Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 178 191
Rank change year-on-year +6 +13 -
Contract jobs citing R 15 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.070% 0.049%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Scotland median daily rate £468 £463 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +54.17% -
10th Percentile £282 £429 £290
90th Percentile £489 £486 £310
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £24.75 £21.03 £19.50
% change year-on-year +17.69% +7.85% -40.00%

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 1925 1739 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.30% 40.34% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 1050 1036
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 44
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.09 £14.85 £14.39
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +3 12 £349 -24.59% 2
Stirling - 2 £475 - 1
Glasgow -11 1 - -
R
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 13 (86.67%) Analytics
2 12 (80.00%) Python
3 8 (53.33%) Machine Learning
4 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (46.67%) Statistics
4 7 (46.67%) Predictive Analytics
5 6 (40.00%) Degree
5 6 (40.00%) Big Data
5 6 (40.00%) Statistical Modelling
5 6 (40.00%) Data Analytics
6 5 (33.33%) Splunk
6 5 (33.33%) Algorithms
6 5 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
6 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 5 (33.33%) Physics
6 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) Data Analysis
6 5 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (33.33%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) ETL
7 4 (26.67%) SAS
7 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
8 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

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 4 (26.67%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SPSS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (13.33%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Big Data
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) Power BI
3 2 (13.33%) QlikView
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (6.67%) GIS
4 1 (6.67%) HDInsight
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (6.67%) Spatial Data
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Data Scientist
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Report Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Data Scientist
4 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
4 1 (6.67%) Smart City
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Analytics
2 8 (53.33%) Machine Learning
3 7 (46.67%) Predictive Analytics
3 7 (46.67%) Statistics
4 6 (40.00%) Data Analytics
4 6 (40.00%) Statistical Modelling
5 5 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 5 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
5 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 5 (33.33%) Physics
5 5 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (26.67%) ETL
6 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
7 3 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
8 2 (13.33%) Data Management
8 2 (13.33%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Python
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) BS7666
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Splunk
2 2 (13.33%) Informatica
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft