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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 344 312 411
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +99
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 284 294 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.55% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.82% 1.93% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 212 144
Average daily rate
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£401 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -

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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -31 268 £401 +0.12% 82
London +2 185 £413 +3.12% 54
South East +21 36 £425 -2.85% 13
City of London +18 25 £375 -6.25% 11
South West -36 14 £350 -6.04% 1
Buckinghamshire - 13 £388 - 1
North West +3 8 £375 +15.38% 6
Surrey +3 8 £605 +21.05% 3
Swindon +2 8 £350 +55.55%
Manchester -1 8 £375 +15.38% 6
Northamptonshire -1 8 £401 -30.21%
East Midlands -1 8 £401 -30.21%
Wiltshire -16 8 £350 -4.43%
West Midlands -29 7 £278 -7.50% 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £419 - 5
East of England -32 6 £350 +7.69% 6
Glasgow -10 4 £375 - 2
Scotland -16 4 £375 +9.48% 3
Milton Keynes - 4 £350 -
Hertfordshire -20 3 £340 +4.61% 2
Brighton - 3 £375 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire +8 2 £763 +177.36%
Leeds +6 2 £763 +177.36%
Guildford +5 2 £501 -
Birmingham 0 2 £255 -21.53% 2
Yorkshire 0 2 £763 +177.36%
Reading +14 1 £700 +211.11%
Berkshire +9 1 £700 +211.11%
Cambridgeshire -7 1 £350 - 4

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 548 (98.38%) Ruby
2 251 (45.06%) HTML
3 240 (43.09%) TDD
4 238 (42.73%) JavaScript
5 236 (42.37%) CSS
6 176 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
7 154 (27.65%) BDD
8 153 (27.47%) Linux
9 134 (24.06%) HTML5
10 117 (21.01%) MySQL
11 110 (19.75%) CSS3
12 105 (18.85%) Java
13 103 (18.49%) Git (software)
14 97 (17.41%) Open Source
15 95 (17.06%) RSpec
16 88 (15.80%) jQuery
16 88 (15.80%) Scrum
17 82 (14.72%) Cucumber
18 74 (13.29%) Sinatra
19 70 (12.57%) OO
20 63 (11.31%) PHP
21 59 (10.59%) MongoDB
22 55 (9.87%) NoSQL
23 54 (9.69%) Scala
24 53 (9.52%) Web Services
24 53 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
25 52 (9.34%) SQL
26 49 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
27 47 (8.44%) Web Development
28 46 (8.26%) Degree

