Period
to 26 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 26 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 99 144
Rank change year-on-year -13 +45 -1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 2049 2557 1876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.15% 2.33% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.16% 6.01% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 1871 1398
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.12%
10th Percentile £356 £331 £313
90th Percentile £609 £606 £588
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 39715 42567 42357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.70% 38.74% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27248 29202 27979
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +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 799 917 875
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.71 £15.85
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.35 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% +0.21%

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 26 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 26 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 26 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 -14 1971 £475 - 430
London -15 1201 £500 - 230
UK excluding London -9 808 £450 - 233
North of England +16 274 £450 - 64
South East -37 236 £475 +5.56% 68
Yorkshire +1 147 £475 +0.53% 29
Midlands +48 128 £475 +18.75% 23
West Midlands +47 97 £480 +20.00% 15
North East +86 77 £370 +2.07%
South West -30 70 £450 +12.50% 20
Scotland +41 50 £425 +7.94% 29
North West -27 49 £488 +16.07% 35
East of England -21 48 £438 -5.41% 24
East Midlands -15 27 £450 +20.00% 8
Northern Ireland -49 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 26 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 1276 (62.27%) Python
2 1083 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
3 975 (47.58%) Linux
4 927 (45.24%) Java
5 876 (42.75%) DevOps
6 694 (33.87%) Amazon AWS
7 626 (30.55%) Puppet
8 613 (29.92%) Git (software)
9 567 (27.67%) Jenkins
10 553 (26.99%) Continuous Integration
11 524 (25.57%) Configuration Management
12 517 (25.23%) Ansible
13 514 (25.09%) JavaScript
14 468 (22.84%) Test Automation
15 465 (22.69%) Docker
16 459 (22.40%) Bash Shell
17 422 (20.60%) Opscode Chef
18 417 (20.35%) HTML
19 411 (20.06%) TDD
20 391 (19.08%) CSS
21 390 (19.03%) Ruby on Rails
22 338 (16.50%) Open Source
23 334 (16.30%) Scala
24 324 (15.81%) JIRA
25 310 (15.13%) Scrum
26 292 (14.25%) HTTP
27 287 (14.01%) Node.js
28 285 (13.91%) Perl
29 278 (13.57%) JSON
30 260 (12.69%) 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
1 206 (10.05%) Confluence
2 174 (8.49%) Elasticsearch
3 124 (6.05%) Apache
4 112 (5.47%) nginx
5 92 (4.49%) Tomcat
6 71 (3.47%) Cloud Foundry
7 61 (2.98%) OpenStack
8 44 (2.15%) JBoss
9 29 (1.42%) CMS
10 26 (1.27%) Apache Spark
11 25 (1.22%) IIS
12 15 (0.73%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
14 12 (0.59%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.39%) WordPress
16 7 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 7 (0.34%) Apache Pig
17 6 (0.29%) Apache Qpid
17 6 (0.29%) CloudStack
17 6 (0.29%) Jetty
Applications
1 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.049%) HipChat
4 1 (0.049%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.049%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.049%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.24%) Magento
1 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.15%) Shopify
2 3 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.049%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.049%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.049%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.049%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 694 (33.87%) Amazon AWS
2 198 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 155 (7.56%) GitHub
4 107 (5.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 103 (5.03%) Amazon EC2
6 87 (4.25%) PaaS
7 72 (3.51%) Amazon S3
8 59 (2.88%) IaaS
9 43 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
10 37 (1.81%) Heroku
11 33 (1.61%) Route 53
12 31 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
12 31 (1.51%) SaaS
13 30 (1.46%) OpenShift
14 27 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
15 25 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
16 21 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 20 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 20 (0.98%) Datadog
18 17 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 292 (14.25%) HTTP
2 144 (7.03%) TCP/IP
3 94 (4.59%) SSL
4 90 (4.39%) DNS
5 69 (3.37%) Firewall
6 55 (2.68%) Internet
7 38 (1.85%) HTTPS
8 36 (1.76%) Network Security
8 36 (1.76%) VPN
9 32 (1.56%) LDAP
10 26 (1.27%) IPsec
11 19 (0.93%) SMTP
12 17 (0.83%) Wireshark
13 14 (0.68%) SAN
14 12 (0.59%) IMAP
15 10 (0.49%) Kerberos
15 10 (0.49%) WAN
16 9 (0.44%) DHCP
16 9 (0.44%) SMS
17 7 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (11.71%) PostgreSQL
2 218 (10.64%) MongoDB
3 204 (9.96%) MySQL
4 186 (9.08%) NoSQL
5 178 (8.69%) Relational Database
6 96 (4.69%) SQL Server
7 69 (3.37%) Hadoop
8 58 (2.83%) Big Data
8 58 (2.83%) Redis
9 54 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 50 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 30 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 26 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (0.78%) HBase
13 16 (0.78%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.68%) Apache Hive
15 13 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
16 12 (0.59%) MariaDB
17 10 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.44%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 613 (29.92%) Git (software)
2 567 (27.67%) Jenkins
3 324 (15.81%) JIRA
4 216 (10.54%) Cucumber
5 186 (9.08%) Subversion
6 176 (8.59%) Selenium
7 147 (7.17%) JUnit
8 120 (5.86%) Maven
9 99 (4.83%) TeamCity
10 76 (3.71%) WebDriver
11 72 (3.51%) Vagrant
12 71 (3.47%) RSpec
13 69 (3.37%) Calabash
14 60 (2.93%) Artifactory
15 59 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
16 51 (2.49%) Ant
17 44 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
18 41 (2.00%) Bitbucket
19 39 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 36 (1.76%) Capybara
General
1 225 (10.98%) Finance
2 129 (6.30%) Banking
3 47 (2.29%) Retail
3 47 (2.29%) Telecoms
4 40 (1.95%) Marketing
5 33 (1.61%) Games
6 29 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.32%) Electronics
8 18 (0.88%) Publishing
9 16 (0.78%) Back Office
10 15 (0.73%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.63%) Front Office
12 11 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.24%) Automotive
14 5 (0.24%) Legal
15 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.15%) Law
16 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.098%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 781 (38.12%) Developer
2 450 (21.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 176 (8.59%) Ruby Developer
4 158 (7.71%) Java Developer
5 143 (6.98%) Architect
6 141 (6.88%) AWS DevOps
7 133 (6.49%) AWS Engineer
8 129 (6.30%) Linux Engineer
9 127 (6.20%) Scala Developer
10 119 (5.81%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 110 (5.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 90 (4.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 82 (4.00%) Senior Developer
14 81 (3.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 77 (3.76%) Consultant
16 72 (3.51%) Ruby Engineer
17 68 (3.32%) Tester
18 59 (2.88%) Administrator
19 56 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
20 54 (2.64%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (20.35%) HTML
2 391 (19.08%) CSS
3 390 (19.03%) Ruby on Rails
4 287 (14.01%) Node.js
5 278 (13.57%) JSON
6 254 (12.40%) REST
7 242 (11.81%) Web Services
8 240 (11.71%) HTML5
9 211 (10.30%) Spring
10 203 (9.91%) CSS3
11 194 (9.47%) RESTful
12 160 (7.81%) Elastic Stack
13 159 (7.76%) Ajax
14 158 (7.71%) .NET
15 149 (7.27%) Play Framework
16 143 (6.98%) Django
17 113 (5.51%) AngularJS
18 106 (5.17%) Guice
19 104 (5.08%) XML
20 91 (4.44%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 109 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (4.29%) Public Cloud
3 78 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 77 (3.76%) User Experience
5 71 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
6 62 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 33 (1.61%) Clustering
8 32 (1.56%) Blog
9 29 (1.42%) Cloud Native
9 29 (1.42%) PKI
10 27 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
11 25 (1.22%) Fintech
12 22 (1.07%) Data Centre
12 22 (1.07%) Management Information System
13 20 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.63%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.49%) Smartphone
16 9 (0.44%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.44%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 975 (47.58%) Linux
2 233 (11.37%) Unix
3 186 (9.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 166 (8.10%) Windows
5 162 (7.91%) CentOS
6 122 (5.95%) Ubuntu
7 53 (2.59%) Mac OS X
8 48 (2.34%) Apple iOS
9 47 (2.29%) Android
10 30 (1.46%) Mac OS
11 24 (1.17%) CoreOS
12 18 (0.88%) SUSE
13 17 (0.83%) AIX
14 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.59%) Windows Server
16 11 (0.54%) Solaris
17 7 (0.34%) Debian
17 7 (0.34%) Tru64
18 5 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1083 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 876 (42.75%) DevOps
3 553 (26.99%) Continuous Integration
4 524 (25.57%) Configuration Management
5 468 (22.84%) Test Automation
6 411 (20.06%) TDD
7 338 (16.50%) Open Source
8 310 (15.13%) Scrum
9 243 (11.86%) BDD
10 214 (10.44%) Microservices
11 197 (9.61%) Continuous Delivery
12 192 (9.37%) Web Development
13 168 (8.20%) MVC
14 150 (7.32%) Kanban
15 141 (6.88%) Responsive Web Design
16 138 (6.73%) Web Design
17 123 (6.00%) Software Engineering
18 121 (5.91%) E-Commerce
19 114 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
20 109 (5.32%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1276 (62.27%) Python
2 927 (45.24%) Java
3 514 (25.09%) JavaScript
4 459 (22.40%) Bash Shell
5 334 (16.30%) Scala
6 285 (13.91%) Perl
7 260 (12.69%) C#
8 227 (11.08%) SQL
9 211 (10.30%) Go
10 154 (7.52%) PHP
11 94 (4.59%) Shell Script
12 78 (3.81%) PowerShell
13 64 (3.12%) C++
14 52 (2.54%) Groovy
15 40 (1.95%) C
16 35 (1.71%) Korn
17 24 (1.17%) C-shell
18 23 (1.12%) VB
19 19 (0.93%) Clojure
19 19 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 255 (12.45%) Security Cleared
2 188 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 94 (4.59%) Degree
4 43 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (1.12%) ISEB
7 18 (0.88%) CISSP
8 17 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.78%) AWS Certification
10 14 (0.68%) CEH
10 14 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 13 (0.63%) CREST Certified
11 13 (0.63%) GIAC
11 13 (0.63%) SANS
12 12 (0.59%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.54%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.49%) RHCE
15 7 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (0.29%) CCNA
16 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (6.64%) QA
2 29 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.39%) WCAG
4 5 (0.24%) SLA
5 4 (0.20%) MiFID
6 3 (0.15%) EMIR
7 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.098%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.098%) PMO
8 1 (0.049%) JTAG
8 1 (0.049%) MISRA
System Software
1 465 (22.69%) Docker
2 60 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 19 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (0.83%) etcd
5 17 (0.83%) flannel
5 17 (0.83%) GlusterFS
6 16 (0.78%) VirtualBox
7 14 (0.68%) HDFS
8 12 (0.59%) LXC
8 12 (0.59%) Xen
9 11 (0.54%) KVM
9 11 (0.54%) vSphere
10 10 (0.49%) Ceph
10 10 (0.49%) SkyDNS
11 7 (0.34%) XenServer
12 6 (0.29%) GFS2
12 6 (0.29%) NFS
12 6 (0.29%) OCFS2
13 4 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 626 (30.55%) Puppet
2 517 (25.23%) Ansible
3 422 (20.60%) Opscode Chef
4 222 (10.83%) Terraform
5 198 (9.66%) Kubernetes
6 125 (6.10%) logstash
7 97 (4.73%) Kibana
8 88 (4.29%) Salt
9 86 (4.20%) Nagios
10 55 (2.68%) Graphite
11 50 (2.44%) ZABBIX
12 44 (2.15%) HAProxy
12 44 (2.15%) Mesos
13 40 (1.95%) Grafana
14 38 (1.85%) Packer
15 21 (1.02%) Prometheus
16 19 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 19 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 19 (0.93%) rkt
17 15 (0.73%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 173 (8.44%) Google
2 159 (7.76%) VMware
3 142 (6.93%) Red Hat
4 96 (4.69%) Oracle
5 72 (3.51%) Microsoft
5 72 (3.51%) Splunk
6 34 (1.66%) Rackspace
7 33 (1.61%) SaltStack
8 30 (1.46%) SAP
9 26 (1.27%) HP
10 22 (1.07%) Sybase
11 18 (0.88%) IBM
11 18 (0.88%) ServiceNow
12 17 (0.83%) EMC
12 17 (0.83%) Veritas
13 16 (0.78%) Atlassian
14 15 (0.73%) NetApp
15 14 (0.68%) Adobe
15 14 (0.68%) Sitecore
16 13 (0.63%) webMethods
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 25 minutes ago
London
Venture Up
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £580.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £500-600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Zoopla Property Group Plc
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago