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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 95 94 119
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +25
Contract jobs citing Ruby 49 42 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.52% 1.48% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.40% 4.21% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 5
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£375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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
1113 997 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.45% 35.20% 36.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 551 623
Average daily rate £350 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £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 30 51 52
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.93 £15.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -8 31 £450 +22.03% 12
Cheshire +21 15 £375 +10.29% 4
Lancashire -26 2 £550 -
Merseyside - 1 £210 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.76%) Ruby on Rails
3 30 (44.78%) TDD
4 28 (41.79%) Python
4 28 (41.79%) JavaScript
5 27 (40.30%) Linux
5 27 (40.30%) Open Source
6 24 (35.82%) HTML
6 24 (35.82%) Java
7 21 (31.34%) CSS
8 18 (26.87%) Web Services
9 17 (25.37%) C#
9 17 (25.37%) .NET
9 17 (25.37%) RESTful
10 15 (22.39%) PHP
10 15 (22.39%) JSON
10 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
11 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (20.90%) Scrum
12 13 (19.40%) C++
12 13 (19.40%) NoSQL
12 13 (19.40%) DevOps
13 11 (16.42%) OO
13 11 (16.42%) Mentoring
14 10 (14.93%) HTML5
14 10 (14.93%) SQL
15 9 (13.43%) Apache
15 9 (13.43%) jQuery
15 9 (13.43%) Kanban
15 9 (13.43%) BDD

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (13.43%) Apache
2 8 (11.94%) Node.js
3 6 (8.96%) Orchard CMS
3 6 (8.96%) CMS
4 5 (7.46%) nginx
5 4 (5.97%) OpenStack
5 4 (5.97%) Apache Solr
5 4 (5.97%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.99%) Jetty
6 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.99%) IIS
6 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (10.45%) PaaS
2 5 (7.46%) IaaS
2 5 (7.46%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (7.46%) Amazon S3
3 4 (5.97%) SaaS
4 3 (4.48%) Heroku
5 2 (2.99%) Route 53
5 2 (2.99%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Internet
1 3 (4.48%) HTTP
2 2 (2.99%) DNS
2 2 (2.99%) DHCP
2 2 (2.99%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) NoSQL
2 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
2 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.45%) Big Data
4 6 (8.96%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (7.46%) Hadoop
5 5 (7.46%) RavenDB
6 4 (5.97%) Redis
6 4 (5.97%) MySQL
7 3 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.49%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.94%) Cucumber
2 8 (11.94%) RSpec
3 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.45%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.46%) PhantomJS
4 5 (7.46%) Bower
4 5 (7.46%) CasperJS
5 4 (5.97%) Jasmine
5 4 (5.97%) TeamCity
5 4 (5.97%) Grunt
5 4 (5.97%) Selenium
5 4 (5.97%) JUnit
6 3 (4.48%) Ant
7 2 (2.99%) Hudson
7 2 (2.99%) MSTest
7 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.99%) NUnit
7 2 (2.99%) Maven
8 1 (1.49%) HttpUnit
General
1 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.49%) Finance
1 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (62.69%) Developer
2 13 (19.40%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 12 (17.91%) Architect
4 9 (13.43%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Technical Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Ruby Developer
6 6 (8.96%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (5.97%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Software Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Digital Architect
10 2 (2.99%) Senior Architect
10 2 (2.99%) Technical Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (47.76%) Ruby on Rails
2 24 (35.82%) HTML
3 21 (31.34%) CSS
4 18 (26.87%) Web Services
5 17 (25.37%) .NET
5 17 (25.37%) RESTful
6 15 (22.39%) JSON
7 10 (14.93%) HTML5
8 9 (13.43%) jQuery
9 8 (11.94%) AngularJS
9 8 (11.94%) Ajax
10 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET
10 7 (10.45%) XML
11 6 (8.96%) Sinatra
11 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (8.96%) Sass
12 5 (7.46%) XHTML
12 5 (7.46%) Underscore.js
12 5 (7.46%) Haml
12 5 (7.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (40.30%) Open Source
2 8 (11.94%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.45%) Statistics
3 7 (10.45%) User Experience
4 5 (7.46%) NHS
4 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) Wiki
6 1 (1.49%) Semantic Web
6 1 (1.49%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.30%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) UNIX
3 5 (7.46%) Android
4 2 (2.99%) CentOS
4 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Windows
5 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) TDD
3 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (20.90%) Scrum
4 13 (19.40%) DevOps
5 11 (16.42%) OO
5 11 (16.42%) Mentoring
6 9 (13.43%) Kanban
6 9 (13.43%) BDD
7 8 (11.94%) MVC
7 8 (11.94%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.46%) OOP
8 5 (7.46%) SOA
8 5 (7.46%) Web Design
8 5 (7.46%) Web Development
8 5 (7.46%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.46%) Android Development
8 5 (7.46%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (5.97%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (5.97%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) Python
1 28 (41.79%) JavaScript
2 24 (35.82%) Java
3 17 (25.37%) C#
4 15 (22.39%) PHP
5 13 (19.40%) C++
6 10 (14.93%) SQL
7 8 (11.94%) Scala
8 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
8 7 (10.45%) Bash Shell
9 6 (8.96%) Perl
10 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.49%) C
12 1 (1.49%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.49%) PHP5
12 1 (1.49%) SPARQL
12 1 (1.49%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Varnish
1 2 (2.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (2.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) Puppet
2 6 (8.96%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.97%) Vagrant
4 3 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (4.48%) Capistrano
5 2 (2.99%) Salt
5 2 (2.99%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.99%) RightScale
3 2 (2.99%) Adobe
4 1 (1.49%) Xamarin
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago