The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 77 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -3
Contract jobs citing Ruby 31 49 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.49% 4.70% 4.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.90% 14.20% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 20
Median daily rate £325 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £639 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £414 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.76% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £8.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -88.73%
Ruby
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
449 345 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 36.01% 33.08% 44.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 227 174
Median daily rate £330 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +21.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £288 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 6
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +145.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £37.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the North East region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 East region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -44 23 £313 -34.21% 12
Durham +8 4 £300 +0.84%
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 East region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 35 (76.09%) Python
2 32 (69.57%) Java
3 20 (43.48%) Linux
3 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (41.30%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (32.61%) TDD
5 15 (32.61%) Unix
5 15 (32.61%) Web Services
6 14 (30.43%) BDD
7 13 (28.26%) XML
7 13 (28.26%) .NET
7 13 (28.26%) Scala
7 13 (28.26%) Open Source
8 12 (26.09%) Perl
9 11 (23.91%) C#
9 11 (23.91%) JSON
9 11 (23.91%) Cucumber
10 9 (19.57%) Puppet
10 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (19.57%) Selenium
10 9 (19.57%) CentOS
10 9 (19.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (19.57%) Shell Script
10 9 (19.57%) Scrum
11 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
11 8 (17.39%) SQL
11 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
11 8 (17.39%) QA
11 8 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (15.22%) Bash Shell

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 5 (10.87%) Apache
3 3 (6.52%) Confluence
4 2 (4.35%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.17%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) DigitalOcean
2 2 (4.35%) GitHub
2 2 (4.35%) Google Analytics
2 2 (4.35%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) FTP
2 1 (2.17%) Network Security
2 1 (2.17%) SSH
2 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) MySQL
1 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) DataStage
2 2 (4.35%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Cucumber
2 9 (19.57%) Selenium
3 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.04%) HP UFT
3 6 (13.04%) Sahi
3 6 (13.04%) Subversion
3 6 (13.04%) WATIR
4 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.70%) JIRA
5 3 (6.52%) JUnit
6 2 (4.35%) GitLab
6 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
6 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.17%) RSpec
General
1 4 (8.70%) Law
2 1 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Developer
2 9 (19.57%) Scala Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Ruby Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Tester
5 5 (10.87%) Administrator
5 5 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Java Scala Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Python Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Server Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.35%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) Web Services
2 13 (28.26%) .NET
2 13 (28.26%) XML
3 11 (23.91%) JSON
4 8 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (15.22%) REST
5 7 (15.22%) RESTful
6 5 (10.87%) SOAP
7 4 (8.70%) Ajax
7 4 (8.70%) CSS
7 4 (8.70%) CSS3
7 4 (8.70%) Django
7 4 (8.70%) HTML
7 4 (8.70%) HTML5
7 4 (8.70%) Spring
8 3 (6.52%) Guice
8 3 (6.52%) Sinatra
8 3 (6.52%) Spring MVC
9 2 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (4.35%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) CESG
3 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Linux
2 15 (32.61%) Unix
3 9 (19.57%) CentOS
3 9 (19.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (10.87%) Windows
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.70%) Mac OS X
5 4 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (41.30%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (32.61%) TDD
4 14 (30.43%) BDD
5 13 (28.26%) Open Source
6 9 (19.57%) Scrum
7 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.04%) DevOps
8 6 (13.04%) ITIL
8 6 (13.04%) Web Development
9 5 (10.87%) Continuous Deployment
10 4 (8.70%) Build Automation
10 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
10 4 (8.70%) Change Control
10 4 (8.70%) Front End Development
10 4 (8.70%) Kanban
10 4 (8.70%) Migration
10 4 (8.70%) OWASP
10 4 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (76.09%) Python
2 32 (69.57%) Java
3 13 (28.26%) Scala
4 12 (26.09%) Perl
5 11 (23.91%) C#
6 9 (19.57%) Shell Script
7 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
7 8 (17.39%) SQL
8 7 (15.22%) Bash Shell
8 7 (15.22%) C
8 7 (15.22%) PHP
9 3 (6.52%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (6.52%) WCAG
4 2 (4.35%) WAI
5 1 (2.17%) GPG13
5 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.35%) VirtualBox
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) Xen
3 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) Docker
3 1 (2.17%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Puppet
2 5 (10.87%) Nagios
2 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (10.87%) ZABBIX
3 4 (8.70%) Ansible
4 3 (6.52%) OpenNMS
4 3 (6.52%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) VMware
2 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.87%) Google
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) Rackspace
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.35%) SaltStack
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