The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 417 472 501
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +29
Contract jobs citing R 177 105 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% 0.56% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 77 43
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£475 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £240 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £635 £715
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £280 £345
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £25.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +7.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +4.76%
R
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20515 18848 19009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.60% 37.46% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 12142 12158
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 383 513
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing R across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in England

R
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing R across the England region.

R Daily Rate Trend in England

R
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing R across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

R Daily Rate Histogram in England

R
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing R across the England region.

R Hourly Rate Trend in England

R
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing R across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

R Hourly Rate Histogram in England

R
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +57 123 £475 -13.63% 73
South East -11 14 £438 -27.08% 9
East Midlands +3 12 £325 - 1
East of England +8 10 £500 +92.30% 3
West Midlands +3 5 £450 - 4
North West -32 5 £650 +100.00% 5
Yorkshire - 4 £594 - 3
South West -10 2 £335 +3.07% 7
Midlands - 1 - - 1
R
UK

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 150 (43.60%) Python
2 146 (42.44%) SQL
3 134 (38.95%) Hadoop
4 133 (38.66%) Analytics
5 118 (34.30%) Big Data
6 105 (30.52%) SAS
7 96 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
8 93 (27.03%) Visualisation
9 89 (25.87%) Java
10 84 (24.42%) Oracle
11 82 (23.84%) Tableau
12 77 (22.38%) Finance
13 74 (21.51%) JavaScript
14 72 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
15 68 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
16 67 (19.48%) Degree
17 65 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
18 64 (18.60%) Machine Learning
19 62 (18.02%) Teradata
20 61 (17.73%) MongoDB
20 61 (17.73%) Apache Cassandra
21 59 (17.15%) C++
21 59 (17.15%) SPSS
22 55 (15.99%) Data Analysis
23 53 (15.41%) .NET
23 53 (15.41%) Opscode Chef
24 50 (14.53%) Cloud Computing
24 50 (14.53%) Citrix
24 50 (14.53%) StatsD
25 49 (14.24%) Statistics

R
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 105 (30.52%) SAS
2 44 (12.79%) Node.js
3 25 (7.27%) Apache Spark
4 24 (6.98%) Apache Pig
5 14 (4.07%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.74%) IIS
8 4 (1.16%) Apache
8 4 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.58%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.58%) Confluence
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.29%) CMS
10 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 59 (17.15%) SPSS
2 22 (6.40%) MS Excel
3 20 (5.81%) MS Office
4 10 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.16%) Maple
6 4 (1.16%) Mathematica
6 4 (1.16%) LaTeX
7 2 (0.58%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.58%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) WebTrends
1 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.58%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 2 (0.58%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.29%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 68 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (14.53%) Cloud Computing
3 49 (14.24%) IaaS
4 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.45%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.45%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.40%) Internet
2 3 (0.87%) AMQP
2 3 (0.87%) 3GPP
2 3 (0.87%) DHCP
2 3 (0.87%) DNS
3 2 (0.58%) SAN
3 2 (0.58%) LAN
3 2 (0.58%) WAN
4 1 (0.29%) Firewall
4 1 (0.29%) LTE
4 1 (0.29%) GSM
4 1 (0.29%) UMTS
4 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (38.95%) Hadoop
2 118 (34.30%) Big Data
3 72 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (17.73%) MongoDB
4 61 (17.73%) Apache Cassandra
5 43 (12.50%) Data Mining
6 36 (10.47%) Apache Hive
7 24 (6.98%) SQL Server
8 19 (5.52%) BusinessObjects
8 19 (5.52%) QlikView
8 19 (5.52%) Relational Database
9 18 (5.23%) HBase
9 18 (5.23%) Oracle BI EE
10 17 (4.94%) NoSQL
11 12 (3.49%) Impala
11 12 (3.49%) Oracle Database
12 11 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (2.03%) MySQL
13 7 (2.03%) Sqoop
14 6 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.03%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.87%) Subversion
2 3 (0.87%) JIRA
3 2 (0.58%) JUnit
3 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.29%) ERwin
4 1 (0.29%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.29%) Mockito
4 1 (0.29%) RStudio
General
1 77 (22.38%) Finance
2 40 (11.63%) Banking
3 37 (10.76%) Marketing
4 22 (6.40%) Retail
4 22 (6.40%) Front Office
5 20 (5.81%) Telecoms
6 18 (5.23%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.33%) Advertising
8 5 (1.45%) Back Office
9 4 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.16%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.16%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.87%) Automotive
10 3 (0.87%) Legal
10 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.58%) Games
12 1 (0.29%) Electronics
12 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.29%) French Language
12 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (24.13%) Analyst
2 77 (22.38%) Developer
3 57 (16.57%) Architect
4 46 (13.37%) Data Scientist
5 37 (10.76%) Technical Architect
6 30 (8.72%) Data Analyst
7 26 (7.56%) Digital Architect
8 24 (6.98%) Digital Technical Architect
9 19 (5.52%) Senior Architect
10 18 (5.23%) Python Developer
11 17 (4.94%) Senior Technical Architect
12 14 (4.07%) Data Architect
13 13 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (3.49%) Consultant
14 12 (3.49%) Business Analyst
14 12 (3.49%) Senior Digital Architect
15 11 (3.20%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
15 11 (3.20%) Quantitative Analyst
16 10 (2.91%) Big Data Architect
17 9 (2.62%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.41%) .NET
2 49 (14.24%) AngularJS
3 40 (11.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 20 (5.81%) HTML
5 17 (4.94%) Web Services
6 14 (4.07%) .NET Framework
7 13 (3.78%) REST
7 13 (3.78%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.49%) NumPy
9 10 (2.91%) HTML5
10 9 (2.62%) Kafka
10 9 (2.62%) CSS
10 9 (2.62%) Pandas
11 8 (2.33%) SciPy
12 7 (2.03%) XML
13 5 (1.45%) Django
13 5 (1.45%) Cascading
14 4 (1.16%) MLlib
14 4 (1.16%) SignalR
14 4 (1.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 96 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (27.03%) Visualisation
3 49 (14.24%) Statistics
4 47 (13.66%) Mathematics
5 41 (11.92%) Computer Science
6 28 (8.14%) Credit Risk
7 22 (6.40%) Physics
8 19 (5.52%) Algorithms
9 13 (3.78%) User Experience
10 10 (2.91%) Oracle Exalytics
10 10 (2.91%) Data Extraction
11 9 (2.62%) Market Risk
11 9 (2.62%) Hedge funds
11 9 (2.62%) Neural Network
11 9 (2.62%) Economics
11 9 (2.62%) Management Information System
12 8 (2.33%) Grid Computing
12 8 (2.33%) Data Integration
13 6 (1.74%) RIA
13 6 (1.74%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.63%) Linux
2 31 (9.01%) UNIX
3 8 (2.33%) Windows
4 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (38.66%) Analytics
2 65 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (18.60%) Machine Learning
4 55 (15.99%) Data Analysis
5 48 (13.95%) Statistical Modelling
6 46 (13.37%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (12.21%) Data Modelling
8 34 (9.88%) ETL
9 25 (7.27%) MapReduce
10 23 (6.69%) Validation
10 23 (6.69%) Project Management
11 20 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (5.81%) Statistical Analysis
12 17 (4.94%) E-Commerce
12 17 (4.94%) Predictive Modelling
13 16 (4.65%) Open Source
13 16 (4.65%) Data Analytics
14 15 (4.36%) Functional Programming
14 15 (4.36%) Data Architecture
14 15 (4.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 150 (43.60%) Python
2 146 (42.44%) SQL
3 89 (25.87%) Java
4 74 (21.51%) JavaScript
5 59 (17.15%) C++
6 43 (12.50%) MATLAB
7 37 (10.76%) C#
8 30 (8.72%) VBA
9 24 (6.98%) Perl
10 21 (6.10%) Scala
11 10 (2.91%) C
12 8 (2.33%) Ruby
13 6 (1.74%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.87%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.87%) VB
14 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.87%) F#
15 2 (0.58%) Groovy
15 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 67 (19.48%) Degree
2 20 (5.81%) PhD
3 7 (2.03%) Postgraduate
4 6 (1.74%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.87%) MBA
7 2 (0.58%) MCSE
7 2 (0.58%) MCSA
7 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PMP
8 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.29%) ISEB
8 1 (0.29%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.20%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.03%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) Basel II
System Software
1 11 (3.20%) HDFS
2 7 (2.03%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.58%) Docker
6 1 (0.29%) GPFS
6 1 (0.29%) NFS
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 53 (15.41%) Opscode Chef
2 50 (14.53%) StatsD
3 7 (2.03%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.29%) SCOM
5 1 (0.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) Ambari
5 1 (0.29%) Oozie
5 1 (0.29%) logstash
5 1 (0.29%) Kibana
5 1 (0.29%) Chukwa
5 1 (0.29%) Mesos
5 1 (0.29%) Graphite
5 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 84 (24.42%) Oracle
2 82 (23.84%) Tableau
3 62 (18.02%) Teradata
4 50 (14.53%) Citrix
5 48 (13.95%) Apigee
5 48 (13.95%) Mashery
6 22 (6.40%) Microsoft
7 16 (4.65%) Netezza
8 13 (3.78%) Informatica
8 13 (3.78%) Cloudera
9 12 (3.49%) Cognos
10 11 (3.20%) SAP
10 11 (3.20%) MicroStrategy
11 10 (2.91%) Ab Initio
12 8 (2.33%) IBM
13 7 (2.03%) Adobe
13 7 (2.03%) Google
13 7 (2.03%) Talend
14 6 (1.74%) Alteryx
15 5 (1.45%) Vertica
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