Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 87 97
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10 -
Contract jobs citing R 17 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.01% 0.85% 0.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.27% 2.07% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 8
Wales median daily rate £475 £275 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.73% +44.74% -
10th Percentile £390 £147 £155
90th Percentile £577 £565 £403
UK median daily rate £475 £513 £475
% change year-on-year -7.32% +7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £21.18 - £20.50
10th Percentile £20.03 - £19.25
90th Percentile £22.34 - £21.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £24.75 £20.77
% change year-on-year +61.62% +19.19% +20.38%

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 750 531 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 44.78% 41.00% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 350 449
Wales median daily rate £425 £399 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% -6.18% +21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £561
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 18
Wales median hourly rate £22.01 £49.09 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.16% +3.34% +93.88%
10th Percentile £12.25 £16.98 £18.40
90th Percentile £35.25 £77.50 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £42.22 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.55% - +6.67%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -9 16 £475 +72.73%
West Wales - 1 £560 -
R
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 16 (94.12%) Python
2 9 (52.94%) Cloudera
2 9 (52.94%) Data Science
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Hadoop
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Data Management
4 5 (29.41%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (29.41%) Big Data
5 4 (23.53%) Machine Learning
5 4 (23.53%) PaaS
5 4 (23.53%) Kubernetes
5 4 (23.53%) Apache Spark
5 4 (23.53%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (23.53%) Statistics
5 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
6 3 (17.65%) JIRA
6 3 (17.65%) Maven
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
6 3 (17.65%) ETL
6 3 (17.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (17.65%) PySpark
6 3 (17.65%) Storage Management

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 4 (23.53%) Apache Spark
2 2 (11.76%) Confluence
2 2 (11.76%) Jupyter
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (23.53%) PaaS
4 3 (17.65%) IaaS
5 2 (11.76%) NuGet
5 2 (11.76%) Serverless
5 2 (11.76%) Slack
5 2 (11.76%) Trello
6 1 (5.88%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) SSH
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Hadoop
2 5 (29.41%) Big Data
3 3 (17.65%) Apache Hive
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.76%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (11.76%) Impala
4 2 (11.76%) MySQL
4 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
4 2 (11.76%) Parquet
5 1 (5.88%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (5.88%) Data Lake
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.88%) HDInsight
5 1 (5.88%) OLAP
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) Artifactory
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) Maven
2 3 (17.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (17.65%) Vagrant
3 2 (11.76%) ER Studio
3 2 (11.76%) ERwin
3 2 (11.76%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Data Scientist
3 3 (17.65%) Data Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Python Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Big Data Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Business Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) PySpark
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Avro
2 2 (11.76%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) LDAP
2 2 (11.76%) OAuth
2 2 (11.76%) Stripes Framework
2 2 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) XSD
3 1 (5.88%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (5.88%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Social Media
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Data Science
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Data Management
3 4 (23.53%) Artificial Intelligence
3 4 (23.53%) Machine Learning
3 4 (23.53%) Statistics
4 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Statistical Modelling
4 3 (17.65%) Storage Management
4 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
5 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Wardley Maps
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) Scala
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PhD
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) iptables
2 2 (11.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Kubernetes
2 3 (17.65%) Ansible
2 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (17.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cloudera
2 2 (11.76%) Google
2 2 (11.76%) Hortonworks
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.76%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) Alibaba
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft