Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 102 117
Rank change year-on-year -20 +15 -7
Contract jobs citing Ruby 2,062 2,255 2,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.32% 1.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.88% 5.68% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,584 1,655 1,697
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% +4.65%
10th Percentile £370 £338 £313
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £418
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 9
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £20.50
10th Percentile £16.64 - £8.00
90th Percentile £39.35 - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.15 - £8.00

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 42,225 39,668 41,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.10% 40.82% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,782 27,236 28,048
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £289 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 867 1,054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.56 £14.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.20 £51.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -25 1,933 £500 +6.21% 763
London -9 1,182 £525 +7.69% 362
UK excluding London -13 855 £475 +5.56% 454
North of England -19 263 £450 +4.65% 133
South East -19 232 £500 +11.11% 117
Yorkshire -23 120 £438 -5.41% 53
North West +6 119 £475 +15.15% 78
East of England -3 94 £469 +4.17% 52
Scotland +60 92 £500 +25.00% 33
South West +25 86 £450 - 58
Midlands -19 75 £500 +11.11% 41
West Midlands -11 49 £500 +3.09% 17
East Midlands +4 25 £475 +18.75% 24
North East -9 22 £380 -5.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 15 £325 - 9
Wales +1 7 £400 -11.11% 11

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 1,342 (65.08%) Python
2 1,101 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
3 933 (45.25%) DevOps
4 852 (41.32%) Java
5 836 (40.54%) Linux
6 750 (36.37%) Amazon AWS
7 714 (34.63%) Jenkins
8 638 (30.94%) Ansible
9 618 (29.97%) Puppet
10 574 (27.84%) TDD
11 566 (27.45%) Git (software)
12 564 (27.35%) Continuous Integration
13 553 (26.82%) Bash Shell
14 536 (25.99%) Docker
15 496 (24.05%) JavaScript
16 483 (23.42%) Configuration Management
17 477 (23.13%) Opscode Chef
18 455 (22.07%) Test Automation
19 370 (17.94%) Finance
20 357 (17.31%) Web Services
21 346 (16.78%) Perl
22 338 (16.39%) Open Source
23 325 (15.76%) BDD
24 324 (15.71%) Unix
25 320 (15.52%) Ruby on Rails
26 314 (15.23%) Continuous Delivery
27 300 (14.55%) Scrum
27 300 (14.55%) HTML
28 291 (14.11%) Kubernetes
29 285 (13.82%) CSS

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
1 121 (5.87%) Apache
2 114 (5.53%) nginx
3 111 (5.38%) Confluence
4 101 (4.90%) Tomcat
5 96 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
6 83 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
7 62 (3.01%) JBoss
8 54 (2.62%) OpenStack
9 38 (1.84%) WebSphere
10 35 (1.70%) Apache Spark
11 30 (1.45%) IIS
12 27 (1.31%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.97%) Jetty
14 15 (0.73%) CMS
15 14 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 12 (0.58%) CloudStack
17 10 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
17 10 (0.48%) Luigi
18 8 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 10 (0.48%) Pipeline Pilot
2 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.097%) HipChat
4 2 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.048%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.07%) Payment Gateway
2 14 (0.68%) Magento
3 6 (0.29%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.15%) Shopify
5 2 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.097%) Relativity
6 1 (0.048%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.048%) Exstream
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.048%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.048%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 750 (36.37%) Amazon AWS
2 206 (9.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (6.94%) GitHub
4 117 (5.67%) Amazon EC2
5 97 (4.70%) PaaS
6 93 (4.51%) Amazon S3
7 79 (3.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 75 (3.64%) Serverless
9 70 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 55 (2.67%) OpenShift
11 52 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
12 49 (2.38%) SaaS
13 48 (2.33%) IaaS
14 39 (1.89%) Route 53
15 38 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
16 34 (1.65%) Amazon ELB
16 34 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 28 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
18 21 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 21 (1.02%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 168 (8.15%) HTTP
2 150 (7.27%) TCP/IP
3 122 (5.92%) Firewall
4 80 (3.88%) SSL
5 77 (3.73%) DNS
6 56 (2.72%) Internet
7 34 (1.65%) SAN
8 31 (1.50%) VPN
9 29 (1.41%) Network Security
10 22 (1.07%) LDAP
11 21 (1.02%) SMS
12 18 (0.87%) BIG-IP
13 14 (0.68%) AMQP
13 14 (0.68%) DHCP
14 12 (0.58%) WAN
15 11 (0.53%) NAS
16 10 (0.48%) HTTPS
16 10 (0.48%) ICMP
16 10 (0.48%) IPsec
16 10 (0.48%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (10.67%) NoSQL
2 205 (9.94%) PostgreSQL
3 198 (9.60%) MongoDB
4 197 (9.55%) MySQL
5 127 (6.16%) Relational Database
6 107 (5.19%) Redis
7 73 (3.54%) Big Data
8 71 (3.44%) Hadoop
9 61 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 60 (2.91%) SQL Server
11 55 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
12 32 (1.55%) RDBMS
13 28 (1.36%) Oracle Database
14 26 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 20 (0.97%) Riak
16 19 (0.92%) Couchbase
17 12 (0.58%) Data Mining
17 12 (0.58%) Neo4j
18 10 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
18 10 (0.48%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 714 (34.63%) Jenkins
2 566 (27.45%) Git (software)
3 271 (13.14%) Cucumber
4 256 (12.42%) JIRA
5 215 (10.43%) Selenium
6 151 (7.32%) Maven
7 129 (6.26%) Subversion
8 123 (5.97%) TeamCity
9 102 (4.95%) Sonatype Nexus
10 99 (4.80%) JUnit
11 70 (3.39%) Calabash
12 69 (3.35%) Appium
13 66 (3.20%) WebDriver
14 64 (3.10%) Artifactory
15 55 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 55 (2.67%) RSpec
16 53 (2.57%) Gradle
17 52 (2.52%) Vagrant
18 48 (2.33%) Ant
18 48 (2.33%) JMeter
General
1 370 (17.94%) Finance
2 178 (8.63%) Banking
3 40 (1.94%) Marketing
4 39 (1.89%) Retail
5 34 (1.65%) Games
6 30 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.31%) Front Office
9 16 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 15 (0.73%) Automotive
11 14 (0.68%) Electronics
12 13 (0.63%) Back Office
12 13 (0.63%) Law
13 10 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.44%) Advertising
14 9 (0.44%) Publishing
15 8 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.24%) Hindi Language
16 5 (0.24%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 673 (32.64%) Developer
2 571 (27.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 220 (10.67%) AWS Engineer
4 187 (9.07%) AWS DevOps
5 163 (7.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 160 (7.76%) Ruby Developer
7 144 (6.98%) Java Developer
8 126 (6.11%) Cloud Engineer
9 123 (5.97%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 122 (5.92%) Senior Developer
11 108 (5.24%) Architect
12 102 (4.95%) Linux Engineer
13 88 (4.27%) Tester
14 83 (4.03%) Ruby Engineer
15 71 (3.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 70 (3.39%) Senior DevOps
17 64 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
18 60 (2.91%) Automation Tester
19 58 (2.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
20 54 (2.62%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (17.31%) Web Services
2 320 (15.52%) Ruby on Rails
3 300 (14.55%) HTML
4 285 (13.82%) CSS
5 264 (12.80%) Node.js
6 194 (9.41%) JSON
7 161 (7.81%) RESTful
8 160 (7.76%) REST
9 149 (7.23%) HTML5
10 146 (7.08%) Spring
11 136 (6.60%) React
12 117 (5.67%) CSS3
13 113 (5.48%) .NET
14 108 (5.24%) Elastic Stack
15 107 (5.19%) AngularJS
16 90 (4.36%) XML
17 77 (3.73%) Ajax
18 76 (3.69%) Play Framework
19 71 (3.44%) Gherkin
20 66 (3.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 85 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
3 80 (3.88%) Mobile App
4 69 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 62 (3.01%) Public Cloud
6 40 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 38 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 38 (1.84%) Fintech
8 36 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
8 36 (1.75%) User Experience
9 34 (1.65%) iPad
10 33 (1.60%) Enterprise Cloud
10 33 (1.60%) Private Cloud
11 29 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (0.92%) Cloud Native
12 19 (0.92%) Management Information System
13 18 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.73%) Video on Demand
15 12 (0.58%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 836 (40.54%) Linux
2 324 (15.71%) Unix
3 232 (11.25%) Windows
4 206 (9.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 86 (4.17%) CentOS
6 55 (2.67%) Ubuntu
7 50 (2.42%) Apple iOS
8 44 (2.13%) Windows Server
9 41 (1.99%) Android
10 33 (1.60%) Solaris
11 31 (1.50%) Mac OS X
12 30 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 27 (1.31%) CoreOS
13 27 (1.31%) Mac OS
14 26 (1.26%) AIX
15 25 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (0.48%) Debian
17 5 (0.24%) Fedora
18 2 (0.097%) DC/OS
18 2 (0.097%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,101 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
2 933 (45.25%) DevOps
3 574 (27.84%) TDD
4 564 (27.35%) Continuous Integration
5 483 (23.42%) Configuration Management
6 455 (22.07%) Test Automation
7 338 (16.39%) Open Source
8 325 (15.76%) BDD
9 314 (15.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 300 (14.55%) Scrum
11 170 (8.24%) Kanban
12 167 (8.10%) Microservices
13 166 (8.05%) Mentoring
14 163 (7.90%) Software Engineering
15 131 (6.35%) E-Commerce
16 101 (4.90%) Pair Programming
17 91 (4.41%) Load Balancing
18 90 (4.36%) OO
19 89 (4.32%) MVC
20 84 (4.07%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1,342 (65.08%) Python
2 852 (41.32%) Java
3 553 (26.82%) Bash Shell
4 496 (24.05%) JavaScript
5 346 (16.78%) Perl
6 255 (12.37%) Go
7 212 (10.28%) C#
8 193 (9.36%) Scala
9 181 (8.78%) PHP
10 177 (8.58%) SQL
11 146 (7.08%) PowerShell
12 143 (6.94%) Groovy
13 87 (4.22%) Shell Script
14 85 (4.12%) C++
15 50 (2.42%) Apple Swift
16 36 (1.75%) C
17 25 (1.21%) Korn
18 19 (0.92%) T-SQL
19 16 (0.78%) ES6
19 16 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 222 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 178 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 95 (4.61%) Degree
4 44 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (1.50%) AWS Certification
6 17 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.63%) PhD
8 11 (0.53%) CISM
8 11 (0.53%) CISSP
8 11 (0.53%) ISEB
8 11 (0.53%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 9 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.39%) CCSP
10 8 (0.39%) RHCE
11 7 (0.34%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.29%) CHECK Team Member
13 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (8.10%) QA
2 19 (0.92%) GCP
3 18 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.73%) MiFID
6 10 (0.48%) WCAG
7 8 (0.39%) EMIR
7 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.29%) GAAP
9 3 (0.15%) SLA
10 1 (0.048%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 536 (25.99%) Docker
2 49 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 47 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (1.99%) vSphere
5 19 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.78%) Xen
7 11 (0.53%) Firmware
7 11 (0.53%) HDFS
8 10 (0.48%) etcd
9 9 (0.44%) iptables
9 9 (0.44%) vCloud
9 9 (0.44%) VirtualBox
10 8 (0.39%) Postfix
11 6 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.29%) LXC
11 6 (0.29%) NFS
11 6 (0.29%) Sendmail
11 6 (0.29%) Squid
12 5 (0.24%) KVM
13 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 638 (30.94%) Ansible
2 618 (29.97%) Puppet
3 477 (23.13%) Opscode Chef
4 291 (14.11%) Kubernetes
5 256 (12.42%) Terraform
6 80 (3.88%) Kibana
7 78 (3.78%) logstash
8 69 (3.35%) Nagios
9 61 (2.96%) Packer
10 56 (2.72%) Grafana
11 51 (2.47%) ZABBIX
12 46 (2.23%) Consul
12 46 (2.23%) Salt
13 38 (1.84%) HAProxy
13 38 (1.84%) Mesos
14 31 (1.50%) ITRS Geneos
15 30 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
16 28 (1.36%) Rancher
17 24 (1.16%) Graphite
18 18 (0.87%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 164 (7.95%) Red Hat
2 136 (6.60%) Google
3 125 (6.06%) Splunk
4 123 (5.97%) Oracle
5 104 (5.04%) VMware
6 89 (4.32%) Microsoft
7 51 (2.47%) IBM
8 44 (2.13%) New Relic
9 40 (1.94%) Atlassian
10 36 (1.75%) SaltStack
11 28 (1.36%) AppDynamics
12 24 (1.16%) F5
12 24 (1.16%) Qualys
13 22 (1.07%) Rackspace
14 21 (1.02%) Cisco
15 17 (0.82%) HP
16 15 (0.73%) Adobe
16 15 (0.73%) CA
16 15 (0.73%) ServiceNow
17 14 (0.68%) Nimsoft