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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ruby
Rank 123 109 106
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing Ruby 8 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.31% 0.53% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.96% 1.39% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 3
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £71.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +425.92%
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
832 1009 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.65% 38.15% 35.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 602 402
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.12 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 7 £375 -3.22% 6
Edinburgh -17 1 - - 7
Ruby
UK

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (75.00%) Linux
2 15 (62.50%) Python
3 14 (58.33%) Finance
4 12 (50.00%) Unix
5 10 (41.67%) Banking
5 10 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (37.50%) Ansible
6 9 (37.50%) VMware
6 9 (37.50%) Java
6 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 8 (33.33%) AIX
8 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (29.17%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (29.17%) DevOps
9 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 6 (25.00%) Scrum
10 5 (20.83%) TDD
10 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
10 5 (20.83%) Kanban
10 5 (20.83%) Clojure
10 5 (20.83%) vCloud
11 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
11 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
11 4 (16.67%) Subversion
11 4 (16.67%) Migration
12 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
12 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (12.50%) OO

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (4.17%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) HBase
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 10 (41.67%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 6 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Linux Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Design Leader
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Leader
6 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Linux Scripter
6 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Unix Scripter
7 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Games Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) jQuery
1 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Flex
2 1 (4.17%) Flash
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) LAMP
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Structures
1 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) iPhone
3 1 (4.17%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) Unix
3 10 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (33.33%) AIX
5 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (29.17%) DevOps
2 6 (25.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (20.83%) Kanban
3 5 (20.83%) TDD
4 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) ArchiMate
6 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.33%) Data Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.33%) ETL
6 2 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (8.33%) Software Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) Python
2 9 (37.50%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) Clojure
4 3 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) ActionScript
6 1 (4.17%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (4.17%) Apple Swift
6 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) vCloud
2 1 (4.17%) HDFS
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) Ansible
2 7 (29.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
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