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 3 months to 30 April 2017 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 410 401
Rank change year-on-year +27 -9  
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 228 265 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.56% 1.71% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 185 194
Median daily rate £434 £420 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -1.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £409 £400
% change year-on-year +3.97% +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -87.32%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year - -87.32%  

Ruby on Rails is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14661 15533 15022
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.64% 27.79% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10190 10831 9735
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 194 202
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.30% -0.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

Ruby on Rails
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Ruby on Rails as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 28 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 3 months to 30 April 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 +23 222 £425 +1.19% 82
London +40 146 £450 +5.88% 47
North East - 35 £385 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 35 £385 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 35 £385 - 2
South East -41 19 £450 +5.88% 12
West Yorkshire +20 13 £550 +22.22% 2
Yorkshire +9 13 £550 +22.22% 3
Leeds +10 10 £600 +33.33%
City of London -12 10 £419 -1.47% 20
West Sussex -35 10 £520 +22.35% 2
Worthing -12 5 £520 +20.09% 1
Surrey - 5 £388 - 4
Hampshire +7 3 £400 -4.19% 3
North West +36 2 £381 +17.30% 8
Manchester +12 2 £381 +17.30% 6
East of England -5 2 £550 +50.68% 3
Essex - 2 £550 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £388 - 1
Midlands - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 £388 - 1
Croydon - 2 £500 -
West Midlands +25 1 £425 - 2
Nottingham +7 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire +6 1 - - 2
East Midlands -2 1 - - 2
Basingstoke - 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 456 (99.78%) Ruby
2 267 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (53.39%) HTML
4 242 (52.95%) CSS
5 201 (43.98%) JavaScript
6 180 (39.39%) HTML5
7 163 (35.67%) Git (software)
8 158 (34.57%) Java
8 158 (34.57%) CSS3
9 150 (32.82%) TDD
10 145 (31.73%) REST
11 131 (28.67%) JSON
11 131 (28.67%) Play Framework
12 129 (28.23%) Django
12 129 (28.23%) Scala
13 117 (25.60%) Ajax
14 112 (24.51%) Python
14 112 (24.51%) Open Source
15 110 (24.07%) Spring
16 103 (22.54%) Automated Testing
16 103 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
16 103 (22.54%) C#
17 98 (21.44%) Linux
18 94 (20.57%) MVC
19 92 (20.13%) Scrum
19 92 (20.13%) Google
20 88 (19.26%) JIRA
21 85 (18.60%) Guice
22 84 (18.38%) Subversion
23 82 (17.94%) PostgreSQL

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 65 (14.22%) Confluence
2 25 (5.47%) Apache
3 13 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.97%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.75%) CMS
5 8 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.44%) Moodle
6 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.22%) IIS
7 1 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.88%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 58 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (8.32%) GitHub
3 25 (5.47%) Heroku
4 24 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.31%) Google Analytics
6 5 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.66%) SaaS
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.22%) IaaS
10 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (17.72%) HTTP
2 9 (1.97%) Internet
3 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.44%) Broadband
4 2 (0.44%) Network Security
5 1 (0.22%) AMQP
5 1 (0.22%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.22%) Intranet
5 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.22%) LDAP
5 1 (0.22%) Skype
5 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (17.94%) PostgreSQL
2 80 (17.51%) MySQL
3 75 (16.41%) Relational Database
4 56 (12.25%) NoSQL
5 48 (10.50%) MongoDB
6 35 (7.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.75%) Redis
8 7 (1.53%) Big Data
8 7 (1.53%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.09%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.66%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.44%) Presto
11 2 (0.44%) SimpleDB
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server
11 2 (0.44%) SQLite
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.22%) Riak
Development Applications
1 163 (35.67%) Git (software)
2 88 (19.26%) JIRA
3 84 (18.38%) Subversion
4 73 (15.97%) Jenkins
5 68 (14.88%) JUnit
6 39 (8.53%) RSpec
7 31 (6.78%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.53%) Selenium
8 7 (1.53%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.31%) Capybara
9 6 (1.31%) Travis CI
10 5 (1.09%) Bundler
10 5 (1.09%) git-flow
11 4 (0.88%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.88%) Gradle
11 4 (0.88%) Maven
11 4 (0.88%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.66%) Grunt
13 2 (0.44%) Calabash
13 2 (0.44%) GitLab
General
1 33 (7.22%) Finance
1 33 (7.22%) Games
2 22 (4.81%) Back Office
3 17 (3.72%) Marketing
4 12 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.41%) Banking
6 10 (2.19%) Electronics
6 10 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.19%) Publishing
7 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.44%) Front Office
8 2 (0.44%) Retail
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Legal
9 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 357 (78.12%) Developer
2 143 (31.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 132 (28.88%) Ruby Developer
4 59 (12.91%) Scala Developer
5 54 (11.82%) Java Developer
6 48 (10.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 46 (10.07%) Architect
8 34 (7.44%) Technical Architect
9 28 (6.13%) Senior Developer
10 27 (5.91%) Java Scala Developer
11 21 (4.60%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (3.72%) Digital Architect
13 16 (3.50%) Agile Developer
14 14 (3.06%) Digital Technical Architect
14 14 (3.06%) Ruby Engineer
15 13 (2.84%) Agile Java Developer
15 13 (2.84%) JavaScript Developer
16 12 (2.63%) Java Software Developer
16 12 (2.63%) Lead Developer
16 12 (2.63%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (53.39%) HTML
2 242 (52.95%) CSS
3 180 (39.39%) HTML5
4 158 (34.57%) CSS3
5 145 (31.73%) REST
6 131 (28.67%) JSON
6 131 (28.67%) Play Framework
7 129 (28.23%) Django
8 117 (25.60%) Ajax
9 110 (24.07%) Spring
10 85 (18.60%) Guice
11 78 (17.07%) RESTful
12 77 (16.85%) Spring MVC
13 39 (8.53%) AngularJS
13 39 (8.53%) Web Services
14 33 (7.22%) jQuery
15 31 (6.78%) Node.js
16 29 (6.35%) React
16 29 (6.35%) Sass
17 25 (5.47%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.10%) User Experience
2 35 (7.66%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (2.41%) Fintech
5 9 (1.97%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.97%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.75%) Online Games
7 6 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.88%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.88%) Social Media
10 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.44%) NHS
11 2 (0.44%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.22%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.22%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 98 (21.44%) Linux
2 21 (4.60%) Unix
3 10 (2.19%) Windows
4 9 (1.97%) Android
4 9 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.31%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.09%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.44%) Solaris
7 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) SUSE
8 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (58.42%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (32.82%) TDD
3 112 (24.51%) Open Source
4 103 (22.54%) Automated Testing
4 103 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
5 94 (20.57%) MVC
6 92 (20.13%) Scrum
7 74 (16.19%) Configuration Management
8 73 (15.97%) Responsive Web Design
9 72 (15.75%) Web Design
10 67 (14.66%) Web Development
11 65 (14.22%) OWASP
12 60 (13.13%) BDD
13 55 (12.04%) DevOps
13 55 (12.04%) OO
14 52 (11.38%) Microservices
15 50 (10.94%) Front End Development
16 35 (7.66%) Software Engineering
17 34 (7.44%) Mentoring
18 28 (6.13%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 456 (99.78%) Ruby
2 201 (43.98%) JavaScript
3 158 (34.57%) Java
4 129 (28.23%) Scala
5 112 (24.51%) Python
6 103 (22.54%) C#
7 35 (7.66%) SQL
8 26 (5.69%) Go
9 10 (2.19%) PHP
10 6 (1.31%) XPath
11 5 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.09%) Elixir
12 4 (0.88%) C++
13 3 (0.66%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (0.66%) Perl
14 2 (0.44%) Erlang
14 2 (0.44%) ES6
15 1 (0.22%) C
15 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.84%) Degree
3 4 (0.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.75%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 57 (12.47%) Docker
2 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (3.94%) Puppet
2 11 (2.41%) Ansible
3 10 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.97%) Terraform
5 5 (1.09%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.44%) Mesos
6 2 (0.44%) Pingdom
6 2 (0.44%) Salt
7 1 (0.22%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 92 (20.13%) Google
2 23 (5.03%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.28%) Apigee
4 14 (3.06%) SAP
5 5 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.88%) Facebook
6 4 (0.88%) VMware
7 2 (0.44%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.22%) F5
8 1 (0.22%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.22%) SaltStack
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