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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 63 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 0.46% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.35% 1.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.62% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
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
255 239 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.25% 36.49% 38.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 172 124
Average daily rate £350 £300 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £434 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.59% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £25.00 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £175.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) OOD
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) RESTful
6 1 (14.29%) Scala
6 1 (14.29%) JBehave
6 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (14.29%) Node.js
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) Facebook
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (14.29%) MCTS

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) JBehave
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Architect
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) OO
2 3 (42.86%) OOD
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) MCAD
1 1 (14.29%) MCSD
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCTS
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Facebook