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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lua
UK
Rank 587 612 582
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -30
Contract jobs citing Lua 10 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.020% 0.043%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.055% 0.051% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 14
Median daily rate £443 £463 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% -3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £333 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £463 £478
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
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
18145 19595 19355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.54% 38.58% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12394 13264 12975
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 518 421
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.16 £17.75 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

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 10 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 20 January 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 +32 10 £443 -4.32% 9
South West +13 4 - -
Somerset - 4 - -
Bath - 3 - -
North West +25 2 £375 +25.00% 1
Manchester +20 2 £375 +25.00% 1
London +10 2 £489 - 4
East of England - 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 14 (73.68%) Linux
1 14 (73.68%) Python
2 11 (57.89%) C++
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
5 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
5 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
6 5 (26.32%) nginx
6 5 (26.32%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (26.32%) Redis
6 5 (26.32%) TDD
6 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 4 (21.05%) Embedded C++
7 4 (21.05%) OO
7 4 (21.05%) Unix
7 4 (21.05%) Multithreading
8 3 (15.79%) DevOps
8 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (15.79%) Node.js
8 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
8 3 (15.79%) Vagrant
8 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
8 3 (15.79%) Docker
8 3 (15.79%) Games
8 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) MySQL
8 3 (15.79%) C
9 2 (10.53%) HTML

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 5 (26.32%) nginx
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (10.53%) Mule
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (5.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) IPsec
2 1 (5.26%) OpenVPN
2 1 (5.26%) SSH
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Redis
2 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.79%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.26%) Big Data
4 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) Vagrant
3 2 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) Ant
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (5.26%) Artifactory
4 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.26%) GNU Toolchain
4 1 (5.26%) Maven
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (15.79%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 3 (15.79%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Linux Scripter
5 2 (10.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Python Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Test Scripter
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Node.js
2 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) DirectX
2 2 (10.53%) Drools
2 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (10.53%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (10.53%) OpenGL
2 2 (10.53%) Pyramid
2 2 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) CryEngine
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.26%) Sensu
3 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (10.53%) Digital TV
1 2 (10.53%) Raspberry Pi
1 2 (10.53%) STB
2 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.26%) Arduino
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Unix
4 2 (10.53%) OpenWrt
5 1 (5.26%) Android
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 5 (26.32%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) Multithreading
4 4 (21.05%) OO
5 3 (15.79%) DevOps
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Game Development
6 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Analytics
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.26%) Kanban
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
7 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Python
2 11 (57.89%) C++
3 7 (36.84%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
5 4 (21.05%) Embedded C++
6 3 (15.79%) C
7 2 (10.53%) Go
7 2 (10.53%) Ruby
7 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
8 1 (5.26%) C#
8 1 (5.26%) Perl
8 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) BusyBox
3 1 (5.26%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) HAProxy
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Atlassian
1 2 (10.53%) Google
1 2 (10.53%) MuleSoft
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
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