Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Ruby skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ruby
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 91 88
Rank change year-on-year +24 -3 -21
Contract jobs citing Ruby 23 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.72% 0.48% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.67% 1.37% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 17
Cheshire median daily rate £491 £413 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.09% -5.71% -11.17%
10th Percentile £379 £399 £355
90th Percentile £583 £449 £570
North West median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Ruby is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 406 511 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.41% 34.88% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 378 446
Cheshire median daily rate £389 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +3.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £275 £267 £271
90th Percentile £521 £498 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -38.24% -
10th Percentile £26.00 £11.85 £12.90
90th Percentile £38.75 £36.05 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in Cheshire

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Cheshire

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in Cheshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 15 £491 - 1
Knutsford - 2 £370 - 1
Chester +11 1 £475 +7.34% 1
Northwich +2 1 £360 -
Ruby
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 22 (95.65%) Python
2 21 (91.30%) Jenkins
3 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (86.96%) TeamCity
4 19 (82.61%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (73.91%) Linux
5 17 (73.91%) Configuration Management
5 17 (73.91%) Puppet
5 17 (73.91%) Ansible
6 16 (69.57%) Bash Shell
6 16 (69.57%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (69.57%) Web Services
7 15 (65.22%) PowerShell
7 15 (65.22%) DevOps
8 14 (60.87%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (56.52%) Web Operations
9 13 (56.52%) Windows
10 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (43.48%) Scrum
12 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (26.09%) Java
14 4 (17.39%) Project Management
14 4 (17.39%) Docker
15 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
15 3 (13.04%) Kubernetes
15 3 (13.04%) Open Source
15 3 (13.04%) PaaS
15 3 (13.04%) OpenShift
15 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
15 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (13.04%) OpenShift
3 3 (13.04%) PaaS
4 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
1 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (91.30%) Jenkins
2 20 (86.96%) TeamCity
3 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (52.17%) WebOps Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Azure DevOps
3 6 (26.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Big Data Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (73.91%) Configuration Management
4 15 (65.22%) DevOps
5 14 (60.87%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (56.52%) Web Operations
7 10 (43.48%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) Open Source
10 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
10 2 (8.70%) Use Case
11 1 (4.35%) Front End Development
11 1 (4.35%) Kanban
11 1 (4.35%) Presales
11 1 (4.35%) Release Management
11 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
11 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) Python
2 16 (69.57%) Bash Shell
3 15 (65.22%) PowerShell
4 6 (26.09%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) Scala
5 2 (8.70%) VB
6 1 (4.35%) Go
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) R
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (73.91%) Ansible
1 17 (73.91%) Puppet
2 16 (69.57%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (13.04%) Kubernetes
3 3 (13.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.35%) Progress