The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby on Rails skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby on Rails over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 97 72 70
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 2 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 1.01% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 3.56% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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£425 £278 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.15% -17.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
394 393 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.89% 28.21% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 248 151
Average daily rate £350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £135.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +328.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £135.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £135.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

Ruby on Rails
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Ruby on Rails Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Ruby on Rails
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the Manchester region.

Ruby on Rails Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Ruby on Rails
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the Manchester region.

Ruby on Rails Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails.

1 14 (100.00%) Ruby
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) HTML
3 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 8 (57.14%) CSS
3 8 (57.14%) TDD
4 7 (50.00%) Scrum
5 6 (42.86%) Ajax
6 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
6 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
6 5 (35.71%) C#
6 5 (35.71%) .NET
6 5 (35.71%) CMS
6 5 (35.71%) Open Source
6 5 (35.71%) Orchard CMS
7 4 (28.57%) RSpec
7 4 (28.57%) Apache
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
7 4 (28.57%) jQuery
7 4 (28.57%) Kanban
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (28.57%) JSON
8 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
8 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (21.43%) Django
8 3 (21.43%) nginx

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) CMS
1 5 (35.71%) Orchard CMS
2 4 (28.57%) Apache
3 3 (21.43%) nginx
4 2 (14.29%) Apache Spark
4 2 (14.29%) Apache Solr
5 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (14.29%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
2 4 (28.57%) RSpec
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) CasperJS
4 1 (7.14%) PhantomJS
4 1 (7.14%) Bower
4 1 (7.14%) Grunt
4 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) HTML
1 8 (57.14%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) Ajax
3 5 (35.71%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) jQuery
4 4 (28.57%) JSON
5 3 (21.43%) Django
5 3 (21.43%) HTML5
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) XHTML
5 3 (21.43%) CSS3
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) Sinatra
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (14.29%) Regular Expression
6 2 (14.29%) SAML
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 2 (14.29%) RESTful
6 2 (14.29%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Open Source
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (14.29%) NHS
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (7.14%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) TDD
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Kanban
5 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
5 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) Software Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) Workflow
6 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.14%) Web Development
7 1 (7.14%) Web Design
7 1 (7.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Ruby
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.14%) PHP
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Varnish
1 1 (7.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Capistrano
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft