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 29 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.

R
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 154 121
Rank change year-on-year +33 -33  
Contract jobs citing R 7 4 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.10% 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.68% 0.28% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 26
Median daily rate £313 £675 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.70% +3.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £500 £600
% change year-on-year -11.25% -16.66%  
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 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 1032 1439 1127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.94% 37.19% 31.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 910 706
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 26
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £17.40 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 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 29 March 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
Manchester - 5 £313 - 8
Cheshire +27 1 £350 +20.68% 1
R
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for R.

1 7 (50.00%) Python
1 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) SAS
3 5 (35.71%) Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) Machine Learning
4 4 (28.57%) Big Data
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) PhD
5 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Retail
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (21.43%) Web Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (21.43%) Marketing
5 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (21.43%) FMCG
5 3 (21.43%) Credit Risk
5 3 (21.43%) Tableau
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) KNIME
5 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
6 2 (14.29%) React
6 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (14.29%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting

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 (35.71%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) GitHub
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Big Data
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
2 3 (21.43%) KNIME
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) Power BI
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (7.14%) HBase
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (7.14%) QlikView
4 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (21.43%) Marketing
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Data Scientist
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) DBA
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Ajax
1 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) LESS
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
1 2 (14.29%) React
1 2 (14.29%) Sass
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Credit Risk
1 3 (21.43%) FMCG
2 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) CentOS
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Machine Learning
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
4 3 (21.43%) Web Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Statistics
5 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
5 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) FreeIPA
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Tableau
3 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio
3 1 (7.14%) Hortonworks
3 1 (7.14%) SAP