The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 94 137 140
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +3
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1304 994 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.43% 1.74% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.96% 4.56% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 784 712
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £8.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -88.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £8.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -88.73%

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
21866 21807 21252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.11% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15062 14809 13683
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 528 414
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £17.22 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.41 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 1283 £475 +5.55% 427
London +25 793 £500 +8.10% 219
Yorkshire +56 124 £450 +5.88% 25
City of London +24 124 £500 +11.11% 50
South East +43 122 £463 +15.62% 61
West Yorkshire +43 89 £430 +1.17% 21
Leeds +31 85 £430 +1.17% 15
North West +17 67 £416 -5.71% 45
Manchester +28 46 £438 +27.27% 37
South West -19 43 £456 +8.63% 18
Surrey +16 40 £463 +8.82% 9
North East -48 38 £434 -8.20% 6
East of England +23 37 £450 - 30
South Yorkshire +22 31 £525 +23.52% 1
West Midlands -12 30 £475 +18.75% 16
Tyne and Wear -52 30 £430 -9.47% 6
Sheffield +18 29 £538 +26.47% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -52 29 £430 -9.47% 4
East Midlands +3 27 £388 +3.33% 6
Croydon -2 24 £375 -16.66% 1
Oxfordshire +1 20 £475 +11.76% 9
Bristol -9 18 £475 +5.55% 6
Bedfordshire - 17 £450 - 3
Gloucestershire -2 16 £450 +5.88% 8
West Sussex - 16 £475 - 2
Hertfordshire +12 15 £325 -31.57% 7
Westminster - 15 £550 -
Lincolnshire - 14 £375 -
Berkshire +7 12 £425 -5.55% 8
Shropshire - 12 £475 - 2

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Ruby.

1 1346 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1305 (50.62%) Python
3 1243 (48.22%) Linux
4 1079 (41.85%) DevOps
5 980 (38.01%) Java
6 867 (33.63%) Amazon AWS
7 866 (33.59%) Puppet
8 789 (30.61%) Jenkins
9 719 (27.89%) Git (software)
10 718 (27.85%) Continuous Integration
11 637 (24.71%) JavaScript
12 579 (22.46%) TDD
13 566 (21.96%) Opscode Chef
14 564 (21.88%) Scrum
15 552 (21.41%) Ansible
16 550 (21.33%) HTML
17 525 (20.36%) Configuration Management
18 522 (20.25%) Ruby on Rails
19 519 (20.13%) CSS
20 503 (19.51%) Docker
21 475 (18.43%) Open Source
22 451 (17.49%) Bash Shell
23 429 (16.64%) Perl
24 398 (15.44%) PostgreSQL
25 389 (15.09%) Scala
26 381 (14.78%) Continuous Delivery
27 379 (14.70%) BDD
28 373 (14.47%) MySQL
29 358 (13.89%) JIRA
30 325 (12.61%) NoSQL

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 251 (9.74%) Confluence
2 250 (9.70%) Apache
3 214 (8.30%) Elasticsearch
4 184 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 178 (6.90%) OpenStack
6 136 (5.28%) nginx
7 80 (3.10%) Cloud Foundry
8 70 (2.72%) WebSphere
9 61 (2.37%) WebLogic
10 50 (1.94%) IIS
11 34 (1.32%) Apache Spark
11 34 (1.32%) JBoss
12 29 (1.12%) Jetty
13 24 (0.93%) CMS
14 23 (0.89%) Apache Solr
15 19 (0.74%) Drupal
16 16 (0.62%) Mongrel
16 16 (0.62%) SAS
17 15 (0.58%) WordPress
18 14 (0.54%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 76 (2.95%) HipChat
2 24 (0.93%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.23%) SPSS
3 6 (0.23%) Stata
4 5 (0.19%) MS Office
4 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.12%) InVision
5 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.078%) FrameMaker
6 2 (0.078%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.039%) InDesign
7 1 (0.039%) Pixelapse
Business Applications
1 21 (0.81%) Magento
2 13 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.078%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.078%) Radian6
3 2 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.039%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.039%) Maximo
4 1 (0.039%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.039%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.039%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.039%) Relativity
4 1 (0.039%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 867 (33.63%) Amazon AWS
2 219 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 208 (8.07%) GitHub
4 132 (5.12%) Amazon EC2
5 98 (3.80%) PaaS
6 92 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 81 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
8 77 (2.99%) Amazon S3
9 72 (2.79%) Heroku
10 55 (2.13%) IaaS
11 43 (1.67%) SaaS
12 29 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 24 (0.93%) Route 53
14 22 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 21 (0.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 19 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
16 19 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 18 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 16 (0.62%) CloudFront
19 13 (0.50%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 224 (8.69%) HTTP
2 174 (6.75%) DNS
3 148 (5.74%) TCP/IP
4 94 (3.65%) SSH
5 90 (3.49%) OpenVPN
6 79 (3.06%) OpenLDAP
7 73 (2.83%) SSL
8 72 (2.79%) VPN
9 57 (2.21%) Internet
10 54 (2.09%) Firewall
11 29 (1.12%) DHCP
12 27 (1.05%) ICMP
13 24 (0.93%) IPsec
13 24 (0.93%) LDAP
14 23 (0.89%) Network Security
15 20 (0.78%) FTP
16 18 (0.70%) SNMP
17 16 (0.62%) AMQP
17 16 (0.62%) SAN
18 13 (0.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (15.44%) PostgreSQL
2 373 (14.47%) MySQL
3 325 (12.61%) NoSQL
4 293 (11.37%) MongoDB
5 158 (6.13%) Hadoop
6 153 (5.93%) Relational Database
7 143 (5.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 105 (4.07%) Redis
9 85 (3.30%) SQL Server
10 68 (2.64%) Big Data
11 63 (2.44%) RDBMS
12 51 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 41 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (1.12%) Neo4j
15 28 (1.09%) HBase
16 27 (1.05%) DB2
16 27 (1.05%) Oracle Database
17 21 (0.81%) Apache Hive
18 16 (0.62%) CouchDB
19 15 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 789 (30.61%) Jenkins
2 719 (27.89%) Git (software)
3 358 (13.89%) JIRA
4 277 (10.74%) Cucumber
5 260 (10.09%) Subversion
6 232 (9.00%) JUnit
7 225 (8.73%) Selenium
8 192 (7.45%) Maven
9 155 (6.01%) Ant
10 130 (5.04%) Sonatype Nexus
11 125 (4.85%) TeamCity
12 124 (4.81%) Vagrant
13 116 (4.50%) SonarQube
14 114 (4.42%) Bitbucket
15 79 (3.06%) WebDriver
16 78 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 77 (2.99%) JIRA Agile
18 76 (2.95%) Liquibase
19 75 (2.91%) RSpec
20 69 (2.68%) Travis CI
General
1 258 (10.01%) Finance
2 83 (3.22%) Banking
3 78 (3.03%) Retail
4 45 (1.75%) Games
5 38 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.20%) Marketing
7 27 (1.05%) Publishing
8 21 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.62%) Electronics
10 14 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.50%) Advertising
11 13 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.50%) Law
12 8 (0.31%) Legal
13 5 (0.19%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.12%) Billing
15 2 (0.078%) Automotive
15 2 (0.078%) Back Office
15 2 (0.078%) Front Office
16 1 (0.039%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 959 (37.20%) Developer
2 699 (27.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 247 (9.58%) Ruby Developer
4 205 (7.95%) Java Developer
5 183 (7.10%) Linux Engineer
6 156 (6.05%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 154 (5.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 150 (5.82%) AWS Engineer
9 149 (5.78%) AWS DevOps
10 136 (5.28%) Senior DevOps
11 130 (5.04%) Architect
12 125 (4.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 115 (4.46%) Scala Developer
14 105 (4.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 98 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 94 (3.65%) Senior Developer
17 83 (3.22%) JavaScript Developer
17 83 (3.22%) Tester
18 80 (3.10%) Agile Developer
19 77 (2.99%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (21.33%) HTML
2 522 (20.25%) Ruby on Rails
3 519 (20.13%) CSS
4 310 (12.02%) HTML5
5 308 (11.95%) Web Services
6 292 (11.33%) REST
7 269 (10.43%) JSON
8 243 (9.43%) CSS3
9 198 (7.68%) Node.js
10 193 (7.49%) AngularJS
11 178 (6.90%) Ajax
12 173 (6.71%) Play Framework
13 171 (6.63%) .NET
14 170 (6.59%) Spring
15 167 (6.48%) Django
16 159 (6.17%) RESTful
17 127 (4.93%) ELK Stack
18 102 (3.96%) RabbitMQ
19 100 (3.88%) MCollective
20 99 (3.84%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (4.81%) User Experience
2 109 (4.23%) Public Cloud
3 86 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 69 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 63 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 53 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 39 (1.51%) Clustering
8 38 (1.47%) Algorithms
9 25 (0.97%) Blog
10 23 (0.89%) Hedge funds
10 23 (0.89%) Management Information System
11 22 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (0.85%) Wiki
12 21 (0.81%) Visualisation
13 20 (0.78%) Virtual Team
14 19 (0.74%) Semantic Web
15 17 (0.66%) Private Cloud
15 17 (0.66%) Social Media
16 15 (0.58%) Fintech
17 14 (0.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1243 (48.22%) Linux
2 301 (11.68%) Unix
3 224 (8.69%) CentOS
4 205 (7.95%) Windows
5 174 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 99 (3.84%) Ubuntu
7 76 (2.95%) CoreOS
8 70 (2.72%) Apple iOS
9 68 (2.64%) Android
10 44 (1.71%) Windows Server
11 43 (1.67%) Mac OS X
12 31 (1.20%) Solaris
13 26 (1.01%) AIX
14 23 (0.89%) RancherOS
15 16 (0.62%) Debian
15 16 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (0.54%) Fedora
17 11 (0.43%) SUSE
18 8 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1346 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1079 (41.85%) DevOps
3 718 (27.85%) Continuous Integration
4 579 (22.46%) TDD
5 564 (21.88%) Scrum
6 525 (20.36%) Configuration Management
7 475 (18.43%) Open Source
8 381 (14.78%) Continuous Delivery
9 379 (14.70%) BDD
10 241 (9.35%) Automated Testing
11 228 (8.84%) Kanban
12 208 (8.07%) Software Engineering
13 207 (8.03%) E-Commerce
14 196 (7.60%) Web Development
15 162 (6.28%) Mentoring
16 152 (5.90%) OO
17 148 (5.74%) MVC
18 144 (5.59%) Test Automation
19 134 (5.20%) Front End Development
20 131 (5.08%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1305 (50.62%) Python
2 980 (38.01%) Java
3 637 (24.71%) JavaScript
4 451 (17.49%) Bash Shell
5 429 (16.64%) Perl
6 389 (15.09%) Scala
7 291 (11.29%) PHP
8 281 (10.90%) SQL
9 260 (10.09%) Go
10 244 (9.46%) C#
11 170 (6.59%) Shell Script
12 141 (5.47%) PowerShell
13 112 (4.34%) C++
14 64 (2.48%) C
15 38 (1.47%) Clojure
16 26 (1.01%) Objective-C
17 25 (0.97%) Korn
18 24 (0.93%) Groovy
19 21 (0.81%) PL/SQL
20 20 (0.78%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 294 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 217 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 90 (3.49%) Degree
4 44 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 43 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
6 35 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 29 (1.12%) ISEB
8 25 (0.97%) ISTQB
9 18 (0.70%) CHECK Team Member
10 12 (0.47%) AWS Certification
11 11 (0.43%) CISSP
12 10 (0.39%) MCSE
12 10 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.35%) CEH
14 6 (0.23%) BC Cleared
14 6 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.23%) CREST Certified
15 5 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.19%) OSCP
15 5 (0.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (6.40%) QA
2 42 (1.63%) SDET
3 24 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.31%) SLA
5 5 (0.19%) GCP
5 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.12%) HL7
7 2 (0.078%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.078%) WCAG
8 1 (0.039%) BS25999
8 1 (0.039%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.039%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.039%) MiFID
8 1 (0.039%) WAI
System Software
1 503 (19.51%) Docker
2 119 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (4.11%) vCloud
4 90 (3.49%) etcd
5 87 (3.37%) flannel
6 84 (3.26%) Squid
7 79 (3.06%) Postfix
8 67 (2.60%) GlusterFS
9 61 (2.37%) vSphere
10 45 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
11 43 (1.67%) Active Directory
11 43 (1.67%) Ceph
12 29 (1.12%) Hyper-V
13 25 (0.97%) GFS2
13 25 (0.97%) OCFS2
13 25 (0.97%) Xen
14 18 (0.70%) KVM
15 17 (0.66%) NFS
16 13 (0.50%) VirtualBox
17 8 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 866 (33.59%) Puppet
2 566 (21.96%) Opscode Chef
3 552 (21.41%) Ansible
4 253 (9.81%) Kubernetes
5 207 (8.03%) Terraform
6 161 (6.25%) logstash
7 129 (5.00%) Kibana
8 110 (4.27%) ZABBIX
9 104 (4.03%) Rancher
10 84 (3.26%) Nagios
11 78 (3.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 78 (3.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 62 (2.40%) HAProxy
13 58 (2.25%) Graphite
14 51 (1.98%) Salt
15 49 (1.90%) Packer
16 48 (1.86%) rkt
17 42 (1.63%) Mesos
18 38 (1.47%) Consul
19 30 (1.16%) Marathon
Vendors
1 253 (9.81%) VMware
2 219 (8.49%) Oracle
3 155 (6.01%) Google
4 148 (5.74%) Red Hat
5 141 (5.47%) Atlassian
6 92 (3.57%) Splunk
7 89 (3.45%) Sonatype
8 85 (3.30%) Microsoft
9 67 (2.60%) Rackspace
10 42 (1.63%) IBM
11 36 (1.40%) EMC
12 29 (1.12%) HP
13 26 (1.01%) SaltStack
14 22 (0.85%) Cisco
15 21 (0.81%) SAP
16 20 (0.78%) Teradata
17 19 (0.74%) MuleSoft
18 17 (0.66%) ForgeRock
18 17 (0.66%) Twitter
19 16 (0.62%) Facebook
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bexleyheath, Kent
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago