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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 108 95 92
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing Ruby 20 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.73% 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.30% 2.40% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 10
Average daily rate £400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-47.18% +425.92%
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
870 666 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.31% 30.54% 34.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 389 420
Average daily rate £363 £335 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 39 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.69 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £15.86 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -7 13 £400 +36.17% 2
Birmingham -1 4 £350 -17.64% 9
Coventry -10 2 - - 2
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby.

1 20 (62.50%) Linux
2 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 14 (43.75%) Puppet
3 14 (43.75%) Software Engineering
4 13 (40.63%) OpenStack
4 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (40.63%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (40.63%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (40.63%) Packer
5 12 (37.50%) Terraform
5 12 (37.50%) Google
5 12 (37.50%) Shell Script
6 11 (34.38%) DevOps
6 11 (34.38%) Vagrant
7 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
8 8 (25.00%) Open Source
9 7 (21.88%) MariaDB
9 7 (21.88%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (21.88%) Atlassian
9 7 (21.88%) HTML
9 7 (21.88%) Service Management
9 7 (21.88%) Sensu
9 7 (21.88%) Uchiwa
9 7 (21.88%) MuleSoft
9 7 (21.88%) ELK Stack
10 6 (18.75%) Graphite
10 6 (18.75%) ForgeRock
10 6 (18.75%) CSS
10 6 (18.75%) RabbitMQ

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (40.63%) OpenStack
2 3 (9.38%) Apache
3 2 (6.25%) Drupal
3 2 (6.25%) Node.js
3 2 (6.25%) WordPress
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 13 (40.63%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (40.63%) Cloud Computing
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) GitHub
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) LAN
1 3 (9.38%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) MariaDB
2 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.25%) MySQL
5 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (34.38%) Vagrant
3 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.50%) Subversion
4 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.25%) JIRA
4 2 (6.25%) RSpec
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (68.75%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Senior Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Applications Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Applications Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) DevOps Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Web Applications Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Web Applications Support
6 2 (6.25%) Web Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Web Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) ELK Stack
1 7 (21.88%) HTML
1 7 (21.88%) Ruby on Rails
1 7 (21.88%) Sensu
2 6 (18.75%) CSS
2 6 (18.75%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (15.63%) Ajax
4 4 (12.50%) REST
5 3 (9.38%) Backbone.js
5 3 (9.38%) HTML5
5 3 (9.38%) jQuery
5 3 (9.38%) JSON
5 3 (9.38%) XML
6 2 (6.25%) .NET
6 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.25%) CSS3
6 2 (6.25%) LAMP
6 2 (6.25%) OAuth
6 2 (6.25%) Phusion Passenger
6 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.13%) Linked Data
1 1 (3.13%) Semantic Web
1 1 (3.13%) User Experience
1 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.13%) Solaris
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 11 (34.38%) DevOps
4 8 (25.00%) Open Source
5 7 (21.88%) Service Management
6 5 (15.63%) Scrum
7 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (9.38%) Validation
9 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.25%) Network Design
9 2 (6.25%) Release Management
9 2 (6.25%) TDD
9 2 (6.25%) Web Design
9 2 (6.25%) Web Development
10 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
10 1 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) Python
4 4 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (9.38%) Java
5 3 (9.38%) PHP
6 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.25%) Scala
7 1 (3.13%) C
7 1 (3.13%) C#
7 1 (3.13%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) Puppet
2 13 (40.63%) Packer
3 12 (37.50%) Terraform
4 7 (21.88%) Uchiwa
5 6 (18.75%) Graphite
6 5 (15.63%) Grafana
7 3 (9.38%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (6.25%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Google
2 7 (21.88%) Atlassian
2 7 (21.88%) MuleSoft
3 6 (18.75%) ForgeRock
4 3 (9.38%) CA
4 3 (9.38%) EMC
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) WSO2
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