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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 490 486 487
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing R 99 73 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.40% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 37 23
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£500 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £230 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £600 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.26 £42.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% +102.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -
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
19115 18064 17340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.89% 38.25% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13233 11695 10759
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 526 693
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £14.01 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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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 +40 73 £510 -1.92% 33
South West -16 7 £400 -9.09% 1
South East -19 5 £322 - 6
East Midlands +1 4 - - 1
North West -9 4 - -
East of England -16 4 £330 - 9
Yorkshire -13 2 £378 +37.27% 5
West Midlands -20 1 - -
North East - - - -
R
UK

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 72 (36.00%) SQL
1 72 (36.00%) Analytics
2 63 (31.50%) Python
3 61 (30.50%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (29.00%) Finance
5 51 (25.50%) Hadoop
6 50 (25.00%) SAS
7 45 (22.50%) Statistics
8 40 (20.00%) Big Data
9 37 (18.50%) Visualisation
10 34 (17.00%) ETL
11 33 (16.50%) C++
12 32 (16.00%) MATLAB
13 30 (15.00%) Java
13 30 (15.00%) SQL Server
13 30 (15.00%) Algorithms
14 29 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (14.50%) Banking
15 27 (13.50%) Mathematics
16 25 (12.50%) Degree
16 25 (12.50%) Tableau
16 25 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (11.50%) JavaScript
17 23 (11.50%) Oracle
17 23 (11.50%) Linux
17 23 (11.50%) Computer Science
18 20 (10.00%) .NET
18 20 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 19 (9.50%) TDD
19 19 (9.50%) C#

R
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 50 (25.00%) SAS
2 12 (6.00%) Apache Pig
3 10 (5.00%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.50%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.00%) Apache
5 2 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.00%) IIS
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.50%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.50%) SPSS
3 7 (3.50%) Mathematica
4 4 (2.00%) MS Office
5 3 (1.50%) FastStats
6 2 (1.00%) S-PLUS
6 2 (1.00%) Stata
6 2 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.50%) InDesign
7 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.50%) MS Project
7 1 (0.50%) Weka
Business Applications
1 7 (3.50%) SiteCatalyst
1 7 (3.50%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) PaaS
1 2 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.50%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.50%) Firewall
2 8 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (4.00%) OSPF
2 8 (4.00%) BGP
3 7 (3.50%) TACACS
3 7 (3.50%) VRRP
3 7 (3.50%) EIGRP
3 7 (3.50%) PPP
3 7 (3.50%) SNMP
3 7 (3.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.50%) VPN
3 7 (3.50%) HSRP
3 7 (3.50%) DMVPN
4 6 (3.00%) Internet
5 5 (2.50%) AMQP
6 3 (1.50%) VoIP
7 2 (1.00%) LTE
7 2 (1.00%) LAN
7 2 (1.00%) WLAN
7 2 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (25.50%) Hadoop
2 40 (20.00%) Big Data
3 30 (15.00%) SQL Server
4 20 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (9.00%) Data Mining
6 17 (8.50%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (7.00%) Apache Hive
8 12 (6.00%) QlikView
9 9 (4.50%) MySQL
10 8 (4.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 8 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
10 8 (4.00%) Relational Database
11 7 (3.50%) Oracle Database
11 7 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (3.00%) NoSQL
13 5 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (2.50%) DataStax
14 4 (2.00%) Base SAS
14 4 (2.00%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Maven
2 4 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.50%) JIRA
3 3 (1.50%) RSpec
3 3 (1.50%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.50%) Gradle
5 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.50%) jMock
5 1 (0.50%) Flex Builder
5 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 58 (29.00%) Finance
2 29 (14.50%) Banking
3 18 (9.00%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.00%) Marketing
5 9 (4.50%) Front Office
6 8 (4.00%) Retail
7 5 (2.50%) Publishing
8 4 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (2.00%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.00%) Billing
10 2 (1.00%) Legal
10 2 (1.00%) Advertising
11 1 (0.50%) Games
11 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.50%) Back Office
11 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 72 (36.00%) Developer
2 44 (22.00%) Analyst
3 21 (10.50%) Data Scientist
4 17 (8.50%) Consultant
5 16 (8.00%) Python Developer
6 12 (6.00%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.50%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.00%) Scala Developer
8 8 (4.00%) Tableau Developer
8 8 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (4.00%) Data Modeller
9 7 (3.50%) Cisco Consultant
9 7 (3.50%) Administrator
9 7 (3.50%) Architect
9 7 (3.50%) Network Consultant
9 7 (3.50%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 6 (3.00%) Java Developer
11 5 (2.50%) SAS Administrator
11 5 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 5 (2.50%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.00%) .NET
2 18 (9.00%) HTML
3 16 (8.00%) CSS
4 15 (7.50%) jQuery
5 12 (6.00%) SciPy
6 11 (5.50%) NumPy
7 10 (5.00%) Django
8 6 (3.00%) HTML5
9 5 (2.50%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.50%) D3.js
9 5 (2.50%) SignalR
9 5 (2.50%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.00%) Backbone.js
10 4 (2.00%) Middleware
10 4 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (2.00%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.50%) OLE
11 3 (1.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 61 (30.50%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (22.50%) Statistics
3 37 (18.50%) Visualisation
4 30 (15.00%) Algorithms
5 27 (13.50%) Mathematics
6 23 (11.50%) Computer Science
7 14 (7.00%) User Experience
8 11 (5.50%) Credit Risk
8 11 (5.50%) Open Source
9 10 (5.00%) Economics
10 7 (3.50%) FlexPod
11 6 (3.00%) Applied Mathematics
11 6 (3.00%) Physics
12 5 (2.50%) Clustering
12 5 (2.50%) Mobile App
13 4 (2.00%) Data Structures
13 4 (2.00%) Life Science
13 4 (2.00%) Internet of Things
14 3 (1.50%) Equities
14 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.50%) Linux
2 15 (7.50%) UNIX
3 7 (3.50%) Windows
4 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.00%) CentOS
5 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (36.00%) Analytics
2 34 (17.00%) ETL
3 29 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (9.50%) TDD
6 18 (9.00%) Data Analysis
7 13 (6.50%) MapReduce
7 13 (6.50%) Statistical Modelling
7 13 (6.50%) Predictive Modelling
8 11 (5.50%) Web Development
8 11 (5.50%) Operations Research
9 10 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (4.50%) Data Modelling
11 8 (4.00%) Project Management
11 8 (4.00%) Workflow
11 8 (4.00%) Data Management
12 7 (3.50%) MVC
12 7 (3.50%) Machine Learning
12 7 (3.50%) Mentoring
13 6 (3.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (36.00%) SQL
2 63 (31.50%) Python
3 33 (16.50%) C++
4 32 (16.00%) MATLAB
5 30 (15.00%) Java
6 23 (11.50%) JavaScript
7 19 (9.50%) C#
8 17 (8.50%) Scala
9 14 (7.00%) C
9 14 (7.00%) Perl
10 13 (6.50%) VBA
11 5 (2.50%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.00%) Ruby
13 3 (1.50%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (12.50%) Degree
2 13 (6.50%) PhD
3 9 (4.50%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.00%) CCNP
4 8 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.50%) CCIE
6 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.00%) ISEB
7 1 (0.50%) CISM
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CISSP
7 1 (0.50%) HND
7 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) CDISC
1 2 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) Basel II
2 1 (0.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.00%) HDFS
2 3 (1.50%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.00%) vSphere
3 2 (1.00%) GPFS
3 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.50%) Nagios
1 9 (4.50%) Ganglia
2 7 (3.50%) RANCID
2 7 (3.50%) Hyperic
2 7 (3.50%) OpenNMS
3 4 (2.00%) Puppet
4 3 (1.50%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (1.00%) yum
5 2 (1.00%) Oozie
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.50%) Ambari
6 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (12.50%) Tableau
2 23 (11.50%) Oracle
3 16 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.50%) Informatica
5 11 (5.50%) Teradata
6 8 (4.00%) Cloudera
6 8 (4.00%) Cisco
7 7 (3.50%) Google
7 7 (3.50%) IBM
8 4 (2.00%) Business Objects
8 4 (2.00%) VMware
9 3 (1.50%) HP
9 3 (1.50%) Adobe
9 3 (1.50%) SAP
9 3 (1.50%) RapidMiner
9 3 (1.50%) Eloqua
9 3 (1.50%) Talend
10 2 (1.00%) Splunk
10 2 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
London
Xcede Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Docklands
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Surrey
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £45 - 65 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago