The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Manchester region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 67 63 85
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +22
Contract jobs citing Ruby 19 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.54% 1.40% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.31% 4.10% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £321 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.73% -4.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £373 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
441 390 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 35.68% 34.24% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 219 296
Average daily rate £325 £310 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +11.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 43
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
North West

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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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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
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Ruby
North West

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (58.62%) Linux
1 17 (58.62%) Ruby on Rails
2 12 (41.38%) Open Source
3 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
4 9 (31.03%) Python
5 8 (27.59%) HTML
5 8 (27.59%) CSS
6 6 (20.69%) Java
6 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.69%) TDD
6 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
7 5 (17.24%) Subversion
7 5 (17.24%) Web Development
7 5 (17.24%) PHP
7 5 (17.24%) BDD
8 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) C#
8 4 (13.79%) C++
8 4 (13.79%) Web Services
8 4 (13.79%) Mac OS X
8 4 (13.79%) Android
8 4 (13.79%) Django
8 4 (13.79%) UNIX
9 3 (10.34%) Scala
9 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (10.34%) MySQL
9 3 (10.34%) Puppet
9 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
9 3 (10.34%) DevOps

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) WordPress
1 1 (3.45%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
1 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.24%) Subversion
3 2 (6.90%) Calabash
3 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) RSpec
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (86.21%) Developer
2 15 (51.72%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 9 (31.03%) Ruby Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (27.59%) HTML
2 8 (27.59%) CSS
3 4 (13.79%) Web Services
3 4 (13.79%) Django
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
4 2 (6.90%) RESTful
4 2 (6.90%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) XHTML
4 2 (6.90%) Ajax
4 2 (6.90%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) Grails
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) CSS3
5 1 (3.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Open Source
2 1 (3.45%) New Media
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) BBC
2 1 (3.45%) Interactive TV
2 1 (3.45%) IPTV
2 1 (3.45%) MHEG
2 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Mac OS X
2 4 (13.79%) Android
2 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.69%) TDD
2 5 (17.24%) Web Development
2 5 (17.24%) BDD
3 3 (10.34%) DevOps
4 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.90%) OO
4 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.90%) OOD
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Scrum
5 1 (3.45%) Web Design
5 1 (3.45%) Content Management
5 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.45%) OOP
5 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.45%) Time Management
5 1 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
2 9 (31.03%) Python
3 6 (20.69%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) PHP
5 4 (13.79%) SQL
5 4 (13.79%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) C++
6 3 (10.34%) Scala
7 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.90%) Perl
8 1 (3.45%) ActionScript
8 1 (3.45%) PHP5
8 1 (3.45%) CoffeeScript
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.45%) Sony
2 1 (3.45%) OpenTV
2 1 (3.45%) VMware
2 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
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