Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 151 103
Rank change year-on-year +57 -48 +56
Contract jobs citing Ruby 45 59 133
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.75% 1.10% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.99% 2.73% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 97
Median daily rate £500 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% -
10th Percentile £366 £355 £363
90th Percentile £547 £625 £630
England median daily rate £500 £538 £500
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.43% -
England median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -41.43% -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 902 2,163 2,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.14% 40.38% 42.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 1,485 1,797
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £285
90th Percentile £575 £575 £545
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 63
Median hourly rate £32.29 £41.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.24% +13.10% -9.38%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.82 £12.75
90th Percentile £54.60 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £41.53
% change year-on-year -19.54% +4.74% +0.37%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Ruby as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ruby in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Ruby in the North West

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ruby in the North West over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ruby in the North West

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ruby in the North West.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +45 22 £425 -2.86% 11
Merseyside +12 11 £525 +16.67% 3
Lancashire +25 6 £152 -74.75%
Cheshire +30 5 £475 +11.76% 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 29 (64.44%) Python
2 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (51.11%) Docker
4 21 (46.67%) AWS
5 18 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (40.00%) DevOps
5 18 (40.00%) Kubernetes
6 17 (37.78%) Puppet
7 16 (35.56%) Terraform
8 15 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
8 15 (33.33%) Ansible
8 15 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (28.89%) Configuration Management
9 13 (28.89%) Ruby on Rails
10 12 (26.67%) Java
10 12 (26.67%) Perl
10 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
10 12 (26.67%) Bash Shell
11 11 (24.44%) Collaborative Working
12 10 (22.22%) CircleCI
12 10 (22.22%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (22.22%) Travis CI
12 10 (22.22%) Salt
12 10 (22.22%) C#
12 10 (22.22%) QA
13 9 (20.00%) Node.js
14 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
14 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
15 7 (15.56%) C++
15 7 (15.56%) PHP

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 5 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.44%) nginx
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) WinCC
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (46.67%) AWS
2 15 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (15.56%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (15.56%) Serverless
4 5 (11.11%) Amazon S3
5 3 (6.67%) Azure
5 3 (6.67%) PaaS
6 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (4.44%) Amazon Kinesis
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.67%) MySQL
2 3 (6.67%) Neo4j
2 3 (6.67%) Redis
3 2 (4.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 10 (22.22%) CircleCI
2 10 (22.22%) Travis CI
3 6 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (8.89%) Hudson
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) Selenium
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.33%) Public Sector
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Developer
2 17 (37.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (22.22%) Senior DevOps
3 10 (22.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Ruby Developer
5 5 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
5 5 (11.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Platform Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Designer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Node.js Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) SCADA Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) Ruby on Rails
2 9 (20.00%) Node.js
3 7 (15.56%) .NET
4 5 (11.11%) Laravel
4 5 (11.11%) Vue.js
5 3 (6.67%) GraphQL
6 2 (4.44%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (4.44%) Ember.js
6 2 (4.44%) Kafka
6 2 (4.44%) React
6 2 (4.44%) Regular Expression
6 2 (4.44%) Web Services
7 1 (2.22%) CSS
7 1 (2.22%) CSS3
7 1 (2.22%) HTML
7 1 (2.22%) HTML5
7 1 (2.22%) Sensu
7 1 (2.22%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Robotics
1 5 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.44%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.22%) SCADA
4 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) DevOps
3 15 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
4 13 (28.89%) Configuration Management
5 11 (24.44%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (13.33%) Kanban
6 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (13.33%) Project Planning
6 6 (13.33%) Task Automation
7 5 (11.11%) Change Management
7 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 5 (11.11%) Migration
7 5 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (11.11%) Robotic Process Automation
7 5 (11.11%) Workflow
8 4 (8.89%) Analytics
8 4 (8.89%) Scrum
8 4 (8.89%) TDD
9 3 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (64.44%) Python
2 12 (26.67%) Bash Shell
2 12 (26.67%) Java
2 12 (26.67%) Perl
3 10 (22.22%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
5 7 (15.56%) C++
5 7 (15.56%) Go
5 7 (15.56%) PHP
6 6 (13.33%) C
6 6 (13.33%) VBScript
7 4 (8.89%) Groovy
8 3 (6.67%) SQL
9 2 (4.44%) Cypher
9 2 (4.44%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 23 (51.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (40.00%) Kubernetes
1 18 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (37.78%) Puppet
3 16 (35.56%) Terraform
4 15 (33.33%) Ansible
5 10 (22.22%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (22.22%) Salt
6 4 (8.89%) Rancher
7 3 (6.67%) Grafana
8 2 (4.44%) Kibana
8 2 (4.44%) logstash
9 1 (2.22%) Graphite
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Automation Anywhere
3 2 (4.44%) CA
3 2 (4.44%) Nimsoft
4 1 (2.22%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Percona
4 1 (2.22%) SAP