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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 108 109 97
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Ruby 45 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 0.78% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.62% 2.45% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 7
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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 £350 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £435 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
1244 978 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.08% 31.90% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 551 381
Average daily rate £365 £330 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 39
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.39 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +24.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.55 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 22 £408 -4.11% 3
Manchester -8 13 £425 +40.49% 15
Lancashire +12 7 £444 - 1
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 45 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (42.70%) TDD
3 34 (38.20%) HTML
3 34 (38.20%) Linux
3 34 (38.20%) Ruby on Rails
4 33 (37.08%) Python
5 31 (34.83%) CSS
6 30 (33.71%) Java
7 28 (31.46%) JavaScript
8 25 (28.09%) Amazon AWS
9 23 (25.84%) .NET
9 23 (25.84%) DevOps
10 22 (24.72%) Web Services
11 20 (22.47%) UNIX
11 20 (22.47%) Open Source
11 20 (22.47%) RESTful
12 19 (21.35%) Git (software)
12 19 (21.35%) MongoDB
12 19 (21.35%) OO
13 18 (20.22%) HTML5
13 18 (20.22%) Degree
14 17 (19.10%) Computer Science
14 17 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (19.10%) Puppet
15 16 (17.98%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (17.98%) Amazon S3
15 16 (17.98%) AngularJS
16 15 (16.85%) Scrum
17 14 (15.73%) Configuration Management
17 14 (15.73%) C#

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (13.48%) Apache
2 10 (11.24%) Node.js
3 8 (8.99%) nginx
4 7 (7.87%) CMS
5 5 (5.62%) Orchard CMS
6 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.25%) SugarCRM
7 2 (2.25%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.25%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.12%) IIS
8 1 (1.12%) Jetty
8 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 25 (28.09%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (17.98%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (17.98%) Amazon S3
3 11 (12.36%) Heroku
4 6 (6.74%) IaaS
4 6 (6.74%) PaaS
5 5 (5.62%) SaaS
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.12%) Route 53
7 1 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) Network Security
2 5 (5.62%) HTTP
3 3 (3.37%) Internet
4 2 (2.25%) Firewall
4 2 (2.25%) DHCP
4 2 (2.25%) DNS
5 1 (1.12%) SSL
5 1 (1.12%) IPv4
5 1 (1.12%) SAN
5 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.12%) LDAP
5 1 (1.12%) SMTP
5 1 (1.12%) SSH
5 1 (1.12%) VLAN
5 1 (1.12%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.12%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.12%) SNMP
5 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.35%) MongoDB
2 12 (13.48%) NoSQL
3 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
4 8 (8.99%) MySQL
5 6 (6.74%) Big Data
6 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (5.62%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.49%) RavenDB
7 4 (4.49%) Redis
7 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.37%) Couchbase
8 3 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.12%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 19 (21.35%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.24%) Cucumber
2 10 (11.24%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.74%) RSpec
3 6 (6.74%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.49%) Selenium
4 4 (4.49%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.37%) JUnit
5 3 (3.37%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.25%) Ant
6 2 (2.25%) Xcode
6 2 (2.25%) Subversion
6 2 (2.25%) Maven
6 2 (2.25%) CocoaPods
6 2 (2.25%) Appium
6 2 (2.25%) Hudson
7 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.12%) Capybara
7 1 (1.12%) Grunt
General
1 4 (4.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.25%) Games
2 2 (2.25%) Retail
2 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (58.43%) Developer
2 16 (17.98%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 12 (13.48%) Architect
4 11 (12.36%) .NET Developer
5 10 (11.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (10.11%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.62%) Ruby Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Agile .NET Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Software Architect
8 4 (4.49%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Android Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.25%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (38.20%) HTML
1 34 (38.20%) Ruby on Rails
2 31 (34.83%) CSS
3 23 (25.84%) .NET
4 22 (24.72%) Web Services
5 20 (22.47%) RESTful
6 18 (20.22%) HTML5
7 16 (17.98%) AngularJS
8 12 (13.48%) REST
9 10 (11.24%) JSON
10 9 (10.11%) Ajax
11 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET
12 7 (7.87%) Django
13 5 (5.62%) jQuery
13 5 (5.62%) Memcached
13 5 (5.62%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (4.49%) Sinatra
14 4 (4.49%) WCF
14 4 (4.49%) LAMP
14 4 (4.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.47%) Open Source
2 17 (19.10%) Computer Science
3 14 (15.73%) Statistics
4 5 (5.62%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.37%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.37%) NHS
6 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.37%) User Experience
7 2 (2.25%) Blog
7 2 (2.25%) Linked Data
7 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.25%) Animation
8 1 (1.12%) New Media
8 1 (1.12%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.12%) MHEG
8 1 (1.12%) Replication
8 1 (1.12%) Tandem
8 1 (1.12%) Interactive TV
8 1 (1.12%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (38.20%) Linux
2 20 (22.47%) UNIX
3 5 (5.62%) Android
3 5 (5.62%) CentOS
4 4 (4.49%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.25%) Windows
5 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (50.56%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (42.70%) TDD
3 23 (25.84%) DevOps
4 19 (21.35%) OO
5 17 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (16.85%) Scrum
7 14 (15.73%) Configuration Management
8 12 (13.48%) Load Balancing
8 12 (13.48%) Mentoring
9 10 (11.24%) BDD
10 7 (7.87%) SOA
10 7 (7.87%) MVC
10 7 (7.87%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.87%) OOP
11 6 (6.74%) OOD
11 6 (6.74%) Kanban
11 6 (6.74%) Web Development
11 6 (6.74%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.62%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (5.62%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.08%) Python
2 30 (33.71%) Java
3 28 (31.46%) JavaScript
4 14 (15.73%) C#
5 10 (11.24%) C++
5 10 (11.24%) PHP
6 9 (10.11%) Scala
6 9 (10.11%) Bash Shell
7 8 (8.99%) SQL
8 6 (6.74%) Perl
9 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
9 5 (5.62%) C
10 4 (4.49%) Go
11 3 (3.37%) PHP5
11 3 (3.37%) Groovy
12 2 (2.25%) Objective-C
12 2 (2.25%) Apple Swift
13 1 (1.12%) Lua
13 1 (1.12%) Clojure
13 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (20.22%) Degree
2 5 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) ISEB
4 1 (1.12%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.12%) OCPJP
4 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Docker
2 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.25%) Varnish
3 2 (2.25%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.12%) NFS
4 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.12%) Samba
4 1 (1.12%) iptables
Systems Management
1 17 (19.10%) Puppet
2 13 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.87%) Ansible
4 5 (5.62%) Nagios
5 4 (4.49%) Cacti
6 3 (3.37%) Salt
6 3 (3.37%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.25%) Capistrano
8 1 (1.12%) SCOM
8 1 (1.12%) Opsview
8 1 (1.12%) MOM
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.49%) Oracle
3 4 (4.49%) Percona
4 3 (3.37%) Apple
4 3 (3.37%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.12%) OpenTV
6 1 (1.12%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) RightScale
6 1 (1.12%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.12%) Adobe
6 1 (1.12%) Sun
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