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 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lua
Rank 569 534 560
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +26
Contract jobs citing Lua 19 36 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.070% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.090% 0.18% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 1
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£450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+12.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
21064 19559 18779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.99% 37.83% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14308 12450 11460
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 576 749
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.98 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 17 December 2014.

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 22 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 17 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -40 19 £450 +2.85% 6
South West - 11 £478 - 1
Gloucestershire - 10 £478 -
London -19 5 £275 -37.14% 4
City of London +12 2 £205 -51.76% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £290 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £290 -
Sheffield - 2 £290 -
Devon - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 21 (77.78%) JavaScript
1 21 (77.78%) Python
2 17 (62.96%) UNIX
2 17 (62.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (59.26%) Java
4 15 (55.56%) Ant
4 15 (55.56%) Perl
4 15 (55.56%) PHP
4 15 (55.56%) OO
4 15 (55.56%) ClearCase
4 15 (55.56%) Subversion
4 15 (55.56%) Maven
4 15 (55.56%) Release Management
4 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 15 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (55.56%) Apache Ivy
5 13 (48.15%) DV Cleared
6 11 (40.74%) Scrum
6 11 (40.74%) Sun
6 11 (40.74%) Sun Certification
7 7 (25.93%) C++
7 7 (25.93%) HTML
7 7 (25.93%) Ruby
8 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
8 6 (22.22%) User Experience
8 6 (22.22%) C
8 6 (22.22%) Photoshop
8 6 (22.22%) J2EE
9 5 (18.52%) OOD

Lua
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Photoshop
2 4 (14.81%) Maya
3 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (3.70%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SMTP
1 2 (7.41%) FTP
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (55.56%) Ant
2 15 (55.56%) ClearCase
2 15 (55.56%) Subversion
2 15 (55.56%) Maven
2 15 (55.56%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.70%) Xcode
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 5 (18.52%) Games
2 3 (11.11%) Advertising
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Developer
2 15 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Senior Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Programmer
5 3 (11.11%) C++ Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Embedded C++ Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) C++ Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
2 6 (22.22%) J2EE
3 4 (14.81%) Flash
3 4 (14.81%) CSS
4 3 (11.11%) XML
5 2 (7.41%) RESTful
5 2 (7.41%) JSON
5 2 (7.41%) Middleware
5 2 (7.41%) POSIX
5 2 (7.41%) Web Services
6 1 (3.70%) Struts
6 1 (3.70%) Spring
6 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) HTML5
6 1 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (3.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) User Experience
2 3 (11.11%) Mobile Games
2 3 (11.11%) Graphic Design
2 3 (11.11%) Social Gaming
3 1 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.70%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.70%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.70%) Physics
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (3.70%) Kinect
3 1 (3.70%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) UNIX
2 4 (14.81%) Android
2 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) OO
2 15 (55.56%) Release Management
2 15 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (40.74%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 5 (18.52%) OOD
5 5 (18.52%) User Stories
6 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.81%) Game Development
7 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
7 3 (11.11%) Android Development
7 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
7 3 (11.11%) Interactive Advertising
8 2 (7.41%) QMS
8 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
9 1 (3.70%) Workflow
9 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.70%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) JavaScript
1 21 (77.78%) Python
2 16 (59.26%) Java
3 15 (55.56%) Perl
3 15 (55.56%) PHP
4 7 (25.93%) C++
4 7 (25.93%) Ruby
5 6 (22.22%) C
6 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
7 4 (14.81%) ActionScript 2.0
7 4 (14.81%) C#
7 4 (14.81%) ActionScript
8 3 (11.11%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
9 2 (7.41%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) DV Cleared
3 11 (40.74%) Sun Certification
4 5 (18.52%) OCPJP
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Sun
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe
2 1 (3.70%) Perforce
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