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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 134 125 152
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing Ruby 971 968 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.71% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.34% 4.60% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 729 600
Average daily rate
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£445 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.87% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £8.00 £71.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.73% +42.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-88.73% +42.00%

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
22357 21029 20689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.30% 37.20% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15051 13295 13039
Average daily rate £400 £388 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 431 574
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -3 939 £450 +11.11% 420
London -16 535 £463 +8.82% 223
City of London +23 108 £465 +7.51% 48
South East -3 83 £425 - 55
North East +6 68 £475 +26.66% 8
South West -1 68 £400 - 35
North West +3 62 £440 +17.20% 26
Tyne and Wear +3 57 £475 +22.58% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 57 £475 +22.58% 6
East of England +28 48 £413 +10.00% 19
Yorkshire 0 48 £425 -23.07% 25
Surrey +21 39 £425 -20.93% 11
West Yorkshire -1 39 £425 -26.08% 20
Cambridgeshire +27 38 £400 +6.66% 5
Leeds -11 38 £425 -26.08% 18
Cambridge +22 35 £400 +6.66% 3
Bristol -7 27 £450 +12.50% 7
Devon +28 20 £325 +8.33% 8
Gloucestershire -2 20 £420 +4.34% 12
Lancashire +4 19 £458 -3.52% 2
East Midlands -6 19 £388 -3.42% 14
Plymouth - 18 £325 - 3
Egham - 17 £425 -
Northampton +4 15 £375 -11.76% 2
Northamptonshire +3 15 £375 -11.76% 2
Cheshire -3 15 £438 +11.11% 4
Berkshire +2 14 £450 +5.88% 11
Croydon -7 14 £450 -35.71% 1
Wales -17 13 £363 +3.57% 6
Reading +3 12 £450 -5.26% 8

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 973 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
2 850 (44.04%) Java
3 797 (41.30%) Python
4 739 (38.29%) Linux
5 649 (33.63%) DevOps
6 587 (30.41%) TDD
7 581 (30.10%) Puppet
8 553 (28.65%) JavaScript
9 527 (27.31%) Ruby on Rails
10 514 (26.63%) Git (software)
11 504 (26.11%) Opscode Chef
12 464 (24.04%) Jenkins
13 462 (23.94%) HTML
14 455 (23.58%) Continuous Integration
15 452 (23.42%) Amazon AWS
16 402 (20.83%) CSS
17 373 (19.33%) Configuration Management
18 362 (18.76%) UNIX
19 360 (18.65%) Scrum
20 358 (18.55%) BDD
21 325 (16.84%) Perl
22 323 (16.74%) MySQL
23 315 (16.32%) MongoDB
24 310 (16.06%) Web Services
25 295 (15.28%) SQL
26 285 (14.77%) PHP
27 281 (14.56%) Bash Shell
28 278 (14.40%) Open Source
29 276 (14.30%) Cucumber
30 258 (13.37%) Ansible

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 193 (10.00%) Node.js
2 161 (8.34%) Apache
3 122 (6.32%) Tomcat
4 90 (4.66%) nginx
5 82 (4.25%) OpenStack
6 71 (3.68%) Confluence
7 51 (2.64%) JBoss
8 42 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
9 34 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
10 33 (1.71%) Jetty
11 27 (1.40%) MQSeries
12 26 (1.35%) CMS
13 23 (1.19%) IIS
13 23 (1.19%) Drupal
14 19 (0.98%) WebSphere
15 18 (0.93%) WebLogic
16 14 (0.73%) SharePoint
16 14 (0.73%) Mule ESB
17 11 (0.57%) Apache Spark
18 10 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (0.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.47%) MS Office
3 6 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.21%) Mathematica
4 4 (0.21%) Maple
4 4 (0.21%) LaTeX
5 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.36%) Magento
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.16%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.10%) HFM
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.052%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.052%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.052%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.052%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 452 (23.42%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
4 53 (2.75%) GitHub
5 47 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 40 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 40 (2.07%) Heroku
7 34 (1.76%) IaaS
8 30 (1.55%) PaaS
9 28 (1.45%) SaaS
10 27 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (1.04%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 13 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.47%) Sumo Logic
14 9 (0.47%) SoftLayer
14 9 (0.47%) Google App Engine
15 8 (0.41%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 3 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 120 (6.22%) HTTP
2 92 (4.77%) Internet
3 79 (4.09%) TCP/IP
4 70 (3.63%) Firewall
5 55 (2.85%) DNS
6 50 (2.59%) SSL
7 47 (2.44%) VPN
8 30 (1.55%) Network Security
9 28 (1.45%) LDAP
10 24 (1.24%) SNMP
10 24 (1.24%) DHCP
11 18 (0.93%) Wireless
11 18 (0.93%) SSH
12 16 (0.83%) DMZ
13 15 (0.78%) Unified Communications
14 14 (0.73%) Converged Networks
15 13 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
16 12 (0.62%) Wireshark
17 11 (0.57%) Kerberos
17 11 (0.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (16.74%) MySQL
2 315 (16.32%) MongoDB
3 211 (10.93%) NoSQL
4 166 (8.60%) PostgreSQL
5 106 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 87 (4.51%) Relational Database
7 86 (4.46%) SQL Server
8 85 (4.40%) Redis
9 56 (2.90%) Hadoop
10 52 (2.69%) Big Data
11 24 (1.24%) RDBMS
12 22 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.04%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.62%) HBase
15 11 (0.57%) Neo4j
16 9 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.41%) Couchbase
17 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
18 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
19 5 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 514 (26.63%) Git (software)
2 464 (24.04%) Jenkins
3 276 (14.30%) Cucumber
4 237 (12.28%) Subversion
5 216 (11.19%) Selenium
6 156 (8.08%) RSpec
7 151 (7.82%) JIRA
8 111 (5.75%) Maven
9 82 (4.25%) WebDriver
10 71 (3.68%) JUnit
11 61 (3.16%) TeamCity
12 59 (3.06%) Hudson
13 54 (2.80%) Ant
13 54 (2.80%) JMeter
14 48 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 48 (2.49%) Capybara
15 36 (1.87%) Gerrit
16 35 (1.81%) Gradle
17 33 (1.71%) Mercurial
18 32 (1.66%) Jasmine
General
1 167 (8.65%) Finance
2 38 (1.97%) Marketing
3 36 (1.87%) Telecoms
3 36 (1.87%) Banking
4 27 (1.40%) Games
5 25 (1.30%) Publishing
6 21 (1.09%) Retail
7 15 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.52%) Electronics
9 9 (0.47%) Front Office
9 9 (0.47%) Law
10 5 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.21%) Billing
11 4 (0.21%) Advertising
12 3 (0.16%) Legal
12 3 (0.16%) Back Office
12 3 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.10%) Automotive
13 2 (0.10%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.052%) Military
Job Titles
1 793 (41.09%) Developer
2 364 (18.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 198 (10.26%) Architect
4 168 (8.70%) Ruby Developer
5 157 (8.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 115 (5.96%) Java Developer
7 112 (5.80%) Senior Developer
8 110 (5.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 80 (4.15%) Technical Architect
10 64 (3.32%) Administrator
11 59 (3.06%) Analyst
12 57 (2.95%) Software Engineer
13 56 (2.90%) Consultant
14 55 (2.85%) Tester
15 54 (2.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 52 (2.69%) Systems Administrator
16 52 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
17 49 (2.54%) Test Analyst
17 49 (2.54%) Linux Administrator
18 45 (2.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (27.31%) Ruby on Rails
2 462 (23.94%) HTML
3 402 (20.83%) CSS
4 310 (16.06%) Web Services
5 232 (12.02%) .NET
6 216 (11.19%) HTML5
7 165 (8.55%) RESTful
7 165 (8.55%) REST
8 151 (7.82%) AngularJS
9 136 (7.05%) JSON
10 113 (5.85%) CSS3
11 111 (5.75%) Spring
12 110 (5.70%) jQuery
13 106 (5.49%) Django
14 83 (4.30%) XML
14 83 (4.30%) LAMP
15 81 (4.20%) Play Framework
16 76 (3.94%) Backbone.js
17 70 (3.63%) Sinatra
17 70 (3.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (4.30%) User Experience
2 81 (4.20%) Mobile App
3 56 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (2.33%) Visualisation
5 41 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.07%) Data Centre
7 36 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.24%) Digital Media
10 22 (1.14%) Statistics
11 20 (1.04%) Clustering
12 17 (0.88%) Data Structures
12 17 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (0.88%) Public Cloud
12 17 (0.88%) Social Media
13 15 (0.78%) Tandem
14 14 (0.73%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.62%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.62%) Cryptography
15 12 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 739 (38.29%) Linux
2 362 (18.76%) UNIX
3 162 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 129 (6.68%) Windows
5 95 (4.92%) Ubuntu
6 91 (4.72%) CentOS
7 64 (3.32%) Mac OS X
8 41 (2.12%) Apple iOS
9 38 (1.97%) Android
10 26 (1.35%) Solaris
11 20 (1.04%) Debian
12 16 (0.83%) SUSE
13 11 (0.57%) AIX
14 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.26%) CoreOS
17 5 (0.26%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 973 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
2 649 (33.63%) DevOps
3 587 (30.41%) TDD
4 455 (23.58%) Continuous Integration
5 373 (19.33%) Configuration Management
6 360 (18.65%) Scrum
7 358 (18.55%) BDD
8 278 (14.40%) Open Source
9 172 (8.91%) E-Commerce
10 152 (7.88%) Software Engineering
11 151 (7.82%) MVC
12 150 (7.77%) Continuous Delivery
13 143 (7.41%) Web Development
14 137 (7.10%) Kanban
15 127 (6.58%) Test Automation
16 117 (6.06%) OO
17 108 (5.60%) Pair Programming
18 94 (4.87%) SOA
19 93 (4.82%) Mentoring
20 74 (3.83%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 850 (44.04%) Java
2 797 (41.30%) Python
3 553 (28.65%) JavaScript
4 325 (16.84%) Perl
5 295 (15.28%) SQL
6 285 (14.77%) PHP
7 281 (14.56%) Bash Shell
8 245 (12.69%) Scala
9 220 (11.40%) C#
10 154 (7.98%) C++
11 94 (4.87%) Shell Script
12 91 (4.72%) Groovy
13 64 (3.32%) Go
14 50 (2.59%) PowerShell
15 47 (2.44%) Clojure
16 38 (1.97%) C
17 21 (1.09%) VB
18 20 (1.04%) Objective-C
19 15 (0.78%) CoffeeScript
20 14 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 120 (6.22%) Security Cleared
2 88 (4.56%) Degree
3 49 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.71%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.98%) ISTQB
5 19 (0.98%) ISEB
6 17 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.41%) CCNP
9 6 (0.31%) Sun Certification
9 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.31%) OCPJP
10 5 (0.26%) CCSA
10 5 (0.26%) CCIP
10 5 (0.26%) CCIE
10 5 (0.26%) CCDA
11 4 (0.21%) CCNA
11 4 (0.21%) RHCE
12 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.10%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (8.24%) QA
2 15 (0.78%) SLA
3 8 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.16%) BS25999
5 2 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 179 (9.27%) Docker
2 102 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.07%) vCloud
4 24 (1.24%) vSphere
5 23 (1.19%) Varnish
6 17 (0.88%) KVM
7 15 (0.78%) VirtualBox
8 14 (0.73%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.57%) Active Directory
10 8 (0.41%) LXC
11 7 (0.36%) iptables
12 6 (0.31%) Firmware
12 6 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.26%) NFS
13 5 (0.26%) Samba
13 5 (0.26%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.26%) Snort
13 5 (0.26%) Squid
13 5 (0.26%) Xen
13 5 (0.26%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 581 (30.10%) Puppet
2 504 (26.11%) Opscode Chef
3 258 (13.37%) Ansible
4 94 (4.87%) Vagrant
5 67 (3.47%) Salt
6 60 (3.11%) Nagios
7 39 (2.02%) Capistrano
7 39 (2.02%) logstash
7 39 (2.02%) Rundeck
8 36 (1.87%) HAProxy
9 35 (1.81%) ZABBIX
10 34 (1.76%) Graphite
11 29 (1.50%) Kibana
12 18 (0.93%) Graylog
13 17 (0.88%) Tivoli
14 16 (0.83%) Cobbler
14 16 (0.83%) Mesos
15 14 (0.73%) Opsview
15 14 (0.73%) yum
16 13 (0.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 157 (8.13%) Red Hat
2 137 (7.10%) Oracle
3 133 (6.89%) VMware
4 75 (3.89%) Microsoft
5 53 (2.75%) Google
5 53 (2.75%) New Relic
5 53 (2.75%) SaltStack
6 43 (2.23%) Splunk
7 36 (1.87%) Rackspace
8 31 (1.61%) HP
9 27 (1.40%) IBM
10 25 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (1.04%) Akamai
12 17 (0.88%) Sun
12 17 (0.88%) SOASTA, Inc
13 16 (0.83%) Cisco
14 15 (0.78%) Perforce
14 15 (0.78%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.67%) Talend
15 13 (0.67%) Sybase
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £650 per day or permanent up to £90,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - 420 per day + negotiable on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday