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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 306 342 373
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +31
Contract jobs citing R 124 84 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.20% 0.83% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 69 42
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£475 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £263 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £720
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £280 £345
% change year-on-year
+54.01% -18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +4.76%
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
10328 10129 11006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.88% 41.63% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7633 7146 7842
Average daily rate £450 £425 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 64 84
Average hourly rate £27.78 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.13 £55.62 £59.00
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 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +17 31 £525 +2.43% 18
Canary Wharf -7 2 £475 -13.63%
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 117 (52.70%) SQL
2 105 (47.30%) Python
3 96 (43.24%) Analytics
4 66 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (28.38%) SAS
6 61 (27.48%) Finance
6 61 (27.48%) Hadoop
7 59 (26.58%) Big Data
8 47 (21.17%) C++
8 47 (21.17%) Java
9 44 (19.82%) Statistics
9 44 (19.82%) Degree
10 40 (18.02%) Banking
11 37 (16.67%) Data Analysis
12 35 (15.77%) Mathematics
12 35 (15.77%) Data Mining
12 35 (15.77%) Visualisation
13 34 (15.32%) C#
14 33 (14.86%) SPSS
15 30 (13.51%) Marketing
15 30 (13.51%) Tableau
16 29 (13.06%) Statistical Modelling
17 28 (12.61%) Credit Risk
17 28 (12.61%) MATLAB
17 28 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (11.71%) Apache Hive
19 24 (10.81%) Apache Spark
19 24 (10.81%) Data Modelling
20 22 (9.91%) Front Office

R
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 63 (28.38%) SAS
2 24 (10.81%) Apache Spark
3 15 (6.76%) Apache Pig
4 12 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (2.70%) Node.js
6 6 (2.70%) IIS
7 4 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.35%) Apache
9 2 (0.90%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.45%) IPython
10 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 33 (14.86%) SPSS
2 18 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 15 (6.76%) MS Office
4 9 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.80%) Maple
6 4 (1.80%) LaTeX
6 4 (1.80%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.90%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.90%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 1 (0.45%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.25%) Google Analytics
3 5 (2.25%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) IaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.60%) Internet
2 3 (1.35%) DNS
2 3 (1.35%) DHCP
2 3 (1.35%) AMQP
3 2 (0.90%) 3GPP
3 2 (0.90%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) Firewall
4 1 (0.45%) WAN
4 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.45%) VPN
4 1 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (27.48%) Hadoop
2 59 (26.58%) Big Data
3 35 (15.77%) Data Mining
4 26 (11.71%) Apache Hive
5 14 (6.31%) HBase
5 14 (6.31%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (6.31%) SQL Server
6 11 (4.95%) NoSQL
7 10 (4.50%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.05%) Impala
8 9 (4.05%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (4.05%) QlikView
9 8 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (3.15%) MongoDB
10 7 (3.15%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (2.70%) Pentaho
12 5 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (2.25%) Text Mining
13 4 (1.80%) SAS Enterprise Miner
13 4 (1.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (2.25%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.90%) Subversion
4 1 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.45%) Mockito
4 1 (0.45%) RStudio
4 1 (0.45%) JUnit
General
1 61 (27.48%) Finance
2 40 (18.02%) Banking
3 30 (13.51%) Marketing
4 22 (9.91%) Front Office
5 20 (9.01%) Retail
6 18 (8.11%) Investment Banking
7 10 (4.50%) Telecoms
8 8 (3.60%) Advertising
9 5 (2.25%) Back Office
10 4 (1.80%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.35%) Automotive
11 3 (1.35%) Legal
12 2 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (31.53%) Developer
2 59 (26.58%) Analyst
3 39 (17.57%) Data Scientist
4 18 (8.11%) Python Developer
5 17 (7.66%) Data Analyst
6 12 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 11 (4.95%) Quantitative Analyst
8 10 (4.50%) Architect
9 9 (4.05%) Consultant
9 9 (4.05%) Quantitative Developer
9 9 (4.05%) RAD Developer
10 7 (3.15%) Senior Data Analyst
10 7 (3.15%) Data Architect
10 7 (3.15%) Solutions Designer
10 7 (3.15%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.15%) Designer
11 6 (2.70%) Big Data Architect
11 6 (2.70%) Data Consultant
12 5 (2.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.01%) .NET
2 16 (7.21%) HTML
3 15 (6.76%) Web Services
4 12 (5.41%) ASP.NET
4 12 (5.41%) NumPy
4 12 (5.41%) REST
5 10 (4.50%) HTML5
5 10 (4.50%) AngularJS
6 9 (4.05%) Pandas
7 8 (3.60%) SciPy
7 8 (3.60%) Kafka
7 8 (3.60%) CSS
8 5 (2.25%) Django
8 5 (2.25%) Cascading
9 4 (1.80%) RESTful
9 4 (1.80%) XML
9 4 (1.80%) Matplotlib
10 3 (1.35%) Scalatra
10 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.35%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 66 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (19.82%) Statistics
3 35 (15.77%) Mathematics
3 35 (15.77%) Visualisation
4 28 (12.61%) Credit Risk
5 22 (9.91%) Computer Science
6 17 (7.66%) Physics
7 15 (6.76%) Algorithms
8 9 (4.05%) Market Risk
8 9 (4.05%) Hedge funds
8 9 (4.05%) Neural Network
9 8 (3.60%) Grid Computing
10 7 (3.15%) Economics
11 6 (2.70%) Derivative
11 6 (2.70%) RIA
12 5 (2.25%) FMCG
13 4 (1.80%) Data Extraction
13 4 (1.80%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 4 (1.80%) Applied Mathematics
13 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.31%) Linux
2 9 (4.05%) Windows
3 5 (2.25%) UNIX
4 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (43.24%) Analytics
2 37 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 29 (13.06%) Statistical Modelling
4 28 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (10.81%) Data Modelling
7 21 (9.46%) Validation
8 19 (8.56%) MapReduce
9 17 (7.66%) Project Management
10 16 (7.21%) TDD
10 16 (7.21%) Machine Learning
11 15 (6.76%) Functional Programming
12 14 (6.31%) Open Source
13 13 (5.86%) ETL
13 13 (5.86%) Statistical Analysis
14 12 (5.41%) RAD
14 12 (5.41%) Data Analytics
15 11 (4.95%) Regression Analysis
15 11 (4.95%) CRM
15 11 (4.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 117 (52.70%) SQL
2 105 (47.30%) Python
3 47 (21.17%) C++
3 47 (21.17%) Java
4 34 (15.32%) C#
5 28 (12.61%) MATLAB
6 20 (9.01%) Scala
7 19 (8.56%) JavaScript
8 18 (8.11%) VBA
9 13 (5.86%) Perl
10 9 (4.05%) C
10 9 (4.05%) Ruby
11 6 (2.70%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.35%) VB
12 3 (1.35%) PHP
12 3 (1.35%) F#
13 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (19.82%) Degree
2 11 (4.95%) PhD
3 7 (3.15%) Postgraduate
4 3 (1.35%) MBA
5 2 (0.90%) MCSE
5 2 (0.90%) MCSA
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.25%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) Basel II
System Software
1 9 (4.05%) HDFS
2 4 (1.80%) Apache Flume
2 4 (1.80%) Docker
3 3 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.45%) GPFS
5 1 (0.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.15%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.35%) Mesos
4 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.45%) SCOM
5 1 (0.45%) Puppet
5 1 (0.45%) Graphite
5 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.45%) StatsD
5 1 (0.45%) logstash
5 1 (0.45%) Kibana
5 1 (0.45%) Chukwa
Vendors
1 30 (13.51%) Tableau
2 20 (9.01%) Oracle
3 19 (8.56%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.41%) Cognos
4 12 (5.41%) Cloudera
5 11 (4.95%) MicroStrategy
6 10 (4.50%) Teradata
7 7 (3.15%) SAP
7 7 (3.15%) Adobe
7 7 (3.15%) Google
8 6 (2.70%) Alteryx
9 5 (2.25%) Talend
9 5 (2.25%) Netezza
9 5 (2.25%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.80%) IBM
11 3 (1.35%) Omniture
11 3 (1.35%) Informatica
11 3 (1.35%) Coremetrics
11 3 (1.35%) VMware
11 3 (1.35%) Splunk
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