The table below looks at the statistics for S-PLUS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited S-PLUS over the 3 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Insightful S-PLUS
UK
Rank 592 626 613
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -13
Contract jobs citing S-PLUS 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Applications category 0.062% 0.035% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £485
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
4829 5662 6219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.64% 10.88% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2906 3349 3516
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £168 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 500 601
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.90
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.73%

S-PLUS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing S-PLUS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

S-PLUS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

S-PLUS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing S-PLUS within the UK.

S-PLUS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

S-PLUS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing S-PLUS within the UK.

S-PLUS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

S-PLUS
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing S-PLUS within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 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
England +38 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - -

S-PLUS
Top 10 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing S-PLUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for S-PLUS.

1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) SAS
1 3 (100.00%) Biometrics
1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (100.00%) Publishing
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Life Science
1 3 (100.00%) R
2 2 (66.67%) CDISC

S-PLUS
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (100.00%) SAS
General
1 3 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (100.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Programmer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Programmer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (33.33%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Biometrics
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) CDISC