The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 114 104 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing R 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.087% 0.18% 0.055%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.53% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£281 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.78% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+61.76% +29.52%
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 West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
725 753 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.52% 34.21% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 423 330
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 24
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.88 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.45 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing R across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

R
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing R across the West Midlands region.

R Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

R
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
Birmingham -1 2 £281 +0.44% 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) Billing
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Bioinformatics
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) SAS
1 2 (66.67%) Cerner
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Informatics
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) SNOMED CT
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Health Informatics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) 3D Animation
2 1 (33.33%) Flex Builder
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) RIA
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Flex
2 1 (33.33%) Animation
2 1 (33.33%) Photography
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Flash
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Streaming Video

R
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Flex Builder
General
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Scientist
2 1 (33.33%) UI Developer
2 1 (33.33%) UI Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Flex
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Flash
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Informatics
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Health Informatics
2 1 (33.33%) RIA
2 1 (33.33%) Animation
2 1 (33.33%) Photography
2 1 (33.33%) Streaming Video
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Bioinformatics
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) 3D Animation
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SNOMED CT
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cerner
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe