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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 77 64 87
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Contract jobs citing Ruby 11 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 1.35% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.21% 3.78% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 2
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£375 £369 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £317 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £410 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
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
498 423 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.54% 35.64% 43.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 266 312
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.75 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.95% +11.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £19.32 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
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 18 September 2014. 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
Salford -11 1 £325 -13.33% 1
Stockport - 1 £325 - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 17 (65.38%) Linux
2 13 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 11 (42.31%) Open Source
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) Python
5 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
6 5 (19.23%) Java
6 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
7 4 (15.38%) Django
7 4 (15.38%) Android
7 4 (15.38%) Web Development
7 4 (15.38%) BDD
7 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
7 4 (15.38%) TDD
7 4 (15.38%) Subversion
7 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
7 4 (15.38%) HTML
7 4 (15.38%) C#
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) CSS
7 4 (15.38%) UNIX
8 3 (11.54%) Web Services
8 3 (11.54%) C++
8 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (11.54%) Puppet
8 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
8 3 (11.54%) Scala
8 3 (11.54%) PHP
8 3 (11.54%) DevOps
9 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (15.38%) Subversion
3 2 (7.69%) RSpec
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.85%) Calabash
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) Sahi
4 1 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Developer
2 12 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 10 (38.46%) Ruby Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Android Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
2 4 (15.38%) Django
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) XML
4 2 (7.69%) XHTML
4 2 (7.69%) Ajax
4 2 (7.69%) JSON
4 2 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) Grails
5 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
2 4 (15.38%) Android
2 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 4 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) TDD
2 4 (15.38%) Web Development
2 4 (15.38%) BDD
3 3 (11.54%) DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.85%) Coaching
5 1 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (3.85%) Android Development
5 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
5 1 (3.85%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) OO
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Scrum
5 1 (3.85%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Python
2 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) C#
4 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 3 (11.54%) Scala
5 3 (11.54%) C++
5 3 (11.54%) PHP
6 2 (7.69%) Perl
6 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
2 1 (3.85%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.85%) VMware
2 1 (3.85%) Rackspace