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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby on Rails over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 129 119 135
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 11 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.25% 0.094%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.37% 0.84% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£388 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £319 £344
% change year-on-year
+26.27% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +53.84%
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
803 830 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.99% 29.09% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 448 541
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 29
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +28.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.69 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Ruby on Rails
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Ruby on Rails Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 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
Manchester -3 8 £450 - 5
Ruby on Rails
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails.

1 20 (95.24%) Ruby
2 12 (57.14%) Open Source
3 11 (52.38%) HTML
4 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 9 (42.86%) CSS
4 9 (42.86%) Linux
4 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (42.86%) TDD
5 7 (33.33%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Ajax
6 5 (23.81%) JSON
6 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
6 5 (23.81%) HTML5
7 4 (19.05%) Kanban
7 4 (19.05%) RESTful
7 4 (19.05%) Python
7 4 (19.05%) PHP
7 4 (19.05%) MySQL
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
8 3 (14.29%) C#
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 3 (14.29%) XML
8 3 (14.29%) OOP
8 3 (14.29%) Apache
8 3 (14.29%) Web Design
8 3 (14.29%) CMS
8 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (14.29%) Scala
8 3 (14.29%) Android
8 3 (14.29%) jQuery

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) Apache
1 3 (14.29%) CMS
1 3 (14.29%) Node.js
2 2 (9.52%) Orchard CMS
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Spark
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.76%) Escenic
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) nginx
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) JBoss
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 2 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (9.52%) RavenDB
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) PhantomJS
2 3 (14.29%) Bower
2 3 (14.29%) CasperJS
3 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.52%) Jasmine
3 2 (9.52%) Grunt
4 1 (4.76%) RSpec
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 11 (52.38%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 8 (38.10%) Ruby Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Senior Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Digital Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Digital Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) HTML
2 9 (42.86%) CSS
3 5 (23.81%) Ajax
3 5 (23.81%) JSON
3 5 (23.81%) HTML5
4 4 (19.05%) RESTful
5 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 3 (14.29%) Haml
5 3 (14.29%) Sass
5 3 (14.29%) Underscore.js
5 3 (14.29%) CSS3
5 3 (14.29%) XML
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
6 2 (9.52%) XHTML
6 2 (9.52%) LINQ
6 2 (9.52%) Django
6 2 (9.52%) SAML
6 2 (9.52%) Lucene
6 2 (9.52%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) NHS
3 2 (9.52%) Statistics
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (42.86%) TDD
2 7 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (19.05%) Kanban
4 3 (14.29%) Web Design
4 3 (14.29%) OOP
4 3 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) BDD
5 2 (9.52%) Android Development
5 2 (9.52%) SOA
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) Workflow
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Product Management
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) Ruby
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) PHP
3 4 (19.05%) Python
4 3 (14.29%) Scala
4 3 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Capistrano
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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