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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lua
Rank 642 621 620
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing Lua 19 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.049% 0.024%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.089% 0.13% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 4
Median daily rate £500 £310 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -31.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £310 £450
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -31.11%
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
21329 21615 20237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.60% 37.85% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14632 14534 12959
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 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 442 410
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £18.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 July 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 15 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 July 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 -13 17 £550 +77.41% 12
North West - 10 £550 -
Warrington - 5 £525 -
Cheshire - 5 £525 -
London -3 4 £550 +57.14% 7
Manchester - 4 £550 -
South West -11 3 £500 +8.10% 1
Stockport - 3 £550 -
Dundee - 2 £225 -
Scotland - 2 £225 -
City of London +47 1 - -
Cheltenham -1 1 - -
Gloucestershire -8 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
4 16 (42.11%) Microservices
5 15 (39.47%) Java
6 14 (36.84%) VB
6 14 (36.84%) Apache
6 14 (36.84%) Python
6 14 (36.84%) LDAP
6 14 (36.84%) HTTP
6 14 (36.84%) HTTPS
6 14 (36.84%) SAML
6 14 (36.84%) Tivoli
6 14 (36.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (31.58%) Extreme Programming
8 10 (26.32%) Linux
9 9 (23.68%) OO
9 9 (23.68%) XML
9 9 (23.68%) Unix
9 9 (23.68%) REST
9 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (18.42%) Barracuda Networks
10 7 (18.42%) C++
10 7 (18.42%) C
10 7 (18.42%) SOAP
10 7 (18.42%) VxWorks
10 7 (18.42%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (15.79%) Apache Ivy
11 6 (15.79%) Algorithms

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 3 (7.89%) JBoss
3 2 (5.26%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.63%) Confluence
4 1 (2.63%) Mule
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
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 5 (13.16%) Big Data
3 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.26%) QGIS
4 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Ant
1 6 (15.79%) Apache Ivy
1 6 (15.79%) ClearCase
1 6 (15.79%) Maven
1 6 (15.79%) Subversion
1 6 (15.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) Mercurial
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
2 7 (18.42%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Data Scientist
4 3 (7.89%) Digital Developer
4 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Developer
6 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) DevOps Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Linux Scripter
6 1 (2.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Agile Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Test Scripter
6 1 (2.63%) Web Specialist
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 3 (7.89%) Node.js
6 3 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (5.26%) .NET
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.26%) jQuery
7 2 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (5.26%) WebGL
8 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.63%) Drools
8 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.63%) ServiceStack
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%) Streaming Video
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 2 (5.26%) Visualisation
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%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) Replication
5 1 (2.63%) RIA
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 16 (42.11%) Microservices
3 12 (31.58%) Extreme Programming
4 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (23.68%) OO
5 6 (15.79%) Release Management
5 6 (15.79%) TDD
5 6 (15.79%) Web Development
6 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.53%) Open Source
6 4 (10.53%) Scrum
7 3 (7.89%) Kanban
7 3 (7.89%) Monte Carlo Method
7 3 (7.89%) MVC
7 3 (7.89%) OOD
7 3 (7.89%) Pair Programming
7 3 (7.89%) SOLID
8 2 (5.26%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 2 (5.26%) DRM
8 2 (5.26%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 31 (81.58%) JavaScript
2 15 (39.47%) Java
3 14 (36.84%) Python
3 14 (36.84%) VB
4 7 (18.42%) C
4 7 (18.42%) C++
5 6 (15.79%) Perl
5 6 (15.79%) PHP
6 3 (7.89%) C#
6 3 (7.89%) MATLAB
6 3 (7.89%) R
6 3 (7.89%) Ruby
6 3 (7.89%) SQL
7 2 (5.26%) ActionScript
7 2 (5.26%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (5.26%) BrightScript
7 2 (5.26%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (5.26%) VBScript
8 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Sun Certification
4 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
1 1 (2.63%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.63%) SELinux
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Barracuda Networks
2 3 (7.89%) Sun
3 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.26%) Roku
4 1 (2.63%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
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