Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 567 452 533
Rank change year-on-year -115 +81 -78
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 326 465 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.48% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 1.54% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 378 316
UK median daily rate £451 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +7.43% -5.82%
10th Percentile £350 £331 £293
90th Percentile £579 £550 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £370
% change year-on-year -5.56% +21.62% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 32,092 30,279 31,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.88% 31.58% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,850 20,991 21,636
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 343 532
UK median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.55 £16.29
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.17 £56.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.59% +1.94% +10.71%

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 24 February 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 15 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 24 February 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 -129 307 £475 +10.47% 139
London -109 181 £500 +17.65% 97
UK excluding London -36 130 £425 -5.56% 48
South East -1 39 £438 +2.94% 18
East of England +5 33 £450 -12.20% 3
North of England -35 32 £349 -22.50% 15
North West +21 16 £354 -17.97% 10
Yorkshire -18 12 £325 -33.33% 5
Midlands -7 9 £469 -10.71% 1
Scotland -8 7 £375 +2.74% 4
South West +9 6 £500 +11.11% 5
East Midlands +6 5 £488 - 1
West Midlands -10 4 £400 -23.30%
Wales - 3 £550 - 2
North East +11 2 £380 -10.59%

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 321 (98.47%) Ruby
2 184 (56.44%) JavaScript
3 179 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (41.72%) HTML
4 136 (41.72%) CSS
5 132 (40.49%) TDD
6 84 (25.77%) PostgreSQL
7 83 (25.46%) React
8 80 (24.54%) Git (software)
9 70 (21.47%) Open Source
10 68 (20.86%) MySQL
11 67 (20.55%) Python
12 64 (19.63%) HTML5
12 64 (19.63%) CSS3
12 64 (19.63%) Linux
13 58 (17.79%) Java
14 57 (17.48%) BDD
15 55 (16.87%) REST
16 54 (16.56%) Redis
17 53 (16.26%) JSON
18 51 (15.64%) Scrum
18 51 (15.64%) Front End Development
19 47 (14.42%) Django
19 47 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
20 45 (13.80%) AngularJS
21 44 (13.50%) Scala
22 43 (13.19%) Test Automation
22 43 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
22 43 (13.19%) Docker
23 40 (12.27%) Finance

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 21 (6.44%) Confluence
2 17 (5.21%) Apache
3 15 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.45%) nginx
5 7 (2.15%) CMS
5 7 (2.15%) ThingWorx
6 6 (1.84%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.92%) Drupal
7 3 (0.92%) WordPress
8 2 (0.61%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.61%) Jetty
9 1 (0.31%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.31%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.31%) Mongoose
9 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Magento
2 1 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.98%) SaaS
3 23 (7.06%) GitHub
4 16 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (3.99%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (3.37%) Route 53
7 10 (3.07%) Amazon S3
8 8 (2.45%) IaaS
8 8 (2.45%) PaaS
9 7 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (2.15%) Heroku
10 6 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.84%) Serverless
11 5 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.23%) BrowserStack
12 4 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (1.23%) Office 365
13 3 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.59%) HTTP
2 9 (2.76%) Internet
3 7 (2.15%) Modbus
3 7 (2.15%) MQTT
3 7 (2.15%) SMS
3 7 (2.15%) Wireless
4 6 (1.84%) Firewall
5 5 (1.53%) VPN
6 4 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.23%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.23%) LAN
6 4 (1.23%) WAN
7 3 (0.92%) SSL
8 2 (0.61%) Network Security
8 2 (0.61%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.31%) Broadband
9 1 (0.31%) Skype
9 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (25.77%) PostgreSQL
2 68 (20.86%) MySQL
3 54 (16.56%) Redis
4 30 (9.20%) Relational Database
5 24 (7.36%) MongoDB
6 22 (6.75%) NoSQL
7 16 (4.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.15%) Power BI
8 7 (2.15%) Spotfire
9 6 (1.84%) Big Data
9 6 (1.84%) SQL Server
10 5 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.23%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.61%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.61%) Flink
13 2 (0.61%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 80 (24.54%) Git (software)
2 38 (11.66%) Jenkins
3 33 (10.12%) JIRA
4 28 (8.59%) RSpec
5 27 (8.28%) Subversion
6 25 (7.67%) JUnit
7 23 (7.06%) Cucumber
8 18 (5.52%) Appium
8 18 (5.52%) Selenium
9 12 (3.68%) GitLab
10 11 (3.37%) webpack
11 8 (2.45%) Capybara
11 8 (2.45%) Hudson
11 8 (2.45%) Mocha
12 5 (1.53%) CircleCI
12 5 (1.53%) Maven
12 5 (1.53%) Vagrant
13 4 (1.23%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.23%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 40 (12.27%) Finance
2 10 (3.07%) Law
3 5 (1.53%) Automotive
3 5 (1.53%) Games
4 4 (1.23%) Retail
5 3 (0.92%) Back Office
5 3 (0.92%) Banking
5 3 (0.92%) Digital Economy
5 3 (0.92%) Front Office
5 3 (0.92%) Marketing
5 3 (0.92%) Publishing
5 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.31%) Advertising
6 1 (0.31%) French Language
6 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 255 (78.22%) Developer
2 124 (38.04%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 67 (20.55%) Ruby Developer
4 38 (11.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 36 (11.04%) JavaScript Developer
6 34 (10.43%) Senior Developer
7 24 (7.36%) React Developer
8 23 (7.06%) Architect
9 19 (5.83%) Agile Developer
10 17 (5.21%) Scala Developer
11 16 (4.91%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
12 12 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
13 11 (3.37%) Senior Ruby Developer
14 10 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
14 10 (3.07%) Java Developer
15 9 (2.76%) HTML Developer
16 8 (2.45%) HTML CSS Developer
16 8 (2.45%) Ruby Engineer
17 6 (1.84%) IoT Architect
17 6 (1.84%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (41.72%) CSS
1 136 (41.72%) HTML
2 83 (25.46%) React
3 64 (19.63%) CSS3
3 64 (19.63%) HTML5
4 55 (16.87%) REST
5 53 (16.26%) JSON
6 47 (14.42%) Django
7 45 (13.80%) AngularJS
8 38 (11.66%) jQuery
8 38 (11.66%) Play Framework
9 36 (11.04%) Ajax
10 33 (10.12%) Node.js
10 33 (10.12%) RESTful
11 32 (9.82%) Spring
12 29 (8.90%) React Native
13 25 (7.67%) Guice
14 22 (6.75%) Redux
15 20 (6.13%) Web Services
16 17 (5.21%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.82%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (9.51%) Fintech
3 18 (5.52%) User Experience
4 13 (3.99%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.07%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.15%) Internet of Things
8 6 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.84%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.23%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 4 (1.23%) Machine to Machine
10 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.61%) NHS
11 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.31%) Animation
12 1 (0.31%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 64 (19.63%) Linux
2 19 (5.83%) Unix
3 10 (3.07%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.76%) Ubuntu
5 7 (2.15%) Android
5 7 (2.15%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.53%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.23%) Windows
8 2 (0.61%) Debian
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (40.49%) TDD
3 70 (21.47%) Open Source
4 57 (17.48%) BDD
5 51 (15.64%) Front End Development
5 51 (15.64%) Scrum
6 43 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (13.19%) Test Automation
7 37 (11.35%) Configuration Management
7 37 (11.35%) DevOps
7 37 (11.35%) Software Engineering
8 32 (9.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 28 (8.59%) MVC
10 27 (8.28%) Microservices
11 25 (7.67%) Web Design
12 24 (7.36%) Mentoring
12 24 (7.36%) Web Development
13 22 (6.75%) Kanban
13 22 (6.75%) OO
14 21 (6.44%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 321 (98.47%) Ruby
2 184 (56.44%) JavaScript
3 67 (20.55%) Python
4 58 (17.79%) Java
5 44 (13.50%) Scala
6 35 (10.74%) Go
7 33 (10.12%) SQL
8 30 (9.20%) PHP
9 11 (3.37%) C#
9 11 (3.37%) ES6
10 9 (2.76%) Apple Swift
11 8 (2.45%) C
12 7 (2.15%) R
13 5 (1.53%) Clojure
13 5 (1.53%) Perl
14 4 (1.23%) C++
14 4 (1.23%) Elixir
15 3 (0.92%) Erlang
16 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (4.60%) Degree
2 12 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.15%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.84%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.84%) GAAP
2 4 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (13.19%) Docker
2 4 (1.23%) vCloud
3 2 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.61%) Firmware
3 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.31%) LXC
Systems Management
1 31 (9.51%) Ansible
2 26 (7.98%) Kubernetes
3 23 (7.06%) Terraform
4 21 (6.44%) Puppet
5 10 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.76%) Grafana
7 2 (0.61%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.61%) Kibana
7 2 (0.61%) logstash
7 2 (0.61%) Nagios
7 2 (0.61%) Packer
7 2 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (11.35%) Google
2 12 (3.68%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.23%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.23%) Cisco
3 4 (1.23%) F5
3 4 (1.23%) Oracle
3 4 (1.23%) Palo Alto
4 3 (0.92%) Apiary
4 3 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (0.92%) SaltStack
5 2 (0.61%) Facebook
5 2 (0.61%) New Relic
5 2 (0.61%) Sony
5 2 (0.61%) Tableau
5 2 (0.61%) Twitter
6 1 (0.31%) Progress
6 1 (0.31%) Segue