Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 171 170
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1 -
Contract jobs citing R 37 40 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.64% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.47% 2.00% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 7
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £325 £388
90th Percentile £513 £615 £745
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £17.12 -
England median hourly rate £24.75 £24.27 £20.27
% change year-on-year +2.00% +19.74% -37.65%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1496 2000 1522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.09% 32.08% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 1222 896
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.53% +3.16% +9.20%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.95 £12.42
90th Percentile £49.75 £42.45 £43.03
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +23.33%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +18 21 £400 -13.46% 3
Coventry +7 1 - - 1
Warwickshire -3 1 - -
R
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 25 (67.57%) Scala
2 23 (62.16%) Python
3 20 (54.05%) MongoDB
3 20 (54.05%) Apache Spark
4 17 (45.95%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (45.95%) Big Data
4 17 (45.95%) SQL
5 14 (37.84%) NoSQL
6 13 (35.14%) Mathematics
6 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (32.43%) Algorithms
7 12 (32.43%) Analytics
7 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (29.73%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (29.73%) Visualisation
8 11 (29.73%) Machine Learning
8 11 (29.73%) Data Visualisation
8 11 (29.73%) Tableau
9 10 (27.03%) D3.js
9 10 (27.03%) Spotfire
9 10 (27.03%) QlikView
9 10 (27.03%) Degree
9 10 (27.03%) Power BI
9 10 (27.03%) GraphQL
10 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
10 9 (24.32%) Information Security
11 8 (21.62%) Java
11 8 (21.62%) Bayesian Methods
12 7 (18.92%) Kafka

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 20 (54.05%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.11%) SAS
3 2 (5.41%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.70%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (54.05%) MongoDB
2 17 (45.95%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (45.95%) Big Data
3 14 (37.84%) NoSQL
4 10 (27.03%) Power BI
4 10 (27.03%) QlikView
4 10 (27.03%) Spotfire
5 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
6 2 (5.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) RStudio
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Data Scientist
2 6 (16.22%) Big Data Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Data Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Python Developer
4 3 (8.11%) R Developer
5 2 (5.41%) AS400 Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 1 (2.70%) Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Big Data Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) D3.js
2 7 (18.92%) Kafka
3 3 (8.11%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Algorithms
1 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) AS400
3 2 (5.41%) iSeries
3 2 (5.41%) Smart City
3 2 (5.41%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (35.14%) Mathematics
2 12 (32.43%) Analytics
3 11 (29.73%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (29.73%) Data Visualisation
3 11 (29.73%) Machine Learning
3 11 (29.73%) Visualisation
4 9 (24.32%) Information Security
5 8 (21.62%) Bayesian Methods
6 6 (16.22%) Data Management
6 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.51%) Physics
8 4 (10.81%) Deep Learning
9 3 (8.11%) Cluster Analysis
9 3 (8.11%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (8.11%) Data Extraction
9 3 (8.11%) Neural Network
9 3 (8.11%) Open Source
9 3 (8.11%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) Scala
2 23 (62.16%) Python
3 17 (45.95%) SQL
4 10 (27.03%) GraphQL
5 8 (21.62%) Java
6 3 (8.11%) C#
6 3 (8.11%) Ruby
6 3 (8.11%) VB
7 2 (5.41%) MATLAB
7 2 (5.41%) RPG
7 2 (5.41%) RPG III
7 2 (5.41%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (8.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Tableau
2 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft