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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
England / South West
Rank 137 117 143
Rank change year-on-year -20 +26  
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 3 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% 0.73% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 2.98% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 1
Median daily rate £550 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +24.13% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 743 705 764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.60% 24.37% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 468 498
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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

Ruby on Rails
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Somerset - 2 £550 - 1
Bristol -15 1 - -
Ruby on Rails
England

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 11 (100.00%) Ruby
2 5 (45.45%) CRM
2 5 (45.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (36.36%) Web Development
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) UML
4 3 (27.27%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) Data Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (27.27%) Information Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) Node.js
4 3 (27.27%) ArchiMate
4 3 (27.27%) hapi
5 2 (18.18%) git-flow
5 2 (18.18%) Dropwizard
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (18.18%) Sass
5 2 (18.18%) Capybara
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching
5 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (18.18%) GitHub
5 2 (18.18%) MongoDB

Ruby on Rails
Top Related 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 (18.18%) Moodle
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (18.18%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
1 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Capybara
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) git-flow
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 2 (18.18%) RSpec
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Strategy Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Web Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) CRM Architect
5 1 (9.09%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) hapi
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) Node.js
2 2 (18.18%) Dropwizard
2 2 (18.18%) Sass
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) Sinatra
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) CRM
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Web Development
3 3 (27.27%) ArchiMate
3 3 (27.27%) Data Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Domain-Driven Design
3 3 (27.27%) Information Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) Coaching
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Ruby
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Scala
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP