Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 143 203
Rank change year-on-year -47 +60 -1
Contract jobs citing R 23 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 0.60% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.01% 1.40% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 5
Scotland median daily rate £430 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.47% +35.71% -
10th Percentile £344 £438 £335
90th Percentile £571 £513 £365
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £28.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -23.48% +51.32% -36.67%

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 2,269 1,789 1,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.81% 42.72% 34.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,380 1,069 1,065
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £260
90th Percentile £538 £500 £476
UK median daily rate £463 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 33
Scotland median hourly rate £17.40 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.50% - +29.03%
10th Percentile £13.44 £14.30 £32.35
90th Percentile £45.69 £195.00 £45.70
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 17 £430 -9.47% 5
Glasgow - 3 £475 - 2
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Stirling -9 1 £363 -23.68%
R
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 19 (82.61%) Python
2 18 (78.26%) SQL
3 14 (60.87%) Data Science
4 13 (56.52%) Machine Learning
5 12 (52.17%) Finance
6 11 (47.83%) Hadoop
7 10 (43.48%) Analytics
7 10 (43.48%) Statistics
7 10 (43.48%) SAS
8 9 (39.13%) Java
8 9 (39.13%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (30.43%) Algorithms
10 7 (30.43%) Mathematics
11 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
11 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (26.09%) Visualisation
11 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (26.09%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (26.09%) Big Data
11 6 (26.09%) Apache Spark
12 5 (21.74%) Natural Language Processing
12 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
12 5 (21.74%) Bayesian Methods
12 5 (21.74%) Deep Learning
12 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
12 5 (21.74%) Data Management
12 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
12 5 (21.74%) JIRA
13 4 (17.39%) ETL

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 10 (43.48%) SAS
2 6 (26.09%) Apache Spark
3 3 (13.04%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Chatbot
2 1 (4.35%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (26.09%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon S3
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon SageMaker
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) Hadoop
2 6 (26.09%) Big Data
3 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
4 4 (17.39%) Spotfire
5 3 (13.04%) Impala
5 3 (13.04%) QlikView
5 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
6 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
6 2 (8.70%) Data Lake
6 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
6 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (8.70%) Pentaho
6 2 (8.70%) Power BI
7 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (4.35%) HBase
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) Bitbucket
2 2 (8.70%) IntelliJ
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Data Scientist
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Data Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Data Scientist
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Data Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.70%) Bokeh
2 2 (8.70%) D3.js
2 2 (8.70%) Drools
2 2 (8.70%) ggplot
2 2 (8.70%) Seaborn
3 1 (4.35%) Akka
3 1 (4.35%) Kafka
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (30.43%) Algorithms
3 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Native
4 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.35%) Clustering
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Data Science
2 13 (56.52%) Machine Learning
3 10 (43.48%) Analytics
3 10 (43.48%) Statistics
4 9 (39.13%) Artificial Intelligence
5 7 (30.43%) Mathematics
6 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (26.09%) Visualisation
7 5 (21.74%) Bayesian Methods
7 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
7 5 (21.74%) Data Management
7 5 (21.74%) Deep Learning
8 4 (17.39%) ETL
8 4 (17.39%) Physics
9 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (13.04%) Experimental Design
9 3 (13.04%) Naive Bayes
9 3 (13.04%) Random Forest
9 3 (13.04%) Reinforcement Learning
9 3 (13.04%) Support Vector Machines
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Python
2 18 (78.26%) SQL
3 9 (39.13%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) Scala
5 2 (8.70%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) C++
5 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
5 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) PhD
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ambari
1 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Tableau
3 2 (8.70%) Cloudera
3 2 (8.70%) Datameer
3 2 (8.70%) MapR
3 2 (8.70%) Teradata
3 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) Hortonworks
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Sybase