The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Ruby on Rails skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ruby on Rails over the 3 months to 28 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 on Rails (RoR)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 130 129
Rank change year-on-year +24 -1  
Contract jobs citing Ruby on Rails 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.057% 0.039% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £200 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -48.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +24.13% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £9.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year - -87.32%  

Ruby on Rails is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 519 578 595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.56% 22.28% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 338 357
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Ruby on Rails
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Ruby on Rails as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Ruby on Rails in Scotland

Ruby on Rails
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby on Rails in Scotland

Ruby on Rails
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ruby on Rails within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +22 1 - - 7
Ruby on Rails
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ruby on Rails 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Ruby on Rails.

1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) MySQL
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Puppet
3 3 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (50.00%) React
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Android
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) Spring
5 1 (16.67%) Maven
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) Lua
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) JMeter
5 1 (16.67%) CMS
5 1 (16.67%) Games
5 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (16.67%) Hibernate

Ruby on Rails
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Instructor
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (50.00%) React
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) JPA
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 1 (16.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) OOD
2 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) SOLID
2 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Lua
4 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter