Period
to 24 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 531 548 453
Rank change year-on-year +17 -95 +18
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 388 343 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.35% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 1.09% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 220 388
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.74%
10th Percentile £351 £369 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £41.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +315.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +315.00% +25.00%

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 35,691 31,519 31,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.01% 32.36% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,191 21,888 22,291
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £294
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 381 382
UK median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.41% +10.34% -2.13%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.64 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.75 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -3.94%

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 September 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 24 September 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 0 362 £500 +11.11% 107
London +34 249 £500 +5.26% 63
UK excluding London -13 131 £425 -5.56% 51
South East -26 42 £450 - 11
North of England -42 35 £415 -7.78% 13
Midlands -11 27 £431 +1.47% 10
Yorkshire -35 22 £415 -5.14% 6
Scotland -7 16 £425 -10.53% 7
West Midlands -19 16 £450 +5.88% 3
North West -8 12 £425 - 4
East Midlands +11 11 £406 +3.83% 7
South West -4 6 £415 +3.75% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Wales - 2 £550 -
East of England -6 1 - - 7
North East -20 1 £313 -30.56% 3

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 380 (97.94%) Ruby
2 206 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (49.48%) JavaScript
4 155 (39.95%) TDD
5 146 (37.63%) Git (software)
6 131 (33.76%) CSS
7 113 (29.12%) HTML
8 112 (28.87%) Linux
9 110 (28.35%) Java
10 95 (24.48%) REST
11 92 (23.71%) HTTP
12 83 (21.39%) PostgreSQL
13 82 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
14 78 (20.10%) Test Automation
15 77 (19.85%) Open Source
16 76 (19.59%) MySQL
17 73 (18.81%) MVC
18 72 (18.56%) Scrum
19 68 (17.53%) JSON
20 65 (16.75%) Django
20 65 (16.75%) RESTful
20 65 (16.75%) Scala
20 65 (16.75%) Jenkins
21 62 (15.98%) Microservices
21 62 (15.98%) SQL
22 61 (15.72%) Python
22 61 (15.72%) Google
23 59 (15.21%) Relational Database
24 57 (14.69%) Docker
24 57 (14.69%) BDD

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 42 (10.82%) Confluence
2 38 (9.79%) Apache
3 13 (3.35%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.84%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.32%) nginx
6 8 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.29%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.03%) WildFly
9 3 (0.77%) CMS
10 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.26%) Drupal
11 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Magento
1 2 (0.52%) Shopify
2 1 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 55 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (11.34%) GitHub
3 35 (9.02%) Heroku
4 23 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (4.38%) IaaS
6 15 (3.87%) SaaS
7 13 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (3.35%) Amazon S3
7 13 (3.35%) PaaS
8 12 (3.09%) Google Analytics
9 11 (2.84%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (1.03%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.52%) Force.com
13 2 (0.52%) Route 53
14 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.26%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.26%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 92 (23.71%) HTTP
2 35 (9.02%) TCP/IP
3 34 (8.76%) SSL
4 25 (6.44%) DNS
5 15 (3.87%) BIG-IP
5 15 (3.87%) Internet
6 12 (3.09%) FTP
7 7 (1.80%) Intranet
7 7 (1.80%) RTMP
8 3 (0.77%) Skype
9 1 (0.26%) LAN
9 1 (0.26%) SMS
9 1 (0.26%) SMTP
9 1 (0.26%) SNMP
9 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (21.39%) PostgreSQL
2 76 (19.59%) MySQL
3 59 (15.21%) Relational Database
4 54 (13.92%) NoSQL
5 50 (12.89%) MongoDB
6 38 (9.79%) Redis
7 17 (4.38%) SQL Server
8 15 (3.87%) MariaDB
9 13 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (3.09%) Big Data
11 11 (2.84%) HBase
12 7 (1.80%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.03%) Blockchain
13 4 (1.03%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.77%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
15 2 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.52%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 146 (37.63%) Git (software)
2 65 (16.75%) Jenkins
3 45 (11.60%) JIRA
4 44 (11.34%) Subversion
5 43 (11.08%) JUnit
6 32 (8.25%) RSpec
7 30 (7.73%) Hudson
8 22 (5.67%) Cucumber
9 20 (5.15%) Selenium
10 16 (4.12%) GitLab
11 12 (3.09%) Grunt
11 12 (3.09%) gulp
12 11 (2.84%) IntelliJ
12 11 (2.84%) Karma Test Runner
12 11 (2.84%) Sublime Text
13 10 (2.58%) Capybara
14 9 (2.32%) Bitbucket
14 9 (2.32%) CircleCI
15 8 (2.06%) Bundler
16 7 (1.80%) Gatling
General
1 34 (8.76%) Finance
2 16 (4.12%) Law
3 13 (3.35%) Banking
4 12 (3.09%) Retail
5 8 (2.06%) Games
6 7 (1.80%) Front Office
6 7 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 313 (80.67%) Developer
2 142 (36.60%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 95 (24.48%) Ruby Developer
4 38 (9.79%) Scala Developer
5 31 (7.99%) Agile Developer
6 23 (5.93%) Ruby Engineer
7 19 (4.90%) Senior Developer
8 18 (4.64%) Architect
8 18 (4.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 15 (3.87%) Java Developer
10 13 (3.35%) Web Developer
11 12 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
11 12 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
11 12 (3.09%) Technical Architect
12 11 (2.84%) Perl Developer
13 10 (2.58%) React Developer
14 9 (2.32%) Java Scala Developer
15 8 (2.06%) DevOps Engineer
15 8 (2.06%) Lead Developer
15 8 (2.06%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (33.76%) CSS
2 113 (29.12%) HTML
3 95 (24.48%) REST
4 68 (17.53%) JSON
5 65 (16.75%) Django
5 65 (16.75%) RESTful
6 54 (13.92%) Play Framework
7 53 (13.66%) Spring
8 51 (13.14%) AngularJS
9 48 (12.37%) HTML5
9 48 (12.37%) React
10 43 (11.08%) Guice
11 41 (10.57%) CSS3
11 41 (10.57%) Node.js
12 39 (10.05%) Spring MVC
13 30 (7.73%) Sass
14 29 (7.47%) jQuery
15 26 (6.70%) .NET
16 20 (5.15%) LAMP
16 20 (5.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.28%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (8.25%) Fintech
3 25 (6.44%) User Experience
4 14 (3.61%) Virtual Team
5 12 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.09%) Credit Risk
6 10 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (2.32%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.06%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.80%) Derivative
9 7 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.03%) Internet of Things
12 3 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (0.77%) e-Health
13 2 (0.52%) iPad
13 2 (0.52%) iPhone
13 2 (0.52%) PKI
14 1 (0.26%) Animation
14 1 (0.26%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 112 (28.87%) Linux
2 39 (10.05%) Unix
3 16 (4.12%) Solaris
3 16 (4.12%) SUSE
3 16 (4.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 15 (3.87%) Ubuntu
5 14 (3.61%) Windows
6 11 (2.84%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.84%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.55%) Android
7 6 (1.55%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.52%) Fedora
9 1 (0.26%) CentOS
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (39.95%) TDD
3 82 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
4 78 (20.10%) Test Automation
5 77 (19.85%) Open Source
6 73 (18.81%) MVC
7 72 (18.56%) Scrum
8 62 (15.98%) Microservices
9 57 (14.69%) BDD
10 56 (14.43%) Configuration Management
10 56 (14.43%) Web Development
11 52 (13.40%) DevOps
11 52 (13.40%) Pair Programming
12 51 (13.14%) OWASP
13 50 (12.89%) Kanban
14 49 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
15 45 (11.60%) Functional Programming
16 43 (11.08%) Responsive Web Design
17 42 (10.82%) Web Design
18 40 (10.31%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 380 (97.94%) Ruby
2 192 (49.48%) JavaScript
3 110 (28.35%) Java
4 65 (16.75%) Scala
5 62 (15.98%) SQL
6 61 (15.72%) Python
7 34 (8.76%) PHP
8 24 (6.19%) Perl
9 21 (5.41%) C#
10 19 (4.90%) C
11 18 (4.64%) ES6
12 13 (3.35%) Shell Script
13 12 (3.09%) C++
14 11 (2.84%) Groovy
14 11 (2.84%) Java 8
15 8 (2.06%) Apple Swift
15 8 (2.06%) CoffeeScript
16 7 (1.80%) Go
16 7 (1.80%) Haskell
16 7 (1.80%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (7.47%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (2.06%) Degree
3 7 (1.80%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.77%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.77%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 57 (14.69%) Docker
2 11 (2.84%) HDFS
3 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.26%) Squid
4 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (8.76%) Puppet
2 22 (5.67%) Ansible
3 20 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (4.12%) Kubernetes
5 15 (3.87%) CFEngine
6 12 (3.09%) Mesos
7 11 (2.84%) Marathon
8 10 (2.58%) Grafana
8 10 (2.58%) Kibana
9 6 (1.55%) Terraform
10 4 (1.03%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.77%) Graphite
11 3 (0.77%) Nagios
11 3 (0.77%) Salt
11 3 (0.77%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.26%) OpenNMS
12 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 61 (15.72%) Google
2 15 (3.87%) F5
2 15 (3.87%) Red Hat
3 10 (2.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.58%) New Relic
4 9 (2.32%) Splunk
5 7 (1.80%) MapR
5 7 (1.80%) Oracle
5 7 (1.80%) Rollbar
6 4 (1.03%) Cisco
6 4 (1.03%) SaltStack
7 3 (0.77%) CA
7 3 (0.77%) NetApp
7 3 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.52%) Apple
8 2 (0.52%) Lotus
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe
9 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.26%) IBM
9 1 (0.26%) VMware