Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 96 141
Rank change year-on-year -36 +45 -4
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1907 2554 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 2.41% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.64% 6.05% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1367 1840 1534
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +6.06%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £613 £613 £597
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £10.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% +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 41138 42182 43416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.89% 39.81% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28402 28998 29257
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £263
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 768 908 967
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 £15.79 £14.00 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +10.45%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -36 1822 £500 +5.26% 257
London -32 1143 £513 +2.50% 132
UK excluding London -18 731 £450 - 134
South East +10 275 £488 +8.50% 40
North of England -33 198 £438 -2.78% 43
Yorkshire -27 107 £438 -2.78% 14
Midlands +27 98 £475 +18.75% 10
West Midlands +42 64 £475 +6.74% 4
Scotland +39 60 £425 +11.48% 6
North West -33 52 £475 +11.76% 25
South West -29 51 £441 -2.00% 12
East of England -29 46 £463 +2.78% 20
North East +57 37 £370 -12.94% 4
East Midlands -20 32 £441 +15.74% 6
Northern Ireland -49 4 £448 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1175 (61.62%) Python
2 1000 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
3 861 (45.15%) Linux
4 858 (44.99%) Java
5 821 (43.05%) DevOps
6 685 (35.92%) Amazon AWS
7 571 (29.94%) Puppet
8 546 (28.63%) Jenkins
9 522 (27.37%) Git (software)
10 513 (26.90%) Ansible
11 497 (26.06%) Continuous Integration
12 463 (24.28%) Configuration Management
13 453 (23.75%) JavaScript
14 444 (23.28%) Docker
15 420 (22.02%) Bash Shell
16 417 (21.87%) Test Automation
17 414 (21.71%) TDD
18 391 (20.50%) Opscode Chef
19 368 (19.30%) HTML
20 342 (17.93%) Ruby on Rails
21 332 (17.41%) CSS
22 313 (16.41%) Open Source
23 311 (16.31%) Scrum
24 288 (15.10%) Node.js
25 278 (14.58%) JIRA
26 270 (14.16%) Go
27 268 (14.05%) Perl
28 264 (13.84%) Finance
29 261 (13.69%) JSON
30 255 (13.37%) Web Services

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
1 171 (8.97%) Confluence
2 142 (7.45%) Elasticsearch
3 128 (6.71%) nginx
4 107 (5.61%) Apache
5 101 (5.30%) Tomcat
6 87 (4.56%) Cloud Foundry
7 56 (2.94%) OpenStack
8 47 (2.46%) JBoss
9 29 (1.52%) Apache Spark
10 22 (1.15%) IIS
11 19 (1.00%) CMS
11 19 (1.00%) WebLogic
12 17 (0.89%) Jetty
13 15 (0.79%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.42%) WordPress
15 6 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
16 5 (0.26%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.26%) Luigi
Applications
1 5 (0.26%) Pipeline Pilot
2 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.10%) HipChat
4 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (0.26%) Magento
2 4 (0.21%) Shopify
3 3 (0.16%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.10%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.052%) Exstream
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.052%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.052%) Pega PRPC
5 1 (0.052%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 685 (35.92%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (7.24%) GitHub
4 104 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
5 100 (5.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 90 (4.72%) PaaS
7 70 (3.67%) Amazon S3
8 49 (2.57%) IaaS
9 48 (2.52%) OpenShift
10 45 (2.36%) Route 53
11 44 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
12 43 (2.25%) Heroku
13 38 (1.99%) SaaS
14 29 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
15 25 (1.31%) Amazon ELB
16 24 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
17 17 (0.89%) Bluemix
17 17 (0.89%) Datadog
17 17 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
18 16 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 231 (12.11%) HTTP
2 144 (7.55%) TCP/IP
3 94 (4.93%) DNS
4 77 (4.04%) SSL
5 71 (3.72%) Firewall
6 56 (2.94%) Internet
7 45 (2.36%) Network Security
8 42 (2.20%) HTTPS
9 27 (1.42%) IPsec
9 27 (1.42%) LDAP
10 25 (1.31%) VPN
11 19 (1.00%) SMTP
12 18 (0.94%) SAN
13 16 (0.84%) SMS
14 12 (0.63%) IMAP
14 12 (0.63%) NAS
14 12 (0.63%) WAN
14 12 (0.63%) Wireshark
15 9 (0.47%) AMQP
16 8 (0.42%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
2 201 (10.54%) MongoDB
3 182 (9.54%) NoSQL
4 178 (9.33%) MySQL
5 144 (7.55%) Relational Database
6 76 (3.99%) Redis
7 65 (3.41%) SQL Server
8 63 (3.30%) Hadoop
9 56 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 51 (2.67%) Big Data
11 36 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
12 33 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 32 (1.68%) RDBMS
14 27 (1.42%) Oracle Database
15 16 (0.84%) Couchbase
16 10 (0.52%) Riak
17 9 (0.47%) HBase
18 8 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
18 8 (0.42%) Blockchain
18 8 (0.42%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 546 (28.63%) Jenkins
2 522 (27.37%) Git (software)
3 278 (14.58%) JIRA
4 204 (10.70%) Cucumber
5 165 (8.65%) Selenium
6 147 (7.71%) Subversion
7 133 (6.97%) JUnit
8 110 (5.77%) Maven
9 78 (4.09%) RSpec
9 78 (4.09%) TeamCity
10 77 (4.04%) Sonatype Nexus
11 71 (3.72%) Calabash
12 68 (3.57%) Vagrant
13 66 (3.46%) Artifactory
14 61 (3.20%) WebDriver
15 48 (2.52%) Appium
16 44 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 41 (2.15%) Ant
18 36 (1.89%) JMeter
19 32 (1.68%) JBehave
General
1 264 (13.84%) Finance
2 152 (7.97%) Banking
3 53 (2.78%) Retail
4 49 (2.57%) Marketing
5 47 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.63%) Games
8 30 (1.57%) Electronics
9 25 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 18 (0.94%) Publishing
10 18 (0.94%) Retail Banking
11 15 (0.79%) Front Office
12 12 (0.63%) Back Office
13 11 (0.58%) Automotive
14 10 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
15 8 (0.42%) Law
16 4 (0.21%) Hindi Language
16 4 (0.21%) Japanese Language
16 4 (0.21%) Legal
17 2 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 714 (37.44%) Developer
2 428 (22.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 161 (8.44%) AWS Engineer
3 161 (8.44%) Ruby Developer
4 153 (8.02%) AWS DevOps
5 142 (7.45%) Java Developer
6 128 (6.71%) Architect
7 121 (6.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 116 (6.08%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 113 (5.93%) Linux Engineer
10 88 (4.61%) Senior Developer
11 86 (4.51%) Scala Developer
12 78 (4.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 72 (3.78%) Cloud Engineer
14 70 (3.67%) Consultant
14 70 (3.67%) Ruby Engineer
15 67 (3.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 59 (3.09%) Administrator
17 57 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
18 53 (2.78%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (19.30%) HTML
2 342 (17.93%) Ruby on Rails
3 332 (17.41%) CSS
4 288 (15.10%) Node.js
5 261 (13.69%) JSON
6 255 (13.37%) Web Services
7 226 (11.85%) REST
8 217 (11.38%) HTML5
9 193 (10.12%) RESTful
10 191 (10.02%) Spring
11 176 (9.23%) Elastic Stack
12 170 (8.91%) CSS3
13 123 (6.45%) Ajax
14 116 (6.08%) .NET
15 114 (5.98%) AngularJS
16 112 (5.87%) Django
16 112 (5.87%) Play Framework
17 94 (4.93%) XML
18 90 (4.72%) React
19 83 (4.35%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
2 80 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 76 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 55 (2.88%) Public Cloud
6 44 (2.31%) User Experience
7 38 (1.99%) Cloud Native
8 30 (1.57%) PKI
9 25 (1.31%) Fintech
10 22 (1.15%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.10%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.05%) Clustering
12 20 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
13 15 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (0.73%) Blog
14 14 (0.73%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.68%) Taxonomies
16 11 (0.58%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 861 (45.15%) Linux
2 239 (12.53%) Unix
3 154 (8.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 153 (8.02%) Windows
5 126 (6.61%) CentOS
6 100 (5.24%) Ubuntu
7 43 (2.25%) Apple iOS
8 41 (2.15%) Android
9 37 (1.94%) Mac OS
10 34 (1.78%) CoreOS
11 27 (1.42%) Solaris
12 23 (1.21%) Mac OS X
13 22 (1.15%) AIX
14 19 (1.00%) Windows Server
15 11 (0.58%) SUSE
16 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (0.42%) Debian
18 5 (0.26%) Fedora
18 5 (0.26%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 1000 (52.44%) Agile Software Development
2 821 (43.05%) DevOps
3 497 (26.06%) Continuous Integration
4 463 (24.28%) Configuration Management
5 417 (21.87%) Test Automation
6 414 (21.71%) TDD
7 313 (16.41%) Open Source
8 311 (16.31%) Scrum
9 223 (11.69%) BDD
10 213 (11.17%) Microservices
11 189 (9.91%) Continuous Delivery
12 179 (9.39%) Kanban
13 145 (7.60%) Web Development
14 129 (6.76%) MVC
15 124 (6.50%) Software Engineering
16 103 (5.40%) Mentoring
17 98 (5.14%) Load Balancing
18 96 (5.03%) E-Commerce
18 96 (5.03%) OO
19 94 (4.93%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1175 (61.62%) Python
2 858 (44.99%) Java
3 453 (23.75%) JavaScript
4 420 (22.02%) Bash Shell
5 270 (14.16%) Go
6 268 (14.05%) Perl
7 252 (13.21%) Scala
8 200 (10.49%) C#
9 175 (9.18%) SQL
10 148 (7.76%) PHP
11 83 (4.35%) Shell Script
12 65 (3.41%) PowerShell
13 62 (3.25%) C++
14 57 (2.99%) Groovy
15 37 (1.94%) Korn
16 33 (1.73%) Apple Swift
17 27 (1.42%) C
18 24 (1.26%) C-shell
19 22 (1.15%) Clojure
20 18 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 242 (12.69%) Security Cleared
2 187 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 96 (5.03%) Degree
4 45 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.05%) AWS Certification
7 18 (0.94%) ISEB
8 15 (0.79%) CISSP
9 14 (0.73%) CEH
10 13 (0.68%) CREST Certified
10 13 (0.68%) GIAC
10 13 (0.68%) SANS
11 10 (0.52%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.47%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.42%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.37%) RHCE
15 6 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
16 5 (0.26%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.87%) QA
2 24 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.63%) WCAG
4 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.16%) EMIR
5 3 (0.16%) MiFID
5 3 (0.16%) SLA
6 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.052%) GCP
7 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.052%) JTAG
7 1 (0.052%) MISRA
System Software
1 444 (23.28%) Docker
2 55 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.47%) Active Directory
4 24 (1.26%) etcd
5 19 (1.00%) vSphere
6 18 (0.94%) flannel
7 17 (0.89%) VirtualBox
7 17 (0.89%) Xen
8 14 (0.73%) GlusterFS
8 14 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.52%) Ceph
9 10 (0.52%) KVM
9 10 (0.52%) SkyDNS
10 9 (0.47%) LXC
11 8 (0.42%) Firmware
11 8 (0.42%) HDFS
12 5 (0.26%) Squid
12 5 (0.26%) vCloud
12 5 (0.26%) XenServer
13 4 (0.21%) iptables
Systems Management
1 571 (29.94%) Puppet
2 513 (26.90%) Ansible
3 391 (20.50%) Opscode Chef
4 220 (11.54%) Terraform
5 209 (10.96%) Kubernetes
6 143 (7.50%) logstash
7 112 (5.87%) Kibana
8 72 (3.78%) Nagios
9 70 (3.67%) Salt
10 50 (2.62%) Graphite
10 50 (2.62%) HAProxy
10 50 (2.62%) ZABBIX
11 45 (2.36%) Grafana
12 43 (2.25%) Packer
13 38 (1.99%) Mesos
14 33 (1.73%) Consul
15 21 (1.10%) rkt
16 20 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 20 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 19 (1.00%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 143 (7.50%) Google
2 141 (7.39%) VMware
3 140 (7.34%) Red Hat
4 98 (5.14%) Oracle
5 63 (3.30%) Microsoft
6 62 (3.25%) Splunk
7 36 (1.89%) IBM
8 31 (1.63%) SAP
9 29 (1.52%) SaltStack
10 25 (1.31%) Rackspace
11 22 (1.15%) HP
12 21 (1.10%) Atlassian
13 18 (0.94%) ServiceNow
14 16 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (0.84%) Veritas
15 15 (0.79%) EMC
16 14 (0.73%) Nimsoft
17 13 (0.68%) Cisco
17 13 (0.68%) Perforce
18 12 (0.63%) F5