Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Ruby on Rails skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby on Rails over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 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 on Rails (RoR)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 332 348
Rank change year-on-year +11 +16 -25
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 50 53 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 1.18% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 29
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -9.64%
10th Percentile £359 £313 £300
90th Percentile £538 £475 £465
England median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +315.00% - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £10.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +315.00% +25.00% -

Ruby on Rails is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4592 4495 5143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.50% 26.85% 26.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2839 2738 3321
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 129 117
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £14.78 £12.25 £14.90
90th Percentile £50.08 £55.10 £51.35
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

Ruby on Rails
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Ruby on Rails as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby on Rails in the South East

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby on Rails in the South East

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby on Rails in the South East

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby on Rails in the South East

Ruby on Rails
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
West Sussex +16 26 £445 - 1
Thames Valley +1 13 £400 +12.68% 5
Oxfordshire +6 7 £450 +38.46% 1
Berkshire +14 6 £350 -12.50% 3
Surrey -26 5 £375 -16.67%
Sussex - 3 £525 -
Hampshire -3 2 £500 +25.00% 1
Middlesex +8 1 £500 +17.65%
Ruby on Rails
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 48 (96.00%) Ruby
2 33 (66.00%) HTML
2 33 (66.00%) CSS
3 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (62.00%) HTML5
4 30 (60.00%) REST
4 30 (60.00%) Ajax
4 30 (60.00%) JSON
5 29 (58.00%) Django
5 29 (58.00%) CSS3
5 29 (58.00%) Open Source
5 29 (58.00%) Play Framework
6 28 (56.00%) Scala
7 25 (50.00%) Git (software)
8 24 (48.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 24 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (46.00%) Google
9 23 (46.00%) Test Automation
9 23 (46.00%) Spring
10 22 (44.00%) Web Design
10 22 (44.00%) HTTP
10 22 (44.00%) Guice
11 21 (42.00%) Scrum
11 21 (42.00%) Subversion
12 20 (40.00%) Configuration Management
13 19 (38.00%) Jenkins
14 17 (34.00%) JUnit
14 17 (34.00%) Web Development
15 16 (32.00%) Linux
16 15 (30.00%) JIRA

Ruby on Rails
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (28.00%) Confluence
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) GitHub
2 4 (8.00%) Heroku
3 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.00%) Firebase
4 1 (2.00%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) HTTP
2 2 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
1 14 (28.00%) Relational Database
2 10 (20.00%) MySQL
3 7 (14.00%) MongoDB
4 6 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (12.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 25 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 21 (42.00%) Subversion
3 19 (38.00%) Jenkins
4 17 (34.00%) JUnit
5 15 (30.00%) JIRA
6 10 (20.00%) Selenium
7 4 (8.00%) RSpec
8 3 (6.00%) Sublime Text
8 3 (6.00%) TextMate
9 1 (2.00%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (2.00%) Mocha
9 1 (2.00%) webpack
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (80.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 12 (24.00%) Scala Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Digital Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Administrator
8 2 (4.00%) Business Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Linux Developer
8 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Salesforce Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Salesforce Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Applications Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 1 (2.00%) Linux Support Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (66.00%) CSS
1 33 (66.00%) HTML
2 31 (62.00%) HTML5
3 30 (60.00%) Ajax
3 30 (60.00%) JSON
3 30 (60.00%) REST
4 29 (58.00%) CSS3
4 29 (58.00%) Django
4 29 (58.00%) Play Framework
5 23 (46.00%) Spring
6 22 (44.00%) Guice
7 13 (26.00%) RESTful
8 11 (22.00%) Spring MVC
9 6 (12.00%) jQuery
10 5 (10.00%) Akka
11 3 (6.00%) Node.js
11 3 (6.00%) React
12 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
12 2 (4.00%) LAMP
12 2 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) User Experience
2 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.00%) Animation
5 1 (2.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.00%) Solaris
3 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) Open Source
3 24 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (48.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 23 (46.00%) Test Automation
5 22 (44.00%) Web Design
6 21 (42.00%) Scrum
7 20 (40.00%) Configuration Management
8 17 (34.00%) Web Development
9 14 (28.00%) Mentoring
10 12 (24.00%) Front End Development
10 12 (24.00%) MVC
10 12 (24.00%) OWASP
11 11 (22.00%) Line Management
12 10 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
13 9 (18.00%) User Stories
14 8 (16.00%) TDD
15 6 (12.00%) Kanban
15 6 (12.00%) Product Management
15 6 (12.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (96.00%) Ruby
2 28 (56.00%) Scala
3 14 (28.00%) Python
4 13 (26.00%) Java
5 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.00%) PHP
6 4 (8.00%) SQL
7 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.00%) C#
8 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.00%) C++
9 1 (2.00%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (2.00%) ES6
9 1 (2.00%) Groovy
9 1 (2.00%) Perl
9 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Xen
2 2 (4.00%) KVM
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Ansible
1 3 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) Nagios
2 2 (4.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Google
2 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.00%) Apiary
3 1 (2.00%) Capita
3 1 (2.00%) Civica
3 1 (2.00%) Facebook
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.00%) Sun