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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 108 108 110
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 62 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 0.91% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.32% 2.81% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 16
Average daily rate
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£440 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.20% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-88.73% +42.00%
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
1434 996 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.93% 32.52% 33.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 568 519
Average daily rate £385 £325 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.23 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £59.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Lancashire +4 19 £458 -3.52% 2
Cheshire -3 15 £438 +11.11% 5
Manchester -24 12 £325 -13.33% 9
Merseyside - 9 - - 3
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 65 (57.02%) Java
2 64 (56.14%) Linux
3 60 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (40.35%) Python
5 40 (35.09%) TDD
6 38 (33.33%) HTML
7 37 (32.46%) UNIX
8 35 (30.70%) .NET
9 33 (28.95%) JavaScript
9 33 (28.95%) Ruby on Rails
10 31 (27.19%) DevOps
11 29 (25.44%) Git (software)
12 28 (24.56%) Puppet
13 26 (22.81%) C#
14 25 (21.93%) C++
14 25 (21.93%) CSS
14 25 (21.93%) Scala
15 24 (21.05%) MongoDB
16 23 (20.18%) BDD
17 22 (19.30%) Load Balancing
18 20 (17.54%) Jenkins
18 20 (17.54%) Internet
19 19 (16.67%) Mac OS X
19 19 (16.67%) Network Security
20 18 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
20 18 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
20 18 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
20 18 (15.79%) Waterfall
20 18 (15.79%) MySQL
21 17 (14.91%) Bash Shell

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 14 (12.28%) Apache
2 11 (9.65%) nginx
3 7 (6.14%) Node.js
4 5 (4.39%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.51%) IIS
5 4 (3.51%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.63%) Confluence
7 2 (1.75%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.75%) CMS
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.88%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.65%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (7.02%) Amazon S3
4 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (6.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.39%) Heroku
5 5 (4.39%) Google Analytics
6 4 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.51%) SaaS
7 3 (2.63%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.75%) PaaS
8 2 (1.75%) IaaS
8 2 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.54%) Internet
2 19 (16.67%) Network Security
3 12 (10.53%) HTTP
4 4 (3.51%) SMTP
4 4 (3.51%) Unified Communications
4 4 (3.51%) Converged Networks
4 4 (3.51%) Firewall
5 2 (1.75%) SMS
5 2 (1.75%) DNS
6 1 (0.88%) OSPF
6 1 (0.88%) BGP
6 1 (0.88%) LAN
6 1 (0.88%) DHCP
6 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.05%) MongoDB
2 18 (15.79%) MySQL
3 15 (13.16%) NoSQL
4 10 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.39%) Big Data
7 4 (3.51%) SQLite
7 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.75%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (25.44%) Git (software)
2 20 (17.54%) Jenkins
3 15 (13.16%) Subversion
4 8 (7.02%) Cucumber
5 6 (5.26%) JUnit
6 5 (4.39%) RSpec
7 4 (3.51%) JIRA
7 4 (3.51%) PHPUnit
7 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.51%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.51%) NUnit
8 2 (1.75%) Maven
8 2 (1.75%) Ant
8 2 (1.75%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.88%) XMLUnit
9 1 (0.88%) Selenium
9 1 (0.88%) HttpUnit
9 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.88%) Hudson
General
1 3 (2.63%) Finance
2 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (55.26%) Developer
2 23 (20.18%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 23 (20.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (12.28%) Java Developer
4 12 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Architect
6 8 (7.02%) Technical Architect
6 8 (7.02%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.39%) Consultant
9 4 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.51%) Administrator
10 3 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.63%) Chief Architect
10 3 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.63%) Ruby Developer
10 3 (2.63%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (2.63%) Chief Technical Architect
11 2 (1.75%) Agile .NET Developer
11 2 (1.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (33.33%) HTML
2 35 (30.70%) .NET
3 33 (28.95%) Ruby on Rails
4 25 (21.93%) CSS
5 13 (11.40%) RESTful
6 12 (10.53%) HTML5
6 12 (10.53%) Kafka
7 11 (9.65%) Sinatra
8 10 (8.77%) Web Services
9 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET
10 7 (6.14%) XHTML
10 7 (6.14%) AngularJS
11 6 (5.26%) jQuery
12 5 (4.39%) Django
12 5 (4.39%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (4.39%) REST
12 5 (4.39%) Play Framework
13 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (3.51%) CAML
13 4 (3.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) User Experience
2 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.26%) Statistics
5 5 (4.39%) Visualisation
6 4 (3.51%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (3.51%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.63%) Wiki
8 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.75%) Tandem
9 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.88%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 64 (56.14%) Linux
2 37 (32.46%) UNIX
3 19 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 7 (6.14%) Windows
4 7 (6.14%) CentOS
5 5 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.51%) Debian
6 4 (3.51%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (35.09%) TDD
3 31 (27.19%) DevOps
4 23 (20.18%) BDD
5 22 (19.30%) Load Balancing
6 18 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 17 (14.91%) SDLC
8 10 (8.77%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (8.77%) Web Design
8 10 (8.77%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.89%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.89%) Analytics
10 8 (7.02%) Open Source
10 8 (7.02%) OO
10 8 (7.02%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.39%) Automated Testing
11 5 (4.39%) Web Accessibility
11 5 (4.39%) User Stories
12 4 (3.51%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 65 (57.02%) Java
2 46 (40.35%) Python
3 33 (28.95%) JavaScript
4 26 (22.81%) C#
5 25 (21.93%) C++
5 25 (21.93%) Scala
6 17 (14.91%) Bash Shell
7 16 (14.04%) PHP
8 14 (12.28%) Perl
9 13 (11.40%) Go
10 10 (8.77%) C
11 7 (6.14%) PowerShell
11 7 (6.14%) Shell Script
11 7 (6.14%) SQL
12 4 (3.51%) VBScript
12 4 (3.51%) VB
12 4 (3.51%) VB.NET
12 4 (3.51%) VBA
12 4 (3.51%) FQL
13 3 (2.63%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.77%) Degree
3 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) ISEB
3 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.88%) CCNP
4 1 (0.88%) CCNA
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.88%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.88%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) QA
System Software
1 15 (13.16%) Docker
2 4 (3.51%) BitLocker
2 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.75%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 28 (24.56%) Puppet
2 18 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (13.16%) Ansible
3 15 (13.16%) Capistrano
4 6 (5.26%) Nagios
5 4 (3.51%) Munin
5 4 (3.51%) Graphite
6 3 (2.63%) Graylog
6 3 (2.63%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.75%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12 (10.53%) Google
2 11 (9.65%) Red Hat
3 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.39%) New Relic
5 4 (3.51%) SaltStack
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle
7 2 (1.75%) VMware
7 2 (1.75%) Percona
8 1 (0.88%) Zend
8 1 (0.88%) RightScale
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco
8 1 (0.88%) Adobe
8 1 (0.88%) Sun
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