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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 142 183 192
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +9
Contract jobs citing R 22 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% 0.74% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 14
Median daily rate £413 £519 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.48% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £416 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £663 £773
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £600 £475
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
R
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
1627 2282 2503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 48.09% 41.88% 41.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1847 1974
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 10
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £19.72 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £46.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

R
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing R as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for R.

1 15 (45.45%) SQL
1 15 (45.45%) Python
2 12 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) Big Data
5 9 (27.27%) Tableau
5 9 (27.27%) Analytics
6 8 (24.24%) Hadoop
7 7 (21.21%) Apache Hive
7 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
8 6 (18.18%) ETL
8 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
9 5 (15.15%) Data Mining
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle
9 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.15%) Finance
9 5 (15.15%) Degree
9 5 (15.15%) Cloudera
9 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
9 5 (15.15%) Data Quality
9 5 (15.15%) HBase
9 5 (15.15%) Apache Spark
9 5 (15.15%) Data Structures
10 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
10 4 (12.12%) Data Transformation
10 4 (12.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (12.12%) Data Visualisation
10 4 (12.12%) Data Analytics

R
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 5 (15.15%) Apache Spark
2 4 (12.12%) SAS
3 2 (6.06%) Apache Pig
4 1 (3.03%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SPSS
2 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) Stata
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) GitHub
1 1 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Kerberos
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (30.30%) Big Data
3 8 (24.24%) Hadoop
4 7 (21.21%) Apache Hive
4 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
5 5 (15.15%) Data Mining
5 5 (15.15%) HBase
5 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
6 4 (12.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (12.12%) KNIME
6 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
6 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (9.09%) DB2
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (6.06%) MySQL
8 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (3.03%) OLAP
9 1 (3.03%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) gulp
2 1 (3.03%) Mocha
2 1 (3.03%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Data Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Data Scientist
5 4 (12.12%) Data Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Python Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Information Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) SPSS Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Web Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Analytics Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Big Data Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Data Analytics Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Hadoop Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Hadoop Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Power BI Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.03%) Backbone.js
2 1 (3.03%) Chai
2 1 (3.03%) Django
2 1 (3.03%) DOM
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) jQuery
2 1 (3.03%) JSON
2 1 (3.03%) Marionette.js
2 1 (3.03%) OAuth2
2 1 (3.03%) RESTful
2 1 (3.03%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Structures
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Statistics
2 4 (12.12%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.06%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.03%) Economics
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) Analytics
4 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 6 (18.18%) ETL
5 4 (12.12%) Data Analytics
5 4 (12.12%) Data Transformation
5 4 (12.12%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (12.12%) Investment Management
6 3 (9.09%) CRM
6 3 (9.09%) Data Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) Data Management
6 3 (9.09%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (9.09%) Open Source
6 3 (9.09%) Predictive Modelling
6 3 (9.09%) SDLC
7 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Functional Programming
7 2 (6.06%) Migration
7 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) Python
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C++
2 4 (12.12%) MATLAB
3 3 (9.09%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.03%) VBA
5 1 (3.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) Data Quality
2 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) HDFS
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Ambari
2 1 (3.03%) Oozie
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Tableau
2 5 (15.15%) Cloudera
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) RapidMiner
3 4 (12.12%) Teradata
4 3 (9.09%) Netezza
4 3 (9.09%) Sybase
4 3 (9.09%) Talend
4 3 (9.09%) Vertica
5 2 (6.06%) SAP
6 1 (3.03%) Adobe
6 1 (3.03%) Cognos
6 1 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) Hortonworks
6 1 (3.03%) MapR