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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 96 134
Rank change year-on-year -17 +38  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 981 1291 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.08% 2.40% 1.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.97% 6.17% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 932 709
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £10.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -75.00%  
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 19720 20910 21020
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.86% 38.83% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13447 14338 14059
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 £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 464 425
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.00 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.23 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 June 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 June 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 -24 934 £488 +2.78% 380
London -31 591 £500 - 183
South East -16 114 £475 +5.55% 65
City of London -57 64 £475 -5.00% 35
Yorkshire -11 59 £475 +1.60% 33
West Yorkshire +3 47 £440 -2.22% 20
West Midlands +40 42 £475 +46.15% 12
Buckinghamshire - 40 £475 - 3
Milton Keynes - 38 £475 - 2
Leeds -2 31 £440 -2.22% 18
Scotland +37 30 £425 +28.78% 12
North West -8 30 £488 +11.42% 37
Newcastle upon Tyne +99 29 £370 -1.33% 6
Tyne and Wear +96 29 £370 -1.33% 7
North East +93 29 £370 +2.06% 8
South West -20 29 £450 +5.88% 14
Glasgow +11 20 £425 +13.33% 3
Berkshire +27 17 £450 +5.88% 9
Surrey -20 16 £351 -22.11% 9
West Sussex -27 16 £506 +12.38% 6
Shropshire +18 15 £496 +34.09% 1
Devon +6 15 £433 +30.71%
Manchester -8 15 £418 -12.10% 26
East Midlands -14 15 £475 +26.66% 10
Oxfordshire +3 14 £400 - 7
Croydon -2 14 £525 +13.51%
East of England -17 14 £480 +1.05% 18
Cheshire +14 11 £550 +25.71% 4
Bristol -19 11 £500 +37.93% 8
Edinburgh +15 10 £450 - 6

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1225 (60.20%) Python
2 1105 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
3 974 (47.86%) Linux
4 929 (45.65%) Java
5 832 (40.88%) DevOps
6 643 (31.60%) Amazon AWS
7 631 (31.01%) Git (software)
8 598 (29.39%) Puppet
9 558 (27.42%) Jenkins
10 540 (26.54%) Continuous Integration
11 538 (26.44%) JavaScript
12 514 (25.26%) Configuration Management
13 497 (24.42%) Test Automation
14 478 (23.49%) Ansible
15 453 (22.26%) TDD
16 443 (21.77%) Docker
17 437 (21.47%) HTML
17 437 (21.47%) Bash Shell
18 426 (20.93%) Ruby on Rails
19 413 (20.29%) CSS
20 411 (20.20%) Opscode Chef
21 373 (18.33%) Scala
22 343 (16.86%) Open Source
23 315 (15.48%) Scrum
24 308 (15.14%) JIRA
25 301 (14.79%) Perl
26 295 (14.50%) HTTP
27 288 (14.15%) C#
28 283 (13.91%) JSON
29 273 (13.42%) Node.js

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
1 209 (10.27%) Confluence
2 172 (8.45%) Elasticsearch
3 130 (6.39%) Apache
4 112 (5.50%) Tomcat
5 95 (4.67%) nginx
6 74 (3.64%) OpenStack
7 65 (3.19%) Cloud Foundry
8 41 (2.01%) JBoss
9 32 (1.57%) CMS
10 26 (1.28%) IIS
11 22 (1.08%) Apache Spark
12 16 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
13 14 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.54%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.39%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.39%) WordPress
16 7 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 6 (0.29%) Apache Qpid
17 6 (0.29%) SharePoint
18 5 (0.25%) Jetty
Applications
1 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.098%) 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 19 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.20%) Magento
5 3 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.098%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.049%) Pega PRPC
7 1 (0.049%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.049%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 643 (31.60%) Amazon AWS
2 197 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (7.86%) GitHub
4 103 (5.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 99 (4.86%) Amazon EC2
6 82 (4.03%) PaaS
7 65 (3.19%) Amazon S3
8 63 (3.10%) IaaS
9 37 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
10 35 (1.72%) Heroku
11 26 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
12 25 (1.23%) SaaS
13 24 (1.18%) Route 53
14 23 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
15 22 (1.08%) Datadog
16 21 (1.03%) Google Analytics
17 20 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
18 19 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
18 19 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 18 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 295 (14.50%) HTTP
2 140 (6.88%) TCP/IP
3 105 (5.16%) SSL
4 81 (3.98%) DNS
5 70 (3.44%) Firewall
6 50 (2.46%) Internet
7 34 (1.67%) LDAP
8 30 (1.47%) VPN
9 29 (1.43%) Network Security
10 24 (1.18%) HTTPS
11 18 (0.88%) IPsec
12 16 (0.79%) SMTP
12 16 (0.79%) Wireshark
13 14 (0.69%) SAN
14 11 (0.54%) IMAP
15 10 (0.49%) Kerberos
16 8 (0.39%) AMQP
16 8 (0.39%) SSH
17 7 (0.34%) NAS
17 7 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (12.53%) PostgreSQL
2 228 (11.20%) MongoDB
3 220 (10.81%) MySQL
4 205 (10.07%) NoSQL
5 189 (9.29%) Relational Database
6 97 (4.77%) SQL Server
7 68 (3.34%) Hadoop
8 63 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
8 63 (3.10%) Redis
9 51 (2.51%) Big Data
10 46 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 33 (1.62%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (0.84%) MariaDB
14 15 (0.74%) Apache Hive
14 15 (0.74%) HBase
14 15 (0.74%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.64%) InterSystems Cache
16 10 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 631 (31.01%) Git (software)
2 558 (27.42%) Jenkins
3 308 (15.14%) JIRA
4 228 (11.20%) Cucumber
5 198 (9.73%) Selenium
6 197 (9.68%) Subversion
7 155 (7.62%) JUnit
8 115 (5.65%) Maven
9 94 (4.62%) TeamCity
10 88 (4.32%) WebDriver
11 77 (3.78%) Vagrant
12 74 (3.64%) RSpec
13 63 (3.10%) Calabash
14 60 (2.95%) Ant
15 48 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
16 45 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
17 44 (2.16%) Bitbucket
18 43 (2.11%) Artifactory
19 36 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 36 (1.77%) Gatling
General
1 225 (11.06%) Finance
2 116 (5.70%) Banking
3 43 (2.11%) Retail
4 42 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 40 (1.97%) Games
6 32 (1.57%) Marketing
7 21 (1.03%) Back Office
8 20 (0.98%) Electronics
8 20 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.69%) Publishing
11 9 (0.44%) Front Office
11 9 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
12 7 (0.34%) Legal
13 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.15%) Law
15 2 (0.098%) Digital Economy
15 2 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.098%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 813 (39.95%) Developer
2 432 (21.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 191 (9.39%) Ruby Developer
4 181 (8.89%) Java Developer
5 148 (7.27%) Scala Developer
6 140 (6.88%) Architect
7 128 (6.29%) Linux Engineer
8 125 (6.14%) AWS Engineer
8 125 (6.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 121 (5.95%) AWS DevOps
10 102 (5.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 88 (4.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 83 (4.08%) Senior Developer
13 80 (3.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 72 (3.54%) Consultant
15 71 (3.49%) Tester
16 69 (3.39%) Ruby Engineer
17 58 (2.85%) Automation Tester
18 52 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
18 52 (2.56%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (21.47%) HTML
2 426 (20.93%) Ruby on Rails
3 413 (20.29%) CSS
4 283 (13.91%) JSON
5 273 (13.42%) Node.js
6 270 (13.27%) REST
7 259 (12.73%) HTML5
8 249 (12.24%) Web Services
9 218 (10.71%) CSS3
10 215 (10.57%) Spring
11 203 (9.98%) RESTful
12 173 (8.50%) Ajax
13 166 (8.16%) Play Framework
14 161 (7.91%) Django
15 158 (7.76%) .NET
16 133 (6.54%) Elastic Stack
17 130 (6.39%) AngularJS
18 108 (5.31%) Guice
19 106 (5.21%) XML
20 102 (5.01%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.96%) Greenfield Project
2 90 (4.42%) User Experience
3 85 (4.18%) Public Cloud
4 78 (3.83%) Computer Science
5 64 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (3.10%) Mobile App
7 45 (2.21%) Clustering
8 31 (1.52%) Blog
8 31 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
9 26 (1.28%) Cloud Native
10 25 (1.23%) Data Centre
11 22 (1.08%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.03%) Fintech
13 20 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.69%) Smartphone
15 12 (0.59%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.59%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.54%) PKI
17 8 (0.39%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 974 (47.86%) Linux
2 230 (11.30%) Unix
3 187 (9.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 187 (9.19%) Windows
4 161 (7.91%) CentOS
5 126 (6.19%) Ubuntu
6 58 (2.85%) Mac OS X
7 49 (2.41%) Apple iOS
8 47 (2.31%) Android
9 32 (1.57%) Mac OS
10 25 (1.23%) CoreOS
11 19 (0.93%) SUSE
12 18 (0.88%) AIX
13 13 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.59%) Windows Server
15 8 (0.39%) Solaris
15 8 (0.39%) Tru64
16 6 (0.29%) Debian
17 5 (0.25%) VMS
17 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1105 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
2 832 (40.88%) DevOps
3 540 (26.54%) Continuous Integration
4 514 (25.26%) Configuration Management
5 497 (24.42%) Test Automation
6 453 (22.26%) TDD
7 343 (16.86%) Open Source
8 315 (15.48%) Scrum
9 260 (12.78%) BDD
10 207 (10.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 207 (10.17%) Web Development
11 190 (9.34%) Microservices
12 175 (8.60%) MVC
13 154 (7.57%) Kanban
14 145 (7.13%) Responsive Web Design
15 142 (6.98%) Software Engineering
15 142 (6.98%) Web Design
16 128 (6.29%) OO
17 126 (6.19%) E-Commerce
18 123 (6.04%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1225 (60.20%) Python
2 929 (45.65%) Java
3 538 (26.44%) JavaScript
4 437 (21.47%) Bash Shell
5 373 (18.33%) Scala
6 301 (14.79%) Perl
7 288 (14.15%) C#
8 229 (11.25%) SQL
9 183 (8.99%) Go
10 150 (7.37%) PHP
11 88 (4.32%) PowerShell
12 77 (3.78%) Shell Script
13 59 (2.90%) Groovy
14 55 (2.70%) C++
15 45 (2.21%) C
16 27 (1.33%) VB
17 23 (1.13%) Korn
18 20 (0.98%) Apple Swift
18 20 (0.98%) Haskell
19 17 (0.84%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 223 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 161 (7.91%) SC Cleared
3 85 (4.18%) Degree
4 41 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.13%) ISEB
6 20 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.93%) CISSP
8 15 (0.74%) CEH
8 15 (0.74%) RHCE
9 14 (0.69%) AWS Certification
9 14 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.69%) GIAC
10 13 (0.64%) CREST Certified
10 13 (0.64%) SANS
11 12 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.49%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.34%) CCNA
15 6 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (6.34%) QA
2 23 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.44%) WCAG
4 7 (0.34%) SLA
5 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.20%) MiFID
7 3 (0.15%) EMIR
7 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.098%) PMO
9 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 443 (21.77%) Docker
2 60 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.28%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.79%) etcd
5 16 (0.79%) flannel
5 16 (0.79%) GlusterFS
6 15 (0.74%) LXC
6 15 (0.74%) Shibboleth
7 14 (0.69%) HDFS
7 14 (0.69%) VirtualBox
8 11 (0.54%) KVM
8 11 (0.54%) vSphere
9 10 (0.49%) Ceph
9 10 (0.49%) SkyDNS
9 10 (0.49%) Xen
10 7 (0.34%) vCloud
11 6 (0.29%) GFS2
11 6 (0.29%) NFS
11 6 (0.29%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 598 (29.39%) Puppet
2 478 (23.49%) Ansible
3 411 (20.20%) Opscode Chef
4 196 (9.63%) Terraform
5 168 (8.26%) Kubernetes
6 108 (5.31%) logstash
7 96 (4.72%) Kibana
8 93 (4.57%) Nagios
9 86 (4.23%) Salt
10 63 (3.10%) Graphite
11 51 (2.51%) ZABBIX
12 45 (2.21%) Mesos
13 43 (2.11%) Grafana
14 33 (1.62%) HAProxy
15 27 (1.33%) Packer
16 24 (1.18%) Prometheus
17 19 (0.93%) rkt
18 16 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 16 (0.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 16 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 170 (8.35%) Google
2 145 (7.13%) VMware
3 136 (6.68%) Red Hat
4 88 (4.32%) Oracle
5 75 (3.69%) Splunk
6 70 (3.44%) Microsoft
7 35 (1.72%) Rackspace
8 31 (1.52%) SaltStack
9 26 (1.28%) HP
10 23 (1.13%) SAP
10 23 (1.13%) Sybase
11 19 (0.93%) EMC
12 17 (0.84%) IBM
12 17 (0.84%) Veritas
13 16 (0.79%) Sitecore
14 15 (0.74%) Apigee
14 15 (0.74%) Atlassian
14 15 (0.74%) NetApp
14 15 (0.74%) ServiceNow
15 14 (0.69%) Adobe
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £575.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
Yoh
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £446 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
UK
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £300 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £172.98 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £600 (DOE)
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago