The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 339 371 466
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +95
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 276 177 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.83% 1.39% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 120 80
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £452 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £71.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -19 245 £400 +6.66% 90
London +46 189 £400 +2.56% 48
City of London +12 34 £388 -3.12% 8
Scotland +5 19 £413 +22.22% 3
North West -8 14 £278 -17.77% 4
Manchester -7 12 £275 -18.51% 3
South East -23 12 £425 +11.11% 19
Glasgow +17 11 £413 +22.22%
West Midlands -13 11 £300 -5.88% 2
South West -16 7 £350 +40.00% 5
Edinburgh -20 7 £425 - 3
Hampshire - 7 £425 - 7
Warwickshire -3 6 £313 +0.40%
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
County Antrim - 6 - -
Belfast - 6 - -
Leeds -16 5 £380 +26.66%
West Yorkshire -18 5 £380 +26.66% 2
Yorkshire -21 5 £380 +26.66% 4
Lancashire - 4 - -
Basingstoke - 4 £425 - 2
Blackburn - 4 - -
Burnley - 4 - -
Berkshire -10 3 £313 - 3
Oxfordshire -1 2 - - 4
Reading -2 2 £400 -
Hertfordshire -13 2 £338 +3.84% 2
East of England -37 2 £338 +3.84% 7
Somerset - 2 - - 2
Cheshire - 2 £328 -

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 495 (97.44%) Ruby
2 237 (46.65%) HTML
3 234 (46.06%) JavaScript
4 219 (43.11%) CSS
5 191 (37.60%) TDD
6 130 (25.59%) MySQL
7 118 (23.23%) BDD
8 113 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
9 109 (21.46%) jQuery
10 106 (20.87%) HTML5
11 103 (20.28%) Java
12 90 (17.72%) Open Source
13 87 (17.13%) Linux
14 86 (16.93%) Git (software)
15 81 (15.94%) CSS3
16 78 (15.35%) SQL
17 71 (13.98%) Scrum
18 69 (13.58%) Ajax
19 68 (13.39%) Web Services
20 67 (13.19%) NoSQL
21 66 (12.99%) MongoDB
22 65 (12.80%) Cucumber
23 64 (12.60%) .NET
24 59 (11.61%) PostgreSQL
25 54 (10.63%) PHP
25 54 (10.63%) RSpec
26 52 (10.24%) C#
26 52 (10.24%) SQL Server
27 51 (10.04%) Degree
28 50 (9.84%) XML

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (6.30%) CMS
2 29 (5.71%) Apache
3 27 (5.31%) Node.js
4 24 (4.72%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.56%) WebLogic
6 11 (2.17%) MQSeries
6 11 (2.17%) Adobe CQ
6 11 (2.17%) Escenic
7 7 (1.38%) WordPress
8 5 (0.98%) nginx
9 4 (0.79%) Drupal
9 4 (0.79%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.59%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.59%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.39%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.39%) Kentico
11 2 (0.39%) Orchard CMS
11 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (3.15%) Heroku
4 16 (3.15%) Amazon S3
5 11 (2.17%) SaaS
6 8 (1.57%) Google App Engine
7 6 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.79%) GitHub
9 1 (0.20%) PaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Route 53
9 1 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.72%) LDAP
2 8 (1.57%) DNS
3 4 (0.79%) Internet
4 3 (0.59%) VPN
5 2 (0.39%) SSL
5 2 (0.39%) HTTP
5 2 (0.39%) Firewall
6 1 (0.20%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.20%) SSH
6 1 (0.20%) NetScreen
6 1 (0.20%) SMTP
6 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (25.59%) MySQL
2 67 (13.19%) NoSQL
3 66 (12.99%) MongoDB
4 59 (11.61%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (10.24%) SQL Server
6 36 (7.09%) Relational Database
7 30 (5.91%) Big Data
8 27 (5.31%) Redis
9 22 (4.33%) Hadoop
9 22 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (2.76%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.98%) CouchDB
12 5 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.79%) Pentaho
14 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.39%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.39%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 86 (16.93%) Git (software)
2 65 (12.80%) Cucumber
3 54 (10.63%) RSpec
4 33 (6.50%) Jenkins
5 26 (5.12%) Subversion
6 23 (4.53%) Selenium
7 22 (4.33%) RubyGems
8 13 (2.56%) JUnit
9 9 (1.77%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.57%) WATIR
11 6 (1.18%) JIRA
11 6 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.18%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.98%) Hudson
12 5 (0.98%) RubyMine
13 4 (0.79%) WebDriver
14 2 (0.39%) Grunt
14 2 (0.39%) Ranorex
14 2 (0.39%) Capybara
14 2 (0.39%) PhoneGap
General
1 41 (8.07%) Finance
2 21 (4.13%) Publishing
3 20 (3.94%) Marketing
4 13 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.36%) Retail
6 11 (2.17%) Games
7 10 (1.97%) Advertising
7 10 (1.97%) Back Office
8 7 (1.38%) Banking
9 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.39%) German Language
10 2 (0.39%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 383 (75.39%) Developer
2 177 (34.84%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 123 (24.21%) Ruby Developer
4 52 (10.24%) Architect
5 40 (7.87%) Senior Developer
6 21 (4.13%) Analyst
7 20 (3.94%) Technical Architect
7 20 (3.94%) SQL Developer
8 19 (3.74%) Web Developer
9 17 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
9 17 (3.35%) Java Developer
10 14 (2.76%) Programmer
11 12 (2.36%) Front-End Developer
12 11 (2.17%) Developer Analyst
12 11 (2.17%) Senior Programmer
12 11 (2.17%) Senior Java Programmer
12 11 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (2.17%) Java Programmer
13 10 (1.97%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
13 10 (1.97%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (46.65%) HTML
2 219 (43.11%) CSS
3 109 (21.46%) jQuery
4 106 (20.87%) HTML5
5 81 (15.94%) CSS3
6 69 (13.58%) Ajax
7 68 (13.39%) Web Services
8 64 (12.60%) .NET
9 50 (9.84%) XML
10 49 (9.65%) Sinatra
11 39 (7.68%) Django
12 38 (7.48%) JSON
12 38 (7.48%) REST
13 27 (5.31%) Memcached
13 27 (5.31%) Sass
14 23 (4.53%) Backbone.js
15 22 (4.33%) JRuby
15 22 (4.33%) Play Framework
16 21 (4.13%) RESTful
16 21 (4.13%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 90 (17.72%) Open Source
2 41 (8.07%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.94%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.57%) Digital Media
5 8 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (1.57%) NHS
5 8 (1.57%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.98%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.59%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.59%) Web 2.0
8 3 (0.59%) Informatics
8 3 (0.59%) Social Media
9 2 (0.39%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.39%) Blog
9 2 (0.39%) Online Games
9 2 (0.39%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.39%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 87 (17.13%) Linux
2 26 (5.12%) UNIX
3 22 (4.33%) Android
4 20 (3.94%) Solaris
5 18 (3.54%) Mac OS X
5 18 (3.54%) AIX
6 17 (3.35%) Apple iOS
7 15 (2.95%) Windows
8 9 (1.77%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.98%) CentOS
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE
11 1 (0.20%) Debian
11 1 (0.20%) Fedora
11 1 (0.20%) Gentoo
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.20%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (37.60%) TDD
2 118 (23.23%) BDD
3 113 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (13.98%) Scrum
5 49 (9.65%) OO
6 40 (7.87%) E-Commerce
6 40 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (7.48%) Web Development
8 37 (7.28%) Software Engineering
9 35 (6.89%) Kanban
9 35 (6.89%) MVC
10 34 (6.69%) OOD
11 28 (5.51%) Pair Programming
12 25 (4.92%) SOA
12 25 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (4.72%) Active Record
13 24 (4.72%) OOP
14 22 (4.33%) Workflow
15 18 (3.54%) Test Automation
16 16 (3.15%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 495 (97.44%) Ruby
2 234 (46.06%) JavaScript
3 103 (20.28%) Java
4 78 (15.35%) SQL
5 54 (10.63%) PHP
6 52 (10.24%) C#
7 44 (8.66%) Scala
8 40 (7.87%) Python
9 22 (4.33%) Perl
10 11 (2.17%) C
10 11 (2.17%) CoffeeScript
11 10 (1.97%) Objective-C
12 9 (1.77%) C++
13 5 (0.98%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.79%) PHP5
15 3 (0.59%) VB
15 3 (0.59%) Groovy
15 3 (0.59%) Clojure
16 2 (0.39%) XPath
16 2 (0.39%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 51 (10.04%) Degree
2 13 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.79%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (3.54%) Varnish
2 6 (1.18%) Xen
3 3 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.20%) Snort
5 1 (0.20%) Squid
5 1 (0.20%) qmail
5 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.20%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (4.13%) Puppet
2 20 (3.94%) Capistrano
3 19 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.59%) Nagios
5 3 (0.59%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.39%) Oozie
6 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.39%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.20%) Nessus
7 1 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 36 (7.09%) Oracle
2 19 (3.74%) Microsoft
3 14 (2.76%) Google
4 13 (2.56%) JBoss
5 12 (2.36%) Rackspace
6 8 (1.57%) Yahoo!
7 6 (1.18%) Sybase
7 6 (1.18%) VMware
8 4 (0.79%) New Relic
9 3 (0.59%) Sony
9 3 (0.59%) Lotus
9 3 (0.59%) Mercator
9 3 (0.59%) Adobe
10 2 (0.39%) SendGrid
10 2 (0.39%) Talend
10 2 (0.39%) Akamai
10 2 (0.39%) F5
10 2 (0.39%) Facebook
10 2 (0.39%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.39%) Zend
Bristol, Avon
Unite Human Resources
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day £350 daily + Accommodation costs paid in Bri
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Annum contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 3 days ago
Wandsworth, London
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum dep on exp
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £550 per day + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 15 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago