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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 320 323 416
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +93
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 300 271 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.53% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.99% 1.90% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 205 128
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £294
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15105 14234 14850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.61% 27.92% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9741 9047 9067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 296 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%

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 July 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 July 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
(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 +7 288 £400 - 89
London +33 222 £400 - 50
City of London +16 30 £350 -12.50% 11
South East +3 30 £428 -13.41% 20
South West -25 12 £350 +0.21% 2
Buckinghamshire - 12 £388 - 3
Manchester +7 10 £375 +15.38% 3
North West +4 10 £375 +15.38% 4
Swindon +3 7 £350 +55.55%
Wiltshire -5 7 £350 +0.21%
Surrey -8 7 £710 +18.33% 4
West Midlands -23 4 £313 +4.16% 2
Milton Keynes - 4 - - 2
Oxfordshire -3 3 £381 - 7
East Midlands -5 3 £400 -30.43%
East of England -24 3 £350 +7.69% 9
Basingstoke +16 2 £375 +66.66% 2
Guildford +3 2 £501 - 1
Hampshire -12 2 £375 -0.66% 4
Scotland -22 2 £325 -3.34% 4
Reading +8 1 £700 +211.11%
Leeds +2 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 1 £350 - 9
Berkshire +1 1 £700 +211.11% 1
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -2 1 - - 1
Glasgow -5 1 - - 4
Cambridge -5 1 £350 - 9
Hertfordshire -7 1 £330 +1.53% 1
Warwickshire -10 1 £300 +14.28%

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 563 (98.60%) Ruby
2 264 (46.23%) HTML
3 256 (44.83%) TDD
4 248 (43.43%) CSS
5 246 (43.08%) JavaScript
6 168 (29.42%) Agile Software Development
7 155 (27.15%) BDD
8 145 (25.39%) Linux
9 144 (25.22%) HTML5
10 124 (21.72%) MySQL
11 120 (21.02%) CSS3
12 114 (19.96%) Open Source
13 109 (19.09%) Java
14 95 (16.64%) Git (software)
15 90 (15.76%) jQuery
15 90 (15.76%) Scrum
16 84 (14.71%) RSpec
17 77 (13.49%) Cucumber
18 71 (12.43%) Sinatra
19 66 (11.56%) MongoDB
20 65 (11.38%) PostgreSQL
21 64 (11.21%) NoSQL
22 61 (10.68%) PHP
22 61 (10.68%) OO
23 57 (9.98%) SQL
23 57 (9.98%) Web Services
24 56 (9.81%) Degree
24 56 (9.81%) Scala
24 56 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
25 55 (9.63%) Ajax

