Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 137 157
Rank change year-on-year +11 +20 -2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 57 75 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.20% 1.21% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.87% 3.79% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 59 18
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +22.58% +3.33%
10th Percentile £355 £300 £286
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £8.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +250.00% +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 1474 1980 1526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.97% 32.08% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 1209 900
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 62 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £24.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.84% -1.84% +16.26%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.73 £12.44
90th Percentile £49.75 £42.48 £42.91
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Coventry +34 20 £563 +15.38% 1
Birmingham -2 16 £475 -7.32% 1
Shropshire +10 11 £444 -6.50%
Staffordshire +11 2 £525 -
Warwickshire +2 1 - -
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 41 (71.93%) Python
1 41 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (52.63%) Configuration Management
3 29 (50.88%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (50.88%) Open Source
3 29 (50.88%) Puppet
3 29 (50.88%) Jenkins
3 29 (50.88%) DevOps
4 27 (47.37%) Git (software)
5 26 (45.61%) Linux
6 25 (43.86%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (40.35%) MongoDB
8 20 (35.09%) Test Automation
8 20 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (35.09%) HTTP
9 19 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (31.58%) MySQL
11 17 (29.82%) Perl
11 17 (29.82%) Subversion
11 17 (29.82%) Bash Shell
11 17 (29.82%) NoSQL
12 16 (28.07%) Scala
12 16 (28.07%) Ansible
13 15 (26.32%) PHP
13 15 (26.32%) Windows
14 14 (24.56%) CSS
14 14 (24.56%) HTML
14 14 (24.56%) .NET
14 14 (24.56%) Google
14 14 (24.56%) REST

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 11 (19.30%) nginx
2 7 (12.28%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (8.77%) Confluence
4 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.26%) Apache Spark
6 2 (3.51%) Apache
7 1 (1.75%) Documentum
7 1 (1.75%) IIS
7 1 (1.75%) JBoss
7 1 (1.75%) Jetty
7 1 (1.75%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.04%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (14.04%) Route 53
3 7 (12.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (8.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (8.77%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (8.77%) Amazon S3
5 5 (8.77%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (8.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (7.02%) GitHub
7 3 (5.26%) Google Analytics
8 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.75%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.75%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.09%) HTTP
2 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
3 12 (21.05%) SSL
4 1 (1.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) Firewall
4 1 (1.75%) ICMP
4 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (40.35%) MongoDB
2 19 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (31.58%) MySQL
4 17 (29.82%) NoSQL
5 9 (15.79%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (14.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (8.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
8 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
8 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (50.88%) Jenkins
2 27 (47.37%) Git (software)
3 17 (29.82%) Subversion
4 8 (14.04%) Selenium
5 7 (12.28%) JIRA
5 7 (12.28%) JUnit
6 4 (7.02%) Ant
6 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
6 4 (7.02%) IntelliJ
7 3 (5.26%) CircleCI
7 3 (5.26%) Gatling
7 3 (5.26%) Grunt
7 3 (5.26%) gulp
7 3 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (5.26%) Sublime Text
7 3 (5.26%) Travis CI
8 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.51%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.75%) RSpec
General
1 4 (7.02%) Advertising
2 2 (3.51%) Automotive
2 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Developer
2 12 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Consultant
3 9 (15.79%) DevOps Consultant
4 8 (14.04%) Scala Developer
4 8 (14.04%) WebOps Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Architect
5 5 (8.77%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Angular Developer
7 3 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Data Scientist
8 2 (3.51%) Digital Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Java Scala Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Penetration Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) .NET
1 14 (24.56%) CSS
1 14 (24.56%) HTML
1 14 (24.56%) REST
2 13 (22.81%) HTML5
2 13 (22.81%) JSON
2 13 (22.81%) Play Framework
2 13 (22.81%) Web Services
3 12 (21.05%) Ajax
3 12 (21.05%) CSS3
3 12 (21.05%) Django
3 12 (21.05%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (15.79%) Node.js
4 9 (15.79%) RESTful
5 8 (14.04%) Spring
6 7 (12.28%) AngularJS
6 7 (12.28%) Guice
6 7 (12.28%) Sensu
7 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (8.77%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Algorithms
1 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) iPad
2 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.51%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Linux
2 15 (26.32%) Windows
3 4 (7.02%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.51%) Unix
5 1 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.75%) CentOS
5 1 (1.75%) Debian
5 1 (1.75%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (52.63%) Configuration Management
3 29 (50.88%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (50.88%) DevOps
3 29 (50.88%) Open Source
4 20 (35.09%) Test Automation
5 11 (19.30%) Scrum
5 11 (19.30%) Web Operations
6 10 (17.54%) MVC
6 10 (17.54%) TDD
7 9 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (12.28%) OWASP
8 7 (12.28%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (12.28%) Web Design
9 6 (10.53%) BDD
9 6 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 5 (8.77%) Process Architecture
10 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (71.93%) Python
2 17 (29.82%) Bash Shell
2 17 (29.82%) Perl
3 16 (28.07%) Scala
4 15 (26.32%) PHP
5 11 (19.30%) Java
6 10 (17.54%) C#
7 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 5 (8.77%) SQL
9 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
9 4 (7.02%) VB
10 3 (5.26%) Go
10 3 (5.26%) Groovy
10 3 (5.26%) Haskell
10 3 (5.26%) R
10 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.75%) ES6
11 1 (1.75%) PHP 7
11 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) CHECK Team Member
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.75%) GCP
2 1 (1.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) KVM
2 1 (1.75%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (50.88%) Puppet
2 25 (43.86%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (28.07%) Ansible
4 12 (21.05%) Salt
5 11 (19.30%) Terraform
6 8 (14.04%) Kibana
7 5 (8.77%) collectd
7 5 (8.77%) logstash
7 5 (8.77%) StatsD
8 3 (5.26%) Grafana
8 3 (5.26%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.75%) Mesos
9 1 (1.75%) Rancher
9 1 (1.75%) rkt
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Google
2 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) Rackspace
3 6 (10.53%) SaltStack
4 2 (3.51%) Zend
5 1 (1.75%) Adobe
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Pega
5 1 (1.75%) Perforce
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) webMethods