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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 357 343 385
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +42
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 273 265 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.74% 1.77% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 194 178
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £303 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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
15691 15007 15615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 28.87% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10164 9643 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 265 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 18 September 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 September 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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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 -37 238 £425 +13.33% 56
London -33 154 £450 +12.50% 42
South East +10 28 £420 -14.93% 6
Scotland -3 24 £625 +82.48% 4
Glasgow +7 22 £640 - 3
City of London +11 20 £400 +8.17% 15
West Midlands -7 14 £278 -7.50% 2
South West -34 13 £350 -8.49% 2
East Midlands +10 8 £425 +14.86%
Northamptonshire +7 8 £425 -27.65%
Wiltshire -13 8 £350 -10.25%
Swindon - 8 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £414 -
East of England -27 7 £350 +12.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £419 - 1
Manchester -5 6 £375 +15.38% 2
North West -6 6 £375 +15.38% 2
Surrey -1 5 £580 +16.00% 1
Yorkshire +2 4 £550 +100.00%
Birmingham -2 4 £255 -21.53% 1
Leeds -3 4 £550 +100.00%
West Yorkshire -3 4 £550 +100.00%
Berkshire - 4 £538 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £350 -12.50% 2
Cambridge 0 3 £350 -12.50% 2
Hertfordshire -27 3 £340 +13.33% 1
Brighton - 3 £375 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £375 - 1
Edinburgh -6 2 £305 -5.42% 1

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 571 (98.45%) Ruby
2 378 (65.17%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (44.14%) HTML
4 248 (42.76%) JavaScript
4 248 (42.76%) TDD
5 243 (41.90%) CSS
6 163 (28.10%) Linux
7 152 (26.21%) BDD
8 141 (24.31%) MySQL
9 122 (21.03%) HTML5
10 119 (20.52%) Java
11 107 (18.45%) Scrum
12 102 (17.59%) Git (software)
13 97 (16.72%) RSpec
13 97 (16.72%) Open Source
13 97 (16.72%) CSS3
14 93 (16.03%) jQuery
15 80 (13.79%) Cucumber
16 73 (12.59%) PostgreSQL
17 70 (12.07%) Sinatra
18 69 (11.90%) OO
19 68 (11.72%) NoSQL
20 66 (11.38%) MongoDB
20 66 (11.38%) PHP
21 59 (10.17%) Scala
22 57 (9.83%) SQL
22 57 (9.83%) Web Services
23 53 (9.14%) Web Development
24 49 (8.45%) Django
25 47 (8.10%) Python

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (5.69%) Apache
2 21 (3.62%) CMS
3 18 (3.10%) Node.js
4 14 (2.41%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (1.72%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.21%) MQSeries
8 7 (1.21%) Adobe CQ
8 7 (1.21%) Escenic
8 7 (1.21%) nginx
9 6 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.69%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.69%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.34%) WordPress
11 2 (0.34%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.17%) Confluence
12 1 (0.17%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (3.10%) Photoshop
2 15 (2.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.52%) MS Office
4 2 (0.34%) SPSS
4 2 (0.34%) GIMP
4 2 (0.34%) Gephi
5 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.00%) GitHub
2 27 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.93%) Heroku
4 13 (2.24%) Amazon S3
5 11 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.38%) SaaS
7 5 (0.86%) PaaS
7 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.52%) IaaS
9 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.97%) LDAP
2 19 (3.28%) HTTP
3 11 (1.90%) SSH
4 9 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.21%) Internet
6 5 (0.86%) SSL
6 5 (0.86%) DNS
7 3 (0.52%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.34%) Network Security
8 2 (0.34%) AMQP
9 1 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.17%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.17%) VPN
9 1 (0.17%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (24.31%) MySQL
2 73 (12.59%) PostgreSQL
3 68 (11.72%) NoSQL
4 66 (11.38%) MongoDB
5 41 (7.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 35 (6.03%) Redis
7 17 (2.93%) Big Data
8 16 (2.76%) SQL Server
9 12 (2.07%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.55%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.34%) MS Access
12 2 (0.34%) IDOL
12 2 (0.34%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.34%) Mahout
12 2 (0.34%) HBase
13 1 (0.17%) Riak
13 1 (0.17%) SimpleDB
13 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 102 (17.59%) Git (software)
2 97 (16.72%) RSpec
3 80 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 28 (4.83%) Jasmine
5 26 (4.48%) Subversion
6 19 (3.28%) Selenium
7 17 (2.93%) Jenkins
7 17 (2.93%) RubyGems
8 16 (2.76%) JUnit
9 11 (1.90%) WATIR
10 10 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
10 10 (1.72%) Sublime Text
11 6 (1.03%) Capybara
12 5 (0.86%) Hudson
12 5 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.69%) RubyMine
14 3 (0.52%) JIRA
15 2 (0.34%) Metasploit
15 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (6.38%) Finance
2 25 (4.31%) Games
3 18 (3.10%) Retail
4 12 (2.07%) Marketing
5 11 (1.90%) Advertising
6 7 (1.21%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.86%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.69%) Publishing
9 3 (0.52%) Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 447 (77.07%) Developer
2 216 (37.24%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 191 (32.93%) Ruby Developer
4 65 (11.21%) Architect
5 55 (9.48%) Senior Developer
5 55 (9.48%) Programmer
6 42 (7.24%) Technical Architect
7 27 (4.66%) Java Developer
8 24 (4.14%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 22 (3.79%) Front-End Developer
10 16 (2.76%) Senior Architect
10 16 (2.76%) Digital Architect
11 12 (2.07%) Senior Java Developer
11 12 (2.07%) Web Developer
12 10 (1.72%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (1.55%) Analyst
13 9 (1.55%) Lead Developer
14 8 (1.38%) Software Engineer
14 8 (1.38%) Senior Technical Architect
14 8 (1.38%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (44.14%) HTML
2 243 (41.90%) CSS
3 122 (21.03%) HTML5
4 97 (16.72%) CSS3
5 93 (16.03%) jQuery
6 70 (12.07%) Sinatra
7 57 (9.83%) Web Services
8 49 (8.45%) Django
9 47 (8.10%) Backbone.js
10 45 (7.76%) .NET
11 44 (7.59%) REST
12 42 (7.24%) LAMP
13 37 (6.38%) Ajax
14 36 (6.21%) XML
14 36 (6.21%) Sass
15 34 (5.86%) JSON
16 33 (5.69%) RESTful
17 32 (5.52%) AngularJS
18 29 (5.00%) Play Framework
19 22 (3.79%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 97 (16.72%) Open Source
2 36 (6.21%) Computer Science
3 35 (6.03%) Mobile App
4 32 (5.52%) User Experience
5 15 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.90%) Online Games
7 10 (1.72%) Visualisation
7 10 (1.72%) Digital Media
8 5 (0.86%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.69%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.52%) Web 2.0
10 3 (0.52%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.52%) iPad
10 3 (0.52%) Social Gaming
11 2 (0.34%) W3C
11 2 (0.34%) iPhone
11 2 (0.34%) Online Gambling
11 2 (0.34%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 163 (28.10%) Linux
2 35 (6.03%) UNIX
3 34 (5.86%) Mac OS X
4 25 (4.31%) AIX
4 25 (4.31%) Solaris
5 16 (2.76%) Windows
6 11 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.72%) Mac OS
8 9 (1.55%) Android
9 8 (1.38%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.69%) CentOS
11 3 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (65.17%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (42.76%) TDD
3 152 (26.21%) BDD
4 107 (18.45%) Scrum
5 69 (11.90%) OO
6 53 (9.14%) Web Development
7 45 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (7.59%) Kanban
9 43 (7.41%) Mentoring
10 42 (7.24%) MVC
11 38 (6.55%) Pair Programming
11 38 (6.55%) Product Management
12 32 (5.52%) Software Architecture
13 30 (5.17%) Configuration Management
14 28 (4.83%) User Stories
15 26 (4.48%) Software Engineering
16 25 (4.31%) SOA
17 24 (4.14%) E-Commerce
18 19 (3.28%) OOP
19 18 (3.10%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 571 (98.45%) Ruby
2 248 (42.76%) JavaScript
3 119 (20.52%) Java
4 66 (11.38%) PHP
5 59 (10.17%) Scala
6 57 (9.83%) SQL
7 47 (8.10%) Python
8 36 (6.21%) Perl
9 29 (5.00%) C#
10 23 (3.97%) Objective-C
11 18 (3.10%) CoffeeScript
12 11 (1.90%) Golang
12 11 (1.90%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.90%) C++
13 10 (1.72%) C
14 9 (1.55%) Groovy
15 8 (1.38%) Clojure
16 4 (0.69%) R
16 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 46 (7.93%) Degree
2 25 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.41%) QA
2 3 (0.52%) COBIT
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (2.41%) Varnish
2 4 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.34%) Docker
4 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.17%) Samba
4 1 (0.17%) qmail
Systems Management
1 19 (3.28%) Capistrano
2 17 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.59%) Puppet
4 3 (0.52%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) logstash
5 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (3.97%) Oracle
2 18 (3.10%) Rackspace
3 11 (1.90%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.72%) JBoss
5 6 (1.03%) Adobe
6 3 (0.52%) F5
7 2 (0.34%) Tableau
7 2 (0.34%) Facebook
7 2 (0.34%) Twitter
7 2 (0.34%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.34%) Perforce
7 2 (0.34%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.34%) Cognos
7 2 (0.34%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.34%) New Relic
8 1 (0.17%) SAP
8 1 (0.17%) Apple
8 1 (0.17%) Citrix
8 1 (0.17%) VMware
8 1 (0.17%) Capita
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