The table below looks at the statistics for the Ruby Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby Developer
Rank 525 465 505
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Ruby Developer 86 135 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 113 53
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £317 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Ruby Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Ruby Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ruby Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby Developer within the UK.

Ruby Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ruby Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Ruby Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ruby Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby Developer within the UK.

Ruby Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Ruby Developer
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
England -60 86 £400 - 24
London -34 63 £400 -0.12% 15
City of London +4 14 £413 +17.85% 5
West Yorkshire -15 7 £450 - 2
Yorkshire -16 7 £450 - 3
South East -29 7 £400 +3.22% 4
East Midlands -9 4 £379 -5.31%
Nottinghamshire - 4 £379 -
Nottingham - 4 £379 -
Leeds -22 3 £460 - 2
Cambridge - 3 £425 -
Surrey - 3 £400 - 1
East of England - 3 £425 -
Egham - 3 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 -
Oxfordshire -20 2 £425 - 2
Hampshire 0 1 £425 +13.33%
South West 0 1 £375 +7.14%
Bristol -10 1 £375 +25.00%
North West -26 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1

Ruby Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Ruby Developer in their job title 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 with Ruby Developer in their job title.

1 180 (100.00%) Ruby
2 125 (69.44%) Ruby on Rails
3 108 (60.00%) TDD
4 103 (57.22%) JavaScript
5 90 (50.00%) CSS
6 85 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (35.56%) HTML
8 58 (32.22%) Java
9 48 (26.67%) Git (software)
10 46 (25.56%) Sinatra
11 42 (23.33%) Web Development
11 42 (23.33%) SQL
12 41 (22.78%) Cucumber
13 29 (16.11%) BDD
14 26 (14.44%) Web Design
14 26 (14.44%) MySQL
14 26 (14.44%) Linux
15 25 (13.89%) RSpec
15 25 (13.89%) Responsive Web Design
16 24 (13.33%) Capybara
16 24 (13.33%) Open Source
16 24 (13.33%) Pair Programming
17 23 (12.78%) QA
17 23 (12.78%) Continuous Improvement
18 22 (12.22%) CSS3
18 22 (12.22%) VMware
18 22 (12.22%) HTML5
19 21 (11.67%) TeamCity
20 20 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (11.11%) IntelliJ

Ruby Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Ruby Developer in their job title 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 with Ruby Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (4.44%) Node.js
3 4 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.11%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.11%) CMS
4 2 (1.11%) nginx
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.33%) SaaS
3 5 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.67%) GitHub
5 2 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.11%) Heroku
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.33%) HTTP
2 2 (1.11%) DNS
2 2 (1.11%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.44%) MySQL
2 13 (7.22%) MongoDB
3 11 (6.11%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.00%) Redis
5 8 (4.44%) Big Data
5 8 (4.44%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.11%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.11%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 48 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 41 (22.78%) Cucumber
3 25 (13.89%) RSpec
4 24 (13.33%) Capybara
5 21 (11.67%) TeamCity
6 20 (11.11%) IntelliJ
7 15 (8.33%) Jenkins
8 9 (5.00%) Subversion
9 5 (2.78%) Selenium
10 4 (2.22%) JUnit
11 3 (1.67%) RubyGems
12 2 (1.11%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.11%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.11%) Mockito
12 2 (1.11%) Maven
13 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.56%) JMeter
13 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.56%) Mocha
13 1 (0.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 16 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (1.67%) Marketing
2 3 (1.67%) Publishing
3 2 (1.11%) Games
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.56%) Music Industry
4 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (69.44%) Ruby on Rails
2 90 (50.00%) CSS
3 64 (35.56%) HTML
4 46 (25.56%) Sinatra
5 22 (12.22%) HTML5
5 22 (12.22%) CSS3
6 20 (11.11%) Sass
7 15 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 13 (7.22%) jQuery
9 10 (5.56%) RESTful
10 7 (3.89%) Backbone.js
10 7 (3.89%) Web Services
10 7 (3.89%) Ember.js
11 5 (2.78%) Ext JS
11 5 (2.78%) JRuby
11 5 (2.78%) JSON
11 5 (2.78%) REST
11 5 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (2.22%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (2.22%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.89%) Data Structures
3 6 (3.33%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.67%) iPhone
4 3 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.11%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.56%) User Experience
6 1 (0.56%) Social Media
6 1 (0.56%) iPad
6 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.44%) Linux
2 17 (9.44%) UNIX
3 7 (3.89%) Android
4 6 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.22%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (60.00%) TDD
2 85 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (23.33%) Web Development
4 29 (16.11%) BDD
5 26 (14.44%) Web Design
6 25 (13.89%) Responsive Web Design
7 24 (13.33%) Open Source
7 24 (13.33%) Pair Programming
8 23 (12.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (9.44%) Scrum
9 17 (9.44%) DevOps
10 13 (7.22%) OO
10 13 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 12 (6.67%) Mentoring
12 11 (6.11%) MVC
13 8 (4.44%) MVVM
13 8 (4.44%) Test Automation
14 7 (3.89%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 180 (100.00%) Ruby
2 103 (57.22%) JavaScript
3 58 (32.22%) Java
4 42 (23.33%) SQL
5 19 (10.56%) Python
6 7 (3.89%) Go
7 5 (2.78%) Clojure
8 4 (2.22%) PHP
8 4 (2.22%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.22%) C#
9 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.67%) Scala
10 1 (0.56%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.56%) Perl
10 1 (0.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (8.89%) Degree
2 2 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.78%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (11.11%) Graylog
2 13 (7.22%) Puppet
3 8 (4.44%) Ansible
4 6 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.11%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 22 (12.22%) VMware
2 20 (11.11%) Akamai
2 20 (11.11%) New Relic
3 3 (1.67%) Rackspace
4 2 (1.11%) Google
4 2 (1.11%) Wall Street Systems
4 2 (1.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.56%) Apple
5 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle
5 1 (0.56%) Siebel
5 1 (0.56%) Sencha
5 1 (0.56%) Eloqua
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