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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 143 126 113
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 13 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.44% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% 1.77% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
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£413 £278 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% -20.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 -
Ruby on Rails
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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
893 789 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.11% 24.92% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 449 336
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.29 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +38.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £136.50 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +1 9 £400 +22.13%
Manchester -15 3 £363 +31.81% 5
Merseyside - - - -
Ruby on Rails
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 40 (100.00%) Ruby
2 30 (75.00%) HTML
3 28 (70.00%) CSS
4 26 (65.00%) TDD
5 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
6 18 (45.00%) HTML5
7 16 (40.00%) RESTful
8 15 (37.50%) Degree
8 15 (37.50%) Computer Science
8 15 (37.50%) Scrum
9 14 (35.00%) AngularJS
10 13 (32.50%) Statistics
11 12 (30.00%) Git (software)
12 10 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (25.00%) Amazon S3
12 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (25.00%) JSON
12 10 (25.00%) Heroku
13 9 (22.50%) Kanban
13 9 (22.50%) Ajax
14 8 (20.00%) Open Source
15 7 (17.50%) .NET
16 6 (15.00%) C#
16 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
16 6 (15.00%) Python
16 6 (15.00%) CMS
16 6 (15.00%) RSpec
16 6 (15.00%) Orchard CMS
16 6 (15.00%) Sass

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (15.00%) CMS
1 6 (15.00%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (12.50%) Apache
2 5 (12.50%) Node.js
3 3 (7.50%) nginx
3 3 (7.50%) Apache Solr
3 3 (7.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (5.00%) SugarCRM
5 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (25.00%) Heroku
2 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.50%) RavenDB
3 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 2 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.00%) RSpec
2 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (12.50%) PhantomJS
3 5 (12.50%) Bower
3 5 (12.50%) CasperJS
4 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.00%) Jasmine
4 4 (10.00%) Grunt
5 1 (2.50%) Capybara
5 1 (2.50%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 31 (77.50%) Developer
2 15 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Architect
5 6 (15.00%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Technical Architect
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
8 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Digital Architect
9 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
9 2 (5.00%) Ruby Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (5.00%) Digital Technical Architect
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Architect
10 1 (2.50%) Consultant
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (75.00%) HTML
2 28 (70.00%) CSS
3 18 (45.00%) HTML5
4 16 (40.00%) RESTful
5 14 (35.00%) AngularJS
6 10 (25.00%) JSON
7 9 (22.50%) Ajax
8 7 (17.50%) .NET
9 6 (15.00%) Sass
10 5 (12.50%) Underscore.js
10 5 (12.50%) Sinatra
10 5 (12.50%) REST
10 5 (12.50%) CSS3
10 5 (12.50%) Web Services
10 5 (12.50%) Django
10 5 (12.50%) jQuery
10 5 (12.50%) Haml
11 4 (10.00%) XML
11 4 (10.00%) XHTML
12 3 (7.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 13 (32.50%) Statistics
3 8 (20.00%) Open Source
4 5 (12.50%) User Experience
5 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (7.50%) NHS
6 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (2.50%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Android
2 3 (7.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) TDD
2 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (37.50%) Scrum
4 9 (22.50%) Kanban
5 5 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (12.50%) Web Design
5 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 5 (12.50%) SOA
5 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.00%) OOP
6 4 (10.00%) Software Architecture
6 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.50%) Android Development
7 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.50%) MVC
7 3 (7.50%) Workflow
7 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (7.50%) Web Development
7 3 (7.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) Ruby
2 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.00%) C#
3 6 (15.00%) Python
4 5 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 5 (12.50%) PHP
5 4 (10.00%) Java
6 2 (5.00%) Scala
6 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Varnish
1 2 (5.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Capistrano
1 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle