The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 111 93 93
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby 9 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.70% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.22% 2.19% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
735 638 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.85% 32.08% 33.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 352 392
Average daily rate £325 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 30
Average hourly rate £25.25 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.83% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £114.70 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
England

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
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 1 August 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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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 -2 1 £425 +10.38% 2
Warwickshire -10 1 £300 +14.28%
Coventry - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 15 (75.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 14 (70.00%) Linux
3 13 (65.00%) MySQL
3 13 (65.00%) Web Services
4 12 (60.00%) LDAP
4 12 (60.00%) OAuth
4 12 (60.00%) OAuth2
5 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (40.00%) Workflow
7 6 (30.00%) OpenID
8 5 (25.00%) Open Source
8 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (20.00%) HTML
9 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 4 (20.00%) Digital Media
10 3 (15.00%) Node.js
10 3 (15.00%) Puppet
10 3 (15.00%) HTML5
10 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (15.00%) CSS3
10 3 (15.00%) Document Management
10 3 (15.00%) CSS
10 3 (15.00%) PHP
11 2 (10.00%) .NET
11 2 (10.00%) Java
11 2 (10.00%) Perl
11 2 (10.00%) Python
11 2 (10.00%) MVC
11 2 (10.00%) TDD

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (15.00%) Node.js
2 1 (5.00%) WordPress
2 1 (5.00%) nginx
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) Hudson
3 1 (5.00%) RubyGems
3 1 (5.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.00%) Grunt
3 1 (5.00%) Gradle
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 13 (65.00%) Web Services
3 12 (60.00%) OAuth
3 12 (60.00%) OAuth2
4 6 (30.00%) OpenID
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 3 (15.00%) HTML5
6 3 (15.00%) CSS3
6 3 (15.00%) CSS
7 2 (10.00%) .NET
7 2 (10.00%) jQuery
8 1 (5.00%) Sinatra
8 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (5.00%) WebGL
8 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
8 1 (5.00%) RESTful
8 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (5.00%) Ajax
8 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Open Source
2 4 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Debian
3 1 (5.00%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Workflow
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.00%) Document Management
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) TDD
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.00%) Build Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Memory Management
5 1 (5.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
5 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) PHP5
3 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) Groovy
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCTS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
1 1 (5.00%) MCAD
1 1 (5.00%) MCSD
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) CFEngine
2 1 (5.00%) Cobbler
2 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Facebook
1 1 (5.00%) Perforce
1 1 (5.00%) VMware
1 1 (5.00%) Sony
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe
1 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
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QUANTICA
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Novate IT Ltd
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Posted: 23 days ago