The first table below looks at the demand for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 23 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 East Midlands 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 78 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 9 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.63% 0.69% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.09% 2.26% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 0
Average daily rate
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£323 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+22.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -
Programming Languages Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
430 443 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 30.09% 30.64% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 215 184
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 21
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £53.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
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Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the East Midlands region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -2 4 £400 -30.43% 2
Derbyshire - 3 £320 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £331 - 2
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (72.73%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) BDD
3 6 (54.55%) QA
4 5 (45.45%) Selenium
4 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
4 5 (45.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (45.45%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) PHP
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Android
5 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
6 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
6 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) JBehave
6 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
6 3 (27.27%) C#
6 3 (27.27%) ISEB
7 2 (18.18%) Python
7 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 2 (18.18%) CSS
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) HTML
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) MySQL
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) Retail
7 2 (18.18%) Open Source

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
1 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 3 (27.27%) JBehave
2 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
3 2 (18.18%) FitNesse
4 1 (9.09%) Ant
4 1 (9.09%) Maven
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 1 (9.09%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Open Source
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Android
1 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) ATDD
6 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) PHP
3 3 (27.27%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
5 1 (9.09%) Scala
5 1 (9.09%) Golang
5 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) VMware