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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 119 101 131
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +30
Contract jobs citing Ruby 21 29 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 1.02% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.92% 2.95% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 1
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £344
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+62.28% +16.66%
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
1093 983 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.88% 34.43% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 534 619
Average daily rate £325 £312 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 45 40
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £16.00 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.56 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 13 £350 -5.08% 24
Cheshire +8 6 £375 +15.38% 7
Merseyside -5 1 £210 -40.00% 3
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 47 (68.12%) Linux
2 44 (63.77%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (59.42%) Open Source
3 41 (59.42%) Python
4 39 (56.52%) JavaScript
5 36 (52.17%) Java
6 34 (49.28%) PHP
7 33 (47.83%) TDD
8 32 (46.38%) C#
9 29 (42.03%) C++
10 28 (40.58%) BDD
11 26 (37.68%) NoSQL
11 26 (37.68%) SQL
12 25 (36.23%) Web Services
12 25 (36.23%) RESTful
13 24 (34.78%) Scala
13 24 (34.78%) Unit Testing
13 24 (34.78%) JSON
14 22 (31.88%) HTML
15 20 (28.99%) CSS
15 20 (28.99%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (28.99%) Mentoring
16 18 (26.09%) Ruby on Rails
17 15 (21.74%) XML
18 13 (18.84%) XHTML
18 13 (18.84%) Ajax
19 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
20 9 (13.04%) UNIX
20 9 (13.04%) DevOps
20 9 (13.04%) Puppet

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (10.14%) Apache
2 5 (7.25%) nginx
3 4 (5.80%) Node.js
3 4 (5.80%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.90%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) Orchard CMS
4 2 (2.90%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.90%) CMS
4 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.90%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon S3
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.80%) PaaS
2 2 (2.90%) Route 53
2 2 (2.90%) IaaS
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.90%) Internet
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (37.68%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) RavenDB
3 2 (2.90%) Big Data
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.80%) Subversion
5 3 (4.35%) Ant
5 3 (4.35%) JUnit
5 3 (4.35%) Selenium
5 3 (4.35%) RSpec
6 2 (2.90%) NUnit
6 2 (2.90%) MSTest
6 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.90%) Maven
6 2 (2.90%) PhantomJS
6 2 (2.90%) Bower
6 2 (2.90%) CasperJS
6 2 (2.90%) Hudson
7 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.45%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.45%) Calabash
Job Titles
1 52 (75.36%) Developer
2 12 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 10 (14.49%) Ruby Developer
3 10 (14.49%) Senior Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Python Developer
5 3 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Consultant
6 2 (2.90%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (2.90%) Technical Developer
6 2 (2.90%) C++/Java Developer
6 2 (2.90%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (2.90%) .NET Developer
6 2 (2.90%) C# Developer
6 2 (2.90%) Test Consultant
6 2 (2.90%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (2.90%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.23%) Web Services
1 25 (36.23%) RESTful
2 24 (34.78%) JSON
3 22 (31.88%) HTML
4 20 (28.99%) CSS
5 18 (26.09%) Ruby on Rails
6 15 (21.74%) XML
7 13 (18.84%) XHTML
7 13 (18.84%) Ajax
8 5 (7.25%) .NET
9 4 (5.80%) Django
9 4 (5.80%) jQuery
10 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
10 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (2.90%) HTML5
11 2 (2.90%) Haml
11 2 (2.90%) Sinatra
11 2 (2.90%) Servlets
11 2 (2.90%) SOAP
11 2 (2.90%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (59.42%) Open Source
2 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.35%) User Experience
4 2 (2.90%) NHS
4 2 (2.90%) Statistics
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Wiki
5 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 47 (68.12%) Linux
2 9 (13.04%) UNIX
3 6 (8.70%) Android
4 4 (5.80%) CentOS
4 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.80%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (63.77%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.83%) TDD
3 28 (40.58%) BDD
4 24 (34.78%) Unit Testing
5 20 (28.99%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (28.99%) Mentoring
6 9 (13.04%) DevOps
7 6 (8.70%) Web Development
7 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.80%) MVC
8 4 (5.80%) Scrum
9 3 (4.35%) Web Design
9 3 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (4.35%) Android Development
9 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.90%) Load Balancing
10 2 (2.90%) Performance Testing
10 2 (2.90%) Workflow
10 2 (2.90%) SOA
10 2 (2.90%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 41 (59.42%) Python
2 39 (56.52%) JavaScript
3 36 (52.17%) Java
4 34 (49.28%) PHP
5 32 (46.38%) C#
6 29 (42.03%) C++
7 26 (37.68%) SQL
8 24 (34.78%) Scala
9 4 (5.80%) Perl
10 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) Puppet
2 4 (5.80%) Vagrant
2 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.90%) Nagios
4 2 (2.90%) Cacti
5 1 (1.45%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.90%) RightScale
2 2 (2.90%) Percona
2 2 (2.90%) Xamarin
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) Adobe
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Lancashire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £475 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago