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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 100 114 110
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Ruby 31 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.43% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.41% 1.40% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 1
Median daily rate £370 £495 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.25% +58.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-77.50% -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
910 788 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.25% 30.97% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 492 421
Median daily rate £375 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 46 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.45 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.09%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -28 18 £370 -25.62% 1
Birmingham +2 4 £444 +18.33% 3
Solihull - 3 £225 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £300 -
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 46 (71.88%) Software Engineering
1 46 (71.88%) Puppet
2 45 (70.31%) OpenStack
2 45 (70.31%) Packer
2 45 (70.31%) Google
2 45 (70.31%) Cloud Computing
2 45 (70.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (68.75%) Shell Script
4 41 (64.06%) Linux
5 38 (59.38%) Vagrant
6 36 (56.25%) DevOps
7 33 (51.56%) Git (software)
8 32 (50.00%) Terraform
9 26 (40.63%) Uchiwa
9 26 (40.63%) MuleSoft
9 26 (40.63%) Sensu
9 26 (40.63%) ELK Stack
9 26 (40.63%) Atlassian
9 26 (40.63%) Service Management
10 25 (39.06%) ForgeRock
10 25 (39.06%) Graphite
11 16 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
12 14 (21.88%) MariaDB
12 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
12 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
13 12 (18.75%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (18.75%) Grafana
13 12 (18.75%) CSS

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 (70.31%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.69%) Apache
3 2 (3.13%) CMS
3 2 (3.13%) Node.js
3 2 (3.13%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.56%) Drupal
4 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) JBoss
4 1 (1.56%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.56%) nginx
4 1 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 45 (70.31%) Cloud Computing
1 45 (70.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.25%) GitHub
4 1 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.56%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.56%) Heroku
4 1 (1.56%) IaaS
4 1 (1.56%) PaaS
4 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Bluetooth
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
1 2 (3.13%) Internet
1 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (3.13%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.56%) Network Security
2 1 (1.56%) SSL
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) MariaDB
2 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (59.38%) Vagrant
2 33 (51.56%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.13%) JIRA
5 2 (3.13%) RSpec
5 2 (3.13%) Selenium
6 1 (1.56%) Ant
6 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.56%) Gatling
6 1 (1.56%) Grunt
6 1 (1.56%) gulp
6 1 (1.56%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.56%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.56%) JUnit
6 1 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.56%) Sublime Text
6 1 (1.56%) Subversion
6 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (1.56%) Advertising
1 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
1 1 (1.56%) Games
1 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (79.69%) Developer
2 26 (40.63%) Applications Developer
3 14 (21.88%) Senior Developer
4 13 (20.31%) Cloud Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Senior Applications Developer
6 7 (10.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Support Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.69%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.69%) DevOps Specialist
8 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Web Applications Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.63%) ELK Stack
1 26 (40.63%) Sensu
2 12 (18.75%) CSS
2 12 (18.75%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (17.19%) HTML
4 8 (12.50%) .NET
5 7 (10.94%) HTML5
6 6 (9.38%) CSS3
7 5 (7.81%) jQuery
7 5 (7.81%) REST
8 4 (6.25%) JSON
8 4 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (4.69%) Ajax
9 3 (4.69%) OAuth
9 3 (4.69%) OAuth2
10 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.13%) Backbone.js
10 2 (3.13%) Hibernate
10 2 (3.13%) Phusion Passenger
10 2 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
1 2 (3.13%) Internet of Things
2 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.56%) VCE vBlock
2 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (64.06%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) Windows
3 3 (4.69%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.13%) Unix
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (71.88%) Software Engineering
2 36 (56.25%) DevOps
3 26 (40.63%) Service Management
4 16 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
5 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (14.06%) Open Source
7 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
7 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.81%) Web Development
8 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.69%) Release Management
9 2 (3.13%) Scrum
10 1 (1.56%) Analytics
10 1 (1.56%) Capacity Management
10 1 (1.56%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (1.56%) ERP
10 1 (1.56%) PLM
10 1 (1.56%) Product Management
10 1 (1.56%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (1.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 44 (68.75%) Shell Script
2 10 (15.63%) Python
3 9 (14.06%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.38%) Java
4 6 (9.38%) PHP
5 5 (7.81%) C#
6 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.13%) Scala
8 1 (1.56%) C
8 1 (1.56%) C++
8 1 (1.56%) Groovy
8 1 (1.56%) Haskell
8 1 (1.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
1 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) EMC Certification
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
1 1 (1.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 46 (71.88%) Puppet
2 45 (70.31%) Packer
3 32 (50.00%) Terraform
4 26 (40.63%) Uchiwa
5 25 (39.06%) Graphite
6 12 (18.75%) Grafana
7 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (3.13%) Capistrano
9 1 (1.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 45 (70.31%) Google
2 26 (40.63%) Atlassian
2 26 (40.63%) MuleSoft
3 25 (39.06%) ForgeRock
4 8 (12.50%) WSO2
5 2 (3.13%) VMware
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix
6 1 (1.56%) EMC
6 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.56%) webMethods