The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
UK / Scotland
Rank 103 132 -
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -
Contract jobs citing R 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.12% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.53% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £475 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £488 £400
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 -
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -

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
748 873 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.47% 33.75% 40.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 511 607
Median daily rate £365 £366 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% -2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £494 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 12
Median hourly rate £43.00 £31.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.60% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £20.00 £15.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.15 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing R as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 3 £475 -
Glasgow +3 1 - -
R
UK

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for R.

1 3 (75.00%) SAS
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (25.00%) Information Retrieval
3 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Discovery
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Information Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Social Media
3 1 (25.00%) Weka
3 1 (25.00%) RapidMiner
3 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) GIS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA

R
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Weka
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (25.00%) Information Systems Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Data Scientist
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Retrieval
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Discovery
2 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) Postgraduate
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) RapidMiner
1 1 (25.00%) VMware