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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
UK
Rank 97 108 130
Rank change year-on-year +11 +22  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1056 1144 931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.35% 2.15% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.71% 5.65% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 830 662
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Median hourly rate £52.50 £37.75 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.07% -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 18501 20249 20069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.19% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12729 13839 13005
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 413
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £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 27 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 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 +9 1026 £475 +5.55% 386
London +4 582 £475 - 198
Yorkshire +12 105 £475 - 34
South East -73 95 £450 - 52
North East +32 66 £350 +12.00% 5
Tyne and Wear +31 66 £350 +12.00% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +27 66 £350 +12.00% 5
City of London +5 66 £450 -5.01% 50
West Yorkshire +3 56 £475 +5.55% 22
West Midlands +24 55 £496 +24.03% 10
Leeds +5 54 £475 - 20
South Yorkshire +23 47 £481 +6.94% 7
South West -27 46 £450 +20.00% 16
Sheffield +25 45 £481 +1.31% 3
East of England +15 40 £445 +7.87% 27
Shropshire +29 27 £496 +24.03% 1
Telford +27 24 £496 +24.03%
Hertfordshire +20 21 £413 +13.01% 8
Berkshire +12 21 £475 +5.55% 6
North West -1 21 £463 +36.02% 35
Surrey -8 21 £425 -5.55% 13
Scotland +20 19 £400 -15.78% 15
West Sussex -25 19 £512 +10.59% 3
Birmingham +12 14 £500 +8.10% 1
Bedfordshire +11 14 £448 +37.69% 2
Manchester -2 14 £450 +38.46% 26
Hampshire -36 12 £450 - 15
Somerset +10 11 £350 -3.44% 3
Worthing -11 10 £516 +11.51%
Devon -18 10 £380 -12.64% 4

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 1216 (57.39%) Python
2 1193 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
3 1051 (49.60%) Linux
4 930 (43.89%) Java
5 893 (42.14%) DevOps
6 692 (32.66%) Puppet
7 632 (29.83%) Amazon AWS
8 602 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
9 584 (27.56%) Jenkins
10 579 (27.32%) Git (software)
10 579 (27.32%) JavaScript
11 500 (23.60%) TDD
11 500 (23.60%) Ansible
12 492 (23.22%) Configuration Management
13 486 (22.94%) Bash Shell
14 469 (22.13%) Docker
15 451 (21.28%) HTML
16 449 (21.19%) Opscode Chef
17 446 (21.05%) Ruby on Rails
18 409 (19.30%) CSS
19 392 (18.50%) Open Source
20 362 (17.08%) Scrum
21 358 (16.89%) Scala
22 347 (16.38%) Perl
23 322 (15.20%) BDD
24 299 (14.11%) PostgreSQL
25 298 (14.06%) MySQL
26 290 (13.69%) Cucumber
27 289 (13.64%) JIRA
28 280 (13.21%) Web Services

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
1 184 (8.68%) Confluence
2 145 (6.84%) Elasticsearch
3 135 (6.37%) Apache
4 125 (5.90%) OpenStack
5 102 (4.81%) Tomcat
6 82 (3.87%) nginx
7 39 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
8 38 (1.79%) CMS
9 31 (1.46%) JBoss
10 28 (1.32%) IIS
11 20 (0.94%) WebLogic
11 20 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 19 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
13 18 (0.85%) CloudStack
14 17 (0.80%) Apache Pig
15 15 (0.71%) Apache Spark
16 13 (0.61%) Apache Qpid
17 12 (0.57%) Apache Solr
18 6 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 5 (0.24%) EPiServer
Applications
1 21 (0.99%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.24%) MS Office
3 4 (0.19%) HipChat
4 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.047%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.047%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.19%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.047%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.047%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.047%) Magento
6 1 (0.047%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 632 (29.83%) Amazon AWS
2 202 (9.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (7.50%) GitHub
4 101 (4.77%) Amazon EC2
5 76 (3.59%) PaaS
6 65 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 64 (3.02%) Amazon S3
7 64 (3.02%) IaaS
8 51 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
9 39 (1.84%) Heroku
10 36 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
11 35 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 34 (1.60%) Route 53
13 28 (1.32%) SaaS
14 27 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 26 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
16 22 (1.04%) Google Analytics
17 19 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
18 18 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
19 17 (0.80%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 268 (12.65%) HTTP
2 161 (7.60%) TCP/IP
3 124 (5.85%) SSL
4 71 (3.35%) Firewall
5 69 (3.26%) DNS
6 50 (2.36%) VPN
7 38 (1.79%) Internet
8 31 (1.46%) LDAP
9 22 (1.04%) Wireshark
10 18 (0.85%) SAN
11 17 (0.80%) Network Security
12 16 (0.76%) AMQP
13 15 (0.71%) VoIP
14 14 (0.66%) Kerberos
15 12 (0.57%) SSH
16 10 (0.47%) DHCP
16 10 (0.47%) HTTPS
17 5 (0.24%) OpenVPN
17 5 (0.24%) tcpdump
17 5 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (14.11%) PostgreSQL
2 298 (14.06%) MySQL
3 273 (12.88%) MongoDB
4 241 (11.37%) NoSQL
5 166 (7.83%) Relational Database
6 101 (4.77%) SQL Server
7 82 (3.87%) Apache Cassandra
8 62 (2.93%) Hadoop
9 61 (2.88%) Big Data
9 61 (2.88%) Redis
10 44 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 38 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
12 35 (1.65%) RDBMS
13 26 (1.23%) MariaDB
14 21 (0.99%) Apache Hive
14 21 (0.99%) Oracle Database
15 14 (0.66%) HBase
16 12 (0.57%) Riak
17 9 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 584 (27.56%) Jenkins
2 579 (27.32%) Git (software)
3 290 (13.69%) Cucumber
4 289 (13.64%) JIRA
5 254 (11.99%) Selenium
6 209 (9.86%) Subversion
7 126 (5.95%) JUnit
8 117 (5.52%) Maven
9 100 (4.72%) WebDriver
10 97 (4.58%) Vagrant
11 84 (3.96%) TeamCity
12 77 (3.63%) RSpec
13 68 (3.21%) Bitbucket
14 58 (2.74%) Calabash
15 55 (2.60%) Ant
16 51 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 43 (2.03%) Capybara
18 42 (1.98%) Gradle
19 40 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
20 37 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 205 (9.67%) Finance
2 70 (3.30%) Banking
3 57 (2.69%) Games
4 50 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.22%) Marketing
6 34 (1.60%) Retail
7 26 (1.23%) Electronics
7 26 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.13%) Back Office
9 17 (0.80%) Publishing
10 10 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.42%) Front Office
12 5 (0.24%) Legal
13 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.19%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.14%) Advertising
14 3 (0.14%) Law
15 2 (0.094%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.047%) Billing
Job Titles
1 820 (38.70%) Developer
2 509 (24.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 180 (8.49%) Java Developer
4 172 (8.12%) Ruby Developer
5 145 (6.84%) Architect
6 144 (6.80%) Linux Engineer
7 142 (6.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 129 (6.09%) AWS DevOps
9 119 (5.62%) AWS Engineer
9 119 (5.62%) Scala Developer
10 109 (5.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 91 (4.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 82 (3.87%) Tester
13 81 (3.82%) Senior Developer
14 80 (3.78%) Senior DevOps
15 69 (3.26%) Consultant
16 65 (3.07%) Automation Tester
17 64 (3.02%) Test Engineer
18 63 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
19 57 (2.69%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (21.28%) HTML
2 446 (21.05%) Ruby on Rails
3 409 (19.30%) CSS
4 280 (13.21%) Web Services
5 274 (12.93%) REST
6 268 (12.65%) HTML5
7 252 (11.89%) JSON
8 197 (9.30%) CSS3
9 189 (8.92%) Node.js
10 177 (8.35%) Spring
11 172 (8.12%) .NET
12 155 (7.31%) Django
13 152 (7.17%) Play Framework
14 149 (7.03%) Ajax
15 147 (6.94%) AngularJS
16 145 (6.84%) RESTful
17 121 (5.71%) jQuery
18 111 (5.24%) XML
19 78 (3.68%) Elastic Stack
19 78 (3.68%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 126 (5.95%) User Experience
2 89 (4.20%) Public Cloud
3 71 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (2.69%) Mobile App
5 55 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 35 (1.65%) Clustering
7 32 (1.51%) Data Centre
8 27 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (1.18%) Blog
10 21 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 19 (0.90%) Fintech
12 17 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.80%) Replication
13 15 (0.71%) Digital Media
14 14 (0.66%) Smartphone
14 14 (0.66%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
16 12 (0.57%) Management Information System
17 11 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1051 (49.60%) Linux
2 267 (12.60%) Unix
3 237 (11.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 201 (9.49%) CentOS
5 190 (8.97%) Windows
6 108 (5.10%) Ubuntu
7 64 (3.02%) Android
8 60 (2.83%) Apple iOS
9 54 (2.55%) Mac OS X
10 31 (1.46%) Mac OS
11 28 (1.32%) CoreOS
11 28 (1.32%) SUSE
12 15 (0.71%) AIX
13 14 (0.66%) Fedora
14 10 (0.47%) RancherOS
14 10 (0.47%) Solaris
14 10 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.42%) Debian
16 8 (0.38%) Windows Server
17 4 (0.19%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 1193 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 893 (42.14%) DevOps
3 602 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
4 500 (23.60%) TDD
5 492 (23.22%) Configuration Management
6 392 (18.50%) Open Source
7 362 (17.08%) Scrum
8 322 (15.20%) BDD
9 243 (11.47%) Automated Testing
10 206 (9.72%) Web Development
11 196 (9.25%) Continuous Delivery
12 163 (7.69%) Software Engineering
13 160 (7.55%) MVC
14 155 (7.31%) Kanban
15 148 (6.98%) Microservices
16 137 (6.47%) Test Automation
17 131 (6.18%) OO
18 128 (6.04%) E-Commerce
19 113 (5.33%) High Availability
20 108 (5.10%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1216 (57.39%) Python
2 930 (43.89%) Java
3 579 (27.32%) JavaScript
4 486 (22.94%) Bash Shell
5 358 (16.89%) Scala
6 347 (16.38%) Perl
7 271 (12.79%) C#
8 259 (12.22%) SQL
9 187 (8.82%) Go
10 158 (7.46%) PHP
11 91 (4.29%) Shell Script
12 90 (4.25%) PowerShell
13 79 (3.73%) C++
14 63 (2.97%) C
15 52 (2.45%) Groovy
16 20 (0.94%) Clojure
17 19 (0.90%) Objective-C
18 18 (0.85%) Haskell
19 17 (0.80%) Korn
20 16 (0.76%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 226 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 142 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 50 (2.36%) Degree
4 27 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.09%) 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%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.28%) MCSE
12 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.24%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (7.22%) QA
2 28 (1.32%) SDET
3 27 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.52%) SLA
5 10 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.14%) WCAG
8 2 (0.094%) PMO
9 1 (0.047%) FATCA
9 1 (0.047%) MiFID
System Software
1 469 (22.13%) Docker
2 72 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (1.32%) vSphere
5 26 (1.23%) Active Directory
6 18 (0.85%) etcd
6 18 (0.85%) flannel
6 18 (0.85%) LXC
7 16 (0.76%) HDFS
7 16 (0.76%) vCloud
7 16 (0.76%) Xen
8 15 (0.71%) GlusterFS
8 15 (0.71%) Shibboleth
8 15 (0.71%) XenServer
9 12 (0.57%) VirtualBox
10 10 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.42%) NFS
11 9 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.33%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.28%) Squid
Systems Management
1 692 (32.66%) Puppet
2 500 (23.60%) Ansible
3 449 (21.19%) Opscode Chef
4 179 (8.45%) Terraform
5 161 (7.60%) Kubernetes
6 115 (5.43%) Salt
7 111 (5.24%) Nagios
8 76 (3.59%) logstash
9 72 (3.40%) Kibana
10 47 (2.22%) ZABBIX
11 42 (1.98%) Mesos
12 40 (1.89%) Graphite
13 33 (1.56%) Grafana
14 24 (1.13%) Cobbler
15 22 (1.04%) Zenoss
16 20 (0.94%) Rancher
17 19 (0.90%) HAProxy
18 17 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 17 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
19 15 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 148 (6.98%) VMware
2 147 (6.94%) Google
3 135 (6.37%) Red Hat
4 108 (5.10%) Oracle
5 79 (3.73%) Microsoft
6 73 (3.45%) Splunk
7 52 (2.45%) Rackspace
8 40 (1.89%) Atlassian
9 37 (1.75%) SAP
10 29 (1.37%) SaltStack
11 28 (1.32%) EMC
11 28 (1.32%) Sybase
12 22 (1.04%) Cisco
13 21 (0.99%) New Relic
14 19 (0.90%) Sitecore
15 18 (0.85%) Apigee
16 16 (0.76%) HP
17 14 (0.66%) IBM
18 13 (0.61%) NetApp
19 11 (0.52%) Zend
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450-£600
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AdRoc Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450-£600
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400- £500
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £440 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £37.50 - £42.50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £285 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago