The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for MATLAB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MATLAB over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

MathWorks MATLAB
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 43 35
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.32% 0.96% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 2.47% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.38 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +29.00% -  

MATLAB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 155 162 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 49.21% 38.76% 39.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 92 86
Median daily rate £400 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.15 £9.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

MATLAB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing MATLAB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for MATLAB in Cambridge

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MATLAB in Cambridge

MATLAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MATLAB in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MATLAB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded C++
1 2 (66.67%) LabVIEW
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Robotics
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (33.33%) NumPy
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Kibana
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) scikit-learn
2 1 (33.33%) Power BI
2 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence

MATLAB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (33.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) Power BI
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) LabVIEW
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) NumPy
1 1 (33.33%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Robotics
2 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded C++
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Kibana