The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby 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 over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 100 88 122
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +34
Contract jobs citing Ruby 31 41 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 1.51% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.81% 4.41% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 4
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£388 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.05% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+62.28% +16.66%
Ruby
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1103 929 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.65% 34.12% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 495 602
Average daily rate £338 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 51 37
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.14 £15.24 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £38.48 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Ruby
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 across the North West region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Ruby
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 across the North West region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Ruby
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 November 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
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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
Manchester -27 17 £450 +24.13% 11
Cheshire +13 11 £375 +10.29% 9
Merseyside -3 1 £210 -40.00% 2
Lancashire -29 1 £600 - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Ruby 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.

1 52 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (58.75%) Linux
3 46 (57.50%) JavaScript
4 45 (56.25%) Open Source
5 44 (55.00%) Python
6 42 (52.50%) TDD
7 38 (47.50%) Java
8 34 (42.50%) PHP
9 33 (41.25%) HTML
9 33 (41.25%) C#
10 30 (37.50%) RESTful
11 29 (36.25%) JSON
11 29 (36.25%) C++
11 29 (36.25%) CSS
11 29 (36.25%) BDD
11 29 (36.25%) NoSQL
12 28 (35.00%) Ruby on Rails
12 28 (35.00%) Scala
13 26 (32.50%) SQL
13 26 (32.50%) Web Services
14 24 (30.00%) Unit Testing
15 23 (28.75%) Mentoring
16 21 (26.25%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (21.25%) Ajax
18 16 (20.00%) XML
19 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
20 14 (17.50%) XHTML
21 11 (13.75%) Scrum
22 9 (11.25%) UNIX
22 9 (11.25%) HTML5

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Ruby 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.50%) Apache
1 6 (7.50%) Node.js
2 4 (5.00%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.75%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.75%) Orchard CMS
3 3 (3.75%) nginx
3 3 (3.75%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.75%) CMS
4 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.50%) Jetty
4 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (5.00%) Amazon S3
1 4 (5.00%) PaaS
2 2 (2.50%) Heroku
2 2 (2.50%) Route 53
2 2 (2.50%) IaaS
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) HTTP
2 2 (2.50%) DNS
2 2 (2.50%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) Firewall
2 2 (2.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (36.25%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.00%) MySQL
2 4 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) RavenDB
4 2 (2.50%) Big Data
4 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.25%) RSpec
4 4 (5.00%) Subversion
4 4 (5.00%) PhantomJS
4 4 (5.00%) Bower
4 4 (5.00%) CasperJS
5 3 (3.75%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.75%) Grunt
5 3 (3.75%) Ant
5 3 (3.75%) JUnit
5 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.75%) Selenium
6 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.50%) NUnit
6 2 (2.50%) MSTest
6 2 (2.50%) Maven
6 2 (2.50%) Hudson
7 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 60 (75.00%) Developer
2 14 (17.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 13 (16.25%) Senior Developer
4 10 (12.50%) Ruby Developer
5 7 (8.75%) Technical Architect
5 7 (8.75%) Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (3.75%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Digital Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Senior Digital Architect
9 2 (2.50%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.50%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (2.50%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (41.25%) HTML
2 30 (37.50%) RESTful
3 29 (36.25%) CSS
3 29 (36.25%) JSON
4 28 (35.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 26 (32.50%) Web Services
6 17 (21.25%) Ajax
7 16 (20.00%) XML
8 14 (17.50%) XHTML
9 9 (11.25%) HTML5
10 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
10 7 (8.75%) Django
11 6 (7.50%) .NET
12 5 (6.25%) jQuery
12 5 (6.25%) Sinatra
13 4 (5.00%) REST
13 4 (5.00%) Haml
13 4 (5.00%) Apache Cordova
13 4 (5.00%) Sass
13 4 (5.00%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (56.25%) Open Source
2 6 (7.50%) User Experience
2 6 (7.50%) Statistics
3 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.75%) NHS
5 2 (2.50%) Wiki
6 1 (1.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 47 (58.75%) Linux
2 9 (11.25%) UNIX
3 6 (7.50%) Android
4 4 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.50%) CentOS
5 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (52.50%) TDD
3 29 (36.25%) BDD
4 24 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 23 (28.75%) Mentoring
6 21 (26.25%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (13.75%) Scrum
8 8 (10.00%) Kanban
8 8 (10.00%) DevOps
9 7 (8.75%) Web Development
9 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
10 5 (6.25%) MVC
10 5 (6.25%) Web Design
10 5 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (6.25%) Android Development
11 3 (3.75%) Product Management
11 3 (3.75%) SOA
11 3 (3.75%) Workflow
11 3 (3.75%) ITIL
11 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 46 (57.50%) JavaScript
2 44 (55.00%) Python
3 38 (47.50%) Java
4 34 (42.50%) PHP
5 33 (41.25%) C#
6 29 (36.25%) C++
7 28 (35.00%) Scala
8 26 (32.50%) SQL
9 4 (5.00%) Perl
10 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.25%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Varnish
1 2 (2.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Puppet
2 4 (5.00%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.50%) Adobe
3 2 (2.50%) RightScale
3 2 (2.50%) Xamarin
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