The table below looks at the statistics for MATLAB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MATLAB over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MathWorks MATLAB
Rank 576 501 470
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -31
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 47 73 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.36% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 59
Average daily rate
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£360 £363 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -23.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £284 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £668 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 22
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.05 £30.00 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £50.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +0.67%

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
21344 20220 21067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.77% 38.89% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13881 12907 12446
Average daily rate £395 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £551 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 745
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

MATLAB
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MATLAB within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

MATLAB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MATLAB
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MATLAB within the UK.

MATLAB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MATLAB
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MATLAB within the UK over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

MATLAB Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MATLAB
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MATLAB within the UK.

MATLAB Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MATLAB
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MATLAB within the UK over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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 -56 45 £360 -0.68% 63
London -13 16 £413 -17.50% 24
South East -1 12 £310 - 14
South West -26 11 £425 +44.68% 10
Oxfordshire - 6 £310 - 4
East of England -34 4 - - 11
Oxford - 4 £310 - 1
City of London +12 3 £400 -25.58% 8
Wiltshire -13 3 £318 +8.08% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 2 - - 10
Cambridge -3 2 - - 10
North West -8 2 £350 +16.66% 1
Surrey -9 2 - - 5
Salisbury -11 2 £318 - 1
Hampshire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire -20 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £313 - 2
Farnham - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Gaydon - - - -
Kent - - - - 5
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -

MATLAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MATLAB 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 MATLAB.

1 38 (35.51%) C++
2 35 (32.71%) Software Engineering
3 32 (29.91%) Simulink
4 29 (27.10%) SQL
5 26 (24.30%) Security Cleared
6 25 (23.36%) C
7 22 (20.56%) UML
7 22 (20.56%) R
8 21 (19.63%) Algorithms
8 21 (19.63%) SC Cleared
8 21 (19.63%) Degree
9 19 (17.76%) Java
9 19 (17.76%) SAS
9 19 (17.76%) Signal Processing
10 15 (14.02%) Analytics
10 15 (14.02%) Validation
10 15 (14.02%) Visualisation
11 14 (13.08%) Automotive
11 14 (13.08%) Python
11 14 (13.08%) DO-178B
11 14 (13.08%) Rational DOORS
12 13 (12.15%) Rational Rhapsody
12 13 (12.15%) Statistical Modelling
12 13 (12.15%) Linux
12 13 (12.15%) C#
13 12 (11.21%) .NET
13 12 (11.21%) Mathematics
13 12 (11.21%) Computer Science
14 11 (10.28%) Physics
14 11 (10.28%) Hadoop

MATLAB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MATLAB 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 MATLAB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (17.76%) SAS
2 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.80%) Apache
3 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.87%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 32 (29.91%) Simulink
2 10 (9.35%) Mathematica
3 6 (5.61%) SPSS
4 2 (1.87%) TargetLink
4 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.87%) MS Office
4 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.87%) GIMP
5 1 (0.93%) Stata
5 1 (0.93%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.93%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.93%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.80%) LTE
2 3 (2.80%) Wireless
3 1 (0.93%) HSPA
3 1 (0.93%) HSUPA
3 1 (0.93%) OFDM
3 1 (0.93%) MIMO
3 1 (0.93%) WiMAX
3 1 (0.93%) CDMA
3 1 (0.93%) GPRS
3 1 (0.93%) GSM
3 1 (0.93%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.93%) IPv6
3 1 (0.93%) PPP
3 1 (0.93%) HSDPA
3 1 (0.93%) TDMA
3 1 (0.93%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.28%) Hadoop
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.67%) MS Access
3 5 (4.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.74%) MySQL
4 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.80%) QlikView
5 3 (2.80%) Big Data
5 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.93%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (13.08%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (12.15%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (4.67%) Subversion
4 4 (3.74%) LabVIEW
5 3 (2.80%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.80%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.87%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.87%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.87%) NUnit
6 2 (1.87%) Selenium
6 2 (1.87%) RSpec
7 1 (0.93%) MSTest
7 1 (0.93%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.93%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.93%) Moq
7 1 (0.93%) MSBuild
General
1 14 (13.08%) Automotive
2 11 (10.28%) Finance
3 10 (9.35%) Avionics
4 6 (5.61%) Games
5 5 (4.67%) Military
6 4 (3.74%) Electronics
7 3 (2.80%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.93%) Marketing
9 1 (0.93%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (25.23%) Software Engineer
1 27 (25.23%) Developer
2 11 (10.28%) Systems Engineer
3 9 (8.41%) Analyst
4 8 (7.48%) Data Scientist
5 6 (5.61%) Software Developer
5 6 (5.61%) Data Analyst
5 6 (5.61%) Computer Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) Principal Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Principal Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) C++ Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Quantitative Developer
8 3 (2.80%) FPGA Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Database Developer
8 3 (2.80%) C# Developer
8 3 (2.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Web Developer
9 2 (1.87%) Test Manager
9 2 (1.87%) Design Engineer
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.21%) .NET
2 6 (5.61%) CSS
2 6 (5.61%) HTML
2 6 (5.61%) OpenMP
3 5 (4.67%) jQuery
3 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.74%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (2.80%) WPF
5 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.80%) Ajax
5 3 (2.80%) WinForms
5 3 (2.80%) CSS3
5 3 (2.80%) HTML5
6 2 (1.87%) Backbone.js
6 2 (1.87%) D3.js
6 2 (1.87%) Sass
6 2 (1.87%) Underscore.js
6 2 (1.87%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.87%) Haml
6 2 (1.87%) Scilab
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.63%) Algorithms
2 15 (14.02%) Visualisation
3 12 (11.21%) Mathematics
3 12 (11.21%) Computer Science
4 11 (10.28%) Physics
5 10 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (8.41%) User Experience
6 9 (8.41%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (5.61%) Statistics
8 5 (4.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.87%) CAN bus
9 2 (1.87%) VHDL
9 2 (1.87%) Equities
10 1 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.93%) Mechatronics
10 1 (0.93%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.93%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.15%) Linux
2 5 (4.67%) UNIX
3 4 (3.74%) Windows
4 2 (1.87%) CentOS
4 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.71%) Software Engineering
2 22 (20.56%) UML
3 19 (17.76%) Signal Processing
4 15 (14.02%) Analytics
4 15 (14.02%) Validation
5 13 (12.15%) Statistical Modelling
6 10 (9.35%) ETL
6 10 (9.35%) OO
6 10 (9.35%) Multithreading
6 10 (9.35%) Resource Management
7 9 (8.41%) Data Management
8 8 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (7.48%) Requirements Management
9 7 (6.54%) Data Analysis
9 7 (6.54%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.61%) Image Processing
10 6 (5.61%) Video Processing
10 6 (5.61%) Parallel Programming
11 5 (4.67%) MapReduce
12 3 (2.80%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.51%) C++
2 29 (27.10%) SQL
3 25 (23.36%) C
4 22 (20.56%) R
5 19 (17.76%) Java
6 14 (13.08%) Python
7 13 (12.15%) C#
8 7 (6.54%) Embedded C
9 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
10 5 (4.67%) VBA
10 5 (4.67%) VB
11 4 (3.74%) Perl
12 3 (2.80%) PHP
12 3 (2.80%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.87%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (1.87%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.87%) Ruby
14 1 (0.93%) F#
14 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (24.30%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.63%) SC Cleared
2 21 (19.63%) Degree
3 11 (10.28%) PhD
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
5 1 (0.93%) MCSE
5 1 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.08%) DO-178B
2 4 (3.74%) DO-254
3 2 (1.87%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Firmware
2 2 (1.87%) GPFS
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) Puppet
1 2 (1.87%) YUM
1 2 (1.87%) Nagios
1 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.87%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.61%) Intel
3 5 (4.67%) Oracle
4 4 (3.74%) Xilinx
4 4 (3.74%) Mentor Graphics
5 3 (2.80%) MathWorks
6 2 (1.87%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.87%) Serena
6 2 (1.87%) MKS
6 2 (1.87%) HP
6 2 (1.87%) Omniture
6 2 (1.87%) Actel
7 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.93%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.93%) Altera
7 1 (0.93%) Agilent
7 1 (0.93%) Telerik
7 1 (0.93%) IBM
7 1 (0.93%) SolidWorks
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