The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for S-PLUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited S-PLUS over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Insightful S-PLUS
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 - 416
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing S-PLUS 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% - 0.030%
As % of the Applications category 0.18% - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Median daily rate £775 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

S-PLUS is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1688 1950 2474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 8.16% 9.01% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1395 1615
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 71 140
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.42% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.25 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

S-PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing S-PLUS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for S-PLUS in London

S-PLUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing S-PLUS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for S-PLUS in London

S-PLUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing S-PLUS in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for S-PLUS in London

S-PLUS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing S-PLUS within the London region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
City of London - 2 £775 -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
S-PLUS
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing S-PLUS 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 London region with a requirement for S-PLUS.

1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) R
2 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 3 (50.00%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (50.00%) Star Schema
3 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
3 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) DB2
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) PhD
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) SAS
4 2 (33.33%) Toad
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) RUP
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (33.33%) PowerBuilder
4 2 (33.33%) ERwin
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management

S-PLUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Star Schema
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) ERwin
1 2 (33.33%) PowerBuilder
1 2 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Data Scientist
2 2 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Data Scientist
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ETL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Excel Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Relationships Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Service Manager
3 1 (16.67%) MicroStrategy Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) MicroStrategy Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Relationships Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Service Relationship Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (33.33%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (33.33%) Predictive Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) RUP
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) R
2 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) PhD
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) MicroStrategy