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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 109 99 85
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing Ruby 16 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.88% 1.63% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 7
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£475 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.10% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £283 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £321 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%
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
849 737 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.75% 31.34% 31.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 428 290
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 27 21
Average hourly rate £26.85 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.20 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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
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 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Shropshire - 13 £485 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 25 (80.65%) Ruby on Rails
2 17 (54.84%) Java
3 14 (45.16%) Linux
4 13 (41.94%) MySQL
4 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
5 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (35.48%) Open Source
6 10 (32.26%) Firewall
6 10 (32.26%) Windows
6 10 (32.26%) Oracle
6 10 (32.26%) XML
7 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
7 9 (29.03%) .NET
7 9 (29.03%) Internet
7 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
7 9 (29.03%) CGI
7 9 (29.03%) Python
7 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
8 8 (25.81%) SSL
8 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
8 8 (25.81%) HTML
9 7 (22.58%) SUSE
9 7 (22.58%) Web Development
9 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
9 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
9 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (22.58%) Analytics
10 6 (19.35%) WCF
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 6 (19.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) nginx
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) Firewall
2 9 (29.03%) Internet
2 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
3 8 (25.81%) SSL
4 3 (9.68%) LDAP
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) MySQL
2 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
3 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (3.23%) Hudson
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Ant
4 1 (3.23%) JUnit
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) DBA
2 8 (25.81%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Lead Developer
4 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.68%) AWS Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (80.65%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (32.26%) XML
3 9 (29.03%) .NET
3 9 (29.03%) CGI
4 8 (25.81%) HTML
5 6 (19.35%) CSS
5 6 (19.35%) WCF
6 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
7 3 (9.68%) OAuth
7 3 (9.68%) Web Services
7 3 (9.68%) OAuth2
8 2 (6.45%) XHTML
8 2 (6.45%) Ajax
8 2 (6.45%) OpenID
9 1 (3.23%) HTML5
9 1 (3.23%) CSS3
9 1 (3.23%) PhoneGap
9 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
9 1 (3.23%) JSON
9 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Linux
2 10 (32.26%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) SUSE
3 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.68%) UNIX
4 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.23%) Debian
5 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Web Development
2 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
2 7 (22.58%) Analytics
3 4 (12.90%) Scrum
3 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.90%) Kanban
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.45%) Workflow
6 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.23%) MVC
6 1 (3.23%) SOA
6 1 (3.23%) UML
6 1 (3.23%) OOP
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 9 (29.03%) Python
3 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Samba
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle
3 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Talend