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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lua
Rank 611 603 572
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -31
Contract jobs citing Lua 22 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.013% 0.029%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.098% 0.034% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 9
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£310 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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
22386 20754 20268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.31% 37.15% 38.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15063 13125 12778
Average daily rate £400 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 429 570
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £16.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 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 20 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 4 September 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 +11 22 £310 -29.14% 3
South West +1 9 £438 -2.77%
Gloucestershire -3 9 £438 -2.77%
East Sussex +9 6 - -
South East -19 6 - - 2
London +8 4 £350 +16.66% 1
Brighton +1 3 - -
Cheltenham -2 3 £399 -11.33%
Harrogate - 3 £305 -
Bradford - 3 £305 -
Huddersfield - 3 £305 -
Wakefield - 3 £305 -
Yorkshire - 3 £310 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £305 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £310 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £305 -
Sheffield - 2 £305 -
Leeds - 2 £310 -
York - 2 £305 -
Lewes - 1 - -

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 43 (89.58%) Python
2 31 (64.58%) JavaScript
3 26 (54.17%) Bash Shell
4 23 (47.92%) Java
5 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (43.75%) Unit Testing
6 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (41.67%) Perl
7 20 (41.67%) PHP
7 20 (41.67%) C
8 19 (39.58%) Ant
8 19 (39.58%) ClearCase
8 19 (39.58%) UNIX
8 19 (39.58%) OO
8 19 (39.58%) Maven
8 19 (39.58%) Release Management
8 19 (39.58%) DV Cleared
8 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
8 19 (39.58%) Apache Ivy
9 18 (37.50%) Subversion
9 18 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 16 (33.33%) Manufacturing
10 16 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
11 15 (31.25%) Sun Certification
11 15 (31.25%) Sun
12 9 (18.75%) Scrum
13 8 (16.67%) Middleware
13 8 (16.67%) Ruby
13 8 (16.67%) Embedded C
13 8 (16.67%) C++

Lua
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) Node.js
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) IDOL
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (39.58%) Ant
1 19 (39.58%) ClearCase
1 19 (39.58%) Maven
1 19 (39.58%) Apache Ivy
2 18 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 18 (37.50%) Subversion
3 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.42%) CruiseControl
4 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.17%) Valgrind
6 2 (4.17%) Gerrit
6 2 (4.17%) Redmine
6 2 (4.17%) Jasmine
6 2 (4.17%) Grunt
6 2 (4.17%) Bower
6 2 (4.17%) webpack
6 2 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 16 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.42%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (83.33%) Developer
2 19 (39.58%) Java Developer
3 15 (31.25%) C Developer
4 8 (16.67%) C Programmer
4 8 (16.67%) Programmer
5 7 (14.58%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (14.58%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Build Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.17%) AWS Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Linux Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Middleware
2 6 (12.50%) J2EE
3 5 (10.42%) HTML
3 5 (10.42%) CSS
4 3 (6.25%) Qt
4 3 (6.25%) HTML5
4 3 (6.25%) GStreamer
4 3 (6.25%) WebKit
4 3 (6.25%) QML
4 3 (6.25%) OpenGL ES
4 3 (6.25%) OpenGL
5 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.17%) Semantic HTML
5 2 (4.17%) XML
6 1 (2.08%) JSON
6 1 (2.08%) LINQ
6 1 (2.08%) .NET
6 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) User Experience
3 3 (6.25%) Streaming Video
4 2 (4.17%) STB
4 2 (4.17%) DTV
5 1 (2.08%) Ergonomics
5 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) UNIX
2 6 (12.50%) Windows
3 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) Unit Testing
2 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (39.58%) Release Management
3 19 (39.58%) OO
4 9 (18.75%) Scrum
5 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
5 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 6 (12.50%) User Stories
7 5 (10.42%) Game Development
7 5 (10.42%) Open Source
7 5 (10.42%) Workflow
7 5 (10.42%) Validation
8 3 (6.25%) OOD
9 2 (4.17%) MVC
9 2 (4.17%) Software Architecture
10 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (89.58%) Python
2 31 (64.58%) JavaScript
3 26 (54.17%) Bash Shell
4 23 (47.92%) Java
5 20 (41.67%) C
5 20 (41.67%) Perl
5 20 (41.67%) PHP
6 8 (16.67%) C++
6 8 (16.67%) Ruby
6 8 (16.67%) Embedded C
7 7 (14.58%) C#
8 6 (12.50%) SQL
9 2 (4.17%) Embedded C++
9 2 (4.17%) Smalltalk
10 1 (2.08%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (2.08%) BrightScript
10 1 (2.08%) VBScript
10 1 (2.08%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) DV Cleared
1 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.25%) Sun Certification
3 6 (12.50%) OCPJP
4 1 (2.08%) MCSD
4 1 (2.08%) MCDBA
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Sun
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.42%) Perforce
4 3 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (2.08%) HP