Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Ruby on Rails Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Ruby on Rails (RoR) Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 765 717 722
Rank change year-on-year -48 +5 -82
Contract jobs requiring a Ruby on Rails Developer 114 171 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 147 137
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £312 £300
90th Percentile £575 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Ruby on Rails Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Ruby on Rails Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby on Rails Developer in the UK

Ruby on Rails Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby on Rails Developer in the UK

Ruby on Rails Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails Developer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby on Rails Developer in the UK

Ruby on Rails Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby on Rails Developer in the UK

Ruby on Rails Developer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -35 107 £450 +5.88% 17
London -66 72 £450 +5.88% 14
UK excluding London +29 38 £425 +13.33% 3
East of England -9 10 £425 -12.82%
South East -5 9 £200 -52.94% 2
Midlands +21 7 £433 +19.31%
East Midlands +8 7 £433 -
Scotland -9 6 £375 -
North of England +58 5 £388 -6.06%
North West +22 3 £450 +9.09%
Yorkshire +13 2 £325 -23.53%
South West +3 1 £400 +10.34% 1

Ruby on Rails Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails Developer in the job title.

1 114 (100.00%) Ruby
1 114 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 62 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (51.75%) JavaScript
4 47 (41.23%) TDD
5 37 (32.46%) HTML
6 35 (30.70%) CSS
7 30 (26.32%) React
8 24 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (20.18%) MySQL
10 18 (15.79%) RSpec
11 17 (14.91%) BDD
12 16 (14.04%) HTML5
12 16 (14.04%) Git (software)
13 15 (13.16%) AngularJS
14 14 (12.28%) DevOps
14 14 (12.28%) Redis
15 13 (11.40%) Selenium
15 13 (11.40%) Linux
15 13 (11.40%) GitHub
16 12 (10.53%) Docker
16 12 (10.53%) CSS3
16 12 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
17 11 (9.65%) REST
17 11 (9.65%) SQL
17 11 (9.65%) Scrum
17 11 (9.65%) jQuery
18 8 (7.02%) JIRA
18 8 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
19 7 (6.14%) Front End Development

Ruby on Rails 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 7 (6.14%) Apache
1 7 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.88%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.40%) GitHub
2 12 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.14%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.26%) Heroku
4 6 (5.26%) Route 53
5 5 (4.39%) Amazon S3
5 5 (4.39%) SaaS
6 4 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (3.51%) Serverless
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) SMS
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (20.18%) MySQL
3 14 (12.28%) Redis
4 3 (2.63%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.88%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 18 (15.79%) RSpec
2 16 (14.04%) Git (software)
3 13 (11.40%) Selenium
4 8 (7.02%) JIRA
5 5 (4.39%) Capybara
6 4 (3.51%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.88%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.88%) Sublime Text
8 1 (0.88%) TextMate
8 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (4.39%) Finance
2 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.88%) Digital Economy
3 1 (0.88%) Marketing
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
3 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 37 (32.46%) HTML
3 35 (30.70%) CSS
4 30 (26.32%) React
5 16 (14.04%) HTML5
6 15 (13.16%) AngularJS
7 12 (10.53%) CSS3
8 11 (9.65%) jQuery
8 11 (9.65%) REST
9 7 (6.14%) RESTful
10 6 (5.26%) Web Services
11 5 (4.39%) Node.js
11 5 (4.39%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (4.39%) SOAP
12 4 (3.51%) JSON
13 3 (2.63%) Marionette.js
13 3 (2.63%) Sass
14 2 (1.75%) .NET
14 2 (1.75%) Ajax
14 2 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (5.26%) Fintech
3 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.63%) User Experience
5 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Linux
2 2 (1.75%) Mac OS
2 2 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (41.23%) TDD
3 17 (14.91%) BDD
4 14 (12.28%) DevOps
5 11 (9.65%) Scrum
6 7 (6.14%) E-Commerce
6 7 (6.14%) Front End Development
6 7 (6.14%) Microservices
6 7 (6.14%) Pair Programming
7 6 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.26%) Open Source
8 5 (4.39%) Web Development
9 4 (3.51%) OO
9 4 (3.51%) OOP
9 4 (3.51%) Test Automation
10 3 (2.63%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (2.63%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (2.63%) MVC
10 3 (2.63%) Software Engineering
10 3 (2.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 114 (100.00%) Ruby
2 59 (51.75%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.65%) SQL
4 5 (4.39%) Go
5 4 (3.51%) Java
6 3 (2.63%) Python
7 2 (1.75%) Elixir
7 2 (1.75%) Scala
8 1 (0.88%) Clojure
8 1 (0.88%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.88%) Groovy
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
8 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.39%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (10.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) Ansible
2 5 (4.39%) Puppet
3 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle
1 4 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (2.63%) SaltStack
3 1 (0.88%) Facebook
3 1 (0.88%) Google
3 1 (0.88%) Twitter