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 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 334 356 457
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +101
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 272 189 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.84% 1.48% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 131 84
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 £288 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £71.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - £20.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14764 12753 15212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.74% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9559 7969 8989
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 £265 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 349 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £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 24 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 24 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 +5 240 £400 +6.66% 76
London +45 181 £400 - 39
City of London +18 30 £400 - 7
Scotland +3 20 £413 +22.22% 4
North West -12 15 £280 -17.03% 2
Manchester -5 14 £278 -17.77% 2
South East -14 13 £425 +6.25% 11
Glasgow +17 11 £413 +22.22%
West Midlands -18 11 £300 -7.69% 1
South West -7 8 £350 +27.27% 7
Edinburgh -16 8 £425 - 3
Hampshire - 7 £425 - 5
Warwickshire -8 6 £313 +0.40%
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
County Antrim - 6 - -
Belfast - 6 - -
West Yorkshire -12 5 £380 +26.66% 3
Leeds -13 5 £380 +26.66%
Yorkshire -15 5 £380 +26.66% 5
Lancashire - 5 - -
Blackburn - 5 - -
Burnley - 5 - -
Basingstoke - 4 £425 -
Oxfordshire +5 3 £425 +54.54% 1
Berkshire -13 3 £313 - 1
Reading -9 2 £400 -
Hertfordshire -11 2 £338 +3.84% 4
East of England -31 2 £338 +3.84% 8
Somerset - 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 £275 - 1

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 492 (97.23%) Ruby
2 235 (46.44%) HTML
3 230 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 216 (42.69%) CSS
5 193 (38.14%) TDD
6 127 (25.10%) MySQL
7 121 (23.91%) BDD
8 113 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
9 107 (21.15%) jQuery
10 105 (20.75%) HTML5
11 104 (20.55%) Java
12 91 (17.98%) Open Source
13 87 (17.19%) Linux
14 85 (16.80%) Git (software)
15 80 (15.81%) CSS3
16 78 (15.42%) SQL
17 71 (14.03%) Scrum
18 69 (13.64%) Ajax
18 69 (13.64%) Web Services
19 67 (13.24%) MongoDB
19 67 (13.24%) NoSQL
20 65 (12.85%) Cucumber
20 65 (12.85%) .NET
21 58 (11.46%) PostgreSQL
22 55 (10.87%) PHP
23 54 (10.67%) C#
23 54 (10.67%) RSpec
24 53 (10.47%) SQL Server
25 50 (9.88%) Degree
26 49 (9.68%) Sinatra

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 33 (6.52%) CMS
2 29 (5.73%) Apache
3 27 (5.34%) Node.js
4 25 (4.94%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.77%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.77%) WebLogic
6 12 (2.37%) MQSeries
6 12 (2.37%) Adobe CQ
6 12 (2.37%) Escenic
7 7 (1.38%) WordPress
8 5 (0.99%) nginx
9 4 (0.79%) Drupal
9 4 (0.79%) Alfresco
10 3 (0.59%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.40%) Kentico
11 2 (0.40%) Orchard CMS
11 2 (0.40%) Apache Pig
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%) Lawson
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.96%) Heroku
5 14 (2.77%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.17%) SaaS
7 7 (1.38%) Google App Engine
8 6 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.59%) GitHub
10 1 (0.20%) IaaS
10 1 (0.20%) PaaS
10 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.94%) LDAP
2 8 (1.58%) DNS
3 4 (0.79%) Internet
4 3 (0.59%) VPN
5 2 (0.40%) Firewall
5 2 (0.40%) SSL
5 2 (0.40%) HTTP
6 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.20%) SMTP
6 1 (0.20%) NetScreen
6 1 (0.20%) SSH
6 1 (0.20%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (25.10%) MySQL
2 67 (13.24%) MongoDB
2 67 (13.24%) NoSQL
3 58 (11.46%) PostgreSQL
4 53 (10.47%) SQL Server
5 35 (6.92%) Relational Database
6 31 (6.13%) Big Data
7 26 (5.14%) Redis
8 23 (4.55%) Hadoop
9 22 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (2.77%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.99%) CouchDB
12 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.79%) Pentaho
13 4 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.40%) RavenDB
14 2 (0.40%) HBase
Development Applications
1 85 (16.80%) Git (software)
2 65 (12.85%) Cucumber
3 54 (10.67%) RSpec
4 33 (6.52%) Jenkins
5 27 (5.34%) Subversion
6 23 (4.55%) Selenium
7 22 (4.35%) RubyGems
8 13 (2.57%) JUnit
9 9 (1.78%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.58%) WATIR
11 6 (1.19%) JIRA
11 6 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.19%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.99%) RubyMine
12 5 (0.99%) Hudson
13 4 (0.79%) WebDriver
14 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.40%) PhoneGap
14 2 (0.40%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.40%) Grunt
General
1 42 (8.30%) Finance
2 21 (4.15%) Publishing
3 20 (3.95%) Marketing
4 13 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.37%) Retail
6 11 (2.17%) Games
7 10 (1.98%) Advertising
7 10 (1.98%) Back Office
8 7 (1.38%) Banking
9 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.40%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 377 (74.51%) Developer
2 171 (33.79%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 123 (24.31%) Ruby Developer
4 54 (10.67%) Architect
5 41 (8.10%) Senior Developer
6 22 (4.35%) Analyst
7 20 (3.95%) Technical Architect
7 20 (3.95%) SQL Developer
8 18 (3.56%) Java Developer
8 18 (3.56%) Web Developer
8 18 (3.56%) Senior Java Developer
9 15 (2.96%) Programmer
10 12 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (2.37%) Developer Analyst
10 12 (2.37%) Java Programmer
10 12 (2.37%) Senior Programmer
10 12 (2.37%) Senior Java Programmer
10 12 (2.37%) Front-End Developer
11 10 (1.98%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
11 10 (1.98%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (46.44%) HTML
2 216 (42.69%) CSS
3 107 (21.15%) jQuery
4 105 (20.75%) HTML5
5 80 (15.81%) CSS3
6 69 (13.64%) Web Services
6 69 (13.64%) Ajax
7 65 (12.85%) .NET
8 49 (9.68%) XML
8 49 (9.68%) Sinatra
9 39 (7.71%) Django
10 38 (7.51%) REST
11 37 (7.31%) JSON
12 27 (5.34%) Sass
13 26 (5.14%) Memcached
14 22 (4.35%) Backbone.js
14 22 (4.35%) JRuby
14 22 (4.35%) LAMP
14 22 (4.35%) Play Framework
15 21 (4.15%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 91 (17.98%) Open Source
2 40 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.15%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.58%) NHS
5 8 (1.58%) Freedom of Information
5 8 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (1.58%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.79%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.59%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.59%) Informatics
8 3 (0.59%) Social Media
8 3 (0.59%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.40%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.40%) Blog
9 2 (0.40%) Online Games
9 2 (0.40%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.40%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 87 (17.19%) Linux
2 27 (5.34%) UNIX
3 23 (4.55%) Android
4 20 (3.95%) Solaris
5 18 (3.56%) AIX
5 18 (3.56%) Mac OS X
5 18 (3.56%) Apple iOS
6 15 (2.96%) Windows
7 10 (1.98%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.99%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) OpenSolaris
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE
10 1 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.20%) Gentoo
10 1 (0.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (38.14%) TDD
2 121 (23.91%) BDD
3 113 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (14.03%) Scrum
5 48 (9.49%) OO
6 41 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (7.71%) E-Commerce
8 37 (7.31%) Web Development
9 35 (6.92%) Software Engineering
9 35 (6.92%) Kanban
9 35 (6.92%) MVC
10 34 (6.72%) OOD
11 28 (5.53%) Pair Programming
12 25 (4.94%) SOA
12 25 (4.94%) OOP
12 25 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (4.74%) Active Record
14 22 (4.35%) Workflow
15 18 (3.56%) Test Automation
16 16 (3.16%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 492 (97.23%) Ruby
2 230 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 104 (20.55%) Java
4 78 (15.42%) SQL
5 55 (10.87%) PHP
6 54 (10.67%) C#
7 45 (8.89%) Scala
8 40 (7.91%) Python
9 24 (4.74%) Perl
10 11 (2.17%) C
10 11 (2.17%) Objective-C
10 11 (2.17%) CoffeeScript
11 9 (1.78%) C++
12 5 (0.99%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.79%) PHP5
14 3 (0.59%) Groovy
14 3 (0.59%) Clojure
14 3 (0.59%) VB
15 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (9.88%) Degree
2 14 (2.77%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.34%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (3.56%) Varnish
2 6 (1.19%) Xen
3 3 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.40%) 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%) KVM
5 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (4.55%) Puppet
2 21 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (3.75%) Capistrano
4 4 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.59%) Nagios
5 3 (0.59%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.40%) Oozie
6 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.20%) Nessus
7 1 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 37 (7.31%) Oracle
2 20 (3.95%) Microsoft
3 14 (2.77%) JBoss
4 13 (2.57%) Google
4 13 (2.57%) Rackspace
5 8 (1.58%) Yahoo!
6 6 (1.19%) VMware
6 6 (1.19%) Sybase
7 4 (0.79%) New Relic
8 3 (0.59%) Sony
8 3 (0.59%) Adobe
8 3 (0.59%) Lotus
8 3 (0.59%) Mercator
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco
9 2 (0.40%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.40%) Citrix
9 2 (0.40%) Informatica
9 2 (0.40%) Zend
9 2 (0.40%) Facebook
9 2 (0.40%) Talend
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 49 minutes ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Consol Partners
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Unite Human Resources
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day £350 daily + Accommodation costs paid in Bri
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Annum contract
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
Wandsworth, London
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 19 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 days ago