Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Ruby on Rails skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby on Rails over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ruby on Rails (RoR)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 441 485
Rank change year-on-year -134 +44 -48
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 285 490 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 1.65% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 391 350
England median daily rate £450 £425 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -4.12% +6.81%
10th Percentile £372 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £538 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
England median hourly rate £41.50 £10.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +315.00% +25.00% -
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £10.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +315.00% +25.00% -88.73%

Ruby on Rails is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30485 29636 30170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.41% 30.67% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21696 20704 20910
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 342 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

Ruby on Rails
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Ruby on Rails as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby on Rails in England

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby on Rails in England

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby on Rails in England

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby on Rails in England

Ruby on Rails
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -159 148 £481 +13.24% 55
South East +9 50 £450 +5.88% 9
North of England +18 42 £425 -1.16% 10
Yorkshire -12 22 £513 +19.88% 1
East of England -3 20 £425 -12.82% 2
Midlands +21 19 £429 -9.07% 1
West Midlands +24 12 £425 +17.24%
North West +19 11 £425 +3.03% 8
North East +47 7 £415 -12.63% 1
East Midlands +5 7 £433 -17.62% 1
South West -2 1 £400 +10.34% 2
Ruby on Rails
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 282 (98.95%) Ruby
2 178 (62.46%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (50.53%) HTML
4 142 (49.82%) CSS
5 126 (44.21%) JavaScript
6 106 (37.19%) HTML5
7 98 (34.39%) CSS3
7 98 (34.39%) TDD
8 94 (32.98%) Git (software)
9 85 (29.82%) REST
10 82 (28.77%) JSON
11 78 (27.37%) Open Source
12 72 (25.26%) Test Automation
12 72 (25.26%) Scala
12 72 (25.26%) Scrum
13 71 (24.91%) Ajax
14 70 (24.56%) PostgreSQL
14 70 (24.56%) Django
15 68 (23.86%) Play Framework
16 67 (23.51%) Continuous Integration
17 65 (22.81%) Linux
18 59 (20.70%) Python
18 59 (20.70%) Spring
19 58 (20.35%) Google
20 55 (19.30%) JIRA
20 55 (19.30%) Responsive Web Design
21 54 (18.95%) Jenkins
22 53 (18.60%) HTTP
23 52 (18.25%) Subversion
23 52 (18.25%) React

Ruby on Rails
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 41 (14.39%) Confluence
2 15 (5.26%) Apache
3 8 (2.81%) nginx
4 7 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.05%) CMS
6 2 (0.70%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.70%) Jetty
6 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.35%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.35%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Shopify
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (8.07%) GitHub
3 17 (5.96%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (4.91%) Route 53
4 14 (4.91%) SaaS
5 11 (3.86%) Heroku
6 10 (3.51%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.81%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.40%) Serverless
8 4 (1.40%) Trello
9 3 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.70%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (0.70%) PaaS
10 2 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (18.60%) HTTP
2 6 (2.11%) Internet
3 4 (1.40%) Firewall
3 4 (1.40%) SMS
4 2 (0.70%) LDAP
4 2 (0.70%) Network Security
4 2 (0.70%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.35%) DNS
5 1 (0.35%) SSL
5 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (24.56%) PostgreSQL
2 49 (17.19%) MySQL
3 45 (15.79%) Relational Database
4 35 (12.28%) Redis
5 21 (7.37%) NoSQL
6 20 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 20 (7.02%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.05%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.70%) Big Data
10 2 (0.70%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.70%) Flink
10 2 (0.70%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.35%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.35%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 94 (32.98%) Git (software)
2 55 (19.30%) JIRA
3 54 (18.95%) Jenkins
4 52 (18.25%) Subversion
5 46 (16.14%) JUnit
6 36 (12.63%) Selenium
7 35 (12.28%) RSpec
8 16 (5.61%) Cucumber
9 9 (3.16%) Vagrant
10 8 (2.81%) Appium
10 8 (2.81%) Capybara
10 8 (2.81%) GitLab
10 8 (2.81%) webpack
11 4 (1.40%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.40%) Maven
12 3 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
12 3 (1.05%) Mocha
12 3 (1.05%) Sublime Text
12 3 (1.05%) TextMate
13 2 (0.70%) Artifactory
General
1 17 (5.96%) Finance
2 5 (1.75%) Retail
3 2 (0.70%) Back Office
3 2 (0.70%) Front Office
3 2 (0.70%) Marketing
3 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.35%) Banking
4 1 (0.35%) Digital Economy
4 1 (0.35%) Games
4 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 224 (78.60%) Developer
2 107 (37.54%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 70 (24.56%) Ruby Developer
4 38 (13.33%) Scala Developer
5 29 (10.18%) Senior Developer
6 28 (9.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 27 (9.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 19 (6.67%) Agile Developer
9 18 (6.32%) Architect
10 17 (5.96%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
11 13 (4.56%) Java Developer
12 12 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.86%) Technical Architect
14 10 (3.51%) Java Scala Developer
14 10 (3.51%) Senior Ruby Developer
15 8 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
16 7 (2.46%) JavaScript Engineer
16 7 (2.46%) Ruby Engineer
17 6 (2.11%) Digital Architect
18 5 (1.75%) PostgreSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (50.53%) HTML
2 142 (49.82%) CSS
3 106 (37.19%) HTML5
4 98 (34.39%) CSS3
5 85 (29.82%) REST
6 82 (28.77%) JSON
7 71 (24.91%) Ajax
8 70 (24.56%) Django
9 68 (23.86%) Play Framework
10 59 (20.70%) Spring
11 52 (18.25%) React
12 51 (17.89%) Guice
13 48 (16.84%) RESTful
14 32 (11.23%) AngularJS
15 30 (10.53%) Spring MVC
16 21 (7.37%) jQuery
17 19 (6.67%) Node.js
18 16 (5.61%) Web Services
19 15 (5.26%) Redux
20 13 (4.56%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.72%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (5.96%) User Experience
3 12 (4.21%) Fintech
4 10 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.35%) Animation
8 1 (0.35%) Bitcoin
8 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.35%) NHS
8 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (22.81%) Linux
2 9 (3.16%) Ubuntu
2 9 (3.16%) Unix
3 5 (1.75%) Android
3 5 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.05%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.70%) Debian
6 1 (0.35%) Solaris
6 1 (0.35%) Windows
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (62.46%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (34.39%) TDD
3 78 (27.37%) Open Source
4 72 (25.26%) Scrum
4 72 (25.26%) Test Automation
5 67 (23.51%) Continuous Integration
6 55 (19.30%) Responsive Web Design
7 51 (17.89%) Configuration Management
8 50 (17.54%) Web Design
9 45 (15.79%) BDD
10 43 (15.09%) MVC
11 39 (13.68%) Front End Development
12 38 (13.33%) OWASP
13 35 (12.28%) Web Development
14 34 (11.93%) DevOps
15 22 (7.72%) Mentoring
15 22 (7.72%) Software Engineering
16 20 (7.02%) E-Commerce
17 18 (6.32%) Collaborative Working
18 17 (5.96%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 282 (98.95%) Ruby
2 126 (44.21%) JavaScript
3 72 (25.26%) Scala
4 59 (20.70%) Python
5 50 (17.54%) Java
6 27 (9.47%) SQL
7 22 (7.72%) C#
8 18 (6.32%) Go
9 12 (4.21%) PHP
10 7 (2.46%) Clojure
10 7 (2.46%) R
11 5 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.75%) C++
11 5 (1.75%) ES6
11 5 (1.75%) Perl
12 3 (1.05%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.05%) Elixir
12 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (4.56%) Degree
2 10 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.46%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.05%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 32 (11.23%) Docker
2 4 (1.40%) Xen
3 3 (1.05%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.70%) Firmware
4 2 (0.70%) KVM
4 2 (0.70%) XenServer
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (6.67%) Ansible
2 13 (4.56%) Terraform
3 12 (4.21%) Kubernetes
4 11 (3.86%) Puppet
5 7 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.75%) Nagios
7 3 (1.05%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.70%) Grafana
8 2 (0.70%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.70%) Kibana
8 2 (0.70%) logstash
8 2 (0.70%) Packer
9 1 (0.35%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 58 (20.35%) Google
2 11 (3.86%) Oracle
3 10 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.40%) SaltStack
5 3 (1.05%) Apiary
5 3 (1.05%) Facebook
5 3 (1.05%) VMware
6 2 (0.70%) New Relic
7 1 (0.35%) Capita
7 1 (0.35%) Civica
7 1 (0.35%) IBM
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.35%) Progress
7 1 (0.35%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.35%) Splunk
7 1 (0.35%) Sun
7 1 (0.35%) Twitter
7 1 (0.35%) Xamarin