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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 98 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing Ruby 53 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.47% 0.71% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.58% 2.41% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 12 7
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £353 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £755 £494 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +20.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +77.50%
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
1156 911 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.00% 29.33% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 529 391
Average daily rate £375 £330 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 37
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.24 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% -6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.18 £13.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £40.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Cheshire +12 30 £438 -7.89% 4
Manchester 0 14 £328 -12.66% 10
Lancashire +15 9 £475 +3.26%
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 51 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (49.00%) Linux
3 41 (41.00%) Java
3 41 (41.00%) Python
4 35 (35.00%) TDD
5 34 (34.00%) DevOps
6 30 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 29 (29.00%) HTML
8 28 (28.00%) .NET
8 28 (28.00%) Ruby on Rails
9 27 (27.00%) Amazon AWS
9 27 (27.00%) CSS
10 26 (26.00%) UNIX
11 25 (25.00%) Puppet
12 24 (24.00%) MongoDB
13 22 (22.00%) Open Source
14 21 (21.00%) RESTful
15 20 (20.00%) Git (software)
15 20 (20.00%) Load Balancing
16 19 (19.00%) Web Services
16 19 (19.00%) Configuration Management
17 18 (18.00%) OO
18 17 (17.00%) Opscode Chef
19 16 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (16.00%) Scala
19 16 (16.00%) Bash Shell
20 15 (15.00%) HTML5
20 15 (15.00%) Network Security
21 14 (14.00%) Degree
21 14 (14.00%) NoSQL

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (11.00%) Apache
2 10 (10.00%) Node.js
3 8 (8.00%) nginx
4 6 (6.00%) CMS
5 5 (5.00%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.00%) Orchard CMS
7 3 (3.00%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.00%) Umbraco
8 2 (2.00%) SugarCRM
9 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.00%) IIS
9 1 (1.00%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.00%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 27 (27.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (14.00%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (14.00%) Amazon S3
3 9 (9.00%) Heroku
4 6 (6.00%) PaaS
4 6 (6.00%) IaaS
5 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (5.00%) SaaS
6 4 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.00%) GitHub
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.00%) Network Security
2 6 (6.00%) HTTP
3 5 (5.00%) Firewall
4 4 (4.00%) Unified Communications
4 4 (4.00%) Internet
4 4 (4.00%) Converged Networks
5 3 (3.00%) DNS
6 2 (2.00%) DHCP
7 1 (1.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.00%) LAN
7 1 (1.00%) SMTP
7 1 (1.00%) LDAP
7 1 (1.00%) SSL
7 1 (1.00%) SNMP
7 1 (1.00%) VPN
7 1 (1.00%) IPv4
7 1 (1.00%) OSPF
7 1 (1.00%) BGP
7 1 (1.00%) SAN
7 1 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.00%) MongoDB
2 14 (14.00%) NoSQL
3 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.00%) Big Data
4 9 (9.00%) MySQL
5 7 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.00%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.00%) Redis
8 3 (3.00%) Couchbase
8 3 (3.00%) RavenDB
9 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.00%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 20 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (14.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.00%) Selenium
5 4 (4.00%) RSpec
5 4 (4.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.00%) JUnit
6 3 (3.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.00%) Subversion
7 2 (2.00%) Maven
7 2 (2.00%) Hudson
7 2 (2.00%) Xcode
7 2 (2.00%) Ant
7 2 (2.00%) CocoaPods
7 2 (2.00%) Appium
8 1 (1.00%) Capybara
8 1 (1.00%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (4.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) Retail
2 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (1.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (46.00%) Developer
2 18 (18.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (16.00%) Architect
4 13 (13.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 11 (11.00%) .NET Developer
6 9 (9.00%) Technical Architect
7 8 (8.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.00%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Administrator
10 4 (4.00%) Software Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.00%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.00%) Django Developer
11 3 (3.00%) Chief Architect
11 3 (3.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.00%) Chief Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.00%) HTML
2 28 (28.00%) .NET
2 28 (28.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 27 (27.00%) CSS
4 21 (21.00%) RESTful
5 19 (19.00%) Web Services
6 15 (15.00%) HTML5
7 12 (12.00%) REST
7 12 (12.00%) AngularJS
8 9 (9.00%) JSON
9 8 (8.00%) Django
9 8 (8.00%) Ajax
9 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET
9 8 (8.00%) Kafka
10 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (5.00%) WCF
11 4 (4.00%) jQuery
11 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (4.00%) LAMP
12 3 (3.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (11.00%) Statistics
3 7 (7.00%) Visualisation
4 5 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.00%) User Experience
6 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.00%) Blog
7 2 (2.00%) Animation
7 2 (2.00%) NHS
7 2 (2.00%) Tandem
7 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.00%) Linked Data
8 1 (1.00%) New Media
8 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.00%) Replication
8 1 (1.00%) MHEG
8 1 (1.00%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.00%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 49 (49.00%) Linux
2 26 (26.00%) UNIX
3 9 (9.00%) CentOS
4 5 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.00%) Android
5 4 (4.00%) Mac OS X
5 4 (4.00%) Debian
6 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.00%) TDD
3 34 (34.00%) DevOps
4 22 (22.00%) Open Source
5 20 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 19 (19.00%) Configuration Management
7 18 (18.00%) OO
8 16 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (13.00%) Scrum
10 10 (10.00%) BDD
10 10 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 10 (10.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.00%) MVC
12 6 (6.00%) Waterfall
12 6 (6.00%) SOA
12 6 (6.00%) OOP
13 5 (5.00%) SDLC
13 5 (5.00%) OOD
13 5 (5.00%) AOP
13 5 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.00%) Java
1 41 (41.00%) Python
2 30 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (16.00%) Scala
3 16 (16.00%) Bash Shell
4 14 (14.00%) PHP
5 13 (13.00%) Perl
5 13 (13.00%) C#
6 10 (10.00%) C++
7 8 (8.00%) SQL
7 8 (8.00%) Go
8 5 (5.00%) C
8 5 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.00%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.00%) PHP5
10 3 (3.00%) Groovy
11 2 (2.00%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.00%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.00%) SPARQL
12 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (14.00%) Degree
2 6 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) ISEB
4 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.00%) HND
5 1 (1.00%) CCNP
5 1 (1.00%) CCNA
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.00%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.00%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (10.00%) Docker
2 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.00%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.00%) iptables
4 1 (1.00%) NFS
4 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.00%) Samba
4 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (25.00%) Puppet
2 17 (17.00%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (11.00%) Ansible
4 9 (9.00%) Nagios
5 4 (4.00%) Cacti
5 4 (4.00%) Munin
5 4 (4.00%) Graphite
6 3 (3.00%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.00%) Salt
7 2 (2.00%) Capistrano
8 1 (1.00%) Opsview
8 1 (1.00%) MOM
8 1 (1.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.00%) Google
3 4 (4.00%) Oracle
3 4 (4.00%) Percona
4 3 (3.00%) VMware
4 3 (3.00%) Apple
5 2 (2.00%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.00%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco
6 1 (1.00%) Adobe
6 1 (1.00%) Sun
6 1 (1.00%) OpenTV
6 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.00%) RightScale
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