The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 85 103 129
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +26
Contract jobs citing Ruby 47 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.59% 0.94% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.29% 2.85% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 8 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £287 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £350 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +100.00%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
888 841 1226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.10% 33.01% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 437 679
Average daily rate £338 £310 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 70
Average hourly rate £26.88 £30.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 0 18 £375 +21.95% 10
Cheshire - 17 £515 - 2
Lancashire -14 5 £474 - 3
Merseyside - - - - 2
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 48 (64.00%) Linux
2 46 (61.33%) Java
3 45 (60.00%) Open Source
4 39 (52.00%) JavaScript
5 37 (49.33%) Python
6 34 (45.33%) PHP
7 33 (44.00%) TDD
8 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (40.00%) C#
10 29 (38.67%) C++
11 27 (36.00%) BDD
11 27 (36.00%) NoSQL
12 26 (34.67%) SQL
12 26 (34.67%) Web Services
13 25 (33.33%) Scala
14 23 (30.67%) JSON
14 23 (30.67%) Unit Testing
15 22 (29.33%) RESTful
15 22 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (29.33%) CSS
15 22 (29.33%) HTML
16 19 (25.33%) Ruby on Rails
17 15 (20.00%) Configuration Management
17 15 (20.00%) DevOps
18 14 (18.67%) Puppet
19 13 (17.33%) XML
19 13 (17.33%) Ajax
20 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
20 12 (16.00%) Cucumber
21 11 (14.67%) XHTML

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 9 (12.00%) Apache
1 9 (12.00%) nginx
1 9 (12.00%) OpenStack
2 7 (9.33%) Tomcat
2 7 (9.33%) WebSphere
2 7 (9.33%) Jetty
3 1 (1.33%) WordPress
3 1 (1.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (12.00%) Amazon S3
3 7 (9.33%) Route 53
3 7 (9.33%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (4.00%) PaaS
5 2 (2.67%) IaaS
6 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.00%) HTTP
2 7 (9.33%) DNS
2 7 (9.33%) Internet
2 7 (9.33%) Firewall
2 7 (9.33%) DHCP
3 1 (1.33%) SSL
3 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (36.00%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.67%) MySQL
3 7 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (9.33%) Big Data
4 4 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (13.33%) JUnit
3 8 (10.67%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.33%) Hudson
4 7 (9.33%) Maven
4 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.67%) Subversion
6 3 (4.00%) HttpUnit
6 3 (4.00%) Selenium
6 3 (4.00%) Ant
6 3 (4.00%) XMLUnit
7 2 (2.67%) Calabash
8 1 (1.33%) RSpec
General
1 3 (4.00%) Games
2 1 (1.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (61.33%) Developer
2 15 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 8 (10.67%) Senior Developer
4 7 (9.33%) Ruby Developer
5 6 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Test Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Lead Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (2.67%) C++/Java Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Cloud Engineer
9 1 (1.33%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.67%) Web Services
2 23 (30.67%) JSON
3 22 (29.33%) RESTful
3 22 (29.33%) HTML
3 22 (29.33%) CSS
4 19 (25.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 13 (17.33%) Ajax
5 13 (17.33%) XML
6 11 (14.67%) XHTML
7 7 (9.33%) Servlets
8 6 (8.00%) Django
9 5 (6.67%) .NET
10 4 (5.33%) HTML5
11 3 (4.00%) jQuery
11 3 (4.00%) SOAP
11 3 (4.00%) CSS3
12 2 (2.67%) Sass
12 2 (2.67%) Play Framework
12 2 (2.67%) LAMP
12 2 (2.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 45 (60.00%) Open Source
2 4 (5.33%) Interactive TV
3 3 (4.00%) IPTV
3 3 (4.00%) MHEG
3 3 (4.00%) New Media
3 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) Wiki
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) BBC
5 1 (1.33%) iDTV
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (64.00%) Linux
2 9 (12.00%) CentOS
3 7 (9.33%) UNIX
4 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.33%) Mac OS X
4 4 (5.33%) Android
5 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) TDD
2 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.00%) BDD
4 23 (30.67%) Unit Testing
5 22 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 15 (20.00%) DevOps
7 7 (9.33%) JVM Tuning
7 7 (9.33%) Software Engineering
7 7 (9.33%) Performance Testing
8 6 (8.00%) Scrum
9 5 (6.67%) Web Development
10 4 (5.33%) OO
10 4 (5.33%) E-Commerce
11 3 (4.00%) OOD
11 3 (4.00%) OOP
11 3 (4.00%) Software Testing
11 3 (4.00%) Integration Testing
11 3 (4.00%) Kanban
11 3 (4.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (61.33%) Java
2 39 (52.00%) JavaScript
3 37 (49.33%) Python
4 34 (45.33%) PHP
5 30 (40.00%) C#
6 29 (38.67%) C++
7 26 (34.67%) SQL
8 25 (33.33%) Scala
9 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.00%) ActionScript
9 3 (4.00%) Perl
10 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.67%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (1.33%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) Puppet
2 7 (9.33%) Vagrant
3 5 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.67%) Nagios
4 2 (2.67%) Cacti
4 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (9.33%) RightScale
3 3 (4.00%) Mercator
3 3 (4.00%) OpenTV
4 2 (2.67%) Percona
4 2 (2.67%) Adobe
4 2 (2.67%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.33%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.33%) Sony
Burnley, Lancashire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley
Kainos
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 7 days ago