Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 158 171
Rank change year-on-year +44 +13 -30
Contract jobs citing Ruby 74 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.47% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.84% 1.31% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 10 8
Scotland median daily rate £425 £381 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.48% +10.91% -19.12%
10th Percentile £318 £213 £289
90th Percentile £600 £486 £403
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +250.00% +25.00% -88.73%

Ruby is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1929 1753 1895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.22% 40.32% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 1058 1031
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 44
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.10 £14.85 £14.39
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

Ruby
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Ruby as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +19 44 £500 +19.40% 4
Glasgow +12 30 £389 +0.32% 8
Fife - 3 £320 -
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 42 (56.76%) Puppet
1 42 (56.76%) Ansible
2 37 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (47.30%) Python
4 34 (45.95%) Linux
5 30 (40.54%) Java
5 30 (40.54%) TDD
6 27 (36.49%) Configuration Management
7 26 (35.14%) Jenkins
8 25 (33.78%) Amazon AWS
8 25 (33.78%) Continuous Delivery
8 25 (33.78%) JavaScript
8 25 (33.78%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (32.43%) Windows
10 23 (31.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (28.38%) Finance
13 20 (27.03%) PowerShell
13 20 (27.03%) vSphere
14 19 (25.68%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (25.68%) DevOps
14 19 (25.68%) Windows Server
14 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (25.68%) Active Directory
15 18 (24.32%) VMware
15 18 (24.32%) Mentoring
15 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (22.97%) Cucumber
17 16 (21.62%) Test Automation
17 16 (21.62%) Docker

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 9 (12.16%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.81%) Confluence
2 8 (10.81%) JBoss
2 8 (10.81%) Jetty
2 8 (10.81%) WebLogic
2 8 (10.81%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.35%) Apache
4 1 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (33.78%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (25.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.46%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (9.46%) Amazon S3
3 7 (9.46%) Amazon SQS
3 7 (9.46%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (4.05%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.70%) GitHub
7 1 (1.35%) Datadog
7 1 (1.35%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) SAN
2 7 (9.46%) AMQP
3 3 (4.05%) DNS
3 3 (4.05%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.81%) Couchbase
2 8 (10.81%) Hadoop
2 8 (10.81%) MongoDB
2 8 (10.81%) Redis
2 8 (10.81%) Riak
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
4 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.35%) Big Data
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (35.14%) Jenkins
2 17 (22.97%) Cucumber
3 15 (20.27%) Maven
4 14 (18.92%) TeamCity
5 13 (17.57%) Git (software)
6 11 (14.86%) Vagrant
7 9 (12.16%) JUnit
8 8 (10.81%) Appium
8 8 (10.81%) Calabash
8 8 (10.81%) Gatling
8 8 (10.81%) Gradle
8 8 (10.81%) JBehave
8 8 (10.81%) JIRA
8 8 (10.81%) JMeter
8 8 (10.81%) Selenium
8 8 (10.81%) SpecFlow
9 7 (9.46%) FitNesse
10 3 (4.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (2.70%) Capybara
11 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Law
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Developer
2 15 (20.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (20.27%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) AWS Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Test Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Technical Test Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Architect
8 4 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (5.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (4.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.22%) HTML
1 12 (16.22%) Spring
2 11 (14.86%) Hibernate
2 11 (14.86%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (10.81%) HTML5
3 8 (10.81%) JPA
3 8 (10.81%) Ruby on Rails
4 7 (9.46%) JMS
4 7 (9.46%) Kafka
4 7 (9.46%) TIBCO EMS
4 7 (9.46%) Web Services
4 7 (9.46%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (8.11%) React
6 2 (2.70%) CSS
6 2 (2.70%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.35%) .NET
7 1 (1.35%) Flash
7 1 (1.35%) J2EE
7 1 (1.35%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Virtual Team
2 2 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.35%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.35%) Fintech
3 1 (1.35%) iPad
3 1 (1.35%) iPhone
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) PlayStation
3 1 (1.35%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 34 (45.95%) Linux
2 24 (32.43%) Windows
3 23 (31.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (25.68%) Windows Server
4 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (13.51%) Unix
7 5 (6.76%) CentOS
8 3 (4.05%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.35%) AIX
9 1 (1.35%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) Solaris
9 1 (1.35%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.54%) TDD
2 27 (36.49%) Configuration Management
3 25 (33.78%) Continuous Delivery
3 25 (33.78%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (25.68%) DevOps
6 18 (24.32%) Mentoring
7 16 (21.62%) Kanban
7 16 (21.62%) Test Automation
8 15 (20.27%) Scrum
8 15 (20.27%) Validation
9 14 (18.92%) BDD
10 12 (16.22%) Concurrent Programming
11 10 (13.51%) Open Source
11 10 (13.51%) Task Automation
12 9 (12.16%) Coaching
12 9 (12.16%) Software Engineering
13 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing
13 7 (9.46%) Multithreading
13 7 (9.46%) UML
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.30%) Python
2 30 (40.54%) Java
3 25 (33.78%) JavaScript
4 20 (27.03%) PowerShell
5 14 (18.92%) Bash Shell
6 9 (12.16%) C#
6 9 (12.16%) SQL
7 7 (9.46%) Perl
8 2 (2.70%) C++
8 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.35%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.35%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.35%) C
9 1 (1.35%) Go
9 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 20 (27.03%) vSphere
2 19 (25.68%) Active Directory
3 16 (21.62%) Docker
4 5 (6.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (56.76%) Ansible
1 42 (56.76%) Puppet
2 37 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (12.16%) Cobbler
4 7 (9.46%) Packer
5 6 (8.11%) Kubernetes
6 3 (4.05%) Nagios
7 2 (2.70%) Rundeck
8 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.35%) Terraform
8 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (24.32%) VMware
2 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.81%) IBM
4 7 (9.46%) TIBCO
5 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.41%) Splunk
7 3 (4.05%) Google
8 1 (1.35%) Capita
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco
8 1 (1.35%) EMC
8 1 (1.35%) Informatica
8 1 (1.35%) New Relic
8 1 (1.35%) Twitter