The table below looks at the statistics for Lua skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lua over the 3 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lua
UK
Rank 576 613 596
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -17
Contract jobs citing Lua 10 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.017% 0.048%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.055% 0.045% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 20
Median daily rate £485 £463 £477
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £453 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £493 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate - £463 £478
% change year-on-year
- -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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 across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18096 19837 19806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.61% 38.26% 37.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12436 13463 13063
Median daily rate £429 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.49% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 492 430
Median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £18.85 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.54 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.67%

Lua
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Lua as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 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
England +52 10 £485 +4.86% 7
South West +9 4 - -
Somerset - 4 - -
London +16 3 £485 - 3
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - - 2
Bath - 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 with a requirement for Lua.

1 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 11 (64.71%) Python
3 10 (58.82%) C++
4 7 (41.18%) TDD
5 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
5 6 (35.29%) Java
5 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
5 6 (35.29%) nginx
5 6 (35.29%) Redis
6 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 5 (29.41%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (23.53%) Embedded C++
7 4 (23.53%) OO
7 4 (23.53%) MySQL
7 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
7 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
7 4 (23.53%) JSON
7 4 (23.53%) Vagrant
7 4 (23.53%) REST
7 4 (23.53%) Docker
8 3 (17.65%) Pyramid
8 3 (17.65%) Go
8 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
8 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (17.65%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) CSS
8 3 (17.65%) HTML
8 3 (17.65%) Games

Lua
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) nginx
2 3 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (11.76%) Apache
4 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (5.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) IPsec
3 1 (5.88%) OpenVPN
3 1 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Redis
2 4 (23.53%) MySQL
3 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data
4 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (23.53%) Vagrant
3 1 (5.88%) Ant
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (5.88%) Artifactory
3 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (17.65%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Software Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Games Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Games Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Hadoop Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) JSON
1 4 (23.53%) REST
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (17.65%) Pyramid
3 2 (11.76%) DirectX
3 2 (11.76%) OpenGL
3 2 (11.76%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) CryEngine
4 1 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) Robotlegs
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.88%) Sensu
4 1 (5.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (11.76%) Digital TV
1 2 (11.76%) iPad
1 2 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (11.76%) STB
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (11.76%) OpenWrt
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) TDD
2 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
4 4 (23.53%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Game Development
5 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) OOD
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) SOLID
6 1 (5.88%) Visual Effects
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Python
2 10 (58.82%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
5 4 (23.53%) Embedded C++
6 3 (17.65%) Go
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) C
7 2 (11.76%) Ruby
8 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
8 1 (5.88%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (5.88%) BrightScript
8 1 (5.88%) C#
8 1 (5.88%) Perl
8 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) BusyBox
3 1 (5.88%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (5.88%) HAProxy
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Roku
2 1 (5.88%) VMware