Period
to 13 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 13 December 2019 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 257 207 170
Rank change year-on-year -50 -37 -19
Contract jobs citing Ruby 408 721 828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.93% 1.29% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.51% 3.19% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 391 574
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £488 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £350 £360 £325
90th Percentile £600 £600 £596
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £35.00 £19.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.57% +81.39% +92.95%
10th Percentile £20.50 £35.00 £16.64
90th Percentile £42.98 £52.25 £38.19
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £27.15
% change year-on-year -24.29% +28.93% +171.48%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 16,229 22,628 19,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 37.08% 40.45% 36.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,401 14,644 12,597
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £305 £275
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 508 555 620
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £16.93 £15.96 £15.79
90th Percentile £53.83 £51.00 £51.74
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +1.91%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the UK excluding London

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in the UK excluding London

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in the UK excluding London

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in the UK excluding London

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ruby in the UK excluding London

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding 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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2019. 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
North of England -9 122 £500 +1.01% 77
South East +10 117 £494 -1.25% 75
South West +7 57 £513 - 33
North West -6 53 £500 - 43
Yorkshire +17 52 £500 +5.26% 30
East of England -10 40 £450 -5.26% 31
Midlands -11 37 £463 -1.60% 25
Scotland -24 21 £450 -7.69% 23
West Midlands -21 20 £533 +13.30% 13
East Midlands +30 17 £400 +3.90% 12
North East +14 17 £444 -9.44% 4
Wales +12 9 £375 -11.76% 10
Northern Ireland -3 5 £300 -33.33% 13
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 232 (56.86%) Python
2 230 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (43.38%) DevOps
4 172 (42.16%) Linux
5 145 (35.54%) Java
6 129 (31.62%) AWS
7 126 (30.88%) Docker
8 116 (28.43%) Test Automation
9 115 (28.19%) JavaScript
10 107 (26.23%) Puppet
11 103 (25.25%) Continuous Integration
12 101 (24.75%) Configuration Management
13 99 (24.26%) Ruby on Rails
14 93 (22.79%) Opscode Chef
14 93 (22.79%) Ansible
15 90 (22.06%) Bash Shell
16 86 (21.08%) Git (software)
17 85 (20.83%) Node.js
17 85 (20.83%) HTML
18 84 (20.59%) CSS
19 80 (19.61%) Jenkins
20 78 (19.12%) C#
21 74 (18.14%) Open Source
22 73 (17.89%) Terraform
23 69 (16.91%) Windows
24 66 (16.18%) Azure
25 65 (15.93%) Kubernetes
26 64 (15.69%) Google
27 62 (15.20%) HTTP
28 57 (13.97%) SQL

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 27 (6.62%) JBoss
2 22 (5.39%) Apache
2 22 (5.39%) nginx
3 21 (5.15%) Confluence
4 17 (4.17%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.43%) WebLogic
6 9 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.72%) IIS
7 7 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.23%) SAS
9 4 (0.98%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.98%) Drupal
9 4 (0.98%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.49%) Luigi
11 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 129 (31.62%) AWS
2 66 (16.18%) Azure
3 35 (8.58%) GCP
4 33 (8.09%) Serverless
5 32 (7.84%) GitHub
6 24 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (5.64%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (4.41%) PaaS
9 14 (3.43%) Amazon S3
9 14 (3.43%) Google Analytics
10 11 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (2.70%) OpenShift
11 10 (2.45%) Amazon Kinesis
12 9 (2.21%) CloudFront
13 8 (1.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (1.96%) Heroku
13 8 (1.96%) Office 365
14 7 (1.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 7 (1.72%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 62 (15.20%) HTTP
2 34 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 27 (6.62%) SSL
4 14 (3.43%) Firewall
5 11 (2.70%) DNS
6 10 (2.45%) VPN
7 9 (2.21%) Internet
8 8 (1.96%) SSH
9 4 (0.98%) DVB
10 3 (0.74%) SAN
11 2 (0.49%) AMQP
11 2 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.49%) IPsec
11 2 (0.49%) LAN
11 2 (0.49%) RS-232
11 2 (0.49%) WAN
12 1 (0.25%) HSRP
12 1 (0.25%) Network Security
12 1 (0.25%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.52%) MongoDB
2 38 (9.31%) MySQL
3 35 (8.58%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (8.58%) Relational Database
4 24 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 18 (4.41%) SQL Server
6 13 (3.19%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.21%) Neo4j
8 8 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.23%) Redis
11 4 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.74%) Big Data
12 3 (0.74%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.74%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 86 (21.08%) Git (software)
2 80 (19.61%) Jenkins
3 52 (12.75%) Cucumber
4 46 (11.27%) JIRA
4 46 (11.27%) Selenium
5 31 (7.60%) Subversion
6 16 (3.92%) Gatling
7 15 (3.68%) Ant
7 15 (3.68%) GitLab
7 15 (3.68%) Vagrant
8 14 (3.43%) Grunt
9 13 (3.19%) Artifactory
10 12 (2.94%) gulp
10 12 (2.94%) IntelliJ
10 12 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
10 12 (2.94%) Sublime Text
11 11 (2.70%) JUnit
12 9 (2.21%) Eclipse
12 9 (2.21%) WATIR
13 8 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (9.56%) Public Sector
2 25 (6.13%) Finance
3 9 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.98%) Banking
5 4 (0.98%) Law
5 4 (0.98%) Marketing
6 3 (0.74%) Electronics
6 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.49%) Back Office
7 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.49%) Front Office
7 2 (0.49%) Retail
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (34.80%) Developer
2 94 (23.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (7.35%) Scala Developer
4 27 (6.62%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 22 (5.39%) Software Engineer
6 21 (5.15%) Ruby Developer
6 21 (5.15%) Test Engineer
7 20 (4.90%) Platform Engineer
8 19 (4.66%) AWS Engineer
8 19 (4.66%) Senior DevOps
9 17 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
9 17 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 17 (4.17%) Tester
10 16 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (3.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 14 (3.43%) Software Developer
13 13 (3.19%) Administrator
13 13 (3.19%) Automation Tester
14 12 (2.94%) Java Engineer
15 11 (2.70%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (24.26%) Ruby on Rails
2 85 (20.83%) HTML
2 85 (20.83%) Node.js
3 84 (20.59%) CSS
4 45 (11.03%) Spring
5 44 (10.78%) React
6 42 (10.29%) JSON
7 38 (9.31%) REST
8 36 (8.82%) .NET
8 36 (8.82%) AngularJS
9 35 (8.58%) HTML5
10 33 (8.09%) Play Framework
10 33 (8.09%) Web Services
11 27 (6.62%) XML
12 24 (5.88%) CSS3
12 24 (5.88%) jQuery
13 23 (5.64%) RESTful
14 22 (5.39%) Django
15 21 (5.15%) Ajax
16 20 (4.90%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.66%) User Experience
2 15 (3.68%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.47%) Clustering
8 6 (1.47%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.98%) IPTV
9 4 (0.98%) STB
10 3 (0.74%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.74%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.49%) CMDB
11 2 (0.49%) iSeries
11 2 (0.49%) PKI
11 2 (0.49%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 172 (42.16%) Linux
2 69 (16.91%) Windows
3 56 (13.73%) Unix
4 25 (6.13%) Ubuntu
4 25 (6.13%) Windows Server
5 22 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (4.17%) CentOS
7 12 (2.94%) Apple iOS
8 11 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 10 (2.45%) Android
10 8 (1.96%) VMS
11 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.98%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.49%) Debian
13 2 (0.49%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (43.38%) DevOps
3 116 (28.43%) Test Automation
4 103 (25.25%) Continuous Integration
5 101 (24.75%) Configuration Management
6 74 (18.14%) Open Source
7 57 (13.97%) TDD
8 54 (13.24%) Infrastructure as Code
9 53 (12.99%) Scrum
10 49 (12.01%) Software Engineering
11 44 (10.78%) Web Development
12 43 (10.54%) Deployment Automation
13 40 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (6.86%) MVC
15 26 (6.37%) BDD
15 26 (6.37%) Continuous Deployment
16 23 (5.64%) Analytics
16 23 (5.64%) Mentoring
16 23 (5.64%) Microservices
17 21 (5.15%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 232 (56.86%) Python
2 145 (35.54%) Java
3 115 (28.19%) JavaScript
4 90 (22.06%) Bash Shell
5 78 (19.12%) C#
6 57 (13.97%) SQL
7 56 (13.73%) Scala
8 54 (13.24%) Perl
9 41 (10.05%) C++
10 35 (8.58%) C
10 35 (8.58%) PHP
11 34 (8.33%) PowerShell
12 31 (7.60%) Go
13 17 (4.17%) Groovy
14 13 (3.19%) Haskell
15 11 (2.70%) TypeScript
16 10 (2.45%) Java 8
16 10 (2.45%) Shell Script
17 9 (2.21%) ES6
18 6 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.66%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.45%) Degree
5 9 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.74%) RHCE
7 3 (0.74%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.49%) CCNA
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.49%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.25%) HND
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.25%) LPIC
9 1 (0.25%) MCSD
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.25%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.37%) QA
2 8 (1.96%) SLA
3 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.74%) NCSC
6 2 (0.49%) COBIT
6 2 (0.49%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.49%) NIST
System Software
1 126 (30.88%) Docker
2 19 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (2.45%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.96%) vSphere
6 4 (0.98%) NFS
6 4 (0.98%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.74%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.49%) vCloud
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.25%) HDFS
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 107 (26.23%) Puppet
2 93 (22.79%) Ansible
2 93 (22.79%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (17.89%) Terraform
4 65 (15.93%) Kubernetes
5 27 (6.62%) Salt
6 21 (5.15%) Nagios
7 18 (4.41%) Kibana
7 18 (4.41%) Packer
8 17 (4.17%) Grafana
9 9 (2.21%) Consul
10 6 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (1.47%) logstash
10 6 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (1.23%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.74%) Rancher
12 3 (0.74%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 64 (15.69%) Google
2 26 (6.37%) VMware
3 25 (6.13%) Oracle
4 19 (4.66%) Microsoft
4 19 (4.66%) Splunk
5 15 (3.68%) Atlassian
5 15 (3.68%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.19%) Adobe
7 11 (2.70%) New Relic
8 9 (2.21%) SolarWinds
8 9 (2.21%) webMethods
9 7 (1.72%) NetApp
10 6 (1.47%) EMC
10 6 (1.47%) Veritas
11 5 (1.23%) CA Agile Central
11 5 (1.23%) Coverity
11 5 (1.23%) EnterpriseDB
11 5 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.23%) TOWER Software
12 4 (0.98%) ServiceNow