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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 107 113 116
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Ruby 59 45 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.47% 1.16% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% 3.62% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 9
Average daily rate £350 £425 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £71.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-67.25% -
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
1414 1244 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.12% 32.05% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 781 551
Average daily rate £375 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 34
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £37.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £15.00 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +10 32 £350 -17.64% 20
Cheshire -18 15 £425 +4.29% 4
Merseyside +3 3 £313 - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (58.42%) Python
2 58 (57.43%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (48.51%) Java
4 42 (41.58%) Linux
5 39 (38.61%) DevOps
6 36 (35.64%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (32.67%) JavaScript
8 31 (30.69%) Unix
8 31 (30.69%) Git (software)
9 29 (28.71%) C#
9 29 (28.71%) SQL
10 28 (27.72%) Puppet
11 27 (26.73%) BDD
12 25 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (23.76%) Jenkins
14 22 (21.78%) HTML
15 21 (20.79%) Scrum
15 21 (20.79%) TDD
15 21 (20.79%) Subversion
15 21 (20.79%) Bash Shell
16 20 (19.80%) Web Development
16 20 (19.80%) Scala
16 20 (19.80%) XML
16 20 (19.80%) CSS
17 19 (18.81%) .NET
18 18 (17.82%) SQL Server
18 18 (17.82%) PHP
18 18 (17.82%) Selenium
18 18 (17.82%) HTML5
19 17 (16.83%) JIRA

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 12 (11.88%) OpenStack
2 7 (6.93%) Node.js
3 6 (5.94%) CloudStack
4 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.98%) Apache
5 2 (1.98%) IIS
5 2 (1.98%) JBoss
5 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.99%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.99%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.97%) IaaS
2 3 (2.97%) PaaS
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (1.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.83%) HTTP
2 3 (2.97%) Internet
2 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.98%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.98%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.99%) DNS
4 1 (0.99%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.99%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) MySQL
3 5 (4.95%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.98%) Redis
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.99%) HBase
5 1 (0.99%) OpenStack Swift
5 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (30.69%) Git (software)
2 24 (23.76%) Jenkins
3 21 (20.79%) Subversion
4 18 (17.82%) Selenium
5 17 (16.83%) JIRA
6 16 (15.84%) Cucumber
6 16 (15.84%) Visual Studio
7 13 (12.87%) WebDriver
8 8 (7.92%) TeamCity
9 7 (6.93%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.97%) Ant
11 2 (1.98%) JMeter
11 2 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.98%) TortoiseSVN
11 2 (1.98%) WATIR
12 1 (0.99%) FitNesse
12 1 (0.99%) JUnit
12 1 (0.99%) Maven
12 1 (0.99%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (11.88%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Games
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (34.65%) Developer
2 34 (33.66%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (14.85%) .NET Developer
3 15 (14.85%) Analyst
3 15 (14.85%) C# Developer
3 15 (14.85%) Test Analyst
4 14 (13.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (8.91%) Automation Test Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Ruby Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Architect
7 6 (5.94%) Configuration Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) DevOps Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Silverlight Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.78%) HTML
2 20 (19.80%) CSS
2 20 (19.80%) XML
3 19 (18.81%) .NET
4 18 (17.82%) HTML5
5 16 (15.84%) Silverlight
6 11 (10.89%) Web Services
7 7 (6.93%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (3.96%) Spring
9 3 (2.97%) JSON
9 3 (2.97%) Regular Expression
9 3 (2.97%) REST
9 3 (2.97%) SOAP
9 3 (2.97%) XSL
10 2 (1.98%) EJB
10 2 (1.98%) J2EE
10 2 (1.98%) JDBC
10 2 (1.98%) JSP
10 2 (1.98%) Servlets
10 2 (1.98%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Visualisation
2 9 (8.91%) Algorithms
2 9 (8.91%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.94%) User Experience
4 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) MHEG
4 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) DTV
6 1 (0.99%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.99%) IPTV
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) STB
6 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (41.58%) Linux
2 31 (30.69%) Unix
3 15 (14.85%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.98%) AIX
4 2 (1.98%) CentOS
4 2 (1.98%) Windows
5 1 (0.99%) Android
5 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (57.43%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (38.61%) DevOps
3 27 (26.73%) BDD
4 25 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (20.79%) Scrum
5 21 (20.79%) TDD
6 20 (19.80%) Web Development
7 16 (15.84%) Configuration Management
8 15 (14.85%) Responsive Web Design
9 14 (13.86%) Software Testing
9 14 (13.86%) Test Scripting
9 14 (13.86%) Web Design
10 13 (12.87%) Test Automation
11 10 (9.90%) Waterfall
12 9 (8.91%) DSDM
12 9 (8.91%) RUP
12 9 (8.91%) Software Engineering
12 9 (8.91%) V-Model
13 8 (7.92%) Information Assurance
13 8 (7.92%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (58.42%) Python
2 49 (48.51%) Java
3 33 (32.67%) JavaScript
4 29 (28.71%) C#
4 29 (28.71%) SQL
5 21 (20.79%) Bash Shell
6 20 (19.80%) Scala
7 18 (17.82%) PHP
8 16 (15.84%) XAML
9 11 (10.89%) Shell Script
10 10 (9.90%) PL/SQL
11 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.96%) C
12 4 (3.96%) C++
12 4 (3.96%) Perl
13 3 (2.97%) Go
14 2 (1.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (11.88%) Degree
2 7 (6.93%) ISEB
3 4 (3.96%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.98%) PhD
6 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.94%) vSphere
1 6 (5.94%) Xen
1 6 (5.94%) XenServer
2 5 (4.95%) Docker
3 2 (1.98%) vCloud
3 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.99%) HDFS
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 36 (35.64%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (27.72%) Puppet
3 13 (12.87%) Cobbler
4 9 (8.91%) Tivoli
5 5 (4.95%) Ansible
6 4 (3.96%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (2.97%) Nagios
7 3 (2.97%) SCCM
8 2 (1.98%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.99%) Terraform
9 1 (0.99%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (15.84%) Telerik
2 10 (9.90%) HP
3 6 (5.94%) EnterpriseDB
3 6 (5.94%) Oracle
4 3 (2.97%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.97%) Splunk
5 2 (1.98%) BMC
5 2 (1.98%) VMware
6 1 (0.99%) OpenTV
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
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