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 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 102 137
Rank change year-on-year -5 +35  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1007 1285 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.25% 2.36% 1.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.34% 6.12% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 908 694
Median daily rate £480 £465 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +344.44% -77.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -77.50%  

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 18852 21008 20783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.11% 38.52% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12849 14467 13780
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 470 428
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.40
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.02%  

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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 -13 964 £496 +6.12% 379
London -6 623 £500 +5.26% 176
South East -41 106 £488 +8.50% 65
Yorkshire -5 76 £475 +1.60% 34
City of London -25 73 £500 +5.26% 41
West Yorkshire +6 46 £475 +5.55% 22
Newcastle upon Tyne +79 36 £373 +19.67% 6
Tyne and Wear +77 36 £373 +19.67% 7
North East +70 36 £373 +19.67% 8
West Midlands +30 35 £460 +24.32% 5
Leeds -2 35 £475 +5.55% 18
North West -9 29 £500 +24.22% 33
South Yorkshire +10 28 £500 - 7
Sheffield +7 26 £500 - 6
South West -24 26 £458 +12.61% 22
Buckinghamshire - 25 £475 - 3
Scotland +39 24 £425 +6.25% 16
Milton Keynes - 23 £475 - 3
Surrey -3 20 £438 -2.77% 10
Shropshire +32 18 £496 +34.09%
Telford +28 16 £496 +34.09%
Glasgow +11 16 £425 +13.33% 4
West Sussex -27 16 £520 +16.72% 4
Berkshire +28 15 £538 +19.44% 13
Hampshire -21 14 £473 +5.11% 14
Oxfordshire +14 13 £488 +8.33% 11
Croydon +11 13 £525 +9.94%
Manchester -7 13 £438 -2.23% 22
East Midlands -9 13 £475 +39.70% 7
Worthing -8 12 £520 +15.55% 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1245 (60.00%) Python
2 1126 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
3 1012 (48.77%) Linux
4 938 (45.20%) Java
5 838 (40.39%) DevOps
6 640 (30.84%) Amazon AWS
7 632 (30.46%) Puppet
8 623 (30.02%) Git (software)
9 554 (26.70%) Jenkins
10 546 (26.31%) JavaScript
11 545 (26.27%) Continuous Integration
12 513 (24.72%) Test Automation
13 511 (24.63%) Configuration Management
14 489 (23.57%) Ansible
15 477 (22.99%) TDD
16 465 (22.41%) Docker
17 463 (22.31%) Bash Shell
18 438 (21.11%) Ruby on Rails
19 437 (21.06%) HTML
20 424 (20.43%) Opscode Chef
21 409 (19.71%) CSS
22 370 (17.83%) Scala
23 356 (17.16%) Open Source
24 327 (15.76%) Perl
25 313 (15.08%) Scrum
26 298 (14.36%) JIRA
27 288 (13.88%) C#
28 286 (13.78%) HTTP
29 273 (13.16%) JSON
30 272 (13.11%) BDD

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
1 191 (9.20%) Confluence
2 168 (8.10%) Elasticsearch
3 139 (6.70%) Apache
4 108 (5.20%) Tomcat
5 95 (4.58%) nginx
6 87 (4.19%) OpenStack
7 66 (3.18%) Cloud Foundry
8 41 (1.98%) JBoss
9 38 (1.83%) CMS
10 26 (1.25%) IIS
11 22 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
12 18 (0.87%) Apache Spark
13 14 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.48%) Apache Pig
16 8 (0.39%) Apache Qpid
16 8 (0.39%) CloudStack
17 7 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 7 (0.34%) WordPress
18 6 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (0.29%) 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 27 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.14%) Magento
4 3 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.096%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.096%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.048%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 640 (30.84%) Amazon AWS
2 196 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 153 (7.37%) GitHub
4 93 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
5 87 (4.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 85 (4.10%) PaaS
7 63 (3.04%) IaaS
8 58 (2.80%) Amazon S3
9 43 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
10 36 (1.73%) Heroku
11 26 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
11 26 (1.25%) Datadog
12 25 (1.20%) Google Analytics
13 24 (1.16%) SaaS
14 23 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
15 18 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
15 18 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 17 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
16 17 (0.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 286 (13.78%) HTTP
2 147 (7.08%) TCP/IP
3 114 (5.49%) SSL
4 82 (3.95%) DNS
5 76 (3.66%) Firewall
6 51 (2.46%) Internet
7 36 (1.73%) LDAP
8 29 (1.40%) VPN
9 27 (1.30%) HTTPS
10 26 (1.25%) Network Security
11 17 (0.82%) IPsec
11 17 (0.82%) Wireshark
12 14 (0.67%) SAN
13 12 (0.58%) AMQP
14 11 (0.53%) Kerberos
15 10 (0.48%) SSH
16 9 (0.43%) VoIP
17 8 (0.39%) SMTP
18 7 (0.34%) DHCP
19 6 (0.29%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (12.82%) PostgreSQL
2 238 (11.47%) MongoDB
3 225 (10.84%) MySQL
4 207 (9.98%) NoSQL
5 176 (8.48%) Relational Database
6 89 (4.29%) SQL Server
7 65 (3.13%) Redis
8 63 (3.04%) Hadoop
9 60 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
10 45 (2.17%) Big Data
11 33 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 33 (1.59%) RDBMS
12 22 (1.06%) MariaDB
13 17 (0.82%) HBase
14 16 (0.77%) Oracle Database
15 15 (0.72%) Apache Hive
16 14 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
17 13 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
18 10 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
19 9 (0.43%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 623 (30.02%) Git (software)
2 554 (26.70%) Jenkins
3 298 (14.36%) JIRA
4 255 (12.29%) Cucumber
5 230 (11.08%) Selenium
6 193 (9.30%) Subversion
7 142 (6.84%) JUnit
8 118 (5.69%) Maven
9 99 (4.77%) WebDriver
10 80 (3.86%) Vagrant
11 77 (3.71%) TeamCity
12 72 (3.47%) RSpec
13 63 (3.04%) Ant
14 61 (2.94%) Calabash
15 53 (2.55%) Bitbucket
16 48 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
17 42 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 41 (1.98%) Gradle
19 39 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
20 38 (1.83%) Artifactory
General
1 220 (10.60%) Finance
2 100 (4.82%) Banking
3 52 (2.51%) Games
4 49 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.17%) Retail
6 38 (1.83%) Marketing
7 28 (1.35%) Back Office
7 28 (1.35%) Electronics
7 28 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.58%) Publishing
10 9 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.43%) Front Office
11 8 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.24%) Legal
14 3 (0.14%) Law
14 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.096%) Automotive
15 2 (0.096%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 832 (40.10%) Developer
2 445 (21.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 205 (9.88%) Ruby Developer
4 176 (8.48%) Java Developer
5 143 (6.89%) Architect
6 140 (6.75%) Scala Developer
7 139 (6.70%) Linux Engineer
8 131 (6.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 122 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
10 116 (5.59%) AWS DevOps
11 99 (4.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 99 (4.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 88 (4.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 87 (4.19%) Senior Developer
14 78 (3.76%) Tester
15 69 (3.33%) Consultant
15 69 (3.33%) Ruby Engineer
16 65 (3.13%) Automation Tester
17 59 (2.84%) Senior DevOps
18 54 (2.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (21.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 437 (21.06%) HTML
3 409 (19.71%) CSS
4 273 (13.16%) JSON
5 260 (12.53%) REST
6 256 (12.34%) Node.js
7 253 (12.19%) HTML5
8 245 (11.81%) Web Services
9 202 (9.73%) CSS3
10 196 (9.45%) Spring
11 178 (8.58%) RESTful
12 163 (7.86%) Play Framework
13 159 (7.66%) Ajax
14 156 (7.52%) Django
15 153 (7.37%) .NET
16 126 (6.07%) AngularJS
17 115 (5.54%) Elastic Stack
18 110 (5.30%) XML
19 96 (4.63%) jQuery
20 95 (4.58%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 110 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
2 105 (5.06%) User Experience
3 77 (3.71%) Public Cloud
4 69 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 65 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 62 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 48 (2.31%) Clustering
8 32 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
9 27 (1.30%) Data Centre
10 25 (1.20%) Blog
11 21 (1.01%) Fintech
12 19 (0.92%) Cloud Native
13 17 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (0.82%) Management Information System
14 16 (0.77%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.72%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.72%) Smartphone
16 9 (0.43%) Online Games
16 9 (0.43%) PKI
16 9 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1012 (48.77%) Linux
2 264 (12.72%) Unix
3 206 (9.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 186 (8.96%) Windows
5 172 (8.29%) CentOS
6 122 (5.88%) Ubuntu
7 57 (2.75%) Mac OS X
8 52 (2.51%) Android
9 49 (2.36%) Apple iOS
10 38 (1.83%) Mac OS
11 25 (1.20%) CoreOS
12 22 (1.06%) SUSE
13 18 (0.87%) AIX
14 13 (0.63%) Fedora
14 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.58%) Windows Server
16 8 (0.39%) Solaris
16 8 (0.39%) Tru64
17 7 (0.34%) Debian
18 5 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1126 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
2 838 (40.39%) DevOps
3 545 (26.27%) Continuous Integration
4 513 (24.72%) Test Automation
5 511 (24.63%) Configuration Management
6 477 (22.99%) TDD
7 356 (17.16%) Open Source
8 313 (15.08%) Scrum
9 272 (13.11%) BDD
10 221 (10.65%) Continuous Delivery
11 206 (9.93%) Web Development
12 195 (9.40%) Microservices
13 164 (7.90%) MVC
14 155 (7.47%) Software Engineering
15 138 (6.65%) Kanban
15 138 (6.65%) OO
16 133 (6.41%) E-Commerce
17 129 (6.22%) Responsive Web Design
18 127 (6.12%) High Availability
18 127 (6.12%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1245 (60.00%) Python
2 938 (45.20%) Java
3 546 (26.31%) JavaScript
4 463 (22.31%) Bash Shell
5 370 (17.83%) Scala
6 327 (15.76%) Perl
7 288 (13.88%) C#
8 240 (11.57%) SQL
9 198 (9.54%) Go
10 130 (6.27%) PHP
11 89 (4.29%) PowerShell
12 82 (3.95%) Shell Script
13 65 (3.13%) C++
14 60 (2.89%) Groovy
15 51 (2.46%) C
16 32 (1.54%) Korn
17 24 (1.16%) VB
18 22 (1.06%) Haskell
19 19 (0.92%) Apple Swift
20 17 (0.82%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 218 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 157 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 66 (3.18%) Degree
4 32 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (1.11%) ISEB
6 22 (1.06%) CISSP
6 22 (1.06%) ISTQB
7 17 (0.82%) CEH
8 16 (0.77%) GIAC
9 15 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.72%) RHCE
10 13 (0.63%) CREST Certified
10 13 (0.63%) SANS
11 11 (0.53%) AWS Certification
12 10 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (0.43%) CCNA
13 9 (0.43%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (6.22%) QA
2 23 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.43%) SLA
5 7 (0.34%) WCAG
6 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.19%) MiFID
8 3 (0.14%) EMIR
8 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002
9 2 (0.096%) PMO
System Software
1 465 (22.41%) Docker
2 60 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 21 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.87%) GlusterFS
5 18 (0.87%) vSphere
6 15 (0.72%) HDFS
6 15 (0.72%) Shibboleth
6 15 (0.72%) VirtualBox
7 14 (0.67%) etcd
7 14 (0.67%) flannel
8 13 (0.63%) LXC
9 12 (0.58%) Xen
10 10 (0.48%) vCloud
11 8 (0.39%) Ceph
11 8 (0.39%) GFS2
11 8 (0.39%) KVM
11 8 (0.39%) OCFS2
11 8 (0.39%) SkyDNS
12 7 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 632 (30.46%) Puppet
2 489 (23.57%) Ansible
3 424 (20.43%) Opscode Chef
4 196 (9.45%) Terraform
5 164 (7.90%) Kubernetes
6 106 (5.11%) logstash
7 102 (4.92%) Kibana
7 102 (4.92%) Nagios
8 89 (4.29%) Salt
9 62 (2.99%) Graphite
10 47 (2.27%) ZABBIX
11 45 (2.17%) Grafana
12 40 (1.93%) Mesos
13 35 (1.69%) HAProxy
14 27 (1.30%) Packer
15 22 (1.06%) Prometheus
16 17 (0.82%) rkt
17 14 (0.67%) CFEngine
18 13 (0.63%) Cobbler
18 13 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 165 (7.95%) Google
2 146 (7.04%) Red Hat
3 137 (6.60%) VMware
4 82 (3.95%) Oracle
4 82 (3.95%) Splunk
5 64 (3.08%) Microsoft
6 33 (1.59%) SAP
7 31 (1.49%) Rackspace
8 28 (1.35%) SaltStack
9 25 (1.20%) HP
9 25 (1.20%) Sybase
10 23 (1.11%) EMC
11 22 (1.06%) Sitecore
12 18 (0.87%) Apigee
12 18 (0.87%) Atlassian
13 17 (0.82%) Cisco
13 17 (0.82%) Veritas
14 15 (0.72%) Adobe
14 15 (0.72%) NetApp
15 14 (0.67%) webMethods
London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Oblix IT
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day + Flexibility to work from home
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £300 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £549 - £651 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago