The table below looks at the statistics for Lua skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lua over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lua
Rank 551 550 528
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -22
Contract jobs citing Lua 25 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.032% 0.020%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.086% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 5
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£475 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19708 18586 16741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.98% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12891 11631 10237
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 478 655
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Lua
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lua Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lua
Daily Rate Trend

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

Lua Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lua
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lua within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Lua Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lua
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Lua Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lua
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
England -9 25 £475 +11.76% 8
London -13 12 £475 +11.76% 5
Gloucestershire - 8 £478 -
South West - 8 £478 -
City of London +19 6 £475 +11.76% 2
East of England - 5 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 2

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 29 (64.44%) Java
2 24 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 23 (51.11%) Python
4 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (46.67%) OO
6 20 (44.44%) UNIX
6 20 (44.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 20 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
8 18 (40.00%) Ant
8 18 (40.00%) Perl
8 18 (40.00%) PHP
8 18 (40.00%) ClearCase
8 18 (40.00%) Release Management
8 18 (40.00%) Subversion
8 18 (40.00%) Maven
8 18 (40.00%) Apache Ivy
9 17 (37.78%) DV Cleared
10 15 (33.33%) C++
10 15 (33.33%) Scrum
11 14 (31.11%) Sun
11 14 (31.11%) Sun Certification
12 13 (28.89%) Bash Shell
13 11 (24.44%) Ruby
13 11 (24.44%) Linux
14 10 (22.22%) C
14 10 (22.22%) JIRA
15 9 (20.00%) OCPJP
15 9 (20.00%) J2EE
15 9 (20.00%) Finance

Lua
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (8.89%) Photoshop
2 3 (6.67%) Maya
3 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.44%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.22%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 5 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) Wireless
2 2 (4.44%) SMTP
2 2 (4.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 18 (40.00%) ClearCase
2 18 (40.00%) Subversion
2 18 (40.00%) Maven
2 18 (40.00%) Ant
2 18 (40.00%) Apache Ivy
3 10 (22.22%) JIRA
4 4 (8.89%) JUnit
4 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.44%) Zephyr
5 2 (4.44%) Selenium
6 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.22%) Xcode
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Games
3 3 (6.67%) Advertising
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Developer
2 19 (42.22%) Java Developer
3 10 (22.22%) Programmer
4 7 (15.56%) Software Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Senior Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Analyst Programmer
6 4 (8.89%) C++ Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) C Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) C++ Programmer
8 2 (4.44%) Software Programmer
8 2 (4.44%) Embedded C++ Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.44%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) J2EE
2 7 (15.56%) JSON
2 7 (15.56%) RESTful
2 7 (15.56%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) CSS
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) Flash
4 2 (4.44%) POSIX
4 2 (4.44%) Middleware
5 1 (2.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (2.22%) Corona SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Mobile Games
3 2 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.44%) Graphic Design
3 2 (4.44%) Social Gaming
4 1 (2.22%) Kinect
4 1 (2.22%) Xbox
4 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.22%) Physics
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.22%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) UNIX
2 11 (24.44%) Linux
3 5 (11.11%) ThreadX
4 4 (8.89%) Android
4 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) OO
3 20 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (40.00%) Release Management
5 15 (33.33%) Scrum
6 9 (20.00%) User Stories
7 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
8 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
9 6 (13.33%) OOD
10 4 (8.89%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (6.67%) Interactive Advertising
11 3 (6.67%) Multithreading
11 3 (6.67%) Game Development
11 3 (6.67%) Low Latency
12 2 (4.44%) Android Development
12 2 (4.44%) iOS Development
12 2 (4.44%) Automation Testing
12 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
12 2 (4.44%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 29 (64.44%) Java
2 24 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 23 (51.11%) Python
4 18 (40.00%) Perl
4 18 (40.00%) PHP
5 15 (33.33%) C++
6 13 (28.89%) Bash Shell
7 11 (24.44%) Ruby
8 10 (22.22%) C
9 8 (17.78%) SQL
10 7 (15.56%) C#
10 7 (15.56%) Embedded C
11 2 (4.44%) Embedded C++
11 2 (4.44%) ActionScript
11 2 (4.44%) VBA
11 2 (4.44%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (4.44%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
2 17 (37.78%) DV Cleared
3 14 (31.11%) Sun Certification
4 9 (20.00%) OCPJP
5 2 (4.44%) Degree
5 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.44%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Sun
2 1 (2.22%) Sybase
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe
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