I did a quick search on jobserve.com for 'ruby'. I got 60 hits, most
of which were unsurprisingly asking for RoR developers. I did another
search for 'perl' and got 958 hits. While I am very pleased that RoR
is being more widely adopted, it would seem that there is little or no
demand for Ruby developers outside of rails.

Are there a growing number of non-Rails Ruby jobs that I'm not
spotting? Or are there really very few organisations that are willing
to adopt Ruby as a general purpose scripting language?