Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 484 526
Rank change year-on-year -121 +42 -107
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 300 470 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.45% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 1.49% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 372 333
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% -1.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £305
90th Percentile £575 £538 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +2.03% +7.50% +3.23%
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 33078 31563 32124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.01% 30.54% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23378 21824 22146
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 358 560
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.60 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.75 £14.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £51.71 £52.00 £53.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -132 287 £475 +10.47% 84
London -135 154 £488 +13.37% 58
UK excluding London -15 132 £439 +2.03% 29
South East 0 46 £456 +1.39% 12
North of England +4 38 £438 +1.74% 4
East of England 0 24 £425 -15.00% 5
Yorkshire -9 17 £513 +19.19% 2
Midlands +27 15 £433 -9.80% 2
North West +20 13 £425 +3.03% 1
West Midlands +14 8 £465 +26.10%
East Midlands +4 7 £433 -17.62% 2
Scotland -4 7 £375 +2.74% 3
North East +47 6 £415 -12.63% 1
South West -3 2 £400 - 3

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 296 (98.67%) Ruby
2 182 (60.67%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (49.33%) JavaScript
4 144 (48.00%) HTML
5 141 (47.00%) CSS
6 109 (36.33%) TDD
7 101 (33.67%) HTML5
8 95 (31.67%) CSS3
9 90 (30.00%) Git (software)
10 80 (26.67%) REST
11 77 (25.67%) Open Source
11 77 (25.67%) JSON
11 77 (25.67%) PostgreSQL
12 70 (23.33%) Scrum
13 68 (22.67%) React
14 66 (22.00%) Scala
15 65 (21.67%) Test Automation
15 65 (21.67%) Django
16 64 (21.33%) Ajax
17 63 (21.00%) Play Framework
18 60 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
19 57 (19.00%) Python
20 56 (18.67%) MySQL
21 55 (18.33%) Linux
22 54 (18.00%) Spring
22 54 (18.00%) Google
22 54 (18.00%) Jenkins
23 51 (17.00%) Java
24 49 (16.33%) BDD
24 49 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design

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 34 (11.33%) Confluence
2 14 (4.67%) Apache
3 11 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.67%) nginx
5 3 (1.00%) CMS
6 2 (0.67%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.67%) Jetty
7 1 (0.33%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.33%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Shopify
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 39 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.00%) GitHub
3 17 (5.67%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (5.00%) Route 53
5 12 (4.00%) Heroku
5 12 (4.00%) SaaS
6 11 (3.67%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.67%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.67%) Serverless
8 5 (1.67%) Trello
9 4 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.33%) BrowserStack
10 3 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.00%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.67%) IaaS
11 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (15.67%) HTTP
2 5 (1.67%) Internet
3 4 (1.33%) SMS
4 2 (0.67%) Firewall
4 2 (0.67%) LDAP
4 2 (0.67%) Network Security
4 2 (0.67%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (25.67%) PostgreSQL
2 56 (18.67%) MySQL
3 41 (13.67%) Relational Database
4 39 (13.00%) Redis
5 23 (7.67%) MongoDB
6 22 (7.33%) NoSQL
7 20 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.00%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.67%) Big Data
11 2 (0.67%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.67%) Flink
11 2 (0.67%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.33%) DataStage
12 1 (0.33%) GIS
12 1 (0.33%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 90 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 54 (18.00%) Jenkins
3 46 (15.33%) JIRA
4 44 (14.67%) JUnit
4 44 (14.67%) Subversion
5 37 (12.33%) RSpec
5 37 (12.33%) Selenium
6 20 (6.67%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.67%) Appium
7 11 (3.67%) GitLab
8 9 (3.00%) Capybara
8 9 (3.00%) webpack
9 8 (2.67%) Vagrant
10 5 (1.67%) Mocha
11 4 (1.33%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.33%) CircleCI
11 4 (1.33%) Maven
12 3 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
12 3 (1.00%) Sublime Text
12 3 (1.00%) TextMate
General
1 22 (7.33%) Finance
2 3 (1.00%) Retail
3 2 (0.67%) Automotive
3 2 (0.67%) Back Office
3 2 (0.67%) Banking
3 2 (0.67%) Front Office
3 2 (0.67%) Marketing
3 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.33%) Digital Economy
4 1 (0.33%) Games
4 1 (0.33%) Law
4 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 241 (80.33%) Developer
2 116 (38.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 70 (23.33%) Ruby Developer
4 34 (11.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 33 (11.00%) Scala Developer
6 32 (10.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 32 (10.67%) Senior Developer
7 19 (6.33%) Agile Developer
8 18 (6.00%) Architect
8 18 (6.00%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 13 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (4.33%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.33%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 10 (3.33%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (2.67%) Java Scala Developer
12 8 (2.67%) JavaScript Engineer
13 7 (2.33%) Digital Architect
14 6 (2.00%) AWS Developer
14 6 (2.00%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (48.00%) HTML
2 141 (47.00%) CSS
3 101 (33.67%) HTML5
4 95 (31.67%) CSS3
5 80 (26.67%) REST
6 77 (25.67%) JSON
7 68 (22.67%) React
8 65 (21.67%) Django
9 64 (21.33%) Ajax
10 63 (21.00%) Play Framework
11 54 (18.00%) Spring
12 45 (15.00%) Guice
13 39 (13.00%) RESTful
14 37 (12.33%) AngularJS
15 24 (8.00%) jQuery
15 24 (8.00%) Spring MVC
16 21 (7.00%) Node.js
17 17 (5.67%) React Native
17 17 (5.67%) Redux
17 17 (5.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.67%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (6.67%) User Experience
3 15 (5.00%) Fintech
4 11 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.67%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.33%) Animation
8 1 (0.33%) Bitcoin
8 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.33%) NHS
8 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (18.33%) Linux
2 9 (3.00%) Unix
3 7 (2.33%) Ubuntu
4 6 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.67%) Android
6 3 (1.00%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.67%) Debian
7 2 (0.67%) Solaris
7 2 (0.67%) Windows
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (60.67%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (36.33%) TDD
3 77 (25.67%) Open Source
4 70 (23.33%) Scrum
5 65 (21.67%) Test Automation
6 60 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (16.33%) BDD
7 49 (16.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 47 (15.67%) Configuration Management
9 44 (14.67%) Front End Development
9 44 (14.67%) Web Design
10 37 (12.33%) MVC
11 34 (11.33%) DevOps
12 33 (11.00%) OWASP
13 32 (10.67%) Web Development
14 23 (7.67%) Mentoring
14 23 (7.67%) Software Engineering
15 19 (6.33%) Kanban
15 19 (6.33%) OO
16 18 (6.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 296 (98.67%) Ruby
2 148 (49.33%) JavaScript
3 66 (22.00%) Scala
4 57 (19.00%) Python
5 51 (17.00%) Java
6 28 (9.33%) SQL
7 23 (7.67%) Go
8 19 (6.33%) C#
9 10 (3.33%) PHP
10 7 (2.33%) ES6
10 7 (2.33%) R
11 6 (2.00%) Clojure
11 6 (2.00%) Perl
12 5 (1.67%) C++
13 4 (1.33%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.33%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.00%) Elixir
15 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (4.33%) Degree
2 11 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.33%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 39 (13.00%) Docker
2 3 (1.00%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.67%) Firmware
3 2 (0.67%) Xen
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (7.33%) Ansible
2 19 (6.33%) Kubernetes
3 16 (5.33%) Puppet
3 16 (5.33%) Terraform
4 6 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.00%) Nagios
6 2 (0.67%) Grafana
6 2 (0.67%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.67%) Kibana
6 2 (0.67%) logstash
6 2 (0.67%) Packer
7 1 (0.33%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (18.00%) Google
2 11 (3.67%) Oracle
3 10 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.00%) SaltStack
5 4 (1.33%) Facebook
6 3 (1.00%) Apiary
7 2 (0.67%) New Relic
7 2 (0.67%) Twitter
8 1 (0.33%) Capita
8 1 (0.33%) Civica
8 1 (0.33%) IBM
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.33%) Progress
8 1 (0.33%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.33%) Splunk
8 1 (0.33%) Sun
8 1 (0.33%) VMware
8 1 (0.33%) Xamarin