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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lua
Rank 617 580 582
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +2
Contract jobs citing Lua 9 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.049% 0.035%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.046% 0.13% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 14
Average daily rate £463 £478 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.24% +12.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £478 -
% change year-on-year
-3.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 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
19686 19358 18180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.18% 37.83% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13367 12834 11340
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 427 484
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.40 £15.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
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 5 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 14 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 9 £463 -3.24% 13
London -2 5 - - 8
Gloucestershire 0 4 £463 -3.24%
South West -3 4 £463 -3.24%
Cheltenham +1 1 £463 -3.24%

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Perl
4 10 (52.63%) Python
5 9 (47.37%) Java
5 9 (47.37%) Subversion
5 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
6 8 (42.11%) DV Cleared
6 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (42.11%) Unix
6 8 (42.11%) PHP
6 8 (42.11%) ClearCase
6 8 (42.11%) OO
7 7 (36.84%) Sun
7 7 (36.84%) Sun Certification
7 7 (36.84%) Ant
7 7 (36.84%) Maven
7 7 (36.84%) Release Management
7 7 (36.84%) Apache Ivy
8 6 (31.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (26.32%) C#
9 5 (26.32%) C++
9 5 (26.32%) Scrum
9 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
10 4 (21.05%) Degree
10 4 (21.05%) HTML
10 4 (21.05%) C
10 4 (21.05%) CSS
11 3 (15.79%) SQL

Lua
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (15.79%) Confluence
1 3 (15.79%) JBoss
1 3 (15.79%) Node.js
2 2 (10.53%) nginx
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) Intranet
1 2 (10.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.79%) Big Data
2 3 (15.79%) Data Mining
2 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) IDOL
3 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Subversion
2 8 (42.11%) ClearCase
3 7 (36.84%) Ant
3 7 (36.84%) Apache Ivy
3 7 (36.84%) Maven
4 6 (31.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
6 3 (15.79%) JIRA
7 2 (10.53%) Mercurial
8 1 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Data Architect
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Access Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Sybase Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.79%) Express
3 2 (10.53%) jQuery
3 2 (10.53%) ServiceStack
4 1 (5.26%) D3.js
4 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.26%) Java EE
4 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (42.11%) OO
3 7 (36.84%) Release Management
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Analytics
5 3 (15.79%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.79%) Identity Management
5 3 (15.79%) Information Security
5 3 (15.79%) Matrix Management
5 3 (15.79%) SDLC
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) Data Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) DevOps
6 2 (10.53%) Microservices
6 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
6 2 (10.53%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 11 (57.89%) Perl
3 10 (52.63%) Python
4 9 (47.37%) Java
5 8 (42.11%) PHP
6 5 (26.32%) C#
6 5 (26.32%) C++
7 4 (21.05%) C
8 3 (15.79%) AWK
8 3 (15.79%) sed
8 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
8 3 (15.79%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) VBA
9 2 (10.53%) Go
9 2 (10.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) DV Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) Sun Certification
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
1 2 (10.53%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SELinux
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Sun
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Sybase
3 2 (10.53%) Tableau