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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Insightful S-PLUS
Rank 624 612 569
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -43
Contract jobs citing S-PLUS 4 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.018%
As % of the Applications category 0.059% 0.028% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£500 £563 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.15% +50.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £152
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
6729 7191 6539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.82% 13.14% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 3968 3549
Average daily rate £340 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £157 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 656 747 663
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -

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 2 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 3 August 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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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 -7 4 £500 -11.15% 6
London -12 4 £500 -11.15% 6

S-PLUS
Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (25.00%) R
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Predictive Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Clementine
2 2 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 2 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) SAS
2 2 (25.00%) SPSS
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Tandem
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre

S-PLUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Clementine
1 2 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Tandem
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (25.00%) Predictive Modelling
1 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
1 2 (25.00%) Analytics
1 2 (25.00%) Customer Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) R
3 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow