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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 51 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.63% 0.50% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.09% 1.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
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£370 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year
- -52.66%
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
269 249 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 39.91% 41.71% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 160 40
Average daily rate £320 £275 £292
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £417 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Average hourly rate £31.50 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £17.00 £20.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £34.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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
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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 +18 11 £370 - 5
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 31 (81.58%) Python
2 30 (78.95%) Java
3 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (63.16%) Open Source
5 22 (57.89%) Scala
6 17 (44.74%) Puppet
6 17 (44.74%) Configuration Management
7 16 (42.11%) Linux
7 16 (42.11%) Django
7 16 (42.11%) Scrum
7 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
8 15 (39.47%) Mentoring
9 14 (36.84%) DevOps
9 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (36.84%) HTML
10 13 (34.21%) Relational Database
11 11 (28.95%) RESTful
12 10 (26.32%) UNIX
12 10 (26.32%) HTTP
12 10 (26.32%) Web Development
13 9 (23.68%) JSON
13 9 (23.68%) HTML5
13 9 (23.68%) Docker
13 9 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
14 8 (21.05%) Vagrant
14 8 (21.05%) Bash Shell
14 8 (21.05%) Confluence
14 8 (21.05%) JIRA
14 8 (21.05%) VMware

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 8 (21.05%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) HTTP
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) Relational Database
2 7 (18.42%) MongoDB
2 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.63%) Redis
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 8 (21.05%) JIRA
2 8 (21.05%) Subversion
3 7 (18.42%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) JUnit
5 2 (5.26%) Sahi
5 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (5.26%) WATIR
General
1 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) ScrumMaster
1 8 (21.05%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Architect
3 6 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Scala Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Digital Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Lead Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) Django
2 14 (36.84%) HTML
3 11 (28.95%) RESTful
4 9 (23.68%) JSON
4 9 (23.68%) HTML5
5 8 (21.05%) Spring
5 8 (21.05%) CSS
6 5 (13.16%) REST
7 4 (10.53%) CSS3
7 4 (10.53%) Ajax
8 3 (7.89%) Guice
8 3 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (7.89%) .NET
8 3 (7.89%) Play Framework
9 2 (5.26%) Web Services
9 2 (5.26%) XML
9 2 (5.26%) Spring MVC
10 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
10 1 (2.63%) Mustache
10 1 (2.63%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (63.16%) Open Source
2 3 (7.89%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Online Gambling
4 1 (2.63%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Linux
2 10 (26.32%) UNIX
3 6 (15.79%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) Configuration Management
3 16 (42.11%) Scrum
4 15 (39.47%) Mentoring
5 14 (36.84%) DevOps
5 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (26.32%) Web Development
7 7 (18.42%) Web Design
7 7 (18.42%) TDD
7 7 (18.42%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
9 4 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Kanban
10 3 (7.89%) OWASP
10 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.89%) BDD
10 3 (7.89%) Microservices
11 2 (5.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 31 (81.58%) Python
2 30 (78.95%) Java
3 22 (57.89%) Scala
4 8 (21.05%) Bash Shell
5 7 (18.42%) C#
6 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) SQL
8 1 (2.63%) Groovy
8 1 (2.63%) C++
8 1 (2.63%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (44.74%) Puppet
2 9 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (21.05%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) VMware
2 3 (7.89%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) SaltStack