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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 93 108 102
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing Ruby 43 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 0.43% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.74% 1.38% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 7 8
Median daily rate £488 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £269 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
907 796 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.10% 31.11% 31.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 479 452
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 35
Median hourly rate £30.75 £31.44 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.19% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.25 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Birmingham +6 18 £513 +20.58%
Shropshire - 11 £413 - 2
Coventry - 4 £488 - 1
Worcestershire - 4 £363 - 3
Staffordshire - 1 - - 3
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 48 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (59.46%) Python
3 43 (58.11%) Linux
4 35 (47.30%) Java
5 32 (43.24%) DevOps
6 31 (41.89%) Git (software)
6 31 (41.89%) Amazon AWS
6 31 (41.89%) Puppet
7 28 (37.84%) Configuration Management
8 27 (36.49%) Open Source
9 25 (33.78%) Jenkins
10 24 (32.43%) Scala
10 24 (32.43%) MongoDB
11 23 (31.08%) CSS
12 22 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
13 21 (28.38%) HTML
14 20 (27.03%) HTTP
15 19 (25.68%) PHP
15 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (24.32%) Subversion
16 18 (24.32%) Web Services
16 18 (24.32%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (24.32%) Ansible
16 18 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
18 16 (21.62%) Web Operations
18 16 (21.62%) Terraform
19 15 (20.27%) Play Framework
20 14 (18.92%) MySQL
21 13 (17.57%) Google

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 8 (10.81%) OpenStack
2 5 (6.76%) Confluence
2 5 (6.76%) Mule
2 5 (6.76%) nginx
3 4 (5.41%) CMS
3 4 (5.41%) Umbraco
4 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.70%) Apache
5 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (41.89%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.46%) GitHub
4 5 (6.76%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon S3
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (4.05%) Route 53
5 3 (4.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.70%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.35%) IaaS
7 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.03%) HTTP
2 12 (16.22%) SSL
2 12 (16.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.43%) MongoDB
2 18 (24.32%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (18.92%) MySQL
4 13 (17.57%) NoSQL
5 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
6 6 (8.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (4.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (4.05%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.70%) InfluxDB
8 2 (2.70%) MariaDB
9 1 (1.35%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 31 (41.89%) Git (software)
2 25 (33.78%) Jenkins
3 18 (24.32%) Subversion
4 11 (14.86%) Cucumber
5 9 (12.16%) Selenium
6 7 (9.46%) JUnit
7 6 (8.11%) TeamCity
8 5 (6.76%) JIRA
8 5 (6.76%) RSpec
9 4 (5.41%) Capybara
9 4 (5.41%) IntelliJ
10 3 (4.05%) git-flow
10 3 (4.05%) Jasmine
10 3 (4.05%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (4.05%) Vagrant
10 3 (4.05%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.70%) Gatling
11 2 (2.70%) Grunt
11 2 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (2.70%) PhantomJS
General
1 5 (6.76%) Games
2 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Electronics
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.35%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (40.54%) Developer
2 17 (22.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) AWS DevOps
4 10 (13.51%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Scala Developer
6 8 (10.81%) WebOps Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Java Developer
8 6 (8.11%) Senior WebOps Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Architect
9 5 (6.76%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (6.76%) Technical Architect
10 4 (5.41%) .NET Developer
10 4 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (5.41%) C# Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 4 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Tester
10 4 (5.41%) Umbraco Developer
11 3 (4.05%) Digital Technical Architect
11 3 (4.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.08%) CSS
2 21 (28.38%) HTML
3 18 (24.32%) Web Services
4 15 (20.27%) Play Framework
5 13 (17.57%) ELK Stack
6 12 (16.22%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (13.51%) HTML5
7 10 (13.51%) JSON
7 10 (13.51%) Sensu
8 9 (12.16%) .NET
8 9 (12.16%) Ajax
8 9 (12.16%) CSS3
9 8 (10.81%) Django
9 8 (10.81%) Node.js
9 8 (10.81%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (10.81%) REST
10 7 (9.46%) Sass
11 6 (8.11%) Akka
11 6 (8.11%) RESTful
11 6 (8.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) User Experience
2 3 (4.05%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.35%) Neural Network
3 1 (1.35%) Online Games
3 1 (1.35%) Physics
3 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (58.11%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) Ubuntu
2 4 (5.41%) Unix
3 3 (4.05%) Mac OS X
3 3 (4.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.24%) DevOps
3 28 (37.84%) Configuration Management
4 27 (36.49%) Open Source
5 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (21.62%) Web Operations
7 12 (16.22%) Scrum
8 10 (13.51%) Automated Testing
9 9 (12.16%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (12.16%) TDD
10 8 (10.81%) BDD
10 8 (10.81%) Web Development
11 7 (9.46%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (9.46%) Web Design
12 5 (6.76%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (6.76%) Microservices
12 5 (6.76%) MVC
12 5 (6.76%) Test Automation
13 4 (5.41%) OOP
14 3 (4.05%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (59.46%) Python
2 35 (47.30%) Java
3 24 (32.43%) Scala
4 19 (25.68%) PHP
5 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
6 12 (16.22%) C#
7 9 (12.16%) Shell Script
8 8 (10.81%) Bash Shell
9 5 (6.76%) SQL
10 4 (5.41%) Groovy
11 3 (4.05%) Go
11 3 (4.05%) Perl
12 2 (2.70%) Haskell
13 1 (1.35%) C++
13 1 (1.35%) R
13 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.35%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) ISEB
4 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (41.89%) Puppet
2 22 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (24.32%) Ansible
4 16 (21.62%) Terraform
5 11 (14.86%) Salt
6 10 (13.51%) Grafana
7 9 (12.16%) Graphite
8 8 (10.81%) Packer
9 7 (9.46%) Uchiwa
10 5 (6.76%) Kibana
10 5 (6.76%) Kubernetes
11 4 (5.41%) Mesos
12 3 (4.05%) collectd
12 3 (4.05%) Consul
12 3 (4.05%) logstash
12 3 (4.05%) StatsD
13 2 (2.70%) Marathon
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Google
1 13 (17.57%) Rackspace
2 8 (10.81%) MuleSoft
3 7 (9.46%) Atlassian
3 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.11%) WSO2
5 3 (4.05%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.70%) ForgeRock
6 2 (2.70%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.70%) VMware
7 1 (1.35%) HP
7 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.35%) SAP
7 1 (1.35%) Splunk
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