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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lua
Rank 575 558 520
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -38
Contract jobs citing Lua 24 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.023% 0.043%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.063% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 13
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£475 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £269
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 - £235
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £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
19937 19106 17035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.81% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12929 12211 10557
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 457 624
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £16.78 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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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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 +3 24 £475 +18.75% 6
London +8 11 £475 +18.75% 2
Gloucestershire - 9 £478 -
South West - 9 £478 - 1
City of London +19 5 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - -
South East -36 1 - - 3
East Sussex - 1 - - 3
Brighton - 1 - - 3
Exeter - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Lewes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 28 (63.64%) Java
2 23 (52.27%) Python
3 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (45.45%) OO
6 19 (43.18%) UNIX
6 19 (43.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 19 (43.18%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
7 17 (38.64%) Subversion
7 17 (38.64%) Maven
7 17 (38.64%) Release Management
7 17 (38.64%) Ant
7 17 (38.64%) Perl
7 17 (38.64%) PHP
7 17 (38.64%) ClearCase
7 17 (38.64%) Scrum
7 17 (38.64%) DV Cleared
7 17 (38.64%) Apache Ivy
8 15 (34.09%) C++
8 15 (34.09%) Bash Shell
9 12 (27.27%) Ruby
10 11 (25.00%) C
10 11 (25.00%) Linux
10 11 (25.00%) Sun
10 11 (25.00%) Sun Certification
11 10 (22.73%) J2EE
11 10 (22.73%) JIRA
11 10 (22.73%) OCPJP
11 10 (22.73%) User Stories

Lua
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (6.82%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.55%) Maya
3 1 (2.27%) 3ds Max
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
1 5 (11.36%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) Wireless
2 2 (4.55%) SMTP
2 2 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 17 (38.64%) ClearCase
2 17 (38.64%) Subversion
2 17 (38.64%) Maven
2 17 (38.64%) Ant
2 17 (38.64%) Apache Ivy
3 10 (22.73%) JIRA
4 4 (9.09%) JUnit
4 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.55%) Zephyr
5 2 (4.55%) Selenium
6 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.27%) Xcode
6 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Advertising
2 3 (6.82%) Games
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Developer
2 18 (40.91%) Java Developer
3 10 (22.73%) Programmer
4 9 (20.45%) Senior Developer
4 9 (20.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) Software Engineer
6 6 (13.64%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (9.09%) C++ Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Tester
8 3 (6.82%) Embedded C Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) C Software Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.55%) Agile Tester
9 2 (4.55%) C++ Programmer
9 2 (4.55%) Software Programmer
9 2 (4.55%) Embedded C++ Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) J2EE
2 7 (15.91%) JSON
2 7 (15.91%) RESTful
3 6 (13.64%) HTML
4 3 (6.82%) CSS
5 2 (4.55%) Web Services
5 2 (4.55%) POSIX
5 2 (4.55%) Middleware
6 1 (2.27%) XML
6 1 (2.27%) Flash
6 1 (2.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (2.27%) Corona SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) User Experience
2 2 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.55%) Mobile Games
3 1 (2.27%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (2.27%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.27%) Physics
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (2.27%) Social Gaming
3 1 (2.27%) Kinect
3 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.27%) Xbox
3 1 (2.27%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) UNIX
2 11 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) ThreadX
4 3 (6.82%) Android
4 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) OO
3 19 (43.18%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (38.64%) Scrum
4 17 (38.64%) Release Management
5 10 (22.73%) User Stories
6 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
7 8 (18.18%) OOD
8 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Low Latency
10 3 (6.82%) Interactive Advertising
10 3 (6.82%) Multithreading
11 2 (4.55%) QMS
11 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.55%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.55%) TDD
11 2 (4.55%) Quality Management
11 2 (4.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (63.64%) Java
2 23 (52.27%) Python
3 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (38.64%) Perl
4 17 (38.64%) PHP
5 15 (34.09%) C++
5 15 (34.09%) Bash Shell
6 12 (27.27%) Ruby
7 11 (25.00%) C
8 8 (18.18%) SQL
9 7 (15.91%) C#
9 7 (15.91%) Embedded C
10 2 (4.55%) Embedded C++
10 2 (4.55%) VBA
11 1 (2.27%) ActionScript
11 1 (2.27%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (2.27%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (38.64%) DV Cleared
3 11 (25.00%) Sun Certification
4 10 (22.73%) OCPJP
5 2 (4.55%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Sun
2 1 (2.27%) Sybase
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe
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