Period
to 28 May 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 28 May 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 138 108
Rank change year-on-year +1 -30 -25
Contract jobs citing Ruby 374 825 1,152
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.93% 2.06% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.96% 4.31% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 655 883
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £411 £425 £400
90th Percentile £657 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £538 £500
% change year-on-year -2.33% +7.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £70.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +108.96% -16.25%
England median hourly rate £20.50 £52.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -60.95% +31.25% -23.81%

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 9,455 19,161 22,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.83% 47.75% 48.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,808 14,402 16,888
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £366 £363 £356
90th Percentile £700 £680 £675
England median daily rate £500 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +3.31% +1.89% +6.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 131 206
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £42.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -14.32% -1.14%
10th Percentile £22.90 £20.00 £17.85
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.50 £57.94
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -1.20%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +54 92 £550 +4.76% 24
South London +23 9 £615 +9.82% 1
West London +34 2 £413 -15.38% 6
East London +18 2 £619 +12.50% 7
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 169 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (41.71%) JavaScript
3 155 (41.44%) Ruby on Rails
4 154 (41.18%) DevOps
5 152 (40.64%) Python
6 135 (36.10%) AWS
7 100 (26.74%) Java
8 86 (22.99%) TDD
9 84 (22.46%) Git (software)
10 79 (21.12%) Kubernetes
10 79 (21.12%) Linux
11 74 (19.79%) Docker
12 72 (19.25%) CSS
13 69 (18.45%) HTML
13 69 (18.45%) PostgreSQL
14 68 (18.18%) Terraform
15 65 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (16.84%) Go
16 63 (16.84%) GitHub
17 52 (13.90%) Bash Shell
18 51 (13.64%) Ansible
18 51 (13.64%) SQL
19 48 (12.83%) Test Automation
19 48 (12.83%) Jenkins
20 47 (12.57%) Microservices
21 41 (10.96%) Web Services
21 41 (10.96%) Scrum
21 41 (10.96%) Infrastructure as Code
22 38 (10.16%) Security Cleared
22 38 (10.16%) Puppet

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 26 (6.95%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (5.35%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.21%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.94%) Apache
5 10 (2.67%) Confluence
6 7 (1.87%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.60%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.60%) nginx
8 4 (1.07%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.53%) IIS
10 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.27%) CMS
11 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.27%) Magento
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 135 (36.10%) AWS
2 63 (16.84%) GitHub
3 37 (9.89%) GCP
4 33 (8.82%) Azure
5 26 (6.95%) PaaS
6 24 (6.42%) Serverless
7 19 (5.08%) SaaS
8 18 (4.81%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (3.21%) Route 53
10 11 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (2.94%) IaaS
11 10 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (2.41%) Amazon EKS
12 9 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (2.14%) Heroku
14 7 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (1.87%) Amazon S3
14 7 (1.87%) Slack
15 6 (1.60%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.75%) HTTP
2 23 (6.15%) DNS
3 20 (5.35%) SSL
4 14 (3.74%) Firewall
5 12 (3.21%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.87%) Kerberos
7 6 (1.60%) VPN
8 4 (1.07%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.07%) Internet
9 2 (0.53%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.27%) DHCP
10 1 (0.27%) MPLS
10 1 (0.27%) Skype
10 1 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.27%) SSH
10 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (18.45%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (8.82%) MySQL
2 33 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 29 (7.75%) Big Data
4 25 (6.68%) Redis
4 25 (6.68%) SQL Server
5 20 (5.35%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.48%) Hadoop
7 11 (2.94%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (1.87%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.60%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.60%) HBase
12 6 (1.60%) Sqoop
13 5 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (1.07%) Presto
Development Applications
1 84 (22.46%) Git (software)
2 48 (12.83%) Jenkins
3 37 (9.89%) JIRA
4 33 (8.82%) RSpec
5 30 (8.02%) Travis CI
6 12 (3.21%) Subversion
7 10 (2.67%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.41%) Selenium
9 8 (2.14%) GitLab
9 8 (2.14%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.60%) CircleCI
11 5 (1.34%) Artifactory
12 4 (1.07%) Capybara
12 4 (1.07%) Grunt
12 4 (1.07%) gulp
12 4 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.80%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.80%) Maven
13 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (9.63%) Public Sector
2 20 (5.35%) Finance
3 14 (3.74%) Marketing
4 9 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.14%) Legal
6 6 (1.60%) Advertising
6 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.07%) Electronics
8 3 (0.80%) Banking
8 3 (0.80%) Law
8 3 (0.80%) Publishing
8 3 (0.80%) Retail
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 191 (51.07%) Developer
2 99 (26.47%) Ruby Developer
3 57 (15.24%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 54 (14.44%) DevOps Engineer
5 23 (6.15%) Ruby Engineer
6 21 (5.61%) Platform Engineer
7 20 (5.35%) Architect
7 20 (5.35%) AWS Engineer
7 20 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (5.08%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.74%) Technical Architect
10 13 (3.48%) AWS DevOps
11 12 (3.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 12 (3.21%) Python Engineer
12 11 (2.94%) AWS Developer
12 11 (2.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (2.67%) Consultant
13 10 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
13 10 (2.67%) Senior Ruby Developer
13 10 (2.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (41.44%) Ruby on Rails
2 72 (19.25%) CSS
3 69 (18.45%) HTML
4 41 (10.96%) Web Services
5 23 (6.15%) Node.js
6 21 (5.61%) Elastic Stack
6 21 (5.61%) JSON
7 19 (5.08%) Kafka
7 19 (5.08%) XML
8 17 (4.55%) REST
8 17 (4.55%) RESTful
9 16 (4.28%) Redux
10 15 (4.01%) React
11 13 (3.48%) AngularJS
11 13 (3.48%) SOAP
12 12 (3.21%) jQuery
13 11 (2.94%) LAMP
13 11 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (2.67%) .NET
15 9 (2.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.55%) BYOD
3 17 (4.55%) User Experience
4 12 (3.21%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (1.87%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.60%) PKI
7 5 (1.34%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.80%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.80%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.80%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.53%) Blog
10 2 (0.53%) Marketing Technology
11 1 (0.27%) BBC
11 1 (0.27%) Clustering
11 1 (0.27%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 79 (21.12%) Linux
2 21 (5.61%) Unix
2 21 (5.61%) Windows
3 12 (3.21%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.53%) Android
7 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
8 1 (0.27%) Debian
8 1 (0.27%) Solaris
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (45.19%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (41.18%) DevOps
3 86 (22.99%) TDD
4 65 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (12.83%) Test Automation
6 47 (12.57%) Microservices
7 41 (10.96%) Infrastructure as Code
7 41 (10.96%) Scrum
8 37 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
9 33 (8.82%) Configuration Management
9 33 (8.82%) Open Source
10 26 (6.95%) Software Engineering
11 24 (6.42%) Continuous Deployment
12 22 (5.88%) E-Commerce
12 22 (5.88%) Mentoring
13 21 (5.61%) Front End Development
14 19 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (5.08%) User Stories
15 17 (4.55%) Kanban
16 15 (4.01%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 156 (41.71%) JavaScript
2 152 (40.64%) Python
3 100 (26.74%) Java
4 63 (16.84%) Go
5 52 (13.90%) Bash Shell
6 51 (13.64%) SQL
7 25 (6.68%) PHP
8 24 (6.42%) Scala
9 21 (5.61%) Groovy
10 20 (5.35%) Perl
11 19 (5.08%) PowerShell
12 16 (4.28%) C#
13 15 (4.01%) C++
14 6 (1.60%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.34%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.34%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.07%) Haskell
17 3 (0.80%) C
17 3 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.55%) BC Cleared
3 14 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (2.41%) Degree
6 6 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.60%) Postgraduate
7 4 (1.07%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.53%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (0.53%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.27%) CCNA
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.55%) QA
2 6 (1.60%) GDPR
2 6 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.60%) NCSC
3 5 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (1.34%) HIPAA
4 4 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.53%) SLA
5 2 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 74 (19.79%) Docker
2 8 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.14%) HDFS
3 6 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.53%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 79 (21.12%) Kubernetes
2 68 (18.18%) Terraform
3 51 (13.64%) Ansible
4 38 (10.16%) Puppet
5 27 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (4.81%) Nagios
7 10 (2.67%) Prometheus
8 9 (2.41%) SCCM
9 7 (1.87%) HP SiteScope
10 6 (1.60%) Ambari
10 6 (1.60%) Hadoop YARN
10 6 (1.60%) Oozie
10 6 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.34%) CFEngine
12 4 (1.07%) Data Guard
12 4 (1.07%) Kibana
12 4 (1.07%) Salt
12 4 (1.07%) Sysdig
13 3 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
14 2 (0.53%) Grafana
Vendors
1 32 (8.56%) Splunk
2 29 (7.75%) Google
3 24 (6.42%) Oracle
4 17 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.14%) CA
6 8 (2.14%) Lets Encrypt
7 6 (1.60%) Apiary
7 6 (1.60%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.60%) Hortonworks
8 5 (1.34%) Facebook
8 5 (1.34%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.34%) Sybase
9 4 (1.07%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.80%) Netezza
10 3 (0.80%) SaltStack
10 3 (0.80%) SAP
10 3 (0.80%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.80%) VMware