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 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
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 479 506 526
Rank change year-on-year +27 +20  
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 98 120 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.57% 0.63% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 67 32
Median daily rate £521 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.83% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £221 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £895 £625 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 18
Median hourly rate £49.25 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.00 £27.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £42.80
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17212 19089 18252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.24% 38.43% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11879 13208 11970
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 436 385
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £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 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 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
London +32 49 £550 -8.33% 16
East of England -2 18 £550 +100.00% 12
South West -18 9 £377 -16.27% 2
West Midlands +20 8 - - 1
East Midlands -3 8 £350 -17.64% 2
South East +2 6 £375 +25.00% 12
North West - 1 £370 - 3
MATLAB
UK

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 England region with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 105 (46.88%) Python
2 83 (37.05%) C++
3 75 (33.48%) R
4 74 (33.04%) Finance
5 72 (32.14%) SQL
5 72 (32.14%) Mathematics
6 59 (26.34%) Simulink
7 58 (25.89%) C
8 53 (23.66%) Software Engineering
9 51 (22.77%) Algorithms
10 48 (21.43%) Analytics
11 43 (19.20%) Java
12 40 (17.86%) Big Data
13 39 (17.41%) Degree
14 38 (16.96%) Statistics
15 37 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
16 35 (15.63%) Machine Learning
17 30 (13.39%) Linux
18 29 (12.95%) Hadoop
19 28 (12.50%) Front Office
20 27 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
20 27 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
20 27 (12.05%) Banking
20 27 (12.05%) Mathematical Modelling
21 25 (11.16%) Rational DOORS
22 24 (10.71%) Rational Rhapsody
22 24 (10.71%) UML
23 23 (10.27%) Computer Science
23 23 (10.27%) Tableau
24 22 (9.82%) Apache Spark

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 22 (9.82%) Apache Spark
2 18 (8.04%) SAS
3 9 (4.02%) Apache Pig
4 8 (3.57%) Apache
5 2 (0.89%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.89%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
6 1 (0.45%) JBoss
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 59 (26.34%) Simulink
2 20 (8.93%) SPSS
3 11 (4.91%) MS Excel
4 10 (4.46%) MS Office
5 6 (2.68%) Stata
6 5 (2.23%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (2.23%) Weka
7 4 (1.79%) GNU Octave
7 4 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (1.34%) Mathematica
8 3 (1.34%) S-PLUS
8 3 (1.34%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.89%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.45%) Flurry Analytics
3 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) FlexRay
1 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
1 4 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (1.34%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.34%) Wireless
3 2 (0.89%) 2G
3 2 (0.89%) 4G
3 2 (0.89%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.89%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.45%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.45%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) LTE
4 1 (0.45%) Profibus
4 1 (0.45%) RS-232
4 1 (0.45%) RS-485
4 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.86%) Big Data
2 29 (12.95%) Hadoop
3 19 (8.48%) NoSQL
4 17 (7.59%) Apache Hive
5 16 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 15 (6.70%) Data Mining
6 15 (6.70%) Relational Database
7 14 (6.25%) KDB
7 14 (6.25%) Power BI
8 12 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (4.91%) MongoDB
10 10 (4.46%) RDBMS
11 9 (4.02%) QlikView
12 8 (3.57%) Kdb+
13 7 (3.13%) HBase
14 6 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (2.68%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (2.23%) Data Lake
15 5 (2.23%) Flink
Development Applications
1 25 (11.16%) Rational DOORS
2 24 (10.71%) Rational Rhapsody
3 8 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.68%) JIRA
5 4 (1.79%) LabVIEW
6 3 (1.34%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.34%) Subversion
7 2 (0.89%) Apache Continuum
7 2 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.89%) ERwin
7 2 (0.89%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.89%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.89%) Toad
8 1 (0.45%) GDB
8 1 (0.45%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.45%) Maven
8 1 (0.45%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 74 (33.04%) Finance
2 28 (12.50%) Front Office
3 27 (12.05%) Banking
4 13 (5.80%) Automotive
5 11 (4.91%) Electronics
6 10 (4.46%) Investment Banking
6 10 (4.46%) Marketing
6 10 (4.46%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.57%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.89%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.89%) Games
8 2 (0.89%) Retail
9 1 (0.45%) Avionics
9 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (27.68%) Developer
2 42 (18.75%) Software Engineer
3 31 (13.84%) Data Scientist
4 29 (12.95%) Analyst
5 23 (10.27%) MATLAB Developer
6 14 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 14 (6.25%) Quantitative Developer
7 13 (5.80%) Architect
8 10 (4.46%) Ada Engineer
8 10 (4.46%) Ada Software Engineer
8 10 (4.46%) C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (4.46%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 10 (4.46%) Python Developer
9 8 (3.57%) C Software Engineer
9 8 (3.57%) Data Engineer
9 8 (3.57%) KDB Developer
9 8 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.13%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (3.13%) MATLAB Engineer
11 6 (2.68%) Qualitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.46%) .NET
1 10 (4.46%) NumPy
2 9 (4.02%) Natural Language Processing
3 8 (3.57%) D3.js
3 8 (3.57%) Kafka
4 7 (3.13%) scikit-learn
5 4 (1.79%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.34%) Akka
6 3 (1.34%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.34%) SciPy
6 3 (1.34%) Three.js
7 2 (0.89%) HTML
7 2 (0.89%) MLlib
7 2 (0.89%) Node.js
7 2 (0.89%) Pandas
7 2 (0.89%) Web Services
7 2 (0.89%) XML
8 1 (0.45%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.45%) XHTML
8 1 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 51 (22.77%) Algorithms
2 37 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (10.27%) Computer Science
4 22 (9.82%) Market Risk
5 16 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (3.13%) Credit Risk
6 7 (3.13%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.23%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (2.23%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.34%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.89%) Derivative
9 2 (0.89%) Equities
9 2 (0.89%) RIA
9 2 (0.89%) Robotics
9 2 (0.89%) Social Network
9 2 (0.89%) VHDL
10 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.39%) Linux
2 9 (4.02%) Unix
3 6 (2.68%) Windows
4 5 (2.23%) MVS
5 3 (1.34%) VxWorks
6 2 (0.89%) Android
6 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (32.14%) Mathematics
2 53 (23.66%) Software Engineering
3 48 (21.43%) Analytics
4 38 (16.96%) Statistics
5 35 (15.63%) Machine Learning
6 27 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (12.05%) Mathematical Modelling
7 24 (10.71%) UML
8 22 (9.82%) Integration Testing
9 21 (9.38%) Visualisation
10 19 (8.48%) Configuration Management
10 19 (8.48%) OO
11 17 (7.59%) Data Analysis
11 17 (7.59%) Data Analytics
12 16 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
13 14 (6.25%) Physics
13 14 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
13 14 (6.25%) Validation
14 13 (5.80%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 105 (46.88%) Python
2 83 (37.05%) C++
3 75 (33.48%) R
4 72 (32.14%) SQL
5 58 (25.89%) C
6 43 (19.20%) Java
7 21 (9.38%) C#
8 15 (6.70%) Ada
8 15 (6.70%) Ada 95
9 12 (5.36%) Scala
10 11 (4.91%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.46%) Embedded C
12 8 (3.57%) VB
13 7 (3.13%) VBA
14 5 (2.23%) JavaScript
14 5 (2.23%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.79%) Embedded C++
16 3 (1.34%) Perl
16 3 (1.34%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.89%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 39 (17.41%) Degree
2 22 (9.82%) PhD
3 20 (8.93%) Security Cleared
4 18 (8.04%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) CFA
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.57%) ISO26262
2 6 (2.68%) MISRA
3 4 (1.79%) IEC 61508
3 4 (1.79%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.89%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.89%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.89%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.89%) Firmware
1 2 (0.89%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.23%) Kibana
2 4 (1.79%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.89%) Ambari
3 2 (0.89%) Oozie
4 1 (0.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 23 (10.27%) Tableau
2 12 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.57%) Oracle
4 7 (3.13%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (2.68%) Alteryx
6 5 (2.23%) Hortonworks
6 5 (2.23%) SAP
7 3 (1.34%) IBM
7 3 (1.34%) Splunk
8 2 (0.89%) Altera
8 2 (0.89%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.89%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.89%) FactSet
8 2 (0.89%) GoldenSource
8 2 (0.89%) Huawei
8 2 (0.89%) Informatica
8 2 (0.89%) Minitab
8 2 (0.89%) Nokia
8 2 (0.89%) Platfora
9 1 (0.45%) Snowplow
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