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 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 127 115
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12  
Contract jobs citing MATLAB 8 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.073% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.17% 0.21% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Median hourly rate £24.50 - £33.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 - £27.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 - £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.71 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.88% -  

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 686 937 794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.86% 34.25% 30.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 564 456
Median daily rate £388 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 45
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +26.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 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
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
MATLAB
England

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

1 14 (100.00%) Simulink
2 6 (42.86%) Automotive
2 6 (42.86%) Validation
2 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 5 (35.71%) C
4 4 (28.57%) Electronics
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) ISO26262
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
6 2 (14.29%) Stateflow
6 2 (14.29%) C++
6 2 (14.29%) Subversion
6 2 (14.29%) VxWorks
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) MISRA C
6 2 (14.29%) MISRA
6 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
7 1 (7.14%) Confluence
7 1 (7.14%) IEC 61508
7 1 (7.14%) TargetLink
7 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (7.14%) Change Control
7 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Profibus
7 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
7 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
7 1 (7.14%) FlexRay
7 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Simulink
2 2 (14.29%) Stateflow
3 1 (7.14%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) FlexRay
1 1 (7.14%) Profibus
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) LabVIEW
2 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (42.86%) Automotive
2 4 (28.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Control Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Development Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Diagnostic Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Research Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Validation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
1 6 (42.86%) Validation
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (7.14%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
3 2 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO26262
2 2 (14.29%) MISRA
2 2 (14.29%) MISRA C
3 1 (7.14%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
1 1 (7.14%) Coverity