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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 94 116
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1027 1135 904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.45% 2.27% 1.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.94% 5.92% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 837 645
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £408
% change year-on-year +4.65% +5.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £37.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.07% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

Ruby is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17294 19174 18321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.19% 38.38% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11938 13284 12035
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 432 390
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Ruby as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 589 £490 +3.15% 188
Yorkshire +13 105 £481 +1.31% 31
South East -64 93 £450 - 59
North East +30 67 £350 +12.00% 9
West Midlands +24 54 £496 +24.03% 12
South West -26 46 £450 +20.00% 14
East of England +18 38 £448 +13.29% 27
North West +2 20 £450 +32.35% 33
East Midlands -4 6 £413 +22.22% 8
Midlands +10 2 - -
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1166 (57.21%) Python
2 1147 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
3 1015 (49.80%) Linux
4 886 (43.47%) Java
5 865 (42.44%) DevOps
6 669 (32.83%) Puppet
7 619 (30.37%) Amazon AWS
8 584 (28.66%) Continuous Integration
9 562 (27.58%) Jenkins
10 560 (27.48%) Git (software)
11 540 (26.50%) JavaScript
12 483 (23.70%) Ansible
13 480 (23.55%) TDD
14 479 (23.50%) Configuration Management
15 470 (23.06%) Bash Shell
16 455 (22.33%) Docker
17 439 (21.54%) Opscode Chef
18 433 (21.25%) Ruby on Rails
19 429 (21.05%) HTML
20 393 (19.28%) CSS
21 375 (18.40%) Open Source
22 344 (16.88%) Scala
23 343 (16.83%) Scrum
24 340 (16.68%) Perl
25 308 (15.11%) BDD
26 293 (14.38%) PostgreSQL
27 288 (14.13%) MySQL
28 278 (13.64%) Cucumber
29 276 (13.54%) JIRA
30 272 (13.35%) REST

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
1 173 (8.49%) Confluence
2 136 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 129 (6.33%) Apache
4 124 (6.08%) OpenStack
5 103 (5.05%) Tomcat
6 82 (4.02%) nginx
7 38 (1.86%) Cloud Foundry
8 35 (1.72%) CMS
9 29 (1.42%) IIS
10 26 (1.28%) JBoss
11 20 (0.98%) WebLogic
12 19 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
12 19 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 17 (0.83%) CloudStack
14 16 (0.79%) Apache Pig
15 14 (0.69%) Apache Spark
16 13 (0.64%) Apache Qpid
17 12 (0.59%) Apache Solr
18 6 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 4 (0.20%) EPiServer
Applications
1 19 (0.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.20%) MS Office
3 3 (0.15%) HipChat
3 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.049%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.049%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.049%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.098%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.049%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.049%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.049%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 619 (30.37%) Amazon AWS
2 197 (9.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 155 (7.61%) GitHub
4 96 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
5 70 (3.43%) PaaS
6 61 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 60 (2.94%) Amazon S3
7 60 (2.94%) IaaS
8 49 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
9 37 (1.82%) Heroku
10 35 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
11 31 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 29 (1.42%) Route 53
13 27 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 26 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
15 25 (1.23%) SaaS
16 22 (1.08%) Google Analytics
17 17 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
17 17 (0.83%) Datadog
18 16 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 252 (12.37%) HTTP
2 158 (7.75%) TCP/IP
3 120 (5.89%) SSL
4 71 (3.48%) Firewall
5 67 (3.29%) DNS
6 47 (2.31%) VPN
7 37 (1.82%) Internet
8 30 (1.47%) LDAP
9 22 (1.08%) Wireshark
10 18 (0.88%) SAN
11 17 (0.83%) Network Security
12 16 (0.79%) AMQP
13 15 (0.74%) VoIP
14 14 (0.69%) Kerberos
15 11 (0.54%) SSH
16 10 (0.49%) DHCP
16 10 (0.49%) HTTPS
17 5 (0.25%) tcpdump
17 5 (0.25%) VSAN
17 5 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (14.38%) PostgreSQL
2 288 (14.13%) MySQL
3 262 (12.86%) MongoDB
4 228 (11.19%) NoSQL
5 151 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 96 (4.71%) SQL Server
7 80 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 60 (2.94%) Big Data
8 60 (2.94%) Hadoop
8 60 (2.94%) Redis
9 41 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 35 (1.72%) RDBMS
11 34 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (1.23%) MariaDB
13 20 (0.98%) Apache Hive
14 18 (0.88%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.64%) HBase
16 12 (0.59%) Riak
17 9 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 562 (27.58%) Jenkins
2 560 (27.48%) Git (software)
3 278 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 276 (13.54%) JIRA
5 243 (11.92%) Selenium
6 200 (9.81%) Subversion
7 116 (5.69%) JUnit
8 111 (5.45%) Maven
9 97 (4.76%) WebDriver
10 95 (4.66%) Vagrant
11 81 (3.97%) TeamCity
12 74 (3.63%) RSpec
13 65 (3.19%) Bitbucket
14 58 (2.85%) Calabash
15 53 (2.60%) Ant
16 48 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 42 (2.06%) Capybara
18 40 (1.96%) Gradle
19 36 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
20 34 (1.67%) Appium
General
1 197 (9.67%) Finance
2 69 (3.39%) Banking
3 54 (2.65%) Games
4 50 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.16%) Marketing
6 35 (1.72%) Retail
7 27 (1.32%) Electronics
7 27 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.18%) Back Office
9 16 (0.79%) Publishing
10 10 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.44%) Front Office
12 5 (0.25%) Legal
13 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.15%) Advertising
15 1 (0.049%) Automotive
15 1 (0.049%) Billing
15 1 (0.049%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 780 (38.27%) Developer
2 497 (24.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 176 (8.64%) Java Developer
4 165 (8.10%) Ruby Developer
5 146 (7.16%) Linux Engineer
6 141 (6.92%) Architect
7 137 (6.72%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 129 (6.33%) AWS DevOps
9 120 (5.89%) AWS Engineer
10 115 (5.64%) Scala Developer
11 109 (5.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 92 (4.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 80 (3.93%) Tester
14 79 (3.88%) Senior Developer
15 76 (3.73%) Senior DevOps
16 66 (3.24%) Automation Tester
17 63 (3.09%) Consultant
18 62 (3.04%) Test Engineer
19 59 (2.89%) JavaScript Developer
20 55 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (21.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 429 (21.05%) HTML
3 393 (19.28%) CSS
4 272 (13.35%) REST
5 270 (13.25%) Web Services
6 254 (12.46%) HTML5
7 242 (11.87%) JSON
8 190 (9.32%) CSS3
9 173 (8.49%) Node.js
10 168 (8.24%) Spring
11 167 (8.19%) .NET
12 150 (7.36%) Django
13 146 (7.16%) Ajax
13 146 (7.16%) Play Framework
14 138 (6.77%) AngularJS
15 130 (6.38%) RESTful
16 111 (5.45%) jQuery
17 109 (5.35%) XML
18 75 (3.68%) Spring MVC
19 74 (3.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 119 (5.84%) User Experience
2 89 (4.37%) Public Cloud
3 61 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 51 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 36 (1.77%) Clustering
7 32 (1.57%) Data Centre
8 25 (1.23%) Blog
9 23 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
10 18 (0.88%) Fintech
11 17 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (0.83%) Replication
12 16 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 15 (0.74%) Smartphone
14 14 (0.69%) Digital Media
15 13 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
16 12 (0.59%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.54%) Management Information System
17 11 (0.54%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1015 (49.80%) Linux
2 250 (12.27%) Unix
3 226 (11.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 196 (9.62%) CentOS
5 188 (9.22%) Windows
6 103 (5.05%) Ubuntu
7 54 (2.65%) Android
7 54 (2.65%) Mac OS X
8 50 (2.45%) Apple iOS
9 28 (1.37%) Mac OS
10 26 (1.28%) CoreOS
10 26 (1.28%) SUSE
11 14 (0.69%) Fedora
12 11 (0.54%) AIX
13 10 (0.49%) RancherOS
13 10 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.44%) Debian
14 9 (0.44%) Solaris
15 8 (0.39%) Windows Server
16 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1147 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 865 (42.44%) DevOps
3 584 (28.66%) Continuous Integration
4 480 (23.55%) TDD
5 479 (23.50%) Configuration Management
6 375 (18.40%) Open Source
7 343 (16.83%) Scrum
8 308 (15.11%) BDD
9 233 (11.43%) Automated Testing
10 196 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 193 (9.47%) Web Development
12 157 (7.70%) MVC
13 147 (7.21%) Software Engineering
14 146 (7.16%) Kanban
15 145 (7.11%) Microservices
16 133 (6.53%) Test Automation
17 131 (6.43%) E-Commerce
18 124 (6.08%) OO
19 112 (5.50%) High Availability
20 104 (5.10%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1166 (57.21%) Python
2 886 (43.47%) Java
3 540 (26.50%) JavaScript
4 470 (23.06%) Bash Shell
5 344 (16.88%) Scala
6 340 (16.68%) Perl
7 256 (12.56%) C#
8 250 (12.27%) SQL
9 180 (8.83%) Go
10 144 (7.07%) PHP
11 92 (4.51%) PowerShell
12 78 (3.83%) Shell Script
13 67 (3.29%) C++
14 61 (2.99%) C
15 52 (2.55%) Groovy
16 20 (0.98%) Clojure
17 18 (0.88%) Haskell
18 17 (0.83%) Korn
19 15 (0.74%) VB
20 13 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 219 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 137 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 46 (2.26%) Degree
4 24 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (1.13%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.13%) ISTQB
6 20 (0.98%) ISEB
7 15 (0.74%) AWS Certification
8 14 (0.69%) RHCE
9 9 (0.44%) CCNA
9 9 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.39%) CCNP
11 7 (0.34%) CISSP
12 6 (0.29%) BC Cleared
12 6 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.29%) MCSE
12 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.25%) VCDX
14 4 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (7.36%) QA
2 25 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 25 (1.23%) SDET
3 11 (0.54%) SLA
4 10 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.15%) WCAG
7 2 (0.098%) PMO
8 1 (0.049%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.049%) MiFID
System Software
1 455 (22.33%) Docker
2 69 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 27 (1.32%) vSphere
5 18 (0.88%) etcd
5 18 (0.88%) flannel
6 16 (0.79%) HDFS
7 15 (0.74%) GlusterFS
7 15 (0.74%) LXC
7 15 (0.74%) Shibboleth
7 15 (0.74%) Xen
8 14 (0.69%) XenServer
9 13 (0.64%) vCloud
10 10 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (0.49%) VirtualBox
11 9 (0.44%) NFS
11 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.34%) Hyper-V
13 5 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 669 (32.83%) Puppet
2 483 (23.70%) Ansible
3 439 (21.54%) Opscode Chef
4 173 (8.49%) Terraform
5 157 (7.70%) Kubernetes
6 113 (5.54%) Salt
7 111 (5.45%) Nagios
8 75 (3.68%) logstash
9 69 (3.39%) Kibana
10 44 (2.16%) ZABBIX
11 42 (2.06%) Graphite
12 41 (2.01%) Mesos
13 34 (1.67%) Grafana
14 23 (1.13%) Cobbler
15 22 (1.08%) Zenoss
16 21 (1.03%) HAProxy
17 20 (0.98%) Rancher
18 17 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 17 (0.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
19 15 (0.74%) Consul
Vendors
1 145 (7.11%) Google
2 139 (6.82%) VMware
3 129 (6.33%) Red Hat
4 100 (4.91%) Oracle
5 77 (3.78%) Microsoft
6 74 (3.63%) Splunk
7 48 (2.36%) Rackspace
8 38 (1.86%) SAP
9 37 (1.82%) Atlassian
10 27 (1.32%) SaltStack
11 26 (1.28%) Sybase
12 24 (1.18%) EMC
13 22 (1.08%) Cisco
14 19 (0.93%) Sitecore
15 18 (0.88%) Apigee
15 18 (0.88%) New Relic
16 15 (0.74%) HP
17 13 (0.64%) NetApp
18 11 (0.54%) Hortonworks
18 11 (0.54%) Zend
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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City, London
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London
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London
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City, London
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City, London
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Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £500 per day
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London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Central London / West End
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Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
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London
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Rate: £300 - £375 per annum
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Surrey
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Central London / West End
Digital Gurus
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London
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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London
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Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
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North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
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