Period
to 27 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 27 September 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
England > London
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 177 126 142
Rank change year-on-year -51 +16 -37
Contract jobs citing Ruby 182 853 926
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.38% 2.22% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.73% 4.69% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 677 702
Median daily rate £528 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.09% +4.76% +2.69%
10th Percentile £313 £413 £410
90th Percentile £638 £718 £663
England median daily rate £500 £538 £513
% change year-on-year -6.98% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £26.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.76% -63.75%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% -24.29% +18.05%

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,661 18,188 23,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.49% 47.43% 50.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,623 13,746 17,575
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £363 £363
90th Percentile £740 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 114 145
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +15.38% +8.62%
10th Percentile £22.40 £20.92 £18.23
90th Percentile £50.66 £60.38 £62.77
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.53 £42.27
% change year-on-year -21.41% +5.36% +5.66%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in London

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ruby in London.

Daily rate trend for Ruby in London

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ruby in London over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ruby in London

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ruby in London.

Hourly rate trend for Ruby in London

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the London region over the 6 months to 27 September 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
Central London +17 34 £525 -3.67% 48
West London +52 2 £475 +5.56% 32
South London +39 2 £540 -1.82% 2
East London +12 2 £650 +18.18% 5
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 London region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 120 (65.93%) Python
2 69 (37.91%) DevOps
3 68 (37.36%) AWS
4 64 (35.16%) Java
5 59 (32.42%) SQL
6 55 (30.22%) Linux
7 54 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (28.57%) Bash Shell
9 44 (24.18%) Docker
9 44 (24.18%) Ruby on Rails
10 43 (23.63%) Ansible
10 43 (23.63%) Kubernetes
11 39 (21.43%) Azure
12 38 (20.88%) Oracle
13 37 (20.33%) MySQL
14 36 (19.78%) Tomcat
15 35 (19.23%) JavaScript
15 35 (19.23%) Perl
15 35 (19.23%) Puppet
16 33 (18.13%) Terraform
16 33 (18.13%) Git (software)
17 31 (17.03%) Jenkins
18 29 (15.93%) Big Data
18 29 (15.93%) Test Automation
19 28 (15.38%) Unix
19 28 (15.38%) Splunk
20 25 (13.74%) Opscode Chef
20 25 (13.74%) TDD
21 24 (13.19%) Security Cleared
21 24 (13.19%) Microservices

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 36 (19.78%) Tomcat
2 17 (9.34%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (7.14%) Apache
4 10 (5.49%) Apache Spark
5 7 (3.85%) Apache Solr
5 7 (3.85%) Confluence
6 6 (3.30%) JBoss
7 5 (2.75%) Jetty
7 5 (2.75%) MQSeries
7 5 (2.75%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 5 (2.75%) Red Hat Fuse
7 5 (2.75%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (2.20%) nginx
9 3 (1.65%) Appian
9 3 (1.65%) IIS
10 2 (1.10%) CMS
10 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 68 (37.36%) AWS
2 39 (21.43%) Azure
3 24 (13.19%) GCP
4 18 (9.89%) Datadog
5 17 (9.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (6.04%) Amazon Cognito
6 11 (6.04%) GitHub
7 9 (4.95%) Serverless
8 8 (4.40%) SaaS
9 6 (3.30%) IaaS
10 5 (2.75%) Amazon S3
10 5 (2.75%) PaaS
11 4 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.65%) CloudFront
12 3 (1.65%) Route 53
13 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (1.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.34%) Firewall
2 14 (7.69%) DNS
3 11 (6.04%) HTTP
4 8 (4.40%) SSL
5 5 (2.75%) Internet
5 5 (2.75%) SSH
5 5 (2.75%) VPN
6 4 (2.20%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.65%) DHCP
8 2 (1.10%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.10%) SAN
8 2 (1.10%) VLAN
9 1 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.55%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.55%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.55%) SMTP
9 1 (0.55%) SNMP
9 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.33%) MySQL
2 29 (15.93%) Big Data
3 20 (10.99%) MongoDB
3 20 (10.99%) SQL Server
4 18 (9.89%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (8.24%) Hadoop
6 14 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (3.85%) Oracle Database
7 7 (3.85%) Presto
7 7 (3.85%) Redis
8 6 (3.30%) BigQuery
8 6 (3.30%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.65%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.10%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.55%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 33 (18.13%) Git (software)
2 31 (17.03%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.04%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (5.49%) GoCD
5 9 (4.95%) JIRA
6 7 (3.85%) Maven
6 7 (3.85%) Selenium
7 6 (3.30%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.30%) Hudson
7 6 (3.30%) Subversion
8 5 (2.75%) Ant
8 5 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.75%) ClearCase
8 5 (2.75%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.75%) FishEye
8 5 (2.75%) Gradle
8 5 (2.75%) IntelliJ
8 5 (2.75%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.75%) Poseidon for UML
8 5 (2.75%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (6.59%) Finance
2 10 (5.49%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.20%) Electronics
5 3 (1.65%) Banking
5 3 (1.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (30.77%) Developer
2 32 (17.58%) Ruby Developer
3 26 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (10.44%) Applications Support
5 18 (9.89%) Support Engineer
6 17 (9.34%) Architect
7 16 (8.79%) Applications Engineer
7 16 (8.79%) Applications Support Engineer
8 14 (7.69%) Python Engineer
9 13 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
10 12 (6.59%) AWS Engineer
10 12 (6.59%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 9 (4.95%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (4.95%) Java Engineer
11 9 (4.95%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 8 (4.40%) Analyst
12 8 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (4.40%) Operations Support Engineer
12 8 (4.40%) Site Engineer
12 8 (4.40%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.18%) Ruby on Rails
2 23 (12.64%) Node.js
3 21 (11.54%) LAMP
4 16 (8.79%) React
4 16 (8.79%) Sensu
5 13 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 13 (7.14%) HTML
5 13 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (6.04%) Web Services
7 10 (5.49%) Kafka
8 8 (4.40%) CSS
8 8 (4.40%) HTML5
8 8 (4.40%) jQuery
8 8 (4.40%) Memcached
8 8 (4.40%) TensorFlow
9 7 (3.85%) .NET
9 7 (3.85%) PySpark
10 6 (3.30%) H2O
10 6 (3.30%) JSON
10 6 (3.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.89%) Linux Command Line
2 17 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.49%) User Experience
4 8 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.75%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (2.75%) Derivative
7 4 (2.20%) Clustering
7 4 (2.20%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.10%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.10%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.10%) Replication
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) FMCG
10 1 (0.55%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 55 (30.22%) Linux
2 28 (15.38%) Unix
3 21 (11.54%) Windows
4 7 (3.85%) CentOS
4 7 (3.85%) Debian
4 7 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (3.30%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.75%) Android
6 5 (2.75%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.75%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.75%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.65%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.55%) Fedora
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (37.91%) DevOps
2 54 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (15.93%) Test Automation
4 25 (13.74%) TDD
5 24 (13.19%) Microservices
6 23 (12.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 22 (12.09%) ITIL
7 22 (12.09%) Scrum
8 20 (10.99%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (9.89%) Configuration Management
9 18 (9.89%) Infrastructure as Code
10 17 (9.34%) E-Commerce
11 16 (8.79%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (8.24%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (8.24%) Deployment Automation
13 12 (6.59%) Computer Science
14 10 (5.49%) Project Management
14 10 (5.49%) Security Monitoring
14 10 (5.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 120 (65.93%) Python
2 64 (35.16%) Java
3 59 (32.42%) SQL
4 52 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 35 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 35 (19.23%) Perl
6 21 (11.54%) Go
7 20 (10.99%) C++
7 20 (10.99%) PowerShell
8 18 (9.89%) Scala
9 14 (7.69%) Groovy
10 12 (6.59%) PL/SQL
11 11 (6.04%) PHP
12 10 (5.49%) C#
13 7 (3.85%) T-SQL
14 5 (2.75%) C
14 5 (2.75%) Clojure
14 5 (2.75%) ClojureScript
15 4 (2.20%) VBA
16 3 (1.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (13.19%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.59%) Degree
4 11 (6.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (4.40%) Master's Degree
6 5 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.75%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.65%) ISEB
7 3 (1.65%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.55%) MCITP
9 1 (0.55%) MCSE
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.55%) NCDA
9 1 (0.55%) RHCE
9 1 (0.55%) RHCT
9 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.69%) QA
2 8 (4.40%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (3.30%) GDPR
3 6 (3.30%) HIPAA
3 6 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.55%) SEPA
System Software
1 44 (24.18%) Docker
2 7 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.10%) HDFS
4 2 (1.10%) NFS
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.10%) Varnish
4 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.55%) LXC
5 1 (0.55%) PowerDNS
5 1 (0.55%) vCloud
5 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 43 (23.63%) Ansible
1 43 (23.63%) Kubernetes
2 35 (19.23%) Puppet
3 33 (18.13%) Terraform
4 25 (13.74%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (11.54%) Nagios
6 12 (6.59%) Rundeck
7 9 (4.95%) Salt
8 6 (3.30%) Kibana
9 3 (1.65%) Grafana
9 3 (1.65%) Pacemaker
10 2 (1.10%) Data Guard
10 2 (1.10%) Packer
10 2 (1.10%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.10%) vMotion
11 1 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.55%) Istio
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (20.88%) Oracle
2 28 (15.38%) Splunk
3 13 (7.14%) Google
3 13 (7.14%) SaltStack
4 11 (6.04%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.40%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.40%) Red Hat
5 8 (4.40%) Sybase
6 6 (3.30%) Cloudera
6 6 (3.30%) Hortonworks
7 5 (2.75%) Axway
7 5 (2.75%) MuleSoft
7 5 (2.75%) Sparx
8 4 (2.20%) VMware
9 3 (1.65%) CA
9 3 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.65%) Veritas
10 2 (1.10%) McAfee
11 1 (0.55%) Charles River
11 1 (0.55%) TIBCO