The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lua
Rank 591 530 574
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +44
Contract jobs citing Lua 12 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.045% 0.030%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.057% 0.12% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 10
Average daily rate £400 £250 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £228 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £269 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate - £235 £258
% change year-on-year
- -8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21195 17889 21032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.87% 36.81% 34.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13677 11010 12415
Average daily rate £375 £375 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 637 740
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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
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 18 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -46 12 £400 +60.00% 11
South East -7 7 - - 1
Berkshire - 7 - -
London -50 5 £400 +60.00% 6
Bracknell - 4 - -
City of London -11 2 - -
Reading - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Brighton - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 20 (48.78%) Java
2 18 (43.90%) Linux
3 16 (39.02%) Python
4 15 (36.59%) Finance
4 15 (36.59%) Migration
4 15 (36.59%) Puppet
5 12 (29.27%) Ruby
5 12 (29.27%) Games
5 12 (29.27%) Perl
6 10 (24.39%) C++
6 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
6 10 (24.39%) N-Tier
6 10 (24.39%) XML
7 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
7 9 (21.95%) SQL
8 8 (19.51%) HTML
8 8 (19.51%) C#
8 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
8 8 (19.51%) OO
8 8 (19.51%) Google
8 8 (19.51%) TDD
9 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
9 7 (17.07%) CSS
10 6 (14.63%) Kerberos
10 6 (14.63%) IDOL
10 6 (14.63%) IIS
10 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
10 6 (14.63%) VB
10 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (14.63%) SharePoint Server

Lua
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (14.63%) IIS
1 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
1 6 (14.63%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Kerberos
2 4 (9.76%) SSL
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) IDOL
3 2 (4.88%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
1 4 (9.76%) FitNesse
1 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.88%) IntelliJ
2 2 (4.88%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) PhoneGap
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 12 (29.27%) Games
3 3 (7.32%) Marketing
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (58.54%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Interactive Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (7.32%) Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Developer
6 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Search Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Designer
7 1 (2.44%) User Experience Developer
7 1 (2.44%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Games Designer
7 1 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) XML
2 8 (19.51%) HTML
3 7 (17.07%) CSS
4 5 (12.20%) Flash
5 4 (9.76%) JSON
5 4 (9.76%) REST
5 4 (9.76%) HTML5
6 3 (7.32%) OpenGL
7 2 (4.88%) .NET
7 2 (4.88%) Android NDK
7 2 (4.88%) Robotlegs
8 1 (2.44%) Sencha Touch
8 1 (2.44%) OpenGL ES
8 1 (2.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (2.44%) jQuery
8 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.44%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) N-Tier
2 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
3 5 (12.20%) Xbox
4 4 (9.76%) Streaming Media
5 2 (4.88%) Streaming Video
5 2 (4.88%) Fixed Income
5 2 (4.88%) Equities
6 1 (2.44%) Social Gaming
6 1 (2.44%) New Media
6 1 (2.44%) Kinect
6 1 (2.44%) iPad
6 1 (2.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) UNIX
2 5 (12.20%) Windows
3 4 (9.76%) Android
3 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Migration
2 8 (19.51%) OO
2 8 (19.51%) TDD
3 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (12.20%) Scrum
5 3 (7.32%) Game Development
5 3 (7.32%) Android Development
5 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.88%) MVC
6 2 (4.88%) DRM
6 2 (4.88%) OOP
6 2 (4.88%) Content Management
6 2 (4.88%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Memory Management
6 2 (4.88%) Low Latency
7 1 (2.44%) Product Management
7 1 (2.44%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) Java
2 16 (39.02%) Python
3 12 (29.27%) Ruby
3 12 (29.27%) Perl
4 10 (24.39%) C++
5 9 (21.95%) SQL
6 8 (19.51%) C#
6 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
7 6 (14.63%) VB
8 5 (12.20%) ActionScript
9 4 (9.76%) VBScript
9 4 (9.76%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (2.44%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.44%) PHP
10 1 (2.44%) RPG
10 1 (2.44%) C
10 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Google
3 4 (9.76%) JBoss
3 4 (9.76%) Sybase
3 4 (9.76%) CA
4 2 (4.88%) Reuters
4 2 (4.88%) Bloomberg
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) Sencha
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