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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 87 83
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 10 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.82% 0.81% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.13% 2.64% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -75.00%  

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 470 417 401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 38.46% 30.89% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 224 226
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 12 (70.59%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 7 (41.18%) Python
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (29.41%) Spring
6 5 (29.41%) DevOps
7 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) Ansible
7 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (23.53%) BDD
7 4 (23.53%) Node.js
8 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
8 3 (17.65%) Puppet
8 3 (17.65%) Open Source
8 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
8 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
8 3 (17.65%) Docker
8 3 (17.65%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (17.65%) RESTful
8 3 (17.65%) Kanban
8 3 (17.65%) Web Development
8 3 (17.65%) Maven

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 3 (17.65%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) CMS
3 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.88%) SAS
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) GitHub
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (5.88%) Bluemix
3 1 (5.88%) BrowserStack
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) Maven
3 2 (11.76%) Capybara
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) JUnit
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.88%) Artifactory
4 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.88%) Gerrit
4 1 (5.88%) Gradle
4 1 (5.88%) Hudson
4 1 (5.88%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
4 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Angular Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 5 (29.41%) Spring
3 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
3 4 (23.53%) Node.js
3 4 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 3 (17.65%) React
4 3 (17.65%) RESTful
4 3 (17.65%) SOAP
5 2 (11.76%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
5 2 (11.76%) Spring Boot
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 1 (5.88%) Ajax
6 1 (5.88%) Angular 2
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (5.88%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) NumPy
6 1 (5.88%) SciPy
6 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Fintech
2 1 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) DevOps
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (17.65%) Kanban
5 3 (17.65%) Microservices
5 3 (17.65%) Open Source
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Web Development
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) Release Automation
6 2 (11.76%) SOA
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Web Application Development
7 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (11.76%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) C++
5 2 (11.76%) Go
5 2 (11.76%) Perl
5 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.88%) R
6 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Ansible
2 3 (17.65%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.88%) Splunk
1 1 (5.88%) Sybase
1 1 (5.88%) VMware