Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 256 197 110
Rank change year-on-year -59 -87 +33
Contract jobs citing Ruby 394 222 714
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.07% 1.26% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 2.59% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 183 565
10th Percentile £437 £401 £413
25th Percentile £513 £463 £488
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
75th Percentile £650 £601 £650
90th Percentile £703 £650 £723
England median daily rate £560 £509 £525
% change year-on-year +10.07% -3.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
10th Percentile £73.25 - -
25th Percentile £74.38 - £25.00
Median hourly rate £77.50 - £25.75
75th Percentile £79.38 - £27.75
90th Percentile £79.75 - -
England median hourly rate £75.00 £45.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +69.81% -57.60%

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 16,336 8,555 14,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.32% 48.61% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,509 6,338 10,579
10th Percentile £413 £350 £369
25th Percentile £495 £425 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.48% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £613
90th Percentile £775 £700 £688
England median daily rate £550 £480 £485
% change year-on-year +14.58% -1.03% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 53 94
10th Percentile £24.95 £21.40 £16.73
25th Percentile £35.00 £30.25 £25.06
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% +22.72%
75th Percentile £64.28 £58.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £78.83 £70.60 £56.90
England median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +4.11%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -41 58 £550 - 74
West London -14 6 £538 +13.16% 17
South London -9 1 £450 -
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 233 (59.14%) Python
2 163 (41.37%) AWS
3 155 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (35.79%) Linux
5 125 (31.73%) Java
5 125 (31.73%) JavaScript
5 125 (31.73%) Ruby on Rails
5 125 (31.73%) Terraform
6 121 (30.71%) Kubernetes
7 116 (29.44%) CI/CD
8 113 (28.68%) DevOps
9 106 (26.90%) Docker
10 92 (23.35%) Test Automation
11 91 (23.10%) Git (software)
12 79 (20.05%) Go
13 72 (18.27%) Azure
14 71 (18.02%) Jenkins
15 70 (17.77%) Node.js
15 70 (17.77%) Unix
16 68 (17.26%) Infrastructure as Code
17 66 (16.75%) TDD
18 65 (16.50%) Bash
19 64 (16.24%) Microservices
20 63 (15.99%) GCP
20 63 (15.99%) Ansible
21 62 (15.74%) Social Skills
22 55 (13.96%) HTML
23 53 (13.45%) CSS
23 53 (13.45%) GitHub
24 51 (12.94%) Continuous Integration

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 14 (3.55%) nginx
2 13 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (3.05%) Cloud Foundry
3 12 (3.05%) CMS
4 9 (2.28%) Confluence
5 7 (1.78%) Traefik
6 5 (1.27%) Drupal
6 5 (1.27%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.76%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.76%) IIS
8 2 (0.51%) Apache
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.25%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.25%) JBoss
9 1 (0.25%) Luigi
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
Business Applications
1 7 (1.78%) Shopify
2 3 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 163 (41.37%) AWS
2 72 (18.27%) Azure
3 63 (15.99%) GCP
4 53 (13.45%) GitHub
5 28 (7.11%) PaaS
6 24 (6.09%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (5.84%) SaaS
8 19 (4.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (3.81%) Amazon S3
9 15 (3.81%) Serverless
10 12 (3.05%) Amazon EKS
10 12 (3.05%) Heroku
10 12 (3.05%) IaaS
11 11 (2.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 11 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (2.79%) Azure Monitor
12 10 (2.54%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (2.28%) AWS IoT
14 8 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (1.78%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.08%) HTTP
2 19 (4.82%) HTTPS
2 19 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 18 (4.57%) Internet
4 13 (3.30%) DNS
5 12 (3.05%) Network Security
6 8 (2.03%) Firewall
7 5 (1.27%) VPN
8 4 (1.02%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.51%) SAN
10 2 (0.51%) SMTP
10 2 (0.51%) SSH
10 2 (0.51%) Wireless
11 1 (0.25%) 2G
11 1 (0.25%) FTP
11 1 (0.25%) IPv4
11 1 (0.25%) IPv6
11 1 (0.25%) Skype
11 1 (0.25%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.64%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (5.08%) Amazon RDS
2 20 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.31%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.55%) NoSQL
5 13 (3.30%) MySQL
6 8 (2.03%) Blockchain
7 7 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (1.78%) Redis
7 7 (1.78%) SQL Server
8 6 (1.52%) Amazon Athena
8 6 (1.52%) Big Data
8 6 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.52%) Power BI
9 5 (1.27%) Tableau
10 4 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.76%) DB2
11 3 (0.76%) Impala
11 3 (0.76%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 91 (23.10%) Git (software)
2 71 (18.02%) Jenkins
3 28 (7.11%) GitLab
4 19 (4.82%) Subversion
5 17 (4.31%) JIRA
6 16 (4.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (3.81%) CircleCI
8 14 (3.55%) Selenium
9 12 (3.05%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.79%) Bitbucket
11 10 (2.54%) webpack
12 8 (2.03%) RSpec
12 8 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (2.03%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.78%) git-flow
13 7 (1.78%) Grunt
13 7 (1.78%) Maven
13 7 (1.78%) Visual Studio Code
14 6 (1.52%) GoCD
14 6 (1.52%) gulp
General
1 62 (15.74%) Social Skills
2 50 (12.69%) Finance
3 30 (7.61%) Public Sector
4 18 (4.57%) Marketing
5 15 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.55%) Electronics
7 12 (3.05%) Banking
7 12 (3.05%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.28%) Retail
9 5 (1.27%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.76%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.76%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.51%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Law
13 1 (0.25%) Local Government
13 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 193 (48.98%) Developer
2 78 (19.80%) Ruby Developer
3 60 (15.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 43 (10.91%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 34 (8.63%) Senior Developer
6 24 (6.09%) Senior Ruby Developer
7 22 (5.58%) Ruby Engineer
8 19 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (4.82%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 18 (4.57%) AWS Engineer
10 16 (4.06%) Platform Engineer
11 15 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
11 15 (3.81%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.81%) Software Engineer
12 14 (3.55%) Cloud Developer
12 14 (3.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.55%) Site Engineer
13 13 (3.30%) AWS DevOps
14 12 (3.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (31.73%) Ruby on Rails
2 70 (17.77%) Node.js
3 55 (13.96%) HTML
4 53 (13.45%) CSS
5 43 (10.91%) React
6 37 (9.39%) REST
7 35 (8.88%) RESTful
8 34 (8.63%) Web Services
9 31 (7.87%) JSON
10 23 (5.84%) .NET
11 16 (4.06%) AngularJS
11 16 (4.06%) HTML5
12 15 (3.81%) CSS3
13 12 (3.05%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (3.05%) jQuery
14 11 (2.79%) XML
15 9 (2.28%) Ajax
16 8 (2.03%) Vue.js
17 7 (1.78%) cloud-init
17 7 (1.78%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.11%) Public Cloud
2 26 (6.60%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (4.31%) Cloud Native
3 17 (4.31%) User Experience
4 13 (3.30%) Blog
4 13 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.05%) Algorithms
6 11 (2.79%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (2.54%) Social Media
8 9 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (2.03%) Clustering
9 8 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.03%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.78%) PKI
10 7 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.27%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.76%) Derivative
12 3 (0.76%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 141 (35.79%) Linux
2 70 (17.77%) Unix
3 37 (9.39%) Windows
4 35 (8.88%) Mac OS
5 20 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.30%) Mac OS X
7 12 (3.05%) CentOS
8 10 (2.54%) Apple iOS
9 8 (2.03%) Android
10 6 (1.52%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.76%) Solaris
12 2 (0.51%) Debian
12 2 (0.51%) Fedora
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.51%) SUSE
12 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.25%) VMS
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (29.44%) CI/CD
3 113 (28.68%) DevOps
4 92 (23.35%) Test Automation
5 68 (17.26%) Infrastructure as Code
6 66 (16.75%) TDD
7 64 (16.24%) Microservices
8 51 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (12.69%) Continuous Deployment
10 49 (12.44%) Software Engineering
11 45 (11.42%) Scrum
12 44 (11.17%) Configuration Management
13 32 (8.12%) Full Stack Development
14 31 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (6.60%) SDLC
16 24 (6.09%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (5.84%) E-Commerce
18 22 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 22 (5.58%) Open Source
18 22 (5.58%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 233 (59.14%) Python
2 125 (31.73%) Java
2 125 (31.73%) JavaScript
3 79 (20.05%) Go
4 65 (16.50%) Bash
5 39 (9.90%) PHP
6 36 (9.14%) Perl
7 30 (7.61%) PowerShell
8 27 (6.85%) C#
9 26 (6.60%) SQL
10 24 (6.09%) Shell Script
11 20 (5.08%) TypeScript
12 19 (4.82%) C++
13 14 (3.55%) Scala
14 11 (2.79%) Rust
15 10 (2.54%) C
15 10 (2.54%) Groovy
16 5 (1.27%) ES6
17 4 (1.02%) ActionScript
17 4 (1.02%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 21 (5.33%) Degree
2 19 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.52%) CREST Certified
5 6 (1.52%) SANS
6 4 (1.02%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.51%) PhD
7 2 (0.51%) RHCE
7 2 (0.51%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.25%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.25%) OSCP
8 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.12%) Accessibility
2 14 (3.55%) QA
3 13 (3.30%) NCSC
4 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (1.02%) SLA
5 2 (0.51%) GDPR
5 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.51%) WCAG
6 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) SOC 1
6 1 (0.25%) SOC 2
System Software
1 106 (26.90%) Docker
2 17 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.02%) LXC
5 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.51%) HDFS
6 2 (0.51%) Squid
6 2 (0.51%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.25%) GeoWebCache
7 1 (0.25%) KVM
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 125 (31.73%) Terraform
2 121 (30.71%) Kubernetes
3 63 (15.99%) Ansible
4 43 (10.91%) Puppet
5 29 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (6.60%) Prometheus
7 23 (5.84%) Consul
8 20 (5.08%) Kibana
9 13 (3.30%) Packer
10 12 (3.05%) Grafana
11 10 (2.54%) ZABBIX
12 9 (2.28%) Istio
13 8 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (1.78%) Graphite
14 7 (1.78%) HAProxy
14 7 (1.78%) linkerd
14 7 (1.78%) Podman
14 7 (1.78%) Salt
15 5 (1.27%) Nagios
16 4 (1.02%) Nessus
Vendors
1 36 (9.14%) Google
2 19 (4.82%) Red Hat
2 19 (4.82%) VMware
3 16 (4.06%) Oracle
4 15 (3.81%) SAP
5 14 (3.55%) Dell
6 13 (3.30%) PagerDuty
6 13 (3.30%) Splunk
7 7 (1.78%) HP
8 6 (1.52%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.27%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.02%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.02%) CyberArk
10 4 (1.02%) hybris
11 3 (0.76%) Alibaba
11 3 (0.76%) Checkmarx
11 3 (0.76%) New Relic
11 3 (0.76%) Qualys
11 3 (0.76%) SaltStack
12 2 (0.51%) Zscaler