Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 150 105
Rank change year-on-year -5 -45 +38
Contract jobs citing Ruby 67 61 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 1.08% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.65% 2.85% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 52 96
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £383 £356 £325
90th Percentile £650 £572 £538
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.65 £10.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% +196.48% +25.00%

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 2,524 2,141 2,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.51% 37.88% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,722 1,463 1,788
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £294 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 91 67
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.39% +38.60% -22.97%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.75 £12.85
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £43.30
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +1.35%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -8 29 £463 +12.12% 22
Lancashire - 23 £500 - 3
Cheshire -20 11 £538 +7.50% 6
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 51 (76.12%) Python
2 43 (64.18%) DevOps
3 42 (62.69%) Puppet
4 38 (56.72%) Linux
4 38 (56.72%) Git (software)
5 29 (43.28%) Perl
5 29 (43.28%) SQL
6 28 (41.79%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (40.30%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (38.81%) Oracle
8 26 (38.81%) Shell Script
9 24 (35.82%) Windows
10 22 (32.84%) Continuous Deployment
11 21 (31.34%) Amazon AWS
11 21 (31.34%) Middleware
11 21 (31.34%) Tuxedo
11 21 (31.34%) VMware
12 20 (29.85%) Artifactory
13 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
13 18 (26.87%) Windows Server
13 18 (26.87%) SC Cleared
13 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
14 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
14 17 (25.37%) Opscode Chef
14 17 (25.37%) Ansible
15 15 (22.39%) Kubernetes
15 15 (22.39%) Java
16 14 (20.90%) Configuration Management
17 13 (19.40%) Terraform
18 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development

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 21 (31.34%) Tuxedo
2 5 (7.46%) Apache Spark
3 4 (5.97%) Apache
4 3 (4.48%) Apache Pig
4 3 (4.48%) TPMS
5 2 (2.99%) CMS
5 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.99%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.99%) nginx
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.34%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (4.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.99%) GitHub
5 2 (2.99%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) npm
6 1 (1.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
1 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.99%) BGP
2 2 (2.99%) DNS
2 2 (2.99%) Firewall
2 2 (2.99%) HTTP
2 2 (2.99%) IPFIX
2 2 (2.99%) Junos
2 2 (2.99%) MPLS
2 2 (2.99%) MRTG
2 2 (2.99%) OSPF
2 2 (2.99%) SNMP
2 2 (2.99%) SSL
2 2 (2.99%) TACACS
2 2 (2.99%) VPN
3 1 (1.49%) AMQP
3 1 (1.49%) MQTT
3 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (40.30%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (8.96%) Hadoop
2 6 (8.96%) MySQL
3 4 (5.97%) Big Data
4 3 (4.48%) Apache Hive
4 3 (4.48%) HBase
4 3 (4.48%) IDMS
4 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.99%) Redis
5 2 (2.99%) SQLite
6 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (56.72%) Git (software)
2 20 (29.85%) Artifactory
3 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
4 8 (11.94%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (7.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (7.46%) Hudson
6 3 (4.48%) Subversion
6 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.99%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.99%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (2.99%) Robot Framework
7 2 (2.99%) RSpec
7 2 (2.99%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.99%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.49%) Appium
8 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.49%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.49%) Mocha
8 1 (1.49%) NUnit
8 1 (1.49%) webpack
General
1 2 (2.99%) Automotive
2 1 (1.49%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (52.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (31.34%) Developer
3 6 (8.96%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Ruby Developer
4 5 (7.46%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (7.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 4 (5.97%) Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Consultant
5 4 (5.97%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (4.48%) Cloud Developer
6 3 (4.48%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) DevOps Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.34%) Middleware
2 11 (16.42%) Ruby on Rails
3 10 (14.93%) Node.js
4 9 (13.43%) React
5 8 (11.94%) AngularJS
6 7 (10.45%) Web Services
7 6 (8.96%) CSS
7 6 (8.96%) XML
8 5 (7.46%) REST
9 4 (5.97%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (5.97%) XSLT
10 3 (4.48%) Kafka
10 3 (4.48%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (4.48%) RESTful
10 3 (4.48%) Sass
10 3 (4.48%) Spring
11 2 (2.99%) Express
11 2 (2.99%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (2.99%) Redux
11 2 (2.99%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.48%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.99%) Internet of Things
3 2 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.49%) Animation
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (56.72%) Linux
2 24 (35.82%) Windows
3 18 (26.87%) Windows Server
4 10 (14.93%) Unix
5 5 (7.46%) CentOS
6 3 (4.48%) Debian
6 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.48%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.48%) VME
7 1 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (64.18%) DevOps
2 28 (41.79%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (32.84%) Continuous Deployment
4 14 (20.90%) Configuration Management
5 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (13.43%) Scrum
7 7 (10.45%) Analytics
7 7 (10.45%) Migration
7 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.96%) Open Source
8 6 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (7.46%) Web Analytics
10 4 (5.97%) Front End Development
10 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.97%) TDD
10 4 (5.97%) Web Development
11 3 (4.48%) High Availability
11 3 (4.48%) Release Management
11 3 (4.48%) Source Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (76.12%) Python
2 29 (43.28%) Perl
2 29 (43.28%) SQL
3 26 (38.81%) Shell Script
4 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
5 15 (22.39%) Java
6 11 (16.42%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.97%) PHP
8 3 (4.48%) COBOL
8 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.99%) Bourne shell
9 2 (2.99%) C
9 2 (2.99%) C#
9 2 (2.99%) C++
9 2 (2.99%) Groovy
9 2 (2.99%) LotusScript
10 1 (1.49%) ES6
10 1 (1.49%) Go
10 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) SC Cleared
1 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 11 (16.42%) Docker
2 2 (2.99%) KVM
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (62.69%) Puppet
2 17 (25.37%) Ansible
2 17 (25.37%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (22.39%) Kubernetes
4 13 (19.40%) Terraform
5 8 (11.94%) Salt
6 4 (5.97%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (5.97%) Kibana
6 4 (5.97%) logstash
6 4 (5.97%) Nagios
6 4 (5.97%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.99%) Cacti
7 2 (2.99%) collectd
7 2 (2.99%) Consul
7 2 (2.99%) Grafana
7 2 (2.99%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.99%) Icinga
7 2 (2.99%) Netcool
7 2 (2.99%) OpenNMS
7 2 (2.99%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) Oracle
2 21 (31.34%) VMware
3 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.48%) Fujitsu
4 3 (4.48%) Google
4 3 (4.48%) Micro Focus
5 2 (2.99%) Cisco
5 2 (2.99%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.99%) Huawei
5 2 (2.99%) IBM
5 2 (2.99%) Juniper
5 2 (2.99%) Lotus
5 2 (2.99%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.99%) Splunk
6 1 (1.49%) Apiary
6 1 (1.49%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.49%) Tableau