Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 46 111
Rank change year-on-year -17 +65 -68
Contract jobs citing Ruby 46 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.62% 4.69% 1.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.97% 13.68% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 46 33
North East median daily rate £365 £370 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +18.40% -34.21%
10th Percentile £265 £284 £270
90th Percentile £445 £489 £450
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £9.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +344.44% +12.50%

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 513 424 915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 40.33% 34.28% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 260 580
North East median daily rate £375 £353 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +8.46% -7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £246
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 41
North East median hourly rate £33.00 £45.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +55.17% +14.92%
10th Percentile £28.00 £20.35 £17.25
90th Percentile £41.25 £50.88 £36.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.90%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -12 44 £365 -1.35% 10
Durham -9 1 £323 +100.01% 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 41 (89.13%) Java
1 41 (89.13%) Python
2 38 (82.61%) Puppet
3 37 (80.43%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (80.43%) Linux
3 37 (80.43%) Ansible
4 36 (78.26%) DevOps
4 36 (78.26%) Perl
5 35 (76.09%) Nagios
5 35 (76.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 35 (76.09%) Bash Shell
6 34 (73.91%) Splunk
6 34 (73.91%) Configuration Management
6 34 (73.91%) New Relic
7 33 (71.74%) C
7 33 (71.74%) C++
7 33 (71.74%) Open Source
7 33 (71.74%) PowerShell
8 32 (69.57%) High Availability
8 32 (69.57%) Datadog
8 32 (69.57%) Data Centre
9 31 (67.39%) Elastic Stack
9 31 (67.39%) Windows
10 29 (63.04%) Test Automation
10 29 (63.04%) Docker
11 26 (56.52%) Jenkins
11 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (54.35%) BDD
12 25 (54.35%) Terraform
13 24 (52.17%) Packer

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 3 (6.52%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) nginx
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 37 (80.43%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (76.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (69.57%) Datadog
4 1 (2.17%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (2.17%) GitHub
4 1 (2.17%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.17%) Linode
4 1 (2.17%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) DNS
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
1 1 (2.17%) SSL
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) DataStage
4 1 (2.17%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (56.52%) Jenkins
2 24 (52.17%) TeamCity
3 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.52%) Selenium
5 2 (4.35%) JIRA
5 2 (4.35%) Subversion
6 1 (2.17%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.17%) Burp Suite
6 1 (2.17%) GitLab
6 1 (2.17%) JMeter
6 1 (2.17%) Maven
6 1 (2.17%) Protractor
6 1 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (69.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Junior
2 6 (13.04%) Junior DevOps
2 6 (13.04%) Junior DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (6.52%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (6.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (4.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (2.17%) Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (67.39%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (8.70%) CSS
2 4 (8.70%) HTML
3 3 (6.52%) RESTful
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) Ajax
4 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.35%) jQuery
4 2 (4.35%) LAMP
4 2 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (4.35%) Node.js
4 2 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.17%) .NET
5 1 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.17%) J2EE
5 1 (2.17%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (2.17%) React
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 32 (69.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.35%) Blog
4 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Linux
2 31 (67.39%) Windows
3 6 (13.04%) Unix
4 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.52%) AIX
6 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (78.26%) DevOps
2 34 (73.91%) Configuration Management
3 33 (71.74%) Open Source
4 32 (69.57%) High Availability
5 29 (63.04%) Test Automation
6 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (54.35%) BDD
8 19 (41.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (13.04%) Analytical Thinking
11 6 (13.04%) Creative Thinking
12 5 (10.87%) Front End Development
13 3 (6.52%) Continuous Deployment
14 2 (4.35%) Coaching
14 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
14 2 (4.35%) MVC
14 2 (4.35%) Performance Optimisation
14 2 (4.35%) Scrum
15 1 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 41 (89.13%) Java
1 41 (89.13%) Python
2 36 (78.26%) Perl
3 35 (76.09%) Bash Shell
4 33 (71.74%) C
4 33 (71.74%) C++
4 33 (71.74%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.70%) Go
5 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.52%) PHP
6 3 (6.52%) SQL
7 2 (4.35%) C#
7 2 (4.35%) Scala
8 1 (2.17%) Jython
8 1 (2.17%) R
8 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (17.39%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.17%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
System Software
1 29 (63.04%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) VirtualBox
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (82.61%) Puppet
2 37 (80.43%) Ansible
3 35 (76.09%) Nagios
4 25 (54.35%) Terraform
5 24 (52.17%) Packer
6 23 (50.00%) Kubernetes
7 11 (23.91%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (4.35%) HAProxy
9 1 (2.17%) Kibana
9 1 (2.17%) logstash
9 1 (2.17%) OpenNMS
9 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (73.91%) New Relic
1 34 (73.91%) Splunk
2 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Capita
4 1 (2.17%) Google
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.17%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter
4 1 (2.17%) VMware