The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 25 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 113 112
Rank change year-on-year +37 -1  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 40 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.99% 0.91% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.19% 2.77% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 7
Median daily rate £475 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £299 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £444 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.88% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -75.00%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 646 975 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.19% 32.69% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 619 469
Median daily rate £375 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +14.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West 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 West Midlands

Ruby
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in the West Midlands

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in the West Midlands

Ruby
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ruby in the West Midlands

Ruby
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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 +20 15 £496 +34.09%
Birmingham +20 5 £475 +65.21% 4
Coventry +17 4 £575 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £275 -
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 74 (77.89%) Python
2 65 (68.42%) Linux
3 58 (61.05%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (58.95%) Amazon AWS
5 51 (53.68%) Puppet
6 47 (49.47%) Configuration Management
7 46 (48.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 45 (47.37%) Bash Shell
8 45 (47.37%) Ansible
8 45 (47.37%) JIRA
9 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (46.32%) Docker
9 44 (46.32%) Confluence
10 43 (45.26%) Windows
11 40 (42.11%) Terraform
12 39 (41.05%) Elasticsearch
13 37 (38.95%) CentOS
14 34 (35.79%) Open Source
15 33 (34.74%) Scala
16 32 (33.68%) DevOps
17 31 (32.63%) Security Cleared
18 27 (28.42%) MongoDB
19 26 (27.37%) SC Cleared
19 26 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
20 25 (26.32%) Public Cloud
21 24 (25.26%) CSS
21 24 (25.26%) HTML
21 24 (25.26%) Java
22 23 (24.21%) HTTP
23 22 (23.16%) MySQL

Ruby
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 44 (46.32%) Confluence
2 39 (41.05%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (7.37%) nginx
4 6 (6.32%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.05%) Apache
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.05%) CloudStack
5 1 (1.05%) JBoss
5 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 56 (58.95%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (48.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.32%) GitHub
3 6 (6.32%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.11%) Route 53
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.21%) HTTP
2 15 (15.79%) SSL
2 15 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.16%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (3.16%) VPN
4 1 (1.05%) BGP
4 1 (1.05%) DNS
4 1 (1.05%) Firewall
4 1 (1.05%) Junos
4 1 (1.05%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (61.05%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (28.42%) MongoDB
3 22 (23.16%) MySQL
4 17 (17.89%) NoSQL
5 11 (11.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (8.42%) Relational Database
7 5 (5.26%) EDRMS
8 2 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 45 (47.37%) JIRA
2 22 (23.16%) Git (software)
2 22 (23.16%) Jenkins
3 15 (15.79%) Subversion
4 10 (10.53%) Selenium
5 9 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (7.37%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.37%) IntelliJ
7 6 (6.32%) Ant
7 6 (6.32%) Gatling
7 6 (6.32%) Grunt
7 6 (6.32%) gulp
7 6 (6.32%) JUnit
7 6 (6.32%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (6.32%) Sublime Text
8 3 (3.16%) YouTrack
9 2 (2.11%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.11%) Sahi
9 2 (2.11%) WATIR
10 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (34.74%) Architect
2 22 (23.16%) Developer
3 21 (22.11%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (16.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (14.74%) Senior Architect
5 14 (14.74%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 12 (12.63%) Scala Developer
7 10 (10.53%) JIRA Engineer
8 9 (9.47%) Technical Architect
9 8 (8.42%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Applications Support
10 5 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (5.26%) Digital Architect
10 5 (5.26%) Digital Technical Architect
10 5 (5.26%) Head of Development
10 5 (5.26%) Java Developer
10 5 (5.26%) Senior DevOps
11 4 (4.21%) Head of Applications
11 4 (4.21%) JIRA Architect
11 4 (4.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.26%) CSS
1 24 (25.26%) HTML
2 21 (22.11%) HTML5
2 21 (22.11%) JSON
2 21 (22.11%) REST
3 20 (21.05%) CSS3
4 19 (20.00%) Ajax
4 19 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 19 (20.00%) Web Services
5 18 (18.95%) Play Framework
6 17 (17.89%) Django
7 10 (10.53%) .NET
8 9 (9.47%) Node.js
9 8 (8.42%) AngularJS
9 8 (8.42%) Spring
10 7 (7.37%) Gherkin
10 7 (7.37%) Guice
10 7 (7.37%) RESTful
10 7 (7.37%) Spring MVC
11 6 (6.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.32%) Public Cloud
2 11 (11.58%) User Experience
3 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.11%) Replication
6 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 65 (68.42%) Linux
2 43 (45.26%) Windows
3 37 (38.95%) CentOS
4 9 (9.47%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (49.47%) Configuration Management
2 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (35.79%) Open Source
4 32 (33.68%) DevOps
5 26 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 9 (9.47%) Web Operations
8 8 (8.42%) Scrum
9 7 (7.37%) Case Management
9 7 (7.37%) Data Modelling
9 7 (7.37%) MVC
9 7 (7.37%) OWASP
9 7 (7.37%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (7.37%) Web Design
10 6 (6.32%) Analytics
10 6 (6.32%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.26%) Change Management
11 5 (5.26%) Project Management
11 5 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 74 (77.89%) Python
2 45 (47.37%) Bash Shell
3 33 (34.74%) Scala
4 24 (25.26%) Java
5 18 (18.95%) C#
6 13 (13.68%) PHP
7 10 (10.53%) Perl
8 8 (8.42%) JavaScript
9 7 (7.37%) Groovy
10 6 (6.32%) Haskell
11 4 (4.21%) SQL
12 3 (3.16%) C
13 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.05%) C++
14 1 (1.05%) ES6
14 1 (1.05%) PHP 7
14 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.05%) R
14 1 (1.05%) VB
14 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (32.63%) Security Cleared
2 26 (27.37%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.05%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 44 (46.32%) Docker
2 1 (1.05%) vSphere
2 1 (1.05%) Xen
2 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (53.68%) Puppet
2 45 (47.37%) Ansible
3 40 (42.11%) Terraform
4 16 (16.84%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (9.47%) Salt
6 7 (7.37%) Kibana
7 6 (6.32%) Grafana
8 1 (1.05%) Cobbler
8 1 (1.05%) collectd
8 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.05%) logstash
8 1 (1.05%) StatsD
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Google
2 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.42%) Rackspace
4 6 (6.32%) Atlassian
5 5 (5.26%) SaltStack
6 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.05%) Adobe
7 1 (1.05%) Juniper
7 1 (1.05%) SAP
7 1 (1.05%) webMethods