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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 82 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 17 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.47% 2.55% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% 6.58% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 6
Median daily rate £310 £395 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.51% +13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £370 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £494 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £55.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-58.10% -21.83%
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
408 304 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 35.17% 38.78% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 209 166
Median daily rate £320 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £32.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +137.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.29 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £14.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.45
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.23%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -41 16 £310 -19.48% 5
Durham - 1 - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (85.37%) Python
2 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (53.66%) Java
4 21 (51.22%) Scala
5 16 (39.02%) C#
6 15 (36.59%) Linux
6 15 (36.59%) Selenium
7 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
7 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
8 13 (31.71%) Jenkins
8 13 (31.71%) Web Development
9 12 (29.27%) TDD
10 11 (26.83%) Scrum
10 11 (26.83%) Perl
10 11 (26.83%) .NET
10 11 (26.83%) C
10 11 (26.83%) Shell Script
11 9 (21.95%) Confluence
11 9 (21.95%) JIRA
11 9 (21.95%) HTML
12 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
12 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (19.51%) Puppet
13 7 (17.07%) REST
13 7 (17.07%) HTML5
13 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
13 7 (17.07%) WCAG
13 7 (17.07%) Django
13 7 (17.07%) JSON
13 7 (17.07%) Play Framework

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 9 (21.95%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) SNMP
2 3 (7.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) MongoDB
1 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
1 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (36.59%) Selenium
2 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
3 13 (31.71%) Jenkins
4 9 (21.95%) JIRA
5 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
6 5 (12.20%) JUnit
6 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
7 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
7 4 (9.76%) JMeter
7 4 (9.76%) LoadRunner
7 4 (9.76%) RSpec
7 4 (9.76%) Vagrant
8 2 (4.88%) Subversion
General
1 4 (9.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Scala Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Tester
4 5 (12.20%) Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Lead Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Ruby Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Leader
6 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Functional Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) .NET
2 9 (21.95%) HTML
3 7 (17.07%) Django
3 7 (17.07%) HTML5
3 7 (17.07%) JSON
3 7 (17.07%) Play Framework
3 7 (17.07%) REST
4 5 (12.20%) CSS
4 5 (12.20%) RESTful
4 5 (12.20%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (12.20%) Spring
5 4 (9.76%) Ajax
5 4 (9.76%) CSS3
6 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.88%) Web Services
7 1 (2.44%) Ember.js
7 1 (2.44%) Guice
7 1 (2.44%) jQuery
7 1 (2.44%) SOAP
7 1 (2.44%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) PKI
3 3 (7.32%) CESG
3 3 (7.32%) Social Media
4 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Mac OS X
3 4 (9.76%) CentOS
3 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.76%) SUSE
3 4 (9.76%) Ubuntu
3 4 (9.76%) Windows
4 2 (4.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) Web Development
3 12 (29.27%) TDD
4 11 (26.83%) Scrum
5 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
5 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
7 6 (14.63%) Open Source
7 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
8 5 (12.20%) BDD
8 5 (12.20%) Kanban
9 4 (9.76%) Analytics
9 4 (9.76%) Automation Testing
9 4 (9.76%) DevOps
9 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (9.76%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (9.76%) OWASP
9 4 (9.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (85.37%) Python
2 22 (53.66%) Java
3 21 (51.22%) Scala
4 16 (39.02%) C#
5 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
6 11 (26.83%) C
6 11 (26.83%) Perl
6 11 (26.83%) Shell Script
7 4 (9.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) WCAG
2 5 (12.20%) QA
3 3 (7.32%) WAI
4 2 (4.88%) GPG13
5 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) LXC
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Puppet
2 4 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) HP
1 4 (9.76%) VMware
2 1 (2.44%) Google
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle