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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 181 216 214
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -2
Contract jobs citing R 18 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.15% 0.077%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.72% 0.35% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 3
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£563 £585 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £433 £560
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £1,080
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £354 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.90% -11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 -
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -
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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
2506 3184 3019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.57% 44.22% 38.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1951 2464 2317
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £58.10 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 22 (68.75%) Python
2 18 (56.25%) SQL
2 18 (56.25%) Analytics
3 16 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 11 (34.38%) Big Data
5 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (28.13%) Finance
6 9 (28.13%) Java
6 9 (28.13%) Statistics
7 8 (25.00%) SAS
7 8 (25.00%) Tableau
8 7 (21.88%) Data Mining
8 7 (21.88%) SPSS
8 7 (21.88%) Degree
8 7 (21.88%) Mathematics
8 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
9 6 (18.75%) Visualisation
9 6 (18.75%) C++
9 6 (18.75%) Machine Learning
10 5 (15.63%) Mahout
10 5 (15.63%) Apache Pig
10 5 (15.63%) Perl
10 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (15.63%) Linux
10 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
10 5 (15.63%) Apache Hive
10 5 (15.63%) Credit Risk
10 5 (15.63%) Banking
10 5 (15.63%) Ruby
11 4 (12.50%) MongoDB

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (25.00%) SAS
2 5 (15.63%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) SPSS
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.25%) Gephi
3 2 (6.25%) Stata
4 1 (3.13%) S-PLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 11 (34.38%) Big Data
3 7 (21.88%) Data Mining
4 5 (15.63%) Mahout
4 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
4 5 (15.63%) Apache Hive
5 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (9.38%) MySQL
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (6.25%) QlikView
8 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (3.13%) Base SAS
8 1 (3.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (3.13%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
2 2 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Front Office
5 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Billing
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Data Scientist
2 10 (31.25%) Data Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Python Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Statistician
5 1 (3.13%) Database Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Information Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Quantitative Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Business Objects Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Cascading
1 2 (6.25%) Pandas
1 2 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (6.25%) Natural Language Processing
1 2 (6.25%) SciPy
1 2 (6.25%) NumPy
1 2 (6.25%) Django
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (28.13%) Statistics
3 7 (21.88%) Mathematics
4 6 (18.75%) Visualisation
5 5 (15.63%) Credit Risk
6 2 (6.25%) Physics
6 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (6.25%) Open Source
7 1 (3.13%) Clustering
7 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (3.13%) FMCG
7 1 (3.13%) Social Media
7 1 (3.13%) Hedge funds
7 1 (3.13%) Economics
7 1 (3.13%) Derivative
7 1 (3.13%) Informatics
7 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Analytics
2 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) Machine Learning
4 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.38%) OO
5 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.38%) TDD
5 3 (9.38%) MapReduce
6 2 (6.25%) Customer Insight
6 2 (6.25%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (6.25%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Web Development
6 2 (6.25%) Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) Web Analytics
6 2 (6.25%) Regression Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (6.25%) Predictive Modelling
6 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.13%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) Python
2 18 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) Java
4 6 (18.75%) C++
5 5 (15.63%) Perl
5 5 (15.63%) Ruby
6 3 (9.38%) C#
7 2 (6.25%) C
8 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.13%) VBA
8 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.13%) Scala
8 1 (3.13%) Groovy
8 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Basel II
1 1 (3.13%) Solvency II
1 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.13%) HDFS
1 1 (3.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Tableau
2 3 (9.38%) Cloudera
3 2 (6.25%) Talend
3 2 (6.25%) Omniture
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.13%) Remedy
4 1 (3.13%) Portware