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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 103 86 119
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +33
Contract jobs citing Ruby 33 44 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 1.59% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.97% 4.67% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 5
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£375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.46% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+89.33% -
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
1112 943 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.95% 34.01% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 513 625
Average daily rate £338 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 38
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £15.24 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £40.57 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014. 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
Manchester -28 18 £450 +24.13% 13
Cheshire +21 13 £375 +10.29% 6
Merseyside -3 1 £210 -40.00% 2
Lancashire -28 1 £600 - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 54 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (59.26%) Linux
3 47 (58.02%) JavaScript
4 45 (55.56%) Python
4 45 (55.56%) TDD
5 44 (54.32%) Open Source
6 38 (46.91%) Java
7 34 (41.98%) PHP
7 34 (41.98%) HTML
8 33 (40.74%) C#
9 31 (38.27%) RESTful
10 30 (37.04%) C++
10 30 (37.04%) CSS
11 29 (35.80%) Ruby on Rails
11 29 (35.80%) JSON
11 29 (35.80%) BDD
11 29 (35.80%) NoSQL
12 28 (34.57%) Scala
13 26 (32.10%) SQL
13 26 (32.10%) Web Services
14 24 (29.63%) Unit Testing
14 24 (29.63%) Mentoring
15 22 (27.16%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (20.99%) Ajax
17 16 (19.75%) Git (software)
17 16 (19.75%) XML
18 14 (17.28%) XHTML
19 11 (13.58%) Scrum
20 10 (12.35%) UNIX
20 10 (12.35%) HTML5

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 7 (8.64%) Node.js
1 7 (8.64%) Apache
2 4 (4.94%) nginx
2 4 (4.94%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.70%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.70%) Orchard CMS
3 3 (3.70%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.70%) CMS
4 2 (2.47%) IIS
4 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.47%) Jetty
4 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (6.17%) Amazon S3
2 4 (4.94%) PaaS
3 3 (3.70%) Heroku
3 3 (3.70%) SaaS
4 2 (2.47%) IaaS
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.47%) Route 53
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) HTTP
2 2 (2.47%) Firewall
2 2 (2.47%) DHCP
2 2 (2.47%) DNS
2 2 (2.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (35.80%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.94%) MySQL
3 4 (4.94%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.70%) RavenDB
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.47%) Big Data
6 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (19.75%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.64%) Cucumber
3 6 (7.41%) RSpec
4 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.94%) Subversion
5 4 (4.94%) PhantomJS
5 4 (4.94%) Bower
5 4 (4.94%) CasperJS
6 3 (3.70%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.70%) Grunt
6 3 (3.70%) Selenium
6 3 (3.70%) Ant
6 3 (3.70%) JUnit
6 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.47%) NUnit
7 2 (2.47%) Maven
7 2 (2.47%) Hudson
7 2 (2.47%) MSTest
8 1 (1.23%) XMLUnit
General
1 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (75.31%) Developer
2 15 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 13 (16.05%) Senior Developer
4 9 (11.11%) Ruby Developer
5 7 (8.64%) Technical Architect
5 7 (8.64%) Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Python Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.94%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Digital Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.47%) C++/Java Developer
9 2 (2.47%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (41.98%) HTML
2 31 (38.27%) RESTful
3 30 (37.04%) CSS
4 29 (35.80%) Ruby on Rails
4 29 (35.80%) JSON
5 26 (32.10%) Web Services
6 17 (20.99%) Ajax
7 16 (19.75%) XML
8 14 (17.28%) XHTML
9 10 (12.35%) HTML5
10 8 (9.88%) AngularJS
11 7 (8.64%) Django
11 7 (8.64%) .NET
12 5 (6.17%) Sinatra
12 5 (6.17%) jQuery
13 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
13 4 (4.94%) Apache Cordova
13 4 (4.94%) Sass
13 4 (4.94%) Underscore.js
13 4 (4.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (54.32%) Open Source
2 7 (8.64%) Statistics
3 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.41%) User Experience
4 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.17%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.70%) NHS
7 2 (2.47%) Wiki
8 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (59.26%) Linux
2 10 (12.35%) UNIX
3 5 (6.17%) Android
4 4 (4.94%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.47%) CentOS
5 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (55.56%) TDD
3 29 (35.80%) BDD
4 24 (29.63%) Unit Testing
4 24 (29.63%) Mentoring
5 22 (27.16%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (13.58%) Scrum
7 8 (9.88%) Kanban
7 8 (9.88%) DevOps
8 7 (8.64%) Web Development
8 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.17%) Android Development
9 5 (6.17%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (6.17%) MVC
9 5 (6.17%) Web Design
10 4 (4.94%) OO
11 3 (3.70%) Product Management
11 3 (3.70%) OOP
11 3 (3.70%) ITIL
11 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.02%) JavaScript
2 45 (55.56%) Python
3 38 (46.91%) Java
4 34 (41.98%) PHP
5 33 (40.74%) C#
6 30 (37.04%) C++
7 28 (34.57%) Scala
8 26 (32.10%) SQL
9 4 (4.94%) Perl
9 4 (4.94%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.23%) Clojure
12 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (2.47%) Varnish
1 2 (2.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) Puppet
2 4 (4.94%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.47%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.94%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.47%) Adobe
2 2 (2.47%) RightScale
3 1 (1.23%) Xamarin
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