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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Merb
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Contract jobs citing Merb 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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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
15243 14744 14670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.74% 28.38% 28.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10359 9543 8949
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.03 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
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%) 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%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby