The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby 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 over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 106 101 99
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 15 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.29% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.83% 0.88% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £246 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £351 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +11.11%
Ruby
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
820 683 813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.68% 32.45% 35.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 411 446
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 20
Average hourly rate £21.50 £24.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.24% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Ruby
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 across the West Midlands region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the West Midlands region.

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Ruby
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 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 6 £400 +23.07% 3
Warwickshire -12 1 £300 +14.28%
Staffordshire - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 12 (63.16%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (52.63%) Linux
3 8 (42.11%) HTML
3 8 (42.11%) MySQL
3 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) CSS
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 7 (36.84%) LDAP
4 7 (36.84%) OAuth
4 7 (36.84%) OAuth2
5 5 (26.32%) Workflow
5 5 (26.32%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
6 4 (21.05%) OpenID
7 3 (15.79%) Subversion
7 3 (15.79%) OOD
7 3 (15.79%) OO
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
8 2 (10.53%) J2EE
8 2 (10.53%) C#
8 2 (10.53%) PHP
8 2 (10.53%) Ant
8 2 (10.53%) Apache
8 2 (10.53%) Python
8 2 (10.53%) MVC
8 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
8 2 (10.53%) jQuery
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) Subversion
3 2 (10.53%) Ant
3 2 (10.53%) Hudson
3 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (5.26%) Gradle
4 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) Maven
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
4 1 (5.26%) JBehave
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Architect
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (42.11%) HTML
2 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 7 (36.84%) CSS
3 7 (36.84%) OAuth
3 7 (36.84%) OAuth2
4 4 (21.05%) OpenID
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) J2EE
6 2 (10.53%) jQuery
7 1 (5.26%) RESTful
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
7 1 (5.26%) WCF
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.26%) LAMP
7 1 (5.26%) Spring
7 1 (5.26%) Ajax
7 1 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.26%) Debian
2 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) TDD
2 5 (26.32%) Workflow
3 3 (15.79%) OO
3 3 (15.79%) OOD
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.26%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) Groovy
4 1 (5.26%) Scala
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCP
1 1 (5.26%) MCAD
1 1 (5.26%) MCSD
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Samba
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) CFEngine
2 1 (5.26%) Cobbler
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.26%) Perforce
1 1 (5.26%) VMware
1 1 (5.26%) Facebook
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