The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 245 241
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4  
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 6 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.077% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.70% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 9
Median daily rate £375 £300 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £215 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £432 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -15.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.71 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.88% -  

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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2635 3131 3324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.63% 33.75% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1566 2070 1916
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 121 121
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.55 £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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MATLAB in the South East

MATLAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MATLAB in the South East

MATLAB
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MATLAB within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Surrey +13 3 £350 - 1
East Sussex +6 1 £400 -4.76% 1
Hampshire +3 1 - - 3
Middlesex - 1 - -
MATLAB
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 16 (59.26%) C++
2 14 (51.85%) C
3 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 12 (44.44%) Mathematics
4 10 (37.04%) R
4 10 (37.04%) Big Data
4 10 (37.04%) C#
4 10 (37.04%) Python
5 9 (33.33%) Simulink
6 8 (29.63%) Java
6 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.93%) Hadoop
7 7 (25.93%) SAS
7 7 (25.93%) Mathematical Modelling
8 6 (22.22%) Linux
8 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
8 6 (22.22%) VB
8 6 (22.22%) .NET
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (18.52%) Algorithms
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (18.52%) MS Office
9 5 (18.52%) Mainframe
9 5 (18.52%) MVS

MATLAB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (25.93%) SAS
2 3 (11.11%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Simulink
2 5 (18.52%) MS Office
3 4 (14.81%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
4 2 (7.41%) SPSS
5 1 (3.70%) Stateflow
5 1 (3.70%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
1 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.70%) LTE
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) Big Data
2 7 (25.93%) Hadoop
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 3 (11.11%) QlikView
6 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Avionics
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Data Scientist
3 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) SAS Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Software Architect
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Data Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Image Processing Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) MATLAB Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) D3.js
2 3 (11.11%) Three.js
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) ActiveX
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.70%) NumPy
3 1 (3.70%) Pandas
3 1 (3.70%) scikit-learn
3 1 (3.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Algorithms
2 5 (18.52%) Mainframe
3 3 (11.11%) Data Structures
4 2 (7.41%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) MVS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Mathematics
2 7 (25.93%) Mathematical Modelling
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
4 4 (14.81%) Statistics
5 3 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
5 3 (11.11%) Analytics
5 3 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (11.11%) Kanban
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (11.11%) Visualisation
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Image Processing
6 2 (7.41%) Machine Learning
6 2 (7.41%) Requirements Management
6 2 (7.41%) UML
7 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) C++
2 14 (51.85%) C
3 12 (44.44%) SQL
4 10 (37.04%) C#
4 10 (37.04%) Python
4 10 (37.04%) R
5 8 (29.63%) Java
6 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 6 (22.22%) VB
7 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
7 2 (7.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO26262
2 1 (3.70%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.70%) MISRA
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Tableau
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