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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 176 183 216
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +33
Contract jobs citing R 32 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.22% 0.65% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 9
Average daily rate
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£488 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £298
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +21.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.25
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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
2620 2453 3110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.75% 42.26% 43.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2155 1904 2390
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 29
Average hourly rate £24.62 £38.49 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.05% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.84 £14.88 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.25 £104.61 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 (59.62%) Python
2 29 (55.77%) SQL
3 26 (50.00%) Analytics
4 22 (42.31%) Statistics
5 21 (40.38%) Big Data
6 19 (36.54%) Hadoop
6 19 (36.54%) Finance
7 18 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (32.69%) Mathematics
8 17 (32.69%) C++
9 16 (30.77%) Degree
10 15 (28.85%) Credit Risk
11 13 (25.00%) Java
11 13 (25.00%) Data Analysis
12 11 (21.15%) SAS
13 10 (19.23%) Tableau
14 9 (17.31%) Visualisation
14 9 (17.31%) Banking
15 8 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
15 8 (15.38%) C#
15 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
15 8 (15.38%) Physics
15 8 (15.38%) Cloudera
15 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
16 7 (13.46%) Machine Learning
16 7 (13.46%) .NET
16 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
16 7 (13.46%) Data Modelling
16 7 (13.46%) MATLAB
17 6 (11.54%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (21.15%) SAS
2 4 (7.69%) Apache Pig
3 3 (5.77%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.92%) IPython
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) SPSS
2 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.77%) Mathematica
3 3 (5.77%) Maple
3 3 (5.77%) LaTeX
4 2 (3.85%) MS Office
5 1 (1.92%) Weka
5 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.92%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.92%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Google Analytics
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (40.38%) Big Data
2 19 (36.54%) Hadoop
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 6 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (11.54%) QlikView
5 4 (7.69%) Apache Hive
5 4 (7.69%) Data Mining
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.77%) Spotfire
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.85%) HBase
7 2 (3.85%) Redis
7 2 (3.85%) Neo4j
7 2 (3.85%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.85%) Impala
8 1 (1.92%) IBM BigInsights
8 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.92%) RStudio
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Front Office
4 3 (5.77%) Marketing
5 2 (3.85%) Back Office
5 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (3.85%) Law
5 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Advertising
6 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Data Scientist
2 14 (26.92%) Analyst
3 13 (25.00%) Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Quantitative Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Quantitative Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Python Developer
5 3 (5.77%) RAD Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Data Modeller
6 2 (3.85%) Business Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Programme Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (3.85%) Designer
6 2 (3.85%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.69%) SciPy
2 4 (7.69%) Pandas
3 3 (5.77%) NumPy
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 3 (5.77%) HTML
3 3 (5.77%) Django
4 2 (3.85%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) MDX
4 2 (3.85%) Apache Flex
4 2 (3.85%) CSS
4 2 (3.85%) REST
5 1 (1.92%) Kafka
5 1 (1.92%) SignalR
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.92%) RHadoop
5 1 (1.92%) MLlib
5 1 (1.92%) Spark Streaming
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Tika
Miscellaneous
1 22 (42.31%) Statistics
2 18 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (32.69%) Mathematics
4 15 (28.85%) Credit Risk
5 9 (17.31%) Visualisation
6 8 (15.38%) Physics
7 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
8 4 (7.69%) Market Risk
9 2 (3.85%) User Experience
9 2 (3.85%) Grid Computing
9 2 (3.85%) Economics
10 1 (1.92%) Neural Network
10 1 (1.92%) Ontologies
10 1 (1.92%) Applied Mathematics
10 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
10 1 (1.92%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
1 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Analytics
2 13 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 8 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
3 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 7 (13.46%) Machine Learning
4 7 (13.46%) Data Modelling
4 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (11.54%) Statistical Modelling
5 6 (11.54%) Predictive Modelling
5 6 (11.54%) Dashboard Development
6 5 (9.62%) Time Series Analysis
6 5 (9.62%) Regression Analysis
6 5 (9.62%) Data Analytics
6 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.69%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) Validation
7 4 (7.69%) MapReduce
8 3 (5.77%) Functional Programming
8 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.77%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (59.62%) Python
2 29 (55.77%) SQL
3 17 (32.69%) C++
4 13 (25.00%) Java
5 8 (15.38%) C#
6 7 (13.46%) MATLAB
7 6 (11.54%) Perl
8 4 (7.69%) Ruby
9 3 (5.77%) Scala
9 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.77%) VB.NET
9 3 (5.77%) VBA
10 2 (3.85%) XMLA
11 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.92%) VB
11 1 (1.92%) PHP
11 1 (1.92%) Clojure
11 1 (1.92%) Spark SQL
11 1 (1.92%) Jython
11 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) PhD
3 3 (5.77%) Postgraduate
4 2 (3.85%) MCSE
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) HDFS
2 1 (1.92%) GPFS
2 1 (1.92%) NFS
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) logstash
1 1 (1.92%) Kibana
1 1 (1.92%) Chukwa
1 1 (1.92%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.92%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Tableau
2 8 (15.38%) Cloudera
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle
4 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.77%) TIBCO
5 3 (5.77%) Splunk
6 2 (3.85%) WorldPay
6 2 (3.85%) Omniture
6 2 (3.85%) Google
6 2 (3.85%) Coremetrics
6 2 (3.85%) Netezza
7 1 (1.92%) Vertica
7 1 (1.92%) Talend
7 1 (1.92%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.92%) Teradata
7 1 (1.92%) Adobe
7 1 (1.92%) Lotus
7 1 (1.92%) SAP
7 1 (1.92%) Cognos
7 1 (1.92%) IBM