Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 16 July 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 668 657 672
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15 +43
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 225 216 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.55% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 101 130
UK median daily rate £400 £430 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +1.73%
10th Percentile £302 £288 £261
90th Percentile £625 £775 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 39
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £46.60 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.02% +16.51% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24.43 £26.83 £30.50
90th Percentile £47.88 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -13.68% +26.67% -

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 45,459 39,427 42,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.82% 41.54% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,771 26,987 29,171
UK median daily rate £460 £440 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.02% +5.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 792 808 933
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.20% +10.67% +7.14%

MATLAB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MATLAB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MATLAB over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MATLAB over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MATLAB within the UK over the 6 months to 16 July 2018. 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
England 0 216 £400 -6.98% 162
UK excluding London -35 124 £375 -6.25% 155
London -31 95 £550 +10.00% 24
South East +6 50 £374 -6.50% 36
South West -1 24 £400 -5.88% 18
Midlands -31 21 £375 +15.38% 25
East of England +1 18 £320 -39.91% 47
West Midlands -23 17 £375 +15.38% 21
North of England -21 6 £575 +55.41% 12
East Midlands -8 4 - - 4
Scotland -52 3 £381 -27.38% 16
Yorkshire - 3 £563 - 5
North West -27 2 £575 +55.41% 5
Wales - 2 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 111 (49.33%) Python
2 82 (36.44%) R
3 73 (32.44%) Algorithms
4 63 (28.00%) C
5 60 (26.67%) SQL
6 58 (25.78%) Data Science
7 57 (25.33%) Analytics
7 57 (25.33%) C++
8 55 (24.44%) Simulink
9 52 (23.11%) Software Engineering
9 52 (23.11%) Hadoop
10 47 (20.89%) Finance
11 46 (20.44%) Degree
12 45 (20.00%) Mathematics
13 42 (18.67%) Machine Learning
14 36 (16.00%) Validation
14 36 (16.00%) SAS
15 32 (14.22%) Statistics
15 32 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
16 30 (13.33%) Apache Spark
17 29 (12.89%) Security Cleared
18 28 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (12.44%) Visualisation
19 25 (11.11%) Big Data
20 24 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
21 23 (10.22%) SC Cleared
21 23 (10.22%) Oracle
21 23 (10.22%) UML
22 22 (9.78%) Embedded C++
22 22 (9.78%) Electronics

MATLAB
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 36 (16.00%) SAS
2 30 (13.33%) Apache Spark
3 10 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.89%) DNN
4 2 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.44%) Jupyter
Applications
1 55 (24.44%) Simulink
2 18 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.67%) Chatbot
4 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.22%) Stateflow
5 4 (1.78%) NUKE
5 4 (1.78%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (1.78%) SPSS
6 2 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.89%) Stata
7 1 (0.44%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.44%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (0.89%) GitHub
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.00%) Wireless
2 7 (3.11%) RS-232
3 6 (2.67%) Network Security
4 4 (1.78%) FlexRay
5 3 (1.33%) Internet
6 2 (0.89%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.89%) 5G
6 2 (0.89%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.89%) Firewall
6 2 (0.89%) Junos
6 2 (0.89%) MIMO
6 2 (0.89%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.44%) 3G
7 1 (0.44%) LTE
7 1 (0.44%) NFC
7 1 (0.44%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.44%) RFID
7 1 (0.44%) SMS
7 1 (0.44%) Wideband
7 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.11%) Hadoop
2 25 (11.11%) Big Data
3 18 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 18 (8.00%) Power BI
4 16 (7.11%) MongoDB
5 14 (6.22%) HBase
6 13 (5.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (5.78%) Spotfire
7 12 (5.33%) Data Mining
7 12 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (5.33%) SQL Server
8 10 (4.44%) Sqoop
9 9 (4.00%) Relational Database
10 7 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (2.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.67%) Data Lake
11 6 (2.67%) Neo4j
11 6 (2.67%) RDBMS
11 6 (2.67%) Text Mining
12 5 (2.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (6.22%) Rational Rhapsody
2 13 (5.78%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.33%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (4.44%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.11%) Subversion
6 6 (2.67%) Mercurial
7 5 (2.22%) LabVIEW
8 4 (1.78%) Android Studio
8 4 (1.78%) MSI
8 4 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.33%) Rational Team Concert
10 2 (0.89%) CANoe
10 2 (0.89%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.89%) GitLab
10 2 (0.89%) JIRA
10 2 (0.89%) NetBeans
11 1 (0.44%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.44%) Rational Statemate
General
1 47 (20.89%) Finance
2 22 (9.78%) Electronics
3 18 (8.00%) Automotive
4 14 (6.22%) Front Office
4 14 (6.22%) Retail
5 9 (4.00%) Banking
6 7 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.11%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.67%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.78%) French Language
8 4 (1.78%) Polish Language
9 3 (1.33%) Military
10 2 (0.89%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.89%) Law
10 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (19.11%) Software Engineer
2 39 (17.33%) Data Scientist
3 35 (15.56%) Analyst
4 22 (9.78%) Qualitative Analyst
4 22 (9.78%) Quantitative Analyst
5 21 (9.33%) Systems Engineer
6 18 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
7 16 (7.11%) Validation Analyst
8 15 (6.67%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
8 15 (6.67%) Risk Analyst
9 14 (6.22%) Data Engineer
9 14 (6.22%) Developer
9 14 (6.22%) Embedded Engineer
10 12 (5.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 10 (4.44%) Design Engineer
12 8 (3.56%) Big Data Engineer
12 8 (3.56%) C Software Engineer
13 7 (3.11%) Ada Engineer
13 7 (3.11%) Ada Software Engineer
13 7 (3.11%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.78%) Kafka
2 20 (8.89%) Natural Language Processing
3 12 (5.33%) .NET
4 7 (3.11%) TensorFlow
5 6 (2.67%) GraphX
5 6 (2.67%) MFC
5 6 (2.67%) Theano
6 4 (1.78%) HTML
6 4 (1.78%) NumPy
6 4 (1.78%) OpenCV
6 4 (1.78%) RESTful
6 4 (1.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (1.33%) Keras
7 3 (1.33%) Pandas
7 3 (1.33%) Torch
8 1 (0.44%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.44%) Deeplearning4j
8 1 (0.44%) MXNet
8 1 (0.44%) OpenAL
8 1 (0.44%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 73 (32.44%) Algorithms
2 32 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.89%) Credit Risk
4 18 (8.00%) Computer Science
5 14 (6.22%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (4.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (2.22%) Reference Data
7 5 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.22%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.78%) Fintech
8 4 (1.78%) HoloLens
9 3 (1.33%) Arduino
9 3 (1.33%) Blog
9 3 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.33%) Raspberry Pi
9 3 (1.33%) VHDL
10 2 (0.89%) ASIC
10 2 (0.89%) Life Science
10 2 (0.89%) Robotics
10 2 (0.89%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.22%) Linux
2 13 (5.78%) Windows
3 8 (3.56%) Unix
4 6 (2.67%) Android
5 4 (1.78%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.33%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.78%) Data Science
2 57 (25.33%) Analytics
3 52 (23.11%) Software Engineering
4 45 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 42 (18.67%) Machine Learning
6 36 (16.00%) Validation
7 32 (14.22%) Statistics
8 28 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (12.44%) Visualisation
9 24 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (10.22%) UML
11 20 (8.89%) Statistical Modelling
12 19 (8.44%) ETL
12 19 (8.44%) Predictive Modelling
12 19 (8.44%) Stress Testing
13 16 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (6.22%) Convolutional Neural Network
14 14 (6.22%) Data Integration
14 14 (6.22%) Data Security
15 13 (5.78%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 111 (49.33%) Python
2 82 (36.44%) R
3 63 (28.00%) C
4 60 (26.67%) SQL
5 57 (25.33%) C++
6 22 (9.78%) Embedded C++
7 20 (8.89%) C#
7 20 (8.89%) Java
8 16 (7.11%) VBA
9 13 (5.78%) Assembly Language
9 13 (5.78%) Embedded C
9 13 (5.78%) Scala
10 10 (4.44%) Ada
11 7 (3.11%) Ada 95
12 3 (1.33%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.33%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.89%) Julia
13 2 (0.89%) Perl
14 1 (0.44%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 46 (20.44%) Degree
2 29 (12.89%) Security Cleared
3 23 (10.22%) SC Cleared
4 20 (8.89%) PhD
5 7 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.67%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.78%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.89%) MBA
10 1 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.44%) HND
10 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 10 (4.44%) GDPR
2 10 (4.44%) MISRA
3 9 (4.00%) MISRA C
3 9 (4.00%) QA
4 5 (2.22%) DO-178B
4 5 (2.22%) IFRS
4 5 (2.22%) IFRS 9
5 3 (1.33%) ARP4754
6 2 (0.89%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.89%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.44%) DO-254
7 1 (0.44%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.44%) JTAG
System Software
1 18 (8.00%) Apache Flume
2 9 (4.00%) Firmware
3 4 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.67%) SELinux
2 4 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.44%) Ambari
3 1 (0.44%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 23 (10.22%) Oracle
2 19 (8.44%) Tableau
3 16 (7.11%) Alteryx
4 12 (5.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.89%) Hortonworks
6 7 (3.11%) Informatica
6 7 (3.11%) SAP
6 7 (3.11%) Talend
7 6 (2.67%) Databricks
7 6 (2.67%) MathWorks
8 5 (2.22%) Adobe
9 4 (1.78%) Autodesk
9 4 (1.78%) Google
10 2 (0.89%) IBM
10 2 (0.89%) Juniper
10 2 (0.89%) Xilinx
11 1 (0.44%) Apple
11 1 (0.44%) Cognos
11 1 (0.44%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.44%) Sybase