Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 166 170 127
Rank change year-on-year +4 -43 -27
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1,082 1,504 1,898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.63% 1.66% 2.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.97% 3.72% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 977 1,458
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £375 £388 £381
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
England median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.29% - -
10th Percentile £24.10 £35.00 £16.64
90th Percentile £40.85 £58.00 £39.35
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -24.29% - -

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 27,283 40,480 38,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.13% 44.70% 42.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,936 28,684 27,463
England median daily rate £485 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 600 695
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.15 £17.65 £17.10
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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 +35 729 £550 - 278
North of England +13 123 £480 -2.54% 84
South East +18 115 £488 +2.63% 70
North West +18 60 £500 - 40
Yorkshire +14 39 £500 +9.59% 39
East of England -14 38 £450 -10.00% 24
Midlands -23 37 £400 -14.89% 22
South West -28 36 £463 -11.83% 36
North East +13 24 £361 -27.68% 5
West Midlands -26 24 £463 -1.60% 15
East Midlands +24 13 £400 -3.03% 7
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 597 (55.18%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (51.11%) Python
3 436 (40.30%) DevOps
4 383 (35.40%) Ruby on Rails
5 370 (34.20%) Java
6 352 (32.53%) AWS
7 349 (32.26%) Linux
8 335 (30.96%) JavaScript
9 266 (24.58%) Docker
10 247 (22.83%) Test Automation
11 236 (21.81%) Git (software)
12 223 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
13 213 (19.69%) TDD
14 203 (18.76%) Jenkins
14 203 (18.76%) Terraform
15 201 (18.58%) Bash Shell
16 197 (18.21%) Puppet
17 195 (18.02%) Ansible
18 192 (17.74%) HTML
19 190 (17.56%) Opscode Chef
20 189 (17.47%) Kubernetes
21 187 (17.28%) CSS
22 178 (16.45%) Configuration Management
23 159 (14.70%) Go
24 152 (14.05%) SQL
25 151 (13.96%) Open Source
26 149 (13.77%) Node.js
26 149 (13.77%) Scrum
27 134 (12.38%) Perl
28 129 (11.92%) PostgreSQL

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 50 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (3.60%) Confluence
3 32 (2.96%) Apache
4 30 (2.77%) nginx
4 30 (2.77%) Tomcat
5 25 (2.31%) JBoss
6 22 (2.03%) Apache Spark
7 19 (1.76%) WebLogic
8 14 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (1.20%) IIS
9 13 (1.20%) OpenStack
10 12 (1.11%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.55%) Mattermost
11 6 (0.55%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.55%) WinCC
12 5 (0.46%) SAS
13 3 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.092%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) CA PPM
1 3 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.092%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.092%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.092%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 352 (32.53%) AWS
2 124 (11.46%) Azure
3 89 (8.23%) GitHub
4 78 (7.21%) GCP
5 73 (6.75%) Serverless
6 55 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 55 (5.08%) AWS Lambda
7 47 (4.34%) PaaS
8 38 (3.51%) Datadog
9 35 (3.23%) Amazon S3
10 31 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
12 28 (2.59%) IaaS
13 25 (2.31%) OpenShift
14 23 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (1.48%) Google Analytics
15 16 (1.48%) Heroku
15 16 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (1.39%) SaaS
17 13 (1.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 82 (7.58%) HTTP
2 37 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 33 (3.05%) VPN
4 29 (2.68%) Firewall
5 28 (2.59%) SSL
6 24 (2.22%) DNS
6 24 (2.22%) Internet
7 8 (0.74%) SSH
8 7 (0.65%) Network Security
9 6 (0.55%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.46%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.37%) DHCP
11 4 (0.37%) DVB
11 4 (0.37%) IPsec
11 4 (0.37%) SAN
11 4 (0.37%) Skype
11 4 (0.37%) SMTP
12 3 (0.28%) MPLS
12 3 (0.28%) SNMP
12 3 (0.28%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (11.92%) PostgreSQL
2 78 (7.21%) MongoDB
3 76 (7.02%) MySQL
4 55 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 54 (4.99%) NoSQL
6 43 (3.97%) SQL Server
7 26 (2.40%) Big Data
7 26 (2.40%) Hadoop
8 23 (2.13%) Redis
9 18 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 15 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.29%) Neo4j
12 11 (1.02%) Apache Hive
13 10 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (0.92%) Data Lake
13 10 (0.92%) HBase
14 8 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 236 (21.81%) Git (software)
2 203 (18.76%) Jenkins
3 123 (11.37%) JIRA
4 63 (5.82%) Cucumber
5 54 (4.99%) Selenium
6 49 (4.53%) RSpec
7 48 (4.44%) Travis CI
8 41 (3.79%) Sonatype Nexus
9 29 (2.68%) CircleCI
10 22 (2.03%) GitLab
10 22 (2.03%) Subversion
11 20 (1.85%) gulp
11 20 (1.85%) TeamCity
11 20 (1.85%) Vagrant
12 19 (1.76%) Artifactory
13 18 (1.66%) Ant
14 16 (1.48%) Gatling
14 16 (1.48%) Grunt
15 15 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (1.39%) JUnit
General
1 105 (9.70%) Public Sector
2 86 (7.95%) Finance
3 22 (2.03%) Marketing
4 17 (1.57%) Legal
5 15 (1.39%) Banking
5 15 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.29%) Advertising
7 13 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.83%) Games
9 7 (0.65%) Electronics
9 7 (0.65%) Law
9 7 (0.65%) Retail
10 6 (0.55%) Publishing
11 5 (0.46%) Back Office
12 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.28%) Automotive
13 3 (0.28%) Front Office
14 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 506 (46.77%) Developer
2 201 (18.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 167 (15.43%) Ruby Developer
4 122 (11.28%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 70 (6.47%) AWS Engineer
6 64 (5.91%) Architect
7 57 (5.27%) Cloud Engineer
8 46 (4.25%) AWS DevOps
9 45 (4.16%) Senior Developer
10 43 (3.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 42 (3.88%) Software Engineer
12 40 (3.70%) Technical Architect
13 34 (3.14%) Scala Developer
14 33 (3.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 33 (3.05%) Platform Engineer
15 32 (2.96%) Java Developer
16 31 (2.87%) Ruby Engineer
17 30 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
18 29 (2.68%) Senior DevOps
19 27 (2.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (35.40%) Ruby on Rails
2 192 (17.74%) HTML
3 187 (17.28%) CSS
4 149 (13.77%) Node.js
5 100 (9.24%) Web Services
6 94 (8.69%) JSON
7 88 (8.13%) RESTful
8 69 (6.38%) React
9 67 (6.19%) REST
10 65 (6.01%) Spring
11 63 (5.82%) HTML5
12 59 (5.45%) .NET
13 57 (5.27%) XML
14 48 (4.44%) jQuery
15 47 (4.34%) CSS3
16 44 (4.07%) Django
17 41 (3.79%) AngularJS
18 40 (3.70%) Play Framework
19 36 (3.33%) Kafka
20 35 (3.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 34 (3.14%) User Experience
4 33 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (2.77%) Linux Command Line
6 23 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 22 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.57%) BYOD
9 11 (1.02%) Private Cloud
10 9 (0.83%) PKI
11 8 (0.74%) Blog
11 8 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
12 7 (0.65%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (0.65%) SCADA
13 6 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.46%) STB
14 5 (0.46%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 349 (32.26%) Linux
2 98 (9.06%) Unix
3 88 (8.13%) Windows
4 65 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (3.51%) Ubuntu
6 31 (2.87%) Mac OS
7 24 (2.22%) Android
8 23 (2.13%) CentOS
9 22 (2.03%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.66%) Windows Server
11 16 (1.48%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.65%) VMS
13 4 (0.37%) Debian
13 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.092%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.092%) Fedora
15 1 (0.092%) openSUSE
15 1 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (55.18%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (40.30%) DevOps
3 247 (22.83%) Test Automation
4 223 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
5 213 (19.69%) TDD
6 178 (16.45%) Configuration Management
7 151 (13.96%) Open Source
8 149 (13.77%) Scrum
9 121 (11.18%) Infrastructure as Code
10 104 (9.61%) Microservices
11 96 (8.87%) Continuous Delivery
12 92 (8.50%) Software Engineering
13 78 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
14 73 (6.75%) Migration
15 71 (6.56%) BDD
16 70 (6.47%) Kanban
17 61 (5.64%) Front End Development
18 60 (5.55%) Web Development
19 59 (5.45%) Mentoring
20 53 (4.90%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 553 (51.11%) Python
2 370 (34.20%) Java
3 335 (30.96%) JavaScript
4 201 (18.58%) Bash Shell
5 159 (14.70%) Go
6 152 (14.05%) SQL
7 134 (12.38%) Perl
8 101 (9.33%) C#
9 93 (8.60%) Scala
10 76 (7.02%) C++
11 73 (6.75%) PHP
11 73 (6.75%) PowerShell
12 49 (4.53%) C
13 44 (4.07%) Shell Script
14 41 (3.79%) Groovy
15 27 (2.50%) TypeScript
16 20 (1.85%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.48%) Haskell
17 16 (1.48%) Kotlin
18 15 (1.39%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 118 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 44 (4.07%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.97%) Degree
4 35 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (2.13%) AWS Certification
6 22 (2.03%) BC Cleared
7 19 (1.76%) DV Cleared
8 17 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (1.29%) RHCE
10 13 (1.20%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.55%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.37%) CHECK Team Member
13 3 (0.28%) GCUX
13 3 (0.28%) GIAC
13 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.28%) LPIC
13 3 (0.28%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.28%) RHCA
14 2 (0.18%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.45%) QA
2 16 (1.48%) GDPR
3 15 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.92%) NCSC
5 9 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.74%) SLA
6 8 (0.74%) WCAG
7 6 (0.55%) NIST
8 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.37%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.18%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.092%) COBIT
System Software
1 266 (24.58%) Docker
2 26 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.29%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.74%) HDFS
5 8 (0.74%) vSphere
6 5 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.46%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.37%) Xen
8 3 (0.28%) KVM
8 3 (0.28%) NFS
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.18%) vCloud
10 1 (0.092%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.092%) LXC
10 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 203 (18.76%) Terraform
2 197 (18.21%) Puppet
3 195 (18.02%) Ansible
4 190 (17.56%) Opscode Chef
5 189 (17.47%) Kubernetes
6 44 (4.07%) Salt
7 42 (3.88%) Nagios
8 27 (2.50%) Packer
9 23 (2.13%) Kibana
10 18 (1.66%) Suricata
11 17 (1.57%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (1.48%) Grafana
13 11 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
14 9 (0.83%) Rancher
14 9 (0.83%) SCCM
15 8 (0.74%) Consul
15 8 (0.74%) logstash
16 6 (0.55%) Oozie
17 5 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 102 (9.43%) Google
2 77 (7.12%) Red Hat
3 70 (6.47%) Splunk
4 57 (5.27%) Oracle
5 46 (4.25%) Microsoft
6 32 (2.96%) VMware
7 19 (1.76%) New Relic
7 19 (1.76%) Qualys
8 15 (1.39%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.39%) ServiceNow
9 14 (1.29%) SaltStack
10 12 (1.11%) SAP
11 11 (1.02%) Adobe
12 10 (0.92%) EMC
12 10 (0.92%) NetApp
12 10 (0.92%) SolarWinds
13 9 (0.83%) EnterpriseDB
13 9 (0.83%) webMethods
14 8 (0.74%) Hortonworks
15 7 (0.65%) Cloudera