Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 92 148
Rank change year-on-year -27 +56 -13
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1986 2687 1882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.48% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.90% 6.31% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1942 1413
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +11.11% +4.27%
10th Percentile £363 £335 £313
90th Percentile £613 £600 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £9.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +344.44% +12.50% -88.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £9.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +114.39% +12.50% -

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 40524 42556 42426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.03% 39.22% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27858 29250 28187
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 779 909 905
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.73%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.46 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +5.88%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -26 1907 £500 +5.26% 378
London -30 1179 £500 - 190
UK excluding London -27 772 £450 - 211
South East -34 257 £475 +5.56% 57
North of England -14 239 £440 -2.22% 71
Yorkshire -13 133 £450 -5.26% 31
Midlands +37 111 £475 +22.98% 16
West Midlands +53 76 £475 +19.50% 8
South West -35 62 £441 +3.76% 24
North East +65 58 £370 +18.40% 4
Scotland +41 53 £425 +7.94% 18
North West -44 48 £475 +11.76% 36
East of England -32 47 £463 -1.33% 20
East Midlands -25 32 £441 +17.67% 8
Northern Ireland -46 3 £435 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 1231 (61.98%) Python
2 1037 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
3 948 (47.73%) Linux
4 898 (45.22%) Java
5 867 (43.66%) DevOps
6 690 (34.74%) Amazon AWS
7 602 (30.31%) Puppet
8 579 (29.15%) Git (software)
9 554 (27.90%) Jenkins
10 533 (26.84%) Continuous Integration
11 519 (26.13%) Ansible
12 496 (24.97%) JavaScript
13 484 (24.37%) Configuration Management
14 461 (23.21%) Docker
15 440 (22.16%) Test Automation
16 433 (21.80%) Bash Shell
17 421 (21.20%) Opscode Chef
18 411 (20.69%) TDD
19 409 (20.59%) HTML
20 384 (19.34%) CSS
21 377 (18.98%) Ruby on Rails
22 318 (16.01%) Open Source
23 316 (15.91%) Scrum
24 311 (15.66%) JIRA
25 304 (15.31%) Scala
26 292 (14.70%) Node.js
27 280 (14.10%) Perl
28 279 (14.05%) JSON
29 268 (13.49%) HTTP
30 257 (12.94%) Security Cleared

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
1 190 (9.57%) Confluence
2 161 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
3 123 (6.19%) Apache
4 121 (6.09%) nginx
5 96 (4.83%) Tomcat
6 80 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
7 68 (3.42%) OpenStack
8 48 (2.42%) JBoss
9 26 (1.31%) Apache Spark
10 25 (1.26%) IIS
11 21 (1.06%) CMS
12 15 (0.76%) WebLogic
13 14 (0.70%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.55%) Jetty
15 10 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
16 8 (0.40%) WordPress
17 7 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 5 (0.25%) Apache Pig
18 5 (0.25%) CloudStack
19 4 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.15%) Pipeline Pilot
3 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.050%) HipChat
4 1 (0.050%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.050%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.050%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.25%) Magento
2 4 (0.20%) Shopify
3 3 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.10%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.050%) Exstream
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.050%) Pega PRPC
5 1 (0.050%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 690 (34.74%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (9.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 158 (7.96%) GitHub
4 105 (5.29%) Amazon EC2
5 99 (4.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 94 (4.73%) PaaS
7 72 (3.63%) Amazon S3
8 59 (2.97%) IaaS
9 43 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
10 41 (2.06%) Heroku
11 40 (2.01%) OpenShift
12 39 (1.96%) Route 53
13 35 (1.76%) SaaS
14 28 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
