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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 93 71 89
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +18
Contract jobs citing Ruby 548 656 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.28% 2.74% 2.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.31% 6.57% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 499 462
Average daily rate
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£463 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-88.73% +42.00%
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
10328 9978 11006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.91% 41.61% 44.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7629 7037 7845
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 61 84
Average hourly rate £29.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.13 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 +7 109 £450 +5.88% 46
Croydon -12 12 £450 -35.71% 2
Hammersmith -2 3 £330 -11.29%
Osterley +1 2 £460 -6.12%
Canary Wharf -9 1 £525 -12.50%
Clapham - 1 £400 -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Hounslow - 1 £470 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 550 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
2 474 (44.05%) Java
3 416 (38.66%) Python
4 369 (34.29%) TDD
5 360 (33.46%) JavaScript
6 333 (30.95%) DevOps
7 331 (30.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 311 (28.90%) Linux
9 301 (27.97%) Git (software)
10 272 (25.28%) Puppet
11 265 (24.63%) Continuous Integration
12 262 (24.35%) BDD
13 261 (24.26%) HTML
14 259 (24.07%) Amazon AWS
15 253 (23.51%) CSS
16 241 (22.40%) Opscode Chef
17 236 (21.93%) Scrum
18 213 (19.80%) Jenkins
19 201 (18.68%) Web Services
20 190 (17.66%) SQL
21 184 (17.10%) Perl
21 184 (17.10%) MySQL
22 179 (16.64%) Cucumber
23 177 (16.45%) UNIX
24 171 (15.89%) MongoDB
25 165 (15.33%) Configuration Management
26 159 (14.78%) Open Source
27 157 (14.59%) PHP
28 132 (12.27%) Scala
28 132 (12.27%) Ansible

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 129 (11.99%) Node.js
2 82 (7.62%) Apache
3 73 (6.78%) Tomcat
4 51 (4.74%) OpenStack
5 48 (4.46%) nginx
6 36 (3.35%) JBoss
7 30 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (2.60%) Jetty
9 27 (2.51%) MQSeries
10 23 (2.14%) Confluence
11 21 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
12 19 (1.77%) CMS
13 18 (1.67%) Drupal
14 14 (1.30%) WebLogic
14 14 (1.30%) Mule ESB
15 13 (1.21%) IIS
15 13 (1.21%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.93%) Apache Spark
17 8 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 8 (0.74%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 13 (1.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.74%) MS Office
3 4 (0.37%) Mathematica
3 4 (0.37%) Maple
3 4 (0.37%) LaTeX
4 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.28%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) HFM
3 1 (0.093%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.093%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.093%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.093%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 259 (24.07%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (3.07%) GitHub
5 29 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 25 (2.32%) Heroku
7 24 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (1.58%) SaaS
8 17 (1.58%) PaaS
8 17 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.02%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.93%) IaaS
11 8 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (7.34%) HTTP
2 52 (4.83%) TCP/IP
3 46 (4.28%) Internet
4 37 (3.44%) Firewall
5 31 (2.88%) DNS
6 25 (2.32%) SSL
7 23 (2.14%) VPN
8 17 (1.58%) LDAP
9 15 (1.39%) DMZ
10 13 (1.21%) SNMP
10 13 (1.21%) Reverse Proxy
11 9 (0.84%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.74%) Unified Communications
12 8 (0.74%) Network Security
12 8 (0.74%) Converged Networks
13 6 (0.56%) DHCP
13 6 (0.56%) BGP
13 6 (0.56%) Wireless
14 5 (0.46%) SMTP
14 5 (0.46%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (17.10%) MySQL
2 171 (15.89%) MongoDB
3 103 (9.57%) NoSQL
4 94 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
5 78 (7.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 56 (5.20%) Redis
7 46 (4.28%) SQL Server
8 38 (3.53%) Relational Database
9 35 (3.25%) Hadoop
10 28 (2.60%) Big Data
11 20 (1.86%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.93%) HBase
14 9 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.56%) Neo4j
16 6 (0.56%) Oracle Database
17 5 (0.46%) Riak
17 5 (0.46%) CouchDB
18 4 (0.37%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 301 (27.97%) Git (software)
2 213 (19.80%) Jenkins
3 179 (16.64%) Cucumber
4 129 (11.99%) Subversion
5 118 (10.97%) Selenium
6 95 (8.83%) RSpec
7 70 (6.51%) JIRA
8 58 (5.39%) Maven
9 52 (4.83%) JUnit
9 52 (4.83%) WebDriver
10 43 (4.00%) JMeter
11 34 (3.16%) Gerrit
12 33 (3.07%) Gradle
13 31 (2.88%) Mercurial
14 29 (2.70%) Hudson
15 27 (2.51%) Capybara
16 26 (2.42%) TeamCity
17 25 (2.32%) Artifactory
17 25 (2.32%) Jasmine
18 23 (2.14%) Ant
General
1 95 (8.83%) Finance
2 29 (2.70%) Banking
3 23 (2.14%) Publishing
3 23 (2.14%) Marketing
4 17 (1.58%) Games
5 13 (1.21%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.21%) Retail
6 9 (0.84%) Front Office
7 5 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.37%) Law
8 4 (0.37%) Advertising
9 3 (0.28%) Back Office
9 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.19%) Legal
10 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.093%) Billing
11 1 (0.093%) Automotive
11 1 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.093%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 472 (43.87%) Developer
2 165 (15.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 117 (10.87%) Ruby Developer
4 111 (10.32%) Architect
5 89 (8.27%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 69 (6.41%) Java Developer
7 66 (6.13%) Senior Developer
8 39 (3.62%) Software Engineer
8 39 (3.62%) Consultant
8 39 (3.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 36 (3.35%) Technical Architect
9 36 (3.35%) Tester
10 31 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
10 31 (2.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 29 (2.70%) Analyst
12 27 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
12 27 (2.51%) Front-End Developer
12 27 (2.51%) Automation Tester
13 24 (2.23%) AWS Developer
14 22 (2.04%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (30.76%) Ruby on Rails
2 261 (24.26%) HTML
3 253 (23.51%) CSS
4 201 (18.68%) Web Services
5 131 (12.17%) .NET
6 128 (11.90%) HTML5
7 104 (9.67%) AngularJS
8 102 (9.48%) REST
9 98 (9.11%) RESTful
10 75 (6.97%) JSON
11 70 (6.51%) jQuery
11 70 (6.51%) CSS3
12 64 (5.95%) Spring
13 59 (5.48%) LAMP
14 58 (5.39%) XML
15 49 (4.55%) Backbone.js
16 47 (4.37%) Sinatra
16 47 (4.37%) J2EE
17 41 (3.81%) Sass
18 40 (3.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.58%) Mobile App
2 37 (3.44%) User Experience
3 33 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (2.23%) Visualisation
6 22 (2.04%) Digital Media
7 19 (1.77%) Data Centre
8 18 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.49%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.39%) Clustering
11 13 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (1.12%) Tandem
13 10 (0.93%) IPTV
13 10 (0.93%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.84%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.74%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.74%) Social Network
16 7 (0.65%) iPhone
16 7 (0.65%) W3C
17 6 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 311 (28.90%) Linux
2 177 (16.45%) UNIX
3 66 (6.13%) Windows
4 64 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (5.67%) Ubuntu
6 50 (4.65%) CentOS
7 29 (2.70%) Android
8 27 (2.51%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.49%) Solaris
10 12 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.93%) Debian
12 7 (0.65%) SUSE
12 7 (0.65%) AIX
13 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.19%) VMS
16 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (34.29%) TDD
3 333 (30.95%) DevOps
4 265 (24.63%) Continuous Integration
5 262 (24.35%) BDD
6 236 (21.93%) Scrum
7 165 (15.33%) Configuration Management
8 159 (14.78%) Open Source
9 118 (10.97%) E-Commerce
10 109 (10.13%) MVC
11 97 (9.01%) Kanban
12 93 (8.64%) Software Engineering
13 91 (8.46%) Continuous Delivery
14 89 (8.27%) Pair Programming
15 81 (7.53%) Web Development
16 80 (7.43%) Test Automation
17 72 (6.69%) OO
18 71 (6.60%) SOA
19 47 (4.37%) Mentoring
20 43 (4.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 474 (44.05%) Java
2 416 (38.66%) Python
3 360 (33.46%) JavaScript
4 190 (17.66%) SQL
5 184 (17.10%) Perl
6 157 (14.59%) PHP
7 132 (12.27%) Scala
8 107 (9.94%) C#
9 98 (9.11%) Bash Shell
10 86 (7.99%) Groovy
11 64 (5.95%) C++
12 46 (4.28%) Clojure
13 42 (3.90%) Go
14 41 (3.81%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.77%) C
16 13 (1.21%) VB
17 12 (1.12%) PowerShell
17 12 (1.12%) Erlang
18 10 (0.93%) VBA
19 9 (0.84%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (4.74%) Degree
2 50 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.65%) CCNP
4 7 (0.65%) ISEB
4 7 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.46%) CCSA
6 5 (0.46%) CCIP
6 5 (0.46%) CCDA
6 5 (0.46%) CCIE
7 4 (0.37%) RHCE
8 2 (0.19%) LPIC
8 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.19%) HP ASE
8 2 (0.19%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.093%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.093%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.093%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (10.22%) QA
2 8 (0.74%) SLA
3 6 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
System Software
1 132 (12.27%) Docker
2 61 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.88%) vCloud
4 16 (1.49%) Varnish
5 15 (1.39%) vSphere
6 11 (1.02%) KVM
7 6 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.37%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.37%) Firmware
9 4 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.28%) OCFS2
10 3 (0.28%) LXC
10 3 (0.28%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.28%) GFS2
10 3 (0.28%) NFS
10 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 272 (25.28%) Puppet
2 241 (22.40%) Opscode Chef
3 132 (12.27%) Ansible
4 61 (5.67%) Salt
5 55 (5.11%) Vagrant
6 40 (3.72%) Nagios
7 33 (3.07%) logstash
8 31 (2.88%) ZABBIX
9 30 (2.79%) HAProxy
10 28 (2.60%) Kibana
11 24 (2.23%) Rundeck
12 17 (1.58%) Graphite
12 17 (1.58%) Capistrano
13 15 (1.39%) Mesos
14 9 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (0.74%) Kubernetes
16 7 (0.65%) BladeLogic
17 6 (0.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
17 6 (0.56%) SELinux
18 5 (0.46%) yum
Vendors
1 84 (7.81%) VMware
2 77 (7.16%) Red Hat
3 70 (6.51%) Oracle
4 37 (3.44%) New Relic
5 34 (3.16%) Microsoft
6 30 (2.79%) Google
7 27 (2.51%) HP
8 26 (2.42%) SaltStack
9 22 (2.04%) Rackspace
10 19 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.58%) SOASTA, Inc
12 14 (1.30%) Cisco
12 14 (1.30%) IBM
13 13 (1.21%) Sybase
14 12 (1.12%) Perforce
15 11 (1.02%) EMC
16 10 (0.93%) Sun
16 10 (0.93%) Atlassian
16 10 (0.93%) Splunk
16 10 (0.93%) AppDynamics
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