Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 2018 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 485 458
Rank change year-on-year -55 -27 +1
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 389 407 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.43% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 1.33% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 285 386
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -0.58%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
90th Percentile £596 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £413
% change year-on-year -4.49% +7.88% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
UK median hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £9.00

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 35,108 30,650 31,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.00% 32.21% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,732 21,173 22,084
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 381 405
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.26 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +7.36% +2.74%
10th Percentile £15.24 £15.00 £13.10
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +1.35%

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 23 July 2018.

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 16 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 23 July 2018. 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 -61 359 £475 +5.56% 150
London -18 252 £500 +11.11% 84
UK excluding London -69 125 £425 -4.49% 74
South East -9 44 £425 -4.49% 17
North of England -46 42 £363 -10.16% 29
Yorkshire -28 29 £350 -27.27% 14
Scotland -24 13 £450 -5.26% 6
North West -11 12 £425 +11.48% 12
Midlands -36 7 £488 -7.14% 3
Wales - 7 £550 -
East Midlands +2 6 £438 +11.82% 1
East of England -4 5 £475 -13.64% 7
South West +2 4 £500 -9.09% 10
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2
North East -37 1 £313 -18.83% 3
West Midlands -41 1 £550 +4.76% 2

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 383 (98.46%) Ruby
2 213 (54.76%) JavaScript
3 196 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (41.13%) TDD
5 143 (36.76%) CSS
6 137 (35.22%) HTML
7 126 (32.39%) Git (software)
8 110 (28.28%) Java
9 102 (26.22%) Linux
10 95 (24.42%) REST
11 77 (19.79%) MySQL
12 76 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
13 75 (19.28%) PostgreSQL
14 69 (17.74%) JSON
15 68 (17.48%) Test Automation
16 67 (17.22%) MVC
17 66 (16.97%) HTTP
17 66 (16.97%) AngularJS
17 66 (16.97%) React
18 65 (16.71%) SQL
19 63 (16.20%) Scrum
20 60 (15.42%) Open Source
20 60 (15.42%) Django
21 58 (14.91%) Relational Database
22 55 (14.14%) Jenkins
22 55 (14.14%) Scala
23 54 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
23 54 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
24 53 (13.62%) Configuration Management
24 53 (13.62%) Python

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 38 (9.77%) Confluence
2 31 (7.97%) Apache
3 13 (3.34%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.57%) CMS
5 9 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.03%) WildFly
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.51%) Drupal
8 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.51%) WordPress
9 1 (0.26%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.26%) nginx
9 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Magento
2 1 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.26%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (8.23%) GitHub
2 32 (8.23%) Heroku
3 20 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (4.37%) IaaS
5 14 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (3.60%) Amazon S3
5 14 (3.60%) SaaS
6 12 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (3.08%) PaaS
7 8 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.54%) Route 53
9 6 (1.54%) Serverless
10 5 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.51%) Force.com
12 2 (0.51%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.26%) Engine Yard
13 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 66 (16.97%) HTTP
2 17 (4.37%) SSL
2 17 (4.37%) TCP/IP
3 13 (3.34%) DNS
4 12 (3.08%) FTP
5 7 (1.80%) Internet
5 7 (1.80%) RTMP
6 4 (1.03%) SMS
7 3 (0.77%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.77%) Skype
8 1 (0.26%) Broadband
8 1 (0.26%) Intranet
8 1 (0.26%) SMTP
8 1 (0.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (19.79%) MySQL
2 75 (19.28%) PostgreSQL
3 58 (14.91%) Relational Database
4 41 (10.54%) NoSQL
4 41 (10.54%) Redis
5 33 (8.48%) MongoDB
6 23 (5.91%) SQL Server
7 11 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (2.83%) Big Data
7 11 (2.83%) HBase
8 10 (2.57%) Blockchain
9 7 (1.80%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.29%) MariaDB
10 5 (1.29%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.77%) CouchDB
12 3 (0.77%) QlikView
12 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.51%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 126 (32.39%) Git (software)
2 55 (14.14%) Jenkins
3 44 (11.31%) JIRA
3 44 (11.31%) Subversion
4 37 (9.51%) JUnit
5 35 (9.00%) Hudson
6 27 (6.94%) RSpec
7 17 (4.37%) GitLab
8 12 (3.08%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.83%) Selenium
10 9 (2.31%) Capybara
11 7 (1.80%) CircleCI
11 7 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.29%) Appium
12 5 (1.29%) webpack
13 4 (1.03%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.77%) Bundler
14 3 (0.77%) Maven
14 3 (0.77%) RubyGems
14 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (12.08%) Finance
2 13 (3.34%) Law
3 12 (3.08%) Banking
4 11 (2.83%) Games
5 7 (1.80%) Front Office
5 7 (1.80%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.80%) Retail
6 5 (1.29%) Marketing
7 4 (1.03%) Publishing
8 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 307 (78.92%) Developer
2 143 (36.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 93 (23.91%) Ruby Developer
4 33 (8.48%) Scala Developer
5 31 (7.97%) Agile Developer
6 26 (6.68%) Senior Developer
7 24 (6.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 24 (6.17%) Ruby Engineer
8 23 (5.91%) JavaScript Developer
9 17 (4.37%) Full Stack Developer
9 17 (4.37%) React Developer
10 16 (4.11%) Architect
10 16 (4.11%) Java Developer
11 14 (3.60%) Web Developer
12 11 (2.83%) HTML Developer
12 11 (2.83%) Technical Architect
13 10 (2.57%) DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.06%) AWS Developer
14 8 (2.06%) Python Developer
15 7 (1.80%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (36.76%) CSS
2 137 (35.22%) HTML
3 95 (24.42%) REST
4 69 (17.74%) JSON
5 66 (16.97%) AngularJS
5 66 (16.97%) React
6 60 (15.42%) Django
7 52 (13.37%) HTML5
8 50 (12.85%) RESTful
9 49 (12.60%) Spring
10 45 (11.57%) jQuery
10 45 (11.57%) Play Framework
11 42 (10.80%) CSS3
12 41 (10.54%) Node.js
13 38 (9.77%) Guice
14 37 (9.51%) Spring MVC
15 24 (6.17%) RabbitMQ
16 22 (5.66%) Sass
17 19 (4.88%) XML
18 17 (4.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.57%) Fintech
2 31 (7.97%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (6.94%) User Experience
4 12 (3.08%) Credit Risk
4 12 (3.08%) Virtual Team
5 10 (2.57%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.31%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.80%) Derivative
7 7 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.03%) NHS
10 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.77%) e-Health
11 2 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.51%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.51%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.51%) PKI
12 1 (0.26%) Animation
12 1 (0.26%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 102 (26.22%) Linux
2 27 (6.94%) Unix
3 10 (2.57%) Ubuntu
4 9 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.54%) Android
6 5 (1.29%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.03%) Solaris
7 4 (1.03%) SUSE
7 4 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.51%) CentOS
8 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (41.13%) TDD
3 76 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (17.48%) Test Automation
5 67 (17.22%) MVC
6 63 (16.20%) Scrum
7 60 (15.42%) Open Source
8 54 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
9 53 (13.62%) Configuration Management
10 52 (13.37%) Microservices
11 51 (13.11%) DevOps
12 49 (12.60%) OWASP
12 49 (12.60%) Web Development
13 48 (12.34%) Software Engineering
14 46 (11.83%) Pair Programming
15 43 (11.05%) BDD
15 43 (11.05%) Functional Programming
16 42 (10.80%) Front End Development
17 41 (10.54%) Kanban
18 39 (10.03%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 383 (98.46%) Ruby
2 213 (54.76%) JavaScript
3 110 (28.28%) Java
4 65 (16.71%) SQL
5 55 (14.14%) Scala
6 53 (13.62%) Python
7 29 (7.46%) PHP
8 22 (5.66%) Go
9 19 (4.88%) ES6
10 11 (2.83%) C++
11 10 (2.57%) Java 8
12 9 (2.31%) Apple Swift
12 9 (2.31%) C
12 9 (2.31%) C#
13 7 (1.80%) Perl
13 7 (1.80%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.54%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.29%) Erlang
15 5 (1.29%) R
16 4 (1.03%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 31 (7.97%) BPSS Clearance
2 12 (3.08%) Degree
2 12 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.03%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.77%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (12.08%) Docker
2 11 (2.83%) HDFS
3 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.26%) LXC
4 1 (0.26%) Squid
4 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (5.66%) Puppet
2 14 (3.60%) Ansible
3 12 (3.08%) Mesos
4 11 (2.83%) Marathon
4 11 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.31%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.80%) Terraform
7 4 (1.03%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.77%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.77%) Nagios
8 3 (0.77%) Salt
8 3 (0.77%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.26%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (10.80%) Google
2 9 (2.31%) New Relic
3 7 (1.80%) MapR
3 7 (1.80%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.80%) Rollbar
4 6 (1.54%) Oracle
4 6 (1.54%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.29%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.03%) SaltStack
7 3 (0.77%) CA
7 3 (0.77%) Cisco
7 3 (0.77%) F5
7 3 (0.77%) NetApp
7 3 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.77%) Tableau
8 2 (0.51%) Lotus
8 2 (0.51%) Splunk
9 1 (0.26%) SAP
9 1 (0.26%) Segue
9 1 (0.26%) VMware