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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 118 40
Rank change year-on-year +89 -78  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 29 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.10% 0.74% 4.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.67% 2.17% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 25
Median daily rate £370 £363 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% -26.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £307 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -75.00%  

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 174 553 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 30.58% 33.93% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 338 194
Median daily rate £350 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £486 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 34 4
Median hourly rate £51.42 £28.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.83% -10.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £18.20 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +93 29 £370 -1.33% 7
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 79 (83.16%) Scala
2 69 (72.63%) Test Automation
3 66 (69.47%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (64.21%) Java
5 58 (61.05%) Jenkins
6 53 (55.79%) Python
7 50 (52.63%) Spring
8 48 (50.53%) Ruby on Rails
9 47 (49.47%) C#
10 46 (48.42%) TDD
11 44 (46.32%) Selenium
11 44 (46.32%) Django
11 44 (46.32%) Play Framework
12 42 (44.21%) JSON
12 42 (44.21%) REST
12 42 (44.21%) Git (software)
12 42 (44.21%) HTML
12 42 (44.21%) CSS
13 40 (42.11%) JUnit
13 40 (42.11%) HTML5
13 40 (42.11%) CSS3
14 37 (38.95%) Cucumber
14 37 (38.95%) Ajax
15 36 (37.89%) Linux
16 33 (34.74%) JIRA
17 32 (33.68%) Spring MVC
17 32 (33.68%) MVC
18 31 (32.63%) WebDriver
18 31 (32.63%) Open Source
19 28 (29.47%) RSpec

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 25 (26.32%) Confluence
2 4 (4.21%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.37%) Sauce Labs
2 5 (5.26%) BrowserStack
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) HTTP
2 5 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.95%) Relational Database
2 16 (16.84%) Apache Cassandra
2 16 (16.84%) MongoDB
2 16 (16.84%) MySQL
2 16 (16.84%) NoSQL
2 16 (16.84%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (9.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 58 (61.05%) Jenkins
2 44 (46.32%) Selenium
3 42 (44.21%) Git (software)
4 40 (42.11%) JUnit
5 37 (38.95%) Cucumber
6 33 (34.74%) JIRA
7 31 (32.63%) WebDriver
8 28 (29.47%) RSpec
9 19 (20.00%) Subversion
10 1 (1.05%) HP UFT
General
1 9 (9.47%) Games
2 3 (3.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (47.37%) Developer
2 25 (26.32%) Scala Developer
3 18 (18.95%) Automation Tester
3 18 (18.95%) Tester
4 16 (16.84%) Architect
4 16 (16.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 16 (16.84%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 16 (16.84%) Selenium Tester
5 13 (13.68%) Agile Tester
5 13 (13.68%) Java Developer
5 13 (13.68%) Test Engineer
6 12 (12.63%) Java Scala Developer
7 10 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (9.47%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (7.37%) Digital Architect
9 7 (7.37%) Technical Architect
10 5 (5.26%) Agile Developer
10 5 (5.26%) Digital Technical Architect
10 5 (5.26%) Linux Developer
10 5 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (52.63%) Spring
2 48 (50.53%) Ruby on Rails
3 44 (46.32%) Django
3 44 (46.32%) Play Framework
4 42 (44.21%) CSS
4 42 (44.21%) HTML
4 42 (44.21%) JSON
4 42 (44.21%) REST
5 40 (42.11%) CSS3
5 40 (42.11%) HTML5
6 37 (38.95%) Ajax
7 32 (33.68%) Spring MVC
8 28 (29.47%) Guice
9 17 (17.89%) RESTful
10 14 (14.74%) .NET
11 13 (13.68%) Gherkin
12 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET
12 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (9.47%) SOAP
13 9 (9.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Smartphone
2 10 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (1.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.89%) Linux
2 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (72.63%) Test Automation
2 66 (69.47%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (48.42%) TDD
4 32 (33.68%) MVC
5 31 (32.63%) Open Source
6 25 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (24.21%) Configuration Management
7 23 (24.21%) Scrum
7 23 (24.21%) Web Testing
8 21 (22.11%) Test Scripting
9 20 (21.05%) OWASP
10 19 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 19 (20.00%) Web Design
11 18 (18.95%) Defect Tracking
12 15 (15.79%) Web Development
13 14 (14.74%) Microservices
14 13 (13.68%) DevOps
15 12 (12.63%) Front End Development
15 12 (12.63%) Mentoring
16 11 (11.58%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (83.16%) Scala
2 61 (64.21%) Java
3 53 (55.79%) Python
4 47 (49.47%) C#
5 16 (16.84%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.05%) Perl
6 1 (1.05%) VB
6 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) WCAG
2 5 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.68%) Docker
2 9 (9.47%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) Puppet
2 11 (11.58%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.11%) Ansible
3 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.11%) Mesos
Vendors
1 28 (29.47%) Google
2 10 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.05%) SAP
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