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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing R 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.84% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £475 £600
% change year-on-year -6.57% -20.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% -  

R is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 293 354 286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 41.09% 54.13% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 235 184
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £263 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.91% -33.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing R as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales - 6 £500 -
R
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6 (75.00%) Python
1 6 (75.00%) Big Data
2 5 (62.50%) NoSQL
2 5 (62.50%) Analytics
2 5 (62.50%) Apache Spark
2 5 (62.50%) Hadoop
2 5 (62.50%) MongoDB
3 4 (50.00%) Statistics
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (37.50%) Teradata
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) SAP
4 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) User Experience
4 3 (37.50%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (37.50%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (37.50%) Cloudera
4 3 (37.50%) Business Analytics
4 3 (37.50%) MapReduce
4 3 (37.50%) HBase
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Stata
5 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) SAS

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 (62.50%) Apache Spark
2 3 (37.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (37.50%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Big Data
2 5 (62.50%) Hadoop
2 5 (62.50%) MongoDB
2 5 (62.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (37.50%) HBase
4 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (12.50%) Neo4j
5 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Data Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Data Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Scala Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Data Scientist
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Statistical Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (37.50%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Analytics
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (50.00%) Statistics
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) MapReduce
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Data Munging
4 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematical Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Physics
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Ticket Management
4 1 (12.50%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Postgraduate
3 1 (12.50%) PhD
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cloudera
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
1 3 (37.50%) Teradata