The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 44 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.60% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.81% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +100.00%
Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
210 73 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 41.92% 22.60% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 35 95
Average daily rate £310 £318 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% -5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
England

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
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 11 July 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
Durham - 4 £250 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 4 £274 - 3
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 14 (93.33%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) Python
2 10 (66.67%) TDD
2 10 (66.67%) Selenium
3 9 (60.00%) C#
4 7 (46.67%) JUnit
4 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) Scrum
4 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
5 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
5 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (40.00%) Web Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (33.33%) C++
6 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 5 (33.33%) JSON
6 5 (33.33%) QA
6 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Games
6 5 (33.33%) Subversion
6 5 (33.33%) REST
6 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 5 (33.33%) RSpec
6 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 4 (26.67%) User Stories
7 4 (26.67%) PHPUnit
7 4 (26.67%) BDD
7 4 (26.67%) Spring
7 4 (26.67%) Symfony

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) JUnit
2 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (33.33%) Subversion
4 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (33.33%) RSpec
5 4 (26.67%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (33.33%) Games
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (13.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) JSON
1 5 (33.33%) REST
2 4 (26.67%) Symfony
2 4 (26.67%) jQuery
2 4 (26.67%) MooTools
2 4 (26.67%) YAML
2 4 (26.67%) SOAP
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 4 (26.67%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) Spring
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) Ajax
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) DTV
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) TDD
2 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Scrum
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) OOP
5 4 (26.67%) OO
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) User Stories
5 4 (26.67%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) Python
3 9 (60.00%) C#
4 5 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) PHP5
5 4 (26.67%) Scala
5 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (26.67%) PHP
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Capita