The table below looks at the statistics for Simulink skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Simulink over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
The MathWorks Simulink
Rank 579 563 535
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -28
Contract jobs citing Simulink 13 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.014% 0.053%
As % of the Applications category 0.19% 0.10% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£440 £350 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +64.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £350 £213
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +64.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £33.85 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +1.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6709 6676 6089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.37% 13.04% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3942 3614 3073
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 658 733
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.98 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

Simulink
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Simulink Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Simulink
Daily Rate Trend

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

Simulink Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Simulink
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Simulink Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Simulink
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Simulink within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Simulink Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Simulink
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 Simulink within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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 -23 12 £440 +25.71% 12
South East - 4 - -
West Midlands -3 3 - - 3
Surrey - 3 - -
East of England -10 2 - -
South West -26 2 £440 - 3
Wiltshire - 2 £440 -
Salisbury - 2 £440 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Coventry -2 1 - - 1
Farnham - 1 - -
Leicester - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Rochester - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 4
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Dartford - - - -
Derby - - - - 4
Warwickshire - - - -
Stafford - - - - 2

Simulink
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Simulink 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 Simulink.

1 19 (95.00%) MATLAB
2 13 (65.00%) C
3 8 (40.00%) UML
3 8 (40.00%) Automotive
3 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (35.00%) Degree
4 7 (35.00%) Electronics
5 6 (30.00%) C++
5 6 (30.00%) Embedded C
5 6 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) SysML
6 4 (20.00%) Algorithms
7 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
7 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (15.00%) IBM
7 3 (15.00%) Aerospace
8 2 (10.00%) Validation
8 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.00%) Stateflow
8 2 (10.00%) Python
8 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
8 2 (10.00%) IEC 61508
8 2 (10.00%) TargetLink
8 2 (10.00%) CAN bus
8 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering

Simulink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Simulink 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 Simulink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Stateflow
1 2 (10.00%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (40.00%) Automotive
2 7 (35.00%) Electronics
3 3 (15.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) RF Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) DSP Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Principal Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Software Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) CAN bus
3 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (5.00%) Mechatronics
4 1 (5.00%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) UML
1 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (20.00%) SysML
3 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) MODAF
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.00%) Benchmarking
5 1 (5.00%) Signal Processing
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) MATLAB
2 13 (65.00%) C
3 6 (30.00%) C++
3 6 (30.00%) Embedded C
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) HND
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (10.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (5.00%) DO-254
2 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) MathWorks
2 1 (5.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (5.00%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (5.00%) Actel
2 1 (5.00%) Lauterbach
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