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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 139 175 190
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +15
Contract jobs citing R 9 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.64% 0.87% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 14
Average daily rate £556 £550 £531
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £680 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £400 £285
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +40.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £42.50
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
1399 2309 2538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.53% 45.47% 43.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1909 1914
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 13
Average hourly rate £29.64 £29.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -29.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £27.37 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 14 February 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 14 February 2016, 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 14 (66.67%) Python
2 8 (38.10%) Hadoop
3 7 (33.33%) Apache Hive
3 7 (33.33%) Big Data
3 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) Java
4 6 (28.57%) Statistics
4 6 (28.57%) Analytics
4 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (23.81%) Apache Spark
5 5 (23.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (23.81%) HBase
5 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
5 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
5 5 (23.81%) SAS
6 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (19.05%) C++
6 4 (19.05%) Degree
6 4 (19.05%) Tableau
6 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
6 4 (19.05%) Apache Pig
6 4 (19.05%) Machine Learning
6 4 (19.05%) Cloudera
6 4 (19.05%) Functional Programming
7 3 (14.29%) Apache Flume
7 3 (14.29%) MapReduce
7 3 (14.29%) Sqoop
7 3 (14.29%) Data Structures
7 3 (14.29%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (23.81%) Apache Spark
1 5 (23.81%) SAS
2 4 (19.05%) Apache Pig
3 2 (9.52%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SPSS
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) Hadoop
2 7 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 7 (33.33%) Big Data
3 5 (23.81%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (23.81%) HBase
4 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
5 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 3 (14.29%) Sqoop
6 2 (9.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (9.52%) BigTable
6 2 (9.52%) KNIME
6 2 (9.52%) Mahout
7 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
7 1 (4.76%) MS Access
7 1 (4.76%) SAP BI
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Front Office
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Data Scientist
3 4 (19.05%) Python Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Quantitative Developer
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Access Developer
6 1 (4.76%) CRM Manager
6 1 (4.76%) CRM Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Data Mining Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Marketing Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Django
2 2 (9.52%) NumPy
2 2 (9.52%) Pandas
2 2 (9.52%) PyXLL
2 2 (9.52%) SciPy
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) Catalyst
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (28.57%) Statistics
2 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
3 3 (14.29%) Data Structures
4 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
4 2 (9.52%) Economics
4 2 (9.52%) Physics
4 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
5 1 (4.76%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
5 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Analytics
2 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (19.05%) Functional Programming
2 4 (19.05%) Machine Learning
3 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) ETL
3 3 (14.29%) MapReduce
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (9.52%) Information Management
4 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
4 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.52%) Open Source
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) Use Case
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) C++
5 3 (14.29%) PHP
6 2 (9.52%) C#
6 2 (9.52%) Perl
6 2 (9.52%) VBA
7 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.76%) Ruby
7 1 (4.76%) Scala
7 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) PhD
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Apache Flume
2 2 (9.52%) HDFS
3 1 (4.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) Ambari
2 1 (4.76%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Cloudera
1 4 (19.05%) Tableau
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) RapidMiner
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Hortonworks
3 1 (4.76%) MapR
3 1 (4.76%) SAP