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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 377 385
Rank change year-on-year -38 +8  
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 197 297 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.55% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.31% 1.93% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 225 222
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 -

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 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40527 42125 37909
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £298 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 521 675
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 8 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 28 June 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 -54 185 £450 +5.88% 86
London -38 114 £450 +5.88% 50
UK excluding London -15 72 £450 +12.50% 42
North of England +71 31 £450 +12.50% 18
South East -22 24 £520 +22.35% 12
Midlands +23 12 £425 +6.25% 2
Scotland +34 3 £475 +111.11% 4
East of England -4 2 £475 +7.04% 3

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 426 (100.00%) Ruby
2 276 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (55.87%) HTML
4 233 (54.69%) CSS
5 186 (43.66%) HTML5
6 177 (41.55%) Git (software)
7 171 (40.14%) CSS3
8 168 (39.44%) JavaScript
9 155 (36.38%) REST
10 148 (34.74%) Test Automation
11 143 (33.57%) Play Framework
12 141 (33.10%) JSON
13 140 (32.86%) Scala
14 139 (32.63%) Django
15 133 (31.22%) Ajax
15 133 (31.22%) Java
16 128 (30.05%) TDD
17 126 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
18 124 (29.11%) Spring
19 117 (27.46%) Open Source
20 116 (27.23%) C#
21 115 (27.00%) JIRA
22 114 (26.76%) Linux
23 112 (26.29%) Google
24 110 (25.82%) Python
25 108 (25.35%) Guice
26 107 (25.12%) MVC
27 106 (24.88%) Subversion
28 104 (24.41%) RESTful
29 101 (23.71%) 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 94 (22.07%) Confluence
2 29 (6.81%) Apache
3 6 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.94%) CMS
6 2 (0.47%) Moodle
6 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.23%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.69%) Amazon AWS
1 37 (8.69%) GitHub
2 15 (3.52%) Heroku
3 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.41%) SaaS
5 4 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.70%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.23%) IaaS
8 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.23%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 101 (23.71%) HTTP
2 9 (2.11%) Internet
3 4 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.47%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.47%) Broadband
4 2 (0.47%) DNS
4 2 (0.47%) Firewall
4 2 (0.47%) Intranet
4 2 (0.47%) Network Security
4 2 (0.47%) SSL
5 1 (0.23%) AMQP
5 1 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (22.54%) Relational Database
2 64 (15.02%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (14.55%) MySQL
4 38 (8.92%) NoSQL
5 31 (7.28%) MongoDB
6 27 (6.34%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.88%) Redis
8 7 (1.64%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.70%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.70%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.47%) Big Data
10 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.23%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.23%) Riak
11 1 (0.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 177 (41.55%) Git (software)
2 115 (27.00%) JIRA
3 106 (24.88%) Subversion
4 91 (21.36%) Jenkins
5 84 (19.72%) JUnit
6 26 (6.10%) RSpec
7 18 (4.23%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.88%) Selenium
9 5 (1.17%) Capybara
10 4 (0.94%) Bundler
10 4 (0.94%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.70%) Maven
11 3 (0.70%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.47%) Ant
12 2 (0.47%) Calabash
12 2 (0.47%) Grunt
12 2 (0.47%) gulp
12 2 (0.47%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.47%) Mocha
13 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (5.63%) Finance
2 19 (4.46%) Games
3 14 (3.29%) Back Office
3 14 (3.29%) Banking
4 8 (1.88%) Publishing
5 6 (1.41%) Marketing
6 5 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.94%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.70%) Electronics
8 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.70%) Retail
9 2 (0.47%) Front Office
9 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 339 (79.58%) Developer
2 125 (29.34%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 124 (29.11%) Ruby Developer
4 86 (20.19%) Scala Developer
5 49 (11.50%) Java Developer
6 36 (8.45%) Java Scala Developer
7 32 (7.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 31 (7.28%) Architect
9 27 (6.34%) Senior Developer
9 27 (6.34%) Technical Architect
10 19 (4.46%) Agile Developer
10 19 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
11 17 (3.99%) Ruby Engineer
12 14 (3.29%) PostgreSQL Developer
13 13 (3.05%) Digital Architect
13 13 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
14 12 (2.82%) Digital Developer
14 12 (2.82%) Linux Developer
15 11 (2.58%) Agile Java Developer
15 11 (2.58%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (55.87%) HTML
2 233 (54.69%) CSS
3 186 (43.66%) HTML5
4 171 (40.14%) CSS3
5 155 (36.38%) REST
6 143 (33.57%) Play Framework
7 141 (33.10%) JSON
8 139 (32.63%) Django
9 133 (31.22%) Ajax
10 124 (29.11%) Spring
11 108 (25.35%) Guice
12 104 (24.41%) RESTful
13 91 (21.36%) Spring MVC
14 35 (8.22%) React
15 33 (7.75%) Akka
16 29 (6.81%) Node.js
17 28 (6.57%) AngularJS
18 26 (6.10%) jQuery
19 24 (5.63%) Web Services
20 21 (4.93%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.34%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (6.10%) User Experience
3 14 (3.29%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (2.82%) Fintech
5 11 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.64%) Online Games
8 4 (0.94%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.94%) Social Media
9 3 (0.70%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.47%) NHS
10 2 (0.47%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.47%) Tandem
10 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 114 (26.76%) Linux
2 13 (3.05%) Unix
3 8 (1.88%) Mac OS
4 7 (1.64%) Android
4 7 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.94%) Windows
6 3 (0.70%) Solaris
7 2 (0.47%) SUSE
7 2 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (34.74%) Test Automation
3 128 (30.05%) TDD
4 126 (29.58%) Continuous Integration
5 117 (27.46%) Open Source
6 107 (25.12%) MVC
7 98 (23.00%) Scrum
8 93 (21.83%) Responsive Web Design
9 92 (21.60%) OWASP
9 92 (21.60%) Web Design
10 85 (19.95%) Configuration Management
11 66 (15.49%) Web Development
12 56 (13.15%) DevOps
13 52 (12.21%) BDD
14 50 (11.74%) OO
15 47 (11.03%) Microservices
16 42 (9.86%) Front End Development
17 38 (8.92%) Mentoring
18 25 (5.87%) Software Engineering
19 24 (5.63%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 426 (100.00%) Ruby
2 168 (39.44%) JavaScript
3 140 (32.86%) Scala
4 133 (31.22%) Java
5 116 (27.23%) C#
6 110 (25.82%) Python
7 20 (4.69%) SQL
8 18 (4.23%) Go
9 10 (2.35%) PHP
10 5 (1.17%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.94%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.70%) Perl
12 3 (0.70%) XPath
13 2 (0.47%) C
13 2 (0.47%) C++
13 2 (0.47%) Clojure
13 2 (0.47%) Elixir
13 2 (0.47%) ES6
14 1 (0.23%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.23%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 17 (3.99%) Degree
2 9 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.23%) ISEB
5 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.64%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 44 (10.33%) Docker
2 3 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) KVM
3 2 (0.47%) Xen
3 2 (0.47%) XenServer
4 1 (0.23%) HDFS
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (2.82%) Puppet
2 10 (2.35%) Ansible
2 10 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.41%) Terraform
4 5 (1.17%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.47%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.47%) Nagios
5 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (26.29%) Google
2 11 (2.58%) Apigee
3 10 (2.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (0.94%) Facebook
4 4 (0.94%) SAP
4 4 (0.94%) VMware
5 2 (0.47%) F5
5 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.23%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.23%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.23%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.23%) Twitter
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