The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 127 94 -
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -
Contract jobs citing Ruby 7 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.65% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% 1.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 -
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 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -27.77%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1109 882 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.37% 35.77% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 416 325
Average daily rate £365 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Ruby
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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
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 29 July 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
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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 -8 3 £250 -25.92% 6
Edinburgh -27 3 £350 +8.52% 2
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - - 2
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Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 22 (78.57%) HTML
1 22 (78.57%) Ruby on Rails
2 21 (75.00%) CSS
3 19 (67.86%) TDD
3 19 (67.86%) JavaScript
4 15 (53.57%) Linux
4 15 (53.57%) BDD
5 14 (50.00%) AIX
5 14 (50.00%) Solaris
5 14 (50.00%) Mac OS X
6 10 (35.71%) MySQL
7 8 (28.57%) jQuery
8 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (25.00%) Backbone.js
9 6 (21.43%) Ember.js
9 6 (21.43%) Jasmine
9 6 (21.43%) Web Development
9 6 (21.43%) MVC
10 5 (17.86%) Pair Programming
10 5 (17.86%) Java
10 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (17.86%) RSpec
10 5 (17.86%) CoffeeScript
10 5 (17.86%) Capistrano
10 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
11 4 (14.29%) UNIX
12 3 (10.71%) JMS
12 3 (10.71%) SOA
12 3 (10.71%) EJB
12 3 (10.71%) ActiveMQ

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3 (10.71%) GlassFish
2 1 (3.57%) WordPress
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Maya
1 1 (3.57%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Redis
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Jasmine
2 5 (17.86%) RSpec
2 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.14%) Gradle
5 1 (3.57%) Subversion
5 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.57%) QUnit
General
1 1 (3.57%) Games
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Ruby Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Games Developer
5 1 (3.57%) PHP Magento Developer
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (78.57%) HTML
1 22 (78.57%) Ruby on Rails
2 21 (75.00%) CSS
3 8 (28.57%) jQuery
4 7 (25.00%) Backbone.js
5 6 (21.43%) Ember.js
6 3 (10.71%) REST
6 3 (10.71%) EJB
6 3 (10.71%) JMS
6 3 (10.71%) Java EE
6 3 (10.71%) Grails
6 3 (10.71%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (10.71%) JNDI
7 2 (7.14%) Ajax
7 2 (7.14%) Django
7 2 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (7.14%) HTML5
8 1 (3.57%) RESTful
8 1 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (3.57%) Sass
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 14 (50.00%) AIX
2 14 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) TDD
2 15 (53.57%) BDD
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) MVC
4 6 (21.43%) Web Development
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (17.86%) Pair Programming
6 3 (10.71%) SOA
7 2 (7.14%) Scrum
8 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.57%) Refactoring
8 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) CoffeeScript
3 3 (10.71%) Groovy
4 2 (7.14%) PHP
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Capistrano
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Nagios
2 1 (3.57%) Munin
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Zend