Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 472 459 450
Rank change year-on-year -13 -9 -48
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 405 523 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.48% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.33% 1.67% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 386 412
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58% +6.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
90th Percentile £563 £575 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +7.88% -2.94% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
UK median hourly rate - £9.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -87.32% -
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 30439 31289 30905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.44% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21046 21848 20395
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £290 £268
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 400 423
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £15.03 £13.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% +1.35% +8.82%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -2 388 £450 +5.88% 90
London -35 222 £450 +5.88% 54
UK excluding London +8 165 £445 +7.88% 37
North of England +88 78 £425 - 10
South East -42 50 £448 +5.29% 12
North East +93 40 £385 -9.41% 1
Yorkshire +23 36 £450 +5.88% 5
Midlands +42 28 £525 +31.25% 3
West Midlands +49 17 £525 +68.00% 3
East Midlands -11 9 £391 -15.41%
East of England -9 4 £550 +37.50% 7
Scotland +34 3 £475 +111.11% 2
North West +21 2 £381 -7.58% 4
South West -24 2 £550 +69.23% 3

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 405 (100.00%) Ruby
2 254 (62.72%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (56.54%) HTML
4 221 (54.57%) CSS
5 177 (43.70%) HTML5
6 173 (42.72%) Git (software)
7 162 (40.00%) CSS3
8 150 (37.04%) JavaScript
9 148 (36.54%) REST
10 139 (34.32%) Test Automation
11 137 (33.83%) JSON
11 137 (33.83%) Play Framework
12 134 (33.09%) Scala
13 133 (32.84%) Ajax
14 132 (32.59%) Django
15 127 (31.36%) Continuous Integration
16 120 (29.63%) Spring
17 118 (29.14%) Java
18 116 (28.64%) Open Source
19 111 (27.41%) JIRA
20 110 (27.16%) Google
21 107 (26.42%) Guice
22 105 (25.93%) Subversion
22 105 (25.93%) Linux
23 104 (25.68%) C#
23 104 (25.68%) Python
24 103 (25.43%) HTTP
25 102 (25.19%) TDD
26 98 (24.20%) RESTful
27 95 (23.46%) MVC

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 91 (22.47%) Confluence
2 28 (6.91%) Apache
3 7 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.74%) CMS
6 2 (0.49%) Moodle
6 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Shopify
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.12%) GitHub
2 37 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.70%) Heroku
4 12 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.98%) SaaS
6 4 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.25%) IaaS
8 1 (0.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Route 53
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 103 (25.43%) HTTP
2 8 (1.98%) Internet
3 4 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.49%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.49%) Broadband
4 2 (0.49%) DNS
4 2 (0.49%) Firewall
4 2 (0.49%) Intranet
4 2 (0.49%) Network Security
4 2 (0.49%) SMS
4 2 (0.49%) SSL
5 1 (0.25%) AMQP
5 1 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (22.96%) Relational Database
2 59 (14.57%) PostgreSQL
3 58 (14.32%) MySQL
4 32 (7.90%) NoSQL
5 27 (6.67%) MongoDB
6 24 (5.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (2.22%) Redis
8 6 (1.48%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.74%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.49%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.25%) Big Data
11 1 (0.25%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.25%) Riak
11 1 (0.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 173 (42.72%) Git (software)
2 111 (27.41%) JIRA
3 105 (25.93%) Subversion
4 93 (22.96%) Jenkins
5 83 (20.49%) JUnit
6 28 (6.91%) RSpec
7 15 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 15 (3.70%) Selenium
8 6 (1.48%) Capybara
9 4 (0.99%) Bundler
9 4 (0.99%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.74%) Sublime Text
10 3 (0.74%) TextMate
11 2 (0.49%) Calabash
11 2 (0.49%) Grunt
11 2 (0.49%) gulp
11 2 (0.49%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.49%) Maven
11 2 (0.49%) Mocha
11 2 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (5.19%) Finance
2 14 (3.46%) Banking
3 9 (2.22%) Games
4 8 (1.98%) Publishing
5 7 (1.73%) Back Office
6 5 (1.23%) Marketing
6 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Electronics
8 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.74%) Retail
9 2 (0.49%) Front Office
9 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 324 (80.00%) Developer
2 122 (30.12%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 110 (27.16%) Ruby Developer
4 84 (20.74%) Scala Developer
5 36 (8.89%) Java Developer
6 35 (8.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 32 (7.90%) Java Scala Developer
8 27 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 26 (6.42%) Architect
10 22 (5.43%) Technical Architect
11 18 (4.44%) Agile Developer
12 17 (4.20%) Ruby Engineer
13 15 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
14 13 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (3.21%) PostgreSQL Developer
14 13 (3.21%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
15 12 (2.96%) Digital Developer
15 12 (2.96%) Linux Developer
16 9 (2.22%) Software Developer
17 8 (1.98%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (56.54%) HTML
2 221 (54.57%) CSS
3 177 (43.70%) HTML5
4 162 (40.00%) CSS3
5 148 (36.54%) REST
6 137 (33.83%) JSON
6 137 (33.83%) Play Framework
7 133 (32.84%) Ajax
8 132 (32.59%) Django
9 120 (29.63%) Spring
10 107 (26.42%) Guice
11 98 (24.20%) RESTful
12 80 (19.75%) Spring MVC
13 34 (8.40%) Akka
14 33 (8.15%) React
15 28 (6.91%) Node.js
16 25 (6.17%) Web Services
17 21 (5.19%) AngularJS
18 20 (4.94%) jQuery
18 20 (4.94%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (5.93%) User Experience
3 11 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.47%) Fintech
5 8 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
6 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.99%) Online Games
7 3 (0.74%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.49%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.49%) Tandem
8 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.25%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.25%) NHS
9 1 (0.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 105 (25.93%) Linux
2 12 (2.96%) Unix
3 8 (1.98%) Mac OS
4 6 (1.48%) Android
4 6 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.49%) Solaris
6 2 (0.49%) SUSE
6 2 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.49%) Windows
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (62.72%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (34.32%) Test Automation
3 127 (31.36%) Continuous Integration
4 116 (28.64%) Open Source
5 102 (25.19%) TDD
6 95 (23.46%) MVC
6 95 (23.46%) Responsive Web Design
7 94 (23.21%) Web Design
8 89 (21.98%) OWASP
8 89 (21.98%) Scrum
9 81 (20.00%) Configuration Management
10 66 (16.30%) Web Development
11 54 (13.33%) DevOps
12 46 (11.36%) BDD
13 42 (10.37%) Front End Development
14 40 (9.88%) Mentoring
15 38 (9.38%) Microservices
16 36 (8.89%) OO
17 23 (5.68%) Software Engineering
18 22 (5.43%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 405 (100.00%) Ruby
2 150 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 134 (33.09%) Scala
4 118 (29.14%) Java
5 104 (25.68%) C#
5 104 (25.68%) Python
6 19 (4.69%) SQL
7 15 (3.70%) Go
8 9 (2.22%) PHP
9 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.74%) Perl
10 3 (0.74%) XPath
11 2 (0.49%) C
11 2 (0.49%) Clojure
11 2 (0.49%) Elixir
11 2 (0.49%) ES6
12 1 (0.25%) C++
12 1 (0.25%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.25%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 16 (3.95%) Degree
2 8 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.73%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.25%) ISEB
5 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.98%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (8.40%) Docker
2 3 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.49%) KVM
3 2 (0.49%) Xen
3 2 (0.49%) XenServer
4 1 (0.25%) HDFS
4 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (2.72%) Puppet
2 10 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.22%) Ansible
4 5 (1.23%) Terraform
5 4 (0.99%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.49%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.49%) Nagios
6 2 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 110 (27.16%) Google
2 10 (2.47%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.23%) Apigee
4 4 (0.99%) SAP
4 4 (0.99%) VMware
5 3 (0.74%) SaltStack
6 2 (0.49%) F5
6 2 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.25%) Facebook
7 1 (0.25%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.25%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.25%) Twitter
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