The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
North West / Manchester
Rank 78 73 82
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 14 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.06% 1.57% 0.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.38% 4.40% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 5
Median daily rate £450 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £294 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £508 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 588 636 511
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 44.41% 35.67% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 400 319
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.34 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Manchester

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in Manchester

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 46 (71.88%) Linux
2 45 (70.31%) DevOps
3 43 (67.19%) Python
3 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (60.94%) Puppet
5 36 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (56.25%) Java
6 35 (54.69%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (43.75%) Configuration Management
8 27 (42.19%) Ansible
9 25 (39.06%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
10 22 (34.38%) Bash Shell
11 19 (29.69%) OpenStack
11 19 (29.69%) Unix
12 18 (28.13%) TDD
13 17 (26.56%) Docker
14 16 (25.00%) Git (software)
15 15 (23.44%) Red Hat
16 14 (21.88%) Scrum
17 13 (20.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (17.19%) CentOS
19 10 (15.63%) Pair Programming
19 10 (15.63%) Subversion
19 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
19 10 (15.63%) GoCD
19 10 (15.63%) Node.js
20 9 (14.06%) BDD
20 9 (14.06%) Scala
20 9 (14.06%) vSphere

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 19 (29.69%) OpenStack
2 9 (14.06%) CloudStack
3 5 (7.81%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.13%) Apache
4 2 (3.13%) nginx
5 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 36 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.81%) Heroku
4 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.69%) PaaS
5 2 (3.13%) SaaS
6 1 (1.56%) GitHub
6 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) SSL
2 8 (12.50%) HTTPS
2 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.69%) Network Security
4 2 (3.13%) DHCP
4 2 (3.13%) DNS
4 2 (3.13%) Firewall
4 2 (3.13%) Internet
5 1 (1.56%) Skype
5 1 (1.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.25%) Big Data
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.13%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.13%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
2 16 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 10 (15.63%) GoCD
3 10 (15.63%) Subversion
4 8 (12.50%) Travis CI
5 4 (6.25%) Gradle
5 4 (6.25%) Maven
5 4 (6.25%) Vagrant
6 3 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (4.69%) Hudson
7 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.13%) Mercurial
7 2 (3.13%) Selenium
8 1 (1.56%) Ant
8 1 (1.56%) JMeter
8 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.56%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Games
2 3 (4.69%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (56.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (37.50%) Developer
3 12 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Platform Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.25%) AWS Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Developer in Test
8 2 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (3.13%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 2 (3.13%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) Node.js
2 7 (10.94%) Web Services
3 6 (9.38%) HTML
4 5 (7.81%) CSS
5 4 (6.25%) React
6 3 (4.69%) Ajax
6 3 (4.69%) RESTful
6 3 (4.69%) Sass
7 2 (3.13%) .NET
7 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.13%) DOM
7 2 (3.13%) jQuery
7 2 (3.13%) LESS
7 2 (3.13%) REST
7 2 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (3.13%) SAX
7 2 (3.13%) SOAP
7 2 (3.13%) XML
7 2 (3.13%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) User Experience
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Clustering
2 3 (4.69%) Interactive TV
2 3 (4.69%) MHEG
3 2 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.13%) IPTV
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) New Media
4 1 (1.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 46 (71.88%) Linux
2 19 (29.69%) Unix
3 13 (20.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (17.19%) CentOS
5 9 (14.06%) Fedora
6 2 (3.13%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.56%) Android
7 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.56%) Windows
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (70.31%) DevOps
2 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (43.75%) Configuration Management
4 25 (39.06%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (28.13%) TDD
6 14 (21.88%) Scrum
7 10 (15.63%) Pair Programming
8 9 (14.06%) BDD
9 7 (10.94%) Low Latency
10 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.38%) Microservices
11 5 (7.81%) Concurrent Programming
11 5 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (7.81%) OO
11 5 (7.81%) Software Engineering
12 4 (6.25%) Multithreading
12 4 (6.25%) Open Source
12 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (4.69%) Data Protection
13 3 (4.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 43 (67.19%) Python
2 36 (56.25%) Java
3 22 (34.38%) Bash Shell
4 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.06%) Groovy
5 9 (14.06%) Scala
5 9 (14.06%) Shell Script
6 6 (9.38%) C#
7 5 (7.81%) Perl
7 5 (7.81%) PHP
8 4 (6.25%) C++
8 4 (6.25%) SQL
9 3 (4.69%) ActionScript
9 3 (4.69%) Clojure
9 3 (4.69%) F#
9 3 (4.69%) Korn
10 2 (3.13%) Go
10 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.13%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Docker
2 9 (14.06%) vSphere
3 7 (10.94%) Xen
3 7 (10.94%) XenServer
4 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.56%) OpenSSH
5 1 (1.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (60.94%) Puppet
2 35 (54.69%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (42.19%) Ansible
4 9 (14.06%) Graphite
4 9 (14.06%) Kibana
4 9 (14.06%) Nagios
5 8 (12.50%) Ganglia
5 8 (12.50%) Riemann
6 7 (10.94%) Cobbler
6 7 (10.94%) Terraform
7 2 (3.13%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.56%) logstash
8 1 (1.56%) Mesos
8 1 (1.56%) Nmap
8 1 (1.56%) Packer
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) OpenTV
2 3 (4.69%) VMware
3 2 (3.13%) Google
3 2 (3.13%) RightScale
4 1 (1.56%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.56%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.56%) HP
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) Splunk
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