The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 - 19 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 4.42% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Programming Languages Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
78 72 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 58.21% 63.72% 44.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 34
Average daily rate £313 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
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 Northern Ireland

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Ruby
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (100.00%) Active Record
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Subversion
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (66.67%) Alfresco
2 4 (66.67%) JRuby
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (66.67%) Sass
2 4 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (66.67%) RubyMine

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (66.67%) Alfresco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Subversion
1 4 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) RubyMine
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
2 4 (66.67%) JRuby
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
2 4 (66.67%) Sass
2 4 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Active Record
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript