Period
to 17 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 17 January 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 577 642 655
Rank change year-on-year +65 +13 -43
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 131 201 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.49% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 89 107
England median daily rate £525 £480 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +12.94% -11.46%
10th Percentile £366 £304 £304
90th Percentile £734 £618 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -11.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 22
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.75 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% -13.39%
10th Percentile £34.48 £32.50 £30.03
90th Percentile £51.83 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £44.14 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.62% +3.85% -10.76%

MATLAB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 27,275 40,693 39,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.13% 44.67% 42.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,930 28,847 27,863
England median daily rate £485 £478 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.57% +0.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 597 702
England median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.21 £18.00 £16.76
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -

MATLAB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MATLAB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MATLAB in England

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MATLAB in England

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MATLAB in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MATLAB in England

MATLAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MATLAB in England

MATLAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MATLAB in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MATLAB in England

MATLAB
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +78 40 £600 +25.00% 14
South West +30 30 £475 +36.69% 19
South East +50 27 £400 -23.81% 50
East of England +25 25 £525 +75.00% 51
North of England +33 6 £463 -28.85% 11
North West +28 5 £500 -23.08% 9
Midlands +37 3 - - 25
East Midlands +24 2 - - 11
Yorkshire +44 1 £425 -
West Midlands +35 1 - - 14
MATLAB
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing MATLAB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 54 (41.22%) Python
2 53 (40.46%) C
3 45 (34.35%) Simulink
4 39 (29.77%) C++
5 37 (28.24%) Security Cleared
6 36 (27.48%) SC Cleared
7 32 (24.43%) Mathematics
8 26 (19.85%) Signal Processing
8 26 (19.85%) Software Engineering
8 26 (19.85%) Data Science
9 25 (19.08%) R
10 23 (17.56%) Data Analysis
11 20 (15.27%) Degree
11 20 (15.27%) Validation
11 20 (15.27%) SQL
11 20 (15.27%) Machine Learning
11 20 (15.27%) Algorithms
12 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Excel
12 18 (13.74%) UML
13 17 (12.98%) Electronics
13 17 (12.98%) Systems Engineering
14 16 (12.21%) Rational DOORS
15 15 (11.45%) Rational Rhapsody
15 15 (11.45%) Visualisation
15 15 (11.45%) Microsoft
16 14 (10.69%) Finance
16 14 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (9.92%) Mathematical Modelling
17 13 (9.92%) SysML
17 13 (9.92%) Business Intelligence

MATLAB
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (3.05%) Kinematics
1 4 (3.05%) SAS
2 3 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (34.35%) Simulink
2 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (5.34%) Stateflow
4 6 (4.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.29%) SPSS
6 2 (1.53%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.53%) Stata
6 2 (1.53%) Windchill
7 1 (0.76%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.76%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.76%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.76%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.11%) AWS
1 8 (6.11%) Azure
1 8 (6.11%) GCP
2 7 (5.34%) Power Platform
3 3 (2.29%) Serverless
4 2 (1.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.63%) Ethernet
2 5 (3.82%) RS-485
3 4 (3.05%) LAN
3 4 (3.05%) MIMO
3 4 (3.05%) RS-422
3 4 (3.05%) Software-Defined Radio
3 4 (3.05%) Wireless
4 3 (2.29%) DNS
4 3 (2.29%) IPv6
5 1 (0.76%) Internet
5 1 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.76%) Network Security
5 1 (0.76%) RS-232
5 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.34%) Hadoop
1 7 (5.34%) Power BI
2 6 (4.58%) BigQuery
2 6 (4.58%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.58%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.82%) Big Data
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.05%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.05%) MySQL
4 4 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.29%) Redis
5 3 (2.29%) SAP BW
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.29%) Sqoop
6 2 (1.53%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.53%) KDB
6 2 (1.53%) Kdb+
6 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.53%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 16 (12.21%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (11.45%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.76%) CANoe
4 1 (0.76%) ERwin
4 1 (0.76%) GitLab
4 1 (0.76%) JIRA
4 1 (0.76%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.76%) Toad
General
1 17 (12.98%) Electronics
2 14 (10.69%) Finance
3 11 (8.40%) Aerospace
4 10 (7.63%) Military
5 9 (6.87%) Law
6 7 (5.34%) Automotive
6 7 (5.34%) Front Office
6 7 (5.34%) Manufacturing
6 7 (5.34%) Marketing
7 6 (4.58%) Public Sector
8 5 (3.82%) Telecoms
9 4 (3.05%) Avionics
10 2 (1.53%) Social Science
11 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (19.08%) Systems Engineer
2 19 (14.50%) Software Engineer
3 16 (12.21%) Data Scientist
4 12 (9.16%) Developer
5 8 (6.11%) Analyst
6 7 (5.34%) SQL Analyst
7 5 (3.82%) C Software Engineer
7 5 (3.82%) Embedded Engineer
7 5 (3.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (3.82%) Python Developer
7 5 (3.82%) RF Engineer
8 4 (3.05%) C Developer
8 4 (3.05%) Control Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.05%) Data Science Expert
8 4 (3.05%) MATLAB Engineer
9 3 (2.29%) Linux Developer
10 2 (1.53%) Data Science Engineer
10 2 (1.53%) Firmware Engineer
10 2 (1.53%) MATLAB Developer
10 2 (1.53%) SysML Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) NumPy
2 5 (3.82%) TensorFlow
3 4 (3.05%) Natural Language Processing
4 3 (2.29%) Kafka
4 3 (2.29%) Web Services
5 1 (0.76%) .NET
5 1 (0.76%) Anaconda
5 1 (0.76%) D3.js
5 1 (0.76%) ggplot
5 1 (0.76%) Keras
5 1 (0.76%) OpenCV
5 1 (0.76%) PyTorch
5 1 (0.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.27%) Algorithms
2 8 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.11%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.58%) ASIC
3 6 (4.58%) Derivative
3 6 (4.58%) Fixed Income
3 6 (4.58%) Hedge funds
3 6 (4.58%) OTC Derivatives
4 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.29%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.53%) User Experience
6 2 (1.53%) VHDL
7 1 (0.76%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.76%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.76%) Verilog
7 1 (0.76%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.92%) Linux
2 6 (4.58%) VxWorks
3 2 (1.53%) Windows
4 1 (0.76%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.43%) Mathematics
2 26 (19.85%) Data Science
2 26 (19.85%) Signal Processing
2 26 (19.85%) Software Engineering
3 23 (17.56%) Data Analysis
4 20 (15.27%) Machine Learning
4 20 (15.27%) Validation
5 18 (13.74%) UML
6 17 (12.98%) Systems Engineering
7 15 (11.45%) Visualisation
8 14 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (9.92%) Mathematical Modelling
9 13 (9.92%) Physics
9 13 (9.92%) SysML
10 12 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (7.63%) Analytics
11 10 (7.63%) Data Visualisation
11 10 (7.63%) Statistics
12 9 (6.87%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (41.22%) Python
2 53 (40.46%) C
3 39 (29.77%) C++
4 25 (19.08%) R
5 20 (15.27%) SQL
6 11 (8.40%) VBA
7 10 (7.63%) Java
8 7 (5.34%) C#
9 5 (3.82%) Ada
9 5 (3.82%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.29%) ABAP
10 3 (2.29%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.29%) Perl
11 2 (1.53%) Fortran
12 1 (0.76%) PHP
12 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.76%) Scala
12 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (28.24%) Security Cleared
2 36 (27.48%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.27%) Degree
4 12 (9.16%) PhD
5 5 (3.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.63%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.76%) DO-254
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.76%) MISRA
3 1 (0.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (3.82%) Firmware
2 4 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.29%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.53%) Kibana
3 1 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.76%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 15 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.87%) MathWorks
3 8 (6.11%) SAP
4 6 (4.58%) Bloomberg
4 6 (4.58%) Google
5 4 (3.05%) Oracle
6 2 (1.53%) Mentor Graphics
6 2 (1.53%) Tableau
7 1 (0.76%) EMC
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) Keysight
7 1 (0.76%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.76%) PTC
7 1 (0.76%) Qualtrics
7 1 (0.76%) Vertica
7 1 (0.76%) Xilinx