The table below looks at the statistics for Lua skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lua over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lua
England / North West
Rank 129 157 -
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -
Contract jobs citing Lua 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.078% 0.077% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £463 £478
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50

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

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1010 1392 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.44% 35.93% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 895 727
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 65 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.37 £42.36 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

Lua
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Lua as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Lua Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Lua
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Lua Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Lua
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
Manchester +24 2 £375 +25.00% 1
Lua
England

Lua
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Lua 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 North West region with a requirement for Lua.

1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 2 (100.00%) DirectX
1 2 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) Game Development
1 2 (100.00%) Unreal Engine
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) CryEngine
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Effects
2 1 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Post-Production
2 1 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux

Lua
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Games Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Games Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) DirectX
1 2 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 2 (100.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (50.00%) CryEngine
2 1 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Game Development
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Post-Production
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Python