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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 115 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Ruby 29 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.56% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.82% 1.91% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 7
Median daily rate £480 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £304 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £389
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £8.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £8.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -88.73%
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
1030 732 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.78% 29.35% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 440 439
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £467 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 27
Median hourly rate £39.60 £30.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.83% +48.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £11.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.92 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Ruby as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 11 £475 - 2
Birmingham -9 7 £500 +23.07% 4
Staffordshire -2 1 - - 6
Worcestershire - 1 £450 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 30 (52.63%) Java
2 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (43.86%) Python
3 25 (43.86%) DevOps
4 24 (42.11%) Linux
5 23 (40.35%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (40.35%) Puppet
6 20 (35.09%) Git (software)
6 20 (35.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (33.33%) Google
7 19 (33.33%) CSS
8 17 (29.82%) Packer
8 17 (29.82%) ELK Stack
9 16 (28.07%) Graphite
9 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
9 16 (28.07%) HTML
10 15 (26.32%) Shell Script
10 15 (26.32%) MuleSoft
10 15 (26.32%) OpenStack
11 14 (24.56%) Sensu
11 14 (24.56%) Terraform
11 14 (24.56%) Uchiwa
11 14 (24.56%) .NET
11 14 (24.56%) Atlassian
12 13 (22.81%) C#
12 13 (22.81%) Vagrant
13 12 (21.05%) Scala
13 12 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
14 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 15 (26.32%) OpenStack
2 6 (10.53%) CMS
2 6 (10.53%) Umbraco
3 5 (8.77%) Mule
4 3 (5.26%) Apache
4 3 (5.26%) Confluence
5 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.75%) JBoss
6 1 (1.75%) nginx
6 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 23 (40.35%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (35.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.51%) GitHub
5 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.75%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) HTTP
2 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) Bluetooth
3 2 (3.51%) DNS
3 2 (3.51%) ICMP
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
3 2 (3.51%) Network Security
3 2 (3.51%) VPN
3 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.51%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) MongoDB
1 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.51%) InfluxDB
3 2 (3.51%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.75%) Riak
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) Git (software)
2 13 (22.81%) Vagrant
3 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
4 7 (12.28%) TeamCity
5 6 (10.53%) Selenium
6 4 (7.02%) JUnit
7 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.26%) IntelliJ
7 3 (5.26%) Jasmine
7 3 (5.26%) JIRA
7 3 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (5.26%) Subversion
8 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (3.51%) GoCD
8 2 (3.51%) Travis CI
8 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.75%) Ant
9 1 (1.75%) JMeter
9 1 (1.75%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 5 (8.77%) Games
2 1 (1.75%) Advertising
2 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (61.40%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) .NET Developer
3 8 (14.04%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (14.04%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (14.04%) C# Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Applications Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Cloud Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Scala Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Umbraco Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.26%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.26%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Web Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.33%) CSS
2 17 (29.82%) ELK Stack
3 16 (28.07%) HTML
4 14 (24.56%) .NET
4 14 (24.56%) Sensu
5 10 (17.54%) Play Framework
6 8 (14.04%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (12.28%) HTML5
7 7 (12.28%) J2EE
8 6 (10.53%) Akka
8 6 (10.53%) CSS3
8 6 (10.53%) JSON
8 6 (10.53%) Sass
9 5 (8.77%) Ajax
9 5 (8.77%) REST
9 5 (8.77%) Web Services
10 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
10 4 (7.02%) Node.js
10 4 (7.02%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (7.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) User Experience
2 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.51%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.75%) Neural Network
3 1 (1.75%) Online Games
3 1 (1.75%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.11%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.51%) Unix
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) DevOps
3 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management
3 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
4 9 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
4 9 (15.79%) Service Management
5 8 (14.04%) Automated Testing
5 8 (14.04%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (14.04%) Open Source
5 8 (14.04%) Scrum
6 6 (10.53%) TDD
6 6 (10.53%) Web Development
7 5 (8.77%) BDD
7 5 (8.77%) Web Operations
8 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.02%) Microservices
8 4 (7.02%) MVC
9 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.26%) Kanban
9 3 (5.26%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) Java
2 25 (43.86%) Python
3 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
4 15 (26.32%) Shell Script
5 13 (22.81%) C#
6 12 (21.05%) Scala
7 8 (14.04%) PHP
8 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
9 3 (5.26%) Perl
9 3 (5.26%) SQL
10 2 (3.51%) Go
10 2 (3.51%) Groovy
11 1 (1.75%) C++
11 1 (1.75%) Haskell
11 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.75%) R
11 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) ISEB
2 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (40.35%) Puppet
2 17 (29.82%) Packer
3 16 (28.07%) Graphite
4 14 (24.56%) Terraform
4 14 (24.56%) Uchiwa
5 9 (15.79%) Grafana
6 8 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (10.53%) Ansible
8 5 (8.77%) Kubernetes
9 4 (7.02%) Mesos
10 3 (5.26%) Consul
11 2 (3.51%) Marathon
12 1 (1.75%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) Google
2 15 (26.32%) MuleSoft
3 14 (24.56%) Atlassian
4 9 (15.79%) ForgeRock
5 6 (10.53%) WSO2
6 3 (5.26%) Splunk
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.51%) Sitecore
7 2 (3.51%) VMware
8 1 (1.75%) HP
8 1 (1.75%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.75%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.75%) webMethods
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