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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 74 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 24 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.57% 1.85% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.60% 4.71% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 5
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£425 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £298 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £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 £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
522 488 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.14% 39.20% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 308 215
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £12.50 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 2 March 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 2 March 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
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Job
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Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (54.55%) Python
3 22 (50.00%) HTML
3 22 (50.00%) CSS
3 22 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 21 (47.73%) TDD
5 20 (45.45%) Open Source
6 19 (43.18%) Scrum
7 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
8 16 (36.36%) Linux
9 15 (34.09%) Web Services
9 15 (34.09%) .NET
10 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
11 13 (29.55%) JSON
11 13 (29.55%) Ajax
12 12 (27.27%) Kanban
13 11 (25.00%) Configuration Management
13 11 (25.00%) PHP
13 11 (25.00%) Java
14 10 (22.73%) C#
15 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
15 9 (20.45%) Visual Studio
15 9 (20.45%) UNIX
15 9 (20.45%) Apache
15 9 (20.45%) Django
15 9 (20.45%) NoSQL
15 9 (20.45%) Mentoring
16 8 (18.18%) Orchard CMS
16 8 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
16 8 (18.18%) REST

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (20.45%) Apache
2 8 (18.18%) CMS
2 8 (18.18%) Orchard CMS
3 5 (11.36%) Apache Spark
3 5 (11.36%) Apache Solr
3 5 (11.36%) Node.js
4 4 (9.09%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.55%) PaaS
2 2 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
1 9 (20.45%) NoSQL
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (13.64%) RavenDB
3 6 (13.64%) MySQL
4 5 (11.36%) Big Data
4 5 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (11.36%) Hadoop
4 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
5 4 (9.09%) Redis
6 3 (6.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.27%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.45%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.36%) PhantomJS
3 5 (11.36%) Bower
3 5 (11.36%) CasperJS
4 4 (9.09%) Jasmine
4 4 (9.09%) Grunt
5 3 (6.82%) RSpec
6 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.27%) Selenium
6 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 26 (59.09%) Developer
2 14 (31.82%) Architect
3 13 (29.55%) Senior Developer
4 9 (20.45%) Technical Architect
5 6 (13.64%) .NET Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Software Architect
7 4 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 4 (9.09%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Digital Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Digital Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Big Data Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Technical Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Data Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (50.00%) CSS
1 22 (50.00%) HTML
1 22 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 15 (34.09%) .NET
2 15 (34.09%) Web Services
3 13 (29.55%) Ajax
3 13 (29.55%) JSON
4 9 (20.45%) Django
5 8 (18.18%) jQuery
5 8 (18.18%) REST
6 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
6 7 (15.91%) XML
6 7 (15.91%) XHTML
7 6 (13.64%) RESTful
7 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (13.64%) HTML5
7 6 (13.64%) Sinatra
8 5 (11.36%) LINQ
8 5 (11.36%) Lucene
8 5 (11.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (45.45%) Open Source
2 7 (15.91%) User Experience
3 6 (13.64%) NHS
3 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.55%) Blog
6 2 (4.55%) Visualisation
6 2 (4.55%) Linked Data
7 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.27%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Linux
2 9 (20.45%) UNIX
3 3 (6.82%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (47.73%) TDD
3 19 (43.18%) Scrum
4 12 (27.27%) Kanban
5 11 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (20.45%) Mentoring
7 8 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (18.18%) Web Design
8 7 (15.91%) MVC
8 7 (15.91%) OO
9 6 (13.64%) SOA
9 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.64%) DevOps
10 5 (11.36%) Workflow
10 5 (11.36%) ITIL
10 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.36%) OOP
10 5 (11.36%) Web Development
11 4 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (9.09%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (54.55%) Python
2 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 11 (25.00%) PHP
3 11 (25.00%) Java
4 10 (22.73%) C#
5 8 (18.18%) C++
5 8 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 5 (11.36%) SQL
7 4 (9.09%) Perl
8 3 (6.82%) Scala
8 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.27%) PHP5
9 1 (2.27%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Varnish
1 1 (2.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.82%) Puppet
3 2 (4.55%) Nagios
3 2 (4.55%) Cacti
3 2 (4.55%) Capistrano
4 1 (2.27%) Ansible
4 1 (2.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.55%) Percona