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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 120 146 266
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +120
Contract jobs citing Ruby 999 778 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.46% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.77% 3.76% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 602 289
Average daily rate
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£405 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
Average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%

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
20959 20666 21238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.19% 38.77% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13286 12954 12733
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 573 780
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +31 944 £405 +1.06% 352
London +20 663 £425 - 197
City of London +21 97 £440 +3.52% 52
South East +27 73 £425 +17.24% 55
South West +10 62 £400 +8.84% 21
North West +24 48 £425 +30.76% 20
Bristol +12 33 £400 - 10
North East - 26 £375 - 9
East of England -17 25 £363 +11.53% 33
Tyne and Wear - 21 £400 - 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 21 £400 - 7
Manchester -4 20 £375 +3.44% 15
Yorkshire -10 20 £575 +43.57% 15
Cheshire +13 19 £510 +56.92% 3
Hampshire +3 19 £413 +25.00% 14
Wales - 17 £344 - 6
Warrington 0 16 £520 +60.00% 2
West Yorkshire -6 16 £575 +43.57% 8
Gloucestershire - 16 £400 - 5
Leeds -9 15 £575 +43.57% 7
Surrey -7 14 £550 +71.87% 5
East Midlands +4 13 £388 -32.60% 5
Buckinghamshire - 13 £388 - 4
West Midlands -23 12 £325 +8.33% 7
South Wales - 12 £325 - 4
Wiltshire -13 11 £338 -7.84% 2
Swindon +4 10 £344 +52.77%
Scotland -17 10 £350 +6.87% 13
Basingstoke +28 9 £450 +100.00% 2
Oxfordshire +12 9 £413 +10.00% 11

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 786 (42.44%) Java
2 734 (39.63%) Linux
3 631 (34.07%) Python
4 610 (32.94%) TDD
5 588 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
6 548 (29.59%) Ruby on Rails
7 542 (29.27%) JavaScript
8 468 (25.27%) BDD
9 462 (24.95%) HTML
10 458 (24.73%) Cucumber
11 409 (22.08%) PHP
12 405 (21.87%) CSS
13 394 (21.27%) Scrum
14 384 (20.73%) DevOps
15 383 (20.68%) Continuous Integration
16 382 (20.63%) Puppet
17 369 (19.92%) Git (software)
18 325 (17.55%) Web Services
19 316 (17.06%) Open Source
20 301 (16.25%) MySQL
21 295 (15.93%) Perl
22 288 (15.55%) UNIX
23 271 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
24 269 (14.52%) SQL
25 262 (14.15%) Selenium
26 258 (13.93%) Jenkins
27 246 (13.28%) Test Automation
28 233 (12.58%) Bash Shell
28 233 (12.58%) C#
29 223 (12.04%) Configuration Management

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 195 (10.53%) Apache
2 116 (6.26%) Node.js
3 88 (4.75%) nginx
4 87 (4.70%) Tomcat
5 44 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 42 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 41 (2.21%) IIS
8 39 (2.11%) OpenStack
9 35 (1.89%) CMS
10 31 (1.67%) Confluence
10 31 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
11 21 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (1.08%) Apache Solr
13 15 (0.81%) WordPress
14 14 (0.76%) MediaWiki
15 12 (0.65%) Apache Pig
16 10 (0.54%) Jetty
17 9 (0.49%) Drupal
17 9 (0.49%) SharePoint
18 8 (0.43%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 42 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.03%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.38%) MS Office
5 5 (0.27%) SPSS
6 4 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.11%) GIMP
7 2 (0.11%) Gephi
7 2 (0.11%) Mingle
8 1 (0.054%) Maya
8 1 (0.054%) Houdini
8 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.27%) Magento
3 5 (0.27%) Summit
4 2 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.054%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.054%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.054%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 197 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (6.16%) Amazon EC2
3 54 (2.92%) Amazon S3
3 54 (2.92%) GitHub
4 37 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (1.84%) SaaS
6 26 (1.40%) IaaS
6 26 (1.40%) PaaS
7 25 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.13%) Heroku
9 10 (0.54%) ElastiCache
9 10 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 10 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (0.49%) Route 53
11 3 (0.16%) Joyent
12 1 (0.054%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.054%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.054%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 138 (7.45%) HTTP
2 67 (3.62%) TCP/IP
3 65 (3.51%) Firewall
4 62 (3.35%) LDAP
5 49 (2.65%) DNS
6 37 (2.00%) Internet
7 34 (1.84%) VPN
8 22 (1.19%) LAN
8 22 (1.19%) WAN
9 21 (1.13%) Network Security
10 19 (1.03%) DHCP
11 16 (0.86%) NAS
12 15 (0.81%) SSH
12 15 (0.81%) SSL
12 15 (0.81%) IPv6
12 15 (0.81%) BGP
12 15 (0.81%) OSPF
13 14 (0.76%) EIGRP
13 14 (0.76%) IPsec
14 12 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (16.25%) MySQL
2 177 (9.56%) NoSQL
3 170 (9.18%) MongoDB
4 100 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
5 99 (5.35%) Relational Database
6 97 (5.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 70 (3.78%) Redis
8 69 (3.73%) Big Data
9 65 (3.51%) SQL Server
10 39 (2.11%) Hadoop
11 32 (1.73%) Oracle Exadata
12 18 (0.97%) Apache Hive
13 12 (0.65%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.43%) QlikView
16 7 (0.38%) HBase
16 7 (0.38%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 458 (24.73%) Cucumber
2 369 (19.92%) Git (software)
3 262 (14.15%) Selenium
4 258 (13.93%) Jenkins
5 168 (9.07%) RSpec
6 155 (8.37%) Subversion
7 130 (7.02%) WebDriver
8 128 (6.91%) JIRA
9 108 (5.83%) Hudson
10 92 (4.97%) WATIR
11 86 (4.64%) Capybara
12 72 (3.89%) Calabash
13 60 (3.24%) JUnit
14 51 (2.75%) Maven
15 49 (2.65%) TeamCity
16 46 (2.48%) JBehave
17 36 (1.94%) Jasmine
18 33 (1.78%) SpecFlow
19 29 (1.57%) QuickTest Pro
20 28 (1.51%) FitNesse
General
1 164 (8.86%) Finance
2 57 (3.08%) Games
3 49 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 34 (1.84%) Marketing
5 32 (1.73%) Retail
6 29 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 28 (1.51%) Publishing
8 22 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.19%) Banking
9 17 (0.92%) Electronics
10 16 (0.86%) Advertising
11 10 (0.54%) Law
12 3 (0.16%) Legal
12 3 (0.16%) Local Government
13 2 (0.11%) Front Office
13 2 (0.11%) Back Office
13 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 808 (43.63%) Developer
2 229 (12.37%) Ruby Developer
3 215 (11.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 214 (11.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 137 (7.40%) Tester
6 101 (5.45%) Senior Developer
7 90 (4.86%) Architect
8 76 (4.10%) Software Engineer
9 73 (3.94%) Automation Tester
10 69 (3.73%) Analyst
11 67 (3.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 65 (3.51%) Front-End Developer
13 63 (3.40%) Java Developer
14 61 (3.29%) Linux Engineer
15 60 (3.24%) Test Engineer
16 53 (2.86%) Test Analyst
17 51 (2.75%) Programmer
18 50 (2.70%) Web Developer
19 43 (2.32%) Administrator
20 39 (2.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 548 (29.59%) Ruby on Rails
2 462 (24.95%) HTML
3 405 (21.87%) CSS
4 325 (17.55%) Web Services
5 200 (10.80%) HTML5
6 186 (10.04%) XML
7 176 (9.50%) JSON
8 174 (9.40%) .NET
9 158 (8.53%) CSS3
10 153 (8.26%) jQuery
11 145 (7.83%) LAMP
12 144 (7.78%) REST
13 117 (6.32%) RESTful
14 99 (5.35%) Sinatra
15 88 (4.75%) Ajax
16 82 (4.43%) AngularJS
17 79 (4.27%) Sass
18 74 (4.00%) Backbone.js
19 64 (3.46%) Spring
20 57 (3.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 316 (17.06%) Open Source
2 104 (5.62%) Mobile App
3 79 (4.27%) Computer Science
4 44 (2.38%) Visualisation
5 41 (2.21%) Clustering
6 29 (1.57%) Digital Media
7 26 (1.40%) Wiki
8 21 (1.13%) Hedge funds
8 21 (1.13%) Online Games
9 19 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (0.97%) STB
10 18 (0.97%) IPTV
11 17 (0.92%) Video on Demand
12 12 (0.65%) DTV
12 12 (0.65%) Streaming Video
12 12 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (0.59%) Management Information System
14 10 (0.54%) W3C
15 9 (0.49%) Social Gaming
15 9 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 734 (39.63%) Linux
2 288 (15.55%) UNIX
3 154 (8.32%) Windows
4 116 (6.26%) CentOS
5 97 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 86 (4.64%) Ubuntu
7 82 (4.43%) Android
8 80 (4.32%) Mac OS X
9 78 (4.21%) Apple iOS
10 47 (2.54%) Debian
11 40 (2.16%) Solaris
11 40 (2.16%) SELinux
12 36 (1.94%) AIX
13 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.76%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.38%) Fedora
18 6 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (32.94%) TDD
2 588 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
3 468 (25.27%) BDD
4 394 (21.27%) Scrum
5 384 (20.73%) DevOps
6 383 (20.68%) Continuous Integration
7 246 (13.28%) Test Automation
8 223 (12.04%) Configuration Management
9 208 (11.23%) OO
10 186 (10.04%) Software Engineering
11 132 (7.13%) Test Scripting
12 119 (6.43%) E-Commerce
13 117 (6.32%) Web Development
14 114 (6.16%) Kanban
15 95 (5.13%) User Stories
16 92 (4.97%) MVC
16 92 (4.97%) Pair Programming
17 89 (4.81%) Responsive Web Design
18 84 (4.54%) SOA
19 81 (4.37%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 786 (42.44%) Java
2 631 (34.07%) Python
3 542 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 409 (22.08%) PHP
5 295 (15.93%) Perl
6 269 (14.52%) SQL
7 233 (12.58%) Bash Shell
7 233 (12.58%) C#
8 176 (9.50%) Scala
9 142 (7.67%) C++
10 87 (4.70%) Shell Script
11 61 (3.29%) C
12 54 (2.92%) PowerShell
13 53 (2.86%) Objective-C
14 52 (2.81%) Groovy
15 32 (1.73%) PHP5
16 30 (1.62%) Clojure
17 25 (1.35%) VB.NET
18 18 (0.97%) VB
18 18 (0.97%) Golang
Qualifications
1 130 (7.02%) Degree
2 74 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 50 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.84%) ISEB
5 18 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 17 (0.92%) CISSP
7 14 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.38%) CCNA
9 7 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.22%) CEH
11 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.16%) PhD
12 2 (0.11%) CCNP
12 2 (0.11%) CISA
12 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.11%) CCSE
12 2 (0.11%) MCITP
12 2 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
13 1 (0.054%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (10.80%) QA
2 15 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.27%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.27%) SLA
4 3 (0.16%) COBIT
5 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.054%) EMIR
6 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 123 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
3 28 (1.51%) vCloud
4 27 (1.46%) XenServer
4 27 (1.46%) Varnish
4 27 (1.46%) Samba
5 20 (1.08%) Postfix
6 18 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 16 (0.86%) NFS
8 14 (0.76%) Active Directory
8 14 (0.76%) Snort
9 10 (0.54%) vSphere
10 9 (0.49%) KVM
10 9 (0.49%) qmail
11 8 (0.43%) Squid
11 8 (0.43%) Xen
12 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.27%) Docker
15 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 382 (20.63%) Puppet
2 271 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (4.91%) Nagios
4 63 (3.40%) Salt
5 55 (2.97%) ZABBIX
6 44 (2.38%) Vagrant
7 40 (2.16%) Ansible
8 28 (1.51%) Cacti
9 24 (1.30%) Capistrano
10 15 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (0.70%) collectd
12 12 (0.65%) YUM
13 11 (0.59%) HAProxy
13 11 (0.59%) Opsview
14 10 (0.54%) logstash
15 8 (0.43%) StatsD
15 8 (0.43%) Icinga
16 7 (0.38%) Oozie
17 6 (0.32%) Zenoss
17 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 166 (8.96%) VMware
2 159 (8.59%) Red Hat
3 98 (5.29%) Oracle
4 72 (3.89%) Microsoft
5 56 (3.02%) Rackspace
6 37 (2.00%) IBM
7 34 (1.84%) New Relic
8 25 (1.35%) Remedy
9 21 (1.13%) Percona
9 21 (1.13%) JBoss
10 20 (1.08%) Cisco
10 20 (1.08%) Citrix
11 17 (0.92%) Akamai
12 16 (0.86%) Adobe
13 14 (0.76%) Zend
14 13 (0.70%) Google
14 13 (0.70%) SAP
15 12 (0.65%) HP
16 11 (0.59%) SaltStack
17 10 (0.54%) NetApp
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
People Source Consulting
Rate: daily rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montagu Black
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
set2recruit
Rate: £50000 - £140000 Per Annum 4- 20% bonus. pension. company ca
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £430 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £17 to £20 per hour plus bonus and enhanced holiday pay and great
Posted: 3 days ago