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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 56 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 11 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.42% 0.77% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.78% 2.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
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£416 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
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
291 270 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.55% 34.70% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 129 95
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £193 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 11
Average hourly rate £23.00 £34.53 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.38% +72.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £20.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £140.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

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
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 5 March 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
Warrington -7 3 £450 - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 17 (68.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 16 (64.00%) HTML
3 12 (48.00%) CSS
3 12 (48.00%) Statistics
3 12 (48.00%) TDD
3 12 (48.00%) RESTful
3 12 (48.00%) HTML5
3 12 (48.00%) AngularJS
4 11 (44.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (40.00%) Degree
6 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
7 8 (32.00%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (32.00%) Amazon S3
8 7 (28.00%) Heroku
9 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
9 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (24.00%) Java
10 5 (20.00%) OO
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (20.00%) Android
10 5 (20.00%) Android Development
10 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
10 5 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
10 5 (20.00%) Puppet
11 4 (16.00%) Node.js
11 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
11 4 (16.00%) DevOps
11 4 (16.00%) Linux
11 4 (16.00%) Python

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (16.00%) Node.js
2 3 (12.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) SugarCRM
4 1 (4.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.00%) nginx
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Jetty
4 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (32.00%) Amazon S3
2 7 (28.00%) Heroku
3 2 (8.00%) SaaS
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.00%) PaaS
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (4.00%) Route 53
4 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
2 2 (8.00%) DHCP
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) LDAP
3 1 (4.00%) SMTP
3 1 (4.00%) IPv4
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
3 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.00%) SNMP
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) tcpdump
3 1 (4.00%) SSH
3 1 (4.00%) VLAN
3 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.00%) Hudson
4 2 (8.00%) NUnit
4 2 (8.00%) MSTest
4 2 (8.00%) RSpec
4 2 (8.00%) Ant
4 2 (8.00%) JUnit
5 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
5 1 (4.00%) Maven
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium
5 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.00%) Capybara
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 16 (64.00%) HTML
3 12 (48.00%) CSS
3 12 (48.00%) RESTful
3 12 (48.00%) HTML5
3 12 (48.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
5 3 (12.00%) .NET
6 2 (8.00%) REST
6 2 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (8.00%) Reactive Extensions
6 2 (8.00%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (8.00%) jQuery
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.00%) Servlets
7 1 (4.00%) SOAP
7 1 (4.00%) Web Services
7 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.00%) Memcached
7 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Statistics
2 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.00%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (4.00%) Replication
5 1 (4.00%) Open Source
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Android
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) TDD
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) OO
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) Android Development
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps
5 3 (12.00%) OOD
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.00%) Web Development
6 2 (8.00%) AOP
6 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.00%) MVVM
6 2 (8.00%) Information Architecture
6 2 (8.00%) Scrum
6 2 (8.00%) MVC
6 2 (8.00%) UML
6 2 (8.00%) SOA
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (24.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) Python
3 4 (16.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) Samba
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.00%) NFS
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Varnish
2 1 (4.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) MOM
4 1 (4.00%) Nagios
4 1 (4.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.00%) RightScale
3 1 (4.00%) ArcSight