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 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
Insightful S-PLUS
UK
Rank 590 639 619
Rank change year-on-year +49 -20  
Contract jobs citing S-PLUS 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Applications category 0.12% 0.052% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £500 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £485
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 4924 5733 6404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.87% 10.82% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2909 3416 3518
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 481 625
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for S-PLUS in the UK

S-PLUS
Top 8 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 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
England +37 6 £500 +11.11% 2
London +28 3 £500 +11.11%
East of England - 3 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £505 -

S-PLUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 6 (85.71%) R
2 4 (57.14%) SAS
3 3 (42.86%) Biometrics
3 3 (42.86%) MATLAB
3 3 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Publishing
3 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) DB2
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (42.86%) Star Schema
3 3 (42.86%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) Life Science
3 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 3 (42.86%) Kimball Methodology
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) CDISC
4 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (28.57%) PowerBuilder
4 2 (28.57%) ERwin
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2

S-PLUS
Top Related 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 4 (57.14%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) ERwin
1 2 (28.57%) PowerBuilder
1 2 (28.57%) Toad
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (42.86%) Publishing
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Information Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) ETL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Excel Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) MicroStrategy Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) MicroStrategy Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior SAS Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
1 3 (42.86%) Life Science
2 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Biometrics
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
1 3 (42.86%) Kimball Methodology
1 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) RUP
3 1 (14.29%) Bioinformatics
3 1 (14.29%) Biology
3 1 (14.29%) Computational Biology
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) R
2 3 (42.86%) MATLAB
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) CDISC
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) MicroStrategy
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