The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby on Rails skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby on Rails over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 152 136 126
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -10
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 6 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 1.95% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 9
Median daily rate £413 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -9.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - £71.00
Ruby on Rails
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
940 820 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.68% 21.65% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 530 425
Median daily rate £375 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 9
Median hourly rate £27.75 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.62% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.78 £16.16 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%

Ruby on Rails
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Ruby on Rails as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Ruby on Rails Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Ruby on Rails
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the North West region.

Ruby on Rails Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Ruby on Rails
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the North West region.

Ruby on Rails Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Ruby on Rails
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Merseyside -7 2 £413 - 1
Cheshire +2 1 £413 -21.42%
Manchester -10 1 £300 -6.25% 2
Ruby on Rails
England

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails 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 North West region with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 11 (100.00%) Ruby
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) TDD
4 6 (54.55%) CSS
5 5 (45.45%) Web Development
6 4 (36.36%) Scrum
6 4 (36.36%) Java
6 4 (36.36%) Python
7 3 (27.27%) C++
7 3 (27.27%) OO
7 3 (27.27%) MVC
7 3 (27.27%) PHP
7 3 (27.27%) Web Services
7 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 3 (27.27%) Open Source
7 3 (27.27%) HTML5
7 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
7 3 (27.27%) BDD
7 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
7 3 (27.27%) Node.js
8 2 (18.18%) REST
8 2 (18.18%) CSS3
8 2 (18.18%) Redis
8 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
8 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
8 2 (18.18%) Go
8 2 (18.18%) Amazon ElastiCache

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) Redis
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) GitLab
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) RSpec
2 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) HTML5
3 3 (27.27%) Node.js
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 2 (18.18%) CSS3
4 2 (18.18%) EJB
4 2 (18.18%) J2EE
4 2 (18.18%) JDBC
4 2 (18.18%) JSP
4 2 (18.18%) MEAN Stack
4 2 (18.18%) Meteor
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) Servlets
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 2 (18.18%) Spring Boot
4 2 (18.18%) Struts
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) Web Development
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) MVC
5 3 (27.27%) OO
5 3 (27.27%) Open Source
5 3 (27.27%) Pair Programming
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) OOP
6 2 (18.18%) OWASP
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) Secure Coding
6 2 (18.18%) SOA
6 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Ruby
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) C++
4 3 (27.27%) PHP
5 2 (18.18%) C
5 2 (18.18%) Go
6 1 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (9.09%) Lua
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Capistrano
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft