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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 119 111 135
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Contract jobs citing Ruby 19 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.81% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.81% 2.40% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £319 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £390 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%
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
1047 1002 1315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.60% 33.92% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 551 692
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 30 26 54
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 -13 11 £375 +1.69% 11
Cheshire +6 5 £394 +21.15% 1
Lancashire - 1 £475 -
Merseyside - - - - 2
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (77.05%) Linux
2 40 (65.57%) Open Source
3 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (59.02%) Python
5 35 (57.38%) Java
6 30 (49.18%) JavaScript
7 28 (45.90%) C#
7 28 (45.90%) PHP
8 27 (44.26%) SQL
8 27 (44.26%) TDD
8 27 (44.26%) BDD
9 26 (42.62%) NoSQL
9 26 (42.62%) C++
10 24 (39.34%) Web Services
10 24 (39.34%) Scala
10 24 (39.34%) Unit Testing
11 22 (36.07%) JSON
12 21 (34.43%) RESTful
13 18 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (29.51%) Mentoring
14 13 (21.31%) XML
14 13 (21.31%) CSS
14 13 (21.31%) HTML
14 13 (21.31%) Ruby on Rails
15 11 (18.03%) Ajax
15 11 (18.03%) XHTML
16 10 (16.39%) Puppet
16 10 (16.39%) DevOps
17 9 (14.75%) Red Hat
18 8 (13.11%) Configuration Management

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (11.48%) nginx
1 7 (11.48%) Apache
2 6 (9.84%) OpenStack
3 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.56%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon S3
3 4 (6.56%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (6.56%) Route 53
3 4 (6.56%) PaaS
4 2 (3.28%) SaaS
4 2 (3.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) HTTP
2 4 (6.56%) Firewall
2 4 (6.56%) DNS
2 4 (6.56%) DHCP
3 2 (3.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (42.62%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.56%) Big Data
3 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
2 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.20%) JUnit
3 4 (6.56%) Subversion
3 4 (6.56%) Maven
3 4 (6.56%) Hudson
4 3 (4.92%) RSpec
4 3 (4.92%) Selenium
5 1 (1.64%) Calabash
5 1 (1.64%) Sahi
5 1 (1.64%) XMLUnit
5 1 (1.64%) HttpUnit
5 1 (1.64%) JIRA
5 1 (1.64%) Ant
5 1 (1.64%) Xcode
General
1 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (68.85%) Developer
2 12 (19.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Ruby Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Python Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Test Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.28%) C++/Java Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Cloud Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) Xamarin Developer
9 1 (1.64%) DevOps Consultant
9 1 (1.64%) Python/Django Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Agile Coach
9 1 (1.64%) Automated Test Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Android Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (39.34%) Web Services
2 22 (36.07%) JSON
3 21 (34.43%) RESTful
4 13 (21.31%) XML
4 13 (21.31%) CSS
4 13 (21.31%) HTML
4 13 (21.31%) Ruby on Rails
5 11 (18.03%) Ajax
5 11 (18.03%) XHTML
6 4 (6.56%) Servlets
6 4 (6.56%) Django
7 3 (4.92%) .NET
8 2 (3.28%) LAMP
9 1 (1.64%) Grails
9 1 (1.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (65.57%) Open Source
2 2 (3.28%) Wiki
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 47 (77.05%) Linux
2 6 (9.84%) UNIX
2 6 (9.84%) CentOS
3 4 (6.56%) Mac OS X
3 4 (6.56%) Android
3 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (44.26%) TDD
2 27 (44.26%) BDD
3 24 (39.34%) Unit Testing
4 18 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (29.51%) Mentoring
5 10 (16.39%) DevOps
6 8 (13.11%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.56%) Web Development
7 4 (6.56%) Performance Testing
7 4 (6.56%) JVM Tuning
8 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.28%) B2C
9 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.28%) Coaching
10 1 (1.64%) Android Development
10 1 (1.64%) iOS Development
10 1 (1.64%) Mobile Transformation
10 1 (1.64%) User Stories
10 1 (1.64%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) Python
2 35 (57.38%) Java
3 30 (49.18%) JavaScript
4 28 (45.90%) C#
4 28 (45.90%) PHP
5 27 (44.26%) SQL
6 26 (42.62%) C++
7 24 (39.34%) Scala
8 4 (6.56%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.28%) Perl
9 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) Puppet
2 4 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.56%) Vagrant
3 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.28%) Nagios
4 2 (3.28%) Cacti
5 1 (1.64%) Ansible
5 1 (1.64%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Red Hat
2 4 (6.56%) RightScale
3 2 (3.28%) Adobe
3 2 (3.28%) Percona
3 2 (3.28%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.64%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.64%) VMware