The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 122 126 131
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 10 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.075% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.40% 0.26% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £294
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
714 765 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.39% 28.71% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 413 537
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Ruby on Rails
England

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 24 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
(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
Manchester +7 10 £375 +15.38% 3
Cheshire - - - - 1
Ruby on Rails
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (80.00%) Ruby
2 12 (48.00%) HTML
2 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (48.00%) CSS
3 9 (36.00%) MySQL
3 9 (36.00%) Linux
3 9 (36.00%) TDD
3 9 (36.00%) Open Source
4 8 (32.00%) jQuery
4 8 (32.00%) OOD
5 7 (28.00%) Java
5 7 (28.00%) HTML5
5 7 (28.00%) BDD
6 6 (24.00%) CSS3
6 6 (24.00%) .NET
6 6 (24.00%) Finance
6 6 (24.00%) CMS
7 5 (20.00%) LAMP
7 5 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 5 (20.00%) Scrum
7 5 (20.00%) QA
7 5 (20.00%) Ajax
7 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 5 (20.00%) Spring
7 5 (20.00%) JSF
7 5 (20.00%) J2EE
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.00%) Struts
7 5 (20.00%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (24.00%) CMS
2 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (20.00%) Escenic
2 5 (20.00%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) nginx
3 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) MySQL
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) Big Data
2 5 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) RSpec
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (72.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 9 (36.00%) Ruby Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Programmer
4 5 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Java Programmer
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Programmer
4 5 (20.00%) Senior Java Programmer
4 5 (20.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) HTML
1 12 (48.00%) CSS
2 8 (32.00%) jQuery
3 7 (28.00%) HTML5
4 6 (24.00%) CSS3
4 6 (24.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) LAMP
5 5 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 5 (20.00%) Ajax
5 5 (20.00%) Spring
5 5 (20.00%) JSF
5 5 (20.00%) J2EE
5 5 (20.00%) Struts
5 5 (20.00%) XML
5 5 (20.00%) EJB
5 5 (20.00%) Java RMI
6 2 (8.00%) Sass
7 1 (4.00%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Android
2 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) TDD
2 8 (32.00%) OOD
3 7 (28.00%) BDD
4 5 (20.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.00%) UML
4 5 (20.00%) OOP
4 5 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (20.00%) RUP
5 3 (12.00%) OO
6 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Web Development
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) Ruby
2 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (28.00%) Java
4 5 (20.00%) C#
4 5 (20.00%) Scala
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
5 2 (8.00%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.00%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
1 5 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe
2 1 (4.00%) Sony