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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 92 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 6 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 1.50% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 4.30% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 6
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £365 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £437 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £399 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +118.46%
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
533 442 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.92% 34.86% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 275 215
Average daily rate £350 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 July 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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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
Stockport - 2 £335 - 1
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Python
3 8 (42.11%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) UNIX
5 6 (31.58%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (26.32%) REST
6 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (26.32%) CSS
6 5 (26.32%) HTML
6 5 (26.32%) Java
7 4 (21.05%) OO
7 4 (21.05%) Apache
7 4 (21.05%) JSON
7 4 (21.05%) DevOps
7 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
7 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
7 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
8 3 (15.79%) BDD
8 3 (15.79%) Puppet
8 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
8 3 (15.79%) nginx
8 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (15.79%) RSpec
8 3 (15.79%) SaaS
8 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
8 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
8 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) nginx
3 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.53%) CMS
3 2 (10.53%) Umbraco
4 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
2 2 (10.53%) PaaS
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Google App Engine
3 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
1 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (10.53%) Couchbase
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.79%) RSpec
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Python/Django Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Python Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Trainer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Django Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (26.32%) REST
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) JSON
4 3 (15.79%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (10.53%) Ajax
5 2 (10.53%) J2EE
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
5 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 2 (10.53%) MSMQ
5 2 (10.53%) WCF
5 2 (10.53%) Django
5 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (10.53%) Memcached
5 2 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) TDD
3 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) OO
4 4 (21.05%) DevOps
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) MVVM
6 2 (10.53%) OOP
6 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.53%) SOA
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.26%) Kanban
7 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
7 1 (5.26%) AOP
7 1 (5.26%) Web Development
7 1 (5.26%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Python
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
5 3 (15.79%) PHP
6 2 (10.53%) Scala
6 2 (10.53%) PHP5
6 2 (10.53%) Groovy
6 2 (10.53%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) Perl
7 1 (5.26%) Lua
7 1 (5.26%) C++
7 1 (5.26%) C
7 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
1 1 (5.26%) OCPJP
1 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) VirtualBox
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (15.79%) Puppet
3 2 (10.53%) Vagrant
3 2 (10.53%) Capistrano
4 1 (5.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
1 2 (10.53%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Sun
Manchester, Lancashire
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