Period
to 20 April 2018

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 6 months to 20 April 2018 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 152 193
Rank change year-on-year -36 +41 -
Contract jobs citing R 10 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.20% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.53% 0.81% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 7
Scotland median daily rate £475 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +35.71% -
10th Percentile £360 £451 £290
90th Percentile £520 £508 £360
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +9.47% -5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +36.59% +12.33% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,896 1,612 1,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.00% 44.63% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,214 956 1,028
Scotland median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £276 £263 £260
90th Percentile £530 £480 £514
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 27
Scotland median hourly rate £17.30 £43.20 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.95% +15.19% +20.97%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.80 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.05 £57.50 £45.10
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 April 2018. 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
Edinburgh -26 9 £450 -5.26% 5
Glasgow -20 1 £475 -
R
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for R.

1 8 (80.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Hadoop
2 6 (60.00%) Machine Learning
2 6 (60.00%) Apache Spark
2 6 (60.00%) Data Science
3 5 (50.00%) Scala
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) SAS
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (40.00%) Analytics
4 4 (40.00%) Impala
5 3 (30.00%) Big Data
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) Data Lake
5 3 (30.00%) Apache Hive
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
5 3 (30.00%) Banking
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) PhD
6 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (20.00%) HBase
6 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (20.00%) Statistics
6 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis

R
Co-occurring 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 6 (60.00%) Apache Spark
2 5 (50.00%) SAS
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Pig
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (40.00%) Impala
3 3 (30.00%) Apache Hive
3 3 (30.00%) Big Data
3 3 (30.00%) Data Lake
4 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (20.00%) HBase
5 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) Power BI
5 1 (10.00%) QlikView
5 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ERwin
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Data Scientist
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Finance Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Data Scientist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Kafka
2 1 (10.00%) Akka
2 1 (10.00%) Bokeh
2 1 (10.00%) D3.js
2 1 (10.00%) ggplot
2 1 (10.00%) Seaborn
2 1 (10.00%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Data Science
1 6 (60.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (40.00%) Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Statistics
5 1 (10.00%) Anomaly Detection
5 1 (10.00%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Acquisition
5 1 (10.00%) Data Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Data Ingestion
5 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Scala
4 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) PhD
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) HDFS
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (10.00%) Ambari
2 1 (10.00%) Oozie
2 1 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (10.00%) Hortonworks
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) MapR
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Sybase
3 1 (10.00%) Teradata