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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 51 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 23 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.34% 2.24% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.69% 6.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £510 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £326
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +118.46%
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
299 258 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 30.45% 32.17% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 136 120
Average daily rate £375 £373 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +20.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -8 13 £650 +25.00%
Chester - 9 £438 -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 30 (66.67%) Linux
2 25 (55.56%) Java
3 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (40.00%) UNIX
5 17 (37.78%) HTML
6 16 (35.56%) Load Balancing
6 16 (35.56%) DevOps
7 15 (33.33%) Network Security
7 15 (33.33%) .NET
7 15 (33.33%) Python
8 14 (31.11%) RESTful
8 14 (31.11%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (26.67%) Puppet
9 12 (26.67%) MongoDB
9 12 (26.67%) TDD
9 12 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails
10 11 (24.44%) Scala
11 10 (22.22%) HTML5
11 10 (22.22%) Ansible
11 10 (22.22%) Docker
11 10 (22.22%) Go
11 10 (22.22%) Kafka
11 10 (22.22%) Statistics
11 10 (22.22%) C++
11 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
12 9 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (20.00%) Amazon S3
13 8 (17.78%) Heroku
13 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
13 8 (17.78%) Degree

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 3 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) SugarCRM
2 1 (2.22%) Jetty
2 1 (2.22%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (20.00%) Amazon S3
3 8 (17.78%) Heroku
4 4 (8.89%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (8.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.22%) SaaS
5 1 (2.22%) Route 53
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) Network Security
2 7 (15.56%) Internet
3 4 (8.89%) Firewall
3 4 (8.89%) Unified Communications
3 4 (8.89%) Converged Networks
4 2 (4.44%) SMS
4 2 (4.44%) HTTP
4 2 (4.44%) DNS
5 1 (2.22%) DHCP
5 1 (2.22%) LAN
5 1 (2.22%) OSPF
5 1 (2.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.11%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.22%) Hudson
3 1 (2.22%) JUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Developer
2 11 (24.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Java Developer
6 6 (13.33%) Architect
7 5 (11.11%) Technical Architect
8 4 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (8.89%) Administrator
9 3 (6.67%) Chief Technical Architect
9 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
9 3 (6.67%) Chief Architect
9 3 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (4.44%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Agile .NET Developer
11 1 (2.22%) Junior Systems Administrator
11 1 (2.22%) Network Engineer
11 1 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
11 1 (2.22%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) HTML
2 15 (33.33%) .NET
3 14 (31.11%) RESTful
4 12 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 10 (22.22%) HTML5
5 10 (22.22%) Kafka
6 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
6 8 (17.78%) CSS
7 2 (4.44%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (2.22%) Play Framework
8 1 (2.22%) Servlets
8 1 (2.22%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Statistics
2 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.89%) Visualisation
3 4 (8.89%) User Experience
4 3 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (66.67%) Linux
2 18 (40.00%) UNIX
3 6 (13.33%) Mac OS X
4 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.44%) Android
6 1 (2.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) Load Balancing
2 16 (35.56%) DevOps
3 12 (26.67%) TDD
4 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 5 (11.11%) Open Source
6 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.89%) Big Data Analytics
6 4 (8.89%) Analytics
7 3 (6.67%) User Stories
7 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.67%) SDLC
7 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.67%) AOP
7 3 (6.67%) OO
7 3 (6.67%) OOD
8 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.44%) Android Development
9 1 (2.22%) JVM Tuning
9 1 (2.22%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) Java
2 15 (33.33%) Python
3 11 (24.44%) Scala
4 10 (22.22%) C++
4 10 (22.22%) Go
4 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 7 (15.56%) C#
6 5 (11.11%) PHP
7 4 (8.89%) Perl
7 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.67%) C
9 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) CCNP
3 1 (2.22%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (26.67%) Puppet
2 10 (22.22%) Ansible
3 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Google
3 1 (2.22%) RightScale
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) TIBCO