The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Lua skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lua over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lua
England / South West
Rank 138 134 135
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs citing Lua 2 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.077% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.36% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Median daily rate - £450 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £478
% change year-on-year - -5.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 - £37.50

Lua 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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1041 1103 1149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.07% 38.13% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 651 729
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 113 55
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.23 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Lua
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Lua as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Lua in the South West

Lua
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lua in the South West

Lua
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Somerset - 2 - -
Lua
England

Lua
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Lua 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 West region with a requirement for Lua.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (66.67%) C++
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) Embedded C++
3 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) OpenWrt
4 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (33.33%) BusyBox
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) STB
4 2 (33.33%) Digital TV
4 2 (33.33%) C
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
5 1 (16.67%) Analytics

Lua
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Embedded Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Digital TV
1 2 (33.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (33.33%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) Embedded C++
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Python
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) BusyBox