Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 669 612 690
Rank change year-on-year -57 +78 +18
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 207 240 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.64% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 125 108
UK median daily rate £430 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.47% - +4.11%
10th Percentile £288 £296 £255
90th Percentile £638 £750 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 28 39
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £48.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.46% +29.33% -
10th Percentile £25.30 £31.55 £32.50
90th Percentile £72.50 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £47.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year -13.91% +27.00% -

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 43,461 37,408 40,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.02% 41.03% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,365 25,671 27,955
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.58% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 830 991
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.59 £16.16 £14.13
90th Percentile £51.50 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -80 199 £440 -8.57% 165
UK excluding London -29 114 £375 -6.25% 150
London -82 90 £550 +7.32% 29
South East -13 32 £375 -6.25% 43
Midlands -6 25 £375 +10.29% 37
West Midlands 0 23 £375 - 29
East of England -16 21 £320 +5.70% 34
South West -7 17 £400 -5.88% 13
North of England +3 13 - - 9
Yorkshire - 7 - - 3
North East - 5 - - 2
Wales - 5 - - 1
East Midlands -16 2 - - 8
North West -22 1 - - 4
Scotland -39 1 £400 -27.27% 12

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 90 (43.48%) Python
2 81 (39.13%) R
3 61 (29.47%) C++
4 60 (28.99%) SQL
5 59 (28.50%) Degree
6 54 (26.09%) Mathematics
7 53 (25.60%) Algorithms
8 50 (24.15%) C
9 49 (23.67%) Software Engineering
10 44 (21.26%) Simulink
11 43 (20.77%) Analytics
12 40 (19.32%) Machine Learning
13 37 (17.87%) Data Science
14 35 (16.91%) Finance
15 34 (16.43%) SAS
16 31 (14.98%) Hadoop
17 30 (14.49%) Validation
17 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (12.56%) Statistics
19 25 (12.08%) Automotive
19 25 (12.08%) Electronics
19 25 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (11.59%) Physics
21 23 (11.11%) Java
22 21 (10.14%) Computer Science
23 20 (9.66%) Stress Testing
23 20 (9.66%) UML
23 20 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
24 19 (9.18%) Statistical Analysis
24 19 (9.18%) Credit Risk

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 34 (16.43%) SAS
2 18 (8.70%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.93%) Apache
5 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.48%) DNN
6 1 (0.48%) Jupyter
Applications
1 44 (21.26%) Simulink
2 18 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (6.28%) SPSS
4 8 (3.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.86%) Stata
5 5 (2.42%) Chatbot
6 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (1.45%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.97%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.97%) Pipeline Pilot
7 2 (0.97%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.48%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.48%) NUKE
8 1 (0.48%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.48%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (4.35%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.48%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.97%) GitHub
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.90%) Network Security
2 3 (1.45%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.45%) FlexRay
2 3 (1.45%) Wireless
3 2 (0.97%) Internet
3 2 (0.97%) LTE
3 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.48%) 3G
4 1 (0.48%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.48%) 4G
4 1 (0.48%) 5G
4 1 (0.48%) OFDM
4 1 (0.48%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.48%) RS-232
4 1 (0.48%) Skype
4 1 (0.48%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.48%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.98%) Hadoop
2 12 (5.80%) Power BI
3 10 (4.83%) Big Data
4 9 (4.35%) Data Mining
5 7 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.38%) Qlik Sense
5 7 (3.38%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.38%) Text Mining
6 6 (2.90%) Neo4j
7 5 (2.42%) Base SAS
7 5 (2.42%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.45%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.45%) MySQL
8 3 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.45%) SAS EBI
9 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.97%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (5.31%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (4.83%) Visual Studio
3 9 (4.35%) LabVIEW
3 9 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (3.38%) CANoe
5 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.97%) GitLab
5 2 (0.97%) JIRA
5 2 (0.97%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.48%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.48%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.48%) MSI
6 1 (0.48%) Polyspace
6 1 (0.48%) Rational Statemate
General
1 35 (16.91%) Finance
2 25 (12.08%) Automotive
2 25 (12.08%) Electronics
3 17 (8.21%) Front Office
4 10 (4.83%) Banking
4 10 (4.83%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.83%) Retail
5 6 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.42%) Marketing
7 4 (1.93%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.93%) French Language
7 4 (1.93%) Military
7 4 (1.93%) Polish Language
8 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.48%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (25.12%) Analyst
2 40 (19.32%) Software Engineer
3 30 (14.49%) Data Scientist
4 20 (9.66%) Qualitative Analyst
4 20 (9.66%) Quantitative Analyst
5 19 (9.18%) Systems Engineer
6 15 (7.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 15 (7.25%) Risk Analyst
7 14 (6.76%) Data Analyst
8 13 (6.28%) Embedded Engineer
9 12 (5.80%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
10 11 (5.31%) Validation Analyst
11 10 (4.83%) Developer
11 10 (4.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 10 (4.83%) SQL Analyst
12 7 (3.38%) Design Engineer
13 6 (2.90%) Business Analyst
13 6 (2.90%) Electronics Engineer
13 6 (2.90%) MATLAB Developer
13 6 (2.90%) MATLAB Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.31%) Natural Language Processing
2 10 (4.83%) .NET
3 6 (2.90%) MFC
3 6 (2.90%) TensorFlow
4 5 (2.42%) GraphX
4 5 (2.42%) XML
5 4 (1.93%) Kafka
5 4 (1.93%) Theano
5 4 (1.93%) Torch
6 3 (1.45%) D3.js
6 3 (1.45%) NumPy
7 2 (0.97%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.97%) MLlib
7 2 (0.97%) OpenCL
7 2 (0.97%) SparkR
7 2 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.48%) HEVC
8 1 (0.48%) Keras
8 1 (0.48%) MXNet
8 1 (0.48%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 53 (25.60%) Algorithms
2 25 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.14%) Computer Science
4 19 (9.18%) Credit Risk
5 9 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 9 (4.35%) Reinsurance
6 5 (2.42%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (2.42%) Robotics
7 4 (1.93%) Blog
7 4 (1.93%) Fintech
7 4 (1.93%) Life Science
7 4 (1.93%) User Experience
8 3 (1.45%) Acoustics
8 3 (1.45%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.45%) Verilog
9 2 (0.97%) ASIC
9 2 (0.97%) Derivative
9 2 (0.97%) FMCG
9 2 (0.97%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.25%) Linux
2 9 (4.35%) Unix
3 4 (1.93%) VxWorks
4 3 (1.45%) Android
5 2 (0.97%) Windows
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (26.09%) Mathematics
2 49 (23.67%) Software Engineering
3 43 (20.77%) Analytics
4 40 (19.32%) Machine Learning
5 37 (17.87%) Data Science
6 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (14.49%) Validation
7 26 (12.56%) Statistics
8 24 (11.59%) Physics
9 20 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (9.66%) Stress Testing
9 20 (9.66%) UML
10 19 (9.18%) Statistical Analysis
11 17 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (7.73%) Data Analysis
13 15 (7.25%) Artificial Intelligence
14 14 (6.76%) Statistical Modelling
15 12 (5.80%) Predictive Modelling
16 11 (5.31%) Actionable Insight
16 11 (5.31%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 90 (43.48%) Python
2 81 (39.13%) R
3 61 (29.47%) C++
4 60 (28.99%) SQL
5 50 (24.15%) C
6 23 (11.11%) Java
7 16 (7.73%) C#
8 14 (6.76%) Embedded C
8 14 (6.76%) Embedded C++
9 8 (3.86%) VBA
10 7 (3.38%) Assembly Language
11 6 (2.90%) Ada
12 5 (2.42%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.93%) Ada 95
13 4 (1.93%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.45%) Scala
14 3 (1.45%) SPARQL
14 3 (1.45%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.97%) Julia
15 2 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (28.50%) Degree
2 18 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.25%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.31%) PhD
5 10 (4.83%) Master's Degree
6 5 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.93%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.48%) HND
8 1 (0.48%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.35%) MISRA
2 5 (2.42%) IFRS
2 5 (2.42%) IFRS 9
3 4 (1.93%) ISO 26262
4 3 (1.45%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.97%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.97%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.48%) AQAP
6 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.48%) DO-254
6 1 (0.48%) GDPR
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.48%) JTAG
6 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.86%) Firmware
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.90%) SELinux
2 1 (0.48%) PTC Integrity
2 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (7.73%) Tableau
2 14 (6.76%) Oracle
3 5 (2.42%) IBM
3 5 (2.42%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.93%) MathWorks
5 2 (0.97%) Adobe
5 2 (0.97%) Alteryx
5 2 (0.97%) Blue Prism
5 2 (0.97%) Google
5 2 (0.97%) SAP
5 2 (0.97%) Serena
5 2 (0.97%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.48%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (0.48%) Capita
6 1 (0.48%) Cognos
6 1 (0.48%) Databricks
6 1 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.48%) PTC
6 1 (0.48%) Sybase
6 1 (0.48%) Teradata