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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 69 59 69
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Ruby 6 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 1.45% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.76% 3.87% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 3
Average daily rate £340 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +425.92%
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
340 284 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.13% 37.32% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 182 145
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 15
Average hourly rate £14.50 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.15% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.28 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £40.00 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (58.33%) DevOps
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) HTTP
4 5 (41.67%) Python
4 5 (41.67%) TeamCity
4 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
4 5 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) Web Design
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
6 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
6 3 (25.00%) Internet
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) XHTML
6 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) Ansible
7 2 (16.67%) Docker
7 2 (16.67%) Go
7 2 (16.67%) Scala
7 2 (16.67%) Network Security

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) HTTP
2 3 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (41.67%) TeamCity
3 4 (33.33%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Configuration Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Ruby Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) XHTML
3 2 (16.67%) Kafka
4 1 (8.33%) J2SE
4 1 (8.33%) Java ME
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) STB
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (33.33%) Web Design
3 3 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Android Development
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Go
5 2 (16.67%) Scala
6 1 (8.33%) C
6 1 (8.33%) Perl
6 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (16.67%) Ansible
2 2 (16.67%) Puppet