The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Ruby on Rails skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails (RoR)
England / North West
Rank 128 156 134
Rank change year-on-year +28 -22  
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 2 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.077% 0.078% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.29% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 12
Median daily rate £381 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.30% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £325 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +24.13% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year - -87.32%  

Ruby on Rails is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 812 1019 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.23% 26.65% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 679 503
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £20.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Ruby on Rails
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Ruby on Rails as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby on Rails in the North West

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby on Rails in the North West

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby on Rails in the North West

Ruby on Rails
Contractor 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 on Rails in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby on Rails in the North West

Ruby on Rails
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Manchester +9 2 £381 +17.30% 2
Ruby on Rails
England

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails 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 North West region with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Django
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) GitHub
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) GitLab
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Development Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) Django
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) OWASP
3 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Source Code Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) SQL