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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 126 103 113
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing Ruby 23 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.73% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.26% 1.40% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 5
Median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £358 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £399
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% -43.66%
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
1017 715 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.11% 30.05% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 426 417
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 21
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 July 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 July 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 - 9 £475 - 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £300 -
Coventry -9 2 - - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £325 -
Birmingham -20 1 £288 -23.33% 6
Solihull - 1 £225 - 1
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 47 (61.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 47 (61.84%) Amazon AWS
1 47 (61.84%) Puppet
1 47 (61.84%) Packer
2 46 (60.53%) Software Engineering
2 46 (60.53%) Google
3 45 (59.21%) Cloud Computing
3 45 (59.21%) OpenStack
4 44 (57.89%) Shell Script
5 41 (53.95%) Linux
5 41 (53.95%) Vagrant
6 39 (51.32%) DevOps
7 34 (44.74%) Terraform
8 31 (40.79%) Consul
9 30 (39.47%) Git (software)
10 26 (34.21%) Atlassian
10 26 (34.21%) Service Management
10 26 (34.21%) ELK Stack
10 26 (34.21%) Uchiwa
10 26 (34.21%) Sensu
10 26 (34.21%) MuleSoft
11 25 (32.89%) Graphite
11 25 (32.89%) ForgeRock
12 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
13 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
13 17 (22.37%) Python
13 17 (22.37%) Java
14 16 (21.05%) Identity Access Management
15 15 (19.74%) JavaScript

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 45 (59.21%) OpenStack
2 7 (9.21%) CMS
2 7 (9.21%) Umbraco
3 3 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.32%) Apache
4 1 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.32%) Drupal
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) JBoss
4 1 (1.32%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.32%) nginx
4 1 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 47 (61.84%) Amazon AWS
1 47 (61.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (59.21%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.26%) GitHub
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.32%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.32%) Heroku
4 1 (1.32%) IaaS
4 1 (1.32%) PaaS
4 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.63%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.63%) DNS
2 2 (2.63%) ICMP
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) VPN
2 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.63%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.32%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) Network Security
3 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.32%) Big Data
2 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (53.95%) Vagrant
2 30 (39.47%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.58%) TeamCity
5 4 (5.26%) Jasmine
5 4 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.95%) GoCD
6 3 (3.95%) Selenium
7 1 (1.32%) Ant
7 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.32%) Gatling
7 1 (1.32%) Grunt
7 1 (1.32%) gulp
7 1 (1.32%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.32%) JUnit
7 1 (1.32%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.32%) Sublime Text
7 1 (1.32%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (1.32%) Advertising
2 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (81.58%) Developer
2 26 (34.21%) Applications Developer
3 14 (18.42%) Senior Developer
4 13 (17.11%) Cloud Developer
5 9 (11.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 8 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.53%) Senior Applications Developer
7 6 (7.89%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Umbraco Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Scala Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Web Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (5.26%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (3.95%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.21%) ELK Stack
1 26 (34.21%) Sensu
2 15 (19.74%) CSS
3 14 (18.42%) .NET
4 12 (15.79%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (14.47%) HTML
6 6 (7.89%) J2EE
6 6 (7.89%) Play Framework
6 6 (7.89%) Sass
7 5 (6.58%) Akka
7 5 (6.58%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.58%) HTML5
7 5 (6.58%) Node.js
8 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.26%) CSS3
9 3 (3.95%) jQuery
9 3 (3.95%) REST
10 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.63%) JSON
10 2 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) User Experience
2 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.63%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.32%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 41 (53.95%) Linux
2 5 (6.58%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (60.53%) Software Engineering
2 39 (51.32%) DevOps
3 26 (34.21%) Service Management
4 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (21.05%) Identity Access Management
6 9 (11.84%) Open Source
6 9 (11.84%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Web Development
9 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (5.26%) TDD
11 3 (3.95%) BDD
11 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
11 3 (3.95%) Kanban
11 3 (3.95%) Release Management
11 3 (3.95%) Scrum
12 2 (2.63%) Build Automation
12 2 (2.63%) Load Balancing
12 2 (2.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 44 (57.89%) Shell Script
2 17 (22.37%) Java
2 17 (22.37%) Python
3 15 (19.74%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.47%) C#
5 9 (11.84%) PHP
6 6 (7.89%) Scala
7 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.63%) Perl
8 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.32%) C
9 1 (1.32%) C++
9 1 (1.32%) Groovy
9 1 (1.32%) Haskell
9 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
1 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.32%) EMC Certification
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.32%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.32%) vCloud
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (61.84%) Packer
1 47 (61.84%) Puppet
2 34 (44.74%) Terraform
3 31 (40.79%) Consul
4 26 (34.21%) Uchiwa
5 25 (32.89%) Graphite
6 12 (15.79%) Grafana
7 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.32%) Ansible
8 1 (1.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 46 (60.53%) Google
2 26 (34.21%) Atlassian
2 26 (34.21%) MuleSoft
3 25 (32.89%) ForgeRock
4 8 (10.53%) WSO2
5 3 (3.95%) VMware
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.63%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.63%) Splunk
7 1 (1.32%) Citrix
7 1 (1.32%) EMC
7 1 (1.32%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.32%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.32%) webMethods