Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Ruby Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 658 714
Rank change year-on-year -86 +56 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Ruby Developer 140 191 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 163 153
UK median daily rate £500 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £288
90th Percentile £613 £563 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £408 £350
% change year-on-year +10.43% +16.43% -21.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - -
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 96,041 87,961 101,443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.86% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,193 57,163 65,399
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,023 3,334
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 20 April 2018.

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 13 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 20 April 2018. 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 -81 137 £500 +13.64% 44
London -96 108 £500 +13.64% 35
UK excluding London -23 30 £450 +10.43% 9
South East -15 9 £500 +26.58% 3
East of England +4 8 £450 -11.11% 1
North of England -19 7 £350 -6.67% 2
Yorkshire -18 5 £350 -20.45% 1
South West +4 2 - - 3
North West -17 2 £399 -11.39% 1
Wales - 2 £538 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
Midlands - 1 £325 -
Scotland - 1 £400 -

Ruby Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, Ruby Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Ruby Developer in the job title.

1 140 (100.00%) Ruby
2 80 (57.14%) Ruby on Rails
3 77 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 64 (45.71%) TDD
6 48 (34.29%) HTML
7 44 (31.43%) CSS
8 42 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
9 41 (29.29%) Linux
10 34 (24.29%) Java
11 33 (23.57%) Git (software)
12 30 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
13 29 (20.71%) Python
13 29 (20.71%) Redis
14 27 (19.29%) MySQL
15 26 (18.57%) BDD
15 26 (18.57%) AngularJS
15 26 (18.57%) React
16 23 (16.43%) Finance
16 23 (16.43%) DevOps
17 21 (15.00%) Go
18 20 (14.29%) Docker
19 19 (13.57%) Microservices
20 18 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
21 17 (12.14%) SQL
22 16 (11.43%) HTML5
23 15 (10.71%) Node.js
23 15 (10.71%) Unix
23 15 (10.71%) Software Engineering
23 15 (10.71%) Fintech

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 13 (9.29%) Apache
2 5 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.14%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.43%) nginx
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.71%) Ethereum
Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 42 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.57%) GitHub
3 10 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (7.14%) Heroku
4 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (4.29%) Amazon S3
5 6 (4.29%) OpenShift
5 6 (4.29%) PaaS
5 6 (4.29%) Serverless
6 5 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (2.14%) Route 53
9 2 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.43%) IaaS
9 2 (1.43%) SaaS
10 1 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.86%) HTTP
2 8 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.57%) DNS
3 5 (3.57%) FTP
3 5 (3.57%) SSL
4 1 (0.71%) Skype
4 1 (0.71%) SMS
4 1 (0.71%) SMTP
4 1 (0.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (20.71%) Redis
3 27 (19.29%) MySQL
4 13 (9.29%) MongoDB
5 12 (8.57%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.86%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.14%) Blockchain
8 3 (2.14%) QlikView
8 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.71%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (23.57%) Git (software)
2 13 (9.29%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.14%) RSpec
4 7 (5.00%) Appium
5 6 (4.29%) JIRA
6 5 (3.57%) GitLab
7 4 (2.86%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.86%) Subversion
8 3 (2.14%) Calabash
8 3 (2.14%) Capybara
8 3 (2.14%) Maven
8 3 (2.14%) Selenium
8 3 (2.14%) Xcode
9 2 (1.43%) git-flow
9 2 (1.43%) Gradle
9 2 (1.43%) RubyGems
10 1 (0.71%) Codeship
10 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.71%) Spock
10 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (16.43%) Finance
2 7 (5.00%) Banking
3 5 (3.57%) Automotive
3 5 (3.57%) Law
4 4 (2.86%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.14%) Retail
6 2 (1.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (57.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 48 (34.29%) HTML
3 44 (31.43%) CSS
4 26 (18.57%) AngularJS
4 26 (18.57%) React
5 16 (11.43%) HTML5
6 15 (10.71%) Node.js
7 14 (10.00%) jQuery
8 12 (8.57%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (8.57%) REST
9 11 (7.86%) RESTful
10 10 (7.14%) XML
11 9 (6.43%) CSS3
12 8 (5.71%) JSON
13 7 (5.00%) React Native
13 7 (5.00%) Sinatra
14 6 (4.29%) OAuth
14 6 (4.29%) OAuth2
15 5 (3.57%) SOAP
15 5 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.71%) Fintech
1 15 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.57%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.14%) NHS
4 3 (2.14%) User Experience
5 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.43%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.71%) Bitcoin
6 1 (0.71%) e-Health
6 1 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.29%) Linux
2 15 (10.71%) Unix
3 7 (5.00%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.14%) Windows
5 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.71%) CentOS
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (45.71%) TDD
3 26 (18.57%) BDD
4 23 (16.43%) DevOps
5 19 (13.57%) Microservices
6 18 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 14 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 12 (8.57%) Pair Programming
10 10 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 10 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (5.71%) Functional Programming
11 8 (5.71%) Mentoring
11 8 (5.71%) OO
11 8 (5.71%) Web Development
12 7 (5.00%) Open Source
13 6 (4.29%) Active Record
13 6 (4.29%) OWASP
13 6 (4.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 140 (100.00%) Ruby
2 70 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 34 (24.29%) Java
4 29 (20.71%) Python
5 21 (15.00%) Go
6 17 (12.14%) SQL
7 10 (7.14%) Bash Shell
8 7 (5.00%) ES6
8 7 (5.00%) PHP
9 5 (3.57%) Java 8
9 5 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.14%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.14%) Elixir
10 3 (2.14%) R
10 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.43%) C++
11 2 (1.43%) Groovy
11 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.43%) Scala
11 2 (1.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.57%) Degree
4 4 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.43%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.71%) CCSP
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.71%) CISM
6 1 (0.71%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.14%) Terraform
2 7 (5.00%) Ansible
2 7 (5.00%) Puppet
3 5 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.57%) Marathon
3 5 (3.57%) Mesos
4 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.71%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.71%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (6.43%) Oracle
2 4 (2.86%) Atlassian
2 4 (2.86%) Google
3 3 (2.14%) Tableau
4 2 (1.43%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.71%) CA
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.71%) NetApp
5 1 (0.71%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.71%) VMware