The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 142 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing R 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.14% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£331 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £285 £375
% change year-on-year
+40.35% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+61.76% +29.52%
R
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1100 997 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.00% 36.12% 33.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 564 426
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 42
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.06 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +54.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £18.32 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.36 £140.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

R
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing R across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

R
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

R Daily Rate Trend in the North West

R
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing R across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

R Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

R
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing R across the North West region.

R Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

R
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 1 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing R also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited R.

1 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) PhD
2 3 (33.33%) Informatica
2 3 (33.33%) Mathematica
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) Operations Research
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) Tableau
2 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (33.33%) Internet of Things
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Talend
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Vertica
3 2 (22.22%) Big Data
3 2 (22.22%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SAS
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Business Objects
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Finance

R
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing R also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited R. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SAS
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Mathematica
2 1 (11.11%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Data Modeller
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) ETL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Data Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior ETL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Scala Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) Akka
1 1 (11.11%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 3 (33.33%) Internet of Things
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) Operations Research
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) MapReduce
4 1 (11.11%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
1 3 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) PhD
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Informatica
1 3 (33.33%) Tableau
2 2 (22.22%) Vertica
2 2 (22.22%) Talend
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Business Objects
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