Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 641 669 690
Rank change year-on-year +28 +21 -50
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 142 245 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.52% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 95 112
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -14.67%
10th Percentile £323 £305 £288
90th Percentile £700 £612 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £378
% change year-on-year +2.86% +15.89% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 22
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.75 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% -13.39%
10th Percentile £34.30 £32.50 £25.73
90th Percentile £52.10 £52.50 £60.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.88 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.26% +3.24% -10.76%

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 32,554 46,995 43,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.14% 44.79% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,400 33,088 30,453
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 703 777
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £17.24 £16.73 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MATLAB in the UK

MATLAB
Top 14 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 14 December 2019. 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 +37 134 £500 +4.71% 164
UK excluding London +49 101 £450 +2.86% 173
London +31 41 £550 +14.58% 9
South East +26 31 £420 -20.00% 57
South West +20 29 £450 +29.50% 12
East of England +31 24 £475 +58.33% 42
North of England +47 7 £450 -21.74% 9
Scotland +28 7 £450 +16.13% 17
North West +27 6 £450 -26.53% 7
Midlands +50 2 - - 35
Yorkshire +42 1 £425 -24.44% 2
West Midlands +32 1 - - 17
East Midlands +28 1 - - 18
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 57 (40.14%) Python
2 52 (36.62%) C
3 50 (35.21%) Simulink
4 43 (30.28%) C++
5 38 (26.76%) Security Cleared
6 37 (26.06%) Mathematics
7 35 (24.65%) SC Cleared
7 35 (24.65%) Data Science
8 31 (21.83%) R
9 29 (20.42%) Software Engineering
10 26 (18.31%) Degree
10 26 (18.31%) Data Analysis
11 23 (16.20%) Validation
12 21 (14.79%) Algorithms
13 20 (14.08%) Signal Processing
13 20 (14.08%) Machine Learning
14 19 (13.38%) Rational DOORS
14 19 (13.38%) SQL
14 19 (13.38%) Systems Engineering
15 18 (12.68%) UML
15 18 (12.68%) Statistics
16 17 (11.97%) PhD
17 16 (11.27%) Microsoft Excel
18 15 (10.56%) Physics
18 15 (10.56%) Rational Rhapsody
18 15 (10.56%) Analytics
18 15 (10.56%) Mathematical Modelling
19 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
20 13 (9.15%) Computer Science
20 13 (9.15%) Hadoop

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 8 (5.63%) SAS
2 4 (2.82%) Kinematics
3 3 (2.11%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 50 (35.21%) Simulink
2 16 (11.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (6.34%) Stateflow
4 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (4.23%) SPSS
6 5 (3.52%) Stata
7 4 (2.82%) Weka
8 2 (1.41%) AutoCAD
8 2 (1.41%) CATIA
8 2 (1.41%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (1.41%) PTC Creo
8 2 (1.41%) Windchill
9 1 (0.70%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.70%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) AWS
2 8 (5.63%) Azure
3 6 (4.23%) GCP
4 4 (2.82%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.11%) Serverless
6 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.04%) Ethernet
2 5 (3.52%) RS-485
3 4 (2.82%) LAN
3 4 (2.82%) MIMO
3 4 (2.82%) RS-422
3 4 (2.82%) Software-Defined Radio
4 3 (2.11%) DNS
4 3 (2.11%) Internet
4 3 (2.11%) IPv6
4 3 (2.11%) Wireless
5 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.70%) Network Security
5 1 (0.70%) RS-232
5 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.70%) VSAT
5 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.34%) Big Data
3 8 (5.63%) Data Mining
4 7 (4.93%) Apache Hive
4 7 (4.93%) MySQL
5 6 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (4.23%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.23%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.82%) Power BI
7 3 (2.11%) BigQuery
7 3 (2.11%) HBase
7 3 (2.11%) KDB
7 3 (2.11%) Kdb+
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.11%) Sqoop
8 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.41%) Spotfire
8 2 (1.41%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.70%) Impala
Development Applications
1 19 (13.38%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (10.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.70%) CANoe
4 1 (0.70%) ERwin
4 1 (0.70%) GitLab
4 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.70%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.70%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.70%) Toad
General
1 12 (8.45%) Electronics
1 12 (8.45%) Finance
2 11 (7.75%) Military
3 10 (7.04%) Aerospace
4 8 (5.63%) Law
5 7 (4.93%) Automotive
6 5 (3.52%) Banking
6 5 (3.52%) Front Office
7 3 (2.11%) Avionics
7 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.11%) Marketing
8 2 (1.41%) Social Science
9 1 (0.70%) Advertising
9 1 (0.70%) Games
9 1 (0.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 27 (19.01%) Data Scientist
1 27 (19.01%) Systems Engineer
2 22 (15.49%) Software Engineer
3 11 (7.75%) Developer
4 7 (4.93%) Analyst
5 5 (3.52%) C Software Engineer
5 5 (3.52%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (3.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (3.52%) Python Developer
5 5 (3.52%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (2.82%) C Developer
6 4 (2.82%) Control Systems Engineer
6 4 (2.82%) Data Science Expert
6 4 (2.82%) Software Developer
7 3 (2.11%) C++ Developer
7 3 (2.11%) Firmware Engineer
7 3 (2.11%) Linux Developer
8 2 (1.41%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (1.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (1.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) NumPy
2 3 (2.11%) Kafka
2 3 (2.11%) Web Services
3 2 (1.41%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (1.41%) Pandas
3 2 (1.41%) WPF
4 1 (0.70%) D3.js
4 1 (0.70%) ggplot
4 1 (0.70%) Keras
4 1 (0.70%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.79%) Algorithms
2 12 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.45%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.23%) ASIC
4 5 (3.52%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.82%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.82%) Derivative
5 4 (2.82%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.82%) OTC Derivatives
5 4 (2.82%) VHDL
6 3 (2.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.41%) MMIC
7 2 (1.41%) User Experience
7 2 (1.41%) Verilog
8 1 (0.70%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.70%) CPLD
8 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.45%) Linux
2 6 (4.23%) VxWorks
3 2 (1.41%) Windows
4 1 (0.70%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.06%) Mathematics
2 35 (24.65%) Data Science
3 29 (20.42%) Software Engineering
4 26 (18.31%) Data Analysis
5 23 (16.20%) Validation
6 20 (14.08%) Machine Learning
6 20 (14.08%) Signal Processing
7 19 (13.38%) Systems Engineering
8 18 (12.68%) Statistics
8 18 (12.68%) UML
9 15 (10.56%) Analytics
9 15 (10.56%) Mathematical Modelling
9 15 (10.56%) Physics
10 13 (9.15%) Computer Science
11 12 (8.45%) SysML
11 12 (8.45%) Visualisation
12 11 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (7.75%) Statistical Analysis
13 10 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (6.34%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 57 (40.14%) Python
2 52 (36.62%) C
3 43 (30.28%) C++
4 31 (21.83%) R
5 19 (13.38%) SQL
6 11 (7.75%) Java
7 10 (7.04%) VBA
8 7 (4.93%) C#
9 5 (3.52%) Embedded C
9 5 (3.52%) Perl
10 4 (2.82%) Ada
11 3 (2.11%) Embedded C++
11 3 (2.11%) PHP
12 1 (0.70%) Fortran
12 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.70%) Scala
12 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.70%) Tcl
12 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (26.76%) Security Cleared
2 35 (24.65%) SC Cleared
3 26 (18.31%) Degree
4 17 (11.97%) PhD
5 6 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.41%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.41%) DO-254
4 1 (0.70%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.70%) MISRA
4 1 (0.70%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Firmware
2 4 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.11%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.41%) Kibana
3 1 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.70%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.75%) MathWorks
3 4 (2.82%) Bloomberg
4 3 (2.11%) Google
4 3 (2.11%) Keysight
4 3 (2.11%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (2.11%) Oracle
4 3 (2.11%) Vertica
5 2 (1.41%) ANSYS
5 2 (1.41%) Tableau
6 1 (0.70%) Agilent
6 1 (0.70%) Altera
6 1 (0.70%) EMC
6 1 (0.70%) IBM
6 1 (0.70%) Intel
6 1 (0.70%) MapR
6 1 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.70%) PTC
6 1 (0.70%) Qualtrics
6 1 (0.70%) Xilinx