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 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 150 -
Rank change year-on-year +52 -  
Contract jobs citing R 19 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.88% 0.034% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 0.094% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £475 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +5.55% -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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 931 1064 982
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.00% 36.20% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 575 510
Median daily rate £388 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -4.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 21
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in Scotland over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 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
Edinburgh - 15 £475 - 6
Stirling - 4 £475 - 2
R
UK

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

1 17 (73.91%) Python
1 17 (73.91%) Analytics
2 14 (60.87%) Finance
3 13 (56.52%) SAS
4 12 (52.17%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (52.17%) Machine Learning
5 11 (47.83%) Predictive Analytics
6 10 (43.48%) MATLAB
6 10 (43.48%) SQL
7 9 (39.13%) Statistics
7 9 (39.13%) Data Analysis
8 8 (34.78%) Data Management
8 8 (34.78%) ETL
8 8 (34.78%) Mathematics
8 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (34.78%) Risk Analytics
9 6 (26.09%) Visualisation
9 6 (26.09%) Degree
9 6 (26.09%) QlikView
10 5 (21.74%) Hadoop
10 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (17.39%) Data Analytics
11 4 (17.39%) Data Transformation
11 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (17.39%) Apache Spark
11 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
11 4 (17.39%) Dashboard Development
11 4 (17.39%) Signal Processing
11 4 (17.39%) Data Visualisation
11 4 (17.39%) Big Data

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 13 (56.52%) SAS
2 4 (17.39%) Apache Spark
3 2 (8.70%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) SPSS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (26.09%) QlikView
3 5 (21.74%) Hadoop
4 4 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (17.39%) Big Data
4 4 (17.39%) Data Lake
4 4 (17.39%) HBase
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
5 2 (8.70%) Impala
5 2 (8.70%) Spotfire
6 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Data Scientist
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst Programmer
2 4 (17.39%) Analytics Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Data Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Programmer
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst Programmer
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Programmer
3 2 (8.70%) Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Kafka
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) NumPy
2 1 (4.35%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) MVS
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Analytics
2 12 (52.17%) Machine Learning
3 11 (47.83%) Predictive Analytics
4 9 (39.13%) Data Analysis
4 9 (39.13%) Statistics
5 8 (34.78%) Data Management
5 8 (34.78%) ETL
5 8 (34.78%) Mathematics
5 8 (34.78%) Risk Analytics
6 6 (26.09%) Visualisation
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (17.39%) Applied Mathematics
8 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (17.39%) Data Architecture
8 4 (17.39%) Data Transformation
8 4 (17.39%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (17.39%) Econometrics
8 4 (17.39%) Physics
8 4 (17.39%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) Python
2 10 (43.48%) MATLAB
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) Scala
4 2 (8.70%) C
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) PhD
3 3 (13.04%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (8.70%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Informatica
2 3 (13.04%) Splunk
3 2 (8.70%) Cloudera
3 2 (8.70%) Tableau
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft