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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 103 86 102
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Contract jobs citing Ruby 42 44 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 1.47% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.57% 5.00% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 8
Average daily rate
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£438 £470 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% +52.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £785 £524 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
1175 880 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.88% 29.34% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 496 416
Average daily rate £363 £330 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 26
Average hourly rate £37.00 £23.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.82% -38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £42.50 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +4 23 £438 -15.86% 5
Manchester -14 10 £328 -12.66% 10
Lancashire +8 7 £475 +0.52% 3
Merseyside - 1 - - 5
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 44 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.24%) Linux
3 33 (38.82%) Java
4 31 (36.47%) TDD
5 30 (35.29%) Python
6 28 (32.94%) DevOps
7 27 (31.76%) JavaScript
8 26 (30.59%) HTML
9 25 (29.41%) UNIX
10 24 (28.24%) Ruby on Rails
11 23 (27.06%) CSS
12 22 (25.88%) Puppet
13 21 (24.71%) Amazon AWS
14 20 (23.53%) RESTful
15 19 (22.35%) MongoDB
15 19 (22.35%) Load Balancing
15 19 (22.35%) Git (software)
15 19 (22.35%) .NET
16 16 (18.82%) Scala
17 15 (17.65%) Network Security
18 14 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (16.47%) Bash Shell
18 14 (16.47%) HTML5
18 14 (16.47%) Configuration Management
18 14 (16.47%) Opscode Chef
19 13 (15.29%) Amazon EC2
19 13 (15.29%) Amazon S3
20 12 (14.12%) Open Source
20 12 (14.12%) AngularJS
20 12 (14.12%) Degree

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (10.59%) Apache
1 9 (10.59%) Node.js
2 7 (8.24%) nginx
3 5 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.53%) CMS
5 2 (2.35%) SugarCRM
5 2 (2.35%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.18%) IIS
6 1 (1.18%) Jetty
6 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.18%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 21 (24.71%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (15.29%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (15.29%) Amazon S3
3 9 (10.59%) Heroku
4 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.71%) SaaS
5 4 (4.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (3.53%) IaaS
6 3 (3.53%) PaaS
7 2 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.18%) Route 53
8 1 (1.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) Network Security
2 6 (7.06%) HTTP
3 5 (5.88%) Firewall
4 4 (4.71%) Internet
4 4 (4.71%) Unified Communications
4 4 (4.71%) Converged Networks
5 3 (3.53%) DNS
6 2 (2.35%) DHCP
7 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.18%) LDAP
7 1 (1.18%) LAN
7 1 (1.18%) SMTP
7 1 (1.18%) SSL
7 1 (1.18%) IPv4
7 1 (1.18%) SAN
7 1 (1.18%) OSPF
7 1 (1.18%) BGP
7 1 (1.18%) SNMP
7 1 (1.18%) VPN
7 1 (1.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.35%) MongoDB
2 9 (10.59%) MySQL
3 8 (9.41%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.88%) Big Data
6 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.35%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.18%) Event Store
8 1 (1.18%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.41%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.53%) RSpec
4 3 (3.53%) Ant
4 3 (3.53%) JUnit
4 3 (3.53%) Subversion
4 3 (3.53%) Selenium
5 2 (2.35%) Maven
5 2 (2.35%) HttpUnit
5 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.35%) XMLUnit
5 2 (2.35%) Hudson
5 2 (2.35%) Xcode
5 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.35%) Appium
5 2 (2.35%) CocoaPods
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (3.53%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Games
3 1 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (47.06%) Developer
2 16 (18.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (16.47%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 9 (10.59%) .NET Developer
4 9 (10.59%) Architect
5 8 (9.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.88%) Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Ruby Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Chief Technical Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Django Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Chief Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.53%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.53%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.59%) HTML
2 24 (28.24%) Ruby on Rails
3 23 (27.06%) CSS
4 20 (23.53%) RESTful
5 19 (22.35%) .NET
6 14 (16.47%) HTML5
7 12 (14.12%) AngularJS
8 10 (11.76%) Web Services
9 9 (10.59%) REST
10 8 (9.41%) Kafka
11 6 (7.06%) JSON
11 6 (7.06%) Django
12 5 (5.88%) ASP.NET
13 4 (4.71%) WCF
13 4 (4.71%) Ajax
13 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (3.53%) J2EE
14 3 (3.53%) LAMP
15 2 (2.35%) MSMQ
15 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Statistics
1 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.24%) Visualisation
3 5 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (5.88%) User Experience
4 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.35%) Blog
6 2 (2.35%) Animation
6 2 (2.35%) Tandem
7 1 (1.18%) Interactive TV
7 1 (1.18%) IPTV
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) Replication
7 1 (1.18%) MHEG
7 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) New Media
7 1 (1.18%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 41 (48.24%) Linux
2 25 (29.41%) UNIX
3 8 (9.41%) CentOS
4 5 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.71%) Mac OS X
5 4 (4.71%) Debian
5 4 (4.71%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.71%) Android
6 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.47%) TDD
3 28 (32.94%) DevOps
4 19 (22.35%) Load Balancing
5 14 (16.47%) Configuration Management
5 14 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (14.12%) Open Source
7 11 (12.94%) OO
8 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.59%) BDD
10 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.41%) Scrum
11 7 (8.24%) Waterfall
12 6 (7.06%) SDLC
13 5 (5.88%) Analytics
13 5 (5.88%) OOP
13 5 (5.88%) OOD
13 5 (5.88%) AOP
14 4 (4.71%) Software Testing
14 4 (4.71%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.82%) Java
2 30 (35.29%) Python
3 27 (31.76%) JavaScript
4 16 (18.82%) Scala
5 14 (16.47%) Bash Shell
6 11 (12.94%) Perl
6 11 (12.94%) PHP
7 8 (9.41%) Go
8 7 (8.24%) C#
9 5 (5.88%) C++
9 5 (5.88%) C
9 5 (5.88%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.53%) Groovy
11 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.35%) SQL
11 2 (2.35%) PHP5
11 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.18%) Lua
12 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) ISEB
2 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) HND
4 1 (1.18%) CCNP
4 1 (1.18%) CCNA
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.18%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.18%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (11.76%) Docker
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.18%) iptables
4 1 (1.18%) NFS
4 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 22 (25.88%) Puppet
2 14 (16.47%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (10.59%) Ansible
4 8 (9.41%) Nagios
5 4 (4.71%) Munin
5 4 (4.71%) Graphite
6 3 (3.53%) Capistrano
6 3 (3.53%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.53%) Cacti
7 1 (1.18%) MOM
7 1 (1.18%) SCOM
7 1 (1.18%) Salt
7 1 (1.18%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.88%) Google
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle
5 3 (3.53%) Apple
5 3 (3.53%) Percona
5 3 (3.53%) VMware
6 2 (2.35%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.35%) Adobe
7 1 (1.18%) Sun
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco
7 1 (1.18%) OpenTV
7 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.18%) New Relic
7 1 (1.18%) RightScale
7 1 (1.18%) ArcSight
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