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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 377 426 409
Rank change year-on-year +49 -17  
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 232 222 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.62% 1.47% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 153 175
Median daily rate £450 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £316 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +24.13% -9.37%  
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 14295 15148 14225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.40% 27.98% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9923 10542 9247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 222 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 March 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 30 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 March 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 +50 227 £440 +10.00% 94
London +54 129 £450 +5.88% 60
Tyne and Wear - 43 £385 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 43 £385 - 2
North East - 43 £385 - 2
Yorkshire +11 16 £550 +22.22% 7
South East -33 16 £410 -1.79% 13
West Yorkshire +13 15 £550 +22.22% 2
Leeds +3 14 £550 +22.22%
West Sussex -24 11 £465 +9.41%
West Midlands +28 10 £525 - 5
City of London +11 9 £413 +3.12% 19
Worthing -6 7 £520 +18.85%
Coventry - 6 £525 - 2
East of England +4 3 £550 +50.68% 4
South West -14 3 £550 +57.14% 2
North West +29 2 £381 +17.30% 1
Manchester +15 2 £381 +17.30%
Croydon - 2 £500 -
Brighton - 2 £388 - 1
Telford - 2 - - 1
Bath - 2 £550 - 1
Shropshire - 2 - - 2
Midlands - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £388 - 3
Somerset - 2 £550 - 1
Essex - 2 £550 - 1
Scotland +22 1 - - 8
Edinburgh +17 1 - - 8
Cambridge +9 1 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 444 (99.78%) Ruby
2 262 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (56.63%) HTML
4 248 (55.73%) CSS
5 210 (47.19%) JavaScript
6 181 (40.67%) HTML5
7 157 (35.28%) CSS3
7 157 (35.28%) Java
8 146 (32.81%) TDD
9 143 (32.13%) REST
10 141 (31.69%) Git (software)
11 130 (29.21%) JSON
12 128 (28.76%) Play Framework
13 127 (28.54%) Scala
14 126 (28.31%) Django
15 116 (26.07%) Ajax
16 111 (24.94%) Open Source
17 100 (22.47%) Python
18 98 (22.02%) Spring
19 96 (21.57%) MySQL
20 92 (20.67%) Scrum
21 91 (20.45%) Automated Testing
22 86 (19.33%) C#
23 84 (18.88%) MVC
23 84 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
24 82 (18.43%) PostgreSQL
24 82 (18.43%) Linux
25 81 (18.20%) Google
26 75 (16.85%) JIRA
27 74 (16.63%) Subversion

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 54 (12.13%) Confluence
2 24 (5.39%) Apache
3 17 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.80%) CMS
5 8 (1.80%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.67%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.45%) Drupal
7 2 (0.45%) Moodle
7 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.22%) IIS
8 1 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (0.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.90%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 58 (13.03%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (7.19%) GitHub
3 23 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (4.94%) Heroku
5 6 (1.35%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (15.51%) HTTP
2 11 (2.47%) Internet
3 5 (1.12%) Network Security
4 2 (0.45%) Broadband
4 2 (0.45%) SSL
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.22%) LDAP
5 1 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (21.57%) MySQL
2 82 (18.43%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (14.38%) Relational Database
4 62 (13.93%) NoSQL
5 58 (13.03%) MongoDB
6 45 (10.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (2.02%) Big Data
8 6 (1.35%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.35%) Redis
9 5 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.90%) QlikView
10 4 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.90%) SQL Server
11 3 (0.67%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.67%) HBase
12 2 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.45%) DataStage
12 2 (0.45%) Presto
12 2 (0.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 141 (31.69%) Git (software)
2 75 (16.85%) JIRA
3 74 (16.63%) Subversion
4 63 (14.16%) Jenkins
5 58 (13.03%) JUnit
6 41 (9.21%) RSpec
7 36 (8.09%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.47%) Vagrant
9 9 (2.02%) Capybara
10 8 (1.80%) Selenium
11 6 (1.35%) git-flow
11 6 (1.35%) Travis CI
12 5 (1.12%) Bundler
13 4 (0.90%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.90%) Gradle
13 4 (0.90%) Maven
13 4 (0.90%) Mercurial
14 3 (0.67%) GitLab
14 3 (0.67%) Grunt
15 2 (0.45%) gulp
General
1 36 (8.09%) Games
2 31 (6.97%) Finance
3 24 (5.39%) Marketing
4 22 (4.94%) Back Office
5 12 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.47%) Electronics
6 11 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.57%) Publishing
8 3 (0.67%) Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 336 (75.51%) Developer
2 140 (31.46%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 116 (26.07%) Ruby Developer
4 56 (12.58%) Architect
5 51 (11.46%) Scala Developer
6 50 (11.24%) Java Developer
7 46 (10.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 42 (9.44%) Technical Architect
9 24 (5.39%) Digital Architect
10 23 (5.17%) Java Scala Developer
11 21 (4.72%) Digital Technical Architect
12 18 (4.04%) Full Stack Developer
13 14 (3.15%) Agile Developer
13 14 (3.15%) Senior Developer
14 13 (2.92%) Agile Java Developer
14 13 (2.92%) JavaScript Developer
15 12 (2.70%) C# Developer
15 12 (2.70%) Lead Developer
16 11 (2.47%) Games Developer
16 11 (2.47%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (56.63%) HTML
2 248 (55.73%) CSS
3 181 (40.67%) HTML5
4 157 (35.28%) CSS3
5 143 (32.13%) REST
6 130 (29.21%) JSON
7 128 (28.76%) Play Framework
8 126 (28.31%) Django
9 116 (26.07%) Ajax
10 98 (22.02%) Spring
11 74 (16.63%) Guice
12 67 (15.06%) Spring MVC
13 60 (13.48%) RESTful
14 48 (10.79%) AngularJS
15 42 (9.44%) Sass
16 41 (9.21%) jQuery
17 39 (8.76%) Web Services
18 32 (7.19%) React
19 25 (5.62%) .NET
20 24 (5.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.44%) User Experience
2 16 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.80%) Online Games
6 7 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.57%) Fintech
7 6 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.12%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.90%) Social Media
10 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.45%) NHS
11 2 (0.45%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.22%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.22%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) Tandem
12 1 (0.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 82 (18.43%) Linux
2 25 (5.62%) Unix
3 9 (2.02%) Windows
4 7 (1.57%) Android
4 7 (1.57%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.57%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.67%) Solaris
6 2 (0.45%) SUSE
6 2 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (32.81%) TDD
3 111 (24.94%) Open Source
4 92 (20.67%) Scrum
5 91 (20.45%) Automated Testing
6 84 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
6 84 (18.88%) MVC
7 70 (15.73%) Web Development
8 67 (15.06%) Configuration Management
9 65 (14.61%) Responsive Web Design
10 64 (14.38%) Web Design
11 59 (13.26%) BDD
11 59 (13.26%) OO
12 53 (11.91%) OWASP
13 48 (10.79%) Front End Development
14 43 (9.66%) Microservices
15 41 (9.21%) Software Engineering
16 37 (8.31%) DevOps
16 37 (8.31%) Kanban
17 30 (6.74%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 444 (99.78%) Ruby
2 210 (47.19%) JavaScript
3 157 (35.28%) Java
4 127 (28.54%) Scala
5 100 (22.47%) Python
6 86 (19.33%) C#
7 38 (8.54%) SQL
8 23 (5.17%) Go
9 18 (4.04%) PHP
10 7 (1.57%) C++
11 6 (1.35%) Perl
11 6 (1.35%) XPath
12 5 (1.12%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.67%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (0.67%) Elixir
13 3 (0.67%) R
14 2 (0.45%) C
14 2 (0.45%) Clojure
14 2 (0.45%) Erlang
14 2 (0.45%) ES6
Qualifications
1 21 (4.72%) Security Cleared
2 12 (2.70%) Degree
3 9 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.80%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 54 (12.13%) Docker
2 6 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.45%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.45%) NFS
3 2 (0.45%) Squid
3 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (3.60%) Puppet
2 13 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.25%) Terraform
4 5 (1.12%) Ansible
5 3 (0.67%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.45%) Mesos
6 2 (0.45%) Pingdom
6 2 (0.45%) Salt
7 1 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 81 (18.20%) Google
2 24 (5.39%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.37%) Apigee
3 15 (3.37%) SAP
4 5 (1.12%) Oracle
5 4 (0.90%) Facebook
5 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.90%) Tableau
6 3 (0.67%) VMware
7 2 (0.45%) Informatica
7 2 (0.45%) Teradata
7 2 (0.45%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.22%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.22%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.22%) Twitter
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