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 30 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 110 125
Rank change year-on-year +20 +15  
Contract jobs citing Ruby 19 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.07% 0.80% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 2.53% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 2
Median daily rate £400 £475 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £408
% change year-on-year +4.65% +5.52%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 789 831 944
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.30% 31.80% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 485 549
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £12.90 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Glasgow +3 10 £400 - 3
Edinburgh +10 7 £453 -4.73% 13
Angus - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £320 -
Ruby
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Ruby.

1 24 (77.42%) Python
2 18 (58.06%) Java
3 17 (54.84%) Linux
4 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
5 12 (38.71%) DevOps
6 11 (35.48%) Shell Script
7 10 (32.26%) Ansible
8 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (29.03%) Unix
8 9 (29.03%) Web Development
8 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
9 8 (25.81%) Relational Database
10 7 (22.58%) Android
10 7 (22.58%) NoSQL
10 7 (22.58%) Apple iOS
11 6 (19.35%) Finance
11 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
11 6 (19.35%) OO
11 6 (19.35%) JBoss
11 6 (19.35%) PHP
11 6 (19.35%) J2EE
11 6 (19.35%) Puppet
11 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
11 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (19.35%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (19.35%) GitLab
11 6 (19.35%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (16.13%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (16.13%) Algorithms
12 5 (16.13%) React

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 (19.35%) JBoss
2 4 (12.90%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.90%) iTunes
2 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.23%) Bluemix
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
2 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Relational Database
2 7 (22.58%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.68%) MySQL
4 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
2 6 (19.35%) GitLab
2 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.68%) Maven
4 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.45%) Gradle
4 2 (6.45%) Selenium
4 2 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.23%) Ant
5 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
5 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.23%) Gerrit
5 1 (3.23%) Hudson
5 1 (3.23%) JIRA
5 1 (3.23%) JUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Consultant
2 7 (22.58%) DevOps Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (6.45%) AIX Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Angular Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Unix Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (3.23%) Software Verification Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Splunk Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) J2EE
1 6 (19.35%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (16.13%) React
3 4 (12.90%) Flash
3 4 (12.90%) Node.js
4 3 (9.68%) .NET
4 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
4 3 (9.68%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (9.68%) RESTful
5 2 (6.45%) HTML
5 2 (6.45%) SOAP
5 2 (6.45%) Spring
6 1 (3.23%) Apache Flex
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.23%) JPA
6 1 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Algorithms
1 5 (16.13%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) iPad
2 4 (12.90%) iPhone
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) Fintech
3 1 (3.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Unix
3 7 (22.58%) Android
3 7 (22.58%) Apple iOS
4 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (12.90%) AIX
5 4 (12.90%) Tru64
5 4 (12.90%) Windows
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris
6 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) DevOps
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Web Development
3 6 (19.35%) Continuous Deployment
3 6 (19.35%) OO
4 5 (16.13%) Mathematics
4 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
4 5 (16.13%) TDD
5 4 (12.90%) Android Development
5 4 (12.90%) Applied Mathematics
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.90%) iOS Development
5 4 (12.90%) Mobile Development
5 4 (12.90%) Physics
5 4 (12.90%) Time Management
6 3 (9.68%) BDD
6 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.68%) Open Source
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) Python
2 18 (58.06%) Java
3 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
4 11 (35.48%) Shell Script
5 6 (19.35%) PHP
6 5 (16.13%) C#
6 5 (16.13%) C++
7 4 (12.90%) ActionScript
7 4 (12.90%) Apple Swift
7 4 (12.90%) Objective-C
8 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
8 3 (9.68%) Perl
8 3 (9.68%) SQL
9 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
10 1 (3.23%) Lua
10 1 (3.23%) Scala
10 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) Ansible
2 6 (19.35%) Puppet
3 4 (12.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
5 1 (3.23%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) EMC
3 4 (12.90%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) Splunk
4 1 (3.23%) Sybase
4 1 (3.23%) Twitter
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago