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 28 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.

Ruby
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 111 112
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 20 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 1.27% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.93% 3.40% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 28
Median daily rate £475 £340 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.70% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £295 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

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 1037 1441 1135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.13% 37.46% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 912 713
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 53 26
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £17.40 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 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 -3 13 £450 +38.46% 23
Lancashire - 2 - - 4
Cheshire +11 1 £295 -30.58% 3
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 60 (67.42%) Python
2 58 (65.17%) Linux
2 58 (65.17%) DevOps
3 56 (62.92%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (60.67%) Java
5 46 (51.69%) Puppet
6 42 (47.19%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (42.70%) Amazon AWS
8 35 (39.33%) Opscode Chef
9 31 (34.83%) Configuration Management
10 30 (33.71%) Jenkins
10 30 (33.71%) Ansible
11 28 (31.46%) Bash Shell
12 26 (29.21%) Git (software)
13 25 (28.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (26.97%) JavaScript
15 23 (25.84%) Scrum
16 21 (23.60%) Docker
17 19 (21.35%) TDD
17 19 (21.35%) Red Hat
17 19 (21.35%) OpenStack
18 18 (20.22%) Unix
19 17 (19.10%) HTML
19 17 (19.10%) CentOS
20 16 (17.98%) Perl
21 15 (16.85%) Shell Script
22 12 (13.48%) .NET
22 12 (13.48%) Pair Programming
22 12 (13.48%) Subversion
22 12 (13.48%) BDD

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 19 (21.35%) OpenStack
2 9 (10.11%) CloudStack
3 6 (6.74%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.49%) Apache
5 2 (2.25%) nginx
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.12%) Confluence
6 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.12%) IIS
6 1 (1.12%) SAS
6 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (6.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 38 (42.70%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.36%) PaaS
3 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (5.62%) Heroku
4 5 (5.62%) SaaS
5 4 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.37%) IaaS
7 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.12%) GitHub
7 1 (1.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) SSL
2 8 (8.99%) HTTPS
2 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.62%) Kerberos
4 3 (3.37%) VPN
5 2 (2.25%) HTTP
5 2 (2.25%) Network Security
6 1 (1.12%) DHCP
6 1 (1.12%) DNS
6 1 (1.12%) Firewall
6 1 (1.12%) Skype
6 1 (1.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) NoSQL
1 8 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) MySQL
3 5 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.49%) Big Data
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.25%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.25%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.25%) Neo4j
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.25%) Riak
6 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (33.71%) Jenkins
2 26 (29.21%) Git (software)
3 12 (13.48%) Subversion
4 10 (11.24%) GoCD
5 8 (8.99%) Travis CI
6 7 (7.87%) Maven
7 5 (5.62%) JIRA
8 4 (4.49%) Gradle
8 4 (4.49%) Selenium
8 4 (4.49%) Vagrant
9 3 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.37%) Hudson
9 3 (3.37%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.12%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.12%) PhantomJS
11 1 (1.12%) Sahi
11 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Advertising
4 1 (1.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (44.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 33 (37.08%) Developer
3 17 (19.10%) Java Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Platform Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.62%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (4.49%) Consultant
6 4 (4.49%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Tester
7 3 (3.37%) Architect
7 3 (3.37%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.37%) AWS Consultant
7 3 (3.37%) AWS Developer
7 3 (3.37%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (2.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.10%) HTML
2 12 (13.48%) .NET
3 11 (12.36%) Ajax
3 11 (12.36%) CSS
4 10 (11.24%) Web Services
5 9 (10.11%) jQuery
5 9 (10.11%) Node.js
6 7 (7.87%) JSON
6 7 (7.87%) XML
7 6 (6.74%) HTML5
7 6 (6.74%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (5.62%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET
8 5 (5.62%) JAAS
8 5 (5.62%) Java SE
8 5 (5.62%) REST
9 4 (4.49%) Middleware
9 4 (4.49%) SAX
9 4 (4.49%) SOAP
9 4 (4.49%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.74%) User Experience
2 6 (6.74%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.37%) Clustering
3 3 (3.37%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.37%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Wiki
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 58 (65.17%) Linux
2 25 (28.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (20.22%) Unix
4 17 (19.10%) CentOS
5 9 (10.11%) Fedora
6 6 (6.74%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.37%) Windows
8 2 (2.25%) Android
8 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (65.17%) DevOps
2 56 (62.92%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (47.19%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (34.83%) Configuration Management
5 23 (25.84%) Scrum
6 19 (21.35%) TDD
7 12 (13.48%) BDD
7 12 (13.48%) Pair Programming
8 11 (12.36%) Automated Testing
9 9 (10.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (10.11%) Kanban
10 8 (8.99%) Integration Testing
10 8 (8.99%) Open Source
11 7 (7.87%) Low Latency
11 7 (7.87%) Microservices
11 7 (7.87%) OO
12 6 (6.74%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.74%) ERP
12 6 (6.74%) Mentoring
12 6 (6.74%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 60 (67.42%) Python
2 54 (60.67%) Java
3 28 (31.46%) Bash Shell
4 24 (26.97%) JavaScript
5 16 (17.98%) Perl
6 15 (16.85%) Shell Script
7 11 (12.36%) C#
7 11 (12.36%) Groovy
7 11 (12.36%) Scala
7 11 (12.36%) SQL
8 7 (7.87%) Go
9 6 (6.74%) C
10 4 (4.49%) PHP
11 3 (3.37%) Clojure
11 3 (3.37%) F#
11 3 (3.37%) Korn
11 3 (3.37%) TypeScript
12 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.25%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) HND
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (23.60%) Docker
2 9 (10.11%) vSphere
3 7 (7.87%) Xen
3 7 (7.87%) XenServer
4 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.12%) OpenSSH
6 1 (1.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (51.69%) Puppet
2 35 (39.33%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (33.71%) Ansible
4 11 (12.36%) Kubernetes
4 11 (12.36%) Terraform
5 9 (10.11%) Graphite
5 9 (10.11%) Kibana
5 9 (10.11%) Nagios
6 8 (8.99%) Ganglia
6 8 (8.99%) Riemann
7 7 (7.87%) Cobbler
8 4 (4.49%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.12%) logstash
9 1 (1.12%) Mesos
9 1 (1.12%) Nmap
9 1 (1.12%) Packer
9 1 (1.12%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 19 (21.35%) Red Hat
2 11 (12.36%) Oracle
3 7 (7.87%) VMware
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.25%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.12%) Black Duck
6 1 (1.12%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.12%) RightScale
6 1 (1.12%) Splunk
6 1 (1.12%) Twitter
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