Period
to 13 August 2020

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 August 2020 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 273 244 195
Rank change year-on-year -29 -49 -27
Contract jobs citing Ruby 108 504 759
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.62% 1.04% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.80% 2.66% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 333 464
Median daily rate £475 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £338
90th Percentile £575 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.43% - +81.39%
10th Percentile £20.31 £23.40 £21.45
90th Percentile £22.98 £42.40 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £30.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -12.14% -12.50%

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 6,009 18,923 21,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 34.74% 38.87% 40.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,782 12,028 14,075
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £295
90th Percentile £590 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +4.74% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 543 545
Median hourly rate £36.50 £44.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.05% +7.32% -0.18%
10th Percentile £16.15 £20.50 £15.88
90th Percentile £53.38 £55.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +7.32% +1.23%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Ruby as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ruby in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Ruby in the UK excluding London

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ruby in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ruby in the UK excluding London

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ruby in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend 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 August 2020. 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 +31 52 £430 -12.91% 29
North West +67 31 £428 -2.29% 19
South East +101 21 £488 +2.63% 17
South West +23 17 £500 -9.09% 17
Yorkshire +5 15 £475 -5.00% 8
North East +27 6 £425 -19.05% 2
Scotland +21 6 £375 -16.67% 8
Midlands +55 5 £484 -0.72% 14
West Midlands +54 4 £484 -9.91% 10
East of England +47 4 £476 +5.67% 6
Wales +30 3 £475 -34.26% 7
East Midlands +43 1 - - 4
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 52 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (42.59%) Python
3 43 (39.81%) AWS
4 40 (37.04%) DevOps
5 37 (34.26%) Docker
6 35 (32.41%) Java
7 33 (30.56%) Terraform
8 28 (25.93%) Linux
8 28 (25.93%) Ruby on Rails
9 27 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
10 26 (24.07%) Kubernetes
11 23 (21.30%) Infrastructure as Code
11 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (21.30%) Node.js
12 21 (19.44%) Git (software)
12 21 (19.44%) Test Automation
13 19 (17.59%) Go
13 19 (17.59%) Opscode Chef
13 19 (17.59%) Scrum
14 18 (16.67%) Ansible
14 18 (16.67%) Public Sector
15 15 (13.89%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (13.89%) SQL
16 14 (12.96%) HTML
16 14 (12.96%) Web Services
16 14 (12.96%) Unix
16 14 (12.96%) Azure
16 14 (12.96%) GitHub

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 15 (13.89%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (6.48%) Apache Spark
2 7 (6.48%) Confluence
3 6 (5.56%) Apache
4 4 (3.70%) nginx
5 2 (1.85%) Drupal
5 2 (1.85%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.85%) SAS
5 2 (1.85%) WordPress
6 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.93%) JBoss
6 1 (0.93%) Moodle
6 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.93%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.63%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.85%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Shopify
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (39.81%) AWS
2 15 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (12.96%) Azure
3 14 (12.96%) GitHub
4 13 (12.04%) Amazon S3
4 13 (12.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (11.11%) Serverless
6 11 (10.19%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (6.48%) PaaS
8 6 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (5.56%) AWS CloudTrail
8 6 (5.56%) AWS CodeBuild
8 6 (5.56%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (3.70%) Route 53
10 3 (2.78%) Amazon Glacier
10 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.78%) Heroku
10 3 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) DNS
2 2 (1.85%) Internet
2 2 (1.85%) VPN
3 1 (0.93%) BGP
3 1 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.93%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.93%) SSH
3 1 (0.93%) SSL
3 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.48%) MySQL
2 7 (6.48%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.56%) Redis
4 5 (4.63%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.63%) Big Data
4 5 (4.63%) HBase
4 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.93%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 27 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (19.44%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.19%) Selenium
4 9 (8.33%) JIRA
4 9 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (7.41%) Bitbucket
6 6 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.56%) GitLab
6 6 (5.56%) Spinnaker
7 5 (4.63%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.78%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (2.78%) JUnit
8 3 (2.78%) Mocha
8 3 (2.78%) RSpec
9 2 (1.85%) Hudson
9 2 (1.85%) JMeter
9 2 (1.85%) Subversion
10 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 9 (8.33%) Finance
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Law
4 3 (2.78%) Marketing
4 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Electronics
5 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (43.52%) Developer
2 31 (28.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (12.04%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 12 (11.11%) Ruby Developer
5 11 (10.19%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (6.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Architect
9 5 (4.63%) AWS Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Designer
9 5 (4.63%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Big Data Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Big Data Software Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Scala Software Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.93%) Ruby on Rails
2 23 (21.30%) Node.js
3 14 (12.96%) HTML
3 14 (12.96%) Web Services
4 10 (9.26%) CSS
5 9 (8.33%) .NET
6 7 (6.48%) Kafka
7 6 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (5.56%) HTML5
7 6 (5.56%) React
7 6 (5.56%) RESTful
8 4 (3.70%) CSS3
8 4 (3.70%) PySpark
8 4 (3.70%) React Native
8 4 (3.70%) REST
8 4 (3.70%) YAML
9 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.85%) Ember.js
9 2 (1.85%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (4.63%) Cloud Native
2 5 (4.63%) Robotics
3 3 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) PKI
5 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.93%) Linux
2 14 (12.96%) Unix
3 9 (8.33%) Windows
4 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.78%) CentOS
4 3 (2.78%) Debian
5 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.04%) DevOps
3 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (21.30%) Infrastructure as Code
4 21 (19.44%) Test Automation
5 19 (17.59%) Scrum
6 14 (12.96%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (10.19%) Configuration Management
7 11 (10.19%) Kanban
7 11 (10.19%) Software Engineering
7 11 (10.19%) TDD
8 10 (9.26%) Microservices
9 9 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
9 9 (8.33%) Open Source
9 9 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (7.41%) Migration
11 7 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (6.48%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (42.59%) Python
2 35 (32.41%) Java
3 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
4 19 (17.59%) Go
5 15 (13.89%) SQL
6 13 (12.04%) Bash Shell
6 13 (12.04%) Scala
7 12 (11.11%) C#
8 7 (6.48%) C
8 7 (6.48%) C++
8 7 (6.48%) PHP
9 6 (5.56%) VBScript
10 5 (4.63%) Java 8
10 5 (4.63%) Perl
10 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.78%) ES6
13 2 (1.85%) Groovy
13 2 (1.85%) Lua
13 2 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.63%) Degree
2 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.70%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (34.26%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.93%) HDFS
2 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.93%) PowerDNS
2 1 (0.93%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (30.56%) Terraform
2 26 (24.07%) Kubernetes
3 19 (17.59%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (16.67%) Ansible
5 13 (12.04%) Puppet
6 11 (10.19%) Packer
7 8 (7.41%) Kibana
8 5 (4.63%) Consul
8 5 (4.63%) Nagios
9 4 (3.70%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (3.70%) Grafana
9 4 (3.70%) logstash
9 4 (3.70%) Prometheus
9 4 (3.70%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.85%) Graphite
10 2 (1.85%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.93%) Oozie
11 1 (0.93%) Rancher
11 1 (0.93%) Salt
11 1 (0.93%) yum
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.56%) Automation Anywhere
3 5 (4.63%) Oracle
4 3 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.85%) Adobe
5 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.85%) CA
5 2 (1.85%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.85%) EnterpriseDB
5 2 (1.85%) Nimsoft
5 2 (1.85%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (0.93%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.93%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (0.93%) New Relic
6 1 (0.93%) Percona
6 1 (0.93%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.93%) Splunk
6 1 (0.93%) Talend
6 1 (0.93%) VMware