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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 54 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Ruby 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.11% 0.14% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.83% 0.44% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +10.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £400 £326
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.00 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-88.73% +118.46%
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
209 226 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.03% 31.48% 31.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 136 124
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -45.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £18.95 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £107.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 24 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (100.00%) Node.js
2 5 (62.50%) Web Application Development
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
2 5 (62.50%) WCF
2 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (62.50%) RESTful
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) NoSQL
2 5 (62.50%) Entity Framework
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (37.50%) React
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (37.50%) Objective-C
3 3 (37.50%) Ember.js
3 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (37.50%) Apache Cordova

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
1 5 (62.50%) WCF
1 5 (62.50%) RESTful
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (62.50%) Entity Framework
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (37.50%) React
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (37.50%) Ember.js
2 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (37.50%) Apache Cordova
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) TDD
1 5 (62.50%) BDD
1 5 (62.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Objective-C
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