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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 92 129 168
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +39
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1080 748 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.12% 1.55% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.58% 4.19% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 584 408
Average daily rate
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£441 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%

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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 487 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 January 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 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +39 1041 £450 +12.50% 380
London +13 684 £450 +5.88% 217
City of London +3 106 £450 +5.88% 60
South East +43 86 £381 +12.96% 56
South West +38 77 £450 +38.46% 23
Yorkshire +10 67 £400 +33.33% 24
West Yorkshire +7 65 £413 +37.50% 17
Leeds +1 63 £400 +33.33% 16
Hampshire +18 50 £375 +10.29% 13
East of England +34 47 £600 +147.42% 20
North West -2 47 £408 +19.85% 20
Bristol +29 38 £450 +12.50% 9
Gloucestershire - 29 £460 - 9
Southampton +8 26 £363 +11.53% 5
Manchester -3 26 £378 +11.02% 13
Cheltenham - 22 £478 - 3
Essex +17 15 £625 +220.51%
West Midlands -1 15 £425 +41.66% 7
Scotland -2 15 £388 +10.71% 13
Cheshire +13 14 £400 +17.64% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 14 - - 10
Hertfordshire - 14 £500 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 12 £475 - 5
Tyne and Wear 0 12 £475 - 7
North East -2 12 £475 - 7
Berkshire -2 12 £381 +12.96% 9
Basingstoke +11 11 £550 +56.02%
Glasgow +4 10 £388 - 7
Cambridge 0 10 - - 8
Surrey -4 9 £430 +32.30% 12

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1205 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1003 (47.22%) Python
3 990 (46.61%) Java
4 848 (39.92%) Linux
5 629 (29.61%) Puppet
6 628 (29.57%) DevOps
7 598 (28.15%) JavaScript
8 535 (25.19%) TDD
9 529 (24.91%) Continuous Integration
10 521 (24.53%) Git (software)
11 514 (24.20%) HTML
12 480 (22.60%) Ruby on Rails
13 477 (22.46%) Opscode Chef
14 476 (22.41%) CSS
15 474 (22.32%) Scrum
16 405 (19.07%) PHP
17 402 (18.93%) Perl
18 398 (18.74%) Jenkins
19 375 (17.66%) Configuration Management
20 374 (17.61%) Bash Shell
21 364 (17.14%) UNIX
22 363 (17.09%) Open Source
23 361 (17.00%) Cucumber
24 349 (16.43%) BDD
25 342 (16.10%) Web Services
26 304 (14.31%) MySQL
27 278 (13.09%) SQL
28 271 (12.76%) MongoDB
29 255 (12.01%) HTML5
30 252 (11.86%) C#

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 204 (9.60%) Apache
2 181 (8.52%) Node.js
3 112 (5.27%) Tomcat
4 110 (5.18%) nginx
5 99 (4.66%) OpenStack
6 49 (2.31%) WebSphere
7 46 (2.17%) Confluence
8 41 (1.93%) JBoss
9 40 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
10 36 (1.69%) WebLogic
11 35 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
12 28 (1.32%) CMS
13 23 (1.08%) Apache Solr
14 19 (0.89%) IIS
15 16 (0.75%) Drupal
16 15 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.71%) MQSeries
17 13 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
18 10 (0.47%) Apache Spark
18 10 (0.47%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 45 (2.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.28%) MS Office
3 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.094%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.094%) Mingle
5 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.33%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.28%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.14%) Shopify
5 3 (0.14%) Magento
6 2 (0.094%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.047%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.047%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 233 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (5.74%) Amazon EC2
3 84 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 70 (3.30%) PaaS
5 59 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 59 (2.78%) Heroku
6 46 (2.17%) GitHub
7 34 (1.60%) SaaS
8 27 (1.27%) IaaS
9 19 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.56%) Engine Yard
12 9 (0.42%) Route 53
13 3 (0.14%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.094%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.047%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.047%) Force.com
15 1 (0.047%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.047%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 160 (7.53%) HTTP
2 91 (4.28%) TCP/IP
3 71 (3.34%) DNS
4 69 (3.25%) Internet
5 68 (3.20%) Firewall
6 64 (3.01%) LDAP
7 56 (2.64%) SSL
8 26 (1.22%) LAN
8 26 (1.22%) WAN
9 22 (1.04%) Network Security
10 20 (0.94%) VPN
11 18 (0.85%) VLAN
11 18 (0.85%) DHCP
12 16 (0.75%) SAN
13 15 (0.71%) NAS
14 14 (0.66%) IPv6
15 10 (0.47%) IPsec
15 10 (0.47%) EIGRP
15 10 (0.47%) OSPF
15 10 (0.47%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (14.31%) MySQL
2 271 (12.76%) MongoDB
3 202 (9.51%) NoSQL
4 136 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
5 134 (6.31%) Relational Database
6 92 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 84 (3.95%) Redis
8 72 (3.39%) SQL Server
9 53 (2.50%) Big Data
10 48 (2.26%) Hadoop
11 31 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 27 (1.27%) Riak
13 21 (0.99%) CouchDB
14 16 (0.75%) Couchbase
14 16 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
15 15 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
15 15 (0.71%) Hypertable
15 15 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (0.56%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 521 (24.53%) Git (software)
2 398 (18.74%) Jenkins
3 361 (17.00%) Cucumber
4 243 (11.44%) Selenium
5 238 (11.21%) Subversion
6 132 (6.21%) RSpec
7 127 (5.98%) JIRA
8 107 (5.04%) Maven
9 101 (4.76%) Hudson
10 78 (3.67%) WebDriver
11 74 (3.48%) JUnit
12 68 (3.20%) TeamCity
13 60 (2.82%) Calabash
14 59 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 59 (2.78%) WATIR
15 49 (2.31%) Capybara
16 43 (2.02%) QuickTest Pro
17 40 (1.88%) Jasmine
18 36 (1.69%) Ant
19 35 (1.65%) Sahi
General
1 131 (6.17%) Finance
2 57 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 54 (2.54%) Banking
4 44 (2.07%) Marketing
5 40 (1.88%) Games
6 28 (1.32%) Retail
7 27 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.27%) Publishing
8 21 (0.99%) Electronics
8 21 (0.99%) Law
9 17 (0.80%) Advertising
10 16 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.61%) Front Office
13 8 (0.38%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.28%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.094%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.094%) Hindi Language
15 2 (0.094%) iGaming
16 1 (0.047%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 899 (42.33%) Developer
2 354 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 182 (8.57%) Senior Developer
4 156 (7.34%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 151 (7.11%) Architect
6 149 (7.02%) Ruby Developer
7 116 (5.46%) Java Developer
8 98 (4.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 84 (3.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 77 (3.63%) Software Engineer
11 75 (3.53%) Tester
12 69 (3.25%) Analyst
13 61 (2.87%) Web Developer
14 57 (2.68%) Linux Engineer
15 54 (2.54%) Technical Architect
16 51 (2.40%) Test Analyst
17 49 (2.31%) PHP Developer
18 48 (2.26%) Automation Tester
19 47 (2.21%) Front-End Developer
19 47 (2.21%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 514 (24.20%) HTML
2 480 (22.60%) Ruby on Rails
3 476 (22.41%) CSS
4 342 (16.10%) Web Services
5 255 (12.01%) HTML5
6 215 (10.12%) .NET
7 204 (9.60%) jQuery
8 194 (9.13%) REST
9 186 (8.76%) CSS3
10 184 (8.66%) JSON
11 170 (8.00%) RESTful
12 158 (7.44%) XML
13 134 (6.31%) AngularJS
14 123 (5.79%) Django
15 102 (4.80%) Spring
16 94 (4.43%) Sinatra
16 94 (4.43%) Ajax
17 92 (4.33%) Sass
18 89 (4.19%) LAMP
19 70 (3.30%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 363 (17.09%) Open Source
2 82 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (3.81%) User Experience
4 72 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 70 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 64 (3.01%) Visualisation
7 56 (2.64%) Clustering
8 24 (1.13%) Digital Media
9 21 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 19 (0.89%) DTV
11 18 (0.85%) Management Information System
12 17 (0.80%) Device Driver
13 16 (0.75%) Wiki
14 15 (0.71%) W3C
15 14 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
16 13 (0.61%) Online Games
16 13 (0.61%) Statistics
17 11 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 10 (0.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 848 (39.92%) Linux
2 364 (17.14%) UNIX
3 192 (9.04%) CentOS
4 191 (8.99%) Windows
5 149 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 137 (6.45%) Ubuntu
7 98 (4.61%) Mac OS X
8 67 (3.15%) Android
9 65 (3.06%) Apple iOS
10 29 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (0.99%) Solaris
12 20 (0.94%) Debian
13 16 (0.75%) AIX
13 16 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
14 13 (0.61%) SUSE
14 13 (0.61%) Fedora
15 9 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1205 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 628 (29.57%) DevOps
3 535 (25.19%) TDD
4 529 (24.91%) Continuous Integration
5 474 (22.32%) Scrum
6 375 (17.66%) Configuration Management
7 349 (16.43%) BDD
8 209 (9.84%) OO
9 201 (9.46%) Test Automation
10 199 (9.37%) Software Engineering
11 166 (7.82%) Kanban
12 156 (7.34%) Web Development
13 155 (7.30%) Mentoring
14 141 (6.64%) MVC
15 137 (6.45%) E-Commerce
16 125 (5.89%) Responsive Web Design
17 121 (5.70%) Automated Testing
18 104 (4.90%) SOA
19 102 (4.80%) Web Design
20 95 (4.47%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1003 (47.22%) Python
2 990 (46.61%) Java
3 598 (28.15%) JavaScript
4 405 (19.07%) PHP
5 402 (18.93%) Perl
6 374 (17.61%) Bash Shell
7 278 (13.09%) SQL
8 252 (11.86%) C#
9 244 (11.49%) Scala
10 127 (5.98%) C++
11 123 (5.79%) Shell Script
12 97 (4.57%) PowerShell
13 66 (3.11%) C
14 52 (2.45%) Clojure
15 47 (2.21%) Groovy
16 26 (1.22%) Objective-C
17 23 (1.08%) Golang
18 20 (0.94%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.85%) Korn
19 18 (0.85%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 183 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 111 (5.23%) Degree
3 98 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 47 (2.21%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.08%) ISEB
6 19 (0.89%) CCNA
6 19 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.33%) OCPJP
8 7 (0.33%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.19%) MCITP
10 3 (0.14%) CEH
10 3 (0.14%) CISSP
10 3 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.094%) CISA
11 2 (0.094%) MCTS
11 2 (0.094%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.047%) GIAC
12 1 (0.047%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (9.18%) QA
2 8 (0.38%) SLA
3 5 (0.24%) WAI
4 3 (0.14%) COBIT
5 1 (0.047%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.047%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 138 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (1.98%) Docker
3 39 (1.84%) vCloud
4 35 (1.65%) Varnish
5 27 (1.27%) XenServer
6 25 (1.18%) vSphere
7 24 (1.13%) Samba
8 19 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 18 (0.85%) VMware ESX
9 18 (0.85%) Active Directory
10 16 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
11 15 (0.71%) Xen
12 14 (0.66%) NFS
12 14 (0.66%) Postfix
12 14 (0.66%) VirtualBox
13 10 (0.47%) Hyper-V
14 9 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (0.24%) Firmware
16 4 (0.19%) LXC
16 4 (0.19%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 629 (29.61%) Puppet
2 477 (22.46%) Opscode Chef
3 170 (8.00%) Ansible
4 128 (6.03%) Nagios
5 102 (4.80%) Salt
6 67 (3.15%) Vagrant
7 51 (2.40%) ZABBIX
8 50 (2.35%) Graphite
9 42 (1.98%) Cobbler
10 27 (1.27%) collectd
11 24 (1.13%) SELinux
12 23 (1.08%) Opsview
13 21 (0.99%) Cacti
14 18 (0.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 17 (0.80%) Capistrano
16 16 (0.75%) CFEngine
17 15 (0.71%) Tivoli
17 15 (0.71%) Graylog2
18 14 (0.66%) Icinga
18 14 (0.66%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 211 (9.93%) VMware
2 158 (7.44%) Red Hat
3 141 (6.64%) Oracle
4 111 (5.23%) Microsoft
5 57 (2.68%) New Relic
6 49 (2.31%) Rackspace
7 36 (1.69%) Akamai
8 33 (1.55%) SaltStack
9 28 (1.32%) Google
10 27 (1.27%) Citrix
11 26 (1.22%) IBM
12 25 (1.18%) Percona
13 24 (1.13%) Zend
14 22 (1.04%) Splunk
15 20 (0.94%) SAP
16 18 (0.85%) EMC
16 18 (0.85%) Adobe
16 18 (0.85%) F5
17 15 (0.71%) Talend
18 13 (0.61%) Perforce
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