Period
to

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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 285 241 164
Rank change year-on-year -44 -77 -22
Contract jobs citing Ruby 369 307 286
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.93% 1.11% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.18% 2.34% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 241 214
10th Percentile £450 £400 £413
25th Percentile £500 £463 £469
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £688 £600 £615
90th Percentile £788 £650 £688
England median daily rate £575 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +12.20% -2.38% -2.33%

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 16,902 13,143 8,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 42.39% 47.44% 49.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,980 9,816 6,560
10th Percentile £413 £381 £368
25th Percentile £500 £460 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £725 £650 £630
90th Percentile £800 £725 £713
England median daily rate £553 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +9.41% +1.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 72 70
10th Percentile £31.13 £20.55 £22.40
25th Percentile £35.00 £31.19 £28.06
Median hourly rate £51.38 £44.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +16.76% -8.01% +29.27%
75th Percentile £67.50 £61.25 £60.75
90th Percentile £77.13 £68.32 £64.91
England median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -4.49%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +2 69 £550 +4.76% 30
West London -5 2 - - 12
South London -17 1 - -
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 211 (57.18%) Python
2 187 (50.68%) AWS
3 141 (38.21%) DevOps
4 137 (37.13%) Linux
5 135 (36.59%) Terraform
6 130 (35.23%) Go
7 128 (34.69%) Agile
8 122 (33.06%) Java
9 115 (31.17%) Kubernetes
10 104 (28.18%) CI/CD
10 104 (28.18%) Ruby on Rails
11 99 (26.83%) Bash
12 96 (26.02%) Git (software)
13 94 (25.47%) Ansible
13 94 (25.47%) Docker
14 88 (23.85%) JavaScript
15 87 (23.58%) Jenkins
16 79 (21.41%) Azure
17 76 (20.60%) Puppet
18 70 (18.97%) Microservices
19 68 (18.43%) Infrastructure as Code
20 63 (17.07%) Software Engineering
21 62 (16.80%) Finance
22 60 (16.26%) Configuration Management
23 59 (15.99%) Social Skills
24 58 (15.72%) Node.js
25 57 (15.45%) GCP
26 55 (14.91%) GitHub
26 55 (14.91%) PostgreSQL
27 50 (13.55%) Test Automation

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 32 (8.67%) nginx
2 23 (6.23%) Apache
3 21 (5.69%) Cloud Foundry
4 14 (3.79%) Apache Spark
5 12 (3.25%) Apache Solr
5 12 (3.25%) Traefik
6 11 (2.98%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.17%) Confluence
7 8 (2.17%) IIS
8 7 (1.90%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.36%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.08%) JBoss
11 3 (0.81%) CMS
11 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Fuse
12 2 (0.54%) Mule
13 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.27%) Drupal
13 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Shopify
2 2 (0.54%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 187 (50.68%) AWS
2 79 (21.41%) Azure
3 57 (15.45%) GCP
4 55 (14.91%) GitHub
5 50 (13.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 50 (13.55%) Serverless
6 39 (10.57%) AWS Lambda
7 37 (10.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 31 (8.40%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (6.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 19 (5.15%) Amazon S3
11 18 (4.88%) PaaS
12 16 (4.34%) Datadog
12 16 (4.34%) SaaS
13 13 (3.52%) Azure DevOps
13 13 (3.52%) Commercetools
14 12 (3.25%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (2.98%) Amazon EKS
15 11 (2.98%) Azure Monitor
15 11 (2.98%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.50%) DNS
2 19 (5.15%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.07%) Firewall
4 12 (3.25%) HTTPS
5 11 (2.98%) tcpdump
5 11 (2.98%) VPN
6 9 (2.44%) Internet
7 8 (2.17%) HTTP
8 6 (1.63%) Kerberos
8 6 (1.63%) SSL
9 3 (0.81%) Network Security
9 3 (0.81%) VoIP
10 2 (0.54%) BGP
10 2 (0.54%) DSL
10 2 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.54%) OSPF
10 2 (0.54%) VXLAN
11 1 (0.27%) IPsec
11 1 (0.27%) SSH
11 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.91%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (7.32%) Amazon RDS
3 22 (5.96%) MySQL
4 20 (5.42%) NoSQL
4 20 (5.42%) Redis
5 18 (4.88%) DynamoDB
6 16 (4.34%) MongoDB
6 16 (4.34%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (3.25%) Amazon Aurora
9 10 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.71%) SQL Server
10 8 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.90%) Big Data
12 4 (1.08%) MariaDB
12 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.81%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.81%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 96 (26.02%) Git (software)
2 87 (23.58%) Jenkins
3 36 (9.76%) GitLab
4 20 (5.42%) JIRA
5 15 (4.07%) RSpec
6 14 (3.79%) Bitbucket
7 13 (3.52%) CircleCI
7 13 (3.52%) Maven
8 12 (3.25%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.98%) Artifactory
9 11 (2.98%) TeamCity
10 9 (2.44%) Subversion
10 9 (2.44%) Vagrant
11 8 (2.17%) Selenium
12 6 (1.63%) git-flow
12 6 (1.63%) JUnit
12 6 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (1.63%) Spinnaker
12 6 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (1.63%) Xcode
General
1 62 (16.80%) Finance
2 59 (15.99%) Social Skills
3 32 (8.67%) Public Sector
4 24 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.88%) Banking
6 10 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (1.36%) Marketing
7 5 (1.36%) Retail
8 4 (1.08%) Electronics
8 4 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.08%) Publishing
8 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.81%) Advertising
9 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.54%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.27%) Police
11 1 (0.27%) Tech for Good
11 1 (0.27%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 121 (32.79%) Developer
2 84 (22.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 45 (12.20%) AWS Engineer
4 38 (10.30%) Ruby Developer
5 29 (7.86%) Architect
5 29 (7.86%) AWS DevOps
6 28 (7.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 28 (7.59%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 23 (6.23%) Platform Engineer
8 22 (5.96%) Software Engineer
9 21 (5.69%) Linux Engineer
10 18 (4.88%) Site Engineer
10 18 (4.88%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 17 (4.61%) Technical Architect
12 16 (4.34%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
14 9 (2.44%) Ruby Engineer
14 9 (2.44%) Test Engineer
15 8 (2.17%) Cloud Engineer
15 8 (2.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (28.18%) Ruby on Rails
2 58 (15.72%) Node.js
3 44 (11.92%) React
4 35 (9.49%) CSS
5 33 (8.94%) HTML
5 33 (8.94%) REST
6 26 (7.05%) .NET
6 26 (7.05%) Elastic Stack
7 23 (6.23%) Kafka
8 21 (5.69%) Django
9 19 (5.15%) HTML5
10 18 (4.88%) JSON
11 16 (4.34%) GraphQL
12 13 (3.52%) RESTful
13 12 (3.25%) cloud-init
14 11 (2.98%) PySpark
15 10 (2.71%) Spring
16 9 (2.44%) Spring Boot
17 7 (1.90%) OAuth
18 6 (1.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.67%) Linux Command Line
2 26 (7.05%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (5.42%) Public Cloud
4 16 (4.34%) Cloud Native
4 16 (4.34%) Hybrid Cloud
4 16 (4.34%) User Experience
5 15 (4.07%) Clustering
6 12 (3.25%) PKI
7 11 (2.98%) iPad
8 8 (2.17%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.36%) Legacy Systems
9 5 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.08%) iPhone
10 4 (1.08%) Replication
10 4 (1.08%) Social Media
11 3 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 137 (37.13%) Linux
2 37 (10.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (8.94%) CentOS
4 29 (7.86%) Windows
5 24 (6.50%) Unix
6 16 (4.34%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.71%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.90%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.08%) Solaris
9 4 (1.08%) SUSE
10 3 (0.81%) Android
11 1 (0.27%) Fedora
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (38.21%) DevOps
2 128 (34.69%) Agile
3 104 (28.18%) CI/CD
4 70 (18.97%) Microservices
5 68 (18.43%) Infrastructure as Code
6 63 (17.07%) Software Engineering
7 60 (16.26%) Configuration Management
8 50 (13.55%) Test Automation
9 47 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (11.65%) Full Stack Development
11 42 (11.38%) TDD
12 30 (8.13%) Task Automation
13 27 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
13 27 (7.32%) E-Commerce
13 27 (7.32%) Platform Engineering
14 25 (6.78%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 25 (6.78%) Unit Testing
15 24 (6.50%) Infrastructure Automation
15 24 (6.50%) Project Delivery
16 23 (6.23%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 211 (57.18%) Python
2 130 (35.23%) Go
3 122 (33.06%) Java
4 99 (26.83%) Bash
5 88 (23.85%) JavaScript
6 44 (11.92%) Perl
7 36 (9.76%) TypeScript
8 34 (9.21%) PowerShell
9 30 (8.13%) SQL
10 24 (6.50%) Scala
11 21 (5.69%) PHP
12 20 (5.42%) C#
13 14 (3.79%) Groovy
14 13 (3.52%) C++
15 11 (2.98%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.90%) Apple Swift
17 6 (1.63%) Kotlin
18 4 (1.08%) C
18 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
18 4 (1.08%) Rust
Qualifications
1 43 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.49%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.71%) Degree
4 6 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.81%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.81%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.81%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.54%) CCNP
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.27%) CCDP
8 1 (0.27%) CCNA
8 1 (0.27%) CISSP
8 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.27%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.27%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.27%) PhD
8 1 (0.27%) RHCE
8 1 (0.27%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.25%) NCSC
2 9 (2.44%) SLA
3 8 (2.17%) QA
4 5 (1.36%) GDPR
5 4 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.81%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 94 (25.47%) Docker
2 24 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.63%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.36%) VirtualBox
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.81%) Firmware
7 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.54%) Varnish
9 1 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.27%) LXC
9 1 (0.27%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 135 (36.59%) Terraform
2 115 (31.17%) Kubernetes
3 94 (25.47%) Ansible
4 76 (20.60%) Puppet
5 35 (9.49%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (8.67%) Prometheus
7 27 (7.32%) Packer
8 24 (6.50%) Consul
9 14 (3.79%) Docker Swarm
9 14 (3.79%) Grafana
9 14 (3.79%) Istio
10 12 (3.25%) Graphite
10 12 (3.25%) HAProxy
10 12 (3.25%) linkerd
10 12 (3.25%) Podman
10 12 (3.25%) Red Hat Satellite
10 12 (3.25%) ZABBIX
11 8 (2.17%) Kibana
12 6 (1.63%) Icinga
13 5 (1.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 33 (8.94%) Red Hat
2 24 (6.50%) VMware
3 20 (5.42%) PagerDuty
3 20 (5.42%) Splunk
4 16 (4.34%) Microsoft
5 13 (3.52%) Google
6 11 (2.98%) Oracle
7 10 (2.71%) SAP
8 7 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.36%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.36%) CyberArk
9 5 (1.36%) New Relic
9 5 (1.36%) SaltStack
9 5 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.08%) Apple
11 3 (0.81%) Adobe
11 3 (0.81%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.81%) BMC
11 3 (0.81%) CA
11 3 (0.81%) EMC