Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 101 155
Rank change year-on-year -31 +54 -31
Contract jobs citing Ruby 76 139 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.33% 2.00% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.49% 5.49% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 101 57
North West median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £564 £538 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +250.00% +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 2176 2531 2694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.04% 36.50% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 1740 1680
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £526 £500 £526
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 60 95
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +31.87%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.15 £16.75
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.63 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +23.33%

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 17 November 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 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 17 November 2017. 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 -34 37 £425 -5.56% 28
Cheshire +24 22 £483 +16.97% 5
Merseyside -1 8 £363 -3.33% 3
Lancashire +7 1 £475 +26.67% 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 54 (71.05%) Python
2 44 (57.89%) Linux
3 42 (55.26%) Puppet
3 42 (55.26%) Ansible
3 42 (55.26%) DevOps
4 40 (52.63%) Jenkins
5 37 (48.68%) Bash Shell
6 35 (46.05%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (44.74%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
9 27 (35.53%) Web Services
10 26 (34.21%) Configuration Management
11 24 (31.58%) TeamCity
12 23 (30.26%) Java
13 21 (27.63%) PowerShell
14 20 (26.32%) Git (software)
15 19 (25.00%) Docker
15 19 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
16 18 (23.68%) Windows
17 15 (19.74%) Scrum
18 14 (18.42%) Node.js
19 13 (17.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Azure
19 13 (17.11%) Web Operations
20 11 (14.47%) Kubernetes
20 11 (14.47%) Ruby on Rails
20 11 (14.47%) PHP
21 10 (13.16%) TDD

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 6 (7.89%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (6.58%) nginx
3 4 (5.26%) Apache
3 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.95%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.63%) IIS
6 1 (1.32%) CMS
6 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 28 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (11.84%) PaaS
4 4 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (5.26%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.95%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (3.95%) GitHub
5 3 (3.95%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.63%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.63%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.32%) Heroku
7 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) PuTTY
1 3 (3.95%) VPN
1 3 (3.95%) WinSCP
2 2 (2.63%) DHCP
2 2 (2.63%) DNS
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.32%) Firewall
3 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.32%) IPsec
3 1 (1.32%) SMS
3 1 (1.32%) SSH
3 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) Big Data
1 7 (9.21%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.58%) MySQL
3 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.63%) Flink
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (52.63%) Jenkins
2 24 (31.58%) TeamCity
3 20 (26.32%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (3.95%) Ant
5 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.95%) JIRA
5 3 (3.95%) JMeter
5 3 (3.95%) Selenium
5 3 (3.95%) TortoiseSVN
5 3 (3.95%) WATIR
5 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.63%) Gerrit
6 2 (2.63%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (2.63%) JUnit
6 2 (2.63%) Maven
6 2 (2.63%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.32%) NUnit
7 1 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (3.95%) Banking
1 3 (3.95%) Marketing
2 1 (1.32%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Games
2 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.32%) Publishing
2 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (52.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) AWS DevOps
2 13 (17.11%) AWS Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) WebOps Engineer
4 11 (14.47%) Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Azure DevOps
5 7 (9.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (5.26%) Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.53%) Web Services
2 14 (18.42%) Node.js
3 11 (14.47%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (10.53%) CSS
5 7 (9.21%) HTML
5 7 (9.21%) React
5 7 (9.21%) RESTful
6 4 (5.26%) .NET
7 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.63%) CSS3
8 2 (2.63%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.63%) jQuery
8 2 (2.63%) JSON
8 2 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (2.63%) Sinatra
8 2 (2.63%) Spring
9 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.32%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.26%) iPad
2 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.32%) CESG
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.89%) Linux
2 18 (23.68%) Windows
3 13 (17.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.63%) CentOS
4 2 (2.63%) Solaris
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (55.26%) DevOps
2 35 (46.05%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (34.21%) Configuration Management
5 19 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (19.74%) Scrum
7 13 (17.11%) Web Operations
8 10 (13.16%) TDD
9 8 (10.53%) Open Source
9 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 7 (9.21%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.21%) Task Automation
10 7 (9.21%) Use Case
11 6 (7.89%) Kanban
11 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
12 5 (6.58%) Unit Testing
13 4 (5.26%) MVC
13 4 (5.26%) OOP
13 4 (5.26%) Project Management
14 3 (3.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 54 (71.05%) Python
2 37 (48.68%) Bash Shell
3 23 (30.26%) Java
4 21 (27.63%) PowerShell
5 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (14.47%) PHP
7 8 (10.53%) C#
8 7 (9.21%) VB
9 6 (7.89%) C++
9 6 (7.89%) Groovy
9 6 (7.89%) SQL
10 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.95%) Perl
11 3 (3.95%) R
12 2 (2.63%) Scala
13 1 (1.32%) COBOL
13 1 (1.32%) Go
13 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (3.95%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.32%) CISMP
3 1 (1.32%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 19 (25.00%) Docker
2 4 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.63%) etcd
3 2 (2.63%) flannel
Systems Management
1 42 (55.26%) Ansible
1 42 (55.26%) Puppet
2 34 (44.74%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (14.47%) Kubernetes
4 7 (9.21%) Terraform
5 2 (2.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.63%) Icinga
5 2 (2.63%) Nagios
5 2 (2.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.63%) SaltStack
2 2 (2.63%) VMware
3 1 (1.32%) Google
3 1 (1.32%) Progress
3 1 (1.32%) Splunk
3 1 (1.32%) Tableau
3 1 (1.32%) Veritas