Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 658 666 678
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12 +58
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 227 202 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.49% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 110 115
UK median daily rate £438 £416 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% -2.06% -
10th Percentile £301 £288 £303
90th Percentile £610 £613 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 42
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -25.26% +31.94%
10th Percentile £26.88 £25.25 £30.50
90th Percentile £51.38 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.13 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +23.21% -26.32% +31.94%

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 45,904 41,638 42,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.53% 41.89% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,202 28,903 29,383
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 784 915
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.08 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.27 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.36% +8.00% +1.35%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +22 212 £450 +12.50% 161
UK excluding London -10 137 £400 +5.26% 141
London +1 84 £480 -4.00% 39
South East +31 66 £450 +25.00% 35
South West -7 23 £375 -11.76% 17
East of England -8 21 £300 -4.76% 32
Midlands -54 12 £438 +9.38% 24
West Midlands -48 9 £438 +9.38% 21
Scotland -20 7 £381 -23.75% 16
North of England - 4 £575 - 14
East Midlands -3 3 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 2
North West - 2 £575 - 6
Yorkshire - 2 £563 - 2
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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.

1 124 (54.63%) Python
2 82 (36.12%) R
3 76 (33.48%) C
4 69 (30.40%) Analytics
5 64 (28.19%) Data Science
6 62 (27.31%) SQL
7 61 (26.87%) Simulink
8 57 (25.11%) C++
8 57 (25.11%) Algorithms
9 56 (24.67%) Software Engineering
10 55 (24.23%) Finance
11 50 (22.03%) Degree
11 50 (22.03%) Mathematics
12 45 (19.82%) Hadoop
13 39 (17.18%) SAS
14 37 (16.30%) Big Data
15 36 (15.86%) Statistics
16 34 (14.98%) Machine Learning
17 33 (14.54%) Visualisation
17 33 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (13.66%) Apache Spark
19 30 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
20 28 (12.33%) Computer Science
21 26 (11.45%) Validation
21 26 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
22 24 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
22 24 (10.57%) ETL
23 23 (10.13%) Embedded C
23 23 (10.13%) Oracle
23 23 (10.13%) PhD

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 39 (17.18%) SAS
2 31 (13.66%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.44%) DNN
4 1 (0.44%) Jupyter
Applications
1 61 (26.87%) Simulink
2 18 (7.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (6.17%) SPSS
4 7 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (3.08%) Stateflow
5 5 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.76%) NUKE
6 4 (1.76%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (1.32%) Stata
8 2 (0.88%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.44%) CATIA
9 1 (0.44%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.44%) EViews
9 1 (0.44%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 5 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.88%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.44%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (8.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.96%) Wireless
2 7 (3.08%) RS-232
3 3 (1.32%) 3GPP
3 3 (1.32%) 5G
3 3 (1.32%) Network Security
3 3 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.88%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.88%) Firewall
4 2 (0.88%) Junos
4 2 (0.88%) MIMO
5 1 (0.44%) 802.11
5 1 (0.44%) FlexRay
5 1 (0.44%) Internet
5 1 (0.44%) IPsec
5 1 (0.44%) LTE
5 1 (0.44%) Modbus
5 1 (0.44%) PPP
5 1 (0.44%) RFID
5 1 (0.44%) Wideband
5 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (19.82%) Hadoop
2 37 (16.30%) Big Data
3 24 (10.57%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (8.37%) Power BI
5 18 (7.93%) NoSQL
6 17 (7.49%) MongoDB
7 16 (7.05%) HBase
7 16 (7.05%) Spotfire
8 15 (6.61%) SQL Server
9 12 (5.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (4.85%) Relational Database
10 11 (4.85%) Sqoop
11 10 (4.41%) Data Mining
12 9 (3.96%) RDBMS
12 9 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (3.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 7 (3.08%) Data Lake
14 6 (2.64%) SAP HANA
15 5 (2.20%) HDInsight
15 5 (2.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (7.49%) Rational Rhapsody
2 14 (6.17%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (5.73%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.96%) Subversion
4 9 (3.96%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.08%) ClearCase
5 7 (3.08%) Mercurial
6 6 (2.64%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.64%) RStudio
7 5 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (1.76%) Android Studio
8 4 (1.76%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.76%) LabVIEW
8 4 (1.76%) Maven
8 4 (1.76%) MSI
8 4 (1.76%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.88%) JIRA
9 2 (0.88%) NetBeans
General
1 55 (24.23%) Finance
2 20 (8.81%) Automotive
3 15 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 14 (6.17%) Banking
5 10 (4.41%) Electronics
6 9 (3.96%) Front Office
6 9 (3.96%) Retail
7 7 (3.08%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.76%) Avionics
8 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.32%) Law
9 3 (1.32%) Marketing
10 2 (0.88%) Military
11 1 (0.44%) Advertising
11 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.44%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 43 (18.94%) Software Engineer
2 37 (16.30%) Data Scientist
3 29 (12.78%) Developer
4 27 (11.89%) Analyst
5 23 (10.13%) Data Engineer
6 21 (9.25%) Embedded Engineer
7 17 (7.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 16 (7.05%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (6.61%) Big Data Engineer
10 11 (4.85%) Data Analyst
11 10 (4.41%) C++ Software Engineer
11 10 (4.41%) Python Developer
11 10 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
12 9 (3.96%) C Software Engineer
13 8 (3.52%) MATLAB Engineer
13 8 (3.52%) Python Engineer
13 8 (3.52%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
14 7 (3.08%) Azure Engineer
14 7 (3.08%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 7 (3.08%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.13%) Kafka
2 16 (7.05%) Natural Language Processing
3 8 (3.52%) Keras
3 8 (3.52%) TensorFlow
4 7 (3.08%) .NET
4 7 (3.08%) NumPy
4 7 (3.08%) scikit-learn
5 6 (2.64%) Caffe
5 6 (2.64%) Pandas
5 6 (2.64%) Theano
5 6 (2.64%) Web Services
6 5 (2.20%) OpenCV
6 5 (2.20%) RESTful
6 5 (2.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (1.76%) XML
8 3 (1.32%) Flask
8 3 (1.32%) HTML
9 2 (0.88%) SciPy
10 1 (0.44%) PyQt
10 1 (0.44%) Scilab
Miscellaneous
1 57 (25.11%) Algorithms
2 33 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (12.33%) Computer Science
4 20 (8.81%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (3.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 8 (3.52%) Reference Data
5 8 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.52%) Taxonomies
6 6 (2.64%) VHDL
7 5 (2.20%) Credit Risk
7 5 (2.20%) Fintech
7 5 (2.20%) HoloLens
8 3 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.88%) ASIC
9 2 (0.88%) CPLD
9 2 (0.88%) Derivative
9 2 (0.88%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.88%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.69%) Linux
2 15 (6.61%) Windows
3 8 (3.52%) Unix
4 5 (2.20%) Android
5 4 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.76%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.32%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (30.40%) Analytics
2 64 (28.19%) Data Science
3 56 (24.67%) Software Engineering
4 50 (22.03%) Mathematics
5 36 (15.86%) Statistics
6 34 (14.98%) Machine Learning
7 33 (14.54%) Visualisation
8 30 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (11.45%) Validation
10 24 (10.57%) ETL
11 23 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (8.37%) Data Integration
12 19 (8.37%) UML
13 17 (7.49%) Data Security
13 17 (7.49%) Metadata Management
13 17 (7.49%) Migration
13 17 (7.49%) Predictive Modelling
14 16 (7.05%) Convolutional Neural Network
14 16 (7.05%) OO
Programming Languages
1 124 (54.63%) Python
2 82 (36.12%) R
3 76 (33.48%) C
4 62 (27.31%) SQL
5 57 (25.11%) C++
6 23 (10.13%) Embedded C
7 22 (9.69%) Scala
8 20 (8.81%) Java
9 14 (6.17%) VBA
10 12 (5.29%) Assembly Language
10 12 (5.29%) C#
11 11 (4.85%) Embedded C++
12 9 (3.96%) Ada
13 8 (3.52%) Ada 95
14 7 (3.08%) Bash Shell
14 7 (3.08%) PL/SQL
15 6 (2.64%) Perl
16 4 (1.76%) Ruby
17 3 (1.32%) Fortran
18 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 50 (22.03%) Degree
2 23 (10.13%) PhD
3 22 (9.69%) Security Cleared
4 16 (7.05%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (3.96%) Master's Degree
7 6 (2.64%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (2.20%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.88%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.44%) HND
10 1 (0.44%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.37%) Data Quality
2 12 (5.29%) MISRA
3 10 (4.41%) GDPR
3 10 (4.41%) QA
4 9 (3.96%) MISRA C
5 6 (2.64%) DO-178B
6 5 (2.20%) ARP4754
7 2 (0.88%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.88%) IFRS
7 2 (0.88%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.44%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 21 (9.25%) Apache Flume
2 7 (3.08%) Firmware
3 4 (1.76%) Docker
3 4 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.76%) Puppet
1 4 (1.76%) Terraform
2 3 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.88%) SELinux
4 1 (0.44%) Ambari
Vendors
1 23 (10.13%) Oracle
2 20 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.49%) Alteryx
4 15 (6.61%) Tableau
5 12 (5.29%) Hortonworks
6 9 (3.96%) Informatica
6 9 (3.96%) Talend
7 7 (3.08%) Google
7 7 (3.08%) SAP
8 6 (2.64%) Databricks
8 6 (2.64%) IBM
9 5 (2.20%) MathWorks
10 4 (1.76%) Adobe
10 4 (1.76%) Autodesk
10 4 (1.76%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.32%) RapidMiner
12 2 (0.88%) Juniper
12 2 (0.88%) Mentor Graphics
12 2 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
13 1 (0.44%) Greenplum