The table below looks at the statistics for Lua skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lua over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lua
Rank 387 370 360
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing Lua 11 23 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.052% 0.11% 0.016%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.27% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 2
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£475 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £425 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Lua
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9079 8679 8199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.98% 40.27% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6770 6195 5837
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 80 108
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

Lua
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lua across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Lua Jobs Demand Trend in London

Lua
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lua across the London region.

Lua Daily Rate Trend in London

Lua
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lua across the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Lua Daily Rate Histogram in London

Lua
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lua across the London region.

Lua Hourly Rate Trend in London

Lua
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua within the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +11 5 £475 +11.76% 1
Lua
England

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Lua also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lua.

1 9 (60.00%) C++
2 8 (53.33%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) JIRA
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) User Experience
5 5 (33.33%) Games
5 5 (33.33%) Photoshop
5 5 (33.33%) C#
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) ActionScript
6 4 (26.67%) CSS
6 4 (26.67%) Flash
6 4 (26.67%) JUnit
6 4 (26.67%) Android
6 4 (26.67%) ActionScript 2.0
6 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
6 4 (26.67%) Mobile Games
6 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
6 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
7 3 (20.00%) Social Gaming
7 3 (20.00%) Game Development
7 3 (20.00%) Android Development
7 3 (20.00%) iOS Development
7 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator

Lua
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Lua also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lua. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 3 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (20.00%) Maya
2 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) JUnit
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Zephyr
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Games
3 3 (20.00%) Advertising
4 2 (13.33%) Marketing
5 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Real Time Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Real Time Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Sybase Developer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) C++/Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) Flash
3 3 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (6.67%) Corona SDK
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) User Experience
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile Games
3 3 (20.00%) Social Gaming
3 3 (20.00%) Graphic Design
4 1 (6.67%) Xbox
4 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (6.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Android
2 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Game Development
2 3 (20.00%) Android Development
2 3 (20.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum
2 3 (20.00%) Interactive Advertising
2 3 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Low Latency
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C++
2 8 (53.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) ActionScript
4 4 (26.67%) ActionScript 2.0
4 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
5 3 (20.00%) ActionScript 3.0
5 3 (20.00%) C
6 1 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (6.67%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Sybase
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Perforce
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