The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Ruby skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ruby
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 76 83
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 7 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.76% 0.92% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.85% 3.26% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Median daily rate £453 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.73% +46.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £408
% change year-on-year +4.65% +5.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £23.25 £71.00
% change year-on-year +179.56% -67.25%  

Ruby is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 378 430 398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 41.04% 28.33% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 261 251
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £49.62 £39.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.21% -17.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Ruby as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby in Edinburgh

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ruby in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (50.00%) Python
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 5 (35.71%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Puppet
3 5 (35.71%) React
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
5 3 (21.43%) Node.js
5 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (21.43%) RESTful
5 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (21.43%) Ansible
5 3 (21.43%) Maven
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) MySQL
6 2 (14.29%) SOAP

Ruby
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Bluemix
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Maven
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 2 (14.29%) Gradle
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.14%) Ant
4 1 (7.14%) Artifactory
4 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
4 1 (7.14%) Gerrit
4 1 (7.14%) Hudson
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) JMeter
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Angular Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Instructor
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Splunk Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) React
1 5 (35.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
2 3 (21.43%) Node.js
2 3 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (21.43%) RESTful
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.14%) JDBC
4 1 (7.14%) JPA
4 1 (7.14%) JSP
4 1 (7.14%) Servlets
4 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Fintech
1 1 (7.14%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Android
3 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) DevOps
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Release Management
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
6 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Perl
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
5 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Puppet
2 3 (21.43%) Ansible
3 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
1 1 (7.14%) Splunk
1 1 (7.14%) Sybase
1 1 (7.14%) Twitter
1 1 (7.14%) VMware