Period
to 20 June 2021

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 20 June 2021 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
20 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 549 494 592
Rank change year-on-year -55 +98 +77
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 88 79 232
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.50% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 114
10th Percentile £383 £423 £300
25th Percentile £475 £505 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £575 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +27.78% +12.50%
75th Percentile £738 £663 £633
90th Percentile £1,040 £750 £700
UK median daily rate £625 £565 £450
% change year-on-year +10.62% +25.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 32
10th Percentile £32.80 £41.75 £32.88
25th Percentile £40.31 £46.25 £38.69
Median hourly rate £46.85 £47.50 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.37% +2.15% +13.41%
75th Percentile £56.15 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £53.63 £52.38
UK median hourly rate £46.85 £47.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year -1.37% +4.40% +10.98%

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 20,347 15,644 35,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.95% 41.60% 42.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,506 11,199 25,201
10th Percentile £336 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £483
Median % change year-on-year - +3.52% +1.68%
75th Percentile £613 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 255 586
10th Percentile £16.96 £17.83 £18.00
25th Percentile £24.57 £22.88 £32.63
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year - -4.49% +8.21%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.13 £50.63
90th Percentile £64.00 £61.15 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year - -2.30% +7.41%

MATLAB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MATLAB in England

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MATLAB in England.

Daily rate trend for MATLAB in England

MATLAB
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MATLAB in England over the 6 months to 20 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for MATLAB in England

MATLAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MATLAB in England.

Hourly rate trend for MATLAB in England

MATLAB
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing MATLAB in England over the 6 months to 20 June 2021.

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 20 June 2021. 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
East of England +9 24 £435 -17.14% 31
South West +18 17 £738 +40.48% 26
South East +4 16 £500 +14.29% 38
London -80 16 £625 - 23
Midlands -13 10 £425 -29.17% 12
West Midlands -27 8 £425 -29.17% 12
North of England +2 2 £500 +257.14% 16
East Midlands -3 2 - -
Yorkshire +7 1 £500 +257.14% 5
North West -1 1 - - 6
MATLAB
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 2021, 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 37 (42.05%) Simulink
2 34 (38.64%) Python
3 31 (35.23%) SC Cleared
3 31 (35.23%) Security Cleared
4 25 (28.41%) Validation
5 22 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (25.00%) Social Skills
6 20 (22.73%) C
7 19 (21.59%) R
8 18 (20.45%) SQL
8 18 (20.45%) Software Engineering
9 16 (18.18%) SysML
9 16 (18.18%) C++
9 16 (18.18%) Data Science
10 15 (17.05%) Finance
10 15 (17.05%) Machine Learning
10 15 (17.05%) Algorithms
10 15 (17.05%) Mathematics
11 14 (15.91%) DevOps
11 14 (15.91%) VHDL
12 13 (14.77%) Visualisation
12 13 (14.77%) NoSQL
13 12 (13.64%) Data Engineering
13 12 (13.64%) Model Validation
13 12 (13.64%) Data Pipeline
13 12 (13.64%) JIRA
13 12 (13.64%) Data Governance
13 12 (13.64%) Statistics
13 12 (13.64%) Data Mining
13 12 (13.64%) UML

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 6 (6.82%) SAS
2 5 (5.68%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 37 (42.05%) Simulink
2 10 (11.36%) Stateflow
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (4.55%) GNU Octave
4 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (2.27%) Windchill
6 1 (1.14%) Abaqus
6 1 (1.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.14%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (1.14%) Mathcad
6 1 (1.14%) Revit
6 1 (1.14%) SPSS
6 1 (1.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Power Platform
2 4 (4.55%) AWS
2 4 (4.55%) Azure
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.27%) Serverless
5 1 (1.14%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Wireless
2 3 (3.41%) Software-Defined Radio
3 2 (2.27%) LTE
4 1 (1.14%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.14%) 4G
4 1 (1.14%) 5G
4 1 (1.14%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.14%) DVB
4 1 (1.14%) Firewall
4 1 (1.14%) MIMO
4 1 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.77%) NoSQL
2 12 (13.64%) Data Mining
3 5 (5.68%) Power BI
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.27%) Big Data
4 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.14%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) JIRA
2 10 (11.36%) Bitbucket
2 10 (11.36%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (7.95%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (5.68%) Cypress.io
5 5 (5.68%) Maven
5 5 (5.68%) webpack
6 4 (4.55%) LabVIEW
6 4 (4.55%) Subversion
7 3 (3.41%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.41%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (3.41%) Protractor
7 3 (3.41%) StarTeam
8 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.27%) JUnit
8 2 (2.27%) Rational Team Concert
8 2 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 22 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 15 (17.05%) Finance
3 10 (11.36%) Telecoms
4 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (10.23%) Automotive
4 9 (10.23%) Law
5 8 (9.09%) Aerospace
5 8 (9.09%) Electronics
6 6 (6.82%) Banking
7 5 (5.68%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (4.55%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (3.41%) Avionics
9 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
10 2 (2.27%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (2.27%) Marketing
10 2 (2.27%) Military
10 2 (2.27%) Public Sector
10 2 (2.27%) Retail
11 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (20.45%) Systems Engineer
2 16 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 14 (15.91%) Data Scientist
4 13 (14.77%) Senior Data Scientist
5 12 (13.64%) Embedded Engineer
5 12 (13.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 11 (12.50%) Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Verification Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Firmware Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Software Validation Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Software Verification Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) UI Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Validation Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) VHDL Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) AngularJS
1 5 (5.68%) Spring
2 4 (4.55%) Node.js
3 3 (3.41%) Angular 2
3 3 (3.41%) CSS
3 3 (3.41%) CSS3
3 3 (3.41%) GraphQL
3 3 (3.41%) HTML
3 3 (3.41%) HTML5
3 3 (3.41%) Jest
3 3 (3.41%) Keras
3 3 (3.41%) NumPy
3 3 (3.41%) React
3 3 (3.41%) Sass
3 3 (3.41%) SciPy
3 3 (3.41%) TensorFlow
4 2 (2.27%) Flask
4 2 (2.27%) NestJS
4 2 (2.27%) Web Services
5 1 (1.14%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Algorithms
2 14 (15.91%) VHDL
3 8 (9.09%) Data Structures
3 8 (9.09%) Verilog
4 7 (7.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (6.82%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.41%) W3C
7 2 (2.27%) Life Science
7 2 (2.27%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (1.14%) Arduino
8 1 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.14%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.14%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.14%) NHS
8 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.36%) Linux
1 10 (11.36%) Windows
2 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) Validation
2 22 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.45%) Software Engineering
4 16 (18.18%) Data Science
4 16 (18.18%) SysML
5 15 (17.05%) Machine Learning
5 15 (17.05%) Mathematics
6 14 (15.91%) DevOps
7 13 (14.77%) Visualisation
8 12 (13.64%) Data Engineering
8 12 (13.64%) Data Governance
8 12 (13.64%) Data Pipeline
8 12 (13.64%) Model Validation
8 12 (13.64%) Statistics
8 12 (13.64%) UML
9 11 (12.50%) Analytics
9 11 (12.50%) Applied Mathematics
9 11 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 11 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
9 11 (12.50%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.64%) Python
2 20 (22.73%) C
3 19 (21.59%) R
4 18 (20.45%) SQL
5 16 (18.18%) C++
6 6 (6.82%) Java
6 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.82%) TypeScript
7 5 (5.68%) Java 8
8 4 (4.55%) Ada
9 3 (3.41%) Assembly Language
9 3 (3.41%) C#
9 3 (3.41%) Julia
9 3 (3.41%) VB
9 3 (3.41%) VBA
10 1 (1.14%) Ada 95
10 1 (1.14%) AWK
10 1 (1.14%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.14%) Perl
10 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (35.23%) SC Cleared
1 31 (35.23%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.36%) DV Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) Degree
4 6 (6.82%) PhD
5 3 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.27%) Accessibility
2 2 (2.27%) IFRS
3 1 (1.14%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Firmware
2 2 (2.27%) Docker
3 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) PTC Integrity
2 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (9.09%) IBM
1 8 (9.09%) Xilinx
2 5 (5.68%) Atlassian
2 5 (5.68%) EMC
3 4 (4.55%) MathWorks
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.41%) Alteryx
5 2 (2.27%) Cadence
5 2 (2.27%) PTC
5 2 (2.27%) SAP
6 1 (1.14%) Altera
6 1 (1.14%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.14%) Google
6 1 (1.14%) Intel
6 1 (1.14%) Keysight
6 1 (1.14%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle
6 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.14%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.14%) Synopsys