Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Ruby Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 751 709 661
Rank change year-on-year -42 -48 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Ruby Developer 132 169 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 144 208
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +10.59% -
10th Percentile £400 £371 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +2.63% +18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £70.00 - -
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 97,681 93,729 101,570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.93% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,134 61,203 66,369
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,170 2,824 3,150
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -2.78% -4.00% +7.14%

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 19 September 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 11 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 19 September 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 -48 127 £500 +6.38% 40
London -26 100 £500 +8.11% 33
UK excluding London -14 28 £488 +2.63% 9
North of England -4 13 £469 -1.32% 2
Yorkshire -6 7 £488 +2.63% 2
South East -23 7 £500 - 2
North West - 6 £450 -
East of England -9 4 £413 -8.33%
Wales - 2 £538 -
Scotland -23 1 £338 - 2
South West - 1 - - 1

Ruby Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Ruby
2 94 (71.21%) Ruby on Rails
3 71 (53.79%) JavaScript
4 61 (46.21%) TDD
5 60 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (28.79%) CSS
6 38 (28.79%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (28.03%) HTML
8 36 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
9 34 (25.76%) Git (software)
9 34 (25.76%) React
10 31 (23.48%) Java
11 23 (17.42%) Linux
12 22 (16.67%) Software Engineering
12 22 (16.67%) Docker
13 20 (15.15%) AngularJS
13 20 (15.15%) HTML5
13 20 (15.15%) BDD
13 20 (15.15%) Redis
13 20 (15.15%) Finance
14 18 (13.64%) MySQL
15 17 (12.88%) HTTP
15 17 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (12.88%) MongoDB
15 17 (12.88%) NoSQL
15 17 (12.88%) Microservices
15 17 (12.88%) Fintech
16 16 (12.12%) Go
17 15 (11.36%) RabbitMQ
17 15 (11.36%) Apache

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 15 (11.36%) Apache
2 12 (9.09%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (3.03%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.76%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.76%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 36 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.09%) Heroku
3 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.82%) PaaS
4 6 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (3.79%) GitHub
6 4 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.03%) IaaS
6 4 (3.03%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.52%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.52%) Serverless
8 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.88%) HTTP
2 12 (9.09%) FTP
3 10 (7.58%) DNS
3 10 (7.58%) SSL
3 10 (7.58%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.27%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.76%) Broadband
5 1 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (28.79%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (15.15%) Redis
3 18 (13.64%) MySQL
4 17 (12.88%) MongoDB
4 17 (12.88%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.52%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.52%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.76%) Big Data
7 1 (0.76%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.76%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (25.76%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.09%) GitLab
3 10 (7.58%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.06%) RSpec
5 5 (3.79%) RubyGems
6 4 (3.03%) CircleCI
7 3 (2.27%) Capybara
7 3 (2.27%) Selenium
8 2 (1.52%) Bundler
9 1 (0.76%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.76%) Maven
9 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.76%) webpack
General
1 20 (15.15%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Banking
3 4 (3.03%) Automotive
3 4 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.27%) Retail
5 2 (1.52%) Games
5 2 (1.52%) Law
5 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (71.21%) Ruby on Rails
2 38 (28.79%) CSS
3 37 (28.03%) HTML
4 34 (25.76%) React
5 20 (15.15%) AngularJS
5 20 (15.15%) HTML5
6 15 (11.36%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (10.61%) REST
7 14 (10.61%) SOAP
8 13 (9.85%) OAuth
8 13 (9.85%) OAuth2
9 12 (9.09%) CSS3
9 12 (9.09%) Kafka
9 12 (9.09%) Node.js
10 7 (5.30%) RESTful
10 7 (5.30%) Sass
11 5 (3.79%) Vue.js
12 4 (3.03%) jQuery
12 4 (3.03%) JSON
13 3 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.88%) Fintech
2 12 (9.09%) Credit Risk
2 12 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.52%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.52%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.76%) BBC
5 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.76%) e-Health
5 1 (0.76%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.42%) Linux
2 4 (3.03%) Unix
3 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (46.21%) TDD
2 60 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 20 (15.15%) BDD
5 17 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (12.88%) Microservices
6 14 (10.61%) DevOps
7 13 (9.85%) Functional Programming
7 13 (9.85%) OO
7 13 (9.85%) OWASP
8 12 (9.09%) Parallel Computing
8 12 (9.09%) Parallel Processing
9 10 (7.58%) E-Commerce
9 10 (7.58%) Pair Programming
9 10 (7.58%) Scrum
10 9 (6.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 9 (6.82%) OOP
11 8 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (6.06%) Front End Development
12 6 (4.55%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 132 (100.00%) Ruby
2 71 (53.79%) JavaScript
3 31 (23.48%) Java
4 16 (12.12%) Go
5 15 (11.36%) Python
6 14 (10.61%) ES6
7 10 (7.58%) Java 8
8 8 (6.06%) SQL
9 6 (4.55%) Perl
9 6 (4.55%) PHP
10 5 (3.79%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.52%) C++
11 2 (1.52%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.52%) Elixir
11 2 (1.52%) Scala
12 1 (0.76%) Erlang
12 1 (0.76%) Groovy
12 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (9.09%) Mesos
2 10 (7.58%) Marathon
3 9 (6.82%) Ansible
4 5 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.79%) Puppet
5 4 (3.03%) CFEngine
5 4 (3.03%) Salt
6 3 (2.27%) Terraform
7 1 (0.76%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (4.55%) Google
2 3 (2.27%) New Relic
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle
3 2 (1.52%) BMC
3 2 (1.52%) Remedy
4 1 (0.76%) BT
4 1 (0.76%) CA
4 1 (0.76%) Capita
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.76%) NetApp
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow