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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 29 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.86% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.07% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%
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
262 100 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 43.89% 26.60% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 44 62
Average daily rate £331 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £32.50 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.07% +95.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.25 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 - 23 £388 - 4
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 40 (97.56%) Java
2 34 (82.93%) Python
3 29 (70.73%) C#
4 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (53.66%) Scala
5 20 (48.78%) REST
6 19 (46.34%) TDD
6 19 (46.34%) Automated Testing
6 19 (46.34%) JSON
6 19 (46.34%) Selenium
7 15 (36.59%) Scrum
8 12 (29.27%) Ajax
8 12 (29.27%) HTML
8 12 (29.27%) CSS
8 12 (29.27%) JUnit
8 12 (29.27%) CSS3
8 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
8 12 (29.27%) HTML5
9 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
9 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
9 11 (26.83%) WebDriver
10 10 (24.39%) RSpec
10 10 (24.39%) Web Testing
10 10 (24.39%) Test Scripting
10 10 (24.39%) Automation Testing
11 9 (21.95%) Git (software)
11 9 (21.95%) C++
11 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
11 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
11 9 (21.95%) QA

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (46.34%) Selenium
2 12 (29.27%) JUnit
2 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
3 11 (26.83%) WebDriver
3 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
4 10 (24.39%) RSpec
5 9 (21.95%) Subversion
5 9 (21.95%) Git (software)
6 8 (19.51%) PHPUnit
General
1 7 (17.07%) Games
2 2 (4.88%) Marketing
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.88%) Electronics
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (65.85%) Developer
2 9 (21.95%) Senior Developer
3 7 (17.07%) PHP Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Test Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Test Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (48.78%) REST
2 19 (46.34%) JSON
3 12 (29.27%) HTML5
3 12 (29.27%) CSS
3 12 (29.27%) HTML
3 12 (29.27%) Ajax
3 12 (29.27%) CSS3
4 9 (21.95%) jQuery
5 8 (19.51%) MooTools
5 8 (19.51%) YAML
5 8 (19.51%) RESTful
5 8 (19.51%) Spring
5 8 (19.51%) Symfony
5 8 (19.51%) SOAP
5 8 (19.51%) Web Services
5 8 (19.51%) XML
6 1 (2.44%) Middleware
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Open Source
2 2 (4.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (46.34%) TDD
2 19 (46.34%) Automated Testing
3 15 (36.59%) Scrum
4 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
5 10 (24.39%) Automation Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Web Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Test Scripting
6 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
7 8 (19.51%) OOP
7 8 (19.51%) OO
7 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
7 8 (19.51%) BDD
8 5 (12.20%) User Stories
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.88%) DevOps
9 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (97.56%) Java
2 34 (82.93%) Python
3 29 (70.73%) C#
4 22 (53.66%) Scala
5 9 (21.95%) C++
5 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
6 8 (19.51%) PHP
6 8 (19.51%) SQL
6 8 (19.51%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) SAP
2 1 (2.44%) Capita