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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 53 59 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Ruby 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.35% 0.33% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.21% 0.75% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
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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
312 267 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 41.99% 44.57% 48.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 139 221
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.87 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.37% -53.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £16.10 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £32.50 £40.00
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 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 28 January 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 31 (93.94%) Ruby on Rails
2 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (57.58%) TDD
4 18 (54.55%) MongoDB
5 17 (51.52%) NoSQL
6 16 (48.48%) Java
6 16 (48.48%) MySQL
6 16 (48.48%) Django
6 16 (48.48%) Scala
7 14 (42.42%) Scrum
8 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
9 11 (33.33%) Software Architecture
9 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
10 10 (30.30%) Kanban
11 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
12 8 (24.24%) Python
12 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (24.24%) HTML
12 8 (24.24%) CSS
12 8 (24.24%) Linux
12 8 (24.24%) Play Framework
12 8 (24.24%) User Experience
12 8 (24.24%) Line Management
12 8 (24.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (21.21%) Product Management
13 7 (21.21%) REST
13 7 (21.21%) CoffeeScript
13 7 (21.21%) User Stories
13 7 (21.21%) Jasmine
13 7 (21.21%) jQuery

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Route 53
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Network Security
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) IPv4
2 1 (3.03%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (54.55%) MongoDB
2 17 (51.52%) NoSQL
3 16 (48.48%) MySQL
4 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (24.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.03%) Redis
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Jasmine
1 7 (21.21%) RSpec
1 7 (21.21%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Hudson
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Architect
1 17 (51.52%) Technical Architect
2 15 (45.45%) Developer
3 10 (30.30%) Digital Architect
4 8 (24.24%) Senior Architect
4 8 (24.24%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 8 (24.24%) Senior Technical Architect
5 5 (15.15%) Software Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Ruby Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Digital Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Programmer
8 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Lead Technical Architect
9 1 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Java Architect
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Architect
9 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (93.94%) Ruby on Rails
2 16 (48.48%) Django
3 8 (24.24%) HTML
3 8 (24.24%) CSS
3 8 (24.24%) Play Framework
4 7 (21.21%) REST
4 7 (21.21%) jQuery
5 3 (9.09%) Ember.js
5 3 (9.09%) Backbone.js
5 3 (9.09%) .NET
6 2 (6.06%) Web Services
7 1 (3.03%) RESTful
7 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) UNIX
3 3 (9.09%) AIX
3 3 (9.09%) Solaris
3 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) TDD
3 14 (42.42%) Scrum
4 11 (33.33%) Software Architecture
4 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 10 (30.30%) Kanban
6 9 (27.27%) Configuration Management
7 8 (24.24%) Line Management
8 7 (21.21%) Product Management
8 7 (21.21%) User Stories
9 4 (12.12%) BDD
10 3 (9.09%) OWASP
10 3 (9.09%) MVC
11 2 (6.06%) SOA
11 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Requirements Management
11 2 (6.06%) Web Development
11 2 (6.06%) DevOps
12 1 (3.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) Java
1 16 (48.48%) Scala
2 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 8 (24.24%) Python
4 7 (21.21%) CoffeeScript
5 4 (12.12%) Perl
6 3 (9.09%) C
6 3 (9.09%) C++
7 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet