Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 232 168 173
Rank change year-on-year -64 +5 -47
Contract jobs citing Ruby 368 1,059 1,529
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.61% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.55% 3.93% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 822 1,058
Median daily rate £503 £528 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +0.48% +5.00%
10th Percentile £369 £382 £388
90th Percentile £638 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £25.75 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.76% -58.80% +223.92%
10th Percentile £40.00 £22.75 £61.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £42.13 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £25.75 £62.50
% change year-on-year +74.76% -58.80% +223.92%

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 14,430 26,960 40,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.01% 41.04% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,159 19,107 29,247
Median daily rate £480 £485 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +1.04% +1.05%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 479 579
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +4.11% +5.66%
10th Percentile £13.50 £16.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% +3.57% +5.00%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in England

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ruby in England.

Daily rate trend for Ruby in England

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ruby in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Ruby in England

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ruby in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 24 January 2021. 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 -94 224 £550 - 161
North of England +26 44 £450 -10.00% 67
South East +39 26 £425 -12.82% 30
North West +32 25 £450 -10.00% 35
Midlands +35 16 £450 +12.50% 23
South West +69 14 £465 +0.46% 19
Yorkshire +26 12 £438 -12.50% 24
East of England +35 11 £488 +8.33% 11
East Midlands +39 8 £475 +18.75% 10
West Midlands +32 8 £413 -10.81% 13
North East +22 7 £475 +31.49% 8
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 184 (50.00%) Python
2 132 (35.87%) DevOps
3 117 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (29.62%) Docker
4 109 (29.62%) AWS
5 100 (27.17%) Linux
6 99 (26.90%) JavaScript
7 98 (26.63%) Test Automation
8 95 (25.82%) Java
9 93 (25.27%) Kubernetes
10 86 (23.37%) Terraform
10 86 (23.37%) Ruby on Rails
10 86 (23.37%) Go
11 77 (20.92%) Git (software)
12 75 (20.38%) Bash Shell
13 74 (20.11%) Ansible
14 70 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
15 68 (18.48%) TDD
16 67 (18.21%) Azure
16 67 (18.21%) Jenkins
17 61 (16.58%) Security Cleared
18 60 (16.30%) Puppet
19 54 (14.67%) Opscode Chef
20 51 (13.86%) SC Cleared
21 45 (12.23%) Public Sector
22 43 (11.68%) SQL
22 43 (11.68%) Configuration Management
23 42 (11.41%) Node.js
23 42 (11.41%) React
24 38 (10.33%) BDD

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 17 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (3.53%) Apache
2 13 (3.53%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.26%) Confluence
4 10 (2.72%) nginx
5 7 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.36%) CMS
6 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.36%) WordPress
7 4 (1.09%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.82%) Appian
8 3 (0.82%) IIS
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.27%) Drupal
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.27%) JBoss
9 1 (0.27%) Liferay
9 1 (0.27%) Moodle
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 109 (29.62%) AWS
2 67 (18.21%) Azure
3 37 (10.05%) GitHub
4 21 (5.71%) GCP
5 19 (5.16%) PaaS
6 18 (4.89%) Serverless
7 13 (3.53%) Amazon Cognito
8 12 (3.26%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (3.26%) IaaS
9 11 (2.99%) Amazon ECS
9 11 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (2.72%) Heroku
10 10 (2.72%) SaaS
11 9 (2.45%) OpenShift
12 8 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (1.63%) Datadog
15 5 (1.36%) Akamai
15 5 (1.36%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.89%) Firewall
2 13 (3.53%) DNS
3 12 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.45%) Internet
5 8 (2.17%) HTTP
6 4 (1.09%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.82%) BGP
7 3 (0.82%) OSPF
7 3 (0.82%) SMTP
7 3 (0.82%) SSL
7 3 (0.82%) VRRP
7 3 (0.82%) VXLAN
7 3 (0.82%) WAN
7 3 (0.82%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.54%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.54%) DHCP
8 2 (0.54%) DMZ
8 2 (0.54%) FTP
8 2 (0.54%) IMAP
8 2 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.24%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (7.07%) MySQL
3 12 (3.26%) MongoDB
3 12 (3.26%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.45%) Big Data
6 8 (2.17%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.90%) Redis
8 6 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.36%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (1.09%) Power BI
11 3 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.54%) InfluxDB
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.27%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 77 (20.92%) Git (software)
2 67 (18.21%) Jenkins
3 35 (9.51%) Selenium
4 30 (8.15%) GitLab
5 27 (7.34%) JIRA
6 20 (5.43%) Cucumber
7 16 (4.35%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.72%) GoCD
8 10 (2.72%) JUnit
8 10 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (2.45%) CircleCI
9 9 (2.45%) Gatling
10 8 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (2.17%) SonarQube
11 7 (1.90%) HP UFT
11 7 (1.90%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.90%) RSpec
11 7 (1.90%) Sahi
11 7 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.90%) WATIR
General
1 45 (12.23%) Public Sector
2 22 (5.98%) Finance
3 13 (3.53%) Retail
4 8 (2.17%) Automotive
5 7 (1.90%) Marketing
6 6 (1.63%) Advertising
6 6 (1.63%) Banking
6 6 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.36%) Electronics
7 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.82%) Law
8 3 (0.82%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Local Government
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 137 (37.23%) Developer
2 61 (16.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 50 (13.59%) Ruby Developer
4 24 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
4 24 (6.52%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 22 (5.98%) Architect
6 18 (4.89%) Ruby Engineer
6 18 (4.89%) Site Engineer
6 18 (4.89%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 13 (3.53%) Administrator
7 13 (3.53%) Tester
8 12 (3.26%) AWS Engineer
8 12 (3.26%) Senior Developer
8 12 (3.26%) Test Engineer
9 11 (2.99%) Technical Architect
10 10 (2.72%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (2.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 10 (2.72%) Support Engineer
10 10 (2.72%) Systems Developer
10 10 (2.72%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (23.37%) Ruby on Rails
2 42 (11.41%) Node.js
2 42 (11.41%) React
3 29 (7.88%) .NET
4 21 (5.71%) HTML
4 21 (5.71%) Web Services
5 19 (5.16%) CSS
6 18 (4.89%) RESTful
7 16 (4.35%) JSON
7 16 (4.35%) REST
8 15 (4.08%) XML
9 12 (3.26%) AngularJS
9 12 (3.26%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (3.26%) HTML5
10 10 (2.72%) Kafka
11 8 (2.17%) jQuery
11 8 (2.17%) Sensu
12 7 (1.90%) LAMP
12 7 (1.90%) Next.js
12 7 (1.90%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (3.26%) Public Cloud
2 12 (3.26%) User Experience
3 9 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.17%) Cloud Native
4 8 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.63%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.36%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.09%) Blog
9 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.82%) Equities
9 3 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 100 (27.17%) Linux
2 32 (8.70%) Windows
3 31 (8.42%) Unix
4 29 (7.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.72%) Android
6 8 (2.17%) CentOS
7 7 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.90%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.63%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.09%) Debian
9 4 (1.09%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.09%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.27%) SUSE
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (35.87%) DevOps
2 117 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (26.63%) Test Automation
4 70 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
5 68 (18.48%) TDD
6 43 (11.68%) Configuration Management
7 38 (10.33%) BDD
8 33 (8.97%) Microservices
8 33 (8.97%) Software Engineering
9 32 (8.70%) Infrastructure as Code
10 31 (8.42%) Scrum
11 26 (7.07%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 25 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (6.52%) E-Commerce
14 23 (6.25%) Open Source
15 22 (5.98%) Continuous Delivery
16 19 (5.16%) Deployment Automation
17 18 (4.89%) Coaching
17 18 (4.89%) Continuous Deployment
18 16 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 184 (50.00%) Python
2 99 (26.90%) JavaScript
3 95 (25.82%) Java
4 86 (23.37%) Go
5 75 (20.38%) Bash Shell
6 43 (11.68%) SQL
7 36 (9.78%) Perl
8 34 (9.24%) Scala
9 33 (8.97%) PowerShell
10 21 (5.71%) C++
11 19 (5.16%) C
11 19 (5.16%) C#
12 18 (4.89%) PHP
13 15 (4.08%) Rust
14 11 (2.99%) Groovy
15 7 (1.90%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.36%) Apple Swift
17 4 (1.09%) Elm
17 4 (1.09%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.82%) sed
Qualifications
1 61 (16.58%) Security Cleared
2 51 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (1.90%) Degree
4 6 (1.63%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.36%) DBS Check
5 5 (1.36%) ISEB
6 4 (1.09%) CCNP
6 4 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.82%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.27%) CCNA
9 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.27%) MCSE
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.42%) QA
2 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 4 (1.09%) SLA
4 3 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.82%) GDPR
4 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.54%) NCSC
5 2 (0.54%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) PMO
6 1 (0.27%) SEPA
System Software
1 109 (29.62%) Docker
2 14 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.45%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.09%) Ceph
5 4 (1.09%) NFS
5 4 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.09%) vSphere
6 2 (0.54%) UAG
6 2 (0.54%) Varnish
7 1 (0.27%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.27%) LXC
Systems Management
1 93 (25.27%) Kubernetes
2 86 (23.37%) Terraform
3 74 (20.11%) Ansible
4 60 (16.30%) Puppet
5 54 (14.67%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (3.80%) Kibana
7 13 (3.53%) Nagios
8 12 (3.26%) Prometheus
8 12 (3.26%) Rundeck
9 7 (1.90%) Consul
9 7 (1.90%) Grafana
9 7 (1.90%) logstash
10 6 (1.63%) Mesos
11 5 (1.36%) ZABBIX
12 4 (1.09%) vRealize
13 3 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.82%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.82%) Marathon
14 2 (0.54%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 33 (8.97%) Red Hat
2 23 (6.25%) Google
3 20 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 19 (5.16%) Atlassian
5 14 (3.80%) Oracle
5 14 (3.80%) VMware
6 13 (3.53%) Adobe
6 13 (3.53%) SaltStack
7 11 (2.99%) Splunk
8 6 (1.63%) New Relic
9 5 (1.36%) SAP
10 4 (1.09%) BT
10 4 (1.09%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.82%) Arista
11 3 (0.82%) Cisco
11 3 (0.82%) CyberArk
11 3 (0.82%) Fortinet
11 3 (0.82%) Interxion
11 3 (0.82%) ServiceNow