Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 121 153
Rank change year-on-year -9 +32 +4
Contract jobs citing Ruby 73 66 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.44% 1.43% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.11% 4.65% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 51 50
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +3.16% +26.67%
10th Percentile £347 £375 £300
90th Percentile £563 £588 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.65 £10.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% +196.48% +25.00%

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 1,774 1,419 2,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 34.89% 30.66% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,095 917 1,267
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £300 £262 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.22 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +12.61% +13.46%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.05 £14.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £67.23 £42.85
England median hourly rate £42.26 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% +6.67% +2.74%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 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 -9 57 £450 -8.74% 5
Birmingham -7 7 £525 +10.53% 12
Coventry -35 3 £394 -31.52%
Staffordshire -8 2 £330 -37.14% 1
Warwickshire +12 1 £500 - 4
Solihull - 1 £550 - 1
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 51 (69.86%) Agile Software Development
1 51 (69.86%) Jenkins
2 49 (67.12%) Selenium
3 48 (65.75%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (65.75%) MongoDB
4 45 (61.64%) CSS
5 44 (60.27%) Test Automation
6 42 (57.53%) Java
6 42 (57.53%) Cucumber
7 41 (56.16%) Git (software)
8 40 (54.79%) Python
8 40 (54.79%) Docker
9 39 (53.42%) Linux
10 38 (52.05%) DevOps
11 37 (50.68%) JavaScript
12 36 (49.32%) Google
12 36 (49.32%) Scala
12 36 (49.32%) Open Source
13 35 (47.95%) Node.js
13 35 (47.95%) gulp
13 35 (47.95%) HTML
14 34 (46.58%) IntelliJ
14 34 (46.58%) Google Analytics
14 34 (46.58%) Sublime Text
14 34 (46.58%) Analytics
14 34 (46.58%) Gherkin
14 34 (46.58%) GitHub
15 33 (45.21%) RESTful
15 33 (45.21%) Kibana
15 33 (45.21%) Microservices

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 20 (27.40%) Tomcat
2 19 (26.03%) Confluence
2 19 (26.03%) nginx
3 7 (9.59%) Apache
3 7 (9.59%) JBoss
4 6 (8.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 34 (46.58%) GitHub
1 34 (46.58%) Google Analytics
2 9 (12.33%) Slack
3 7 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.14%) HTTP
2 20 (27.40%) SSL
2 20 (27.40%) TCP/IP
3 9 (12.33%) Skype
4 1 (1.37%) 802.11
4 1 (1.37%) Firewall
4 1 (1.37%) Internet
4 1 (1.37%) SNMP
4 1 (1.37%) VLAN
4 1 (1.37%) VoIP
4 1 (1.37%) VPN
4 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (65.75%) MongoDB
2 27 (36.99%) NoSQL
3 10 (13.70%) MySQL
4 9 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (10.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 51 (69.86%) Jenkins
2 49 (67.12%) Selenium
3 42 (57.53%) Cucumber
4 41 (56.16%) Git (software)
5 35 (47.95%) gulp
6 34 (46.58%) IntelliJ
6 34 (46.58%) Sublime Text
7 30 (41.10%) Gatling
8 27 (36.99%) JIRA
9 24 (32.88%) Grunt
10 22 (30.14%) Karma Test Runner
11 19 (26.03%) Ant
12 16 (21.92%) WebDriver
13 15 (20.55%) Visual Studio Code
14 14 (19.18%) Bitbucket
15 11 (15.07%) Artifactory
15 11 (15.07%) JUnit
16 10 (13.70%) RSpec
17 6 (8.22%) Eclipse
18 5 (6.85%) webpack
General
1 1 (1.37%) Finance
1 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (54.79%) Developer
2 15 (20.55%) Scala Developer
3 13 (17.81%) Java Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Software Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Architect
6 7 (9.59%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 6 (8.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (8.22%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.85%) Digital Architect
9 4 (5.48%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Programmer
10 3 (4.11%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Tester
11 2 (2.74%) Automation Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) QA Tester
11 2 (2.74%) Release Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (61.64%) CSS
2 35 (47.95%) HTML
2 35 (47.95%) Node.js
3 34 (46.58%) Gherkin
4 33 (45.21%) RESTful
5 30 (41.10%) HTML5
5 30 (41.10%) REST
6 24 (32.88%) AngularJS
6 24 (32.88%) jQuery
7 23 (31.51%) Play Framework
7 23 (31.51%) Spring
8 19 (26.03%) JSON
8 19 (26.03%) Servlets
9 18 (24.66%) Ruby on Rails
10 16 (21.92%) LESS
10 16 (21.92%) Sass
10 16 (21.92%) SOAP
11 13 (17.81%) Ajax
11 13 (17.81%) CSS3
11 13 (17.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) User Experience
2 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) SCADA
3 1 (1.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (53.42%) Linux
2 28 (38.36%) Windows
3 23 (31.51%) Ubuntu
4 9 (12.33%) Mac OS
5 6 (8.22%) Unix
6 4 (5.48%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.37%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (69.86%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (65.75%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (60.27%) Test Automation
4 38 (52.05%) DevOps
5 36 (49.32%) Open Source
6 34 (46.58%) Analytics
7 33 (45.21%) Microservices
8 32 (43.84%) Configuration Management
9 26 (35.62%) Scrum
10 23 (31.51%) TDD
11 18 (24.66%) Prototyping
12 13 (17.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (17.81%) Process Improvement
13 12 (16.44%) Pair Programming
13 12 (16.44%) Service Delivery
13 12 (16.44%) Test Strategy
14 10 (13.70%) Line Management
14 10 (13.70%) Mentoring
14 10 (13.70%) Software Engineering
15 9 (12.33%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 42 (57.53%) Java
2 40 (54.79%) Python
3 37 (50.68%) JavaScript
4 36 (49.32%) Scala
5 31 (42.47%) Groovy
6 25 (34.25%) C#
7 21 (28.77%) Perl
8 19 (26.03%) Haskell
9 11 (15.07%) Bash Shell
9 11 (15.07%) SQL
10 5 (6.85%) CoffeeScript
11 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.37%) C
13 1 (1.37%) Lua
13 1 (1.37%) PHP
13 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) ISEB
1 3 (4.11%) ISTQB
1 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 40 (54.79%) Docker
2 6 (8.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 33 (45.21%) Grafana
1 33 (45.21%) Kibana
2 29 (39.73%) Puppet
3 14 (19.18%) Graphite
4 10 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (10.96%) Kubernetes
6 5 (6.85%) Ansible
7 2 (2.74%) Salt
7 2 (2.74%) Terraform
8 1 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.37%) Nagios
8 1 (1.37%) Nessus
8 1 (1.37%) Nmap
8 1 (1.37%) Packer
8 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (49.32%) Google
2 11 (15.07%) Splunk
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) Adobe
4 3 (4.11%) webMethods
5 1 (1.37%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.37%) Riverbed