Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 102 38
Rank change year-on-year +32 -64 -7
Contract jobs citing Ruby 30 66 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.45% 2.42% 4.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.46% 6.32% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 54 79
North East median daily rate £400 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -10.53% +10.47%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £303
90th Percentile £550 £512 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +250.00% +25.00% -

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 402 1045 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 32.84% 38.32% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 727 460
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £257
90th Percentile £538 £506 £560
England median daily rate £462 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.71% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 34 20
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £28.88 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.84% +46.20% +29.51%
10th Percentile £25.50 £22.13 £12.43
90th Percentile £48.92 £41.20 £39.18
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +40 29 £406 -4.41% 4
Durham +1 1 £161 -46.17% 2
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 24 (80.00%) Scala
2 22 (73.33%) Jenkins
2 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (70.00%) Java
4 19 (63.33%) Python
4 19 (63.33%) TDD
5 17 (56.67%) Selenium
6 16 (53.33%) Scrum
7 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
7 14 (46.67%) Open Source
8 13 (43.33%) JUnit
9 12 (40.00%) CSS
9 12 (40.00%) HTML
9 12 (40.00%) Ajax
9 12 (40.00%) HTML5
9 12 (40.00%) REST
9 12 (40.00%) CSS3
9 12 (40.00%) Django
9 12 (40.00%) JSON
10 11 (36.67%) WCAG
10 11 (36.67%) Web Testing
10 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
10 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
10 11 (36.67%) Puppet
10 11 (36.67%) RSpec
10 11 (36.67%) WebDriver
10 11 (36.67%) Games
10 11 (36.67%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (36.67%) MySQL
10 11 (36.67%) Linux

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 8 (26.67%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Datadog
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) DigitalOcean
3 1 (3.33%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) MySQL
1 11 (36.67%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 10 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (3.33%) DataStage
6 1 (3.33%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (73.33%) Jenkins
2 17 (56.67%) Selenium
3 13 (43.33%) JUnit
4 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
4 11 (36.67%) RSpec
4 11 (36.67%) WebDriver
5 8 (26.67%) JIRA
6 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (6.67%) Subversion
7 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (36.67%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Digital Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Scala Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) Ajax
1 12 (40.00%) CSS
1 12 (40.00%) CSS3
1 12 (40.00%) Django
1 12 (40.00%) HTML
1 12 (40.00%) HTML5
1 12 (40.00%) JSON
1 12 (40.00%) REST
2 9 (30.00%) Spring
3 8 (26.67%) RESTful
4 7 (23.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (20.00%) Play Framework
5 6 (20.00%) SOAP
5 6 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (6.67%) Guice
6 2 (6.67%) Spring MVC
7 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (3.33%) jQuery
7 1 (3.33%) LAMP
7 1 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Smartphone
2 6 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) TDD
3 16 (53.33%) Scrum
4 14 (46.67%) Open Source
4 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
5 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
5 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
5 11 (36.67%) Web Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Coaching
7 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (26.67%) Kanban
7 8 (26.67%) OWASP
8 7 (23.33%) BDD
8 7 (23.33%) Front End Development
8 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Prototyping
8 7 (23.33%) Web Development
9 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) Scala
2 21 (70.00%) Java
3 19 (63.33%) Python
4 7 (23.33%) C#
5 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.00%) Perl
6 2 (6.67%) C
6 2 (6.67%) C++
6 2 (6.67%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.33%) Jython
7 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) WCAG
2 4 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Docker
2 6 (20.00%) LXC
3 1 (3.33%) VirtualBox
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) Puppet
2 9 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.00%) Ansible
3 3 (10.00%) Nagios
3 3 (10.00%) Terraform
4 2 (6.67%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.67%) Packer
5 1 (3.33%) OpenNMS
5 1 (3.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Google
3 2 (6.67%) Capita
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) New Relic
3 2 (6.67%) Splunk
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.33%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.33%) Twitter
4 1 (3.33%) VMware