15 26 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
16 22 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
17 19 (0.96%) Datadog
18 18 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 17 (0.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 17 (0.86%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 268 (13.49%) HTTP
2 141 (7.10%) TCP/IP
3 97 (4.88%) DNS
4 82 (4.13%) SSL
5 67 (3.37%) Firewall
6 53 (2.67%) Internet
7 41 (2.06%) HTTPS
8 36 (1.81%) VPN
9 32 (1.61%) Network Security
10 30 (1.51%) LDAP
11 26 (1.31%) IPsec
12 19 (0.96%) SMTP
13 13 (0.65%) Wireshark
14 12 (0.60%) IMAP
14 12 (0.60%) SAN
14 12 (0.60%) SMS
14 12 (0.60%) WAN
15 11 (0.55%) Kerberos
16 8 (0.40%) Broadband
16 8 (0.40%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
2 206 (10.37%) MongoDB
3 187 (9.42%) MySQL
4 178 (8.96%) NoSQL
5 174 (8.76%) Relational Database
6 89 (4.48%) SQL Server
7 65 (3.27%) Hadoop
8 63 (3.17%) Redis
9 54 (2.72%) Big Data
10 49 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 46 (2.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 31 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (1.56%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.86%) HBase
14 15 (0.76%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.65%) InterSystems Cache
16 11 (0.55%) Apache Hive
17 10 (0.50%) Couchbase
17 10 (0.50%) InfluxDB
18 8 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 579 (29.15%) Git (software)
2 554 (27.90%) Jenkins
3 311 (15.66%) JIRA
4 211 (10.62%) Cucumber
5 175 (8.81%) Subversion
6 163 (8.21%) Selenium
7 145 (7.30%) JUnit
8 118 (5.94%) Maven
9 88 (4.43%) TeamCity
10 73 (3.68%) RSpec
10 73 (3.68%) Vagrant
11 68 (3.42%) Artifactory
12 66 (3.32%) Sonatype Nexus
13 65 (3.27%) WebDriver
14 64 (3.22%) Calabash
15 47 (2.37%) Ant
16 37 (1.86%) Appium
16 37 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 36 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
18 34 (1.71%) JMeter
General
1 230 (11.58%) Finance
2 139 (7.00%) Banking
3 51 (2.57%) Marketing
4 48 (2.42%) Retail
4 48 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.61%) Electronics
6 32 (1.61%) Games
7 19 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 17 (0.86%) Publishing
9 16 (0.81%) Front Office
10 14 (0.70%) Back Office
11 13 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.40%) Automotive
13 7 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.25%) Legal
15 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.15%) Law
16 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 764 (38.47%) Developer
2 439 (22.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 164 (8.26%) Ruby Developer
4 150 (7.55%) Java Developer
5 144 (7.25%) AWS DevOps
6 137 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
7 136 (6.85%) Architect
8 134 (6.75%) Linux Engineer
9 122 (6.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 112 (5.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 111 (5.59%) Scala Developer
12 93 (4.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 87 (4.38%) Senior Developer
14 81 (4.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 78 (3.93%) Consultant
16 71 (3.58%) Ruby Engineer
17 66 (3.32%) Administrator
18 57 (2.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 57 (2.87%) Tester
19 56 (2.82%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (20.59%) HTML
2 384 (19.34%) CSS
3 377 (18.98%) Ruby on Rails
4 292 (14.70%) Node.js
5 279 (14.05%) JSON
6 241 (12.13%) REST
7 236 (11.88%) Web Services
8 233 (11.73%) HTML5
9 205 (10.32%) Spring
10 188 (9.47%) CSS3
11 186 (9.37%) RESTful
12 170 (8.56%) Elastic Stack
13 149 (7.50%) Ajax
14 141 (7.10%) .NET
15 136 (6.85%) Play Framework
16 130 (6.55%) Django
17 116 (5.84%) AngularJS
18 100 (5.04%) Guice
19 97 (4.88%) XML
20 94 (4.73%) React
Miscellaneous
1 107 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
2 85 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 81 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 70 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (3.27%) User Experience
6 56 (2.82%) Mobile App
7 32 (1.61%) Cloud Native
8 31 (1.56%) PKI
9 25 (1.26%) Clustering
10 24 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
11 22 (1.11%) Blog
12 21 (1.06%) Data Structures
12 21 (1.06%) Fintech
13 18 (0.91%) Management Information System
14 17 (0.86%) Data Centre
15 14 (0.70%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (0.50%) Taxonomies
18 9 (0.45%) Algorithms
19 8 (0.40%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 948 (47.73%) Linux
2 246 (12.39%) Unix
3 179 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 173 (8.71%) Windows
5 155 (7.80%) CentOS
6 115 (5.79%) Ubuntu
7 45 (2.27%) Mac OS X
8 41 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 38 (1.91%) Android
10 29 (1.46%) Mac OS
11 26 (1.31%) CoreOS
12 19 (0.96%) Solaris
13 18 (0.91%) SUSE
14 16 (0.81%) Windows Server
15 15 (0.76%) AIX
16 14 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
18 7 (0.35%) Debian
19 6 (0.30%) Tru64
20 5 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1037 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 867 (43.66%) DevOps
3 533 (26.84%) Continuous Integration
4 484 (24.37%) Configuration Management
5 440 (22.16%) Test Automation
6 411 (20.69%) TDD
7 318 (16.01%) Open Source
8 316 (15.91%) Scrum
9 221 (11.13%) BDD
10 219 (11.03%) Microservices
11 189 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
12 180 (9.06%) Web Development
13 161 (8.11%) Kanban
14 151 (7.60%) MVC
15 131 (6.60%) Responsive Web Design
16 128 (6.45%) Web Design
17 122 (6.14%) Software Engineering
18 111 (5.59%) E-Commerce
19 108 (5.44%) Continuous Deployment
20 101 (5.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1231 (61.98%) Python
2 898 (45.22%) Java
3 496 (24.97%) JavaScript
4 433 (21.80%) Bash Shell
5 304 (15.31%) Scala
6 280 (14.10%) Perl
7 238 (11.98%) C#
8 229 (11.53%) Go
9 207 (10.42%) SQL
10 146 (7.35%) PHP
11 86 (4.33%) Shell Script
12 77 (3.88%) PowerShell
13 64 (3.22%) C++
14 50 (2.52%) Groovy
15 36 (1.81%) Korn
16 35 (1.76%) C
17 24 (1.21%) C-shell
18 22 (1.11%) Apple Swift
18 22 (1.11%) VB
19 20 (1.01%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 257 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 196 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 108 (5.44%) Degree
4 53 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.01%) ISEB
7 19 (0.96%) AWS Certification
8 18 (0.91%) CISSP
9 15 (0.76%) ISTQB
10 14 (0.70%) CEH
11 13 (0.65%) CREST Certified
11 13 (0.65%) GIAC
11 13 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 13 (0.65%) SANS
12 10 (0.50%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.40%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.35%) RHCE
15 6 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (0.25%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (6.34%) QA
2 28 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.40%) WCAG
4 3 (0.15%) EMIR
4 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.15%) MiFID
4 3 (0.15%) SLA
5 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.10%) PMO
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.050%) JTAG
6 1 (0.050%) MISRA
System Software
1 461 (23.21%) Docker
2 58 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 18 (0.91%) etcd
4 18 (0.91%) flannel
4 18 (0.91%) Xen
5 17 (0.86%) GlusterFS
5 17 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (0.86%) VirtualBox
5 17 (0.86%) vSphere
6 11 (0.55%) KVM
7 10 (0.50%) Ceph
7 10 (0.50%) HDFS
7 10 (0.50%) LXC
7 10 (0.50%) SkyDNS
8 6 (0.30%) GFS2
8 6 (0.30%) NFS
8 6 (0.30%) OCFS2
8 6 (0.30%) XenServer
9 5 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 602 (30.31%) Puppet
2 519 (26.13%) Ansible
3 421 (21.20%) Opscode Chef
4 220 (11.08%) Terraform
5 212 (10.67%) Kubernetes
6 138 (6.95%) logstash
7 104 (5.24%) Kibana
8 77 (3.88%) Nagios
9 76 (3.83%) Salt
10 54 (2.72%) Graphite
11 52 (2.62%) HAProxy
12 48 (2.42%) ZABBIX
13 44 (2.22%) Grafana
14 41 (2.06%) Packer
15 40 (2.01%) Mesos
16 21 (1.06%) Consul
16 21 (1.06%) Prometheus
17 20 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 20 (1.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 20 (1.01%) rkt
Vendors
1 157 (7.91%) Google
1 157 (7.91%) VMware
2 146 (7.35%) Red Hat
3 95 (4.78%) Oracle
4 67 (3.37%) Splunk
5 66 (3.32%) Microsoft
6 35 (1.76%) SAP
7 34 (1.71%) SaltStack
8 27 (1.36%) Rackspace
9 24 (1.21%) HP
10 20 (1.01%) IBM
11 18 (0.91%) ServiceNow
11 18 (0.91%) Sybase
12 17 (0.86%) Veritas
13 15 (0.76%) Atlassian
13 15 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.65%) Adobe
14 13 (0.65%) NetApp
14 13 (0.65%) New Relic
14 13 (0.65%) Perforce