Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Ruby skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 96 114
Rank change year-on-year -24 +18 -7
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1,925 2,198 2,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.09% 2.45% 2.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.92% 5.99% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,470 1,619 1,653
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £380 £338 £313
90th Percentile £650 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 9
England median hourly rate £27.15 - £20.50
10th Percentile £16.64 - £8.00
90th Percentile £40.08 - £52.50
UK median hourly rate £27.15 - £20.50

Ruby is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 39,150 36,666 38,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.40% 40.86% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,882 25,398 26,131
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 776 964
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.75 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.25 £51.25 £50.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in England

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in England

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in England

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in England

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ruby in England

Ruby
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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 -16 1,182 £525 +7.69% 339
North of England -22 256 £450 +4.65% 135
South East -10 237 £500 +11.11% 116
Yorkshire -19 119 £438 -5.41% 55
North West -4 113 £475 +15.15% 76
East of England -8 93 £463 +2.78% 57
South West +15 80 £425 -5.56% 59
Midlands -20 76 £500 +8.52% 47
West Midlands -13 50 £500 +3.09% 21
East Midlands +3 25 £475 +18.75% 26
North East -4 22 £380 -5.00% 4
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 1,264 (65.66%) Python
2 1,050 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 893 (46.39%) DevOps
4 806 (41.87%) Java
5 763 (39.64%) Linux
6 702 (36.47%) Amazon AWS
7 667 (34.65%) Jenkins
8 566 (29.40%) Ansible
9 551 (28.62%) Puppet
10 534 (27.74%) Git (software)
11 526 (27.32%) TDD
12 516 (26.81%) Bash Shell
13 512 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
14 506 (26.29%) Docker
15 449 (23.32%) JavaScript
16 440 (22.86%) Configuration Management
17 423 (21.97%) Test Automation
18 420 (21.82%) Opscode Chef
19 340 (17.66%) Web Services
20 323 (16.78%) Perl
21 318 (16.52%) Open Source
22 310 (16.10%) Finance
23 306 (15.90%) BDD
24 301 (15.64%) Ruby on Rails
25 295 (15.32%) Unix
26 286 (14.86%) Continuous Delivery
27 285 (14.81%) Scrum
28 283 (14.70%) HTML
29 278 (14.44%) Kubernetes
30 274 (14.23%) CSS

Ruby
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
1 115 (5.97%) nginx
2 114 (5.92%) Apache
3 105 (5.45%) Confluence
4 92 (4.78%) Tomcat
5 86 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
6 76 (3.95%) Cloud Foundry
7 54 (2.81%) JBoss
8 50 (2.60%) OpenStack
9 35 (1.82%) Apache Spark
10 31 (1.61%) IIS
10 31 (1.61%) WebSphere
11 18 (0.94%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.78%) CMS
13 14 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 11 (0.57%) Jetty
16 10 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
16 10 (0.52%) Luigi
17 8 (0.42%) Apache Solr
18 7 (0.36%) CloudStack
Applications
1 10 (0.52%) Pipeline Pilot
2 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.10%) HipChat
6 1 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.052%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
2 14 (0.73%) Magento
3 6 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.16%) Shopify
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.10%) Relativity
6 1 (0.052%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.052%) Exstream
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.052%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.052%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 702 (36.47%) Amazon AWS
2 178 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (7.53%) GitHub
4 107 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
5 90 (4.68%) PaaS
6 84 (4.36%) Amazon S3
7 73 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 70 (3.64%) Serverless
9 62 (3.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 52 (2.70%) OpenShift
11 48 (2.49%) SaaS
12 46 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
12 46 (2.39%) IaaS
13 38 (1.97%) Route 53
14 33 (1.71%) Amazon ELB
14 33 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
14 33 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 23 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
16 21 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (1.09%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 169 (8.78%) HTTP
2 143 (7.43%) TCP/IP
3 116 (6.03%) Firewall
4 78 (4.05%) SSL
5 74 (3.84%) DNS
6 59 (3.06%) Internet
7 31 (1.61%) VPN
8 29 (1.51%) Network Security
9 22 (1.14%) LDAP
9 22 (1.14%) SMS
10 17 (0.88%) BIG-IP
11 14 (0.73%) SAN
12 12 (0.62%) WAN
13 11 (0.57%) NAS
14 10 (0.52%) HTTPS
14 10 (0.52%) ICMP
14 10 (0.52%) IPsec
14 10 (0.52%) LAN
15 9 (0.47%) Wireless
15 9 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
2 203 (10.55%) NoSQL
3 189 (9.82%) MongoDB
4 186 (9.66%) MySQL
5 122 (6.34%) Relational Database
6 95 (4.94%) Redis
7 73 (3.79%) Big Data
8 62 (3.22%) Hadoop
9 61 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 58 (3.01%) SQL Server
11 53 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 30 (1.56%) Oracle Database
14 26 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (0.62%) Data Mining
15 12 (0.62%) Neo4j
16 11 (0.57%) Riak
17 10 (0.52%) KNIME
18 9 (0.47%) Couchbase
18 9 (0.47%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 667 (34.65%) Jenkins
2 534 (27.74%) Git (software)
3 258 (13.40%) Cucumber
4 241 (12.52%) JIRA
5 205 (10.65%) Selenium
6 138 (7.17%) Maven
7 125 (6.49%) Subversion
8 114 (5.92%) TeamCity
9 101 (5.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 95 (4.94%) JUnit
11 67 (3.48%) Calabash
12 66 (3.43%) WebDriver
13 64 (3.32%) Appium
14 59 (3.06%) Artifactory
15 57 (2.96%) RSpec
16 52 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 47 (2.44%) Ant
18 46 (2.39%) JMeter
19 42 (2.18%) Gradle
20 41 (2.13%) Vagrant
General
1 310 (16.10%) Finance
2 165 (8.57%) Banking
3 39 (2.03%) Marketing
3 39 (2.03%) Retail
4 32 (1.66%) Games
5 30 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.40%) Front Office
6 27 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 16 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 16 (0.83%) Retail Banking
8 15 (0.78%) Automotive
9 14 (0.73%) Electronics
10 13 (0.68%) Back Office
11 10 (0.52%) Publishing
12 9 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.47%) Law
13 8 (0.42%) Advertising
13 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.26%) Hindi Language
14 5 (0.26%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 634 (32.94%) Developer
2 543 (28.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 213 (11.06%) AWS Engineer
4 180 (9.35%) AWS DevOps
5 157 (8.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 156 (8.10%) Ruby Developer
7 129 (6.70%) Java Developer
8 119 (6.18%) Cloud Engineer
9 118 (6.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 118 (6.13%) Senior Developer
10 100 (5.19%) Architect
10 100 (5.19%) Linux Engineer
11 82 (4.26%) Ruby Engineer
12 78 (4.05%) Tester
13 69 (3.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 62 (3.22%) Senior DevOps
15 58 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
16 54 (2.81%) Developer in Test
17 52 (2.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 51 (2.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (17.66%) Web Services
2 301 (15.64%) Ruby on Rails
3 283 (14.70%) HTML
4 274 (14.23%) CSS
5 258 (13.40%) Node.js
6 194 (10.08%) JSON
7 159 (8.26%) RESTful
8 157 (8.16%) REST
9 138 (7.17%) HTML5
10 133 (6.91%) Spring
11 121 (6.29%) React
12 115 (5.97%) CSS3
13 110 (5.71%) .NET
14 108 (5.61%) AngularJS
15 106 (5.51%) Elastic Stack
16 90 (4.68%) XML
17 75 (3.90%) Ajax
18 71 (3.69%) Play Framework
19 68 (3.53%) Gherkin
20 67 (3.48%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 85 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
3 81 (4.21%) Mobile App
4 66 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 56 (2.91%) Public Cloud
6 36 (1.87%) Data Centre
6 36 (1.87%) Fintech
6 36 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
7 34 (1.77%) User Experience
8 33 (1.71%) Enterprise Cloud
9 31 (1.61%) Private Cloud
10 30 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 28 (1.45%) iPad
12 22 (1.14%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.99%) Cloud Native
14 16 (0.83%) Management Information System
15 15 (0.78%) Video on Demand
16 11 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 11 (0.57%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 763 (39.64%) Linux
2 295 (15.32%) Unix
3 192 (9.97%) Windows
4 172 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (4.00%) CentOS
6 54 (2.81%) Ubuntu
7 46 (2.39%) Apple iOS
8 38 (1.97%) Android
9 31 (1.61%) Solaris
10 29 (1.51%) Mac OS X
11 27 (1.40%) CoreOS
11 27 (1.40%) Mac OS
12 25 (1.30%) AIX
13 18 (0.94%) Windows Server
14 10 (0.52%) Debian
15 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.26%) Fedora
17 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 2 (0.10%) DC/OS
18 2 (0.10%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,050 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 893 (46.39%) DevOps
3 526 (27.32%) TDD
4 512 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
5 440 (22.86%) Configuration Management
6 423 (21.97%) Test Automation
7 318 (16.52%) Open Source
8 306 (15.90%) BDD
9 286 (14.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 285 (14.81%) Scrum
11 174 (9.04%) Microservices
12 159 (8.26%) Kanban
13 147 (7.64%) Software Engineering
14 138 (7.17%) Mentoring
15 125 (6.49%) E-Commerce
16 99 (5.14%) Pair Programming
17 97 (5.04%) Load Balancing
18 91 (4.73%) MVC
19 88 (4.57%) OO
20 81 (4.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,264 (65.66%) Python
2 806 (41.87%) Java
3 516 (26.81%) Bash Shell
4 449 (23.32%) JavaScript
5 323 (16.78%) Perl
6 249 (12.94%) Go
7 195 (10.13%) C#
8 190 (9.87%) Scala
9 174 (9.04%) PHP
10 167 (8.68%) SQL
11 129 (6.70%) Groovy
12 112 (5.82%) PowerShell
13 79 (4.10%) Shell Script
14 74 (3.84%) C++
15 48 (2.49%) Apple Swift
16 35 (1.82%) C
17 25 (1.30%) Korn
18 20 (1.04%) T-SQL
19 16 (0.83%) PL/SQL
20 15 (0.78%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 203 (10.55%) Security Cleared
2 162 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 91 (4.73%) Degree
4 44 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (1.66%) AWS Certification
6 17 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.68%) PhD
8 11 (0.57%) CISM
8 11 (0.57%) CISSP
9 9 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 9 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.47%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.47%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.42%) CCSP
10 8 (0.42%) RHCE
11 7 (0.36%) ISEB
12 6 (0.31%) CHECK Team Member
13 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.10%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (7.69%) QA
2 18 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (0.88%) GCP
4 15 (0.78%) MiFID
5 10 (0.52%) WCAG
6 8 (0.42%) EMIR
6 8 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.31%) GAAP
8 3 (0.16%) SLA
9 1 (0.052%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 506 (26.29%) Docker
2 47 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.19%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.68%) Xen
6 11 (0.57%) Firmware
6 11 (0.57%) HDFS
7 10 (0.52%) etcd
7 10 (0.52%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.47%) vCloud
8 9 (0.47%) vSphere
9 6 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.31%) LXC
9 6 (0.31%) Squid
10 5 (0.26%) KVM
11 3 (0.16%) iptables
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.16%) Samba
11 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 566 (29.40%) Ansible
2 551 (28.62%) Puppet
3 420 (21.82%) Opscode Chef
4 278 (14.44%) Kubernetes
5 250 (12.99%) Terraform
6 80 (4.16%) logstash
7 78 (4.05%) Kibana
8 63 (3.27%) Nagios
9 59 (3.06%) Grafana
10 53 (2.75%) Packer
11 52 (2.70%) ZABBIX
12 44 (2.29%) Consul
12 44 (2.29%) Salt
13 41 (2.13%) HAProxy
14 39 (2.03%) Mesos
15 30 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
16 29 (1.51%) ITRS Geneos
17 28 (1.45%) Rancher
18 23 (1.19%) Graphite
19 16 (0.83%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 152 (7.90%) Red Hat
2 128 (6.65%) Google
3 121 (6.29%) Oracle
4 120 (6.23%) Splunk
5 78 (4.05%) VMware
6 72 (3.74%) Microsoft
7 43 (2.23%) IBM
7 43 (2.23%) New Relic
8 41 (2.13%) Atlassian
9 32 (1.66%) SaltStack
10 28 (1.45%) AppDynamics
11 24 (1.25%) Qualys
12 23 (1.19%) F5
13 21 (1.09%) Rackspace
14 17 (0.88%) Cisco
15 15 (0.78%) Adobe
15 15 (0.78%) ServiceNow
16 14 (0.73%) CA
16 14 (0.73%) Nimsoft
16 14 (0.73%) SAP