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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 367 355 367
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 268 251 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.70% 1.65% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 179 182
Average daily rate
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£428 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £319 £344
% change year-on-year
+26.27% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% +145.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +53.84%

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
15734 15245 15428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.00% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 9914 9250
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 280 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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
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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
England -39 231 £428 +14.00% 77
London -28 154 £450 +12.50% 47
Scotland +14 30 £513 +46.42% 3
South East -7 25 £413 +6.45% 10
Glasgow +13 22 £640 - 3
City of London -1 15 £445 +20.27% 13
West Midlands -17 12 £255 -18.40% 1
North West -10 11 £388 +19.23% 8
Surrey +1 9 £415 +3.75% 3
Edinburgh +3 8 £375 +20.96%
Manchester -3 8 £450 - 5
East Midlands +8 7 £425 +41.66%
Northamptonshire - 7 £425 -
East of England -22 6 £350 +16.66% 5
South West -40 6 £413 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £425 - 1
Leeds -1 5 £550 +100.00%
Yorkshire -4 5 £550 +100.00% 2
West Yorkshire -5 5 £550 +100.00% 1
Birmingham -4 4 £255 -3.77%
Guildford -6 4 £400 -
Berkshire +12 3 £375 -16.66%
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £381 +17.30% 1
Wiltshire -14 3 £413 +10.00%
Hertfordshire -20 3 £340 +13.33% 1
Swindon - 3 £413 -
Slough - 3 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £363 -9.37% 3
Cambridge -4 2 £363 -9.37% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - - 3

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 558 (99.47%) Ruby
2 357 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (42.96%) HTML
4 238 (42.42%) JavaScript
5 234 (41.71%) CSS
6 229 (40.82%) TDD
7 150 (26.74%) Linux
8 140 (24.96%) MySQL
9 127 (22.64%) BDD
10 124 (22.10%) Java
11 118 (21.03%) HTML5
12 117 (20.86%) Scrum
13 104 (18.54%) Git (software)
14 103 (18.36%) RSpec
15 101 (18.00%) Open Source
16 95 (16.93%) CSS3
17 87 (15.51%) jQuery
18 82 (14.62%) Cucumber
19 77 (13.73%) Sinatra
20 75 (13.37%) MongoDB
20 75 (13.37%) PostgreSQL
21 72 (12.83%) OO
22 71 (12.66%) NoSQL
23 67 (11.94%) SQL
24 60 (10.70%) Web Services
25 57 (10.16%) PHP
26 56 (9.98%) UNIX
27 54 (9.63%) Python
28 53 (9.45%) Scala
29 51 (9.09%) Django

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 33 (5.88%) Apache
2 22 (3.92%) Node.js
3 18 (3.21%) CMS
4 13 (2.32%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.96%) nginx
7 8 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.07%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.89%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.89%) JBoss
9 5 (0.89%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.53%) Confluence
11 2 (0.36%) Orchard CMS
11 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.18%) WordPress
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.18%) Escenic
12 1 (0.18%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 18 (3.21%) Photoshop
2 15 (2.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.71%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.53%) MS Office
5 2 (0.36%) SPSS
5 2 (0.36%) GIMP
5 2 (0.36%) Gephi
6 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.18%) Summit
1 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.81%) GitHub
2 20 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.39%) Heroku
4 15 (2.67%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.43%) SaaS
6 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.89%) PaaS
8 3 (0.53%) IaaS
9 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.92%) HTTP
2 20 (3.57%) LDAP
3 15 (2.67%) Internet
4 10 (1.78%) SSH
4 10 (1.78%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.07%) DNS
5 6 (1.07%) SSL
6 4 (0.71%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.36%) Network Security
7 2 (0.36%) AMQP
8 1 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.18%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.18%) VPN
8 1 (0.18%) PBX
8 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (24.96%) MySQL
2 75 (13.37%) PostgreSQL
2 75 (13.37%) MongoDB
3 71 (12.66%) NoSQL
4 40 (7.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 35 (6.24%) Redis
6 11 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.78%) Big Data
8 9 (1.60%) SQL Server
9 8 (1.43%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.53%) HBase
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.36%) MS Access
12 2 (0.36%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.36%) Mahout
12 2 (0.36%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.36%) IDOL
12 2 (0.36%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 104 (18.54%) Git (software)
2 103 (18.36%) RSpec
3 82 (14.62%) Cucumber
4 28 (4.99%) Jasmine
5 23 (4.10%) Subversion
6 20 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 19 (3.39%) JUnit
8 17 (3.03%) Selenium
9 11 (1.96%) WATIR
10 10 (1.78%) Karma Test Runner
10 10 (1.78%) Sublime Text
10 10 (1.78%) RubyGems
11 7 (1.25%) Capybara
11 7 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.89%) JIRA
12 5 (0.89%) Hudson
13 4 (0.71%) JMeter
14 3 (0.53%) HttpUnit
14 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.53%) PhantomJS
General
1 33 (5.88%) Finance
2 20 (3.57%) Games
3 17 (3.03%) Retail
4 13 (2.32%) Marketing
5 7 (1.25%) Advertising
6 6 (1.07%) Banking
6 6 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Electronics
9 1 (0.18%) Law
9 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 440 (78.43%) Developer
2 220 (39.22%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 167 (29.77%) Ruby Developer
4 64 (11.41%) Architect
5 53 (9.45%) Senior Developer
6 52 (9.27%) Programmer
7 41 (7.31%) Technical Architect
8 33 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 26 (4.63%) Front-End Developer
10 25 (4.46%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
11 19 (3.39%) Senior Architect
12 18 (3.21%) Digital Architect
13 12 (2.14%) Lead Developer
14 10 (1.78%) JavaScript Developer
14 10 (1.78%) Senior Technical Architect
15 9 (1.60%) Web Developer
16 8 (1.43%) .NET Developer
17 7 (1.25%) Software Developer
17 7 (1.25%) Python Developer
18 6 (1.07%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (42.96%) HTML
2 234 (41.71%) CSS
3 118 (21.03%) HTML5
4 95 (16.93%) CSS3
5 87 (15.51%) jQuery
6 77 (13.73%) Sinatra
7 60 (10.70%) Web Services
8 51 (9.09%) Django
8 51 (9.09%) Backbone.js
9 49 (8.73%) REST
10 48 (8.56%) RESTful
11 43 (7.66%) AngularJS
11 43 (7.66%) .NET
12 39 (6.95%) JSON
13 38 (6.77%) Sass
14 34 (6.06%) LAMP
15 33 (5.88%) Ajax
15 33 (5.88%) XML
16 30 (5.35%) Play Framework
17 21 (3.74%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 101 (18.00%) Open Source
2 40 (7.13%) User Experience
3 35 (6.24%) Computer Science
4 33 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 17 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (1.78%) Visualisation
6 10 (1.78%) Digital Media
7 9 (1.60%) Performance Metrics
7 9 (1.60%) Online Games
8 7 (1.25%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.89%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.71%) Statistics
10 4 (0.71%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.53%) W3C
11 3 (0.53%) iPad
11 3 (0.53%) Social Gaming
11 3 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.53%) Machine to Machine
12 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 150 (26.74%) Linux
2 56 (9.98%) UNIX
3 19 (3.39%) Mac OS X
4 17 (3.03%) Windows
5 14 (2.50%) Android
5 14 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.96%) Solaris
7 10 (1.78%) Mac OS
7 10 (1.78%) AIX
8 4 (0.71%) CentOS
9 3 (0.53%) Debian
9 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (40.82%) TDD
3 127 (22.64%) BDD
4 117 (20.86%) Scrum
5 72 (12.83%) OO
6 50 (8.91%) Web Development
7 48 (8.56%) Kanban
8 41 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (7.13%) Mentoring
10 38 (6.77%) Product Management
10 38 (6.77%) MVC
11 36 (6.42%) E-Commerce
12 32 (5.70%) Configuration Management
13 31 (5.53%) Pair Programming
14 30 (5.35%) Software Architecture
15 26 (4.63%) User Stories
16 23 (4.10%) Responsive Web Design
17 19 (3.39%) DevOps
17 19 (3.39%) Software Engineering
17 19 (3.39%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 558 (99.47%) Ruby
2 238 (42.42%) JavaScript
3 124 (22.10%) Java
4 67 (11.94%) SQL
5 57 (10.16%) PHP
6 54 (9.63%) Python
7 53 (9.45%) Scala
8 40 (7.13%) Perl
9 27 (4.81%) C#
10 23 (4.10%) Objective-C
11 18 (3.21%) Clojure
12 17 (3.03%) CoffeeScript
12 17 (3.03%) Bash Shell
13 13 (2.32%) C
14 12 (2.14%) Golang
15 8 (1.43%) C++
16 7 (1.25%) Groovy
17 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.71%) MATLAB
18 4 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (8.38%) Degree
2 21 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.25%) QA
2 5 (0.89%) WAI
3 3 (0.53%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 15 (2.67%) Varnish
2 8 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.71%) Docker
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Samba
4 1 (0.18%) qmail
Systems Management
1 14 (2.50%) Capistrano
2 13 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.14%) Puppet
4 5 (0.89%) Ansible
5 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.18%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.18%) Bacula
Vendors
1 24 (4.28%) Oracle
2 17 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 15 (2.67%) Rackspace
4 6 (1.07%) Adobe
5 4 (0.71%) F5
6 3 (0.53%) Twitter
7 2 (0.36%) Google
7 2 (0.36%) Tableau
7 2 (0.36%) Facebook
7 2 (0.36%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.36%) Perforce
7 2 (0.36%) HP
7 2 (0.36%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.36%) SAP
7 2 (0.36%) Cognos
8 1 (0.18%) Citrix
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.18%) Apple
8 1 (0.18%) VMware
8 1 (0.18%) Capita
North London
Intelletect
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: £350 per day - negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £475 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stratospherec
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Yorkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
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