Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 109 90
Rank change year-on-year -26 -19 +55
Contract jobs citing Ruby 76 100 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.26% 1.76% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.96% 4.47% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 84 105
North West median daily rate £500 £483 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +13.53% -
10th Percentile £382 £357 £325
90th Percentile £588 £568 £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 £27.15 -
% change year-on-year +28.93% - -

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 2,570 2,239 2,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.62% 39.31% 37.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,774 1,550 1,680
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £562 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +1.60% +10.00% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 74 62
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +18.52% -8.78%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.75 £14.01
90th Percentile £44.80 £51.20 £44.68
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%

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 December 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 18 December 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
Lancashire +8 31 £500 +10.93% 7
Manchester -40 28 £500 +16.28% 25
Merseyside -3 9 £405 +11.72% 4
Cheshire -26 4 £450 -10.00% 3
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 48 (63.16%) Python
2 47 (61.84%) Git (software)
3 46 (60.53%) DevOps
4 45 (59.21%) Linux
5 41 (53.95%) Puppet
6 37 (48.68%) Artifactory
7 32 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (42.11%) Oracle
7 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (40.79%) Windows
8 31 (40.79%) Amazon AWS
8 31 (40.79%) Continuous Deployment
9 30 (39.47%) Shell Script
10 25 (32.89%) Java
10 25 (32.89%) Perl
10 25 (32.89%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (31.58%) SQL
11 24 (31.58%) Ansible
12 23 (30.26%) JavaScript
13 22 (28.95%) Middleware
13 22 (28.95%) Tuxedo
14 20 (26.32%) Node.js
14 20 (26.32%) VMware
15 19 (25.00%) Windows Server
16 18 (23.68%) Configuration Management
17 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
17 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
18 15 (19.74%) Bash Shell
19 14 (18.42%) CSS
19 14 (18.42%) Front End 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 22 (28.95%) Tuxedo
2 6 (7.89%) Confluence
3 2 (2.63%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.63%) CMS
3 2 (2.63%) IIS
3 2 (2.63%) SAS
Business Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (40.79%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.84%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (11.84%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (6.58%) Serverless
5 4 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.63%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.32%) GitHub
8 1 (1.32%) npm
8 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) HTTP
1 1 (1.32%) SMS
1 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.89%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.89%) Pentaho
4 4 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.95%) Big Data
6 2 (2.63%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.63%) HBase
7 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.32%) Redis
7 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (61.84%) Git (software)
2 37 (48.68%) Artifactory
3 12 (15.79%) GitLab
3 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 12 (15.79%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio
5 7 (9.21%) JIRA
6 3 (3.95%) Subversion
7 2 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.63%) Hudson
7 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.32%) Gradle
8 1 (1.32%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.32%) Mocha
8 1 (1.32%) NUnit
8 1 (1.32%) Spinnaker
8 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.32%) webpack
8 1 (1.32%) Xcode
General
1 2 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Banking
2 1 (1.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (42.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (23.68%) Developer
3 7 (9.21%) Architect
4 5 (6.58%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (6.58%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (6.58%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (6.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 5 (6.58%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (6.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (6.58%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (5.26%) Consultant
5 4 (5.26%) Ruby Developer
6 3 (3.95%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.63%) DevOps Developer
7 2 (2.63%) React Developer
7 2 (2.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) Middleware
2 20 (26.32%) Node.js
3 14 (18.42%) CSS
4 13 (17.11%) HTML
5 12 (15.79%) Web Services
5 12 (15.79%) XML
5 12 (15.79%) YAML
6 11 (14.47%) .NET
7 10 (13.16%) RESTful
8 9 (11.84%) .NET Framework
8 9 (11.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (10.53%) React
10 6 (7.89%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (6.58%) AngularJS
12 4 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (3.95%) REST
13 3 (3.95%) Vue.js
14 2 (2.63%) Django
14 2 (2.63%) Express
15 1 (1.32%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Hybrid Cloud
1 10 (13.16%) User Experience
2 3 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Animation
4 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 45 (59.21%) Linux
2 31 (40.79%) Windows
3 19 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (13.16%) Unix
5 1 (1.32%) Android
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) CentOS
5 1 (1.32%) Debian
5 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (60.53%) DevOps
2 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (40.79%) Continuous Deployment
4 18 (23.68%) Configuration Management
5 14 (18.42%) Front End Development
6 12 (15.79%) Scrum
7 11 (14.47%) Service Management
8 10 (13.16%) Data Modelling
9 9 (11.84%) Case Management
9 9 (11.84%) CRM
9 9 (11.84%) ITIL
9 9 (11.84%) Open Source
9 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 8 (10.53%) Workflow
11 7 (9.21%) Change Management
11 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (7.89%) Collaborative Working
12 6 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (63.16%) Python
2 30 (39.47%) Shell Script
3 25 (32.89%) Java
3 25 (32.89%) Perl
4 24 (31.58%) SQL
5 23 (30.26%) JavaScript
6 15 (19.74%) Bash Shell
7 11 (14.47%) Scala
8 9 (11.84%) C#
9 2 (2.63%) Groovy
9 2 (2.63%) PHP
10 1 (1.32%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.32%) C
10 1 (1.32%) C++
10 1 (1.32%) ES6
10 1 (1.32%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
1 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (53.95%) Puppet
2 24 (31.58%) Ansible
3 11 (14.47%) Terraform
4 9 (11.84%) Kubernetes
5 8 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.95%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (3.95%) Salt
7 1 (1.32%) Consul
7 1 (1.32%) Mesos
7 1 (1.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 32 (42.11%) Oracle
2 20 (26.32%) VMware
3 10 (13.16%) Red Hat
4 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.63%) Google
5 2 (2.63%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.63%) Splunk
6 1 (1.32%) Apiary
6 1 (1.32%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.32%) Tableau