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 3 months to 22 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
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 548 570
Rank change year-on-year +42 +22  
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 110 97 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.46% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 57 22
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £625 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 22
Median hourly rate £41.75 £42.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +15.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £31.00 £23.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £48.75 £45.00
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19697 20912 21353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.02% 38.78% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13450 14393 14265
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 449 441
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +5.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £14.95 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £48.50 £50.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

MATLAB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 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
England +41 91 £425 - 56
London +20 41 £425 -29.16% 16
South West +9 22 £425 - 7
Edinburgh - 16 £525 - 2
Scotland - 16 £525 - 4
Bristol +2 12 - - 4
South East +22 10 £410 +36.66% 5
Gloucestershire - 10 £425 -
City of London +8 7 £436 +118.12% 3
Surrey +7 6 £355 +57.77%
East of England -12 6 £315 -11.88% 18
West Midlands +24 5 £450 +45.16% 1
East Midlands - 4 £340 - 4
Northamptonshire - 3 £340 - 1
Gloucester - 3 £430 -
Cheltenham - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 £340 -
Canary Wharf +2 2 £475 +35.71%
Cambridgeshire -3 2 - - 13
Hertfordshire -6 2 £315 +14.54% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £428 - 4
Essex - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Berkshire +17 1 - -
Cambridge +9 1 - - 11
Welwyn Garden City +2 1 £315 -32.62%
Peterborough 0 1 - - 2
Woking -2 1 £360 -
Staffordshire -2 1 - -
North West - 1 £370 - 5

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 80 (39.02%) R
2 74 (36.10%) Python
3 69 (33.66%) SQL
4 67 (32.68%) C++
5 64 (31.22%) Software Engineering
6 58 (28.29%) C
6 58 (28.29%) Simulink
7 53 (25.85%) Finance
8 51 (24.88%) SAS
9 50 (24.39%) Analytics
10 49 (23.90%) Machine Learning
11 47 (22.93%) Mathematics
12 39 (19.02%) Statistics
13 37 (18.05%) Degree
14 35 (17.07%) Big Data
15 33 (16.10%) Algorithms
16 32 (15.61%) Rational Rhapsody
17 31 (15.12%) Java
17 31 (15.12%) Linux
18 30 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (14.63%) Rational DOORS
19 28 (13.66%) Tableau
19 28 (13.66%) Integration Testing
20 27 (13.17%) SPSS
21 26 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
22 25 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
22 25 (12.20%) Apache Spark
22 25 (12.20%) Hadoop
23 24 (11.71%) UML
24 23 (11.22%) Data Analysis

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 51 (24.88%) SAS
2 25 (12.20%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.90%) Apache
4 6 (2.93%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.49%) Confluence
6 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 58 (28.29%) Simulink
2 27 (13.17%) SPSS
3 23 (11.22%) Stata
4 22 (10.73%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (4.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (2.44%) TargetLink
8 4 (1.95%) GNU Octave
8 4 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (1.46%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.98%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.98%) Weka
11 1 (0.49%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) Summit
3 1 (0.49%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) Flurry Analytics
3 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.39%) FlexRay
2 5 (2.44%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.95%) Wireless
4 2 (0.98%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.49%) 2G
5 1 (0.49%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.49%) 4G
5 1 (0.49%) Internet
5 1 (0.49%) LTE
5 1 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.49%) RS-232
5 1 (0.49%) RS-485
5 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.07%) Big Data
2 25 (12.20%) Hadoop
3 18 (8.78%) QlikView
4 16 (7.80%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (6.83%) Data Mining
6 11 (5.37%) Power BI
7 9 (4.39%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.90%) Spotfire
8 8 (3.90%) SQL Server
9 7 (3.41%) Apache Hive
9 7 (3.41%) HBase
9 7 (3.41%) KDB
9 7 (3.41%) Qlik Sense
10 6 (2.93%) Mahout
10 6 (2.93%) MySQL
11 5 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.44%) CouchDB
11 5 (2.44%) Kdb+
11 5 (2.44%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (15.61%) Rational Rhapsody
2 30 (14.63%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.93%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.93%) NetBeans
5 3 (1.46%) JIRA
5 3 (1.46%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.98%) ERwin
6 2 (0.98%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (0.98%) Subversion
6 2 (0.98%) Toad
7 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.49%) CANoe
7 1 (0.49%) GDB
7 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
General
1 53 (25.85%) Finance
2 18 (8.78%) Automotive
3 15 (7.32%) Front Office
4 13 (6.34%) Marketing
5 11 (5.37%) Banking
6 10 (4.88%) Electronics
7 6 (2.93%) Aerospace
8 5 (2.44%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.95%) Avionics
9 4 (1.95%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.46%) Games
11 2 (0.98%) Retail
12 1 (0.49%) Back Office
12 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.49%) German Language
12 1 (0.49%) Legal
12 1 (0.49%) Military
12 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (24.39%) Software Engineer
2 37 (18.05%) Analyst
3 31 (15.12%) Developer
4 18 (8.78%) Data Scientist
5 13 (6.34%) Architect
6 12 (5.85%) C++ Software Engineer
6 12 (5.85%) Data Analyst
7 11 (5.37%) Embedded Engineer
8 10 (4.88%) Ada Engineer
8 10 (4.88%) Ada Software Engineer
8 10 (4.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (3.90%) Software Developer
9 8 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) Applications Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) C Software Engineer
10 7 (3.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Analytics Manager
11 6 (2.93%) Data Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Quantitative Developer
11 6 (2.93%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.83%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (3.41%) .NET
3 6 (2.93%) MLlib
3 6 (2.93%) UIMA
4 5 (2.44%) D3.js
4 5 (2.44%) NumPy
5 4 (1.95%) SciPy
5 4 (1.95%) Three.js
6 2 (0.98%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.98%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.49%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.49%) Django
7 1 (0.49%) FpML
7 1 (0.49%) ggplot
7 1 (0.49%) HTML
7 1 (0.49%) Kafka
7 1 (0.49%) Pandas
7 1 (0.49%) Web Services
7 1 (0.49%) WPF
7 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.10%) Algorithms
2 30 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.93%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.93%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.44%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.46%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.46%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.98%) Clustering
9 2 (0.98%) RIA
9 2 (0.98%) Robotics
9 2 (0.98%) SCADA
9 2 (0.98%) VHDL
10 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.12%) Linux
2 10 (4.88%) Unix
3 8 (3.90%) Windows
4 3 (1.46%) MVS
5 2 (0.98%) Android
5 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.98%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.49%) CentOS
6 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (31.22%) Software Engineering
2 50 (24.39%) Analytics
3 49 (23.90%) Machine Learning
4 47 (22.93%) Mathematics
5 39 (19.02%) Statistics
6 28 (13.66%) Integration Testing
7 26 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (11.71%) UML
10 23 (11.22%) Data Analysis
11 22 (10.73%) Configuration Management
12 17 (8.29%) Data Modelling
12 17 (8.29%) Statistical Analysis
13 16 (7.80%) Data Analytics
13 16 (7.80%) OO
13 16 (7.80%) Risk Analytics
14 15 (7.32%) Visualisation
15 14 (6.83%) E-Commerce
15 14 (6.83%) Statistical Modelling
16 13 (6.34%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (39.02%) R
2 74 (36.10%) Python
3 69 (33.66%) SQL
4 67 (32.68%) C++
5 58 (28.29%) C
6 31 (15.12%) Java
7 17 (8.29%) C#
8 14 (6.83%) Ada
8 14 (6.83%) Ada 95
9 13 (6.34%) Embedded C
10 12 (5.85%) Embedded C++
11 9 (4.39%) VBA
12 8 (3.90%) Bash Shell
13 7 (3.41%) Julia
13 7 (3.41%) PL/SQL
13 7 (3.41%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.93%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.95%) JavaScript
15 4 (1.95%) Scala
15 4 (1.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (18.05%) Degree
2 19 (9.27%) PhD
3 16 (7.80%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.37%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.95%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.34%) MISRA
2 8 (3.90%) ISO 26262
2 8 (3.90%) MISRA C
3 6 (2.93%) Def Stans
4 4 (1.95%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.95%) QA
5 3 (1.46%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.98%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (2.44%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 28 (13.66%) Tableau
2 12 (5.85%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.37%) IBM
3 11 (5.37%) Oracle
4 7 (3.41%) Teradata
5 5 (2.44%) Informatica
5 5 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (1.46%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.46%) SAP
7 2 (0.98%) Altera
7 2 (0.98%) Alteryx
7 2 (0.98%) FactSet
7 2 (0.98%) MathWorks
7 2 (0.98%) Minitab
7 2 (0.98%) Splunk
8 1 (0.49%) Google
8 1 (0.49%) Greenplum
8 1 (0.49%) Huawei
8 1 (0.49%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (0.49%) Serena
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