Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 55 54
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1 -20
Contract jobs citing Ruby 26 106 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.05% 4.62% 3.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.42% 11.55% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 89 39
North East median daily rate £380 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £298 £300 £248
90th Percentile £550 £520 £558
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00

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 405 918 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 31.94% 40.00% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 666 464
North East median daily rate £380 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% -5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £267
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 20
North East median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +92.31% -29.09%
10th Percentile £30.00 £13.79 £12.98
90th Percentile £45.50 £55.25 £28.08
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 February 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 22 February 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 -15 25 £380 +1.33% 7
Durham - 1 £328 - 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Scrum
3 17 (65.38%) Selenium
3 17 (65.38%) Jenkins
4 16 (61.54%) Test Automation
5 15 (57.69%) Java
6 14 (53.85%) Python
6 14 (53.85%) TDD
7 13 (50.00%) Scala
8 12 (46.15%) Linux
9 11 (42.31%) WebDriver
10 10 (38.46%) Open Source
11 9 (34.62%) QA
11 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (34.62%) JUnit
11 9 (34.62%) Docker
12 8 (30.77%) Front End Development
12 8 (30.77%) CSS
12 8 (30.77%) HTML
12 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
12 8 (30.77%) Ajax
12 8 (30.77%) JSON
12 8 (30.77%) HTML5
12 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
12 8 (30.77%) Puppet
13 7 (26.92%) CSS3
13 7 (26.92%) REST
13 7 (26.92%) BDD
13 7 (26.92%) RSpec
13 7 (26.92%) Confluence

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 7 (26.92%) Confluence
2 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) Datadog
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) SMS
2 2 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 5 (19.23%) MySQL
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
3 4 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 4 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Jenkins
1 17 (65.38%) Selenium
2 11 (42.31%) WebDriver
3 9 (34.62%) JUnit
4 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 7 (26.92%) JIRA
5 7 (26.92%) RSpec
6 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 3 (11.54%) Subversion
8 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
8 2 (7.69%) Sahi
8 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
8 2 (7.69%) WATIR
9 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (26.92%) Games
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Digital Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 4 (15.38%) QA Tester
2 4 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Tester
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Ajax
1 8 (30.77%) CSS
1 8 (30.77%) HTML
1 8 (30.77%) HTML5
1 8 (30.77%) JSON
2 7 (26.92%) CSS3
2 7 (26.92%) REST
2 7 (26.92%) Web Services
3 6 (23.08%) Django
3 6 (23.08%) RESTful
3 6 (23.08%) Spring
4 4 (15.38%) SOAP
5 3 (11.54%) .NET
6 2 (7.69%) Guice
6 2 (7.69%) Play Framework
6 2 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (7.69%) Spring MVC
6 2 (7.69%) XML
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Smartphone
2 4 (15.38%) User Experience
3 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Debian
3 3 (11.54%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Scrum
3 16 (61.54%) Test Automation
4 14 (53.85%) TDD
5 10 (38.46%) Open Source
6 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
7 8 (30.77%) Front End Development
8 7 (26.92%) BDD
8 7 (26.92%) Web Testing
9 6 (23.08%) OWASP
9 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
10 5 (19.23%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Coaching
11 4 (15.38%) DevOps
11 4 (15.38%) Line Management
11 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
11 4 (15.38%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) Java
2 14 (53.85%) Python
3 13 (50.00%) Scala
4 6 (23.08%) C#
5 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
6 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 3 (11.54%) Perl
6 3 (11.54%) SQL
7 2 (7.69%) C
7 2 (7.69%) C++
8 1 (3.85%) Apple Swift
8 1 (3.85%) PHP
8 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
2 7 (26.92%) WCAG
3 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Docker
2 4 (15.38%) LXC
2 4 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Puppet
2 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (11.54%) Terraform
4 2 (7.69%) Ansible
4 2 (7.69%) Kubernetes
4 2 (7.69%) Nagios
4 2 (7.69%) Packer
5 1 (3.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Capita
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) Google
3 2 (7.69%) New Relic
3 2 (7.69%) Splunk
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter