The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
UK / Scotland
Rank 98 126 -
Rank change year-on-year +28 -  
Contract jobs citing R 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.31% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.95% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £475 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £475 £600
% change year-on-year -13.15% -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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 764 843 896
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.65% 32.66% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 489 528
Median daily rate £375 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £19.65 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.30 £47.50
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for R in Scotland

R
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 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
Edinburgh +25 4 £475 - 4
R
UK

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for R.

1 4 (50.00%) ETL
1 4 (50.00%) SAS
1 4 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (37.50%) Scala
2 3 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (37.50%) HBase
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Apache Spark
2 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Data Lake
3 2 (25.00%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
3 2 (25.00%) Data Ingestion
3 2 (25.00%) Oozie
3 2 (25.00%) HDFS
3 2 (25.00%) Impala
3 2 (25.00%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Cloudera
3 2 (25.00%) Kafka
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System

R
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (50.00%) SAS
2 3 (37.50%) Apache Spark
3 2 (25.00%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (37.50%) Data Lake
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) HBase
3 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
3 2 (25.00%) Impala
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data
4 1 (12.50%) GIS
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
2 4 (50.00%) Data Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Data Scientist
5 1 (12.50%) Designer
5 1 (12.50%) Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Information Systems Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (12.50%) SAS Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Scientist
5 1 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Kafka
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ETL
2 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Data Ingestion
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Information Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Retrieval
4 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Discovery
4 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 1 (12.50%) Social Media Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Scala
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) Postgraduate
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (25.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cloudera
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) RapidMiner
2 1 (12.50%) VMware