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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 135 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing R 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.066% - 0.040%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% - 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £520 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +43.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £26.25
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
953 1097 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.66% 40.29% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 646 459
Average daily rate £363 £371 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% +0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 17
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%

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 29 June 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
Edinburgh - 1 £450 - 3
Glasgow - 1 - - 2
R
UK

R
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Pay per click
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (33.33%) OLE
2 1 (33.33%) Finance

R
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Pay per click
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) CA