Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 88 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 - -
Contract jobs citing R 18 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.24% 0.33% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.92% 0.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Wales median daily rate £375 - -
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 - -
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £34.50 £32.08
% change year-on-year -36.23% +7.55% +6.93%

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 616 465 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 42.28% 38.37% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 341 348
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £230 £210
90th Percentile £569 £525 £511
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 19
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £36.50 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.30% +85.99% +12.14%
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -2 18 £375 - 1
R
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 9 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Cloudera
2 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (27.78%) Data Science
3 5 (27.78%) Statistics
3 5 (27.78%) Visualisation
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
4 4 (22.22%) AS400
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Testing
4 4 (22.22%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (16.67%) PySpark
5 3 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 3 (16.67%) Workflow
5 3 (16.67%) SAS
5 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
6 2 (11.11%) Struts
6 2 (11.11%) AIX
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Postgraduate

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 3 (16.67%) SAS
2 2 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (11.11%) Jupyter
2 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Pig
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Manual Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Python Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Data Scientist
5 1 (5.56%) GUI Tester
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) PySpark
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Commons
2 2 (11.11%) Spring
2 2 (11.11%) Struts
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) AS400
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Exalogic
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Data Science
2 5 (27.78%) Statistics
2 5 (27.78%) Visualisation
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 3 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (11.11%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) OOD
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
6 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Postgraduate
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Cloudera
2 4 (22.22%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Hortonworks
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft