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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 73 50 63
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing Ruby 17 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.66% 2.95% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.97% 7.38% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 2
Median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £800 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-77.50% -43.66%
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
428 393 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.76% 39.94% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 267 119
Median daily rate £400 £408 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +25.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £690 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 £32.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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
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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Knutsford - 5 £450 - 1
Macclesfield - 2 £500 -
Northwich - 1 - -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 18 (81.82%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (81.82%) DevOps
2 14 (63.64%) Python
3 11 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (50.00%) Puppet
4 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
4 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
5 7 (31.82%) TeamCity
6 6 (27.27%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 5 (22.73%) Banking
7 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
7 5 (22.73%) Linux
8 4 (18.18%) SQL
8 4 (18.18%) BMC
8 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
8 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) VMware
8 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (18.18%) CentOS
8 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (18.18%) OpenStack
9 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
10 2 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (9.09%) Clustering
10 2 (9.09%) Device Driver
10 2 (9.09%) Nagios
10 2 (9.09%) Workflow

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 (18.18%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (9.09%) Engine Yard
2 2 (9.09%) GitHub
2 2 (9.09%) Heroku
2 2 (9.09%) IaaS
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) PaaS
2 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Informix
2 1 (4.55%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
1 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 7 (31.82%) TeamCity
3 2 (9.09%) Vagrant
4 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 5 (22.73%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Ruby Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Java Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Java Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Build Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Development Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (9.09%) MCollective
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
1 2 (9.09%) Device Driver
1 2 (9.09%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) CentOS
3 2 (9.09%) AIX
3 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) DevOps
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (27.27%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Server Building
6 2 (9.09%) Workflow
7 1 (4.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Python
2 11 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) AWS Certification
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (81.82%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (9.09%) Ansible
3 2 (9.09%) BladeLogic
3 2 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (9.09%) Cobbler
3 2 (9.09%) Nagios
4 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) BMC
1 4 (18.18%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft