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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 67 63
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.81% 0.12% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.22% 0.34% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £475 £288 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.21% -23.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £411
% change year-on-year +2.22% +9.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -75.00%  

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 225 298 242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 36.59% 36.39% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 215 162
Median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £28.50 £38.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +43.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £37.60 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £38.00 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 19 (95.00%) Python
2 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (75.00%) Open Source
4 10 (50.00%) HTTP
4 10 (50.00%) MongoDB
4 10 (50.00%) DevOps
5 9 (45.00%) Web Operations
5 9 (45.00%) Jenkins
5 9 (45.00%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (45.00%) Ansible
5 9 (45.00%) Salt
5 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (45.00%) Web Services
5 9 (45.00%) Linux
5 9 (45.00%) PHP
5 9 (45.00%) MySQL
5 9 (45.00%) SSL
5 9 (45.00%) Configuration Management
5 9 (45.00%) Puppet
5 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (45.00%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (40.00%) Subversion
6 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 8 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (40.00%) Java
6 8 (40.00%) Rackspace
7 7 (35.00%) Case Management
7 7 (35.00%) Data Modelling
7 7 (35.00%) Scala
8 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server

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 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.00%) Route 53
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) HTTP
2 9 (45.00%) SSL
2 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) BGP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Junos
3 1 (5.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 9 (45.00%) MySQL
2 9 (45.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (25.00%) EDRMS
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (40.00%) Subversion
3 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 5 (25.00%) Head of Development
1 5 (25.00%) Senior DevOps
2 4 (20.00%) Head of Application Development
2 4 (20.00%) Head of Applications
2 4 (20.00%) Head of Support
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) WebOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Scientist
5 1 (5.00%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Transformation
5 1 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
3 1 (5.00%) React
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.00%) Sensu
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (75.00%) Open Source
3 10 (50.00%) DevOps
4 9 (45.00%) Configuration Management
4 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (45.00%) Web Operations
5 7 (35.00%) Case Management
5 7 (35.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (25.00%) Change Management
7 5 (25.00%) CRM
7 5 (25.00%) Data Management
7 5 (25.00%) IT Strategy
7 5 (25.00%) SDLC
7 5 (25.00%) Workflow
8 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (20.00%) Project Management
8 4 (20.00%) Service Management
9 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) Python
2 9 (45.00%) PHP
3 8 (40.00%) Java
4 7 (35.00%) Scala
5 3 (15.00%) C
6 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (5.00%) Groovy
7 1 (5.00%) Perl
7 1 (5.00%) R
7 1 (5.00%) SQL
7 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) Ansible
1 9 (45.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (45.00%) Puppet
1 9 (45.00%) Salt
2 1 (5.00%) collectd
2 1 (5.00%) Kibana
2 1 (5.00%) logstash
2 1 (5.00%) StatsD
2 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Rackspace
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Juniper
3 1 (5.00%) SaltStack