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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 112 101 132
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +31
Contract jobs citing Ruby 28 31 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 1.10% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.55% 3.16% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 0
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£375 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
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
1098 981 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.85% 34.87% 36.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 522 617
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £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 34 48 41
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £16.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.79 £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 24 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 24 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 -9 19 £375 +1.69% 20
Cheshire +8 7 £375 +15.38% 7
Merseyside -3 1 £210 -40.00% 2
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 52 (67.53%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (61.04%) Linux
3 46 (59.74%) Python
3 46 (59.74%) Open Source
4 43 (55.84%) JavaScript
5 40 (51.95%) TDD
6 36 (46.75%) PHP
6 36 (46.75%) Java
7 33 (42.86%) C#
8 29 (37.66%) C++
8 29 (37.66%) HTML
8 29 (37.66%) JSON
8 29 (37.66%) NoSQL
9 28 (36.36%) BDD
10 27 (35.06%) RESTful
10 27 (35.06%) Scala
11 26 (33.77%) SQL
11 26 (33.77%) Web Services
11 26 (33.77%) CSS
12 24 (31.17%) Unit Testing
13 23 (29.87%) Ruby on Rails
14 22 (28.57%) Mentoring
15 21 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (22.08%) Ajax
17 16 (20.78%) XML
18 14 (18.18%) XHTML
19 13 (16.88%) Git (software)
20 11 (14.29%) Scrum
21 9 (11.69%) Configuration Management
21 9 (11.69%) UNIX

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 8 (10.39%) Apache
2 6 (7.79%) Node.js
3 5 (6.49%) nginx
4 4 (5.19%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.90%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.90%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.90%) Orchard CMS
5 3 (3.90%) CMS
6 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.60%) Jetty
6 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.60%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (5.19%) Amazon S3
1 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.19%) PaaS
2 2 (2.60%) Route 53
2 2 (2.60%) IaaS
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) HTTP
2 2 (2.60%) DNS
2 2 (2.60%) Internet
2 2 (2.60%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (37.66%) NoSQL
2 6 (7.79%) MySQL
3 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.19%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.90%) RavenDB
5 2 (2.60%) Big Data
5 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.79%) Cucumber
3 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.19%) PhantomJS
4 4 (5.19%) Bower
4 4 (5.19%) CasperJS
4 4 (5.19%) Subversion
5 3 (3.90%) Ant
5 3 (3.90%) JUnit
5 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.90%) Selenium
5 3 (3.90%) RSpec
5 3 (3.90%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.90%) Grunt
6 2 (2.60%) Hudson
6 2 (2.60%) NUnit
6 2 (2.60%) MSTest
6 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.60%) Maven
7 1 (1.30%) HttpUnit
Job Titles
1 55 (71.43%) Developer
2 13 (16.88%) Senior Developer
3 11 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Ruby Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Technical Architect
5 6 (7.79%) Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (3.90%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Digital Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
9 2 (2.60%) Senior Digital Architect
9 2 (2.60%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.60%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (37.66%) HTML
1 29 (37.66%) JSON
2 27 (35.06%) RESTful
3 26 (33.77%) CSS
3 26 (33.77%) Web Services
4 23 (29.87%) Ruby on Rails
5 17 (22.08%) Ajax
6 16 (20.78%) XML
7 14 (18.18%) XHTML
8 7 (9.09%) Django
9 6 (7.79%) .NET
9 6 (7.79%) HTML5
10 5 (6.49%) jQuery
11 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
11 4 (5.19%) Haml
11 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (5.19%) REST
11 4 (5.19%) Sass
11 4 (5.19%) Underscore.js
12 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (59.74%) Open Source
2 6 (7.79%) User Experience
3 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.90%) NHS
5 3 (3.90%) Statistics
5 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.60%) Wiki
7 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 47 (61.04%) Linux
2 9 (11.69%) UNIX
3 6 (7.79%) Android
4 4 (5.19%) CentOS
4 4 (5.19%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (67.53%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (51.95%) TDD
3 28 (36.36%) BDD
4 24 (31.17%) Unit Testing
5 22 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 21 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (14.29%) Scrum
8 9 (11.69%) Configuration Management
8 9 (11.69%) DevOps
9 8 (10.39%) Kanban
10 7 (9.09%) Web Development
11 5 (6.49%) MVC
11 5 (6.49%) Web Design
11 5 (6.49%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (5.19%) Product Management
12 4 (5.19%) Android Development
13 3 (3.90%) Workflow
13 3 (3.90%) SOA
13 3 (3.90%) ITIL
13 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 46 (59.74%) Python
2 43 (55.84%) JavaScript
3 36 (46.75%) PHP
3 36 (46.75%) Java
4 33 (42.86%) C#
5 29 (37.66%) C++
6 27 (35.06%) Scala
7 26 (33.77%) SQL
8 4 (5.19%) Perl
9 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) Puppet
2 4 (5.19%) Vagrant
2 4 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.60%) Nagios
4 2 (2.60%) Cacti
5 1 (1.30%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.60%) Adobe
3 2 (2.60%) RightScale
3 2 (2.60%) Percona
3 2 (2.60%) Xamarin
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 15 days ago