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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 315 341 347
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +6
Contract jobs citing R 96 75 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 0.83% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 67 42
Average daily rate £500 £518 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £346 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £685 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £400 £280
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 - £42.50
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
8966 9023 8871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.25% 42.59% 40.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6663 6721 6317
Average daily rate £470 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £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 65 54 77
Average hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.05 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +31 8 £500 -4.76% 16
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £375 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 116 (54.72%) Python
2 107 (50.47%) Analytics
3 91 (42.92%) Big Data
4 84 (39.62%) SQL
5 80 (37.74%) Hadoop
6 76 (35.85%) Java
6 76 (35.85%) Finance
7 71 (33.49%) Analytical Skills
8 57 (26.89%) Apache Spark
9 50 (23.58%) Statistics
9 50 (23.58%) Tableau
10 49 (23.11%) Banking
10 49 (23.11%) Business Intelligence
11 45 (21.23%) SAS
12 44 (20.75%) Data Mining
13 41 (19.34%) Machine Learning
13 41 (19.34%) Scala
14 39 (18.40%) Apache Hive
15 38 (17.92%) Data Analytics
15 38 (17.92%) C++
16 37 (17.45%) ETL
17 36 (16.98%) Visualisation
18 34 (16.04%) Data Warehouse
19 33 (15.57%) Degree
20 32 (15.09%) Cloudera
20 32 (15.09%) Alteryx
21 31 (14.62%) NoSQL
22 30 (14.15%) Linux
23 28 (13.21%) Computer Science
24 27 (12.74%) Agile Software Development

R
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 57 (26.89%) Apache Spark
2 45 (21.23%) SAS
3 24 (11.32%) Apache Pig
4 9 (4.25%) Apache
5 8 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.47%) DNN
7 1 (0.47%) GemFire
7 1 (0.47%) Node.js
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (11.79%) SPSS
2 10 (4.72%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.42%) Stata
4 2 (0.94%) EViews
5 1 (0.47%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.47%) Maple
5 1 (0.47%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.47%) MS Office
5 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) RMDS
2 1 (0.47%) Adaptiv
2 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (4.72%) CloudFront
4 3 (1.42%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.47%) Heroku
6 1 (0.47%) IaaS
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.47%) Internet
1 1 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (42.92%) Big Data
2 80 (37.74%) Hadoop
3 44 (20.75%) Data Mining
4 39 (18.40%) Apache Hive
5 34 (16.04%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (14.62%) NoSQL
7 26 (12.26%) Pentaho
7 26 (12.26%) QlikView
8 17 (8.02%) HBase
9 16 (7.55%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (7.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (7.08%) Relational Database
11 12 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (5.19%) MongoDB
12 11 (5.19%) SQL Server
12 11 (5.19%) Text Mining
13 9 (4.25%) Impala
14 7 (3.30%) MS Access
14 7 (3.30%) Spotfire
15 6 (2.83%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 10 (4.72%) Talend Open Studio
1 10 (4.72%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
General
1 76 (35.85%) Finance
2 49 (23.11%) Banking
3 16 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 15 (7.08%) Front Office
4 15 (7.08%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.13%) Marketing
6 10 (4.72%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.42%) Advertising
7 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.42%) Retail
8 2 (0.94%) Law
8 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (33.02%) Developer
2 53 (25.00%) Analyst
3 33 (15.57%) Data Analyst
4 27 (12.74%) Data Scientist
5 22 (10.38%) Consultant
6 18 (8.49%) Big Data Developer
7 14 (6.60%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 14 (6.60%) Java Developer
8 13 (6.13%) Hadoop Developer
9 12 (5.66%) SAS Analyst
10 11 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (4.72%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (4.72%) SAS Data Analyst
11 10 (4.72%) Scala Developer
11 10 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (4.25%) C# Developer
12 9 (4.25%) Python Developer
12 9 (4.25%) Quantitative Developer
13 8 (3.77%) Data Architect
13 8 (3.77%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.96%) Apache Avro
2 14 (6.60%) .NET
3 10 (4.72%) HTML
4 8 (3.77%) Web Services
5 6 (2.83%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.83%) CSS
5 6 (2.83%) SciPy
5 6 (2.83%) WPF
6 5 (2.36%) Natural Language Processing
6 5 (2.36%) NumPy
6 5 (2.36%) Pandas
6 5 (2.36%) WCF
7 4 (1.89%) Akka
7 4 (1.89%) Kafka
7 4 (1.89%) scikit-learn
8 3 (1.42%) Django
8 3 (1.42%) Matplotlib
8 3 (1.42%) Spark Streaming
8 3 (1.42%) Spring
9 2 (0.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 71 (33.49%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (23.58%) Statistics
3 36 (16.98%) Visualisation
4 28 (13.21%) Computer Science
5 26 (12.26%) Mathematics
6 24 (11.32%) Data Structures
7 19 (8.96%) Credit Risk
8 15 (7.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (6.60%) Economics
9 14 (6.60%) Fixed Income
10 13 (6.13%) Algorithms
10 13 (6.13%) Digital Media
11 10 (4.72%) Augmented Reality
11 10 (4.72%) Neural Network
12 9 (4.25%) Equities
13 8 (3.77%) Hedge funds
13 8 (3.77%) Market Risk
13 8 (3.77%) Physics
14 7 (3.30%) Data Integration
15 5 (2.36%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.15%) Linux
2 23 (10.85%) Windows
3 10 (4.72%) Unix
4 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (50.47%) Analytics
2 49 (23.11%) Business Intelligence
3 41 (19.34%) Machine Learning
4 38 (17.92%) Data Analytics
5 37 (17.45%) ETL
6 27 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (11.32%) Validation
8 22 (10.38%) Data Visualisation
9 18 (8.49%) Predictive Modelling
10 17 (8.02%) Data Modelling
11 16 (7.55%) Open Source
12 15 (7.08%) Data Security
12 15 (7.08%) Statistical Modelling
13 14 (6.60%) Functional Programming
13 14 (6.60%) Risk Management
14 13 (6.13%) Data Analysis
14 13 (6.13%) Operations Research
15 12 (5.66%) TDD
16 11 (5.19%) Predictive Analytics
16 11 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (54.72%) Python
2 84 (39.62%) SQL
3 76 (35.85%) Java
4 41 (19.34%) Scala
5 38 (17.92%) C++
6 24 (11.32%) MATLAB
7 22 (10.38%) Ruby
7 22 (10.38%) VBA
8 21 (9.91%) PHP
9 16 (7.55%) C
10 13 (6.13%) C#
10 13 (6.13%) JavaScript
11 10 (4.72%) Erlang
12 6 (2.83%) Perl
12 6 (2.83%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.89%) Haskell
13 4 (1.89%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.89%) VB
13 4 (1.89%) VC++
14 3 (1.42%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 33 (15.57%) Degree
2 20 (9.43%) PhD
3 4 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.94%) CFA
5 2 (0.94%) MBA
5 2 (0.94%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.47%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.79%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) FATCA
System Software
1 14 (6.60%) Docker
2 9 (4.25%) HDFS
3 5 (2.36%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 8 (3.77%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.89%) logstash
4 3 (1.42%) Ambari
4 3 (1.42%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (1.42%) Mesos
4 3 (1.42%) Puppet
5 1 (0.47%) Ansible
5 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.47%) Oozie
Vendors
1 50 (23.58%) Tableau
2 32 (15.09%) Alteryx
2 32 (15.09%) Cloudera
3 24 (11.32%) Informatica
4 21 (9.91%) Oracle
5 14 (6.60%) Hortonworks
6 13 (6.13%) SAP
7 12 (5.66%) Teradata
8 11 (5.19%) MapR
9 10 (4.72%) Talend
10 9 (4.25%) Microsoft
11 8 (3.77%) Cognos
12 6 (2.83%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.89%) Bloomberg
13 4 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
14 3 (1.42%) FactSet
14 3 (1.42%) Google
14 3 (1.42%) Reuters
15 2 (0.94%) Netezza
15 2 (0.94%) Splunk
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