The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 46 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 17 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.19% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Average daily rate
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£515 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+21.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +100.00%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
225 239 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.03% 32.12% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 110 193
Average daily rate £350 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £50.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +26.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Ruby
North West

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 10 July 2014.

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 10 July 2014. 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
Warrington - 15 £520 - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 27 (90.00%) Open Source
2 25 (83.33%) Java
3 24 (80.00%) Linux
4 19 (63.33%) Python
5 18 (60.00%) PHP
5 18 (60.00%) NoSQL
6 17 (56.67%) JavaScript
6 17 (56.67%) C#
6 17 (56.67%) C++
6 17 (56.67%) TDD
6 17 (56.67%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (53.33%) JSON
7 16 (53.33%) SQL
7 16 (53.33%) BDD
7 16 (53.33%) Scala
8 15 (50.00%) Unit Testing
8 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (40.00%) Web Services
9 12 (40.00%) RESTful
10 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
11 10 (33.33%) CSS
11 10 (33.33%) HTML
12 9 (30.00%) XML
12 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
12 9 (30.00%) Ajax
12 9 (30.00%) OpenStack
12 9 (30.00%) DevOps
13 8 (26.67%) Puppet
13 8 (26.67%) HTTP
14 7 (23.33%) Apache

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 9 (30.00%) OpenStack
2 7 (23.33%) Apache
2 7 (23.33%) Tomcat
2 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
2 7 (23.33%) Jetty
2 7 (23.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon S3
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (23.33%) Route 53
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) HTTP
2 7 (23.33%) DNS
2 7 (23.33%) DHCP
2 7 (23.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) SSL
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 7 (23.33%) Big Data
2 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.00%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) JUnit
1 7 (23.33%) Maven
1 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
1 7 (23.33%) Hudson
1 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Technical Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) C++/Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C++ Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) JSON
2 12 (40.00%) RESTful
2 12 (40.00%) Web Services
3 10 (33.33%) HTML
3 10 (33.33%) CSS
4 9 (30.00%) XML
4 9 (30.00%) Ajax
5 7 (23.33%) XHTML
5 7 (23.33%) Servlets
6 3 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (6.67%) HTML5
7 2 (6.67%) REST
7 2 (6.67%) CSS3
7 2 (6.67%) Django
7 2 (6.67%) Play Framework
8 1 (3.33%) jQuery
8 1 (3.33%) Sass
8 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (90.00%) Open Source
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) CentOS
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) TDD
1 17 (56.67%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (53.33%) BDD
3 15 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
5 9 (30.00%) DevOps
6 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
6 7 (23.33%) JVM Tuning
7 3 (10.00%) Kanban
7 3 (10.00%) Software Architecture
7 3 (10.00%) Scrum
8 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.67%) Product Management
8 2 (6.67%) User Stories
9 1 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (3.33%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
9 1 (3.33%) Project Management
9 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) Java
2 19 (63.33%) Python
3 18 (60.00%) PHP
4 17 (56.67%) JavaScript
4 17 (56.67%) C#
4 17 (56.67%) C++
5 16 (53.33%) SQL
5 16 (53.33%) Scala
6 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) CoffeeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Puppet
2 7 (23.33%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (23.33%) RightScale
3 3 (10.00%) Mercator