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (5.78%) CMS
2 27 (4.73%) Node.js
3 25 (4.38%) Apache
4 12 (2.10%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.75%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.23%) Escenic
6 7 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
6 7 (1.23%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.88%) nginx
8 4 (0.70%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.70%) WordPress
9 3 (0.53%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.35%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (2.80%) Photoshop
2 14 (2.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.53%) MS Office
4 2 (0.35%) SPSS
4 2 (0.35%) Gephi
4 2 (0.35%) GIMP
5 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.38%) GitHub
2 24 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.10%) Heroku
5 11 (1.93%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.58%) SaaS
7 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.88%) PaaS
8 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.53%) IaaS
10 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.55%) LDAP
2 9 (1.58%) SSH
3 8 (1.40%) HTTP
4 7 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.23%) Internet
5 5 (0.88%) SSL
6 4 (0.70%) DNS
7 2 (0.35%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.35%) VPN
7 2 (0.35%) Firewall
7 2 (0.35%) AMQP
7 2 (0.35%) Network Security
8 1 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.18%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.18%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.18%) PBX
8 1 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (21.72%) MySQL
2 66 (11.56%) MongoDB
3 65 (11.38%) PostgreSQL
4 64 (11.21%) NoSQL
5 39 (6.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 35 (6.13%) Redis
7 28 (4.90%) Big Data
8 20 (3.50%) Hadoop
8 20 (3.50%) SQL Server
9 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.35%) IDOL
11 2 (0.35%) MS Access
11 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.35%) Mahout
11 2 (0.35%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.18%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.18%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 95 (16.64%) Git (software)
2 84 (14.71%) RSpec
3 77 (13.49%) Cucumber
4 25 (4.38%) Jasmine
5 24 (4.20%) Jenkins
6 21 (3.68%) Subversion
7 20 (3.50%) RubyGems
8 18 (3.15%) Selenium
9 17 (2.98%) JUnit
10 13 (2.28%) WATIR
11 9 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (1.40%) Sublime Text
13 7 (1.23%) Capybara
14 6 (1.05%) JIRA
14 6 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.88%) Hudson
16 4 (0.70%) RubyMine
17 2 (0.35%) NUnit
17 2 (0.35%) SpecFlow
17 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (7.36%) Finance
2 25 (4.38%) Games
3 16 (2.80%) Retail
4 15 (2.63%) Marketing
5 11 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.58%) Advertising
7 7 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.05%) Publishing
9 5 (0.88%) Banking
10 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 432 (75.66%) Developer
2 215 (37.65%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 179 (31.35%) Ruby Developer
4 74 (12.96%) Architect
5 47 (8.23%) Senior Developer
6 46 (8.06%) Programmer
7 34 (5.95%) Technical Architect
8 23 (4.03%) Java Developer
9 18 (3.15%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 16 (2.80%) Front-End Developer
11 15 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (2.28%) Web Developer
13 11 (1.93%) Senior Architect
14 10 (1.75%) Analyst
15 9 (1.58%) Software Engineer
15 9 (1.58%) Enterprise Architect
16 8 (1.40%) Digital Architect
16 8 (1.40%) DevOps Architect
17 7 (1.23%) Junior
17 7 (1.23%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (46.23%) HTML
2 248 (43.43%) CSS
3 144 (25.22%) HTML5
4 120 (21.02%) CSS3
5 90 (15.76%) jQuery
6 71 (12.43%) Sinatra
7 57 (9.98%) Web Services
8 55 (9.63%) Ajax
9 51 (8.93%) REST
10 46 (8.06%) JSON
11 45 (7.88%) .NET
12 42 (7.36%) Django
13 38 (6.65%) Sass
14 35 (6.13%) Backbone.js
15 32 (5.60%) Play Framework
15 32 (5.60%) XML
16 30 (5.25%) LAMP
16 30 (5.25%) RESTful
17 27 (4.73%) AngularJS
18 26 (4.55%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 114 (19.96%) Open Source
2 45 (7.88%) Computer Science
3 33 (5.78%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.28%) Digital Media
5 9 (1.58%) Online Games
5 9 (1.58%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.70%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.53%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.53%) iPad
7 3 (0.53%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.53%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.53%) Web 2.0
7 3 (0.53%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.35%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.35%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.35%) NHS
8 2 (0.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 145 (25.39%) Linux
2 32 (5.60%) UNIX
3 25 (4.38%) Solaris
3 25 (4.38%) Mac OS X
4 24 (4.20%) AIX
5 19 (3.33%) Windows
6 12 (2.10%) Android
7 10 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.40%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.53%) CentOS
10 2 (0.35%) Debian
10 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) OpenSolaris
11 1 (0.18%) Fedora
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (44.83%) TDD
2 168 (29.42%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (27.15%) BDD
4 90 (15.76%) Scrum
5 61 (10.68%) OO
6 56 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (9.11%) Web Development
8 45 (7.88%) Kanban
9 42 (7.36%) Pair Programming
10 39 (6.83%) MVC
11 30 (5.25%) Product Management
12 28 (4.90%) E-Commerce
13 27 (4.73%) Software Engineering
14 26 (4.55%) DevOps
15 24 (4.20%) SOA
16 23 (4.03%) User Stories
17 22 (3.85%) Software Architecture
17 22 (3.85%) OOP
18 20 (3.50%) Configuration Management
19 17 (2.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 563 (98.60%) Ruby
2 246 (43.08%) JavaScript
3 109 (19.09%) Java
4 61 (10.68%) PHP
5 57 (9.98%) SQL
6 56 (9.81%) Scala
7 36 (6.30%) Perl
8 34 (5.95%) Python
9 32 (5.60%) C#
10 21 (3.68%) Objective-C
11 14 (2.45%) CoffeeScript
12 12 (2.10%) C++
13 11 (1.93%) C
14 9 (1.58%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.40%) Golang
15 8 (1.40%) Clojure
16 7 (1.23%) Groovy
17 4 (0.70%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.70%) PHP5
18 3 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (9.81%) Degree
2 17 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.23%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.80%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.18%) SLA
2 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (2.45%) Varnish
2 2 (0.35%) Xen
2 2 (0.35%) qmail
2 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.18%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.18%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.18%) KVM
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Squid
3 1 (0.18%) Snort
3 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (3.68%) Puppet
2 20 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (3.15%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.35%) Nagios
4 2 (0.35%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.18%) logstash
5 1 (0.18%) Graylog2
5 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 24 (4.20%) Oracle
2 23 (4.03%) Rackspace
3 12 (2.10%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.75%) JBoss
5 8 (1.40%) Yahoo!
6 6 (1.05%) Adobe
7 5 (0.88%) VMware
8 4 (0.70%) Google
8 4 (0.70%) New Relic
9 3 (0.53%) F5
9 3 (0.53%) Sony
10 2 (0.35%) Perforce
10 2 (0.35%) Cognos
10 2 (0.35%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.35%) Cisco
10 2 (0.35%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.35%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.35%) Tableau
10 2 (0.35%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
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