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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 502 526 541
Rank change year-on-year +24 +15  
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 103 122 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.55% 0.59% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 67 33
Median daily rate £505 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.22% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £221 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £890 £625 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 19
Median hourly rate £49.25 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.00 £27.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.20 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +26.66% -  

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 18650 20508 19874
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.23% 38.10% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12836 14058 12875
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 474 406
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +10.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +27 98 £521 +15.83% 50
London +32 49 £550 -8.33% 15
East of England -2 18 £550 +100.00% 14
Hertfordshire +2 14 £550 +100.00% 2
South West -18 9 £377 -16.27% 2
West Midlands +20 8 - - 1
East Midlands -3 8 £350 -17.64% 1
South East +2 6 £375 +25.00% 11
Bristol 0 6 - - 1
Scotland +30 4 - - 2
Edinburgh +23 4 - - 1
Stevenage +1 4 - -
Northampton -1 4 £325 +4.00% 1
Northamptonshire -2 4 £325 +4.00% 1
City of London -6 4 £555 -7.50% 4
Surrey 0 3 £350 - 2
Essex -6 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £350 -
Staines - 2 - - 2
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Cambridge +6 1 - - 10
Hampshire +6 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire +5 1 - - 1
East Sussex +3 1 £400 -4.76% 1
Salisbury +3 1 £441 +10.25%
Wiltshire +2 1 £441 +5.00%
Cambridgeshire -2 1 - - 11
Bedfordshire -2 1 - -
Devon -5 1 £313 -30.55%

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 107 (46.32%) Python
2 85 (36.80%) C++
3 78 (33.77%) R
4 76 (32.90%) Mathematics
4 76 (32.90%) SQL
5 75 (32.47%) Finance
6 60 (25.97%) C
7 59 (25.54%) Simulink
8 54 (23.38%) Software Engineering
9 52 (22.51%) Analytics
9 52 (22.51%) Algorithms
10 45 (19.48%) Java
11 43 (18.61%) Degree
12 42 (18.18%) Statistics
13 41 (17.75%) Big Data
14 39 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
15 36 (15.58%) Machine Learning
16 30 (12.99%) Linux
16 30 (12.99%) Hadoop
17 28 (12.12%) Front Office
17 28 (12.12%) Banking
17 28 (12.12%) Mathematical Modelling
18 27 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
18 27 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
19 26 (11.26%) Rational DOORS
20 24 (10.39%) Tableau
20 24 (10.39%) Rational Rhapsody
20 24 (10.39%) PhD
20 24 (10.39%) UML
21 23 (9.96%) Computer Science

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 22 (9.52%) Apache Spark
1 22 (9.52%) SAS
2 9 (3.90%) Apache Pig
3 8 (3.46%) Apache
4 2 (0.87%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.87%) Confluence
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.43%) CMS
5 1 (0.43%) JBoss
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 59 (25.54%) Simulink
2 20 (8.66%) SPSS
3 11 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.76%) MS Office
4 6 (2.60%) Stata
5 5 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (2.16%) Weka
6 4 (1.73%) GNU Octave
6 4 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (1.30%) Mathematica
7 3 (1.30%) S-PLUS
7 3 (1.30%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.87%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.43%) Flurry Analytics
3 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.73%) FlexRay
1 4 (1.73%) TCP/IP
1 4 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (1.30%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.30%) Wireless
3 2 (0.87%) 2G
3 2 (0.87%) 4G
3 2 (0.87%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.43%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.43%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) LTE
4 1 (0.43%) Profibus
4 1 (0.43%) RS-232
4 1 (0.43%) RS-485
4 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.75%) Big Data
2 30 (12.99%) Hadoop
3 19 (8.23%) NoSQL
4 17 (7.36%) Apache Hive
4 17 (7.36%) SQL Server
5 15 (6.49%) Data Mining
5 15 (6.49%) Relational Database
6 14 (6.06%) KDB
6 14 (6.06%) Power BI
7 12 (5.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (4.76%) MongoDB
9 10 (4.33%) QlikView
9 10 (4.33%) RDBMS
10 8 (3.46%) Kdb+
11 7 (3.03%) HBase
11 7 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (11.26%) Rational DOORS
2 24 (10.39%) Rational Rhapsody
3 8 (3.46%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.60%) JIRA
5 5 (2.16%) LabVIEW
6 3 (1.30%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.30%) Subversion
7 2 (0.87%) Apache Continuum
7 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.87%) ERwin
7 2 (0.87%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.87%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.87%) Toad
8 1 (0.43%) GDB
8 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.43%) Maven
8 1 (0.43%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (32.47%) Finance
2 28 (12.12%) Banking
2 28 (12.12%) Front Office
3 14 (6.06%) Automotive
4 13 (5.63%) Electronics
5 12 (5.19%) Marketing
6 11 (4.76%) Telecoms
7 10 (4.33%) Investment Banking
8 8 (3.46%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.73%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.87%) Games
10 2 (0.87%) Retail
11 1 (0.43%) Avionics
11 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.43%) French Language
11 1 (0.43%) German Language
11 1 (0.43%) Legal
11 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (27.27%) Developer
2 42 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 32 (13.85%) Data Scientist
4 31 (13.42%) Analyst
5 23 (9.96%) MATLAB Developer
6 14 (6.06%) Data Analyst
6 14 (6.06%) Quantitative Developer
7 13 (5.63%) Architect
8 10 (4.33%) Ada Engineer
8 10 (4.33%) Ada Software Engineer
8 10 (4.33%) C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (4.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 10 (4.33%) Python Developer
9 8 (3.46%) C Software Engineer
9 8 (3.46%) Data Engineer
9 8 (3.46%) KDB Developer
9 8 (3.46%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.03%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Embedded Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) MATLAB Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.76%) .NET
2 10 (4.33%) NumPy
3 9 (3.90%) Natural Language Processing
4 8 (3.46%) D3.js
4 8 (3.46%) Kafka
5 7 (3.03%) scikit-learn
6 4 (1.73%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.30%) Akka
7 3 (1.30%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.30%) SciPy
7 3 (1.30%) Three.js
8 2 (0.87%) HTML
8 2 (0.87%) MLlib
8 2 (0.87%) Node.js
8 2 (0.87%) Pandas
8 2 (0.87%) Web Services
8 2 (0.87%) XML
9 1 (0.43%) ActiveX
9 1 (0.43%) XHTML
9 1 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 52 (22.51%) Algorithms
2 39 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (9.96%) Computer Science
4 22 (9.52%) Market Risk
5 16 (6.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (3.90%) Credit Risk
7 7 (3.03%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (2.60%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.87%) Derivative
11 2 (0.87%) Equities
11 2 (0.87%) RIA
11 2 (0.87%) Robotics
11 2 (0.87%) Social Network
11 2 (0.87%) VHDL
12 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.99%) Linux
2 9 (3.90%) Unix
3 6 (2.60%) MVS
3 6 (2.60%) Windows
4 3 (1.30%) VxWorks
5 2 (0.87%) Android
5 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (32.90%) Mathematics
2 54 (23.38%) Software Engineering
3 52 (22.51%) Analytics
4 42 (18.18%) Statistics
5 36 (15.58%) Machine Learning
6 28 (12.12%) Mathematical Modelling
7 27 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (10.39%) UML
9 22 (9.52%) Integration Testing
9 22 (9.52%) Visualisation
10 20 (8.66%) Configuration Management
11 19 (8.23%) Data Analysis
11 19 (8.23%) OO
12 18 (7.79%) Data Analytics
13 16 (6.93%) Data Visualisation
13 16 (6.93%) Statistical Analysis
13 16 (6.93%) Validation
14 15 (6.49%) Physics
15 13 (5.63%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 107 (46.32%) Python
2 85 (36.80%) C++
3 78 (33.77%) R
4 76 (32.90%) SQL
5 60 (25.97%) C
6 45 (19.48%) Java
7 22 (9.52%) C#
8 15 (6.49%) Ada
8 15 (6.49%) Ada 95
9 12 (5.19%) Scala
9 12 (5.19%) T-SQL
10 10 (4.33%) Embedded C
11 9 (3.90%) VB
12 8 (3.46%) VBA
13 5 (2.16%) JavaScript
13 5 (2.16%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.73%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.30%) Perl
15 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.87%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 43 (18.61%) Degree
2 24 (10.39%) PhD
3 21 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 19 (8.23%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) CFA
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.90%) ISO26262
2 6 (2.60%) MISRA
3 4 (1.73%) IEC 61508
3 4 (1.73%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.87%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.87%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.87%) Firmware
1 2 (0.87%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.16%) Kibana
2 4 (1.73%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.87%) Ambari
3 2 (0.87%) Oozie
4 1 (0.43%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 24 (10.39%) Tableau
2 13 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.46%) Oracle
4 7 (3.03%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (2.60%) Alteryx
6 5 (2.16%) Hortonworks
6 5 (2.16%) SAP
7 3 (1.30%) IBM
7 3 (1.30%) Splunk
8 2 (0.87%) Altera
8 2 (0.87%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.87%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.87%) FactSet
8 2 (0.87%) GoldenSource
8 2 (0.87%) Huawei
8 2 (0.87%) Informatica
8 2 (0.87%) Minitab
8 2 (0.87%) Nokia
8 2 (0.87%) Platfora
9 1 (0.43%) Snowplow
London
Computer People
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Essex
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £42 to £44 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 days ago