Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 97 -
Rank change year-on-year +19 - -
Contract jobs citing R 13 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.09% 0.49% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.82% 1.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Wales median daily rate £300 £268 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.15% - -
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK median hourly rate £24.75 £21.03 £18.88
% change year-on-year +17.69% +11.42% -41.92%

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 461 596 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.80% 42.03% 48.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 402 585
Wales median daily rate £375 £414 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +18.21% -
10th Percentile £253 £269 £225
90th Percentile £538 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 25
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.91% +161.90% +5.53%
10th Percentile £14.29 £17.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £77.50 £55.72
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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 +16 11 £300 +12.15% 2
R
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for R.

1 11 (84.62%) Python
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) Data Modelling
4 6 (46.15%) Visualisation
4 6 (46.15%) Data Visualisation
5 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
5 5 (38.46%) Data Cleansing
5 5 (38.46%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) Migration
6 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (30.77%) VBA
6 4 (30.77%) Statistics
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) Scala
6 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
6 4 (30.77%) Data Governance
7 3 (23.08%) PowerPivot
7 3 (23.08%) Big Data
7 3 (23.08%) Cloudera
7 3 (23.08%) Analytics
7 3 (23.08%) Metadata Management
7 3 (23.08%) Data Transformation
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (23.08%) Power BI
7 3 (23.08%) Gantt Chart
7 3 (23.08%) Data Integration

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 2 (15.38%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
2 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
3 3 (23.08%) Big Data
3 3 (23.08%) MS Access
3 3 (23.08%) Power BI
3 3 (23.08%) PowerPivot
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (7.69%) Ant
2 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) Toad
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Data Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Data Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Data Scientist
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Graduate
5 1 (7.69%) Graduate Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Junior
5 1 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Junior Data Scientist
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Strategy Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (7.69%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Data Modelling
2 6 (46.15%) Data Visualisation
2 6 (46.15%) Visualisation
3 5 (38.46%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Data Governance
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Statistics
5 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Data Security
5 3 (23.08%) Data Transformation
5 3 (23.08%) ETL
5 3 (23.08%) Gantt Chart
5 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
5 3 (23.08%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Python
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Scala
4 4 (30.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PhD
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cloudera
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle