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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 105 31 48
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +17
Contract jobs citing Ruby 20 51 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.32% 5.50% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.86% 17.06% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 2
Median daily rate £425 £483 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.91% +73.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £373 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £675 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £398
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% -43.66%
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
518 299 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 34.28% 32.22% 42.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 200 143
Median daily rate £325 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £509 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 2 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +57.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £23.75 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -76 12 £400 -15.78% 10
Durham - 4 £300 - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 33 (86.84%) Python
2 22 (57.89%) Java
3 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) Scala
4 16 (42.11%) Linux
5 13 (34.21%) Unix
5 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (31.58%) Perl
7 11 (28.95%) C#
8 10 (26.32%) JSON
8 10 (26.32%) TDD
8 10 (26.32%) Scrum
9 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
9 9 (23.68%) Web Services
9 9 (23.68%) Web Development
9 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (21.05%) BDD
11 7 (18.42%) XML
11 7 (18.42%) C
11 7 (18.42%) .NET
11 7 (18.42%) Shell Script
11 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
11 7 (18.42%) Open Source
11 7 (18.42%) RESTful
11 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
12 6 (15.79%) REST
13 5 (13.16%) VMware
13 5 (13.16%) Subversion
13 5 (13.16%) Mac OS X
13 5 (13.16%) SOAP

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 3 (7.89%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) FTP
2 1 (2.63%) Network Security
2 1 (2.63%) SSH
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
2 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Subversion
3 4 (10.53%) JUnit
3 4 (10.53%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.26%) RSpec
General
1 4 (10.53%) Law
2 2 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Scala Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Java Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Ruby Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Java Scala Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Python Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Linux Server Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) JSON
2 9 (23.68%) Web Services
3 7 (18.42%) .NET
3 7 (18.42%) RESTful
3 7 (18.42%) XML
4 6 (15.79%) REST
5 5 (13.16%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (13.16%) SOAP
6 4 (10.53%) CSS
6 4 (10.53%) HTML
7 3 (7.89%) Ajax
7 3 (7.89%) CSS3
7 3 (7.89%) Django
7 3 (7.89%) HTML5
7 3 (7.89%) Sinatra
7 3 (7.89%) Spring
8 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
8 2 (5.26%) Guice
8 2 (5.26%) Play Framework
8 2 (5.26%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) CESG
2 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Linux
2 13 (34.21%) Unix
3 5 (13.16%) Mac OS X
4 4 (10.53%) CentOS
4 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (26.32%) Scrum
3 10 (26.32%) TDD
4 9 (23.68%) Web Development
5 8 (21.05%) BDD
6 7 (18.42%) Open Source
7 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Build Automation
8 4 (10.53%) Capacity Management
8 4 (10.53%) Change Control
8 4 (10.53%) DevOps
8 4 (10.53%) Front End Development
8 4 (10.53%) ITIL
8 4 (10.53%) Migration
8 4 (10.53%) OWASP
8 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (86.84%) Python
2 22 (57.89%) Java
3 17 (44.74%) Scala
4 12 (31.58%) Perl
5 11 (28.95%) C#
6 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
7 7 (18.42%) C
7 7 (18.42%) Shell Script
8 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
9 4 (10.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) WCAG
2 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) WAI
3 1 (2.63%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
1 5 (13.16%) VMware
2 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.26%) Google