Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 205 234
Rank change year-on-year +26 +29 -37
Contract jobs citing R 20 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 0.72% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 9
North West median daily rate £525 £463 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -28.85% +126.09%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £353
90th Percentile £888 £579 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
North West median hourly rate - £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% -
England median hourly rate £24.75 £24.27 £20.27
% change year-on-year +2.00% +19.74% -37.65%

R is in the Programming Languages category. The following 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2150 2497 2703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.06% 36.56% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1723 1688
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £529 £500 £526
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 60 97
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +31.87%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.15 £17.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.63 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +30 9 £550 +33.33% 6
Cheshire +8 6 £448 -3.24%
Merseyside +5 3 £350 -39.13%
Lancashire - 2 £1,050 -
R
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) Python
2 9 (45.00%) SAS
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Analytics
4 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 5 (25.00%) Market Risk
6 3 (15.00%) Apache Spark
6 3 (15.00%) Data Analytics
6 3 (15.00%) Open Source
6 3 (15.00%) Apache Hive
6 3 (15.00%) Logistic Regression
6 3 (15.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (15.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (15.00%) Ruby
6 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (15.00%) C#
6 3 (15.00%) Apache
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) Service Management
7 2 (10.00%) Teradata
7 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) IT Governance

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 9 (45.00%) SAS
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
2 3 (15.00%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (15.00%) Apache Hive
2 3 (15.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (10.00%) Big Data
3 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.00%) Redis
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Data Scientist
3 3 (15.00%) Data Modeller
3 3 (15.00%) SAS Developer
3 3 (15.00%) SAS Modeller
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) SAS Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) SAS Statistical Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Statistical Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Big Data Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Data Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Hadoop Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) QlikView Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) Dapper ORM
2 2 (10.00%) LINQ
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Market Risk
3 2 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (15.00%) Logistic Regression
3 3 (15.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Kanban
4 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.00%) Product Management
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Python
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.00%) Scala
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Teradata