Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 200 167
Rank change year-on-year +34 -33 -9
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 12 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.02% 0.76% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £388 £319 £292
90th Percentile £563 £503 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £442
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.74% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £8.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £10.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +315.00% +25.00% -

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 1173 1585 1123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.23% 25.63% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 972 687
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £268 £213
90th Percentile £568 £513 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.96% -19.83% +4.33%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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 +17 6 £400 +20.75%
Ruby on Rails
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Ruby
1 12 (100.00%) Ajax
1 12 (100.00%) JSON
1 12 (100.00%) Django
1 12 (100.00%) Scala
1 12 (100.00%) HTML5
1 12 (100.00%) REST
1 12 (100.00%) CSS3
1 12 (100.00%) Play Framework
2 10 (83.33%) Open Source
3 8 (66.67%) Scrum
4 7 (58.33%) Web Design
4 7 (58.33%) Google
4 7 (58.33%) Subversion
4 7 (58.33%) Spring
4 7 (58.33%) HTTP
4 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
4 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (58.33%) Guice
4 7 (58.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (41.67%) MongoDB
5 5 (41.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (41.67%) NoSQL
5 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (41.67%) Spring MVC

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 4 (33.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (41.67%) MongoDB
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
1 5 (41.67%) NoSQL
1 5 (41.67%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
1 7 (58.33%) Subversion
2 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (41.67%) JUnit
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Scala Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Transformation
4 1 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (8.33%) NoSQL Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) Ajax
1 12 (100.00%) CSS
1 12 (100.00%) CSS3
1 12 (100.00%) Django
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) HTML5
1 12 (100.00%) JSON
1 12 (100.00%) Play Framework
1 12 (100.00%) REST
2 7 (58.33%) Guice
2 7 (58.33%) Spring
3 5 (41.67%) RESTful
3 5 (41.67%) Spring MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Akka
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Open Source
3 8 (66.67%) Scrum
4 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
4 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (58.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (58.33%) Web Design
5 5 (41.67%) MVC
6 4 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (33.33%) Kanban
6 4 (33.33%) OWASP
6 4 (33.33%) TDD
6 4 (33.33%) User Stories
6 4 (33.33%) Web Development
7 3 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (25.00%) Product Management
7 3 (25.00%) Prototyping
7 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
8 2 (16.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Ruby
1 12 (100.00%) Scala
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) C#
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Google