The first table below looks at the demand for Ruby on Rails skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ruby on Rails over the 3 months to 18 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Scotland 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby on Rails (RoR)
Rank 107 112 112
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 19 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 0.34% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.38% 1.13% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 2
Average daily rate £413 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
800 705 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.19% 30.09% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 357 225
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 14
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +37.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.64 £30.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Ruby on Rails
UK

Ruby on Rails
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Ruby on Rails Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Ruby on Rails
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Ruby on Rails Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Ruby on Rails
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Ruby on Rails Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Ruby on Rails
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails across the Scotland region.

Ruby on Rails Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Ruby on Rails
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +17 11 £413 +22.22%
Edinburgh -20 7 £425 - 2
Dundee - - - -
Ruby on Rails
UK

Ruby on Rails
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails.

1 22 (95.65%) Ruby
2 19 (82.61%) HTML
2 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
3 18 (78.26%) CSS
4 16 (69.57%) TDD
5 15 (65.22%) BDD
6 13 (56.52%) Mac OS X
6 13 (56.52%) AIX
6 13 (56.52%) Solaris
6 13 (56.52%) Linux
7 11 (47.83%) jQuery
8 7 (30.43%) Backbone.js
8 7 (30.43%) MySQL
9 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (26.09%) MVC
9 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
9 6 (26.09%) Jasmine
9 6 (26.09%) Ember.js
10 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (21.74%) RSpec
10 5 (21.74%) Capistrano
10 5 (21.74%) Pair Programming
10 5 (21.74%) Web Development
10 5 (21.74%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (13.04%) Ajax
11 3 (13.04%) Java
11 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
12 2 (8.70%) HTML5
12 2 (8.70%) Drupal
12 2 (8.70%) CakePHP

Ruby on Rails
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Ruby on Rails 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 on Rails. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) Drupal
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
1 6 (26.09%) Jasmine
2 5 (21.74%) RSpec
3 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) PHPUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Behat
4 1 (4.35%) QUnit
General
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Ruby Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Drupal Developer
4 2 (8.70%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 2 (8.70%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (82.61%) HTML
2 18 (78.26%) CSS
3 11 (47.83%) jQuery
4 7 (30.43%) Backbone.js
5 6 (26.09%) Ember.js
6 3 (13.04%) Ajax
7 2 (8.70%) HTML5
7 2 (8.70%) CakePHP
7 2 (8.70%) Symfony
7 2 (8.70%) Struts
7 2 (8.70%) Spring
7 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
8 1 (4.35%) JSON
8 1 (4.35%) XML
8 1 (4.35%) Flash
8 1 (4.35%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (4.35%) Django
8 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (4.35%) Sass
8 1 (4.35%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Mac OS X
1 13 (56.52%) AIX
1 13 (56.52%) Solaris
1 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) TDD
2 15 (65.22%) BDD
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) MVC
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) Pair Programming
4 5 (21.74%) Web Development
5 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) OOD
6 1 (4.35%) OO
6 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Android Development
6 1 (4.35%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) Ruby
2 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) CoffeeScript
4 3 (13.04%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) PHP
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) ActionScript
6 1 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) ActionScript 3.0
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Zend