The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
England / South West
Rank 135 128 143
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15  
Contract jobs citing R 5 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.35% 0.032%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.91% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Median daily rate £190 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.77% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £475 £600
% change year-on-year -6.57% -20.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% -  

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 the South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1041 1103 1149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.07% 38.13% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 651 729
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 113 55
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.23 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing R in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for R in the South West

R
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Bristol +3 2 £190 -65.45%
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South West region with a requirement for R.

1 5 (62.50%) Python
1 5 (62.50%) Machine Learning
2 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (50.00%) Statistics
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) SAS
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) Big Data
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (25.00%) Postgraduate
4 2 (25.00%) Time Series Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Azure Machine Learning
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
4 2 (25.00%) MapReduce
4 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (25.00%) Stata
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (12.50%) CISA
5 1 (12.50%) CISM
5 1 (12.50%) Data Security
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (12.50%) Linux

R
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (37.50%) Apache Spark
1 3 (37.50%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Pig
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Stata
2 1 (12.50%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
2 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (12.50%) CouchDB
3 1 (12.50%) MariaDB
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) Neo4j
3 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (12.50%) Power BI
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Data Scientist
1 3 (37.50%) Machine Learning Scientist
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Author
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Principal Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Principal Software Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Scientist
2 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) POSIX
1 1 (12.50%) SparkR
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Machine Learning
2 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (50.00%) Statistics
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (25.00%) MapReduce
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Time Series Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Actionable Insight
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Data Deduplication
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Privacy
4 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) Informatics
4 1 (12.50%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) SABSA
4 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Go
3 1 (12.50%) Haskell
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Postgraduate
3 1 (12.50%) CISA
3 1 (12.50%) CISM
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) GSEC
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
1 1 (12.50%) KVM
1 1 (12.50%) LXC
1 1 (12.50%) Xen
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Tableau
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