The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 26 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 74 73
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 15 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.97% 1.32% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 3.98% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 25
Median daily rate £475 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -21.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 622 502 647
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 40.42% 33.09% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 325 412
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £44.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +131.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in the East Midlands

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in the East Midlands

Ruby
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in the East Midlands

Ruby
Contract Job Locations in the East 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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
Northamptonshire +2 6 £475 +5.55% 2
Nottinghamshire -10 5 £425 +13.33% 6
Leicestershire -8 2 - - 3
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 11 (50.00%) Python
2 10 (45.45%) Java
3 9 (40.91%) Node.js
4 8 (36.36%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (36.36%) Go
4 8 (36.36%) logstash
4 8 (36.36%) Kibana
4 8 (36.36%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (36.36%) CSS
4 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 7 (31.82%) Visualisation
5 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (31.82%) Grafana
5 7 (31.82%) Cloud Native
5 7 (31.82%) Docker
5 7 (31.82%) Kafka
5 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
6 6 (27.27%) MySQL
6 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 6 (27.27%) Selenium
7 5 (22.73%) jQuery
7 5 (22.73%) Marionette.js
7 5 (22.73%) React
8 4 (18.18%) Ansible
8 4 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (18.18%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) Linux
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) Banking

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East 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 (36.36%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.55%) Route 53
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) Couchbase
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.55%) Redis
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 6 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
4 2 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (9.09%) Subversion
4 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.55%) Capybara
5 1 (4.55%) RSpec
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (9.09%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (9.09%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 2 (9.09%) WebOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Node.js
2 8 (36.36%) CSS
2 8 (36.36%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
3 7 (31.82%) Kafka
4 5 (22.73%) jQuery
4 5 (22.73%) Marionette.js
4 5 (22.73%) React
5 4 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
6 2 (9.09%) RESTful
7 1 (4.55%) Apache Camel
7 1 (4.55%) CSS3
7 1 (4.55%) Ext JS
7 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
7 1 (4.55%) HTML5
7 1 (4.55%) JSON
7 1 (4.55%) Mason
7 1 (4.55%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Cloud Native
2 2 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Visualisation
2 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Open Source
4 3 (13.64%) Web Development
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Front End Development
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) Web Operations
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Python
2 10 (45.45%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) Go
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.64%) PHP
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) Kibana
1 8 (36.36%) logstash
2 7 (31.82%) Grafana
3 4 (18.18%) Ansible
4 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (13.64%) Puppet
5 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
5 2 (9.09%) Salt
6 1 (4.55%) collectd
6 1 (4.55%) Mesos
6 1 (4.55%) StatsD
6 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Rackspace
2 1 (4.55%) InterSystems
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) SaltStack
2 1 (4.55%) SAP