The first table below looks at the demand for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Belfast region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 13 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.00% 1.71% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.38% 2.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.74% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+77.50% -
Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52 147 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 52.00% 62.82% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 101 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £275 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Ruby
County Antrim

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the Belfast region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Ruby
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby.

1 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
1 6 (75.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (75.00%) Active Record
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Subversion
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (50.00%) Alfresco
3 4 (50.00%) JRuby
3 4 (50.00%) HTML5
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (50.00%) Sass
3 4 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (50.00%) RubyMine
4 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (25.00%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) Puppet
5 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) Alfresco
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
1 4 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) RubyMine
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
1 6 (75.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (50.00%) jQuery
2 4 (50.00%) JRuby
2 4 (50.00%) HTML5
2 4 (50.00%) Sass
2 4 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Active Record
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet