Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Ruby on Rails skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby on Rails over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the 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)
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 518 499 455
Rank change year-on-year -19 -44 +2
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 397 378 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.40% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 1.22% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 253 389
UK median daily rate £478 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +5.88% -0.58%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £313
90th Percentile £588 £573 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £420
% change year-on-year -4.49% +5.95% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
UK median hourly rate - £41.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +361.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 £9.00
% change year-on-year - +361.11% +12.50%

Ruby on Rails is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,210 31,027 31,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.40% 32.45% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,875 21,424 22,143
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £291
90th Percentile £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.63% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 382 385
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.70%

Ruby on Rails
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Ruby on Rails as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby on Rails in the UK

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby on Rails in the UK

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby on Rails in the UK

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby on Rails in the UK

Ruby on Rails
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 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 -23 368 £478 +6.11% 148
London +20 261 £500 +8.11% 99
UK excluding London -42 126 £425 -4.49% 53
South East -32 44 £438 -2.78% 15
North of England -49 34 £375 -11.76% 13
Yorkshire -30 22 £350 -20.00% 7
Midlands -9 16 £419 -1.47% 2
Scotland -26 15 £450 -5.26% 4
North West -4 11 £425 - 3
East Midlands +8 8 £406 +3.83% 1
West Midlands -23 8 £438 +2.94% 1
South West +1 5 £500 +25.00% 9
Wales - 5 £550 -
East of England +1 4 £500 -9.09% 10
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
North East -35 1 £313 -22.55% 3

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 390 (98.24%) Ruby
2 208 (52.39%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (50.63%) JavaScript
4 163 (41.06%) TDD
5 140 (35.26%) CSS
6 139 (35.01%) Git (software)
7 129 (32.49%) HTML
8 120 (30.23%) Java
9 109 (27.46%) Linux
10 106 (26.70%) REST
11 85 (21.41%) Continuous Integration
12 80 (20.15%) HTTP
13 79 (19.90%) MySQL
13 79 (19.90%) PostgreSQL
14 78 (19.65%) JSON
15 75 (18.89%) Test Automation
15 75 (18.89%) MVC
16 71 (17.88%) Scrum
17 69 (17.38%) Open Source
18 65 (16.37%) Django
18 65 (16.37%) Jenkins
19 64 (16.12%) Scala
20 63 (15.87%) AngularJS
21 62 (15.62%) Relational Database
21 62 (15.62%) SQL
22 60 (15.11%) Configuration Management
23 59 (14.86%) Python
23 59 (14.86%) Microservices
24 58 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
25 57 (14.36%) React

Ruby on Rails
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 41 (10.33%) Confluence
2 34 (8.56%) Apache
3 13 (3.27%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.02%) CMS
6 7 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.01%) nginx
7 4 (1.01%) WildFly
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) Drupal
9 1 (0.25%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Magento
1 2 (0.50%) Shopify
2 1 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.35%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (9.07%) GitHub
3 33 (8.31%) Heroku
4 23 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (4.28%) IaaS
6 16 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (4.03%) Amazon S3
6 16 (4.03%) SaaS
7 13 (3.27%) PaaS
8 12 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.51%) Google Analytics
11 6 (1.51%) Route 53
11 6 (1.51%) Serverless
12 5 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.50%) Force.com
15 1 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
15 1 (0.25%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 80 (20.15%) HTTP
2 24 (6.05%) SSL
3 23 (5.79%) TCP/IP
4 17 (4.28%) DNS
5 12 (3.02%) FTP
6 11 (2.77%) Internet
7 7 (1.76%) BIG-IP
7 7 (1.76%) RTMP
8 5 (1.26%) Intranet
9 3 (0.76%) Skype
10 1 (0.25%) SMS
10 1 (0.25%) SMTP
10 1 (0.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (19.90%) MySQL
1 79 (19.90%) PostgreSQL
2 62 (15.62%) Relational Database
3 44 (11.08%) NoSQL
4 40 (10.08%) Redis
5 36 (9.07%) MongoDB
6 18 (4.53%) SQL Server
7 11 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (2.77%) Big Data
7 11 (2.77%) HBase
8 9 (2.27%) MariaDB
9 8 (2.02%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.76%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.01%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.50%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.50%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 139 (35.01%) Git (software)
2 65 (16.37%) Jenkins
3 50 (12.59%) Subversion
4 46 (11.59%) JIRA
5 44 (11.08%) JUnit
6 38 (9.57%) Hudson
7 29 (7.30%) RSpec
8 19 (4.79%) Selenium
9 16 (4.03%) GitLab
10 15 (3.78%) Cucumber
11 8 (2.02%) CircleCI
12 7 (1.76%) Capybara
12 7 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (1.76%) webpack
13 6 (1.51%) Grunt
13 6 (1.51%) gulp
13 6 (1.51%) Karma Test Runner
14 5 (1.26%) IntelliJ
14 5 (1.26%) Sublime Text
15 4 (1.01%) Appium
General
1 42 (10.58%) Finance
2 16 (4.03%) Law
3 12 (3.02%) Banking
4 10 (2.52%) Games
5 9 (2.27%) Retail
6 7 (1.76%) Front Office
6 7 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.26%) Marketing
8 4 (1.01%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 306 (77.08%) Developer
2 138 (34.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 98 (24.69%) Ruby Developer
4 36 (9.07%) Scala Developer
5 34 (8.56%) Agile Developer
6 27 (6.80%) Ruby Engineer
7 24 (6.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 22 (5.54%) Senior Developer
9 19 (4.79%) JavaScript Developer
10 17 (4.28%) Architect
10 17 (4.28%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (4.03%) Java Developer
12 13 (3.27%) React Developer
12 13 (3.27%) Web Developer
13 12 (3.02%) Technical Architect
14 10 (2.52%) DevOps Engineer
14 10 (2.52%) HTML Developer
14 10 (2.52%) Python Developer
15 9 (2.27%) Software Engineer
16 7 (1.76%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (35.26%) CSS
2 129 (32.49%) HTML
3 106 (26.70%) REST
4 78 (19.65%) JSON
5 65 (16.37%) Django
6 63 (15.87%) AngularJS
7 57 (14.36%) HTML5
7 57 (14.36%) React
8 56 (14.11%) Spring
9 55 (13.85%) Play Framework
10 52 (13.10%) RESTful
11 48 (12.09%) CSS3
12 45 (11.34%) Guice
13 44 (11.08%) Node.js
14 40 (10.08%) jQuery
14 40 (10.08%) Spring MVC
15 26 (6.55%) Sass
16 24 (6.05%) .NET
17 20 (5.04%) Ajax
17 20 (5.04%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.57%) Fintech
2 37 (9.32%) Greenfield Project
3 30 (7.56%) User Experience
4 14 (3.53%) Virtual Team
5 12 (3.02%) Credit Risk
6 11 (2.77%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.76%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.76%) Derivative
8 7 (1.76%) Equity Derivative
8 7 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.26%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.76%) e-Health
11 2 (0.50%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.50%) NHS
11 2 (0.50%) PKI
12 1 (0.25%) Bitcoin
12 1 (0.25%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.25%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 109 (27.46%) Linux
2 30 (7.56%) Unix
3 13 (3.27%) Ubuntu
4 9 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.02%) Solaris
5 8 (2.02%) SUSE
5 8 (2.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.51%) Windows
7 5 (1.26%) Android
8 4 (1.01%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.50%) CentOS
9 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (52.39%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (41.06%) TDD
3 85 (21.41%) Continuous Integration
4 75 (18.89%) MVC
4 75 (18.89%) Test Automation
5 71 (17.88%) Scrum
6 69 (17.38%) Open Source
7 60 (15.11%) Configuration Management
8 59 (14.86%) Microservices
9 58 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
10 56 (14.11%) Pair Programming
11 55 (13.85%) Web Development
12 52 (13.10%) OWASP
13 51 (12.85%) DevOps
14 49 (12.34%) BDD
15 48 (12.09%) Kanban
15 48 (12.09%) Software Engineering
16 46 (11.59%) Functional Programming
16 46 (11.59%) Responsive Web Design
17 44 (11.08%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 390 (98.24%) Ruby
2 201 (50.63%) JavaScript
3 120 (30.23%) Java
4 64 (16.12%) Scala
5 62 (15.62%) SQL
6 59 (14.86%) Python
7 27 (6.80%) PHP
8 18 (4.53%) ES6
9 16 (4.03%) Go
10 15 (3.78%) C#
11 14 (3.53%) C++
12 13 (3.27%) C
12 13 (3.27%) Perl
13 10 (2.52%) Java 8
14 9 (2.27%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.76%) Apple Swift
15 7 (1.76%) Groovy
15 7 (1.76%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.51%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.26%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (8.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.27%) Degree
4 7 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.76%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.76%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 49 (12.34%) Docker
2 11 (2.77%) HDFS
3 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) Squid
4 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (6.80%) Puppet
2 16 (4.03%) Ansible
3 14 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.02%) Mesos
5 11 (2.77%) Marathon
6 10 (2.52%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.76%) CFEngine
8 6 (1.51%) Terraform
9 5 (1.26%) Grafana
9 5 (1.26%) Kibana
10 4 (1.01%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.76%) Nagios
11 3 (0.76%) Salt
11 3 (0.76%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.50%) Graphite
13 1 (0.25%) OpenNMS
13 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 55 (13.85%) Google
2 10 (2.52%) New Relic
2 10 (2.52%) Red Hat
3 8 (2.02%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.76%) F5
4 7 (1.76%) MapR
4 7 (1.76%) Oracle
4 7 (1.76%) Rollbar
5 6 (1.51%) Splunk
6 4 (1.01%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.01%) SaltStack
7 3 (0.76%) CA
7 3 (0.76%) Cisco
7 3 (0.76%) NetApp
7 3 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.50%) Lotus
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe
9 1 (0.25%) Apple
9 1 (0.25%) IBM
9 1 (0.25%) SAP