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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 44 53 58
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 15 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.31% 0.62% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.64% 2.05% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
Median daily rate £488 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

Ruby is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 226 195 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 34.82% 30.28% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 133 124
Median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £24.75 £9.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.00% -62.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £9.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Ruby as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in Birmingham over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in Birmingham

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 27 (87.10%) Python
2 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (67.74%) Open Source
3 21 (67.74%) DevOps
4 20 (64.52%) Linux
5 19 (61.29%) Puppet
5 19 (61.29%) Jenkins
5 19 (61.29%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (58.06%) Ansible
6 18 (58.06%) PHP
6 18 (58.06%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (54.84%) HTTP
7 17 (54.84%) Configuration Management
7 17 (54.84%) Rackspace
8 16 (51.61%) Salt
8 16 (51.61%) Web Operations
8 16 (51.61%) TCP/IP
8 16 (51.61%) SSL
8 16 (51.61%) Web Services
8 16 (51.61%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (48.39%) Git (software)
9 15 (48.39%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (48.39%) Subversion
9 15 (48.39%) MySQL
9 15 (48.39%) MongoDB
10 8 (25.81%) Java
11 7 (22.58%) Finance
11 7 (22.58%) User Experience
12 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (19.35%) Case Management

Ruby
Top Related 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 3 (9.68%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (9.68%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 16 (51.61%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon S3
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (9.68%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (9.68%) Route 53
2 3 (9.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) HTTP
2 16 (51.61%) SSL
2 16 (51.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) BGP
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Junos
3 1 (3.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) MongoDB
1 15 (48.39%) MySQL
1 15 (48.39%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (16.13%) EDRMS
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Jenkins
2 15 (48.39%) Git (software)
2 15 (48.39%) Subversion
3 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.45%) Hudson
5 2 (6.45%) PhantomJS
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium
5 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.23%) Capybara
6 1 (3.23%) eggPlant
6 1 (3.23%) NUnit
6 1 (3.23%) RSpec
6 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Senior DevOps
2 7 (22.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Applications Support
3 5 (16.13%) Head of Development
3 5 (16.13%) WebOps Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Head of Application Development
4 4 (12.90%) Head of Applications
4 4 (12.90%) Head of Support
4 4 (12.90%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.45%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) Web Services
2 6 (19.35%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (9.68%) Gherkin
3 3 (9.68%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (9.68%) Sensu
4 2 (6.45%) Node.js
5 1 (3.23%) CSS
5 1 (3.23%) DOM
5 1 (3.23%) HTML
5 1 (3.23%) JSON
5 1 (3.23%) REST
5 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) User Experience
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) DevOps
2 21 (67.74%) Open Source
3 18 (58.06%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (54.84%) Configuration Management
5 16 (51.61%) Web Operations
6 6 (19.35%) Case Management
6 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
7 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) Change Management
7 5 (16.13%) CRM
7 5 (16.13%) Data Management
7 5 (16.13%) IT Strategy
7 5 (16.13%) SDLC
7 5 (16.13%) Workflow
8 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (12.90%) Project Management
8 4 (12.90%) Service Management
9 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) Python
2 18 (58.06%) PHP
3 8 (25.81%) Java
4 6 (19.35%) Scala
5 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
6 3 (9.68%) C
7 1 (3.23%) C#
7 1 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) Groovy
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (61.29%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (61.29%) Puppet
2 18 (58.06%) Ansible
3 16 (51.61%) Salt
4 3 (9.68%) collectd
4 3 (9.68%) Kibana
4 3 (9.68%) logstash
4 3 (9.68%) StatsD
4 3 (9.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Rackspace
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.23%) Juniper
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat