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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 307 353 373
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +20
Contract jobs citing R 119 70 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 0.72% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 57 40
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£488 £550 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £150 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £635 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £298
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +21.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.25
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
9979 9766 10561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.51% 41.53% 43.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7282 6979 7472
Average daily rate £450 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 66 104
Average hourly rate £27.78 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £16.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing R across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

R Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 +7 32 £488 -11.36% 22
Docklands, London -8 2 £538 -14.00%
Canary Wharf -10 2 £475 -13.63%
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 119 (51.97%) Python
2 118 (51.53%) SQL
3 109 (47.60%) Analytics
4 74 (32.31%) Big Data
5 72 (31.44%) Hadoop
6 69 (30.13%) Analytical Skills
7 63 (27.51%) Finance
8 58 (25.33%) SAS
9 57 (24.89%) Java
10 55 (24.02%) Statistics
11 51 (22.27%) Visualisation
12 46 (20.09%) Data Mining
13 45 (19.65%) C++
13 45 (19.65%) Tableau
14 43 (18.78%) Degree
15 42 (18.34%) Banking
16 40 (17.47%) Data Analysis
17 39 (17.03%) Mathematics
18 33 (14.41%) MATLAB
18 33 (14.41%) Apache Hive
19 30 (13.10%) MapReduce
19 30 (13.10%) SPSS
19 30 (13.10%) C#
20 28 (12.23%) Marketing
20 28 (12.23%) Apache Spark
21 27 (11.79%) Statistical Modelling
21 27 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
22 26 (11.35%) Scala
23 24 (10.48%) Data Modelling
24 23 (10.04%) Business Intelligence

R
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 58 (25.33%) SAS
2 28 (12.23%) Apache Spark
3 22 (9.61%) Apache Pig
4 12 (5.24%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (3.06%) IIS
6 7 (3.06%) Apache
7 5 (2.18%) Node.js
8 4 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.31%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Spatial
10 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.44%) IPython
11 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.44%) CMS
11 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 30 (13.10%) SPSS
2 15 (6.55%) MS Excel
3 14 (6.11%) MS Office
4 8 (3.49%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.31%) LaTeX
6 3 (1.31%) Maple
6 3 (1.31%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.87%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.44%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (2.18%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.87%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.49%) Google Analytics
2 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.75%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.75%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.44%) Route 53
5 1 (0.44%) GitHub
5 1 (0.44%) IaaS
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.06%) Internet
2 3 (1.31%) AMQP
2 3 (1.31%) DNS
2 3 (1.31%) DHCP
3 2 (0.87%) 3GPP
3 2 (0.87%) SAN
3 2 (0.87%) Firewall
4 1 (0.44%) DMZ
4 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.44%) WAN
4 1 (0.44%) LDAP
4 1 (0.44%) LAN
4 1 (0.44%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (32.31%) Big Data
2 72 (31.44%) Hadoop
3 46 (20.09%) Data Mining
4 33 (14.41%) Apache Hive
5 21 (9.17%) HBase
5 21 (9.17%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (8.30%) QlikView
7 16 (6.99%) SQL Server
8 14 (6.11%) NoSQL
9 12 (5.24%) Impala
10 9 (3.93%) Relational Database
11 8 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (3.49%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (3.06%) MongoDB
13 6 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (2.62%) Neo4j
13 6 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (2.62%) Spotfire
14 5 (2.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (4.37%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.87%) Subversion
3 1 (0.44%) JIRA
3 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.44%) Introscope
3 1 (0.44%) Mockito
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) RStudio
3 1 (0.44%) JUnit
General
1 63 (27.51%) Finance
2 42 (18.34%) Banking
3 28 (12.23%) Marketing
4 20 (8.73%) Retail
4 20 (8.73%) Front Office
5 18 (7.86%) Investment Banking
6 10 (4.37%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.06%) Advertising
8 6 (2.62%) Back Office
8 6 (2.62%) Legal
9 4 (1.75%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (1.75%) Publishing
10 3 (1.31%) Games
10 3 (1.31%) Automotive
10 3 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.87%) Law
11 2 (0.87%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 66 (28.82%) Developer
2 60 (26.20%) Analyst
3 49 (21.40%) Data Scientist
4 20 (8.73%) Data Analyst
5 17 (7.42%) Python Developer
6 11 (4.80%) Quantitative Analyst
6 11 (4.80%) Architect
7 10 (4.37%) Consultant
8 9 (3.93%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.49%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (3.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 8 (3.49%) RAD Developer
10 7 (3.06%) Web Analyst
10 7 (3.06%) Data Consultant
10 7 (3.06%) Analyst Developer
10 7 (3.06%) Solutions Designer
10 7 (3.06%) Data Architect
10 7 (3.06%) Hadoop Developer
10 7 (3.06%) Designer
11 6 (2.62%) Big Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.17%) .NET
2 16 (6.99%) HTML
3 14 (6.11%) Web Services
4 12 (5.24%) Kafka
5 11 (4.80%) REST
6 10 (4.37%) NumPy
6 10 (4.37%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.93%) HTML5
7 9 (3.93%) AngularJS
7 9 (3.93%) Cascading
8 8 (3.49%) Pandas
8 8 (3.49%) CSS
9 7 (3.06%) XML
9 7 (3.06%) SciPy
10 5 (2.18%) Apache Flex
11 4 (1.75%) RESTful
11 4 (1.75%) Matplotlib
12 3 (1.31%) SignalR
12 3 (1.31%) MDX
12 3 (1.31%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 69 (30.13%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (24.02%) Statistics
3 51 (22.27%) Visualisation
4 39 (17.03%) Mathematics
5 23 (10.04%) Credit Risk
6 18 (7.86%) Physics
7 17 (7.42%) Computer Science
7 17 (7.42%) Algorithms
8 8 (3.49%) Market Risk
8 8 (3.49%) Hedge funds
8 8 (3.49%) Grid Computing
9 7 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (2.62%) Fixed Income
10 6 (2.62%) Derivative
11 5 (2.18%) RIA
12 4 (1.75%) Data Extraction
12 4 (1.75%) Social Media
12 4 (1.75%) User Experience
12 4 (1.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 4 (1.75%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.99%) Linux
2 7 (3.06%) Windows
3 4 (1.75%) UNIX
4 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (47.60%) Analytics
2 40 (17.47%) Data Analysis
3 30 (13.10%) MapReduce
4 27 (11.79%) Statistical Modelling
4 27 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (10.48%) Data Modelling
6 23 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (9.17%) Machine Learning
8 19 (8.30%) Open Source
8 19 (8.30%) Project Management
9 18 (7.86%) ETL
9 18 (7.86%) Validation
10 14 (6.11%) Statistical Analysis
10 14 (6.11%) Predictive Modelling
10 14 (6.11%) Regression Analysis
10 14 (6.11%) Functional Programming
11 13 (5.68%) Dashboard Development
12 12 (5.24%) Data Analytics
12 12 (5.24%) Cluster Analysis
13 11 (4.80%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 119 (51.97%) Python
2 118 (51.53%) SQL
3 57 (24.89%) Java
4 45 (19.65%) C++
5 33 (14.41%) MATLAB
6 30 (13.10%) C#
7 26 (11.35%) Scala
8 20 (8.73%) VBA
9 17 (7.42%) JavaScript
10 12 (5.24%) Perl
10 12 (5.24%) Ruby
11 11 (4.80%) C
12 6 (2.62%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.75%) Clojure
14 3 (1.31%) Go
14 3 (1.31%) F#
14 3 (1.31%) XMLA
14 3 (1.31%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.31%) VB
15 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (18.78%) Degree
2 17 (7.42%) PhD
3 6 (2.62%) Postgraduate
4 5 (2.18%) MCSE
4 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.31%) MBA
5 3 (1.31%) MCITP
6 2 (0.87%) MCSA
7 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.06%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.44%) Basel II
System Software
1 16 (6.99%) HDFS
2 4 (1.75%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.44%) NFS
5 1 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.44%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 11 (4.80%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (2.18%) Graphite
3 4 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.44%) StatsD
4 1 (0.44%) logstash
4 1 (0.44%) Kibana
4 1 (0.44%) Chukwa
4 1 (0.44%) SCOM
4 1 (0.44%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (19.65%) Tableau
2 18 (7.86%) Oracle
3 16 (6.99%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.80%) Cloudera
5 10 (4.37%) Alteryx
5 10 (4.37%) Talend
5 10 (4.37%) Google
6 9 (3.93%) Splunk
6 9 (3.93%) SAP
6 9 (3.93%) TIBCO
7 8 (3.49%) Netezza
8 7 (3.06%) Teradata
9 6 (2.62%) MicroStrategy
9 6 (2.62%) Adobe
10 5 (2.18%) Cognos
10 5 (2.18%) IBM
10 5 (2.18%) Omniture
10 5 (2.18%) Coremetrics
10 5 (2.18%) Vertica
11 3 (1.31%) Informatica
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