The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 125 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing R 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.081% 0.076%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £298 £400
% change year-on-year
+34.45% -25.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.37%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1110 879 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.26% 35.66% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 414 319
Average daily rate £363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £42.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
R
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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 28 July 2014. 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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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
Glasgow -1 7 - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
R
UK

R
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (75.00%) SOA
3 5 (62.50%) E-business
3 5 (62.50%) Workflow
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle Payroll
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle HRMS
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (12.50%) ERP
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher

R
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle HRMS
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Payroll
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Consultant
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Consultant
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle HR Consultant
1 5 (62.50%) Payroll Consultant
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (25.00%) DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Business Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) E-Business Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) SOA
2 5 (62.50%) E-business
2 5 (62.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft