The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
South West / Bristol
Rank 64 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing R 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.27% 0.64% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 1.64% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £190 £575 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.95% +53.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £488 £400
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 -
% change year-on-year
-1.44% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
270 305 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 36.94% 38.75% 38.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 224 246
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 7
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -5.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £31.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing R as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

R
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing R across the Bristol region.

R Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

R
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing R 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 Bristol region with a requirement for R.

1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (50.00%) PhD
2 2 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Neural Network
2 2 (50.00%) Chatbot
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (25.00%) SAS
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stata
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) Postgraduate
3 1 (25.00%) Time Series Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

R
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Chatbot
2 1 (25.00%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Neural Network
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
1 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (25.00%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PhD
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Postgraduate