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 30 (5.39%) Apache
2 25 (4.49%) CMS
3 19 (3.41%) Node.js
4 12 (2.15%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (1.80%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.80%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.26%) Adobe CQ
6 7 (1.26%) Escenic
6 7 (1.26%) MQSeries
7 6 (1.08%) nginx
8 5 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.72%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.72%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.36%) WordPress
10 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.36%) Confluence
11 1 (0.18%) TorqueBox
11 1 (0.18%) Kentico
Applications
1 18 (3.23%) Photoshop
2 15 (2.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.54%) MS Office
4 2 (0.36%) SPSS
4 2 (0.36%) GIMP
4 2 (0.36%) Gephi
5 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Magento
1 1 (0.18%) Summit
1 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.21%) GitHub
2 26 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.69%) Heroku
4 13 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (2.33%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.44%) SaaS
6 5 (0.90%) PaaS
7 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.54%) IaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.49%) LDAP
2 12 (2.15%) HTTP
3 11 (1.97%) SSH
4 8 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.44%) Internet
5 5 (0.90%) SSL
6 4 (0.72%) DNS
7 2 (0.36%) VPN
7 2 (0.36%) 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%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.18%) Firewall
8 1 (0.18%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.18%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (21.01%) MySQL
2 59 (10.59%) MongoDB
3 55 (9.87%) NoSQL
4 53 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
5 37 (6.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 28 (5.03%) Redis
7 25 (4.49%) Big Data
8 16 (2.87%) SQL Server
8 16 (2.87%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.90%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.36%) MS Access
11 2 (0.36%) IDOL
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.36%) Mahout
11 2 (0.36%) HBase
12 1 (0.18%) Riak
12 1 (0.18%) MarkLogic
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.18%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 103 (18.49%) Git (software)
2 95 (17.06%) RSpec
3 82 (14.72%) Cucumber
4 25 (4.49%) Jasmine
5 22 (3.95%) Subversion
6 21 (3.77%) Jenkins
6 21 (3.77%) RubyGems
6 21 (3.77%) Selenium
7 16 (2.87%) JUnit
8 14 (2.51%) WATIR
9 10 (1.80%) Karma Test Runner
9 10 (1.80%) Sublime Text
10 6 (1.08%) JIRA
10 6 (1.08%) Hudson
10 6 (1.08%) Capybara
11 5 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.72%) RubyMine
13 2 (0.36%) Metasploit
13 2 (0.36%) FitNesse
13 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 43 (7.72%) Finance
2 25 (4.49%) Games
3 18 (3.23%) Retail
4 16 (2.87%) Marketing
5 11 (1.97%) Advertising
6 9 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.08%) Publishing
9 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.72%) Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 427 (76.66%) Developer
2 214 (38.42%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 188 (33.75%) Ruby Developer
4 64 (11.49%) Architect
5 50 (8.98%) Senior Developer
5 50 (8.98%) Programmer
6 29 (5.21%) Technical Architect
7 25 (4.49%) Java Developer
8 22 (3.95%) Front-End Developer
8 22 (3.95%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 15 (2.69%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (1.80%) Software Engineer
10 10 (1.80%) Web Developer
10 10 (1.80%) Analyst
11 9 (1.62%) Senior Architect
11 9 (1.62%) Enterprise Architect
12 7 (1.26%) Digital Architect
12 7 (1.26%) Lead Developer
12 7 (1.26%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (1.26%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (45.06%) HTML
2 236 (42.37%) CSS
3 134 (24.06%) HTML5
4 110 (19.75%) CSS3
5 88 (15.80%) jQuery
6 74 (13.29%) Sinatra
7 53 (9.52%) Web Services
8 46 (8.26%) REST
9 45 (8.08%) Ajax
10 42 (7.54%) JSON
11 41 (7.36%) .NET
12 40 (7.18%) Backbone.js
13 36 (6.46%) Django
13 36 (6.46%) LAMP
14 35 (6.28%) Sass
15 32 (5.75%) XML
16 30 (5.39%) RESTful
17 29 (5.21%) AngularJS
17 29 (5.21%) Play Framework
18 23 (4.13%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 97 (17.41%) Open Source
2 37 (6.64%) Mobile App
3 36 (6.46%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.15%) Digital Media
5 11 (1.97%) Online Games
6 5 (0.90%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.72%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.54%) iPad
8 3 (0.54%) Social Gaming
8 3 (0.54%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.54%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.36%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.36%) W3C
9 2 (0.36%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.36%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.36%) Statistics
9 2 (0.36%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.36%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 153 (27.47%) Linux
2 34 (6.10%) UNIX
3 29 (5.21%) Mac OS X
4 26 (4.67%) AIX
4 26 (4.67%) Solaris
5 17 (3.05%) Windows
6 11 (1.97%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.80%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.80%) Mac OS
8 9 (1.62%) Android
9 4 (0.72%) Debian
10 3 (0.54%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) OpenSolaris
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Fedora
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (43.09%) TDD
2 176 (31.60%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (27.65%) BDD
4 88 (15.80%) Scrum
5 70 (12.57%) OO
6 49 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (8.44%) Web Development
8 43 (7.72%) MVC
9 41 (7.36%) Pair Programming
10 33 (5.92%) Kanban
11 31 (5.57%) Product Management
12 29 (5.21%) Software Engineering
13 26 (4.67%) E-Commerce
14 25 (4.49%) SOA
15 23 (4.13%) OOP
16 21 (3.77%) Software Architecture
17 20 (3.59%) User Stories
18 19 (3.41%) Configuration Management
19 18 (3.23%) DevOps
20 17 (3.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 548 (98.38%) Ruby
2 238 (42.73%) JavaScript
3 105 (18.85%) Java
4 63 (11.31%) PHP
5 54 (9.69%) Scala
6 52 (9.34%) SQL
7 34 (6.10%) Python
8 33 (5.92%) Perl
9 28 (5.03%) C#
10 22 (3.95%) Objective-C
11 16 (2.87%) CoffeeScript
12 14 (2.51%) C++
13 12 (2.15%) C
14 11 (1.97%) Golang
15 10 (1.80%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.44%) Clojure
17 7 (1.26%) Groovy
18 4 (0.72%) MATLAB
18 4 (0.72%) R
19 3 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (8.26%) Degree
2 19 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.26%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.69%) QA
2 3 (0.54%) COBIT
3 1 (0.18%) WCAG
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (2.69%) Varnish
2 3 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.36%) qmail
4 1 (0.18%) KVM
4 1 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.18%) OpenSSH
4 1 (0.18%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Squid
4 1 (0.18%) Snort
4 1 (0.18%) Xen
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.18%) Samba
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (3.41%) Capistrano
2 18 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (3.05%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Ansible
4 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.18%) logstash
4 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.18%) Nessus
4 1 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (4.31%) Oracle
2 20 (3.59%) Rackspace
3 10 (1.80%) JBoss
3 10 (1.80%) Microsoft
4 6 (1.08%) Adobe
5 4 (0.72%) Yahoo!
6 2 (0.36%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.36%) Cognos
6 2 (0.36%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.36%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.36%) Perforce
6 2 (0.36%) New Relic
6 2 (0.36%) Tableau
6 2 (0.36%) F5
7 1 (0.18%) Facebook
7 1 (0.18%) Twitter
7 1 (0.18%) Akamai
7 1 (0.18%) Qualys
7 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.18%) Sitecore
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £430 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £17 to £20 per hour plus bonus and enhanced holiday pay and great
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Rate: From £250 to £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £525 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £451 per day
Posted: 6 days ago