Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 167 209
Rank change year-on-year -3 +42 -9
Contract jobs citing R 27 25 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% 0.53% 0.019%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.24% 1.26% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 1
Scotland median daily rate £425 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +35.71% -
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £34.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -36.23% +68.29% -31.67%

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 2,182 1,990 1,980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.88% 41.99% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,285 1,166 1,138
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £286 £288 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 39
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -6.25% +23.36%
10th Percentile £12.85 £15.54 £18.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £45.35
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +3.59%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -10 16 £400 -14.44% 3
Glasgow -3 7 £425 - 3
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Stirling -3 1 £363 -23.68% 1
Highlands - 1 - -
R
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 20 (74.07%) SQL
2 16 (59.26%) Python
2 16 (59.26%) Statistics
3 13 (48.15%) Java
4 12 (44.44%) Relational Database
4 12 (44.44%) Data Science
5 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (37.04%) JIRA
6 10 (37.04%) Finance
6 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
7 9 (33.33%) Hadoop
7 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 9 (33.33%) SAS
7 9 (33.33%) Mathematics
8 8 (29.63%) Analytics
8 8 (29.63%) Machine Learning
9 7 (25.93%) Bitbucket
9 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
9 7 (25.93%) Visualisation
9 7 (25.93%) Kanban
9 7 (25.93%) Drools
9 7 (25.93%) Pentaho
9 7 (25.93%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (25.93%) DevOps
9 7 (25.93%) Microservices
9 7 (25.93%) Private Cloud
9 7 (25.93%) Cloud Native
9 7 (25.93%) Performance Attribution

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 9 (33.33%) SAS
2 2 (7.41%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Chatbot
2 2 (7.41%) SPSS
3 1 (3.70%) EViews
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (25.93%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (3.70%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) Relational Database
2 9 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 7 (25.93%) Pentaho
4 5 (18.52%) Big Data
4 5 (18.52%) Spotfire
5 3 (11.11%) QlikView
5 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.70%) Data Lake
6 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
1 10 (37.04%) JIRA
2 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (25.93%) Bitbucket
3 7 (25.93%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.70%) RStudio
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Data Scientist
2 7 (25.93%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Data Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Data Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Data Scientist
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Data Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Azure Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Junior
7 1 (3.70%) Junior Data Scientist
7 1 (3.70%) Monitoring Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
1 7 (25.93%) Drools
2 5 (18.52%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (7.41%) Bokeh
3 2 (7.41%) D3.js
3 2 (7.41%) ggplot
3 2 (7.41%) Seaborn
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.93%) Cloud Native
2 7 (25.93%) Private Cloud
3 6 (22.22%) Algorithms
3 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Statistics
2 12 (44.44%) Data Science
3 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 8 (29.63%) Analytics
5 8 (29.63%) Machine Learning
6 7 (25.93%) DevOps
6 7 (25.93%) ETL
6 7 (25.93%) Kanban
6 7 (25.93%) Microservices
6 7 (25.93%) Performance Attribution
6 7 (25.93%) Performance Measurement
6 7 (25.93%) Scrum
6 7 (25.93%) Visualisation
6 7 (25.93%) Web Development
7 6 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (22.22%) Asset Management
8 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
8 5 (18.52%) Data Management
8 5 (18.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) SQL
2 16 (59.26%) Python
3 13 (48.15%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) Scala
5 3 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (7.41%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) PhD
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
1 1 (3.70%) IFRS
1 1 (3.70%) IFRS 9
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 13485
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Tableau
3 3 (11.11%) Datameer
3 3 (11.11%) Teradata
4 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.70%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) MapR
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft