Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 88 135
Rank change year-on-year -71 +47 +21
Contract jobs citing Ruby 36 95 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 2.17% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.09% 6.92% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 68 57
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £489 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% +22.28% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £413 £300
90th Percentile £588 £540 £513
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £9.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +300.00% -75.00%

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 1,720 1,373 1,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.39% 31.30% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,080 896 1,220
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 39 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £32.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.23% +31.31% -5.71%
10th Percentile £15.25 £20.50 £13.16
90th Percentile £48.75 £72.50 £39.25
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.61% +10.00% +7.14%

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 July 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 July 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 -25 15 £550 +15.79% 2
Shropshire -48 13 £520 +4.81% 2
Coventry -32 4 £463 -11.90% 3
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (77.78%) Open Source
3 27 (75.00%) Python
4 25 (69.44%) Linux
5 21 (58.33%) Java
5 21 (58.33%) Puppet
6 20 (55.56%) Configuration Management
6 20 (55.56%) Jenkins
7 19 (52.78%) Web Services
7 19 (52.78%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (50.00%) Selenium
8 18 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (47.22%) DevOps
10 15 (41.67%) MongoDB
10 15 (41.67%) Git (software)
10 15 (41.67%) Scala
10 15 (41.67%) CSS
11 14 (38.89%) Docker
12 13 (36.11%) HTML
12 13 (36.11%) HTTP
12 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
12 13 (36.11%) SSL
12 13 (36.11%) JIRA
13 12 (33.33%) JSON
13 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
13 12 (33.33%) NoSQL
13 12 (33.33%) MySQL
14 11 (30.56%) SOAP
14 11 (30.56%) HTML5
14 11 (30.56%) RESTful

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 (19.44%) Confluence
1 7 (19.44%) Tomcat
2 6 (16.67%) nginx
3 4 (11.11%) Apache
4 2 (5.56%) IIS
4 2 (5.56%) JBoss
4 2 (5.56%) Jetty
4 2 (5.56%) Mongrel
4 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.11%) GitHub
2 4 (11.11%) Google Analytics
3 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.56%) Route 53
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.78%) Google App Engine
5 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.78%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) HTTP
1 13 (36.11%) SSL
1 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) FTP
2 1 (2.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) MongoDB
2 12 (33.33%) MySQL
2 12 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 10 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 18 (50.00%) Selenium
3 15 (41.67%) Git (software)
4 13 (36.11%) JIRA
5 10 (27.78%) Cucumber
6 8 (22.22%) Subversion
7 5 (13.89%) Ant
8 4 (11.11%) Gatling
8 4 (11.11%) Grunt
8 4 (11.11%) gulp
8 4 (11.11%) HP UFT
8 4 (11.11%) IntelliJ
8 4 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (11.11%) Sahi
8 4 (11.11%) Sublime Text
8 4 (11.11%) WATIR
9 3 (8.33%) Protractor
9 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
10 2 (5.56%) Bugzilla
10 2 (5.56%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
1 1 (2.78%) Marketing
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (19.44%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Digital Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Scala Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Digital Technical Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Azure DevOps
8 1 (2.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Digital Transformation
8 1 (2.78%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) Web Services
2 15 (41.67%) CSS
3 13 (36.11%) HTML
4 12 (33.33%) JSON
5 11 (30.56%) HTML5
5 11 (30.56%) RESTful
5 11 (30.56%) SOAP
6 10 (27.78%) REST
7 9 (25.00%) Ajax
7 9 (25.00%) CSS3
8 8 (22.22%) Django
8 8 (22.22%) Spring
9 7 (19.44%) .NET
9 7 (19.44%) XML
10 6 (16.67%) J2EE
10 6 (16.67%) Node.js
10 6 (16.67%) Play Framework
11 5 (13.89%) Servlets
12 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
12 4 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) User Experience
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Windows
3 4 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 3 (8.33%) Unix
5 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (77.78%) Open Source
3 20 (55.56%) Configuration Management
4 19 (52.78%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (47.22%) DevOps
6 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 11 (30.56%) TDD
8 8 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 8 (22.22%) Scrum
9 7 (19.44%) Kanban
9 7 (19.44%) OWASP
9 7 (19.44%) Prototyping
9 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
10 6 (16.67%) Coaching
10 6 (16.67%) Line Management
11 4 (11.11%) Analytics
11 4 (11.11%) API Testing
11 4 (11.11%) BDD
11 4 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) Python
2 21 (58.33%) Java
3 15 (41.67%) Scala
4 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 7 (19.44%) Perl
5 6 (16.67%) C#
5 6 (16.67%) Groovy
6 5 (13.89%) Haskell
6 5 (13.89%) SQL
7 4 (11.11%) PHP
8 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.78%) C
9 1 (2.78%) Go
9 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) ISEB
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.56%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Docker
2 6 (16.67%) LXC
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (58.33%) Puppet
2 18 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (25.00%) Salt
4 5 (13.89%) Kibana
5 4 (11.11%) Ansible
5 4 (11.11%) Grafana
6 3 (8.33%) Terraform
7 2 (5.56%) Kubernetes
8 1 (2.78%) collectd
8 1 (2.78%) logstash
8 1 (2.78%) StatsD
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Google
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe
3 1 (2.78%) SaltStack
3 1 (2.78%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) webMethods