Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 532 420 521
Rank change year-on-year -112 +101 -77
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 370 465 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.50% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 1.59% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 380 307
UK median daily rate £463 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £300
90th Percentile £575 £563 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -5.56% +24.14% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
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 32,982 29,235 30,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.62% 31.55% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,265 20,180 21,207
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 365 481
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.56% +7.29%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -111 343 £475 +10.47% 98
London -79 225 £488 +14.71% 57
UK excluding London -65 128 £425 -5.56% 42
South East -14 43 £425 +3.66% 18
North of England -54 33 £360 -15.29% 8
East of England +4 24 £450 -15.29% 6
Yorkshire -23 21 £350 -33.33% 2
North West -9 11 £425 -5.56% 5
Wales - 8 £550 - 1
South West +4 7 £500 +11.11% 6
Scotland -29 7 £413 +13.01%
Midlands -16 5 £488 -7.14% 3
East Midlands -1 3 £488 - 1
West Midlands -29 2 £550 +5.11% 2
North East -22 1 £380 +3.40% 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 365 (98.65%) Ruby
2 207 (55.95%) JavaScript
3 194 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (42.16%) TDD
5 148 (40.00%) HTML
6 146 (39.46%) CSS
7 105 (28.38%) Git (software)
8 98 (26.49%) Linux
9 94 (25.41%) Java
10 87 (23.51%) React
11 76 (20.54%) REST
12 74 (20.00%) Open Source
13 72 (19.46%) PostgreSQL
14 70 (18.92%) MySQL
15 66 (17.84%) Continuous Integration
16 65 (17.57%) Python
17 60 (16.22%) JSON
18 58 (15.68%) BDD
18 58 (15.68%) AngularJS
18 58 (15.68%) Front End Development
19 57 (15.41%) Test Automation
20 55 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
20 55 (14.86%) HTML5
21 53 (14.32%) Scrum
22 52 (14.05%) Configuration Management
23 51 (13.78%) Jenkins
24 50 (13.51%) Redis
24 50 (13.51%) Django
25 49 (13.24%) Fintech
26 48 (12.97%) Node.js

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 29 (7.84%) Confluence
2 23 (6.22%) Apache
3 13 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.97%) CMS
5 7 (1.89%) ThingWorx
6 6 (1.62%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.62%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.08%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.08%) Drupal
7 4 (1.08%) nginx
7 4 (1.08%) WordPress
8 2 (0.54%) Ethereum
8 2 (0.54%) Jetty
9 1 (0.27%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.27%) Mongoose
Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.35%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 55 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.84%) GitHub
3 22 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.95%) SaaS
4 15 (4.05%) Heroku
5 14 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (3.24%) IaaS
7 11 (2.97%) PaaS
8 9 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (2.43%) Amazon S3
9 8 (2.16%) Route 53
10 7 (1.89%) Serverless
11 6 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (1.08%) Office 365
13 3 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.81%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.54%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 45 (12.16%) HTTP
2 8 (2.16%) SMS
3 7 (1.89%) Modbus
3 7 (1.89%) MQTT
3 7 (1.89%) SSL
3 7 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.89%) Wireless
4 6 (1.62%) Firewall
4 6 (1.62%) Internet
5 5 (1.35%) DNS
5 5 (1.35%) FTP
5 5 (1.35%) VPN
6 4 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.08%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.08%) LAN
6 4 (1.08%) WAN
7 2 (0.54%) Network Security
7 2 (0.54%) Skype
7 2 (0.54%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.27%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.46%) PostgreSQL
2 70 (18.92%) MySQL
3 50 (13.51%) Redis
4 38 (10.27%) Relational Database
5 29 (7.84%) NoSQL
6 26 (7.03%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (2.97%) SQL Server
8 9 (2.43%) Blockchain
9 7 (1.89%) Power BI
9 7 (1.89%) Spotfire
10 6 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.08%) Big Data
11 4 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.81%) QlikView
13 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.54%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 105 (28.38%) Git (software)
2 51 (13.78%) Jenkins
3 40 (10.81%) JIRA
4 37 (10.00%) Subversion
5 30 (8.11%) JUnit
6 26 (7.03%) Hudson
7 25 (6.76%) RSpec
8 20 (5.41%) Cucumber
9 15 (4.05%) Appium
10 14 (3.78%) GitLab
11 10 (2.70%) Selenium
12 8 (2.16%) webpack
13 6 (1.62%) CircleCI
13 6 (1.62%) Mocha
14 5 (1.35%) Capybara
14 5 (1.35%) Vagrant
15 3 (0.81%) Maven
15 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.81%) WebDriver
16 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (12.43%) Finance
2 13 (3.51%) Law
3 8 (2.16%) Games
4 6 (1.62%) Marketing
4 6 (1.62%) Publishing
5 5 (1.35%) Automotive
6 4 (1.08%) Retail
7 3 (0.81%) Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) French Language
9 1 (0.27%) Front Office
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 289 (78.11%) Developer
2 132 (35.68%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 80 (21.62%) Ruby Developer
4 39 (10.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 31 (8.38%) Senior Developer
6 29 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
7 28 (7.57%) Agile Developer
8 24 (6.49%) Scala Developer
9 22 (5.95%) React Developer
10 20 (5.41%) Architect
10 20 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
11 19 (5.14%) Ruby Engineer
12 14 (3.78%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
13 12 (3.24%) Java Developer
14 10 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
14 10 (2.70%) Senior Ruby Developer
15 8 (2.16%) AWS Developer
15 8 (2.16%) HTML Developer
15 8 (2.16%) Software Engineer
16 7 (1.89%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (40.00%) HTML
2 146 (39.46%) CSS
3 87 (23.51%) React
4 76 (20.54%) REST
5 60 (16.22%) JSON
6 58 (15.68%) AngularJS
7 55 (14.86%) HTML5
8 50 (13.51%) Django
9 48 (12.97%) CSS3
9 48 (12.97%) Node.js
10 47 (12.70%) jQuery
11 46 (12.43%) RESTful
12 41 (11.08%) Play Framework
13 39 (10.54%) Spring
14 32 (8.65%) Guice
15 28 (7.57%) Spring MVC
16 24 (6.49%) Ajax
17 23 (6.22%) React Native
18 21 (5.68%) RabbitMQ
19 18 (4.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.24%) Fintech
2 31 (8.38%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (5.68%) User Experience
4 12 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.16%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.62%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.62%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.35%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.08%) Industrial Internet of Things
11 4 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.08%) Machine to Machine
12 3 (0.81%) e-Health
12 3 (0.81%) NHS
13 2 (0.54%) Bitcoin
13 2 (0.54%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 98 (26.49%) Linux
2 31 (8.38%) Unix
3 10 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.43%) Ubuntu
5 8 (2.16%) Mac OS
6 7 (1.89%) Android
7 6 (1.62%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.08%) Windows
9 2 (0.54%) Debian
9 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (42.16%) TDD
3 74 (20.00%) Open Source
4 66 (17.84%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (15.68%) BDD
5 58 (15.68%) Front End Development
6 57 (15.41%) Test Automation
7 53 (14.32%) Scrum
8 52 (14.05%) Configuration Management
9 46 (12.43%) DevOps
10 45 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (11.89%) Software Engineering
12 43 (11.62%) MVC
13 37 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
14 34 (9.19%) OWASP
15 33 (8.92%) Microservices
16 32 (8.65%) Web Design
17 30 (8.11%) Pair Programming
18 27 (7.30%) Kanban
18 27 (7.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 365 (98.65%) Ruby
2 207 (55.95%) JavaScript
3 94 (25.41%) Java
4 65 (17.57%) Python
5 47 (12.70%) Scala
6 43 (11.62%) SQL
7 36 (9.73%) Go
7 36 (9.73%) PHP
8 13 (3.51%) ES6
9 11 (2.97%) C
10 9 (2.43%) Apple Swift
11 8 (2.16%) C++
12 7 (1.89%) C#
12 7 (1.89%) Java 8
12 7 (1.89%) R
13 6 (1.62%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.62%) Erlang
14 5 (1.35%) Perl
15 4 (1.08%) Elixir
15 4 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 13 (3.51%) Degree
3 11 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.89%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.62%) GAAP
2 4 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 41 (11.08%) Docker
2 4 (1.08%) vCloud
3 2 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.54%) Firmware
3 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.27%) LXC
Systems Management
1 26 (7.03%) Ansible
2 25 (6.76%) Puppet
3 21 (5.68%) Kubernetes
4 17 (4.59%) Terraform
5 13 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.43%) Grafana
7 6 (1.62%) Marathon
8 5 (1.35%) Mesos
9 4 (1.08%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.54%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.54%) Kibana
11 2 (0.54%) logstash
11 2 (0.54%) Nagios
11 2 (0.54%) Packer
11 2 (0.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 43 (11.62%) Google
2 15 (4.05%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.89%) Cisco
4 6 (1.62%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.08%) F5
5 4 (1.08%) New Relic
5 4 (1.08%) Palo Alto
6 3 (0.81%) CA
6 3 (0.81%) NetApp
6 3 (0.81%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.81%) SaltStack
6 3 (0.81%) Tableau
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle
7 2 (0.54%) Rollbar
7 2 (0.54%) Sony
7 2 (0.54%) Twitter
8 1 (0.27%) Apiary
8 1 (0.27%) Facebook
8 1 (0.27%) SAP
8 1 (0.27%) Segue