The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 Birmingham 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 62 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.17% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £36.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+95.86% +81.25%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
221 190 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.94% 31.93% 36.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 107 124
Average daily rate £325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
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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 22 July 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 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (66.67%) PHP5
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
1 2 (66.67%) CSS3
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) WebGL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Sinatra
2 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (33.33%) Facebook
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (33.33%) Grunt
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) RubyGems
2 1 (33.33%) BDD

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) WordPress
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Grunt
1 1 (33.33%) RubyGems
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
1 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) WebGL
2 1 (33.33%) Sinatra
2 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Symfony
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (33.33%) Fedora
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
1 2 (66.67%) PHP5
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCAD
1 1 (33.33%) MCSD
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Facebook
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe
1 1 (33.33%) Sony