Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Ruby skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby over the 6 months to 18 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
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 94 129
Rank change year-on-year -43 +35 +2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1882 2592 2058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 2.43% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.52% 6.06% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1871 1599
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.74% +4.71%
10th Percentile £365 £338 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
UK median hourly rate £29.65 £10.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.48% +25.00% -88.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £10.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +92.95% +25.00% -

Ruby is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41633 42750 43158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.90% 40.13% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28899 29383 29187
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £264
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 915 976
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £16.08 £14.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 -37 1798 £500 +5.26% 544
London -36 1103 £520 +4.00% 282
UK excluding London -21 750 £450 - 282
South East +5 274 £500 +11.11% 68
North of England -30 199 £425 -5.56% 104
Yorkshire -35 110 £425 -5.56% 45
Midlands +20 103 £475 +15.15% 28
West Midlands +33 66 £490 +3.16% 9
East of England -17 64 £450 - 30
Scotland +51 62 £425 +9.68% 16
North West -39 54 £465 +9.41% 50
South West -42 46 £428 -4.89% 32
East Midlands -8 35 £433 +11.61% 19
North East +53 33 £373 -14.86% 9
Northern Ireland -46 5 £340 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby 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.

1 1166 (61.96%) Python
2 993 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
3 835 (44.37%) Java
4 826 (43.89%) Linux
5 816 (43.36%) DevOps
6 698 (37.09%) Amazon AWS
7 555 (29.49%) Puppet
8 552 (29.33%) Jenkins
9 515 (27.36%) Ansible
10 500 (26.57%) Git (software)
11 475 (25.24%) Continuous Integration
12 455 (24.18%) Configuration Management
13 447 (23.75%) JavaScript
14 433 (23.01%) Docker
15 431 (22.90%) TDD
16 420 (22.32%) Bash Shell
17 417 (22.16%) Test Automation
18 390 (20.72%) Opscode Chef
19 341 (18.12%) HTML
20 313 (16.63%) Ruby on Rails
21 311 (16.52%) Scrum
22 308 (16.37%) CSS
23 301 (15.99%) Open Source
24 284 (15.09%) Go
24 284 (15.09%) Finance
25 273 (14.51%) Node.js
26 268 (14.24%) JIRA
27 267 (14.19%) Web Services
28 264 (14.03%) Perl
29 258 (13.71%) JSON

Ruby
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
1 155 (8.24%) Confluence
2 137 (7.28%) Elasticsearch
3 126 (6.70%) nginx
4 104 (5.53%) Apache
5 102 (5.42%) Tomcat
6 74 (3.93%) Cloud Foundry
7 52 (2.76%) JBoss
8 44 (2.34%) OpenStack
9 30 (1.59%) Apache Spark
10 23 (1.22%) WebLogic
11 22 (1.17%) IIS
11 22 (1.17%) Jetty
12 21 (1.12%) WebSphere
13 19 (1.01%) CMS
14 7 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
14 7 (0.37%) Luigi
14 7 (0.37%) WordPress
15 5 (0.27%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.27%) Tornado
16 4 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (0.37%) Pipeline Pilot
2 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.053%) HipChat
5 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.32%) SunGard GMI
2 4 (0.21%) Shopify
3 3 (0.16%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.053%) Exstream
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.053%) Pega PRPC
5 1 (0.053%) Relativity
5 1 (0.053%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 698 (37.09%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (6.91%) GitHub
4 103 (5.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 100 (5.31%) Amazon EC2
6 87 (4.62%) PaaS
7 66 (3.51%) Amazon S3
8 53 (2.82%) IaaS
9 51 (2.71%) OpenShift
10 46 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
11 43 (2.28%) Route 53
11 43 (2.28%) Serverless
12 42 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 42 (2.23%) SaaS
13 34 (1.81%) Heroku
14 31 (1.65%) Amazon ELB
15 26 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
16 17 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
16 17 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 15 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 225 (11.96%) HTTP
2 150 (7.97%) TCP/IP
3 93 (4.94%) DNS
4 78 (4.14%) Firewall
5 70 (3.72%) SSL
6 50 (2.66%) Network Security
7 47 (2.50%) HTTPS
7 47 (2.50%) Internet
8 32 (1.70%) IPsec
9 27 (1.43%) VPN
10 25 (1.33%) LDAP
11 19 (1.01%) SMTP
12 18 (0.96%) SAN
13 17 (0.90%) SMS
14 15 (0.80%) NAS
15 14 (0.74%) WAN
16 12 (0.64%) AMQP
16 12 (0.64%) IMAP
17 10 (0.53%) SSH
17 10 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (10.68%) NoSQL
2 197 (10.47%) PostgreSQL
3 186 (9.88%) MongoDB
4 175 (9.30%) MySQL
5 139 (7.39%) Relational Database
6 80 (4.25%) Redis
7 68 (3.61%) Hadoop
8 62 (3.29%) Big Data
8 62 (3.29%) SQL Server
9 61 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 43 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
11 32 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 29 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 27 (1.43%) Oracle Database
14 19 (1.01%) Couchbase
15 13 (0.69%) Riak
16 10 (0.53%) InfluxDB
17 9 (0.48%) Blockchain
18 8 (0.43%) Data Mining
19 7 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 552 (29.33%) Jenkins
2 500 (26.57%) Git (software)
3 268 (14.24%) JIRA
4 212 (11.26%) Cucumber
5 178 (9.46%) Selenium
6 144 (7.65%) Subversion
7 125 (6.64%) JUnit
8 122 (6.48%) Maven
9 86 (4.57%) TeamCity
10 77 (4.09%) RSpec
10 77 (4.09%) Sonatype Nexus
11 67 (3.56%) Calabash
12 66 (3.51%) Artifactory
12 66 (3.51%) WebDriver
13 59 (3.13%) Vagrant
14 54 (2.87%) Appium
15 48 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 43 (2.28%) Ant
17 37 (1.97%) JMeter
18 36 (1.91%) JBehave
General
1 284 (15.09%) Finance
2 166 (8.82%) Banking
3 50 (2.66%) Retail
4 47 (2.50%) Marketing
5 41 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.65%) Games
7 29 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.49%) Electronics
8 28 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.12%) Front Office
10 19 (1.01%) Retail Banking
11 15 (0.80%) Back Office
12 14 (0.74%) Publishing
13 12 (0.64%) Automotive
14 8 (0.43%) Law
15 7 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.27%) Advertising
16 5 (0.27%) Hindi Language
16 5 (0.27%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 691 (36.72%) Developer
2 430 (22.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 166 (8.82%) AWS Engineer
4 157 (8.34%) Ruby Developer
5 150 (7.97%) AWS DevOps
6 144 (7.65%) Java Developer
7 129 (6.85%) Architect
8 119 (6.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 116 (6.16%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 106 (5.63%) Linux Engineer
11 92 (4.89%) Senior Developer
12 86 (4.57%) Cloud Engineer
13 77 (4.09%) Scala Developer
14 76 (4.04%) Ruby Engineer
15 72 (3.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 70 (3.72%) Consultant
17 60 (3.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 60 (3.19%) Tester
18 58 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
19 56 (2.98%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (18.12%) HTML
2 313 (16.63%) Ruby on Rails
3 308 (16.37%) CSS
4 273 (14.51%) Node.js
5 267 (14.19%) Web Services
6 258 (13.71%) JSON
7 202 (10.73%) HTML5
8 198 (10.52%) REST
9 190 (10.10%) RESTful
10 185 (9.83%) Spring
11 173 (9.19%) Elastic Stack
12 160 (8.50%) CSS3
13 118 (6.27%) AngularJS
14 111 (5.90%) .NET
15 108 (5.74%) Ajax
16 104 (5.53%) Play Framework
17 102 (5.42%) Django
18 97 (5.15%) React
19 83 (4.41%) XML
20 75 (3.99%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 85 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
2 82 (4.36%) Computer Science
3 75 (3.99%) Mobile App
4 74 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
5 67 (3.56%) Public Cloud
6 40 (2.13%) Cloud Native
7 36 (1.91%) User Experience
8 34 (1.81%) PKI
9 28 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
9 28 (1.49%) Fintech
10 23 (1.22%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.17%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (1.01%) Virtual Team
14 15 (0.80%) Data Centre
14 15 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.74%) Blog
16 13 (0.69%) Private Cloud
16 13 (0.69%) Taxonomies
16 13 (0.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 826 (43.89%) Linux
2 237 (12.59%) Unix
3 163 (8.66%) Windows
4 140 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 110 (5.84%) CentOS
6 89 (4.73%) Ubuntu
7 40 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 38 (2.02%) Android
9 37 (1.97%) CoreOS
10 31 (1.65%) Mac OS
11 30 (1.59%) Solaris
12 25 (1.33%) Mac OS X
13 22 (1.17%) AIX
14 21 (1.12%) Windows Server
15 14 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (0.53%) Debian
18 8 (0.43%) SUSE
19 6 (0.32%) Fedora
20 3 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 993 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 816 (43.36%) DevOps
3 475 (25.24%) Continuous Integration
4 455 (24.18%) Configuration Management
5 431 (22.90%) TDD
6 417 (22.16%) Test Automation
7 311 (16.52%) Scrum
8 301 (15.99%) Open Source
9 232 (12.33%) BDD
10 202 (10.73%) Microservices
11 190 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
12 182 (9.67%) Kanban
13 133 (7.07%) Software Engineering
14 123 (6.54%) Web Development
15 118 (6.27%) MVC
16 105 (5.58%) Mentoring
17 100 (5.31%) OO
18 95 (5.05%) Load Balancing
19 92 (4.89%) E-Commerce
20 91 (4.84%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1166 (61.96%) Python
2 835 (44.37%) Java
3 447 (23.75%) JavaScript
4 420 (22.32%) Bash Shell
5 284 (15.09%) Go
6 264 (14.03%) Perl
7 231 (12.27%) Scala
8 186 (9.88%) C#
9 164 (8.71%) SQL
10 141 (7.49%) PHP
11 80 (4.25%) Shell Script
12 77 (4.09%) PowerShell
13 64 (3.40%) C++
14 59 (3.13%) Groovy
15 42 (2.23%) Korn
16 34 (1.81%) Apple Swift
17 29 (1.54%) C-shell
18 22 (1.17%) C
19 19 (1.01%) Clojure
19 19 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 222 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 174 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 99 (5.26%) Degree
4 45 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (0.96%) CISSP
6 17 (0.90%) AWS Certification
7 14 (0.74%) CEH
7 14 (0.74%) ISEB
8 13 (0.69%) CREST Certified
8 13 (0.69%) GIAC
8 13 (0.69%) SANS
9 9 (0.48%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.43%) PhD
11 7 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.32%) CHECK Team Member
12 6 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (5.84%) QA
2 23 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (0.74%) WCAG
4 9 (0.48%) MiFID
4 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.37%) GCP
6 5 (0.27%) EMIR
7 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.16%) SLA
9 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.053%) JTAG
9 1 (0.053%) MISRA
System Software
1 433 (23.01%) Docker
2 53 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.43%) Active Directory
4 26 (1.38%) etcd
5 21 (1.12%) vSphere
6 18 (0.96%) flannel
7 16 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.85%) Xen
8 14 (0.74%) VirtualBox
9 12 (0.64%) GlusterFS
10 11 (0.58%) Ceph
10 11 (0.58%) KVM
11 10 (0.53%) SkyDNS
12 8 (0.43%) Firmware
12 8 (0.43%) HDFS
12 8 (0.43%) LXC
13 5 (0.27%) Samba
13 5 (0.27%) XenServer
14 4 (0.21%) Squid
14 4 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 555 (29.49%) Puppet
2 515 (27.36%) Ansible
3 390 (20.72%) Opscode Chef
4 224 (11.90%) Terraform
5 217 (11.53%) Kubernetes
6 138 (7.33%) logstash
7 110 (5.84%) Kibana
8 67 (3.56%) Nagios
9 60 (3.19%) Salt
10 53 (2.82%) ZABBIX
11 47 (2.50%) Packer
12 45 (2.39%) Grafana
13 44 (2.34%) HAProxy
14 43 (2.28%) Graphite
15 38 (2.02%) Mesos
16 35 (1.86%) Consul
17 21 (1.12%) rkt
17 21 (1.12%) Sysdig
18 20 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 20 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 148 (7.86%) Google
2 132 (7.01%) Red Hat
3 127 (6.75%) VMware
4 98 (5.21%) Oracle
5 79 (4.20%) Microsoft
6 59 (3.13%) Splunk
7 37 (1.97%) IBM
8 29 (1.54%) SAP
9 27 (1.43%) SaltStack
10 25 (1.33%) Rackspace
11 23 (1.22%) Atlassian
12 22 (1.17%) HP
13 18 (0.96%) New Relic
13 18 (0.96%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.74%) Nimsoft
14 14 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.69%) Cisco
15 13 (0.69%) EMC
16 11 (0.58%) F5
16 11 (0.58%) Veritas