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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 106 146
Rank change year-on-year +3 +40  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1065 1255 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 2.25% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.53% 5.88% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 900 639
Median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £52.50 £23.25 £55.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.80% -58.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £9.00 £43.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £38.00 £67.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £55.50
% change year-on-year +179.56% -58.10%  

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 19251 21327 20829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.54% 38.15% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13233 14646 13547
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 £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 470 438
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 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 30 April 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 -4 1026 £475 +5.55% 319
London +2 627 £500 +5.26% 151
Yorkshire +8 95 £475 - 24
South East -75 92 £475 - 57
City of London -15 75 £475 -5.00% 41
Tyne and Wear +56 59 £350 +12.90% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +56 59 £350 +12.90% 6
North East +54 59 £350 +12.90% 7
West Yorkshire +14 59 £450 - 16
Leeds +11 53 £450 -5.26% 12
West Midlands +24 52 £478 +19.37% 8
South West -21 39 £441 +10.25% 15
South Yorkshire +13 35 £500 +5.26% 5
Sheffield +17 33 £500 - 5
North West +8 26 £500 +42.85% 32
Shropshire +23 25 £496 +24.03% 1
Telford +20 25 £496 +24.03% 1
Scotland +32 22 £400 -15.78% 21
East of England -14 21 £425 -2.85% 13
Buckinghamshire - 18 £475 - 3
Surrey -2 17 £450 -10.00% 12
Glasgow +10 16 £400 +6.66% 6
Devon -9 15 £410 -8.88% 3
West Sussex -36 15 £512 +15.98% 4
Milton Keynes - 14 £475 - 3
Birmingham +22 13 £488 +5.40% 3
Berkshire +4 13 £500 +11.11% 10
Manchester -5 13 £450 +30.90% 26
Plymouth -5 13 £417 +4.12% 1
Hampshire -32 13 £462 +2.55% 11

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1224 (59.22%) Python
2 1116 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
3 1009 (48.81%) Linux
4 920 (44.51%) Java
5 844 (40.83%) DevOps
6 651 (31.49%) Puppet
7 604 (29.22%) Amazon AWS
8 579 (28.01%) Git (software)
9 570 (27.58%) Jenkins
10 550 (26.61%) Continuous Integration
11 538 (26.03%) JavaScript
12 489 (23.66%) TDD
12 489 (23.66%) Ansible
13 472 (22.84%) Configuration Management
14 456 (22.06%) Ruby on Rails
15 450 (21.77%) Docker
16 449 (21.72%) Bash Shell
17 432 (20.90%) HTML
18 428 (20.71%) Opscode Chef
19 399 (19.30%) CSS
20 373 (18.05%) Open Source
21 369 (17.85%) Scala
22 341 (16.50%) Perl
23 319 (15.43%) Scrum
24 307 (14.85%) JIRA
25 289 (13.98%) BDD
26 288 (13.93%) PostgreSQL
27 276 (13.35%) Unix
28 273 (13.21%) Cucumber
29 272 (13.16%) 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
1 189 (9.14%) Confluence
2 154 (7.45%) Elasticsearch
3 137 (6.63%) Apache
4 113 (5.47%) OpenStack
5 106 (5.13%) Tomcat
6 81 (3.92%) nginx
7 51 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 37 (1.79%) JBoss
9 35 (1.69%) CMS
10 30 (1.45%) IIS
11 18 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
12 16 (0.77%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.73%) CloudStack
14 14 (0.68%) Apache Spark
15 13 (0.63%) Apache Pig
16 12 (0.58%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.53%) Apache Qpid
18 6 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 6 (0.29%) Apache Solr
19 5 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.048%) HipChat
4 1 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.048%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.048%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.19%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.097%) Magento
6 2 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 604 (29.22%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 150 (7.26%) GitHub
4 89 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
5 74 (3.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 72 (3.48%) PaaS
7 52 (2.52%) Amazon S3
8 49 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
9 42 (2.03%) IaaS
10 40 (1.94%) Heroku
11 33 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
12 24 (1.16%) Datadog
13 23 (1.11%) Google Analytics
13 23 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
14 19 (0.92%) SaaS
15 16 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (0.77%) Route 53
16 13 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
16 13 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 251 (12.14%) HTTP
2 134 (6.48%) TCP/IP
3 111 (5.37%) SSL
4 75 (3.63%) Firewall
5 74 (3.58%) DNS
6 47 (2.27%) Internet
7 35 (1.69%) VPN
8 33 (1.60%) LDAP
9 21 (1.02%) Wireshark
10 17 (0.82%) SAN
11 15 (0.73%) AMQP
12 13 (0.63%) DHCP
13 12 (0.58%) Kerberos
13 12 (0.58%) Network Security
13 12 (0.58%) VoIP
14 10 (0.48%) HTTPS
15 9 (0.44%) SSH
16 5 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
16 5 (0.24%) tcpdump
16 5 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (13.93%) PostgreSQL
2 256 (12.39%) MongoDB
3 250 (12.09%) MySQL
4 221 (10.69%) NoSQL
5 172 (8.32%) Relational Database
6 100 (4.84%) SQL Server
7 72 (3.48%) Redis
8 64 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 60 (2.90%) Hadoop
10 49 (2.37%) Big Data
11 37 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 35 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 25 (1.21%) MariaDB
14 21 (1.02%) Oracle Database
15 18 (0.87%) Apache Hive
16 14 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (0.68%) HBase
17 13 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
18 11 (0.53%) Riak
19 10 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 579 (28.01%) Git (software)
2 570 (27.58%) Jenkins
3 307 (14.85%) JIRA
4 273 (13.21%) Cucumber
5 239 (11.56%) Selenium
6 192 (9.29%) Subversion
7 138 (6.68%) JUnit
8 111 (5.37%) Maven
9 90 (4.35%) WebDriver
10 87 (4.21%) Vagrant
11 85 (4.11%) TeamCity
12 78 (3.77%) RSpec
13 58 (2.81%) Calabash
14 54 (2.61%) Bitbucket
15 51 (2.47%) Ant
16 41 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 40 (1.94%) Hudson
18 37 (1.79%) Gradle
18 37 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
19 35 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 220 (10.64%) Finance
2 95 (4.60%) Banking
3 51 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 50 (2.42%) Games
5 40 (1.94%) Marketing
6 39 (1.89%) Retail
7 28 (1.35%) Back Office
8 27 (1.31%) Electronics
8 27 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.77%) Publishing
10 14 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.53%) Front Office
12 10 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.24%) Legal
15 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.15%) Advertising
16 3 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.15%) Law
17 2 (0.097%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 818 (39.57%) Developer
2 469 (22.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 188 (9.10%) Ruby Developer
4 173 (8.37%) Java Developer
5 147 (7.11%) Linux Engineer
6 143 (6.92%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 139 (6.72%) Architect
8 126 (6.10%) Scala Developer
9 119 (5.76%) AWS DevOps
10 114 (5.52%) AWS Engineer
11 103 (4.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 92 (4.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 91 (4.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 84 (4.06%) Senior Developer
15 80 (3.87%) Tester
16 70 (3.39%) Senior DevOps
17 68 (3.29%) Automation Tester
18 67 (3.24%) Ruby Engineer
19 65 (3.14%) Consultant
20 61 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (22.06%) Ruby on Rails
2 432 (20.90%) HTML
3 399 (19.30%) CSS
4 267 (12.92%) REST
5 257 (12.43%) Web Services
6 255 (12.34%) JSON
7 251 (12.14%) HTML5
8 223 (10.79%) Node.js
9 194 (9.39%) CSS3
10 189 (9.14%) Spring
11 169 (8.18%) .NET
12 162 (7.84%) RESTful
13 160 (7.74%) Django
14 158 (7.64%) Play Framework
15 155 (7.50%) Ajax
16 131 (6.34%) AngularJS
17 117 (5.66%) XML
18 97 (4.69%) jQuery
19 89 (4.31%) Elastic Stack
20 85 (4.11%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 118 (5.71%) User Experience
2 112 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (4.02%) Public Cloud
4 62 (3.00%) Mobile App
5 61 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
6 59 (2.85%) Computer Science
7 47 (2.27%) Clustering
8 33 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
9 32 (1.55%) Data Centre
10 23 (1.11%) Blog
11 20 (0.97%) Fintech
12 19 (0.92%) Algorithms
13 18 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (0.73%) Smartphone
15 13 (0.63%) Management Information System
16 12 (0.58%) Cloud Native
16 12 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
17 11 (0.53%) Digital Media
17 11 (0.53%) Social Media
18 10 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1009 (48.81%) Linux
2 276 (13.35%) Unix
3 208 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 195 (9.43%) Windows
5 175 (8.47%) CentOS
6 106 (5.13%) Ubuntu
7 56 (2.71%) Mac OS X
8 51 (2.47%) Android
9 48 (2.32%) Apple iOS
10 37 (1.79%) Mac OS
11 22 (1.06%) SUSE
12 19 (0.92%) AIX
13 18 (0.87%) CoreOS
14 14 (0.68%) Fedora
15 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.58%) Windows Server
17 8 (0.39%) Debian
17 8 (0.39%) RancherOS
17 8 (0.39%) Tru64
18 7 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1116 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
2 844 (40.83%) DevOps
3 550 (26.61%) Continuous Integration
4 489 (23.66%) TDD
5 472 (22.84%) Configuration Management
6 373 (18.05%) Open Source
7 319 (15.43%) Scrum
8 289 (13.98%) BDD
9 233 (11.27%) Automated Testing
10 205 (9.92%) Continuous Delivery
11 197 (9.53%) Web Development
12 172 (8.32%) Microservices
13 162 (7.84%) MVC
14 149 (7.21%) Test Automation
15 147 (7.11%) Kanban
16 145 (7.01%) Software Engineering
17 128 (6.19%) E-Commerce
18 126 (6.10%) OO
19 121 (5.85%) High Availability
20 118 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1224 (59.22%) Python
2 920 (44.51%) Java
3 538 (26.03%) JavaScript
4 449 (21.72%) Bash Shell
5 369 (17.85%) Scala
6 341 (16.50%) Perl
7 272 (13.16%) C#
8 269 (13.01%) SQL
9 189 (9.14%) Go
10 132 (6.39%) PHP
11 94 (4.55%) PowerShell
12 90 (4.35%) Shell Script
13 60 (2.90%) C++
14 55 (2.66%) Groovy
15 51 (2.47%) C
16 23 (1.11%) VB
17 20 (0.97%) Clojure
18 19 (0.92%) Haskell
19 17 (0.82%) Korn
20 15 (0.73%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 211 (10.21%) Security Cleared
2 137 (6.63%) SC Cleared
3 58 (2.81%) Degree
4 24 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 22 (1.06%) ISEB
6 21 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 15 (0.73%) AWS Certification
7 15 (0.73%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.73%) RHCE
8 13 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.58%) CCNA
10 11 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.48%) CCNP
12 8 (0.39%) CISSP
13 6 (0.29%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 4 (0.19%) MCSE
15 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.19%) VCDX
16 3 (0.15%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (7.16%) QA
2 23 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (0.87%) SDET
4 11 (0.53%) SLA
5 10 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.24%) WCAG
7 4 (0.19%) MiFID
8 3 (0.15%) EMIR
9 2 (0.097%) PMO
System Software
1 450 (21.77%) Docker
2 61 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (1.21%) vSphere
5 18 (0.87%) GlusterFS
6 17 (0.82%) Xen
7 15 (0.73%) HDFS
7 15 (0.73%) Shibboleth
8 14 (0.68%) LXC
9 13 (0.63%) etcd
9 13 (0.63%) flannel
9 13 (0.63%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.58%) XenServer
11 9 (0.44%) vCloud
11 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.39%) GFS2
12 8 (0.39%) Hyper-V
12 8 (0.39%) OCFS2
13 7 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 651 (31.49%) Puppet
2 489 (23.66%) Ansible
3 428 (20.71%) Opscode Chef
4 180 (8.71%) Terraform
5 151 (7.31%) Kubernetes
6 106 (5.13%) Nagios
7 92 (4.45%) Salt
8 89 (4.31%) logstash
9 77 (3.73%) Kibana
10 50 (2.42%) Graphite
11 45 (2.18%) Mesos
12 42 (2.03%) Grafana
13 36 (1.74%) ZABBIX
14 28 (1.35%) HAProxy
15 23 (1.11%) Cobbler
16 21 (1.02%) Zenoss
17 19 (0.92%) Packer
18 17 (0.82%) Rancher
18 17 (0.82%) vCenter Server
19 15 (0.73%) SELinux
Vendors
1 156 (7.55%) Google
2 141 (6.82%) VMware
3 139 (6.72%) Red Hat
4 88 (4.26%) Oracle
5 77 (3.73%) Splunk
6 74 (3.58%) Microsoft
7 37 (1.79%) SAP
8 35 (1.69%) Rackspace
9 33 (1.60%) EMC
10 30 (1.45%) Sybase
11 29 (1.40%) Atlassian
12 28 (1.35%) SaltStack
13 24 (1.16%) Cisco
14 18 (0.87%) Apigee
14 18 (0.87%) Sitecore
15 17 (0.82%) NetApp
16 16 (0.77%) HP
17 14 (0.68%) IBM
18 13 (0.63%) Veritas
19 12 (0.58%) Zend
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits/Flexi Working hours
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £465 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £372 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £460 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
Posted: 4 days ago