The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 73 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 2 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.25% 1.30% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 4.72% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 4
Median daily rate £413 £438 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £389
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £8.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -88.73%
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
285 318 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 35.54% 27.46% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 235 139
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £17.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +3 1 £413 -8.33% 1
Chester -1 1 £435 -0.57%
Widnes - 1 £413 -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Python
1 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (50.00%) Puppet
1 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) OpenStack
2 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
3 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (20.00%) Ansible
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) AWS Certification
4 2 (20.00%) MCollective
4 2 (20.00%) GitHub
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (20.00%) Engine Yard
3 2 (20.00%) GitHub
3 2 (20.00%) Heroku
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (10.00%) IaaS
4 1 (10.00%) PaaS
4 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Informix
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (30.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Build Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) MCollective
3 2 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) CentOS
3 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) AWS Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Puppet
2 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (20.00%) Ansible
3 2 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (20.00%) Cobbler
3 2 (20.00%) Nagios
4 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) BMC
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Talend