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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lua
Rank 625 616 619
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Lua 19 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.045% 0.020%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.089% 0.12% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 0
Average daily rate £403 £458 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £470 -
% change year-on-year
-11.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
21327 20763 20236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.18% 37.28% 37.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14651 13478 13140
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 432 470
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.69 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

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 28 April 2016.

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 13 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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -28 19 £403 -12.00% 5
South West +6 6 £500 +7.75%
London -5 6 £200 -55.55% 2
Gloucestershire +4 5 £500 +7.75%
North West -5 4 £345 -28.57%
Preston - 4 £345 -
Lancashire - 4 £345 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
Staffordshire - 2 £425 -
Stafford - 2 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £403 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £403 -
North East - 1 £403 -

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 25 (80.65%) JavaScript
2 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) JSON
3 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
4 11 (35.48%) Subversion
4 11 (35.48%) Perl
4 11 (35.48%) Java
5 10 (32.26%) C
5 10 (32.26%) Linux
5 10 (32.26%) Python
6 8 (25.81%) DV Cleared
6 8 (25.81%) REST
6 8 (25.81%) ClearCase
6 8 (25.81%) OO
6 8 (25.81%) Unix
6 8 (25.81%) PHP
6 8 (25.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (25.81%) Microservices
7 7 (22.58%) Apache Ivy
7 7 (22.58%) Ant
7 7 (22.58%) SOAP
7 7 (22.58%) XML
7 7 (22.58%) VxWorks
7 7 (22.58%) HTTP
7 7 (22.58%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (22.58%) Barracuda Networks
7 7 (22.58%) Release Management
7 7 (22.58%) Maven
8 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (19.35%) Git (software)

Lua
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 5 (16.13%) Apache
1 5 (16.13%) JBoss
2 3 (9.68%) Confluence
2 3 (9.68%) Node.js
3 2 (6.45%) nginx
4 1 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) HTTP
2 5 (16.13%) HTTPS
2 5 (16.13%) LDAP
3 2 (6.45%) Intranet
3 2 (6.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) NoSQL
2 5 (16.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (9.68%) Big Data
3 3 (9.68%) Data Mining
3 3 (9.68%) MySQL
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.45%) IDOL
4 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Subversion
2 8 (25.81%) ClearCase
2 8 (25.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (22.58%) Ant
3 7 (22.58%) Apache Ivy
3 7 (22.58%) Maven
4 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
5 4 (12.90%) JIRA
6 2 (6.45%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Applications Developer
4 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Data Architect
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Data Scientist
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Security Technical Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) JSON
2 8 (25.81%) REST
3 7 (22.58%) SOAP
3 7 (22.58%) XML
4 6 (19.35%) XML-RPC
5 5 (16.13%) SAML
6 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
6 3 (9.68%) CSS
6 3 (9.68%) Express
6 3 (9.68%) HTML
6 3 (9.68%) jQuery
7 2 (6.45%) ServiceStack
8 1 (3.23%) D3.js
8 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.23%) Java EE
8 1 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Unix
3 7 (22.58%) VxWorks
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Microservices
2 8 (25.81%) OO
3 7 (22.58%) Release Management
4 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 4 (12.90%) Extreme Programming
7 3 (9.68%) Analytics
7 3 (9.68%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
7 3 (9.68%) Identity Management
7 3 (9.68%) Information Security
7 3 (9.68%) Matrix Management
8 2 (6.45%) Change Control
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.45%) Data Engineering
8 2 (6.45%) DevOps
8 2 (6.45%) SDLC
8 2 (6.45%) Security Operations
8 2 (6.45%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (80.65%) JavaScript
2 11 (35.48%) Java
2 11 (35.48%) Perl
3 10 (32.26%) C
3 10 (32.26%) Python
4 8 (25.81%) PHP
5 5 (16.13%) VB
6 4 (12.90%) C++
6 4 (12.90%) SQL
7 3 (9.68%) AWK
7 3 (9.68%) C#
7 3 (9.68%) sed
7 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
7 3 (9.68%) VBA
8 2 (6.45%) Go
8 2 (6.45%) Scala
9 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
9 1 (3.23%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) DV Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) Sun Certification
4 4 (12.90%) Degree
5 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
1 2 (6.45%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.45%) SELinux
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Barracuda Networks
2 5 (16.13%) Sun
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle
4 3 (9.68%) Sybase
5 2 (6.45%) Tableau
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat