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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 113 85 106
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +21
Contract jobs citing Ruby 41 49 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 1.60% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.56% 5.19% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 6
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£438 £428 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% +34.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £520 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £399 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +118.46%
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
1152 945 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.11% 30.94% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 547 461
Average daily rate £363 £338 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £23.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -37.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.50 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.63 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 July 2015.

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 28 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 17 £438 -14.21% 1
Merseyside - 8 - - 5
Lancashire +11 7 £475 +0.26% 1
Manchester -28 6 £320 -14.66% 10
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 45 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (45.35%) Linux
3 35 (40.70%) TDD
4 34 (39.53%) Java
5 30 (34.88%) JavaScript
6 29 (33.72%) Ruby on Rails
7 26 (30.23%) DevOps
8 25 (29.07%) Python
9 23 (26.74%) HTML
10 21 (24.42%) UNIX
10 21 (24.42%) Puppet
11 20 (23.26%) Git (software)
11 20 (23.26%) CSS
12 19 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
12 19 (22.09%) Load Balancing
13 17 (19.77%) RESTful
13 17 (19.77%) Scala
13 17 (19.77%) MongoDB
14 16 (18.60%) HTML5
14 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (18.60%) Network Security
14 16 (18.60%) .NET
15 15 (17.44%) MySQL
15 15 (17.44%) Waterfall
15 15 (17.44%) BDD
16 14 (16.28%) SDLC
17 13 (15.12%) Bash Shell
17 13 (15.12%) Opscode Chef
18 12 (13.95%) Amazon EC2
18 12 (13.95%) User Experience

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 8 (9.30%) Node.js
2 7 (8.14%) Apache
3 6 (6.98%) nginx
4 5 (5.81%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.33%) CMS
6 2 (2.33%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.16%) IIS
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.16%) SugarCRM
7 1 (1.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.95%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (12.79%) Amazon S3
4 8 (9.30%) Heroku
5 5 (5.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (5.81%) Google Analytics
6 4 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (4.65%) SaaS
7 2 (2.33%) PaaS
7 2 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (2.33%) IaaS
8 1 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.16%) Route 53
8 1 (1.16%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.60%) Network Security
2 5 (5.81%) Firewall
3 4 (4.65%) HTTP
3 4 (4.65%) Unified Communications
3 4 (4.65%) Converged Networks
4 3 (3.49%) Internet
4 3 (3.49%) DNS
5 2 (2.33%) DHCP
6 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.16%) LDAP
6 1 (1.16%) LAN
6 1 (1.16%) SMTP
6 1 (1.16%) SSL
6 1 (1.16%) IPv4
6 1 (1.16%) SAN
6 1 (1.16%) OSPF
6 1 (1.16%) BGP
6 1 (1.16%) SNMP
6 1 (1.16%) VPN
6 1 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) MongoDB
2 15 (17.44%) MySQL
3 8 (9.30%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.81%) Big Data
6 4 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.33%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (23.26%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.47%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.30%) Subversion
4 7 (8.14%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.49%) RSpec
5 3 (3.49%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.33%) Maven
6 2 (2.33%) Xcode
6 2 (2.33%) Selenium
6 2 (2.33%) Ant
6 2 (2.33%) JUnit
6 2 (2.33%) Appium
6 2 (2.33%) CocoaPods
7 1 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.16%) HttpUnit
7 1 (1.16%) XMLUnit
7 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.16%) Hudson
General
1 3 (3.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (48.84%) Developer
2 20 (23.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 17 (19.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) .NET Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Architect
6 6 (6.98%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.81%) Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) Ruby Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) Administrator
9 3 (3.49%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Chief Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.49%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.49%) Chief Technical Architect
10 2 (2.33%) Python/Django Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (33.72%) Ruby on Rails
2 23 (26.74%) HTML
3 20 (23.26%) CSS
4 17 (19.77%) RESTful
5 16 (18.60%) HTML5
5 16 (18.60%) .NET
6 11 (12.79%) AngularJS
7 9 (10.47%) Kafka
8 8 (9.30%) Sinatra
8 8 (9.30%) Web Services
9 7 (8.14%) REST
10 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET
10 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.65%) JSON
10 4 (4.65%) WCF
11 3 (3.49%) Django
11 3 (3.49%) J2EE
12 2 (2.33%) MSMQ
12 2 (2.33%) LAMP
12 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) User Experience
2 10 (11.63%) Statistics
3 9 (10.47%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.81%) Visualisation
4 5 (5.81%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.33%) Animation
7 2 (2.33%) Tandem
8 1 (1.16%) Interactive TV
8 1 (1.16%) IPTV
8 1 (1.16%) New Media
8 1 (1.16%) MHEG
8 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.35%) Linux
2 21 (24.42%) UNIX
3 7 (8.14%) CentOS
4 5 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.65%) Debian
5 4 (4.65%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.65%) Android
6 3 (3.49%) Windows
7 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (40.70%) TDD
3 26 (30.23%) DevOps
4 19 (22.09%) Load Balancing
5 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (17.44%) Waterfall
6 15 (17.44%) BDD
7 14 (16.28%) SDLC
8 10 (11.63%) Open Source
8 10 (11.63%) OO
9 9 (10.47%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.47%) Configuration Management
9 9 (10.47%) Analytics
10 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.81%) OOP
12 5 (5.81%) AOP
12 5 (5.81%) Scrum
12 5 (5.81%) OOD
13 4 (4.65%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.53%) Java
2 30 (34.88%) JavaScript
3 25 (29.07%) Python
4 17 (19.77%) Scala
5 13 (15.12%) Bash Shell
6 11 (12.79%) Perl
7 10 (11.63%) PHP
8 9 (10.47%) Go
9 6 (6.98%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.81%) C
10 5 (5.81%) C#
10 5 (5.81%) C++
11 3 (3.49%) Groovy
11 3 (3.49%) SQL
12 2 (2.33%) Objective-C
12 2 (2.33%) Apple Swift
12 2 (2.33%) PHP5
13 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.16%) Lua
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Degree
2 4 (4.65%) ISEB
3 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) HND
5 1 (1.16%) CCNP
5 1 (1.16%) CCNA
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.16%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) Docker
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.16%) iptables
4 1 (1.16%) NFS
4 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (24.42%) Puppet
2 13 (15.12%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (11.63%) Ansible
3 10 (11.63%) Capistrano
4 7 (8.14%) Nagios
5 4 (4.65%) Munin
5 4 (4.65%) Graphite
6 3 (3.49%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.33%) Cacti
8 1 (1.16%) MOM
8 1 (1.16%) SCOM
8 1 (1.16%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Google
2 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.30%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.81%) New Relic
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle
6 3 (3.49%) VMware
7 2 (2.33%) Percona
7 2 (2.33%) Apple
8 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.16%) OpenTV
8 1 (1.16%) Cisco
8 1 (1.16%) Adobe
8 1 (1.16%) Sun
8 1 (1.16%) RightScale
8 1 (1.16%) ArcSight
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