The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 140 110
Rank change year-on-year +24 -30  
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 0.61% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £310 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.16% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +10.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% +18.05%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 666 982 759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.05% 32.67% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 627 464
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 36
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +0.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

MATLAB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

MATLAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MATLAB in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for MATLAB in the West Midlands

MATLAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MATLAB in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MATLAB in the West Midlands

MATLAB
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MATLAB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Staffordshire -1 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
MATLAB
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MATLAB.

1 10 (76.92%) Simulink
2 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
3 7 (53.85%) Automotive
3 7 (53.85%) C
4 5 (38.46%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
5 3 (23.08%) ISO 26262
6 2 (15.38%) Electronics
6 2 (15.38%) MISRA C
6 2 (15.38%) MISRA
6 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) TargetLink
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Stateflow
6 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) Subversion
7 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
7 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.69%) SysML
7 1 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) Validation
7 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
7 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) UML
7 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++

MATLAB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Simulink
2 2 (15.38%) Stateflow
2 2 (15.38%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) FlexRay
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
1 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 7 (53.85%) Automotive
2 2 (15.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Development Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Diagnostic Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Research Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
1 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
1 1 (7.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
2 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Component Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) SysML
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C
2 5 (38.46%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO 26262
2 2 (15.38%) MISRA
2 2 (15.38%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) MathWorks
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