Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Ruby skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ruby
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 78 71
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 +13
Contract jobs citing Ruby 16 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.02% 1.43% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.22% 3.75% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 13
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £513 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +28.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £440 £360 £363
90th Percentile £530 £575 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £388
% change year-on-year +5.26% +22.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £8.00

Ruby is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 497 587 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.66% 38.19% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 370 258
Birmingham median daily rate £394 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.63% +5.19%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £236
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £27.69 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.46% +58.23% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.40 £16.30 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.10 £35.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +26.53% +3.16% +9.20%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in Birmingham

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 15 (93.75%) Python
2 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Puppet
2 12 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 12 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (68.75%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (68.75%) DevOps
3 11 (68.75%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (68.75%) PHP
3 11 (68.75%) MySQL
3 11 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (68.75%) Open Source
3 11 (68.75%) Salt
3 11 (68.75%) Web Operations
4 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
4 10 (62.50%) Configuration Management
4 10 (62.50%) Ansible
5 9 (56.25%) Rackspace
5 9 (56.25%) Subversion
5 9 (56.25%) Web Services
5 9 (56.25%) Linux
5 9 (56.25%) HTTP
5 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
5 9 (56.25%) SSL
6 8 (50.00%) Docker
6 8 (50.00%) Terraform
7 7 (43.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (43.75%) Sensu
7 7 (43.75%) Elasticsearch

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 7 (43.75%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (25.00%) nginx
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (43.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon S3
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (31.25%) Route 53
3 5 (31.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) HTTP
1 9 (56.25%) SSL
1 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 11 (68.75%) MySQL
2 11 (68.75%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 9 (56.25%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) WebOps Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Data Scientist
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) Web Services
2 7 (43.75%) Sensu
3 5 (31.25%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (68.75%) DevOps
2 11 (68.75%) Open Source
2 11 (68.75%) Web Operations
3 10 (62.50%) Configuration Management
4 5 (31.25%) Process Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Cluster Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 3 (18.75%) Machine Learning
5 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
5 3 (18.75%) Neural Network
5 3 (18.75%) Physics
5 3 (18.75%) Stochastic Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Case Management
6 2 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Python
2 11 (68.75%) PHP
3 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
4 3 (18.75%) R
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) Apple Swift
5 1 (6.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) Puppet
2 11 (68.75%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (68.75%) Salt
3 10 (62.50%) Ansible
4 8 (50.00%) Terraform
5 5 (31.25%) collectd
5 5 (31.25%) Kibana
5 5 (31.25%) logstash
5 5 (31.25%) StatsD
6 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
6 1 (6.25%) Mesos
6 1 (6.25%) Rancher
6 1 (6.25%) rkt
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Rackspace
2 5 (31.25%) SaltStack
3 2 (12.50%) Zend