The table below looks at the statistics for Ruby 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 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 105 104 93
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Ruby 15 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 0.35% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.47% 0.98% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
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£388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £13.50 £150.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -91.00%
Ruby
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1019 814 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.61% 35.67% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 413 422
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 13
Average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £13.35 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £44.00
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 Scotland

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

Ruby Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Ruby
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Ruby Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Ruby
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ruby across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Ruby Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Ruby
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Ruby Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Ruby
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +6 10 £388 - 5
Edinburgh -4 4 £550 +69.23% 5
Dundee - - - -
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 40 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 32 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (50.00%) Java
4 24 (48.00%) TDD
5 22 (44.00%) MongoDB
6 21 (42.00%) NoSQL
7 19 (38.00%) MySQL
8 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
9 16 (32.00%) Python
9 16 (32.00%) Scala
9 16 (32.00%) Django
10 14 (28.00%) Scrum
11 13 (26.00%) Linux
11 13 (26.00%) Perl
11 13 (26.00%) Cucumber
12 12 (24.00%) HTML
12 12 (24.00%) CSS
12 12 (24.00%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (22.00%) jQuery
13 11 (22.00%) Software Architecture
13 11 (22.00%) CoffeeScript
13 11 (22.00%) RSpec
13 11 (22.00%) Jasmine
13 11 (22.00%) Mentoring
14 10 (20.00%) Kanban
15 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
16 8 (16.00%) UNIX
16 8 (16.00%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (16.00%) User Experience
16 8 (16.00%) Line Management

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (12.00%) Apache
2 4 (8.00%) CMS
2 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Route 53
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.00%) IPv4
2 1 (2.00%) IPv6
2 1 (2.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.00%) MongoDB
2 21 (42.00%) NoSQL
3 19 (38.00%) MySQL
4 12 (24.00%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (16.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (2.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Cucumber
2 11 (22.00%) RSpec
2 11 (22.00%) Jasmine
3 5 (10.00%) JMeter
4 4 (8.00%) JUnit
5 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.00%) HttpUnit
5 3 (6.00%) Selenium
5 3 (6.00%) Subversion
6 2 (4.00%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.00%) Redmine
7 1 (2.00%) Calabash
7 1 (2.00%) Concordion
7 1 (2.00%) Hudson
7 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.00%) Ant
7 1 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Technical Architect
2 17 (34.00%) Architect
3 12 (24.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 10 (20.00%) Digital Architect
5 8 (16.00%) Senior Technical Architect
5 8 (16.00%) Ruby Developer
5 8 (16.00%) Senior Architect
6 7 (14.00%) Programmer
7 6 (12.00%) Software Developer
8 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
9 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
9 4 (8.00%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 4 (8.00%) Senior Programmer
9 4 (8.00%) Senior Digital Architect
10 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
11 2 (4.00%) Tester
11 2 (4.00%) Lead Architect
11 2 (4.00%) Lead Technical Architect
12 1 (2.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 16 (32.00%) Django
3 12 (24.00%) HTML
3 12 (24.00%) CSS
4 11 (22.00%) jQuery
5 8 (16.00%) Play Framework
6 7 (14.00%) Backbone.js
6 7 (14.00%) Ember.js
6 7 (14.00%) REST
6 7 (14.00%) .NET
7 6 (12.00%) Web Services
8 5 (10.00%) RESTful
9 4 (8.00%) Hibernate
9 4 (8.00%) Spring
9 4 (8.00%) SOAP
10 3 (6.00%) J2EE
11 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
11 1 (2.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) User Experience
2 6 (12.00%) Open Source
3 3 (6.00%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (6.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (6.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.00%) Physics
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) UNIX
3 5 (10.00%) Windows
4 4 (8.00%) Solaris
4 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.00%) Android
5 3 (6.00%) AIX
5 3 (6.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.00%) TDD
3 14 (28.00%) Scrum
4 11 (22.00%) Software Architecture
4 11 (22.00%) Mentoring
5 10 (20.00%) Kanban
6 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (16.00%) Line Management
8 7 (14.00%) User Stories
8 7 (14.00%) Product Management
8 7 (14.00%) MVC
9 5 (10.00%) BDD
10 4 (8.00%) CRM
10 4 (8.00%) OWASP
10 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
11 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
11 3 (6.00%) SOA
12 2 (4.00%) Security Testing
12 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (32.00%) Python
3 16 (32.00%) Scala
4 13 (26.00%) Perl
5 11 (22.00%) CoffeeScript
6 6 (12.00%) C++
7 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (10.00%) PHP
8 4 (8.00%) SQL
8 4 (8.00%) C
9 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (4.00%) C#
10 2 (4.00%) VBScript
10 2 (4.00%) VB
10 2 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) SELinux
2 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.00%) Red Hat