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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 131 109 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Contract jobs citing R 17 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.24% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.66% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Median daily rate £463 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 - £32.50
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
1026 737 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.08% 30.03% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 423 435
Median daily rate £370 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 24
Median hourly rate £36.25 £23.63 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.43% +15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £34.92 £84.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing R as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing R across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

R Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire - 9 £550 -
Warwickshire -6 4 £350 -22.22% 1
Birmingham - 2 £525 - 2
Coventry - 1 £400 -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for R.

1 18 (69.23%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (53.85%) Data Architecture
3 13 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 11 (42.31%) SAS
5 10 (38.46%) RDBMS
5 10 (38.46%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (38.46%) VMware
5 10 (38.46%) REST
5 10 (38.46%) Cloudera
5 10 (38.46%) Pentaho
5 10 (38.46%) Relational Database
5 10 (38.46%) Data Structures
5 10 (38.46%) Platfora
5 10 (38.46%) Cloudera CDH
6 9 (34.62%) ETL
6 9 (34.62%) C
7 8 (30.77%) Java
7 8 (30.77%) Oracle
7 8 (30.77%) OOP
7 8 (30.77%) OO
7 8 (30.77%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (30.77%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (30.77%) Python
7 8 (30.77%) Web Services
7 8 (30.77%) Windows
7 8 (30.77%) Workflow
7 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (30.77%) Data Integration
7 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database

R
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (42.31%) SAS
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (69.23%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 10 (38.46%) Cloudera CDH
3 10 (38.46%) Pentaho
3 10 (38.46%) RDBMS
3 10 (38.46%) Relational Database
4 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
4 8 (30.77%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (7.69%) Big Data
6 1 (3.85%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.85%) Impala
6 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (23.08%) ClearQuest
2 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 6 (23.08%) JIRA
2 6 (23.08%) PVCS
General
1 2 (7.69%) Automotive
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Architect
2 8 (30.77%) Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Hadoop Architect
4 5 (19.23%) Lead Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Technical Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Data Scientist
5 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Data Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Research Scientist
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) Asset Management Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Data Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Development Specialist
8 1 (3.85%) ETL Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) REST
2 8 (30.77%) Web Services
3 7 (26.92%) Apache CXF
4 2 (7.69%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Data Structures
2 8 (30.77%) Data Integration
3 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
5 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.69%) Neural Network
5 2 (7.69%) Statistics
6 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.85%) Physics
6 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Data Architecture
2 10 (38.46%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (34.62%) ETL
4 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) OO
4 8 (30.77%) OOP
4 8 (30.77%) Workflow
5 7 (26.92%) UML
6 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (23.08%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (19.23%) Analytics
8 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
9 2 (7.69%) Data Engineering
9 2 (7.69%) Machine Learning
9 2 (7.69%) Monte Carlo Method
9 2 (7.69%) Random Forest
9 2 (7.69%) User Stories
10 1 (3.85%) Big Data Analytics
10 1 (3.85%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) C
2 8 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Sun Certification
2 5 (19.23%) Degree
3 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) PhD
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Cloudera
1 10 (38.46%) Platfora
1 10 (38.46%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Tableau
4 1 (3.85%) IBM