Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 154 135
Rank change year-on-year +6 -19 -33
Contract jobs citing Ruby 56 66 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.04% 1.10% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.75% 2.59% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 63
North West median daily rate £494 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £363 £388 £356
90th Percentile £688 £609 £568
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.43% - -
England median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -24.29% - +250.00%

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 2,036 2,553 2,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.66% 42.74% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,417 1,766 1,484
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £553 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +2.63% +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 42 78
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -15.63% +37.87%
10th Percentile £14.46 £15.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.43 £51.71
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019. 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 +21 35 £469 -8.09% 38
Cheshire +21 13 £500 -4.76% 5
Lancashire -1 4 £438 -12.50% 4
Merseyside -10 3 £513 +26.54% 4
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 32 (57.14%) Python
2 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (48.21%) Docker
4 26 (46.43%) AWS
5 23 (41.07%) DevOps
6 21 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 20 (35.71%) Git (software)
7 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
8 19 (33.93%) Linux
8 19 (33.93%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (30.36%) Bash Shell
10 14 (25.00%) Kubernetes
10 14 (25.00%) Java
11 13 (23.21%) Configuration Management
11 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
12 12 (21.43%) Serverless
13 11 (19.64%) Infrastructure as Code
14 10 (17.86%) PHP
14 10 (17.86%) Windows
14 10 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (16.07%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (16.07%) Terraform
15 9 (16.07%) Puppet
16 8 (14.29%) CloudFront
16 8 (14.29%) Workflow
17 7 (12.50%) HTTP
17 7 (12.50%) .NET
17 7 (12.50%) Web Services
17 7 (12.50%) TDD
17 7 (12.50%) Scrum

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 (10.71%) Apache
1 6 (10.71%) Confluence
2 4 (7.14%) JBoss
2 4 (7.14%) nginx
2 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.57%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.79%) Luigi
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (46.43%) AWS
2 12 (21.43%) Serverless
3 9 (16.07%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (14.29%) CloudFront
5 7 (12.50%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (12.50%) Amazon S3
6 6 (10.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (10.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 6 (10.71%) GCP
7 5 (8.93%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (8.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (8.93%) Azure
7 5 (8.93%) GitHub
8 4 (7.14%) PaaS
9 2 (3.57%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (3.57%) Power Platform
10 1 (1.79%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (1.79%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (8.93%) MySQL
3 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon QuickSight
5 2 (3.57%) Neo4j
5 2 (3.57%) Pentaho
5 2 (3.57%) Power BI
5 2 (3.57%) Redis
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.79%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.79%) DataStage
6 1 (1.79%) GIS
6 1 (1.79%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.71%) JIRA
3 6 (10.71%) Vagrant
4 4 (7.14%) GitLab
5 2 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.57%) CircleCI
5 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.57%) git-flow
5 2 (3.57%) Subversion
6 1 (1.79%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.79%) ER Studio
6 1 (1.79%) ERwin
6 1 (1.79%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.79%) Gradle
6 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.79%) RSpec
6 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.79%) Xcode
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Developer
2 18 (32.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Administrator
3 6 (10.71%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (5.36%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
6 2 (3.57%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (3.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Middleware Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) React Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Ruby Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (12.50%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) Web Services
3 6 (10.71%) CSS
3 6 (10.71%) Node.js
4 5 (8.93%) HTML
5 3 (5.36%) Middleware
6 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (3.57%) JSON
6 2 (3.57%) React
6 2 (3.57%) Spring
6 2 (3.57%) Vue.js
6 2 (3.57%) XML
6 2 (3.57%) XSLT
7 1 (1.79%) GraphQL
7 1 (1.79%) HTML5
7 1 (1.79%) jQuery
7 1 (1.79%) Pyjs
7 1 (1.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.57%) Robotics
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Linux
2 10 (17.86%) Windows
3 5 (8.93%) Android
3 5 (8.93%) Unix
4 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) DevOps
3 13 (23.21%) Configuration Management
4 11 (19.64%) Infrastructure as Code
5 10 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.29%) Workflow
7 7 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
7 7 (12.50%) Scrum
7 7 (12.50%) TDD
8 5 (8.93%) Migration
9 4 (7.14%) BDD
9 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (5.36%) Change Management
10 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.36%) Front End Development
10 3 (5.36%) Kanban
10 3 (5.36%) Mobile Application Development
10 3 (5.36%) Open Source
10 3 (5.36%) Project Planning
10 3 (5.36%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (57.14%) Python
2 20 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 17 (30.36%) Bash Shell
4 14 (25.00%) Java
5 10 (17.86%) PHP
6 6 (10.71%) Go
7 5 (8.93%) SQL
8 4 (7.14%) C
8 4 (7.14%) C#
8 4 (7.14%) C++
9 3 (5.36%) Kotlin
9 3 (5.36%) Perl
9 3 (5.36%) Scala
9 3 (5.36%) VBScript
10 2 (3.57%) ES6
10 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.79%) Erlang
11 1 (1.79%) Haskell
11 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.79%) GCUX
2 1 (1.79%) GIAC
2 1 (1.79%) LPIC
2 1 (1.79%) RHCA
2 1 (1.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 27 (48.21%) Docker
2 5 (8.93%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (7.14%) VirtualBox
3 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (33.93%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 9 (16.07%) Puppet
3 9 (16.07%) Terraform
4 5 (8.93%) Packer
5 4 (7.14%) Ansible
6 2 (3.57%) Salt
7 1 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.79%) Grafana
7 1 (1.79%) Graphite
7 1 (1.79%) Rsyslog
7 1 (1.79%) VictorOps
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Google
2 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.14%) VMware
4 3 (5.36%) Automation Anywhere
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle
5 2 (3.57%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.57%) EnterpriseDB
5 2 (3.57%) Informatica
5 2 (3.57%) Tableau
5 2 (3.57%) Talend
6 1 (1.79%) Perforce
6 1 (1.79%) Sage
6 1 (1.79%) Splunk