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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 354 384
Rank change year-on-year -61 +30  
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 189 294 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.59% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 2.04% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 219 207
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 -

Ruby on Rails is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13919 14406 14028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.05% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10258 9554
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 175 197
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Ruby on Rails
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Ruby on Rails as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
London -45 117 £450 +5.88% 46
Yorkshire +43 26 £425 - 6
South East -33 24 £520 +22.35% 11
West Midlands +28 9 £425 +36.00% 1
North East +76 6 £465 +32.85% 3
East Midlands -8 3 £350 -24.32%
East of England -4 2 £475 +7.04% 3
Ruby on Rails
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 411 (100.00%) Ruby
2 264 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (54.50%) HTML
4 221 (53.77%) CSS
5 175 (42.58%) HTML5
6 166 (40.39%) Git (software)
6 166 (40.39%) JavaScript
7 159 (38.69%) CSS3
8 144 (35.04%) REST
9 136 (33.09%) Test Automation
10 131 (31.87%) Play Framework
11 130 (31.63%) JSON
12 128 (31.14%) Scala
13 127 (30.90%) Django
13 127 (30.90%) TDD
14 121 (29.44%) Java
15 120 (29.20%) Ajax
16 113 (27.49%) Continuous Integration
17 111 (27.01%) Spring
18 105 (25.55%) Open Source
19 104 (25.30%) Linux
20 103 (25.06%) C#
20 103 (25.06%) JIRA
21 101 (24.57%) Google
22 99 (24.09%) MVC
23 98 (23.84%) Python
24 96 (23.36%) Guice
25 95 (23.11%) RESTful
26 93 (22.63%) Subversion
27 90 (21.90%) Scrum

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 82 (19.95%) Confluence
2 24 (5.84%) Apache
3 5 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.22%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.73%) CMS
5 2 (0.49%) Moodle
5 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.24%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (8.52%) GitHub
3 16 (3.89%) Heroku
4 12 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.46%) SaaS
6 4 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.97%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.24%) IaaS
8 1 (0.24%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (21.65%) HTTP
2 9 (2.19%) Internet
3 4 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.49%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.49%) Broadband
4 2 (0.49%) DNS
4 2 (0.49%) Firewall
4 2 (0.49%) Intranet
4 2 (0.49%) Network Security
4 2 (0.49%) SSL
5 1 (0.24%) AMQP
5 1 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (20.19%) Relational Database
2 64 (15.57%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (15.09%) MySQL
4 36 (8.76%) NoSQL
5 30 (7.30%) MongoDB
6 27 (6.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.95%) Redis
8 6 (1.46%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.73%) Big Data
9 3 (0.73%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.73%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.24%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.24%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.24%) Riak
11 1 (0.24%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 166 (40.39%) Git (software)
2 103 (25.06%) JIRA
3 93 (22.63%) Subversion
4 79 (19.22%) Jenkins
5 71 (17.27%) JUnit
6 26 (6.33%) RSpec
7 18 (4.38%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.95%) Selenium
9 4 (0.97%) Bundler
9 4 (0.97%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.97%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.73%) Capybara
11 2 (0.49%) Calabash
11 2 (0.49%) Gradle
11 2 (0.49%) Grunt
11 2 (0.49%) gulp
11 2 (0.49%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.49%) Maven
11 2 (0.49%) Mocha
11 2 (0.49%) Travis CI
General
1 24 (5.84%) Finance
2 19 (4.62%) Games
3 15 (3.65%) Back Office
4 14 (3.41%) Banking
5 8 (1.95%) Publishing
6 6 (1.46%) Marketing
7 5 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.73%) Electronics
9 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.73%) Retail
10 2 (0.49%) Front Office
10 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 324 (78.83%) Developer
2 125 (30.41%) Ruby Developer
3 124 (30.17%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 74 (18.00%) Scala Developer
5 42 (10.22%) Java Developer
6 32 (7.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 31 (7.54%) Architect
8 28 (6.81%) Java Scala Developer
9 27 (6.57%) Senior Developer
9 27 (6.57%) Technical Architect
10 19 (4.62%) Agile Developer
10 19 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (4.14%) Ruby Engineer
12 14 (3.41%) PostgreSQL Developer
13 13 (3.16%) Digital Architect
13 13 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
14 12 (2.92%) Linux Developer
15 11 (2.68%) Agile Java Developer
15 11 (2.68%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
16 10 (2.43%) Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (54.50%) HTML
2 221 (53.77%) CSS
3 175 (42.58%) HTML5
4 159 (38.69%) CSS3
5 144 (35.04%) REST
6 131 (31.87%) Play Framework
7 130 (31.63%) JSON
8 127 (30.90%) Django
9 120 (29.20%) Ajax
10 111 (27.01%) Spring
11 96 (23.36%) Guice
12 95 (23.11%) RESTful
13 83 (20.19%) Spring MVC
14 34 (8.27%) React
15 30 (7.30%) Node.js
16 29 (7.06%) Akka
17 27 (6.57%) AngularJS
18 25 (6.08%) jQuery
19 23 (5.60%) Web Services
20 17 (4.14%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (6.33%) User Experience
3 13 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (2.92%) Fintech
5 10 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.43%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.70%) Online Games
7 4 (0.97%) Digital Media
7 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.97%) Social Media
8 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.49%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.49%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.49%) NHS
9 2 (0.49%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.49%) Tandem
9 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.24%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 104 (25.30%) Linux
2 12 (2.92%) Unix
3 8 (1.95%) Mac OS
4 6 (1.46%) Android
4 6 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.97%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.73%) Windows
7 2 (0.49%) Solaris
7 2 (0.49%) SUSE
7 2 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (33.09%) Test Automation
3 127 (30.90%) TDD
4 113 (27.49%) Continuous Integration
5 105 (25.55%) Open Source
6 99 (24.09%) MVC
7 90 (21.90%) Scrum
8 81 (19.71%) Responsive Web Design
9 80 (19.46%) OWASP
9 80 (19.46%) Web Design
10 77 (18.73%) Configuration Management
11 64 (15.57%) Web Development
12 56 (13.63%) DevOps
13 52 (12.65%) BDD
14 50 (12.17%) OO
15 46 (11.19%) Microservices
16 42 (10.22%) Front End Development
17 37 (9.00%) Mentoring
18 25 (6.08%) Software Engineering
19 22 (5.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 411 (100.00%) Ruby
2 166 (40.39%) JavaScript
3 128 (31.14%) Scala
4 121 (29.44%) Java
5 103 (25.06%) C#
6 98 (23.84%) Python
7 20 (4.87%) SQL
8 19 (4.62%) Go
9 10 (2.43%) PHP
10 5 (1.22%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.73%) Perl
12 3 (0.73%) XPath
13 2 (0.49%) C
13 2 (0.49%) C++
13 2 (0.49%) Clojure
13 2 (0.49%) Elixir
13 2 (0.49%) ES6
14 1 (0.24%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.24%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 16 (3.89%) Degree
2 8 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.70%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.70%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (10.95%) Docker
2 3 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.49%) KVM
3 2 (0.49%) Xen
3 2 (0.49%) XenServer
4 1 (0.24%) HDFS
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (2.92%) Puppet
2 11 (2.68%) Ansible
3 10 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.70%) Terraform
5 5 (1.22%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.49%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.49%) Nagios
6 2 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 101 (24.57%) Google
2 11 (2.68%) Apigee
3 10 (2.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (0.97%) Facebook
4 4 (0.97%) SAP
4 4 (0.97%) VMware
5 2 (0.49%) F5
5 2 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.24%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.24%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.24%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.24%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.24%) Twitter
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