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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 101 100 96
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Ruby 46 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.35% 1.11% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.23% 3.12% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 6
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£425 £328 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% +1.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £277 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
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
1087 961 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.90% 35.49% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 552 401
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £218 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 40
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.53 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% +64.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £17.58 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.27 £140.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Manchester -7 24 £425 +28.30% 12
Cheshire +9 11 £416 +27.09% 4
Lancashire - 7 £465 - 1
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (52.38%) HTML
3 42 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 39 (46.43%) TDD
4 39 (46.43%) CSS
5 34 (40.48%) JavaScript
6 33 (39.29%) Python
7 26 (30.95%) Open Source
8 25 (29.76%) Java
9 23 (27.38%) Linux
9 23 (27.38%) Scrum
10 22 (26.19%) Git (software)
11 21 (25.00%) Web Services
12 20 (23.81%) .NET
12 20 (23.81%) RESTful
13 19 (22.62%) HTML5
14 17 (20.24%) Degree
15 16 (19.05%) Computer Science
15 16 (19.05%) C#
16 15 (17.86%) JSON
16 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (17.86%) DevOps
17 14 (16.67%) OO
17 14 (16.67%) Configuration Management
18 13 (15.48%) Ajax
18 13 (15.48%) UNIX
18 13 (15.48%) PHP
18 13 (15.48%) Kanban
18 13 (15.48%) MongoDB
18 13 (15.48%) REST

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 12 (14.29%) Node.js
2 11 (13.10%) Apache
3 8 (9.52%) CMS
3 8 (9.52%) Orchard CMS
4 6 (7.14%) nginx
5 5 (5.95%) Apache Solr
5 5 (5.95%) Apache Spark
6 3 (3.57%) IIS
7 2 (2.38%) SugarCRM
8 1 (1.19%) Jetty
8 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (11.90%) Amazon S3
2 8 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.33%) Heroku
4 5 (5.95%) PaaS
5 4 (4.76%) IaaS
6 3 (3.57%) SaaS
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.19%) Route 53
7 1 (1.19%) GitHub
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) HTTP
2 3 (3.57%) Internet
3 2 (2.38%) DHCP
3 2 (2.38%) DNS
3 2 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (1.19%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.19%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.19%) SSH
4 1 (1.19%) VLAN
4 1 (1.19%) LDAP
4 1 (1.19%) SNMP
4 1 (1.19%) VPN
4 1 (1.19%) SMTP
4 1 (1.19%) SSL
4 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.19%) IPv4
4 1 (1.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) MongoDB
2 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.71%) MySQL
4 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (8.33%) RavenDB
6 6 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (7.14%) Big Data
7 5 (5.95%) Hadoop
8 4 (4.76%) Redis
9 3 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (1.19%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 22 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.90%) Cucumber
3 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.71%) Visual Studio
4 6 (7.14%) RSpec
4 6 (7.14%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.95%) PhantomJS
5 5 (5.95%) Bower
5 5 (5.95%) CasperJS
6 4 (4.76%) Grunt
6 4 (4.76%) Jasmine
6 4 (4.76%) Selenium
7 3 (3.57%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.57%) Ant
7 3 (3.57%) JUnit
8 2 (2.38%) Appium
8 2 (2.38%) NUnit
8 2 (2.38%) Xcode
8 2 (2.38%) Hudson
General
1 2 (2.38%) Retail
1 2 (2.38%) Games
2 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Law
2 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (63.10%) Developer
2 18 (21.43%) Architect
3 13 (15.48%) Senior Developer
3 13 (15.48%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Technical Architect
5 8 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Software Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Ruby Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Digital Architect
10 2 (2.38%) Senior Digital Architect
10 2 (2.38%) Python/Django Developer
10 2 (2.38%) Big Data Architect
10 2 (2.38%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (52.38%) HTML
2 42 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 39 (46.43%) CSS
4 21 (25.00%) Web Services
5 20 (23.81%) .NET
5 20 (23.81%) RESTful
6 19 (22.62%) HTML5
7 15 (17.86%) JSON
8 13 (15.48%) Ajax
8 13 (15.48%) REST
8 13 (15.48%) AngularJS
9 10 (11.90%) Django
9 10 (11.90%) jQuery
10 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET
11 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (8.33%) Sinatra
11 7 (8.33%) XHTML
11 7 (8.33%) XML
12 6 (7.14%) Sass
13 5 (5.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.95%) Open Source
2 16 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 12 (14.29%) Statistics
4 9 (10.71%) User Experience
5 7 (8.33%) Mobile App
6 6 (7.14%) NHS
7 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.38%) Linked Data
9 2 (2.38%) Blog
9 2 (2.38%) Animation
9 2 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (2.38%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.19%) MHEG
10 1 (1.19%) Semantic Web
10 1 (1.19%) New Media
10 1 (1.19%) Replication
10 1 (1.19%) IPTV
10 1 (1.19%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.38%) Linux
2 13 (15.48%) UNIX
3 7 (8.33%) Android
4 3 (3.57%) CentOS
4 3 (3.57%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.38%) Windows
5 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (46.43%) TDD
3 23 (27.38%) Scrum
4 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (17.86%) DevOps
5 14 (16.67%) OO
5 14 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 13 (15.48%) Kanban
6 13 (15.48%) Mentoring
7 9 (10.71%) BDD
7 9 (10.71%) MVC
8 8 (9.52%) Web Design
8 8 (9.52%) OOP
8 8 (9.52%) SOA
8 8 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (9.52%) Web Development
9 7 (8.33%) Android Development
10 6 (7.14%) ITIL
11 5 (5.95%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (5.95%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.48%) JavaScript
2 33 (39.29%) Python
3 25 (29.76%) Java
4 16 (19.05%) C#
5 13 (15.48%) PHP
6 10 (11.90%) C++
7 8 (9.52%) SQL
7 8 (9.52%) T-SQL
8 7 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 7 (8.33%) Perl
9 5 (5.95%) Scala
10 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.38%) C
11 2 (2.38%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.19%) SPARQL
12 1 (1.19%) PHP5
12 1 (1.19%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Degree
2 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) VCP4
3 3 (3.57%) ISEB
4 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) HND
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Docker
1 2 (2.38%) Varnish
1 2 (2.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.19%) Samba
2 1 (1.19%) NFS
2 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Puppet
2 9 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.57%) Nagios
3 3 (3.57%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.57%) Salt
3 3 (3.57%) Ansible
4 2 (2.38%) Capistrano
4 2 (2.38%) Cacti
5 1 (1.19%) SCOM
5 1 (1.19%) MOM
5 1 (1.19%) Opsview
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
2 3 (3.57%) Apple
3 2 (2.38%) TIBCO
3 2 (2.38%) Percona
4 1 (1.19%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.19%) RightScale
4 1 (1.19%) VMware
4 1 (1.19%) OpenTV
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle
4 1 (1.19%) Adobe
4 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint