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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 118 146 260
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +114
Contract jobs citing Ruby 969 777 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.45% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.61% 3.74% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 604 307
Average daily rate
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£403 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 7
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 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%

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
21021 20757 21417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.23% 38.83% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13304 13070 12826
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £257 £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 426 579 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.98 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 2 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 2 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 +21 913 £403 +0.62% 328
London +13 646 £425 +3.03% 180
City of London +18 97 £425 +2.40% 47
South East +25 73 £425 +13.33% 50
South West +11 60 £400 +6.66% 19
Bristol +9 32 £400 - 10
North East - 30 £375 - 9
North West -1 29 £375 +11.11% 17
East of England -10 25 £375 +15.38% 39
Yorkshire -13 23 £553 +37.95% 13
Tyne and Wear - 23 £388 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £388 - 8
West Yorkshire -16 18 £575 +43.57% 8
Wales - 18 £350 - 9
Hampshire -1 17 £400 +14.28% 9
Manchester -1 17 £375 +3.44% 12
Leeds -14 17 £575 +43.57% 7
Gloucestershire -5 15 £403 - 4
Surrey -10 15 £538 +67.96% 4
West Midlands -13 14 £325 +8.33% 5
South Wales - 13 £325 - 6
Buckinghamshire - 12 £388 - 2
East Midlands +10 11 £400 +8.10% 6
Wiltshire -6 11 £338 -13.46% 2
Scotland -15 11 £288 -12.21% 13
Berkshire +10 10 £425 -2.85% 16
Oxfordshire +6 10 £381 +1.66% 10
Swindon - 10 £344 - 1
Hertfordshire -12 9 £400 +33.33% 14
Cardiff - 9 £313 - 5

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 780 (42.28%) Java
2 744 (40.33%) Linux
3 636 (34.47%) Python
4 601 (32.57%) TDD
5 578 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
6 543 (29.43%) Ruby on Rails
7 542 (29.38%) JavaScript
8 457 (24.77%) HTML
9 455 (24.66%) BDD
10 439 (23.79%) Cucumber
11 417 (22.60%) PHP
12 408 (22.11%) CSS
13 397 (21.52%) Puppet
14 392 (21.25%) DevOps
15 387 (20.98%) Scrum
16 380 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
17 369 (20.00%) Git (software)
18 316 (17.13%) Web Services
19 315 (17.07%) Open Source
20 305 (16.53%) Perl
21 303 (16.42%) MySQL
22 297 (16.10%) UNIX
23 280 (15.18%) Opscode Chef
24 268 (14.53%) SQL
25 256 (13.88%) Jenkins
25 256 (13.88%) Selenium
26 238 (12.90%) Bash Shell
27 236 (12.79%) Test Automation
28 235 (12.74%) Configuration Management
29 230 (12.47%) C#

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (11.00%) Apache
2 121 (6.56%) Node.js
3 89 (4.82%) nginx
4 88 (4.77%) Tomcat
5 45 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 43 (2.33%) WebLogic
7 42 (2.28%) IIS
8 41 (2.22%) OpenStack
9 32 (1.73%) CMS
10 31 (1.68%) Confluence
11 30 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
12 21 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (1.08%) Apache Solr
14 15 (0.81%) WordPress
15 14 (0.76%) MediaWiki
16 13 (0.70%) Apache Pig
17 10 (0.54%) Drupal
18 9 (0.49%) Jetty
18 9 (0.49%) SharePoint
19 8 (0.43%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 42 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.03%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.38%) MS Office
5 5 (0.27%) SPSS
6 4 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.11%) Mingle
7 2 (0.11%) Gephi
7 2 (0.11%) GIMP
8 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.054%) Maya
8 1 (0.054%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 22 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.27%) Summit
4 4 (0.22%) Magento
5 2 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.054%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.054%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.054%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 196 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
3 56 (3.04%) Amazon S3
3 56 (3.04%) GitHub
4 40 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 35 (1.90%) SaaS
6 26 (1.41%) PaaS
6 26 (1.41%) IaaS
7 24 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.14%) Heroku
9 10 (0.54%) ElastiCache
9 10 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 9 (0.49%) Route 53
10 9 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.16%) Joyent
12 1 (0.054%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.054%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.054%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 142 (7.70%) HTTP
2 70 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 66 (3.58%) Firewall
4 65 (3.52%) LDAP
5 52 (2.82%) DNS
6 40 (2.17%) Internet
7 34 (1.84%) VPN
8 24 (1.30%) LAN
8 24 (1.30%) WAN
9 21 (1.14%) Network Security
10 20 (1.08%) DHCP
11 17 (0.92%) SSL
12 16 (0.87%) NAS
13 15 (0.81%) IPv6
13 15 (0.81%) OSPF
13 15 (0.81%) BGP
13 15 (0.81%) SSH
14 14 (0.76%) IPsec
14 14 (0.76%) EIGRP
15 12 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (16.42%) MySQL
2 174 (9.43%) NoSQL
3 169 (9.16%) MongoDB
4 101 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
5 98 (5.31%) Relational Database
6 95 (5.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 67 (3.63%) Redis
7 67 (3.63%) Big Data
8 66 (3.58%) SQL Server
9 37 (2.01%) Hadoop
10 34 (1.84%) Oracle Exadata
11 19 (1.03%) Apache Hive
12 13 (0.70%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.43%) QlikView
14 8 (0.43%) HBase
14 8 (0.43%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 439 (23.79%) Cucumber
2 369 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 256 (13.88%) Selenium
3 256 (13.88%) Jenkins
4 171 (9.27%) RSpec
5 157 (8.51%) Subversion
6 129 (6.99%) JIRA
7 124 (6.72%) WebDriver
8 103 (5.58%) Hudson
9 84 (4.55%) WATIR
10 83 (4.50%) Capybara
11 71 (3.85%) Calabash
12 59 (3.20%) JUnit
13 53 (2.87%) Maven
14 49 (2.66%) TeamCity
15 40 (2.17%) JBehave
16 37 (2.01%) Jasmine
17 33 (1.79%) SpecFlow
18 29 (1.57%) QuickTest Pro
19 28 (1.52%) FitNesse
General
1 168 (9.11%) Finance
2 57 (3.09%) Games
3 47 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 32 (1.73%) Retail
5 31 (1.68%) Marketing
6 30 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 26 (1.41%) Publishing
8 25 (1.36%) Banking
9 22 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.92%) Electronics
11 16 (0.87%) Advertising
12 9 (0.49%) Law
13 3 (0.16%) Legal
13 3 (0.16%) Front Office
13 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.16%) Local Government
14 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.11%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.11%) Back Office
15 1 (0.054%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 808 (43.79%) Developer
2 232 (12.57%) Ruby Developer
3 216 (11.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 208 (11.27%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 130 (7.05%) Tester
6 99 (5.37%) Senior Developer
7 81 (4.39%) Architect
8 76 (4.12%) Software Engineer
9 70 (3.79%) Automation Tester
10 69 (3.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 67 (3.63%) Java Developer
12 62 (3.36%) Linux Engineer
12 62 (3.36%) Front-End Developer
13 61 (3.31%) Analyst
14 59 (3.20%) Test Engineer
15 52 (2.82%) Programmer
16 51 (2.76%) Web Developer
17 48 (2.60%) Test Analyst
18 39 (2.11%) Administrator
19 36 (1.95%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 543 (29.43%) Ruby on Rails
2 457 (24.77%) HTML
3 408 (22.11%) CSS
4 316 (17.13%) Web Services
5 198 (10.73%) HTML5
6 183 (9.92%) XML
7 174 (9.43%) JSON
8 173 (9.38%) .NET
9 157 (8.51%) CSS3
10 156 (8.46%) jQuery
11 154 (8.35%) LAMP
12 142 (7.70%) REST
13 114 (6.18%) RESTful
14 98 (5.31%) Sinatra
15 88 (4.77%) Ajax
16 83 (4.50%) AngularJS
17 81 (4.39%) Backbone.js
18 80 (4.34%) Sass
19 68 (3.69%) Spring
20 50 (2.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 315 (17.07%) Open Source
2 105 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 78 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 48 (2.60%) Visualisation
5 43 (2.33%) Clustering
6 27 (1.46%) Wiki
6 27 (1.46%) Digital Media
7 22 (1.19%) Hedge funds
8 21 (1.14%) Online Games
9 18 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (0.98%) STB
10 13 (0.70%) IPTV
11 12 (0.65%) DTV
11 12 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
11 12 (0.65%) Video on Demand
12 11 (0.60%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.60%) Streaming Video
13 10 (0.54%) W3C
14 9 (0.49%) Firmware
14 9 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 744 (40.33%) Linux
2 297 (16.10%) UNIX
3 155 (8.40%) Windows
4 122 (6.61%) CentOS
5 100 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 83 (4.50%) Mac OS X
6 83 (4.50%) Ubuntu
7 78 (4.23%) Android
8 75 (4.07%) Apple iOS
9 44 (2.38%) Solaris
10 42 (2.28%) Debian
11 41 (2.22%) SELinux
12 39 (2.11%) AIX
13 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.76%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (0.43%) Fedora
18 6 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (32.57%) TDD
2 578 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
3 455 (24.66%) BDD
4 392 (21.25%) DevOps
5 387 (20.98%) Scrum
6 380 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
7 236 (12.79%) Test Automation
8 235 (12.74%) Configuration Management
9 201 (10.89%) OO
10 185 (10.03%) Software Engineering
11 134 (7.26%) Test Scripting
12 120 (6.50%) Web Development
12 120 (6.50%) E-Commerce
13 111 (6.02%) Kanban
14 92 (4.99%) User Stories
15 91 (4.93%) Responsive Web Design
15 91 (4.93%) MVC
16 88 (4.77%) SOA
16 88 (4.77%) Pair Programming
17 86 (4.66%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 780 (42.28%) Java
2 636 (34.47%) Python
3 542 (29.38%) JavaScript
4 417 (22.60%) PHP
5 305 (16.53%) Perl
6 268 (14.53%) SQL
7 238 (12.90%) Bash Shell
8 230 (12.47%) C#
9 178 (9.65%) Scala
10 141 (7.64%) C++
11 88 (4.77%) Shell Script
12 64 (3.47%) C
13 57 (3.09%) PowerShell
14 52 (2.82%) Groovy
15 51 (2.76%) Objective-C
16 33 (1.79%) PHP5
17 30 (1.63%) Clojure
18 25 (1.36%) VB.NET
19 19 (1.03%) VB
20 18 (0.98%) Golang
Qualifications
1 130 (7.05%) Degree
2 78 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 54 (2.93%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.73%) ISEB
5 17 (0.92%) CISSP
5 17 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 14 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.49%) CCNA
9 7 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.22%) CEH
10 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.16%) PhD
11 3 (0.16%) MCITP
12 2 (0.11%) MySQL Certification
12 2 (0.11%) CCNP
12 2 (0.11%) MCTS
12 2 (0.11%) CISA
12 2 (0.11%) CCSE
12 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (10.30%) QA
2 15 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.27%) SLA
3 5 (0.27%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.054%) WCAG
5 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.054%) EMIR
5 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 130 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
3 29 (1.57%) XenServer
3 29 (1.57%) Samba
3 29 (1.57%) vCloud
4 27 (1.46%) Varnish
5 20 (1.08%) Postfix
6 18 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 17 (0.92%) NFS
8 13 (0.70%) Active Directory
8 13 (0.70%) Snort
9 10 (0.54%) vSphere
10 8 (0.43%) KVM
10 8 (0.43%) qmail
11 7 (0.38%) Squid
11 7 (0.38%) Xen
11 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
12 6 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.27%) Docker
14 4 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 397 (21.52%) Puppet
2 280 (15.18%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (4.99%) Nagios
4 69 (3.74%) Salt
5 52 (2.82%) ZABBIX
6 46 (2.49%) Vagrant
7 43 (2.33%) Ansible
8 25 (1.36%) Cacti
9 24 (1.30%) Capistrano
10 17 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (0.70%) YUM
12 12 (0.65%) HAProxy
12 12 (0.65%) collectd
13 11 (0.60%) Opsview
14 10 (0.54%) logstash
15 9 (0.49%) Icinga
16 8 (0.43%) StatsD
17 7 (0.38%) Oozie
17 7 (0.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 7 (0.38%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 169 (9.16%) VMware
2 162 (8.78%) Red Hat
3 100 (5.42%) Oracle
4 71 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 54 (2.93%) Rackspace
6 40 (2.17%) IBM
7 37 (2.01%) New Relic
8 26 (1.41%) Remedy
9 23 (1.25%) Percona
10 22 (1.19%) Citrix
11 21 (1.14%) JBoss
12 19 (1.03%) Cisco
13 17 (0.92%) Adobe
14 16 (0.87%) Akamai
15 14 (0.76%) Zend
16 13 (0.70%) HP
16 13 (0.70%) SAP
17 11 (0.60%) SaltStack
18 10 (0.54%) Google
18 10 (0.54%) NetApp
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: Up to £500 per day doe
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £525 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago