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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 87 142 126
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -16
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1377 959 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.58% 1.64% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.46% 4.31% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 727 761
Median daily rate £475 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £10.00 £8.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -88.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £8.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -88.73%

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
21319 22225 20943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.99% 38.12% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14634 14923 13279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 505 413
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +48 1355 £475 +11.76% 377
London +46 889 £500 +8.10% 184
City of London +56 164 £500 +7.52% 51
South East +63 142 £450 +5.88% 60
Yorkshire +48 100 £450 +5.88% 26
West Yorkshire +30 73 £428 +0.58% 24
Leeds +27 71 £430 +1.17% 18
Surrey +25 67 £460 +8.23% 10
North West +14 62 £450 +2.85% 33
South West -17 44 £456 +14.06% 22
Manchester +31 42 £475 +46.15% 27
East of England -3 34 £413 +3.12% 18
North East -39 31 £325 -31.57% 12
West Midlands -7 29 £475 +22.58% 13
South Yorkshire +16 25 £500 +17.64%
East Midlands +4 25 £388 -3.12% 5
Sheffield +10 23 £500 +17.64%
Croydon +1 23 £375 -16.66%
Tyne and Wear -39 23 £313 -34.21% 12
Westminster - 23 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -45 22 £313 -34.21% 10
Bristol -8 21 £475 +5.55% 7
Hertfordshire +22 20 £400 -15.78% 5
Hampshire +28 17 £413 - 22
Oxfordshire +14 17 £413 -2.94% 10
Lincolnshire - 14 £375 -
Gloucestershire -6 13 £430 +4.87% 11
West Sussex - 13 £475 - 1
Berkshire +11 12 £475 +5.55% 12
Woking - 12 £450 - 5

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1360 (51.09%) Python
3 1299 (48.80%) Linux
4 1142 (42.90%) DevOps
5 1053 (39.56%) Java
6 918 (34.49%) Amazon AWS
7 910 (34.18%) Puppet
8 792 (29.75%) Jenkins
9 767 (28.81%) Git (software)
10 744 (27.95%) Continuous Integration
11 644 (24.19%) JavaScript
12 588 (22.09%) TDD
13 573 (21.53%) Ansible
14 568 (21.34%) Opscode Chef
15 567 (21.30%) Configuration Management
16 562 (21.11%) Scrum
17 557 (20.92%) HTML
18 528 (19.83%) CSS
19 526 (19.76%) Ruby on Rails
20 520 (19.53%) Docker
21 468 (17.58%) Perl
22 462 (17.36%) Open Source
23 452 (16.98%) Bash Shell
24 396 (14.88%) BDD
25 378 (14.20%) MySQL
26 372 (13.97%) Scala
27 360 (13.52%) Continuous Delivery
28 359 (13.49%) PostgreSQL
29 358 (13.45%) JIRA
30 335 (12.58%) SQL

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
1 241 (9.05%) Apache
2 238 (8.94%) Confluence
3 217 (8.15%) Elasticsearch
4 216 (8.11%) OpenStack
5 189 (7.10%) Tomcat
6 158 (5.94%) nginx
7 98 (3.68%) Cloud Foundry
8 75 (2.82%) WebSphere
9 64 (2.40%) WebLogic
10 60 (2.25%) IIS
11 41 (1.54%) JBoss
12 30 (1.13%) Apache Spark
13 29 (1.09%) Jetty
14 24 (0.90%) CMS
15 22 (0.83%) SAS
16 18 (0.68%) Mongrel
17 14 (0.53%) Apache Solr
17 14 (0.53%) Drupal
17 14 (0.53%) WordPress
18 12 (0.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 61 (2.29%) HipChat
2 31 (1.16%) MS Excel
3 9 (0.34%) SPSS
3 9 (0.34%) Stata
4 5 (0.19%) MS Office
4 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.11%) InVision
6 3 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.075%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.075%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.038%) InDesign
8 1 (0.038%) Pixelapse
Business Applications
1 20 (0.75%) Magento
2 16 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.075%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.075%) Radian6
3 2 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.038%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.038%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.038%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.038%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.038%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.038%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.038%) Relativity
4 1 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 918 (34.49%) Amazon AWS
2 243 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 216 (8.11%) GitHub
4 139 (5.22%) PaaS
5 131 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
6 107 (4.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 96 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
8 82 (3.08%) IaaS
9 80 (3.01%) Amazon S3
10 76 (2.85%) Heroku
11 75 (2.82%) SaaS
12 34 (1.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 30 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 29 (1.09%) Route 53
15 27 (1.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 25 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
17 22 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 15 (0.56%) CloudFront
18 15 (0.56%) Google App Engine
19 13 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 253 (9.50%) HTTP
2 161 (6.05%) DNS
3 157 (5.90%) TCP/IP
4 79 (2.97%) SSH
5 75 (2.82%) OpenVPN
6 71 (2.67%) SSL
6 71 (2.67%) VPN
7 64 (2.40%) OpenLDAP
8 51 (1.92%) Internet
9 47 (1.77%) Firewall
10 33 (1.24%) DHCP
11 29 (1.09%) IPsec
12 27 (1.01%) ICMP
13 26 (0.98%) LDAP
14 24 (0.90%) FTP
15 22 (0.83%) Network Security
16 18 (0.68%) SAN
17 15 (0.56%) AMQP
18 14 (0.53%) SNMP
19 13 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (14.20%) MySQL
2 359 (13.49%) PostgreSQL
3 309 (11.61%) NoSQL
4 279 (10.48%) MongoDB
5 159 (5.97%) Relational Database
6 156 (5.86%) Hadoop
7 127 (4.77%) Apache Cassandra
8 119 (4.47%) Redis
9 101 (3.79%) SQL Server
10 69 (2.59%) Big Data
11 62 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 50 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 42 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
14 40 (1.50%) Neo4j
15 27 (1.01%) Oracle Database
16 22 (0.83%) DB2
17 21 (0.79%) HBase
18 18 (0.68%) CouchDB
19 17 (0.64%) Apache Hive
19 17 (0.64%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 792 (29.75%) Jenkins
2 767 (28.81%) Git (software)
3 358 (13.45%) JIRA
4 287 (10.78%) Subversion
5 277 (10.41%) Cucumber
6 239 (8.98%) JUnit
7 231 (8.68%) Selenium
8 185 (6.95%) Maven
9 146 (5.48%) Ant
10 138 (5.18%) TeamCity
11 131 (4.92%) Vagrant
12 115 (4.32%) Sonatype Nexus
13 103 (3.87%) Bitbucket
13 103 (3.87%) SonarQube
14 96 (3.61%) GitLab
15 95 (3.57%) Artifactory
16 86 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 84 (3.16%) WebDriver
18 76 (2.85%) RSpec
19 69 (2.59%) Travis CI
General
1 285 (10.71%) Finance
2 101 (3.79%) Banking
3 76 (2.85%) Retail
4 53 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 47 (1.77%) Games
6 35 (1.31%) Marketing
7 26 (0.98%) Publishing
8 22 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 19 (0.71%) Electronics
10 17 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.60%) Law
12 15 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.53%) Advertising
13 14 (0.53%) Legal
14 6 (0.23%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.11%) Billing
16 2 (0.075%) Automotive
16 2 (0.075%) Back Office
16 2 (0.075%) Front Office
17 1 (0.038%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 970 (36.44%) Developer
2 715 (26.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 245 (9.20%) Ruby Developer
4 211 (7.93%) Java Developer
5 187 (7.02%) Linux Engineer
6 166 (6.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 153 (5.75%) AWS DevOps
8 149 (5.60%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 146 (5.48%) AWS Engineer
10 137 (5.15%) Senior DevOps
11 125 (4.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 122 (4.58%) Architect
13 121 (4.55%) Scala Developer
14 105 (3.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 100 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 98 (3.68%) Senior Developer
17 93 (3.49%) Tester
18 87 (3.27%) Consultant
19 83 (3.12%) Cloud Engineer
20 80 (3.01%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 557 (20.92%) HTML
2 528 (19.83%) CSS
3 526 (19.76%) Ruby on Rails
4 320 (12.02%) Web Services
5 310 (11.65%) HTML5
6 287 (10.78%) REST
7 250 (9.39%) CSS3
8 243 (9.13%) JSON
9 204 (7.66%) Node.js
10 202 (7.59%) .NET
11 183 (6.87%) Spring
12 174 (6.54%) Ajax
13 173 (6.50%) AngularJS
14 163 (6.12%) Play Framework
15 160 (6.01%) Django
16 155 (5.82%) RESTful
17 123 (4.62%) ELK Stack
18 113 (4.24%) XML
19 109 (4.09%) RabbitMQ
20 100 (3.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 142 (5.33%) User Experience
2 105 (3.94%) Public Cloud
3 92 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 88 (3.31%) Mobile App
5 65 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 58 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (1.50%) Algorithms
8 36 (1.35%) Clustering
9 28 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.01%) Wiki
11 25 (0.94%) Visualisation
12 23 (0.86%) Blog
12 23 (0.86%) Hedge funds
13 18 (0.68%) Management Information System
13 18 (0.68%) Virtual Team
14 17 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
14 17 (0.64%) Private Cloud
15 16 (0.60%) Fintech
15 16 (0.60%) VCE vBlock
16 15 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1299 (48.80%) Linux
2 317 (11.91%) Unix
3 234 (8.79%) Windows
4 216 (8.11%) CentOS
5 186 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 103 (3.87%) CoreOS
7 94 (3.53%) Ubuntu
8 70 (2.63%) Android
9 63 (2.37%) Apple iOS
10 50 (1.88%) Windows Server
11 43 (1.62%) Mac OS X
12 34 (1.28%) Solaris
13 22 (0.83%) AIX
13 22 (0.83%) RancherOS
14 21 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (0.60%) Debian
16 15 (0.56%) Fedora
16 15 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (0.53%) VMS
18 9 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1367 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1142 (42.90%) DevOps
3 744 (27.95%) Continuous Integration
4 588 (22.09%) TDD
5 567 (21.30%) Configuration Management
6 562 (21.11%) Scrum
7 462 (17.36%) Open Source
8 396 (14.88%) BDD
9 360 (13.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 249 (9.35%) Automated Testing
11 237 (8.90%) Software Engineering
12 203 (7.63%) Kanban
12 203 (7.63%) Web Development
13 198 (7.44%) E-Commerce
14 180 (6.76%) Mentoring
15 168 (6.31%) OO
16 164 (6.16%) MVC
17 159 (5.97%) Test Automation
18 135 (5.07%) Front End Development
19 124 (4.66%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1360 (51.09%) Python
2 1053 (39.56%) Java
3 644 (24.19%) JavaScript
4 468 (17.58%) Perl
5 452 (16.98%) Bash Shell
6 372 (13.97%) Scala
7 335 (12.58%) SQL
8 299 (11.23%) PHP
9 293 (11.01%) C#
10 281 (10.56%) Go
11 185 (6.95%) PowerShell
12 176 (6.61%) Shell Script
13 139 (5.22%) C++
14 77 (2.89%) C
15 35 (1.31%) Clojure
16 34 (1.28%) PL/SQL
17 32 (1.20%) Korn
18 27 (1.01%) Bourne shell
18 27 (1.01%) Objective-C
19 23 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 316 (11.87%) Security Cleared
2 235 (8.83%) SC Cleared
3 100 (3.76%) Degree
4 47 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 40 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 36 (1.35%) ISEB
7 33 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
8 27 (1.01%) ISTQB
9 19 (0.71%) CHECK Team Member
10 15 (0.56%) BC Cleared
11 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.45%) MCSE
13 11 (0.41%) AWS Certification
13 11 (0.41%) CISSP
14 9 (0.34%) CEH
15 8 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (0.26%) CCNP
16 7 (0.26%) CREST Certified
16 7 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (6.01%) QA
2 37 (1.39%) SDET
3 25 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.15%) SLA
6 4 (0.15%) WCAG
7 3 (0.11%) GCP
7 3 (0.11%) HL7
7 3 (0.11%) WAI
8 2 (0.075%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.075%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.038%) BS25999
9 1 (0.038%) GPG13
9 1 (0.038%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.038%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.038%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.038%) MiFID
System Software
1 520 (19.53%) Docker
2 138 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (4.55%) etcd
4 119 (4.47%) flannel
5 92 (3.46%) GlusterFS
6 89 (3.34%) vCloud
7 85 (3.19%) vSphere
8 71 (2.67%) Ceph
9 67 (2.52%) Squid
10 62 (2.33%) Postfix
11 51 (1.92%) Active Directory
12 39 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
13 29 (1.09%) Hyper-V
14 24 (0.90%) Xen
15 22 (0.83%) GFS2
15 22 (0.83%) OCFS2
16 18 (0.68%) KVM
17 16 (0.60%) NFS
18 9 (0.34%) VirtualBox
18 9 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 910 (34.18%) Puppet
2 573 (21.53%) Ansible
3 568 (21.34%) Opscode Chef
4 265 (9.95%) Kubernetes
5 197 (7.40%) Terraform
6 182 (6.84%) logstash
7 126 (4.73%) Kibana
8 110 (4.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 109 (4.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 99 (3.72%) Nagios
11 94 (3.53%) HAProxy
12 93 (3.49%) ZABBIX
13 90 (3.38%) Graphite
14 88 (3.31%) Rancher
15 77 (2.89%) rkt
16 68 (2.55%) Packer
17 52 (1.95%) Salt
18 50 (1.88%) Consul
19 40 (1.50%) Mesos
20 37 (1.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 273 (10.26%) VMware
2 211 (7.93%) Oracle
3 188 (7.06%) Google
4 164 (6.16%) Red Hat
5 132 (4.96%) Atlassian
6 108 (4.06%) Splunk
7 102 (3.83%) Microsoft
8 74 (2.78%) Sonatype
9 68 (2.55%) Rackspace
10 46 (1.73%) EMC
11 38 (1.43%) IBM
12 29 (1.09%) HP
13 25 (0.94%) Cisco
13 25 (0.94%) SaltStack
14 24 (0.90%) MuleSoft
14 24 (0.90%) SAP
15 23 (0.86%) ForgeRock
16 22 (0.83%) Teradata
17 16 (0.60%) F5
17 16 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AdRoc Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £500 per day £Negotiable (dep on exp)
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £495.50 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300.00 - £355.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Angus
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago