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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 44 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Ruby 16 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.47% 0.77% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.17% 2.46% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 0
Median daily rate £475 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -47.18%

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
223 203 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.36% 31.28% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 133 104
Median daily rate £419 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.41% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £14.25 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% -19.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

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 23 February 2017.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 34 (89.47%) Python
2 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (68.42%) DevOps
4 25 (65.79%) Linux
5 24 (63.16%) Puppet
5 24 (63.16%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (60.53%) Ansible
7 21 (55.26%) Jenkins
7 21 (55.26%) Open Source
7 21 (55.26%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (52.63%) Configuration Management
9 19 (50.00%) Web Services
9 19 (50.00%) Web Operations
10 18 (47.37%) PHP
10 18 (47.37%) HTTP
10 18 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (44.74%) Rackspace
12 16 (42.11%) Salt
12 16 (42.11%) MongoDB
12 16 (42.11%) TCP/IP
12 16 (42.11%) SSL
13 15 (39.47%) MySQL
13 15 (39.47%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (39.47%) Subversion
13 15 (39.47%) Git (software)
14 14 (36.84%) Java
15 7 (18.42%) Terraform
15 7 (18.42%) User Experience
15 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
15 7 (18.42%) .NET

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 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (7.89%) nginx
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 21 (55.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon S3
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.89%) Route 53
2 3 (7.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) HTTP
2 16 (42.11%) SSL
2 16 (42.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) BGP
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) Junos
3 1 (2.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) MongoDB
2 15 (39.47%) MySQL
2 15 (39.47%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (13.16%) EDRMS
4 3 (7.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (7.89%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (5.26%) InfluxDB
6 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) Jenkins
2 15 (39.47%) Git (software)
2 15 (39.47%) Subversion
3 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.89%) Selenium
5 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.26%) Hudson
6 2 (5.26%) PhantomJS
6 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.63%) Capybara
7 1 (2.63%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.63%) NUnit
7 1 (2.63%) RSpec
7 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
1 10 (26.32%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (13.16%) Applications Support
2 5 (13.16%) AWS DevOps
2 5 (13.16%) Head of Development
2 5 (13.16%) WebOps Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Head of Application Development
3 4 (10.53%) Head of Applications
3 4 (10.53%) Head of Support
3 4 (10.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (10.53%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (2.63%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (50.00%) Web Services
2 7 (18.42%) .NET
3 5 (13.16%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
4 3 (7.89%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (7.89%) Sensu
5 2 (5.26%) CSS
5 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) Node.js
6 1 (2.63%) DOM
6 1 (2.63%) JSON
6 1 (2.63%) REST
6 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) User Experience
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (68.42%) DevOps
3 21 (55.26%) Open Source
4 20 (52.63%) Configuration Management
5 19 (50.00%) Web Operations
6 18 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (18.42%) Data Modelling
8 6 (15.79%) Case Management
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (13.16%) Change Management
9 5 (13.16%) CRM
9 5 (13.16%) Data Management
9 5 (13.16%) SDLC
9 5 (13.16%) Workflow
10 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (10.53%) Project Management
10 4 (10.53%) Service Management
11 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (89.47%) Python
2 18 (47.37%) PHP
3 14 (36.84%) Java
4 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
5 6 (15.79%) Scala
6 3 (7.89%) C
7 2 (5.26%) Go
7 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.63%) C#
8 1 (2.63%) C++
8 1 (2.63%) Groovy
8 1 (2.63%) Perl
8 1 (2.63%) R
8 1 (2.63%) SQL
8 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (63.16%) Opscode Chef
1 24 (63.16%) Puppet
2 23 (60.53%) Ansible
3 16 (42.11%) Salt
4 7 (18.42%) Terraform
5 5 (13.16%) Kubernetes
6 4 (10.53%) Mesos
7 3 (7.89%) collectd
7 3 (7.89%) Kibana
7 3 (7.89%) logstash
7 3 (7.89%) StatsD
8 2 (5.26%) Graphite
8 2 (5.26%) Marathon
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Rackspace
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.63%) Juniper
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat