The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 26 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 162 202
Rank change year-on-year 0 +40  
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.090% 0.069%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £436 £200 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +118.12% -52.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% +18.05%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1708 1611 2495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.48% 48.45% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1379 2056
Median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £80.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

MATLAB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MATLAB in the City of London

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MATLAB in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MATLAB in the City of London

MATLAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MATLAB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 9 (90.00%) R
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Python
3 6 (60.00%) SAS
4 5 (50.00%) Stata
5 4 (40.00%) Statistics
5 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
5 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) PhD
6 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (30.00%) SPSS
6 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (30.00%) Machine Learning
6 3 (30.00%) Analytics
6 3 (30.00%) Julia
7 2 (20.00%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (20.00%) Power BI
7 2 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 2 (20.00%) Big Data
7 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics
7 2 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (20.00%) Tableau
7 2 (20.00%) Quantitative Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Marketing
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis

MATLAB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (60.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Stata
2 3 (30.00%) SPSS
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Weka
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) Power BI
1 2 (20.00%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) HBase
2 1 (10.00%) KDB
2 1 (10.00%) Mahout
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Data Scientist
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Qualitative Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Quantitative Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) ggplot
2 1 (10.00%) MLlib
2 1 (10.00%) NumPy
2 1 (10.00%) UIMA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Quantitative Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Content Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) Neural Network
4 1 (10.00%) Ontologies
4 1 (10.00%) Physics
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) R
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Python
4 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (30.00%) Julia
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (10.00%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) PhD
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Tableau
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Splunk