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 3 months to 24 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 on Rails (RoR)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 141 116
Rank change year-on-year +34 -25  
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.033% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.84% 0.13% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Median daily rate £425 £313 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -34.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 -

Ruby on Rails is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 490 766 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.41% 25.37% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 490 353
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Ruby on Rails
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Ruby on Rails as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly 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 3 months to 24 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
Shropshire +19 3 - -
Birmingham - 1 £425 - 1
Ruby on Rails
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 19 (100.00%) Ruby
2 18 (94.74%) HTML
2 18 (94.74%) CSS
2 18 (94.74%) HTML5
2 18 (94.74%) CSS3
3 17 (89.47%) REST
3 17 (89.47%) Play Framework
3 17 (89.47%) JSON
3 17 (89.47%) Django
3 17 (89.47%) Scala
3 17 (89.47%) Ajax
3 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (52.63%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (52.63%) MySQL
4 10 (52.63%) MongoDB
4 10 (52.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (52.63%) NoSQL
5 9 (47.37%) C#
6 8 (42.11%) Open Source
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
7 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
7 7 (36.84%) Spring MVC
7 7 (36.84%) RESTful
7 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (36.84%) Guice
7 7 (36.84%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (36.84%) MVC
7 7 (36.84%) Web Design

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 6 (31.58%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Apache Cassandra
1 10 (52.63%) MongoDB
1 10 (52.63%) MySQL
1 10 (52.63%) NoSQL
1 10 (52.63%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
1 7 (36.84%) Subversion
2 6 (31.58%) JIRA
3 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
3 5 (26.32%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Architect
2 9 (47.37%) Technical Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Digital Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Digital Technical Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Scala Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Java Scala Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Azure Architect
6 1 (5.26%) C# Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Transformation
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Java Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Java Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) NoSQL Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) CSS
1 18 (94.74%) CSS3
1 18 (94.74%) HTML
1 18 (94.74%) HTML5
2 17 (89.47%) Ajax
2 17 (89.47%) Django
2 17 (89.47%) JSON
2 17 (89.47%) Play Framework
2 17 (89.47%) REST
3 7 (36.84%) Guice
3 7 (36.84%) RESTful
3 7 (36.84%) Spring
3 7 (36.84%) Spring MVC
3 7 (36.84%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) Akka
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Open Source
3 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
3 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (36.84%) MVC
3 7 (36.84%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 7 (36.84%) Web Design
4 6 (31.58%) OWASP
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (21.05%) Web Development
7 2 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (10.53%) Kanban
7 2 (10.53%) Service Design
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) User Stories
8 1 (5.26%) Line Management
8 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.26%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) Ruby
2 17 (89.47%) Scala
3 9 (47.37%) C#
4 5 (26.32%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Google
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft