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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 129 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing R 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.078% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £280
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 - £42.50
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
832 1009 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.65% 38.15% 35.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 602 402
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.12 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 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
Edinburgh - 1 - - 2
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
R
UK

R
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) CICS
2 2 (50.00%) MVS
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) OOD
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) SAS
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Hadoop

R
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (25.00%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) MVS
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Python