Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 91 121
Rank change year-on-year -44 +30 -5
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1823 2529 2013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.93% 2.57% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.57% 6.34% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1873 1597
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £346 £317
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
England median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +250.00% +25.00% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +250.00% +25.00% -88.73%

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 39861 39879 40707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.17% 40.52% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28105 27625 27895
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 822 951
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +23.33%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.11 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +21.31%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 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 -37 1099 £525 +5.00% 141
South East 0 265 £500 +11.11% 40
North of England -23 231 £440 -2.22% 65
Yorkshire -14 124 £425 -5.56% 26
Midlands +3 92 £500 +11.11% 14
East of England -7 81 £450 - 22
North West -31 76 £475 +11.76% 37
West Midlands +5 57 £500 +5.26% 3
South West -27 54 £425 -5.56% 22
East Midlands -7 31 £450 +12.50% 11
North East +38 29 £400 -7.78% 2
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 1162 (63.74%) Python
2 987 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
3 836 (45.86%) DevOps
4 795 (43.61%) Java
5 787 (43.17%) Linux
6 684 (37.52%) Amazon AWS
7 586 (32.14%) Jenkins
8 524 (28.74%) Puppet
9 498 (27.32%) Ansible
10 488 (26.77%) Git (software)
11 473 (25.95%) Continuous Integration
12 449 (24.63%) TDD
13 439 (24.08%) Bash Shell
14 436 (23.92%) Configuration Management
15 426 (23.37%) Docker
16 404 (22.16%) Test Automation
17 399 (21.89%) JavaScript
18 386 (21.17%) Opscode Chef
19 303 (16.62%) Open Source
20 300 (16.46%) Scrum
21 293 (16.07%) Web Services
22 283 (15.52%) Ruby on Rails
23 281 (15.41%) HTML
24 280 (15.36%) Finance
25 266 (14.59%) Go
26 264 (14.48%) CSS
27 260 (14.26%) Perl
28 250 (13.71%) BDD
29 243 (13.33%) Unix
30 242 (13.27%) Node.js

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
1 130 (7.13%) nginx
2 119 (6.53%) Confluence
3 93 (5.10%) Apache
4 91 (4.99%) Elasticsearch
5 84 (4.61%) Tomcat
6 75 (4.11%) Cloud Foundry
7 48 (2.63%) OpenStack
8 37 (2.03%) JBoss
9 33 (1.81%) Apache Spark
10 29 (1.59%) IIS
11 17 (0.93%) CMS
11 17 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.88%) Jetty
13 12 (0.66%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
14 10 (0.55%) Luigi
15 7 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (0.33%) CloudStack
17 5 (0.27%) Apache Solr
17 5 (0.27%) Tornado
Applications
1 10 (0.55%) Pipeline Pilot
2 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.11%) HipChat
6 1 (0.055%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.055%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.33%) SunGard GMI
3 5 (0.27%) Magento
4 3 (0.16%) Shopify
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.11%) Relativity
6 1 (0.055%) Exstream
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.055%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 684 (37.52%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (7.46%) GitHub
4 101 (5.54%) Amazon EC2
5 96 (5.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 89 (4.88%) PaaS
7 70 (3.84%) Amazon S3
8 51 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
9 50 (2.74%) OpenShift
10 47 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 46 (2.52%) Route 53
11 46 (2.52%) Serverless
12 44 (2.41%) IaaS
12 44 (2.41%) SaaS
13 29 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
14 26 (1.43%) Heroku
15 25 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 24 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (0.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 14 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 185 (10.15%) HTTP
2 155 (8.50%) TCP/IP
3 92 (5.05%) Firewall
4 84 (4.61%) DNS
5 79 (4.33%) SSL
6 51 (2.80%) Internet
7 42 (2.30%) Network Security
8 33 (1.81%) HTTPS
9 26 (1.43%) VPN
10 22 (1.21%) LDAP
11 18 (0.99%) IPsec
12 17 (0.93%) SMS
13 15 (0.82%) WAN
14 14 (0.77%) SAN
15 13 (0.71%) NAS
16 12 (0.66%) SMTP
17 10 (0.55%) ICMP
17 10 (0.55%) LAN
18 9 (0.49%) BIG-IP
18 9 (0.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (10.37%) NoSQL
1 189 (10.37%) PostgreSQL
2 180 (9.87%) MongoDB
3 177 (9.71%) MySQL
4 126 (6.91%) Relational Database
5 77 (4.22%) Redis
6 74 (4.06%) Big Data
7 66 (3.62%) SQL Server
8 62 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 60 (3.29%) Hadoop
10 48 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
11 37 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 33 (1.81%) RDBMS
13 27 (1.48%) Oracle Database
14 12 (0.66%) Blockchain
14 12 (0.66%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.55%) Couchbase
15 10 (0.55%) KNIME
16 8 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
16 8 (0.44%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 586 (32.14%) Jenkins
2 488 (26.77%) Git (software)
3 238 (13.06%) JIRA
4 221 (12.12%) Cucumber
5 183 (10.04%) Selenium
6 130 (7.13%) Subversion
7 110 (6.03%) Maven
8 106 (5.81%) JUnit
9 101 (5.54%) TeamCity
10 89 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
11 68 (3.73%) WebDriver
12 66 (3.62%) RSpec
13 61 (3.35%) Artifactory
14 59 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 58 (3.18%) Calabash
16 48 (2.63%) Vagrant
17 47 (2.58%) Appium
18 44 (2.41%) Ant
19 35 (1.92%) JMeter
20 34 (1.87%) GitLab
General
1 280 (15.36%) Finance
2 155 (8.50%) Banking
3 47 (2.58%) Retail
4 40 (2.19%) Marketing
5 34 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.54%) Front Office
6 28 (1.54%) Games
7 24 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.15%) Electronics
10 16 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 15 (0.82%) Back Office
12 12 (0.66%) Automotive
13 10 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.49%) Publishing
15 8 (0.44%) Advertising
16 5 (0.27%) Hindi Language
16 5 (0.27%) Japanese Language
16 5 (0.27%) Law
17 4 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 632 (34.67%) Developer
2 477 (26.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 187 (10.26%) AWS Engineer
4 171 (9.38%) AWS DevOps
5 152 (8.34%) Ruby Developer
6 140 (7.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 120 (6.58%) Architect
8 116 (6.36%) Java Developer
9 107 (5.87%) Linux Engineer
10 106 (5.81%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 102 (5.60%) Senior Developer
12 96 (5.27%) Cloud Engineer
13 74 (4.06%) Ruby Engineer
14 72 (3.95%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 70 (3.84%) Tester
16 60 (3.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 58 (3.18%) Scala Developer
18 54 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
19 53 (2.91%) Consultant
20 52 (2.85%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (16.07%) Web Services
2 283 (15.52%) Ruby on Rails
3 281 (15.41%) HTML
4 264 (14.48%) CSS
5 242 (13.27%) Node.js
6 232 (12.73%) JSON
7 178 (9.76%) RESTful
8 177 (9.71%) REST
9 159 (8.72%) HTML5
10 153 (8.39%) Spring
11 147 (8.06%) Elastic Stack
12 135 (7.41%) CSS3
13 124 (6.80%) .NET
14 99 (5.43%) AngularJS
15 92 (5.05%) React
16 83 (4.55%) XML
17 82 (4.50%) Ajax
18 81 (4.44%) Play Framework
19 79 (4.33%) Django
20 64 (3.51%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
2 79 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 76 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 66 (3.62%) Public Cloud
5 32 (1.76%) User Experience
6 31 (1.70%) Cloud Native
7 30 (1.65%) Enterprise Cloud
8 29 (1.59%) PKI
9 27 (1.48%) Fintech
10 24 (1.32%) Data Centre
11 22 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
12 21 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 18 (0.99%) Management Information System
13 18 (0.99%) Private Cloud
14 17 (0.93%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (0.88%) Taxonomies
16 14 (0.77%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 787 (43.17%) Linux
2 243 (13.33%) Unix
3 170 (9.33%) Windows
4 140 (7.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 83 (4.55%) CentOS
6 76 (4.17%) Ubuntu
7 41 (2.25%) Apple iOS
8 36 (1.97%) Android
9 34 (1.87%) Mac OS
10 27 (1.48%) CoreOS
10 27 (1.48%) Solaris
11 25 (1.37%) Mac OS X
12 20 (1.10%) AIX
13 13 (0.71%) Windows Server
14 12 (0.66%) Debian
15 6 (0.33%) Fedora
16 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.16%) SUSE
17 3 (0.16%) VMS
18 2 (0.11%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 987 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 836 (45.86%) DevOps
3 473 (25.95%) Continuous Integration
4 449 (24.63%) TDD
5 436 (23.92%) Configuration Management
6 404 (22.16%) Test Automation
7 303 (16.62%) Open Source
8 300 (16.46%) Scrum
9 250 (13.71%) BDD
10 195 (10.70%) Continuous Delivery
11 180 (9.87%) Microservices
12 172 (9.43%) Kanban
13 124 (6.80%) Software Engineering
14 116 (6.36%) MVC
15 109 (5.98%) E-Commerce
16 107 (5.87%) Web Development
17 104 (5.70%) Mentoring
18 102 (5.60%) Load Balancing
19 80 (4.39%) Pair Programming
20 79 (4.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1162 (63.74%) Python
2 795 (43.61%) Java
3 439 (24.08%) Bash Shell
4 399 (21.89%) JavaScript
5 266 (14.59%) Go
6 260 (14.26%) Perl
7 204 (11.19%) Scala
8 185 (10.15%) C#
9 169 (9.27%) PHP
10 159 (8.72%) SQL
11 87 (4.77%) PowerShell
12 79 (4.33%) C++
13 73 (4.00%) Shell Script
14 68 (3.73%) Groovy
15 40 (2.19%) Apple Swift
16 32 (1.76%) Korn
17 27 (1.48%) C
18 24 (1.32%) T-SQL
19 17 (0.93%) PL/SQL
19 17 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 210 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 160 (8.78%) SC Cleared
3 97 (5.32%) Degree
4 50 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (0.99%) AWS Certification
6 17 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.66%) ISEB
8 11 (0.60%) CISSP
8 11 (0.60%) PhD
9 10 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.44%) CHECK Team Member
10 8 (0.44%) CISM
10 8 (0.44%) RHCE
11 7 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (0.38%) CCSP
11 7 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.38%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.27%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (6.75%) QA
2 26 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.82%) MiFID
4 14 (0.77%) WCAG
5 13 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.55%) GCP
7 8 (0.44%) EMIR
8 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.16%) SLA
10 1 (0.055%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
10 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.055%) JTAG
10 1 (0.055%) MISRA
System Software
1 426 (23.37%) Docker
2 44 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 19 (1.04%) etcd
5 15 (0.82%) Xen
6 14 (0.77%) VirtualBox
7 13 (0.71%) vSphere
8 11 (0.60%) flannel
9 10 (0.55%) Firmware
9 10 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.44%) KVM
11 7 (0.38%) LXC
12 6 (0.33%) Ceph
12 6 (0.33%) GlusterFS
12 6 (0.33%) HDFS
13 5 (0.27%) SkyDNS
13 5 (0.27%) XenServer
14 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.16%) iptables
Systems Management
1 524 (28.74%) Puppet
2 498 (27.32%) Ansible
3 386 (21.17%) Opscode Chef
4 226 (12.40%) Kubernetes
5 215 (11.79%) Terraform
6 112 (6.14%) logstash
7 99 (5.43%) Kibana
8 54 (2.96%) Nagios
9 52 (2.85%) Salt
10 51 (2.80%) Grafana
10 51 (2.80%) Packer
11 45 (2.47%) HAProxy
12 43 (2.36%) ZABBIX
13 39 (2.14%) Mesos
14 38 (2.08%) Consul
15 28 (1.54%) Graphite
16 19 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
17 18 (0.99%) Rancher
18 14 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
18 14 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 135 (7.41%) Google
2 122 (6.69%) Red Hat
3 104 (5.70%) Oracle
4 98 (5.38%) VMware
5 81 (4.44%) Splunk
6 79 (4.33%) Microsoft
7 35 (1.92%) IBM
8 32 (1.76%) Rackspace
9 31 (1.70%) Atlassian
10 29 (1.59%) SaltStack
11 26 (1.43%) New Relic
12 22 (1.21%) SAP
13 19 (1.04%) ServiceNow
14 17 (0.93%) HP
15 15 (0.82%) Cisco
16 14 (0.77%) Nimsoft
16 14 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
17 13 (0.71%) F5
18 11 (0.60%) CA
18 11 (0.60%) Xamarin