Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 281 190 126
Rank change year-on-year -91 -64 +24
Contract jobs citing Ruby 330 178 826
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.94% 1.29% 2.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 2.54% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 126 657
10th Percentile £400 £375 £413
25th Percentile £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £528 £550
Median % change year-on-year +1.90% -4.09% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £638
90th Percentile £675 £638 £740
England median daily rate £525 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £80.00 - £25.75
England median hourly rate £66.25 £22.78 £25.75
% change year-on-year +190.89% -11.55% -39.41%

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 16,153 7,016 17,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.83% 50.86% 47.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,201 5,147 13,490
10th Percentile £400 £350 £363
25th Percentile £475 £425 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £614
90th Percentile £746 £738 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 40 108
10th Percentile £24.50 £17.90 £18.38
25th Percentile £35.44 £24.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate £52.50 £36.00 £47.25
Median % change year-on-year +45.83% -23.81% +21.15%
75th Percentile £63.63 £40.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £70.04 £54.10 £56.10
England median hourly rate £45.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.33% -16.67% +6.51%

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 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021. 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 -52 37 £525 -4.55% 73
West London -9 7 £523 +10.00% 12
South London +2 1 - - 1
East London -11 1 £465 -19.13% 12
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 186 (56.36%) Python
2 122 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (34.85%) AWS
4 114 (34.55%) DevOps
5 112 (33.94%) Java
6 101 (30.61%) Ruby on Rails
7 93 (28.18%) Terraform
8 92 (27.88%) JavaScript
9 89 (26.97%) Linux
10 83 (25.15%) Git (software)
11 82 (24.85%) Kubernetes
12 80 (24.24%) Test Automation
13 75 (22.73%) Azure
14 69 (20.91%) Ansible
15 68 (20.61%) Docker
15 68 (20.61%) Go
16 66 (20.00%) Bash Shell
17 62 (18.79%) Jenkins
18 61 (18.48%) Microservices
18 61 (18.48%) Social Skills
19 55 (16.67%) TDD
20 51 (15.45%) Node.js
20 51 (15.45%) GCP
21 49 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
22 46 (13.94%) Scrum
23 45 (13.64%) Software Engineering
24 43 (13.03%) HTML
24 43 (13.03%) Configuration Management
25 42 (12.73%) Finance
25 42 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code

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 11 (3.33%) CMS
2 8 (2.42%) Confluence
3 7 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (1.82%) nginx
5 5 (1.52%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.21%) Traefik
7 3 (0.91%) Drupal
7 3 (0.91%) JBoss
8 2 (0.61%) Apache
8 2 (0.61%) Luigi
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.30%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.30%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.30%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Magento
1 3 (0.91%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.30%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 115 (34.85%) AWS
2 75 (22.73%) Azure
3 51 (15.45%) GCP
4 28 (8.48%) GitHub
4 28 (8.48%) PaaS
5 18 (5.45%) IaaS
5 18 (5.45%) SaaS
6 16 (4.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (4.85%) Serverless
7 13 (3.94%) Heroku
8 8 (2.42%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (2.42%) AWS IoT
9 7 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (2.12%) Microsoft 365
10 6 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (1.82%) Amazon ECS
10 6 (1.82%) AWS CodePipeline
10 6 (1.82%) AWS Step Functions
10 6 (1.82%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.97%) HTTP
2 12 (3.64%) DNS
3 10 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.73%) SAN
5 7 (2.12%) Firewall
5 7 (2.12%) Network Security
6 6 (1.82%) HTTPS
7 5 (1.52%) Internet
7 5 (1.52%) IPv4
8 4 (1.21%) SSL
9 3 (0.91%) LAN
9 3 (0.91%) VPN
9 3 (0.91%) WAN
10 2 (0.61%) DSL
10 2 (0.61%) IPsec
10 2 (0.61%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.61%) OpenVPN
11 1 (0.30%) 2G
11 1 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.30%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.52%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 18 (5.45%) MongoDB
4 17 (5.15%) Big Data
5 14 (4.24%) MySQL
5 14 (4.24%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.12%) Redis
6 7 (2.12%) Tableau
7 6 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.82%) Power BI
8 5 (1.52%) BigQuery
8 5 (1.52%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.21%) SQL Server
10 3 (0.91%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.91%) Flink
10 3 (0.91%) Impala
10 3 (0.91%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 83 (25.15%) Git (software)
2 62 (18.79%) Jenkins
3 20 (6.06%) GitLab
4 18 (5.45%) Cucumber
5 17 (5.15%) Maven
6 16 (4.85%) JIRA
6 16 (4.85%) Subversion
7 14 (4.24%) Bitbucket
7 14 (4.24%) TeamCity
8 12 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (3.33%) Selenium
10 10 (3.03%) RSpec
11 9 (2.73%) Appium
11 9 (2.73%) Gradle
12 6 (1.82%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.82%) Calabash
12 6 (1.82%) CircleCI
12 6 (1.82%) JUnit
12 6 (1.82%) Postman
13 5 (1.52%) IntelliJ
General
1 61 (18.48%) Social Skills
2 42 (12.73%) Finance
3 29 (8.79%) Public Sector
4 19 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.55%) Banking
6 11 (3.33%) Electronics
7 10 (3.03%) German Language
7 10 (3.03%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.73%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.73%) Marketing
9 8 (2.42%) Retail
10 6 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (1.21%) French Language
12 2 (0.61%) Advertising
12 2 (0.61%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.61%) Games
12 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.61%) Law
13 1 (0.30%) Back Office
13 1 (0.30%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 143 (43.33%) Developer
2 67 (20.30%) Ruby Developer
3 57 (17.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 28 (8.48%) Senior Developer
6 23 (6.97%) Senior Ruby Developer
7 22 (6.67%) Ruby Engineer
8 17 (5.15%) Software Engineer
8 17 (5.15%) Tester
9 16 (4.85%) Administrator
9 16 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (3.94%) Architect
10 13 (3.94%) AWS DevOps
10 13 (3.94%) AWS Engineer
11 12 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (3.33%) Automation Tester
12 11 (3.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 11 (3.33%) Azure Engineer
12 11 (3.33%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
13 10 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (30.61%) Ruby on Rails
2 51 (15.45%) Node.js
3 43 (13.03%) HTML
4 38 (11.52%) Web Services
5 32 (9.70%) CSS
6 30 (9.09%) React
6 30 (9.09%) RESTful
7 28 (8.48%) REST
8 17 (5.15%) .NET
8 17 (5.15%) JSON
9 14 (4.24%) AngularJS
9 14 (4.24%) Spring
10 11 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (3.03%) Kafka
12 9 (2.73%) SAML
13 8 (2.42%) OAuth
14 7 (2.12%) LDAP
14 7 (2.12%) React Native
15 6 (1.82%) Spring Boot
16 5 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (5.45%) Public Cloud
3 14 (4.24%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.24%) User Experience
4 11 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.73%) Clustering
7 8 (2.42%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (2.12%) PKI
8 7 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.82%) Blog
9 6 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.52%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.91%) iPad
13 2 (0.61%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.61%) Replication
13 2 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 89 (26.97%) Linux
2 32 (9.70%) Unix
3 20 (6.06%) Windows
4 19 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (5.15%) Apple iOS
6 15 (4.55%) Android
6 15 (4.55%) Mac OS
7 11 (3.33%) Ubuntu
8 10 (3.03%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.52%) CentOS
10 2 (0.61%) Solaris
10 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (34.55%) DevOps
3 80 (24.24%) Test Automation
4 61 (18.48%) Microservices
5 55 (16.67%) TDD
6 49 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (13.94%) Scrum
8 45 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 43 (13.03%) Configuration Management
10 42 (12.73%) Infrastructure as Code
11 41 (12.42%) Continuous Deployment
12 34 (10.30%) Full Stack Development
13 32 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (9.09%) Computer Science
15 28 (8.48%) SDLC
16 26 (7.88%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (6.97%) Open Source
18 21 (6.36%) E-Commerce
19 19 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
20 18 (5.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 186 (56.36%) Python
2 112 (33.94%) Java
3 92 (27.88%) JavaScript
4 68 (20.61%) Go
5 66 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 41 (12.42%) PHP
7 38 (11.52%) Perl
8 33 (10.00%) C#
9 25 (7.58%) Scala
10 23 (6.97%) C++
11 21 (6.36%) PowerShell
11 21 (6.36%) SQL
12 14 (4.24%) C
12 14 (4.24%) Shell Script
12 14 (4.24%) TypeScript
13 13 (3.94%) Groovy
14 6 (1.82%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.82%) Rust
15 4 (1.21%) Kotlin
15 4 (1.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (9.09%) Degree
2 20 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (4.85%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.24%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.52%) SANS
6 4 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.21%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.30%) CCNA
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.30%) OSCP
7 1 (0.30%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.88%) QA
2 10 (3.03%) Accessibility
3 8 (2.42%) NCSC
4 4 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.91%) GDPR
6 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.30%) SOC 1
7 1 (0.30%) SOC 2
7 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (20.61%) Docker
2 19 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.21%) LXC
5 3 (0.91%) HDFS
5 3 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.61%) Ceph
6 2 (0.61%) iptables
6 2 (0.61%) KVM
6 2 (0.61%) NFS
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.30%) GeoWebCache
7 1 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.30%) vSphere
7 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (28.18%) Terraform
2 82 (24.85%) Kubernetes
3 69 (20.91%) Ansible
4 39 (11.82%) Puppet
5 18 (5.45%) Prometheus
6 16 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.33%) Packer
8 10 (3.03%) Istio
9 9 (2.73%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (2.12%) Grafana
11 6 (1.82%) Kibana
11 6 (1.82%) linkerd
11 6 (1.82%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.52%) Consul
12 5 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (1.21%) Graphite
13 4 (1.21%) HAProxy
13 4 (1.21%) Nessus
14 3 (0.91%) Cobbler
14 3 (0.91%) QRadar
Vendors
1 27 (8.18%) Google
2 25 (7.58%) VMware
3 18 (5.45%) Red Hat
4 15 (4.55%) HP
5 14 (4.24%) Oracle
6 13 (3.94%) Dell
6 13 (3.94%) SAP
7 12 (3.64%) Splunk
8 11 (3.33%) Microsoft
9 9 (2.73%) 3PAR
10 8 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (2.12%) hybris
12 6 (1.82%) IBM
13 4 (1.21%) Automation Anywhere
13 4 (1.21%) Blue Prism
13 4 (1.21%) PagerDuty
13 4 (1.21%) UiPath
14 3 (0.91%) BMC
14 3 (0.91%) Dynatrace
14 3 (0.91%) EMC