The median contractor rate for a Ruby Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby Developer
UK
Rank 494 550 510
Rank change year-on-year +56 -40  
Contract jobs requiring a Ruby Developer 102 92 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 79 84
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £504 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £450
% change year-on-year -4.43% -18.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Ruby Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Ruby Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby Developer in the UK

Ruby Developer
Top 18 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 102 £450 +12.50% 43
London +61 89 £450 +7.14% 30
City of London +4 7 £475 +11.76% 9
Yorkshire 0 5 £450 -5.26% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £350 -
North East - 5 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £350 -
Sheffield +5 4 £458 +43.52%
South Yorkshire -2 4 £458 +46.40% 1
South East +24 1 £340 -9.93% 3
West Yorkshire -2 1 £450 -5.26% 1
Leeds -5 1 £450 -5.26%
Bristol -7 1 - - 1
South West -14 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £450 - 2
Portsmouth - 1 £340 -
Manchester - 1 £450 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £340 -

Ruby Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 173 (100.00%) Ruby
2 120 (69.36%) Ruby on Rails
3 96 (55.49%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (45.09%) TDD
5 75 (43.35%) JavaScript
6 60 (34.68%) Java
7 47 (27.17%) HTML
7 47 (27.17%) CSS
8 43 (24.86%) Git (software)
9 40 (23.12%) Docker
10 33 (19.08%) OO
11 30 (17.34%) DevOps
12 28 (16.18%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (15.61%) BDD
14 26 (15.03%) MySQL
15 25 (14.45%) Linux
16 24 (13.87%) Python
16 24 (13.87%) Microservices
17 23 (13.29%) Go
18 22 (12.72%) HTML5
18 22 (12.72%) Games
19 19 (10.98%) Software Engineering
20 18 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
20 18 (10.40%) CSS3
21 17 (9.83%) Back Office
21 17 (9.83%) Finance
22 16 (9.25%) Scrum
22 16 (9.25%) Web Development
22 16 (9.25%) REST
23 15 (8.67%) GitHub

Ruby Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (2.89%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (2.31%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.16%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) SAP Business One
1 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.67%) GitHub
3 12 (6.94%) Heroku
4 4 (2.31%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.73%) PaaS
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.16%) Datadog
6 2 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.31%) HTTP
2 1 (0.58%) Broadband
2 1 (0.58%) Internet
2 1 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.18%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (15.03%) MySQL
3 7 (4.05%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.47%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.47%) Redis
5 3 (1.73%) Big Data
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.16%) BigQuery
6 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 43 (24.86%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.67%) RSpec
3 11 (6.36%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.47%) JIRA
4 6 (3.47%) Subversion
5 5 (2.89%) Travis CI
6 4 (2.31%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.31%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.73%) Gradle
7 3 (1.73%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.16%) Appium
8 2 (1.16%) Bazaar
8 2 (1.16%) Bundler
9 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.58%) Calabash
9 1 (0.58%) Capybara
9 1 (0.58%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.58%) GitLab
9 1 (0.58%) Hudson
9 1 (0.58%) Selenium
General
1 22 (12.72%) Games
2 17 (9.83%) Back Office
2 17 (9.83%) Finance
3 6 (3.47%) Marketing
4 3 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.16%) Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Electronics
5 2 (1.16%) Front Office
5 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.16%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (69.36%) Ruby on Rails
2 47 (27.17%) CSS
2 47 (27.17%) HTML
3 22 (12.72%) HTML5
4 18 (10.40%) CSS3
5 16 (9.25%) REST
6 13 (7.51%) RESTful
6 13 (7.51%) Web Services
7 11 (6.36%) jQuery
8 10 (5.78%) Sass
9 8 (4.62%) .NET
9 8 (4.62%) ASP.NET
9 8 (4.62%) Node.js
9 8 (4.62%) Spring
10 7 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (4.05%) Ext JS
10 7 (4.05%) Play Framework
10 7 (4.05%) SAML
10 7 (4.05%) Spring MVC
11 5 (2.89%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.47%) Online Games
2 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.89%) User Experience
3 4 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.31%) Social Media
4 2 (1.16%) Blog
4 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.58%) Fintech
5 1 (0.58%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.58%) NHS
5 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.45%) Linux
2 12 (6.94%) Unix
3 9 (5.20%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.31%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.73%) Android
5 3 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (55.49%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (45.09%) TDD
3 33 (19.08%) OO
4 30 (17.34%) DevOps
5 27 (15.61%) BDD
6 24 (13.87%) Microservices
7 19 (10.98%) Software Engineering
8 16 (9.25%) Scrum
8 16 (9.25%) Web Development
9 15 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (8.09%) Automated Testing
11 12 (6.94%) Kanban
12 11 (6.36%) MVC
13 10 (5.78%) Unit Testing
14 9 (5.20%) Continuous Deployment
14 9 (5.20%) Front End Development
15 7 (4.05%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (4.05%) Open Source
15 7 (4.05%) Refactoring
16 6 (3.47%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (100.00%) Ruby
2 75 (43.35%) JavaScript
3 60 (34.68%) Java
4 24 (13.87%) Python
5 23 (13.29%) Go
6 11 (6.36%) SQL
7 10 (5.78%) Scala
8 8 (4.62%) C#
9 5 (2.89%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.89%) C++
10 2 (1.16%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.58%) Clojure
11 1 (0.58%) Elixir
11 1 (0.58%) ES6
11 1 (0.58%) PHP
11 1 (0.58%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 10 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.31%) Degree
2 4 (2.31%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.16%) SDET
System Software
1 40 (23.12%) Docker
2 7 (4.05%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (5.78%) Terraform
2 7 (4.05%) Puppet
3 6 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.89%) Ansible
5 2 (1.16%) Capistrano
5 2 (1.16%) Pingdom
5 2 (1.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (6.94%) Apigee
2 4 (2.31%) Facebook
2 4 (2.31%) Google
2 4 (2.31%) SAP
3 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.58%) VMware
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