Average hour rate for a Junior Rails developer

Hi guys.

I would like to ask what would be the average hour rate for a junior
rails
dev in the US and then in Europe like UK & Germany.

Basically, where is considered the best country to work in as a Rails
developer? Where are the most rewarding job opportunities?

And how is “Junior” defined in the Rails ecosystem?

Thanks in advance.

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Agis A. [email protected]
wrote:

Hi guys.

Basically, where is considered the best country to work in as a Rails
developer? Where are the most rewarding job opportunities?

Funny… the same discussion is going on in #rubyonrails now


Greg A.
http://twitter.com/akinsgre

Hourly rate? Hourly rates are for consultants and the phrase “junior
consultant” has little cachet.

Everyone else has salary.

Basically, where is considered the best country to work in as a Rails
developer? Where are the most rewarding job opportunities?

From the numbers of opportunities I’ve seen, definitely the USA, but
that’s partly because we have so many big cities.

Getting more granular and asking about cities, it seems San Francisco
is the mecca, so to speak, followed (distantly) by New York, Chicago,
and Washington DC.

Portland, OR and Austin, TX come up a lot as well…

-philip

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 09:40, Agis A. [email protected] wrote:

Basically, where is considered the best country to work in as a Rails
developer? Where are the most rewarding job opportunities?

From the numbers of opportunities I’ve seen, definitely the USA, but
that’s partly because we have so many big cities.

Getting more granular and asking about cities, it seems San Francisco
is the mecca, so to speak, followed (distantly) by New York, Chicago,
and Washington DC. Outside the USA I’ve seen a large number of
postings for London, probably somewhere between the numbers for NY and
DC. Other than that, the only ones I can recall seeing any
significant numbers for are Berlin, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam.

Hop on the major job boards, search for Ruby on Rails, and see what
areas pop up most often…

-Dave


Dave A., Available Cleared Ruby on Rails Freelancer
(NoVa/DC/Remote); details @ http://www.DaveAronson.com/.

It’s nowhere near the same scale as cities in the US and Europe, but
Wellington, New Zealand definitely has a lot of demand for Rails
developers right now.

I also know of recent jobs openings in Christchurch (if you can’t take
the shake), Nelson, and Auckland.

I would suspect the market in Australia is hot. Sydney, Melbourne, and
Brisbane probably best bets, though supposedly there is a big shortage
of IT workers (haven’t heard Rails specifically) out west to support the
mining industry.

Australian pay is better than NZ pay due to exchange rates.

Personally, I’m looking for at least one junior level developer to work
with me on projects as a freelancer. Remote from anywhere is fine as
long as you have excellent English language communication skills. If you
can’t write and speak in English well, it’s a non-starter. I expect some
sort of code on github to look at too. Contact me at wm -at-
waltermcginnis dot com.

Cheers,
Walter
Twitter: wtem

On Jan 27, 2012, at 8:10 AM, Walter McGinnis [email protected]
wrote:

I also know of recent jobs openings in Christchurch (if you can’t take the
shake), Nelson, and Auckland.

CAN take the shake, I mean.

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:55, Philip H. [email protected] wrote:

Getting more granular and asking about cities, it seems San Francisco
is the mecca, so to speak, followed (distantly) by New York, Chicago,
and Washington DC.

Portland, OR and Austin, TX come up a lot as well…

Oh of course, how could I forget – last year, Puppet Labs was trying
to convince me to consider moving to Portland! Very nice city
(visited there last summer), but I don’t want to move. :slight_smile: New
Relic’s also there, and a fair assortment of startups. Still fewer
than DC-land, what with all the federal (and federal contracting)
jobs, tho. I’ve seen some for Austin too, but not enough to make an
impression.

-Dave


Dave A.: Available Cleared Ruby on Rails Freelancer
(NoVa/DC/Remote) – see www.DaveAronson.com, and blogs at
www.Codosaur.us, www.Dare2XL.com, www.RecruitingRants.com

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