Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 120 160
Rank change year-on-year -13 +40 -27
Contract jobs citing Ruby 50 71 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.06% 1.30% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.30% 4.13% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 44 11
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £485 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +17.58% +10.00%
10th Percentile £358 £331 £286
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £8.00
England median hourly rate £27.15 - £20.50

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 1,513 1,720 1,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.09% 31.42% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 1,032 949
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £249
90th Percentile £525 £525 £495
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 50 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.22% -25.00% +4.91%
10th Percentile £18.20 £11.45 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.30 £42.63 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Birmingham -7 21 £500 - 5
Coventry +26 19 £513 +5.13% 3
Shropshire -6 6 £400 -9.86% 2
Warwickshire - 2 £525 - 1
Staffordshire +8 1 £525 - 2
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 (82.00%) Python
2 34 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (66.00%) DevOps
4 27 (54.00%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (52.00%) Git (software)
5 26 (52.00%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (50.00%) Open Source
6 25 (50.00%) Puppet
7 24 (48.00%) Linux
8 22 (44.00%) Configuration Management
9 17 (34.00%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (34.00%) Jenkins
10 16 (32.00%) MongoDB
11 15 (30.00%) Test Automation
11 15 (30.00%) TDD
12 14 (28.00%) HTTP
12 14 (28.00%) NoSQL
12 14 (28.00%) Bash Shell
12 14 (28.00%) Ansible
13 13 (26.00%) Salt
13 13 (26.00%) TCP/IP
13 13 (26.00%) Web Services
13 13 (26.00%) Subversion
14 12 (24.00%) Perl
14 12 (24.00%) MySQL
14 12 (24.00%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (22.00%) Windows
15 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
15 11 (22.00%) .NET
16 10 (20.00%) PHP

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 7 (14.00%) nginx
2 5 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (6.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.00%) Apache
5 1 (2.00%) Confluence
5 1 (2.00%) Documentum
5 1 (2.00%) IIS
5 1 (2.00%) Jetty
5 1 (2.00%) Mongrel
5 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (34.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (12.00%) Route 53
4 5 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (10.00%) GitHub
5 4 (8.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (8.00%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (8.00%) Amazon S3
5 4 (8.00%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (8.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (4.00%) SaaS
7 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.00%) Google App Engine
7 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (2.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) HTTP
2 13 (26.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (4.00%) DNS
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) ICMP
4 2 (4.00%) SMS
4 2 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.00%) MongoDB
2 14 (28.00%) NoSQL
3 12 (24.00%) MySQL
3 12 (24.00%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (16.00%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (8.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (6.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 26 (52.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (34.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (26.00%) Subversion
4 4 (8.00%) Selenium
5 3 (6.00%) GitLab
5 3 (6.00%) JUnit
6 2 (4.00%) CircleCI
6 2 (4.00%) JIRA
6 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.00%) Travis CI
6 2 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.00%) Ant
7 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.00%) Maven
7 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.00%) RSpec
7 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.00%) Advertising
2 2 (4.00%) Automotive
2 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Consultant
3 8 (16.00%) DevOps Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 5 (10.00%) WebOps Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Angular Developer
7 4 (8.00%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.00%) Web Services
2 11 (22.00%) .NET
3 10 (20.00%) RESTful
4 7 (14.00%) CSS
4 7 (14.00%) CSS3
4 7 (14.00%) HTML
4 7 (14.00%) HTML5
4 7 (14.00%) Node.js
5 6 (12.00%) AngularJS
6 5 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (10.00%) Sensu
7 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (8.00%) Ajax
7 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (8.00%) Django
7 4 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (8.00%) JSON
7 4 (8.00%) Play Framework
7 4 (8.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Linux
2 11 (22.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) Unix
4 3 (6.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.00%) Android
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.00%) CentOS
5 1 (2.00%) Debian
5 1 (2.00%) Fedora
5 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (66.00%) DevOps
3 27 (54.00%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (50.00%) Open Source
5 22 (44.00%) Configuration Management
6 15 (30.00%) TDD
6 15 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 10 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (18.00%) Scrum
9 7 (14.00%) Web Operations
10 6 (12.00%) BDD
10 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
11 4 (8.00%) MVC
11 4 (8.00%) Pair Programming
11 4 (8.00%) Process Architecture
11 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Web Application Development
12 3 (6.00%) OO
12 3 (6.00%) OOP
12 3 (6.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (82.00%) Python
2 14 (28.00%) Bash Shell
3 12 (24.00%) Perl
4 10 (20.00%) Java
4 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.00%) PHP
5 8 (16.00%) Scala
6 4 (8.00%) C#
6 4 (8.00%) Go
6 4 (8.00%) SQL
7 3 (6.00%) Clojure
7 3 (6.00%) Erlang
7 3 (6.00%) F#
7 3 (6.00%) Groovy
7 3 (6.00%) Haskell
7 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.00%) VB
8 2 (4.00%) R
9 1 (2.00%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) GCP
2 1 (2.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Docker
2 3 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.00%) KVM
3 1 (2.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (52.00%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (50.00%) Puppet
3 14 (28.00%) Ansible
4 13 (26.00%) Salt
5 8 (16.00%) Terraform
6 4 (8.00%) collectd
6 4 (8.00%) Kibana
6 4 (8.00%) logstash
6 4 (8.00%) StatsD
7 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.00%) Google
3 7 (14.00%) Rackspace
4 4 (8.00%) SaltStack
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) Pega
6 1 (2.00%) Perforce
6 1 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Zend