Period
to 15 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Ruby Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 742 679 676
Rank change year-on-year -63 -3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Ruby Developer 143 185 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 153 205
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £380 £363 £313
90th Percentile £610 £563 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +8.33% +12.50% -5.88%
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 98,394 90,833 104,688
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.95% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,440 58,809 68,083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,168 2,967 3,151
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.26% -4.13% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 15 July 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 10 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 15 July 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 -43 140 £500 +11.11% 65
London -91 106 £500 +11.11% 52
UK excluding London -14 34 £488 +8.33% 16
North of England -10 15 £450 - 1
South East -25 13 £500 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire -14 9 £430 -9.47%
North West -18 6 £450 - 1
East of England - 3 £450 - 3
Wales - 2 £538 -
South West - 1 - - 4

Ruby Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Ruby
2 93 (65.03%) Ruby on Rails
3 74 (51.75%) JavaScript
4 68 (47.55%) TDD
5 63 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
7 43 (30.07%) HTML
7 43 (30.07%) CSS
8 40 (27.97%) Git (software)
9 38 (26.57%) Java
10 35 (24.48%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (23.08%) React
12 29 (20.28%) Linux
13 27 (18.88%) AngularJS
14 26 (18.18%) Finance
15 25 (17.48%) Python
15 25 (17.48%) MySQL
16 24 (16.78%) Redis
17 23 (16.08%) HTML5
17 23 (16.08%) Microservices
18 22 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (14.69%) Fintech
20 20 (13.99%) Go
20 20 (13.99%) BDD
20 20 (13.99%) Software Engineering
21 19 (13.29%) Apache
22 18 (12.59%) HTTP
22 18 (12.59%) REST
22 18 (12.59%) DevOps
23 17 (11.89%) Docker

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 19 (13.29%) Apache
2 12 (8.39%) Apache Spark
3 7 (4.90%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.80%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.70%) CMS
5 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.70%) Ethereum
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.70%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 52 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.39%) Heroku
3 12 (8.39%) PaaS
4 9 (6.29%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (5.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (5.59%) OpenShift
6 7 (4.90%) Amazon S3
7 6 (4.20%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (4.20%) GitHub
7 6 (4.20%) Serverless
8 4 (2.80%) IaaS
8 4 (2.80%) Route 53
9 2 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.59%) HTTP
2 13 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.39%) FTP
4 10 (6.99%) DNS
4 10 (6.99%) SSL
5 1 (0.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (24.48%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (17.48%) MySQL
3 24 (16.78%) Redis
4 16 (11.19%) MongoDB
4 16 (11.19%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.50%) Blockchain
6 4 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.80%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.10%) QlikView
7 3 (2.10%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.40%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.70%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (27.97%) Git (software)
2 17 (11.89%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.39%) GitLab
3 12 (8.39%) RSpec
4 6 (4.20%) Selenium
5 5 (3.50%) Capybara
5 5 (3.50%) JIRA
6 4 (2.80%) Subversion
7 3 (2.10%) RubyGems
8 2 (1.40%) CircleCI
8 2 (1.40%) git-flow
8 2 (1.40%) Maven
9 1 (0.70%) Bundler
9 1 (0.70%) Codeship
9 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.70%) Gradle
9 1 (0.70%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.70%) webpack
General
1 26 (18.18%) Finance
2 11 (7.69%) Banking
3 8 (5.59%) Automotive
4 7 (4.90%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.50%) Law
6 2 (1.40%) Games
6 2 (1.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (65.03%) Ruby on Rails
2 43 (30.07%) CSS
2 43 (30.07%) HTML
3 33 (23.08%) React
4 27 (18.88%) AngularJS
5 23 (16.08%) HTML5
6 18 (12.59%) REST
7 17 (11.89%) RabbitMQ
8 15 (10.49%) Node.js
9 14 (9.79%) SOAP
10 13 (9.09%) CSS3
11 12 (8.39%) jQuery
11 12 (8.39%) Kafka
11 12 (8.39%) OAuth
11 12 (8.39%) OAuth2
12 8 (5.59%) JSON
13 7 (4.90%) XML
14 6 (4.20%) Sinatra
14 6 (4.20%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 5 (3.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.69%) Fintech
2 12 (8.39%) Credit Risk
3 10 (6.99%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.80%) User Experience
5 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.10%) NHS
6 2 (1.40%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.70%) Bitcoin
7 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.70%) e-Health
7 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.28%) Linux
2 6 (4.20%) Unix
3 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (47.55%) TDD
2 63 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (16.08%) Microservices
4 22 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (13.99%) BDD
5 20 (13.99%) Software Engineering
6 18 (12.59%) DevOps
7 15 (10.49%) Functional Programming
8 14 (9.79%) Pair Programming
9 13 (9.09%) OWASP
10 12 (8.39%) E-Commerce
10 12 (8.39%) OO
10 12 (8.39%) Parallel Computing
10 12 (8.39%) Parallel Processing
11 10 (6.99%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (6.29%) Test Automation
13 8 (5.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 8 (5.59%) Scrum
13 8 (5.59%) Web Development
14 7 (4.90%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 143 (100.00%) Ruby
2 74 (51.75%) JavaScript
3 38 (26.57%) Java
4 25 (17.48%) Python
5 20 (13.99%) Go
6 15 (10.49%) ES6
7 13 (9.09%) SQL
8 10 (6.99%) Java 8
8 10 (6.99%) PHP
9 7 (4.90%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.50%) Perl
11 4 (2.80%) C++
12 3 (2.10%) R
13 2 (1.40%) Elixir
13 2 (1.40%) Groovy
14 1 (0.70%) C
14 1 (0.70%) C#
14 1 (0.70%) Erlang
14 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.10%) Degree
4 2 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.70%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (11.89%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (8.39%) Mesos
2 10 (6.99%) Marathon
3 8 (5.59%) Ansible
4 7 (4.90%) Puppet
5 6 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.50%) Terraform
7 4 (2.80%) CFEngine
7 4 (2.80%) Salt
8 1 (0.70%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 8 (5.59%) Google
2 4 (2.80%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle
3 3 (2.10%) Tableau
4 2 (1.40%) BMC
4 2 (1.40%) Remedy
5 1 (0.70%) CA
5 1 (0.70%) Capita
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.70%) NetApp
5 1 (0.70%) New Relic
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.70%) ServiceNow