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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 325 359 400
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +41
Contract jobs citing R 87 59 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.24% 0.088%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% 0.54% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 41 9
Average daily rate
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£550 £450 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £255 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.37%
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
10061 10914 10501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.53% 44.06% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7112 7735 7316
Average daily rate £430 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 87 146
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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
City of London +34 18 £525 +6.32% 18
Harrow - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 68 (49.64%) Analytics
2 66 (48.18%) SQL
3 54 (39.42%) Python
4 46 (33.58%) SAS
5 40 (29.20%) Finance
6 39 (28.47%) Hadoop
7 36 (26.28%) Statistics
8 32 (23.36%) Big Data
9 31 (22.63%) Degree
10 28 (20.44%) Java
11 27 (19.71%) C++
11 27 (19.71%) Visualisation
12 26 (18.98%) Data Mining
12 26 (18.98%) Mathematics
13 25 (18.25%) MapReduce
14 22 (16.06%) Apache Hive
15 21 (15.33%) Banking
16 20 (14.60%) SPSS
17 19 (13.87%) JavaScript
17 19 (13.87%) MATLAB
17 19 (13.87%) Data Analysis
18 18 (13.14%) Apache Pig
19 17 (12.41%) ETL
19 17 (12.41%) Investment Banking
20 16 (11.68%) Computer Science
20 16 (11.68%) Tableau
21 15 (10.95%) C
21 15 (10.95%) TDD
21 15 (10.95%) Statistical Modelling
22 14 (10.22%) HTML

R
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 46 (33.58%) SAS
2 18 (13.14%) Apache Pig
3 3 (2.19%) Apache
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.73%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (14.60%) SPSS
2 9 (6.57%) Stata
3 7 (5.11%) MS Excel
4 6 (4.38%) Mathematica
5 3 (2.19%) FastStats
5 3 (2.19%) MS Office
6 2 (1.46%) S-PLUS
6 2 (1.46%) Gephi
7 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (5.11%) Google Analytics
2 7 (5.11%) SiteCatalyst
3 6 (4.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.73%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.73%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.73%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.73%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.73%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.84%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.73%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.73%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (28.47%) Hadoop
2 32 (23.36%) Big Data
3 26 (18.98%) Data Mining
4 22 (16.06%) Apache Hive
5 13 (9.49%) NoSQL
6 12 (8.76%) SQL Server
6 12 (8.76%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (5.84%) Mahout
8 7 (5.11%) Relational Database
8 7 (5.11%) MongoDB
8 7 (5.11%) QlikView
9 6 (4.38%) Base SAS
10 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (3.65%) MySQL
10 5 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (2.92%) HBase
12 3 (2.19%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 3 (2.19%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (2.19%) Text Mining
13 2 (1.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Maven
2 4 (2.92%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.46%) RSpec
3 2 (1.46%) JIRA
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.46%) ProC
3 2 (1.46%) Subversion
4 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (29.20%) Finance
2 21 (15.33%) Banking
3 17 (12.41%) Investment Banking
4 12 (8.76%) Marketing
5 8 (5.84%) Front Office
6 5 (3.65%) Retail
7 3 (2.19%) Publishing
7 3 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.46%) Legal
8 2 (1.46%) Billing
9 1 (0.73%) Games
9 1 (0.73%) Advertising
9 1 (0.73%) Law
9 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (36.50%) Analyst
2 34 (24.82%) Developer
3 27 (19.71%) Data Scientist
4 20 (14.60%) Data Analyst
5 15 (10.95%) Python Developer
6 9 (6.57%) Consultant
7 8 (5.84%) Architect
8 6 (4.38%) Quantitative Analyst
8 6 (4.38%) Insight Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) Information Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) SAS Administrator
9 5 (3.65%) Statistician
9 5 (3.65%) Administrator
9 5 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Business Consultant
10 4 (2.92%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Data Consultant
10 4 (2.92%) E-Business Consultant
10 4 (2.92%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.22%) HTML
2 11 (8.03%) Django
2 11 (8.03%) SciPy
2 11 (8.03%) NumPy
3 10 (7.30%) CSS
4 9 (6.57%) jQuery
5 4 (2.92%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (2.92%) .NET
5 4 (2.92%) XML
5 4 (2.92%) HTML5
6 3 (2.19%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.19%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.19%) Pandas
7 2 (1.46%) Sass
7 2 (1.46%) Underscore.js
7 2 (1.46%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (1.46%) Cascading
7 2 (1.46%) D3.js
7 2 (1.46%) Haml
7 2 (1.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (26.28%) Statistics
2 27 (19.71%) Visualisation
3 26 (18.98%) Mathematics
4 16 (11.68%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.11%) Economics
6 6 (4.38%) Physics
7 4 (2.92%) Open Source
7 4 (2.92%) Credit Risk
8 3 (2.19%) FMCG
8 3 (2.19%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.19%) Derivative
8 3 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.46%) Clustering
9 2 (1.46%) Equities
9 2 (1.46%) Neural Network
10 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.73%) Informatics
10 1 (0.73%) Social Media
10 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.22%) Linux
2 5 (3.65%) UNIX
3 1 (0.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (49.64%) Analytics
2 25 (18.25%) MapReduce
3 19 (13.87%) Data Analysis
4 17 (12.41%) ETL
5 15 (10.95%) TDD
5 15 (10.95%) Statistical Modelling
6 14 (10.22%) Machine Learning
6 14 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (8.76%) Web Development
8 10 (7.30%) Data Management
9 8 (5.84%) Predictive Analytics
9 8 (5.84%) Information Retrieval
10 6 (4.38%) Functional Programming
10 6 (4.38%) Statistical Analysis
10 6 (4.38%) Data Visualisation
11 5 (3.65%) Predictive Modelling
11 5 (3.65%) Resource Management
12 4 (2.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (2.92%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (48.18%) SQL
2 54 (39.42%) Python
3 28 (20.44%) Java
4 27 (19.71%) C++
5 19 (13.87%) JavaScript
5 19 (13.87%) MATLAB
6 15 (10.95%) C
7 13 (9.49%) C#
7 13 (9.49%) Scala
8 7 (5.11%) VBA
9 6 (4.38%) Ruby
10 5 (3.65%) Perl
11 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.46%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.46%) PROC SQL
12 1 (0.73%) Clojure
12 1 (0.73%) PHP
12 1 (0.73%) Haskell
12 1 (0.73%) Erlang
12 1 (0.73%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 31 (22.63%) Degree
2 14 (10.22%) PhD
3 2 (1.46%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.73%) Basel II
3 1 (0.73%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.46%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.73%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) Nagios
1 6 (4.38%) Ganglia
1 6 (4.38%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.73%) Puppet
2 1 (0.73%) Oozie
2 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (11.68%) Tableau
2 13 (9.49%) Oracle
3 7 (5.11%) Google
4 6 (4.38%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.92%) Informatica
5 4 (2.92%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (2.92%) Talend
6 3 (2.19%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.19%) Eloqua
7 2 (1.46%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.46%) Omniture
8 1 (0.73%) Datameer
8 1 (0.73%) Neolane
8 1 (0.73%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.73%) Portware
8 1 (0.73%) Akamai
8 1 (0.73%) Splunk
8 1 (0.73%) SAP
8 1 (0.73%) Cognos
8 1 (0.73%) IBM
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