Period
to 25 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 57 51
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6 +66
Contract jobs citing Ruby 18 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.84% 3.84% 4.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.08% 9.85% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 38
North East median daily rate £463 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -1.35% +18.40%
10th Percentile £300 £266 £267
90th Percentile £645 £444 £488
England median daily rate £538 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -24.29% -12.50% +344.44%

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 354 477 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 36.12% 39.00% 33.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 329 244
North East median daily rate £425 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +5.26% +9.62%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 14
North East median hourly rate £48.25 £33.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.21% -26.67% +55.17%
10th Percentile £41.50 £28.00 £38.25
90th Percentile £57.25 £41.25 £50.88
England median hourly rate £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.23% +3.75% +6.67%

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 25 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 -2 17 £463 +26.71% 8
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 14 (77.78%) Bash Shell
2 13 (72.22%) DevOps
3 10 (55.56%) Python
4 9 (50.00%) Linux
4 9 (50.00%) Terraform
5 8 (44.44%) Puppet
5 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 8 (44.44%) PHP
6 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
6 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
6 7 (38.89%) AWS
7 6 (33.33%) Vagrant
7 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 6 (33.33%) Packer
7 6 (33.33%) Consul
7 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 6 (33.33%) Selenium
7 6 (33.33%) Perl
7 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
8 5 (27.78%) Firewall
8 5 (27.78%) Scrum
8 5 (27.78%) Maven
8 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
8 5 (27.78%) VPN
8 5 (27.78%) JUnit
8 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (27.78%) JIRA
8 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
8 5 (27.78%) CentOS

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) AWS
2 5 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.56%) Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Route 53
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
1 5 (27.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
2 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) Vagrant
3 5 (27.78%) JIRA
3 5 (27.78%) JUnit
3 5 (27.78%) Maven
3 5 (27.78%) SonarQube
3 5 (27.78%) TestNG
4 1 (5.56%) Hudson
4 1 (5.56%) MSTest
4 1 (5.56%) Ranorex
4 1 (5.56%) Robot Framework
4 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (11.11%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps Automation Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Platform Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) AWS Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) RESTful
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) CentOS
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.56%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) DevOps
2 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure as Code
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
7 1 (5.56%) Immutable Infrastructure
7 1 (5.56%) Microservices
7 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Bash Shell
2 10 (55.56%) Python
3 8 (44.44%) PHP
4 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (33.33%) Perl
6 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
6 5 (27.78%) Scala
7 1 (5.56%) C#
7 1 (5.56%) COBOL
7 1 (5.56%) Java
7 1 (5.56%) SQL
7 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Terraform
2 8 (44.44%) Puppet
3 6 (33.33%) Consul
3 6 (33.33%) Packer
4 1 (5.56%) Ansible
4 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft