The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby 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 over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 128 119 153
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +34
Contract jobs citing Ruby 961 939 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.77% 1.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.52% 4.74% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 697 514
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £509 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21268 19830 18656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.47% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14258 12810 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 409 589
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby within the UK.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby within the UK.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Ruby
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -2 919 £425 +6.25% 404
London -15 560 £450 +12.50% 232
City of London -15 112 £470 +17.50% 64
East of England +62 87 £388 - 16
Cambridgeshire +44 78 £388 -8.82% 5
Cambridge +36 74 £388 -8.82% 4
South East -16 69 £425 - 54
Yorkshire +4 57 £450 +44.57% 23
West Yorkshire +5 55 £450 +44.57% 20
Leeds -8 47 £450 +44.57% 19
North West -17 42 £438 -6.91% 24
South West -19 42 £400 -0.12% 27
North East 0 34 £495 +43.47% 10
Tyne and Wear +4 33 £490 +41.00% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 32 £490 +42.02% 7
Wales +32 29 £388 - 4
Surrey +14 27 £400 -43.66% 11
East Midlands +12 24 £475 +48.43% 7
Cheshire +4 23 £438 -15.86% 5
Nottinghamshire - 20 £475 - 3
Bristol -12 18 £375 -6.25% 7
Gloucestershire +2 17 £400 +1.52% 8
Hampshire -15 17 £425 - 11
Nottingham - 17 £575 - 3
Chester +10 13 £438 - 1
Egham - 13 £400 - 3
Berkshire +17 11 £450 +12.50% 12
Reading +13 11 £450 +2.85% 8
Manchester -14 10 £328 -12.66% 10
Swansea +14 9 £450 +16.12% 1

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Ruby 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.

1 1013 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
2 829 (43.56%) Java
3 797 (41.88%) Python
4 734 (38.57%) Linux
5 616 (32.37%) Puppet
6 609 (32.00%) DevOps
7 555 (29.16%) JavaScript
8 522 (27.43%) Git (software)
9 517 (27.17%) Ruby on Rails
10 510 (26.80%) TDD
11 488 (25.64%) Opscode Chef
12 458 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
13 437 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
14 432 (22.70%) HTML
15 422 (22.18%) CSS
16 411 (21.60%) Configuration Management
17 378 (19.86%) Jenkins
18 358 (18.81%) Scrum
19 337 (17.71%) MySQL
20 333 (17.50%) UNIX
21 329 (17.29%) Perl
22 311 (16.34%) Web Services
23 310 (16.29%) Cucumber
23 310 (16.29%) MongoDB
24 308 (16.18%) BDD
24 308 (16.18%) Bash Shell
25 294 (15.45%) PHP
26 286 (15.03%) Open Source
27 277 (14.56%) SQL
28 236 (12.40%) Ansible

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Ruby 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 180 (9.46%) Node.js
2 153 (8.04%) Apache
3 104 (5.47%) Tomcat
4 98 (5.15%) OpenStack
5 85 (4.47%) nginx
6 61 (3.21%) JBoss
7 53 (2.79%) Confluence
8 43 (2.26%) Cloud Foundry
9 35 (1.84%) IIS
10 34 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
11 30 (1.58%) MQSeries
12 29 (1.52%) WebLogic
13 27 (1.42%) WebSphere
14 24 (1.26%) CMS
15 22 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (0.89%) Drupal
17 16 (0.84%) Jetty
18 15 (0.79%) Mule ESB
19 9 (0.47%) MediaWiki
19 9 (0.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.42%) MS Office
4 2 (0.11%) Mathematica
4 2 (0.11%) Maple
4 2 (0.11%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.11%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.053%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.053%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.053%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 437 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (4.89%) Amazon EC2
4 66 (3.47%) GitHub
5 60 (3.15%) Heroku
6 42 (2.21%) PaaS
7 40 (2.10%) SaaS
8 35 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 29 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (1.52%) IaaS
10 25 (1.31%) Amazon S3
10 25 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 11 (0.58%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 7 (0.37%) Engine Yard
14 4 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 110 (5.78%) HTTP
2 91 (4.78%) TCP/IP
3 82 (4.31%) Firewall
4 81 (4.26%) Internet
5 49 (2.57%) SSL
6 42 (2.21%) DNS
7 40 (2.10%) VPN
8 32 (1.68%) Network Security
9 31 (1.63%) LDAP
10 25 (1.31%) LAN
11 24 (1.26%) WAN
12 15 (0.79%) Wireshark
12 15 (0.79%) Unified Communications
13 14 (0.74%) Converged Networks
13 14 (0.74%) DHCP
14 13 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
14 13 (0.68%) VLAN
15 12 (0.63%) DMZ
16 11 (0.58%) 3G
16 11 (0.58%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (17.71%) MySQL
2 310 (16.29%) MongoDB
3 194 (10.19%) NoSQL
4 183 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
5 110 (5.78%) Relational Database
6 98 (5.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 95 (4.99%) Redis
8 84 (4.41%) SQL Server
9 46 (2.42%) Hadoop
10 43 (2.26%) Big Data
11 33 (1.73%) RDBMS
12 24 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (0.63%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.63%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.58%) CouchDB
15 11 (0.58%) Apache Hive
16 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.42%) Couchbase
17 6 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 522 (27.43%) Git (software)
2 378 (19.86%) Jenkins
3 310 (16.29%) Cucumber
4 230 (12.09%) Subversion
5 217 (11.40%) Selenium
6 155 (8.15%) RSpec
7 136 (7.15%) JIRA
8 91 (4.78%) Maven
8 91 (4.78%) WebDriver
9 71 (3.73%) JUnit
10 67 (3.52%) Hudson
11 63 (3.31%) TeamCity
12 53 (2.79%) Capybara
13 52 (2.73%) Ant
14 50 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 39 (2.05%) Calabash
16 37 (1.94%) JMeter
17 35 (1.84%) Mercurial
18 31 (1.63%) HP UFT
19 29 (1.52%) WATIR
General
1 150 (7.88%) Finance
2 43 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 42 (2.21%) Marketing
4 33 (1.73%) Games
5 30 (1.58%) Publishing
6 29 (1.52%) Banking
7 26 (1.37%) Retail
8 14 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.53%) Electronics
10 7 (0.37%) Advertising
11 5 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.21%) Law
12 4 (0.21%) Back Office
13 3 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.16%) Billing
14 2 (0.11%) Legal
14 2 (0.11%) Automotive
14 2 (0.11%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.11%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 738 (38.78%) Developer
2 362 (19.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 188 (9.88%) Ruby Developer
4 162 (8.51%) Architect
5 160 (8.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 128 (6.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 126 (6.62%) Senior Developer
8 94 (4.94%) Java Developer
9 80 (4.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 77 (4.05%) Technical Architect
11 76 (3.99%) Analyst
12 58 (3.05%) Software Engineer
13 55 (2.89%) Administrator
14 53 (2.79%) Test Analyst
15 51 (2.68%) Tester
16 50 (2.63%) Consultant
17 45 (2.36%) Systems Administrator
18 44 (2.31%) Linux Administrator
19 42 (2.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 42 (2.21%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 517 (27.17%) Ruby on Rails
2 432 (22.70%) HTML
3 422 (22.18%) CSS
4 311 (16.34%) Web Services
5 217 (11.40%) HTML5
6 192 (10.09%) .NET
7 162 (8.51%) AngularJS
8 159 (8.36%) RESTful
9 155 (8.15%) JSON
10 149 (7.83%) REST
11 133 (6.99%) CSS3
12 119 (6.25%) jQuery
13 108 (5.68%) XML
14 94 (4.94%) Sinatra
15 91 (4.78%) Django
16 79 (4.15%) Spring
17 77 (4.05%) LAMP
18 71 (3.73%) J2EE
19 69 (3.63%) Sass
20 68 (3.57%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 69 (3.63%) Mobile App
2 64 (3.36%) User Experience
3 63 (3.31%) Visualisation
4 54 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 30 (1.58%) Clustering
8 27 (1.42%) Statistics
9 26 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (1.16%) Digital Media
11 21 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 15 (0.79%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.79%) Wiki
13 15 (0.79%) Public Cloud
13 15 (0.79%) Data Structures
14 12 (0.63%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.63%) IPTV
14 12 (0.63%) DTV
15 11 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 734 (38.57%) Linux
2 333 (17.50%) UNIX
3 153 (8.04%) Windows
4 123 (6.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 103 (5.41%) CentOS
6 90 (4.73%) Ubuntu
7 55 (2.89%) Android
8 53 (2.79%) Apple iOS
9 51 (2.68%) Mac OS X
10 20 (1.05%) Solaris
10 20 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.05%) Debian
11 17 (0.89%) SUSE
12 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.37%) AIX
14 7 (0.37%) Fedora
15 5 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1013 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
2 609 (32.00%) DevOps
3 510 (26.80%) TDD
4 458 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
5 411 (21.60%) Configuration Management
6 358 (18.81%) Scrum
7 308 (16.18%) BDD
8 286 (15.03%) Open Source
9 173 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 162 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
11 148 (7.78%) E-Commerce
12 145 (7.62%) Test Automation
13 143 (7.51%) Kanban
14 138 (7.25%) MVC
15 137 (7.20%) Web Development
16 126 (6.62%) OO
17 116 (6.10%) Mentoring
18 108 (5.68%) SOA
19 94 (4.94%) Pair Programming
20 83 (4.36%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 829 (43.56%) Java
2 797 (41.88%) Python
3 555 (29.16%) JavaScript
4 329 (17.29%) Perl
5 308 (16.18%) Bash Shell
6 294 (15.45%) PHP
7 277 (14.56%) SQL
8 187 (9.83%) Scala
9 166 (8.72%) C#
10 109 (5.73%) Shell Script
11 82 (4.31%) C++
12 75 (3.94%) Groovy
13 59 (3.10%) Go
14 56 (2.94%) PowerShell
15 46 (2.42%) Clojure
16 44 (2.31%) C
17 21 (1.10%) Objective-C
18 16 (0.84%) R
19 13 (0.68%) ActionScript
20 12 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 105 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 96 (5.04%) Degree
3 41 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.10%) ISEB
6 16 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.74%) CCNA
9 10 (0.53%) Sun Certification
9 10 (0.53%) OCPJP
10 8 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.32%) RHCE
12 4 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.16%) CCNP
14 2 (0.11%) HND
14 2 (0.11%) CCIE
14 2 (0.11%) LPIC
14 2 (0.11%) HP ASE
14 2 (0.11%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (9.83%) QA
2 11 (0.58%) SLA
3 7 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.16%) BS25999
5 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.11%) MiFID
6 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
System Software
1 123 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 115 (6.04%) Docker
3 41 (2.15%) vCloud
4 34 (1.79%) vSphere
5 22 (1.16%) Varnish
6 18 (0.95%) XenServer
7 15 (0.79%) Active Directory
8 14 (0.74%) Samba
9 13 (0.68%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.63%) KVM
10 12 (0.63%) Postfix
11 10 (0.53%) iptables
12 8 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.42%) Hyper-V
13 7 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (0.32%) Firmware
14 6 (0.32%) VMware ESX
15 4 (0.21%) Xen
15 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 616 (32.37%) Puppet
2 488 (25.64%) Opscode Chef
3 236 (12.40%) Ansible
4 106 (5.57%) Salt
5 102 (5.36%) Vagrant
6 80 (4.20%) Nagios
7 50 (2.63%) ZABBIX
8 42 (2.21%) Graphite
9 35 (1.84%) Rundeck
10 31 (1.63%) Cobbler
11 29 (1.52%) logstash
12 28 (1.47%) Kibana
12 28 (1.47%) HAProxy
13 26 (1.37%) Graylog
14 22 (1.16%) Opsview
14 22 (1.16%) Capistrano
15 16 (0.84%) Tivoli
16 14 (0.74%) Mesos
17 12 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
18 11 (0.58%) collectd
Vendors
1 177 (9.30%) VMware
2 151 (7.93%) Red Hat
3 142 (7.46%) Oracle
4 82 (4.31%) Microsoft
5 77 (4.05%) New Relic
6 41 (2.15%) Google
7 39 (2.05%) Akamai
7 39 (2.05%) Rackspace
8 34 (1.79%) SaltStack
9 32 (1.68%) Splunk
10 25 (1.31%) HP
11 24 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.10%) Perforce
12 21 (1.10%) Talend
13 20 (1.05%) IBM
14 18 (0.95%) Citrix
14 18 (0.95%) AppDynamics
15 17 (0.89%) SAP
15 17 (0.89%) Sun
16 16 (0.84%) Adobe
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day Node.JS up-skill
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT People First
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day 3 Months +
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per week + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £380 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Posted: 3 days ago