The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 314 316 330
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs citing R 85 68 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 0.77% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 46 23
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£501 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £338 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £600 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £280 £375
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+61.76% +29.52%
R
England

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

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
8982 8805 8169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.31% 40.52% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6614 6259 5870
Average daily rate £450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 87
Average hourly rate £28.88 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £27.50 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

R
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

R Jobs Demand Trend in London

R
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

R Daily Rate Trend in London

R
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing R across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

R Daily Rate Histogram in London

R
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

R Hourly Rate Trend in London

R
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 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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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
City of London +24 22 £550 +7.31% 17
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Romford - - - -
Southall - - - -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 69 (46.62%) Analytics
2 62 (41.89%) Python
3 55 (37.16%) SQL
3 55 (37.16%) Hadoop
4 52 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (34.46%) Big Data
6 48 (32.43%) Tableau
7 46 (31.08%) Statistics
8 43 (29.05%) Visualisation
9 40 (27.03%) Finance
10 36 (24.32%) Data Mining
11 29 (19.59%) Java
12 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (18.92%) Scala
13 27 (18.24%) Data Analysis
13 27 (18.24%) Mathematics
14 26 (17.57%) SQL Server
15 24 (16.22%) ETL
15 24 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (16.22%) Algorithms
16 23 (15.54%) Apache Spark
16 23 (15.54%) SAS
17 22 (14.86%) MATLAB
18 20 (13.51%) MapReduce
18 20 (13.51%) Apache Hive
19 19 (12.84%) C++
19 19 (12.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 19 (12.84%) Degree
20 17 (11.49%) Banking
20 17 (11.49%) Apache Pig

R
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 23 (15.54%) SAS
1 23 (15.54%) Apache Spark
2 17 (11.49%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.70%) Apache
4 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.73%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.70%) SPSS
4 2 (1.35%) Weka
4 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.68%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.35%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.03%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.68%) PaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Heroku
2 1 (0.68%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.05%) TCP/IP
1 6 (4.05%) OSPF
1 6 (4.05%) BGP
1 6 (4.05%) Firewall
1 6 (4.05%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (3.38%) HSRP
2 5 (3.38%) DMVPN
2 5 (3.38%) EIGRP
2 5 (3.38%) TACACS
2 5 (3.38%) VRRP
2 5 (3.38%) PPP
2 5 (3.38%) SNMP
2 5 (3.38%) VPN
3 4 (2.70%) AMQP
4 2 (1.35%) HTTP
4 2 (1.35%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) IPv6
5 1 (0.68%) DMZ
5 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (37.16%) Hadoop
2 51 (34.46%) Big Data
3 36 (24.32%) Data Mining
4 26 (17.57%) SQL Server
5 20 (13.51%) Apache Hive
6 19 (12.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (9.46%) QlikView
7 14 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (9.46%) HBase
8 11 (7.43%) Impala
9 8 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (4.73%) NoSQL
10 7 (4.73%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
12 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (2.70%) MongoDB
12 4 (2.70%) Text Mining
12 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (2.70%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.35%) Grunt
4 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.68%) RSpec
4 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.68%) Introscope
4 1 (0.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
4 1 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.68%) jMock
General
1 40 (27.03%) Finance
2 17 (11.49%) Banking
3 9 (6.08%) Marketing
4 8 (5.41%) Retail
4 8 (5.41%) Publishing
5 6 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.05%) Front Office
6 4 (2.70%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (2.70%) Games
7 3 (2.03%) Legal
8 2 (1.35%) Arabic Language
8 2 (1.35%) Hindi Language
8 2 (1.35%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (36.49%) Developer
2 40 (27.03%) Analyst
3 24 (16.22%) Data Scientist
4 12 (8.11%) Consultant
4 12 (8.11%) Data Analyst
5 10 (6.76%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 9 (6.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 9 (6.08%) Tableau Developer
7 8 (5.41%) Scala Developer
7 8 (5.41%) Hadoop Developer
7 8 (5.41%) Analyst Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Business Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Lead Developer
9 6 (4.05%) Performance Analyst
9 6 (4.05%) Data Modeller
10 5 (3.38%) Web Analyst
10 5 (3.38%) Cisco Consultant
10 5 (3.38%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 5 (3.38%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.14%) .NET
2 10 (6.76%) Kafka
2 10 (6.76%) Cascading
3 8 (5.41%) CSS
4 7 (4.73%) HTML
5 5 (3.38%) Web Services
5 5 (3.38%) XML
5 5 (3.38%) D3.js
6 4 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.70%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.03%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.03%) RESTful
7 3 (2.03%) SciPy
7 3 (2.03%) Sass
8 2 (1.35%) Highcharts JS
8 2 (1.35%) AppFabric
8 2 (1.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (1.35%) WebGL
8 2 (1.35%) Ajax
8 2 (1.35%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 52 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (31.08%) Statistics
3 43 (29.05%) Visualisation
4 27 (18.24%) Mathematics
5 24 (16.22%) Algorithms
6 15 (10.14%) Open Source
7 12 (8.11%) Computer Science
8 10 (6.76%) Credit Risk
8 10 (6.76%) Physics
9 7 (4.73%) Economics
10 6 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (3.38%) Fixed Income
11 5 (3.38%) FlexPod
12 3 (2.03%) Xbox
12 3 (2.03%) Social Media
12 3 (2.03%) Equities
12 3 (2.03%) User Experience
13 2 (1.35%) Neural Network
13 2 (1.35%) Clustering
13 2 (1.35%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.46%) Linux
2 9 (6.08%) UNIX
3 4 (2.70%) Windows
4 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (46.62%) Analytics
2 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (18.24%) Data Analysis
4 24 (16.22%) ETL
4 24 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (13.51%) MapReduce
6 16 (10.81%) Predictive Modelling
7 13 (8.78%) Data Modelling
8 11 (7.43%) Machine Learning
9 10 (6.76%) Statistical Modelling
10 8 (5.41%) TDD
11 7 (4.73%) Data Security
11 7 (4.73%) Validation
12 6 (4.05%) SEO
12 6 (4.05%) Project Management
12 6 (4.05%) Statistical Analysis
12 6 (4.05%) Logistic Regression
12 6 (4.05%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (3.38%) Cluster Analysis
Programming Languages
1 62 (41.89%) Python
2 55 (37.16%) SQL
3 29 (19.59%) Java
4 28 (18.92%) Scala
5 22 (14.86%) MATLAB
6 19 (12.84%) C++
7 14 (9.46%) VBA
8 13 (8.78%) Ruby
9 11 (7.43%) C#
10 9 (6.08%) JavaScript
10 9 (6.08%) Perl
11 5 (3.38%) C
12 4 (2.70%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.70%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.03%) Clojure
13 3 (2.03%) Golang
14 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.35%) PHP
15 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.68%) F#
Qualifications
1 19 (12.84%) Degree
2 16 (10.81%) PhD
3 6 (4.05%) CCNP
3 6 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.38%) CCIE
5 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.35%) MCSE
6 2 (1.35%) MCITP
7 1 (0.68%) CISM
7 1 (0.68%) CISSP
7 1 (0.68%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (8.78%) HDFS
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (6.76%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (3.38%) RANCID
2 5 (3.38%) OpenNMS
3 3 (2.03%) Graphite
4 2 (1.35%) Puppet
5 1 (0.68%) Ambari
5 1 (0.68%) Oozie
5 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.68%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.68%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.68%) Nagios
5 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.68%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 48 (32.43%) Tableau
2 8 (5.41%) Oracle
2 8 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.73%) Cloudera
4 6 (4.05%) Cisco
4 6 (4.05%) Google
5 5 (3.38%) Splunk
5 5 (3.38%) Talend
6 4 (2.70%) Alteryx
6 4 (2.70%) Netezza
6 4 (2.70%) Teradata
6 4 (2.70%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.70%) SAP
7 3 (2.03%) IBM
7 3 (2.03%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (2.03%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.03%) RapidMiner
7 3 (2.03%) Vertica
8 2 (1.35%) Remedy
8 2 (1.35%) Omniture
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