The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 123 119
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4  
Contract jobs citing R 5 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.57% 0.042%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 1.74% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 1
Median daily rate £450 £490 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +18.78%  
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 646 975 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.19% 32.69% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 619 469
Median daily rate £375 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +14.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing R in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for R in the West Midlands

R
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in the West Midlands

R
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the West Midlands 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
Birmingham +16 4 £450 -8.16%
R
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for R.

1 5 (71.43%) Machine Learning
2 4 (57.14%) Big Data
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Apache Spark
3 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 3 (42.86%) SAS
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
4 2 (28.57%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (28.57%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Physics
5 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
5 1 (14.29%) Analytics
5 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Neural Network
5 1 (14.29%) Economics
5 1 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (14.29%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analytics

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (57.14%) Apache Spark
2 3 (42.86%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Big Data
2 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Data Scientist
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Big Data Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cost Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Data Scientist
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Machine Learning
2 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 2 (28.57%) Predictive Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Cluster Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Economics
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) Neural Network
4 1 (14.29%) Physics
4 1 (14.29%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Tableau