The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 64 74 69
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Ruby 37 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.08% 0.80% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.72% 2.50% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 12
Median daily rate £475 £328 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.03% -15.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% -43.66%
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
551 480 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.99% 32.15% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 309 257
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £478 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 16
Median hourly rate £32.25 £20.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.25% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £15.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £38.80 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -12 2 £475 +41.79% 3
Bury - 1 £281 -
Wigan - 1 £450 - 1
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 53 (81.54%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (63.08%) Java
3 34 (52.31%) Python
4 30 (46.15%) BDD
5 27 (41.54%) TDD
6 23 (35.38%) Linux
7 22 (33.85%) DevOps
8 19 (29.23%) Scrum
9 18 (27.69%) JavaScript
9 18 (27.69%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (26.15%) SQL
11 16 (24.62%) PHP
11 16 (24.62%) Puppet
12 15 (23.08%) Bash Shell
12 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (20.00%) XML
13 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
14 12 (18.46%) Scala
14 12 (18.46%) Unix
15 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
15 11 (16.92%) Pair Programming
15 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
15 11 (16.92%) Selenium
16 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
17 9 (13.85%) Test Scripting
17 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
17 9 (13.85%) Cobbler
17 9 (13.85%) Low Latency
17 9 (13.85%) Performance Tuning
17 9 (13.85%) Concurrent Programming

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.31%) OpenStack
2 4 (6.15%) CloudStack
3 2 (3.08%) JBoss
3 2 (3.08%) nginx
3 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (3.08%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.08%) IaaS
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) DNS
2 2 (3.08%) HTTP
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.54%) ICMP
3 1 (1.54%) VPN
3 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) NoSQL
2 6 (9.23%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) Redis
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (16.92%) Selenium
3 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
3 9 (13.85%) JIRA
4 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
5 6 (9.23%) HP UFT
5 6 (9.23%) WebDriver
6 4 (6.15%) Subversion
7 3 (4.62%) GoCD
7 3 (4.62%) Vagrant
8 2 (3.08%) Ant
8 2 (3.08%) Gatling
8 2 (3.08%) Maven
8 2 (3.08%) SonarQube
8 2 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.08%) Travis CI
9 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Banking
2 2 (3.08%) Games
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Developer
2 18 (27.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 11 (16.92%) Analyst
4 11 (16.92%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Architect
6 5 (7.69%) DevOps Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Agile Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Developer in Test
8 3 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Java Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) XML
2 9 (13.85%) Web Services
3 8 (12.31%) Node.js
4 5 (7.69%) HTML
4 5 (7.69%) Spring
5 4 (6.15%) HTML5
5 4 (6.15%) J2EE
5 4 (6.15%) REST
6 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.62%) CSS
6 3 (4.62%) Regular Expression
6 3 (4.62%) RESTful
6 3 (4.62%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (4.62%) SOAP
6 3 (4.62%) XSL
7 2 (3.08%) EJB
7 2 (3.08%) JRuby
7 2 (3.08%) JSON
7 2 (3.08%) Spring MVC
7 2 (3.08%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 5 (7.69%) User Experience
3 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.62%) MHEG
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.54%) IPTV
5 1 (1.54%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.38%) Linux
2 12 (18.46%) Unix
3 3 (4.62%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (81.54%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.15%) BDD
3 27 (41.54%) TDD
4 22 (33.85%) DevOps
5 19 (29.23%) Scrum
6 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
7 11 (16.92%) Pair Programming
7 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
8 9 (13.85%) Concurrent Programming
8 9 (13.85%) Low Latency
8 9 (13.85%) Multithreading
8 9 (13.85%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (13.85%) Test Scripting
9 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.23%) DSDM
10 6 (9.23%) Integration Testing
10 6 (9.23%) RUP
10 6 (9.23%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (63.08%) Java
2 34 (52.31%) Python
3 18 (27.69%) JavaScript
4 17 (26.15%) SQL
5 16 (24.62%) PHP
6 15 (23.08%) Bash Shell
7 12 (18.46%) Scala
8 9 (13.85%) C#
9 7 (10.77%) Shell Script
10 6 (9.23%) Go
10 6 (9.23%) Perl
11 5 (7.69%) PL/SQL
12 3 (4.62%) C
12 3 (4.62%) C++
13 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
13 2 (3.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) ISEB
3 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.08%) PhD
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Docker
1 6 (9.23%) vSphere
2 4 (6.15%) Xen
2 4 (6.15%) XenServer
3 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.08%) vCloud
4 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (27.69%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (24.62%) Puppet
3 9 (13.85%) Cobbler
4 6 (9.23%) Ansible
4 6 (9.23%) Tivoli
5 4 (6.15%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (6.15%) Nagios
6 3 (4.62%) Kubernetes
6 3 (4.62%) SCCM
7 1 (1.54%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.54%) Packer
7 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) HP
2 4 (6.15%) EnterpriseDB
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle
2 4 (6.15%) Splunk
3 2 (3.08%) Google
3 2 (3.08%) Rackspace
3 2 (3.08%) SaltStack
3 2 (3.08%) VMware
4 1 (1.54%) Facebook
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.54%) OpenTV
4 1 (1.54%) Twitter
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