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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 49 67 72
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Contract jobs citing Ruby 19 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.20% 0.36% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.76% 1.08% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 0
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£510 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - £45.00
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
281 277 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.60% 33.37% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 137 223
Average daily rate £365 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.12% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £42.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £30.47 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £50.00 £43.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 20 August 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 20 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 16 £520 +60.00% 2
Chester - 1 £400 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 26 (92.86%) Java
1 26 (92.86%) Open Source
2 25 (89.29%) Linux
3 19 (67.86%) Python
4 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (60.71%) C#
5 17 (60.71%) C++
5 17 (60.71%) PHP
6 16 (57.14%) SQL
6 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
6 16 (57.14%) BDD
6 16 (57.14%) NoSQL
7 15 (53.57%) Unit Testing
7 15 (53.57%) TDD
8 14 (50.00%) JSON
8 14 (50.00%) Scala
9 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (42.86%) RESTful
10 12 (42.86%) Web Services
11 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
11 10 (35.71%) OpenStack
11 10 (35.71%) DevOps
12 9 (32.14%) Puppet
12 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
12 9 (32.14%) HTTP
12 9 (32.14%) XML
13 8 (28.57%) Apache
13 8 (28.57%) Tomcat
13 8 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (28.57%) DHCP

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (35.71%) OpenStack
2 8 (28.57%) Apache
2 8 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 8 (28.57%) nginx
2 8 (28.57%) Jetty
2 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon S3
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (28.57%) Route 53
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (7.14%) SaaS
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) HTTP
2 8 (28.57%) DHCP
2 8 (28.57%) DNS
2 8 (28.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) SSL
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) NoSQL
2 8 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (28.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) JUnit
1 8 (28.57%) Maven
1 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 8 (28.57%) Hudson
1 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) C++/Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (3.57%) C++ Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) JSON
2 12 (42.86%) RESTful
2 12 (42.86%) Web Services
3 9 (32.14%) XML
4 8 (28.57%) Servlets
5 7 (25.00%) Ajax
5 7 (25.00%) CSS
5 7 (25.00%) HTML
5 7 (25.00%) XHTML
6 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (92.86%) Open Source
2 2 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Linux
2 8 (28.57%) CentOS
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (57.14%) BDD
3 15 (53.57%) Unit Testing
3 15 (53.57%) TDD
4 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (35.71%) DevOps
6 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
7 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
7 8 (28.57%) JVM Tuning
8 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.57%) Software Architecture
9 1 (3.57%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (3.57%) Project Management
9 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) Java
2 19 (67.86%) Python
3 17 (60.71%) C#
3 17 (60.71%) C++
3 17 (60.71%) PHP
4 16 (57.14%) SQL
4 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
5 14 (50.00%) Scala
6 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Puppet
2 8 (28.57%) Vagrant
3 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 8 (28.57%) RightScale