The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for R skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited R over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
South West / Bristol
Rank 67 69 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs citing R 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.12% 0.33% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.99% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £190 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.45% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £475 £600
% change year-on-year -6.57% -20.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% -  

R is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 313 303 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 38.36% 33.48% 36.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 205 228
Median daily rate £375 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -5.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £291 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £49.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.14% +23.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing R as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for R in Bristol

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing R in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for R in Bristol

R
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for R.

1 1 (50.00%) Postgraduate
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) SAS
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Stata
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
1 1 (50.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) Time Series Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

R
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (50.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Data Scientist
1 1 (50.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
1 1 (50.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Postgraduate