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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 136 161 194
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +33
Contract jobs citing R 39 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.13% 0.54% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.28% 1.14% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 14
Median daily rate £450 £538 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £375 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £625 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £500 £318
% change year-on-year
-22.00% +57.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £12.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+70.83% -63.07%
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
1707 2186 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 49.64% 47.21% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1442 1827 1940
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 9
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £23.75 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £37.50 £129.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 September 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 September 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 38 (64.41%) SQL
2 37 (62.71%) Python
3 22 (37.29%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (35.59%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (35.59%) Analytics
5 20 (33.90%) Degree
6 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (30.51%) Big Data
7 17 (28.81%) Data Quality
7 17 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (28.81%) ETL
8 14 (23.73%) Data Management
9 13 (22.03%) Data Modelling
9 13 (22.03%) Oracle
9 13 (22.03%) Relational Database
9 13 (22.03%) Hadoop
10 12 (20.34%) Tableau
10 12 (20.34%) SAS
10 12 (20.34%) Finance
10 12 (20.34%) Statistics
11 11 (18.64%) Teradata
11 11 (18.64%) Mathematics
11 11 (18.64%) C++
11 11 (18.64%) NoSQL
11 11 (18.64%) Data Transformation
12 10 (16.95%) Apache Hive
12 10 (16.95%) Open Source
12 10 (16.95%) Predictive Modelling
12 10 (16.95%) SDLC
12 10 (16.95%) Sybase

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 12 (20.34%) SAS
2 7 (11.86%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.08%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.39%) Apache
4 2 (3.39%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.69%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) SPSS
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.78%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.39%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.69%) GitHub
5 1 (1.69%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) FTP
2 1 (1.69%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (37.29%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (30.51%) Big Data
3 13 (22.03%) Hadoop
3 13 (22.03%) Relational Database
4 11 (18.64%) NoSQL
5 10 (16.95%) Apache Hive
5 10 (16.95%) DB2
6 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
7 6 (10.17%) MongoDB
8 5 (8.47%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (8.47%) Data Mining
9 4 (6.78%) BigTable
9 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (5.08%) MySQL
10 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (3.39%) Base SAS
11 2 (3.39%) Parquet
11 2 (3.39%) Sqoop
12 1 (1.69%) Power BI
12 1 (1.69%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (3.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.69%) gulp
3 1 (1.69%) Mocha
3 1 (1.69%) Sinon.JS
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Marketing
2 6 (10.17%) Retail
3 5 (8.47%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.08%) Legal
5 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Analyst
2 15 (25.42%) Data Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Data Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) Big Data Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) Developer
6 8 (13.56%) Hadoop Engineer
7 7 (11.86%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (8.47%) SQL Data Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) Oracle Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) Teradata Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Credit Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Information Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Python Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Quantitative Researcher
10 3 (5.08%) Risk Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) SAS Analyst
11 2 (3.39%) Hadoop Architect
11 2 (3.39%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
11 2 (3.39%) SAS Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) JSON
1 5 (8.47%) Kafka
2 3 (5.08%) XML
3 2 (3.39%) Apache Avro
3 2 (3.39%) JMS
3 2 (3.39%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.69%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.69%) Django
4 1 (1.69%) DOM
4 1 (1.69%) jQuery
4 1 (1.69%) Marionette.js
4 1 (1.69%) Node.js
4 1 (1.69%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.69%) Pandas
4 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.69%) RESTful
4 1 (1.69%) scikit-learn
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (20.34%) Statistics
3 11 (18.64%) Mathematics
4 9 (15.25%) Visualisation
5 8 (13.56%) Data Structures
6 6 (10.17%) Economics
7 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
8 3 (5.08%) Algorithms
8 3 (5.08%) Credit Risk
8 3 (5.08%) Data Extraction
8 3 (5.08%) Data Integration
8 3 (5.08%) Digital Media
8 3 (5.08%) Equities
8 3 (5.08%) Fixed Income
8 3 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
8 3 (5.08%) User Experience
9 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.69%) Grid Computing
10 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Android
2 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Analytics
1 21 (35.59%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (28.81%) ETL
4 14 (23.73%) Data Management
5 13 (22.03%) Data Modelling
6 11 (18.64%) Data Transformation
7 10 (16.95%) Data Analysis
7 10 (16.95%) Dimensional Modelling
7 10 (16.95%) Open Source
7 10 (16.95%) Predictive Modelling
7 10 (16.95%) SDLC
8 6 (10.17%) Data Acquisition
8 6 (10.17%) Operations Research
9 5 (8.47%) Data Analytics
9 5 (8.47%) Data Governance
9 5 (8.47%) Data Security
9 5 (8.47%) Data Visualisation
9 5 (8.47%) Migration
10 4 (6.78%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 38 (64.41%) SQL
2 37 (62.71%) Python
3 11 (18.64%) C++
4 9 (15.25%) MATLAB
5 5 (8.47%) Java
5 5 (8.47%) Scala
6 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.08%) VBA
8 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) VB
8 1 (1.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (33.90%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) PhD
3 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.81%) Data Quality
2 5 (8.47%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) HDFS
2 3 (5.08%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Ambari
1 1 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.69%) Oozie
1 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Oracle
2 12 (20.34%) Tableau
3 11 (18.64%) Teradata
4 10 (16.95%) Netezza
4 10 (16.95%) Sybase
5 5 (8.47%) Google
5 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.08%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (5.08%) Talend
6 3 (5.08%) Vertica
7 1 (1.69%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.69%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.69%) MapR
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