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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
England / North West
Rank 93 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Ruby 41 50 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 1.34% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.89% 3.54% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 37
Median daily rate £400 £336 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -17.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £309 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £402 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £411
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -47.18%

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
1055 1411 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 40.19% 37.91% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 904 727
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 69 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £14.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +6 32 £400 +23.07% 20
Cheshire +21 3 £163 -52.20% 5
Lancashire - 2 - - 2
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 74 (65.49%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (55.75%) Java
2 63 (55.75%) Python
3 59 (52.21%) Linux
3 59 (52.21%) DevOps
4 54 (47.79%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (42.48%) Puppet
6 47 (41.59%) Amazon AWS
7 44 (38.94%) Jenkins
8 36 (31.86%) Opscode Chef
9 33 (29.20%) TDD
9 33 (29.20%) Configuration Management
9 33 (29.20%) Git (software)
10 32 (28.32%) JavaScript
11 31 (27.43%) Bash Shell
11 31 (27.43%) Ansible
12 28 (24.78%) Scrum
13 25 (22.12%) BDD
14 24 (21.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (20.35%) HTML
16 22 (19.47%) Docker
17 20 (17.70%) Unix
18 19 (16.81%) OpenStack
19 18 (15.93%) Node.js
19 18 (15.93%) CentOS
19 18 (15.93%) CSS
20 17 (15.04%) Red Hat
21 16 (14.16%) Shell Script
21 16 (14.16%) C#
21 16 (14.16%) 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 19 (16.81%) OpenStack
2 9 (7.96%) CloudStack
3 6 (5.31%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.54%) Apache
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.77%) nginx
7 1 (0.88%) Confluence
7 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.88%) IIS
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.88%) SAS
7 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (6.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 47 (41.59%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.85%) PaaS
3 7 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.31%) SaaS
5 5 (4.42%) Heroku
6 4 (3.54%) IaaS
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.88%) GitHub
7 1 (0.88%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) SSL
2 8 (7.08%) HTTPS
2 8 (7.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.65%) Kerberos
3 3 (2.65%) VPN
4 2 (1.77%) HTTP
4 2 (1.77%) Internet
4 2 (1.77%) Network Security
5 1 (0.88%) DHCP
5 1 (0.88%) DNS
5 1 (0.88%) Firewall
5 1 (0.88%) Skype
5 1 (0.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.73%) NoSQL
2 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.19%) MySQL
4 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.42%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.54%) Big Data
6 4 (3.54%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.77%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.77%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.77%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.77%) Riak
9 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (38.94%) Jenkins
2 33 (29.20%) Git (software)
3 14 (12.39%) Cucumber
4 12 (10.62%) Subversion
5 10 (8.85%) GoCD
6 9 (7.96%) Maven
7 8 (7.08%) JIRA
7 8 (7.08%) Travis CI
8 5 (4.42%) Selenium
9 4 (3.54%) Gradle
9 4 (3.54%) PhantomJS
9 4 (3.54%) Vagrant
10 3 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.65%) Hudson
10 3 (2.65%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.88%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.88%) Sahi
11 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (8.85%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Games
2 3 (2.65%) Retail
3 2 (1.77%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.77%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (41.59%) Developer
2 42 (37.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (17.70%) Java Developer
4 10 (8.85%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.19%) Platform Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (5.31%) Tester
7 5 (4.42%) Automation Tester
7 5 (4.42%) AWS Developer
7 5 (4.42%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (4.42%) Lead Developer
7 5 (4.42%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Architect
8 4 (3.54%) Consultant
8 4 (3.54%) PHP Developer
8 4 (3.54%) Ruby Developer
8 4 (3.54%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) Lead Software Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.35%) HTML
2 18 (15.93%) CSS
2 18 (15.93%) Node.js
3 13 (11.50%) .NET
3 13 (11.50%) Ajax
3 13 (11.50%) JSON
4 12 (10.62%) Sass
4 12 (10.62%) Web Services
5 8 (7.08%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (6.19%) jQuery
6 7 (6.19%) XML
7 5 (4.42%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.42%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.42%) MCollective
7 5 (4.42%) React
7 5 (4.42%) REST
7 5 (4.42%) RESTful
8 4 (3.54%) Gherkin
8 4 (3.54%) HTML5
8 4 (3.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) User Experience
2 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.31%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.65%) Clustering
4 3 (2.65%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.65%) Interactive TV
4 3 (2.65%) MHEG
4 3 (2.65%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.65%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.77%) IPTV
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.77%) Wiki
6 1 (0.88%) New Media
6 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 59 (52.21%) Linux
2 24 (21.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (17.70%) Unix
4 18 (15.93%) CentOS
5 9 (7.96%) Fedora
6 7 (6.19%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.65%) Windows
8 2 (1.77%) Android
8 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (65.49%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (52.21%) DevOps
3 54 (47.79%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (29.20%) Configuration Management
4 33 (29.20%) TDD
5 28 (24.78%) Scrum
6 25 (22.12%) BDD
7 16 (14.16%) Pair Programming
8 12 (10.62%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (9.73%) Automated Testing
9 11 (9.73%) Web Development
10 10 (8.85%) Microservices
11 9 (7.96%) Low Latency
11 9 (7.96%) OO
11 9 (7.96%) Open Source
11 9 (7.96%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (7.08%) Integration Testing
12 8 (7.08%) Kanban
12 8 (7.08%) Software Engineering
12 8 (7.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (55.75%) Java
1 63 (55.75%) Python
2 32 (28.32%) JavaScript
3 31 (27.43%) Bash Shell
4 16 (14.16%) C#
4 16 (14.16%) Perl
4 16 (14.16%) Shell Script
5 15 (13.27%) Scala
6 13 (11.50%) Groovy
7 12 (10.62%) PHP
8 11 (9.73%) SQL
9 7 (6.19%) C
10 5 (4.42%) Clojure
10 5 (4.42%) F#
10 5 (4.42%) Go
11 4 (3.54%) C++
12 3 (2.65%) ActionScript
12 3 (2.65%) Korn
12 3 (2.65%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (10.62%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.77%) Degree
4 2 (1.77%) HND
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.73%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (19.47%) Docker
2 9 (7.96%) vSphere
3 7 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.19%) Xen
3 7 (6.19%) XenServer
4 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.88%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 48 (42.48%) Puppet
2 36 (31.86%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (27.43%) Ansible
4 11 (9.73%) Terraform
5 9 (7.96%) Graphite
5 9 (7.96%) Kibana
5 9 (7.96%) Kubernetes
5 9 (7.96%) Nagios
6 8 (7.08%) Ganglia
6 8 (7.08%) Riemann
7 7 (6.19%) Cobbler
8 5 (4.42%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.88%) logstash
9 1 (0.88%) Mesos
9 1 (0.88%) Nmap
9 1 (0.88%) Packer
9 1 (0.88%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 17 (15.04%) Red Hat
2 13 (11.50%) Oracle
3 8 (7.08%) VMware
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.65%) OpenTV
5 2 (1.77%) Google
6 1 (0.88%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.88%) Black Duck
6 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) RightScale
6 1 (0.88%) Splunk
6 1 (0.88%) Twitter