Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 453 462
Rank change year-on-year -119 +9 -47
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 315 499 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 1.56% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 373 399
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -3.41% +6.67%
10th Percentile £371 £313 £313
90th Percentile £584 £538 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +1.48% -0.59% +9.68%
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 31831 31921 31899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 30.06% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22346 22203 21761
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 364 374 529
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.15 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.70 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +10.74%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -83 299 £469 +10.29% 61
London -131 152 £475 +11.76% 44
UK excluding London +8 148 £429 +1.48% 17
South East +5 56 £481 +13.24% 5
North of England +49 48 £425 - 8
Yorkshire +19 31 £438 +2.94% 3
Midlands +50 23 £425 +11.48% 2
East of England -12 14 £425 -4.23% 2
West Midlands +39 13 £425 +21.43% 2
East Midlands +5 10 £391 -25.48%
North West +17 8 £369 -10.61% 3
North East +54 7 £450 -5.26% 2
Scotland +18 6 £413 +83.33%
South West +4 1 £400 +17.65%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 312 (99.05%) Ruby
2 202 (64.13%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (56.19%) HTML
4 167 (53.02%) CSS
5 137 (43.49%) JavaScript
6 131 (41.59%) HTML5
7 123 (39.05%) Git (software)
8 120 (38.10%) CSS3
9 105 (33.33%) REST
10 100 (31.75%) JSON
11 93 (29.52%) Test Automation
11 93 (29.52%) Open Source
12 92 (29.21%) Ajax
13 91 (28.89%) Scala
14 90 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
14 90 (28.57%) TDD
15 89 (28.25%) Django
15 89 (28.25%) Play Framework
16 86 (27.30%) Scrum
17 85 (26.98%) Linux
18 79 (25.08%) Python
18 79 (25.08%) Spring
19 77 (24.44%) Google
19 77 (24.44%) JIRA
20 75 (23.81%) Jenkins
21 73 (23.17%) HTTP
22 72 (22.86%) Subversion
23 71 (22.54%) Responsive Web Design
24 70 (22.22%) Guice
25 68 (21.59%) Java

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 60 (19.05%) Confluence
2 21 (6.67%) Apache
3 9 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.54%) nginx
5 4 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.63%) CMS
6 2 (0.63%) Jetty
7 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Shopify
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (9.52%) GitHub
3 16 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (4.44%) Route 53
5 13 (4.13%) SaaS
6 10 (3.17%) Amazon S3
7 9 (2.86%) Heroku
8 8 (2.54%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.27%) Serverless
9 4 (1.27%) Trello
10 3 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.63%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.32%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 73 (23.17%) HTTP
2 8 (2.54%) Internet
3 4 (1.27%) Firewall
3 4 (1.27%) SMS
4 2 (0.63%) DNS
4 2 (0.63%) LDAP
4 2 (0.63%) Network Security
4 2 (0.63%) SSL
4 2 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.63%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.32%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (20.32%) Relational Database
2 63 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (17.78%) MySQL
4 27 (8.57%) Redis
5 23 (7.30%) NoSQL
6 21 (6.67%) MongoDB
7 20 (6.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.27%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.27%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.95%) SQL Server
11 2 (0.63%) Big Data
11 2 (0.63%) Flink
11 2 (0.63%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.32%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.32%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.32%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 123 (39.05%) Git (software)
2 77 (24.44%) JIRA
3 75 (23.81%) Jenkins
4 72 (22.86%) Subversion
5 64 (20.32%) JUnit
6 37 (11.75%) Selenium
7 36 (11.43%) RSpec
8 15 (4.76%) Cucumber
9 10 (3.17%) Capybara
10 9 (2.86%) Vagrant
11 5 (1.59%) GitLab
11 5 (1.59%) webpack
12 4 (1.27%) Appium
12 4 (1.27%) Maven
13 3 (0.95%) Sublime Text
13 3 (0.95%) TextMate
14 2 (0.63%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
14 2 (0.63%) Mocha
General
1 16 (5.08%) Finance
2 5 (1.59%) Banking
3 4 (1.27%) Publishing
4 3 (0.95%) Marketing
5 2 (0.63%) Back Office
5 2 (0.63%) Front Office
5 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.63%) Retail
5 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.32%) French Language
6 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 250 (79.37%) Developer
2 113 (35.87%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 73 (23.17%) Ruby Developer
4 54 (17.14%) Scala Developer
5 30 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 27 (8.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 24 (7.62%) Java Developer
8 22 (6.98%) JavaScript Developer
9 20 (6.35%) Java Scala Developer
10 18 (5.71%) Architect
11 17 (5.40%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
12 14 (4.44%) Agile Developer
13 13 (4.13%) Technical Architect
14 12 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
15 10 (3.17%) Ruby Engineer
16 9 (2.86%) Senior Ruby Developer
17 7 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
17 7 (2.22%) JavaScript Engineer
17 7 (2.22%) PostgreSQL Developer
18 6 (1.90%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (56.19%) HTML
2 167 (53.02%) CSS
3 131 (41.59%) HTML5
4 120 (38.10%) CSS3
5 105 (33.33%) REST
6 100 (31.75%) JSON
7 92 (29.21%) Ajax
8 89 (28.25%) Django
8 89 (28.25%) Play Framework
9 79 (25.08%) Spring
10 70 (22.22%) Guice
11 62 (19.68%) RESTful
12 49 (15.56%) React
13 44 (13.97%) Spring MVC
14 35 (11.11%) AngularJS
15 25 (7.94%) Node.js
16 24 (7.62%) jQuery
17 19 (6.03%) Web Services
18 12 (3.81%) Akka
19 11 (3.49%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
1 19 (6.03%) User Experience
2 11 (3.49%) Fintech
3 10 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.54%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.32%) NHS
8 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 85 (26.98%) Linux
2 13 (4.13%) Unix
3 11 (3.49%) Ubuntu
4 6 (1.90%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.95%) Android
5 3 (0.95%) Solaris
6 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.63%) Debian
6 2 (0.63%) Windows
7 1 (0.32%) SUSE
7 1 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (64.13%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (29.52%) Open Source
2 93 (29.52%) Test Automation
3 90 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 90 (28.57%) TDD
4 86 (27.30%) Scrum
5 71 (22.54%) Responsive Web Design
6 67 (21.27%) Web Design
7 64 (20.32%) Configuration Management
8 57 (18.10%) OWASP
9 55 (17.46%) MVC
10 42 (13.33%) Front End Development
10 42 (13.33%) Web Development
11 39 (12.38%) BDD
12 38 (12.06%) DevOps
13 29 (9.21%) Mentoring
14 21 (6.67%) Microservices
14 21 (6.67%) Service Design
14 21 (6.67%) Software Engineering
15 19 (6.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 312 (99.05%) Ruby
2 137 (43.49%) JavaScript
3 91 (28.89%) Scala
4 79 (25.08%) Python
5 68 (21.59%) Java
6 46 (14.60%) C#
7 26 (8.25%) SQL
8 17 (5.40%) Go
9 11 (3.49%) PHP
10 7 (2.22%) Clojure
11 6 (1.90%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.90%) Perl
12 5 (1.59%) R
12 5 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.95%) C++
13 3 (0.95%) Elixir
13 3 (0.95%) ES6
14 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (4.13%) Degree
2 9 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.32%) ISEB
5 1 (0.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.95%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (9.52%) Docker
2 4 (1.27%) Xen
3 3 (0.95%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.63%) Firmware
4 2 (0.63%) KVM
4 2 (0.63%) XenServer
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.44%) Puppet
2 13 (4.13%) Ansible
3 10 (3.17%) Terraform
4 8 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.59%) Nagios
7 3 (0.95%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.63%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.63%) Grafana
8 2 (0.63%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.63%) Kibana
8 2 (0.63%) logstash
8 2 (0.63%) Packer
9 1 (0.32%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.32%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 77 (24.44%) Google
2 11 (3.49%) Oracle
3 10 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.27%) SaltStack
5 3 (0.95%) Facebook
5 3 (0.95%) VMware
6 2 (0.63%) Apiary
6 2 (0.63%) New Relic
7 1 (0.32%) Capita
7 1 (0.32%) Civica
7 1 (0.32%) F5
7 1 (0.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.32%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.32%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.32%) SAP
7 1 (0.32%) Sun
7 1 (0.32%) Twitter
7 1 (0.32%) Xamarin