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 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 136 145 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing R 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.063% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.68% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate £525 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -
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
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
1177 1188 862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.14% 37.18% 34.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 770 521
Average daily rate £375 £383 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +17.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £272 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 75 45
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £27.45 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.60 £44.50 £40.00
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing R across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

R Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
Bristol +2 6 £575 +48.38%
Devon - 2 £450 -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (88.89%) SQL
1 8 (88.89%) Python
2 7 (77.78%) Data Analysis
3 6 (66.67%) Visualisation
3 6 (66.67%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (44.44%) Machine Learning
4 4 (44.44%) D3.js
4 4 (44.44%) Big Data
4 4 (44.44%) Analytics
4 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (44.44%) Data Munging
4 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
4 4 (44.44%) Statistics
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Algorithms
4 4 (44.44%) Linear Algebra
4 4 (44.44%) Office Automation
5 3 (33.33%) SAS
6 2 (22.22%) CRM
6 2 (22.22%) MySQL
6 2 (22.22%) C
6 2 (22.22%) C#
6 2 (22.22%) C++
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) CSS
6 2 (22.22%) OOP
6 2 (22.22%) OO

R
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (11.11%) Google Analytics
1 1 (11.11%) Pure360
1 1 (11.11%) Responsys
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Big Data
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Data Scientist
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Insight Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Environment Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Insight Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Insight Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing Insight Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Insight Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Marketing Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Environment Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) D3.js
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 4 (44.44%) Algorithms
2 4 (44.44%) Statistics
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (22.22%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Data Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (44.44%) Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (44.44%) Data Munging
3 4 (44.44%) Linear Algebra
3 4 (44.44%) Machine Learning
3 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 4 (44.44%) Office Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Bayesian Methods
4 2 (22.22%) CHAID
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Python
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) MATLAB
2 2 (22.22%) Objective-C
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe
3 1 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (11.11%) Omniture
3 1 (11.11%) Sysomos
3 1 (11.11%) Twitter