The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for S-PLUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited S-PLUS over the 3 months to 22 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.

Insightful S-PLUS
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 610 - 636
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing S-PLUS 5 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% - 0.012%
As % of the Applications category 0.12% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Median daily rate £663 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

S-PLUS is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4026 4856 6057
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.59% 9.01% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2302 2930 3417
Median daily rate £365 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.60% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 425 588
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.86 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.83% +8.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.03 £36.00 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.71 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% +13.79%  

S-PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing S-PLUS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for S-PLUS in the UK

S-PLUS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing S-PLUS.

Contractor daily rate trend for S-PLUS in the UK

S-PLUS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing S-PLUS over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for S-PLUS in the UK

S-PLUS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing S-PLUS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for S-PLUS in the UK

S-PLUS
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing S-PLUS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England - 5 £663 - 1
London - 3 £775 - 1
City of London - 2 £775 -
West Midlands - 1 £550 -
South West - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £550 -
Corsham - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing S-PLUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for S-PLUS.

1 7 (63.64%) R
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) SAS
3 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (36.36%) Mathematics
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) PhD
5 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
5 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) DB2
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (27.27%) Star Schema
5 3 (27.27%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (27.27%) MATLAB
5 3 (27.27%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (18.18%) Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning
6 2 (18.18%) Big Data
6 2 (18.18%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Hedge funds
6 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (18.18%) ERwin
6 2 (18.18%) Biometrics

S-PLUS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (45.45%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) Star Schema
2 2 (18.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) ERwin
1 2 (18.18%) PowerBuilder
1 2 (18.18%) Toad
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (18.18%) Publishing
3 1 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Data Scientist
2 2 (18.18%) Information Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Data Scientist
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) ETL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Excel Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Relationships Manager
3 1 (9.09%) MicroStrategy Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Relationships Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Service Relationship Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (18.18%) Hedge funds
2 2 (18.18%) Life Science
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Mathematics
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) Biometrics
3 2 (18.18%) ETL
3 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning
3 2 (18.18%) Predictive Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) RUP
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) R
2 3 (27.27%) MATLAB
2 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) PhD
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) CDISC
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com