The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ruby
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 45 45 65
Rank change year-on-year 0 +20  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 9 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.75% 1.57% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.50% 4.76% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29%  
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 Glasgow with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 257 189 286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 50.00% 32.87% 34.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 108 165
Median daily rate £370 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £17.32 - £21.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 - £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.36 - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Glasgow

Ruby
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 26 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
1 10 (100.00%) Python
2 9 (90.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Ansible
3 6 (60.00%) DevOps
4 5 (50.00%) GitLab
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (50.00%) Web Development
4 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) PHP
4 5 (50.00%) J2EE
4 5 (50.00%) JBoss
5 4 (40.00%) IBM
5 4 (40.00%) EMC
5 4 (40.00%) Unix
5 4 (40.00%) AIX
5 4 (40.00%) Tru64
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (40.00%) Time Management
5 4 (40.00%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Finance

Ruby
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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 5 (50.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (10.00%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (50.00%) GitLab
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Consultant
1 6 (60.00%) DevOps Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) AIX Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (40.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (40.00%) AIX
3 4 (40.00%) Tru64
3 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) DevOps
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 5 (50.00%) Web Development
3 4 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Python
2 9 (90.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (60.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Ansible
2 4 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (10.00%) Mesos
3 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) EMC
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) VMware