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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 405 372
Rank change year-on-year +34 -33  
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 215 260 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.49% 1.74% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 172 218
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £515 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +22.61% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 -

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 14390 14975 14859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.10% 28.01% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 10569 9745
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 179 206
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

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 23 May 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 27 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 23 May 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 +6 204 £463 +8.82% 75
London +19 137 £463 +7.55% 39
South East -26 24 £520 +22.35% 13
West Yorkshire +30 20 £450 -
Yorkshire +23 20 £450 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 15 £404 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £404 - 2
North East - 15 £404 - 3
Leeds +15 13 £600 +33.33%
West Sussex -20 12 £520 +22.35% 1
City of London -11 10 £413 -8.33% 11
Surrey - 8 £388 - 3
Worthing -5 7 £520 +20.09%
Hampshire +16 4 £400 - 3
Nottingham +1 3 £350 -9.67%
Nottinghamshire 0 3 £350 -9.67%
East Midlands -10 3 £350 -9.67%
East of England +4 2 £600 - 5
Essex - 2 £600 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 - - 1
West Midlands +27 1 £425 -
Birmingham +13 1 £425 -
East Sussex - 1 £388 - 2
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Brighton - 1 £388 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £450 - 4
Scotland - 1 £450 - 6

For the 6 months to 23 May 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
2 276 (62.02%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (53.93%) HTML
4 235 (52.81%) CSS
5 185 (41.57%) JavaScript
6 183 (41.12%) HTML5
7 174 (39.10%) Git (software)
8 165 (37.08%) CSS3
9 160 (35.96%) Java
10 149 (33.48%) Test Automation
11 146 (32.81%) REST
12 141 (31.69%) TDD
13 138 (31.01%) Play Framework
14 137 (30.79%) JSON
15 132 (29.66%) Scala
16 131 (29.44%) Django
17 121 (27.19%) Ajax
18 119 (26.74%) Spring
18 119 (26.74%) C#
19 115 (25.84%) Open Source
20 114 (25.62%) Continuous Integration
21 113 (25.39%) Python
22 108 (24.27%) Linux
23 104 (23.37%) Google
24 102 (22.92%) JIRA
24 102 (22.92%) MVC
25 97 (21.80%) Guice
26 94 (21.12%) Subversion
27 92 (20.67%) Scrum
28 91 (20.45%) HTTP

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 80 (17.98%) Confluence
2 30 (6.74%) Apache
3 9 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.80%) CMS
4 8 (1.80%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.90%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.45%) Moodle
6 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.67%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (8.54%) GitHub
3 19 (4.27%) Heroku
4 16 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.35%) Google Analytics
6 5 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.12%) SaaS
7 4 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.22%) IaaS
10 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (20.45%) HTTP
2 9 (2.02%) Internet
3 4 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.45%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.45%) Broadband
4 2 (0.45%) DNS
4 2 (0.45%) Intranet
4 2 (0.45%) Network Security
4 2 (0.45%) SSL
5 1 (0.22%) AMQP
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.22%) LDAP
5 1 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (19.10%) Relational Database
2 66 (14.83%) MySQL
2 66 (14.83%) PostgreSQL
3 40 (8.99%) NoSQL
4 32 (7.19%) MongoDB
5 27 (6.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (2.02%) Redis
7 8 (1.80%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.12%) Big Data
9 3 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.67%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.45%) SQLite
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.22%) HBase
11 1 (0.22%) Riak
Development Applications
1 174 (39.10%) Git (software)
2 102 (22.92%) JIRA
3 94 (21.12%) Subversion
4 84 (18.88%) Jenkins
5 77 (17.30%) JUnit
6 31 (6.97%) RSpec
7 25 (5.62%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.80%) Selenium
9 5 (1.12%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.90%) Bundler
10 4 (0.90%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.90%) Gradle
10 4 (0.90%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.90%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.67%) Capybara
11 3 (0.67%) Maven
12 2 (0.45%) Ant
12 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.45%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.45%) Jasmine
General
1 31 (6.97%) Games
2 30 (6.74%) Finance
3 22 (4.94%) Back Office
4 14 (3.15%) Banking
5 10 (2.25%) Marketing
5 10 (2.25%) Publishing
6 9 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.57%) Electronics
7 7 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.67%) Retail
10 2 (0.45%) Front Office
10 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 356 (80.00%) Developer
2 137 (30.79%) Ruby Developer
3 129 (28.99%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 72 (16.18%) Scala Developer
5 58 (13.03%) Java Developer
6 38 (8.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 36 (8.09%) Architect
8 33 (7.42%) Java Scala Developer
9 29 (6.52%) Senior Developer
10 27 (6.07%) Technical Architect
11 22 (4.94%) Full Stack Developer
12 16 (3.60%) Agile Developer
12 16 (3.60%) Ruby Engineer
13 15 (3.37%) Java Software Developer
14 14 (3.15%) Digital Architect
15 13 (2.92%) Agile Java Developer
15 13 (2.92%) Digital Developer
15 13 (2.92%) PostgreSQL Developer
15 13 (2.92%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
15 13 (2.92%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (53.93%) HTML
2 235 (52.81%) CSS
3 183 (41.12%) HTML5
4 165 (37.08%) CSS3
5 146 (32.81%) REST
6 138 (31.01%) Play Framework
7 137 (30.79%) JSON
8 131 (29.44%) Django
9 121 (27.19%) Ajax
10 119 (26.74%) Spring
11 97 (21.80%) Guice
12 90 (20.22%) RESTful
13 86 (19.33%) Spring MVC
14 33 (7.42%) Node.js
15 31 (6.97%) AngularJS
15 31 (6.97%) Web Services
16 30 (6.74%) Akka
16 30 (6.74%) React
17 29 (6.52%) jQuery
18 22 (4.94%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.42%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (7.19%) User Experience
3 15 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (2.47%) Fintech
5 10 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.80%) Online Games
7 5 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.90%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.90%) Social Media
9 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.45%) NHS
10 2 (0.45%) Tandem
10 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 108 (24.27%) Linux
2 15 (3.37%) Unix
3 9 (2.02%) Android
3 9 (2.02%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.80%) Mac OS
4 8 (1.80%) Windows
5 3 (0.67%) Solaris
5 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.45%) SUSE
6 2 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (62.02%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (33.48%) Test Automation
3 141 (31.69%) TDD
4 115 (25.84%) Open Source
5 114 (25.62%) Continuous Integration
6 102 (22.92%) MVC
7 92 (20.67%) Scrum
8 80 (17.98%) OWASP
8 80 (17.98%) Responsive Web Design
9 79 (17.75%) Web Design
10 73 (16.40%) Configuration Management
11 67 (15.06%) Web Development
12 57 (12.81%) OO
13 56 (12.58%) DevOps
14 54 (12.13%) Microservices
15 52 (11.69%) BDD
16 45 (10.11%) Front End Development
17 39 (8.76%) Mentoring
18 31 (6.97%) Software Engineering
19 24 (5.39%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 444 (99.78%) Ruby
2 185 (41.57%) JavaScript
3 160 (35.96%) Java
4 132 (29.66%) Scala
5 119 (26.74%) C#
6 113 (25.39%) Python
7 23 (5.17%) SQL
8 21 (4.72%) Go
9 9 (2.02%) PHP
10 6 (1.35%) XPath
11 5 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.12%) C++
12 4 (0.90%) Perl
13 3 (0.67%) Elixir
13 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.45%) C
14 2 (0.45%) Clojure
14 2 (0.45%) ES6
15 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (3.15%) Degree
2 6 (1.35%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.22%) ISEB
4 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.02%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 51 (11.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) HDFS
2 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (2.92%) Puppet
2 11 (2.47%) Ansible
3 8 (1.80%) Terraform
4 7 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.35%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.45%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 104 (23.37%) Google
2 15 (3.37%) Apigee
3 13 (2.92%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.25%) SAP
5 4 (0.90%) Facebook
5 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.45%) F5
6 2 (0.45%) VMware
7 1 (0.22%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.22%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.22%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.22%) Twitter
7 1 (0.22%) Xamarin
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