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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 80 74 50
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.068% 0.71% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 2.10% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £419 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.38% +5.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%
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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
404 428 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.35% 33.54% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 243 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 5
Average hourly rate £55.00 £25.00 £21.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +17.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 4 (80.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) VBA
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Redmine
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) SELinux
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Puppet
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) LDAP
4 1 (20.00%) RHCE

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (40.00%) Redmine
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) VBA
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SELinux
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat