Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 100 145
Rank change year-on-year -11 +45 -6
Contract jobs citing Ruby 2079 2558 1893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.18% 2.32% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.24% 6.02% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1895 1406
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +6.21%
10th Percentile £354 £325 £313
90th Percentile £606 £606 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £10.00 £55.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -81.98% -21.83%
10th Percentile £39.00 £8.95 £43.05
90th Percentile £62.25 £38.08 £68.35
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 39639 42526 42389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.63% 38.63% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27166 29172 27980
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 922 867
UK median hourly rate £41.13 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -15 2003 £475 - 414
London -18 1214 £500 - 197
UK excluding London -8 824 £450 - 246
North of England +16 285 £450 - 74
South East -38 238 £475 +5.56% 66
Yorkshire -1 153 £475 +1.60% 36
Midlands +34 127 £488 +22.06% 24
West Midlands +51 97 £490 +22.50% 16
North East +90 82 £360 -0.69% 2
South West -27 78 £450 +12.50% 20
North West -31 50 £488 +16.07% 36
Scotland +49 48 £425 +7.94% 25
East of England -18 46 £450 -2.70% 31
East Midlands -12 25 £475 +26.67% 8
Northern Ireland -42 2 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 1287 (61.90%) Python
2 1117 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
3 1000 (48.10%) Linux
4 948 (45.60%) Java
5 871 (41.90%) DevOps
6 692 (33.29%) Amazon AWS
7 624 (30.01%) Git (software)
8 622 (29.92%) Puppet
9 568 (27.32%) Jenkins
10 558 (26.84%) Continuous Integration
11 528 (25.40%) Configuration Management
12 523 (25.16%) JavaScript
13 511 (24.58%) Ansible
14 486 (23.38%) Test Automation
15 461 (22.17%) Docker
16 454 (21.84%) Bash Shell
17 433 (20.83%) HTML
18 431 (20.73%) TDD
19 413 (19.87%) Opscode Chef
20 409 (19.67%) Ruby on Rails
21 404 (19.43%) CSS
22 353 (16.98%) Scala
23 347 (16.69%) Open Source
24 321 (15.44%) JIRA
25 320 (15.39%) Scrum
26 297 (14.29%) HTTP
27 293 (14.09%) Node.js
28 292 (14.05%) JSON
29 281 (13.52%) Perl
30 276 (13.28%) C#

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 (10.00%) Confluence
2 173 (8.32%) Elasticsearch
3 122 (5.87%) Apache
4 110 (5.29%) nginx
5 95 (4.57%) Tomcat
6 72 (3.46%) Cloud Foundry
7 64 (3.08%) OpenStack
8 42 (2.02%) JBoss
9 30 (1.44%) CMS
10 26 (1.25%) Apache Spark
10 26 (1.25%) IIS
11 15 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
11 15 (0.72%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.38%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.38%) WordPress
14 7 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.34%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.29%) Apache Qpid
15 6 (0.29%) CloudStack
Applications
1 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.048%) HipChat
3 1 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.048%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.048%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.24%) Magento
1 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.096%) Shopify
3 2 (0.096%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.048%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.048%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 692 (33.29%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (9.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (7.70%) GitHub
4 103 (4.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 100 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
6 88 (4.23%) PaaS
7 69 (3.32%) Amazon S3
8 59 (2.84%) IaaS
9 43 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
10 36 (1.73%) Heroku
11 31 (1.49%) SaaS
12 28 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
12 28 (1.35%) Route 53
13 27 (1.30%) OpenShift
14 25 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
15 22 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
16 21 (1.01%) Datadog
17 20 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 18 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
18 18 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 297 (14.29%) HTTP
2 145 (6.97%) TCP/IP
3 94 (4.52%) SSL
4 90 (4.33%) DNS
5 66 (3.17%) Firewall
6 53 (2.55%) Internet
7 38 (1.83%) HTTPS
8 36 (1.73%) VPN
9 35 (1.68%) Network Security
10 33 (1.59%) LDAP
11 25 (1.20%) IPsec
12 19 (0.91%) SMTP
13 17 (0.82%) Wireshark
14 14 (0.67%) SAN
15 12 (0.58%) IMAP
16 10 (0.48%) Kerberos
17 9 (0.43%) DHCP
17 9 (0.43%) SMS
17 9 (0.43%) WAN
18 8 (0.38%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (11.83%) PostgreSQL
2 227 (10.92%) MongoDB
3 211 (10.15%) MySQL
4 201 (9.67%) NoSQL
5 184 (8.85%) Relational Database
6 100 (4.81%) SQL Server
7 71 (3.42%) Hadoop
8 60 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 59 (2.84%) Big Data
10 58 (2.79%) Redis
11 47 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 31 (1.49%) RDBMS
13 19 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (0.82%) Oracle Database
15 15 (0.72%) Apache Hive
15 15 (0.72%) HBase
16 14 (0.67%) MariaDB
17 13 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
18 10 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
19 9 (0.43%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 624 (30.01%) Git (software)
2 568 (27.32%) Jenkins
3 321 (15.44%) JIRA
4 215 (10.34%) Cucumber
5 187 (8.99%) Subversion
6 183 (8.80%) Selenium
7 151 (7.26%) JUnit
8 118 (5.68%) Maven
9 98 (4.71%) TeamCity
10 78 (3.75%) WebDriver
11 74 (3.56%) RSpec
12 69 (3.32%) Vagrant
13 67 (3.22%) Calabash
14 58 (2.79%) Artifactory
14 58 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
15 54 (2.60%) Ant
16 46 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
17 44 (2.12%) Bitbucket
18 39 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 36 (1.73%) Capybara
General
1 224 (10.77%) Finance
2 127 (6.11%) Banking
3 49 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 45 (2.16%) Retail
5 39 (1.88%) Marketing
6 34 (1.64%) Games
7 27 (1.30%) Electronics
7 27 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 18 (0.87%) Publishing
9 17 (0.82%) Back Office
10 15 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.58%) Front Office
12 11 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.29%) Legal
15 4 (0.19%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.14%) Automotive
16 3 (0.14%) Law
16 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.096%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 809 (38.91%) Developer
2 450 (21.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 182 (8.75%) Ruby Developer
4 171 (8.23%) Java Developer
5 151 (7.26%) Architect
6 139 (6.69%) AWS DevOps
7 133 (6.40%) AWS Engineer
7 133 (6.40%) Linux Engineer
8 132 (6.35%) Scala Developer
9 123 (5.92%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 110 (5.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 90 (4.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 86 (4.14%) Senior Developer
13 83 (3.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 76 (3.66%) Consultant
15 70 (3.37%) Tester
16 67 (3.22%) Ruby Engineer
17 59 (2.84%) Administrator
18 58 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
19 56 (2.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (20.83%) HTML
2 409 (19.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 404 (19.43%) CSS
4 293 (14.09%) Node.js
5 292 (14.05%) JSON
6 270 (12.99%) REST
7 256 (12.31%) Web Services
8 252 (12.12%) HTML5
9 219 (10.53%) Spring
10 212 (10.20%) CSS3
11 205 (9.86%) RESTful
12 171 (8.23%) Ajax
13 159 (7.65%) Play Framework
14 158 (7.60%) .NET
15 157 (7.55%) Elastic Stack
16 155 (7.46%) Django
17 119 (5.72%) AngularJS
18 110 (5.29%) Guice
18 110 (5.29%) XML
19 99 (4.76%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 109 (5.24%) Greenfield Project
2 91 (4.38%) Public Cloud
3 86 (4.14%) User Experience
4 80 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 69 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 33 (1.59%) Blog
7 33 (1.59%) Clustering
8 30 (1.44%) Cloud Native
9 28 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
9 28 (1.35%) PKI
10 24 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 23 (1.11%) Fintech
12 22 (1.06%) Data Centre
13 20 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 15 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.63%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.53%) Smartphone
17 10 (0.48%) Algorithms
17 10 (0.48%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1000 (48.10%) Linux
2 239 (11.50%) Unix
3 189 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 172 (8.27%) Windows
5 162 (7.79%) CentOS
6 123 (5.92%) Ubuntu
7 55 (2.65%) Mac OS X
8 51 (2.45%) Apple iOS
9 48 (2.31%) Android
10 36 (1.73%) Mac OS
11 25 (1.20%) CoreOS
12 18 (0.87%) AIX
12 18 (0.87%) SUSE
13 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.58%) Windows Server
15 11 (0.53%) Solaris
16 8 (0.38%) Tru64
17 7 (0.34%) Debian
18 5 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1117 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
2 871 (41.90%) DevOps
3 558 (26.84%) Continuous Integration
4 528 (25.40%) Configuration Management
5 486 (23.38%) Test Automation
6 431 (20.73%) TDD
7 347 (16.69%) Open Source
8 320 (15.39%) Scrum
9 255 (12.27%) BDD
10 214 (10.29%) Microservices
11 204 (9.81%) Web Development
12 203 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 175 (8.42%) MVC
14 155 (7.46%) Kanban
15 147 (7.07%) Responsive Web Design
16 144 (6.93%) Web Design
17 131 (6.30%) Software Engineering
18 124 (5.96%) E-Commerce
19 121 (5.82%) Continuous Deployment
19 121 (5.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1287 (61.90%) Python
2 948 (45.60%) Java
3 523 (25.16%) JavaScript
4 454 (21.84%) Bash Shell
5 353 (16.98%) Scala
6 281 (13.52%) Perl
7 276 (13.28%) C#
8 233 (11.21%) SQL
9 213 (10.25%) Go
10 151 (7.26%) PHP
11 93 (4.47%) Shell Script
12 79 (3.80%) PowerShell
13 63 (3.03%) C++
14 56 (2.69%) Groovy
15 42 (2.02%) C
16 33 (1.59%) Korn
17 23 (1.11%) C-shell
17 23 (1.11%) VB
18 19 (0.91%) Apple Swift
19 18 (0.87%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 255 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 190 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 96 (4.62%) Degree
4 46 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (1.11%) ISEB
7 18 (0.87%) CISSP
7 18 (0.87%) ISTQB
8 16 (0.77%) AWS Certification
9 14 (0.67%) CEH
9 14 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (0.63%) CREST Certified
10 13 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.63%) GIAC
10 13 (0.63%) SANS
11 11 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 10 (0.48%) RHCE
13 7 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.29%) CCNA
14 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (6.45%) QA
2 29 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.38%) WCAG
4 5 (0.24%) SLA
5 4 (0.19%) MiFID
6 3 (0.14%) EMIR
7 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.096%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.096%) PMO
8 1 (0.048%) JTAG
8 1 (0.048%) MISRA
System Software
1 461 (22.17%) Docker
2 61 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 18 (0.87%) etcd
4 18 (0.87%) flannel
5 17 (0.82%) GlusterFS
5 17 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.77%) VirtualBox
7 14 (0.67%) HDFS
8 13 (0.63%) LXC
9 12 (0.58%) Xen
10 11 (0.53%) KVM
10 11 (0.53%) vSphere
11 10 (0.48%) Ceph
11 10 (0.48%) Shibboleth
11 10 (0.48%) SkyDNS
12 7 (0.34%) XenServer
13 6 (0.29%) GFS2
13 6 (0.29%) NFS
13 6 (0.29%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 622 (29.92%) Puppet
2 511 (24.58%) Ansible
3 413 (19.87%) Opscode Chef
4 217 (10.44%) Terraform
5 189 (9.09%) Kubernetes
6 122 (5.87%) logstash
7 98 (4.71%) Kibana
8 86 (4.14%) Nagios
9 85 (4.09%) Salt
10 56 (2.69%) Graphite
11 49 (2.36%) ZABBIX
12 47 (2.26%) Mesos
13 42 (2.02%) Grafana
13 42 (2.02%) HAProxy
14 35 (1.68%) Packer
15 21 (1.01%) Prometheus
16 20 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 20 (0.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 19 (0.91%) rkt
18 15 (0.72%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 175 (8.42%) Google
2 162 (7.79%) VMware
3 143 (6.88%) Red Hat
4 97 (4.67%) Oracle
5 75 (3.61%) Microsoft
6 71 (3.42%) Splunk
7 30 (1.44%) Rackspace
7 30 (1.44%) SaltStack
7 30 (1.44%) SAP
8 26 (1.25%) HP
9 23 (1.11%) Sybase
10 19 (0.91%) IBM
11 18 (0.87%) EMC
11 18 (0.87%) ServiceNow
12 17 (0.82%) Veritas
13 16 (0.77%) Atlassian
14 15 (0.72%) NetApp
14 15 (0.72%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.67%) Adobe
16 13 (0.63%) webMethods
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Outside IR35
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Home Working
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Modis International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Modis International
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Montash
Rate: £80 - £100 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago