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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 74 56
Rank change year-on-year +28 -18  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 11 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.74% 0.87% 2.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.31% 2.14% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 24
Median daily rate £550 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £390 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £520 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.88% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -75.00%  

Ruby is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 255 374 390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.41% 40.70% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 283 259
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Ruby as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +7 7 £550 -
Chester +17 1 £475 +5.55%
Ruby
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 11 (91.67%) Perl
1 11 (91.67%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Veritas
3 6 (50.00%) Clustering
3 6 (50.00%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) Node.js
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) Windows
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) MySQL
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) CSS
5 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Ajax
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery

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 (8.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Consultant
2 5 (41.67%) Linux Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Perl Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Principal Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Node.js
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Ember.js
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Android Development
1 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (8.33%) DevOps
1 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (8.33%) MVC
1 1 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Perl
2 6 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Veritas
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter