Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Ruby Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 738 661 698
Rank change year-on-year -77 +37 -66
Contract jobs requiring a Ruby Developer 149 233 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 192 179
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +5.59%
10th Percentile £393 £313 £313
90th Percentile £656 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £423 £394
% change year-on-year +12.43% +7.30% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Ruby Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Ruby Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby Developer in the UK

Ruby Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby Developer in the UK

Ruby Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby Developer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby Developer in the UK

Ruby Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby Developer in the UK

Ruby Developer
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
England -68 147 £475 +11.76% 44
London -64 116 £475 +11.76% 37
UK excluding London +1 32 £475 +12.43% 7
South East +7 17 £500 +21.21% 3
East of England -11 11 £425 -5.56% 1
North of England +24 2 £444 +3.14% 2
Scotland 0 2 £400 -30.43%
North West +14 1 £450 +3.45%
Yorkshire -1 1 £437 +16.53% 2

Ruby Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Ruby Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Ruby Developer in the job title.

1 149 (100.00%) Ruby
2 97 (65.10%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (46.98%) TDD
4 66 (44.30%) Ruby on Rails
5 50 (33.56%) JavaScript
6 34 (22.82%) Pair Programming
7 33 (22.15%) Amazon AWS
8 32 (21.48%) Python
9 30 (20.13%) Test Automation
10 29 (19.46%) Linux
10 29 (19.46%) Finance
10 29 (19.46%) DevOps
10 29 (19.46%) React
11 28 (18.79%) CSS
11 28 (18.79%) HTML
11 28 (18.79%) Java
12 27 (18.12%) Banking
13 26 (17.45%) BDD
14 23 (15.44%) Go
15 22 (14.77%) Unix
16 17 (11.41%) JSON
16 17 (11.41%) Mobile App
16 17 (11.41%) Cucumber
17 16 (10.74%) Git (software)
18 15 (10.07%) RESTful
18 15 (10.07%) AngularJS
19 14 (9.40%) Calabash
19 14 (9.40%) Jenkins
19 14 (9.40%) Gherkin
19 14 (9.40%) Mac OS

Ruby Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (6.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (2.68%) Apache
3 3 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.67%) Luigi
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Pipeline Pilot
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.15%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.38%) GitHub
3 11 (7.38%) PaaS
4 10 (6.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (6.71%) OpenShift
5 5 (3.36%) Serverless
6 3 (2.01%) Heroku
7 2 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.34%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.34%) Route 53
7 2 (1.34%) SaaS
8 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.40%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (8.72%) Redis
3 7 (4.70%) MySQL
4 4 (2.68%) Big Data
4 4 (2.68%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.67%) KNIME
6 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (11.41%) Cucumber
2 16 (10.74%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.40%) Calabash
3 14 (9.40%) Jenkins
4 11 (7.38%) Appium
5 10 (6.71%) RSpec
6 8 (5.37%) Xcode
7 5 (3.36%) Selenium
8 2 (1.34%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.34%) GitLab
8 2 (1.34%) JIRA
8 2 (1.34%) Sublime Text
8 2 (1.34%) Subversion
8 2 (1.34%) TextMate
8 2 (1.34%) webpack
9 1 (0.67%) JMeter
General
1 29 (19.46%) Finance
2 27 (18.12%) Banking
3 10 (6.71%) Automotive
3 10 (6.71%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.01%) Retail
5 2 (1.34%) Back Office
5 2 (1.34%) Front Office
6 1 (0.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (44.30%) Ruby on Rails
2 29 (19.46%) React
3 28 (18.79%) CSS
3 28 (18.79%) HTML
4 17 (11.41%) JSON
5 15 (10.07%) AngularJS
5 15 (10.07%) RESTful
6 14 (9.40%) Gherkin
7 12 (8.05%) Web Services
8 11 (7.38%) XML
9 10 (6.71%) Velocity
10 9 (6.04%) CSS3
10 9 (6.04%) HTML5
10 9 (6.04%) REST
11 7 (4.70%) Node.js
12 5 (3.36%) jQuery
13 4 (2.68%) OAuth
13 4 (2.68%) OAuth2
13 4 (2.68%) OpenID
13 4 (2.68%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.41%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.04%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (5.37%) Video on Demand
4 6 (4.03%) Fintech
4 6 (4.03%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (4.03%) Taxonomies
4 6 (4.03%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.67%) Life Science
5 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.46%) Linux
2 22 (14.77%) Unix
3 14 (9.40%) Mac OS
4 6 (4.03%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.01%) Android
6 2 (1.34%) Windows
7 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (65.10%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (46.98%) TDD
3 34 (22.82%) Pair Programming
4 30 (20.13%) Test Automation
5 29 (19.46%) DevOps
6 26 (17.45%) BDD
7 14 (9.40%) E-Commerce
8 13 (8.72%) ATDD
9 12 (8.05%) Scrum
10 11 (7.38%) Acceptance Criteria
10 11 (7.38%) Functional Testing
10 11 (7.38%) Investment Management
10 11 (7.38%) Kanban
10 11 (7.38%) User Stories
10 11 (7.38%) Web Development
11 10 (6.71%) Manual Testing
11 10 (6.71%) Scrum-ban
12 8 (5.37%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (5.37%) Front End Development
12 8 (5.37%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 149 (100.00%) Ruby
2 50 (33.56%) JavaScript
3 32 (21.48%) Python
4 28 (18.79%) Java
5 23 (15.44%) Go
6 10 (6.71%) SQL
7 8 (5.37%) Apple Swift
8 7 (4.70%) Scala
9 6 (4.03%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.68%) Perl
10 4 (2.68%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.34%) Elixir
11 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.67%) C
12 1 (0.67%) C#
12 1 (0.67%) Clojure
12 1 (0.67%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.37%) Degree
2 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (1.34%) CCSP
3 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.34%) CISM
3 2 (1.34%) CISSP
4 1 (0.67%) PhD
4 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.34%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) Ansible
2 2 (1.34%) Packer
2 2 (1.34%) Puppet
2 2 (1.34%) Terraform
3 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (6.71%) Google
2 8 (5.37%) Oracle
3 6 (4.03%) Xamarin
4 4 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.34%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.67%) IBM
6 1 (0.67%) Netezza
6 1 (0.67%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.67%) RapidMiner