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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 65 56
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 1.53% 1.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 3.67% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 16
Median daily rate £295 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.58% +4.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

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 211 409 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 39.51% 41.69% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 262 217
Median daily rate £413 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 4
Median hourly rate £44.21 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £12.70 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) HND
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL

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 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Junior
1 2 (40.00%) Junior Automation Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Junior Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Ajax
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) HTML5
1 2 (40.00%) jQuery
1 2 (40.00%) JSON
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Ember.js
2 1 (20.00%) JAAS
2 1 (20.00%) Java SE
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Android Development
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Go
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (20.00%) Twitter