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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
England / North East
Rank 25 55 48
Rank change year-on-year +30 -7  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 66 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.10% 2.18% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.22% 6.01% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 9 11
Median daily rate £350 £313 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -15.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

Ruby is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 311 316 260
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 42.90% 36.32% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 204 164
Median daily rate £350 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +5.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.13 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -42.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.83 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £20.43 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Ruby as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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 +28 66 £350 +12.00% 5
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 82 (73.87%) Scala
2 74 (66.67%) Java
2 74 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (55.86%) TDD
4 60 (54.05%) Python
5 56 (50.45%) Automated Testing
6 53 (47.75%) Ruby on Rails
6 53 (47.75%) Open Source
7 52 (46.85%) Spring
8 50 (45.05%) Play Framework
9 48 (43.24%) C#
10 47 (42.34%) Jenkins
11 46 (41.44%) Django
12 45 (40.54%) Selenium
12 45 (40.54%) HTML
12 45 (40.54%) CSS
12 45 (40.54%) REST
13 44 (39.64%) Linux
13 44 (39.64%) JSON
14 43 (38.74%) HTML5
14 43 (38.74%) CSS3
15 42 (37.84%) Git (software)
16 40 (36.04%) Cucumber
17 35 (31.53%) Spring MVC
17 35 (31.53%) MVC
18 34 (30.63%) JUnit
18 34 (30.63%) Ajax
19 33 (29.73%) JIRA
19 33 (29.73%) Test Automation
19 33 (29.73%) Continuous Integration

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 26 (23.42%) Confluence
2 4 (3.60%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) IaaS
1 5 (4.50%) PaaS
1 5 (4.50%) SaaS
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.90%) Route 53
3 1 (0.90%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.02%) HTTP
2 2 (1.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.02%) MongoDB
1 20 (18.02%) MySQL
1 20 (18.02%) NoSQL
1 20 (18.02%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (17.12%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (17.12%) Relational Database
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (42.34%) Jenkins
2 45 (40.54%) Selenium
3 42 (37.84%) Git (software)
4 40 (36.04%) Cucumber
5 34 (30.63%) JUnit
6 33 (29.73%) JIRA
7 20 (18.02%) Subversion
7 20 (18.02%) WebDriver
8 19 (17.12%) RSpec
9 13 (11.71%) HP UFT
9 13 (11.71%) Sahi
9 13 (11.71%) WATIR
10 1 (0.90%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (3.60%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (48.65%) Developer
2 30 (27.03%) Scala Developer
3 19 (17.12%) Architect
4 18 (16.22%) Java Developer
5 17 (15.32%) Tester
6 16 (14.41%) Automation Tester
6 16 (14.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 15 (13.51%) Java Scala Developer
8 13 (11.71%) Agile Tester
8 13 (11.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 13 (11.71%) Selenium Tester
9 11 (9.91%) Digital Architect
10 10 (9.01%) Technical Architect
11 9 (8.11%) C# Developer
11 9 (8.11%) Digital Technical Architect
11 9 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (6.31%) QA Engineer
12 7 (6.31%) Software Developer
12 7 (6.31%) Test Automation Engineer
12 7 (6.31%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (47.75%) Ruby on Rails
2 52 (46.85%) Spring
3 50 (45.05%) Play Framework
4 46 (41.44%) Django
5 45 (40.54%) CSS
5 45 (40.54%) HTML
5 45 (40.54%) REST
6 44 (39.64%) JSON
7 43 (38.74%) CSS3
7 43 (38.74%) HTML5
8 35 (31.53%) Spring MVC
9 34 (30.63%) Ajax
10 30 (27.03%) .NET
11 27 (24.32%) Guice
12 22 (19.82%) Web Services
13 18 (16.22%) XML
14 17 (15.32%) RESTful
15 16 (14.41%) ASP.NET
15 16 (14.41%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (11.71%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) User Experience
2 14 (12.61%) Smartphone
3 10 (9.01%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.60%) NHS
5 3 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 44 (39.64%) Linux
2 4 (3.60%) Unix
3 3 (2.70%) MVS
3 3 (2.70%) Windows
4 2 (1.80%) VME
5 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (55.86%) TDD
3 56 (50.45%) Automated Testing
4 53 (47.75%) Open Source
5 35 (31.53%) MVC
6 33 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (29.73%) Test Automation
7 28 (25.23%) Scrum
8 27 (24.32%) Configuration Management
9 21 (18.92%) DevOps
9 21 (18.92%) OWASP
10 20 (18.02%) Automation Testing
10 20 (18.02%) Responsive Web Design
10 20 (18.02%) Web Design
10 20 (18.02%) Web Development
11 19 (17.12%) Test Scripting
12 18 (16.22%) Microservices
13 17 (15.32%) Defect Tracking
13 17 (15.32%) Web Testing
14 15 (13.51%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 82 (73.87%) Scala
2 74 (66.67%) Java
3 60 (54.05%) Python
4 48 (43.24%) C#
5 22 (19.82%) JavaScript
6 14 (12.61%) SQL
7 6 (5.41%) Perl
8 4 (3.60%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.61%) QA
2 7 (6.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (10.81%) Docker
2 9 (8.11%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (9.91%) Puppet
3 2 (1.80%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.90%) Ansible
4 1 (0.90%) Mesos
4 1 (0.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (24.32%) Google
2 9 (8.11%) Oracle
3 3 (2.70%) CA
4 1 (0.90%) Black Duck
4 1 (0.90%) Red Hat