The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 140 189 283
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +94
Contract jobs citing Ruby 841 517 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.08% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.04% 2.94% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 365 257
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -7.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.46% +1.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+77.50% -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +28 792 £425 +13.33% 319
London +51 626 £425 +6.25% 188
City of London +24 132 £425 +6.25% 37
South East -4 41 £400 +14.28% 52
South West +3 34 £413 +37.50% 24
North West -6 28 £326 +1.16% 15
Yorkshire -30 22 £320 +11.30% 16
Scotland +1 21 £413 - 12
West Yorkshire -27 21 £320 +16.36% 12
Hampshire +23 20 £425 +34.92% 17
Leeds -25 20 £320 +11.30% 8
East of England -28 19 £350 +7.69% 17
Bristol +1 16 £425 +41.66% 6
Manchester -14 15 £325 +0.77% 7
West Midlands -12 12 £306 -3.92% 8
Glasgow +15 11 £413 +22.22% 5
Berkshire -3 11 £369 - 10
Cheshire - 11 £425 - 3
Edinburgh -23 9 £419 +4.68% 5
Wales - 9 £350 - 3
Northern Ireland +19 8 £400 -
Belfast +19 8 £400 -
County Antrim +18 8 £400 -
North East - 8 £350 - 2
Warwickshire -2 7 £313 +0.40% 1
Cambridgeshire -15 7 £413 +37.50% 13
Wiltshire - 7 £338 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 7 £350 - 2
Bracknell - 7 £281 - 1
Chester - 7 £425 -

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 771 (48.10%) Java
2 521 (32.50%) TDD
3 495 (30.88%) Ruby on Rails
4 491 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
5 477 (29.76%) Python
6 460 (28.70%) Linux
7 458 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 416 (25.95%) HTML
9 402 (25.08%) Cucumber
10 366 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
11 357 (22.27%) Web Services
12 344 (21.46%) BDD
13 338 (21.09%) CSS
14 312 (19.46%) Scrum
15 301 (18.78%) PHP
16 293 (18.28%) SQL
17 289 (18.03%) Puppet
18 279 (17.40%) Open Source
19 272 (16.97%) Git (software)
20 271 (16.91%) Perl
21 245 (15.28%) C#
22 236 (14.72%) Selenium
23 227 (14.16%) Opscode Chef
24 224 (13.97%) Test Automation
24 224 (13.97%) MySQL
25 215 (13.41%) UNIX
26 209 (13.04%) OO
27 207 (12.91%) Software Engineering
28 201 (12.54%) Jenkins
29 198 (12.35%) .NET

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 143 (8.92%) Apache
2 133 (8.30%) Node.js
3 105 (6.55%) Tomcat
4 67 (4.18%) nginx
5 48 (2.99%) CMS
6 29 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 25 (1.56%) Drupal
7 25 (1.56%) OpenStack
8 18 (1.12%) CloudStack
9 16 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (0.87%) WordPress
11 13 (0.81%) Confluence
11 13 (0.81%) Jetty
12 12 (0.75%) Apache Solr
12 12 (0.75%) Apache Pig
13 11 (0.69%) IIS
13 11 (0.69%) Alfresco
14 10 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
14 10 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.44%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.25%) SPSS
3 4 (0.25%) MS Office
3 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.12%) Mingle
5 1 (0.062%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Magento
2 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.062%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 157 (9.79%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
3 45 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (2.31%) Amazon S3
5 28 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (1.62%) SaaS
7 19 (1.19%) Heroku
8 16 (1.00%) GitHub
9 14 (0.87%) IaaS
10 10 (0.62%) PaaS
10 10 (0.62%) Route 53
11 8 (0.50%) Google App Engine
11 8 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.12%) Joyent
14 1 (0.062%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.062%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.062%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.062%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 82 (5.12%) DNS
2 70 (4.37%) HTTP
3 65 (4.05%) TCP/IP
4 55 (3.43%) Internet
5 43 (2.68%) LDAP
6 39 (2.43%) SSL
7 36 (2.25%) Firewall
8 20 (1.25%) SAN
9 18 (1.12%) VPN
10 13 (0.81%) NAS
11 11 (0.69%) Kerberos
12 10 (0.62%) AMQP
13 9 (0.56%) DHCP
13 9 (0.56%) IPsec
13 9 (0.56%) Network Security
14 7 (0.44%) SMTP
15 6 (0.37%) WAN
15 6 (0.37%) LAN
15 6 (0.37%) SNMP
15 6 (0.37%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (13.97%) MySQL
2 175 (10.92%) MongoDB
3 141 (8.80%) NoSQL
4 123 (7.67%) Relational Database
5 92 (5.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 90 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
7 75 (4.68%) SQL Server
8 67 (4.18%) Big Data
9 59 (3.68%) RDBMS
10 50 (3.12%) Hadoop
11 42 (2.62%) Redis
12 19 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (1.00%) CouchDB
15 13 (0.81%) Apache Hive
15 13 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database
17 8 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 402 (25.08%) Cucumber
2 272 (16.97%) Git (software)
3 236 (14.72%) Selenium
4 201 (12.54%) Jenkins
5 138 (8.61%) Subversion
6 118 (7.36%) WebDriver
7 95 (5.93%) RSpec
8 89 (5.55%) Hudson
9 87 (5.43%) WATIR
10 78 (4.87%) Maven
11 74 (4.62%) Calabash
12 69 (4.30%) JIRA
13 64 (3.99%) JBehave
14 57 (3.56%) JUnit
15 51 (3.18%) TeamCity
16 45 (2.81%) Capybara
17 35 (2.18%) Ant
18 33 (2.06%) SpecFlow
19 31 (1.93%) CruiseControl
20 26 (1.62%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 117 (7.30%) Finance
2 49 (3.06%) Publishing
3 47 (2.93%) Games
4 38 (2.37%) Banking
5 36 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.06%) Marketing
7 28 (1.75%) Retail
8 19 (1.19%) Advertising
9 10 (0.62%) Law
9 10 (0.62%) Back Office
10 8 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.37%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.31%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.25%) Electronics
14 3 (0.19%) Local Government
14 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.12%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.12%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.12%) German Language
16 1 (0.062%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 788 (49.16%) Developer
2 177 (11.04%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 150 (9.36%) Ruby Developer
4 133 (8.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 115 (7.17%) Tester
5 115 (7.17%) Senior Developer
6 93 (5.80%) Java Developer
7 92 (5.74%) Architect
8 83 (5.18%) Analyst
9 71 (4.43%) Software Engineer
10 61 (3.81%) Scala Developer
11 54 (3.37%) Automation Tester
12 47 (2.93%) Administrator
12 47 (2.93%) Test Analyst
13 44 (2.74%) Front-End Developer
14 41 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
15 39 (2.43%) Test Engineer
16 38 (2.37%) QA Engineer
16 38 (2.37%) Web Developer
17 36 (2.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 495 (30.88%) Ruby on Rails
2 416 (25.95%) HTML
3 357 (22.27%) Web Services
4 338 (21.09%) CSS
5 198 (12.35%) .NET
6 184 (11.48%) XML
7 176 (10.98%) HTML5
8 175 (10.92%) jQuery
9 134 (8.36%) JSON
10 128 (7.99%) REST
11 126 (7.86%) CSS3
12 111 (6.92%) Spring
13 102 (6.36%) Ajax
14 100 (6.24%) RESTful
15 94 (5.86%) SOAP
16 88 (5.49%) Hibernate
17 62 (3.87%) Sass
18 60 (3.74%) Sinatra
19 59 (3.68%) LAMP
20 56 (3.49%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 279 (17.40%) Open Source
2 88 (5.49%) Mobile App
3 87 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 70 (4.37%) Derivative
5 36 (2.25%) Digital Media
6 33 (2.06%) Client/Server
7 24 (1.50%) IPTV
8 16 (1.00%) Video on Demand
8 16 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
8 16 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.00%) Clustering
9 15 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 14 (0.87%) Online Games
11 13 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (0.69%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.56%) STB
13 9 (0.56%) NHS
13 9 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (0.50%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 460 (28.70%) Linux
2 215 (13.41%) UNIX
3 115 (7.17%) Windows
4 77 (4.80%) Android
4 77 (4.80%) Apple iOS
5 60 (3.74%) CentOS
6 56 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (2.62%) Ubuntu
8 41 (2.56%) Solaris
9 28 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 23 (1.43%) Debian
11 19 (1.19%) AIX
12 18 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.87%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.50%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.44%) SUSE
17 6 (0.37%) Fedora
18 5 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (32.50%) TDD
2 491 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
3 366 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
4 344 (21.46%) BDD
5 312 (19.46%) Scrum
6 224 (13.97%) Test Automation
7 209 (13.04%) OO
8 207 (12.91%) Software Engineering
9 122 (7.61%) E-Commerce
10 105 (6.55%) Kanban
11 103 (6.43%) Configuration Management
12 94 (5.86%) Refactoring
13 93 (5.80%) Unit Testing
14 86 (5.36%) MVC
15 81 (5.05%) Pair Programming
16 77 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
17 74 (4.62%) Test Scripting
18 70 (4.37%) Regression Testing
18 70 (4.37%) OOP
18 70 (4.37%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 771 (48.10%) Java
2 477 (29.76%) Python
3 458 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 301 (18.78%) PHP
5 293 (18.28%) SQL
6 271 (16.91%) Perl
7 245 (15.28%) C#
8 167 (10.42%) Scala
9 153 (9.54%) C++
10 127 (7.92%) Bash Shell
11 55 (3.43%) C
12 44 (2.74%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.93%) Groovy
14 27 (1.68%) PowerShell
15 24 (1.50%) Objective-C
16 23 (1.43%) PHP5
17 22 (1.37%) XPath
18 21 (1.31%) PL/SQL
19 17 (1.06%) Clojure
20 12 (0.75%) Lua
Qualifications
1 130 (8.11%) Degree
2 41 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.81%) ISEB
4 26 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.25%) RHCE
8 2 (0.12%) PhD
9 1 (0.062%) PMP
9 1 (0.062%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (12.23%) QA
2 1 (0.062%) WCAG
2 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.062%) EMIR
2 1 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 42 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (1.75%) Varnish
3 19 (1.19%) Samba
4 18 (1.12%) Xen
5 14 (0.87%) vCloud
5 14 (0.87%) Active Directory
5 14 (0.87%) NFS
6 13 (0.81%) Sendmail
7 12 (0.75%) KVM
8 11 (0.69%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.69%) XenServer
9 10 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.50%) Postfix
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.25%) vSphere
12 4 (0.25%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.19%) Snort
13 3 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 289 (18.03%) Puppet
2 227 (14.16%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (5.24%) Nagios
4 32 (2.00%) Vagrant
5 28 (1.75%) Capistrano
6 23 (1.43%) collectd
6 23 (1.43%) Ansible
7 20 (1.25%) ZABBIX
8 17 (1.06%) HAProxy
9 15 (0.94%) Cacti
10 12 (0.75%) Ganglia
10 12 (0.75%) StatsD
11 6 (0.37%) Munin
12 5 (0.31%) Cobbler
12 5 (0.31%) SCOM
13 4 (0.25%) Zenoss
13 4 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.25%) Oozie
14 3 (0.19%) Nessus
14 3 (0.19%) Foglight
Vendors
1 137 (8.55%) Oracle
2 86 (5.36%) Red Hat
3 79 (4.93%) VMware
4 57 (3.56%) Microsoft
5 55 (3.43%) JBoss
6 51 (3.18%) GigaSpaces
7 40 (2.50%) Rackspace
8 27 (1.68%) Akamai
9 25 (1.56%) Google
10 24 (1.50%) Splunk
11 18 (1.12%) New Relic
12 17 (1.06%) Facebook
12 17 (1.06%) Zend
13 15 (0.94%) Cisco
14 14 (0.87%) Foundry
15 13 (0.81%) HP
15 13 (0.81%) EMC
15 13 (0.81%) Citrix
16 12 (0.75%) Adobe
17 11 (0.69%) Sun
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £545 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Unite Human Resources
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day £350 daily + Accommodation costs paid in Bri
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Annum contract
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis IT
Rate: £250 - £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Wandsworth, London
TechnoRecruit
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago