The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 53 52 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Ruby 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.32% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.90% 2.49% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Median daily rate £450 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £71.00

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

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
205 201 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.72% 32.01% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 128 95
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £517 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £27.69 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.78% +7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the Birmingham region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 20 (83.33%) Python
2 19 (79.17%) DevOps
3 18 (75.00%) Linux
4 17 (70.83%) Puppet
4 17 (70.83%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (66.67%) Ansible
5 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (58.33%) Jenkins
8 13 (54.17%) Configuration Management
9 12 (50.00%) Web Services
9 12 (50.00%) Web Operations
10 11 (45.83%) Rackspace
10 11 (45.83%) PHP
10 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (41.67%) HTTP
12 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
12 9 (37.50%) SSL
12 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
12 9 (37.50%) Open Source
12 9 (37.50%) Subversion
12 9 (37.50%) MongoDB
12 9 (37.50%) Salt
13 8 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (33.33%) MySQL
14 7 (29.17%) Java
14 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
14 7 (29.17%) Terraform
15 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
15 6 (25.00%) Docker

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (12.50%) nginx
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 15 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon S3
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Route 53
2 3 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) HTTP
2 9 (37.50%) SSL
2 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) BGP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Junos
3 1 (4.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 8 (33.33%) MySQL
2 8 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (8.33%) InfluxDB
5 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Jenkins
2 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 9 (37.50%) Subversion
3 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (8.33%) Hudson
4 2 (8.33%) PhantomJS
4 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) Capybara
5 1 (4.17%) NUnit
5 1 (4.17%) RSpec
5 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) AWS DevOps
2 5 (20.83%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (20.83%) WebOps Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (16.67%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Data Scientist
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (20.83%) ELK Stack
3 3 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (12.50%) Sensu
4 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) Node.js
5 1 (4.17%) .NET
5 1 (4.17%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.17%) Neural Network
2 1 (4.17%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) DevOps
2 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (54.17%) Configuration Management
4 12 (50.00%) Web Operations
5 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (37.50%) Open Source
7 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (12.50%) Microservices
8 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 2 (8.33%) BDD
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (8.33%) OO
9 2 (8.33%) OOP
9 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
9 2 (8.33%) Scrum
10 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (4.17%) Machine Learning
10 1 (4.17%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) Python
2 11 (45.83%) PHP
3 7 (29.17%) Bash Shell
3 7 (29.17%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) Go
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) R
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (70.83%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (70.83%) Puppet
2 16 (66.67%) Ansible
3 9 (37.50%) Salt
4 7 (29.17%) Terraform
5 5 (20.83%) Kubernetes
6 4 (16.67%) Mesos
7 3 (12.50%) collectd
7 3 (12.50%) Kibana
7 3 (12.50%) logstash
7 3 (12.50%) StatsD
8 2 (8.33%) Graphite
8 2 (8.33%) Marathon
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Rackspace
2 3 (12.50%) SaltStack
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat