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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 91 128
Rank change year-on-year -21 +37  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 939 1260 917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.17% 2.54% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.18% 6.49% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 924 683
Median daily rate £488 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £10.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -75.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -75.00%  

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 18111 19410 19329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.88% 39.14% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12445 13524 13140
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 £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 425 389
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.00 £19.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 June 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
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 27 June 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 -35 595 £500 - 177
South East -26 115 £475 +5.55% 67
Yorkshire +1 60 £475 +1.06% 30
West Midlands +33 41 £475 +46.15% 11
North West -13 30 £488 +14.70% 39
North East +89 29 £370 +2.06% 8
South West -16 29 £450 +5.88% 16
East Midlands -10 15 £475 +26.66% 11
East of England -18 14 £480 +1.05% 16
Midlands - 4 - - 22
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1176 (59.85%) Python
2 1068 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
3 941 (47.89%) Linux
4 881 (44.83%) Java
5 812 (41.32%) DevOps
6 624 (31.76%) Amazon AWS
7 611 (31.09%) Git (software)
8 591 (30.08%) Puppet
9 520 (26.46%) Continuous Integration
10 519 (26.41%) Jenkins
11 511 (26.01%) JavaScript
12 502 (25.55%) Configuration Management
13 476 (24.22%) Test Automation
14 468 (23.82%) Ansible
15 438 (22.29%) Docker
16 434 (22.09%) TDD
17 432 (21.98%) Bash Shell
18 413 (21.02%) HTML
19 411 (20.92%) Ruby on Rails
20 406 (20.66%) Opscode Chef
21 395 (20.10%) CSS
22 355 (18.07%) Scala
23 327 (16.64%) Open Source
24 297 (15.11%) Perl
25 292 (14.86%) Scrum
26 289 (14.71%) JIRA
27 280 (14.25%) HTTP
28 269 (13.69%) JSON
29 268 (13.64%) Node.js
30 264 (13.44%) C#

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
1 191 (9.72%) Confluence
2 169 (8.60%) Elasticsearch
3 122 (6.21%) Apache
4 109 (5.55%) Tomcat
5 94 (4.78%) nginx
6 74 (3.77%) OpenStack
7 62 (3.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 34 (1.73%) JBoss
9 31 (1.58%) CMS
10 25 (1.27%) IIS
11 20 (1.02%) Apache Spark
12 16 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.56%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.41%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (0.31%) Apache Qpid
16 6 (0.31%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.31%) WordPress
17 5 (0.25%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.051%) HipChat
4 1 (0.051%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.051%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.051%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.15%) Magento
4 3 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.051%) Pega PRPC
6 1 (0.051%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.051%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 624 (31.76%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 156 (7.94%) GitHub
4 99 (5.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 85 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
6 80 (4.07%) PaaS
7 60 (3.05%) IaaS
8 53 (2.70%) Amazon S3
9 36 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
9 36 (1.83%) Heroku
10 23 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 23 (1.17%) SaaS
11 22 (1.12%) Google Analytics
11 22 (1.12%) Route 53
12 21 (1.07%) Datadog
13 19 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
13 19 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
14 18 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 18 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 280 (14.25%) HTTP
2 139 (7.07%) TCP/IP
3 104 (5.29%) SSL
4 81 (4.12%) DNS
5 69 (3.51%) Firewall
6 49 (2.49%) Internet
7 33 (1.68%) LDAP
8 29 (1.48%) Network Security
8 29 (1.48%) VPN
9 25 (1.27%) HTTPS
10 18 (0.92%) IPsec
11 16 (0.81%) SMTP
12 15 (0.76%) Wireshark
13 14 (0.71%) SAN
14 11 (0.56%) IMAP
15 10 (0.51%) Kerberos
16 8 (0.41%) AMQP
16 8 (0.41%) SSH
17 7 (0.36%) NAS
17 7 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (12.88%) PostgreSQL
2 223 (11.35%) MongoDB
3 216 (10.99%) MySQL
4 186 (9.47%) NoSQL
5 168 (8.55%) Relational Database
6 93 (4.73%) SQL Server
7 66 (3.36%) Hadoop
8 63 (3.21%) Redis
9 62 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 51 (2.60%) Big Data
11 44 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 32 (1.63%) RDBMS
13 18 (0.92%) MariaDB
14 16 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
15 15 (0.76%) Apache Hive
15 15 (0.76%) HBase
15 15 (0.76%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.66%) InterSystems Cache
17 10 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
17 10 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 611 (31.09%) Git (software)
2 519 (26.41%) Jenkins
3 289 (14.71%) JIRA
4 218 (11.09%) Cucumber
5 194 (9.87%) Selenium
6 184 (9.36%) Subversion
7 135 (6.87%) JUnit
8 103 (5.24%) Maven
9 91 (4.63%) WebDriver
10 87 (4.43%) TeamCity
11 78 (3.97%) Vagrant
12 75 (3.82%) RSpec
13 59 (3.00%) Ant
14 58 (2.95%) Calabash
15 45 (2.29%) Bitbucket
16 44 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
16 44 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
17 41 (2.09%) Artifactory
18 35 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 32 (1.63%) Gradle
General
1 217 (11.04%) Finance
2 114 (5.80%) Banking
3 41 (2.09%) Retail
3 41 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 40 (2.04%) Games
5 31 (1.58%) Marketing
6 22 (1.12%) Back Office
7 20 (1.02%) Electronics
7 20 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 14 (0.71%) Publishing
10 9 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.41%) Front Office
12 7 (0.36%) Legal
13 6 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.10%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.10%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.051%) French Language
Job Titles
1 778 (39.59%) Developer
2 422 (21.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 191 (9.72%) Ruby Developer
4 162 (8.24%) Java Developer
5 138 (7.02%) Architect
6 134 (6.82%) Scala Developer
7 129 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
8 124 (6.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 119 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
10 116 (5.90%) AWS DevOps
11 97 (4.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 85 (4.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 82 (4.17%) Senior Developer
14 78 (3.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 71 (3.61%) Tester
16 68 (3.46%) Ruby Engineer
17 66 (3.36%) Consultant
18 59 (3.00%) Automation Tester
19 52 (2.65%) Senior DevOps
20 51 (2.60%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (21.02%) HTML
2 411 (20.92%) Ruby on Rails
3 395 (20.10%) CSS
4 269 (13.69%) JSON
5 268 (13.64%) Node.js
6 257 (13.08%) REST
7 242 (12.32%) HTML5
8 232 (11.81%) Web Services
9 203 (10.33%) CSS3
10 193 (9.82%) Spring
11 188 (9.57%) RESTful
12 157 (7.99%) Ajax
13 152 (7.74%) Play Framework
14 151 (7.68%) .NET
15 147 (7.48%) Django
16 131 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
17 125 (6.36%) AngularJS
18 105 (5.34%) XML
19 96 (4.89%) Guice
20 93 (4.73%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
2 89 (4.53%) User Experience
3 84 (4.27%) Public Cloud
4 75 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 59 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 53 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (2.29%) Clustering
8 31 (1.58%) Blog
9 26 (1.32%) Cloud Native
10 25 (1.27%) Data Centre
11 23 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
12 22 (1.12%) Management Information System
13 20 (1.02%) Fintech
14 18 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.76%) Smartphone
16 14 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (0.56%) PKI
17 11 (0.56%) Virtual Team
18 9 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
19 8 (0.41%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 941 (47.89%) Linux
2 219 (11.15%) Unix
3 183 (9.31%) Windows
4 180 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 164 (8.35%) CentOS
6 124 (6.31%) Ubuntu
7 59 (3.00%) Mac OS X
8 45 (2.29%) Apple iOS
9 43 (2.19%) Android
10 32 (1.63%) Mac OS
11 25 (1.27%) CoreOS
12 19 (0.97%) SUSE
13 13 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.61%) Windows Server
15 10 (0.51%) AIX
16 7 (0.36%) Solaris
17 6 (0.31%) Debian
18 5 (0.25%) Fedora
18 5 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1068 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (41.32%) DevOps
3 520 (26.46%) Continuous Integration
4 502 (25.55%) Configuration Management
5 476 (24.22%) Test Automation
6 434 (22.09%) TDD
7 327 (16.64%) Open Source
8 292 (14.86%) Scrum
9 252 (12.82%) BDD
10 198 (10.08%) Web Development
11 196 (9.97%) Continuous Delivery
12 182 (9.26%) Microservices
13 167 (8.50%) MVC
14 140 (7.12%) Kanban
15 137 (6.97%) Software Engineering
16 133 (6.77%) Responsive Web Design
17 130 (6.62%) Web Design
18 125 (6.36%) E-Commerce
18 125 (6.36%) OO
19 121 (6.16%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1176 (59.85%) Python
2 881 (44.83%) Java
3 511 (26.01%) JavaScript
4 432 (21.98%) Bash Shell
5 355 (18.07%) Scala
6 297 (15.11%) Perl
7 264 (13.44%) C#
8 221 (11.25%) SQL
9 180 (9.16%) Go
10 137 (6.97%) PHP
11 85 (4.33%) PowerShell
12 62 (3.16%) Shell Script
13 60 (3.05%) Groovy
14 51 (2.60%) C++
15 44 (2.24%) C
16 25 (1.27%) VB
17 23 (1.17%) Korn
18 20 (1.02%) Haskell
19 18 (0.92%) Apple Swift
20 17 (0.87%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 220 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 159 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 80 (4.07%) Degree
4 39 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.17%) ISEB
6 20 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.97%) CISSP
8 17 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (0.76%) CEH
9 15 (0.76%) RHCE
10 14 (0.71%) AWS Certification
10 14 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.71%) GIAC
11 13 (0.66%) CREST Certified
11 13 (0.66%) SANS
12 12 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (0.51%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.36%) CCNA
16 6 (0.31%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (6.41%) QA
2 23 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.46%) WCAG
4 7 (0.36%) SLA
5 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.20%) MiFID
7 3 (0.15%) EMIR
7 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.10%) PMO
9 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 438 (22.29%) Docker
2 59 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 19 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.81%) etcd
5 16 (0.81%) flannel
5 16 (0.81%) GlusterFS
6 15 (0.76%) LXC
6 15 (0.76%) Shibboleth
7 14 (0.71%) HDFS
7 14 (0.71%) VirtualBox
8 12 (0.61%) vSphere
9 11 (0.56%) KVM
10 10 (0.51%) Ceph
10 10 (0.51%) SkyDNS
10 10 (0.51%) Xen
11 8 (0.41%) vCloud
12 6 (0.31%) GFS2
12 6 (0.31%) NFS
12 6 (0.31%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 591 (30.08%) Puppet
2 468 (23.82%) Ansible
3 406 (20.66%) Opscode Chef
4 195 (9.92%) Terraform
5 164 (8.35%) Kubernetes
6 106 (5.39%) logstash
7 96 (4.89%) Kibana
8 95 (4.83%) Nagios
9 84 (4.27%) Salt
10 63 (3.21%) Graphite
11 50 (2.54%) ZABBIX
12 44 (2.24%) Mesos
13 43 (2.19%) Grafana
14 33 (1.68%) HAProxy
15 27 (1.37%) Packer
16 23 (1.17%) Prometheus
17 19 (0.97%) rkt
18 16 (0.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 16 (0.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 16 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 157 (7.99%) Google
2 136 (6.92%) VMware
3 128 (6.51%) Red Hat
4 87 (4.43%) Oracle
5 76 (3.87%) Splunk
6 67 (3.41%) Microsoft
7 32 (1.63%) Rackspace
8 30 (1.53%) SaltStack
9 26 (1.32%) HP
10 23 (1.17%) SAP
11 22 (1.12%) Sybase
12 17 (0.87%) Veritas
13 16 (0.81%) Sitecore
14 15 (0.76%) Apigee
14 15 (0.76%) Atlassian
14 15 (0.76%) NetApp
15 14 (0.71%) Cisco
15 14 (0.71%) Perforce
15 14 (0.71%) ServiceNow
16 13 (0.66%) webMethods
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Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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London
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London
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Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
London
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City, London
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City, London
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