The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 78 74 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -22
Contract jobs citing Ruby 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.30% 0.26% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.85% 0.86% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£550 £325 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% +140.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
Ruby
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
473 347 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.09% 30.25% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 176 101
Average daily rate £385 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Open Source
3 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 5 (38.46%) JMeter
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) CMS
4 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
4 4 (30.77%) Spring
4 4 (30.77%) RESTful
4 4 (30.77%) RSpec
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) Android
4 4 (30.77%) PHP
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) JUnit
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) SOAP
4 4 (30.77%) Apache
4 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
4 4 (30.77%) Python
4 4 (30.77%) CRM
4 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
4 4 (30.77%) NoSQL

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 4 (30.77%) CMS
1 4 (30.77%) Apache
1 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
1 4 (30.77%) NoSQL
2 3 (23.08%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
2 5 (38.46%) JMeter
3 4 (30.77%) RSpec
3 4 (30.77%) JUnit
3 4 (30.77%) Jasmine
4 3 (23.08%) Subversion
4 3 (23.08%) HttpUnit
5 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 2 (15.38%) Mercurial
5 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (15.38%) Redmine
6 1 (7.69%) Concordion
6 1 (7.69%) Calabash
6 1 (7.69%) Ant
6 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.69%) Maven
6 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Programmer
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Programmer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
2 4 (30.77%) Spring
2 4 (30.77%) RESTful
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) SOAP
2 4 (30.77%) Ember.js
2 4 (30.77%) Backbone.js
3 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) J2EE
4 1 (7.69%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Open Source
2 3 (23.08%) Machine to Machine
2 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
3 1 (7.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Android
1 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 4 (30.77%) PHP
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) Python
3 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 4 (30.77%) CoffeeScript
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) VBA
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SELinux
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat