Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 644 612 713
Rank change year-on-year -32 +101 +43
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 212 241 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.61% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 125 72
UK median daily rate £425 £480 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.46% +10.98% +8.13%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £213
90th Percentile £638 £626 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +4.67% -2.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 29
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +26.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £30.15 £32.50 £24.78
90th Percentile £77.50 £53.75 £46.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.53% +26.67% +1.35%

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 42,218 39,575 41,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.13% 40.84% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,771 27,170 28,294
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 755 867 1,061
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.61 £14.81 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.20 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -37 203 £425 -11.46% 266
UK excluding London +1 125 £393 +4.67% 206
London -66 82 £550 +2.33% 67
Midlands +32 40 £425 -10.53% 68
West Midlands +34 33 £400 - 63
South East -20 33 £375 -6.54% 54
East of England -29 29 £325 - 56
North of England +45 13 £420 +8.39% 8
East Midlands -1 7 £525 +10.53% 5
Yorkshire +17 6 - - 3
South West -9 5 - - 13
Wales +11 4 - -
North East - 4 - - 1
North West +5 3 £420 +5.00% 4
Scotland - 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 84 (39.62%) Python
2 77 (36.32%) Simulink
3 73 (34.43%) R
4 64 (30.19%) SQL
5 60 (28.30%) C
5 60 (28.30%) C++
6 59 (27.83%) Software Engineering
7 48 (22.64%) Degree
8 45 (21.23%) Mathematics
9 42 (19.81%) Analytics
10 40 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (17.92%) SAS
12 35 (16.51%) Finance
12 35 (16.51%) Automotive
12 35 (16.51%) Algorithms
13 34 (16.04%) Machine Learning
14 31 (14.62%) SPSS
15 27 (12.74%) Java
16 25 (11.79%) Computer Science
17 23 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (10.85%) UML
17 23 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (10.38%) Hadoop
19 21 (9.91%) Big Data
20 20 (9.43%) Embedded C
20 20 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
20 20 (9.43%) Validation
20 20 (9.43%) Physics
20 20 (9.43%) Statistics
21 19 (8.96%) Visualisation

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 38 (17.92%) SAS
2 17 (8.02%) Apache Spark
3 13 (6.13%) Apache
4 3 (1.42%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.47%) Confluence
6 1 (0.47%) Documentum
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 77 (36.32%) Simulink
2 31 (14.62%) SPSS
3 20 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.77%) Stata
5 5 (2.36%) Stateflow
6 3 (1.42%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.94%) Pipeline Pilot
8 1 (0.47%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.47%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.47%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.47%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 9 (4.25%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.94%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.94%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.47%) Primavera
3 1 (0.47%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.94%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.25%) Ethernet
2 6 (2.83%) FlexRay
3 3 (1.42%) Wireless
4 2 (0.94%) 4G
4 2 (0.94%) 5G
4 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.47%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.47%) Broadband
5 1 (0.47%) LTE
5 1 (0.47%) OFDM
5 1 (0.47%) Skype
5 1 (0.47%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.47%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.38%) Hadoop
2 21 (9.91%) Big Data
3 11 (5.19%) Power BI
4 9 (4.25%) Data Mining
4 9 (4.25%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.77%) Mahout
5 8 (3.77%) Qlik Sense
6 7 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.30%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.83%) Spotfire
8 5 (2.36%) Neo4j
9 4 (1.89%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.89%) Base SAS
9 4 (1.89%) Text Mining
10 3 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.42%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.42%) QlikView
10 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.42%) SAS EBI
10 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (8.02%) Rational DOORS
1 17 (8.02%) Rational Rhapsody
2 15 (7.08%) CANoe
3 8 (3.77%) LabVIEW
4 4 (1.89%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.42%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.42%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.42%) JIRA
6 2 (0.94%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.94%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.94%) RStudio
6 2 (0.94%) Subversion
6 2 (0.94%) VectorCAST
7 1 (0.47%) GCC
7 1 (0.47%) GDB
7 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (16.51%) Automotive
1 35 (16.51%) Finance
2 15 (7.08%) Electronics
3 14 (6.60%) Banking
4 9 (4.25%) Front Office
5 8 (3.77%) Retail
5 8 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.30%) Marketing
7 6 (2.83%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.42%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.42%) Legal
10 2 (0.94%) German Language
11 1 (0.47%) Local Government
11 1 (0.47%) Military
11 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (21.23%) Software Engineer
2 42 (19.81%) Analyst
3 24 (11.32%) Developer
4 21 (9.91%) Data Scientist
5 19 (8.96%) Embedded Engineer
6 17 (8.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 15 (7.08%) Data Analyst
8 13 (6.13%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (5.19%) C++ Software Engineer
9 11 (5.19%) MATLAB Engineer
9 11 (5.19%) SQL Analyst
10 10 (4.72%) Architect
11 7 (3.30%) Data Engineer
12 6 (2.83%) Ada Engineer
12 6 (2.83%) Ada Software Engineer
12 6 (2.83%) Qualitative Analyst
12 6 (2.83%) Quantitative Analyst
12 6 (2.83%) Risk Analyst
12 6 (2.83%) Software Verification Engineer
12 6 (2.83%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.60%) Natural Language Processing
2 10 (4.72%) NumPy
3 8 (3.77%) MLlib
4 7 (3.30%) .NET
4 7 (3.30%) Pandas
5 6 (2.83%) D3.js
5 6 (2.83%) SciPy
5 6 (2.83%) XML
6 4 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.89%) OpenCV
6 4 (1.89%) TensorFlow
7 3 (1.42%) Celery
7 3 (1.42%) ggplot
7 3 (1.42%) Middleware
7 3 (1.42%) OpenCL
7 3 (1.42%) Web Services
7 3 (1.42%) WPF
8 2 (0.94%) OpenGL
8 2 (0.94%) OpenGL ES
8 2 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.51%) Algorithms
2 25 (11.79%) Computer Science
3 23 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.25%) Reinsurance
5 8 (3.77%) Credit Risk
5 8 (3.77%) Linked Data
5 8 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.77%) Robotics
6 7 (3.30%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.89%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.89%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.42%) Acoustics
9 3 (1.42%) CUDA
9 3 (1.42%) Derivative
9 3 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.42%) Verilog
10 2 (0.94%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.94%) Life Science
10 2 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.02%) Linux
2 7 (3.30%) Unix
3 5 (2.36%) Windows
4 2 (0.94%) Android
4 2 (0.94%) VxWorks
4 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.83%) Software Engineering
2 45 (21.23%) Mathematics
3 42 (19.81%) Analytics
4 40 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (16.04%) Machine Learning
6 23 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (10.85%) UML
7 20 (9.43%) Physics
7 20 (9.43%) Statistics
7 20 (9.43%) Validation
8 19 (8.96%) Visualisation
9 17 (8.02%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 17 (8.02%) Integration Testing
9 17 (8.02%) Statistical Analysis
10 16 (7.55%) Data Analysis
11 13 (6.13%) Artificial Intelligence
11 13 (6.13%) Configuration Management
12 12 (5.66%) Actionable Insight
12 12 (5.66%) Data Analytics
13 11 (5.19%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (39.62%) Python
2 73 (34.43%) R
3 64 (30.19%) SQL
4 60 (28.30%) C
4 60 (28.30%) C++
5 27 (12.74%) Java
6 20 (9.43%) Embedded C
7 12 (5.66%) Ada
7 12 (5.66%) C#
7 12 (5.66%) VBA
8 8 (3.77%) SPARQL
9 7 (3.30%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.83%) Ada 95
11 4 (1.89%) Scala
12 2 (0.94%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.94%) Perl
12 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.47%) VB
13 1 (0.47%) VBScript
13 1 (0.47%) VC++
Qualifications
1 48 (22.64%) Degree
2 10 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.77%) Master's Degree
4 7 (3.30%) PhD
4 7 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.96%) MISRA
2 15 (7.08%) ISO 26262
3 4 (1.89%) IFRS
3 4 (1.89%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.94%) IEC 62304
4 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.94%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.47%) AQAP
5 1 (0.47%) Basel III
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.47%) DO-254
5 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) Firmware
2 1 (0.47%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Vendors
1 18 (8.49%) Tableau
2 13 (6.13%) IBM
3 9 (4.25%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.30%) Oracle
5 6 (2.83%) Blue Prism
6 5 (2.36%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (1.42%) SAP
8 2 (0.94%) Apple
8 2 (0.94%) Cadence
8 2 (0.94%) MathWorks
8 2 (0.94%) Serena
8 2 (0.94%) Teradata
9 1 (0.47%) Google
9 1 (0.47%) Intel
9 1 (0.47%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.47%) QAD
9 1 (0.47%) VMware