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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 97 130
Rank change year-on-year -18 +33  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 986 1301 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 2.41% 1.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.99% 6.20% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 940 710
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £10.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -75.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -75.00%  

Ruby is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19764 20993 21025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.88% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13485 14405 14060
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 462 425
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £15.00 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.16 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Ruby as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 939 £488 +2.78% 375
London -35 595 £500 - 177
South East -26 115 £475 +5.55% 67
City of London -55 67 £475 -5.00% 34
Yorkshire +1 60 £475 +1.06% 30
West Yorkshire +2 48 £440 -2.22% 19
West Midlands +33 41 £475 +46.15% 11
Buckinghamshire - 40 £475 - 4
Milton Keynes - 38 £475 - 3
Leeds -8 32 £440 -2.22% 18
North West -13 30 £488 +14.70% 39
Tyne and Wear +93 29 £370 -1.33% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +93 29 £370 -1.33% 6
North East +89 29 £370 +2.06% 8
Scotland +36 29 £425 +28.78% 11
South West -16 29 £450 +5.88% 16
Glasgow +17 19 £425 +13.33% 4
Berkshire +32 18 £450 +5.88% 12
Surrey -19 16 £351 -22.11% 8
West Sussex -28 16 £506 +12.38% 6
Shropshire +13 15 £496 +34.09% 1
Devon +8 15 £433 +30.71%
Oxfordshire +3 15 £413 +3.12% 7
Manchester -7 15 £418 -12.10% 28
East Midlands -10 15 £475 +26.66% 11
Croydon -1 14 £525 +13.51%
East of England -18 14 £480 +1.05% 16
Cheshire +25 11 £550 +25.71% 4
Bristol -19 11 £500 +31.14% 9
Edinburgh +21 10 £450 - 5

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1230 (60.24%) Python
2 1106 (54.16%) Agile Software Development
3 979 (47.94%) Linux
4 932 (45.64%) Java
5 830 (40.65%) DevOps
6 642 (31.44%) Amazon AWS
7 633 (31.00%) Git (software)
8 602 (29.48%) Puppet
9 555 (27.18%) Jenkins
10 541 (26.49%) Continuous Integration
11 538 (26.35%) JavaScript
12 515 (25.22%) Configuration Management
13 496 (24.29%) Test Automation
14 481 (23.56%) Ansible
15 454 (22.23%) TDD
16 444 (21.74%) Docker
17 438 (21.45%) HTML
17 438 (21.45%) Bash Shell
18 428 (20.96%) Ruby on Rails
19 414 (20.27%) CSS
20 411 (20.13%) Opscode Chef
21 373 (18.27%) Scala
22 345 (16.90%) Open Source
23 316 (15.48%) Scrum
24 306 (14.99%) JIRA
25 301 (14.74%) Perl
26 295 (14.45%) HTTP
27 287 (14.05%) C#
28 285 (13.96%) JSON
29 274 (13.42%) Node.js

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
1 208 (10.19%) Confluence
2 171 (8.37%) Elasticsearch
3 129 (6.32%) Apache
4 111 (5.44%) Tomcat
5 94 (4.60%) nginx
6 76 (3.72%) OpenStack
7 65 (3.18%) Cloud Foundry
8 40 (1.96%) JBoss
9 33 (1.62%) CMS
10 26 (1.27%) IIS
11 20 (0.98%) Apache Spark
12 17 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
13 14 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.54%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.39%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.39%) WordPress
16 7 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 6 (0.29%) Apache Qpid
17 6 (0.29%) SharePoint
18 5 (0.24%) Jetty
Applications
1 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.049%) HipChat
4 1 (0.049%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.049%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.049%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.20%) Magento
5 3 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.098%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.049%) Pega PRPC
7 1 (0.049%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.049%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 642 (31.44%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (7.79%) GitHub
4 101 (4.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 97 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
6 82 (4.02%) PaaS
7 64 (3.13%) Amazon S3
8 62 (3.04%) IaaS
9 37 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
10 36 (1.76%) Heroku
11 25 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
12 24 (1.18%) SaaS
13 23 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 23 (1.13%) Route 53
14 22 (1.08%) Google Analytics
15 21 (1.03%) Datadog
16 20 (0.98%) IBM Cloud
17 19 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
18 18 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 18 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 295 (14.45%) HTTP
2 139 (6.81%) TCP/IP
3 105 (5.14%) SSL
4 81 (3.97%) DNS
5 70 (3.43%) Firewall
6 49 (2.40%) Internet
7 34 (1.67%) LDAP
8 29 (1.42%) Network Security
8 29 (1.42%) VPN
9 25 (1.22%) HTTPS
10 18 (0.88%) IPsec
11 16 (0.78%) SMTP
12 15 (0.73%) Wireshark
13 14 (0.69%) SAN
14 11 (0.54%) IMAP
15 10 (0.49%) Kerberos
16 8 (0.39%) AMQP
16 8 (0.39%) SSH
17 7 (0.34%) NAS
17 7 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (12.49%) PostgreSQL
2 227 (11.12%) MongoDB
3 219 (10.72%) MySQL
4 205 (10.04%) NoSQL
5 189 (9.26%) Relational Database
6 95 (4.65%) SQL Server
7 66 (3.23%) Hadoop
8 63 (3.09%) Redis
9 62 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 51 (2.50%) Big Data
11 44 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 33 (1.62%) RDBMS
13 18 (0.88%) MariaDB
14 16 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
15 15 (0.73%) Apache Hive
15 15 (0.73%) HBase
15 15 (0.73%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.64%) InterSystems Cache
17 10 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
17 10 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 633 (31.00%) Git (software)
2 555 (27.18%) Jenkins
3 306 (14.99%) JIRA
4 228 (11.17%) Cucumber
5 200 (9.79%) Selenium
6 198 (9.70%) Subversion
7 153 (7.49%) JUnit
8 116 (5.68%) Maven
9 92 (4.51%) TeamCity
10 91 (4.46%) WebDriver
11 78 (3.82%) Vagrant
12 75 (3.67%) RSpec
13 61 (2.99%) Ant
13 61 (2.99%) Calabash
14 47 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
15 46 (2.25%) Bitbucket
16 45 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
17 42 (2.06%) Artifactory
18 36 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 35 (1.71%) Gradle
General
1 225 (11.02%) Finance
2 116 (5.68%) Banking
3 42 (2.06%) Retail
3 42 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 40 (1.96%) Games
5 31 (1.52%) Marketing
6 22 (1.08%) Back Office
7 20 (0.98%) Electronics
7 20 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 14 (0.69%) Publishing
10 9 (0.44%) Front Office
10 9 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.34%) Legal
12 6 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.15%) Law
14 2 (0.098%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.098%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 816 (39.96%) Developer
2 432 (21.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 193 (9.45%) Ruby Developer
4 182 (8.91%) Java Developer
5 148 (7.25%) Scala Developer
6 140 (6.86%) Architect
7 130 (6.37%) Linux Engineer
8 126 (6.17%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 123 (6.02%) AWS Engineer
10 120 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
11 101 (4.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 87 (4.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 83 (4.06%) Senior Developer
14 79 (3.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 72 (3.53%) Consultant
15 72 (3.53%) Tester
16 68 (3.33%) Ruby Engineer
17 59 (2.89%) Automation Tester
18 53 (2.60%) Senior DevOps
19 51 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (21.45%) HTML
2 428 (20.96%) Ruby on Rails
3 414 (20.27%) CSS
4 285 (13.96%) JSON
5 274 (13.42%) Node.js
6 271 (13.27%) REST
7 259 (12.68%) HTML5
8 246 (12.05%) Web Services
9 217 (10.63%) CSS3
10 215 (10.53%) Spring
11 203 (9.94%) RESTful
12 173 (8.47%) Ajax
13 166 (8.13%) Play Framework
14 161 (7.88%) Django
15 157 (7.69%) .NET
16 131 (6.42%) Elastic Stack
17 130 (6.37%) AngularJS
18 108 (5.29%) Guice
18 108 (5.29%) XML
19 102 (5.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.95%) Greenfield Project
2 91 (4.46%) User Experience
3 84 (4.11%) Public Cloud
4 78 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 64 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 62 (3.04%) Mobile App
7 45 (2.20%) Clustering
8 31 (1.52%) Blog
9 30 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
10 26 (1.27%) Cloud Native
11 25 (1.22%) Data Centre
12 22 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 21 (1.03%) Fintech
14 20 (0.98%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.73%) Smartphone
16 14 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
17 12 (0.59%) Algorithms
17 12 (0.59%) Virtual Team
18 11 (0.54%) PKI
19 9 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 979 (47.94%) Linux
2 233 (11.41%) Unix
3 191 (9.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 186 (9.11%) Windows
5 164 (8.03%) CentOS
6 126 (6.17%) Ubuntu
7 59 (2.89%) Mac OS X
8 49 (2.40%) Apple iOS
9 47 (2.30%) Android
10 32 (1.57%) Mac OS
11 25 (1.22%) CoreOS
12 19 (0.93%) SUSE
13 18 (0.88%) AIX
14 13 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.59%) Windows Server
16 8 (0.39%) Solaris
16 8 (0.39%) Tru64
17 6 (0.29%) Debian
18 5 (0.24%) Fedora
18 5 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1106 (54.16%) Agile Software Development
2 830 (40.65%) DevOps
3 541 (26.49%) Continuous Integration
4 515 (25.22%) Configuration Management
5 496 (24.29%) Test Automation
6 454 (22.23%) TDD
7 345 (16.90%) Open Source
8 316 (15.48%) Scrum
9 262 (12.83%) BDD
10 209 (10.24%) Web Development
11 208 (10.19%) Continuous Delivery
12 188 (9.21%) Microservices
13 176 (8.62%) MVC
14 154 (7.54%) Kanban
15 145 (7.10%) Responsive Web Design
16 144 (7.05%) Software Engineering
17 142 (6.95%) Web Design
18 131 (6.42%) OO
19 128 (6.27%) E-Commerce
20 123 (6.02%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1230 (60.24%) Python
2 932 (45.64%) Java
3 538 (26.35%) JavaScript
4 438 (21.45%) Bash Shell
5 373 (18.27%) Scala
6 301 (14.74%) Perl
7 287 (14.05%) C#
8 228 (11.17%) SQL
9 183 (8.96%) Go
10 148 (7.25%) PHP
11 87 (4.26%) PowerShell
12 78 (3.82%) Shell Script
13 60 (2.94%) Groovy
14 57 (2.79%) C++
15 45 (2.20%) C
16 26 (1.27%) VB
17 23 (1.13%) Korn
18 20 (0.98%) Apple Swift
18 20 (0.98%) Haskell
19 17 (0.83%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 221 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 160 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 85 (4.16%) Degree
4 41 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.13%) ISEB
6 20 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.93%) CISSP
8 15 (0.73%) CEH
8 15 (0.73%) RHCE
9 14 (0.69%) AWS Certification
9 14 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.69%) GIAC
10 13 (0.64%) CREST Certified
10 13 (0.64%) SANS
11 12 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.49%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.34%) CCNA
15 6 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (6.27%) QA
2 23 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.44%) WCAG
4 7 (0.34%) SLA
5 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.20%) MiFID
7 3 (0.15%) EMIR
7 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.098%) PMO
9 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 444 (21.74%) Docker
2 60 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.78%) etcd
5 16 (0.78%) flannel
5 16 (0.78%) GlusterFS
6 15 (0.73%) LXC
6 15 (0.73%) Shibboleth
7 14 (0.69%) HDFS
7 14 (0.69%) VirtualBox
8 12 (0.59%) vSphere
9 11 (0.54%) KVM
10 10 (0.49%) Ceph
10 10 (0.49%) SkyDNS
10 10 (0.49%) Xen
11 8 (0.39%) vCloud
12 6 (0.29%) GFS2
12 6 (0.29%) NFS
12 6 (0.29%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 602 (29.48%) Puppet
2 481 (23.56%) Ansible
3 411 (20.13%) Opscode Chef
4 195 (9.55%) Terraform
5 167 (8.18%) Kubernetes
6 107 (5.24%) logstash
7 96 (4.70%) Kibana
8 95 (4.65%) Nagios
9 85 (4.16%) Salt
10 64 (3.13%) Graphite
11 51 (2.50%) ZABBIX
12 45 (2.20%) Mesos
13 43 (2.11%) Grafana
14 33 (1.62%) HAProxy
15 27 (1.32%) Packer
16 24 (1.18%) Prometheus
17 19 (0.93%) rkt
18 16 (0.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 16 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 16 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 169 (8.28%) Google
2 145 (7.10%) VMware
3 139 (6.81%) Red Hat
4 87 (4.26%) Oracle
5 77 (3.77%) Splunk
6 67 (3.28%) Microsoft
7 33 (1.62%) Rackspace
8 30 (1.47%) SaltStack
9 26 (1.27%) HP
10 23 (1.13%) SAP
10 23 (1.13%) Sybase
11 19 (0.93%) EMC
12 17 (0.83%) IBM
12 17 (0.83%) Sitecore
12 17 (0.83%) Veritas
13 16 (0.78%) Atlassian
14 15 (0.73%) Apigee
14 15 (0.73%) NetApp
15 14 (0.69%) Adobe
15 14 (0.69%) Cisco
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 1 hour ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £446 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £575.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Yoh
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £300 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £172.98 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £600 (DOE)
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago