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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 363 330 374
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +44
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 234 236 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.49% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.69% 1.82% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 166 104
Average daily rate
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£425 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%

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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -26 215 £425 +13.33% 78
London -11 137 £438 +9.37% 56
South East +9 29 £375 +15.38% 7
North West -2 21 £325 +16.59% 4
Hampshire - 19 £365 - 3
West Yorkshire -7 13 £650 +78.08% 4
Yorkshire -10 13 £650 +78.08% 5
Manchester -1 12 £316 +13.45% 2
Leeds -14 12 £650 +78.08% 4
City of London -16 11 £475 +11.76% 10
Scotland -3 10 £388 +10.71% 4
West Midlands -5 10 £375 +25.00% 1
Glasgow +3 9 £388 - 4
Berkshire -2 3 £388 +49.03% 1
Surrey -4 3 £375 +50.00%
East Midlands +10 2 £269 -
Warwickshire -10 2 £325 +8.33%
East of England -8 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £410 +26.15% 1
South Wales -15 1 £450 +71.42%
Wales -15 1 £450 +71.42%
Oxfordshire -19 1 - - 1
South West -24 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Leamington Spa - 1 £275 -
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Norwich - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £410 -
Cardiff - 1 £450 -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 480 (99.38%) Ruby
2 277 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (44.31%) JavaScript
4 195 (40.37%) CSS
5 188 (38.92%) HTML
6 166 (34.37%) TDD
7 119 (24.64%) Java
7 119 (24.64%) MySQL
8 113 (23.40%) Linux
9 112 (23.19%) Scrum
10 100 (20.70%) jQuery
10 100 (20.70%) Python
11 97 (20.08%) Git (software)
12 88 (18.22%) HTML5
13 86 (17.81%) RSpec
14 84 (17.39%) UNIX
15 76 (15.73%) NoSQL
16 75 (15.53%) Web Services
17 74 (15.32%) MongoDB
18 72 (14.91%) Django
19 70 (14.49%) BDD
20 69 (14.29%) CSS3
21 68 (14.08%) Open Source
22 67 (13.87%) Sinatra
23 61 (12.63%) PostgreSQL
23 61 (12.63%) Configuration Management
24 56 (11.59%) SQL
25 53 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
25 53 (10.97%) Cucumber
26 51 (10.56%) Scala

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 43 (8.90%) Node.js
2 36 (7.45%) Apache
3 23 (4.76%) nginx
4 18 (3.73%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.52%) CMS
6 15 (3.11%) Apache Solr
7 12 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.66%) Orchard CMS
9 6 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.04%) Confluence
10 5 (1.04%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.62%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.62%) SugarCRM
11 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.62%) JBoss
12 2 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.21%) WordPress
13 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.41%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (8.70%) Heroku
3 28 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.86%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.66%) SaaS
7 7 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.62%) GitHub
9 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.21%) Force.com
9 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.14%) LDAP
2 16 (3.31%) HTTP
3 13 (2.69%) Internet
4 5 (1.04%) Network Security
5 4 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.62%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.62%) VPN
6 3 (0.62%) DNS
6 3 (0.62%) Firewall
6 3 (0.62%) SSL
7 2 (0.41%) IPv6
8 1 (0.21%) SSH
8 1 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.21%) IPv4
8 1 (0.21%) Intranet
8 1 (0.21%) MPLS
8 1 (0.21%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (24.64%) MySQL
2 76 (15.73%) NoSQL
3 74 (15.32%) MongoDB
4 61 (12.63%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (8.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 32 (6.63%) Redis
7 15 (3.11%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.90%) SQL Server
9 10 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.66%) Big Data
10 8 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.04%) RavenDB
13 4 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.41%) HBase
14 2 (0.41%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 97 (20.08%) Git (software)
2 86 (17.81%) RSpec
3 53 (10.97%) Cucumber
4 29 (6.00%) Jenkins
5 22 (4.55%) JUnit
6 21 (4.35%) Jasmine
7 18 (3.73%) Selenium
8 17 (3.52%) Grunt
9 16 (3.31%) Subversion
10 15 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (2.07%) Hudson
13 9 (1.86%) JIRA
13 9 (1.86%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.86%) Capybara
13 9 (1.86%) Mercurial
14 5 (1.04%) JMeter
14 5 (1.04%) PhantomJS
14 5 (1.04%) Bower
14 5 (1.04%) CasperJS
General
1 23 (4.76%) Finance
2 21 (4.35%) Marketing
3 12 (2.48%) Advertising
4 7 (1.45%) Banking
4 7 (1.45%) Retail
5 4 (0.83%) Law
6 3 (0.62%) Games
7 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) French Language
8 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.21%) Electronics
8 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 350 (72.46%) Developer
2 156 (32.30%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 81 (16.77%) Ruby Developer
4 60 (12.42%) Architect
5 50 (10.35%) Senior Developer
6 42 (8.70%) Technical Architect
7 34 (7.04%) Java Developer
8 24 (4.97%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 23 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
10 19 (3.93%) Lead Developer
11 17 (3.52%) Senior Architect
12 16 (3.31%) Digital Architect
13 14 (2.90%) .NET Developer
14 13 (2.69%) Programmer
15 12 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
15 12 (2.48%) Web Developer
15 12 (2.48%) Senior Technical Architect
15 12 (2.48%) Python Developer
16 11 (2.28%) Software Developer
17 7 (1.45%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (40.37%) CSS
2 188 (38.92%) HTML
3 100 (20.70%) jQuery
4 88 (18.22%) HTML5
5 75 (15.53%) Web Services
6 72 (14.91%) Django
7 69 (14.29%) CSS3
8 67 (13.87%) Sinatra
9 50 (10.35%) AngularJS
10 48 (9.94%) .NET
10 48 (9.94%) REST
11 47 (9.73%) RESTful
12 42 (8.70%) Play Framework
13 41 (8.49%) Sass
14 38 (7.87%) Backbone.js
15 33 (6.83%) Ajax
16 31 (6.42%) JSON
17 26 (5.38%) XML
18 23 (4.76%) Memcached
18 23 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (14.08%) Open Source
2 32 (6.63%) User Experience
3 19 (3.93%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.93%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.07%) Statistics
6 7 (1.45%) Replication
6 7 (1.45%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (1.24%) Social Media
7 6 (1.24%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.24%) NHS
8 4 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.62%) Streaming Video
9 3 (0.62%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.62%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.62%) Machine to Machine
9 3 (0.62%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.41%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 113 (23.40%) Linux
2 84 (17.39%) UNIX
3 23 (4.76%) Windows
3 23 (4.76%) Mac OS X
4 16 (3.31%) Android
5 13 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.24%) CentOS
7 5 (1.04%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.04%) Solaris
8 3 (0.62%) Debian
8 3 (0.62%) AIX
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (34.37%) TDD
3 112 (23.19%) Scrum
4 70 (14.49%) BDD
5 61 (12.63%) Configuration Management
6 53 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (10.35%) Kanban
8 41 (8.49%) Software Architecture
9 40 (8.28%) E-Commerce
10 37 (7.66%) OO
11 35 (7.25%) Web Development
12 29 (6.00%) DevOps
13 28 (5.80%) MVC
14 26 (5.38%) Mentoring
15 25 (5.18%) Software Engineering
16 21 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
17 19 (3.93%) Pair Programming
17 19 (3.93%) Product Management
17 19 (3.93%) User Stories
18 17 (3.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 480 (99.38%) Ruby
2 214 (44.31%) JavaScript
3 119 (24.64%) Java
4 100 (20.70%) Python
5 56 (11.59%) SQL
6 51 (10.56%) Scala
7 36 (7.45%) PHP
8 30 (6.21%) Perl
9 28 (5.80%) Bash Shell
9 28 (5.80%) C#
10 22 (4.55%) Shell Script
11 19 (3.93%) Clojure
12 17 (3.52%) CoffeeScript
12 17 (3.52%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.90%) C
14 11 (2.28%) Objective-C
15 10 (2.07%) C++
15 10 (2.07%) Groovy
16 7 (1.45%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.45%) Golang
Qualifications
1 33 (6.83%) Degree
2 24 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.41%) ISEB
4 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.45%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) WAI
3 3 (0.62%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (4.97%) Varnish
2 17 (3.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.45%) VirtualBox
5 5 (1.04%) Docker
6 3 (0.62%) vCloud
7 2 (0.41%) XenApp
7 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 45 (9.32%) Puppet
2 23 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.48%) Capistrano
4 11 (2.28%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.24%) Ansible
6 2 (0.41%) logstash
6 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.41%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.21%) Nagios
7 1 (0.21%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.21%) Salt
7 1 (0.21%) Kibana
7 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.21%) Graphite
Vendors
1 33 (6.83%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.69%) Oracle
3 11 (2.28%) VMware
4 7 (1.45%) Google
5 4 (0.83%) Rackspace
6 3 (0.62%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.62%) F5
7 2 (0.41%) Vyatta
7 2 (0.41%) Facebook
7 2 (0.41%) Twitter
7 2 (0.41%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.41%) Apple
7 2 (0.41%) HP
7 2 (0.41%) Citrix
7 2 (0.41%) SAP
7 2 (0.41%) Brocade
8 1 (0.21%) Perforce
8 1 (0.21%) Telerik
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £8000 - £8300 per month
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Group
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Three People
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-450 Per Day
Posted: 26 days ago
Hackney, London
Execellence Limited
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 26 days ago