The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 135 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing R 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.032% 0.042% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.098% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £363 £411
% change year-on-year
+31.03% -11.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £26.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+29.52% +110.00%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1017 786 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.05% 32.64% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 382 560
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 55
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +7.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
R
England

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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - - - -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (37.50%) Visualisation
3 3 (37.50%) Spotfire
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Minitab
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) SAS
3 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 3 (37.50%) SPSS
3 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

R
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) SAS
2 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SPSS
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) Spotfire
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (12.50%) Text Mining
4 1 (12.50%) Data Mart
4 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) DBA
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle DBA
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Visualisation
1 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Solaris
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) IronPython
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Minitab
2 3 (37.50%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) SAP