The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 120 129
Rank change year-on-year +36 +9  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 29 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.32% 0.92% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.10% 2.50% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 2
Median daily rate £425 £330 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.78% +32.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £225 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £400 £306
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 936 1081 936
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.66% 36.78% 31.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 583 482
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 22
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ruby in Scotland

Ruby
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ruby in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ruby in Scotland

Ruby
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Glasgow +17 19 £425 +13.33% 4
Edinburgh +21 10 £450 - 5
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 33 (68.75%) Java
2 29 (60.42%) Python
3 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
3 22 (45.83%) Linux
4 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (35.42%) TDD
5 17 (35.42%) NoSQL
5 17 (35.42%) Jenkins
6 16 (33.33%) Shell Script
7 15 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (27.08%) DevOps
9 12 (25.00%) Unix
10 11 (22.92%) Scrum
10 11 (22.92%) Maven
10 11 (22.92%) Kanban
10 11 (22.92%) Web Services
10 11 (22.92%) Ansible
10 11 (22.92%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (22.92%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (20.83%) Amazon S3
11 10 (20.83%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (20.83%) J2EE
11 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
11 10 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (18.75%) Web Development
12 9 (18.75%) VMware
12 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (18.75%) BDD
13 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
13 8 (16.67%) Git (software)

Ruby
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 6 (12.50%) JBoss
2 3 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (6.25%) Confluence
3 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.08%) SAS
4 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (22.92%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (20.83%) Amazon S3
3 10 (20.83%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (4.17%) GitHub
4 2 (4.17%) iTunes
5 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.08%) Bluemix
5 1 (2.08%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.08%) IaaS
5 1 (2.08%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.08%) PaaS
5 1 (2.08%) Route 53
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) LDAP
2 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) NoSQL
2 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (35.42%) Jenkins
2 11 (22.92%) Maven
3 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 6 (12.50%) GitLab
5 5 (10.42%) JUnit
5 5 (10.42%) TeamCity
6 4 (8.33%) JMeter
6 4 (8.33%) Selenium
7 3 (6.25%) Appium
7 3 (6.25%) Calabash
7 3 (6.25%) Gatling
7 3 (6.25%) JBehave
7 3 (6.25%) JIRA
7 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.17%) Capybara
8 2 (4.17%) Gradle
8 2 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (4.17%) Subversion
9 1 (2.08%) jMock
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (20.83%) AWS Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Unix Specialist
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) AIX Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Angular Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) Web Services
2 10 (20.83%) J2EE
3 7 (14.58%) Spring
4 6 (12.50%) HTML
5 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
5 5 (10.42%) Node.js
6 4 (8.33%) .NET
6 4 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 4 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (6.25%) React
7 3 (6.25%) RESTful
7 3 (6.25%) SOAP
8 2 (4.17%) CSS
8 2 (4.17%) Flash
8 2 (4.17%) Spring Boot
9 1 (2.08%) JDBC
9 1 (2.08%) JSP
9 1 (2.08%) Servlets
9 1 (2.08%) Struts
9 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.58%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.17%) iPad
5 2 (4.17%) iPhone
6 1 (2.08%) Fintech
6 1 (2.08%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (45.83%) Linux
2 12 (25.00%) Unix
3 10 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (16.67%) AIX
4 8 (16.67%) Tru64
5 4 (8.33%) Android
5 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.25%) Windows
7 1 (2.08%) Solaris
7 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) TDD
3 13 (27.08%) DevOps
4 11 (22.92%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (22.92%) Kanban
4 11 (22.92%) Scrum
5 9 (18.75%) BDD
5 9 (18.75%) Web Development
6 8 (16.67%) Time Management
7 6 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.33%) Concurrent Programming
9 4 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 4 (8.33%) OO
10 3 (6.25%) Functional Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Mathematics
10 3 (6.25%) Microservices
10 3 (6.25%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 33 (68.75%) Java
2 29 (60.42%) Python
3 22 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 16 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 7 (14.58%) C#
5 7 (14.58%) PHP
6 5 (10.42%) SQL
7 4 (8.33%) C++
8 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.25%) Perl
9 2 (4.17%) ActionScript
9 2 (4.17%) Apple Swift
9 2 (4.17%) Go
9 2 (4.17%) Objective-C
9 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.08%) C
10 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.08%) R
10 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) Ansible
2 8 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (8.33%) Puppet
4 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.08%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
2 9 (18.75%) VMware
3 8 (16.67%) EMC
3 8 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) Splunk
4 1 (2.08%) Sybase
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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