Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 621 693 665
Rank change year-on-year +72 -28 +39
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 223 210 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.46% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 80 111
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £308 £290
90th Percentile £700 £626 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 13
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% -4.71%
10th Percentile £38.30 £24.03 £26.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.88 £53.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% -2.35%

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 38,158 45,280 40,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.33% 44.29% 42.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,413 31,757 27,866
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 690 737 779
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £55.55 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +4.82% +2.47% +8.00%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +68 217 £450 - 162
UK excluding London +60 142 £395 +5.33% 174
London +27 78 £606 +10.23% 14
South East +29 51 £423 +12.67% 42
South West -11 32 £300 -25.00% 24
East of England +23 20 £420 +33.33% 44
North of England +43 17 £319 -44.57% 10
West Midlands +33 16 £388 +3.33% 17
Midlands +32 16 £388 +3.33% 28
North West +22 10 £450 -21.74% 5
Yorkshire +20 7 £213 -62.22% 2
Scotland +51 4 - - 25
Wales +13 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 105 (47.09%) Python
2 87 (39.01%) C++
3 79 (35.43%) C
4 77 (34.53%) R
5 64 (28.70%) Data Science
6 55 (24.66%) Software Engineering
6 55 (24.66%) Mathematics
7 54 (24.22%) SQL
8 53 (23.77%) Analytics
9 50 (22.42%) Statistics
10 47 (21.08%) Algorithms
11 44 (19.73%) Signal Processing
12 42 (18.83%) Security Cleared
13 41 (18.39%) Simulink
14 37 (16.59%) Finance
15 36 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
16 35 (15.70%) Machine Learning
16 35 (15.70%) SAS
16 35 (15.70%) SC Cleared
16 35 (15.70%) Degree
17 32 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (13.90%) Java
19 29 (13.00%) Linux
19 29 (13.00%) Validation
20 28 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
21 25 (11.21%) Statistical Modelling
21 25 (11.21%) Rational DOORS
22 24 (10.76%) Big Data
22 24 (10.76%) Systems Engineering
23 23 (10.31%) Google Cloud Platform

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 35 (15.70%) SAS
2 21 (9.42%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.90%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.45%) Apache
4 1 (0.45%) Kinematics
Applications
1 41 (18.39%) Simulink
2 21 (9.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (6.73%) Stata
4 14 (6.28%) SPSS
5 11 (4.93%) CATIA
5 11 (4.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (4.93%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 11 (4.93%) PTC Creo
5 11 (4.93%) Weka
6 10 (4.48%) Stateflow
7 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (3.14%) Windchill
9 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.45%) EViews
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.31%) Google Cloud Platform
2 18 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.14%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.69%) Serverless
6 4 (1.79%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.45%) GitHub
8 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.93%) Ethernet
2 7 (3.14%) Internet
3 6 (2.69%) Software-Defined Radio
4 5 (2.24%) X.21
5 3 (1.35%) LTE
6 2 (0.90%) 5G
6 2 (0.90%) RS-232
6 2 (0.90%) RS-485
6 2 (0.90%) UTRAN
7 1 (0.45%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.45%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.76%) Big Data
2 22 (9.87%) Hadoop
3 16 (7.17%) Apache Hive
3 16 (7.17%) BigQuery
3 16 (7.17%) Data Mining
4 15 (6.73%) MySQL
5 14 (6.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (6.28%) MongoDB
5 14 (6.28%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.59%) HBase
6 8 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.59%) Sqoop
7 7 (3.14%) Power BI
8 6 (2.69%) KDB
8 6 (2.69%) Kdb+
8 6 (2.69%) MS Access
8 6 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.90%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 25 (11.21%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (5.83%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.48%) Rational Rhapsody
4 9 (4.04%) Rational Team Concert
5 4 (1.79%) JIRA
6 3 (1.35%) Rational Statemate
7 2 (0.90%) CANoe
7 2 (0.90%) ERwin
7 2 (0.90%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.45%) GitLab
8 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (16.59%) Finance
2 15 (6.73%) Banking
3 11 (4.93%) Avionics
3 11 (4.93%) Electronics
4 9 (4.04%) Aerospace
4 9 (4.04%) Law
4 9 (4.04%) Military
5 7 (3.14%) Marketing
6 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.35%) Advertising
7 3 (1.35%) Automotive
7 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.90%) Retail
9 1 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 55 (24.66%) Data Scientist
2 35 (15.70%) Developer
3 32 (14.35%) Software Engineer
4 23 (10.31%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (6.28%) Embedded Engineer
5 14 (6.28%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 13 (5.83%) Analyst
7 12 (5.38%) Software Developer
8 11 (4.93%) MATLAB Engineer
8 11 (4.93%) Python Developer
9 10 (4.48%) DSP Engineer
9 10 (4.48%) MATLAB Developer
10 9 (4.04%) C++ Software Engineer
10 9 (4.04%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.04%) Process Engineer
11 8 (3.59%) Applications Engineer
12 7 (3.14%) C# Developer
12 7 (3.14%) IT Engineer
13 6 (2.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 6 (2.69%) FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.73%) Natural Language Processing
2 12 (5.38%) TensorFlow
2 12 (5.38%) WPF
3 11 (4.93%) NumPy
4 10 (4.48%) Caffe
5 8 (3.59%) .NET
5 8 (3.59%) Kafka
5 8 (3.59%) Keras
6 7 (3.14%) Torch
7 6 (2.69%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.69%) WCF
7 6 (2.69%) Web Services
8 3 (1.35%) Pandas
9 2 (0.90%) Core Data
9 2 (0.90%) D3.js
9 2 (0.90%) ggplot
10 1 (0.45%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.08%) Algorithms
2 32 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.97%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (3.14%) Market Risk
5 7 (3.14%) VHDL
6 5 (2.24%) ASIC
6 5 (2.24%) Social Media
7 4 (1.79%) CPLD
7 4 (1.79%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.90%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.45%) MMIC
10 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.00%) Linux
2 4 (1.79%) Windows
3 3 (1.35%) VxWorks
4 2 (0.90%) Android
4 2 (0.90%) Solaris
4 2 (0.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (28.70%) Data Science
2 55 (24.66%) Mathematics
2 55 (24.66%) Software Engineering
3 53 (23.77%) Analytics
4 50 (22.42%) Statistics
5 44 (19.73%) Signal Processing
6 36 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (15.70%) Machine Learning
8 29 (13.00%) Validation
9 28 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (11.21%) Statistical Modelling
11 24 (10.76%) Systems Engineering
12 21 (9.42%) Computer Science
12 21 (9.42%) Mathematical Modelling
12 21 (9.42%) Requirements Analysis
13 20 (8.97%) Statistical Analysis
14 18 (8.07%) Visualisation
15 17 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (7.62%) Data Visualisation
15 17 (7.62%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 105 (47.09%) Python
2 87 (39.01%) C++
3 79 (35.43%) C
4 77 (34.53%) R
5 54 (24.22%) SQL
6 31 (13.90%) Java
7 22 (9.87%) C#
8 12 (5.38%) VBA
9 10 (4.48%) Embedded C
9 10 (4.48%) Perl
10 7 (3.14%) Lua
11 6 (2.69%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.69%) PHP
12 5 (2.24%) Assembly Language
13 4 (1.79%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.90%) Scala
14 2 (0.90%) VB
15 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.45%) Tcl
15 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (18.83%) Security Cleared
2 35 (15.70%) Degree
2 35 (15.70%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.28%) PhD
4 4 (1.79%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.90%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.93%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.35%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) DO-254
4 1 (0.45%) Basel III
4 1 (0.45%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.45%) MISRA
System Software
1 8 (3.59%) Apache Flume
1 8 (3.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (3.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (7.62%) MathWorks
2 14 (6.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.38%) Google
4 11 (4.93%) ANSYS
5 10 (4.48%) Tableau
6 6 (2.69%) Mentor Graphics
6 6 (2.69%) Oracle
6 6 (2.69%) Vertica
7 4 (1.79%) Adobe
7 4 (1.79%) MapR
8 3 (1.35%) IBM
8 3 (1.35%) Minitab
8 3 (1.35%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.90%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.90%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.90%) Palantir
10 1 (0.45%) Agilent
10 1 (0.45%) Altera
10 1 (0.45%) Intel