Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 21 June 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 > Wales
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 90 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 - -
Contract jobs citing R 27 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.84% 0.68% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.26% 1.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 0
Wales median daily rate £350 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% - -
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 - -
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +13.16% -65.45%

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 Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 634 512 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 43.22% 38.70% 48.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 381 401
Wales median daily rate £400 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.73% +5.71%
10th Percentile £295 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £460 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +5.14% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 26
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.87% +92.59% +6.07%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.24 £11.18
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £46.13
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - +7.89% +8.57%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for R in Wales

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for R in Wales

R
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in Wales over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in Wales

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for R in Wales

R
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 June 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
South Wales +5 27 £350 -30.00%
R
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for R.

1 18 (66.67%) Python
2 14 (51.85%) Cloudera
3 12 (44.44%) Statistics
4 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (37.04%) Data Science
5 9 (33.33%) Visualisation
6 8 (29.63%) Degree
6 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (25.93%) Mathematics
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
8 6 (22.22%) Java
8 6 (22.22%) PySpark
8 6 (22.22%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (18.52%) Jupyter
9 5 (18.52%) User Stories
9 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
10 4 (14.81%) AS400
10 4 (14.81%) Data Mining
10 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
10 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Finance
10 4 (14.81%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (14.81%) Agile Testing
11 3 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
11 3 (11.11%) Decision-Making
11 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
11 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
11 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
11 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (18.52%) Jupyter
2 3 (11.11%) SAS
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
3 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Pig
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Data Mining
2 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.70%) Big Data
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Python Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Manual Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Data Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Data Scientist
6 2 (7.41%) Java Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Statistical Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Graduate
7 1 (3.70%) Graduate Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) GUI Tester
7 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Statistician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) PySpark
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Commons
2 2 (7.41%) Spring
2 2 (7.41%) Struts
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) AS400
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Exalogic
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
4 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Statistics
2 10 (37.04%) Data Science
3 9 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.93%) Mathematics
6 5 (18.52%) User Stories
7 4 (14.81%) Agile Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
8 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 3 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (11.11%) Decision-Making
8 3 (11.11%) Workflow
9 2 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (7.41%) Data Governance
9 2 (7.41%) Data Security
9 2 (7.41%) Migration
9 2 (7.41%) OO
9 2 (7.41%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) Python
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.41%) Scala
7 1 (3.70%) C#
7 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Cloudera
2 4 (14.81%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Hortonworks
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft