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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 57 43 52
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Ruby 24 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.57% 2.07% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.54% 5.44% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 1
Average daily rate £425 £463 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +32.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +425.92%
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
367 239 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 39.29% 38.06% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 160 118
Average daily rate £375 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +26.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £251 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -16.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the North East region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -20 23 £425 -8.10% 6
Durham - 1 £275 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby.

1 60 (81.08%) Python
2 50 (67.57%) Java
3 46 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (50.00%) HTML
5 36 (48.65%) Scala
6 33 (44.59%) Linux
7 30 (40.54%) C#
8 29 (39.19%) TDD
9 28 (37.84%) CSS
10 23 (31.08%) .NET
11 22 (29.73%) Jenkins
12 21 (28.38%) Selenium
13 20 (27.03%) Web Design
13 20 (27.03%) C++
13 20 (27.03%) Scrum
13 20 (27.03%) Responsive Web Design
14 19 (25.68%) Cucumber
15 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
15 18 (24.32%) Django
16 17 (22.97%) Mac OS X
17 16 (21.62%) Unix
17 16 (21.62%) Configuration Management
17 16 (21.62%) Web Development
17 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
18 15 (20.27%) NoSQL
18 15 (20.27%) XHTML
19 14 (18.92%) Puppet
19 14 (18.92%) Open Source
19 14 (18.92%) Relational Database
20 13 (17.57%) Confluence

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (17.57%) Confluence
2 4 (5.41%) Node.js
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) GitHub
2 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.70%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) HTTP
2 7 (9.46%) Internet
3 4 (5.41%) SNMP
4 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) NoSQL
2 14 (18.92%) Relational Database
3 11 (14.86%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.11%) MySQL
5 4 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.05%) Redis
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (29.73%) Jenkins
2 21 (28.38%) Selenium
3 19 (25.68%) Cucumber
4 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
5 13 (17.57%) JIRA
6 11 (14.86%) Subversion
7 7 (9.46%) JUnit
7 7 (9.46%) RSpec
7 7 (9.46%) Vagrant
8 6 (8.11%) WebDriver
9 4 (5.41%) HP UFT
9 4 (5.41%) JMeter
9 4 (5.41%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.35%) FishEye
11 1 (1.35%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (6.76%) Games
2 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Electronics
3 1 (1.35%) German Language
3 1 (1.35%) Law
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.35%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (51.35%) Developer
2 12 (16.22%) Digital Developer
2 12 (16.22%) Scala Developer
3 11 (14.86%) Senior Developer
4 10 (13.51%) Architect
5 7 (9.46%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Technical Architect
6 6 (8.11%) Ruby Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Scrum Master
7 5 (6.76%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Digital Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Lead Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 3 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Java Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Technical Leader
9 3 (4.05%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (50.00%) HTML
2 28 (37.84%) CSS
3 23 (31.08%) .NET
4 18 (24.32%) Django
5 15 (20.27%) XHTML
6 12 (16.22%) HTML5
6 12 (16.22%) Play Framework
7 11 (14.86%) REST
7 11 (14.86%) Ruby on Rails
7 11 (14.86%) Spring
8 10 (13.51%) JSON
8 10 (13.51%) RESTful
9 6 (8.11%) CSS3
10 4 (5.41%) Ajax
10 4 (5.41%) Web Services
11 3 (4.05%) Ember.js
12 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
12 2 (2.70%) jQuery
12 2 (2.70%) SOAP
13 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Social Media
1 7 (9.46%) Visualisation
2 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.41%) PKI
4 2 (2.70%) CESG
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (44.59%) Linux
2 17 (22.97%) Mac OS X
3 16 (21.62%) Unix
4 7 (9.46%) Windows
5 5 (6.76%) CentOS
5 5 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.76%) Ubuntu
6 4 (5.41%) SUSE
7 1 (1.35%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.19%) TDD
3 20 (27.03%) Responsive Web Design
3 20 (27.03%) Scrum
3 20 (27.03%) Web Design
4 16 (21.62%) Configuration Management
4 16 (21.62%) Web Development
5 14 (18.92%) Open Source
6 12 (16.22%) DevOps
7 9 (12.16%) BDD
7 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.81%) Web Operations
9 7 (9.46%) Automated Testing
9 7 (9.46%) User Stories
10 6 (8.11%) Automation Testing
10 6 (8.11%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (8.11%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.11%) Web Testing
11 5 (6.76%) Front End Development
11 5 (6.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 60 (81.08%) Python
2 50 (67.57%) Java
3 36 (48.65%) Scala
4 30 (40.54%) C#
5 20 (27.03%) C++
6 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
7 7 (9.46%) Bash Shell
7 7 (9.46%) Perl
8 6 (8.11%) SQL
9 5 (6.76%) C
10 4 (5.41%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.70%) PHP
11 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.35%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 5 (6.76%) WCAG
3 4 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.35%) GPG13
4 1 (1.35%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Docker
2 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.70%) vSphere
4 1 (1.35%) LXC
4 1 (1.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) Puppet
2 9 (12.16%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.70%) Ansible
4 1 (1.35%) logstash
4 1 (1.35%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) VMware
2 4 (5.41%) HP
3 3 (4.05%) Google
3 3 (4.05%) Rackspace
3 3 (4.05%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.35%) Splunk