The median contractor rate for a Ruby on Rails Developer was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby on Rails (RoR) Developer
UK
Rank 546 580 544
Rank change year-on-year +34 -36  
Contract jobs requiring a Ruby on Rails Developer 63 61 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 48 59
Median daily rate £428 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £325 £381
% change year-on-year +9.61% -14.75%  
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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
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 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £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 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Ruby on Rails Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails Developer.

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

Ruby on Rails Developer
Top 16 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 3 months to 26 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 +41 63 £428 +22.14% 30
London +51 57 £438 +14.37% 20
City of London +2 2 £400 +3.22% 9
North West +28 1 £313 -
South East +23 1 £400 +23.07% 7
Manchester +16 1 £313 -
Yorkshire +7 1 - - 1
Sheffield 0 1 - -
South Yorkshire -7 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £400 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Croydon - 1 £500 -

Ruby on Rails Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Ruby
1 141 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 90 (63.83%) JavaScript
3 68 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (43.26%) HTML
5 58 (41.13%) CSS
6 43 (30.50%) TDD
7 35 (24.82%) Java
8 28 (19.86%) MySQL
8 28 (19.86%) OO
8 28 (19.86%) BDD
9 27 (19.15%) Git (software)
10 24 (17.02%) Web Development
10 24 (17.02%) Docker
11 23 (16.31%) HTML5
12 22 (15.60%) PostgreSQL
13 21 (14.89%) RSpec
14 20 (14.18%) AngularJS
15 19 (13.48%) CSS3
15 19 (13.48%) Games
16 17 (12.06%) Scrum
17 16 (11.35%) Python
17 16 (11.35%) jQuery
17 16 (11.35%) Sass
17 16 (11.35%) Go
17 16 (11.35%) React
18 15 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
18 15 (10.64%) REST
18 15 (10.64%) SQL
19 14 (9.93%) Heroku

Ruby on Rails 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 9 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.26%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.84%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Apache
4 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.42%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.93%) GitHub
2 14 (9.93%) Heroku
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.80%) Internet
2 6 (4.26%) HTTP
3 4 (2.84%) Network Security
4 1 (0.71%) Broadband
4 1 (0.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.86%) MySQL
2 22 (15.60%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (7.09%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.96%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.13%) Redis
6 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.42%) QlikView
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.71%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (19.15%) Git (software)
2 21 (14.89%) RSpec
3 8 (5.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.67%) Subversion
4 7 (4.96%) Capybara
5 6 (4.26%) git-flow
5 6 (4.26%) JIRA
5 6 (4.26%) Vagrant
6 5 (3.55%) JUnit
7 3 (2.13%) Bundler
7 3 (2.13%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.71%) GitLab
8 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.71%) Selenium
General
1 19 (13.48%) Games
2 9 (6.38%) Finance
3 7 (4.96%) Back Office
4 6 (4.26%) Marketing
5 5 (3.55%) Publishing
6 4 (2.84%) Electronics
6 4 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.71%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 61 (43.26%) HTML
3 58 (41.13%) CSS
4 23 (16.31%) HTML5
5 20 (14.18%) AngularJS
6 19 (13.48%) CSS3
7 16 (11.35%) jQuery
7 16 (11.35%) React
7 16 (11.35%) Sass
8 15 (10.64%) REST
9 10 (7.09%) Ajax
9 10 (7.09%) Backbone.js
10 8 (5.67%) Ember.js
10 8 (5.67%) RESTful
10 8 (5.67%) Web Services
11 5 (3.55%) Dropwizard
11 5 (3.55%) LESS
11 5 (3.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (2.84%) Node.js
12 4 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.55%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.84%) Digital Media
2 4 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (2.84%) Social Media
3 2 (1.42%) Online Games
3 2 (1.42%) User Experience
4 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.71%) Fintech
4 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.67%) Linux
2 7 (4.96%) Unix
3 5 (3.55%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (30.50%) TDD
3 28 (19.86%) BDD
3 28 (19.86%) OO
4 24 (17.02%) Web Development
5 17 (12.06%) Scrum
6 13 (9.22%) Microservices
6 13 (9.22%) Software Engineering
7 11 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (6.38%) DevOps
8 9 (6.38%) Kanban
9 8 (5.67%) CRM
10 7 (4.96%) Automated Testing
10 7 (4.96%) OOP
10 7 (4.96%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.26%) MVC
11 6 (4.26%) Open Source
12 5 (3.55%) Configuration Management
12 5 (3.55%) Visualisation
12 5 (3.55%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 141 (100.00%) Ruby
2 90 (63.83%) JavaScript
3 35 (24.82%) Java
4 16 (11.35%) Go
4 16 (11.35%) Python
5 15 (10.64%) SQL
6 5 (3.55%) Scala
7 4 (2.84%) PHP
8 2 (1.42%) R
9 1 (0.71%) Clojure
9 1 (0.71%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.71%) ES6
Qualifications
1 8 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.26%) Degree
3 3 (2.13%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 24 (17.02%) Docker
2 6 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.80%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (5.67%) Puppet
3 3 (2.13%) Terraform
4 1 (0.71%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (4.26%) SAP
2 4 (2.84%) Facebook
3 3 (2.13%) Apigee
3 3 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.42%) Tableau
4 2 (1.42%) VMware
5 1 (0.71%) Google
5 1 (0.71%) Twitter
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