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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 55 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Ruby 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.60% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.86% 1.30% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £350 £425 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +126.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-47.18% +425.92%
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
215 154 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.23% 25.93% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 99 107
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £11.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 2016, 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 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Ajax
2 5 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Open Source
4 3 (30.00%) HTML5
4 3 (30.00%) REST
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (30.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) Subversion
5 2 (20.00%) RSpec
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (20.00%) CSS3
5 2 (20.00%) Backbone.js

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Subversion
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Web Applications Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Web Applications Support
2 2 (20.00%) Web Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Web Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Ajax
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) REST
3 3 (30.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Backbone.js
4 2 (20.00%) CSS3
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) OAuth
4 2 (20.00%) OAuth2
4 2 (20.00%) Phusion Passenger
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Capistrano
2 1 (10.00%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 22 days ago