The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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
England / South East
Rank 212 241 253
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +12
Contract jobs citing R 29 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.24% 0.56% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 7
Median daily rate £200 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £348 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £488 £400
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2345 2849 3173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.78% 34.23% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1801 1797
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 123 107
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +13.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £16.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.13
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 the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing R as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

R
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

R Daily Rate Trend in the South East

R
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing R across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

R Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

R
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing R across the South East region.

R Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

R
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the South East 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
Hampshire +23 12 £175 -65.00%
West Sussex - 7 £200 -
East Sussex - 5 £414 -
Berkshire +16 3 £283 -40.52% 3
Oxfordshire -7 3 £475 -13.63% 7
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for R.

1 33 (71.74%) Python
2 21 (45.65%) Hadoop
3 20 (43.48%) Big Data
3 20 (43.48%) SAS
4 19 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (39.13%) Machine Learning
6 17 (36.96%) Degree
7 16 (34.78%) Statistics
8 14 (30.43%) SQL
9 13 (28.26%) Analytics
10 12 (26.09%) Java
11 11 (23.91%) Stata
11 11 (23.91%) Mathematics
12 10 (21.74%) C++
13 8 (17.39%) Postgraduate
13 8 (17.39%) MATLAB
13 8 (17.39%) GIS
13 8 (17.39%) ArcGIS
13 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (17.39%) QGIS
13 8 (17.39%) Spatial Analysis
14 7 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (15.22%) Data Mining
14 7 (15.22%) Scala
15 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
15 6 (13.04%) NoSQL
15 6 (13.04%) RDBMS
15 6 (13.04%) Apache Spark
15 6 (13.04%) scikit-learn
15 6 (13.04%) Pandas

R
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (43.48%) SAS
2 8 (17.39%) ArcGIS
3 6 (13.04%) Apache Spark
4 4 (8.70%) Apache
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Stata
2 4 (8.70%) MS Office
3 3 (6.52%) SPSS
4 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
5 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (45.65%) Hadoop
2 20 (43.48%) Big Data
3 8 (17.39%) GIS
3 8 (17.39%) QGIS
4 7 (15.22%) Data Mining
4 7 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (13.04%) NoSQL
5 6 (13.04%) RDBMS
5 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
6 5 (10.87%) Apache Hive
6 5 (10.87%) Text Mining
7 4 (8.70%) Spatial Data
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (6.52%) HBase
9 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
General
1 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Publishing
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Data Scientist
3 11 (23.91%) Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Python Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Spatial Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Statistical Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Big Data Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Cloud Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Data Modeller
6 3 (6.52%) Machine Learning Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Scala Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Big Data Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Cloud Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Data Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Data Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Hadoop Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Hadoop Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Statistical Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Pandas
1 6 (13.04%) scikit-learn
2 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) Keras
2 4 (8.70%) Theano
2 4 (8.70%) Torch
2 4 (8.70%) XGBoost
3 3 (6.52%) Django
3 3 (6.52%) Flash
3 3 (6.52%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.35%) Node.js
4 2 (4.35%) NumPy
5 1 (2.17%) Cascading
5 1 (2.17%) JSON
5 1 (2.17%) OAuth2
5 1 (2.17%) REST
5 1 (2.17%) RESTful
5 1 (2.17%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (34.78%) Statistics
3 11 (23.91%) Mathematics
4 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
5 5 (10.87%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (8.70%) Algorithms
6 4 (8.70%) Mainframe
7 2 (4.35%) Physics
8 1 (2.17%) Neural Network
8 1 (2.17%) Smart Energy
8 1 (2.17%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) MVS
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Machine Learning
2 13 (28.26%) Analytics
3 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) Spatial Analysis
4 5 (10.87%) Predictive Modelling
4 5 (10.87%) Quantitative Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.70%) Deep Learning
6 3 (6.52%) Data Analytics
6 3 (6.52%) Data Ingestion
6 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
7 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.35%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps
7 2 (4.35%) Project Management
7 2 (4.35%) Scrum
7 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.35%) User Stories
8 1 (2.17%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (71.74%) Python
2 14 (30.43%) SQL
3 12 (26.09%) Java
4 10 (21.74%) C++
5 8 (17.39%) MATLAB
6 7 (15.22%) Scala
7 4 (8.70%) C
7 4 (8.70%) C#
7 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 4 (8.70%) VB
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.17%) SAS Macro
8 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) Degree
2 8 (17.39%) Postgraduate
3 2 (4.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Cloudera
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Splunk
2 2 (4.35%) Tableau
3 1 (2.17%) DataFlux
3 1 (2.17%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.17%) VMware