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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 101 100 99
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 13 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.52% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.68% 1.58% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £357 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
776 697 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.67% 33.10% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 418 425
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 £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 22
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.80 £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.30 £40.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 August 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 27 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 -1 4 £400 +23.07% 2
Warwickshire -13 1 £300 +14.28%
Coventry - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 12 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 11 (61.11%) Linux
3 9 (50.00%) MySQL
3 9 (50.00%) Web Services
4 8 (44.44%) LDAP
4 8 (44.44%) OAuth
4 8 (44.44%) OAuth2
5 6 (33.33%) HTML
5 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (27.78%) Workflow
6 5 (27.78%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 4 (22.22%) OpenID
8 3 (16.67%) Puppet
8 3 (16.67%) Node.js
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 3 (16.67%) Digital Media
8 3 (16.67%) MVC
8 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 3 (16.67%) Java
8 3 (16.67%) PHP
8 3 (16.67%) .NET
9 2 (11.11%) J2EE
9 2 (11.11%) Ant
9 2 (11.11%) C#
9 2 (11.11%) OO
9 2 (11.11%) Apache
9 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (16.67%) Node.js
2 2 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) LDAP
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
2 2 (11.11%) Ant
2 2 (11.11%) Hudson
2 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Grunt
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (5.56%) Gradle
3 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.56%) JBehave
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.56%) RubyGems
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Architect
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 9 (50.00%) Web Services
3 8 (44.44%) OAuth
3 8 (44.44%) OAuth2
4 6 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (27.78%) CSS
6 4 (22.22%) OpenID
7 3 (16.67%) .NET
8 2 (11.11%) J2EE
8 2 (11.11%) jQuery
8 2 (11.11%) HTML5
8 2 (11.11%) CSS3
9 1 (5.56%) Backbone.js
9 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (5.56%) Sinatra
9 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (5.56%) WebGL
9 1 (5.56%) RESTful
9 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 2 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Debian
3 1 (5.56%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Workflow
3 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) MVC
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) Web Application Development
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.56%) Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Document Management
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) OOD
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) PHP5
4 1 (5.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MCP
1 1 (5.56%) MCAD
1 1 (5.56%) MCSD
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Samba
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) CFEngine
2 1 (5.56%) Cobbler
2 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.56%) Perforce
1 1 (5.56%) VMware
1 1 (5.56%) Facebook
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