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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 138 - 119
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing R 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.063% - 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% - 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £275 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £35.75 -
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -
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
1160 850 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.35% 34.67% 42.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 521 593
Average daily rate £378 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 48 98
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £14.75 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing R across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Bristol - 2 £325 -
Devon - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (54.55%) Visualisation
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) SAS
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) QlikView
4 3 (27.27%) Resource Management
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
4 3 (27.27%) Statistical Modelling
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) User Experience
4 3 (27.27%) ArcGIS
4 3 (27.27%) MATLAB
4 3 (27.27%) Mathematica
4 3 (27.27%) Data Management
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) MS Access
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (18.18%) Big Data
5 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
5 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Data Migration

R
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (36.36%) SAS
2 3 (27.27%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Mathematica
2 1 (9.09%) SPSS
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) QlikView
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) MS Access
2 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 2 (18.18%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Database Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Big Data Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Data Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Scientist
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft BI Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Visualisation
2 3 (27.27%) Open Source
2 3 (27.27%) User Experience
3 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Resource Management
1 3 (27.27%) Statistical Modelling
1 3 (27.27%) Analytics
1 3 (27.27%) Data Management
1 3 (27.27%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) MATLAB
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Tableau
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle