Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Ruby on Rails skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby on Rails over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 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 on Rails (RoR)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 175 195
Rank change year-on-year -14 +20 -28
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 18 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% 0.64% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 8
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £465 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.38% +26.10% -1.67%
10th Percentile £404 £388 £329
90th Percentile £477 £566 £507
England median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £41.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +277.27% +37.50%

Ruby on Rails is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,566 1,256 1,539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.10% 25.73% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 830 944
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £272
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £480 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +2.13% +10.59% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 38 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.58 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.60% +39.00% -25.03%
10th Percentile £28.80 £14.31 £9.85
90th Percentile £62.31 £42.35 £39.68
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

Ruby on Rails
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Ruby on Rails as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby on Rails in the West Midlands

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby on Rails in the West Midlands

Ruby on Rails
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -48 17 £430 +7.50%
Ruby on Rails
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 18 (100.00%) Ruby
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (88.89%) CSS
4 15 (83.33%) Git (software)
5 14 (77.78%) Cucumber
5 14 (77.78%) Windows
5 14 (77.78%) Linux
6 13 (72.22%) Google
6 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
6 13 (72.22%) MongoDB
6 13 (72.22%) Node.js
6 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
6 13 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (72.22%) Selenium
6 13 (72.22%) jQuery
6 13 (72.22%) AngularJS
6 13 (72.22%) Jenkins
6 13 (72.22%) Grunt
6 13 (72.22%) gulp
7 12 (66.67%) Sublime Text
7 12 (66.67%) Analytics
7 12 (66.67%) GitHub
7 12 (66.67%) Google Analytics
7 12 (66.67%) Gherkin
7 12 (66.67%) IntelliJ
7 12 (66.67%) Ubuntu
8 11 (61.11%) Java
8 11 (61.11%) Open Source
8 11 (61.11%) RESTful
8 11 (61.11%) Grafana

Ruby on Rails
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 (44.44%) nginx
1 8 (44.44%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 12 (66.67%) GitHub
1 12 (66.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) HTTP
2 8 (44.44%) SSL
2 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) MongoDB
2 8 (44.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 14 (77.78%) Cucumber
3 13 (72.22%) Grunt
3 13 (72.22%) gulp
3 13 (72.22%) Jenkins
3 13 (72.22%) Selenium
4 12 (66.67%) IntelliJ
4 12 (66.67%) Sublime Text
5 11 (61.11%) Karma Test Runner
6 10 (55.56%) Bitbucket
6 10 (55.56%) RSpec
7 8 (44.44%) Ant
7 8 (44.44%) Gatling
8 5 (27.78%) webpack
9 4 (22.22%) Jasmine
9 4 (22.22%) Mocha
9 4 (22.22%) PhantomJS
9 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio Code
9 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
9 4 (22.22%) WebStorm
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) CSS
2 13 (72.22%) AngularJS
2 13 (72.22%) jQuery
2 13 (72.22%) Node.js
3 12 (66.67%) Gherkin
4 11 (61.11%) RESTful
5 8 (44.44%) Servlets
6 6 (33.33%) HTML
7 5 (27.78%) LESS
7 5 (27.78%) Play Framework
7 5 (27.78%) React
7 5 (27.78%) Sass
8 4 (22.22%) .NET
8 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (22.22%) X-Windows
9 2 (11.11%) Spring
10 1 (5.56%) Ajax
10 1 (5.56%) HTML5
10 1 (5.56%) REST
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Linux
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Ubuntu
3 4 (22.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
3 12 (66.67%) Analytics
4 11 (61.11%) Open Source
5 10 (55.56%) Microservices
6 8 (44.44%) Configuration Management
6 8 (44.44%) DevOps
6 8 (44.44%) Lean Software Development
6 8 (44.44%) Process Improvement
6 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
7 7 (38.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (33.33%) Front End Development
9 5 (27.78%) MVC
10 4 (22.22%) Line Management
10 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
10 4 (22.22%) Scrum
10 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
10 4 (22.22%) Web Development
11 1 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Ruby
2 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
3 11 (61.11%) Java
4 9 (50.00%) Python
5 8 (44.44%) C#
5 8 (44.44%) Groovy
5 8 (44.44%) Haskell
5 8 (44.44%) Perl
6 5 (27.78%) CoffeeScript
6 5 (27.78%) Scala
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (61.11%) Grafana
1 11 (61.11%) Kibana
2 8 (44.44%) Puppet
3 3 (16.67%) Graphite
4 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Google