The first table below looks at the demand for Ruby skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 17 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 Glasgow 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 54 72 57
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs citing Ruby 11 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.60% 0.67% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.24% 1.16% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 2
Average daily rate £413 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.83% -7.56%
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
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
339 519 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 49.20% 57.67% 35.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 270 163
Average daily rate £375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £15.24 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Ruby
Scotland

Ruby
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 13 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
3 11 (84.62%) HTML
3 11 (84.62%) TDD
3 11 (84.62%) BDD
4 10 (76.92%) CSS
5 9 (69.23%) Mac OS X
5 9 (69.23%) AIX
5 9 (69.23%) Solaris
5 9 (69.23%) Linux
6 8 (61.54%) jQuery
7 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (46.15%) MVC
7 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
7 6 (46.15%) Backbone.js
7 6 (46.15%) Jasmine
7 6 (46.15%) Ember.js
8 5 (38.46%) Capistrano
8 5 (38.46%) CoffeeScript
8 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (38.46%) RSpec
8 5 (38.46%) MySQL
8 5 (38.46%) Pair Programming
8 5 (38.46%) Web Development
9 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
10 2 (15.38%) Drupal
10 2 (15.38%) Symfony
10 2 (15.38%) Zend
10 2 (15.38%) CakePHP
10 2 (15.38%) Scrum

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (15.38%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
1 6 (46.15%) Jasmine
2 5 (38.46%) RSpec
3 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.69%) PHPUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Behat
4 1 (7.69%) QUnit
General
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Drupal Developer
3 2 (15.38%) PHP Drupal Developer
3 2 (15.38%) PHP Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 11 (84.62%) HTML
3 10 (76.92%) CSS
4 8 (61.54%) jQuery
5 6 (46.15%) Backbone.js
5 6 (46.15%) Ember.js
6 2 (15.38%) Symfony
6 2 (15.38%) CakePHP
7 1 (7.69%) Django
7 1 (7.69%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (7.69%) Struts
7 1 (7.69%) XML
7 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
7 1 (7.69%) Spring
7 1 (7.69%) Ajax
7 1 (7.69%) Sass
7 1 (7.69%) LESS
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) AIX
1 9 (69.23%) Solaris
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
1 9 (69.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) TDD
1 11 (84.62%) BDD
2 6 (46.15%) MVC
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (38.46%) Pair Programming
3 5 (38.46%) Web Development
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) CoffeeScript
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Zend