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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 129 132 175
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +43
Contract jobs citing Ruby 917 849 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.61% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.51% 4.31% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 655 393
Average daily rate
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£438 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.66% +118.46%
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
20342 19691 17540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.55% 37.41% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13467 13006 10832
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 468 618
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +8 885 £445 +7.87% 385
London -11 524 £450 +5.88% 216
South East +30 92 £395 -7.05% 57
City of London -20 92 £473 +11.17% 51
Yorkshire +30 74 £450 +44.00% 13
West Yorkshire +29 70 £450 +44.00% 10
Leeds +17 60 £400 +26.48% 10
South West +10 52 £425 +4.55% 31
North West +12 51 £438 +9.37% 14
East of England +30 38 £325 -16.12% 21
Cambridgeshire +24 34 £325 -23.52% 14
Hampshire +3 32 £403 -5.29% 18
Surrey - 32 £375 - 12
Cambridge +21 31 £325 -23.52% 13
Cheshire +8 27 £438 -2.77% 7
North East +4 26 £490 +41.00% 11
East Midlands +12 25 £475 +18.75% 9
Gloucestershire +10 25 £438 +9.23% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 25 £480 +39.13% 5
Tyne and Wear +5 25 £480 +38.12% 8
Nottinghamshire - 24 £475 - 1
Wales +20 22 £363 +3.57% 2
Bristol -6 21 £388 -7.46% 12
Nottingham - 21 £525 - 1
Southampton +12 18 £395 +37.39% 3
Manchester -4 15 £328 -6.42% 7
Cheltenham - 15 £438 - 3
Chester +8 12 £438 +2.94% 2
Berkshire -2 12 £340 -15.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +10 11 £413 +36.92% 1

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1083 (55.40%) Agile Software Development
2 886 (45.32%) Python
3 850 (43.48%) Java
4 779 (39.85%) Linux
5 625 (31.97%) Puppet
6 595 (30.43%) DevOps
7 543 (27.77%) JavaScript
8 518 (26.50%) Git (software)
9 513 (26.24%) Ruby on Rails
10 502 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
11 483 (24.71%) TDD
12 471 (24.09%) Opscode Chef
13 430 (21.99%) HTML
14 425 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
15 417 (21.33%) Configuration Management
16 416 (21.28%) CSS
17 385 (19.69%) Jenkins
18 367 (18.77%) Scrum
19 344 (17.60%) Perl
20 331 (16.93%) UNIX
21 330 (16.88%) Open Source
22 329 (16.83%) Bash Shell
23 316 (16.16%) Cucumber
24 315 (16.11%) MySQL
25 313 (16.01%) PHP
26 308 (15.75%) MongoDB
27 301 (15.40%) BDD
28 291 (14.88%) Web Services
29 258 (13.20%) SQL
30 227 (11.61%) .NET

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (9.21%) Node.js
2 165 (8.44%) Apache
3 109 (5.58%) OpenStack
4 98 (5.01%) nginx
5 92 (4.71%) Tomcat
6 58 (2.97%) JBoss
7 48 (2.46%) Confluence
8 45 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
9 38 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
10 35 (1.79%) WebSphere
11 34 (1.74%) WebLogic
12 33 (1.69%) IIS
13 26 (1.33%) MQSeries
14 24 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 20 (1.02%) CMS
16 14 (0.72%) Drupal
17 11 (0.56%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.56%) MediaWiki
18 10 (0.51%) Jetty
18 10 (0.51%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 31 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.66%) MS Office
3 9 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.10%) Mingle
5 1 (0.051%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.20%) Magento
4 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.15%) Shopify
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.051%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 425 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (5.32%) Amazon EC2
4 76 (3.89%) Heroku
5 73 (3.73%) GitHub
6 62 (3.17%) PaaS
7 41 (2.10%) Amazon S3
8 40 (2.05%) SaaS
9 36 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
11 31 (1.59%) IaaS
12 21 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.46%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.46%) Engine Yard
16 6 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 4 (0.20%) Google App Engine
18 3 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 118 (6.04%) HTTP
2 108 (5.52%) TCP/IP
3 86 (4.40%) Firewall
4 68 (3.48%) Internet
5 65 (3.32%) SSL
6 53 (2.71%) DNS
7 38 (1.94%) Network Security
8 36 (1.84%) LDAP
9 35 (1.79%) VPN
10 26 (1.33%) LAN
10 26 (1.33%) WAN
11 18 (0.92%) VLAN
12 17 (0.87%) Wireshark
13 15 (0.77%) DHCP
13 15 (0.77%) Unified Communications
14 13 (0.66%) 3G
14 13 (0.66%) SDH
14 13 (0.66%) IPv6
15 12 (0.61%) 4G
15 12 (0.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (16.11%) MySQL
2 308 (15.75%) MongoDB
3 199 (10.18%) NoSQL
4 195 (9.97%) PostgreSQL
5 120 (6.14%) Relational Database
6 102 (5.22%) Redis
7 92 (4.71%) SQL Server
8 91 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 51 (2.61%) Big Data
10 49 (2.51%) Hadoop
11 39 (1.99%) RDBMS
12 22 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.77%) CouchDB
14 15 (0.77%) Couchbase
15 13 (0.66%) Apache Hive
16 11 (0.56%) Data Mining
17 10 (0.51%) Hypertable
17 10 (0.51%) Riak
17 10 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 518 (26.50%) Git (software)
2 385 (19.69%) Jenkins
3 316 (16.16%) Cucumber
4 220 (11.25%) Subversion
5 216 (11.05%) Selenium
6 159 (8.13%) RSpec
7 132 (6.75%) JIRA
8 108 (5.52%) Maven
9 96 (4.91%) WebDriver
10 73 (3.73%) JUnit
11 72 (3.68%) Hudson
11 72 (3.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 71 (3.63%) TeamCity
13 54 (2.76%) Capybara
14 50 (2.56%) Ant
15 49 (2.51%) Calabash
16 38 (1.94%) SpecFlow
17 35 (1.79%) WATIR
17 35 (1.79%) Mercurial
18 34 (1.74%) ClearCase
General
1 147 (7.52%) Finance
2 44 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 40 (2.05%) Games
4 38 (1.94%) Marketing
5 32 (1.64%) Publishing
6 28 (1.43%) Banking
7 23 (1.18%) Retail
8 17 (0.87%) Law
9 15 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.61%) Electronics
11 8 (0.41%) Advertising
12 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.15%) Back Office
14 2 (0.10%) iGaming
14 2 (0.10%) Front Office
14 2 (0.10%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.10%) Hindi Language
14 2 (0.10%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 763 (39.03%) Developer
2 362 (18.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 174 (8.90%) Ruby Developer
4 173 (8.85%) Architect
5 160 (8.18%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 125 (6.39%) Senior Developer
7 107 (5.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 97 (4.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 85 (4.35%) Java Developer
10 77 (3.94%) Technical Architect
11 74 (3.79%) Analyst
12 61 (3.12%) Software Engineer
13 58 (2.97%) AWS Developer
14 54 (2.76%) Tester
15 51 (2.61%) Administrator
16 50 (2.56%) Test Analyst
17 47 (2.40%) Linux Engineer
18 43 (2.20%) Consultant
19 41 (2.10%) Linux Administrator
20 39 (1.99%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 513 (26.24%) Ruby on Rails
2 430 (21.99%) HTML
3 416 (21.28%) CSS
4 291 (14.88%) Web Services
5 227 (11.61%) .NET
6 208 (10.64%) HTML5
7 171 (8.75%) JSON
7 171 (8.75%) AngularJS
8 151 (7.72%) REST
9 139 (7.11%) jQuery
9 139 (7.11%) RESTful
10 133 (6.80%) CSS3
11 128 (6.55%) XML
12 91 (4.65%) Sinatra
13 85 (4.35%) Django
14 74 (3.79%) Spring
15 68 (3.48%) Sass
16 66 (3.38%) LAMP
17 62 (3.17%) Backbone.js
18 60 (3.07%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 330 (16.88%) Open Source
2 66 (3.38%) Mobile App
2 66 (3.38%) User Experience
3 59 (3.02%) Visualisation
3 59 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.15%) Clustering
6 26 (1.33%) Statistics
7 24 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 21 (1.07%) Digital Media
9 19 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 16 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (0.82%) Wiki
11 15 (0.77%) Private Cloud
11 15 (0.77%) Device Driver
12 14 (0.72%) DTV
12 14 (0.72%) Public Cloud
13 12 (0.61%) Online Games
14 10 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 779 (39.85%) Linux
2 331 (16.93%) UNIX
3 196 (10.03%) Windows
4 135 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 121 (6.19%) CentOS
6 111 (5.68%) Ubuntu
7 64 (3.27%) Mac OS X
8 61 (3.12%) Apple iOS
9 60 (3.07%) Android
10 26 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.23%) Debian
12 23 (1.18%) SUSE
13 22 (1.13%) Solaris
14 11 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (0.51%) AIX
15 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
18 6 (0.31%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1083 (55.40%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (30.43%) DevOps
3 502 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
4 483 (24.71%) TDD
5 417 (21.33%) Configuration Management
6 367 (18.77%) Scrum
7 301 (15.40%) BDD
8 185 (9.46%) Software Engineering
9 180 (9.21%) Continuous Delivery
10 147 (7.52%) OO
11 140 (7.16%) Test Automation
12 137 (7.01%) E-Commerce
13 136 (6.96%) Web Development
13 136 (6.96%) Kanban
14 124 (6.34%) Mentoring
15 123 (6.29%) MVC
16 103 (5.27%) SOA
17 85 (4.35%) Pair Programming
18 78 (3.99%) Responsive Web Design
19 76 (3.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 886 (45.32%) Python
2 850 (43.48%) Java
3 543 (27.77%) JavaScript
4 344 (17.60%) Perl
5 329 (16.83%) Bash Shell
6 313 (16.01%) PHP
7 258 (13.20%) SQL
8 218 (11.15%) C#
9 178 (9.10%) Scala
10 129 (6.60%) Shell Script
11 99 (5.06%) C++
12 84 (4.30%) PowerShell
13 70 (3.58%) Go
14 58 (2.97%) Groovy
15 53 (2.71%) C
16 35 (1.79%) Clojure
17 21 (1.07%) Objective-C
18 15 (0.77%) R
19 14 (0.72%) Korn
20 12 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 136 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 85 (4.35%) Degree
3 57 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 45 (2.30%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.02%) ISEB
6 15 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.66%) CCNA
8 12 (0.61%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.51%) Sun Certification
9 10 (0.51%) OCPJP
10 6 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.31%) RHCE
11 4 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.10%) HP ASE
12 2 (0.10%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.10%) CCIE
12 2 (0.10%) CCNP
12 2 (0.10%) HND
12 2 (0.10%) LPIC
13 1 (0.051%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (9.82%) QA
2 8 (0.41%) SLA
3 7 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.15%) BS25999
5 2 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.10%) MiFID
6 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
System Software
1 125 (6.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (4.96%) Docker
3 40 (2.05%) vCloud
4 38 (1.94%) vSphere
5 29 (1.48%) Varnish
6 21 (1.07%) Active Directory
7 20 (1.02%) XenServer
8 18 (0.92%) Postfix
9 15 (0.77%) Samba
9 15 (0.77%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.61%) iptables
11 11 (0.56%) Xen
11 11 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 9 (0.46%) NFS
13 9 (0.46%) Hyper-V
14 7 (0.36%) VMware ESX
14 7 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.31%) OCFS2
15 6 (0.31%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 625 (31.97%) Puppet
2 471 (24.09%) Opscode Chef
3 204 (10.43%) Ansible
4 121 (6.19%) Salt
5 86 (4.40%) Nagios
6 85 (4.35%) Vagrant
7 53 (2.71%) ZABBIX
8 40 (2.05%) Cobbler
9 39 (1.99%) Graphite
10 25 (1.28%) HAProxy
11 23 (1.18%) Rundeck
11 23 (1.18%) Graylog
12 22 (1.13%) Kibana
12 22 (1.13%) logstash
13 18 (0.92%) Opsview
14 17 (0.87%) Tivoli
14 17 (0.87%) Capistrano
15 16 (0.82%) collectd
16 13 (0.66%) SELinux
17 11 (0.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 192 (9.82%) VMware
2 155 (7.93%) Red Hat
3 151 (7.72%) Oracle
4 109 (5.58%) Microsoft
5 67 (3.43%) New Relic
6 50 (2.56%) Rackspace
7 40 (2.05%) Akamai
8 35 (1.79%) Google
9 32 (1.64%) SaltStack
10 25 (1.28%) Splunk
11 24 (1.23%) Talend
12 22 (1.13%) HP
13 20 (1.02%) Perforce
13 20 (1.02%) Citrix
14 19 (0.97%) Adobe
15 18 (0.92%) EMC
15 18 (0.92%) AppDynamics
16 17 (0.87%) SAP
16 17 (0.87%) IBM
17 16 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
London
Explore Group
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Good market rates with longer term salary + share options
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Rate: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago