Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 73 119
Rank change year-on-year -63 +46 +22
Contract jobs citing Ruby 68 166 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.22% 2.87% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.93% 6.79% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 122 70
North West median daily rate £463 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +10.47% +26.47%
10th Percentile £350 £388 £325
90th Percentile £610 £588 £553
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -33.33% +39.07%

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 2,318 2,446 2,147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.59% 42.30% 39.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,594 1,693 1,478
North West median daily rate £416 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £305 £275 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £500
England median daily rate £484 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +1.89% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 58 85
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.04% -11.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.87 £12.62 £14.75
90th Percentile £51.95 £51.55 £48.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 -58 27 £523 +16.22% 21
Merseyside +7 20 £425 -32.00%
Lancashire -1 16 £550 +5.26% 4
Cheshire -33 4 £463 -11.90% 2
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (52.94%) Python
3 35 (51.47%) Java
4 34 (50.00%) Linux
5 32 (47.06%) Git (software)
6 31 (45.59%) Amazon AWS
6 31 (45.59%) Ansible
7 30 (44.12%) DevOps
8 25 (36.76%) Puppet
9 24 (35.29%) JavaScript
9 24 (35.29%) CSS
9 24 (35.29%) Configuration Management
10 23 (33.82%) HTML
10 23 (33.82%) Bash Shell
10 23 (33.82%) Artifactory
11 22 (32.35%) Node.js
12 21 (30.88%) .NET
13 20 (29.41%) Windows
14 19 (27.94%) Web Services
14 19 (27.94%) Scala
14 19 (27.94%) User Experience
14 19 (27.94%) Front End Development
15 18 (26.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 18 (26.47%) Case Management
15 18 (26.47%) Dynamics 365
15 18 (26.47%) RESTful
15 18 (26.47%) Dynamics CRM
15 18 (26.47%) C#
15 18 (26.47%) Visual Studio
15 18 (26.47%) Microsoft

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 10 (14.71%) Confluence
2 6 (8.82%) SAS
3 3 (4.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.47%) nginx
4 1 (1.47%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 18 (26.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (45.59%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (26.47%) Dynamics 365
3 10 (14.71%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (13.24%) Serverless
5 7 (10.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (10.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (4.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (4.41%) Amazon S3
7 3 (4.41%) AWS OpsWorks
7 3 (4.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (1.47%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) HTTP
2 3 (4.41%) DNS
2 3 (4.41%) tcpdump
3 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) Pentaho
3 5 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.41%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.47%) Big Data
6 1 (1.47%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.47%) HBase
6 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.47%) MySQL
6 1 (1.47%) Redis
6 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (47.06%) Git (software)
2 23 (33.82%) Artifactory
3 18 (26.47%) Visual Studio
4 15 (22.06%) GitLab
4 15 (22.06%) Jenkins
4 15 (22.06%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (16.18%) JIRA
6 3 (4.41%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.41%) Subversion
7 2 (2.94%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.47%) git-flow
8 1 (1.47%) Gradle
8 1 (1.47%) Hudson
8 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.47%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.47%) Xcode
General
1 2 (2.94%) Finance
1 2 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (1.47%) Banking
2 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Developer
3 12 (17.65%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Architect
4 6 (8.82%) Team Leader
5 5 (7.35%) Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) CRM Developer
6 4 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Lead Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Site Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) HTML Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.29%) CSS
2 23 (33.82%) HTML
3 22 (32.35%) Node.js
4 21 (30.88%) .NET
5 19 (27.94%) Web Services
6 18 (26.47%) RESTful
6 18 (26.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 16 (23.53%) .NET Framework
8 15 (22.06%) XML
8 15 (22.06%) YAML
9 7 (10.29%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (5.88%) Kafka
10 4 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
11 2 (2.94%) Ghostscript
11 2 (2.94%) ODBC
11 2 (2.94%) REST
11 2 (2.94%) Vue.js
12 1 (1.47%) Express
12 1 (1.47%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.94%) User Experience
2 11 (16.18%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 34 (50.00%) Linux
2 20 (29.41%) Windows
3 13 (19.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (19.12%) Unix
4 3 (4.41%) Amazon Linux
4 3 (4.41%) Fedora
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.47%) Android
6 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (66.18%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.12%) DevOps
3 24 (35.29%) Configuration Management
4 19 (27.94%) Front End Development
5 18 (26.47%) Case Management
5 18 (26.47%) CRM
6 17 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 17 (25.00%) ITIL
6 17 (25.00%) Service Management
7 12 (17.65%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (16.18%) Change Management
8 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (16.18%) Workflow
9 10 (14.71%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (14.71%) Test Automation
10 9 (13.24%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (13.24%) Open Source
11 6 (8.82%) Migration
11 6 (8.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.94%) Python
2 35 (51.47%) Java
3 24 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 23 (33.82%) Bash Shell
5 19 (27.94%) Scala
6 18 (26.47%) C#
7 10 (14.71%) Shell Script
8 7 (10.29%) SQL
9 2 (2.94%) AWK
9 2 (2.94%) Perl
9 2 (2.94%) PHP
9 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.94%) VBA
9 2 (2.94%) VBScript
10 1 (1.47%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.47%) C
10 1 (1.47%) C++
10 1 (1.47%) Go
10 1 (1.47%) Groovy
10 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.94%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.47%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Docker
2 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.41%) Squid
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (45.59%) Ansible
2 25 (36.76%) Puppet
3 15 (22.06%) Terraform
4 10 (14.71%) Kubernetes
5 8 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.47%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.47%) Rancher
6 1 (1.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.59%) Oracle
3 13 (19.12%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.41%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.41%) Splunk
5 1 (1.47%) Google
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) Zend