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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 58 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 17 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.94% 1.51% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.07% 4.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 0
Average daily rate
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£408 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year
- -52.66%
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
335 267 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.24% 33.63% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 124 94
Average daily rate £398 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 5
Average hourly rate £19.75 £35.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.57% +141.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £22.79 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £140.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 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 -9 3 £450 -5.26% 1
Chester +4 2 £450 +5.88% 2
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 19 (63.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 17 (56.67%) HTML
3 16 (53.33%) TDD
4 14 (46.67%) Statistics
4 14 (46.67%) RESTful
4 14 (46.67%) HTML5
4 14 (46.67%) AngularJS
5 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
5 13 (43.33%) CSS
6 12 (40.00%) Degree
7 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
8 10 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (33.33%) Amazon S3
9 9 (30.00%) Heroku
10 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
10 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (26.67%) Linux
10 8 (26.67%) OO
10 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
11 7 (23.33%) Python
11 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (20.00%) OOD
12 6 (20.00%) UNIX
12 6 (20.00%) .NET
12 6 (20.00%) Java
12 6 (20.00%) Node.js
13 5 (16.67%) Puppet
13 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
13 5 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
13 5 (16.67%) Android Development

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 6 (20.00%) Node.js
2 2 (6.67%) SugarCRM
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Jetty
3 1 (3.33%) nginx
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (33.33%) Amazon S3
2 9 (30.00%) Heroku
3 2 (6.67%) SaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Route 53
4 1 (3.33%) GitHub
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DHCP
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.33%) tcpdump
2 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.33%) SSH
2 1 (3.33%) VLAN
2 1 (3.33%) SNMP
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) IPv4
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.33%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) RavenDB
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) Hudson
3 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.67%) RSpec
3 2 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (3.33%) NUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Maven
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) MSTest
4 1 (3.33%) Ant
4 1 (3.33%) Capybara
4 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.33%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (63.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 17 (56.67%) HTML
3 14 (46.67%) RESTful
3 14 (46.67%) HTML5
3 14 (46.67%) AngularJS
4 13 (43.33%) CSS
5 6 (20.00%) .NET
6 5 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (3.33%) NSQ
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.33%) jQuery
7 1 (3.33%) Servlets
7 1 (3.33%) Web Services
7 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (3.33%) Memcached
7 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (3.33%) Sinatra
7 1 (3.33%) REST
7 1 (3.33%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (3.33%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Statistics
2 11 (36.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Open Source
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) UNIX
3 5 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) CentOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) TDD
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) OO
3 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (20.00%) OOD
5 5 (16.67%) AOP
5 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 5 (16.67%) Android Development
5 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (13.33%) DevOps
7 3 (10.00%) Mobile Development
8 2 (6.67%) Information Architecture
8 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
8 2 (6.67%) ERP
8 2 (6.67%) Scrum
8 2 (6.67%) SOA
8 2 (6.67%) CRM
8 2 (6.67%) UML
9 1 (3.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (23.33%) Python
3 6 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) C++
4 5 (16.67%) C
5 3 (10.00%) C#
6 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.67%) SQL
7 1 (3.33%) Golang
7 1 (3.33%) Scala
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) iptables
2 1 (3.33%) NFS
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.33%) Samba
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Varnish
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) Vagrant
2 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) Opsview
3 1 (3.33%) MOM
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.33%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) RightScale
3 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
Chester, Cheshire
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