The first table below looks at the demand for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Edinburgh region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 72 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 9 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.70% 0.80% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.12% 2.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate £419 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -7.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+77.50% -
Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
424 214 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.02% 28.42% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 101 108
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -49.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Ruby
Scotland

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ruby across the Edinburgh region.

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby.

1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 8 (72.73%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
5 4 (36.36%) AIX
5 4 (36.36%) Solaris
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) Python
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 2 (18.18%) ISEB
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) Windows
7 2 (18.18%) Perl
7 2 (18.18%) MySQL
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Ajax
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
7 2 (18.18%) jQuery
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (9.09%) Node.js
8 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
8 1 (9.09%) Redis
8 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Ruby also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ruby. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Redis
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Ruby Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) Ajax
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
4 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) Django
4 1 (9.09%) Struts
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
2 4 (36.36%) AIX
2 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) Perl
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Munin
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) VMware