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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 96 116 84
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -32
Contract jobs citing Ruby 59 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.61% 1.07% 1.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.42% 3.56% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 37
Median daily rate £450 £438 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £308 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £800 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £399
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% -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
1336 1152 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.51% 30.09% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 742 547
Median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +59.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +26 34 £475 +48.43% 21
Merseyside 0 10 £385 - 2
Cheshire -10 7 £419 -4.28% 1
Lancashire -14 1 - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 82 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (63.56%) Java
3 53 (44.92%) Python
4 45 (38.14%) BDD
5 44 (37.29%) TDD
6 35 (29.66%) JavaScript
7 33 (27.97%) Linux
7 33 (27.97%) Jenkins
7 33 (27.97%) DevOps
8 32 (27.12%) Puppet
9 26 (22.03%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (21.19%) JIRA
10 25 (21.19%) SQL
11 23 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (18.64%) Amazon AWS
13 21 (17.80%) Scala
13 21 (17.80%) Cucumber
13 21 (17.80%) XML
14 20 (16.95%) PHP
14 20 (16.95%) Selenium
15 19 (16.10%) Scrum
16 18 (15.25%) Pair Programming
17 17 (14.41%) Git (software)
17 17 (14.41%) Bash Shell
18 16 (13.56%) Degree
18 16 (13.56%) Software Testing
19 15 (12.71%) C#
19 15 (12.71%) MySQL
19 15 (12.71%) Web Services
19 15 (12.71%) WebDriver

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 12 (10.17%) OpenStack
2 6 (5.08%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.24%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.24%) SAS
3 5 (4.24%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.39%) Confluence
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (2.54%) Apache
5 3 (2.54%) JBoss
6 2 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.69%) IIS
6 2 (1.69%) nginx
6 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.64%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.24%) GitHub
2 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.39%) IaaS
3 4 (3.39%) PaaS
4 3 (2.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (2.54%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (2.54%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (2.54%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.54%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.54%) Route 53
5 2 (1.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.69%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.69%) Heroku
5 2 (1.69%) SaaS
5 2 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.54%) DNS
2 3 (2.54%) OpenVPN
2 3 (2.54%) PuTTY
2 3 (2.54%) WinSCP
3 2 (1.69%) HTTP
3 2 (1.69%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) AMQP
4 1 (0.85%) ICMP
4 1 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.71%) MySQL
2 7 (5.93%) Hadoop
2 7 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.08%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.54%) DataStax
5 3 (2.54%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 2 (1.69%) Informix
6 2 (1.69%) Redis
7 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.85%) HBase
7 1 (0.85%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.85%) OpenStack Swift
7 1 (0.85%) OrientDB
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (27.97%) Jenkins
2 25 (21.19%) JIRA
3 21 (17.80%) Cucumber
4 20 (16.95%) Selenium
5 17 (14.41%) Git (software)
6 15 (12.71%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.08%) HP UFT
7 6 (5.08%) Subversion
7 6 (5.08%) TeamCity
7 6 (5.08%) Vagrant
8 5 (4.24%) Ant
8 5 (4.24%) GitLab
9 4 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.54%) Gatling
10 3 (2.54%) GoCD
10 3 (2.54%) JMeter
10 3 (2.54%) TortoiseSVN
10 3 (2.54%) WATIR
11 2 (1.69%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.69%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (9.32%) Finance
2 7 (5.93%) Banking
3 5 (4.24%) Games
3 5 (4.24%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.85%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (37.29%) Developer
2 20 (16.95%) Analyst
2 20 (16.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (16.95%) Test Analyst
3 19 (16.10%) Java Developer
4 9 (7.63%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (6.78%) Architect
6 7 (5.93%) Agile Developer
6 7 (5.93%) Consultant
6 7 (5.93%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Agile Java Developer
7 6 (5.08%) Agile Test Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) DevOps Consultant
7 6 (5.08%) Ruby Developer
7 6 (5.08%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) DevOps Architect
8 5 (4.24%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.24%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.80%) XML
2 15 (12.71%) Web Services
3 11 (9.32%) HTML
3 11 (9.32%) Ruby on Rails
4 10 (8.47%) Node.js
5 7 (5.93%) CSS
6 6 (5.08%) Spring
7 5 (4.24%) MCollective
7 5 (4.24%) REST
8 4 (3.39%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.39%) HTML5
8 4 (3.39%) J2EE
8 4 (3.39%) JSON
8 4 (3.39%) RESTful
9 3 (2.54%) .NET
9 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (2.54%) EJB
9 3 (2.54%) React
9 3 (2.54%) Regular Expression
9 3 (2.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Algorithms
1 10 (8.47%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.08%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.24%) User Experience
5 3 (2.54%) MHEG
5 3 (2.54%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) Clustering
6 2 (1.69%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) Wiki
7 1 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.85%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.85%) IPTV
7 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.85%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.97%) Linux
2 10 (8.47%) Windows
3 9 (7.63%) Unix
4 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.39%) CentOS
6 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.69%) AIX
7 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.85%) Android
8 1 (0.85%) Solaris
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (38.14%) BDD
3 44 (37.29%) TDD
4 33 (27.97%) DevOps
5 23 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (16.10%) Scrum
7 18 (15.25%) Pair Programming
8 16 (13.56%) Software Testing
9 14 (11.86%) Test Automation
10 13 (11.02%) Concurrent Programming
10 13 (11.02%) Multithreading
10 13 (11.02%) Software Engineering
11 12 (10.17%) Configuration Management
11 12 (10.17%) Low Latency
11 12 (10.17%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (10.17%) Test Scripting
12 11 (9.32%) Waterfall
13 9 (7.63%) Information Assurance
13 9 (7.63%) Security Testing
13 9 (7.63%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 75 (63.56%) Java
2 53 (44.92%) Python
3 35 (29.66%) JavaScript
4 25 (21.19%) SQL
5 21 (17.80%) Scala
6 20 (16.95%) PHP
7 17 (14.41%) Bash Shell
8 15 (12.71%) C#
9 11 (9.32%) Perl
9 11 (9.32%) PL/SQL
10 7 (5.93%) Go
10 7 (5.93%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.54%) C++
12 2 (1.69%) C
13 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.85%) Lua
13 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (13.56%) Degree
2 8 (6.78%) ISEB
3 4 (3.39%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.69%) PhD
4 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.32%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.08%) Docker
1 6 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.69%) Squid
3 2 (1.69%) vCloud
3 2 (1.69%) vSphere
4 1 (0.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (27.12%) Puppet
2 26 (22.03%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (7.63%) Ansible
4 6 (5.08%) Nagios
5 3 (2.54%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.54%) Nessus
5 3 (2.54%) Oozie
5 3 (2.54%) Rundeck
5 3 (2.54%) SCCM
6 2 (1.69%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.69%) Capistrano
6 2 (1.69%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.85%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.85%) Packer
7 1 (0.85%) Terraform
7 1 (0.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (7.63%) HP
2 8 (6.78%) Oracle
3 6 (5.08%) VMware
4 5 (4.24%) Hortonworks
5 4 (3.39%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.39%) BMC
5 4 (3.39%) Endeca
5 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.39%) Splunk
6 3 (2.54%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.54%) Qualys
7 2 (1.69%) Google
7 2 (1.69%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.69%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.85%) Apple
8 1 (0.85%) Facebook
8 1 (0.85%) OpenTV
8 1 (0.85%) Twitter
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