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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 91 102 124
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +22
Contract jobs citing Ruby 73 65 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.09% 1.45% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.65% 4.73% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 16
Median daily rate £413 £442 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +17.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £512 £445
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 - £8.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -88.73%
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
1292 1374 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.98% 30.68% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 873 669
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 30
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £19.15 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.40 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +25 49 £431 +25.45% 35
Merseyside +5 9 £350 -13.84% 4
Lancashire +6 4 £375 -21.05% 3
Cheshire -2 2 £413 -5.71% 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 87 (63.50%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (47.45%) Java
3 56 (40.88%) TDD
4 55 (40.15%) BDD
5 50 (36.50%) JavaScript
6 49 (35.77%) Python
6 49 (35.77%) Jenkins
7 44 (32.12%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (31.39%) Amazon AWS
9 36 (26.28%) Linux
9 36 (26.28%) Cucumber
10 32 (23.36%) Puppet
11 31 (22.63%) DevOps
12 28 (20.44%) HTML
13 27 (19.71%) Scala
14 26 (18.98%) PHP
14 26 (18.98%) Node.js
15 25 (18.25%) Git (software)
16 23 (16.79%) CSS
16 23 (16.79%) Pair Programming
17 22 (16.06%) Web Development
18 21 (15.33%) JIRA
18 21 (15.33%) Scrum
19 20 (14.60%) Web Services
19 20 (14.60%) JSON
20 19 (13.87%) Bash Shell
20 19 (13.87%) Sass
20 19 (13.87%) Performance Tuning
21 18 (13.14%) Software Testing
21 18 (13.14%) Perl

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 10 (7.30%) OpenStack
2 7 (5.11%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.65%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.65%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (3.65%) SAS
4 4 (2.92%) Confluence
5 3 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.19%) nginx
5 3 (2.19%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.46%) Apache
6 2 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.73%) JBoss
7 1 (0.73%) Liferay
7 1 (0.73%) Mule
7 1 (0.73%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Magento
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 43 (31.39%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.57%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.38%) GitHub
3 6 (4.38%) IaaS
3 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.38%) PaaS
4 5 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.92%) SaaS
6 3 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.19%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (2.19%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.19%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.19%) Route 53
7 2 (1.46%) Engine Yard
7 2 (1.46%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.46%) Heroku
7 2 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.92%) DNS
3 3 (2.19%) Internet
3 3 (2.19%) OpenVPN
4 2 (1.46%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.46%) WinSCP
4 2 (1.46%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.73%) AMQP
5 1 (0.73%) DHCP
5 1 (0.73%) Firewall
5 1 (0.73%) ICMP
5 1 (0.73%) Network Security
5 1 (0.73%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.49%) MySQL
2 9 (6.57%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.38%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.65%) Apache Hive
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.92%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.19%) DataStax
6 3 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.19%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 2 (1.46%) Informix
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.46%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.73%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 49 (35.77%) Jenkins
2 36 (26.28%) Cucumber
3 25 (18.25%) Git (software)
4 21 (15.33%) JIRA
5 11 (8.03%) Selenium
6 7 (5.11%) Maven
6 7 (5.11%) Subversion
6 7 (5.11%) Vagrant
7 6 (4.38%) PhantomJS
8 5 (3.65%) Ant
8 5 (3.65%) GitLab
8 5 (3.65%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.19%) Appium
10 3 (2.19%) CocoaPods
10 3 (2.19%) Gatling
10 3 (2.19%) GoCD
10 3 (2.19%) JMeter
10 3 (2.19%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.19%) Xcode
General
1 9 (6.57%) Finance
2 5 (3.65%) Banking
2 5 (3.65%) Games
2 5 (3.65%) Retail
3 2 (1.46%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.73%) Law
Job Titles
1 70 (51.09%) Developer
2 23 (16.79%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (10.22%) Analyst
5 13 (9.49%) Test Analyst
6 10 (7.30%) Agile Developer
7 9 (6.57%) AWS Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Agile Java Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Node.js Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Ruby Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (5.11%) Architect
9 7 (5.11%) HTML Developer
9 7 (5.11%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (5.11%) PHP Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Agile Test Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Scala Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.44%) HTML
2 26 (18.98%) Node.js
3 23 (16.79%) CSS
4 20 (14.60%) JSON
4 20 (14.60%) Web Services
5 19 (13.87%) Sass
6 13 (9.49%) Ajax
7 12 (8.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (7.30%) XML
9 7 (5.11%) MCollective
10 5 (3.65%) .NET
10 5 (3.65%) Gherkin
10 5 (3.65%) React
10 5 (3.65%) RESTful
11 4 (2.92%) REST
11 4 (2.92%) SOAP
12 3 (2.19%) Regular Expression
13 2 (1.46%) J2EE
13 2 (1.46%) LEMP Stack
13 2 (1.46%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.38%) User Experience
3 5 (3.65%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.92%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.19%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.19%) Interactive TV
5 3 (2.19%) MHEG
5 3 (2.19%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.19%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.46%) Clustering
6 2 (1.46%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.46%) IPTV
7 1 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.73%) Fintech
7 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.73%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.73%) New Media
7 1 (0.73%) Social Network
7 1 (0.73%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.28%) Linux
2 9 (6.57%) Unix
3 8 (5.84%) Windows
4 7 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.38%) CentOS
5 6 (4.38%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.73%) Android
8 1 (0.73%) Solaris
8 1 (0.73%) SUSE
8 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (63.50%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (40.88%) TDD
3 55 (40.15%) BDD
4 44 (32.12%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (22.63%) DevOps
6 23 (16.79%) Pair Programming
7 22 (16.06%) Web Development
8 21 (15.33%) Scrum
9 19 (13.87%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (13.14%) Software Testing
11 16 (11.68%) Concurrent Programming
11 16 (11.68%) Configuration Management
12 15 (10.95%) Low Latency
12 15 (10.95%) Multithreading
13 14 (10.22%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (8.76%) Open Source
14 12 (8.76%) Software Engineering
15 9 (6.57%) E-Commerce
16 8 (5.84%) Functional Testing
16 8 (5.84%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (47.45%) Java
2 50 (36.50%) JavaScript
3 49 (35.77%) Python
4 27 (19.71%) Scala
5 26 (18.98%) PHP
6 19 (13.87%) Bash Shell
7 18 (13.14%) Perl
8 16 (11.68%) SQL
9 11 (8.03%) C#
10 6 (4.38%) Go
11 5 (3.65%) C++
11 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.19%) ActionScript
12 3 (2.19%) Apple Swift
12 3 (2.19%) C
12 3 (2.19%) Clojure
12 3 (2.19%) Groovy
12 3 (2.19%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.19%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (7.30%) Degree
2 9 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.38%) ISEB
4 4 (2.92%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.46%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.95%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (4.38%) Docker
1 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.92%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.19%) vSphere
4 2 (1.46%) Squid
Systems Management
1 32 (23.36%) Puppet
2 16 (11.68%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (8.03%) Ansible
4 6 (4.38%) Nagios
5 3 (2.19%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (2.19%) Nessus
5 3 (2.19%) Oozie
5 3 (2.19%) Rundeck
5 3 (2.19%) SCCM
6 2 (1.46%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.46%) Capistrano
6 2 (1.46%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.46%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.73%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.73%) Chronos
7 1 (0.73%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.73%) logstash
7 1 (0.73%) Mesos
7 1 (0.73%) Packer
7 1 (0.73%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (9.49%) Oracle
2 7 (5.11%) VMware
3 5 (3.65%) Hortonworks
4 4 (2.92%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.92%) Endeca
4 4 (2.92%) Rackspace
4 4 (2.92%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.92%) Splunk
5 3 (2.19%) AppDynamics
5 3 (2.19%) Apple
5 3 (2.19%) HP
5 3 (2.19%) OpenTV
5 3 (2.19%) Qualys
6 2 (1.46%) BMC
6 2 (1.46%) Google
6 2 (1.46%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.46%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.73%) Facebook
7 1 (0.73%) RightScale
7 1 (0.73%) Talend
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