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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 111 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 21 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.40% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.63% 1.42% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £279 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.59% -8.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £365 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
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
798 773 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.45% 28.21% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 430 461
Average daily rate £350 £349 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £18.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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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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
Manchester 0 12 £316 +13.45% 5
Ruby on Rails
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 35 (100.00%) Ruby
2 26 (74.29%) HTML
3 23 (65.71%) CSS
3 23 (65.71%) TDD
4 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
5 16 (45.71%) Scrum
6 13 (37.14%) Git (software)
6 13 (37.14%) RESTful
6 13 (37.14%) HTML5
7 11 (31.43%) Ajax
8 10 (28.57%) Degree
8 10 (28.57%) JSON
8 10 (28.57%) Computer Science
8 10 (28.57%) Open Source
9 9 (25.71%) Kanban
9 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
10 8 (22.86%) Orchard CMS
10 8 (22.86%) CMS
10 8 (22.86%) Statistics
10 8 (22.86%) C#
10 8 (22.86%) .NET
10 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
10 8 (22.86%) Apache
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (20.00%) Web Services
11 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (20.00%) Sinatra
11 7 (20.00%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 8 (22.86%) Orchard CMS
1 8 (22.86%) CMS
1 8 (22.86%) Apache
2 5 (14.29%) Node.js
2 5 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 5 (14.29%) Apache Solr
3 3 (8.57%) nginx
4 1 (2.86%) SugarCRM
4 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon S3
1 4 (11.43%) Heroku
2 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (14.29%) RavenDB
3 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
4 3 (8.57%) MySQL
5 2 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
3 6 (17.14%) RSpec
4 5 (14.29%) PhantomJS
4 5 (14.29%) Bower
4 5 (14.29%) CasperJS
5 4 (11.43%) Grunt
5 4 (11.43%) Jasmine
6 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.86%) JUnit
7 1 (2.86%) Capybara
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Senior Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 5 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (8.57%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Digital Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Technical Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Leader
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Digital Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Ruby Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (74.29%) HTML
2 23 (65.71%) CSS
3 13 (37.14%) RESTful
3 13 (37.14%) HTML5
4 11 (31.43%) Ajax
5 10 (28.57%) JSON
6 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
7 8 (22.86%) .NET
8 7 (20.00%) Web Services
8 7 (20.00%) Sinatra
8 7 (20.00%) jQuery
9 6 (17.14%) Sass
9 6 (17.14%) XML
9 6 (17.14%) XHTML
10 5 (14.29%) SAML
10 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 5 (14.29%) Lucene
10 5 (14.29%) LINQ
10 5 (14.29%) Django
10 5 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 10 (28.57%) Open Source
2 8 (22.86%) Statistics
3 5 (14.29%) NHS
3 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 5 (14.29%) User Experience
4 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.86%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Android
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) TDD
2 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (45.71%) Scrum
4 9 (25.71%) Kanban
5 6 (17.14%) SOA
6 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 5 (14.29%) ITIL
6 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 5 (14.29%) MVC
6 5 (14.29%) Workflow
6 5 (14.29%) Web Design
6 5 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.43%) TOGAF
7 4 (11.43%) Software Architecture
7 4 (11.43%) OOP
7 4 (11.43%) Android Development
8 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) Ruby
2 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.86%) C#
4 7 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (17.14%) PHP
5 6 (17.14%) Python
6 3 (8.57%) Java
6 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.71%) Scala
8 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Varnish
1 2 (5.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Capistrano
1 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) TIBCO