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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 73 83 77
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Ruby 31 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.71% 0.84% 0.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.55% 2.69% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 6
Average daily rate £344 £425 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +40.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £328 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £55.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-58.10% -21.83%
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
559 521 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.87% 31.42% 36.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 315 296
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -49.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 £325 -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 45 (68.18%) Python
2 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (54.55%) Linux
4 30 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 30 (45.45%) Unix
5 29 (43.94%) Java
6 23 (34.85%) C#
7 22 (33.33%) DevOps
8 20 (30.30%) Git (software)
8 20 (30.30%) BDD
8 20 (30.30%) HTML
8 20 (30.30%) SQL
9 19 (28.79%) Scrum
9 19 (28.79%) Puppet
9 19 (28.79%) Scala
9 19 (28.79%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (27.27%) HTML5
10 18 (27.27%) Subversion
10 18 (27.27%) CSS
11 17 (25.76%) Web Development
11 17 (25.76%) Bash Shell
12 16 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (24.24%) TDD
12 16 (24.24%) HTTP
13 15 (22.73%) Visual Studio
13 15 (22.73%) .NET
13 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
13 15 (22.73%) XAML
13 15 (22.73%) Telerik
13 15 (22.73%) Silverlight

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (13.64%) OpenStack
2 7 (10.61%) Node.js
3 6 (9.09%) CloudStack
4 2 (3.03%) JBoss
4 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.52%) nginx
5 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.52%) IaaS
3 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) HTTP
2 3 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (1.52%) DNS
3 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) MySQL
2 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.03%) Redis
4 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Git (software)
2 18 (27.27%) Subversion
3 15 (22.73%) Visual Studio
4 11 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 11 (16.67%) Selenium
5 9 (13.64%) Cucumber
6 8 (12.12%) JIRA
7 6 (9.09%) HP UFT
7 6 (9.09%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.52%) Ant
9 1 (1.52%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.52%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.52%) Maven
9 1 (1.52%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Banking
2 2 (3.03%) Games
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Developer
2 20 (30.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (21.21%) .NET Developer
3 14 (21.21%) C# Developer
4 13 (19.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (12.12%) Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Test Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) Java Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Architect
8 5 (7.58%) DevOps Architect
8 5 (7.58%) Platform Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (6.06%) Silverlight Developer
10 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Java Architect
10 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) HTML
2 18 (27.27%) CSS
2 18 (27.27%) HTML5
3 15 (22.73%) .NET
3 15 (22.73%) Silverlight
4 12 (18.18%) XML
5 10 (15.15%) Web Services
6 4 (6.06%) Spring
7 3 (4.55%) Regular Expression
7 3 (4.55%) REST
7 3 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (4.55%) SOAP
7 3 (4.55%) XSL
8 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.03%) Apache Wicket
8 2 (3.03%) CSS3
8 2 (3.03%) EJB 3.0
8 2 (3.03%) MEAN Stack
8 2 (3.03%) RESTful
8 2 (3.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Visualisation
2 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.58%) Algorithms
3 5 (7.58%) User Experience
4 3 (4.55%) MHEG
4 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.52%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (54.55%) Linux
2 30 (45.45%) Unix
3 14 (21.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.33%) DevOps
3 20 (30.30%) BDD
4 19 (28.79%) Scrum
5 17 (25.76%) Web Development
6 16 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (24.24%) TDD
7 15 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
8 14 (21.21%) Configuration Management
8 14 (21.21%) Web Design
9 9 (13.64%) DSDM
9 9 (13.64%) RUP
9 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
10 5 (7.58%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.58%) OOP
10 5 (7.58%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.58%) Waterfall
11 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
11 4 (6.06%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 45 (68.18%) Python
2 30 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 29 (43.94%) Java
4 23 (34.85%) C#
5 20 (30.30%) SQL
6 19 (28.79%) Scala
7 17 (25.76%) Bash Shell
8 15 (22.73%) XAML
9 14 (21.21%) PHP
10 10 (15.15%) Shell Script
11 5 (7.58%) PL/SQL
12 3 (4.55%) C
12 3 (4.55%) C++
12 3 (4.55%) Go
12 3 (4.55%) Perl
12 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
13 2 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) ISEB
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.03%) PhD
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) vSphere
1 6 (9.09%) Xen
1 6 (9.09%) XenServer
2 5 (7.58%) Docker
3 2 (3.03%) vCloud
4 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (28.79%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (28.79%) Puppet
2 13 (19.70%) Cobbler
3 9 (13.64%) Tivoli
4 5 (7.58%) Ansible
5 4 (6.06%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (4.55%) Nagios
6 3 (4.55%) SCCM
7 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Telerik
2 6 (9.09%) EnterpriseDB
2 6 (9.09%) HP
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) Splunk
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) OpenTV
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