Period
to 20 March 2019

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 6 months to 20 March 2019 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
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 143 93
Rank change year-on-year 0 -50 +41
Contract jobs citing Ruby 59 46 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.20% 0.97% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.35% 2.87% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 65
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £525 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.81% +24.04%
10th Percentile £355 £350 £348
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £43.75 £65.00
% change year-on-year +60.00% -32.69% +71.05%

Ruby is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,763 1,603 1,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.76% 33.84% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,051 1,019 971
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £306 £254 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £484 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +1.89% +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 45
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +34.69% +19.51%
10th Percentile £15.25 £24.50 £12.80
90th Percentile £58.53 £48.75 £42.40
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 20 March 2019.

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 6 months to 20 March 2019. 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 -25 24 £463 -22.92% 3
Warwickshire +21 14 £500 -4.76% 1
Coventry -17 9 £363 -27.50% 1
Staffordshire +1 2 £330 -37.14%
Birmingham -9 2 £425 -19.05% 10
Solihull - 1 £550 - 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby 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.

1 38 (64.41%) Python
2 37 (62.71%) Java
2 37 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (54.24%) Linux
4 29 (49.15%) DevOps
5 25 (42.37%) Docker
6 23 (38.98%) Jenkins
7 22 (37.29%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
9 19 (32.20%) C#
9 19 (32.20%) Git (software)
10 18 (30.51%) PowerShell
10 18 (30.51%) Configuration Management
10 18 (30.51%) Bash Shell
10 18 (30.51%) Test Automation
10 18 (30.51%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (30.51%) MongoDB
11 17 (28.81%) Open Source
12 16 (27.12%) Windows
12 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (27.12%) Scrum
13 15 (25.42%) JIRA
13 15 (25.42%) HTTP
13 15 (25.42%) Scala
14 14 (23.73%) Confluence
14 14 (23.73%) .NET
14 14 (23.73%) YAML
15 13 (22.03%) Perl
15 13 (22.03%) Puppet
16 12 (20.34%) Waterfall

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 14 (23.73%) Confluence
2 12 (20.34%) OpenStack
3 8 (13.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (5.08%) nginx
4 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.39%) Apache
5 2 (3.39%) JBoss
5 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 22 (37.29%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (30.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (15.25%) GitHub
3 9 (15.25%) Google Analytics
4 5 (8.47%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (8.47%) Slack
5 1 (1.69%) Office 365
5 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) HTTP
2 12 (20.34%) VPN
3 10 (16.95%) 802.11
3 10 (16.95%) Firewall
3 10 (16.95%) SNMP
4 8 (13.56%) VLAN
4 8 (13.56%) VoIP
4 8 (13.56%) Wireless
5 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
6 5 (8.47%) Skype
7 4 (6.78%) SAN
7 4 (6.78%) SSL
8 2 (3.39%) DNS
8 2 (3.39%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.69%) 3G
9 1 (1.69%) 4G
9 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.51%) MongoDB
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.47%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.69%) MySQL
4 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (38.98%) Jenkins
2 19 (32.20%) Git (software)
3 15 (25.42%) JIRA
4 12 (20.34%) Burp Suite
4 12 (20.34%) Metasploit
5 9 (15.25%) Cucumber
5 9 (15.25%) Gatling
5 9 (15.25%) gulp
5 9 (15.25%) IntelliJ
5 9 (15.25%) Selenium
5 9 (15.25%) Sublime Text
6 8 (13.56%) Maven
6 8 (13.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (10.17%) Artifactory
7 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio Code
7 6 (10.17%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.08%) Ant
8 3 (5.08%) Grunt
8 3 (5.08%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (3.39%) JUnit
General
1 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Developer
2 15 (25.42%) Java Developer
3 14 (23.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) Penetration Tester
4 11 (18.64%) Tester
5 8 (13.56%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.47%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Scala Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Backend Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (6.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) AWS DevOps
9 2 (3.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Azure DevOps
9 2 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.39%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Python Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) .NET
1 14 (23.73%) YAML
2 11 (18.64%) Spring
3 10 (16.95%) 802.1X
3 10 (16.95%) Node.js
4 9 (15.25%) CSS
4 9 (15.25%) Gherkin
4 9 (15.25%) RESTful
5 8 (13.56%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (13.56%) HTML
5 8 (13.56%) HTML5
5 8 (13.56%) Play Framework
5 8 (13.56%) REST
5 8 (13.56%) Spring Boot
6 6 (10.17%) LESS
6 6 (10.17%) Sass
7 5 (8.47%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (6.78%) JSON
8 4 (6.78%) Web Services
8 4 (6.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) SCADA
2 10 (16.95%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (13.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
3 8 (13.56%) Wiki
4 4 (6.78%) User Experience
5 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.39%) Replication
6 1 (1.69%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (54.24%) Linux
2 16 (27.12%) Windows
3 12 (20.34%) Kali Linux
4 11 (18.64%) Mac OS
5 8 (13.56%) Unix
6 3 (5.08%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (49.15%) DevOps
3 18 (30.51%) Configuration Management
3 18 (30.51%) Test Automation
4 17 (28.81%) Open Source
5 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (27.12%) Scrum
6 12 (20.34%) Microservices
6 12 (20.34%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (20.34%) Waterfall
7 11 (18.64%) Computer Science
7 11 (18.64%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 11 (18.64%) Mathematics
7 11 (18.64%) OSINT
7 11 (18.64%) Patch Management
7 11 (18.64%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (18.64%) Security Architecture
7 11 (18.64%) Software Delivery
7 11 (18.64%) Threat Intelligence
8 10 (16.95%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 38 (64.41%) Python
2 37 (62.71%) Java
3 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
4 19 (32.20%) C#
5 18 (30.51%) Bash Shell
5 18 (30.51%) PowerShell
6 15 (25.42%) Scala
7 13 (22.03%) Perl
8 12 (20.34%) Lua
9 10 (16.95%) C
10 9 (15.25%) Groovy
11 8 (13.56%) Go
12 7 (11.86%) SQL
13 3 (5.08%) Haskell
14 2 (3.39%) PHP
14 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
15 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
1 11 (18.64%) OSCE
2 2 (3.39%) CREST Certified
2 2 (3.39%) GPEN
2 2 (3.39%) OSCP
2 2 (3.39%) SANS
2 2 (3.39%) Sun Certification
2 2 (3.39%) Tigerscheme
3 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.69%) CGEIT
3 1 (1.69%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (1.69%) CISA
3 1 (1.69%) CISM
3 1 (1.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) QA
System Software
1 25 (42.37%) Docker
2 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (22.03%) Puppet
2 12 (20.34%) Ansible
2 12 (20.34%) Nessus
2 12 (20.34%) Nmap
3 9 (15.25%) Grafana
3 9 (15.25%) Kibana
3 9 (15.25%) Kubernetes
4 8 (13.56%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (13.56%) Nagios
4 8 (13.56%) ZABBIX
5 6 (10.17%) Graphite
6 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.39%) Terraform
8 1 (1.69%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Google
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle
2 8 (13.56%) Riverbed
3 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.17%) Splunk
4 3 (5.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) SnapLogic