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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
UK
Rank 95 110 102
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1050 1087 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.32% 2.09% 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.69% 5.47% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 825 746
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £554 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £411
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -47.18%

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
18446 19864 19532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.67% 38.19% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12706 13500 12868
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 486 416
Median hourly rate £41.82 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £18.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +9 1008 £450 - 421
London +3 562 £475 - 221
South East -18 91 £425 +6.25% 69
Yorkshire -6 90 £475 +5.55% 32
Tyne and Wear +27 72 £350 -17.64% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +24 72 £350 -17.64% 8
North East +24 72 £350 -17.64% 11
West Yorkshire -3 62 £475 +5.55% 22
Leeds -6 61 £475 - 16
City of London +4 55 £430 -8.51% 56
West Midlands +22 47 £500 +25.00% 10
South West -26 46 £419 +15.51% 18
East of England +31 43 £450 - 22
North West +1 37 £400 +22.51% 31
Berkshire +14 30 £463 +15.62% 4
Manchester -4 28 £400 +23.07% 23
Sheffield +13 27 £463 +2.77% 5
South Yorkshire +9 27 £463 +41.22% 8
Surrey -5 21 £425 - 11
West Sussex +3 19 £449 -26.67% 6
Shropshire +25 18 £500 +25.00% 2
Bedfordshire +20 17 £450 +38.46% 2
Hertfordshire +16 17 £450 +23.28% 7
Scotland +35 16 £413 -13.15% 16
Birmingham +13 16 £475 +35.71% 2
Egham +1 15 £425 -
Bracknell +14 14 £450 +28.57%
Telford +19 12 £500 +25.00% 2
Gloucestershire 0 11 £438 +4.16% 2
Worthing -12 10 £500 -18.38% 2

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 1249 (57.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1196 (54.69%) Python
3 1032 (47.19%) Linux
4 965 (44.12%) Java
5 878 (40.15%) DevOps
6 689 (31.50%) Puppet
7 644 (29.45%) Amazon AWS
8 622 (28.44%) Jenkins
9 611 (27.94%) Continuous Integration
10 579 (26.47%) JavaScript
11 577 (26.38%) Git (software)
12 531 (24.28%) TDD
13 494 (22.59%) Configuration Management
14 492 (22.50%) Ansible
15 475 (21.72%) Bash Shell
16 471 (21.54%) Docker
17 464 (21.22%) HTML
18 458 (20.94%) Ruby on Rails
19 451 (20.62%) Opscode Chef
20 428 (19.57%) Open Source
20 428 (19.57%) Scrum
21 414 (18.93%) CSS
22 379 (17.33%) Scala
23 346 (15.82%) BDD
24 340 (15.55%) PostgreSQL
25 337 (15.41%) Perl
26 313 (14.31%) JIRA
27 310 (14.17%) MySQL
27 310 (14.17%) Cucumber
28 309 (14.13%) MongoDB

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
1 202 (9.24%) Confluence
2 160 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
3 156 (7.13%) Apache
4 138 (6.31%) OpenStack
5 116 (5.30%) Tomcat
6 92 (4.21%) nginx
7 45 (2.06%) Cloud Foundry
8 38 (1.74%) CMS
9 26 (1.19%) Apache Solr
9 26 (1.19%) WebSphere
10 25 (1.14%) IIS
11 23 (1.05%) Apache Spark
11 23 (1.05%) JBoss
12 21 (0.96%) CloudStack
13 20 (0.91%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.87%) Apache Pig
15 15 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
16 13 (0.59%) Apache Qpid
17 10 (0.46%) Drupal
18 8 (0.37%) Jetty
Applications
1 25 (1.14%) HipChat
2 16 (0.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.091%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 23 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.18%) Magento
6 3 (0.14%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.091%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.046%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.046%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.046%) Maximo
8 1 (0.046%) Radian6
8 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.046%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 644 (29.45%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 150 (6.86%) GitHub
4 99 (4.53%) Amazon EC2
5 85 (3.89%) PaaS
6 68 (3.11%) IaaS
7 66 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 63 (2.88%) Heroku
9 61 (2.79%) Amazon S3
10 59 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
11 38 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 36 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
13 31 (1.42%) Route 53
14 30 (1.37%) SaaS
15 22 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
16 21 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 19 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
17 19 (0.87%) Google Analytics
18 17 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
19 16 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 250 (11.43%) HTTP
2 169 (7.73%) TCP/IP
3 127 (5.81%) SSL
4 97 (4.44%) DNS
5 79 (3.61%) Firewall
6 54 (2.47%) VPN
7 46 (2.10%) Internet
8 34 (1.55%) SSH
9 29 (1.33%) LDAP
10 26 (1.19%) OpenVPN
11 25 (1.14%) OpenLDAP
12 21 (0.96%) Wireshark
13 20 (0.91%) AMQP
14 16 (0.73%) Network Security
15 15 (0.69%) SAN
16 14 (0.64%) VoIP
17 11 (0.50%) Kerberos
18 10 (0.46%) DHCP
18 10 (0.46%) HTTPS
19 8 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (15.55%) PostgreSQL
2 310 (14.17%) MySQL
3 309 (14.13%) MongoDB
4 284 (12.99%) NoSQL
5 143 (6.54%) Relational Database
6 120 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 82 (3.75%) Redis
8 79 (3.61%) Hadoop
9 74 (3.38%) Big Data
10 72 (3.29%) SQL Server
11 47 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
12 32 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 31 (1.42%) RDBMS
14 28 (1.28%) Oracle Database
15 22 (1.01%) MariaDB
16 21 (0.96%) Apache Hive
17 17 (0.78%) HBase
18 13 (0.59%) Riak
19 12 (0.55%) Neo4j
20 10 (0.46%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 622 (28.44%) Jenkins
2 577 (26.38%) Git (software)
3 313 (14.31%) JIRA
4 310 (14.17%) Cucumber
5 284 (12.99%) Selenium
6 216 (9.88%) Subversion
7 142 (6.49%) JUnit
8 134 (6.13%) Maven
9 105 (4.80%) Vagrant
10 104 (4.76%) WebDriver
11 94 (4.30%) Bitbucket
12 78 (3.57%) RSpec
13 77 (3.52%) Ant
14 71 (3.25%) TeamCity
15 61 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
16 60 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 56 (2.56%) Calabash
18 49 (2.24%) SonarQube
19 46 (2.10%) Appium
20 44 (2.01%) Gradle
General
1 196 (8.96%) Finance
2 64 (2.93%) Banking
3 55 (2.51%) Games
4 47 (2.15%) Marketing
5 43 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 35 (1.60%) Retail
7 23 (1.05%) Electronics
7 23 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.05%) Publishing
8 21 (0.96%) Back Office
9 12 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.18%) Legal
12 3 (0.14%) Advertising
12 3 (0.14%) Front Office
12 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.091%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.091%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.046%) Automotive
14 1 (0.046%) Billing
Job Titles
1 847 (38.73%) Developer
2 520 (23.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 189 (8.64%) Java Developer
4 180 (8.23%) Ruby Developer
5 154 (7.04%) Architect
6 143 (6.54%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 134 (6.13%) AWS DevOps
8 133 (6.08%) AWS Engineer
9 130 (5.94%) Linux Engineer
10 113 (5.17%) Scala Developer
11 106 (4.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 88 (4.02%) Senior DevOps
13 87 (3.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 86 (3.93%) Tester
15 84 (3.84%) JavaScript Developer
16 78 (3.57%) Senior Developer
17 71 (3.25%) Test Engineer
18 67 (3.06%) Consultant
19 66 (3.02%) Software Engineer
20 63 (2.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 464 (21.22%) HTML
2 458 (20.94%) Ruby on Rails
3 414 (18.93%) CSS
4 306 (13.99%) Web Services
5 299 (13.67%) HTML5
6 294 (13.44%) REST
7 274 (12.53%) JSON
8 211 (9.65%) CSS3
9 191 (8.73%) Node.js
10 184 (8.41%) Spring
11 170 (7.77%) Django
12 168 (7.68%) AngularJS
13 165 (7.54%) Play Framework
14 161 (7.36%) RESTful
15 155 (7.09%) .NET
16 153 (7.00%) Ajax
17 120 (5.49%) jQuery
18 109 (4.98%) XML
19 101 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
20 81 (3.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 118 (5.40%) User Experience
2 77 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (3.48%) Public Cloud
4 70 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 50 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 40 (1.83%) Clustering
7 36 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
8 34 (1.55%) Data Centre
9 23 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 20 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (0.87%) Blog
11 19 (0.87%) Fintech
11 19 (0.87%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.78%) Management Information System
12 17 (0.78%) Replication
13 16 (0.73%) Social Media
14 15 (0.69%) Digital Media
15 12 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
15 12 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.55%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1032 (47.19%) Linux
2 258 (11.80%) Unix
3 216 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 198 (9.05%) CentOS
5 164 (7.50%) Windows
6 100 (4.57%) Ubuntu
7 64 (2.93%) Android
7 64 (2.93%) Apple iOS
8 36 (1.65%) Mac OS X
9 32 (1.46%) CoreOS
10 28 (1.28%) Mac OS
11 23 (1.05%) SUSE
12 17 (0.78%) AIX
13 14 (0.64%) Fedora
13 14 (0.64%) RancherOS
14 9 (0.41%) Solaris
15 8 (0.37%) Debian
16 7 (0.32%) Windows Server
17 5 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1249 (57.11%) Agile Software Development
2 878 (40.15%) DevOps
3 611 (27.94%) Continuous Integration
4 531 (24.28%) TDD
5 494 (22.59%) Configuration Management
6 428 (19.57%) Open Source
6 428 (19.57%) Scrum
7 346 (15.82%) BDD
8 246 (11.25%) Automated Testing
9 219 (10.01%) Continuous Delivery
10 201 (9.19%) Web Development
11 184 (8.41%) Software Engineering
12 178 (8.14%) Kanban
13 147 (6.72%) MVC
14 145 (6.63%) Microservices
15 143 (6.54%) Test Automation
16 138 (6.31%) OO
17 124 (5.67%) E-Commerce
18 113 (5.17%) Mentoring
19 107 (4.89%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1196 (54.69%) Python
2 965 (44.12%) Java
3 579 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 475 (21.72%) Bash Shell
5 379 (17.33%) Scala
6 337 (15.41%) Perl
7 251 (11.48%) SQL
8 246 (11.25%) C#
9 204 (9.33%) Go
10 171 (7.82%) PHP
11 109 (4.98%) Shell Script
12 88 (4.02%) C++
13 77 (3.52%) PowerShell
14 64 (2.93%) C
15 57 (2.61%) Groovy
16 24 (1.10%) Clojure
17 21 (0.96%) Objective-C
18 20 (0.91%) Apple Swift
19 19 (0.87%) Haskell
20 16 (0.73%) Korn
Qualifications
1 238 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 152 (6.95%) SC Cleared
3 46 (2.10%) Degree
4 34 (1.55%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (1.19%) ISEB
7 23 (1.05%) ISTQB
8 18 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
9 12 (0.55%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.50%) RHCE
11 8 (0.37%) CCNA
11 8 (0.37%) CCNP
11 8 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.23%) VCDX
14 4 (0.18%) CISSP
14 4 (0.18%) MCSE
14 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.14%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (7.36%) QA
2 35 (1.60%) SDET
3 25 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.64%) SLA
5 9 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.18%) WCAG
7 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.091%) GCP
9 1 (0.046%) FATCA
9 1 (0.046%) MiFID
System Software
1 471 (21.54%) Docker
2 79 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
4 41 (1.87%) vCloud
4 41 (1.87%) vSphere
5 29 (1.33%) Squid
6 27 (1.23%) Postfix
7 26 (1.19%) Active Directory
8 24 (1.10%) etcd
8 24 (1.10%) flannel
9 21 (0.96%) HDFS
10 19 (0.87%) Xen
11 18 (0.82%) GlusterFS
11 18 (0.82%) XenServer
12 16 (0.73%) LXC
12 16 (0.73%) VirtualBox
13 11 (0.50%) Shibboleth
14 10 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 689 (31.50%) Puppet
2 492 (22.50%) Ansible
3 451 (20.62%) Opscode Chef
4 190 (8.69%) Terraform
5 171 (7.82%) Kubernetes
6 117 (5.35%) Salt
7 103 (4.71%) Nagios
8 95 (4.34%) logstash
9 93 (4.25%) Kibana
10 68 (3.11%) ZABBIX
11 43 (1.97%) Mesos
11 43 (1.97%) Rancher
12 41 (1.87%) Docker Swarm
13 38 (1.74%) Grafana
14 34 (1.55%) Graphite
15 25 (1.14%) Cobbler
15 25 (1.14%) Consul
16 23 (1.05%) Zenoss
17 22 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 22 (1.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 164 (7.50%) VMware
2 140 (6.40%) Oracle
3 130 (5.94%) Google
4 127 (5.81%) Red Hat
5 73 (3.34%) Microsoft
6 71 (3.25%) Atlassian
7 68 (3.11%) Splunk
8 54 (2.47%) Rackspace
9 32 (1.46%) SAP
10 28 (1.28%) EMC
11 27 (1.23%) Sonatype
12 25 (1.14%) New Relic
12 25 (1.14%) SaltStack
13 24 (1.10%) Cisco
14 22 (1.01%) HP
15 18 (0.82%) Apigee
16 17 (0.78%) Sitecore
16 17 (0.78%) Sybase
17 15 (0.69%) IBM
17 15 (0.69%) Xamarin
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £496.15 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £440 per day + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £485 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £490.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago