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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lua
Rank 631 600 595
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -5
Contract jobs citing Lua 20 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.044% 0.030%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.097% 0.12% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 2
Median daily rate £402 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +2.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £478 £450
% change year-on-year
-15.69% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
20651 20317 20007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.57% 37.52% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14230 13407 13209
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 422 476
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

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 24 May 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 16 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 24 May 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 19 £403 -12.43% 3
South West -3 6 £500 +4.60%
North West -5 5 £345 -28.57%
London -11 5 £200 -20.00% 1
Preston - 5 £345 -
Lancashire - 5 £345 -
Gloucestershire -9 4 £500 +4.60%
Stafford - 2 £425 -
Staffordshire - 2 £425 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
Cheltenham 0 1 - -
North East - 1 £403 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £403 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £403 -
Dundee - 1 £225 -
Scotland - 1 £225 -

Lua
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 23 (85.19%) JavaScript
2 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) JSON
4 12 (44.44%) Java
5 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
6 10 (37.04%) Linux
6 10 (37.04%) Python
7 9 (33.33%) OO
7 9 (33.33%) Unix
7 9 (33.33%) Perl
7 9 (33.33%) Subversion
7 9 (33.33%) Microservices
8 8 (29.63%) DV Cleared
8 8 (29.63%) PHP
8 8 (29.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (29.63%) ClearCase
9 7 (25.93%) Ant
9 7 (25.93%) SOAP
9 7 (25.93%) XML
9 7 (25.93%) C
9 7 (25.93%) VxWorks
9 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (25.93%) Release Management
9 7 (25.93%) Maven
9 7 (25.93%) Barracuda Networks
9 7 (25.93%) REST
9 7 (25.93%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (25.93%) Apache Ivy
10 6 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (22.22%) Apache

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 6 (22.22%) Apache
2 4 (14.81%) JBoss
3 2 (7.41%) Confluence
3 2 (7.41%) nginx
4 1 (3.70%) ArcGIS
4 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) HTTP
1 6 (22.22%) HTTPS
1 6 (22.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (14.81%) Big Data
2 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) QGIS
4 1 (3.70%) QlikView
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Subversion
2 8 (29.63%) ClearCase
2 8 (29.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (25.93%) Ant
3 7 (25.93%) Apache Ivy
3 7 (25.93%) Maven
4 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
5 3 (11.11%) JIRA
6 2 (7.41%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (3.70%) Advertising
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Applications Developer
4 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Data Scientist
6 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Security Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) JSON
2 7 (25.93%) REST
2 7 (25.93%) SOAP
2 7 (25.93%) XML
3 6 (22.22%) SAML
3 6 (22.22%) XML-RPC
4 3 (11.11%) jQuery
5 2 (7.41%) ServiceStack
6 1 (3.70%) .NET
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.70%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (14.81%) Visualisation
3 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.41%) Private Cloud
4 2 (7.41%) Replication
4 2 (7.41%) Statistics
5 1 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.70%) Ergonomics
5 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Unix
3 7 (25.93%) VxWorks
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Microservices
2 9 (33.33%) OO
3 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (25.93%) Release Management
4 5 (18.52%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (11.11%) Information Security
7 2 (7.41%) Change Control
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) DevOps
7 2 (7.41%) Monte Carlo Method
7 2 (7.41%) Security Operations
7 2 (7.41%) Threat Modelling
8 1 (3.70%) Analytics
8 1 (3.70%) Data Cleansing
8 1 (3.70%) MapReduce
8 1 (3.70%) Open Source
8 1 (3.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) JavaScript
2 12 (44.44%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) Python
4 9 (33.33%) Perl
5 8 (29.63%) PHP
6 7 (25.93%) C
7 6 (22.22%) VB
8 3 (11.11%) C++
8 3 (11.11%) SQL
9 2 (7.41%) Go
9 2 (7.41%) MATLAB
9 2 (7.41%) R
9 2 (7.41%) Scala
10 1 (3.70%) AWK
10 1 (3.70%) C#
10 1 (3.70%) Ruby
10 1 (3.70%) sed
10 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
10 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) DV Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) Sun Certification
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
1 2 (7.41%) LXC
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Barracuda Networks
2 5 (18.52%) Sun
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) Sybase
4 1 (3.70%) Tableau