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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MathWorks MATLAB
Rank 550 476 465
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -11
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 51 94 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.47% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 48
Average daily rate
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£360 £310 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -38.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £250 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £630 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 24
Average hourly rate £37.25 £36.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.05% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £30.00 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.79 £39.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.05% -2.66%

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
21653 20135 20085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.24% 38.96% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14469 12935 11994
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 578 682
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £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 30 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MATLAB within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

MATLAB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 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 -72 50 £380 +23.37% 82
London -30 16 £413 -15.38% 20
South East -16 13 £310 - 21
South West -39 11 £425 +53.15% 10
Dorset 0 6 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £310 - 8
East of England -28 5 - - 20
City of London +12 4 £400 -23.80% 6
Wiltshire -18 4 £318 +14.41% 1
Oxford - 4 £310 - 3
West Midlands -13 3 - - 6
Hampshire -16 3 £290 - 4
Cambridge -5 2 - - 14
Surrey -9 2 - - 2
Salisbury -10 2 £318 - 1
Cambridgeshire -11 2 - - 15
North West -12 2 £350 +16.66% 3
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Coventry -11 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire -15 1 - -
Hertfordshire -18 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £313 - 1
Farnham - 1 - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Linlithgow - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - -

MATLAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 32 (32.32%) C++
2 28 (28.28%) Simulink
3 26 (26.26%) SQL
4 25 (25.25%) R
5 20 (20.20%) C
5 20 (20.20%) Software Engineering
5 20 (20.20%) Algorithms
6 19 (19.19%) Degree
6 19 (19.19%) Signal Processing
6 19 (19.19%) SAS
7 17 (17.17%) Java
7 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
8 16 (16.16%) Visualisation
8 16 (16.16%) UML
9 15 (15.15%) Computer Science
10 14 (14.14%) Python
11 13 (13.13%) Linux
11 13 (13.13%) PhD
11 13 (13.13%) Hadoop
11 13 (13.13%) SC Cleared
11 13 (13.13%) Statistical Modelling
11 13 (13.13%) Analytics
12 12 (12.12%) Mathematics
13 11 (11.11%) Physics
13 11 (11.11%) Finance
13 11 (11.11%) Automotive
13 11 (11.11%) Validation
13 11 (11.11%) Mathematica
13 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (10.10%) ETL

MATLAB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (19.19%) SAS
2 3 (3.03%) Apache
3 2 (2.02%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.02%) GlassFish
Applications
1 28 (28.28%) Simulink
2 11 (11.11%) Mathematica
3 6 (6.06%) SPSS
4 3 (3.03%) Stata
4 3 (3.03%) TargetLink
5 2 (2.02%) GIMP
5 2 (2.02%) Stateflow
5 2 (2.02%) Photoshop
5 2 (2.02%) MS Office
6 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
6 1 (1.01%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.01%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.03%) Wireless
3 2 (2.02%) LTE
4 1 (1.01%) Internet
4 1 (1.01%) PPP
4 1 (1.01%) IPv6
4 1 (1.01%) CDMA
4 1 (1.01%) GPRS
4 1 (1.01%) GSM
4 1 (1.01%) 3G
4 1 (1.01%) HSDPA
4 1 (1.01%) TDMA
4 1 (1.01%) HSUPA
4 1 (1.01%) OFDM
4 1 (1.01%) HSPA
4 1 (1.01%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.13%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.05%) MS Access
2 5 (5.05%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.04%) MySQL
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.03%) Big Data
5 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.02%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.01%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (10.10%) Rational Rhapsody
2 9 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (4.04%) Subversion
3 4 (4.04%) LabVIEW
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.02%) RSpec
4 2 (2.02%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.01%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (11.11%) Finance
1 11 (11.11%) Automotive
2 7 (7.07%) Games
2 7 (7.07%) Avionics
3 3 (3.03%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.02%) Electronics
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Law
4 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (27.27%) Developer
2 21 (21.21%) Software Engineer
3 10 (10.10%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (10.10%) Analyst
4 8 (8.08%) Data Scientist
5 7 (7.07%) Computer Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Data Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) C++ Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Quantitative Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Database Developer
8 3 (3.03%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Administrator
8 3 (3.03%) FPGA Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.02%) Principal Engineer
9 2 (2.02%) Firmware Engineer
9 2 (2.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) .NET
2 6 (6.06%) OpenMP
3 5 (5.05%) HTML
3 5 (5.05%) CSS
4 4 (4.04%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (4.04%) jQuery
5 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.03%) WinForms
6 2 (2.02%) D3.js
6 2 (2.02%) Sass
6 2 (2.02%) Underscore.js
6 2 (2.02%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.02%) Scilab
6 2 (2.02%) HTML5
6 2 (2.02%) Haml
6 2 (2.02%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.02%) CSS3
6 2 (2.02%) Ajax
6 2 (2.02%) XHTML
6 2 (2.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.20%) Algorithms
2 16 (16.16%) Visualisation
3 15 (15.15%) Computer Science
4 12 (12.12%) Mathematics
5 11 (11.11%) Physics
5 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (9.09%) User Experience
6 9 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (6.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (6.06%) Statistics
8 3 (3.03%) VHDL
9 2 (2.02%) Data Structures
9 2 (2.02%) Equities
9 2 (2.02%) Verilog
10 1 (1.01%) NHS
10 1 (1.01%) Handset
10 1 (1.01%) Clustering
10 1 (1.01%) Biometrics
10 1 (1.01%) Data Extraction
10 1 (1.01%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.13%) Linux
2 4 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (4.04%) UNIX
3 2 (2.02%) CentOS
3 2 (2.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.20%) Software Engineering
2 19 (19.19%) Signal Processing
3 16 (16.16%) UML
4 13 (13.13%) Statistical Modelling
4 13 (13.13%) Analytics
5 11 (11.11%) Validation
6 10 (10.10%) ETL
6 10 (10.10%) Multithreading
6 10 (10.10%) Data Management
7 9 (9.09%) Resource Management
8 7 (7.07%) OO
8 7 (7.07%) Data Analysis
8 7 (7.07%) Image Processing
8 7 (7.07%) Video Processing
9 6 (6.06%) Parallel Programming
9 6 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.05%) SysML
10 5 (5.05%) Requirements Management
10 5 (5.05%) MapReduce
11 3 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.32%) C++
2 26 (26.26%) SQL
3 25 (25.25%) R
4 20 (20.20%) C
5 17 (17.17%) Java
6 14 (14.14%) Python
7 10 (10.10%) C#
8 6 (6.06%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.05%) Embedded C
9 5 (5.05%) VB
10 3 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.03%) Perl
10 3 (3.03%) PHP
11 2 (2.02%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (2.02%) Ruby
11 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.02%) VBA
12 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.01%) VC++
12 1 (1.01%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 19 (19.19%) Degree
2 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.13%) PhD
3 13 (13.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) MCSE
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) DO-178B
2 4 (4.04%) DO-254
3 2 (2.02%) IEC 61508
3 2 (2.02%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) GPFS
1 2 (2.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Puppet
1 2 (2.02%) YUM
1 2 (2.02%) Ganglia
1 2 (2.02%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) Intel
3 4 (4.04%) Mentor Graphics
3 4 (4.04%) Xilinx
3 4 (4.04%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.02%) Actel
4 2 (2.02%) Omniture
4 2 (2.02%) MathWorks
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle
5 1 (1.01%) Autodesk
5 1 (1.01%) IBM
5 1 (1.01%) Serena
5 1 (1.01%) Teradata
5 1 (1.01%) SolidWorks
5 1 (1.01%) Agilent
5 1 (1.01%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.01%) Altera
5 1 (1.01%) Splunk
5 1 (1.01%) Tableau
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