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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 123 115 151
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +36
Contract jobs citing Ruby 995 1000 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.83% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.60% 4.93% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 756 553
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £71.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +118.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +118.46%

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
21619 20303 19473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.89% 37.13% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14531 12992 12054
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 418 567
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 -13 948 £425 +6.25% 365
London -17 569 £450 +12.50% 207
City of London -9 120 £450 +8.43% 52
East of England +49 71 £388 - 6
Cambridgeshire +33 62 £388 -8.82% 2
South East -30 62 £425 - 40
Cambridge +25 59 £388 -8.82% 1
Yorkshire +5 58 £450 +40.62% 36
North East +22 56 £473 +89.00% 7
South West -12 55 £400 +1.46% 28
Tyne and Wear +26 54 £473 - 4
West Yorkshire +7 54 £450 +40.62% 29
Newcastle upon Tyne +22 53 £470 - 3
Leeds -4 48 £450 +40.62% 26
North West -21 47 £438 +2.33% 19
Wales +26 30 £400 -17.94% 1
Surrey +11 25 £425 -22.72% 12
East Midlands +6 22 £404 +25.19% 15
Gloucestershire -2 22 £400 +4.91% 8
Cheshire -7 21 £438 -14.21% 1
Bristol -14 21 £375 -6.25% 8
Nottinghamshire -4 13 £425 +28.30% 4
Nottingham -1 12 £500 +50.94% 3
Egham - 12 £425 - 5
Devon +11 11 £400 +33.33% 2
Swansea +11 11 £450 -5.26%
West Wales +7 11 £450 -5.26%
Warrington -10 11 £750 +44.23%
Berkshire +8 10 £450 +5.88% 8
Reading +4 10 £450 -5.26% 7

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 986 (52.06%) Agile Software Development
2 828 (43.72%) Java
3 771 (40.71%) Python
4 709 (37.43%) Linux
5 598 (31.57%) DevOps
6 593 (31.31%) Puppet
7 549 (28.99%) TDD
8 534 (28.19%) JavaScript
9 519 (27.40%) Ruby on Rails
10 496 (26.19%) Git (software)
11 489 (25.82%) Opscode Chef
12 440 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
13 428 (22.60%) HTML
14 422 (22.28%) Amazon AWS
15 399 (21.07%) Jenkins
16 391 (20.64%) CSS
17 372 (19.64%) Configuration Management
18 356 (18.80%) Scrum
19 340 (17.95%) UNIX
20 336 (17.74%) BDD
21 332 (17.53%) MySQL
22 322 (17.00%) MongoDB
23 317 (16.74%) Cucumber
24 315 (16.63%) Perl
25 311 (16.42%) Web Services
26 294 (15.52%) SQL
27 286 (15.10%) PHP
28 284 (14.99%) Open Source
29 283 (14.94%) Bash Shell
30 232 (12.25%) Subversion

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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
1 189 (9.98%) Node.js
2 157 (8.29%) Apache
3 111 (5.86%) Tomcat
4 89 (4.70%) OpenStack
5 78 (4.12%) nginx
6 67 (3.54%) Confluence
7 55 (2.90%) JBoss
8 47 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 33 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
10 27 (1.43%) MQSeries
10 27 (1.43%) IIS
11 26 (1.37%) CMS
12 25 (1.32%) Jetty
13 21 (1.11%) WebLogic
14 20 (1.06%) WebSphere
15 19 (1.00%) Drupal
16 14 (0.74%) Mule ESB
17 13 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 8 (0.42%) Umbraco
19 7 (0.37%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 21 (1.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.63%) MS Office
3 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.16%) Maple
4 3 (0.16%) LaTeX
4 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
5 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.16%) Magento
3 2 (0.11%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.053%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.053%) HFM
4 1 (0.053%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 422 (22.28%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
4 63 (3.33%) GitHub
5 51 (2.69%) Heroku
6 37 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 34 (1.80%) PaaS
8 31 (1.64%) SaaS
9 29 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 28 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
11 27 (1.43%) IaaS
12 22 (1.16%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.58%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 7 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.32%) Engine Yard
17 5 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
18 4 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
19 3 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 98 (5.17%) HTTP
2 93 (4.91%) TCP/IP
3 87 (4.59%) Internet
4 76 (4.01%) Firewall
5 49 (2.59%) SSL
6 47 (2.48%) DNS
7 39 (2.06%) VPN
8 30 (1.58%) Network Security
9 24 (1.27%) LDAP
10 19 (1.00%) LAN
11 18 (0.95%) WAN
12 17 (0.90%) DHCP
13 15 (0.79%) Wireshark
13 15 (0.79%) Unified Communications
14 14 (0.74%) Converged Networks
15 13 (0.69%) DMZ
16 12 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
16 12 (0.63%) SNMP
16 12 (0.63%) Wireless
17 11 (0.58%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (17.53%) MySQL
2 322 (17.00%) MongoDB
3 205 (10.82%) NoSQL
4 173 (9.13%) PostgreSQL
5 105 (5.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 93 (4.91%) Relational Database
7 87 (4.59%) Redis
8 81 (4.28%) SQL Server
9 52 (2.75%) Hadoop
10 47 (2.48%) Big Data
11 30 (1.58%) RDBMS
12 22 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.90%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.53%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.53%) Neo4j
16 9 (0.48%) CouchDB
16 9 (0.48%) Apache Hive
17 7 (0.37%) HBase
17 7 (0.37%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 496 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 399 (21.07%) Jenkins
3 317 (16.74%) Cucumber
4 232 (12.25%) Subversion
5 231 (12.20%) Selenium
6 163 (8.61%) RSpec
7 140 (7.39%) JIRA
8 100 (5.28%) Maven
9 95 (5.02%) WebDriver
10 74 (3.91%) JUnit
11 66 (3.48%) Hudson
12 54 (2.85%) JMeter
12 54 (2.85%) TeamCity
13 51 (2.69%) Capybara
14 47 (2.48%) Ant
15 42 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 32 (1.69%) Mercurial
16 32 (1.69%) Calabash
17 30 (1.58%) WATIR
18 29 (1.53%) HP UFT
General
1 150 (7.92%) Finance
2 36 (1.90%) Marketing
3 32 (1.69%) Games
4 31 (1.64%) Publishing
5 30 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.53%) Banking
7 26 (1.37%) Retail
8 10 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.32%) Advertising
10 5 (0.26%) Electronics
10 5 (0.26%) Front Office
11 4 (0.21%) Back Office
12 3 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.16%) Law
12 3 (0.16%) Billing
12 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.11%) Legal
13 2 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.053%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.053%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 752 (39.70%) Developer
2 344 (18.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 181 (9.56%) Ruby Developer
4 179 (9.45%) Architect
5 162 (8.55%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 117 (6.18%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 107 (5.65%) Senior Developer
8 103 (5.44%) Java Developer
9 77 (4.07%) Technical Architect
10 73 (3.85%) Analyst
11 66 (3.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 59 (3.12%) Administrator
13 58 (3.06%) Tester
14 56 (2.96%) Software Engineer
15 53 (2.80%) Consultant
16 51 (2.69%) Test Analyst
17 48 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
18 46 (2.43%) Linux Administrator
19 43 (2.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
20 42 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (27.40%) Ruby on Rails
2 428 (22.60%) HTML
3 391 (20.64%) CSS
4 311 (16.42%) Web Services
5 224 (11.83%) HTML5
6 197 (10.40%) .NET
7 172 (9.08%) RESTful
8 160 (8.45%) AngularJS
9 157 (8.29%) REST
10 145 (7.66%) JSON
11 120 (6.34%) CSS3
12 99 (5.23%) Spring
12 99 (5.23%) jQuery
13 95 (5.02%) XML
14 94 (4.96%) Django
15 91 (4.80%) Sinatra
16 82 (4.33%) LAMP
17 79 (4.17%) Backbone.js
18 74 (3.91%) Play Framework
19 70 (3.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 75 (3.96%) Mobile App
2 74 (3.91%) User Experience
3 48 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.27%) Visualisation
5 36 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 35 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 26 (1.37%) Clustering
7 26 (1.37%) Statistics
8 25 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.21%) Digital Media
9 23 (1.21%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (0.90%) Public Cloud
12 16 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.74%) Social Media
14 13 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.69%) Tandem
15 12 (0.63%) IPTV
15 12 (0.63%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.58%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 709 (37.43%) Linux
2 340 (17.95%) UNIX
3 136 (7.18%) Windows
4 128 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 80 (4.22%) Ubuntu
6 79 (4.17%) CentOS
7 52 (2.75%) Android
8 48 (2.53%) Apple iOS
9 46 (2.43%) Mac OS X
10 23 (1.21%) Solaris
11 21 (1.11%) Debian
12 15 (0.79%) SUSE
13 12 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.32%) AIX
16 5 (0.26%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 986 (52.06%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (31.57%) DevOps
3 549 (28.99%) TDD
4 440 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
5 372 (19.64%) Configuration Management
6 356 (18.80%) Scrum
7 336 (17.74%) BDD
8 284 (14.99%) Open Source
9 168 (8.87%) E-Commerce
10 162 (8.55%) Software Engineering
11 147 (7.76%) Continuous Delivery
12 145 (7.66%) MVC
13 141 (7.44%) Test Automation
14 140 (7.39%) Kanban
15 131 (6.92%) Web Development
16 121 (6.39%) OO
17 104 (5.49%) Pair Programming
18 97 (5.12%) SOA
19 95 (5.02%) Mentoring
20 63 (3.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 828 (43.72%) Java
2 771 (40.71%) Python
3 534 (28.19%) JavaScript
4 315 (16.63%) Perl
5 294 (15.52%) SQL
6 286 (15.10%) PHP
7 283 (14.94%) Bash Shell
8 210 (11.09%) Scala
9 169 (8.92%) C#
10 108 (5.70%) Shell Script
11 101 (5.33%) C++
12 84 (4.44%) Groovy
13 65 (3.43%) Go
14 51 (2.69%) Clojure
15 41 (2.16%) PowerShell
16 40 (2.11%) C
17 22 (1.16%) Objective-C
18 14 (0.74%) VB
19 12 (0.63%) R
20 10 (0.53%) Lua
Qualifications
1 101 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 90 (4.75%) Degree
3 35 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.74%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.00%) ISEB
6 15 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 12 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.53%) CCNA
10 8 (0.42%) OCPJP
10 8 (0.42%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.32%) RHCE
11 6 (0.32%) CCNP
12 4 (0.21%) CCIE
12 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.16%) CCSA
13 3 (0.16%) CCIP
13 3 (0.16%) CCDA
14 2 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (10.08%) QA
2 15 (0.79%) SLA
3 8 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.16%) BS25999
5 2 (0.11%) MiFID
5 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 143 (7.55%) Docker
2 100 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.06%) vCloud
4 30 (1.58%) vSphere
5 21 (1.11%) Varnish
6 14 (0.74%) KVM
7 13 (0.69%) VirtualBox
8 11 (0.58%) XenServer
9 8 (0.42%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.42%) Samba
10 7 (0.37%) Active Directory
10 7 (0.37%) Postfix
11 6 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.32%) Firmware
11 6 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.32%) iptables
12 5 (0.26%) LXC
12 5 (0.26%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.21%) Xen
13 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 593 (31.31%) Puppet
2 489 (25.82%) Opscode Chef
3 232 (12.25%) Ansible
4 101 (5.33%) Vagrant
5 96 (5.07%) Salt
6 64 (3.38%) Nagios
7 40 (2.11%) Graphite
8 38 (2.01%) ZABBIX
9 35 (1.85%) Rundeck
10 30 (1.58%) HAProxy
11 29 (1.53%) logstash
12 28 (1.48%) Capistrano
12 28 (1.48%) Cobbler
13 26 (1.37%) Kibana
14 23 (1.21%) Graylog
15 20 (1.06%) Tivoli
16 18 (0.95%) Opsview
17 16 (0.84%) Mesos
18 11 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
19 9 (0.48%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 150 (7.92%) VMware
2 144 (7.60%) Oracle
3 141 (7.44%) Red Hat
4 70 (3.70%) New Relic
5 69 (3.64%) Microsoft
6 42 (2.22%) Google
7 39 (2.06%) SaltStack
8 38 (2.01%) Rackspace
9 36 (1.90%) Splunk
10 32 (1.69%) Akamai
11 28 (1.48%) HP
12 25 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (1.27%) IBM
14 17 (0.90%) Sun
14 17 (0.90%) Perforce
15 15 (0.79%) AppDynamics
16 13 (0.69%) SOASTA, Inc
16 13 (0.69%) Talend
17 12 (0.63%) Atlassian
17 12 (0.63%) Sybase
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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