Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 439 477
Rank change year-on-year -72 +38 -42
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 398 442 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.20% 1.52% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 344 328
UK median daily rate £469 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.20% +6.06% -2.94%
10th Percentile £344 £350 £313
90th Percentile £588 £563 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -5.56% +16.13% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £9.00

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 33,070 29,097 30,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.82% 31.95% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,293 20,134 21,030
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 356 433
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.38 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +7.68% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.21 £13.62
90th Percentile £66.13 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -81 373 £475 +8.57% 123
London -75 255 £490 +12.00% 85
UK excluding London -44 129 £425 -5.56% 48
South East -11 44 £425 -12.37% 14
North of England -60 39 £350 -17.65% 8
Yorkshire -24 24 £350 -36.36% 2
East of England +10 14 £463 -15.91% 7
North West 0 14 £363 -4.92% 6
Midlands -23 9 £469 -10.71% 2
Wales - 8 £550 - 3
South West +12 7 £500 -9.09% 5
East Midlands +4 7 £450 +28.57% 1
Scotland -32 6 £450 +10.43% 9
West Midlands -28 2 £550 +4.76% 1
North East -42 1 £313 -18.83%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 391 (98.24%) Ruby
2 215 (54.02%) JavaScript
3 199 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (40.70%) TDD
5 158 (39.70%) HTML
5 158 (39.70%) CSS
6 124 (31.16%) Git (software)
7 111 (27.89%) Linux
8 109 (27.39%) Java
9 92 (23.12%) REST
10 82 (20.60%) PostgreSQL
11 75 (18.84%) React
12 72 (18.09%) MySQL
12 72 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (17.84%) Open Source
14 65 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
14 65 (16.33%) Python
15 64 (16.08%) Test Automation
16 63 (15.83%) JSON
17 62 (15.58%) AngularJS
18 59 (14.82%) Docker
18 59 (14.82%) HTML5
19 57 (14.32%) SQL
20 56 (14.07%) Scrum
21 55 (13.82%) DevOps
22 54 (13.57%) Jenkins
22 54 (13.57%) Fintech
23 53 (13.32%) Front End Development
24 52 (13.07%) BDD
24 52 (13.07%) Django

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 30 (7.54%) Confluence
2 29 (7.29%) Apache
3 11 (2.76%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.76%) CMS
3 11 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.76%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.76%) ThingWorx
5 4 (1.01%) Drupal
5 4 (1.01%) WildFly
5 4 (1.01%) WordPress
6 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.50%) nginx
7 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.25%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.25%) Mongoose
Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 65 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.04%) GitHub
3 25 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (6.03%) Heroku
5 21 (5.28%) SaaS
6 16 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (3.77%) IaaS
8 11 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (2.76%) Amazon S3
9 10 (2.51%) PaaS
10 7 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.51%) Route 53
11 6 (1.51%) Serverless
12 5 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (1.01%) Office 365
14 2 (0.50%) AWS OpsWorks
14 2 (0.50%) BrowserStack
14 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 51 (12.81%) HTTP
2 12 (3.02%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.51%) FTP
3 10 (2.51%) SSL
4 8 (2.01%) DNS
4 8 (2.01%) SMS
5 7 (1.76%) Internet
5 7 (1.76%) Modbus
5 7 (1.76%) MQTT
5 7 (1.76%) Wireless
6 4 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.01%) Firewall
6 4 (1.01%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.01%) LAN
6 4 (1.01%) Skype
6 4 (1.01%) VPN
6 4 (1.01%) WAN
7 3 (0.75%) RTMP
8 1 (0.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (20.60%) PostgreSQL
2 72 (18.09%) MySQL
3 51 (12.81%) Redis
4 41 (10.30%) Relational Database
5 40 (10.05%) NoSQL
6 34 (8.54%) MongoDB
7 15 (3.77%) SQL Server
8 14 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.76%) Big Data
10 9 (2.26%) Blockchain
11 7 (1.76%) HBase
11 7 (1.76%) Power BI
11 7 (1.76%) Spotfire
12 5 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.26%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.26%) Neo4j
13 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.75%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.75%) QlikView
14 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 124 (31.16%) Git (software)
2 54 (13.57%) Jenkins
3 38 (9.55%) JIRA
4 37 (9.30%) Subversion
5 31 (7.79%) JUnit
6 28 (7.04%) Hudson
7 25 (6.28%) RSpec
8 19 (4.77%) GitLab
9 18 (4.52%) Cucumber
10 13 (3.27%) Appium
11 10 (2.51%) Selenium
12 6 (1.51%) CircleCI
13 5 (1.26%) webpack
14 4 (1.01%) Capybara
14 4 (1.01%) Vagrant
15 3 (0.75%) Maven
15 3 (0.75%) Mocha
15 3 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
16 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
16 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (11.31%) Finance
2 14 (3.52%) Law
3 11 (2.76%) Games
4 7 (1.76%) Marketing
5 6 (1.51%) Banking
5 6 (1.51%) Publishing
6 4 (1.01%) Front Office
6 4 (1.01%) Retail
7 3 (0.75%) Automotive
7 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.50%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 316 (79.40%) Developer
2 153 (38.44%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 85 (21.36%) Ruby Developer
4 35 (8.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 33 (8.29%) Senior Developer
6 27 (6.78%) JavaScript Developer
7 25 (6.28%) Agile Developer
7 25 (6.28%) Scala Developer
8 21 (5.28%) Ruby Engineer
9 18 (4.52%) Architect
9 18 (4.52%) Java Developer
10 17 (4.27%) Full Stack Developer
10 17 (4.27%) React Developer
11 13 (3.27%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
12 10 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (2.26%) AWS Developer
13 9 (2.26%) Senior Ruby Developer
14 8 (2.01%) Lead Developer
14 8 (2.01%) Web Developer
15 7 (1.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (39.70%) CSS
1 158 (39.70%) HTML
2 92 (23.12%) REST
3 75 (18.84%) React
4 63 (15.83%) JSON
5 62 (15.58%) AngularJS
6 59 (14.82%) HTML5
7 52 (13.07%) Django
8 50 (12.56%) CSS3
8 50 (12.56%) Node.js
9 49 (12.31%) jQuery
10 47 (11.81%) RESTful
11 46 (11.56%) Spring
12 42 (10.55%) Play Framework
13 33 (8.29%) Guice
14 29 (7.29%) Spring MVC
15 23 (5.78%) Ajax
16 22 (5.53%) React Native
16 22 (5.53%) XML
17 21 (5.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.57%) Fintech
2 32 (8.04%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (6.03%) User Experience
4 10 (2.51%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.51%) Credit Risk
4 10 (2.51%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.26%) Internet of Things
5 9 (2.26%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.51%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.01%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 4 (1.01%) Machine to Machine
7 4 (1.01%) NHS
8 3 (0.75%) Derivative
8 3 (0.75%) e-Health
8 3 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (0.75%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 111 (27.89%) Linux
2 34 (8.54%) Unix
3 11 (2.76%) Ubuntu
4 9 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.26%) Mac OS
5 6 (1.51%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.26%) Android
6 5 (1.26%) Windows
7 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.50%) CentOS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (40.70%) TDD
3 72 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (17.84%) Open Source
5 64 (16.08%) Test Automation
6 56 (14.07%) Scrum
7 55 (13.82%) DevOps
8 53 (13.32%) Front End Development
9 52 (13.07%) BDD
10 50 (12.56%) Configuration Management
10 50 (12.56%) Software Engineering
11 49 (12.31%) MVC
12 48 (12.06%) Microservices
13 46 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
14 40 (10.05%) OWASP
15 37 (9.30%) Responsive Web Design
16 36 (9.05%) Pair Programming
17 34 (8.54%) Web Development
18 33 (8.29%) Functional Programming
18 33 (8.29%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 391 (98.24%) Ruby
2 215 (54.02%) JavaScript
3 109 (27.39%) Java
4 65 (16.33%) Python
5 57 (14.32%) SQL
6 51 (12.81%) Scala
7 36 (9.05%) Go
8 35 (8.79%) PHP
9 18 (4.52%) ES6
10 13 (3.27%) C
11 10 (2.51%) Java 8
12 8 (2.01%) Apple Swift
13 7 (1.76%) C#
13 7 (1.76%) C++
14 6 (1.51%) Erlang
14 6 (1.51%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.26%) R
16 4 (1.01%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.01%) Elixir
16 4 (1.01%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (5.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 13 (3.27%) Degree
3 11 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.76%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.51%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.51%) GAAP
2 4 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (14.82%) Docker
2 7 (1.76%) HDFS
3 4 (1.01%) vCloud
4 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.25%) LXC
5 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (6.28%) Puppet
2 22 (5.53%) Kubernetes
3 21 (5.28%) Ansible
4 17 (4.27%) Terraform
5 14 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.51%) Mesos
7 9 (2.26%) Marathon
8 7 (1.76%) Grafana
9 4 (1.01%) Capistrano
9 4 (1.01%) Salt
10 3 (0.75%) Nagios
10 3 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.75%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.25%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 45 (11.31%) Google
2 16 (4.02%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.76%) Cisco
3 7 (1.76%) New Relic
3 7 (1.76%) Rollbar
4 6 (1.51%) Atlassian
4 6 (1.51%) Oracle
4 6 (1.51%) SaltStack
5 4 (1.01%) F5
5 4 (1.01%) Palo Alto
6 3 (0.75%) CA
6 3 (0.75%) MapR
6 3 (0.75%) NetApp
6 3 (0.75%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.75%) Tableau
7 2 (0.50%) Lotus
7 2 (0.50%) Sony
8 1 (0.25%) IBM
8 1 (0.25%) VMware