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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 135 118 120
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 10 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.40% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.26% 1.81% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 3
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
- +17.85%
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%
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
792 663 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.49% 22.11% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 394 369
Average daily rate £368 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £17.44 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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
Cheshire - 5 £400 - 2
Manchester -15 4 £320 -14.66% 2
Merseyside - 1 - - 3
Ruby on Rails
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 24 (100.00%) Ruby
2 17 (70.83%) HTML
3 15 (62.50%) TDD
3 15 (62.50%) CSS
4 13 (54.17%) HTML5
5 11 (45.83%) Statistics
5 11 (45.83%) RESTful
6 10 (41.67%) Degree
6 10 (41.67%) Computer Science
6 10 (41.67%) AngularJS
7 9 (37.50%) Heroku
7 9 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (37.50%) Amazon S3
7 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (16.67%) Scrum
10 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 3 (12.50%) nginx
10 3 (12.50%) RSpec
10 3 (12.50%) Capistrano
10 3 (12.50%) BDD
10 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
11 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
11 2 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
11 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (8.33%) Android Development
11 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (12.50%) nginx
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) SugarCRM
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (37.50%) Amazon S3
1 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (37.50%) Heroku
2 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) RSpec
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Developer
2 14 (58.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) HTML
2 15 (62.50%) CSS
3 13 (54.17%) HTML5
4 11 (45.83%) RESTful
5 10 (41.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (8.33%) .NET
6 2 (8.33%) Ajax
6 2 (8.33%) Django
7 1 (4.17%) jQuery
7 1 (4.17%) JSON
7 1 (4.17%) XML
7 1 (4.17%) XHTML
7 1 (4.17%) Play Framework
7 1 (4.17%) Sinatra
7 1 (4.17%) REST
7 1 (4.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Statistics
2 10 (41.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Linked Data
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) TDD
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) BDD
4 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.33%) UML
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Information Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Software Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Android Development
6 1 (4.17%) SDLC
6 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.17%) Kanban
6 1 (4.17%) Open Source
6 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.17%) Analytics
6 1 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) Ruby
2 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Capistrano
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (4.17%) Google
2 1 (4.17%) New Relic
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
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