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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ruby
Rank 126 111 113
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Ruby 1 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.033% 0.79% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 2.08% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 10
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£325 £413 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +3.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +77.50%
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
966 1011 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.93% 38.25% 41.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 569 515
Average daily rate £375 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 22
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.95 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.35 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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
Edinburgh -6 1 £325 -22.38% 8
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (62.50%) Python
1 10 (62.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 8 (50.00%) Java
4 7 (43.75%) Perl
5 6 (37.50%) C++
5 6 (37.50%) UNIX
6 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
7 4 (25.00%) Jasmine
7 4 (25.00%) CoffeeScript
7 4 (25.00%) CSS
7 4 (25.00%) .NET
7 4 (25.00%) HTML
7 4 (25.00%) C
7 4 (25.00%) Scrum
7 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 4 (25.00%) jQuery
7 4 (25.00%) Network Security
7 4 (25.00%) OWASP
7 4 (25.00%) RSpec
8 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) Cryptography
8 3 (18.75%) SOA
8 3 (18.75%) Web Services
8 3 (18.75%) Windows
8 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
9 2 (12.50%) Redmine

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Route 53
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) IPv4
2 1 (6.25%) IPv6
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Redis
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 4 (25.00%) RSpec
3 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) Redmine
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
4 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium
5 1 (6.25%) Hudson
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 3 (18.75%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) TDD
2 4 (25.00%) OWASP
3 3 (18.75%) SOA
4 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Python
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 8 (50.00%) Java
4 7 (43.75%) Perl
5 6 (37.50%) C++
6 4 (25.00%) CoffeeScript
6 4 (25.00%) C
7 2 (12.50%) VBA
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (6.25%) Scala
8 1 (6.25%) SQL
8 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
2 1 (6.25%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat