The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 29 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
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 106 122
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16  
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 18 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.85% 0.73% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.18% 2.29% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £550 £275 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -1.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £355 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.71 £36.50 £32.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.60 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +26.66% -  

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 East of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 824 785 906
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 38.76% 31.65% 34.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 459 488
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 59
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +7.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £19.00 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MATLAB in the East of England

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MATLAB in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MATLAB in the East of England

MATLAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MATLAB in the East of England

MATLAB
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MATLAB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +2 14 £550 +100.00% 1
Essex -6 2 - -
Bedfordshire -2 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -2 1 - - 10
MATLAB
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East of England region with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 22 (57.89%) Software Engineering
2 19 (50.00%) Simulink
3 18 (47.37%) UML
3 18 (47.37%) Rational DOORS
3 18 (47.37%) Rational Rhapsody
4 16 (42.11%) Integration Testing
5 15 (39.47%) Configuration Management
6 11 (28.95%) Ada
6 11 (28.95%) C
6 11 (28.95%) C++
6 11 (28.95%) Ada 95
7 10 (26.32%) Yourdon
8 9 (23.68%) SQL
8 9 (23.68%) Algorithms
9 7 (18.42%) Machine Learning
9 7 (18.42%) Python
10 6 (15.79%) Statistics
10 6 (15.79%) Mathematics
10 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
10 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
11 5 (13.16%) Physics
11 5 (13.16%) NumPy
11 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
11 5 (13.16%) Linux
11 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (10.53%) Data Mining
12 4 (10.53%) Automotive
12 4 (10.53%) Statistical Analysis
12 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (10.53%) Power BI

MATLAB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (7.89%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (50.00%) Simulink
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 3 (7.89%) Weka
3 1 (2.63%) GNU Octave
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) 2G
1 2 (5.26%) 4G
1 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.63%) Wireless
2 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) Apache Hive
2 4 (10.53%) Data Mining
2 4 (10.53%) Power BI
3 3 (7.89%) Mahout
4 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.63%) Big Data
5 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.63%) GIS
5 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.63%) HBase
5 1 (2.63%) MySQL
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Rational DOORS
1 18 (47.37%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (5.26%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.63%) GDB
General
1 4 (10.53%) Automotive
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Software Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Ada Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Ada Software Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Data Scientist
5 3 (7.89%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Designer
6 2 (5.26%) MATLAB Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) NumPy
2 4 (10.53%) scikit-learn
3 3 (7.89%) D3.js
4 1 (2.63%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Algorithms
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.26%) RIA
4 2 (5.26%) Robotics
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Software Engineering
2 18 (47.37%) UML
3 16 (42.11%) Integration Testing
4 15 (39.47%) Configuration Management
5 10 (26.32%) Yourdon
6 7 (18.42%) Machine Learning
7 6 (15.79%) Mathematics
7 6 (15.79%) Statistics
8 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (13.16%) Physics
9 4 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (10.53%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) Visualisation
10 3 (7.89%) Information Management
11 2 (5.26%) Analytics
11 2 (5.26%) Bayesian Methods
11 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
11 2 (5.26%) Data Extraction
11 2 (5.26%) Monte Carlo Method
11 2 (5.26%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Ada
1 11 (28.95%) Ada 95
1 11 (28.95%) C
1 11 (28.95%) C++
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) Python
4 4 (10.53%) R
5 3 (7.89%) Embedded C
5 3 (7.89%) Embedded C++
5 3 (7.89%) Java
6 2 (5.26%) MapBasic
6 2 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.63%) MISRA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Kibana
2 1 (2.63%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Huawei
1 2 (5.26%) Nokia
2 1 (2.63%) Greenplum
2 1 (2.63%) Mapinfo
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) SAP
2 1 (2.63%) Serena
2 1 (2.63%) Teradata