Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 455 508
Rank change year-on-year -138 +53 -78
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 300 506 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.48% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 1.58% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 399 353
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +6.02%
10th Percentile £363 £317 £313
90th Percentile £575 £538 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £10.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +315.00% +25.00% -88.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £10.00 £8.00
% 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 33013 32000 31983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.35% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23308 22171 21922
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 364 549
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.37 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.74%

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 22 November 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 14 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 22 November 2017. 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 -139 285 £450 +5.88% 93
London -171 148 £478 +12.35% 65
UK excluding London -6 140 £425 - 32
South East +11 49 £450 +5.88% 10
North of England +29 43 £425 -1.16% 10
Yorkshire -5 22 £513 +19.88% 2
East of England 0 20 £425 -12.82% 4
Midlands +25 19 £429 -9.07% 1
West Midlands +27 12 £425 +17.24%
North West +11 12 £425 +3.03% 7
Scotland -6 8 £375 +66.67% 4
North East +53 7 £415 -12.63% 1
East Midlands -1 7 £433 -17.62% 1
South West -6 1 £400 +10.34% 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 297 (99.00%) Ruby
2 185 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (50.67%) HTML
4 148 (49.33%) CSS
5 135 (45.00%) JavaScript
6 111 (37.00%) HTML5
7 103 (34.33%) CSS3
8 100 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 98 (32.67%) TDD
10 91 (30.33%) REST
11 87 (29.00%) JSON
12 85 (28.33%) Open Source
13 78 (26.00%) Test Automation
13 78 (26.00%) Scala
14 76 (25.33%) Ajax
14 76 (25.33%) Django
15 75 (25.00%) Scrum
16 74 (24.67%) Play Framework
17 73 (24.33%) Continuous Integration
18 69 (23.00%) PostgreSQL
18 69 (23.00%) Linux
19 66 (22.00%) Spring
20 65 (21.67%) Python
21 64 (21.33%) Google
22 61 (20.33%) JIRA
22 61 (20.33%) Responsive Web Design
23 60 (20.00%) Jenkins
24 59 (19.67%) HTTP
25 58 (19.33%) Subversion
26 57 (19.00%) Guice

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 47 (15.67%) Confluence
2 16 (5.33%) Apache
3 12 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.67%) nginx
5 3 (1.00%) CMS
5 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.67%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.67%) Jetty
7 1 (0.33%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.33%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Shopify
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (8.33%) GitHub
3 17 (5.67%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (4.67%) Route 53
4 14 (4.67%) SaaS
5 11 (3.67%) Heroku
6 10 (3.33%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.67%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.33%) Serverless
8 4 (1.33%) Trello
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.67%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.67%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (19.67%) HTTP
2 6 (2.00%) Internet
3 4 (1.33%) Firewall
3 4 (1.33%) SMS
4 2 (0.67%) LDAP
4 2 (0.67%) Network Security
4 2 (0.67%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (23.00%) PostgreSQL
2 55 (18.33%) MySQL
3 52 (17.33%) Relational Database
4 35 (11.67%) Redis
5 22 (7.33%) MongoDB
6 21 (7.00%) NoSQL
7 20 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.00%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.00%) SQL Server
11 2 (0.67%) Big Data
11 2 (0.67%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.67%) Flink
11 2 (0.67%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.33%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.33%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 100 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 61 (20.33%) JIRA
3 60 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 58 (19.33%) Subversion
5 52 (17.33%) JUnit
6 36 (12.00%) Selenium
7 35 (11.67%) RSpec
8 16 (5.33%) Cucumber
9 10 (3.33%) Capybara
10 9 (3.00%) Vagrant
11 8 (2.67%) Appium
11 8 (2.67%) GitLab
11 8 (2.67%) webpack
12 4 (1.33%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.33%) Maven
13 3 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (1.00%) Mocha
13 3 (1.00%) Sublime Text
13 3 (1.00%) TextMate
14 2 (0.67%) CircleCI
General
1 18 (6.00%) Finance
2 5 (1.67%) Retail
3 2 (0.67%) Back Office
3 2 (0.67%) Front Office
3 2 (0.67%) Marketing
3 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.33%) Banking
4 1 (0.33%) Digital Economy
4 1 (0.33%) Games
4 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 239 (79.67%) Developer
2 112 (37.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 70 (23.33%) Ruby Developer
4 44 (14.67%) Scala Developer
5 29 (9.67%) Senior Developer
6 28 (9.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 28 (9.33%) JavaScript Developer
7 19 (6.33%) Agile Developer
8 18 (6.00%) Architect
9 17 (5.67%) Java Developer
9 17 (5.67%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 13 (4.33%) Java Scala Developer
11 12 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (3.67%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.33%) Senior Ruby Developer
14 7 (2.33%) Full Stack Developer
14 7 (2.33%) JavaScript Engineer
14 7 (2.33%) Ruby Engineer
15 6 (2.00%) Digital Architect
16 5 (1.67%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (50.67%) HTML
2 148 (49.33%) CSS
3 111 (37.00%) HTML5
4 103 (34.33%) CSS3
5 91 (30.33%) REST
6 87 (29.00%) JSON
7 76 (25.33%) Ajax
7 76 (25.33%) Django
8 74 (24.67%) Play Framework
9 66 (22.00%) Spring
10 57 (19.00%) Guice
11 56 (18.67%) React
12 51 (17.00%) RESTful
13 34 (11.33%) Spring MVC
14 32 (10.67%) AngularJS
15 21 (7.00%) jQuery
16 19 (6.33%) Node.js
17 16 (5.33%) Web Services
18 15 (5.00%) Redux
19 13 (4.33%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (5.67%) User Experience
3 12 (4.00%) Fintech
4 10 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.67%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.33%) Animation
9 1 (0.33%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.33%) NHS
9 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (23.00%) Linux
2 9 (3.00%) Ubuntu
2 9 (3.00%) Unix
3 5 (1.67%) Android
3 5 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.00%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.67%) Debian
5 2 (0.67%) Solaris
5 2 (0.67%) Windows
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (32.67%) TDD
3 85 (28.33%) Open Source
4 78 (26.00%) Test Automation
5 75 (25.00%) Scrum
6 73 (24.33%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (20.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 56 (18.67%) Web Design
9 55 (18.33%) Configuration Management
10 47 (15.67%) MVC
11 45 (15.00%) BDD
12 44 (14.67%) OWASP
13 40 (13.33%) Front End Development
14 35 (11.67%) Web Development
15 33 (11.00%) DevOps
16 22 (7.33%) Mentoring
16 22 (7.33%) Software Engineering
17 20 (6.67%) E-Commerce
18 19 (6.33%) Collaborative Working
18 19 (6.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 297 (99.00%) Ruby
2 135 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 78 (26.00%) Scala
4 65 (21.67%) Python
5 56 (18.67%) Java
6 28 (9.33%) C#
7 27 (9.00%) SQL
8 18 (6.00%) Go
9 13 (4.33%) PHP
10 7 (2.33%) Clojure
10 7 (2.33%) R
11 6 (2.00%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.00%) Perl
12 5 (1.67%) C++
12 5 (1.67%) ES6
13 3 (1.00%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.00%) Elixir
13 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (4.33%) Degree
2 10 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.00%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 32 (10.67%) Docker
2 4 (1.33%) Xen
3 3 (1.00%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.67%) Firmware
4 2 (0.67%) KVM
4 2 (0.67%) XenServer
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (6.33%) Ansible
2 16 (5.33%) Puppet
3 13 (4.33%) Terraform
4 12 (4.00%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.67%) Nagios
7 3 (1.00%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.67%) Grafana
8 2 (0.67%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.67%) Kibana
8 2 (0.67%) logstash
8 2 (0.67%) Packer
9 1 (0.33%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 64 (21.33%) Google
2 11 (3.67%) Oracle
3 10 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.33%) SaltStack
5 3 (1.00%) Apiary
5 3 (1.00%) Facebook
5 3 (1.00%) VMware
6 2 (0.67%) New Relic
6 2 (0.67%) Twitter
7 1 (0.33%) Capita
7 1 (0.33%) Civica
7 1 (0.33%) IBM
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.33%) Progress
7 1 (0.33%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.33%) Splunk
7 1 (0.33%) Sun
7 1 (0.33%) Xamarin