The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby on Rails skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby on Rails over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 371 348 375
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +27
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 240 271 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.62% 1.80% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 208 131
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 £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14860 15075 13098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 27.30% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 9762 8191
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 221 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

Ruby on Rails
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Ruby on Rails Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ruby on Rails
Daily Rate Trend

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

Ruby on Rails Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ruby on Rails
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Ruby on Rails Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ruby on Rails
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Ruby on Rails Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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 -5 234 £428 +6.87% 77
London -9 165 £428 +6.87% 46
South East +10 30 £400 -5.88% 15
City of London +10 22 £413 +3.12% 12
West Midlands -7 15 £475 +58.33%
North West -22 13 £413 +47.32% 7
Shropshire - 13 £485 -
Surrey - 13 £400 - 3
Hampshire -6 11 £375 -11.76% 5
Cheshire +1 10 £400 +22.13% 1
Telford - 10 £495 -
Guildford - 8 £363 - 1
Southampton - 7 £375 -
Berkshire -2 6 £400 +28.00% 1
Yorkshire -16 6 £263 -30.92% 4
West Yorkshire -11 5 £250 -34.21% 3
Leeds -15 5 £250 -34.21% 3
East of England +24 4 £388 +14.81% 5
Reading +2 3 £375 -6.25% 1
Hertfordshire +5 2 £425 +25.92%
Manchester -25 2 £425 +53.15% 5
Cambridge - 2 £379 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 £379 - 3
Hackney - 2 £475 -
Preston +3 1 £438 -
Lancashire +2 1 £438 -
Midlands -1 1 £500 +42.85%
South West -3 1 - -
Wales -7 1 £350 -33.33%
Warrington -16 1 £450 - 1

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails.

1 468 (99.57%) Ruby
2 231 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
3 211 (44.89%) JavaScript
4 199 (42.34%) CSS
5 191 (40.64%) HTML
6 156 (33.19%) TDD
7 118 (25.11%) Linux
8 110 (23.40%) Java
9 108 (22.98%) MySQL
10 103 (21.91%) RSpec
11 100 (21.28%) HTML5
12 98 (20.85%) Git (software)
13 91 (19.36%) Scrum
14 87 (18.51%) Amazon AWS
15 82 (17.45%) jQuery
16 80 (17.02%) Python
17 79 (16.81%) UNIX
18 74 (15.74%) CSS3
19 72 (15.32%) BDD
20 71 (15.11%) MongoDB
21 70 (14.89%) AngularJS
22 67 (14.26%) Web Services
22 67 (14.26%) Configuration Management
23 65 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
24 64 (13.62%) PostgreSQL
24 64 (13.62%) Puppet
24 64 (13.62%) Heroku
25 62 (13.19%) Open Source
26 59 (12.55%) Sinatra
27 55 (11.70%) NoSQL

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 46 (9.79%) Node.js
2 21 (4.47%) nginx
3 20 (4.26%) Apache
4 13 (2.77%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.55%) CMS
5 12 (2.55%) Apache Solr
6 8 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.06%) Orchard CMS
9 4 (0.85%) IIS
9 4 (0.85%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.64%) Confluence
10 3 (0.64%) SugarCRM
11 2 (0.43%) Drupal
11 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.21%) Mule
12 1 (0.21%) WordPress
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 87 (18.51%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (13.62%) Heroku
3 28 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (4.68%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (3.40%) SaaS
6 14 (2.98%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (1.28%) GitHub
10 3 (0.64%) Force.com
11 2 (0.43%) IaaS
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.21%) PaaS
12 1 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.40%) LDAP
1 16 (3.40%) Internet
2 13 (2.77%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.77%) Firewall
3 9 (1.91%) Network Security
3 9 (1.91%) SSL
4 6 (1.28%) HTTP
5 4 (0.85%) VPN
6 2 (0.43%) IPv6
7 1 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.21%) IPv4
7 1 (0.21%) Intranet
7 1 (0.21%) L2TP
7 1 (0.21%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (22.98%) MySQL
2 71 (15.11%) MongoDB
3 64 (13.62%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (11.70%) NoSQL
5 41 (8.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 35 (7.45%) Redis
7 33 (7.02%) SQL Server
8 18 (3.83%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.13%) Big Data
10 9 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.06%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.43%) RavenDB
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
15 1 (0.21%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 103 (21.91%) RSpec
2 98 (20.85%) Git (software)
3 54 (11.49%) Cucumber
4 33 (7.02%) Jenkins
5 21 (4.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (4.04%) Selenium
6 19 (4.04%) JUnit
7 17 (3.62%) Grunt
7 17 (3.62%) Capybara
8 15 (3.19%) Jasmine
9 10 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (1.91%) Subversion
11 8 (1.70%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.49%) Hudson
12 7 (1.49%) JIRA
12 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.85%) Maven
14 3 (0.64%) SonarQube
15 2 (0.43%) MSI
15 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (4.68%) Finance
2 20 (4.26%) Marketing
3 10 (2.13%) Advertising
3 10 (2.13%) Publishing
4 8 (1.70%) Games
5 4 (0.85%) Banking
6 3 (0.64%) Law
7 2 (0.43%) Retail
8 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.21%) French Language
8 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 321 (68.30%) Developer
2 149 (31.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 78 (16.60%) Ruby Developer
4 63 (13.40%) Architect
5 48 (10.21%) Senior Developer
6 39 (8.30%) Technical Architect
7 28 (5.96%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 17 (3.62%) Front-End Developer
8 17 (3.62%) Java Developer
9 16 (3.40%) Lead Developer
9 16 (3.40%) Senior Architect
10 15 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (2.98%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (2.55%) Digital Architect
13 11 (2.34%) Software Developer
14 10 (2.13%) Web Developer
14 10 (2.13%) Digital Technical Architect
15 9 (1.91%) Technical Leader
15 9 (1.91%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (42.34%) CSS
2 191 (40.64%) HTML
3 100 (21.28%) HTML5
4 82 (17.45%) jQuery
5 74 (15.74%) CSS3
6 70 (14.89%) AngularJS
7 67 (14.26%) Web Services
8 59 (12.55%) Sinatra
9 54 (11.49%) Django
10 50 (10.64%) .NET
11 46 (9.79%) REST
12 39 (8.30%) Play Framework
13 38 (8.09%) RESTful
13 38 (8.09%) Ajax
14 32 (6.81%) Backbone.js
15 31 (6.60%) JSON
16 28 (5.96%) Memcached
17 25 (5.32%) XML
17 25 (5.32%) RabbitMQ
18 23 (4.89%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 62 (13.19%) Open Source
2 24 (5.11%) Mobile App
2 24 (5.11%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.19%) Statistics
4 13 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.55%) User Experience
6 7 (1.49%) iPhone
6 7 (1.49%) Replication
7 6 (1.28%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.85%) NHS
9 4 (0.85%) Social Media
9 4 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.64%) iPad
10 3 (0.64%) Online Games
10 3 (0.64%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.43%) Tandem
11 2 (0.43%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 118 (25.11%) Linux
2 79 (16.81%) UNIX
3 43 (9.15%) Windows
4 22 (4.68%) Android
5 21 (4.47%) Mac OS X
6 15 (3.19%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.49%) SUSE
8 6 (1.28%) CentOS
9 5 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.85%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.21%) Debian
13 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (33.19%) TDD
3 91 (19.36%) Scrum
4 72 (15.32%) BDD
5 67 (14.26%) Configuration Management
6 65 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (9.36%) Web Development
8 40 (8.51%) Kanban
9 36 (7.66%) DevOps
10 35 (7.45%) MVC
11 33 (7.02%) E-Commerce
12 31 (6.60%) Software Architecture
13 30 (6.38%) Software Engineering
14 26 (5.53%) Continuous Delivery
14 26 (5.53%) OO
15 20 (4.26%) Pair Programming
16 17 (3.62%) Mentoring
17 15 (3.19%) Refactoring
18 14 (2.98%) OOP
18 14 (2.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 468 (99.57%) Ruby
2 211 (44.89%) JavaScript
3 110 (23.40%) Java
4 80 (17.02%) Python
5 47 (10.00%) SQL
6 37 (7.87%) Scala
7 28 (5.96%) Go
8 26 (5.53%) Shell Script
9 24 (5.11%) PowerShell
10 23 (4.89%) C#
11 18 (3.83%) PHP
12 16 (3.40%) Bash Shell
13 15 (3.19%) Perl
14 12 (2.55%) C++
15 9 (1.91%) Groovy
16 8 (1.70%) Objective-C
17 7 (1.49%) CoffeeScript
18 6 (1.28%) C
18 6 (1.28%) Clojure
19 4 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (6.38%) Degree
2 14 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.28%) QA
2 4 (0.85%) SLA
3 2 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 24 (5.11%) Varnish
2 15 (3.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.91%) Docker
5 7 (1.49%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.85%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.64%) vCloud
8 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.43%) XenApp
8 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 64 (13.62%) Puppet
2 32 (6.81%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (3.62%) Vagrant
4 13 (2.77%) Ansible
5 11 (2.34%) Capistrano
6 5 (1.06%) Mesos
7 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.43%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.43%) logstash
7 2 (0.43%) Salt
8 1 (0.21%) Kibana
8 1 (0.21%) Graphite
8 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (7.23%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.62%) Oracle
3 10 (2.13%) VMware
3 10 (2.13%) Rackspace
4 9 (1.91%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.06%) Google
6 3 (0.64%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.43%) Citrix
7 2 (0.43%) CA
7 2 (0.43%) HP
7 2 (0.43%) IBM
7 2 (0.43%) Brocade
7 2 (0.43%) Pega
7 2 (0.43%) Vyatta
7 2 (0.43%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.43%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.21%) Coverity
8 1 (0.21%) Wall Street Systems
8 1 (0.21%) Telerik
8 1 (0.21%) Perforce
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