Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 97 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 - -
Contract jobs citing R 18 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.27% 0.74% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.07% 1.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 0
Wales median daily rate £250 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.95% - -
UK median daily rate £500 £493 £500
% change year-on-year +1.52% -1.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.27 £18.25
% change year-on-year +3.03% +32.96% -

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 587 655 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 41.28% 44.05% 50.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 473 529
Wales median daily rate £400 £423 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +18.18% +2.14%
10th Percentile £266 £264 £244
90th Percentile £575 £560 £465
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 24
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £55.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +124.49% +8.89%
10th Percentile £17.05 £18.18 £12.83
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £58.09
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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 +10 18 £250 -45.95% 2
R
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 17 (94.44%) Python
2 11 (61.11%) Cloudera
3 9 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (50.00%) Statistics
4 8 (44.44%) Visualisation
5 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
5 6 (33.33%) Scala
5 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
5 6 (33.33%) Data Governance
5 6 (33.33%) Data Science
5 6 (33.33%) Migration
5 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) Data Security
6 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
6 5 (27.78%) Degree
6 5 (27.78%) Mathematics
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (27.78%) Data Cleansing
6 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
6 5 (27.78%) Data Architecture
6 5 (27.78%) Information Assurance
7 4 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (22.22%) User Stories
7 4 (22.22%) PySpark
7 4 (22.22%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (16.67%) Data Structures

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%) Jupyter
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 3 (16.67%) MS Access
2 3 (16.67%) Power BI
2 3 (16.67%) PowerPivot
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
1 6 (33.33%) Data Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Data Scientist
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Graduate
4 2 (11.11%) Graduate Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Python Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Statistical Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Statistician
5 1 (5.56%) Strategy Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 9 (50.00%) Statistics
2 8 (44.44%) Visualisation
3 6 (33.33%) Data Governance
3 6 (33.33%) Data Science
3 6 (33.33%) Migration
3 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
4 5 (27.78%) Data Architecture
4 5 (27.78%) Data Cleansing
4 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
4 5 (27.78%) Data Security
4 5 (27.78%) Information Assurance
4 5 (27.78%) Mathematics
5 4 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (22.22%) User Stories
6 3 (16.67%) Data Transformation
6 3 (16.67%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) Python
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) Scala
4 3 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Cloudera
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft