The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 182 216 221
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +5
Contract jobs citing R 18 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.17% 0.064%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.72% 0.37% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 2
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£525 £494 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% -14.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £419 £555
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.37%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2502 3240 3091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.51% 44.70% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1925 2498 2386
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 18
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.09 £59.00 £49.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing R across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

R
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing R across the City of London region.

R Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

R
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing R across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

R Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing R also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited R.

1 24 (64.86%) Python
2 21 (56.76%) Analytics
3 19 (51.35%) SQL
3 19 (51.35%) Hadoop
4 15 (40.54%) Big Data
5 11 (29.73%) Java
5 11 (29.73%) SAS
5 11 (29.73%) Statistics
6 10 (27.03%) Data Mining
6 10 (27.03%) Finance
6 10 (27.03%) Degree
6 10 (27.03%) Mathematics
7 8 (21.62%) Data Analysis
7 8 (21.62%) Visualisation
7 8 (21.62%) Apache Hive
8 7 (18.92%) C++
8 7 (18.92%) PhD
8 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (18.92%) SPSS
8 7 (18.92%) Tableau
8 7 (18.92%) Machine Learning
9 6 (16.22%) MapReduce
9 6 (16.22%) Mahout
9 6 (16.22%) Apache Pig
10 5 (13.51%) Perl
10 5 (13.51%) Banking
10 5 (13.51%) NoSQL
11 4 (10.81%) C
11 4 (10.81%) C#
11 4 (10.81%) SQL Server

R
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing R also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited R. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (29.73%) SAS
2 6 (16.22%) Apache Pig
3 2 (5.41%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) SPSS
2 2 (5.41%) Stata
2 2 (5.41%) Gephi
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (51.35%) Hadoop
2 15 (40.54%) Big Data
3 10 (27.03%) Data Mining
4 8 (21.62%) Apache Hive
5 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (16.22%) Mahout
7 5 (13.51%) NoSQL
8 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
8 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
9 3 (8.11%) MySQL
10 2 (5.41%) QlikView
11 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (2.70%) Base SAS
11 1 (2.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (2.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Subversion
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
1 2 (5.41%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Front Office
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Billing
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Data Scientist
3 11 (29.73%) Developer
4 9 (24.32%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Database Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Information Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Product Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Quantitative Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Data Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) SAS Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (5.41%) Django
1 2 (5.41%) SciPy
1 2 (5.41%) NumPy
1 2 (5.41%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (5.41%) Cascading
1 2 (5.41%) Pandas
2 1 (2.70%) SignalR
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.70%) AppFabric
2 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Statistics
2 10 (27.03%) Mathematics
3 8 (21.62%) Visualisation
4 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.81%) Credit Risk
5 3 (8.11%) Physics
6 2 (5.41%) Neural Network
6 2 (5.41%) Economics
6 2 (5.41%) FMCG
6 2 (5.41%) Open Source
7 1 (2.70%) Social Media
7 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.70%) Derivative
7 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.70%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Analytics
2 8 (21.62%) Data Analysis
3 7 (18.92%) Machine Learning
4 6 (16.22%) MapReduce
5 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.11%) OO
6 3 (8.11%) TDD
6 3 (8.11%) Data Management
6 3 (8.11%) Predictive Analytics
6 3 (8.11%) Statistical Modelling
7 2 (5.41%) Customer Insight
7 2 (5.41%) Workflow
7 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.41%) Web Development
7 2 (5.41%) Rapid Prototyping
7 2 (5.41%) Predictive Modelling
7 2 (5.41%) Regression Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Workflow Management
7 2 (5.41%) Web Analytics
8 1 (2.70%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) Python
2 19 (51.35%) SQL
3 11 (29.73%) Java
4 7 (18.92%) C++
5 5 (13.51%) Perl
6 4 (10.81%) C
6 4 (10.81%) C#
6 4 (10.81%) MATLAB
6 4 (10.81%) Ruby
7 2 (5.41%) Scala
8 1 (2.70%) Groovy
8 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
2 7 (18.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Basel II
1 1 (2.70%) Solvency II
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Tableau
2 2 (5.41%) Talend
2 2 (5.41%) Cloudera
2 2 (5.41%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (5.41%) Omniture
3 1 (2.70%) Portware
3 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
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