The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 79 111 133
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +22
Contract jobs citing Ruby 49 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 0.78% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.06% 2.40% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 8 3
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£428 £321 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.07% -8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £373 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
969 875 1267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.29% 32.32% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 463 681
Average daily rate £340 £305 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 73
Average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 19 £375 +16.73% 11
Cheshire - 18 £510 - 4
Lancashire -9 5 £474 - 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 52 (71.23%) Linux
2 46 (63.01%) Open Source
3 43 (58.90%) Java
4 37 (50.68%) JavaScript
4 37 (50.68%) Python
5 32 (43.84%) PHP
6 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (41.10%) TDD
7 29 (39.73%) C#
7 29 (39.73%) BDD
8 28 (38.36%) C++
9 27 (36.99%) SQL
10 26 (35.62%) NoSQL
11 25 (34.25%) Web Services
12 24 (32.88%) Scala
12 24 (32.88%) Unit Testing
13 23 (31.51%) RESTful
14 22 (30.14%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (30.14%) JSON
15 20 (27.40%) Ruby on Rails
15 20 (27.40%) CSS
15 20 (27.40%) HTML
16 15 (20.55%) DevOps
17 14 (19.18%) Puppet
18 13 (17.81%) XML
19 12 (16.44%) Red Hat
19 12 (16.44%) Configuration Management
19 12 (16.44%) Cucumber
20 11 (15.07%) Ajax
20 11 (15.07%) XHTML

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (13.70%) Apache
1 10 (13.70%) nginx
2 9 (12.33%) OpenStack
3 7 (9.59%) Tomcat
3 7 (9.59%) WebSphere
3 7 (9.59%) Jetty
4 1 (1.37%) CMS
4 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.33%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (12.33%) Amazon S3
3 7 (9.59%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (9.59%) Route 53
4 3 (4.11%) PaaS
5 2 (2.74%) IaaS
6 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) HTTP
2 7 (9.59%) DNS
2 7 (9.59%) DHCP
2 7 (9.59%) Firewall
3 4 (5.48%) Internet
4 1 (1.37%) SSL
4 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.62%) NoSQL
2 7 (9.59%) Big Data
2 7 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (8.22%) MySQL
4 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Cucumber
2 10 (13.70%) JUnit
3 8 (10.96%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.59%) Maven
4 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
4 7 (9.59%) Hudson
5 5 (6.85%) Subversion
6 3 (4.11%) Ant
6 3 (4.11%) XMLUnit
6 3 (4.11%) Selenium
6 3 (4.11%) HttpUnit
7 2 (2.74%) RSpec
7 2 (2.74%) Calabash
General
1 1 (1.37%) Games
1 1 (1.37%) Finance
1 1 (1.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (65.75%) Developer
2 18 (24.66%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 9 (12.33%) Ruby Developer
4 7 (9.59%) Senior Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Python Developer
5 5 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Test Consultant
8 2 (2.74%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) C++/Java Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
9 1 (1.37%) Agile Coach
9 1 (1.37%) DevOps Consultant
9 1 (1.37%) Python/Django Developer
9 1 (1.37%) Architect
9 1 (1.37%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.37%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.25%) Web Services
2 23 (31.51%) RESTful
3 22 (30.14%) JSON
4 20 (27.40%) Ruby on Rails
4 20 (27.40%) CSS
4 20 (27.40%) HTML
5 13 (17.81%) XML
6 11 (15.07%) Ajax
6 11 (15.07%) XHTML
7 7 (9.59%) Servlets
8 5 (6.85%) .NET
9 4 (5.48%) Django
10 3 (4.11%) SOAP
10 3 (4.11%) jQuery
11 2 (2.74%) HTML5
11 2 (2.74%) LAMP
11 2 (2.74%) Sass
12 1 (1.37%) CSS3
12 1 (1.37%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 46 (63.01%) Open Source
2 2 (2.74%) Wiki
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.37%) New Media
3 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.37%) BBC
3 1 (1.37%) Interactive TV
3 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.37%) MHEG
3 1 (1.37%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (71.23%) Linux
2 9 (12.33%) CentOS
3 7 (9.59%) UNIX
4 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.48%) Android
4 4 (5.48%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (41.10%) TDD
2 29 (39.73%) BDD
3 24 (32.88%) Unit Testing
4 22 (30.14%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (20.55%) DevOps
6 12 (16.44%) Configuration Management
7 7 (9.59%) JVM Tuning
7 7 (9.59%) Performance Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Web Development
9 4 (5.48%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.11%) OOD
10 3 (4.11%) OO
10 3 (4.11%) Integration Testing
11 2 (2.74%) Load Balancing
11 2 (2.74%) Web Testing
11 2 (2.74%) Test Automation
11 2 (2.74%) Responsive Web Design
12 1 (1.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (58.90%) Java
2 37 (50.68%) JavaScript
2 37 (50.68%) Python
3 32 (43.84%) PHP
4 29 (39.73%) C#
5 28 (38.36%) C++
6 27 (36.99%) SQL
7 24 (32.88%) Scala
8 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.74%) Perl
9 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.74%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (1.37%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.37%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) Puppet
2 7 (9.59%) Vagrant
3 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.74%) Cacti
4 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.74%) Nagios
5 1 (1.37%) Ansible
5 1 (1.37%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Red Hat
2 7 (9.59%) RightScale
3 2 (2.74%) Adobe
3 2 (2.74%) Percona
3 2 (2.74%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.37%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.37%) OpenTV
4 1 (1.37%) Sony
4 1 (1.37%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Optimus Search Ltd
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