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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 85 77 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing Ruby 13 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.79% 0.88% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.51% 2.35% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £303 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.49% -6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £388 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
517 511 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.37% 37.27% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 301 173
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.49 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.31% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £16.17 £15.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.00 £136.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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
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 27 April 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) Python
3 16 (41.03%) Linux
4 15 (38.46%) CSS
4 15 (38.46%) HTML
5 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
5 14 (35.90%) .NET
5 14 (35.90%) Web Services
5 14 (35.90%) Ruby on Rails
6 13 (33.33%) TDD
7 12 (30.77%) Java
7 12 (30.77%) Open Source
8 11 (28.21%) UNIX
8 11 (28.21%) Scrum
9 10 (25.64%) NoSQL
10 9 (23.08%) REST
10 9 (23.08%) DevOps
10 9 (23.08%) Configuration Management
10 9 (23.08%) OO
10 9 (23.08%) C#
10 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
10 9 (23.08%) Ajax
10 9 (23.08%) JSON
11 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
11 8 (20.51%) Apache
12 7 (17.95%) CMS
12 7 (17.95%) PHP
12 7 (17.95%) Django

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 8 (20.51%) Apache
2 7 (17.95%) CMS
3 5 (12.82%) nginx
3 5 (12.82%) Orchard CMS
4 2 (5.13%) Apache Spark
4 2 (5.13%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.13%) Umbraco
4 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.26%) PaaS
2 4 (10.26%) IaaS
3 3 (7.69%) SaaS
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon S3
4 2 (5.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) HTTP
2 2 (5.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) NoSQL
2 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
3 6 (15.38%) MongoDB
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (12.82%) Hadoop
4 5 (12.82%) Big Data
5 4 (10.26%) MySQL
5 4 (10.26%) Redis
5 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (7.69%) Couchbase
6 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (7.69%) RavenDB
7 2 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.26%) RSpec
4 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.13%) Subversion
6 1 (2.56%) Maven
6 1 (2.56%) Selenium
6 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.56%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.56%) Ant
6 1 (2.56%) Grunt
6 1 (2.56%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (2.56%) PhantomJS
6 1 (2.56%) Bower
6 1 (2.56%) CasperJS
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Architect
2 8 (20.51%) Senior Developer
3 5 (12.82%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Ruby Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Software Architect
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Python Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Trainer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Python/Django Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Big Data Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) CSS
1 15 (38.46%) HTML
2 14 (35.90%) .NET
2 14 (35.90%) Ruby on Rails
2 14 (35.90%) Web Services
3 9 (23.08%) JSON
3 9 (23.08%) Ajax
3 9 (23.08%) REST
4 7 (17.95%) Django
5 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 5 (12.82%) jQuery
7 4 (10.26%) Memcached
7 4 (10.26%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (10.26%) XML
7 4 (10.26%) XHTML
8 3 (7.69%) MSMQ
8 3 (7.69%) WCF
8 3 (7.69%) Sinatra
8 3 (7.69%) RESTful
8 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Open Source
2 3 (7.69%) NHS
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.13%) Blog
3 2 (5.13%) Linked Data
3 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Linux
2 11 (28.21%) UNIX
3 4 (10.26%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) TDD
3 11 (28.21%) Scrum
4 9 (23.08%) OO
4 9 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 9 (23.08%) DevOps
5 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (15.38%) Kanban
6 6 (15.38%) MVC
7 5 (12.82%) SOA
7 5 (12.82%) Web Design
7 5 (12.82%) Web Development
7 5 (12.82%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.26%) BDD
8 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
8 4 (10.26%) OOP
8 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
9 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Python
2 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
3 12 (30.77%) Java
4 9 (23.08%) C#
5 7 (17.95%) PHP
6 5 (12.82%) SQL
6 5 (12.82%) T-SQL
6 5 (12.82%) C++
7 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
8 3 (7.69%) PHP5
9 2 (5.13%) Groovy
9 2 (5.13%) Scala
9 2 (5.13%) Perl
10 1 (2.56%) Lua
10 1 (2.56%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.56%) OCPJP
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.13%) VirtualBox
1 2 (5.13%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.56%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (12.82%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) Vagrant
3 2 (5.13%) Nagios
3 2 (5.13%) Cacti
3 2 (5.13%) Capistrano
4 1 (2.56%) Ansible
4 1 (2.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.13%) VMware
2 2 (5.13%) Percona
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Sun