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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 142 128 129
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 23 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.16% 0.87% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £388 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.32% +15.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-88.73% +42.00%
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
1064 808 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.24% 26.18% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 472 454
Average daily rate £390 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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
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 31 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Merseyside - 9 - -
Manchester -18 5 £325 -13.33% 5
Lancashire - 4 £408 -
Ruby on Rails
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 33 (97.06%) Ruby
2 27 (79.41%) TDD
3 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (58.82%) JavaScript
5 19 (55.88%) HTML
6 17 (50.00%) CSS
7 15 (44.12%) MySQL
7 15 (44.12%) BDD
7 15 (44.12%) Capistrano
8 13 (38.24%) Waterfall
8 13 (38.24%) SDLC
9 12 (35.29%) HTML5
10 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
10 11 (32.35%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (32.35%) Sinatra
11 10 (29.41%) User Experience
11 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (29.41%) Subversion
12 9 (26.47%) Linux
12 9 (26.47%) Apache
13 8 (23.53%) Degree
13 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
13 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
14 6 (17.65%) jQuery
14 6 (17.65%) Statistics
14 6 (17.65%) nginx
14 6 (17.65%) RESTful
14 6 (17.65%) RSpec
14 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
15 5 (14.71%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (26.47%) Apache
2 6 (17.65%) nginx
3 4 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.76%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Google Analytics
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon S3
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (14.71%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) SMTP
1 4 (11.76%) HTTP
1 4 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) MySQL
2 11 (32.35%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (14.71%) MongoDB
4 4 (11.76%) SQLite
4 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
2 10 (29.41%) Subversion
3 6 (17.65%) RSpec
4 4 (11.76%) PHPUnit
4 4 (11.76%) JUnit
4 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 4 (11.76%) Eclipse
4 4 (11.76%) NUnit
4 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 22 (64.71%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (2.94%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (2.94%) Technical Architect
3 1 (2.94%) Consultant
3 1 (2.94%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) HTML
2 17 (50.00%) CSS
3 12 (35.29%) HTML5
4 11 (32.35%) Sinatra
5 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
5 6 (17.65%) jQuery
5 6 (17.65%) RESTful
6 5 (14.71%) Django
7 4 (11.76%) CAML
7 4 (11.76%) Web Services
7 4 (11.76%) .NET
7 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.94%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (2.94%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) User Experience
2 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 6 (17.65%) Statistics
4 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) UNIX
3 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 4 (11.76%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) TDD
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (44.12%) BDD
4 13 (38.24%) Waterfall
4 13 (38.24%) SDLC
5 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Analytics
8 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (11.76%) Web Design
8 4 (11.76%) ITIL
8 4 (11.76%) Data Management
8 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
10 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.94%) User Stories
10 1 (2.94%) Android Development
10 1 (2.94%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (97.06%) Ruby
2 20 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.71%) Java
3 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
4 4 (11.76%) FQL
4 4 (11.76%) PHP
4 4 (11.76%) VBScript
4 4 (11.76%) VB
4 4 (11.76%) VB.NET
4 4 (11.76%) VBA
4 4 (11.76%) Python
4 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.76%) C
4 4 (11.76%) C#
4 4 (11.76%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.76%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 15 (44.12%) Capistrano
2 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Google
1 5 (14.71%) New Relic
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