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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing R 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.49% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +2.77% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 217 246 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 35.23% 44.65% 46.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 165 279
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Median hourly rate £36.50 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +217.39% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £10.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £14.55 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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
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 25 June 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 - 2 - -
R
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (66.67%) Python
1 6 (66.67%) Big Data
1 6 (66.67%) Analytics
2 5 (55.56%) NoSQL
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
3 4 (44.44%) MongoDB
3 4 (44.44%) Apache Spark
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (33.33%) User Experience
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (33.33%) Business Analytics
4 3 (33.33%) Cloudera
4 3 (33.33%) MapReduce
4 3 (33.33%) HBase
4 3 (33.33%) Teradata
4 3 (33.33%) Statistics
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 3 (33.33%) SAP
4 3 (33.33%) SAS
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum

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 (44.44%) Apache Spark
2 3 (33.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Stata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Big Data
2 5 (55.56%) NoSQL
3 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
3 4 (44.44%) MongoDB
4 3 (33.33%) HBase
4 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Ant
2 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) Toad
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Data Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Data Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Scala Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Statistical Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (11.11%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Analytics
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) Business Analytics
4 3 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (33.33%) MapReduce
4 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 3 (33.33%) Statistics
5 2 (22.22%) Data Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (22.22%) Machine Learning
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) OOD
6 1 (11.11%) Open Source
6 1 (11.11%) Pattern Recognition
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Postgraduate
3 1 (11.11%) PhD
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Cloudera
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) Teradata