86%) STB
13 10 (0.79%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.79%) Wiki
14 9 (0.71%) Social Gaming
15 8 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 467 (36.71%) Linux
2 241 (18.95%) UNIX
3 82 (6.45%) Windows
4 73 (5.74%) Mac OS X
5 59 (4.64%) Android
5 59 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 57 (4.48%) Apple iOS
7 53 (4.17%) CentOS
8 47 (3.69%) Ubuntu
9 42 (3.30%) SELinux
10 19 (1.49%) Solaris
11 17 (1.34%) AIX
12 12 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.47%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.47%) Debian
15 5 (0.39%) VME
15 5 (0.39%) MVS
16 4 (0.31%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 720 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (32.23%) TDD
3 339 (26.65%) BDD
4 300 (23.58%) Scrum
5 270 (21.23%) DevOps
6 229 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
7 185 (14.54%) Configuration Management
8 143 (11.24%) Test Automation
9 137 (10.77%) OO
10 107 (8.41%) Web Development
11 106 (8.33%) Software Engineering
12 104 (8.18%) Kanban
13 92 (7.23%) Responsive Web Design
14 90 (7.08%) Test Scripting
14 90 (7.08%) E-Commerce
15 76 (5.97%) SOA
16 72 (5.66%) MVC
16 72 (5.66%) Web Design
17 67 (5.27%) Pair Programming
18 58 (4.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 525 (41.27%) Java
2 440 (34.59%) Python
3 390 (30.66%) JavaScript
4 215 (16.90%) PHP
5 175 (13.76%) Perl
6 147 (11.56%) SQL
7 134 (10.53%) Bash Shell
8 130 (10.22%) Scala
9 116 (9.12%) C#
10 50 (3.93%) Shell Script
11 48 (3.77%) C++
12 43 (3.38%) Groovy
13 42 (3.30%) Objective-C
13 42 (3.30%) C
14 36 (2.83%) Clojure
15 32 (2.52%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.42%) Golang
17 11 (0.86%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.71%) ActionScript
18 9 (0.71%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 98 (7.70%) Degree
2 40 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.79%) ISEB
5 7 (0.55%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.31%) CISSP
6 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.31%) CEH
7 3 (0.24%) PhD
8 2 (0.16%) CCNP
8 2 (0.16%) CCNA
8 2 (0.16%) CISA
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.16%) CCSE
8 2 (0.16%) MCITP
8 2 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.079%) MySQL Certification
9 1 (0.079%) LPIC
9 1 (0.079%) RHCE
9 1 (0.079%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (9.83%) QA
2 5 (0.39%) SLA
3 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.079%) EMIR
4 1 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.079%) COBIT
4 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (2.83%) Oracle RAC
3 26 (2.04%) vCloud
4 20 (1.57%) Varnish
5 19 (1.49%) VMware ESX
6 11 (0.86%) vSphere
7 9 (0.71%) Docker
8 7 (0.55%) NFS
9 5 (0.39%) Active Directory
10 4 (0.31%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.24%) Cygwin
11 3 (0.24%) KVM
12 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.16%) Xen
12 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 280 (22.01%) Puppet
2 188 (14.78%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (6.13%) Nagios
4 46 (3.62%) Ansible
5 37 (2.91%) Salt
6 33 (2.59%) Vagrant
7 31 (2.44%) ZABBIX
8 16 (1.26%) Capistrano
9 13 (1.02%) Opsview
10 12 (0.94%) Cacti
11 11 (0.86%) YUM
12 10 (0.79%) Icinga
12 10 (0.79%) Graylog2
12 10 (0.79%) collectd
13 9 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 7 (0.55%) Oozie
15 7 (0.55%) Zenoss
16 6 (0.47%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.47%) logstash
Vendors
1 108 (8.49%) VMware
2 78 (6.13%) Oracle
3 71 (5.58%) Red Hat
4 50 (3.93%) Rackspace
5 41 (3.22%) New Relic
6 40 (3.14%) IBM
7 38 (2.99%) Microsoft
8 26 (2.04%) Remedy
9 22 (1.73%) Akamai
10 13 (1.02%) Zend
10 13 (1.02%) JBoss
11 11 (0.86%) Adobe
11 11 (0.86%) Percona
12 10 (0.79%) SaltStack
13 5 (0.39%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.39%) Cisco
13 5 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.31%) Perforce
14 4 (0.31%) Sun
14 4 (0.31%) Sybase
London
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Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
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