Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 508 456 453
Rank change year-on-year -52 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 393 430 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.47% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% 1.47% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 318 372
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% -1.75%
10th Percentile £342 £350 £313
90th Percentile £599 £563 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
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 33,402 29,324 30,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.32% 32.02% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,474 20,292 21,224
UK median daily rate £470 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 375 414
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.05% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.15 £15.55 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £53.75 £56.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +4.17%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -77 362 £475 +5.56% 140
London -48 258 £500 +11.11% 86
UK excluding London -76 122 £425 -5.56% 65
North of England -73 40 £350 -17.65% 15
South East -28 37 £425 -5.56% 17
Yorkshire -31 24 £350 -36.36% 1
North West -5 15 £375 -1.64% 13
Scotland -34 12 £438 -7.89% 11
East of England +4 9 £463 +2.78% 4
Midlands -35 8 £488 -7.14% 4
South West +11 7 £500 -9.09% 14
Wales - 7 £550 -
East Midlands +2 6 £463 +32.14% 3
West Midlands -36 2 £550 +4.76% 1
North East -44 1 £313 -18.83% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 388 (98.73%) Ruby
2 212 (53.94%) JavaScript
3 186 (47.33%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (37.91%) TDD
5 147 (37.40%) CSS
6 144 (36.64%) HTML
7 121 (30.79%) Git (software)
8 110 (27.99%) Linux
9 108 (27.48%) Java
10 87 (22.14%) REST
11 72 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (17.81%) MySQL
12 70 (17.81%) PostgreSQL
13 68 (17.30%) Python
13 68 (17.30%) React
14 67 (17.05%) Test Automation
15 66 (16.79%) Open Source
16 65 (16.54%) AngularJS
17 63 (16.03%) Amazon AWS
18 61 (15.52%) JSON
18 61 (15.52%) SQL
19 57 (14.50%) MVC
20 56 (14.25%) HTTP
21 54 (13.74%) Scrum
22 53 (13.49%) DevOps
23 52 (13.23%) Node.js
24 51 (12.98%) Jenkins
25 50 (12.72%) Docker
25 50 (12.72%) Django
26 49 (12.47%) HTML5

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 32 (8.14%) Confluence
2 30 (7.63%) Apache
3 11 (2.80%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.54%) CMS
5 7 (1.78%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.78%) ThingWorx
6 4 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.02%) WildFly
7 3 (0.76%) Drupal
7 3 (0.76%) nginx
7 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.76%) WordPress
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) Ethereum
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 63 (16.03%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (6.87%) GitHub
4 26 (6.62%) Heroku
5 23 (5.85%) SaaS
6 19 (4.83%) IaaS
7 16 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (3.56%) PaaS
9 12 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (3.05%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (1.78%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (1.27%) Route 53
11 5 (1.27%) Serverless
12 4 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.02%) Office 365
13 3 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.51%) Force.com
14 2 (0.51%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.25%) HTTP
2 15 (3.82%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.56%) SSL
4 11 (2.80%) DNS
5 10 (2.54%) FTP
6 8 (2.04%) Internet
7 7 (1.78%) Modbus
7 7 (1.78%) MQTT
7 7 (1.78%) Wireless
8 6 (1.53%) RTMP
8 6 (1.53%) SMS
9 4 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.02%) Firewall
9 4 (1.02%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.02%) LAN
9 4 (1.02%) Skype
9 4 (1.02%) VPN
9 4 (1.02%) WAN
10 3 (0.76%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (17.81%) MySQL
1 70 (17.81%) PostgreSQL
2 46 (11.70%) Relational Database
3 44 (11.20%) Redis
4 37 (9.41%) NoSQL
5 30 (7.63%) MongoDB
6 19 (4.83%) SQL Server
7 13 (3.31%) Big Data
8 10 (2.54%) Blockchain
8 10 (2.54%) HBase
9 8 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (2.04%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.78%) Power BI
10 7 (1.78%) Spotfire
11 5 (1.27%) Neo4j
12 4 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.02%) MariaDB
12 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.76%) CouchDB
13 3 (0.76%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 121 (30.79%) Git (software)
2 51 (12.98%) Jenkins
3 41 (10.43%) JIRA
4 39 (9.92%) Subversion
5 32 (8.14%) JUnit
6 30 (7.63%) Hudson
7 23 (5.85%) RSpec
8 17 (4.33%) GitLab
9 14 (3.56%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.29%) Appium
10 9 (2.29%) Selenium
11 5 (1.27%) Capybara
11 5 (1.27%) webpack
12 4 (1.02%) CircleCI
12 4 (1.02%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.51%) Maven
14 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (12.21%) Finance
2 12 (3.05%) Law
3 11 (2.80%) Games
4 9 (2.29%) Banking
5 6 (1.53%) Front Office
5 6 (1.53%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.53%) Marketing
6 5 (1.27%) Publishing
6 5 (1.27%) Retail
7 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 310 (78.88%) Developer
2 148 (37.66%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 89 (22.65%) Ruby Developer
4 31 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 31 (7.89%) Senior Developer
5 27 (6.87%) Agile Developer
5 27 (6.87%) Scala Developer
6 24 (6.11%) JavaScript Developer
7 23 (5.85%) Ruby Engineer
8 17 (4.33%) Full Stack Developer
8 17 (4.33%) React Developer
9 16 (4.07%) Java Developer
10 15 (3.82%) Architect
11 14 (3.56%) Web Developer
12 10 (2.54%) HTML Developer
12 10 (2.54%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
13 9 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.04%) AWS Developer
14 8 (2.04%) Python Developer
14 8 (2.04%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (37.40%) CSS
2 144 (36.64%) HTML
3 87 (22.14%) REST
4 68 (17.30%) React
5 65 (16.54%) AngularJS
6 61 (15.52%) JSON
7 52 (13.23%) Node.js
8 50 (12.72%) Django
9 49 (12.47%) HTML5
10 48 (12.21%) RESTful
11 47 (11.96%) jQuery
12 45 (11.45%) Spring
13 40 (10.18%) CSS3
14 37 (9.41%) Play Framework
15 34 (8.65%) Guice
16 30 (7.63%) Spring MVC
17 22 (5.60%) RabbitMQ
18 21 (5.34%) Sass
18 21 (5.34%) XML
19 18 (4.58%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.21%) Fintech
2 31 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (6.36%) User Experience
4 11 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.80%) Virtual Team
5 10 (2.54%) Credit Risk
5 10 (2.54%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.29%) Internet of Things
7 6 (1.53%) Derivative
7 6 (1.53%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.53%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.02%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 4 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.02%) Machine to Machine
8 4 (1.02%) NHS
9 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.76%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 110 (27.99%) Linux
2 39 (9.92%) Unix
3 12 (3.05%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.54%) Ubuntu
5 9 (2.29%) Mac OS
6 7 (1.78%) Android
7 6 (1.53%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.27%) Windows
9 3 (0.76%) Solaris
9 3 (0.76%) SUSE
9 3 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.51%) CentOS
10 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (47.33%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (37.91%) TDD
3 72 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (17.05%) Test Automation
5 66 (16.79%) Open Source
6 57 (14.50%) MVC
7 54 (13.74%) Scrum
8 53 (13.49%) DevOps
9 49 (12.47%) Front End Development
9 49 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
10 48 (12.21%) Microservices
10 48 (12.21%) Software Engineering
11 46 (11.70%) BDD
12 45 (11.45%) Configuration Management
13 42 (10.69%) Web Development
14 41 (10.43%) OWASP
15 40 (10.18%) Pair Programming
16 38 (9.67%) Responsive Web Design
17 36 (9.16%) Functional Programming
18 34 (8.65%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 388 (98.73%) Ruby
2 212 (53.94%) JavaScript
3 108 (27.48%) Java
4 68 (17.30%) Python
5 61 (15.52%) SQL
6 45 (11.45%) Scala
7 35 (8.91%) PHP
8 28 (7.12%) Go
9 18 (4.58%) ES6
10 16 (4.07%) C
11 10 (2.54%) C++
12 9 (2.29%) Apple Swift
13 8 (2.04%) C#
13 8 (2.04%) Java 8
14 6 (1.53%) Erlang
14 6 (1.53%) Perl
14 6 (1.53%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.53%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.27%) R
16 4 (1.02%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (6.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 12 (3.05%) Degree
3 11 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.53%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.53%) GAAP
2 3 (0.76%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 50 (12.72%) Docker
2 10 (2.54%) HDFS
3 4 (1.02%) vCloud
4 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.25%) LXC
5 1 (0.25%) Squid
5 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (6.36%) Puppet
2 15 (3.82%) Ansible
3 14 (3.56%) Kubernetes
4 11 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (2.80%) Terraform
5 10 (2.54%) Mesos
6 9 (2.29%) Marathon
7 7 (1.78%) Grafana
8 4 (1.02%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.76%) CFEngine
9 3 (0.76%) Nagios
9 3 (0.76%) Salt
9 3 (0.76%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.25%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 45 (11.45%) Google
2 18 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.78%) Atlassian
3 7 (1.78%) Cisco
3 7 (1.78%) F5
3 7 (1.78%) New Relic
3 7 (1.78%) Oracle
3 7 (1.78%) Rollbar
4 6 (1.53%) MapR
5 5 (1.27%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.02%) Palo Alto
7 3 (0.76%) CA
7 3 (0.76%) NetApp
7 3 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.76%) SaltStack
7 3 (0.76%) Tableau
8 2 (0.51%) Lotus
8 2 (0.51%) Splunk
9 1 (0.25%) IBM
9 1 (0.25%) Rackspace