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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
UK
Rank 96 112 137
Rank change year-on-year +16 +25  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1047 1114 882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 2.11% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.73% 5.54% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 817 622
Median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 £37.75 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.18% -46.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

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 18266 20120 19386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.12% 38.10% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12547 13725 12546
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 484 392
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.63 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.25% +11.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +12 1019 £463 +2.77% 404
London -4 568 £475 - 197
Yorkshire +6 106 £494 +3.94% 42
South East -56 95 £450 - 63
North East +34 63 £350 +1.44% 6
Tyne and Wear +32 63 £350 +1.44% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +27 63 £350 +1.44% 5
City of London +1 63 £450 -4.76% 49
West Midlands +32 57 £496 +24.03% 11
West Yorkshire +2 57 £500 +11.11% 28
Leeds -2 55 £500 +5.26% 24
South Yorkshire +20 47 £475 +22.58% 5
Sheffield +22 46 £475 - 2
South West -24 46 £450 +20.00% 18
East of England +19 45 £445 +4.70% 25
Shropshire +31 28 £496 +24.03% 2
Telford +26 24 £496 +24.03% 1
Hertfordshire +14 23 £413 +13.01% 7
Berkshire +6 22 £450 - 7
North West +5 22 £463 +36.02% 33
Surrey -2 21 £425 -5.55% 15
West Sussex -14 20 £512 +7.68% 7
Scotland +31 18 £400 -15.78% 18
Bedfordshire +15 16 £448 +37.69% 2
Birmingham +15 15 £488 +5.40% 2
Manchester -1 15 £450 +38.46% 24
Hampshire -25 12 £450 - 16
Somerset +12 11 £350 -3.44% 1
Bracknell - 11 £450 -
Devon -15 10 £380 -13.63% 5

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 1218 (57.24%) Python
2 1202 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
3 1057 (49.67%) Linux
4 935 (43.94%) Java
5 894 (42.01%) DevOps
6 700 (32.89%) Puppet
7 639 (30.03%) Amazon AWS
8 596 (28.01%) Continuous Integration
9 589 (27.68%) Jenkins
10 588 (27.63%) JavaScript
11 581 (27.30%) Git (software)
12 503 (23.64%) TDD
13 498 (23.40%) Ansible
14 497 (23.36%) Configuration Management
15 492 (23.12%) Bash Shell
16 469 (22.04%) Docker
17 460 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
18 456 (21.43%) HTML
19 443 (20.82%) Ruby on Rails
20 410 (19.27%) CSS
21 396 (18.61%) Open Source
22 374 (17.58%) Scrum
23 357 (16.78%) Scala
24 351 (16.49%) Perl
25 319 (14.99%) BDD
26 297 (13.96%) Cucumber
26 297 (13.96%) PostgreSQL
27 295 (13.86%) JIRA
28 293 (13.77%) Web Services
29 292 (13.72%) MySQL

Ruby
Top Related 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
1 187 (8.79%) Confluence
2 147 (6.91%) Elasticsearch
3 135 (6.34%) Apache
4 132 (6.20%) OpenStack
5 104 (4.89%) Tomcat
6 84 (3.95%) nginx
7 41 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
8 36 (1.69%) CMS
9 32 (1.50%) JBoss
10 26 (1.22%) IIS
11 21 (0.99%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.94%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.89%) CloudStack
14 17 (0.80%) Apache Pig
14 17 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
15 16 (0.75%) Apache Solr
16 14 (0.66%) Apache Spark
17 13 (0.61%) Apache Qpid
18 5 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 5 (0.23%) EPiServer
Applications
1 22 (1.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.23%) HipChat
2 5 (0.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.047%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.047%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.047%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.047%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.047%) Maximo
7 1 (0.047%) Radian6
7 1 (0.047%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 639 (30.03%) Amazon AWS
2 205 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (7.52%) GitHub
4 103 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
5 80 (3.76%) PaaS
6 68 (3.20%) IaaS
7 65 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
8 64 (3.01%) Amazon S3
9 53 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
10 48 (2.26%) Heroku
11 37 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
12 35 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 34 (1.60%) Route 53
14 28 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 28 (1.32%) SaaS
15 26 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
16 22 (1.03%) Google Analytics
17 18 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
17 18 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
18 16 (0.75%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 266 (12.50%) HTTP
2 161 (7.57%) TCP/IP
3 124 (5.83%) SSL
4 73 (3.43%) DNS
4 73 (3.43%) Firewall
5 49 (2.30%) VPN
6 41 (1.93%) Internet
7 32 (1.50%) LDAP
8 22 (1.03%) Wireshark
9 18 (0.85%) Network Security
9 18 (0.85%) SAN
10 16 (0.75%) AMQP
11 15 (0.70%) Kerberos
11 15 (0.70%) VoIP
12 14 (0.66%) SSH
13 11 (0.52%) DHCP
14 10 (0.47%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.28%) OpenVPN
16 5 (0.23%) OpenLDAP
16 5 (0.23%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (13.96%) PostgreSQL
2 292 (13.72%) MySQL
3 278 (13.06%) MongoDB
4 244 (11.47%) NoSQL
5 165 (7.75%) Relational Database
6 98 (4.61%) SQL Server
7 86 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 65 (3.05%) Redis
9 62 (2.91%) Big Data
9 62 (2.91%) Hadoop
10 43 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 40 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
12 34 (1.60%) RDBMS
13 26 (1.22%) MariaDB
14 22 (1.03%) Oracle Database
15 21 (0.99%) Apache Hive
16 14 (0.66%) HBase
17 12 (0.56%) Riak
18 9 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 589 (27.68%) Jenkins
2 581 (27.30%) Git (software)
3 297 (13.96%) Cucumber
4 295 (13.86%) JIRA
5 258 (12.12%) Selenium
6 211 (9.92%) Subversion
7 124 (5.83%) JUnit
8 120 (5.64%) Maven
9 103 (4.84%) Vagrant
9 103 (4.84%) WebDriver
10 84 (3.95%) TeamCity
11 77 (3.62%) RSpec
12 69 (3.24%) Bitbucket
13 58 (2.73%) Calabash
14 55 (2.58%) Ant
15 52 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 43 (2.02%) Gradle
17 42 (1.97%) Capybara
18 41 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
19 38 (1.79%) Appium
General
1 212 (9.96%) Finance
2 71 (3.34%) Banking
3 55 (2.58%) Games
4 50 (2.35%) Marketing
4 50 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.64%) Retail
6 26 (1.22%) Electronics
6 26 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.08%) Back Office
8 19 (0.89%) Publishing
9 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.42%) Front Office
11 5 (0.23%) Legal
12 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.19%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.14%) Advertising
14 2 (0.094%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.094%) Law
15 1 (0.047%) Billing
Job Titles
1 815 (38.30%) Developer
2 511 (24.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 185 (8.69%) Java Developer
4 166 (7.80%) Ruby Developer
5 147 (6.91%) Architect
6 146 (6.86%) Linux Engineer
7 140 (6.58%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 130 (6.11%) AWS DevOps
9 125 (5.87%) AWS Engineer
10 116 (5.45%) Scala Developer
11 113 (5.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 94 (4.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 84 (3.95%) Tester
14 81 (3.81%) Senior DevOps
15 80 (3.76%) Senior Developer
16 69 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
17 68 (3.20%) Consultant
18 66 (3.10%) Automation Tester
19 65 (3.05%) Test Engineer
20 57 (2.68%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (21.43%) HTML
2 443 (20.82%) Ruby on Rails
3 410 (19.27%) CSS
4 293 (13.77%) Web Services
5 272 (12.78%) HTML5
6 271 (12.73%) REST
7 251 (11.80%) JSON
8 194 (9.12%) CSS3
9 191 (8.98%) Node.js
10 175 (8.22%) Spring
11 170 (7.99%) .NET
12 152 (7.14%) Django
13 151 (7.10%) AngularJS
13 151 (7.10%) RESTful
14 150 (7.05%) Play Framework
15 147 (6.91%) Ajax
16 124 (5.83%) jQuery
17 108 (5.08%) XML
18 80 (3.76%) Elastic Stack
19 79 (3.71%) React
Miscellaneous
1 125 (5.87%) User Experience
2 87 (4.09%) Public Cloud
3 74 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (2.87%) Mobile App
5 58 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 37 (1.74%) Clustering
7 33 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
8 30 (1.41%) Data Centre
9 24 (1.13%) Blog
10 22 (1.03%) Fintech
11 21 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 17 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.80%) Replication
13 15 (0.70%) Digital Media
14 14 (0.66%) Smartphone
14 14 (0.66%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
16 12 (0.56%) Management Information System
16 12 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1057 (49.67%) Linux
2 275 (12.92%) Unix
3 232 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 199 (9.35%) CentOS
5 189 (8.88%) Windows
6 111 (5.22%) Ubuntu
7 63 (2.96%) Android
8 59 (2.77%) Apple iOS
9 54 (2.54%) Mac OS X
10 31 (1.46%) Mac OS
11 28 (1.32%) CoreOS
12 27 (1.27%) SUSE
13 16 (0.75%) AIX
14 14 (0.66%) Fedora
15 11 (0.52%) Solaris
16 10 (0.47%) RancherOS
17 9 (0.42%) Debian
17 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
18 8 (0.38%) Windows Server
19 4 (0.19%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 1202 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
2 894 (42.01%) DevOps
3 596 (28.01%) Continuous Integration
4 503 (23.64%) TDD
5 497 (23.36%) Configuration Management
6 396 (18.61%) Open Source
7 374 (17.58%) Scrum
8 319 (14.99%) BDD
9 247 (11.61%) Automated Testing
10 210 (9.87%) Web Development
11 195 (9.16%) Continuous Delivery
12 163 (7.66%) Software Engineering
13 159 (7.47%) MVC
14 156 (7.33%) Kanban
15 144 (6.77%) Microservices
16 139 (6.53%) Test Automation
17 132 (6.20%) OO
18 122 (5.73%) E-Commerce
19 112 (5.26%) High Availability
20 106 (4.98%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1218 (57.24%) Python
2 935 (43.94%) Java
3 588 (27.63%) JavaScript
4 492 (23.12%) Bash Shell
5 357 (16.78%) Scala
6 351 (16.49%) Perl
7 267 (12.55%) C#
8 262 (12.31%) SQL
9 188 (8.83%) Go
10 153 (7.19%) PHP
11 93 (4.37%) Shell Script
12 87 (4.09%) PowerShell
13 81 (3.81%) C++
14 65 (3.05%) C
15 50 (2.35%) Groovy
16 19 (0.89%) Clojure
17 18 (0.85%) Haskell
17 18 (0.85%) Korn
17 18 (0.85%) Objective-C
18 16 (0.75%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 225 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 142 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 54 (2.54%) Degree
4 27 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (1.08%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 20 (0.94%) ISEB
7 14 (0.66%) AWS Certification
8 13 (0.61%) RHCE
9 9 (0.42%) CCNA
9 9 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.38%) CCNP
11 7 (0.33%) CISSP
12 6 (0.28%) BC Cleared
12 6 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.28%) MCSE
12 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.23%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (7.38%) QA
2 29 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 28 (1.32%) SDET
4 11 (0.52%) SLA
5 10 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.19%) WCAG
8 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.094%) PMO
10 1 (0.047%) FATCA
10 1 (0.047%) MiFID
System Software
1 469 (22.04%) Docker
2 74 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (1.55%) vSphere
5 27 (1.27%) Active Directory
6 19 (0.89%) vCloud
7 18 (0.85%) etcd
7 18 (0.85%) flannel
7 18 (0.85%) LXC
8 17 (0.80%) Xen
9 16 (0.75%) HDFS
9 16 (0.75%) XenServer
10 15 (0.70%) GlusterFS
10 15 (0.70%) Shibboleth
11 13 (0.61%) VirtualBox
12 10 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.42%) NFS
13 9 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.38%) Hyper-V
15 7 (0.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 700 (32.89%) Puppet
2 498 (23.40%) Ansible
3 460 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
4 178 (8.36%) Terraform
5 154 (7.24%) Kubernetes
6 114 (5.36%) Salt
7 109 (5.12%) Nagios
8 75 (3.52%) logstash
9 72 (3.38%) Kibana
10 48 (2.26%) ZABBIX
11 41 (1.93%) Mesos
12 39 (1.83%) Graphite
13 33 (1.55%) Grafana
14 25 (1.17%) Cobbler
15 22 (1.03%) Zenoss
16 20 (0.94%) Rancher
17 18 (0.85%) HAProxy
18 17 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
18 17 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 17 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 152 (7.14%) VMware
2 142 (6.67%) Google
3 139 (6.53%) Red Hat
4 114 (5.36%) Oracle
5 79 (3.71%) Microsoft
6 74 (3.48%) Splunk
7 52 (2.44%) Rackspace
8 47 (2.21%) Atlassian
9 37 (1.74%) SAP
10 29 (1.36%) SaltStack
10 29 (1.36%) Sybase
11 28 (1.32%) EMC
12 23 (1.08%) New Relic
13 22 (1.03%) Cisco
14 18 (0.85%) Apigee
15 17 (0.80%) HP
15 17 (0.80%) Sitecore
16 15 (0.70%) IBM
17 13 (0.61%) NetApp
18 11 (0.52%) Hortonworks
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450-£600
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AdRoc Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £37.50 - £42.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £420 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £450-550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450-£600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago