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 3 months to 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 493 531 550
Rank change year-on-year +38 +19  
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 87 96 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.50% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 54 19
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £621 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 19
Median hourly rate £41.75 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £31.00 £30.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £51.25 £45.50
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17809 19052 19578
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.91% 39.11% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12247 13284 13296
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 412 396
Median hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £15.85 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £51.30 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
London +12 41 £475 -20.83% 13
South West -1 22 £425 - 7
South East +38 8 £418 +39.16% 5
West Midlands +23 5 £450 +45.16% 5
East of England -19 5 £315 -11.88% 13
East Midlands - 4 £340 - 2
MATLAB
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 70 (38.04%) R
2 64 (34.78%) C++
3 63 (34.24%) Python
3 63 (34.24%) Software Engineering
4 62 (33.70%) SQL
5 56 (30.43%) Simulink
6 54 (29.35%) C
7 41 (22.28%) Finance
8 35 (19.02%) Machine Learning
8 35 (19.02%) Analytics
9 33 (17.93%) Big Data
9 33 (17.93%) SAS
9 33 (17.93%) Mathematics
10 32 (17.39%) Rational Rhapsody
10 32 (17.39%) Algorithms
11 30 (16.30%) Linux
12 29 (15.76%) Java
12 29 (15.76%) Degree
12 29 (15.76%) Rational DOORS
13 28 (15.22%) Integration Testing
14 26 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (14.13%) SPSS
15 25 (13.59%) Statistics
15 25 (13.59%) Apache Spark
16 24 (13.04%) Hadoop
16 24 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (13.04%) UML
17 23 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (11.96%) Configuration Management
18 22 (11.96%) Stata

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 33 (17.93%) SAS
2 25 (13.59%) Apache Spark
3 8 (4.35%) Apache
4 6 (3.26%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.54%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.54%) Confluence
6 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 56 (30.43%) Simulink
2 26 (14.13%) SPSS
3 22 (11.96%) Stata
4 21 (11.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (2.72%) TargetLink
8 4 (2.17%) GNU Octave
8 4 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (1.63%) S-PLUS
10 2 (1.09%) Stateflow
10 2 (1.09%) Weka
11 1 (0.54%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) Summit
3 1 (0.54%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) Flurry Analytics
3 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.35%) FlexRay
2 5 (2.72%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (2.17%) Wireless
4 2 (1.09%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.54%) 2G
5 1 (0.54%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.54%) 4G
5 1 (0.54%) Internet
5 1 (0.54%) LTE
5 1 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.54%) RS-232
5 1 (0.54%) RS-485
5 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.93%) Big Data
2 24 (13.04%) Hadoop
3 15 (8.15%) Data Mining
3 15 (8.15%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (5.98%) QlikView
5 10 (5.43%) Power BI
6 9 (4.89%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.80%) Apache Hive
7 7 (3.80%) HBase
7 7 (3.80%) KDB
7 7 (3.80%) SQL Server
8 6 (3.26%) Mahout
8 6 (3.26%) MySQL
8 6 (3.26%) Qlik Sense
9 5 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.72%) CouchDB
9 5 (2.72%) Kdb+
9 5 (2.72%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.17%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.63%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 32 (17.39%) Rational Rhapsody
2 29 (15.76%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (5.43%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.26%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.26%) NetBeans
5 3 (1.63%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.09%) ERwin
6 2 (1.09%) JIRA
6 2 (1.09%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (1.09%) Subversion
6 2 (1.09%) Toad
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.54%) CANoe
7 1 (0.54%) GDB
7 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
General
1 41 (22.28%) Finance
2 17 (9.24%) Automotive
3 15 (8.15%) Front Office
4 11 (5.98%) Banking
5 10 (5.43%) Marketing
6 8 (4.35%) Electronics
7 5 (2.72%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.17%) Avionics
8 4 (2.17%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.63%) Games
10 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.09%) Retail
11 1 (0.54%) Back Office
11 1 (0.54%) Legal
11 1 (0.54%) Military
11 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (27.17%) Software Engineer
2 31 (16.85%) Analyst
3 30 (16.30%) Developer
4 18 (9.78%) Data Scientist
5 13 (7.07%) Architect
6 12 (6.52%) C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (5.98%) Data Analyst
7 11 (5.98%) Embedded Engineer
8 10 (5.43%) Ada Engineer
8 10 (5.43%) Ada Software Engineer
8 10 (5.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.80%) Applications Engineer
10 7 (3.80%) C Software Engineer
10 7 (3.80%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Data Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Python Developer
11 6 (3.26%) Quantitative Developer
12 5 (2.72%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.61%) Natural Language Processing
2 6 (3.26%) .NET
2 6 (3.26%) MLlib
2 6 (3.26%) UIMA
3 5 (2.72%) D3.js
4 4 (2.17%) NumPy
4 4 (2.17%) Three.js
5 3 (1.63%) SciPy
6 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.54%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.54%) Django
7 1 (0.54%) FpML
7 1 (0.54%) ggplot
7 1 (0.54%) HTML
7 1 (0.54%) Kafka
7 1 (0.54%) Pandas
7 1 (0.54%) Web Services
7 1 (0.54%) WPF
7 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.39%) Algorithms
2 23 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.07%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.72%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.72%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.17%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.63%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.09%) Clustering
8 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.09%) RIA
8 2 (1.09%) Robotics
8 2 (1.09%) SCADA
8 2 (1.09%) VHDL
9 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.54%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.30%) Linux
2 9 (4.89%) Unix
3 8 (4.35%) Windows
4 2 (1.09%) Android
4 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.09%) MVS
4 2 (1.09%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.54%) CentOS
5 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (34.24%) Software Engineering
2 35 (19.02%) Analytics
2 35 (19.02%) Machine Learning
3 33 (17.93%) Mathematics
4 28 (15.22%) Integration Testing
5 26 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (13.59%) Statistics
7 24 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (13.04%) UML
8 22 (11.96%) Configuration Management
9 18 (9.78%) Data Analysis
10 16 (8.70%) Data Analytics
11 15 (8.15%) Data Modelling
11 15 (8.15%) OO
12 14 (7.61%) Statistical Modelling
13 13 (7.07%) E-Commerce
13 13 (7.07%) Visualisation
14 11 (5.98%) Statistical Analysis
15 10 (5.43%) ETL
15 10 (5.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 70 (38.04%) R
2 64 (34.78%) C++
3 63 (34.24%) Python
4 62 (33.70%) SQL
5 54 (29.35%) C
6 29 (15.76%) Java
7 15 (8.15%) C#
8 14 (7.61%) Ada
8 14 (7.61%) Ada 95
9 13 (7.07%) Embedded C
10 12 (6.52%) Embedded C++
11 8 (4.35%) Bash Shell
12 7 (3.80%) Julia
12 7 (3.80%) PL/SQL
13 6 (3.26%) Shell Script
13 6 (3.26%) T-SQL
13 6 (3.26%) VBA
14 4 (2.17%) JavaScript
14 4 (2.17%) Scala
14 4 (2.17%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 29 (15.76%) Degree
2 15 (8.15%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.43%) PhD
3 10 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.17%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.07%) MISRA
2 8 (4.35%) ISO 26262
2 8 (4.35%) MISRA C
3 6 (3.26%) Def Stans
4 4 (2.17%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.17%) QA
5 3 (1.63%) IEC 61508
6 2 (1.09%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (2.72%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 20 (10.87%) Tableau
2 11 (5.98%) IBM
2 11 (5.98%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.98%) Oracle
3 7 (3.80%) Teradata
4 5 (2.72%) Informatica
4 5 (2.72%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (1.63%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.63%) SAP
6 2 (1.09%) Altera
6 2 (1.09%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.09%) FactSet
6 2 (1.09%) MathWorks
6 2 (1.09%) Minitab
6 2 (1.09%) Splunk
7 1 (0.54%) Google
7 1 (0.54%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.54%) Huawei
7 1 (0.54%) Serena
7 1 (0.54%) Sybase
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