The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 31 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.22% 0.64% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.00% 1.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £588 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
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
East 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 Northamptonshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
100 103 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 27.70% 32.91% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 34 45
Average daily rate £375 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £14.96 £35.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.25% +84.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £35.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £35.00 £120.00
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 Northamptonshire

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Northampton - 8 £425 - 1
Ruby
East Midlands

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) HTML5
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (33.33%) CSS3
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) OO
5 3 (25.00%) MySQL
6 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) QA
6 2 (16.67%) Adobe
6 2 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (16.67%) Android
6 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (16.67%) Sass
6 2 (16.67%) OOCSS
7 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (8.33%) Android SDK
7 1 (8.33%) DevOps
7 1 (8.33%) User Experience
7 1 (8.33%) iOS SDK
7 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (8.33%) User Experience Design
7 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Product Management

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
1 2 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
1 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (33.33%) HTML5
2 4 (33.33%) CSS3
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) Sass
3 2 (16.67%) OOCSS
4 1 (8.33%) Android SDK
4 1 (8.33%) iOS SDK
4 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) User Experience Design
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Product Management
5 1 (8.33%) ATDD
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Adobe