Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 455 453
Rank change year-on-year -85 -2 -47
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 343 522 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.08% 1.65% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 394 401
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +9.24%
10th Percentile £369 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
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 31740 31617 31565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 29.61% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22072 22067 21417
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £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 385 379 516
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +7.36%
10th Percentile £16.35 £13.45 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.87% +15.23%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -96 328 £450 +5.88% 28
London -101 189 £475 +10.47% 16
UK excluding London -6 138 £450 +9.09% 13
South East -13 56 £450 +5.88% 3
North of England +46 52 £450 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire +22 37 £438 +2.94% 1
Midlands +36 21 £425 +9.68% 1
West Midlands +48 13 £425 +28.30%
North East +72 9 £450 -2.70%
East Midlands -8 8 £391 -15.41% 1
North West +19 4 £425 +3.03% 3
Scotland +17 4 £475 +111.11% 1
East of England -4 4 £463 +4.23% 3
South West -10 1 £400 +23.08% 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 342 (99.71%) Ruby
2 220 (64.14%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (55.98%) HTML
4 181 (52.77%) CSS
5 142 (41.40%) HTML5
6 141 (41.11%) JavaScript
7 139 (40.52%) Git (software)
8 124 (36.15%) CSS3
9 119 (34.69%) REST
10 108 (31.49%) Test Automation
11 104 (30.32%) Continuous Integration
12 103 (30.03%) JSON
13 100 (29.15%) Ajax
14 99 (28.86%) Django
14 99 (28.86%) Scala
14 99 (28.86%) Linux
15 97 (28.28%) Play Framework
16 96 (27.99%) Open Source
17 94 (27.41%) Python
18 91 (26.53%) TDD
19 88 (25.66%) Scrum
20 86 (25.07%) Spring
21 85 (24.78%) JIRA
21 85 (24.78%) Google
21 85 (24.78%) Java
22 82 (23.91%) HTTP
23 80 (23.32%) Subversion
23 80 (23.32%) Guice
24 78 (22.74%) Jenkins
25 77 (22.45%) RESTful

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 69 (20.12%) Confluence
2 19 (5.54%) Apache
3 5 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.46%) nginx
3 5 (1.46%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.29%) CMS
5 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Shopify
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.08%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (10.50%) GitHub
3 18 (5.25%) Heroku
4 14 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (3.50%) Route 53
5 12 (3.50%) SaaS
6 7 (2.04%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.58%) Trello
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.29%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.29%) Firebase
10 1 (0.29%) PaaS
10 1 (0.29%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 82 (23.91%) HTTP
2 9 (2.62%) Internet
3 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.17%) SMS
5 3 (0.87%) DNS
6 2 (0.58%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.58%) Firewall
6 2 (0.58%) Intranet
6 2 (0.58%) SSL
7 1 (0.29%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (21.28%) Relational Database
2 56 (16.33%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (14.58%) MySQL
4 27 (7.87%) NoSQL
5 20 (5.83%) MongoDB
6 17 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (4.37%) Redis
8 7 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.87%) SQL Server
11 2 (0.58%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.29%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.29%) DataStage
12 1 (0.29%) GIS
12 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.29%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.29%) Riak
Development Applications
1 139 (40.52%) Git (software)
2 85 (24.78%) JIRA
3 80 (23.32%) Subversion
4 78 (22.74%) Jenkins
5 69 (20.12%) JUnit
6 37 (10.79%) RSpec
7 32 (9.33%) Selenium
8 11 (3.21%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.04%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.75%) Capybara
11 3 (0.87%) GitLab
11 3 (0.87%) Sublime Text
11 3 (0.87%) TextMate
12 1 (0.29%) CircleCI
12 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.29%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.29%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.29%) Mocha
12 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.29%) webpack
General
1 16 (4.66%) Finance
2 11 (3.21%) Banking
3 8 (2.33%) Publishing
4 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.87%) Games
5 3 (0.87%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.87%) Marketing
5 3 (0.87%) Retail
6 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Electronics
7 1 (0.29%) French Language
7 1 (0.29%) Front Office
7 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 278 (81.05%) Developer
2 117 (34.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 89 (25.95%) Ruby Developer
4 59 (17.20%) Scala Developer
5 38 (11.08%) Senior Developer
6 28 (8.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 25 (7.29%) Java Developer
8 23 (6.71%) Java Scala Developer
8 23 (6.71%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 19 (5.54%) JavaScript Developer
10 18 (5.25%) Architect
11 15 (4.37%) Agile Developer
12 14 (4.08%) Ruby Engineer
12 14 (4.08%) Technical Architect
13 12 (3.50%) PostgreSQL Developer
14 11 (3.21%) Digital Developer
14 11 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
15 10 (2.92%) Senior Ruby Developer
16 9 (2.62%) Web Developer
17 8 (2.33%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (55.98%) HTML
2 181 (52.77%) CSS
3 142 (41.40%) HTML5
4 124 (36.15%) CSS3
5 119 (34.69%) REST
6 103 (30.03%) JSON
7 100 (29.15%) Ajax
8 99 (28.86%) Django
9 97 (28.28%) Play Framework
10 86 (25.07%) Spring
11 80 (23.32%) Guice
12 77 (22.45%) RESTful
13 54 (15.74%) Spring MVC
14 40 (11.66%) React
15 35 (10.20%) Node.js
16 34 (9.91%) AngularJS
17 23 (6.71%) jQuery
18 16 (4.66%) Web Services
19 14 (4.08%) Akka
20 8 (2.33%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (5.25%) User Experience
3 12 (3.50%) Fintech
4 11 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.92%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.87%) Online Games
8 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.58%) Tandem
9 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.29%) NHS
9 1 (0.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 99 (28.86%) Linux
2 17 (4.96%) Unix
3 11 (3.21%) Mac OS
4 9 (2.62%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.75%) Android
6 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.17%) Solaris
8 3 (0.87%) Windows
9 2 (0.58%) SUSE
9 2 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (64.14%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (31.49%) Test Automation
3 104 (30.32%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (27.99%) Open Source
5 91 (26.53%) TDD
6 88 (25.66%) Scrum
7 76 (22.16%) Responsive Web Design
8 74 (21.57%) Web Design
9 72 (20.99%) Configuration Management
10 68 (19.83%) MVC
11 66 (19.24%) OWASP
12 57 (16.62%) Web Development
13 50 (14.58%) DevOps
14 42 (12.24%) BDD
14 42 (12.24%) Front End Development
15 41 (11.95%) Mentoring
16 28 (8.16%) Microservices
17 23 (6.71%) Service Design
18 19 (5.54%) OO
18 19 (5.54%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 342 (99.71%) Ruby
2 141 (41.11%) JavaScript
3 99 (28.86%) Scala
4 94 (27.41%) Python
5 85 (24.78%) Java
6 65 (18.95%) C#
7 26 (7.58%) SQL
8 14 (4.08%) Go
9 10 (2.92%) PHP
10 7 (2.04%) Clojure
11 6 (1.75%) Perl
11 6 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.46%) R
13 4 (1.17%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.87%) C++
14 3 (0.87%) Elixir
15 2 (0.58%) C
15 2 (0.58%) ES6
15 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.29%) F#
Qualifications
1 15 (4.37%) Degree
2 9 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.29%) ISEB
4 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.87%) QA
2 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (9.91%) Docker
2 4 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.17%) Xen
3 2 (0.58%) KVM
3 2 (0.58%) XenServer
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (4.08%) Puppet
2 10 (2.92%) Ansible
2 10 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.17%) Terraform
4 3 (0.87%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.87%) Nagios
4 3 (0.87%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.58%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.58%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.29%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 85 (24.78%) Google
2 10 (2.92%) Oracle
3 9 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.17%) SaltStack
4 4 (1.17%) VMware
5 2 (0.58%) F5
5 2 (0.58%) Facebook
6 1 (0.29%) Apiary
6 1 (0.29%) Capita
6 1 (0.29%) Civica
6 1 (0.29%) IBM
6 1 (0.29%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.29%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.29%) SAP
6 1 (0.29%) Splunk
6 1 (0.29%) Sun
6 1 (0.29%) Twitter
6 1 (0.29%) Xamarin