The table below looks at the statistics for Merb skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Merb 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
Merb
Rank 610 585 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing Merb 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.002% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.013% 0.007% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£513 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15650 15213 15616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.17% 28.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10137 9787 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 266 374
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 £17.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Merb
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Merb within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Merb Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Merb
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Merb within the UK.

Merb Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Merb
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Merb within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Merb Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Merb
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Merb 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 Merb.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Sinatra
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) LESS
2 1 (50.00%) Padrino
2 1 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) RSpec
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) HTTPS

Merb
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Merb 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 Merb. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Sinatra
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) LESS
2 1 (50.00%) Padrino
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby