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 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 370 346 372
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +26
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 262 250 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.66% 1.64% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 179 179
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 £549 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.38% -
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
15771 15204 15018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 28.99% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10491 9867 8994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.02 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 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 24 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 -46 225 £428 +14.00% 71
London -26 150 £450 +12.50% 44
Scotland +21 30 £513 +46.42% 4
South East -4 25 £413 +10.00% 11
Glasgow +15 22 £640 - 3
City of London -9 15 £445 +19.46% 12
North West -3 13 £450 +38.46% 5
West Midlands -21 12 £255 -18.40% 2
Manchester +3 9 £450 - 2
Surrey -6 9 £415 +27.69% 4
Edinburgh +4 8 £375 +20.96% 1
East Midlands +9 7 £425 +41.66%
Northamptonshire - 7 £425 -
Yorkshire 0 5 £550 +100.00% 2
Leeds -2 5 £550 +100.00% 1
West Yorkshire -6 5 £550 +100.00% 2
East of England -21 5 £363 +20.83% 5
Oxfordshire - 5 £425 - 3
Birmingham -5 4 £255 -3.77% 1
Guildford -10 4 £400 - 1
Berkshire +13 3 £375 -16.66%
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £381 +17.30% 1
South West -41 3 £413 +25.00% 1
Slough - 3 £375 -
Cambridge +1 2 £363 -9.37% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 2 £363 -9.37% 2
Hertfordshire -27 2 £370 +23.33% 2
Brighton - 2 - -
North East - 2 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 - - 1

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 560 (99.64%) Ruby
2 357 (63.52%) Agile Software Development
3 242 (43.06%) HTML
4 239 (42.53%) JavaScript
5 234 (41.64%) CSS
6 230 (40.93%) TDD
7 149 (26.51%) Linux
8 139 (24.73%) MySQL
9 124 (22.06%) BDD
10 123 (21.89%) Java
11 119 (21.17%) Scrum
12 118 (21.00%) HTML5
13 106 (18.86%) Git (software)
14 104 (18.51%) RSpec
15 101 (17.97%) Open Source
16 94 (16.73%) CSS3
17 88 (15.66%) jQuery
18 83 (14.77%) Cucumber
19 78 (13.88%) Sinatra
20 77 (13.70%) MongoDB
21 75 (13.35%) PostgreSQL
22 73 (12.99%) OO
23 72 (12.81%) NoSQL
24 68 (12.10%) SQL
25 61 (10.85%) Web Services
26 57 (10.14%) PHP
26 57 (10.14%) UNIX
27 56 (9.96%) Python
28 52 (9.25%) Scala
29 51 (9.07%) RESTful

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 34 (6.05%) Apache
2 24 (4.27%) Node.js
3 18 (3.20%) CMS
4 13 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.96%) nginx
6 8 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.07%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.71%) JBoss
10 3 (0.53%) Confluence
10 3 (0.53%) Orchard CMS
10 3 (0.53%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.18%) WordPress
12 1 (0.18%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.18%) SAS
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 18 (3.20%) Photoshop
2 15 (2.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.89%) 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 (4.80%) GitHub
2 20 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.56%) Heroku
3 15 (2.67%) Amazon S3
4 8 (1.42%) SaaS
5 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.89%) PaaS
7 3 (0.53%) IaaS
8 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.91%) HTTP
2 19 (3.38%) LDAP
3 16 (2.85%) 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
1 139 (24.73%) MySQL
2 77 (13.70%) MongoDB
3 75 (13.35%) PostgreSQL
4 72 (12.81%) NoSQL
5 40 (7.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 35 (6.23%) Redis
7 11 (1.96%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.78%) Big Data
9 9 (1.60%) SQL Server
10 8 (1.42%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.53%) RavenDB
13 3 (0.53%) HBase
14 2 (0.36%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.36%) Mahout
14 2 (0.36%) IDOL
14 2 (0.36%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.36%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 106 (18.86%) Git (software)
2 104 (18.51%) RSpec
3 83 (14.77%) Cucumber
4 29 (5.16%) Jasmine
5 23 (4.09%) Subversion
6 20 (3.56%) Jenkins
7 19 (3.38%) JUnit
8 17 (3.02%) 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%) PhantomJS
13 4 (0.71%) CasperJS
13 4 (0.71%) Bower
13 4 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (5.69%) Finance
2 20 (3.56%) Games
3 17 (3.02%) Retail
4 14 (2.49%) Marketing
5 8 (1.42%) 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
1 442 (78.65%) Developer
2 218 (38.79%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 167 (29.72%) Ruby Developer
4 63 (11.21%) Architect
5 54 (9.61%) Senior Developer
6 51 (9.07%) Programmer
7 41 (7.30%) Technical Architect
8 34 (6.05%) Java Developer
9 27 (4.80%) Front-End Developer
10 25 (4.45%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
11 19 (3.38%) Senior Architect
12 18 (3.20%) Digital Architect
13 12 (2.14%) Lead Developer
14 10 (1.78%) Senior Technical Architect
14 10 (1.78%) JavaScript Developer
15 9 (1.60%) .NET Developer
15 9 (1.60%) Web Developer
16 7 (1.25%) Software Developer
16 7 (1.25%) Python Developer
17 6 (1.07%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (43.06%) HTML
2 234 (41.64%) CSS
3 118 (21.00%) HTML5
4 94 (16.73%) CSS3
5 88 (15.66%) jQuery
6 78 (13.88%) Sinatra
7 61 (10.85%) Web Services
8 51 (9.07%) Django
8 51 (9.07%) RESTful
8 51 (9.07%) Backbone.js
9 49 (8.72%) REST
10 44 (7.83%) AngularJS
11 42 (7.47%) .NET
12 40 (7.12%) JSON
13 39 (6.94%) Sass
14 33 (5.87%) Ajax
14 33 (5.87%) XML
15 32 (5.69%) LAMP
16 30 (5.34%) Play Framework
17 22 (3.91%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (17.97%) Open Source
2 41 (7.30%) User Experience
3 36 (6.41%) Computer Science
4 33 (5.87%) Mobile App
5 17 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (1.78%) Digital Media
6 10 (1.78%) Visualisation
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
9 5 (0.89%) Statistics
10 4 (0.71%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.53%) Machine to Machine
11 3 (0.53%) Social Media
11 3 (0.53%) iPad
11 3 (0.53%) Social Gaming
11 3 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 149 (26.51%) Linux
2 57 (10.14%) UNIX
3 19 (3.38%) Mac OS X
4 17 (3.02%) Windows
5 15 (2.67%) Android
6 14 (2.49%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.96%) Solaris
8 10 (1.78%) Mac OS
8 10 (1.78%) AIX
9 4 (0.71%) CentOS
10 3 (0.53%) Debian
10 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (63.52%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (40.93%) TDD
3 124 (22.06%) BDD
4 119 (21.17%) Scrum
5 73 (12.99%) OO
6 51 (9.07%) Web Development
7 49 (8.72%) Kanban
8 41 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (7.12%) Mentoring
10 39 (6.94%) MVC
11 38 (6.76%) Product Management
12 37 (6.58%) E-Commerce
13 32 (5.69%) Configuration Management
14 31 (5.52%) Pair Programming
15 30 (5.34%) Software Architecture
16 26 (4.63%) User Stories
17 24 (4.27%) Responsive Web Design
18 20 (3.56%) DevOps
18 20 (3.56%) SOA
19 19 (3.38%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 560 (99.64%) Ruby
2 239 (42.53%) JavaScript
3 123 (21.89%) Java
4 68 (12.10%) SQL
5 57 (10.14%) PHP
6 56 (9.96%) Python
7 52 (9.25%) Scala
8 40 (7.12%) Perl
9 26 (4.63%) C#
10 22 (3.91%) Objective-C
11 19 (3.38%) Clojure
12 18 (3.20%) Bash Shell
13 17 (3.02%) CoffeeScript
14 13 (2.31%) C
15 12 (2.14%) Golang
16 8 (1.42%) C++
17 7 (1.25%) Groovy
18 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.71%) MATLAB
19 4 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (8.54%) Degree
2 20 (3.56%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.07%) 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 (1.42%) 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 (2.49%) Capistrano
2 13 (2.31%) 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 23 (4.09%) Oracle
2 17 (3.02%) 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
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