Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 168 177
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 -38
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 4 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.085% 0.40% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 1.50% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 7
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £522 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.30% +49.00% +16.67%
10th Percentile £288 £331 £291
90th Percentile £543 £545 £500
England median daily rate £475 £430 £401
% change year-on-year +10.47% +7.37% -6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 1,285 1,404 1,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.16% 26.64% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 884 769
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +6.82% -0.27%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £262
90th Percentile £575 £536 £513
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.83 £25.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.32% +9.89% -23.53%
10th Percentile £21.12 £16.40 £12.13
90th Percentile £45.48 £36.25 £45.00
England median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 -1 3 £363 -
Ruby on Rails
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 4 (100.00%) Ruby
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) Scala
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) CSS3
2 3 (75.00%) Play Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Django
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (50.00%) Product Management
3 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (25.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) HTML Developer
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Ajax
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) CSS3
1 3 (75.00%) Django
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) HTML5
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) Play Framework
1 3 (75.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (25.00%) Ember.js
2 1 (25.00%) Guice
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Sinatra
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) Product Management
3 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Active Record
4 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) Scala
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Google