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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 105 97 91
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Ruby 47 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.24% 1.39% 1.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.28% 4.00% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 18
Average daily rate £335 £408 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.79% +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £291 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £482 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +425.92%
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
1431 1126 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.64% 34.80% 34.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 735 550
Average daily rate £358 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 29 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £19.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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 -5 37 £326 -13.70% 15
Cheshire -10 6 £340 -15.00% 2
Merseyside -1 2 £375 - 3
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 59 (62.11%) Python
2 57 (60.00%) Linux
3 44 (46.32%) Unix
3 44 (46.32%) Java
4 41 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (42.11%) Git (software)
6 37 (38.95%) HTML
7 33 (34.74%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (34.74%) DevOps
8 32 (33.68%) C#
8 32 (33.68%) .NET
8 32 (33.68%) CSS
9 28 (29.47%) Puppet
9 28 (29.47%) Mac OS X
10 27 (28.42%) HTTP
10 27 (28.42%) JavaScript
10 27 (28.42%) Subversion
10 27 (28.42%) Responsive Web Design
10 27 (28.42%) Jenkins
11 26 (27.37%) Scala
11 26 (27.37%) Web Design
12 25 (26.32%) Bash Shell
13 22 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (22.11%) SQL Server
14 21 (22.11%) Visual Studio
15 18 (18.95%) SQL
16 17 (17.89%) C++
16 17 (17.89%) Internet
16 17 (17.89%) Web Development
17 16 (16.84%) Ruby on Rails

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (9.47%) OpenStack
2 7 (7.37%) Apache
2 7 (7.37%) nginx
3 6 (6.32%) CloudStack
4 5 (5.26%) Confluence
4 5 (5.26%) IIS
4 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.11%) JBoss
5 2 (2.11%) Node.js
5 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.37%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.11%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.11%) IaaS
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.42%) HTTP
2 17 (17.89%) Internet
3 5 (5.26%) SMTP
4 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.11%) Network Security
6 1 (1.05%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.05%) PuTTY
6 1 (1.05%) WinSCP
6 1 (1.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.47%) MongoDB
2 9 (9.47%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.42%) MySQL
3 8 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.26%) SQLite
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.05%) HBase
Development Applications
1 40 (42.11%) Git (software)
2 27 (28.42%) Jenkins
2 27 (28.42%) Subversion
3 21 (22.11%) Visual Studio
4 10 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.37%) JIRA
6 6 (6.32%) JUnit
7 5 (5.26%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.26%) NUnit
7 5 (5.26%) PHPUnit
7 5 (5.26%) Selenium
7 5 (5.26%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.11%) RSpec
8 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.11%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.05%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.05%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.05%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
2 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (52.63%) Developer
2 31 (32.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 19 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 18 (18.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Digital Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Architect
7 7 (7.37%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (5.26%) Configuration Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Silverlight Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Consultant
10 4 (4.21%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (38.95%) HTML
2 32 (33.68%) .NET
2 32 (33.68%) CSS
3 16 (16.84%) Ruby on Rails
3 16 (16.84%) Silverlight
4 15 (15.79%) HTML5
4 15 (15.79%) Web Services
5 9 (9.47%) XHTML
6 8 (8.42%) jQuery
7 6 (6.32%) Play Framework
8 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET
8 5 (5.26%) CAML
8 5 (5.26%) Django
8 5 (5.26%) Gherkin
8 5 (5.26%) LAMP
8 5 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (4.21%) SOAP
10 3 (3.16%) REST
11 2 (2.11%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (14.74%) Visualisation
3 7 (7.37%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.26%) User Experience
4 5 (5.26%) Wiki
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.05%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.05%) DTV
6 1 (1.05%) MHEG
6 1 (1.05%) NHS
6 1 (1.05%) STB
Operating Systems
1 57 (60.00%) Linux
2 44 (46.32%) Unix
3 28 (29.47%) Mac OS X
4 7 (7.37%) Windows
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.05%) Android
6 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (34.74%) DevOps
3 27 (28.42%) Responsive Web Design
4 26 (27.37%) Web Design
5 22 (23.16%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (17.89%) Web Development
7 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
8 12 (12.63%) BDD
8 12 (12.63%) TDD
9 10 (10.53%) Scrum
10 9 (9.47%) Automated Testing
10 9 (9.47%) DSDM
10 9 (9.47%) RUP
11 7 (7.37%) Web Accessibility
12 5 (5.26%) Data Management
12 5 (5.26%) ITIL
13 4 (4.21%) Unit Testing
13 4 (4.21%) Waterfall
13 4 (4.21%) Web Operations
14 3 (3.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 59 (62.11%) Python
2 44 (46.32%) Java
3 32 (33.68%) C#
4 27 (28.42%) JavaScript
5 26 (27.37%) Scala
6 25 (26.32%) Bash Shell
7 18 (18.95%) SQL
8 17 (17.89%) C++
9 16 (16.84%) XAML
10 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
11 10 (10.53%) Shell Script
12 9 (9.47%) Perl
12 9 (9.47%) PHP
13 8 (8.42%) C
14 7 (7.37%) VB
15 5 (5.26%) FQL
15 5 (5.26%) VB.NET
15 5 (5.26%) VBA
15 5 (5.26%) VBScript
16 3 (3.16%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Docker
2 6 (6.32%) vSphere
2 6 (6.32%) Xen
2 6 (6.32%) XenServer
3 5 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.26%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.11%) vCloud
5 1 (1.05%) HDFS
5 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (34.74%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (29.47%) Puppet
3 13 (13.68%) Ansible
3 13 (13.68%) Cobbler
4 9 (9.47%) Tivoli
5 5 (5.26%) Graylog
6 3 (3.16%) Capistrano
7 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.11%) Packer
8 1 (1.05%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (1.05%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) Telerik
2 6 (6.32%) EnterpriseDB
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle
2 6 (6.32%) SaltStack
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.11%) Google
5 1 (1.05%) HP
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.05%) Zend
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