Period
to 23 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 171 133
Rank change year-on-year +2 -38 -40
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1,220 1,525 1,824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.61% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.74% 3.59% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 1,008 1,339
England median daily rate £530 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £394 £400 £375
90th Percentile £700 £660 £628
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 4
England median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £29.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.29% +18.05% +196.48%
10th Percentile £23.65 £20.15 £16.64
90th Percentile £37.78 £73.75 £41.58
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £29.65
% change year-on-year -24.29% +18.05% +196.48%

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 32,653 42,500 38,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.25% 44.95% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,895 30,159 27,170
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £310
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 613 642 746
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +5.66% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.25 £17.28 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 +23 824 £550 - 289
North of England +2 131 £475 -2.56% 104
South East -23 109 £500 - 73
South West +28 74 £506 +6.58% 37
Yorkshire +15 55 £500 +5.26% 45
North West +9 55 £475 -5.00% 50
East of England -11 43 £450 -5.26% 31
Midlands -5 34 £525 +16.67% 28
North East +2 21 £500 +25.00% 9
West Midlands -23 18 £550 +22.11% 16
East Midlands +28 16 £460 +15.00% 12
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 708 (58.03%) Python
2 623 (51.07%) Agile Software Development
3 501 (41.07%) DevOps
4 458 (37.54%) Linux
5 443 (36.31%) AWS
6 431 (35.33%) Java
7 383 (31.39%) JavaScript
8 339 (27.79%) Ruby on Rails
9 292 (23.93%) Docker
10 282 (23.11%) TDD
11 273 (22.38%) Git (software)
12 271 (22.21%) Continuous Integration
13 265 (21.72%) Jenkins
14 261 (21.39%) Test Automation
15 254 (20.82%) Bash Shell
16 231 (18.93%) Opscode Chef
17 220 (18.03%) Terraform
18 217 (17.79%) Node.js
19 214 (17.54%) Puppet
20 211 (17.30%) HTML
21 199 (16.31%) Ansible
22 195 (15.98%) Go
23 191 (15.66%) Kubernetes
24 187 (15.33%) Perl
25 186 (15.25%) Scrum
26 184 (15.08%) CSS
27 178 (14.59%) Configuration Management
28 164 (13.44%) Security Cleared
29 155 (12.70%) PostgreSQL
30 154 (12.62%) SQL

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 57 (4.67%) Confluence
1 57 (4.67%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (3.20%) JBoss
2 39 (3.20%) nginx
3 38 (3.11%) Apache
4 32 (2.62%) Tomcat
5 26 (2.13%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.56%) WebLogic
7 18 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (1.23%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.07%) IIS
10 11 (0.90%) Jetty
10 11 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.82%) Drupal
12 8 (0.66%) SAS
13 7 (0.57%) Mattermost
14 6 (0.49%) ColdFusion
14 6 (0.49%) Oracle Self-Service HR
15 4 (0.33%) SharePoint
16 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.082%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Magento
2 5 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.25%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.082%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.082%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.082%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.082%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 443 (36.31%) AWS
2 138 (11.31%) Azure
3 89 (7.30%) GCP
4 85 (6.97%) AWS CloudFormation
5 77 (6.31%) Serverless
6 64 (5.25%) GitHub
7 54 (4.43%) PaaS
8 53 (4.34%) AWS Lambda
8 53 (4.34%) Datadog
9 44 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 36 (2.95%) OpenShift
11 33 (2.70%) IaaS
12 32 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
12 32 (2.62%) Amazon S3
13 31 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
14 28 (2.30%) Heroku
15 24 (1.97%) Amazon Kinesis
16 21 (1.72%) Amazon ECS
17 20 (1.64%) CloudFront
18 17 (1.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 83 (6.80%) HTTP
2 49 (4.02%) TCP/IP
3 43 (3.52%) Firewall
4 36 (2.95%) Internet
4 36 (2.95%) SSL
5 31 (2.54%) VPN
6 30 (2.46%) DNS
7 17 (1.39%) SSH
8 7 (0.57%) Wireshark
9 6 (0.49%) FTP
10 5 (0.41%) DHCP
10 5 (0.41%) DVB
11 4 (0.33%) AMQP
11 4 (0.33%) Network Security
12 3 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.25%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.25%) MPLS
12 3 (0.25%) SMTP
12 3 (0.25%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (12.70%) PostgreSQL
2 133 (10.90%) MySQL
3 113 (9.26%) MongoDB
4 74 (6.07%) NoSQL
5 55 (4.51%) Relational Database
6 39 (3.20%) Hadoop
7 35 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 34 (2.79%) Big Data
9 29 (2.38%) Redis
10 26 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (1.80%) SQL Server
12 12 (0.98%) Neo4j
13 10 (0.82%) Amazon Athena
14 9 (0.74%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.57%) Data Mining
16 7 (0.57%) Oracle Database
17 6 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
17 6 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 273 (22.38%) Git (software)
2 265 (21.72%) Jenkins
3 154 (12.62%) JIRA
4 84 (6.89%) Cucumber
5 76 (6.23%) Selenium
6 57 (4.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 48 (3.93%) Subversion
8 35 (2.87%) Vagrant
9 26 (2.13%) CircleCI
10 25 (2.05%) gulp
10 25 (2.05%) RSpec
11 24 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (1.72%) IntelliJ
13 20 (1.64%) Ant
13 20 (1.64%) Artifactory
13 20 (1.64%) TeamCity
14 19 (1.56%) Bitbucket
14 19 (1.56%) Gradle
15 18 (1.48%) Capybara
15 18 (1.48%) Maven
General
1 133 (10.90%) Finance
2 114 (9.34%) Public Sector
3 24 (1.97%) Banking
4 11 (0.90%) Telecoms
5 9 (0.74%) Law
6 7 (0.57%) Advertising
6 7 (0.57%) Marketing
6 7 (0.57%) Retail
7 6 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.49%) Games
7 6 (0.49%) Legal
8 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.25%) Publishing
9 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.16%) Automotive
10 2 (0.16%) Billing
10 2 (0.16%) Electronics
10 2 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 523 (42.87%) Developer
2 250 (20.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 187 (15.33%) Ruby Developer
4 109 (8.93%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 94 (7.70%) Architect
6 85 (6.97%) Cloud Engineer
7 66 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
8 51 (4.18%) AWS DevOps
9 49 (4.02%) Java Developer
10 47 (3.85%) Python Developer
11 45 (3.69%) Technical Architect
12 42 (3.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 42 (3.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 42 (3.44%) Senior Developer
13 38 (3.11%) Software Engineer
14 36 (2.95%) Tester
15 35 (2.87%) Test Engineer
16 34 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
17 30 (2.46%) Platform Engineer
17 30 (2.46%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (27.79%) Ruby on Rails
2 217 (17.79%) Node.js
3 211 (17.30%) HTML
4 184 (15.08%) CSS
5 124 (10.16%) Web Services
6 117 (9.59%) JSON
7 101 (8.28%) React
8 89 (7.30%) RESTful
9 76 (6.23%) Spring
10 71 (5.82%) HTML5
11 66 (5.41%) REST
12 62 (5.08%) AngularJS
13 60 (4.92%) jQuery
14 50 (4.10%) .NET
15 47 (3.85%) Redux
15 47 (3.85%) XML
16 46 (3.77%) Kafka
17 44 (3.61%) CSS3
18 39 (3.20%) Django
19 38 (3.11%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 59 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (3.93%) User Experience
3 42 (3.44%) Data Centre
4 31 (2.54%) Mobile App
5 30 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
6 25 (2.05%) Enterprise Cloud
7 22 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (1.80%) Public Cloud
8 11 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (0.74%) Algorithms
10 9 (0.74%) Clustering
10 9 (0.74%) Replication
11 7 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (0.57%) Derivative
11 7 (0.57%) IPTV
11 7 (0.57%) STB
12 6 (0.49%) Blog
13 5 (0.41%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 458 (37.54%) Linux
2 130 (10.66%) Unix
3 119 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 112 (9.18%) Windows
5 46 (3.77%) Ubuntu
6 40 (3.28%) Mac OS X
7 38 (3.11%) Mac OS
7 38 (3.11%) Windows Server
8 31 (2.54%) Android
8 31 (2.54%) CentOS
9 24 (1.97%) Apple iOS
10 20 (1.64%) Debian
11 13 (1.07%) openSUSE
12 8 (0.66%) VMS
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.082%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.082%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.082%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (51.07%) Agile Software Development
2 501 (41.07%) DevOps
3 282 (23.11%) TDD
4 271 (22.21%) Continuous Integration
5 261 (21.39%) Test Automation
6 186 (15.25%) Scrum
7 178 (14.59%) Configuration Management
8 141 (11.56%) Open Source
9 134 (10.98%) Infrastructure as Code
10 130 (10.66%) Continuous Delivery
11 115 (9.43%) Microservices
12 103 (8.44%) Software Engineering
13 102 (8.36%) Kanban
14 91 (7.46%) Migration
15 85 (6.97%) BDD
16 75 (6.15%) Front End Development
17 72 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
18 65 (5.33%) Continuous Deployment
18 65 (5.33%) Deployment Automation
19 62 (5.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 708 (58.03%) Python
2 431 (35.33%) Java
3 383 (31.39%) JavaScript
4 254 (20.82%) Bash Shell
5 195 (15.98%) Go
6 187 (15.33%) Perl
7 154 (12.62%) SQL
8 108 (8.85%) C#
9 104 (8.52%) Scala
10 75 (6.15%) C++
11 73 (5.98%) PHP
12 64 (5.25%) Shell Script
13 59 (4.84%) PowerShell
14 55 (4.51%) Groovy
15 49 (4.02%) C
16 35 (2.87%) Java 8
17 34 (2.79%) TypeScript
18 26 (2.13%) PL/SQL
19 22 (1.80%) ES6
20 18 (1.48%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 164 (13.44%) Security Cleared
2 91 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.11%) AWS Certification
4 34 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 34 (2.79%) Degree
5 32 (2.62%) RHCE
6 30 (2.46%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.15%) DBS Check
8 13 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
9 11 (0.90%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.66%) ISEB
11 6 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.33%) CHECK Team Member
12 4 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.25%) CCNA
13 3 (0.25%) GCUX
13 3 (0.25%) GIAC
13 3 (0.25%) LPIC
13 3 (0.25%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.59%) QA
2 22 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.56%) NIST
4 17 (1.39%) PCI DSS
5 14 (1.15%) GDPR
6 13 (1.07%) COBIT
7 11 (0.90%) SLA
8 10 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.49%) WCAG
10 3 (0.25%) NCSC
11 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.16%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 292 (23.93%) Docker
2 31 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (0.98%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.74%) vSphere
6 5 (0.41%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.41%) HDFS
6 5 (0.41%) vCloud
6 5 (0.41%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.33%) NFS
7 4 (0.33%) Xen
8 3 (0.25%) KVM
8 3 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.16%) XenApp
9 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 231 (18.93%) Opscode Chef
2 220 (18.03%) Terraform
3 214 (17.54%) Puppet
4 199 (16.31%) Ansible
5 191 (15.66%) Kubernetes
6 61 (5.00%) Salt
7 29 (2.38%) Suricata
8 25 (2.05%) Packer
9 24 (1.97%) Nagios
10 22 (1.80%) Kibana
11 15 (1.23%) Consul
11 15 (1.23%) Grafana
12 13 (1.07%) Nessus
13 11 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
13 11 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.90%) logstash
14 8 (0.66%) Graphite
14 8 (0.66%) HP Fortify
14 8 (0.66%) Rancher
15 7 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 97 (7.95%) Red Hat
2 94 (7.70%) Google
3 67 (5.49%) Splunk
4 54 (4.43%) Oracle
5 41 (3.36%) VMware
6 37 (3.03%) Qualys
7 34 (2.79%) Microsoft
8 25 (2.05%) Adobe
9 23 (1.89%) Atlassian
10 21 (1.72%) New Relic
11 20 (1.64%) SaltStack
11 20 (1.64%) ServiceNow
12 15 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (1.15%) SAP
14 9 (0.74%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.74%) Cloudera
14 9 (0.74%) EMC
14 9 (0.74%) NetApp
15 8 (0.66%) SolarWinds
15 8 (0.66%) Tableau