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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 449 376 347
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -29
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 174 222 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.43% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 1.63% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 170 177
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £71.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +115.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +425.92%

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
14367 13635 13340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.35% 26.66% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9935 9078 8335
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 196 272
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -0.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £20.37 £15.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 172 £375 -12.02% 75
London -56 71 £425 -5.55% 41
South East +19 38 £388 +3.33% 11
Yorkshire +1 24 £328 -51.48% 5
South West +20 23 £350 -22.22% 3
Bristol +21 21 £350 -22.22% 1
Hampshire +10 17 £400 +9.58% 7
Leeds -6 13 £450 -33.33% 1
West Yorkshire -7 13 £450 -33.33% 1
South Yorkshire - 11 £325 - 2
City of London +45 9 £425 -10.52% 6
Berkshire +17 9 £325 -16.12%
Reading - 8 £313 -
Oxfordshire +7 6 £325 - 2
East of England +7 6 £500 - 2
Sheffield - 6 £319 - 1
Southampton +3 5 £418 +15.17% 5
North East - 5 £275 - 2
Essex - 5 £513 -
Farnborough - 4 £413 -
Worthing - 4 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £525 -
West Sussex - 4 - -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - - 2
North West -26 3 £358 -4.66% 3
Basingstoke - 3 £400 -
Surrey -4 2 £600 +60.00%
West Midlands -28 2 £350 +16.66% 3
Birmingham - 2 £350 - 1

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 377 (99.47%) Ruby
2 179 (47.23%) JavaScript
3 175 (46.17%) CSS
4 170 (44.85%) Agile Software Development
5 153 (40.37%) HTML
6 147 (38.79%) TDD
7 130 (34.30%) Git (software)
8 110 (29.02%) Scrum
9 104 (27.44%) RSpec
10 102 (26.91%) Linux
11 97 (25.59%) Python
11 97 (25.59%) BDD
12 90 (23.75%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (22.69%) Java
14 84 (22.16%) Jenkins
15 81 (21.37%) PostgreSQL
16 77 (20.32%) Cucumber
17 76 (20.05%) NoSQL
18 74 (19.53%) MongoDB
19 73 (19.26%) jQuery
20 72 (19.00%) MySQL
21 66 (17.41%) Scala
22 65 (17.15%) HTML5
23 64 (16.89%) Kanban
24 63 (16.62%) Django
25 59 (15.57%) Mac OS X
26 58 (15.30%) Unix
27 57 (15.04%) CSS3
28 55 (14.51%) Web Services
29 54 (14.25%) DevOps

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 31 (8.18%) Node.js
2 26 (6.86%) Apache
3 15 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.37%) nginx
4 9 (2.37%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.85%) Confluence
6 6 (1.58%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (1.58%) IIS
6 6 (1.58%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.32%) CMS
7 5 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.06%) WordPress
9 2 (0.53%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.53%) Drupal
9 2 (0.53%) SAS
10 1 (0.26%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.26%) lighttpd
Applications
1 10 (2.64%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.53%) SPSS
3 2 (0.53%) Stata
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) BigMachines
1 5 (1.32%) Eloqua
1 5 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.72%) GitHub
2 51 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (10.82%) Heroku
4 6 (1.58%) SaaS
5 5 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.06%) SoftLayer
6 4 (1.06%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.53%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.53%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 52 (13.72%) HTTP
2 22 (5.80%) Internet
3 10 (2.64%) SSL
4 7 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.58%) VPN
6 4 (1.06%) SMTP
6 4 (1.06%) SNMP
6 4 (1.06%) Wireless
7 3 (0.79%) LDAP
8 2 (0.53%) AMQP
9 1 (0.26%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.26%) Firewall
9 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (21.37%) PostgreSQL
2 76 (20.05%) NoSQL
3 74 (19.53%) MongoDB
4 72 (19.00%) MySQL
5 38 (10.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 37 (9.76%) Relational Database
7 23 (6.07%) Redis
8 12 (3.17%) SQL Server
9 10 (2.64%) Neo4j
10 8 (2.11%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.85%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.58%) Big Data
13 5 (1.32%) Datomic
13 5 (1.32%) MariaDB
13 5 (1.32%) QlikView
14 4 (1.06%) HBase
14 4 (1.06%) SQLite
15 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 130 (34.30%) Git (software)
2 104 (27.44%) RSpec
3 84 (22.16%) Jenkins
4 77 (20.32%) Cucumber
5 53 (13.98%) Capybara
6 36 (9.50%) Subversion
7 30 (7.92%) git-flow
8 29 (7.65%) Vagrant
9 27 (7.12%) JUnit
10 21 (5.54%) JIRA
11 17 (4.49%) RubyGems
12 14 (3.69%) Jasmine
12 14 (3.69%) Selenium
13 7 (1.85%) Mocha
13 7 (1.85%) Visual Studio
14 6 (1.58%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.58%) Maven
14 6 (1.58%) WebDriver
15 5 (1.32%) Grunt
15 5 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
General
1 20 (5.28%) Finance
2 11 (2.90%) Marketing
3 5 (1.32%) Games
4 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.79%) Banking
5 3 (0.79%) Electronics
6 2 (0.53%) Back Office
6 2 (0.53%) Law
6 2 (0.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 268 (70.71%) Developer
2 146 (38.52%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 104 (27.44%) Ruby Developer
4 53 (13.98%) Architect
5 37 (9.76%) Technical Architect
6 25 (6.60%) Senior Developer
7 24 (6.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 21 (5.54%) HTML Developer
9 18 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (4.75%) Digital Architect
10 17 (4.49%) Digital Developer
10 17 (4.49%) HTML CSS Developer
11 16 (4.22%) Senior Architect
12 15 (3.96%) Digital Technical Architect
13 13 (3.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 12 (3.17%) Agile Developer
14 12 (3.17%) Full Stack Developer
14 12 (3.17%) Java Developer
14 12 (3.17%) Senior Technical Architect
15 11 (2.90%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (46.17%) CSS
2 153 (40.37%) HTML
3 73 (19.26%) jQuery
4 65 (17.15%) HTML5
5 63 (16.62%) Django
6 57 (15.04%) CSS3
7 55 (14.51%) Web Services
8 47 (12.40%) RESTful
9 46 (12.14%) AngularJS
10 44 (11.61%) Play Framework
11 42 (11.08%) Sass
12 39 (10.29%) .NET
13 38 (10.03%) JSON
14 36 (9.50%) REST
15 28 (7.39%) Ajax
16 26 (6.86%) Backbone.js
17 24 (6.33%) Sinatra
18 23 (6.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 21 (5.54%) Spring
20 19 (5.01%) React
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.65%) User Experience
2 25 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.01%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.22%) Visualisation
5 12 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.37%) Statistics
7 7 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.32%) Social Media
9 4 (1.06%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.06%) Fintech
9 4 (1.06%) PKI
10 3 (0.79%) NHS
10 3 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.53%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.53%) iPad
11 2 (0.53%) iPhone
11 2 (0.53%) Replication
11 2 (0.53%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 102 (26.91%) Linux
2 59 (15.57%) Mac OS X
3 58 (15.30%) Unix
4 27 (7.12%) Windows
5 15 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (3.69%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.58%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (1.06%) Android
9 4 (1.06%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.53%) AIX
10 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.53%) Solaris
11 1 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (44.85%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (38.79%) TDD
3 110 (29.02%) Scrum
4 97 (25.59%) BDD
5 90 (23.75%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (16.89%) Kanban
7 54 (14.25%) DevOps
8 49 (12.93%) Web Development
9 47 (12.40%) Open Source
10 44 (11.61%) Configuration Management
11 35 (9.23%) Responsive Web Design
12 30 (7.92%) Web Design
13 26 (6.86%) Mentoring
14 25 (6.60%) OO
14 25 (6.60%) Test Automation
15 23 (6.07%) API Design
15 23 (6.07%) Unit Testing
16 22 (5.80%) Front End Development
17 20 (5.28%) Software Architecture
18 19 (5.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 377 (99.47%) Ruby
2 179 (47.23%) JavaScript
3 97 (25.59%) Python
4 86 (22.69%) Java
5 66 (17.41%) Scala
6 46 (12.14%) SQL
7 30 (7.92%) PHP
8 26 (6.86%) Shell Script
9 25 (6.60%) PowerShell
10 19 (5.01%) C#
11 13 (3.43%) CoffeeScript
11 13 (3.43%) Perl
12 11 (2.90%) Clojure
13 8 (2.11%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.11%) Go
14 7 (1.85%) C++
14 7 (1.85%) Erlang
15 6 (1.58%) C
15 6 (1.58%) VB
15 6 (1.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.96%) Degree
3 12 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (0.53%) SDET
3 1 (0.26%) WAI
System Software
1 22 (5.80%) Docker
2 5 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.06%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.26%) KVM
4 1 (0.26%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 50 (13.19%) Puppet
2 45 (11.87%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (9.76%) Capistrano
4 7 (1.85%) Nagios
5 4 (1.06%) Ansible
5 4 (1.06%) Mesos
6 3 (0.79%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.53%) Cacti
7 2 (0.53%) Graphite
7 2 (0.53%) Hyperic
7 2 (0.53%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.53%) logstash
8 1 (0.26%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 18 (4.75%) Oracle
2 11 (2.90%) Serena
3 9 (2.37%) Red Hat
3 9 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (1.85%) Google
4 7 (1.85%) Twitter
5 6 (1.58%) Facebook
5 6 (1.58%) Splunk
6 5 (1.32%) Siebel
7 4 (1.06%) ATG
7 4 (1.06%) hybris
7 4 (1.06%) New Relic
7 4 (1.06%) Tableau
8 3 (0.79%) Microsoft
8 3 (0.79%) SAP
9 2 (0.53%) Informatica
9 2 (0.53%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.53%) Teradata
9 2 (0.53%) VMware
9 2 (0.53%) Zend
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stevenage
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
South Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Sheffield
Mason Frank International
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago