Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 95 129
Rank change year-on-year -44 +34 -9
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1940 2561 2046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.43% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.48% 6.02% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1461 1892 1613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +250.00% +25.00% -88.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £10.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +92.95% +25.00% -

Ruby is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 43282 42516 43243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.95% 40.32% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30242 29187 29245
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 806 887 1038
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.40 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +19.05%

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 22 November 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 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ruby in the UK

Ruby
Top 16 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 22 November 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 -45 1835 £500 +5.26% 435
London -45 1106 £525 +5.00% 229
UK excluding London -12 811 £450 - 230
South East +6 262 £500 +11.11% 49
North of England -23 233 £450 - 75
Yorkshire -23 122 £425 -5.56% 33
Midlands +2 92 £500 +11.11% 17
East of England +2 81 £450 - 37
North West -34 79 £475 +11.76% 37
Scotland +44 74 £425 +11.48% 17
South West -15 60 £425 -5.56% 28
West Midlands +10 58 £500 +5.26% 2
North East +32 30 £400 -5.88% 5
East Midlands -11 30 £450 +12.50% 15
Northern Ireland -31 14 £325 -
Wales +14 3 £363 -30.95% 7

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 (63.45%) Python
2 1036 (53.40%) Agile Software Development
3 866 (44.64%) DevOps
4 841 (43.35%) Java
5 837 (43.14%) Linux
6 719 (37.06%) Amazon AWS
7 642 (33.09%) Jenkins
8 572 (29.48%) Puppet
9 546 (28.14%) Ansible
10 506 (26.08%) Continuous Integration
11 503 (25.93%) Git (software)
12 483 (24.90%) TDD
13 473 (24.38%) Bash Shell
14 470 (24.23%) Configuration Management
15 455 (23.45%) Docker
16 442 (22.78%) Test Automation
17 438 (22.58%) JavaScript
18 432 (22.27%) Opscode Chef
19 326 (16.80%) Open Source
20 321 (16.55%) Scrum
21 319 (16.44%) Finance
22 310 (15.98%) Web Services
23 297 (15.31%) Ruby on Rails
24 293 (15.10%) HTML
25 280 (14.43%) Perl
26 268 (13.81%) CSS
26 268 (13.81%) BDD
27 262 (13.51%) Go
27 262 (13.51%) Unix
27 262 (13.51%) JIRA

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
1 134 (6.91%) Confluence
2 132 (6.80%) nginx
3 101 (5.21%) Apache
4 100 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
5 93 (4.79%) Tomcat
6 71 (3.66%) Cloud Foundry
7 50 (2.58%) OpenStack
8 44 (2.27%) JBoss
9 33 (1.70%) Apache Spark
10 29 (1.49%) IIS
11 26 (1.34%) WebSphere
12 23 (1.19%) Jetty
13 19 (0.98%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.88%) CMS
15 10 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
15 10 (0.52%) Luigi
16 8 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 6 (0.31%) CloudStack
18 5 (0.26%) Apache Solr
18 5 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (0.52%) Pipeline Pilot
2 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.10%) HipChat
6 1 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.052%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
3 5 (0.26%) Magento
4 3 (0.15%) Shopify
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.10%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.10%) Relativity
6 1 (0.052%) Exstream
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.052%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 719 (37.06%) Amazon AWS
2 185 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (7.16%) GitHub
4 110 (5.67%) Amazon EC2
5 97 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 86 (4.43%) PaaS
7 81 (4.18%) Amazon S3
8 57 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (2.78%) OpenShift
10 53 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
11 48 (2.47%) Route 53
11 48 (2.47%) Serverless
12 47 (2.42%) SaaS
13 44 (2.27%) IaaS
14 32 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
15 30 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
16 27 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (1.34%) Heroku
18 18 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 17 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 193 (9.95%) HTTP
2 163 (8.40%) TCP/IP
3 97 (5.00%) Firewall
4 91 (4.69%) DNS
5 82 (4.23%) SSL
6 56 (2.89%) Internet
7 42 (2.16%) Network Security
8 33 (1.70%) HTTPS
9 30 (1.55%) VPN
10 27 (1.39%) SAN
11 23 (1.19%) LDAP
12 20 (1.03%) IPsec
13 18 (0.93%) SMS
14 15 (0.77%) WAN
15 13 (0.67%) NAS
16 12 (0.62%) AMQP
16 12 (0.62%) SMTP
17 11 (0.57%) ICMP
18 10 (0.52%) BIG-IP
18 10 (0.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (10.88%) NoSQL
2 193 (9.95%) MongoDB
3 192 (9.90%) PostgreSQL
4 187 (9.64%) MySQL
5 133 (6.86%) Relational Database
6 84 (4.33%) Redis
7 78 (4.02%) Big Data
8 70 (3.61%) Hadoop
8 70 (3.61%) SQL Server
9 64 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 52 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
11 39 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 35 (1.80%) RDBMS
13 27 (1.39%) Oracle Database
14 18 (0.93%) Couchbase
15 13 (0.67%) Blockchain
15 13 (0.67%) Riak
16 12 (0.62%) Data Mining
17 10 (0.52%) KNIME
18 9 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 642 (33.09%) Jenkins
2 503 (25.93%) Git (software)
3 262 (13.51%) JIRA
4 244 (12.58%) Cucumber
5 194 (10.00%) Selenium
6 133 (6.86%) Subversion
7 127 (6.55%) Maven
8 121 (6.24%) JUnit
9 117 (6.03%) TeamCity
10 90 (4.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 70 (3.61%) WebDriver
12 69 (3.56%) Calabash
13 65 (3.35%) RSpec
14 63 (3.25%) Artifactory
15 61 (3.14%) Vagrant
16 60 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 56 (2.89%) Appium
18 45 (2.32%) Ant
19 42 (2.16%) JBehave
19 42 (2.16%) JMeter
General
1 319 (16.44%) Finance
2 161 (8.30%) Banking
3 48 (2.47%) Retail
4 39 (2.01%) Marketing
5 34 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.49%) Games
7 28 (1.44%) Front Office
8 24 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.03%) Electronics
11 16 (0.82%) Retail Banking
12 15 (0.77%) Back Office
13 12 (0.62%) Automotive
14 10 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.52%) Publishing
15 8 (0.41%) Advertising
15 8 (0.41%) Law
16 5 (0.26%) Hindi Language
16 5 (0.26%) Japanese Language
17 4 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 662 (34.12%) Developer
2 498 (25.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 193 (9.95%) AWS Engineer
4 177 (9.12%) AWS DevOps
5 151 (7.78%) Ruby Developer
6 145 (7.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 135 (6.96%) Java Developer
8 123 (6.34%) Architect
9 112 (5.77%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 109 (5.62%) Linux Engineer
11 104 (5.36%) Senior Developer
12 103 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
13 85 (4.38%) Tester
14 76 (3.92%) Ruby Engineer
15 75 (3.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 63 (3.25%) Scala Developer
17 62 (3.20%) Analyst
17 62 (3.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 58 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
19 54 (2.78%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (15.98%) Web Services
2 297 (15.31%) Ruby on Rails
3 293 (15.10%) HTML
4 268 (13.81%) CSS
5 240 (12.37%) JSON
5 240 (12.37%) Node.js
6 184 (9.48%) REST
7 180 (9.28%) RESTful
8 168 (8.66%) HTML5
8 168 (8.66%) Spring
9 148 (7.63%) Elastic Stack
10 138 (7.11%) CSS3
11 125 (6.44%) .NET
12 103 (5.31%) AngularJS
13 98 (5.05%) React
14 86 (4.43%) Ajax
14 86 (4.43%) Play Framework
15 84 (4.33%) Django
16 83 (4.28%) XML
17 67 (3.45%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
2 83 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 77 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 69 (3.56%) Public Cloud
6 32 (1.65%) User Experience
6 32 (1.65%) Virtual Team
7 30 (1.55%) Enterprise Cloud
8 29 (1.49%) PKI
9 28 (1.44%) Cloud Native
10 27 (1.39%) Data Centre
10 27 (1.39%) Fintech
11 23 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
12 22 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.03%) Management Information System
14 19 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
15 17 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 17 (0.88%) Private Cloud
16 16 (0.82%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 837 (43.14%) Linux
2 262 (13.51%) Unix
3 197 (10.15%) Windows
4 171 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 91 (4.69%) CentOS
6 76 (3.92%) Ubuntu
7 43 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 37 (1.91%) Android
9 34 (1.75%) Mac OS
10 33 (1.70%) Windows Server
11 28 (1.44%) CoreOS
11 28 (1.44%) Solaris
12 24 (1.24%) Mac OS X
12 24 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (1.08%) AIX
14 19 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.62%) Debian
16 6 (0.31%) Fedora
17 3 (0.15%) SUSE
17 3 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1036 (53.40%) Agile Software Development
2 866 (44.64%) DevOps
3 506 (26.08%) Continuous Integration
4 483 (24.90%) TDD
5 470 (24.23%) Configuration Management
6 442 (22.78%) Test Automation
7 326 (16.80%) Open Source
8 321 (16.55%) Scrum
9 268 (13.81%) BDD
10 226 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
11 187 (9.64%) Kanban
12 177 (9.12%) Microservices
13 132 (6.80%) Software Engineering
14 125 (6.44%) Mentoring
15 119 (6.13%) MVC
16 111 (5.72%) E-Commerce
17 106 (5.46%) Load Balancing
18 105 (5.41%) Web Development
19 81 (4.18%) Pair Programming
20 78 (4.02%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1231 (63.45%) Python
2 841 (43.35%) Java
3 473 (24.38%) Bash Shell
4 438 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 280 (14.43%) Perl
6 262 (13.51%) Go
7 209 (10.77%) Scala
8 198 (10.21%) C#
9 175 (9.02%) PHP
10 171 (8.81%) SQL
11 110 (5.67%) PowerShell
12 83 (4.28%) C++
13 73 (3.76%) Shell Script
14 71 (3.66%) Groovy
15 41 (2.11%) Apple Swift
16 32 (1.65%) Korn
17 29 (1.49%) C
18 24 (1.24%) T-SQL
19 18 (0.93%) PL/SQL
20 17 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 231 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 175 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 102 (5.26%) Degree
4 52 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.08%) AWS Certification
5 21 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.82%) ISEB
7 12 (0.62%) PhD
8 11 (0.57%) CISSP
9 10 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.46%) RHCE
11 8 (0.41%) CHECK Team Member
11 8 (0.41%) CISM
12 7 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 7 (0.36%) CCSP
12 7 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.26%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.26%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (7.68%) QA
2 25 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.77%) MiFID
4 14 (0.72%) WCAG
5 13 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.52%) GCP
7 8 (0.41%) EMIR
8 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.15%) SLA
10 1 (0.052%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
10 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.052%) JTAG
10 1 (0.052%) MISRA
System Software
1 455 (23.45%) Docker
2 44 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 35 (1.80%) vSphere
5 19 (0.98%) etcd
6 18 (0.93%) Xen
7 16 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (0.72%) VirtualBox
9 11 (0.57%) flannel
10 10 (0.52%) Firmware
11 8 (0.41%) KVM
12 7 (0.36%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.36%) HDFS
12 7 (0.36%) LXC
13 6 (0.31%) Ceph
13 6 (0.31%) iptables
14 5 (0.26%) Postfix
14 5 (0.26%) SkyDNS
14 5 (0.26%) XenServer
15 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 572 (29.48%) Puppet
2 546 (28.14%) Ansible
3 432 (22.27%) Opscode Chef
4 238 (12.27%) Kubernetes
5 218 (11.24%) Terraform
6 112 (5.77%) logstash
7 99 (5.10%) Kibana
8 61 (3.14%) Nagios
9 55 (2.84%) Packer
10 54 (2.78%) Salt
11 51 (2.63%) Grafana
12 47 (2.42%) HAProxy
13 44 (2.27%) ZABBIX
14 39 (2.01%) Mesos
15 38 (1.96%) Consul
16 30 (1.55%) Graphite
17 20 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
18 19 (0.98%) Rancher
19 15 (0.77%) Cobbler
19 15 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 148 (7.63%) Google
2 135 (6.96%) Red Hat
3 120 (6.19%) VMware
4 107 (5.52%) Oracle
5 94 (4.85%) Microsoft
6 91 (4.69%) Splunk
7 43 (2.22%) IBM
8 34 (1.75%) Rackspace
9 32 (1.65%) Atlassian
10 30 (1.55%) New Relic
10 30 (1.55%) SaltStack
11 21 (1.08%) SAP
12 20 (1.03%) HP
12 20 (1.03%) ServiceNow
13 16 (0.82%) Cisco
14 14 (0.72%) F5
14 14 (0.72%) Nimsoft
14 14 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (0.62%) Xamarin
16 11 (0.57%) EMC