The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 140 147 146
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing R 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.094% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.24% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Median daily rate £145 £575 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.78% +43.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £500 £388
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 -
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -
R
England

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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1123 1265 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.25% 39.63% 36.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 858 761
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 59 84
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.31 £34.00 £23.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

R
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

R Daily Rate Trend in the South West

R
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

R Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

R
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Devon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £145 -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 West region with a requirement for R.

1 7 (58.33%) Python
2 5 (41.67%) SAS
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) PhD
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) New Media
4 3 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 3 (25.00%) Campaign Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Outbound Marketing
4 3 (25.00%) Direct Marketing
4 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (25.00%) Marketing
4 3 (25.00%) Email Marketing
4 3 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (25.00%) Customer Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Neural Network
5 2 (16.67%) Chatbot
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Big Data
5 2 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (16.67%) Statistics
5 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) Tableau
6 1 (8.33%) Statistical Modelling

R
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (41.67%) SAS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Chatbot
2 1 (8.33%) SPSS
2 1 (8.33%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) Power BI
General
1 3 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Data Scientist
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Marketing Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) SAS Marketing Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Machine Learning Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Scientist
4 1 (8.33%) Statistician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (25.00%) New Media
3 2 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Neural Network
3 2 (16.67%) Statistics
4 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Campaign Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) Customer Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
1 3 (25.00%) Direct Marketing
1 3 (25.00%) Email Marketing
1 3 (25.00%) Machine Learning
1 3 (25.00%) Outbound Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Actionable Insight
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Pattern Recognition
3 1 (8.33%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Time Series Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Python
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) PhD
2 1 (8.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Tableau