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 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 128 120
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Contract jobs citing R 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.087% 0.074% 0.079%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £455 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +61.77%  
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 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 692 920 783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.05% 34.14% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 553 448
Median daily rate £395 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 44
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £18.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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
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 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
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for R.

1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Big Data
1 5 (45.45%) Analytics
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Web Analytics
2 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Google
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Apache Spark
3 3 (27.27%) Google Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Scala
3 3 (27.27%) Hadoop
3 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) SAS
4 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Operations Research
5 1 (9.09%) Marketing
5 1 (9.09%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (9.09%) GIS
5 1 (9.09%) Automotive
5 1 (9.09%) Advertising
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Minitab

R
Top Related 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 3 (27.27%) Apache Spark
2 2 (18.18%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Big Data
2 3 (27.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
3 1 (9.09%) GIS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Big Data Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Hadoop Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Scala Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Analytics Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Graduate
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Insight Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Data Scientist
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Analytics
2 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Web Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Actionable Insight
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Data Conversion
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
5 1 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) Operations Research
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) Scala
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Google
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Mapinfo
3 1 (9.09%) Minitab