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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 75 131 100
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -31
Contract jobs citing Ruby 77 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.45% 0.63% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.73% 2.00% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 11 29
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.66%
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
1144 1300 1139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.39% 31.46% 34.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 810 744
Median daily rate £388 £373 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% +10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 57 30
Median hourly rate £39.88 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £16.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £47.33 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +34 50 £430 +34.37% 46
Lancashire +2 9 £375 - 1
Merseyside +2 5 £375 - 1
Cheshire +17 3 £279 -22.02% 5
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 86 (60.99%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (50.35%) Java
3 60 (42.55%) Python
4 59 (41.84%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (39.01%) TDD
6 53 (37.59%) Linux
6 53 (37.59%) DevOps
7 44 (31.21%) BDD
8 43 (30.50%) Puppet
8 43 (30.50%) Amazon AWS
8 43 (30.50%) Jenkins
9 41 (29.08%) JavaScript
10 32 (22.70%) HTML
10 32 (22.70%) Bash Shell
11 30 (21.28%) Cucumber
12 28 (19.86%) CSS
13 27 (19.15%) Git (software)
13 27 (19.15%) Node.js
14 26 (18.44%) Opscode Chef
14 26 (18.44%) Configuration Management
14 26 (18.44%) Scrum
15 23 (16.31%) Scala
15 23 (16.31%) Web Development
16 22 (15.60%) JSON
16 22 (15.60%) Sass
17 21 (14.89%) Pair Programming
17 21 (14.89%) Unix
18 19 (13.48%) Perl
19 18 (12.77%) Ajax
20 17 (12.06%) C#

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (11.35%) OpenStack
2 8 (5.67%) CloudStack
2 8 (5.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.13%) Apache
3 3 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (1.42%) Confluence
4 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.42%) nginx
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.71%) JBoss
5 1 (0.71%) Liferay
5 1 (0.71%) Mule
5 1 (0.71%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.71%) SAS
5 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (4.96%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (4.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 43 (30.50%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.09%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.09%) PaaS
3 7 (4.96%) SaaS
4 4 (2.84%) Heroku
4 4 (2.84%) IaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.71%) GitHub
5 1 (0.71%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.13%) Internet
2 3 (2.13%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.42%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.71%) AMQP
4 1 (0.71%) DHCP
4 1 (0.71%) DNS
4 1 (0.71%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.71%) Network Security
4 1 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.80%) NoSQL
2 9 (6.38%) MySQL
3 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.84%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.42%) Big Data
7 2 (1.42%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.71%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.71%) OrientDB
8 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 43 (30.50%) Jenkins
2 30 (21.28%) Cucumber
3 27 (19.15%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.80%) JIRA
5 10 (7.09%) Maven
6 8 (5.67%) Selenium
7 6 (4.26%) PhantomJS
7 6 (4.26%) Subversion
8 5 (3.55%) Vagrant
9 4 (2.84%) Gradle
10 3 (2.13%) Appium
10 3 (2.13%) CocoaPods
10 3 (2.13%) Gatling
10 3 (2.13%) GitLab
10 3 (2.13%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.13%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.13%) Xcode
11 2 (1.42%) Ant
11 2 (1.42%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 10 (7.09%) Finance
2 6 (4.26%) Games
3 3 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Banking
4 2 (1.42%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.42%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (51.77%) Developer
2 32 (22.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (18.44%) Java Developer
4 13 (9.22%) Senior Developer
5 9 (6.38%) Agile Developer
5 9 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (5.67%) Agile Java Developer
6 8 (5.67%) Lead Developer
6 8 (5.67%) Ruby Developer
7 7 (4.96%) AWS Developer
7 7 (4.96%) HTML Developer
7 7 (4.96%) Node.js Developer
7 7 (4.96%) PHP Developer
7 7 (4.96%) Scala Developer
7 7 (4.96%) Tester
8 6 (4.26%) Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (4.26%) Platform Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Technical Developer
8 6 (4.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.70%) HTML
2 28 (19.86%) CSS
3 27 (19.15%) Node.js
4 22 (15.60%) JSON
4 22 (15.60%) Sass
5 18 (12.77%) Ajax
6 16 (11.35%) Web Services
7 14 (9.93%) .NET
8 13 (9.22%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (5.67%) MCollective
10 7 (4.96%) React
10 7 (4.96%) RESTful
11 6 (4.26%) jQuery
11 6 (4.26%) REST
12 5 (3.55%) AngularJS
12 5 (3.55%) ASP.NET
12 5 (3.55%) Gherkin
12 5 (3.55%) SOAP
13 4 (2.84%) XML
14 3 (2.13%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.09%) User Experience
3 6 (4.26%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.84%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.13%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.13%) Clustering
6 3 (2.13%) Interactive TV
6 3 (2.13%) MHEG
6 3 (2.13%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.42%) IPTV
8 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.71%) Fintech
8 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.71%) New Media
8 1 (0.71%) Social Network
8 1 (0.71%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.59%) Linux
2 21 (14.89%) Unix
3 12 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (5.67%) CentOS
5 6 (4.26%) Ubuntu
6 5 (3.55%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.84%) Windows
8 2 (1.42%) Android
8 2 (1.42%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.71%) Fedora
9 1 (0.71%) Solaris
9 1 (0.71%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (60.99%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (41.84%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (39.01%) TDD
4 53 (37.59%) DevOps
5 44 (31.21%) BDD
6 26 (18.44%) Configuration Management
6 26 (18.44%) Scrum
7 23 (16.31%) Web Development
8 21 (14.89%) Pair Programming
9 16 (11.35%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (10.64%) Open Source
11 13 (9.22%) Automated Testing
11 13 (9.22%) Concurrent Programming
11 13 (9.22%) OO
12 12 (8.51%) Low Latency
12 12 (8.51%) Multithreading
13 11 (7.80%) Software Testing
14 9 (6.38%) Kanban
14 9 (6.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 71 (50.35%) Java
2 60 (42.55%) Python
3 41 (29.08%) JavaScript
4 32 (22.70%) Bash Shell
5 23 (16.31%) Scala
6 19 (13.48%) Perl
7 17 (12.06%) C#
8 14 (9.93%) PHP
8 14 (9.93%) Shell Script
9 12 (8.51%) Groovy
10 9 (6.38%) SQL
11 7 (4.96%) C
12 6 (4.26%) Clojure
13 5 (3.55%) C++
13 5 (3.55%) F#
14 4 (2.84%) Go
15 3 (2.13%) ActionScript
15 3 (2.13%) Apple Swift
15 3 (2.13%) Objective-C
15 3 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.71%) Degree
4 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) HND
4 1 (0.71%) ISEB
4 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (9.22%) Docker
2 9 (6.38%) vSphere
3 7 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.26%) Xen
4 6 (4.26%) XenServer
5 3 (2.13%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 43 (30.50%) Puppet
2 26 (18.44%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (11.35%) Ansible
4 6 (4.26%) Cobbler
5 5 (3.55%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.55%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.42%) Capistrano
6 2 (1.42%) Terraform
7 1 (0.71%) Chronos
7 1 (0.71%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.71%) Graphite
7 1 (0.71%) Kibana
7 1 (0.71%) logstash
7 1 (0.71%) Marathon
7 1 (0.71%) Mesos
7 1 (0.71%) Nagios
7 1 (0.71%) Riemann
7 1 (0.71%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 14 (9.93%) Oracle
2 9 (6.38%) VMware
3 7 (4.96%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.55%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.13%) Apple
5 3 (2.13%) OpenTV
6 2 (1.42%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.71%) Black Duck
7 1 (0.71%) Facebook
7 1 (0.71%) HP
7 1 (0.71%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.71%) RightScale
7 1 (0.71%) Talend
7 1 (0.71%) Teradata
7 1 (0.71%) Twitter
7 1 (0.71%) Xamarin
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