The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby 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 over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 61 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Ruby 26 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.87% 2.35% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.05% 5.98% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 7
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£378 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.02% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £280 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
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 Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
515 435 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 37.08% 39.30% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 280 270
Average daily rate £338 £336 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 13
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Altrincham - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) Python
3 22 (48.89%) TDD
4 21 (46.67%) HTML
4 21 (46.67%) CSS
4 21 (46.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 20 (44.44%) Open Source
5 20 (44.44%) Scrum
6 18 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 16 (35.56%) .NET
7 16 (35.56%) Linux
8 15 (33.33%) Web Services
9 14 (31.11%) Git (software)
10 13 (28.89%) Ajax
11 12 (26.67%) Kanban
11 12 (26.67%) JSON
12 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
12 11 (24.44%) PHP
12 11 (24.44%) Java
12 11 (24.44%) C#
13 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
13 9 (20.00%) UNIX
13 9 (20.00%) Apache
13 9 (20.00%) NoSQL
13 9 (20.00%) Mentoring
14 8 (17.78%) Orchard CMS
14 8 (17.78%) Responsive Web Design
14 8 (17.78%) jQuery
14 8 (17.78%) SQL Server 2005

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (20.00%) Apache
2 8 (17.78%) Orchard CMS
2 8 (17.78%) CMS
3 5 (11.11%) Apache Solr
3 5 (11.11%) Node.js
3 5 (11.11%) Apache Spark
4 4 (8.89%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) IaaS
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 8 (17.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (17.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (13.33%) RavenDB
4 5 (11.11%) MySQL
4 5 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 5 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 5 (11.11%) Big Data
5 4 (8.89%) Redis
6 3 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.22%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.11%) PhantomJS
3 5 (11.11%) Bower
3 5 (11.11%) CasperJS
4 4 (8.89%) Grunt
4 4 (8.89%) Jasmine
4 4 (8.89%) RSpec
5 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.44%) Selenium
6 1 (2.22%) Xcode
6 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.22%) Sahi
6 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) Architect
3 13 (28.89%) Senior Developer
4 9 (20.00%) Technical Architect
5 6 (13.33%) .NET Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Software Architect
7 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Digital Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Digital Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Big Data Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Technical Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Data Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (46.67%) HTML
1 21 (46.67%) CSS
1 21 (46.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 16 (35.56%) .NET
3 15 (33.33%) Web Services
4 13 (28.89%) Ajax
5 12 (26.67%) JSON
6 8 (17.78%) jQuery
6 8 (17.78%) Django
7 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET
7 7 (15.56%) XML
7 7 (15.56%) XHTML
7 7 (15.56%) REST
8 6 (13.33%) Sinatra
8 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (13.33%) RESTful
8 6 (13.33%) HTML5
9 5 (11.11%) Lucene
9 5 (11.11%) SAML
9 5 (11.11%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (44.44%) Open Source
2 7 (15.56%) User Experience
3 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.33%) NHS
4 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.44%) Linked Data
6 2 (4.44%) Visualisation
6 2 (4.44%) Blog
7 1 (2.22%) Semantic Web
7 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) UNIX
3 3 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.44%) CentOS
5 1 (2.22%) Windows
5 1 (2.22%) Android
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (48.89%) TDD
3 20 (44.44%) Scrum
4 12 (26.67%) Kanban
5 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
6 9 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (17.78%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (17.78%) Web Design
7 8 (17.78%) OO
8 7 (15.56%) MVC
9 6 (13.33%) DevOps
9 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.33%) SOA
10 5 (11.11%) OOP
10 5 (11.11%) ITIL
10 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.11%) Workflow
10 5 (11.11%) Web Development
11 4 (8.89%) Software Architecture
11 4 (8.89%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) Python
2 18 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (24.44%) PHP
3 11 (24.44%) Java
3 11 (24.44%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
4 8 (17.78%) C++
5 5 (11.11%) SQL
5 5 (11.11%) Perl
6 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.67%) Scala
7 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) PHP5
7 1 (2.22%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Varnish
1 1 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.67%) Puppet
3 2 (4.44%) Capistrano
3 2 (4.44%) Cacti
3 2 (4.44%) Nagios
4 1 (2.22%) Salt
4 1 (2.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Percona
2 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.22%) Xamarin