I know there was a big thread before regarding hourly rate for freelance work in Rails but I was wondering what the average annual salary for Rails developers would be. Could you guys help me out? Thanks. -- Mark
on 2007-02-07 03:02
on 2007-02-07 08:49
We do placement of Rails developers through Quality Humans, Inc. Quality Rails developers are currently earning high salaries, and those salaries are increasing steadily. There is, from our perspective, a significant shortage of very well versed Rails developers. Far fewer, in fact, than there are openings right now. I'm just waiting for companies to start offering leased BMWs as hiring incentives! Sorry to speak in such general terms, but it makes little sense for me to be more specific. The concept of "fairness" doesn't really apply to this subject in a free market economy. It's fair if both sides agree, and if they don't, then there's nothing to discuss with respect to fairness. :-) -- -- Tom Mornini, CTO -- Engine Yard, Ruby on Rails Hosting -- Reliability, Ease of Use, Scalability -- (866) 518-YARD (9273)
on 2007-02-07 12:15
On 2/7/07, Tom Mornini <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > We do placement of Rails developers through Quality Humans, Inc. > > Quality Rails developers are currently earning high salaries, and > those salaries are increasing steadily. > > There is, from our perspective, a significant shortage of very well > versed Rails developers. A well known shortage. I am not sure how you can quantify 'well versed' (no of months? completed shipped products?) either. I haven't seen any job postings requesting 2 years experience with Rails 1.2 yet, but that is probably because I am not actively seeking employment. I know that where I live (Ireland) there is almost no available developers in Rails. Companies that would prefer to hire people living locally have to outsource. I don't expect that to change much either, Rail's well known productivity bonuses have translated into some unusual side effects, like startups going profitable in one year, or lowering the capital investment required for IT startups in the first place. So there is going to be a lot of startups hiring Rails developers for some time to come, and employment prospects could be very good for good Rails developers as a result; benefits, holidays, flexible working or working from home etc. The public aspect of Rails development (web sites) means that there is more transparency to your achievements too.