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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 130 152 246
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +94
Contract jobs citing Ruby 944 733 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.41% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.45% 3.62% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 577 338
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%

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
21237 20249 21292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 38.95% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 12819 12605
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 554 739
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 £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 September 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
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 September 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
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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 +21 865 £425 +6.25% 299
London +15 599 £429 +7.18% 166
City of London -3 80 £450 +12.50% 51
South East +12 59 £415 +10.66% 40
South West +7 54 £400 +4.57% 18
North East - 46 £375 - 17
Tyne and Wear - 39 £390 - 16
Newcastle upon Tyne - 39 £390 - 14
Scotland -4 30 £613 +87.02% 11
East of England -11 27 £375 +25.00% 24
Yorkshire -12 26 £400 -2.43% 16
Glasgow +10 25 £640 - 5
Bristol +5 25 £400 - 7
Wales - 23 £350 - 6
West Yorkshire -22 21 £465 +13.41% 8
Leeds -21 20 £465 +13.41% 8
North West -11 19 £375 +7.14% 15
West Midlands -2 18 £325 +15.04% 7
South Wales - 18 £325 - 4
Gloucestershire -3 15 £405 - 5
Berkshire +8 13 £425 +13.33% 13
Hampshire -6 12 £319 -8.92% 7
Surrey -8 12 £525 +53.84% 4
Wiltshire -9 12 £344 -11.85% 1
Hertfordshire -21 12 £400 +33.33% 7
Cardiff - 12 £320 - 3
East Midlands +13 11 £403 +8.78% 4
Manchester -13 11 £375 +1.69% 12
Cambridgeshire +12 10 £350 -12.50% 16
Swindon - 10 £344 - 1

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1078 (56.98%) Agile Software Development
2 799 (42.23%) Java
3 784 (41.44%) Linux
4 687 (36.31%) Python
5 624 (32.98%) TDD
6 579 (30.60%) JavaScript
7 571 (30.18%) Ruby on Rails
8 494 (26.11%) HTML
9 456 (24.10%) BDD
10 450 (23.78%) CSS
11 431 (22.78%) PHP
12 415 (21.93%) Cucumber
13 406 (21.46%) Scrum
14 403 (21.30%) Puppet
15 394 (20.82%) DevOps
16 393 (20.77%) Git (software)
17 372 (19.66%) Continuous Integration
18 325 (17.18%) UNIX
19 324 (17.12%) Web Services
20 323 (17.07%) Open Source
21 321 (16.97%) MySQL
22 306 (16.17%) Perl
23 278 (14.69%) Opscode Chef
24 267 (14.11%) SQL
24 267 (14.11%) Configuration Management
25 246 (13.00%) Jenkins
26 241 (12.74%) Bash Shell
27 240 (12.68%) C#
28 239 (12.63%) Selenium
29 219 (11.58%) Scala

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 203 (10.73%) Apache
2 117 (6.18%) Node.js
3 90 (4.76%) nginx
4 87 (4.60%) Tomcat
5 50 (2.64%) WebSphere
6 46 (2.43%) WebLogic
7 42 (2.22%) IIS
8 38 (2.01%) OpenStack
9 35 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
10 30 (1.59%) CMS
11 29 (1.53%) Confluence
12 24 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
13 19 (1.00%) Apache Solr
14 15 (0.79%) WordPress
15 13 (0.69%) MediaWiki
16 12 (0.63%) Apache Pig
17 10 (0.53%) Drupal
18 9 (0.48%) SharePoint
19 8 (0.42%) ColdFusion
19 8 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 41 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.37%) MS Office
5 4 (0.21%) SPSS
5 4 (0.21%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.11%) Mingle
6 2 (0.11%) Gephi
6 2 (0.11%) GIMP
7 1 (0.053%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.053%) Maya
7 1 (0.053%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 22 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.26%) Summit
4 4 (0.21%) Magento
4 4 (0.21%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 2 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.053%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.053%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.053%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 198 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
3 57 (3.01%) Amazon S3
4 54 (2.85%) GitHub
5 45 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 32 (1.69%) SaaS
7 28 (1.48%) IaaS
8 27 (1.43%) PaaS
9 24 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (1.22%) Heroku
11 10 (0.53%) ElastiCache
11 10 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 8 (0.42%) Route 53
13 7 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.16%) Joyent
15 1 (0.053%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.053%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 160 (8.46%) HTTP
2 73 (3.86%) TCP/IP
3 65 (3.44%) LDAP
4 63 (3.33%) Firewall
5 54 (2.85%) DNS
6 44 (2.33%) Internet
7 32 (1.69%) VPN
8 25 (1.32%) LAN
8 25 (1.32%) WAN
9 20 (1.06%) SSL
9 20 (1.06%) Network Security
10 18 (0.95%) DHCP
11 16 (0.85%) SSH
12 15 (0.79%) NAS
13 14 (0.74%) OSPF
13 14 (0.74%) BGP
14 13 (0.69%) IPv6
14 13 (0.69%) IPsec
14 13 (0.69%) EIGRP
15 12 (0.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (16.97%) MySQL
2 188 (9.94%) NoSQL
3 179 (9.46%) MongoDB
4 118 (6.24%) PostgreSQL
5 108 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 96 (5.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 77 (4.07%) Redis
8 66 (3.49%) SQL Server
9 59 (3.12%) Big Data
10 36 (1.90%) Oracle Exadata
11 34 (1.80%) Hadoop
12 18 (0.95%) Apache Hive
13 14 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.48%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.42%) QlikView
16 8 (0.42%) HBase
16 8 (0.42%) SimpleDB
16 8 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 415 (21.93%) Cucumber
2 393 (20.77%) Git (software)
3 246 (13.00%) Jenkins
4 239 (12.63%) Selenium
5 186 (9.83%) Subversion
6 174 (9.20%) RSpec
7 124 (6.55%) JIRA
8 113 (5.97%) WebDriver
9 100 (5.29%) Hudson
10 83 (4.39%) Capybara
11 77 (4.07%) WATIR
12 64 (3.38%) Calabash
13 63 (3.33%) JUnit
14 53 (2.80%) Maven
15 46 (2.43%) TeamCity
16 41 (2.17%) Jasmine
17 38 (2.01%) JBehave
18 32 (1.69%) SpecFlow
19 28 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
20 26 (1.37%) SoapUI
General
1 167 (8.83%) Finance
2 59 (3.12%) Games
3 46 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.74%) Financial Institution
4 33 (1.74%) Retail
5 27 (1.43%) Marketing
6 26 (1.37%) Banking
7 23 (1.22%) Publishing
8 22 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.90%) Electronics
10 16 (0.85%) Advertising
11 7 (0.37%) Law
12 3 (0.16%) Legal
12 3 (0.16%) Front Office
12 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.16%) Local Government
13 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.11%) Back Office
14 1 (0.053%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 870 (45.98%) Developer
2 239 (12.63%) Ruby Developer
3 216 (11.42%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 215 (11.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 124 (6.55%) Senior Developer
6 116 (6.13%) Tester
7 84 (4.44%) Architect
8 77 (4.07%) Software Engineer
9 76 (4.02%) Java Developer
10 71 (3.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 69 (3.65%) Automation Tester
12 67 (3.54%) Front-End Developer
13 63 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
14 62 (3.28%) Web Developer
15 57 (3.01%) Test Engineer
16 56 (2.96%) Programmer
17 55 (2.91%) Analyst
18 46 (2.43%) Test Analyst
18 46 (2.43%) Technical Architect
19 40 (2.11%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 571 (30.18%) Ruby on Rails
2 494 (26.11%) HTML
3 450 (23.78%) CSS
4 324 (17.12%) Web Services
5 213 (11.26%) HTML5
6 181 (9.57%) XML
7 178 (9.41%) .NET
8 171 (9.04%) JSON
9 170 (8.99%) CSS3
10 165 (8.72%) jQuery
11 153 (8.09%) LAMP
12 151 (7.98%) REST
13 130 (6.87%) RESTful
14 100 (5.29%) Sinatra
15 90 (4.76%) Ajax
16 85 (4.49%) Sass
17 82 (4.33%) AngularJS
17 82 (4.33%) Backbone.js
18 77 (4.07%) Spring
19 58 (3.07%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 323 (17.07%) Open Source
2 102 (5.39%) Mobile App
3 85 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (4.18%) Computer Science
5 68 (3.59%) Visualisation
6 65 (3.44%) User Experience
7 47 (2.48%) Clustering
8 26 (1.37%) Wiki
9 22 (1.16%) Hedge funds
10 21 (1.11%) Digital Media
11 20 (1.06%) Online Games
12 18 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.79%) STB
14 14 (0.74%) Management Information System
15 13 (0.69%) W3C
15 13 (0.69%) IPTV
16 12 (0.63%) DTV
16 12 (0.63%) Streaming Video
16 12 (0.63%) Video on Demand
17 11 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 784 (41.44%) Linux
2 325 (17.18%) UNIX
3 152 (8.03%) Windows
4 124 (6.55%) CentOS
5 108 (5.71%) Mac OS X
6 97 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 88 (4.65%) Ubuntu
8 74 (3.91%) Android
9 69 (3.65%) Apple iOS
10 43 (2.27%) SELinux
10 43 (2.27%) Solaris
11 41 (2.17%) Debian
12 38 (2.01%) AIX
13 14 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (0.74%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
14 12 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.37%) Fedora
17 6 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1078 (56.98%) Agile Software Development
2 624 (32.98%) TDD
3 456 (24.10%) BDD
4 406 (21.46%) Scrum
5 394 (20.82%) DevOps
6 372 (19.66%) Continuous Integration
7 267 (14.11%) Configuration Management
8 211 (11.15%) Test Automation
9 210 (11.10%) OO
10 179 (9.46%) Software Engineering
11 151 (7.98%) Web Development
12 130 (6.87%) Kanban
13 128 (6.77%) Test Scripting
14 116 (6.13%) E-Commerce
15 111 (5.87%) Responsive Web Design
16 106 (5.60%) MVC
17 102 (5.39%) Mentoring
18 95 (5.02%) User Stories
19 94 (4.97%) Automated Testing
20 89 (4.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 799 (42.23%) Java
2 687 (36.31%) Python
3 579 (30.60%) JavaScript
4 431 (22.78%) PHP
5 306 (16.17%) Perl
6 267 (14.11%) SQL
7 241 (12.74%) Bash Shell
8 240 (12.68%) C#
9 219 (11.58%) Scala
10 135 (7.14%) C++
11 82 (4.33%) Shell Script
12 63 (3.33%) C
13 58 (3.07%) PowerShell
14 52 (2.75%) Objective-C
15 49 (2.59%) Groovy
16 33 (1.74%) Clojure
17 31 (1.64%) PHP5
18 28 (1.48%) VB.NET
19 19 (1.00%) Golang
20 16 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 133 (7.03%) Degree
2 85 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 54 (2.85%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.48%) ISEB
5 17 (0.90%) CISSP
6 15 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 13 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.58%) CCNA
10 6 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.21%) CEH
11 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.16%) PhD
12 3 (0.16%) MCITP
13 2 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
13 2 (0.11%) CCNP
13 2 (0.11%) MCTS
13 2 (0.11%) CISA
13 2 (0.11%) CCSE
13 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (9.30%) QA
2 16 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.26%) SLA
3 5 (0.26%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.053%) EMIR
5 1 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 134 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
3 30 (1.59%) XenServer
4 28 (1.48%) Samba
4 28 (1.48%) vCloud
5 26 (1.37%) Varnish
6 21 (1.11%) VMware ESX
7 17 (0.90%) NFS
7 17 (0.90%) Postfix
8 13 (0.69%) Active Directory
8 13 (0.69%) Snort
9 11 (0.58%) vSphere
10 9 (0.48%) Docker
11 8 (0.42%) qmail
12 7 (0.37%) Squid
12 7 (0.37%) Xen
13 6 (0.32%) KVM
14 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 403 (21.30%) Puppet
2 278 (14.69%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (5.23%) Nagios
4 73 (3.86%) Salt
5 52 (2.75%) Ansible
6 49 (2.59%) ZABBIX
7 43 (2.27%) Vagrant
8 27 (1.43%) Cacti
9 25 (1.32%) Capistrano
10 17 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (0.69%) YUM
11 13 (0.69%) Opsview
12 12 (0.63%) collectd
13 11 (0.58%) HAProxy
13 11 (0.58%) Icinga
14 10 (0.53%) Graylog2
15 9 (0.48%) logstash
16 8 (0.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 7 (0.37%) Oozie
17 7 (0.37%) StatsD
Vendors
1 177 (9.36%) VMware
2 168 (8.88%) Red Hat
3 102 (5.39%) Oracle
4 74 (3.91%) Microsoft
5 54 (2.85%) Rackspace
6 43 (2.27%) IBM
7 42 (2.22%) New Relic
8 26 (1.37%) Remedy
9 25 (1.32%) Percona
10 22 (1.16%) Akamai
10 22 (1.16%) Citrix
11 20 (1.06%) JBoss
12 17 (0.90%) Cisco
13 16 (0.85%) Adobe
13 16 (0.85%) Zend
14 14 (0.74%) SaltStack
15 13 (0.69%) SAP
16 10 (0.53%) NetApp
17 9 (0.48%) HP
18 8 (0.42%) Google
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £525 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago