Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 June 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 144 128
Rank change year-on-year +50 -16 +7
Contract jobs citing Ruby 128 54 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.19% 0.99% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.23% 2.59% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 46 71
North West median daily rate £465 £475 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +25.00% -13.14%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £284
90th Percentile £638 £675 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%

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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,446 2,083 2,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.88% 38.16% 35.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,664 1,403 1,776
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.99%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £261
90th Percentile £538 £506 £512
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 101 86
North West median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +12.68% +4.41%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.75 £14.56
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £47.42
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.61% +7.14% +10.00%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the North West

Ruby
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in the North West

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in the North West over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in the North West

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in the North West

Ruby
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. 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
Manchester +23 79 £450 +7.78% 51
Cheshire +11 33 £525 -4.55% 2
Lancashire +6 12 £580 - 5
Merseyside - 3 £625 - 6
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 87 (67.97%) Python
2 81 (63.28%) Linux
3 74 (57.81%) DevOps
4 64 (50.00%) Puppet
5 62 (48.44%) Amazon AWS
6 54 (42.19%) Bash Shell
7 47 (36.72%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (35.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 46 (35.94%) JavaScript
8 46 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (35.16%) Git (software)
10 43 (33.59%) Java
10 43 (33.59%) Jenkins
11 41 (32.03%) Terraform
12 40 (31.25%) PHP
13 39 (30.47%) Ansible
14 33 (25.78%) Docker
15 32 (25.00%) Red Hat
15 32 (25.00%) Configuration Management
16 30 (23.44%) Kubernetes
17 25 (19.53%) Deployment Automation
18 24 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
18 24 (18.75%) SQL
18 24 (18.75%) Apache
19 23 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (16.41%) CSS
20 21 (16.41%) Perl
21 20 (15.63%) Sonatype Nexus
22 19 (14.84%) HTML
22 19 (14.84%) Web Services

Ruby
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 24 (18.75%) Apache
2 17 (13.28%) Tomcat
3 15 (11.72%) JBoss
4 6 (4.69%) Apache Spark
4 6 (4.69%) IIS
5 5 (3.91%) nginx
6 4 (3.13%) Apache Pig
6 4 (3.13%) TPMS
7 3 (2.34%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.56%) Confluence
8 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.56%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.78%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 62 (48.44%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.72%) OpenShift
3 14 (10.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 14 (10.94%) PaaS
4 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (5.47%) GitHub
6 5 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (3.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (3.13%) Serverless
8 3 (2.34%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (2.34%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (1.56%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (1.56%) Bluemix
9 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.56%) CloudFront
9 2 (1.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) HTTP
2 6 (4.69%) Internet
3 4 (3.13%) Firewall
3 4 (3.13%) SSL
3 4 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.34%) BGP
4 3 (2.34%) DNS
4 3 (2.34%) OSPF
5 2 (1.56%) IPFIX
5 2 (1.56%) Junos
5 2 (1.56%) MPLS
5 2 (1.56%) MRTG
5 2 (1.56%) SNMP
5 2 (1.56%) TACACS
5 2 (1.56%) VPN
6 1 (0.78%) AMQP
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.78%) MQTT
6 1 (0.78%) NX-OS
6 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.28%) MySQL
2 10 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (7.03%) Hadoop
4 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.47%) Big Data
5 7 (5.47%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.47%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.91%) Apache Hive
8 4 (3.13%) HBase
8 4 (3.13%) IDMS
8 4 (3.13%) Redis
9 3 (2.34%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.56%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.56%) Riak
10 2 (1.56%) SQLite
11 1 (0.78%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (35.16%) Git (software)
2 43 (33.59%) Jenkins
3 20 (15.63%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (7.03%) JIRA
5 8 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (6.25%) Hudson
5 8 (6.25%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.13%) GitLab
7 3 (2.34%) RSpec
7 3 (2.34%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.34%) Subversion
7 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.56%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.56%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.56%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.56%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (1.56%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.56%) Robot Framework
8 2 (1.56%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.56%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (4.69%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Automotive
2 4 (3.13%) Law
3 3 (2.34%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
4 1 (0.78%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (43.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (25.00%) Developer
3 22 (17.19%) AWS Engineer
4 19 (14.84%) AWS DevOps
4 19 (14.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 13 (10.16%) Platform Engineer
6 12 (9.38%) Architect
6 12 (9.38%) Consultant
7 10 (7.81%) Cloud Consultant
7 10 (7.81%) Middleware Engineer
8 9 (7.03%) DevOps Consultant
9 8 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
9 8 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.47%) AWS Consultant
10 7 (5.47%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (5.47%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 7 (5.47%) Security Architect
11 6 (4.69%) Senior Consultant
11 6 (4.69%) Senior DevOps Consultant
12 5 (3.91%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.41%) CSS
2 19 (14.84%) HTML
2 19 (14.84%) Web Services
3 18 (14.06%) JSON
3 18 (14.06%) Middleware
4 17 (13.28%) Node.js
5 15 (11.72%) Ruby on Rails
6 14 (10.94%) Ajax
7 11 (8.59%) AngularJS
7 11 (8.59%) jQuery
7 11 (8.59%) REST
8 10 (7.81%) XML
9 7 (5.47%) SOAP
9 7 (5.47%) Spring
10 6 (4.69%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (4.69%) HTML5
10 6 (4.69%) RESTful
11 5 (3.91%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (3.91%) OAuth
11 5 (3.91%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (5.47%) CESG
2 7 (5.47%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.13%) User Experience
5 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.56%) Clustering
6 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.56%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.56%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.78%) iPad
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 81 (63.28%) Linux
2 46 (35.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (14.84%) Windows
4 17 (13.28%) CentOS
5 12 (9.38%) Unix
6 4 (3.13%) Debian
6 4 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.13%) VME
7 3 (2.34%) Android
8 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.56%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.78%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (57.81%) DevOps
2 46 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 25 (19.53%) Deployment Automation
5 24 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (13.28%) Scrum
8 16 (12.50%) Migration
9 15 (11.72%) Test Automation
10 13 (10.16%) TDD
11 11 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (7.03%) Agile Project Management
12 9 (7.03%) BDD
12 9 (7.03%) Project Management
13 8 (6.25%) Mentoring
13 8 (6.25%) Microservices
13 8 (6.25%) OO
13 8 (6.25%) Open Source
13 8 (6.25%) Software Engineering
14 7 (5.47%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 87 (67.97%) Python
2 54 (42.19%) Bash Shell
3 46 (35.94%) JavaScript
4 43 (33.59%) Java
5 40 (31.25%) PHP
6 24 (18.75%) SQL
7 21 (16.41%) Perl
8 14 (10.94%) Go
9 11 (8.59%) COBOL
10 9 (7.03%) C#
10 9 (7.03%) PowerShell
10 9 (7.03%) Shell Script
11 8 (6.25%) Groovy
12 7 (5.47%) C
12 7 (5.47%) C++
13 5 (3.91%) Scala
14 4 (3.13%) Java 8
14 4 (3.13%) TypeScript
15 2 (1.56%) Bourne shell
15 2 (1.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) CESG Certified Professional
1 7 (5.47%) IISP
2 5 (3.91%) CISMP
2 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) Degree
5 2 (1.56%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.78%) CCNA
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) GCP
System Software
1 33 (25.78%) Docker
2 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.91%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.34%) QEMU
5 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.56%) KVM
5 2 (1.56%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.78%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.78%) Gluster
6 1 (0.78%) iptables
6 1 (0.78%) LXC
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 64 (50.00%) Puppet
2 47 (36.72%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (32.03%) Terraform
4 39 (30.47%) Ansible
5 30 (23.44%) Kubernetes
6 7 (5.47%) Salt
7 5 (3.91%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (3.13%) Consul
8 4 (3.13%) Kibana
8 4 (3.13%) logstash
8 4 (3.13%) Nagios
8 4 (3.13%) Packer
8 4 (3.13%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.34%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.56%) collectd
10 2 (1.56%) Grafana
10 2 (1.56%) Graphite
10 2 (1.56%) Icinga
10 2 (1.56%) Mesos
10 2 (1.56%) Rancher
Vendors
1 32 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 14 (10.94%) Splunk
3 10 (7.81%) Oracle
3 10 (7.81%) VMware
4 7 (5.47%) IBM
5 4 (3.13%) Fujitsu
5 4 (3.13%) Google
6 3 (2.34%) Cisco
6 3 (2.34%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.56%) Compaq
7 2 (1.56%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.56%) HP
7 2 (1.56%) Huawei
7 2 (1.56%) Juniper
7 2 (1.56%) Lotus
7 2 (1.56%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.56%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.56%) Zend
8 1 (0.78%) Capita
8 1 (0.78%) Segue