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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 200 242
Rank change year-on-year -37 +42  
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 17 67 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.72% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.81% 3.04% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 15
Median daily rate £410 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +24.13% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year - -87.32%  

Ruby on Rails is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2096 2203 2357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.75% 23.75% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1479 1369
Median daily rate £400 £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +2.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Ruby on Rails
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Ruby on Rails as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex -22 12 £520 +18.85%
East Sussex - 2 £388 - 3
Surrey +13 1 £450 -25.00% 3
Hampshire +2 1 £400 -4.19% 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 £325 -
Ruby on Rails
England

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 32 (100.00%) Ruby
2 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (65.63%) Java
4 20 (62.50%) HTML
4 20 (62.50%) CSS
4 20 (62.50%) Python
5 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 15 (46.88%) HTML5
6 15 (46.88%) Open Source
6 15 (46.88%) CSS3
6 15 (46.88%) JSON
6 15 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (43.75%) Django
7 14 (43.75%) JIRA
7 14 (43.75%) Ajax
7 14 (43.75%) Spring
7 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
7 14 (43.75%) REST
7 14 (43.75%) Scala
7 14 (43.75%) Play Framework
8 13 (40.63%) Relational Database
8 13 (40.63%) Guice
8 13 (40.63%) OWASP
8 13 (40.63%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (40.63%) Confluence
8 13 (40.63%) HTTP
8 13 (40.63%) Scrum
8 13 (40.63%) Automated Testing
8 13 (40.63%) Web Design
8 13 (40.63%) Google

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 13 (40.63%) Confluence
2 8 (25.00%) Apache
3 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) Relational Database
2 11 (34.38%) MySQL
3 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (43.75%) JIRA
3 13 (40.63%) Subversion
4 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
5 10 (31.25%) JUnit
6 2 (6.25%) RSpec
7 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (81.25%) Developer
2 14 (43.75%) Scala Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Java Scala Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Ruby Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Polyglot Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Python Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Scala Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Linux Developer
8 1 (3.13%) PHP Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (62.50%) CSS
1 20 (62.50%) HTML
2 15 (46.88%) CSS3
2 15 (46.88%) HTML5
2 15 (46.88%) JSON
3 14 (43.75%) Ajax
3 14 (43.75%) Django
3 14 (43.75%) Play Framework
3 14 (43.75%) REST
3 14 (43.75%) Spring
4 13 (40.63%) Guice
5 9 (28.13%) Akka
6 8 (25.00%) RESTful
7 7 (21.88%) Spring MVC
8 6 (18.75%) spray
9 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 3 (9.38%) jQuery
11 2 (6.25%) Backbone.js
12 1 (3.13%) Phusion Passenger
12 1 (3.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (46.88%) Open Source
3 13 (40.63%) Automated Testing
3 13 (40.63%) OWASP
3 13 (40.63%) Responsive Web Design
3 13 (40.63%) Scrum
3 13 (40.63%) Web Design
4 12 (37.50%) Web Development
5 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (25.00%) MVC
5 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (21.88%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (15.63%) BDD
7 5 (15.63%) TDD
8 4 (12.50%) OO
8 4 (12.50%) Service Design
9 2 (6.25%) Extreme Programming
10 1 (3.13%) Kanban
10 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) Ruby
2 21 (65.63%) Java
3 20 (62.50%) Python
4 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 14 (43.75%) Scala
5 11 (34.38%) C#
6 2 (6.25%) SQL
7 1 (3.13%) Go
7 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Google
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago