The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 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.

R
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 152 135
Rank change year-on-year +21 -17  
Contract jobs citing R 5 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.19% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.54% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 16
Median daily rate £550 £400 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £506
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £456 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £450 £525
% change year-on-year -1.38% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1087 1296 1190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.81% 34.38% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 869 767
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 31 25
Median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -22.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £18.80 £18.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for R in the North West

R
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in the North West

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing R in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for R in the North West

R
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cheshire +8 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
R
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 North West region with a requirement for R.

1 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (41.67%) SAS
3 5 (41.67%) Tableau
4 4 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 4 (33.33%) Power BI
4 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) KNIME
5 3 (25.00%) User Experience
5 3 (25.00%) Logistic Regression
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (25.00%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (16.67%) Microservices
6 2 (16.67%) React

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (41.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SPSS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) GitHub
1 2 (16.67%) Google Analytics
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Power BI
3 3 (25.00%) KNIME
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (8.33%) Big Data
5 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (8.33%) DB2
5 1 (8.33%) MySQL
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (8.33%) QlikView
5 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Head of Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) Head of Data Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modeller
3 1 (8.33%) Data Scientist
3 1 (8.33%) SAS Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Ajax
1 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) LESS
1 2 (16.67%) Node.js
1 2 (16.67%) React
1 2 (16.67%) Sass
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Logistic Regression
4 2 (16.67%) Actionable Insight
4 2 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Insight
4 2 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (16.67%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (16.67%) Microservices
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
4 1 (8.33%) COBOL
4 1 (8.33%) JCL
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) IAS 39
1 1 (8.33%) IFRS
1 1 (8.33%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Tableau
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Ab Initio
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) Teradata