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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 102 97 110
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Ruby 65 54 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 1.47% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.87% 4.60% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 12
Median daily rate £420 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £328 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £755 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-77.50% -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
1335 1173 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.09% 31.84% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 759 533
Median daily rate £388 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £31.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £46.09 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +2 33 £450 +37.40% 25
Cheshire -20 16 £425 -2.85% 3
Merseyside - 7 £349 - 1
Lancashire -7 1 - - 2
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 73 (60.83%) Python
2 71 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (49.17%) Java
4 53 (44.17%) Linux
5 44 (36.67%) DevOps
6 43 (35.83%) JavaScript
7 41 (34.17%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (31.67%) Puppet
9 34 (28.33%) Unix
10 33 (27.50%) SQL
10 33 (27.50%) Git (software)
11 32 (26.67%) BDD
11 32 (26.67%) Jenkins
12 30 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (24.17%) C#
14 28 (23.33%) TDD
14 28 (23.33%) Scala
15 25 (20.83%) Bash Shell
16 24 (20.00%) HTML
17 23 (19.17%) Scrum
18 22 (18.33%) XML
18 22 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
19 21 (17.50%) JIRA
19 21 (17.50%) CSS
19 21 (17.50%) Subversion
20 20 (16.67%) PHP
20 20 (16.67%) Configuration Management
20 20 (16.67%) Web Development
21 18 (15.00%) Selenium
21 18 (15.00%) HTML5

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 15 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 8 (6.67%) Node.js
3 6 (5.00%) CloudStack
4 5 (4.17%) Apache Spark
4 5 (4.17%) SAS
4 5 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.50%) Confluence
7 2 (1.67%) Apache
7 2 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.67%) IIS
7 2 (1.67%) JBoss
7 2 (1.67%) nginx
7 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.17%) GitHub
3 4 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.33%) IaaS
3 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.33%) PaaS
4 3 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (2.50%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (2.50%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.50%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.50%) Route 53
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.67%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.67%) Heroku
5 2 (1.67%) SaaS
5 2 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.33%) HTTP
2 3 (2.50%) Internet
2 3 (2.50%) OpenVPN
3 2 (1.67%) DNS
3 2 (1.67%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.67%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.17%) MySQL
3 6 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.00%) Apache Hive
3 6 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.50%) DataStax
5 3 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 2 (1.67%) Redis
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.83%) HBase
7 1 (0.83%) Informix
7 1 (0.83%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 33 (27.50%) Git (software)
2 32 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 21 (17.50%) JIRA
3 21 (17.50%) Subversion
4 18 (15.00%) Selenium
5 17 (14.17%) Cucumber
6 16 (13.33%) Visual Studio
7 13 (10.83%) WebDriver
8 10 (8.33%) TeamCity
9 7 (5.83%) HP UFT
10 4 (3.33%) Ant
10 4 (3.33%) Vagrant
11 3 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.50%) GitLab
12 2 (1.67%) JMeter
12 2 (1.67%) Maven
12 2 (1.67%) SonarQube
12 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.67%) TortoiseSVN
12 2 (1.67%) WATIR
General
1 13 (10.83%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Banking
3 3 (2.50%) Retail
4 2 (1.67%) Games
4 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (34.17%) Developer
2 37 (30.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (13.33%) Analyst
3 16 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 15 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 15 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 14 (11.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (9.17%) Java Developer
7 9 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (6.67%) Architect
8 8 (6.67%) Ruby Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 6 (5.00%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) Configuration Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Consultant
10 5 (4.17%) DevOps Architect
10 5 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.00%) HTML
2 22 (18.33%) XML
3 21 (17.50%) CSS
4 18 (15.00%) .NET
4 18 (15.00%) HTML5
5 16 (13.33%) Silverlight
6 15 (12.50%) Web Services
7 5 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (4.17%) Spring
8 4 (3.33%) JSON
8 4 (3.33%) REST
8 4 (3.33%) SOAP
9 3 (2.50%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.50%) Regular Expression
9 3 (2.50%) RESTful
9 3 (2.50%) XSL
10 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.67%) MCollective
10 2 (1.67%) Meteor
10 2 (1.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Visualisation
2 9 (7.50%) Algorithms
2 9 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.17%) User Experience
4 3 (2.50%) MHEG
4 3 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.67%) Clustering
5 2 (1.67%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.83%) IPTV
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (44.17%) Linux
2 34 (28.33%) Unix
3 15 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 8 (6.67%) Windows
5 4 (3.33%) CentOS
5 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.50%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.67%) DevOps
3 32 (26.67%) BDD
4 30 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (23.33%) TDD
6 23 (19.17%) Scrum
7 20 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 20 (16.67%) Web Development
8 15 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 15 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 14 (11.67%) Test Scripting
9 14 (11.67%) Web Design
10 12 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 10 (8.33%) Waterfall
12 9 (7.50%) Information Assurance
12 9 (7.50%) Pair Programming
12 9 (7.50%) RUP
12 9 (7.50%) Security Testing
12 9 (7.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 73 (60.83%) Python
2 59 (49.17%) Java
3 43 (35.83%) JavaScript
4 33 (27.50%) SQL
5 29 (24.17%) C#
6 28 (23.33%) Scala
7 25 (20.83%) Bash Shell
8 20 (16.67%) PHP
9 16 (13.33%) XAML
10 11 (9.17%) Shell Script
11 10 (8.33%) PL/SQL
12 8 (6.67%) PowerShell
13 7 (5.83%) Go
14 6 (5.00%) Perl
15 3 (2.50%) C
15 3 (2.50%) C++
16 2 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (12.50%) Degree
2 8 (6.67%) ISEB
3 5 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.67%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.67%) PhD
5 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.67%) vSphere
2 6 (5.00%) Docker
2 6 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.00%) Xen
2 6 (5.00%) XenServer
3 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.67%) Squid
4 2 (1.67%) vCloud
5 1 (0.83%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 41 (34.17%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (31.67%) Puppet
3 15 (12.50%) Cobbler
4 11 (9.17%) Ansible
5 9 (7.50%) Tivoli
6 6 (5.00%) Nagios
7 4 (3.33%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (2.50%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.50%) Nessus
8 3 (2.50%) Oozie
8 3 (2.50%) Rundeck
8 3 (2.50%) SCCM
9 2 (1.67%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.67%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.83%) Terraform
10 1 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (13.33%) Telerik
2 11 (9.17%) Oracle
3 10 (8.33%) HP
4 6 (5.00%) EnterpriseDB
4 6 (5.00%) VMware
5 5 (4.17%) Hortonworks
6 4 (3.33%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.33%) BMC
6 4 (3.33%) Endeca
7 3 (2.50%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.50%) Qualys
7 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.50%) Splunk
8 2 (1.67%) Google
8 2 (1.67%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.67%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.83%) OpenTV
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