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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 107 104 141
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +37
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1090 1050 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.12% 2.03% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.53% 5.37% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 761 581
Average daily rate £450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £50.00 £71.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.57% +115.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +425.92%

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
19694 19540 18310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.25% 37.83% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13379 12962 11497
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 440 488
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 1066 £450 - 362
London -5 628 £475 +5.55% 182
South East +34 130 £400 +3.22% 60
Yorkshire +14 102 £450 +12.50% 26
South West +13 97 £363 -19.44% 23
West Yorkshire -3 76 £450 +9.09% 20
Leeds -6 63 £475 +18.75% 16
City of London +2 60 £450 - 38
North West -8 47 £335 -17.79% 19
Surrey +30 45 £425 -1.16% 10
Manchester -5 37 £326 -13.70% 13
Berkshire +29 35 £380 -0.32% 13
Devon +17 35 £360 +39.80% 3
Plymouth +14 33 £360 -
Bristol -11 31 £350 -22.22% 7
Hampshire -19 26 £400 +6.66% 15
North East -14 24 £425 -8.10% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 23 £425 -10.52% 4
Tyne and Wear -20 23 £425 -8.10% 6
Reading +6 17 £375 -29.41% 9
South Yorkshire - 17 £328 - 4
Egham - 16 £425 - 1
West Midlands -15 15 £400 +16.36% 22
Sheffield - 14 £350 - 1
East of England -32 13 £400 -34.02% 15
Gloucestershire -1 12 £420 -9.18% 11
East Midlands -2 10 £360 -34.63% 9
Scotland -8 10 £375 -3.22% 11
Shropshire -11 10 £400 +36.17% 2
Telford -11 10 £400 +39.13% 1

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1241 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1047 (48.40%) Java
3 1005 (46.46%) Python
4 982 (45.40%) Linux
5 784 (36.25%) Git (software)
6 748 (34.58%) DevOps
7 687 (31.76%) Jenkins
8 651 (30.10%) JavaScript
9 636 (29.40%) Puppet
10 610 (28.20%) Continuous Integration
11 549 (25.38%) TDD
12 530 (24.50%) Scrum
13 499 (23.07%) Amazon AWS
14 493 (22.79%) HTML
15 485 (22.42%) Unix
16 473 (21.87%) Configuration Management
17 448 (20.71%) Opscode Chef
18 447 (20.67%) CSS
19 435 (20.11%) BDD
20 384 (17.75%) Ruby on Rails
21 376 (17.38%) Cucumber
22 370 (17.11%) Web Services
23 355 (16.41%) SQL
24 347 (16.04%) Bash Shell
25 325 (15.03%) Scala
26 301 (13.92%) Perl
27 300 (13.87%) NoSQL
28 296 (13.68%) Open Source
29 288 (13.31%) Docker
30 277 (12.81%) .NET

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 269 (12.44%) Node.js
2 176 (8.14%) Apache
3 131 (6.06%) OpenStack
4 122 (5.64%) Tomcat
5 82 (3.79%) Confluence
6 78 (3.61%) nginx
7 54 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
8 50 (2.31%) Jetty
9 42 (1.94%) Apache Spark
10 28 (1.29%) JBoss
11 26 (1.20%) Drupal
12 24 (1.11%) Apache Solr
13 22 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (0.74%) IIS
14 16 (0.74%) WebLogic
14 16 (0.74%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.74%) WordPress
15 15 (0.69%) CMS
16 13 (0.60%) Apache Pig
17 11 (0.51%) CloudStack
Applications
1 33 (1.53%) MS Office
2 27 (1.25%) MS Excel
3 11 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.092%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.092%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.092%) GIMP
6 2 (0.092%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.092%) SPSS
7 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.046%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.046%) Maple
7 1 (0.046%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.046%) MS Project
7 1 (0.046%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.046%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
2 19 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.51%) Magento
4 9 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.28%) BigMachines
5 6 (0.28%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.046%) HFM
7 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.046%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 499 (23.07%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (5.83%) GitHub
4 61 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
5 51 (2.36%) Heroku
6 42 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 37 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (1.25%) Amazon S3
8 27 (1.25%) Office 365
9 25 (1.16%) IaaS
10 24 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 24 (1.11%) PaaS
11 19 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (0.83%) SaaS
13 12 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.32%) SoftLayer
16 6 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 208 (9.62%) HTTP
2 106 (4.90%) Internet
3 102 (4.72%) TCP/IP
4 56 (2.59%) DNS
5 47 (2.17%) SSL
6 41 (1.90%) Firewall
7 30 (1.39%) SNMP
8 24 (1.11%) VPN
9 23 (1.06%) LAN
9 23 (1.06%) WAN
10 21 (0.97%) LDAP
11 20 (0.92%) DHCP
12 19 (0.88%) SMTP
13 18 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
13 18 (0.83%) Network Security
14 13 (0.60%) SSH
15 12 (0.55%) Wireshark
16 11 (0.51%) Kerberos
17 10 (0.46%) IPsec
18 9 (0.42%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (13.87%) NoSQL
2 266 (12.30%) MongoDB
3 226 (10.45%) MySQL
4 204 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
5 118 (5.46%) Relational Database
6 112 (5.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 96 (4.44%) SQL Server
8 92 (4.25%) Redis
9 63 (2.91%) Big Data
10 59 (2.73%) Hadoop
11 56 (2.59%) Oracle Database
12 33 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (1.16%) Neo4j
14 23 (1.06%) HBase
14 23 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
16 19 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
17 17 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
18 16 (0.74%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 784 (36.25%) Git (software)
2 687 (31.76%) Jenkins
3 376 (17.38%) Cucumber
4 277 (12.81%) Maven
5 251 (11.60%) Subversion
6 213 (9.85%) JIRA
7 177 (8.18%) Selenium
8 143 (6.61%) RSpec
9 136 (6.29%) Capybara
10 94 (4.35%) JUnit
11 93 (4.30%) Vagrant
12 82 (3.79%) JMeter
13 65 (3.01%) TeamCity
14 59 (2.73%) Gradle
15 58 (2.68%) Hudson
16 53 (2.45%) Ant
17 51 (2.36%) WebDriver
18 46 (2.13%) Mockito
19 43 (1.99%) Visual Studio
20 41 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 192 (8.88%) Finance
2 67 (3.10%) Banking
3 48 (2.22%) Marketing
4 41 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.20%) Games
6 21 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.92%) Electronics
8 18 (0.83%) Retail
9 15 (0.69%) Law
9 15 (0.69%) Publishing
10 14 (0.65%) Front Office
11 12 (0.55%) Advertising
12 11 (0.51%) Legal
13 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.23%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.18%) Back Office
15 4 (0.18%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.14%) Spanish Language
17 2 (0.092%) Billing
18 1 (0.046%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 904 (41.79%) Developer
2 450 (20.80%) DevOps Engineer
3 195 (9.02%) Ruby Developer
4 172 (7.95%) Java Developer
5 169 (7.81%) Architect
6 148 (6.84%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 148 (6.84%) Senior Developer
7 111 (5.13%) Analyst
8 105 (4.85%) JavaScript Developer
9 96 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 94 (4.35%) Test Analyst
11 93 (4.30%) Tester
12 85 (3.93%) Agile Developer
13 83 (3.84%) Technical Architect
14 81 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
14 81 (3.74%) Operations Engineer
15 77 (3.56%) AWS Engineer
15 77 (3.56%) Node.js Developer
16 67 (3.10%) Consultant
16 67 (3.10%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 493 (22.79%) HTML
2 447 (20.67%) CSS
3 384 (17.75%) Ruby on Rails
4 370 (17.11%) Web Services
5 277 (12.81%) .NET
6 219 (10.12%) REST
7 205 (9.48%) AngularJS
8 166 (7.67%) HTML5
9 161 (7.44%) RESTful
10 150 (6.93%) JSON
11 147 (6.80%) jQuery
12 124 (5.73%) Gherkin
13 119 (5.50%) CSS3
14 111 (5.13%) Spring
15 105 (4.85%) MCollective
16 86 (3.98%) Django
17 73 (3.37%) ASP.NET
18 72 (3.33%) Sass
19 71 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
20 66 (3.05%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 111 (5.13%) User Experience
2 88 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (3.84%) Computer Science
4 52 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
5 51 (2.36%) Visualisation
6 48 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 39 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 28 (1.29%) Fintech
9 27 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 25 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.11%) PKI
12 19 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.74%) Wiki
14 15 (0.69%) Clustering
15 13 (0.60%) Statistics
16 12 (0.55%) Social Media
16 12 (0.55%) STB
17 11 (0.51%) Cryptography
17 11 (0.51%) IPTV
17 11 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 982 (45.40%) Linux
2 485 (22.42%) Unix
3 251 (11.60%) Windows
4 226 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 161 (7.44%) Ubuntu
6 158 (7.30%) CentOS
7 150 (6.93%) Mac OS X
8 40 (1.85%) Mac OS
9 36 (1.66%) Apple iOS
10 35 (1.62%) Android
11 30 (1.39%) Windows Server
12 27 (1.25%) AIX
13 19 (0.88%) VMS
14 16 (0.74%) CoreOS
14 16 (0.74%) SUSE
15 14 (0.65%) Debian
16 12 (0.55%) Solaris
16 12 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
18 8 (0.37%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1241 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 748 (34.58%) DevOps
3 610 (28.20%) Continuous Integration
4 549 (25.38%) TDD
5 530 (24.50%) Scrum
6 473 (21.87%) Configuration Management
7 435 (20.11%) BDD
8 296 (13.68%) Open Source
9 228 (10.54%) OO
10 211 (9.75%) Continuous Delivery
11 180 (8.32%) Software Engineering
12 171 (7.91%) Pair Programming
13 162 (7.49%) Build Automation
14 159 (7.35%) Kanban
15 158 (7.30%) Test Automation
16 155 (7.17%) E-Commerce
17 150 (6.93%) MVC
18 129 (5.96%) Web Development
19 121 (5.59%) Responsive Web Design
20 109 (5.04%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1047 (48.40%) Java
2 1005 (46.46%) Python
3 651 (30.10%) JavaScript
4 355 (16.41%) SQL
5 347 (16.04%) Bash Shell
6 325 (15.03%) Scala
7 301 (13.92%) Perl
8 269 (12.44%) C#
9 256 (11.84%) PHP
10 170 (7.86%) C++
11 169 (7.81%) PowerShell
12 120 (5.55%) Shell Script
13 116 (5.36%) Go
14 85 (3.93%) Groovy
15 58 (2.68%) C
16 50 (2.31%) Clojure
17 33 (1.53%) CoffeeScript
18 30 (1.39%) R
19 22 (1.02%) Objective-C
20 17 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 238 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 144 (6.66%) SC Cleared
3 68 (3.14%) Degree
4 40 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 31 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (1.29%) AWS Certification
8 24 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 24 (1.11%) ISEB
9 14 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.46%) MCSE
11 4 (0.18%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.18%) MCSA
12 3 (0.14%) CCNA
12 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.14%) PhD
13 2 (0.092%) GCED
13 2 (0.092%) GCFA
13 2 (0.092%) GIAC
13 2 (0.092%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (5.27%) QA
2 59 (2.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (0.79%) SDET
4 16 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.37%) WCAG
6 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.14%) SLA
7 3 (0.14%) WAI
8 2 (0.092%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.092%) GPG13
8 2 (0.092%) ISO27002
System Software
1 288 (13.31%) Docker
2 209 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (3.56%) Active Directory
4 70 (3.24%) vSphere
5 30 (1.39%) vCloud
6 22 (1.02%) Hyper-V
7 21 (0.97%) Xen
8 17 (0.79%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.74%) KVM
10 15 (0.69%) GlusterFS
11 13 (0.60%) Varnish
12 11 (0.51%) XenServer
13 10 (0.46%) Ceph
14 9 (0.42%) NFS
15 8 (0.37%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.32%) iptables
17 6 (0.28%) LXC
17 6 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
18 5 (0.23%) OCFS2
18 5 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 636 (29.40%) Puppet
2 448 (20.71%) Opscode Chef
3 275 (12.71%) Ansible
4 84 (3.88%) ZABBIX
5 72 (3.33%) Nagios
6 57 (2.64%) Graphite
6 57 (2.64%) Salt
7 50 (2.31%) Kubernetes
8 48 (2.22%) logstash
9 39 (1.80%) Kibana
10 38 (1.76%) Capistrano
11 32 (1.48%) SCCM
11 32 (1.48%) SCOM
11 32 (1.48%) Uchiwa
12 31 (1.43%) Grafana
13 28 (1.29%) Cobbler
14 26 (1.20%) HAProxy
15 23 (1.06%) Packer
16 21 (0.97%) Tivoli
17 20 (0.92%) Mesos
Vendors
1 275 (12.71%) VMware
2 165 (7.63%) Oracle
3 132 (6.10%) Microsoft
4 124 (5.73%) Red Hat
5 50 (2.31%) Google
6 48 (2.22%) Splunk
7 37 (1.71%) Atlassian
8 33 (1.53%) Rackspace
9 30 (1.39%) SOASTA, Inc
10 29 (1.34%) HP
11 26 (1.20%) IBM
11 26 (1.20%) SaltStack
12 25 (1.16%) New Relic
13 24 (1.11%) Dell
14 21 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (0.97%) SAP
15 20 (0.92%) Tableau
16 18 (0.83%) hybris
16 18 (0.83%) RightScale
16 18 (0.83%) Sitecore
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £378 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ISL
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Jagger Talent
Rate: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Rate: Great day rate on offer. Perm opportunities also.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
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Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £320 per day
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South Yorkshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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The Bridge Ltd
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Southampton, Hampshire
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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