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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 84 85 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -29
Contract jobs citing Ruby 4 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.24% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 0.65% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate
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£180 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +8.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £400 £326
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.00 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-88.73% +118.46%
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
447 461 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.85% 36.50% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 297 104
Average daily rate £350 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 4 August 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 5 (100.00%) Perl
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) J2EE
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) MySQL
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) PHP
3 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (60.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (60.00%) Web Application Development
3 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) Content Management
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) CMS
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) UNIX
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) JUnit
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (20.00%) C++

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (40.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) HttpUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) AWS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) JPA
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
2 4 (80.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (60.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Alterian