The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 50 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Ruby 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.47% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.68% 0.43% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£425 £125 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -64.00%
Ruby
West Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
179 235 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.06% 37.96% 33.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 143 82
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -24.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £15.40 £27.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) Subversion
3 4 (44.44%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (44.44%) Web Development
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Mac OS X
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) OOD
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) PHP
6 1 (11.11%) J2EE
6 1 (11.11%) Ant
6 1 (11.11%) Apache
6 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) JMeter
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Subversion
2 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Ant
4 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) JBehave
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE
4 1 (11.11%) Spring MVC
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Mac OS X
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Web Development
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) OOD
2 3 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Scala