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 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
England / East Midlands
Rank 93 93 84
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 7 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.47% 0.25% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.09% 0.82% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 10
Median daily rate £406 £338 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -28.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £328 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £348 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 640 488 572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 42.87% 30.14% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 305 337
Median daily rate £350 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £40.00 £36.20
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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Nottinghamshire +9 7 £406 +16.07% 3
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 11 (91.67%) Docker
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (75.00%) CSS
3 9 (75.00%) Selenium
3 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (75.00%) Marionette.js
4 7 (58.33%) jQuery
4 7 (58.33%) React
4 7 (58.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Backbone.js
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (16.67%) Puppet
7 2 (16.67%) DevOps
7 2 (16.67%) Python
7 2 (16.67%) Ansible
7 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
8 1 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (8.33%) nginx
8 1 (8.33%) RESTful
8 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (8.33%) CentOS

Ruby
Top Related 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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) nginx
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (8.33%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (8.33%) GitLab
3 1 (8.33%) Hudson
3 1 (8.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) CSS
1 9 (75.00%) Marionette.js
2 7 (58.33%) AngularJS
2 7 (58.33%) jQuery
2 7 (58.33%) React
3 3 (25.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (8.33%) LAMP
4 1 (8.33%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) CentOS
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (8.33%) SUSE
1 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Microservices
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) Go
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Mesos
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) Rancher
2 1 (8.33%) rkt
2 1 (8.33%) Salt
2 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Rackspace
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (8.33%) SaltStack