The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 52 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 23 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.33% 2.04% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.10% 7.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £520 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
Ruby
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
377 219 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.12% 27.90% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 122 103
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £33.00 £20.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the Cheshire region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 13 £438 - 1
Warrington -10 6 £800 +53.84% 3
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby.

1 24 (60.00%) Linux
2 16 (40.00%) Java
2 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (37.50%) RESTful
3 15 (37.50%) DevOps
4 14 (35.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 14 (35.00%) Load Balancing
5 13 (32.50%) Network Security
5 13 (32.50%) TDD
5 13 (32.50%) UNIX
6 12 (30.00%) HTML
6 12 (30.00%) Puppet
7 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
7 11 (27.50%) HTML5
7 11 (27.50%) Degree
7 11 (27.50%) Statistics
7 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
8 10 (25.00%) CSS
8 10 (25.00%) .NET
8 10 (25.00%) Python
8 10 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 10 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (25.00%) Amazon S3
9 9 (22.50%) Scala
9 9 (22.50%) Heroku
9 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
10 8 (20.00%) Kafka
10 8 (20.00%) Go
10 8 (20.00%) Ansible

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) Node.js
2 2 (5.00%) SugarCRM
3 1 (2.50%) Jetty
3 1 (2.50%) nginx
3 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (25.00%) Amazon S3
3 9 (22.50%) Heroku
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.50%) Route 53
6 1 (2.50%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) Network Security
2 5 (12.50%) Firewall
3 4 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 4 (10.00%) Converged Networks
4 3 (7.50%) HTTP
4 3 (7.50%) DNS
5 2 (5.00%) DHCP
6 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.50%) LDAP
6 1 (2.50%) LAN
6 1 (2.50%) SMTP
6 1 (2.50%) SSL
6 1 (2.50%) IPv4
6 1 (2.50%) SAN
6 1 (2.50%) Internet
6 1 (2.50%) OSPF
6 1 (2.50%) BGP
6 1 (2.50%) SNMP
6 1 (2.50%) VPN
6 1 (2.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
2 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (12.50%) Big Data
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.50%) RavenDB
5 1 (2.50%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) Hudson
4 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) JUnit
4 1 (2.50%) Maven
4 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 9 (22.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Architect
5 5 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (10.00%) Administrator
6 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Chief Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) Chief Technical Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Junior
9 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Chief Technology Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) RESTful
2 14 (35.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 12 (30.00%) HTML
4 11 (27.50%) HTML5
5 10 (25.00%) .NET
5 10 (25.00%) CSS
6 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
7 8 (20.00%) Kafka
8 2 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
9 1 (2.50%) Play Framework
9 1 (2.50%) Servlets
9 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.50%) REST
9 1 (2.50%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Statistics
2 10 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 4 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Linux
2 13 (32.50%) UNIX
3 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (2.50%) CentOS
5 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) DevOps
3 14 (35.00%) Load Balancing
4 13 (32.50%) TDD
5 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (12.50%) Open Source
6 5 (12.50%) OO
7 4 (10.00%) OOD
7 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.00%) Big Data Analytics
7 4 (10.00%) Analytics
7 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.00%) AOP
7 4 (10.00%) SDLC
8 2 (5.00%) Android Development
8 2 (5.00%) SOA
8 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.00%) Scrum
8 2 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Java
2 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
3 10 (25.00%) Python
4 9 (22.50%) Scala
5 8 (20.00%) Go
6 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (12.50%) Perl
7 5 (12.50%) PHP
8 4 (10.00%) C
8 4 (10.00%) C++
9 1 (2.50%) C#
9 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) iptables
2 1 (2.50%) NFS
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.50%) Samba
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Puppet
2 8 (20.00%) Ansible
3 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.50%) Opsview
4 1 (2.50%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.50%) MOM
4 1 (2.50%) Nagios
4 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.00%) Google
4 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.50%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.50%) RightScale
5 1 (2.50%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco