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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 151 137 129
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing R 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.35% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £519 £250 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.50% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £250 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £250 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £400 £285
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +40.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.63 - £42.50
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
1413 1129 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.28% 34.52% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 733 565
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 29 34
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £19.00 £17.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 4 £388 -
Lancashire - 3 £650 -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (69.23%) Python
2 8 (61.54%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (61.54%) Visualisation
2 8 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (61.54%) Tableau
2 8 (61.54%) Big Data
3 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Teradata
4 6 (46.15%) Node.js
4 6 (46.15%) Machine Learning
4 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
4 6 (46.15%) IaaS
4 6 (46.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (46.15%) StatsD
4 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
4 6 (46.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (46.15%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (46.15%) Hadoop
4 6 (46.15%) Apigee
4 6 (46.15%) Mashery
5 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) .NET
5 5 (38.46%) Unix
5 5 (38.46%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) Internet

R
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) Node.js
2 2 (15.38%) SAS
3 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (46.15%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (46.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) 3G
2 1 (7.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Big Data
1 8 (61.54%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (46.15%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (46.15%) Hadoop
2 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
3 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 2 (15.38%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (15.38%) Star Schema
4 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) JMeter
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Digital Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Data Scientist
4 1 (7.69%) Information Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Mobility Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Tableau Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
1 6 (46.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Visualisation
2 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Media
3 2 (15.38%) New Media
3 2 (15.38%) User Experience
4 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (7.69%) BBC
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (7.69%) PKI
4 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Machine Learning
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Web Accessibility
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Predictive Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Kanban
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Predictive Modelling
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Python
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (46.15%) StatsD
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Tableau
2 6 (46.15%) Apigee
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
2 6 (46.15%) Mashery
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Teradata
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft