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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ruby
Rank 109 110 104
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Ruby 20 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 0.36% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.76% 0.96% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 1
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£375 £370 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +155.17%
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+425.92% -61.42%
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
1138 935 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.74% 37.81% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 502 396
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 24
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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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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 +4 10 £388 +4.72% 2
Edinburgh - 9 £375 - 4
Dundee - - - -
East Lothian - - - -
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 40 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.00%) TDD
4 23 (46.00%) Java
5 22 (44.00%) MongoDB
6 21 (42.00%) NoSQL
7 20 (40.00%) MySQL
8 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
9 16 (32.00%) Django
9 16 (32.00%) Scala
10 15 (30.00%) Python
11 14 (28.00%) Linux
12 13 (26.00%) Perl
12 13 (26.00%) CSS
12 13 (26.00%) HTML
12 13 (26.00%) Scrum
13 12 (24.00%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
14 11 (22.00%) Software Architecture
14 11 (22.00%) Mentoring
15 10 (20.00%) CoffeeScript
15 10 (20.00%) Jasmine
15 10 (20.00%) jQuery
15 10 (20.00%) RSpec
15 10 (20.00%) Kanban
16 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
17 8 (16.00%) UNIX
17 8 (16.00%) Line Management
17 8 (16.00%) Play Framework
17 8 (16.00%) Apache Cassandra

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 6 (12.00%) Apache
2 5 (10.00%) CMS
3 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.00%) Drupal
4 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Houdini
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Route 53
1 1 (2.00%) GitHub
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%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.00%) MongoDB
2 21 (42.00%) NoSQL
3 20 (40.00%) 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 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 10 (20.00%) RSpec
3 5 (10.00%) JMeter
4 4 (8.00%) JUnit
5 3 (6.00%) HttpUnit
5 3 (6.00%) Selenium
6 1 (2.00%) Calabash
6 1 (2.00%) Hudson
6 1 (2.00%) Concordion
6 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.00%) Maven
6 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.00%) Ant
6 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Games
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Technical Architect
2 17 (34.00%) Architect
3 11 (22.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 10 (20.00%) Digital Architect
5 9 (18.00%) Ruby Developer
6 8 (16.00%) Senior Technical Architect
6 8 (16.00%) Senior Architect
7 7 (14.00%) Programmer
8 6 (12.00%) Software Developer
9 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
10 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
10 4 (8.00%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 4 (8.00%) Senior Programmer
10 4 (8.00%) Senior Digital Architect
11 2 (4.00%) Tester
11 2 (4.00%) Lead Architect
11 2 (4.00%) Lead Technical Architect
12 1 (2.00%) PHP Magento Developer
12 1 (2.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 16 (32.00%) Django
3 13 (26.00%) CSS
3 13 (26.00%) HTML
4 10 (20.00%) 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%) SOAP
9 4 (8.00%) Spring
10 3 (6.00%) J2EE
11 1 (2.00%) CryEngine
11 1 (2.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (2.00%) Unreal Engine
11 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) User Experience
2 6 (12.00%) Open Source
3 3 (6.00%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (6.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (6.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.00%) Physics
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) UNIX
3 5 (10.00%) Solaris
4 4 (8.00%) Mac OS X
4 4 (8.00%) AIX
4 4 (8.00%) Android
4 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.00%) Windows
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.00%) TDD
3 13 (26.00%) 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 6 (12.00%) 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%) Test Automation
12 2 (4.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) Java
2 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (32.00%) Scala
4 15 (30.00%) Python
5 13 (26.00%) Perl
6 10 (20.00%) CoffeeScript
7 7 (14.00%) PHP
8 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 5 (10.00%) C++
8 5 (10.00%) SQL
9 4 (8.00%) C
10 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
11 2 (4.00%) VBScript
11 2 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL Certification
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%) Zend
2 1 (2.00%) Red Hat