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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 120 - 140
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing R 18 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% - 0.033%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.61% - 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £380
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +38.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
1117 1195 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.88% 38.55% 39.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 797 780
Median daily rate £365 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 72 55
Median hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.19 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%

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 25 June 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 - 14 £425 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £510 -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 26 (92.86%) SQL
1 26 (92.86%) Python
2 24 (85.71%) MATLAB
2 24 (85.71%) C++
2 24 (85.71%) Java
3 23 (82.14%) Degree
4 16 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (53.57%) Computer Science
6 14 (50.00%) Machine Learning
7 13 (46.43%) Analytics
7 13 (46.43%) Data Analytics
7 13 (46.43%) SAS
8 12 (42.86%) PhD
8 12 (42.86%) Data Mining
8 12 (42.86%) Finance
9 10 (35.71%) Data Analysis
9 10 (35.71%) Mentoring
9 10 (35.71%) QA
10 9 (32.14%) Ruby
10 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (32.14%) Scrum
10 9 (32.14%) Objective-C
10 9 (32.14%) HTML
10 9 (32.14%) C
10 9 (32.14%) C#
10 9 (32.14%) CSS
11 8 (28.57%) OOP
11 8 (28.57%) OO
11 8 (28.57%) Apple
11 8 (28.57%) JIRA

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 13 (46.43%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) Data Mining
2 5 (17.86%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Data Scientist
2 9 (32.14%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Senior Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Senior Software Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Software Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Senior DevOps
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Environment Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Statistician
5 1 (3.57%) Test Environment Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) CSS
1 9 (32.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (53.57%) Computer Science
3 8 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 5 (17.86%) Algorithms
4 5 (17.86%) Statistics
5 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 2 (7.14%) Visualisation
7 1 (3.57%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 13 (46.43%) Analytics
2 13 (46.43%) Data Analytics
3 10 (35.71%) Data Analysis
3 10 (35.71%) Mentoring
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Scrum
5 8 (28.57%) DevOps
5 8 (28.57%) Line Management
5 8 (28.57%) OO
5 8 (28.57%) OOP
6 3 (10.71%) Monte Carlo Method
7 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (7.14%) Data Munging
7 2 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
7 2 (7.14%) Linear Algebra
7 2 (7.14%) Office Automation
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.57%) Statistical Modelling
8 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) Python
1 26 (92.86%) SQL
2 24 (85.71%) C++
2 24 (85.71%) Java
2 24 (85.71%) MATLAB
3 9 (32.14%) C
3 9 (32.14%) C#
3 9 (32.14%) Objective-C
3 9 (32.14%) Ruby
4 3 (10.71%) Lua
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) Degree
2 12 (42.86%) PhD
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft