The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 June 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 126 142
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 0 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.57% 0.096%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 2.14% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 2
Median daily rate - £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 -

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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 738 793 789
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 27.16% 26.50% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 544 548
Median daily rate £351 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 35
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -0.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.39 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Ruby on Rails
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West region with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (66.67%) Moodle
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) CSS

Ruby on Rails
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (66.67%) Moodle
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Unit4 Business World
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Strategy Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Web Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Coaching
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript