Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Ruby Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 746 680
Rank change year-on-year +2 -66 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Ruby Developer 138 153 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 138 168
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £398 £393 £325
90th Percentile £600 £643 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £475 £430
% change year-on-year -3.16% +10.47% +14.67%
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 99,545 97,274 97,328
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,895 64,435 63,507
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,076 2,850 3,288
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -45 136 £500 +5.26% 48
London +1 108 £525 +10.53% 36
UK excluding London -32 27 £460 -3.16% 15
South East -25 11 £500 - 4
North of England -11 6 £450 +1.47% 4
East of England -15 6 £375 -11.76% 1
North West -9 4 £500 +11.11% 2
South West - 3 £475 - 3
Yorkshire -10 2 £415 -5.03% 2
Scotland -18 1 £338 -15.63% 3

Ruby Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Ruby
2 104 (75.36%) Ruby on Rails
3 84 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (43.48%) JavaScript
5 59 (42.75%) TDD
6 37 (26.81%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (18.84%) Java
8 25 (18.12%) MySQL
8 25 (18.12%) Continuous Deployment
9 23 (16.67%) CSS
10 22 (15.94%) HTML
10 22 (15.94%) Git (software)
11 21 (15.22%) Web Development
11 21 (15.22%) Linux
12 20 (14.49%) Finance
13 19 (13.77%) Test Automation
14 18 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (12.32%) Software Engineering
16 15 (10.87%) Relational Database
17 14 (10.14%) DevOps
17 14 (10.14%) Greenfield Project
17 14 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (10.14%) Python
18 13 (9.42%) Scrum
18 13 (9.42%) RSpec
19 12 (8.70%) Docker
19 12 (8.70%) Mentoring
20 11 (7.97%) Microservices
20 11 (7.97%) React
20 11 (7.97%) Redis

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 6 (4.35%) Apache
2 4 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.45%) IIS
4 2 (1.45%) Jetty
4 2 (1.45%) Mongrel
4 2 (1.45%) nginx
4 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.45%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.07%) Heroku
3 6 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (4.35%) PaaS
4 5 (3.62%) GitHub
5 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.17%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.45%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.72%) Route 53
8 1 (0.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.97%) HTTP
2 4 (2.90%) Broadband
2 4 (2.90%) DNS
2 4 (2.90%) FTP
2 4 (2.90%) SSL
2 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.17%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (1.45%) DHCP
4 2 (1.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.81%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (18.12%) MySQL
3 15 (10.87%) Relational Database
4 11 (7.97%) Redis
5 8 (5.80%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.35%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.45%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.45%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.72%) Big Data
8 1 (0.72%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 22 (15.94%) Git (software)
2 13 (9.42%) RSpec
3 8 (5.80%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.62%) RubyGems
5 4 (2.90%) Subversion
6 3 (2.17%) Capybara
6 3 (2.17%) CircleCI
6 3 (2.17%) Selenium
7 2 (1.45%) Bundler
7 2 (1.45%) GitLab
7 2 (1.45%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 20 (14.49%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.35%) Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Law
4 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Automotive
5 3 (2.17%) Electronics
5 3 (2.17%) Marketing
5 3 (2.17%) Retail
5 3 (2.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (75.36%) Ruby on Rails
2 23 (16.67%) CSS
3 22 (15.94%) HTML
4 11 (7.97%) React
5 10 (7.25%) RESTful
6 9 (6.52%) AngularJS
7 8 (5.80%) Django
8 7 (5.07%) OAuth
8 7 (5.07%) OAuth2
8 7 (5.07%) REST
8 7 (5.07%) Vue.js
9 6 (4.35%) CSS3
9 6 (4.35%) HTML5
9 6 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (3.62%) SOAP
11 4 (2.90%) jQuery
11 4 (2.90%) Kafka
11 4 (2.90%) Sass
12 3 (2.17%) Celery
12 3 (2.17%) Sidekiq
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (3.62%) Fintech
3 3 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.45%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.45%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.45%) User Experience
5 1 (0.72%) BBC
5 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.72%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.22%) Linux
2 7 (5.07%) Mac OS X
2 7 (5.07%) Unix
3 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (42.75%) TDD
3 25 (18.12%) Continuous Deployment
4 21 (15.22%) Web Development
5 19 (13.77%) Test Automation
6 17 (12.32%) Software Engineering
7 14 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (10.14%) DevOps
8 13 (9.42%) Scrum
9 12 (8.70%) Mentoring
10 11 (7.97%) Microservices
11 10 (7.25%) BDD
12 9 (6.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 8 (5.80%) OO
14 7 (5.07%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (5.07%) Front End Development
15 6 (4.35%) Configuration Management
15 6 (4.35%) Deployment Automation
15 6 (4.35%) Mobile Engagement
15 6 (4.35%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 138 (100.00%) Ruby
2 60 (43.48%) JavaScript
3 26 (18.84%) Java
4 14 (10.14%) Python
5 10 (7.25%) Go
6 8 (5.80%) SQL
7 6 (4.35%) Elixir
7 6 (4.35%) Erlang
8 5 (3.62%) Perl
9 3 (2.17%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (1.45%) C++
10 2 (1.45%) ES6
10 2 (1.45%) Java 8
10 2 (1.45%) PHP
10 2 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (8.70%) Docker
2 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.45%) Xen
3 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) Ansible
2 2 (1.45%) Marathon
2 2 (1.45%) Mesos
2 2 (1.45%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) Istio
3 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (4.35%) Google
2 3 (2.17%) New Relic
2 3 (2.17%) SAP
3 2 (1.45%) BMC
3 2 (1.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.45%) Remedy
3 2 (1.45%) VMware
4 1 (0.72%) BT
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle
4 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow