Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 159 119
Rank change year-on-year +44 -40 +23
Contract jobs citing Ruby 112 48 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.83% 0.84% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.30% 2.16% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 41 90
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -2.86%
10th Percentile £388 £356 £300
90th Percentile £638 £675 £538
England median daily rate £505 £493 £475
% change year-on-year +2.54% +3.68% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £9.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +344.44% +12.50%

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 2,605 2,221 2,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.52% 38.67% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,778 1,499 1,771
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £291 £269 £263
90th Percentile £550 £506 £501
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 101 65
North West median hourly rate £36.88 £40.00 £29.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +35.48% -20.20%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £15.20
90th Percentile £53.13 £48.75 £44.90
England median hourly rate £41.57 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.39% +9.33% +4.17%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +9 58 £463 +8.82% 32
Cheshire +7 26 £550 - 2
Lancashire - 25 £500 - 6
Merseyside +17 1 £625 +72.41% 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 (77.68%) Python
2 72 (64.29%) DevOps
3 67 (59.82%) Linux
3 67 (59.82%) Puppet
4 52 (46.43%) Amazon AWS
5 50 (44.64%) Git (software)
6 40 (35.71%) Bash Shell
7 37 (33.04%) Jenkins
7 37 (33.04%) Terraform
8 36 (32.14%) JavaScript
8 36 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (30.36%) SQL
10 33 (29.46%) Opscode Chef
11 32 (28.57%) Java
12 31 (27.68%) Ansible
13 30 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (25.00%) Windows
15 27 (24.11%) PHP
16 26 (23.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 25 (22.32%) Perl
17 25 (22.32%) Configuration Management
18 24 (21.43%) Kubernetes
19 23 (20.54%) Shell Script
20 22 (19.64%) PostgreSQL
20 22 (19.64%) VMware
21 21 (18.75%) Oracle
21 21 (18.75%) Node.js
21 21 (18.75%) Docker
22 20 (17.86%) Middleware
23 18 (16.07%) Continuous Deployment

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 14 (12.50%) Tuxedo
2 9 (8.04%) Apache
3 8 (7.14%) Apache Spark
4 6 (5.36%) IIS
5 5 (4.46%) Apache Pig
6 4 (3.57%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.68%) JBoss
7 3 (2.68%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.68%) TPMS
8 2 (1.79%) Confluence
8 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.79%) nginx
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.89%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 52 (46.43%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (15.18%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (6.25%) GitHub
4 7 (6.25%) OpenShift
5 5 (4.46%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (3.57%) Serverless
7 3 (2.68%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (2.68%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.68%) PaaS
8 2 (1.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (1.79%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.79%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.79%) CloudFront
8 2 (1.79%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.79%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) HTTP
2 4 (3.57%) Firewall
2 4 (3.57%) Internet
2 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.68%) BGP
3 3 (2.68%) DNS
3 3 (2.68%) OSPF
4 2 (1.79%) IPFIX
4 2 (1.79%) Junos
4 2 (1.79%) MPLS
4 2 (1.79%) MRTG
4 2 (1.79%) SNMP
4 2 (1.79%) SSL
4 2 (1.79%) TACACS
4 2 (1.79%) VPN
5 1 (0.89%) AMQP
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.89%) MQTT
5 1 (0.89%) SMS
5 1 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.64%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (9.82%) Hadoop
3 9 (8.04%) MySQL
4 6 (5.36%) Apache Hive
4 6 (5.36%) Big Data
5 5 (4.46%) HBase
5 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.68%) IDMS
6 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.79%) Redis
7 2 (1.79%) SQLite
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.89%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.89%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.89%) Riak
Development Applications
1 50 (44.64%) Git (software)
2 37 (33.04%) Jenkins
3 14 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 13 (11.61%) Artifactory
5 10 (8.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (8.93%) Hudson
6 7 (6.25%) JIRA
7 5 (4.46%) Subversion
7 5 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.57%) GitLab
8 4 (3.57%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.68%) RSpec
9 3 (2.68%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.79%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.79%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (1.79%) Mocha
10 2 (1.79%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (5.36%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) Automotive
3 3 (2.68%) Banking
3 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.68%) Law
4 1 (0.89%) Back Office
4 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (51.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (25.89%) Developer
3 19 (16.96%) AWS DevOps
4 18 (16.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 18 (16.07%) AWS Engineer
5 14 (12.50%) Consultant
6 11 (9.82%) Cloud Consultant
7 10 (8.93%) Architect
7 10 (8.93%) DevOps Consultant
8 8 (7.14%) AWS Consultant
8 8 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) Senior DevOps
8 8 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Security Architect
10 6 (5.36%) Operations Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (5.36%) Senior DevOps Consultant
11 5 (4.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.75%) Node.js
2 20 (17.86%) Middleware
3 15 (13.39%) CSS
4 12 (10.71%) AngularJS
4 12 (10.71%) Web Services
5 11 (9.82%) Ruby on Rails
6 10 (8.93%) JSON
6 10 (8.93%) React
7 9 (8.04%) HTML
8 8 (7.14%) REST
8 8 (7.14%) XML
9 7 (6.25%) Spring
10 6 (5.36%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (4.46%) .NET
11 5 (4.46%) Express
11 5 (4.46%) OAuth
11 5 (4.46%) XSLT
12 4 (3.57%) RESTful
12 4 (3.57%) Spring Boot
13 3 (2.68%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.61%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.25%) CESG
2 7 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.68%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Clustering
5 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.89%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 67 (59.82%) Linux
2 28 (25.00%) Windows
3 26 (23.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 13 (11.61%) Unix
6 12 (10.71%) CentOS
7 5 (4.46%) Debian
7 5 (4.46%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.68%) VME
9 1 (0.89%) Android
9 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (64.29%) DevOps
2 36 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (22.32%) Configuration Management
5 18 (16.07%) Continuous Deployment
5 18 (16.07%) Deployment Automation
6 14 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 14 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 13 (11.61%) Scrum
8 11 (9.82%) Migration
9 9 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (8.04%) TDD
10 7 (6.25%) Analytics
10 7 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (6.25%) Information Security
10 7 (6.25%) Information Security Management
10 7 (6.25%) OO
10 7 (6.25%) Open Source
10 7 (6.25%) Security Management
10 7 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 87 (77.68%) Python
2 40 (35.71%) Bash Shell
3 36 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 34 (30.36%) SQL
5 32 (28.57%) Java
6 27 (24.11%) PHP
7 25 (22.32%) Perl
8 23 (20.54%) Shell Script
9 10 (8.93%) COBOL
10 8 (7.14%) Go
11 7 (6.25%) Groovy
11 7 (6.25%) PowerShell
12 5 (4.46%) C
12 5 (4.46%) C#
12 5 (4.46%) C++
13 3 (2.68%) Java 8
13 3 (2.68%) Scala
13 3 (2.68%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.79%) Bourne shell
14 2 (1.79%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) SC Cleared
1 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
2 7 (6.25%) IISP
3 5 (4.46%) CISMP
4 4 (3.57%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.68%) Degree
6 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.89%) CCNA
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 21 (18.75%) Docker
2 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.68%) QEMU
3 3 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.79%) KVM
4 2 (1.79%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.89%) Gluster
5 1 (0.89%) iptables
5 1 (0.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 67 (59.82%) Puppet
2 37 (33.04%) Terraform
3 33 (29.46%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (27.68%) Ansible
5 24 (21.43%) Kubernetes
6 9 (8.04%) Salt
7 7 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (3.57%) Consul
8 4 (3.57%) Kibana
8 4 (3.57%) logstash
8 4 (3.57%) Nagios
8 4 (3.57%) Packer
8 4 (3.57%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.68%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.79%) Cacti
10 2 (1.79%) collectd
10 2 (1.79%) Grafana
10 2 (1.79%) Netcool
10 2 (1.79%) OpenNMS
10 2 (1.79%) Rancher
Vendors
1 22 (19.64%) VMware
2 21 (18.75%) Oracle
3 15 (13.39%) Red Hat
4 8 (7.14%) Splunk
5 5 (4.46%) IBM
6 4 (3.57%) Google
7 3 (2.68%) Cisco
7 3 (2.68%) Fujitsu
7 3 (2.68%) Micro Focus
7 3 (2.68%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.79%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.79%) Huawei
8 2 (1.79%) Juniper
8 2 (1.79%) Lotus
9 1 (0.89%) Apiary
9 1 (0.89%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.89%) Capita
9 1 (0.89%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.89%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.89%) Tableau