Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 73 93
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20 -45
Contract jobs citing Ruby 29 25 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.24% 2.06% 2.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.03% 6.41% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 58
North East median daily rate £490 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.79% -2.94% -10.53%
10th Percentile £291 £293 £275
90th Percentile £530 £550 £514
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.15 £10.00
% change year-on-year +28.93% +171.48% +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 481 390 1,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 37.09% 32.15% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 259 701
North East median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -7.89%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £260
90th Percentile £550 £544 £506
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 26
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.34% +57.69%
10th Percentile £25.68 £26.40 £20.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.70 £45.38
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +5.48% +3.90% +2.67%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +8 29 £490 +13.62% 15
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 22 (75.86%) Python
2 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (65.52%) Perl
3 19 (65.52%) Windows
3 19 (65.52%) Linux
3 19 (65.52%) Puppet
3 19 (65.52%) DevOps
4 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
4 18 (62.07%) Configuration Management
5 17 (58.62%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (58.62%) Docker
5 17 (58.62%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (55.17%) Ansible
6 16 (55.17%) Git (software)
7 15 (51.72%) Nagios
7 15 (51.72%) Jenkins
7 15 (51.72%) Elastic Stack
8 14 (48.28%) Java
8 14 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (37.93%) Open Source
10 10 (34.48%) YAML
10 10 (34.48%) Maven
10 10 (34.48%) SOA
10 10 (34.48%) Scrum
10 10 (34.48%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (31.03%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (31.03%) Deployment Automation
11 9 (31.03%) Release Automation
11 9 (31.03%) Infrastructure Management
11 9 (31.03%) Performance Monitoring

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 9 (31.03%) Confluence
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (10.34%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) JBoss
3 3 (10.34%) nginx
3 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 17 (58.62%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (20.69%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (17.24%) Datadog
5 3 (10.34%) GitHub
5 3 (10.34%) Google Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Amazon S3
6 2 (6.90%) Heroku
6 2 (6.90%) SaaS
7 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Firewall
1 7 (24.14%) VLAN
2 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) SSL
2 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
2 6 (20.69%) MongoDB
3 4 (13.79%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (6.90%) MySQL
4 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.45%) Big Data
5 1 (3.45%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Git (software)
2 15 (51.72%) Jenkins
3 10 (34.48%) Maven
3 10 (34.48%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (31.03%) JIRA
5 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
5 6 (20.69%) Selenium
6 4 (13.79%) Gatling
7 3 (10.34%) Ant
7 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
7 3 (10.34%) Grunt
7 3 (10.34%) gulp
7 3 (10.34%) IntelliJ
7 3 (10.34%) JUnit
7 3 (10.34%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (10.34%) Sublime Text
8 2 (6.90%) JMeter
8 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
8 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
9 1 (3.45%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Junior
3 3 (10.34%) Junior DevOps
3 3 (10.34%) Junior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (6.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (6.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (34.48%) YAML
3 7 (24.14%) AngularJS
4 5 (17.24%) CSS
4 5 (17.24%) HTML
4 5 (17.24%) jQuery
4 5 (17.24%) Node.js
4 5 (17.24%) Spring
5 4 (13.79%) JSON
5 4 (13.79%) React
5 4 (13.79%) SOAP
5 4 (13.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (13.79%) Web Services
5 4 (13.79%) XML
6 3 (10.34%) HTML5
6 3 (10.34%) J2SE
6 3 (10.34%) Java EE
6 3 (10.34%) Play Framework
6 3 (10.34%) REST
6 3 (10.34%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Hybrid Cloud
1 9 (31.03%) User Experience
2 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Biotechnology
4 1 (3.45%) Life Science
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Linux
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Ubuntu
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) DevOps
3 18 (62.07%) Configuration Management
3 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
4 17 (58.62%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (37.93%) Open Source
7 10 (34.48%) Scrum
7 10 (34.48%) SOA
8 9 (31.03%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 9 (31.03%) Change Management
8 9 (31.03%) Deployment Automation
8 9 (31.03%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (31.03%) Kanban
8 9 (31.03%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (31.03%) Release Automation
9 8 (27.59%) SDLC
10 7 (24.14%) Load Balancing
11 6 (20.69%) High Availability
11 6 (20.69%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) Python
2 19 (65.52%) Perl
3 14 (48.28%) Java
4 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
5 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
5 6 (20.69%) C
5 6 (20.69%) C++
5 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
6 5 (17.24%) SQL
7 4 (13.79%) Groovy
7 4 (13.79%) Scala
8 3 (10.34%) C#
8 3 (10.34%) Haskell
9 2 (6.90%) Go
9 2 (6.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (65.52%) Puppet
2 16 (55.17%) Ansible
3 15 (51.72%) Nagios
4 9 (31.03%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (31.03%) ZABBIX
5 3 (10.34%) Grafana
5 3 (10.34%) Kibana
6 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
6 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (6.90%) Packer
6 2 (6.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
1 9 (31.03%) Riverbed
2 6 (20.69%) New Relic
2 6 (20.69%) Splunk
3 4 (13.79%) Google
4 3 (10.34%) Adobe
4 3 (10.34%) webMethods
5 1 (3.45%) Foundry
5 1 (3.45%) SOASTA, Inc