Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Senior Ruby on Rails (RoR) Developer
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 856 867 894
Rank change year-on-year +11 +27 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Ruby on Rails Developer 20 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.008% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 9
UK median daily rate £500 £420 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £438
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97323 96429 107128
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.70% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 64537 62908 68329
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2850 3269 4064
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.05 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Ruby on Rails Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Ruby on Rails Developer in the UK

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Ruby on Rails Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Ruby on Rails Developer in the UK

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Ruby on Rails Developer over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Ruby on Rails Developer in the UK

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Ruby on Rails Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 December 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 -6 20 £500 +19.05% 9
London -12 17 £500 +19.05% 6
East of England - 3 £475 -
UK excluding London - 3 £475 - 3

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, Senior Ruby on Rails Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Ruby on Rails Developer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Ruby
1 20 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) TDD
4 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (40.00%) HTML
5 8 (40.00%) CSS
6 7 (35.00%) BDD
6 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
7 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (30.00%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (25.00%) RSpec
8 5 (25.00%) React
9 4 (20.00%) Microservices
9 4 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (20.00%) Amazon S3
9 4 (20.00%) CSS3
9 4 (20.00%) Route 53
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle
9 4 (20.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (20.00%) Scrum
9 4 (20.00%) Selenium
9 4 (20.00%) HTML5
10 3 (15.00%) Serverless
10 3 (15.00%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (15.00%) JIRA
10 3 (15.00%) SMS
10 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
10 3 (15.00%) Linux

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer Skill Set
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 3 (15.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon S3
2 4 (20.00%) Route 53
3 3 (15.00%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (15.00%) SaaS
3 3 (15.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Redis
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) RSpec
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) CircleCI
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Front Office
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (40.00%) CSS
2 8 (40.00%) HTML
3 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (25.00%) React
5 4 (20.00%) CSS3
5 4 (20.00%) HTML5
6 3 (15.00%) Node.js
7 1 (5.00%) Ember.js
7 1 (5.00%) jQuery
7 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Microservices
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (10.00%) MVC
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Product Management
7 1 (5.00%) Prototyping
7 1 (5.00%) User Stories
7 1 (5.00%) Web Development
7 1 (5.00%) Wireframes
7 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Ruby
2 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
1 4 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.00%) Google