The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 17 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.18% - 8.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.85% - 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £71.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-67.25% -
Ruby
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
26 54 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 30.59% 54.55% 52.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 13
Average daily rate £325 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £201 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript