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 3 months to 27 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
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 96 110
Rank change year-on-year -13 +14  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 30 63 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.02% 1.66% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.78% 4.82% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 45 35
Median daily rate £488 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £780
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1078 1306 1190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.60% 34.40% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 870 767
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 31 25
Median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -22.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £18.80 £18.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
Manchester -7 15 £418 -12.10% 28
Cheshire +25 11 £550 +25.71% 4
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 41 (80.39%) Linux
2 30 (58.82%) DevOps
3 29 (56.86%) Python
4 28 (54.90%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (49.02%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (43.14%) Puppet
7 21 (41.18%) Jenkins
8 18 (35.29%) Git (software)
8 18 (35.29%) Java
9 17 (33.33%) Perl
9 17 (33.33%) Configuration Management
10 16 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (29.41%) Ansible
12 13 (25.49%) Veritas
12 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
13 11 (21.57%) SQL
13 11 (21.57%) Red Hat
13 11 (21.57%) Bash Shell
13 11 (21.57%) Terraform
14 10 (19.61%) Node.js
14 10 (19.61%) CentOS
14 10 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (19.61%) HTML
14 10 (19.61%) Web Services
15 9 (17.65%) Scrum
15 9 (17.65%) Clustering
15 9 (17.65%) Ajax
16 7 (13.73%) TDD
16 7 (13.73%) SSL

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 6 (11.76%) OpenStack
2 3 (5.88%) Apache
2 3 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.96%) nginx
4 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (49.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.92%) PaaS
3 2 (3.92%) SaaS
4 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) SSL
2 5 (9.80%) HTTPS
2 5 (9.80%) Network Security
2 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.84%) VPN
4 3 (5.88%) DHCP
4 3 (5.88%) DNS
4 3 (5.88%) Firewall
5 2 (3.92%) HTTP
5 2 (3.92%) IPsec
5 2 (3.92%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.92%) SSH
6 1 (1.96%) Internet
6 1 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) MySQL
3 4 (7.84%) Big Data
3 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (3.92%) Couchbase
4 2 (3.92%) CouchDB
4 2 (3.92%) Neo4j
4 2 (3.92%) Riak
5 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (41.18%) Jenkins
2 18 (35.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.80%) GoCD
3 5 (9.80%) Subversion
3 5 (9.80%) Travis CI
4 3 (5.88%) JIRA
5 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.92%) PhantomJS
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.96%) Maven
6 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (3.92%) Banking
1 2 (3.92%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Consultant
2 11 (21.57%) Developer
3 10 (19.61%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (13.73%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Linux Consultant
6 5 (9.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (7.84%) Automation Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Architect
8 3 (5.88%) DevOps Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (3.92%) AWS Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
9 2 (3.92%) DevOps Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Perl Programmer
9 2 (3.92%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) HTML
1 10 (19.61%) Node.js
1 10 (19.61%) Web Services
2 9 (17.65%) Ajax
3 7 (13.73%) CSS
4 5 (9.80%) JSON
4 5 (9.80%) XML
5 4 (7.84%) DOM
5 4 (7.84%) REST
5 4 (7.84%) SAX
5 4 (7.84%) SOAP
5 4 (7.84%) XML Schema
6 3 (5.88%) .NET
6 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.88%) HTML5
6 3 (5.88%) jQuery
6 3 (5.88%) Spring
7 2 (3.92%) Apache Wicket
7 2 (3.92%) Java SE
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Clustering
2 4 (7.84%) User Experience
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.92%) Wiki
5 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 41 (80.39%) Linux
2 10 (19.61%) CentOS
2 10 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (9.80%) Fedora
4 4 (7.84%) Unix
5 3 (5.88%) Windows
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.96%) Android
6 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (58.82%) DevOps
2 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 16 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (17.65%) Scrum
6 7 (13.73%) TDD
7 6 (11.76%) Kanban
7 6 (11.76%) Pair Programming
8 5 (9.80%) BDD
8 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
8 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (7.84%) Refactoring
9 4 (7.84%) Web Development
10 3 (5.88%) ETL
10 3 (5.88%) MVC
10 3 (5.88%) SDLC
11 2 (3.92%) Identity Management
11 2 (3.92%) Process Improvement
11 2 (3.92%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 29 (56.86%) Python
2 18 (35.29%) Java
3 17 (33.33%) Perl
4 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
5 11 (21.57%) Bash Shell
5 11 (21.57%) SQL
6 5 (9.80%) Scala
7 4 (7.84%) Groovy
8 3 (5.88%) PHP
9 2 (3.92%) Go
9 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.96%) C#
10 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 28 (54.90%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (43.14%) Puppet
3 15 (29.41%) Ansible
4 11 (21.57%) Terraform
5 7 (13.73%) Graphite
5 7 (13.73%) Kibana
5 7 (13.73%) Nagios
6 5 (9.80%) Ganglia
6 5 (9.80%) Kubernetes
6 5 (9.80%) Riemann
7 3 (5.88%) Salt
8 2 (3.92%) logstash
8 2 (3.92%) Nmap
9 1 (1.96%) Mesos
9 1 (1.96%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Veritas
2 11 (21.57%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle
3 3 (5.88%) RightScale
3 3 (5.88%) SaltStack
4 2 (3.92%) AppDynamics
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) Splunk
5 1 (1.96%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.96%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago