Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 565 473 525
Rank change year-on-year -92 +52 -79
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 326 447 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 1.48% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 353 319
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £300
90th Percentile £584 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -3.33% +16.13% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
UK median hourly rate £41.50 - £8.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - £8.00

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 31,966 30,129 30,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.87% 31.01% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,806 20,783 21,241
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 338 565
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.00 £15.04
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -94 310 £475 +10.47% 163
London -109 183 £500 +17.65% 110
UK excluding London -35 129 £435 -3.33% 63
South East -16 46 £481 +18.83% 20
East of England +8 31 £450 -11.11% 4
North of England -18 29 £403 -10.56% 20
North West +23 17 £393 -5.71% 12
Midlands 0 9 £425 -12.82% 4
Scotland -3 8 £375 +2.74% 6
Yorkshire -24 7 £550 +27.91% 7
South West +9 5 £410 +2.50% 5
West Midlands +3 5 £400 +8.47% 1
East Midlands - 4 £469 - 3
North East +25 3 £380 -22.05% 1
Wales - 1 £575 - 4

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 320 (98.16%) Ruby
2 190 (58.28%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (51.53%) JavaScript
4 146 (44.79%) HTML
5 143 (43.87%) CSS
6 127 (38.96%) TDD
7 90 (27.61%) HTML5
8 86 (26.38%) PostgreSQL
9 85 (26.07%) CSS3
10 84 (25.77%) Git (software)
11 78 (23.93%) Open Source
12 77 (23.62%) React
13 72 (22.09%) Python
14 68 (20.86%) REST
15 64 (19.63%) Linux
15 64 (19.63%) Java
16 63 (19.33%) MySQL
17 62 (19.02%) JSON
18 61 (18.71%) BDD
18 61 (18.71%) Scrum
19 57 (17.48%) Scala
20 55 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
21 53 (16.26%) Redis
22 52 (15.95%) Django
22 52 (15.95%) Ajax
23 51 (15.64%) Test Automation
24 50 (15.34%) Google
24 50 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
24 50 (15.34%) Play Framework
25 46 (14.11%) Docker

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 24 (7.36%) Confluence
2 19 (5.83%) Apache
3 12 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (3.07%) nginx
5 7 (2.15%) OpenStack
5 7 (2.15%) ThingWorx
6 5 (1.53%) CMS
7 2 (0.61%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.61%) Drupal
7 2 (0.61%) Jetty
7 2 (0.61%) WordPress
8 1 (0.31%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.31%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.31%) Mongoose
8 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Magento
1 3 (0.92%) Shopify
2 1 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 55 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (7.67%) SaaS
3 24 (7.36%) GitHub
4 17 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (4.60%) Route 53
6 12 (3.68%) Amazon S3
7 10 (3.07%) Heroku
8 8 (2.45%) IaaS
8 8 (2.45%) PaaS
9 7 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.84%) Serverless
11 5 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (1.53%) Trello
12 4 (1.23%) BrowserStack
12 4 (1.23%) Office 365
13 3 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.92%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.04%) HTTP
2 9 (2.76%) Internet
3 7 (2.15%) Modbus
3 7 (2.15%) MQTT
3 7 (2.15%) Wireless
4 6 (1.84%) Firewall
4 6 (1.84%) SMS
5 5 (1.53%) VPN
6 4 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.23%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.23%) LAN
6 4 (1.23%) WAN
7 3 (0.92%) SSL
8 2 (0.61%) LDAP
8 2 (0.61%) Network Security
8 2 (0.61%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.31%) DNS
9 1 (0.31%) Skype
9 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (26.38%) PostgreSQL
2 63 (19.33%) MySQL
3 53 (16.26%) Redis
4 31 (9.51%) Relational Database
5 24 (7.36%) MongoDB
6 22 (6.75%) NoSQL
7 16 (4.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.15%) Power BI
8 7 (2.15%) Spotfire
9 6 (1.84%) Big Data
10 5 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.61%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.61%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.61%) Flink
12 2 (0.61%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.61%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 84 (25.77%) Git (software)
2 46 (14.11%) Jenkins
3 35 (10.74%) JIRA
3 35 (10.74%) JUnit
3 35 (10.74%) RSpec
4 33 (10.12%) Selenium
4 33 (10.12%) Subversion
5 24 (7.36%) Cucumber
6 17 (5.21%) Appium
7 13 (3.99%) GitLab
8 10 (3.07%) webpack
9 8 (2.45%) Capybara
9 8 (2.45%) Vagrant
10 7 (2.15%) Mocha
11 5 (1.53%) Maven
12 4 (1.23%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.23%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (0.92%) WebDriver
14 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (9.82%) Finance
2 5 (1.53%) Law
3 4 (1.23%) Automotive
3 4 (1.23%) Retail
4 3 (0.92%) Back Office
4 3 (0.92%) Front Office
4 3 (0.92%) Games
4 3 (0.92%) Marketing
5 2 (0.61%) Banking
5 2 (0.61%) Digital Economy
5 2 (0.61%) Publishing
5 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 256 (78.53%) Developer
2 123 (37.73%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 70 (21.47%) Ruby Developer
4 37 (11.35%) Senior Developer
5 35 (10.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 34 (10.43%) JavaScript Developer
7 24 (7.36%) Architect
8 23 (7.06%) Scala Developer
9 22 (6.75%) React Developer
9 22 (6.75%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 16 (4.91%) Agile Developer
11 13 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (3.68%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.68%) Senior Ruby Developer
13 8 (2.45%) JavaScript Engineer
14 7 (2.15%) Applications Developer
14 7 (2.15%) Digital Architect
14 7 (2.15%) Ruby Engineer
15 6 (1.84%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (44.79%) HTML
2 143 (43.87%) CSS
3 90 (27.61%) HTML5
4 85 (26.07%) CSS3
5 77 (23.62%) React
6 68 (20.86%) REST
7 62 (19.02%) JSON
8 52 (15.95%) Ajax
8 52 (15.95%) Django
9 50 (15.34%) Play Framework
10 45 (13.80%) Spring
11 44 (13.50%) AngularJS
12 39 (11.96%) Node.js
13 34 (10.43%) Guice
14 28 (8.59%) jQuery
14 28 (8.59%) RESTful
15 27 (8.28%) React Native
16 23 (7.06%) Web Services
17 22 (6.75%) Redux
18 16 (4.91%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.43%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (7.36%) Fintech
3 21 (6.44%) User Experience
4 13 (3.99%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.15%) Internet of Things
6 7 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.84%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.23%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 4 (1.23%) Machine to Machine
9 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.92%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.92%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.31%) Bitcoin
11 1 (0.31%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 64 (19.63%) Linux
2 20 (6.13%) Unix
3 9 (2.76%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.45%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.84%) Android
5 6 (1.84%) Windows
6 5 (1.53%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.61%) Debian
7 2 (0.61%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (58.28%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (38.96%) TDD
3 78 (23.93%) Open Source
4 61 (18.71%) BDD
4 61 (18.71%) Scrum
5 51 (15.64%) Test Automation
6 50 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (13.80%) Front End Development
8 42 (12.88%) Responsive Web Design
9 39 (11.96%) Configuration Management
10 34 (10.43%) Web Design
11 33 (10.12%) Software Engineering
12 32 (9.82%) DevOps
13 29 (8.90%) MVC
14 28 (8.59%) Web Development
15 24 (7.36%) Mentoring
16 23 (7.06%) OWASP
17 22 (6.75%) E-Commerce
17 22 (6.75%) Microservices
18 21 (6.44%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 320 (98.16%) Ruby
2 168 (51.53%) JavaScript
3 72 (22.09%) Python
4 64 (19.63%) Java
5 57 (17.48%) Scala
6 33 (10.12%) Go
7 32 (9.82%) SQL
8 24 (7.36%) PHP
9 17 (5.21%) C#
10 10 (3.07%) ES6
11 8 (2.45%) C
12 7 (2.15%) R
13 6 (1.84%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.84%) C++
13 6 (1.84%) Clojure
13 6 (1.84%) Perl
14 4 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.23%) Elixir
15 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (4.60%) Degree
2 12 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.84%) Master's Degree
4 5 (1.53%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.84%) GAAP
2 3 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 46 (14.11%) Docker
2 4 (1.23%) vCloud
3 3 (0.92%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.61%) Firmware
4 2 (0.61%) Xen
5 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (9.20%) Ansible
2 27 (8.28%) Kubernetes
3 23 (7.06%) Terraform
4 22 (6.75%) Puppet
5 10 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.76%) Grafana
7 3 (0.92%) Nagios
8 2 (0.61%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.61%) Kibana
8 2 (0.61%) logstash
8 2 (0.61%) Packer
9 1 (0.31%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.31%) Salt
9 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (15.34%) Google
2 13 (3.99%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.68%) Oracle
4 10 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.53%) SaltStack
6 4 (1.23%) Cisco
6 4 (1.23%) F5
6 4 (1.23%) Facebook
6 4 (1.23%) Palo Alto
7 3 (0.92%) Apiary
8 2 (0.61%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.61%) New Relic
8 2 (0.61%) Sony
8 2 (0.61%) Twitter
9 1 (0.31%) Capita
9 1 (0.31%) Civica
9 1 (0.31%) IBM
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.31%) Sun
9 1 (0.31%) VMware