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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 138 140 189
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +49
Contract jobs citing Ruby 883 819 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.50% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.23% 4.02% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 623 374
Average daily rate
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£428 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £55.50 £71.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +118.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £71.00 £25.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.90 £124.40 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-21.83% +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
20851 20378 17900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.36% 37.41% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13565 13266 11015
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 481 644
Average hourly rate £35.75 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.69 £18.10 £15.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £43.75
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 1 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Ruby Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 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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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 +12 864 £428 +0.58% 314
London -7 516 £450 +5.88% 177
South East +50 100 £389 -5.75% 40
City of London -33 77 £470 +7.42% 42
Yorkshire +37 76 £369 +19.91% 10
West Yorkshire +30 72 £369 +18.95% 7
Leeds +17 64 £350 +11.11% 7
South West +22 55 £438 +6.06% 22
North West +1 45 £425 +29.77% 15
Hampshire +19 36 £393 -7.64% 10
Surrey - 32 £375 - 11
East of England +19 30 £288 -17.85% 27
Cambridgeshire +22 27 £288 -30.30% 16
Southampton +9 24 £393 - 1
Bristol +10 23 £425 - 10
East Midlands +15 22 £475 +18.75% 7
Gloucestershire +8 22 £450 +2.85% 1
Cheshire +7 22 £425 - 5
Nottinghamshire - 22 £475 - 2
Cambridge +18 21 £288 -23.33% 13
Berkshire +5 19 £358 -10.62% 4
Nottingham - 19 £475 - 2
West Midlands -9 16 £475 +55.10% 9
Manchester -11 14 £425 +40.49% 10
Cheltenham - 14 £450 -
Shropshire - 13 £485 -
Wales -1 10 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 10 £425 - 1
Telford - 10 £495 -
Devon - 9 £425 - 1

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 1076 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 888 (45.33%) Python
3 845 (43.13%) Java
4 765 (39.05%) Linux
5 615 (31.39%) Puppet
6 598 (30.53%) DevOps
7 513 (26.19%) Git (software)
8 511 (26.08%) JavaScript
9 496 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
10 478 (24.40%) Ruby on Rails
11 455 (23.23%) TDD
12 454 (23.18%) Opscode Chef
13 427 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
14 413 (21.08%) HTML
15 402 (20.52%) CSS
16 399 (20.37%) Configuration Management
17 384 (19.60%) Scrum
18 375 (19.14%) Jenkins
19 354 (18.07%) Perl
20 340 (17.36%) Bash Shell
21 330 (16.85%) Cucumber
22 324 (16.54%) Open Source
23 318 (16.23%) Web Services
24 317 (16.18%) PHP
25 311 (15.88%) UNIX
26 306 (15.62%) MySQL
27 305 (15.57%) BDD
28 284 (14.50%) MongoDB
29 267 (13.63%) SQL
30 233 (11.89%) .NET

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 181 (9.24%) Node.js
2 179 (9.14%) Apache
3 117 (5.97%) OpenStack
4 100 (5.10%) nginx
5 96 (4.90%) Tomcat
6 57 (2.91%) JBoss
7 43 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
8 42 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
9 36 (1.84%) IIS
9 36 (1.84%) Confluence
10 35 (1.79%) WebSphere
11 32 (1.63%) WebLogic
12 24 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 24 (1.23%) MQSeries
13 22 (1.12%) CMS
14 14 (0.71%) Drupal
15 13 (0.66%) Apache Solr
16 11 (0.56%) MediaWiki
17 10 (0.51%) Mule ESB
18 9 (0.46%) Jetty
Applications
1 35 (1.79%) 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 13 (0.66%) 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%) Summit
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.051%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 427 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (5.72%) Amazon EC2
3 109 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 84 (4.29%) Heroku
5 76 (3.88%) PaaS
6 64 (3.27%) GitHub
7 47 (2.40%) Amazon S3
8 41 (2.09%) SaaS
9 34 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 32 (1.63%) IaaS
11 21 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.82%) Engine Yard
12 16 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (0.56%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.20%) Google App Engine
17 3 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 108 (5.51%) HTTP
2 107 (5.46%) TCP/IP
3 89 (4.54%) Firewall
4 69 (3.52%) Internet
5 63 (3.22%) SSL
6 62 (3.16%) DNS
7 45 (2.30%) LDAP
8 36 (1.84%) VPN
9 34 (1.74%) Network Security
10 25 (1.28%) LAN
10 25 (1.28%) WAN
11 23 (1.17%) VLAN
12 17 (0.87%) DHCP
13 15 (0.77%) Wireshark
13 15 (0.77%) IPv6
14 12 (0.61%) IPsec
15 11 (0.56%) SDH
15 11 (0.56%) EIGRP
15 11 (0.56%) OSPF
15 11 (0.56%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (15.62%) MySQL
2 284 (14.50%) MongoDB
3 182 (9.29%) NoSQL
4 172 (8.78%) PostgreSQL
5 112 (5.72%) Relational Database
6 101 (5.16%) Redis
7 90 (4.59%) SQL Server
8 87 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 51 (2.60%) Hadoop
10 46 (2.35%) RDBMS
11 42 (2.14%) Big Data
12 22 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (0.97%) CouchDB
14 16 (0.82%) Riak
14 16 (0.82%) Couchbase
15 14 (0.71%) Hypertable
15 14 (0.71%) Apache Hive
16 11 (0.56%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 513 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 375 (19.14%) Jenkins
3 330 (16.85%) Cucumber
4 232 (11.84%) Subversion
5 222 (11.33%) Selenium
6 152 (7.76%) RSpec
7 124 (6.33%) JIRA
8 112 (5.72%) Maven
9 93 (4.75%) WebDriver
10 77 (3.93%) Hudson
11 75 (3.83%) JUnit
12 73 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 71 (3.62%) TeamCity
14 52 (2.65%) Calabash
15 51 (2.60%) WATIR
16 49 (2.50%) Ant
16 49 (2.50%) Capybara
17 45 (2.30%) QuickTest Pro
18 42 (2.14%) SpecFlow
19 37 (1.89%) ClearCase
General
1 133 (6.79%) Finance
2 46 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 41 (2.09%) Games
4 37 (1.89%) Marketing
5 34 (1.74%) Publishing
6 33 (1.68%) Banking
7 18 (0.92%) Law
8 17 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.87%) Retail
9 14 (0.71%) Electronics
10 10 (0.51%) Advertising
11 9 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.41%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.26%) Front Office
15 4 (0.20%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.15%) Back Office
17 2 (0.10%) iGaming
17 2 (0.10%) Arabic Language
17 2 (0.10%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 763 (38.95%) Developer
2 372 (18.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 160 (8.17%) Ruby Developer
4 154 (7.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 137 (6.99%) Architect
6 121 (6.18%) Senior Developer
7 110 (5.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 101 (5.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 82 (4.19%) Java Developer
10 79 (4.03%) Analyst
11 65 (3.32%) AWS Developer
12 62 (3.16%) Software Engineer
13 59 (3.01%) Tester
14 53 (2.71%) Test Analyst
15 51 (2.60%) Linux Engineer
16 49 (2.50%) Technical Architect
17 43 (2.19%) Consultant
18 42 (2.14%) Administrator
19 38 (1.94%) Automation Tester
20 32 (1.63%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (24.40%) Ruby on Rails
2 413 (21.08%) HTML
3 402 (20.52%) CSS
4 318 (16.23%) Web Services
5 233 (11.89%) .NET
6 201 (10.26%) HTML5
7 171 (8.73%) AngularJS
8 163 (8.32%) JSON
9 152 (7.76%) jQuery
10 147 (7.50%) REST
11 145 (7.40%) XML
12 136 (6.94%) CSS3
13 112 (5.72%) RESTful
14 86 (4.39%) Sinatra
15 73 (3.73%) Django
16 71 (3.62%) Sass
17 69 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
18 68 (3.47%) LAMP
19 61 (3.11%) Backbone.js
19 61 (3.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 324 (16.54%) Open Source
2 63 (3.22%) Computer Science
3 61 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 54 (2.76%) User Experience
6 47 (2.40%) Clustering
7 39 (1.99%) Visualisation
8 29 (1.48%) Statistics
9 25 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (1.12%) Device Driver
11 21 (1.07%) Digital Media
12 20 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.97%) Management Information System
14 17 (0.87%) Wiki
15 16 (0.82%) Private Cloud
16 15 (0.77%) DTV
16 15 (0.77%) Online Games
17 12 (0.61%) Public Cloud
18 11 (0.56%) Data Structures
19 10 (0.51%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 765 (39.05%) Linux
2 311 (15.88%) UNIX
3 209 (10.67%) Windows
4 142 (7.25%) CentOS
5 141 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 120 (6.13%) Ubuntu
7 63 (3.22%) Mac OS X
8 61 (3.11%) Android
9 60 (3.06%) Apple iOS
10 29 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.23%) SUSE
12 21 (1.07%) Debian
13 19 (0.97%) Solaris
14 11 (0.56%) AIX
14 11 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.41%) Fedora
18 4 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1076 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (30.53%) DevOps
3 496 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
4 455 (23.23%) TDD
5 399 (20.37%) Configuration Management
6 384 (19.60%) Scrum
7 305 (15.57%) BDD
8 175 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
9 173 (8.83%) Software Engineering
10 159 (8.12%) Test Automation
11 152 (7.76%) OO
12 131 (6.69%) Kanban
13 128 (6.53%) Mentoring
14 124 (6.33%) E-Commerce
15 120 (6.13%) Web Development
16 117 (5.97%) MVC
17 110 (5.62%) SOA
18 83 (4.24%) Pair Programming
19 82 (4.19%) Load Balancing
20 79 (4.03%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 888 (45.33%) Python
2 845 (43.13%) Java
3 511 (26.08%) JavaScript
4 354 (18.07%) Perl
5 340 (17.36%) Bash Shell
6 317 (16.18%) PHP
7 267 (13.63%) SQL
8 193 (9.85%) C#
9 160 (8.17%) Scala
10 132 (6.74%) Shell Script
11 107 (5.46%) C++
12 83 (4.24%) PowerShell
13 62 (3.16%) C
13 62 (3.16%) Go
14 56 (2.86%) Groovy
15 35 (1.79%) Clojure
16 20 (1.02%) Korn
17 19 (0.97%) Objective-C
18 16 (0.82%) R
19 14 (0.71%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 151 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 86 (4.39%) Degree
3 67 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 53 (2.71%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.17%) ISEB
6 14 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.66%) CCNA
8 10 (0.51%) Sun Certification
8 10 (0.51%) OCPJP
9 6 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.31%) RHCE
10 4 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.10%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.10%) HND
12 1 (0.051%) LPIC
12 1 (0.051%) CCIE
12 1 (0.051%) CCNP
12 1 (0.051%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.051%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (11.03%) QA
2 8 (0.41%) SLA
3 5 (0.26%) 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%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
System Software
1 128 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (4.24%) Docker
3 47 (2.40%) vCloud
4 41 (2.09%) vSphere
5 32 (1.63%) Varnish
6 24 (1.23%) Active Directory
7 20 (1.02%) XenServer
8 18 (0.92%) Postfix
9 17 (0.87%) Samba
10 15 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 14 (0.71%) VirtualBox
11 14 (0.71%) Xen
12 13 (0.66%) iptables
13 12 (0.61%) Hyper-V
14 11 (0.56%) NFS
14 11 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.36%) VMware ESX
15 7 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.31%) GlusterFS
16 6 (0.31%) GFS2
Systems Management
1 615 (31.39%) Puppet
2 454 (23.18%) Opscode Chef
3 195 (9.95%) Ansible
4 124 (6.33%) Salt
5 102 (5.21%) Nagios
6 79 (4.03%) Vagrant
7 57 (2.91%) ZABBIX
8 52 (2.65%) Cobbler
9 40 (2.04%) Graphite
10 26 (1.33%) collectd
11 24 (1.23%) Kibana
11 24 (1.23%) HAProxy
12 23 (1.17%) Opsview
13 20 (1.02%) logstash
13 20 (1.02%) Tivoli
14 19 (0.97%) Graylog
15 15 (0.77%) Capistrano
15 15 (0.77%) CFEngine
15 15 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 15 (0.77%) SELinux
Vendors
1 207 (10.57%) VMware
2 160 (8.17%) Red Hat
3 154 (7.86%) Oracle
4 119 (6.07%) Microsoft
5 68 (3.47%) New Relic
6 54 (2.76%) Rackspace
7 43 (2.19%) Akamai
8 38 (1.94%) Google
9 30 (1.53%) SaltStack
10 29 (1.48%) Splunk
11 24 (1.23%) Talend
12 23 (1.17%) Perforce
13 21 (1.07%) Citrix
14 20 (1.02%) Adobe
15 19 (0.97%) HP
15 19 (0.97%) SAP
16 18 (0.92%) EMC
17 16 (0.82%) AppDynamics
18 15 (0.77%) IBM
19 14 (0.71%) Percona
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