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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 74 70 61
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Ruby 15 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.99% 0.65% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.22% 1.82% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 6
Average daily rate
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£328 £350 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £305 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £405 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
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
466 440 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.74% 35.51% 35.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 258 165
Average daily rate £350 £338 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £400 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.49 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.31% +35.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.30 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £50.50 £126.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 2 £335 -
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) Python
3 18 (42.86%) Linux
4 17 (40.48%) TDD
5 16 (38.10%) Ruby on Rails
5 16 (38.10%) CSS
5 16 (38.10%) HTML
5 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
6 15 (35.71%) .NET
7 13 (30.95%) Web Services
8 12 (28.57%) Open Source
9 11 (26.19%) Java
9 11 (26.19%) UNIX
9 11 (26.19%) Scrum
10 10 (23.81%) OO
10 10 (23.81%) Apache
10 10 (23.81%) NoSQL
11 9 (21.43%) REST
11 9 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (21.43%) DevOps
11 9 (21.43%) C#
11 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
11 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
11 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (21.43%) Ajax
11 9 (21.43%) JSON
12 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
13 7 (16.67%) PHP
13 7 (16.67%) CMS

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (23.81%) Apache
2 7 (16.67%) CMS
2 7 (16.67%) nginx
3 5 (11.90%) Orchard CMS
4 2 (4.76%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.76%) Umbraco
4 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.52%) SaaS
2 4 (9.52%) PaaS
2 4 (9.52%) IaaS
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) NoSQL
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 6 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 5 (11.90%) Big Data
4 5 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (11.90%) Hadoop
5 4 (9.52%) MySQL
5 4 (9.52%) Redis
5 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 3 (7.14%) Couchbase
6 3 (7.14%) RavenDB
7 2 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.90%) RSpec
4 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.76%) Subversion
6 1 (2.38%) Grunt
6 1 (2.38%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (2.38%) PhantomJS
6 1 (2.38%) Bower
6 1 (2.38%) CasperJS
6 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.38%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.38%) Ant
6 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.38%) Maven
6 1 (2.38%) Selenium
6 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Architect
2 8 (19.05%) Senior Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 6 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Ruby Developer
4 4 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Software Architect
5 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Python Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Trainer
6 2 (4.76%) Data Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Django Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) Ruby on Rails
1 16 (38.10%) CSS
1 16 (38.10%) HTML
2 15 (35.71%) .NET
3 13 (30.95%) Web Services
4 9 (21.43%) REST
4 9 (21.43%) Ajax
4 9 (21.43%) JSON
5 7 (16.67%) Django
6 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 5 (11.90%) jQuery
8 4 (9.52%) XML
8 4 (9.52%) XHTML
9 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
9 3 (7.14%) Memcached
9 3 (7.14%) HTML5
9 3 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (7.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Open Source
2 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) NHS
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Visualisation
4 2 (4.76%) Blog
4 2 (4.76%) Linked Data
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) Semantic Web
5 1 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Linux
2 11 (26.19%) UNIX
3 4 (9.52%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) TDD
3 11 (26.19%) Scrum
4 10 (23.81%) OO
5 9 (21.43%) DevOps
5 9 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (14.29%) Kanban
6 6 (14.29%) MVC
6 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 6 (14.29%) BDD
7 5 (11.90%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (11.90%) Web Design
7 5 (11.90%) SOA
7 5 (11.90%) Web Development
8 4 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
8 4 (9.52%) OOP
9 3 (7.14%) Software Architecture
9 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) Python
2 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.19%) Java
4 9 (21.43%) C#
5 7 (16.67%) PHP
6 6 (14.29%) C++
6 6 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 5 (11.90%) SQL
7 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
8 3 (7.14%) PHP5
9 2 (4.76%) Scala
9 2 (4.76%) Groovy
9 2 (4.76%) Perl
10 1 (2.38%) C
10 1 (2.38%) Lua
10 1 (2.38%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.38%) OCPJP
2 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.76%) VirtualBox
1 2 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (11.90%) Puppet
3 4 (9.52%) Capistrano
4 2 (4.76%) Cacti
4 2 (4.76%) Nagios
4 2 (4.76%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.38%) Salt
5 1 (2.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.76%) VMware
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Percona
3 1 (2.38%) Sun