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 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lua
Rank 626 632 628
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Lua 18 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.040% 0.012%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.083% 0.10% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 5
Median daily rate £500 £310 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -27.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £310 £438
% change year-on-year
+69.35% -29.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
21618 21911 20970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.99% 38.11% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14837 14716 13276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 495 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.14 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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
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 29 August 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 11 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 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 17 £500 +61.29% 13
North West - 9 £550 -
London -11 7 £400 +14.28% 7
Cheshire - 5 £525 -
Warrington - 5 £525 -
Manchester - 4 £550 -
Stockport - 3 £550 -
South West -4 1 £500 +14.28% 2
Dundee - 1 £225 -
Scotland - 1 £225 -
City of London - 1 - -

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 31 (81.58%) JavaScript
2 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (60.53%) JSON
4 15 (39.47%) Python
4 15 (39.47%) Microservices
5 14 (36.84%) LDAP
5 14 (36.84%) Apache
5 14 (36.84%) HTTP
5 14 (36.84%) HTTPS
5 14 (36.84%) SAML
5 14 (36.84%) Tivoli
5 14 (36.84%) Java
5 14 (36.84%) VB
5 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
5 14 (36.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (31.58%) Extreme Programming
7 10 (26.32%) Linux
8 9 (23.68%) XML
8 9 (23.68%) Unix
8 9 (23.68%) C++
8 9 (23.68%) REST
9 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (21.05%) C
10 7 (18.42%) OO
10 7 (18.42%) SOAP
10 7 (18.42%) VxWorks
10 7 (18.42%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (18.42%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (15.79%) Mathematics
11 6 (15.79%) Web Development

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 14 (36.84%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) ArcGIS
2 2 (5.26%) Mule
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) HTTP
1 14 (36.84%) HTTPS
1 14 (36.84%) LDAP
2 2 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (7.89%) Big Data
3 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) QGIS
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Ant
1 4 (10.53%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (10.53%) ClearCase
1 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.53%) Maven
1 4 (10.53%) Subversion
1 4 (10.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (7.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 4 (10.53%) Games
2 2 (5.26%) Advertising
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Applications Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Data Scientist
5 3 (7.89%) Digital Developer
5 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Scripter
6 2 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (60.53%) JSON
2 14 (36.84%) SAML
3 9 (23.68%) REST
3 9 (23.68%) XML
4 7 (18.42%) SOAP
5 6 (15.79%) XML-RPC
6 4 (10.53%) Node.js
7 3 (7.89%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (5.26%) .NET
8 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
8 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.26%) Drools
8 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
8 2 (5.26%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (15.79%) Algorithms
2 6 (15.79%) Mathematics
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
3 3 (7.89%) Statistics
4 2 (5.26%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (5.26%) Raspberry Pi
4 2 (5.26%) Streaming Video
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Arduino
5 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) Ergonomics
5 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) RIA
5 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Linux
2 9 (23.68%) Unix
3 7 (18.42%) VxWorks
4 4 (10.53%) Android
4 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Microservices
3 12 (31.58%) Extreme Programming
4 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (18.42%) OO
6 6 (15.79%) TDD
6 6 (15.79%) Web Development
7 5 (13.16%) Scrum
8 4 (10.53%) Open Source
8 4 (10.53%) Release Management
9 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.89%) Kanban
9 3 (7.89%) Monte Carlo Method
9 3 (7.89%) MVC
9 3 (7.89%) OOD
9 3 (7.89%) Pair Programming
9 3 (7.89%) SOLID
10 2 (5.26%) Continuous Deployment
10 2 (5.26%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 2 (5.26%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 31 (81.58%) JavaScript
2 15 (39.47%) Python
3 14 (36.84%) Java
3 14 (36.84%) VB
4 9 (23.68%) C++
5 8 (21.05%) C
6 4 (10.53%) Perl
6 4 (10.53%) PHP
7 3 (7.89%) C#
7 3 (7.89%) MATLAB
7 3 (7.89%) R
7 3 (7.89%) Ruby
7 3 (7.89%) SQL
8 2 (5.26%) ActionScript
8 2 (5.26%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.26%) BrightScript
8 2 (5.26%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.63%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Barracuda Networks
2 3 (7.89%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.26%) MuleSoft
3 2 (5.26%) Roku
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.63%) Sun