The table below looks at the statistics for S-PLUS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited S-PLUS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Insightful S-PLUS
Rank 590 - 551
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing S-PLUS 5 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% - 0.012%
As % of the Applications category 0.073% - 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
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£550 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London average 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
6873 6680 6215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.46% 12.94% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3978 3646 3135
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 708 658 743
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.74 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

S-PLUS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing S-PLUS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing S-PLUS within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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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
England - 4 £550 - 2
London - 2 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Newmarket - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

S-PLUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing S-PLUS 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 S-PLUS.

1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) CCSA
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
1 2 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Juniper
1 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (25.00%) DMZ
1 2 (25.00%) CCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (25.00%) R
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (12.50%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Probability Theory
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) Xamarin
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (12.50%) Physics
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Spotfire
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) WPF

S-PLUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing S-PLUS 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 S-PLUS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) DMZ
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) Spotfire
1 1 (12.50%) QlikView
1 1 (12.50%) SQLite
1 1 (12.50%) Base SAS
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IntelliMatch Developer
3 1 (12.50%) IntelliMatch Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Support
3 1 (12.50%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
1 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
1 1 (12.50%) WPF
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Physics
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) DevOps
1 1 (12.50%) Probability Theory
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) MVC
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) R
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCSA
1 2 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
1 2 (25.00%) CCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (12.50%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Juniper
1 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau
2 1 (12.50%) Xamarin
2 1 (12.50%) Apple