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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
UK
Rank 109 114 91
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Contract jobs citing Ruby 956 1057 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.17% 2.08% 2.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.35% 5.40% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 828 775
Median daily rate £451 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.88%
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 - - £71.00

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
17867 19589 19342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.58% 38.55% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12186 13269 12961
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 511 416
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +13.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.27 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -7 920 £451 +0.11% 372
London -9 549 £475 - 183
South East -23 82 £425 +6.25% 56
Yorkshire -7 69 £475 +5.55% 23
City of London -5 59 £500 +11.11% 45
North West +40 52 £413 +23.13% 43
North East +10 49 £350 -17.64% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 49 £350 -17.64% 4
Tyne and Wear -2 49 £350 -17.64% 5
West Yorkshire -4 47 £469 +4.16% 17
Leeds -9 47 £469 -6.25% 14
East of England +32 44 £450 - 23
Manchester +32 42 £406 +24.71% 34
Berkshire +14 28 £475 +21.79% 7
South West -39 28 £450 +23.71% 21
West Midlands +25 27 £472 +21.67% 11
Sheffield +9 23 £500 +29.03% 2
South Yorkshire +4 23 £500 +29.03% 3
Surrey -12 23 £425 - 5
Hertfordshire - 23 £450 - 8
West Sussex +22 16 £488 -4.73% 4
Egham +3 13 £425 - 1
Bristol -8 13 £450 +28.57% 8
Scotland +33 12 £400 +6.66% 12
Bedfordshire +14 10 £448 +32.59% 1
Wales +2 10 £425 +30.76% 1
Shropshire - 10 £500 - 1
Worthing -2 9 £525 +2.43% 2
Windsor - 9 £550 -
South Wales +10 7 £425 +30.76% 1

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 1250 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1170 (52.44%) Python
3 1095 (49.08%) Linux
4 924 (41.42%) Java
5 923 (41.37%) DevOps
6 730 (32.72%) Puppet
7 710 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
8 666 (29.85%) Jenkins
9 657 (29.45%) Continuous Integration
10 579 (25.95%) Git (software)
11 556 (24.92%) JavaScript
12 537 (24.07%) TDD
13 517 (23.17%) Scrum
14 501 (22.46%) Ansible
15 495 (22.19%) Opscode Chef
16 475 (21.29%) Configuration Management
17 471 (21.11%) Docker
18 463 (20.75%) HTML
19 457 (20.48%) Open Source
20 445 (19.95%) Ruby on Rails
21 438 (19.63%) Bash Shell
22 411 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
23 405 (18.15%) CSS
24 365 (16.36%) BDD
25 357 (16.00%) Scala
26 329 (14.75%) Perl
27 328 (14.70%) MySQL
28 325 (14.57%) JIRA
29 315 (14.12%) Cucumber
30 312 (13.98%) Web Services

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
1 217 (9.73%) Confluence
2 204 (9.14%) Apache
3 190 (8.52%) Elasticsearch
4 159 (7.13%) OpenStack
5 142 (6.36%) Tomcat
6 125 (5.60%) nginx
7 44 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
8 40 (1.79%) WebSphere
9 31 (1.39%) IIS
10 30 (1.34%) WebLogic
11 29 (1.30%) Apache Solr
12 28 (1.26%) CMS
13 23 (1.03%) JBoss
14 22 (0.99%) Apache Spark
15 20 (0.90%) CloudStack
16 17 (0.76%) Apache Pig
17 15 (0.67%) Drupal
18 14 (0.63%) Jetty
19 9 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
20 7 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 53 (2.38%) HipChat
2 16 (0.72%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.090%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.045%) InVision
5 1 (0.045%) MS Office
5 1 (0.045%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.49%) Magento
3 7 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.090%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.090%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.045%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.045%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.045%) Maximo
7 1 (0.045%) Radian6
7 1 (0.045%) Relativity
7 1 (0.045%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 710 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 180 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 170 (7.62%) GitHub
4 116 (5.20%) Amazon EC2
5 81 (3.63%) PaaS
6 75 (3.36%) Amazon S3
7 74 (3.32%) IaaS
8 70 (3.14%) Heroku
9 69 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
10 66 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 36 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 34 (1.52%) Route 53
13 33 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
14 31 (1.39%) SaaS
15 19 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 18 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 18 (0.81%) Google Analytics
17 16 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
18 15 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 14 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 219 (9.82%) HTTP
2 172 (7.71%) TCP/IP
3 139 (6.23%) DNS
4 120 (5.38%) SSL
5 74 (3.32%) Firewall
6 67 (3.00%) SSH
7 64 (2.87%) VPN
8 56 (2.51%) OpenVPN
9 55 (2.47%) Internet
10 54 (2.42%) OpenLDAP
11 33 (1.48%) LDAP
12 19 (0.85%) DHCP
13 17 (0.76%) ICMP
13 17 (0.76%) Wireshark
14 16 (0.72%) Network Security
15 14 (0.63%) AMQP
15 14 (0.63%) SAN
16 12 (0.54%) Kerberos
17 10 (0.45%) SNMP
17 10 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
2 328 (14.70%) MySQL
3 311 (13.94%) MongoDB
4 285 (12.77%) NoSQL
5 124 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 116 (5.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 102 (4.57%) Hadoop
8 92 (4.12%) Redis
9 78 (3.50%) SQL Server
10 70 (3.14%) Big Data
11 56 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
12 37 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 34 (1.52%) RDBMS
14 33 (1.48%) Oracle Database
15 16 (0.72%) Apache Hive
15 16 (0.72%) MariaDB
16 15 (0.67%) DB2
16 15 (0.67%) HBase
17 11 (0.49%) CouchDB
17 11 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 666 (29.85%) Jenkins
2 579 (25.95%) Git (software)
3 325 (14.57%) JIRA
4 315 (14.12%) Cucumber
5 272 (12.19%) Selenium
6 214 (9.59%) Subversion
7 163 (7.31%) Maven
8 159 (7.13%) JUnit
9 127 (5.69%) Vagrant
10 114 (5.11%) Bitbucket
11 112 (5.02%) Ant
12 93 (4.17%) WebDriver
13 92 (4.12%) Sonatype Nexus
14 84 (3.77%) SonarQube
15 78 (3.50%) RSpec
16 74 (3.32%) TeamCity
17 65 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 56 (2.51%) JIRA Agile
19 53 (2.38%) Liquibase
20 51 (2.29%) Appium
General
1 196 (8.79%) Finance
2 61 (2.73%) Banking
3 54 (2.42%) Games
4 49 (2.20%) Retail
5 47 (2.11%) Marketing
6 33 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.39%) Publishing
8 25 (1.12%) Electronics
9 24 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.67%) Back Office
12 9 (0.40%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.27%) Advertising
14 4 (0.18%) Front Office
15 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.090%) Automotive
16 2 (0.090%) Billing
16 2 (0.090%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.090%) Legal
17 1 (0.045%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 834 (37.38%) Developer
2 567 (25.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 183 (8.20%) Ruby Developer
4 167 (7.49%) Java Developer
5 158 (7.08%) Architect
6 150 (6.72%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 147 (6.59%) AWS Engineer
8 143 (6.41%) Linux Engineer
9 142 (6.36%) AWS DevOps
10 118 (5.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 106 (4.75%) Senior DevOps
12 99 (4.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 95 (4.26%) Scala Developer
14 84 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
15 82 (3.68%) Tester
16 77 (3.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 69 (3.09%) Consultant
17 69 (3.09%) Senior Developer
18 67 (3.00%) Software Engineer
19 66 (2.96%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (20.75%) HTML
2 445 (19.95%) Ruby on Rails
3 405 (18.15%) CSS
4 312 (13.98%) Web Services
5 287 (12.86%) HTML5
6 281 (12.60%) REST
7 268 (12.01%) JSON
8 192 (8.61%) Node.js
9 187 (8.38%) CSS3
10 174 (7.80%) AngularJS
11 165 (7.40%) Spring
12 159 (7.13%) Django
13 154 (6.90%) .NET
14 153 (6.86%) Ajax
14 153 (6.86%) Play Framework
15 151 (6.77%) RESTful
16 134 (6.01%) ELK Stack
17 124 (5.56%) jQuery
18 105 (4.71%) XML
19 82 (3.68%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (5.42%) User Experience
2 91 (4.08%) Public Cloud
3 74 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 53 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 40 (1.79%) Clustering
7 38 (1.70%) Data Centre
8 30 (1.34%) Visualisation
9 22 (0.99%) Algorithms
9 22 (0.99%) Replication
10 21 (0.94%) Virtual Team
11 20 (0.90%) Social Media
12 18 (0.81%) Private Cloud
13 17 (0.76%) Wiki
14 16 (0.72%) Blog
14 16 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.72%) Fintech
15 15 (0.67%) Digital Media
15 15 (0.67%) NHS
16 13 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1095 (49.08%) Linux
2 265 (11.88%) Unix
3 239 (10.71%) CentOS
4 221 (9.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 177 (7.93%) Windows
6 96 (4.30%) Ubuntu
7 59 (2.64%) Apple iOS
8 57 (2.55%) Android
9 37 (1.66%) CoreOS
10 28 (1.26%) SUSE
11 23 (1.03%) Mac OS X
12 21 (0.94%) RancherOS
13 20 (0.90%) Fedora
14 18 (0.81%) AIX
14 18 (0.81%) Windows Server
15 15 (0.67%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.58%) Solaris
17 10 (0.45%) Debian
18 7 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1250 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
2 923 (41.37%) DevOps
3 657 (29.45%) Continuous Integration
4 537 (24.07%) TDD
5 517 (23.17%) Scrum
6 475 (21.29%) Configuration Management
7 457 (20.48%) Open Source
8 365 (16.36%) BDD
9 278 (12.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 228 (10.22%) Automated Testing
11 225 (10.09%) Kanban
12 191 (8.56%) Web Development
13 189 (8.47%) Software Engineering
14 150 (6.72%) Test Automation
15 145 (6.50%) E-Commerce
16 136 (6.10%) Microservices
17 123 (5.51%) MVC
18 119 (5.33%) Mentoring
19 118 (5.29%) OO
20 107 (4.80%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1170 (52.44%) Python
2 924 (41.42%) Java
3 556 (24.92%) JavaScript
4 438 (19.63%) Bash Shell
5 357 (16.00%) Scala
6 329 (14.75%) Perl
7 243 (10.89%) SQL
8 219 (9.82%) C#
9 217 (9.73%) PHP
10 208 (9.32%) Go
11 145 (6.50%) Shell Script
12 92 (4.12%) C++
13 76 (3.41%) PowerShell
14 69 (3.09%) C
15 46 (2.06%) Groovy
16 31 (1.39%) Clojure
17 20 (0.90%) Objective-C
18 17 (0.76%) Apple Swift
18 17 (0.76%) Haskell
19 15 (0.67%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 258 (11.56%) Security Cleared
2 169 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 61 (2.73%) Degree
4 44 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 37 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 31 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
7 21 (0.94%) ISEB
8 19 (0.85%) ISTQB
9 18 (0.81%) CHECK Team Member
10 11 (0.49%) CCNP
10 11 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.45%) AWS Certification
11 10 (0.45%) RHCE
12 8 (0.36%) CCNA
13 5 (0.22%) MCSE
13 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.22%) VCDX
14 4 (0.18%) CISSP
15 3 (0.13%) CEH
15 3 (0.13%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (7.31%) QA
2 37 (1.66%) SDET
3 33 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.54%) SLA
5 9 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.27%) WCAG
7 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.13%) HL7
9 2 (0.090%) GCP
10 1 (0.045%) FATCA
System Software
1 471 (21.11%) Docker
2 88 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (3.23%) vCloud
4 59 (2.64%) Squid
5 55 (2.47%) Postfix
6 50 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (1.88%) vSphere
8 35 (1.57%) etcd
8 35 (1.57%) flannel
9 33 (1.48%) Active Directory
10 25 (1.12%) GlusterFS
11 23 (1.03%) Xen
12 22 (0.99%) VirtualBox
13 17 (0.76%) XenServer
14 14 (0.63%) HDFS
14 14 (0.63%) NFS
15 13 (0.58%) GFS2
15 13 (0.58%) LXC
15 13 (0.58%) OCFS2
16 10 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 730 (32.72%) Puppet
2 501 (22.46%) Ansible
3 495 (22.19%) Opscode Chef
4 218 (9.77%) Terraform
5 193 (8.65%) Kubernetes
6 125 (5.60%) logstash
7 121 (5.42%) Kibana
8 102 (4.57%) Salt
9 99 (4.44%) Nagios
10 92 (4.12%) ZABBIX
11 79 (3.54%) Rancher
12 47 (2.11%) Mesos
13 44 (1.97%) Grafana
14 40 (1.79%) Consul
15 33 (1.48%) Graphite
15 33 (1.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 33 (1.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 26 (1.17%) Marathon
17 23 (1.03%) Zenoss
18 22 (0.99%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 200 (8.96%) VMware
2 166 (7.44%) Oracle
3 133 (5.96%) Red Hat
4 110 (4.93%) Atlassian
5 100 (4.48%) Google
6 67 (3.00%) Microsoft
7 56 (2.51%) Rackspace
7 56 (2.51%) Sonatype
7 56 (2.51%) Splunk
8 33 (1.48%) SAP
9 27 (1.21%) HP
10 26 (1.17%) Cisco
10 26 (1.17%) EMC
11 24 (1.08%) New Relic
12 23 (1.03%) IBM
13 22 (0.99%) SaltStack
14 16 (0.72%) Xamarin
15 15 (0.67%) Zend
16 14 (0.63%) MuleSoft
17 13 (0.58%) Sitecore
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £500-600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £50,000 - £65,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Adteq
Rate: From £300 to £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £500 - £543 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £480 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £660 to £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago