Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 503 448 463
Rank change year-on-year -55 +15 -60
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 373 540 520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.50% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 1.72% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 388 407
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58% +6.88%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £574 £556 £594
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 6 4
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £9.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +361.11% +12.50% -88.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £9.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +361.11% +12.50% -

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 30770 31324 30904
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.16% 28.79% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21246 21910 20500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 381 465
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.02
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +9.71%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -49 355 £450 +5.88% 86
London -61 213 £463 +6.02% 47
UK excluding London -13 142 £450 +9.09% 42
North of England +63 64 £425 - 15
South East -40 51 £456 +7.35% 13
Yorkshire +29 36 £450 +5.88% 8
North East +78 26 £414 +6.90% 2
Midlands +28 18 £425 +6.25% 1
West Midlands +36 9 £425 +36.00% 1
East Midlands -8 8 £391 -15.41%
Scotland +39 4 £475 +111.11% 3
East of England +1 4 £550 +23.94% 5
North West +16 2 £425 +3.03% 5
South West -17 1 £400 +20.30% 5

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 372 (99.73%) Ruby
2 236 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (57.10%) HTML
4 204 (54.69%) CSS
5 158 (42.36%) Git (software)
6 157 (42.09%) HTML5
7 145 (38.87%) JavaScript
8 138 (37.00%) CSS3
9 127 (34.05%) REST
10 125 (33.51%) Test Automation
11 119 (31.90%) Continuous Integration
12 117 (31.37%) JSON
13 115 (30.83%) Scala
13 115 (30.83%) Play Framework
14 113 (30.29%) Ajax
15 110 (29.49%) Django
16 106 (28.42%) Spring
16 106 (28.42%) Open Source
17 104 (27.88%) Java
18 103 (27.61%) Linux
19 99 (26.54%) Python
19 99 (26.54%) Google
19 99 (26.54%) JIRA
20 97 (26.01%) TDD
21 96 (25.74%) Subversion
22 94 (25.20%) Guice
22 94 (25.20%) HTTP
23 88 (23.59%) RESTful
24 87 (23.32%) Responsive Web Design
25 86 (23.06%) Jenkins

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 81 (21.72%) Confluence
2 28 (7.51%) Apache
3 6 (1.61%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Shopify
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.99%) GitHub
2 35 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.56%) Heroku
4 9 (2.41%) SaaS
5 6 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.07%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.07%) Route 53
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.54%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.27%) Firebase
8 1 (0.27%) IaaS
8 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (25.20%) HTTP
2 8 (2.14%) Internet
3 5 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.07%) SMS
5 3 (0.80%) DNS
6 2 (0.54%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.54%) Broadband
6 2 (0.54%) Firewall
6 2 (0.54%) Intranet
6 2 (0.54%) SSL
7 1 (0.27%) AMQP
7 1 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (22.52%) Relational Database
2 49 (13.14%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (12.06%) MySQL
4 24 (6.43%) NoSQL
5 19 (5.09%) MongoDB
6 15 (4.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.14%) Redis
8 6 (1.61%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.80%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.80%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.54%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.27%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.27%) Riak
11 1 (0.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 158 (42.36%) Git (software)
2 99 (26.54%) JIRA
3 96 (25.74%) Subversion
4 86 (23.06%) Jenkins
5 77 (20.64%) JUnit
6 32 (8.58%) RSpec
7 23 (6.17%) Selenium
8 15 (4.02%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.88%) Capybara
10 4 (1.07%) Bundler
10 4 (1.07%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.80%) Sublime Text
11 3 (0.80%) TextMate
12 2 (0.54%) GitLab
12 2 (0.54%) Grunt
12 2 (0.54%) gulp
12 2 (0.54%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.54%) Mocha
12 2 (0.54%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
General
1 19 (5.09%) Finance
2 14 (3.75%) Banking
3 8 (2.14%) Publishing
4 5 (1.34%) Marketing
4 5 (1.34%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.07%) Games
5 4 (1.07%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.80%) Electronics
6 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.80%) Retail
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Front Office
7 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 310 (83.11%) Developer
2 122 (32.71%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 96 (25.74%) Ruby Developer
4 72 (19.30%) Scala Developer
5 34 (9.12%) Senior Developer
6 32 (8.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 30 (8.04%) Java Developer
8 26 (6.97%) Java Scala Developer
9 19 (5.09%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 18 (4.83%) Architect
11 17 (4.56%) Agile Developer
12 15 (4.02%) Ruby Engineer
12 15 (4.02%) Technical Architect
13 14 (3.75%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
15 12 (3.22%) Digital Developer
15 12 (3.22%) PostgreSQL Developer
16 11 (2.95%) Linux Developer
16 11 (2.95%) Web Developer
17 9 (2.41%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (57.10%) HTML
2 204 (54.69%) CSS
3 157 (42.09%) HTML5
4 138 (37.00%) CSS3
5 127 (34.05%) REST
6 117 (31.37%) JSON
7 115 (30.83%) Play Framework
8 113 (30.29%) Ajax
9 110 (29.49%) Django
10 106 (28.42%) Spring
11 94 (25.20%) Guice
12 88 (23.59%) RESTful
13 66 (17.69%) Spring MVC
14 38 (10.19%) React
15 37 (9.92%) Node.js
16 29 (7.77%) Akka
16 29 (7.77%) AngularJS
17 22 (5.90%) jQuery
18 16 (4.29%) spray
19 14 (3.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (5.09%) User Experience
3 10 (2.68%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.68%) Fintech
4 9 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (1.88%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.80%) Online Games
7 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.54%) NHS
7 2 (0.54%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.54%) Tandem
8 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.27%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (27.61%) Linux
2 17 (4.56%) Unix
3 11 (2.95%) Mac OS
4 6 (1.61%) Android
4 6 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.07%) Solaris
5 4 (1.07%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.80%) Windows
7 2 (0.54%) SUSE
7 2 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (33.51%) Test Automation
3 119 (31.90%) Continuous Integration
4 106 (28.42%) Open Source
5 97 (26.01%) TDD
6 87 (23.32%) Responsive Web Design
7 86 (23.06%) Scrum
8 85 (22.79%) Web Design
9 80 (21.45%) MVC
10 79 (21.18%) OWASP
11 73 (19.57%) Configuration Management
12 64 (17.16%) Web Development
13 54 (14.48%) DevOps
14 46 (12.33%) BDD
15 42 (11.26%) Front End Development
16 38 (10.19%) Mentoring
17 33 (8.85%) Microservices
18 23 (6.17%) OO
19 20 (5.36%) Service Design
20 19 (5.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 372 (99.73%) Ruby
2 145 (38.87%) JavaScript
3 115 (30.83%) Scala
4 104 (27.88%) Java
5 99 (26.54%) Python
6 85 (22.79%) C#
7 24 (6.43%) SQL
8 15 (4.02%) Go
9 9 (2.41%) PHP
10 5 (1.34%) Perl
10 5 (1.34%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.07%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.80%) Elixir
12 3 (0.80%) XPath
13 2 (0.54%) C
13 2 (0.54%) C++
13 2 (0.54%) Clojure
13 2 (0.54%) ES6
14 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (4.56%) Degree
2 8 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (1.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.27%) ISEB
4 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.14%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (7.77%) Docker
2 3 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.80%) Xen
3 2 (0.54%) KVM
3 2 (0.54%) XenServer
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.68%) Puppet
3 9 (2.41%) Ansible
4 5 (1.34%) Terraform
5 3 (0.80%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.54%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.54%) Nagios
6 2 (0.54%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 99 (26.54%) Google
2 8 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (1.61%) Oracle
4 4 (1.07%) SAP
5 3 (0.80%) SaltStack
5 3 (0.80%) VMware
6 2 (0.54%) F5
6 2 (0.54%) Facebook
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.27%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.27%) Splunk
7 1 (0.27%) Sun
7 1 (0.27%) Twitter
7 1 (0.27%) Xamarin