The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby on Rails skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails (RoR)
Rank 114 105 108
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 14 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.19% 1.03% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£278 £300 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £272 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £368 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -
Ruby on Rails
England

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
640 580 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.89% 27.48% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 364 336
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 19
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Ruby on Rails
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Ruby on Rails Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Ruby on Rails
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Ruby on Rails Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Ruby on Rails
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the West Midlands 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
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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
Birmingham -4 4 £255 -21.53% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £300 - 1
Ruby on Rails
England

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails.

1 15 (100.00%) Ruby
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) MySQL
2 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) LDAP
3 6 (40.00%) OAuth
3 6 (40.00%) OAuth2
4 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (33.33%) .NET
4 5 (33.33%) Workflow
5 4 (26.67%) Python
5 4 (26.67%) CSS
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (26.67%) WCF
5 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (26.67%) OpenID
6 3 (20.00%) OOD
6 3 (20.00%) OO
6 3 (20.00%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) Web Development
7 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) Kanban
8 1 (6.67%) jQuery

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.67%) Ant
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 6 (40.00%) OAuth
2 6 (40.00%) OAuth2
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) WCF
4 4 (26.67%) OpenID
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Spring
6 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
1 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Workflow
3 3 (20.00%) OOD
3 3 (20.00%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Web Development
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Ruby
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft