Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 684 642 715
Rank change year-on-year -42 +73 +77
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 195 249 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.59% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 131 82
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +18.06%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £213
90th Percentile £624 £619 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £390
% change year-on-year - -3.85% +25.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 38 32
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £47.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +31.94% -11.11%
10th Percentile £26.20 £32.13 £29.24
90th Percentile £52.05 £53.75 £43.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £47.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -18.42% +29.25% -9.26%

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 42954 41918 43850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 40.30% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30018 28802 29667
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 874 1054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £16.13 £14.37 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.19%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -32 186 £400 -11.11% 65
UK excluding London +22 124 £375 - 48
London -61 65 £515 +3.00% 22
Midlands +57 51 £400 -15.79% 2
West Midlands +57 42 £393 - 2
South East +5 29 £375 -16.67% 16
East of England -47 26 - - 9
South West -4 10 - - 3
East Midlands +6 9 £525 +10.53%
North of England +53 4 £420 +5.00% 13
Scotland -10 4 £525 - 5
North West +20 2 £420 +5.00% 7
North East +60 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +12 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 87 (44.62%) Simulink
2 73 (37.44%) Python
3 62 (31.79%) C
4 61 (31.28%) SQL
5 58 (29.74%) C++
5 58 (29.74%) R
6 55 (28.21%) Software Engineering
7 44 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (18.97%) Analytics
9 32 (16.41%) Machine Learning
10 30 (15.38%) Java
11 29 (14.87%) Finance
11 29 (14.87%) Mathematics
12 27 (13.85%) Automotive
12 27 (13.85%) Degree
12 27 (13.85%) Algorithms
13 26 (13.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
13 26 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
13 26 (13.33%) SAS
14 24 (12.31%) Rational Rhapsody
15 23 (11.79%) Big Data
15 23 (11.79%) SPSS
16 22 (11.28%) UML
16 22 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (10.77%) IBM
18 20 (10.26%) Hadoop
19 19 (9.74%) Apache Spark
19 19 (9.74%) Integration Testing
20 18 (9.23%) Linux
20 18 (9.23%) MISRA

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 26 (13.33%) SAS
2 19 (9.74%) Apache Spark
3 11 (5.64%) Apache
4 3 (1.54%) Jupyter
5 2 (1.03%) IIS
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.51%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.51%) Confluence
6 1 (0.51%) Documentum
6 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 87 (44.62%) Simulink
2 23 (11.79%) SPSS
3 11 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.56%) Stata
5 4 (2.05%) Stateflow
6 2 (1.03%) GNU Octave
6 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.51%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.51%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.51%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) thinkFolio
1 2 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.51%) Primavera
2 1 (0.51%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.51%) Summit
2 1 (0.51%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.03%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.13%) Ethernet
2 7 (3.59%) FlexRay
3 3 (1.54%) Wireless
4 1 (0.51%) 4G
4 1 (0.51%) 5G
4 1 (0.51%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.79%) Big Data
2 20 (10.26%) Hadoop
3 11 (5.64%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.62%) SQL Server
5 8 (4.10%) Mahout
6 7 (3.59%) Data Mining
6 7 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.08%) Spotfire
8 5 (2.56%) Neo4j
8 5 (2.56%) QlikView
9 4 (2.05%) Apache Hive
9 4 (2.05%) Blockchain
9 4 (2.05%) Power BI
9 4 (2.05%) Text Mining
10 3 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.54%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.54%) HBase
10 3 (1.54%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 26 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
2 24 (12.31%) Rational Rhapsody
3 12 (6.15%) CANoe
4 4 (2.05%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.54%) JIRA
5 3 (1.54%) Subversion
6 2 (1.03%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.03%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.03%) RStudio
6 2 (1.03%) VectorCAST
6 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.51%) GCC
7 1 (0.51%) GDB
7 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (14.87%) Finance
2 27 (13.85%) Automotive
3 11 (5.64%) Banking
4 8 (4.10%) Aerospace
4 8 (4.10%) Electronics
5 7 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.08%) Avionics
6 6 (3.08%) Front Office
6 6 (3.08%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.05%) Retail
8 3 (1.54%) German Language
8 3 (1.54%) Legal
8 3 (1.54%) Marketing
9 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.51%) Games
10 1 (0.51%) Local Government
10 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 33 (16.92%) Developer
3 28 (14.36%) Analyst
4 18 (9.23%) Data Scientist
4 18 (9.23%) Systems Engineer
5 16 (8.21%) Embedded Engineer
6 14 (7.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 13 (6.67%) MATLAB Engineer
8 12 (6.15%) MATLAB Developer
9 10 (5.13%) Architect
9 10 (5.13%) C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.59%) Data Engineer
12 6 (3.08%) Lead Architect
12 6 (3.08%) Qualitative Analyst
12 6 (3.08%) Quantitative Analyst
12 6 (3.08%) Test Engineer
12 6 (3.08%) Validation Engineer
13 5 (2.56%) Python Developer
13 5 (2.56%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.69%) Natural Language Processing
2 9 (4.62%) NumPy
3 8 (4.10%) MLlib
4 7 (3.59%) Pandas
5 5 (2.56%) .NET
5 5 (2.56%) SciPy
6 4 (2.05%) OpenCV
6 4 (2.05%) TensorFlow
7 3 (1.54%) Celery
7 3 (1.54%) D3.js
7 3 (1.54%) Middleware
7 3 (1.54%) OpenCL
7 3 (1.54%) Web Services
7 3 (1.54%) WPF
8 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.03%) HTML
8 2 (1.03%) J2EE
8 2 (1.03%) OpenGL
8 2 (1.03%) STL
8 2 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.85%) Algorithms
2 22 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.18%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.10%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (3.08%) Robotics
6 5 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.05%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.54%) CUDA
8 3 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.54%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.54%) Verilog
8 3 (1.54%) VHDL
9 2 (1.03%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.03%) Infotainment
9 2 (1.03%) Life Science
10 1 (0.51%) Acoustics
10 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.51%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.23%) Linux
2 8 (4.10%) Unix
3 4 (2.05%) Windows
4 2 (1.03%) Android
4 2 (1.03%) VxWorks
4 2 (1.03%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.51%) CentOS
5 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.21%) Software Engineering
2 44 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (18.97%) Analytics
4 32 (16.41%) Machine Learning
5 29 (14.87%) Mathematics
6 26 (13.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 22 (11.28%) UML
8 19 (9.74%) Integration Testing
9 17 (8.72%) Configuration Management
10 16 (8.21%) Validation
10 16 (8.21%) Visualisation
11 15 (7.69%) Data Modelling
11 15 (7.69%) Statistics
12 13 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (6.67%) Change Management
13 12 (6.15%) SysML
14 11 (5.64%) Data Analysis
14 11 (5.64%) Data Analytics
14 11 (5.64%) Software Testing
14 11 (5.64%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 73 (37.44%) Python
2 62 (31.79%) C
3 61 (31.28%) SQL
4 58 (29.74%) C++
4 58 (29.74%) R
5 30 (15.38%) Java
6 14 (7.18%) Embedded C
7 11 (5.64%) Ada
8 10 (5.13%) C#
9 9 (4.62%) VBA
10 8 (4.10%) SPARQL
11 6 (3.08%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.56%) Ada 95
12 5 (2.56%) Scala
13 3 (1.54%) Perl
14 2 (1.03%) Assembly Language
14 2 (1.03%) Julia
14 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.03%) Tcl
14 2 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (13.85%) Degree
2 9 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.08%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.56%) Master's Degree
4 5 (2.56%) PhD
5 3 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.23%) MISRA
2 15 (7.69%) ISO 26262
3 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.03%) DO-254
3 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.03%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) Basel III
4 1 (0.51%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.51%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.51%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (2.56%) Firmware
2 1 (0.51%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 21 (10.77%) IBM
2 14 (7.18%) Tableau
3 12 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.59%) Oracle
5 6 (3.08%) Blue Prism
6 4 (2.05%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (1.54%) SAP
7 3 (1.54%) Teradata
8 2 (1.03%) Apple
9 1 (0.51%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.51%) Cadence
9 1 (0.51%) Google
9 1 (0.51%) Informatica
9 1 (0.51%) Intel
9 1 (0.51%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.51%) MathWorks
9 1 (0.51%) QAD
9 1 (0.51%) VMware