The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 23 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 47 72
Rank change year-on-year -10 +25  
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 2 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% 1.35% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.79% 4.89% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £315 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.54% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £51.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.36%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 254 184 288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 40.19% 27.63% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 104 131
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £52.50 £42.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

MATLAB
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MATLAB in Hertfordshire

MATLAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MATLAB in Hertfordshire

MATLAB
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MATLAB within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Welwyn Garden City +3 1 £315 -32.62%
Stevenage - 1 - -
MATLAB
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 13 (76.47%) UML
1 13 (76.47%) Software Engineering
1 13 (76.47%) Rational DOORS
1 13 (76.47%) Rational Rhapsody
2 11 (64.71%) Simulink
2 11 (64.71%) Integration Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
4 6 (35.29%) Ada
4 6 (35.29%) C
4 6 (35.29%) C++
4 6 (35.29%) Ada 95
5 5 (29.41%) Yourdon
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.76%) Python
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (11.76%) SysML
8 2 (11.76%) RIA
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (5.88%) GNU Octave
9 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
9 1 (5.88%) Presales
9 1 (5.88%) Greenplum
9 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
9 1 (5.88%) GDB
9 1 (5.88%) 4G
9 1 (5.88%) R

MATLAB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Simulink
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (5.88%) GNU Octave
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) 2G
1 1 (5.88%) 4G
1 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) HBase
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Rational DOORS
1 13 (76.47%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.88%) GDB
General
1 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Ada Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Ada Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) C Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Architect
4 1 (5.88%) MATLAB Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) NumPy
1 1 (5.88%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) RIA
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Software Engineering
1 13 (76.47%) UML
2 11 (64.71%) Integration Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) Yourdon
5 2 (11.76%) SysML
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
6 1 (5.88%) Logistic Regression
6 1 (5.88%) Machine Learning
6 1 (5.88%) Neural Network
6 1 (5.88%) Physics
6 1 (5.88%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Ada
1 6 (35.29%) Ada 95
1 6 (35.29%) C
1 6 (35.29%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
3 1 (5.88%) MapBasic
3 1 (5.88%) R
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Greenplum
2 1 (5.88%) Huawei
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Serena
2 1 (5.88%) Teradata