The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 130 120 112
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing R 4 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.29% 0.082%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.72% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £280 £345
% change year-on-year
+54.01% -18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +4.76%
R
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1032 1114 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.00% 39.86% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 582 385
Average daily rate £350 £352 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 23
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

R Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

R
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

R Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

R
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Glasgow +1 2 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 -
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
R
UK

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) OLE
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Pay per click
2 1 (20.00%) iBATIS
2 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (20.00%) HBase
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Flume
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) IBM BigInsights
2 1 (20.00%) VB

R
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Pig
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (20.00%) HBase
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) IBM BigInsights
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) OLE
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) iBATIS
2 1 (20.00%) JDBC
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (20.00%) Pay per click
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) CA