Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Ruby skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ruby
England > North East
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 33 102
Rank change year-on-year -31 +69 -44
Contract jobs citing Ruby 44 107 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.39% 7.36% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.61% 19.63% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 86 15
North East median daily rate £360 £360 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% -8.99%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £270
90th Percentile £420 £516 £520
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £48.75 £52.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +38.16% -5.00%

Ruby is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 458 545 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 35.29% 37.51% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 361 515
North East median daily rate £363 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £260
90th Percentile £525 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 21
North East median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +40.35% +54.30%
10th Percentile £30.83 £15.44 £14.13
90th Percentile £47.55 £55.18 £36.50
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.41% +7.10% +10.71%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in the North East

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in the North East

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in the North East over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby 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 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -37 41 £363 +0.69% 9
Durham - 2 £325 -
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 37 (84.09%) Python
2 34 (77.27%) Linux
2 34 (77.27%) Java
3 32 (72.73%) Puppet
4 31 (70.45%) Test Automation
5 30 (68.18%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (68.18%) Perl
5 30 (68.18%) Ansible
5 30 (68.18%) DevOps
6 29 (65.91%) Bash Shell
7 28 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
7 28 (63.64%) Nagios
8 27 (61.36%) Configuration Management
8 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (61.36%) Open Source
8 27 (61.36%) Splunk
8 27 (61.36%) New Relic
9 26 (59.09%) Datadog
9 26 (59.09%) PowerShell
9 26 (59.09%) C
9 26 (59.09%) C++
10 25 (56.82%) Windows
10 25 (56.82%) Data Centre
10 25 (56.82%) High Availability
10 25 (56.82%) Docker
11 24 (54.55%) Jenkins
11 24 (54.55%) Elastic Stack
12 23 (52.27%) BDD
13 22 (50.00%) Terraform
14 21 (47.73%) Packer

Ruby
Co-occurring 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 (6.82%) Apache
2 2 (4.55%) IIS
2 2 (4.55%) nginx
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 30 (68.18%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (59.09%) Datadog
4 1 (2.27%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (2.27%) GitHub
4 1 (2.27%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.27%) Linode
4 1 (2.27%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) SMS
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) SSL
2 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.82%) MySQL
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.27%) DataStage
5 1 (2.27%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 21 (47.73%) TeamCity
3 7 (15.91%) Selenium
4 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.82%) JIRA
6 3 (6.82%) Subversion
7 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.55%) Sahi
7 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.55%) WATIR
8 1 (2.27%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.27%) GitLab
8 1 (2.27%) Maven
8 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (6.82%) Junior
4 3 (6.82%) Junior DevOps
4 3 (6.82%) Junior DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) QA Tester
4 3 (6.82%) Tester
5 2 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Agile Tester
5 2 (4.55%) Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (4.55%) QA Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (54.55%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (13.64%) CSS
2 6 (13.64%) HTML
2 6 (13.64%) Web Services
3 4 (9.09%) .NET
3 4 (9.09%) Ajax
4 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.82%) HTML5
4 3 (6.82%) jQuery
4 3 (6.82%) JSON
4 3 (6.82%) Node.js
4 3 (6.82%) RESTful
4 3 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (4.55%) Ember.js
5 2 (4.55%) LAMP
5 2 (4.55%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (4.55%) XML
6 1 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (56.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.55%) Blog
4 2 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (77.27%) Linux
2 25 (56.82%) Windows
3 6 (13.64%) Unix
4 4 (9.09%) Debian
4 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.82%) AIX
6 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Test Automation
2 30 (68.18%) DevOps
3 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (61.36%) Configuration Management
3 27 (61.36%) Open Source
4 25 (56.82%) High Availability
5 23 (52.27%) BDD
6 15 (34.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (15.91%) Scrum
7 7 (15.91%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
9 4 (9.09%) Creative Thinking
9 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
10 3 (6.82%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.82%) MVC
10 3 (6.82%) TDD
11 2 (4.55%) Document Management
11 2 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 37 (84.09%) Python
2 34 (77.27%) Java
3 30 (68.18%) Perl
4 29 (65.91%) Bash Shell
5 26 (59.09%) C
5 26 (59.09%) C++
5 26 (59.09%) PowerShell
6 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
7 6 (13.64%) SQL
8 4 (9.09%) C#
8 4 (9.09%) PHP
9 2 (4.55%) Go
9 2 (4.55%) Scala
9 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.27%) Jython
10 1 (2.27%) R
10 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) Docker
2 4 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.27%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (72.73%) Puppet
2 30 (68.18%) Ansible
3 28 (63.64%) Nagios
4 22 (50.00%) Terraform
5 21 (47.73%) Packer
6 20 (45.45%) Kubernetes
7 9 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (4.55%) HAProxy
8 2 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (2.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (2.27%) Kibana
9 1 (2.27%) logstash
9 1 (2.27%) OpenNMS
9 1 (2.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (61.36%) New Relic
1 27 (61.36%) Splunk
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.55%) Capita
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) Twitter
4 1 (2.27%) Google
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.27%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.27%) VMware