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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 25 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 45 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.46% - 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.47% - 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.62% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
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
311 100 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.62% 28.33% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 45 63
Average daily rate £350 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £384 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 7
Average hourly rate £14.13 £32.50 £17.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.53% +90.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.79 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 - 39 £390 - 14
Durham - 6 £250 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 55 (96.49%) Java
2 53 (92.98%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (87.72%) Python
4 43 (75.44%) C#
5 38 (66.67%) Scala
6 29 (50.88%) REST
7 28 (49.12%) JSON
8 25 (43.86%) Automated Testing
8 25 (43.86%) Scrum
9 24 (42.11%) HTML
9 24 (42.11%) CSS
10 23 (40.35%) UNIX
10 23 (40.35%) Subversion
10 23 (40.35%) Git (software)
11 22 (38.60%) RESTful
11 22 (38.60%) JavaScript
12 21 (36.84%) Selenium
12 21 (36.84%) TDD
13 20 (35.09%) HTTP
14 19 (33.33%) Ajax
14 19 (33.33%) HTML5
14 19 (33.33%) CSS3
15 14 (24.56%) Linux
16 13 (22.81%) Mac OS X
17 12 (21.05%) JUnit
17 12 (21.05%) Web Development
17 12 (21.05%) Jenkins
18 11 (19.30%) Mentoring
18 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
18 11 (19.30%) WebDriver

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) MySQL
1 10 (17.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (40.35%) Subversion
1 23 (40.35%) Git (software)
2 21 (36.84%) Selenium
3 12 (21.05%) JUnit
3 12 (21.05%) Jenkins
4 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
4 11 (19.30%) WebDriver
5 10 (17.54%) PHPUnit
5 10 (17.54%) RSpec
General
1 7 (12.28%) Games
2 2 (3.51%) Marketing
2 2 (3.51%) Electronics
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (77.19%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) Senior Developer
3 9 (15.79%) PHP Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Lead Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Test Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Scala Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Automation Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Test Specialist
7 1 (1.75%) Tester
7 1 (1.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 1 (1.75%) Agile Tester
7 1 (1.75%) Automation Tester
7 1 (1.75%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (50.88%) REST
2 28 (49.12%) JSON
3 24 (42.11%) HTML
3 24 (42.11%) CSS
4 22 (38.60%) RESTful
5 19 (33.33%) HTML5
5 19 (33.33%) CSS3
5 19 (33.33%) Ajax
6 11 (19.30%) jQuery
7 10 (17.54%) MooTools
7 10 (17.54%) YAML
7 10 (17.54%) Spring
7 10 (17.54%) Symfony
7 10 (17.54%) SOAP
7 10 (17.54%) Web Services
7 10 (17.54%) XML
8 1 (1.75%) Middleware
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.51%) Open Source
2 2 (3.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (40.35%) UNIX
2 14 (24.56%) Linux
3 13 (22.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (92.98%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) Scrum
2 25 (43.86%) Automated Testing
3 21 (36.84%) TDD
4 12 (21.05%) Web Development
5 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (19.30%) Test Automation
5 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management
5 11 (19.30%) Mentoring
6 10 (17.54%) Line Management
6 10 (17.54%) Automation Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Performance Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Web Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Test Scripting
6 10 (17.54%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (17.54%) OOP
6 10 (17.54%) OO
6 10 (17.54%) Web Design
6 10 (17.54%) BDD
7 9 (15.79%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (96.49%) Java
2 50 (87.72%) Python
3 43 (75.44%) C#
4 38 (66.67%) Scala
5 22 (38.60%) JavaScript
6 10 (17.54%) PHP
6 10 (17.54%) SQL
6 10 (17.54%) C++
6 10 (17.54%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.51%) SAP
2 1 (1.75%) Capita