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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 169 194 186
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Contract jobs citing R 21 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.91% 0.54% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 7
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£550 £531 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £453 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £598 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £363
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £35.75 -
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -
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London

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
2307 2583 2380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.59% 43.19% 41.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1893 1982 1852
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 31
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £20.63 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015, 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 18 (45.00%) Analytics
2 17 (42.50%) Big Data
2 17 (42.50%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (42.50%) SQL
2 17 (42.50%) Python
3 15 (37.50%) Finance
4 13 (32.50%) Statistics
4 13 (32.50%) Hadoop
5 12 (30.00%) Data Analysis
6 10 (25.00%) Degree
7 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (22.50%) SAS
7 9 (22.50%) Java
7 9 (22.50%) Algorithms
8 8 (20.00%) Visualisation
8 8 (20.00%) Tableau
8 8 (20.00%) C++
8 8 (20.00%) Credit Risk
9 7 (17.50%) Mathematics
9 7 (17.50%) TDD
9 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.50%) ETL
10 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.00%) C#
10 6 (15.00%) Linux
10 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (15.00%) Cloudera
10 6 (15.00%) Scala
10 6 (15.00%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 9 (22.50%) SAS
2 3 (7.50%) Apache Pig
3 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.50%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (5.00%) SPSS
4 1 (2.50%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) AMQP
2 2 (5.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) LTE
3 1 (2.50%) Broadband
3 1 (2.50%) UMTS
3 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (42.50%) Big Data
2 13 (32.50%) Hadoop
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (10.00%) DataStax
7 3 (7.50%) Apache Hive
7 3 (7.50%) Data Mining
8 2 (5.00%) QlikView
8 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (2.50%) Triplestore
9 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (2.50%) Impala
9 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.50%) Redis
9 1 (2.50%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
1 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.00%) Grunt
2 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.00%) Arabic Language
4 2 (5.00%) Hindi Language
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Publishing
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Developer
1 11 (27.50%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Data Scientist
3 6 (15.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Business Data Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Data Modeller
5 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Business Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Data Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Build Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (7.50%) D3.js
3 3 (7.50%) RESTful
3 3 (7.50%) CSS
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 2 (5.00%) OLE
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.00%) Middleware
4 2 (5.00%) HTML
4 2 (5.00%) XML
4 2 (5.00%) Ajax
4 2 (5.00%) JSON
4 2 (5.00%) Raphaël
4 2 (5.00%) Highcharts JS
4 2 (5.00%) WebGL
4 2 (5.00%) Sass
5 1 (2.50%) Pandas
5 1 (2.50%) SciPy
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (42.50%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (32.50%) Statistics
3 9 (22.50%) Algorithms
4 8 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 8 (20.00%) Credit Risk
5 7 (17.50%) Mathematics
6 5 (12.50%) Open Source
6 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (5.00%) Economics
7 2 (5.00%) Neural Network
7 2 (5.00%) Clustering
7 2 (5.00%) Hedge funds
8 1 (2.50%) Internet of Things
8 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
8 1 (2.50%) FMCG
8 1 (2.50%) Replication
8 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Analytics
2 12 (30.00%) Data Analysis
3 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.50%) TDD
4 7 (17.50%) ETL
5 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (12.50%) Machine Learning
6 5 (12.50%) Predictive Analytics
6 5 (12.50%) SOA
7 4 (10.00%) Workflow
7 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.50%) High Availability
8 3 (7.50%) MapReduce
8 3 (7.50%) Predictive Modelling
8 3 (7.50%) Refactoring
8 3 (7.50%) Web Design
8 3 (7.50%) Workflow Management
8 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) SQL
1 17 (42.50%) Python
2 9 (22.50%) Java
3 8 (20.00%) C++
4 6 (15.00%) C#
4 6 (15.00%) Scala
5 5 (12.50%) Ruby
6 4 (10.00%) VBA
7 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
7 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.50%) Perl
7 3 (7.50%) MATLAB
8 2 (5.00%) PHP
8 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.50%) Groovy
9 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) PhD
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Tableau
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Cloudera
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) Remedy
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) RapidMiner
5 1 (2.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) Teradata
5 1 (2.50%) Cadence
5 1 (2.50%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) Business Objects