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 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 77 61 90
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +29
Contract jobs citing Ruby 11 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 1.44% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.16% 4.02% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 1
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
510 423 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 37.17% 35.94% 43.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 261 304
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 30
Average hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £22.02 £14.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 2 October 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 -13 1 £325 -13.33%
Stockport - 1 £325 - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 19 (67.86%) Linux
2 13 (46.43%) Ruby on Rails
3 11 (39.29%) Open Source
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) Python
5 7 (25.00%) Java
5 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (21.43%) UNIX
7 5 (17.86%) C++
7 5 (17.86%) PHP
7 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
8 4 (14.29%) Django
8 4 (14.29%) Android
8 4 (14.29%) C#
8 4 (14.29%) Web Development
8 4 (14.29%) BDD
8 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
8 4 (14.29%) TDD
8 4 (14.29%) Subversion
8 4 (14.29%) Mac OS X
8 4 (14.29%) SQL
8 4 (14.29%) HTML
8 4 (14.29%) Perl
8 4 (14.29%) CSS
9 3 (10.71%) Web Services
9 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (10.71%) Puppet
9 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
9 3 (10.71%) Scala
9 3 (10.71%) DevOps

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.14%) RSpec
4 1 (3.57%) Xcode
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Sahi
4 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) Calabash
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Developer
2 12 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 10 (35.71%) Ruby Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Android Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (14.29%) Django
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (10.71%) Web Services
4 2 (7.14%) RESTful
4 2 (7.14%) JSON
4 2 (7.14%) Ajax
4 2 (7.14%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) XHTML
5 1 (3.57%) .NET
5 1 (3.57%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Open Source
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) UNIX
3 4 (14.29%) Android
3 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 4 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Web Development
2 4 (14.29%) BDD
2 4 (14.29%) TDD
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Scrum
5 1 (3.57%) Web Design
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) OO
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (3.57%) Android Development
5 1 (3.57%) iOS Development
5 1 (3.57%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Python
2 7 (25.00%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) C++
3 5 (17.86%) PHP
4 4 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) Perl
5 3 (10.71%) Scala
6 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.57%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) Rackspace