The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 47 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 25 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.93% 0.15% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.81% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 0 0
Average daily rate
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£640 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +21.21%
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 Glasgow region.

Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
430 276 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 50.41% 42.20% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 134 184
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 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 2014.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (90.91%) Ruby on Rails
2 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (72.73%) TDD
4 19 (57.58%) MySQL
5 15 (45.45%) NoSQL
5 15 (45.45%) MongoDB
6 14 (42.42%) Scala
6 14 (42.42%) Django
6 14 (42.42%) CSS
6 14 (42.42%) HTML
7 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
7 13 (39.39%) BDD
8 12 (36.36%) AIX
8 12 (36.36%) Solaris
8 12 (36.36%) Linux
8 12 (36.36%) Mac OS X
9 10 (30.30%) Java
9 10 (30.30%) Scrum
9 10 (30.30%) Software Architecture
9 10 (30.30%) Kanban
9 10 (30.30%) Mentoring
10 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
11 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (24.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (24.24%) Play Framework
12 7 (21.21%) User Experience
12 7 (21.21%) Line Management
12 7 (21.21%) Ember.js
12 7 (21.21%) User Stories
12 7 (21.21%) REST

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.06%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) WordPress
2 1 (3.03%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Houdini
1 1 (3.03%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (57.58%) MySQL
2 15 (45.45%) NoSQL
2 15 (45.45%) MongoDB
3 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (24.24%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Jasmine
1 7 (21.21%) Cucumber
1 7 (21.21%) RSpec
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Architect
1 15 (45.45%) Technical Architect
2 14 (42.42%) Developer
3 10 (30.30%) Digital Architect
4 9 (27.27%) Ruby Developer
5 7 (21.21%) Senior Architect
5 7 (21.21%) Senior Technical Architect
6 4 (12.12%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Digital Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Programmer
8 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.03%) PHP Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Lead Technical Architect
9 1 (3.03%) Games Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Java Architect
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Architect
9 1 (3.03%) Lead Architect
9 1 (3.03%) Magento Developer
9 1 (3.03%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (90.91%) Ruby on Rails
2 14 (42.42%) Django
2 14 (42.42%) CSS
2 14 (42.42%) HTML
3 8 (24.24%) Play Framework
4 7 (21.21%) Ember.js
4 7 (21.21%) REST
4 7 (21.21%) Backbone.js
4 7 (21.21%) jQuery
5 1 (3.03%) OpenGL
5 1 (3.03%) DirectX
5 1 (3.03%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (3.03%) RESTful
5 1 (3.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (3.03%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) AIX
1 12 (36.36%) Solaris
1 12 (36.36%) Linux
1 12 (36.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (72.73%) TDD
3 13 (39.39%) BDD
4 10 (30.30%) Scrum
4 10 (30.30%) Software Architecture
4 10 (30.30%) Kanban
4 10 (30.30%) Mentoring
5 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
6 7 (21.21%) Line Management
6 7 (21.21%) User Stories
6 7 (21.21%) Product Management
6 7 (21.21%) MVC
7 6 (18.18%) Web Development
8 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.12%) Pair Programming
10 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Requirements Management
11 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
11 1 (3.03%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Scala
2 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
3 10 (30.30%) Java
4 7 (21.21%) CoffeeScript
5 4 (12.12%) Python
6 3 (9.09%) PHP
7 2 (6.06%) SQL
8 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Zend