Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 176 181
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +18
Contract jobs citing R 26 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 0.20% 0.096%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.20% 0.53% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 3
Scotland median daily rate £413 £349 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.28% -26.58% +58.33%
10th Percentile £354 £240 £433
90th Percentile £534 £467 £518
UK median daily rate £500 £501 £475
% change year-on-year -0.10% +5.37% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £28.00 £21.03
% change year-on-year +60.71% +33.14% +15.23%

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 2,174 1,888 1,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.66% 37.84% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,250 1,147 1,029
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £306 £280 £263
90th Percentile £546 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 34
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.38% -47.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £16.00 £15.05 £14.85
90th Percentile £44.27 £134.30 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +12 15 £400 +14.70% 2
Glasgow -14 7 £425 - 2
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
R
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 (73.08%) SQL
2 17 (65.38%) Python
3 15 (57.69%) Statistics
4 12 (46.15%) Java
4 12 (46.15%) Relational Database
5 11 (42.31%) Data Science
6 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 10 (38.46%) ETL
6 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (38.46%) JIRA
7 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
8 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (30.77%) Mathematics
8 8 (30.77%) Finance
9 7 (26.92%) Scrum
9 7 (26.92%) IntelliJ
9 7 (26.92%) Oracle
9 7 (26.92%) Kanban
9 7 (26.92%) Drools
9 7 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (26.92%) Web Development
9 7 (26.92%) Pentaho
9 7 (26.92%) Hadoop
9 7 (26.92%) Visualisation
9 7 (26.92%) Machine Learning
9 7 (26.92%) Analytics
9 7 (26.92%) AngularJS
9 7 (26.92%) DevOps
9 7 (26.92%) Bitbucket

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 (23.08%) SAS
2 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Chatbot
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.85%) EViews
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (26.92%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (15.38%) Amazon S3
4 3 (11.54%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (11.54%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 7 (26.92%) Hadoop
2 7 (26.92%) Pentaho
3 5 (19.23%) Spotfire
4 4 (15.38%) Big Data
5 3 (11.54%) QlikView
5 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.85%) GIS
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 10 (38.46%) JIRA
2 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
3 7 (26.92%) Bitbucket
3 7 (26.92%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.85%) Hudson
4 1 (3.85%) RStudio
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Data Scientist
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Data Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Data Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Data Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Data Scientist
6 1 (3.85%) Junior
6 1 (3.85%) Junior Data Scientist
6 1 (3.85%) Monitoring Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) AngularJS
1 7 (26.92%) Drools
2 4 (15.38%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (7.69%) Bokeh
3 2 (7.69%) D3.js
3 2 (7.69%) ggplot
3 2 (7.69%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (26.92%) Cloud Native
2 7 (26.92%) Private Cloud
3 5 (19.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Statistics
2 11 (42.31%) Data Science
3 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) ETL
4 8 (30.77%) Mathematics
5 7 (26.92%) Analytics
5 7 (26.92%) DevOps
5 7 (26.92%) Kanban
5 7 (26.92%) Machine Learning
5 7 (26.92%) Microservices
5 7 (26.92%) Performance Attribution
5 7 (26.92%) Performance Measurement
5 7 (26.92%) Scrum
5 7 (26.92%) Visualisation
5 7 (26.92%) Web Development
6 6 (23.08%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (23.08%) Asset Management
6 6 (23.08%) Data Management
7 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
7 5 (19.23%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) SQL
2 17 (65.38%) Python
3 12 (46.15%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) C++
4 3 (11.54%) Scala
5 2 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
1 4 (15.38%) PhD
2 1 (3.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) IFRS
1 1 (3.85%) IFRS 9
1 1 (3.85%) ISO 13485
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Tableau
3 3 (11.54%) Datameer
3 3 (11.54%) Teradata
4 2 (7.69%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft