The table below looks at the statistics for LabVIEW skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LabVIEW over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
NI LabVIEW
Rank 582 561 532
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -29
Contract jobs citing LabVIEW 10 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.018% 0.060%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.15% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
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£350 - £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £328
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 18
Average hourly rate £36.25 £38.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £32.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £42.05 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.60% +1.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

LabVIEW
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LabVIEW within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

LabVIEW Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LabVIEW
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LabVIEW within the UK.

LabVIEW Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LabVIEW
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LabVIEW within the UK.

LabVIEW Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LabVIEW
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LabVIEW within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
England -27 10 £350 - 3
East of England -7 5 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire -9 4 £350 -
South East -29 4 - -
East Midlands +8 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire +8 1 - -
Cambridge 0 1 £300 -
Worthing - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Kent - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Derby - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Lichfield - - - - 1
London - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
St Neots - - - -
Stroud - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -

LabVIEW
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LabVIEW 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 LabVIEW.

1 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Python
3 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Electronics
4 5 (21.74%) ZigBee
5 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) 2G
5 4 (17.39%) C
5 4 (17.39%) 3G
5 4 (17.39%) ISEB
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) Linux
6 3 (13.04%) C#
6 3 (13.04%) C++
6 3 (13.04%) Subversion
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) CAN bus
7 2 (8.70%) DO-178B
7 2 (8.70%) Coaching
7 2 (8.70%) PHP
7 2 (8.70%) MySQL
7 2 (8.70%) Assembly Language
7 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
7 2 (8.70%) Automotive
7 2 (8.70%) Validation

LabVIEW
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LabVIEW 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 LabVIEW. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) ZigBee
2 4 (17.39%) 3G
2 4 (17.39%) 2G
3 2 (8.70%) Wireless
4 1 (4.35%) WiMAX
4 1 (4.35%) GPRS
4 1 (4.35%) GSM
4 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Subversion
2 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.35%) InstallShield
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Trac
General
1 6 (26.09%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Automotive
2 2 (8.70%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Software Engineer
2 13 (56.52%) Test Engineer
3 10 (43.48%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Graduate
5 1 (4.35%) Junior
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Principle Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) RF Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) RF Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Validation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) MFC
2 1 (4.35%) XSLT
2 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) CAN bus
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
2 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Coaching
5 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
6 1 (4.35%) Pair Programming
6 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Refactoring
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.35%) User Stories
6 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Python
2 4 (17.39%) C
3 3 (13.04%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
4 2 (8.70%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) DO-178B
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.35%) EMC
1 1 (4.35%) SolidWorks