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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank - 109 100
Contract jobs citing R 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.045% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.15% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate - £288 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £400 £285
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +40.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.63 - £42.50
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
862 656 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.78% 29.70% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 384 432
Average daily rate £365 £338 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.45 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.88% -7.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £16.85 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) SAS
1 3 (100.00%) SPSS
1 3 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 3 (100.00%) Analytics
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Social Media
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Hive
2 2 (66.67%) MapReduce
2 2 (66.67%) Tableau
2 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (66.67%) SAP HANA
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Teradata
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL

R
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) SAS
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Hive
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) SAP HANA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Java Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Architect
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Architect
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BI Architect
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SAS Architect
1 1 (33.33%) SAS Modeller
1 1 (33.33%) SPSS Modeller
1 1 (33.33%) Statistical Modeller
1 1 (33.33%) Teradata Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Social Media
2 2 (66.67%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) MapReduce
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Information Management
3 1 (33.33%) Master Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Predictive Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
1 2 (66.67%) Tableau
1 2 (66.67%) Teradata