Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 139 139
Rank change year-on-year +17 0 +15
Contract jobs citing Ruby 86 53 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.66% 1.08% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.64% 3.40% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 57
West Midlands median daily rate £470 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +5.26% +22.58%
10th Percentile £361 £375 £313
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 £27.15 £10.00
% change year-on-year +28.93% +171.48% +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 1,855 1,558 1,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.70% 31.72% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,131 1,013 1,159
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £244 £258
90th Percentile £550 £536 £513
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 53 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +35.42% -16.07%
10th Percentile £15.25 £16.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £57.95 £49.75 £42.88
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +5.66% +3.56% +3.00%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -13 59 £450 +12.50% 4
Warwickshire +23 14 £500 - 2
Birmingham -19 4 £413 -17.50% 6
Staffordshire -12 2 £330 -37.14%
Coventry -31 1 £363 -34.09%
Solihull - 1 £550 -
Ruby
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 59 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (62.79%) Jenkins
3 53 (61.63%) Java
4 51 (59.30%) Python
5 50 (58.14%) Linux
5 50 (58.14%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (55.81%) Docker
6 48 (55.81%) DevOps
7 47 (54.65%) Git (software)
7 47 (54.65%) Test Automation
8 46 (53.49%) MongoDB
9 43 (50.00%) Selenium
10 41 (47.67%) CSS
11 40 (46.51%) Cucumber
11 40 (46.51%) Open Source
12 38 (44.19%) JavaScript
13 37 (43.02%) Google
14 36 (41.86%) Windows
14 36 (41.86%) Node.js
14 36 (41.86%) Microservices
14 36 (41.86%) gulp
15 35 (40.70%) Sublime Text
15 35 (40.70%) Analytics
15 35 (40.70%) Gherkin
15 35 (40.70%) GitHub
15 35 (40.70%) IntelliJ
15 35 (40.70%) Configuration Management
15 35 (40.70%) Google Analytics
16 34 (39.53%) C#
16 34 (39.53%) Kibana

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 21 (24.42%) Confluence
2 19 (22.09%) nginx
2 19 (22.09%) Tomcat
3 12 (13.95%) OpenStack
4 7 (8.14%) Apache
4 7 (8.14%) JBoss
4 7 (8.14%) WebLogic
5 6 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 35 (40.70%) GitHub
1 35 (40.70%) Google Analytics
2 22 (25.58%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (11.63%) Slack
5 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (34.88%) HTTP
2 21 (24.42%) TCP/IP
3 19 (22.09%) SSL
4 12 (13.95%) VPN
5 10 (11.63%) 802.11
5 10 (11.63%) Skype
5 10 (11.63%) SNMP
6 8 (9.30%) Firewall
6 8 (9.30%) VoIP
6 8 (9.30%) Wireless
7 6 (6.98%) VLAN
8 4 (4.65%) SAN
9 2 (2.33%) DNS
9 2 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.16%) 3G
10 1 (1.16%) 4G
10 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (53.49%) MongoDB
2 24 (27.91%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.49%) MySQL
4 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (62.79%) Jenkins
2 47 (54.65%) Git (software)
3 43 (50.00%) Selenium
4 40 (46.51%) Cucumber
5 36 (41.86%) gulp
6 35 (40.70%) IntelliJ
6 35 (40.70%) Sublime Text
7 31 (36.05%) Gatling
8 26 (30.23%) JIRA
9 24 (27.91%) Grunt
10 22 (25.58%) Karma Test Runner
11 19 (22.09%) Ant
12 16 (18.60%) Visual Studio Code
12 16 (18.60%) WebDriver
13 15 (17.44%) Bitbucket
14 12 (13.95%) Artifactory
14 12 (13.95%) Burp Suite
14 12 (13.95%) JUnit
14 12 (13.95%) Metasploit
15 10 (11.63%) RSpec
General
1 1 (1.16%) Finance
1 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
1 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (50.00%) Developer
2 17 (19.77%) Java Developer
3 15 (17.44%) Scala Developer
4 12 (13.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (12.79%) Penetration Tester
5 11 (12.79%) Tester
6 9 (10.47%) Software Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.49%) Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Programmer
9 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.33%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Azure DevOps
10 2 (2.33%) Consultant
10 2 (2.33%) QA Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Release Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Release Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Senior DevOps
10 2 (2.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (47.67%) CSS
2 36 (41.86%) Node.js
3 35 (40.70%) Gherkin
4 31 (36.05%) HTML
5 30 (34.88%) RESTful
6 26 (30.23%) HTML5
6 26 (30.23%) REST
7 24 (27.91%) AngularJS
7 24 (27.91%) jQuery
7 24 (27.91%) Play Framework
7 24 (27.91%) Spring
8 19 (22.09%) Servlets
9 18 (20.93%) Ruby on Rails
9 18 (20.93%) YAML
10 17 (19.77%) LESS
10 17 (19.77%) Sass
11 16 (18.60%) JSON
12 13 (15.12%) SOAP
13 12 (13.95%) Spring Boot
13 12 (13.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) SCADA
2 10 (11.63%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (9.30%) Mobile App
3 8 (9.30%) Wiki
4 7 (8.14%) User Experience
5 6 (6.98%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (58.14%) Linux
2 36 (41.86%) Windows
3 23 (26.74%) Ubuntu
4 12 (13.95%) Kali Linux
5 10 (11.63%) Mac OS
6 7 (8.14%) Unix
7 4 (4.65%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (58.14%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (55.81%) DevOps
4 47 (54.65%) Test Automation
5 40 (46.51%) Open Source
6 36 (41.86%) Microservices
7 35 (40.70%) Analytics
7 35 (40.70%) Configuration Management
8 27 (31.40%) Scrum
9 19 (22.09%) Lean Software Development
9 19 (22.09%) TDD
10 15 (17.44%) Prototyping
11 14 (16.28%) Pair Programming
11 14 (16.28%) Service Delivery
12 13 (15.12%) Process Improvement
12 13 (15.12%) Waterfall
13 12 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (13.95%) MVC
13 12 (13.95%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (13.95%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 53 (61.63%) Java
2 51 (59.30%) Python
3 38 (44.19%) JavaScript
4 34 (39.53%) C#
5 32 (37.21%) Groovy
5 32 (37.21%) Scala
6 26 (30.23%) Perl
7 23 (26.74%) Bash Shell
8 19 (22.09%) Haskell
9 17 (19.77%) PowerShell
10 13 (15.12%) SQL
11 12 (13.95%) Lua
12 10 (11.63%) C
13 5 (5.81%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
15 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) Degree
1 11 (12.79%) OSCE
2 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.33%) CREST Certified
3 2 (2.33%) GPEN
3 2 (2.33%) ISEB
3 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.33%) OSCP
3 2 (2.33%) SANS
3 2 (2.33%) Sun Certification
3 2 (2.33%) Tigerscheme
4 1 (1.16%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 48 (55.81%) Docker
2 3 (3.49%) LXC
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (39.53%) Grafana
1 34 (39.53%) Kibana
2 30 (34.88%) Puppet
3 15 (17.44%) Graphite
4 12 (13.95%) Nessus
4 12 (13.95%) Nmap
5 11 (12.79%) Kubernetes
6 10 (11.63%) Ansible
7 7 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (6.98%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (6.98%) Nagios
8 6 (6.98%) ZABBIX
9 2 (2.33%) Terraform
10 1 (1.16%) Packer
10 1 (1.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (43.02%) Google
2 12 (13.95%) Splunk
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle
4 6 (6.98%) Riverbed
5 3 (3.49%) Adobe
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.49%) webMethods
6 2 (2.33%) VMware