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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 489 483 520
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +37
Contract jobs citing R 99 75 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.40% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 46 22
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£475 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £255 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £700 £795
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £354 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.90% -11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 -
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -
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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
19301 18820 19960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.98% 39.60% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12579 12134 11983
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 501 688
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.97 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 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
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 18 September 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 +11 77 £550 +14.58% 36
North West -2 5 £325 +32.65% 3
East of England -27 5 £260 -29.49% 3
South East -8 4 £600 +73.91% 4
South West - 4 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
North East - - - - 3
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R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 84 (49.12%) SQL
2 75 (43.86%) Analytics
3 67 (39.18%) Python
4 50 (29.24%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (28.07%) Hadoop
6 45 (26.32%) SAS
6 45 (26.32%) Finance
7 41 (23.98%) Java
8 39 (22.81%) Statistics
9 36 (21.05%) Big Data
10 32 (18.71%) C++
11 31 (18.13%) Visualisation
12 29 (16.96%) MapReduce
13 27 (15.79%) ETL
14 26 (15.20%) Degree
14 26 (15.20%) Mathematics
15 25 (14.62%) Apache Hive
15 25 (14.62%) Perl
15 25 (14.62%) Linux
16 24 (14.04%) Oracle
16 24 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (13.45%) Banking
17 23 (13.45%) Statistical Modelling
17 23 (13.45%) Apache Pig
18 22 (12.87%) Tableau
18 22 (12.87%) JavaScript
18 22 (12.87%) Data Mining
19 21 (12.28%) MATLAB
20 20 (11.70%) NoSQL
20 20 (11.70%) Computer Science

R
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 45 (26.32%) SAS
2 23 (13.45%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.17%) Apache
3 2 (1.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.17%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.58%) Node.js
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (9.36%) SPSS
2 15 (8.77%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.26%) Mathematica
4 8 (4.68%) Stata
5 5 (2.92%) MS Office
6 3 (1.75%) FastStats
7 2 (1.17%) S-PLUS
7 2 (1.17%) Gephi
8 1 (0.58%) MS Project
8 1 (0.58%) Weka
Business Applications
1 8 (4.68%) SiteCatalyst
2 7 (4.09%) Google Analytics
3 5 (2.92%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (2.92%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (2.34%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (2.34%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (2.34%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (2.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (2.34%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle AGIS
6 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.58%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.58%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.68%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.58%) PaaS
2 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.68%) Firewall
2 6 (3.51%) DMVPN
2 6 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (3.51%) HSRP
2 6 (3.51%) OSPF
2 6 (3.51%) BGP
2 6 (3.51%) EIGRP
2 6 (3.51%) TACACS
2 6 (3.51%) VRRP
2 6 (3.51%) PPP
2 6 (3.51%) SNMP
2 6 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.51%) VPN
3 2 (1.17%) LAN
3 2 (1.17%) VoIP
3 2 (1.17%) WLAN
3 2 (1.17%) WAN
4 1 (0.58%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.58%) UMTS
4 1 (0.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (28.07%) Hadoop
2 36 (21.05%) Big Data
3 25 (14.62%) Apache Hive
4 22 (12.87%) Data Mining
5 20 (11.70%) NoSQL
6 16 (9.36%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (8.77%) Relational Database
8 14 (8.19%) SQL Server
9 10 (5.85%) Oracle Database
10 9 (5.26%) MySQL
10 9 (5.26%) HBase
10 9 (5.26%) QlikView
11 7 (4.09%) MongoDB
11 7 (4.09%) Mahout
11 7 (4.09%) Couchbase
12 6 (3.51%) DB2
12 6 (3.51%) RDBMS
12 6 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (2.92%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Maven
2 4 (2.34%) JIRA
2 4 (2.34%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.17%) RSpec
3 2 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.17%) Subversion
4 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.58%) Gradle
4 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (26.32%) Finance
2 23 (13.45%) Banking
3 17 (9.94%) Investment Banking
4 15 (8.77%) Marketing
5 10 (5.85%) Front Office
6 6 (3.51%) Publishing
7 4 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.75%) Retail
8 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.17%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.17%) Billing
9 2 (1.17%) Legal
10 1 (0.58%) Advertising
10 1 (0.58%) Back Office
10 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (27.49%) Analyst
2 45 (26.32%) Developer
3 27 (15.79%) Data Scientist
4 23 (13.45%) Data Analyst
5 16 (9.36%) Architect
6 15 (8.77%) Python Developer
7 12 (7.02%) Consultant
8 10 (5.85%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.09%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.09%) Analyst Developer
10 6 (3.51%) Administrator
10 6 (3.51%) Network Consultant
10 6 (3.51%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 6 (3.51%) Cisco Consultant
11 5 (2.92%) SAS Administrator
11 5 (2.92%) Insight Analyst
11 5 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.92%) Statistician
11 5 (2.92%) Information Analyst
11 5 (2.92%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.77%) HTML
2 12 (7.02%) .NET
2 12 (7.02%) SciPy
2 12 (7.02%) NumPy
3 11 (6.43%) CSS
3 11 (6.43%) Django
4 10 (5.85%) jQuery
5 7 (4.09%) Natural Language Processing
6 6 (3.51%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (2.92%) OLE
8 4 (2.34%) XML
8 4 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (2.34%) HTML5
9 3 (1.75%) Middleware
9 3 (1.75%) Backbone.js
9 3 (1.75%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.75%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.75%) Web Services
9 3 (1.75%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.75%) Cascading
Miscellaneous
1 50 (29.24%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (22.81%) Statistics
3 31 (18.13%) Visualisation
4 26 (15.20%) Mathematics
5 20 (11.70%) Computer Science
6 16 (9.36%) User Experience
7 11 (6.43%) Open Source
8 6 (3.51%) FlexPod
8 6 (3.51%) Economics
9 5 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.92%) Credit Risk
10 4 (2.34%) Physics
10 4 (2.34%) Life Science
10 4 (2.34%) Equities
11 3 (1.75%) Applied Mathematics
11 3 (1.75%) Derivative
11 3 (1.75%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.17%) Biology
12 2 (1.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.62%) Linux
2 16 (9.36%) UNIX
3 6 (3.51%) Windows
4 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.17%) CentOS
5 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (43.86%) Analytics
2 29 (16.96%) MapReduce
3 27 (15.79%) ETL
4 24 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (13.45%) Statistical Modelling
6 19 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 19 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (9.36%) TDD
8 15 (8.77%) Project Management
9 14 (8.19%) Data Management
10 12 (7.02%) Data Modelling
10 12 (7.02%) Web Development
10 12 (7.02%) Machine Learning
11 10 (5.85%) OO
12 9 (5.26%) Predictive Modelling
13 8 (4.68%) Information Retrieval
13 8 (4.68%) Resource Management
14 7 (4.09%) OOP
15 6 (3.51%) Data Security
15 6 (3.51%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 84 (49.12%) SQL
2 67 (39.18%) Python
3 41 (23.98%) Java
4 32 (18.71%) C++
5 25 (14.62%) Perl
6 22 (12.87%) JavaScript
7 21 (12.28%) MATLAB
8 18 (10.53%) C#
9 13 (7.60%) C
9 13 (7.60%) Scala
10 8 (4.68%) VBA
11 6 (3.51%) Ruby
12 3 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.17%) PHP
13 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.17%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (1.17%) F#
13 2 (1.17%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.58%) Lisp
14 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (15.20%) Degree
2 14 (8.19%) PhD
3 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.09%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.51%) CCIE
4 6 (3.51%) CCNP
4 6 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.17%) MBA
6 1 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) Basel II
3 1 (0.58%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.75%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.17%) HDFS
2 2 (1.17%) GPFS
2 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.17%) vSphere
2 2 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 8 (4.68%) Nagios
1 8 (4.68%) Ganglia
2 6 (3.51%) OpenNMS
2 6 (3.51%) Hyperic
2 6 (3.51%) RANCID
3 4 (2.34%) Puppet
4 2 (1.17%) YUM
4 2 (1.17%) Oozie
4 2 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.58%) Ambari
5 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (14.04%) Oracle
2 22 (12.87%) Tableau
3 11 (6.43%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.85%) Cloudera
5 9 (5.26%) Informatica
6 8 (4.68%) RapidMiner
7 7 (4.09%) Google
8 6 (3.51%) Cisco
8 6 (3.51%) Sybase
9 5 (2.92%) Teradata
10 4 (2.34%) Talend
10 4 (2.34%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (1.75%) Eloqua
11 3 (1.75%) VMware
11 3 (1.75%) HP
12 2 (1.17%) Omniture
12 2 (1.17%) Hortonworks
12 2 (1.17%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
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