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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
England / West Midlands
Rank 66 84 107
Rank change year-on-year +18 +23  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 55 46 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.39% 1.71% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.95% 5.00% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 29 13
Median daily rate £496 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.03% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £370 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

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 692 920 783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.05% 34.14% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 553 448
Median daily rate £395 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 44
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £18.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +29 27 £496 +24.03% 1
Birmingham +10 15 £488 +5.40% 2
Coventry +8 7 £525 +10.52% 3
Warwickshire - 1 £425 - 2
Ruby
England

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 72 (75.79%) Python
2 65 (68.42%) Linux
3 55 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (54.74%) PostgreSQL
5 47 (49.47%) Configuration Management
6 45 (47.37%) Open Source
7 44 (46.32%) Puppet
8 41 (43.16%) Ansible
9 39 (41.05%) MongoDB
10 36 (37.89%) Jenkins
11 35 (36.84%) Scala
11 35 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (35.79%) Web Services
12 34 (35.79%) DevOps
13 33 (34.74%) Microsoft Azure
14 32 (33.68%) Git (software)
15 31 (32.63%) Bash Shell
15 31 (32.63%) HTTP
16 30 (31.58%) MySQL
17 29 (30.53%) Java
18 28 (29.47%) Opscode Chef
19 27 (28.42%) Terraform
20 25 (26.32%) Docker
20 25 (26.32%) Confluence
20 25 (26.32%) Windows
20 25 (26.32%) JIRA
21 24 (25.26%) Security Cleared
21 24 (25.26%) Subversion
21 24 (25.26%) HTML

Ruby
Top Related 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 25 (26.32%) Confluence
2 23 (24.21%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (9.47%) nginx
4 6 (6.32%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.05%) CloudStack
5 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (34.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (10.53%) GitHub
4 6 (6.32%) Google Analytics
5 3 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (3.16%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (3.16%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.16%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.16%) Route 53
5 3 (3.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) IaaS
6 2 (2.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (32.63%) HTTP
2 23 (24.21%) SSL
2 23 (24.21%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.05%) BGP
3 1 (1.05%) DNS
3 1 (1.05%) Firewall
3 1 (1.05%) Junos
3 1 (1.05%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (54.74%) PostgreSQL
2 39 (41.05%) MongoDB
3 30 (31.58%) MySQL
4 21 (22.11%) NoSQL
5 11 (11.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
7 5 (5.26%) EDRMS
8 3 (3.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 36 (37.89%) Jenkins
2 32 (33.68%) Git (software)
3 25 (26.32%) JIRA
4 24 (25.26%) Subversion
5 14 (14.74%) Cucumber
6 11 (11.58%) Selenium
7 7 (7.37%) JUnit
7 7 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (6.32%) Ant
8 6 (6.32%) Gatling
8 6 (6.32%) Grunt
8 6 (6.32%) gulp
8 6 (6.32%) IntelliJ
8 6 (6.32%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (6.32%) Sublime Text
9 5 (5.26%) Hudson
10 4 (4.21%) Capybara
10 4 (4.21%) RSpec
11 3 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (3.16%) git-flow
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Electronics
3 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (29.47%) Architect
2 23 (24.21%) Developer
3 15 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (12.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Technical Architect
6 9 (9.47%) Senior DevOps
7 8 (8.42%) Scala Developer
7 8 (8.42%) Senior Architect
7 8 (8.42%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 7 (7.37%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (7.37%) Digital Architect
8 7 (7.37%) Digital Technical Architect
8 7 (7.37%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.37%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) WebOps Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Senior WebOps Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
10 5 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Head of Development
10 5 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (35.79%) Web Services
2 24 (25.26%) HTML
3 23 (24.21%) CSS
4 20 (21.05%) HTML5
4 20 (21.05%) Ruby on Rails
5 19 (20.00%) CSS3
5 19 (20.00%) JSON
6 18 (18.95%) REST
7 17 (17.89%) Ajax
8 16 (16.84%) Django
8 16 (16.84%) Play Framework
9 9 (9.47%) Gherkin
9 9 (9.47%) Node.js
10 8 (8.42%) .NET
11 6 (6.32%) AngularJS
11 6 (6.32%) jQuery
11 6 (6.32%) RESTful
11 6 (6.32%) Servlets
11 6 (6.32%) Spring
12 4 (4.21%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) User Experience
2 14 (14.74%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 65 (68.42%) Linux
2 25 (26.32%) Windows
3 21 (22.11%) CentOS
4 8 (8.42%) Ubuntu
5 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.21%) Unix
7 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.05%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (49.47%) Configuration Management
3 45 (47.37%) Open Source
4 35 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (35.79%) DevOps
6 19 (20.00%) Web Operations
7 13 (13.68%) Automated Testing
8 11 (11.58%) Scrum
9 7 (7.37%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (7.37%) Web Design
10 6 (6.32%) Analytics
10 6 (6.32%) BDD
10 6 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.32%) Case Management
10 6 (6.32%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (6.32%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.32%) TDD
11 5 (5.26%) CRM
11 5 (5.26%) IT Strategy
11 5 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 72 (75.79%) Python
2 35 (36.84%) Scala
3 31 (32.63%) Bash Shell
4 29 (30.53%) Java
5 23 (24.21%) PHP
6 18 (18.95%) C#
7 13 (13.68%) JavaScript
8 10 (10.53%) Perl
9 8 (8.42%) Groovy
10 6 (6.32%) Haskell
11 5 (5.26%) SQL
12 3 (3.16%) C
12 3 (3.16%) Go
12 3 (3.16%) Korn
13 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.05%) C++
14 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (25.26%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.84%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 25 (26.32%) Docker
2 1 (1.05%) vSphere
2 1 (1.05%) Xen
2 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (46.32%) Puppet
2 41 (43.16%) Ansible
3 28 (29.47%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (28.42%) Terraform
5 18 (18.95%) Salt
6 9 (9.47%) Kibana
7 6 (6.32%) Grafana
8 3 (3.16%) collectd
8 3 (3.16%) logstash
8 3 (3.16%) StatsD
9 1 (1.05%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 19 (20.00%) Rackspace
2 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.63%) Google
4 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.16%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.11%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.11%) SAP
7 1 (1.05%) Juniper
7 1 (1.05%) VMware