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 29 June 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
England / South West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 122 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 -  
Contract jobs citing R 7 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.63% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 1.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 0
Median daily rate £600 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.17% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £525
% change year-on-year - -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1018 1128 1192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.23% 37.46% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1432 1537
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 149 158
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £51.95 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in the South West over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 June 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 -4 4 £650 +100.00% 4
Wiltshire 0 3 £425 -16.66% 1
R
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 3 (27.27%) Data Management
3 3 (27.27%) Statistics
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) SAS
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) XSD
4 2 (18.18%) WSDL
4 2 (18.18%) Star Schema
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) SPSS
4 2 (18.18%) NHS
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) MODAF
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration

R
Co-occurring 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 (27.27%) SAS
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Spark
2 2 (18.18%) Confluence
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Pig
3 1 (9.09%) CMS
3 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SPSS
2 1 (9.09%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Azure Machine Learning
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) Star Schema
1 2 (18.18%) Text Mining
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Hive
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) CouchDB
2 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) MariaDB
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Neo4j
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) R Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Author
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Data Scientist
4 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 1 (9.09%) Principal Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Principal Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) REST
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) WSDL
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) XSD
2 1 (9.09%) ggplot2
2 1 (9.09%) POSIX
2 1 (9.09%) SparkR
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) NHS
3 1 (9.09%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Analytics
1 3 (27.27%) Data Management
1 3 (27.27%) Statistics
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Data Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning
2 2 (18.18%) MapReduce
2 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) MODAF
2 2 (18.18%) Open Source
2 2 (18.18%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Go
2 1 (9.09%) Haskell
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CISA
3 1 (9.09%) CISM
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) GSEC
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Postgraduate
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
1 1 (9.09%) KVM
1 1 (9.09%) LXC
1 1 (9.09%) Xen
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP