Period
to 12 December 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 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
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 99 124
Rank change year-on-year -35 +25 -8
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1997 2488 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 2.41% 1.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.60% 5.95% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1853 1687
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £370 £340 £313
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +3.89% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
UK median hourly rate £27.15 £10.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.48% +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 43393 41789 43255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.99% 40.44% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30441 28679 29356
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £308 £285 £270
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 782 870 1061
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.23 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +17.19%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.43 £14.10
90th Percentile £52.23 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.43% +5.16% +15.38%

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 12 December 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 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
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 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 -40 1877 £500 +5.26% 363
London -33 1145 £525 +5.00% 175
UK excluding London -16 824 £468 +3.89% 209
South East -17 249 £500 +11.11% 55
North of England -28 242 £450 +2.86% 63
Yorkshire -15 123 £425 -5.56% 22
North West -19 94 £500 +17.65% 35
East of England +1 89 £450 - 32
Midlands +8 86 £500 +5.26% 18
Scotland +57 83 £450 +12.50% 18
South West -17 62 £425 -5.56% 20
West Midlands -2 53 £500 +5.26% 6
East Midlands -6 28 £450 +12.50% 12
North East +13 23 £406 -4.41% 6
Northern Ireland - 15 £325 -
Wales -1 6 £381 -19.74% 3

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1280 (64.10%) Python
2 1068 (53.48%) Agile Software Development
3 886 (44.37%) DevOps
4 847 (42.41%) Java
5 835 (41.81%) Linux
6 723 (36.20%) Amazon AWS
7 667 (33.40%) Jenkins
8 592 (29.64%) Puppet
9 581 (29.09%) Ansible
10 531 (26.59%) Continuous Integration
11 523 (26.19%) Bash Shell
12 515 (25.79%) Git (software)
13 503 (25.19%) TDD
14 487 (24.39%) Docker
15 480 (24.04%) Configuration Management
16 464 (23.23%) JavaScript
17 450 (22.53%) Opscode Chef
18 448 (22.43%) Test Automation
19 333 (16.68%) Finance
20 332 (16.62%) Web Services
21 325 (16.27%) Open Source
22 307 (15.37%) Scrum
23 306 (15.32%) Perl
24 296 (14.82%) Ruby on Rails
25 291 (14.57%) Unix
26 286 (14.32%) BDD
27 281 (14.07%) HTML
28 267 (13.37%) CSS
28 267 (13.37%) Go
28 267 (13.37%) Kubernetes

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
1 129 (6.46%) nginx
2 111 (5.56%) Confluence
3 105 (5.26%) Apache
4 93 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
5 91 (4.56%) Tomcat
6 72 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
7 53 (2.65%) OpenStack
8 51 (2.55%) JBoss
9 34 (1.70%) Apache Spark
10 30 (1.50%) IIS
11 29 (1.45%) WebSphere
12 22 (1.10%) WebLogic
13 20 (1.00%) Jetty
14 14 (0.70%) CMS
15 10 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
15 10 (0.50%) CloudStack
15 10 (0.50%) Luigi
16 5 (0.25%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.25%) Tornado
Applications
1 10 (0.50%) Pipeline Pilot
2 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.10%) HipChat
5 1 (0.050%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.050%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.30%) Magento
2 6 (0.30%) SunGard GMI
3 3 (0.15%) Shopify
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.10%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.10%) Relativity
5 1 (0.050%) Exstream
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.050%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 723 (36.20%) Amazon AWS
2 196 (9.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (6.96%) GitHub
4 102 (5.11%) Amazon EC2
5 86 (4.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 86 (4.31%) PaaS
6 77 (3.86%) Amazon S3
7 64 (3.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 58 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
9 55 (2.75%) OpenShift
10 49 (2.45%) Serverless
11 44 (2.20%) SaaS
12 43 (2.15%) Route 53
13 41 (2.05%) IaaS
14 27 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
14 27 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 26 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
16 24 (1.20%) Heroku
17 19 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
18 18 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 185 (9.26%) HTTP
2 179 (8.96%) TCP/IP
3 109 (5.46%) Firewall
4 94 (4.71%) DNS
5 91 (4.56%) SSL
6 59 (2.95%) Internet
7 39 (1.95%) Network Security
8 33 (1.65%) VPN
9 31 (1.55%) SAN
10 30 (1.50%) HTTPS
11 21 (1.05%) LDAP
12 18 (0.90%) SMS
13 16 (0.80%) IPsec
14 15 (0.75%) WAN
15 13 (0.65%) DHCP
15 13 (0.65%) NAS
16 12 (0.60%) AMQP
16 12 (0.60%) BIG-IP
16 12 (0.60%) ICMP
17 10 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (10.62%) NoSQL
2 202 (10.12%) PostgreSQL
3 191 (9.56%) MongoDB
4 184 (9.21%) MySQL
5 125 (6.26%) Relational Database
6 94 (4.71%) Redis
7 78 (3.91%) Big Data
8 69 (3.46%) Hadoop
9 67 (3.36%) SQL Server
10 65 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 51 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
12 37 (1.85%) RDBMS
13 35 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 27 (1.35%) Oracle Database
15 18 (0.90%) Couchbase
16 13 (0.65%) Riak
17 12 (0.60%) Data Mining
18 11 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
18 11 (0.55%) Blockchain
19 10 (0.50%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 667 (33.40%) Jenkins
2 515 (25.79%) Git (software)
3 263 (13.17%) Cucumber
4 249 (12.47%) JIRA
5 201 (10.07%) Selenium
6 133 (6.66%) Maven
7 129 (6.46%) TeamCity
8 125 (6.26%) Subversion
9 114 (5.71%) JUnit
10 94 (4.71%) Sonatype Nexus
11 79 (3.96%) Calabash
12 63 (3.15%) Appium
13 61 (3.05%) WebDriver
14 60 (3.00%) RSpec
15 58 (2.90%) Artifactory
15 58 (2.90%) Vagrant
16 56 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 47 (2.35%) JBehave
18 43 (2.15%) Ant
18 43 (2.15%) JMeter
General
1 333 (16.68%) Finance
2 170 (8.51%) Banking
3 43 (2.15%) Retail
4 39 (1.95%) Marketing
5 33 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.50%) Games
7 29 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 28 (1.40%) Front Office
9 21 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.95%) Electronics
11 16 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.70%) Automotive
13 13 (0.65%) Back Office
14 11 (0.55%) Publishing
15 10 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.45%) Law
17 8 (0.40%) Advertising
18 5 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
18 5 (0.25%) Hindi Language
18 5 (0.25%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 656 (32.85%) Developer
2 534 (26.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 201 (10.07%) AWS Engineer
4 184 (9.21%) AWS DevOps
5 155 (7.76%) Ruby Developer
6 152 (7.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 134 (6.71%) Java Developer
8 117 (5.86%) Architect
9 116 (5.81%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 109 (5.46%) Cloud Engineer
11 107 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
12 103 (5.16%) Senior Developer
13 93 (4.66%) Tester
14 76 (3.81%) Ruby Engineer
15 73 (3.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 62 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
17 61 (3.05%) Automation Tester
18 59 (2.95%) Analyst
18 59 (2.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 57 (2.85%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (16.62%) Web Services
2 296 (14.82%) Ruby on Rails
3 281 (14.07%) HTML
4 267 (13.37%) CSS
5 238 (11.92%) Node.js
6 225 (11.27%) JSON
7 176 (8.81%) REST
8 168 (8.41%) RESTful
9 152 (7.61%) HTML5
9 152 (7.61%) Spring
10 131 (6.56%) Elastic Stack
11 126 (6.31%) CSS3
12 117 (5.86%) .NET
13 113 (5.66%) React
14 107 (5.36%) AngularJS
15 84 (4.21%) XML
16 77 (3.86%) Ajax
17 76 (3.81%) Play Framework
18 71 (3.56%) Gherkin
19 70 (3.51%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.36%) Mobile App
2 86 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
4 75 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 68 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 36 (1.80%) Data Centre
7 35 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 34 (1.70%) User Experience
9 32 (1.60%) Fintech
10 29 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
11 28 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
12 27 (1.35%) PKI
13 26 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.20%) Cloud Native
14 24 (1.20%) Management Information System
15 23 (1.15%) iPad
16 20 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 20 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
16 20 (1.00%) Private Cloud
17 16 (0.80%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 835 (41.81%) Linux
2 291 (14.57%) Unix
3 209 (10.47%) Windows
4 180 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 86 (4.31%) CentOS
6 62 (3.10%) Ubuntu
7 51 (2.55%) Apple iOS
8 42 (2.10%) Android
9 36 (1.80%) Windows Server
10 34 (1.70%) Mac OS
11 29 (1.45%) Solaris
12 26 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (1.25%) Mac OS X
14 24 (1.20%) CoreOS
15 22 (1.10%) AIX
15 22 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (0.55%) Debian
17 6 (0.30%) Fedora
18 2 (0.10%) DC/OS
18 2 (0.10%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1068 (53.48%) Agile Software Development
2 886 (44.37%) DevOps
3 531 (26.59%) Continuous Integration
4 503 (25.19%) TDD
5 480 (24.04%) Configuration Management
6 448 (22.43%) Test Automation
7 325 (16.27%) Open Source
8 307 (15.37%) Scrum
9 286 (14.32%) BDD
10 254 (12.72%) Continuous Delivery
11 177 (8.86%) Microservices
12 176 (8.81%) Kanban
13 141 (7.06%) Mentoring
13 141 (7.06%) Software Engineering
14 117 (5.86%) E-Commerce
15 108 (5.41%) Load Balancing
16 103 (5.16%) MVC
17 94 (4.71%) Web Development
18 82 (4.11%) Pair Programming
19 80 (4.01%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1280 (64.10%) Python
2 847 (42.41%) Java
3 523 (26.19%) Bash Shell
4 464 (23.23%) JavaScript
5 306 (15.32%) Perl
6 267 (13.37%) Go
7 200 (10.02%) C#
8 193 (9.66%) Scala
9 184 (9.21%) SQL
10 174 (8.71%) PHP
11 129 (6.46%) PowerShell
12 88 (4.41%) C++
13 85 (4.26%) Groovy
14 75 (3.76%) Shell Script
15 47 (2.35%) Apple Swift
16 32 (1.60%) C
17 29 (1.45%) Korn
18 23 (1.15%) T-SQL
19 22 (1.10%) PL/SQL
20 17 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 225 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 173 (8.66%) SC Cleared
3 103 (5.16%) Degree
4 53 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (1.05%) AWS Certification
7 13 (0.65%) PhD
8 12 (0.60%) ISEB
9 9 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.45%) RHCE
10 8 (0.40%) CHECK Team Member
10 8 (0.40%) CISM
10 8 (0.40%) CISSP
11 7 (0.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (0.35%) CCSP
11 7 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.35%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.30%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.25%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (8.16%) QA
2 22 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.75%) MiFID
4 14 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.65%) GCP
6 11 (0.55%) WCAG
7 8 (0.40%) EMIR
8 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.15%) SLA
10 1 (0.050%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.050%) JTAG
10 1 (0.050%) MISRA
System Software
1 487 (24.39%) Docker
2 43 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 41 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (2.00%) vSphere
5 19 (0.95%) Xen
6 15 (0.75%) etcd
6 15 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.55%) VirtualBox
8 10 (0.50%) Firmware
9 9 (0.45%) iptables
10 8 (0.40%) Postfix
11 7 (0.35%) flannel
12 6 (0.30%) HDFS
12 6 (0.30%) KVM
12 6 (0.30%) LXC
12 6 (0.30%) NFS
12 6 (0.30%) Sendmail
12 6 (0.30%) XenServer
13 5 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 592 (29.64%) Puppet
2 581 (29.09%) Ansible
3 450 (22.53%) Opscode Chef
4 267 (13.37%) Kubernetes
5 230 (11.52%) Terraform
6 103 (5.16%) logstash
7 95 (4.76%) Kibana
8 59 (2.95%) Salt
9 54 (2.70%) Nagios
9 54 (2.70%) Packer
10 53 (2.65%) Grafana
11 45 (2.25%) HAProxy
12 41 (2.05%) ZABBIX
13 40 (2.00%) Mesos
14 39 (1.95%) Consul
15 26 (1.30%) Graphite
16 23 (1.15%) Rancher
17 22 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
17 22 (1.10%) ITRS Geneos
18 20 (1.00%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 143 (7.16%) Google
2 139 (6.96%) Red Hat
3 119 (5.96%) Oracle
4 109 (5.46%) VMware
5 107 (5.36%) Splunk
6 94 (4.71%) Microsoft
7 45 (2.25%) IBM
8 34 (1.70%) Atlassian
9 33 (1.65%) New Relic
10 30 (1.50%) SaltStack
11 27 (1.35%) Rackspace
12 20 (1.00%) SAP
12 20 (1.00%) ServiceNow
13 17 (0.85%) AppDynamics
13 17 (0.85%) Cisco
13 17 (0.85%) HP
14 16 (0.80%) F5
15 15 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
16 14 (0.70%) CA
16 14 (0.70%) Nimsoft