The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 105 108 93
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1115 1131 1207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.25% 2.05% 2.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.52% 5.32% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 900 926
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £30.25 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.39%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.66%

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
20194 21255 21257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.56% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13845 14485 14460
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 542 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 1082 £475 +5.55% 418
London -14 622 £500 +11.11% 207
South East +7 117 £450 +12.50% 62
Yorkshire +12 92 £450 -10.00% 21
North West +56 77 £425 +13.33% 54
City of London -9 69 £550 +22.22% 44
West Yorkshire +5 62 £430 -15.68% 14
Leeds +6 61 £430 -15.68% 12
Manchester +34 50 £430 +34.37% 45
West Midlands +20 43 £488 +39.28% 18
South West -23 43 £450 +12.50% 24
North East -4 36 £400 -0.92% 6
East of England +20 34 £450 +5.88% 15
Tyne and Wear -12 34 £400 -14.89% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 34 £400 -14.89% 4
South Yorkshire 0 26 £525 +29.62% 4
Sheffield -1 25 £525 +29.62% 4
Berkshire -8 20 £450 +28.57% 12
West Sussex +24 19 £475 -7.31% 3
Birmingham +7 18 £513 +20.58% 3
Surrey -13 18 £425 - 5
Oxfordshire +9 16 £500 +33.33% 14
Buckinghamshire - 15 £438 - 6
Bristol +1 14 £450 +22.44% 8
Hertfordshire - 14 £463 - 7
Oxford +6 13 £500 +11.11% 9
Hampshire -12 13 £425 +14.86% 16
Wiltshire - 13 £494 - 1
Scotland +8 12 £400 +16.36% 22
Gloucestershire +1 11 £428 -24.00% 11

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Ruby.

1 1367 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1253 (50.32%) Python
3 1216 (48.84%) Linux
4 1082 (43.45%) DevOps
5 951 (38.19%) Java
6 858 (34.46%) Amazon AWS
7 852 (34.22%) Puppet
8 745 (29.92%) Jenkins
9 741 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
10 654 (26.27%) Git (software)
11 605 (24.30%) JavaScript
12 584 (23.45%) TDD
13 580 (23.29%) Ansible
14 574 (23.05%) Scrum
15 549 (22.05%) Docker
16 546 (21.93%) Opscode Chef
17 500 (20.08%) Open Source
18 499 (20.04%) HTML
19 486 (19.52%) Configuration Management
20 469 (18.84%) Ruby on Rails
21 460 (18.47%) Bash Shell
22 445 (17.87%) CSS
23 443 (17.79%) PostgreSQL
24 420 (16.87%) BDD
25 364 (14.62%) Scala
26 362 (14.54%) JIRA
27 359 (14.42%) MySQL
28 351 (14.10%) Perl
29 339 (13.61%) Continuous Delivery
30 330 (13.25%) Web Services

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 255 (10.24%) Confluence
2 253 (10.16%) Apache
3 242 (9.72%) Elasticsearch
4 178 (7.15%) OpenStack
5 160 (6.43%) Tomcat
6 127 (5.10%) nginx
7 69 (2.77%) WebSphere
8 64 (2.57%) Cloud Foundry
9 59 (2.37%) WebLogic
10 37 (1.49%) IIS
11 33 (1.33%) Apache Solr
12 30 (1.20%) JBoss
13 27 (1.08%) CMS
14 25 (1.00%) Apache Spark
15 20 (0.80%) Drupal
16 18 (0.72%) CloudStack
16 18 (0.72%) Jetty
17 17 (0.68%) Apache Pig
18 8 (0.32%) Mongrel
18 8 (0.32%) Mule
Applications
1 80 (3.21%) HipChat
2 16 (0.64%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.12%) InVision
5 2 (0.080%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.040%) InDesign
6 1 (0.040%) MS Office
6 1 (0.040%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.040%) Pixelapse
Business Applications
1 19 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.56%) Magento
3 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.080%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.080%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.080%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.040%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.040%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.040%) Maximo
6 1 (0.040%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.040%) Radian6
6 1 (0.040%) Relativity
6 1 (0.040%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 858 (34.46%) Amazon AWS
2 202 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 198 (7.95%) GitHub
4 147 (5.90%) Amazon EC2
5 101 (4.06%) Amazon S3
6 87 (3.49%) PaaS
7 81 (3.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 74 (2.97%) Heroku
9 73 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
10 66 (2.65%) IaaS
11 42 (1.69%) SaaS
12 41 (1.65%) Route 53
13 34 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 31 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
15 26 (1.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 23 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 18 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
18 16 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
19 14 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
19 14 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 216 (8.67%) HTTP
2 170 (6.83%) DNS
3 162 (6.51%) TCP/IP
4 98 (3.94%) SSH
5 96 (3.86%) SSL
6 89 (3.57%) VPN
7 86 (3.45%) OpenVPN
8 83 (3.33%) OpenLDAP
9 55 (2.21%) Internet
10 53 (2.13%) Firewall
11 29 (1.16%) LDAP
12 26 (1.04%) DHCP
13 21 (0.84%) Network Security
14 19 (0.76%) ICMP
15 17 (0.68%) SNMP
16 16 (0.64%) SAN
16 16 (0.64%) Wireshark
17 14 (0.56%) AMQP
17 14 (0.56%) Kerberos
18 13 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (17.79%) PostgreSQL
2 359 (14.42%) MySQL
3 329 (13.21%) MongoDB
4 314 (12.61%) NoSQL
5 151 (6.06%) Hadoop
6 138 (5.54%) Relational Database
7 130 (5.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 105 (4.22%) Redis
9 92 (3.69%) SQL Server
10 72 (2.89%) Big Data
11 63 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
12 51 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 43 (1.73%) RDBMS
14 31 (1.24%) Oracle Database
15 22 (0.88%) DB2
16 20 (0.80%) HBase
17 18 (0.72%) Neo4j
18 17 (0.68%) Apache Hive
19 16 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
20 11 (0.44%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 745 (29.92%) Jenkins
2 654 (26.27%) Git (software)
3 362 (14.54%) JIRA
4 312 (12.53%) Cucumber
5 270 (10.84%) Selenium
6 233 (9.36%) Subversion
7 207 (8.31%) JUnit
8 199 (7.99%) Maven
9 149 (5.98%) Ant
10 140 (5.62%) Bitbucket
11 124 (4.98%) Sonatype Nexus
11 124 (4.98%) Vagrant
12 118 (4.74%) SonarQube
13 98 (3.94%) WebDriver
14 97 (3.90%) TeamCity
15 84 (3.37%) JIRA Agile
16 83 (3.33%) RSpec
17 80 (3.21%) Liquibase
18 70 (2.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 66 (2.65%) Appium
General
1 223 (8.96%) Finance
2 65 (2.61%) Banking
3 60 (2.41%) Retail
4 49 (1.97%) Games
5 47 (1.89%) Marketing
6 35 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.24%) Publishing
8 21 (0.84%) Electronics
9 20 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.52%) Advertising
12 8 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.24%) Back Office
14 4 (0.16%) Front Office
15 3 (0.12%) Automotive
15 3 (0.12%) Billing
16 2 (0.080%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.080%) Law
17 1 (0.040%) Legal
17 1 (0.040%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 896 (35.98%) Developer
2 687 (27.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 210 (8.43%) Ruby Developer
4 171 (6.87%) AWS DevOps
5 169 (6.79%) AWS Engineer
5 169 (6.79%) Java Developer
6 167 (6.71%) Linux Engineer
7 156 (6.27%) Senior DevOps
8 155 (6.22%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 148 (5.94%) Architect
10 138 (5.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 113 (4.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 112 (4.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 97 (3.90%) Consultant
14 91 (3.65%) Scala Developer
15 88 (3.53%) Senior Developer
16 84 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
17 83 (3.33%) DevOps Consultant
17 83 (3.33%) Tester
18 77 (3.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (20.04%) HTML
2 469 (18.84%) Ruby on Rails
3 445 (17.87%) CSS
4 330 (13.25%) Web Services
5 297 (11.93%) HTML5
6 296 (11.89%) REST
7 273 (10.96%) JSON
8 226 (9.08%) Node.js
9 202 (8.11%) CSS3
10 196 (7.87%) AngularJS
11 182 (7.31%) .NET
12 167 (6.71%) RESTful
13 161 (6.47%) Django
14 158 (6.35%) Ajax
14 158 (6.35%) Play Framework
15 153 (6.14%) ELK Stack
16 150 (6.02%) Spring
17 106 (4.26%) XML
18 101 (4.06%) MCollective
19 100 (4.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 135 (5.42%) Public Cloud
2 129 (5.18%) User Experience
3 81 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (2.49%) Mobile App
5 58 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 56 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 40 (1.61%) Algorithms
8 32 (1.29%) Clustering
9 26 (1.04%) Visualisation
10 25 (1.00%) Blog
11 23 (0.92%) Private Cloud
12 22 (0.88%) Replication
12 22 (0.88%) Virtual Team
13 21 (0.84%) Digital Media
14 20 (0.80%) Management Information System
15 18 (0.72%) Fintech
15 18 (0.72%) Semantic Web
16 17 (0.68%) Social Media
16 17 (0.68%) Wiki
17 15 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1216 (48.84%) Linux
2 295 (11.85%) Unix
3 288 (11.57%) CentOS
4 223 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 168 (6.75%) Windows
6 97 (3.90%) Ubuntu
7 76 (3.05%) Apple iOS
8 71 (2.85%) Android
9 57 (2.29%) CoreOS
10 27 (1.08%) RancherOS
11 25 (1.00%) Mac OS X
11 25 (1.00%) SUSE
12 24 (0.96%) Solaris
13 22 (0.88%) Windows Server
14 20 (0.80%) AIX
15 12 (0.48%) Fedora
16 10 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (0.32%) Debian
18 7 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1367 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1082 (43.45%) DevOps
3 741 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
4 584 (23.45%) TDD
5 574 (23.05%) Scrum
6 500 (20.08%) Open Source
7 486 (19.52%) Configuration Management
8 420 (16.87%) BDD
9 339 (13.61%) Continuous Delivery
10 248 (9.96%) Kanban
11 235 (9.44%) Automated Testing
12 208 (8.35%) Web Development
13 194 (7.79%) Software Engineering
14 173 (6.95%) E-Commerce
15 164 (6.59%) Mentoring
16 157 (6.31%) Test Automation
17 139 (5.58%) Microservices
18 132 (5.30%) MVC
19 121 (4.86%) OO
20 111 (4.46%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1253 (50.32%) Python
2 951 (38.19%) Java
3 605 (24.30%) JavaScript
4 460 (18.47%) Bash Shell
5 364 (14.62%) Scala
6 351 (14.10%) Perl
7 262 (10.52%) PHP
8 258 (10.36%) SQL
9 233 (9.36%) C#
10 232 (9.32%) Go
11 181 (7.27%) Shell Script
12 86 (3.45%) C++
13 82 (3.29%) PowerShell
14 58 (2.33%) C
15 44 (1.77%) Groovy
16 38 (1.53%) Clojure
17 26 (1.04%) Objective-C
18 19 (0.76%) Apple Swift
19 14 (0.56%) CoffeeScript
19 14 (0.56%) F#
Qualifications
1 319 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 226 (9.08%) SC Cleared
3 78 (3.13%) Degree
4 47 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
5 46 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 38 (1.53%) DV Cleared
7 21 (0.84%) ISEB
8 18 (0.72%) CHECK Team Member
8 18 (0.72%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.40%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.36%) CCNP
10 9 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.32%) MCSE
11 8 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.28%) CISSP
13 6 (0.24%) CCNA
14 3 (0.12%) CEH
14 3 (0.12%) GIAC
14 3 (0.12%) RHCE
15 2 (0.080%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (7.79%) QA
2 52 (2.09%) SDET
3 33 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.32%) SLA
5 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.20%) GCP
6 5 (0.20%) WCAG
7 3 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.040%) FATCA
8 1 (0.040%) WAI
System Software
1 549 (22.05%) Docker
2 113 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (4.18%) vCloud
4 88 (3.53%) Squid
5 82 (3.29%) Postfix
6 61 (2.45%) etcd
7 60 (2.41%) flannel
8 55 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
9 48 (1.93%) vSphere
10 46 (1.85%) GlusterFS
11 39 (1.57%) Active Directory
12 25 (1.00%) Xen
13 22 (0.88%) GFS2
13 22 (0.88%) OCFS2
14 18 (0.72%) Ceph
14 18 (0.72%) VirtualBox
15 17 (0.68%) LXC
15 17 (0.68%) NFS
16 15 (0.60%) XenServer
17 14 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 852 (34.22%) Puppet
2 580 (23.29%) Ansible
3 546 (21.93%) Opscode Chef
4 266 (10.68%) Kubernetes
5 261 (10.48%) Terraform
6 151 (6.06%) logstash
7 127 (5.10%) Kibana
8 117 (4.70%) ZABBIX
9 114 (4.58%) Rancher
10 91 (3.65%) Salt
11 82 (3.29%) Nagios
12 58 (2.33%) Mesos
13 57 (2.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 57 (2.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 44 (1.77%) Consul
15 33 (1.33%) Marathon
16 32 (1.29%) HAProxy
17 31 (1.24%) Grafana
18 27 (1.08%) rkt
19 26 (1.04%) Graphite
Vendors
1 263 (10.56%) VMware
2 221 (8.88%) Oracle
3 142 (5.70%) Atlassian
4 137 (5.50%) Red Hat
5 102 (4.10%) Google
6 86 (3.45%) Sonatype
7 70 (2.81%) Microsoft
7 70 (2.81%) Rackspace
8 53 (2.13%) Splunk
9 36 (1.45%) IBM
10 33 (1.33%) EMC
11 30 (1.20%) HP
12 29 (1.16%) SAP
13 23 (0.92%) Cisco
14 22 (0.88%) SaltStack
15 21 (0.84%) New Relic
16 16 (0.64%) MuleSoft
17 15 (0.60%) Teradata
18 14 (0.56%) Zend
19 13 (0.52%) Xamarin
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 600 - 750
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 months initially - long-term contract
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
First Point
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day + 12 - 24 months
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago