Period
to

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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 327 266 203
Rank change year-on-year -61 -63 -15
Contract jobs citing Ruby 546 445 597
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.96% 1.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.11% 2.35% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 332 476
10th Percentile £425 £358 £375
25th Percentile £503 £437 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -2.96%
75th Percentile £658 £588 £606
90th Percentile £743 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £588 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +17.50% -4.76% -0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
10th Percentile - £40.00 -
25th Percentile £25.50 £41.88 -
Median hourly rate £26.00 £45.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -42.22% +119.51% -70.71%
75th Percentile £26.50 £47.50 -
90th Percentile - £49.38 -
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £45.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +119.51% -70.71%

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 25,843 18,962 17,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.05% 40.93% 41.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,075 13,523 12,722
10th Percentile £381 £325 £325
25th Percentile £460 £411 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £588
90th Percentile £775 £694 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 374 294
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.97 £17.83
25th Percentile £35.00 £24.08 £23.28
Median hourly rate £50.81 £41.66 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year +21.96% -4.78% -1.69%
75th Percentile £62.50 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £62.18 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £50.77 £41.66 £42.75
% change year-on-year +21.87% -2.55% -1.44%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -36 384 £575 +9.52% 124
North of England -36 53 £625 +47.06% 33
North West -16 43 £625 +56.25% 16
South East -11 34 £570 +42.50% 14
Midlands -47 17 £458 +1.67% 10
South West -21 15 £550 +57.14% 9
West Midlands -43 12 £540 +25.58% 6
Yorkshire -34 8 £550 +22.22% 11
East Midlands -21 5 £410 -11.83% 4
North East -11 2 £550 +15.79% 6
East of England -34 2 £488 +2.63% 13
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 324 (59.34%) Python
2 269 (49.27%) AWS
3 192 (35.16%) Linux
4 189 (34.62%) Terraform
5 180 (32.97%) Agile
6 179 (32.78%) DevOps
7 177 (32.42%) Go
8 176 (32.23%) Kubernetes
9 168 (30.77%) JavaScript
10 167 (30.59%) Ruby on Rails
11 162 (29.67%) Docker
12 159 (29.12%) Java
13 156 (28.57%) CI/CD
14 143 (26.19%) Bash
15 139 (25.46%) Jenkins
16 132 (24.18%) Git (software)
17 124 (22.71%) Ansible
18 106 (19.41%) Puppet
19 104 (19.05%) Azure
20 99 (18.13%) Microservices
21 96 (17.58%) GCP
21 96 (17.58%) Infrastructure as Code
22 94 (17.22%) Node.js
23 88 (16.12%) Software Engineering
24 86 (15.75%) Configuration Management
25 79 (14.47%) Finance
26 78 (14.29%) Social Skills
27 74 (13.55%) React
28 72 (13.19%) PostgreSQL
28 72 (13.19%) Continuous Integration

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 61 (11.17%) nginx
2 31 (5.68%) Traefik
3 27 (4.95%) Apache
4 18 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
5 14 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.38%) Confluence
7 10 (1.83%) IIS
8 9 (1.65%) Apache Spark
9 8 (1.47%) Apache Solr
9 8 (1.47%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.92%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.73%) JBoss
12 3 (0.55%) CMS
13 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.37%) Drupal
13 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
14 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) GIMP
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Shopify
2 2 (0.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 269 (49.27%) AWS
2 104 (19.05%) Azure
3 96 (17.58%) GCP
4 71 (13.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 66 (12.09%) GitHub
6 64 (11.72%) Amazon EC2
7 57 (10.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 52 (9.52%) Serverless
9 51 (9.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 43 (7.88%) AWS Lambda
11 41 (7.51%) Amazon S3
12 36 (6.59%) SaaS
13 32 (5.86%) Amazon EKS
13 32 (5.86%) PaaS
14 22 (4.03%) Azure Monitor
15 19 (3.48%) Amazon ECS
16 18 (3.30%) Datadog
17 16 (2.93%) Heroku
18 13 (2.38%) AWS CodePipeline
19 12 (2.20%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.79%) DNS
2 45 (8.24%) TCP/IP
3 26 (4.76%) Internet
4 21 (3.85%) HTTP
5 20 (3.66%) Firewall
6 13 (2.38%) VPN
7 11 (2.01%) HTTPS
8 9 (1.65%) Network Security
9 8 (1.47%) Kerberos
9 8 (1.47%) SSL
10 7 (1.28%) SSH
10 7 (1.28%) tcpdump
11 6 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (0.92%) 3GPP
12 5 (0.92%) 5G
12 5 (0.92%) VoIP
12 5 (0.92%) Wireless
13 3 (0.55%) FTP
13 3 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.19%) PostgreSQL
2 46 (8.42%) Amazon RDS
3 34 (6.23%) MySQL
4 30 (5.49%) Relational Database
5 27 (4.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 25 (4.58%) Redis
7 21 (3.85%) MongoDB
7 21 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 20 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (3.48%) Amazon Redshift
10 18 (3.30%) SQL Server
11 12 (2.20%) Amazon Aurora
12 9 (1.65%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.28%) MariaDB
15 5 (0.92%) Big Data
16 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
16 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
16 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.55%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 139 (25.46%) Jenkins
2 132 (24.18%) Git (software)
3 62 (11.36%) GitLab
4 37 (6.78%) JIRA
5 18 (3.30%) Artifactory
5 18 (3.30%) Subversion
6 17 (3.11%) Maven
7 16 (2.93%) Cucumber
7 16 (2.93%) RSpec
8 15 (2.75%) CircleCI
8 15 (2.75%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.38%) Bitbucket
10 11 (2.01%) Vagrant
10 11 (2.01%) webpack
11 10 (1.83%) Postman
12 9 (1.65%) IntelliJ
12 9 (1.65%) Selenium
12 9 (1.65%) Visual Studio Code
13 8 (1.47%) PyCharm
13 8 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 79 (14.47%) Finance
2 78 (14.29%) Social Skills
3 52 (9.52%) Public Sector
4 27 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.66%) Marketing
6 19 (3.48%) Banking
7 16 (2.93%) Electronics
8 15 (2.75%) Telecoms
9 13 (2.38%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.83%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (1.10%) Retail
12 5 (0.92%) Military
12 5 (0.92%) Police
13 4 (0.73%) Advertising
13 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.73%) Publishing
14 3 (0.55%) Legal
14 3 (0.55%) Tech for Good
15 2 (0.37%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 227 (41.58%) Developer
2 115 (21.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 68 (12.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 62 (11.36%) Ruby Developer
5 46 (8.42%) AWS Engineer
6 35 (6.41%) Software Engineer
7 31 (5.68%) AWS DevOps
8 30 (5.49%) Architect
8 30 (5.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 21 (3.85%) Platform Engineer
10 20 (3.66%) Azure Developer
11 19 (3.48%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 18 (3.30%) Cloud Developer
12 18 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
13 17 (3.11%) Full Stack Developer
14 16 (2.93%) Ruby Engineer
14 16 (2.93%) Site Engineer
15 14 (2.56%) Cloud Engineer
15 14 (2.56%) Senior Developer
15 14 (2.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (30.59%) Ruby on Rails
2 94 (17.22%) Node.js
3 74 (13.55%) React
4 69 (12.64%) CSS
5 66 (12.09%) HTML
6 59 (10.81%) REST
7 50 (9.16%) JSON
8 40 (7.33%) .NET
9 38 (6.96%) Elastic Stack
10 35 (6.41%) HTML5
11 32 (5.86%) cloud-init
12 27 (4.95%) Web Services
13 24 (4.40%) CSS3
13 24 (4.40%) Kafka
14 21 (3.85%) GraphQL
15 18 (3.30%) AngularJS
15 18 (3.30%) Django
15 18 (3.30%) jQuery
16 17 (3.11%) RESTful
16 17 (3.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.88%) Public Cloud
2 35 (6.41%) Clustering
3 29 (5.31%) PKI
4 28 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (5.13%) User Experience
5 27 (4.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 26 (4.76%) Cloud Native
7 21 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
8 17 (3.11%) Private Cloud
9 13 (2.38%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.20%) Algorithms
11 11 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (1.65%) iPad
13 9 (1.65%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.28%) Data Centre
15 6 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.10%) Mobile App
15 6 (1.10%) Social Media
15 6 (1.10%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 192 (35.16%) Linux
2 57 (10.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 52 (9.52%) Unix
4 50 (9.16%) CentOS
5 45 (8.24%) Windows
6 15 (2.75%) Ubuntu
7 13 (2.38%) Mac OS
8 12 (2.20%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.65%) Android
10 8 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.28%) Solaris
11 7 (1.28%) Windows Server
12 6 (1.10%) SUSE
13 3 (0.55%) Fedora
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (32.97%) Agile
2 179 (32.78%) DevOps
3 156 (28.57%) CI/CD
4 99 (18.13%) Microservices
5 96 (17.58%) Infrastructure as Code
6 88 (16.12%) Software Engineering
7 86 (15.75%) Configuration Management
8 72 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (12.09%) Test Automation
10 51 (9.34%) Full Stack Development
11 49 (8.97%) Unit Testing
12 47 (8.61%) Continuous Deployment
13 46 (8.42%) TDD
14 45 (8.24%) Load Balancing
15 33 (6.04%) E-Commerce
15 33 (6.04%) Infrastructure Automation
16 32 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
17 31 (5.68%) Fintech
17 31 (5.68%) Web Development
18 29 (5.31%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 324 (59.34%) Python
2 177 (32.42%) Go
3 168 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 159 (29.12%) Java
5 143 (26.19%) Bash
6 58 (10.62%) Perl
7 55 (10.07%) PowerShell
8 51 (9.34%) SQL
9 38 (6.96%) C#
9 38 (6.96%) TypeScript
10 35 (6.41%) PHP
11 24 (4.40%) Scala
12 22 (4.03%) C++
13 20 (3.66%) Shell Script
14 17 (3.11%) Groovy
15 12 (2.20%) C
16 11 (2.01%) VBScript
17 9 (1.65%) Apple Swift
18 8 (1.47%) ES6
19 7 (1.28%) Rust
Qualifications
1 69 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 62 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.85%) Degree
4 18 (3.30%) AWS Certification
5 15 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.28%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.73%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.73%) RHCE
8 4 (0.73%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.55%) CISSP
10 2 (0.37%) PhD
11 1 (0.18%) CCDP
11 1 (0.18%) CCNA
11 1 (0.18%) CCNP
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.18%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.18%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.31%) NCSC
2 25 (4.58%) Accessibility
3 14 (2.56%) QA
4 9 (1.65%) SLA
5 6 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.10%) WCAG
6 5 (0.92%) GDPR
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 162 (29.67%) Docker
2 50 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.65%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.10%) Varnish
5 6 (1.10%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (0.55%) Firmware
8 1 (0.18%) KVM
8 1 (0.18%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 189 (34.62%) Terraform
2 176 (32.23%) Kubernetes
3 124 (22.71%) Ansible
4 106 (19.41%) Puppet
5 62 (11.36%) Prometheus
6 60 (10.99%) Consul
7 47 (8.61%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (8.42%) Packer
9 34 (6.23%) Docker Swarm
10 32 (5.86%) Graphite
10 32 (5.86%) Podman
11 31 (5.68%) HAProxy
11 31 (5.68%) Istio
11 31 (5.68%) Kibana
11 31 (5.68%) linkerd
11 31 (5.68%) ZABBIX
12 28 (5.13%) Grafana
13 7 (1.28%) logstash
13 7 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (1.10%) Icinga
Vendors
1 50 (9.16%) VMware
2 42 (7.69%) Google
3 40 (7.33%) PagerDuty
3 40 (7.33%) Splunk
4 39 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 30 (5.49%) Oracle
6 20 (3.66%) SAP
7 15 (2.75%) Microsoft
8 12 (2.20%) SaltStack
9 10 (1.83%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.10%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.10%) CyberArk
12 5 (0.92%) Adobe
12 5 (0.92%) Dell
12 5 (0.92%) EMC
13 4 (0.73%) New Relic
14 3 (0.55%) BMC
14 3 (0.55%) CA
14 3 (0.55%) Sonatype