The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 437 463 537
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +74
Contract jobs citing R 225 188 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.34% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 0.90% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 138 45
Median daily rate £464 £575 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.34% +21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £600 £475
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21008 20783 19694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.53% 37.65% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14467 13780 13012
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 428 458
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

R
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing R as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

R
Daily Rate Trend

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

R Daily Rate Trend in the UK

R
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing R within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

R Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

R
Hourly Rate Trend

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

R Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

R
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 218 £475 -17.39% 97
London +46 156 £475 -13.63% 60
South East +2 27 £443 -27.75% 10
City of London +43 22 £413 -20.48% 13
South West - 15 £450 - 9
Devon - 13 £450 -
Berkshire +2 12 £425 -43.33%
Buckinghamshire - 10 £460 -
West Midlands +1 9 £490 +42.54% 4
High Wycombe - 8 £463 -
Exeter - 8 £425 -
Reading - 5 £450 -
Scotland - 5 £350 - 2
Birmingham +7 4 £490 +42.54%
North West -40 4 £400 -38.46% 3
Glasgow - 4 £350 -
Solihull - 3 £490 -
Yorkshire +11 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire +1 2 - - 3
Leeds -2 2 - - 3
Chester -5 2 £456 +10.60%
Hampshire -11 2 £250 -58.33% 5
Cheshire -42 2 £456 -29.80%
Slough +5 1 £305 -59.33%
East Midlands +5 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +1 1 - -
Guildford +1 1 - -
Nottingham 0 1 - -
Manchester -16 1 £350 -28.20% 1
Surrey -20 1 - -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for R.

1 241 (61.17%) Python
2 173 (43.91%) SQL
3 171 (43.40%) Analytics
4 153 (38.83%) Big Data
5 140 (35.53%) Hadoop
6 127 (32.23%) Java
7 116 (29.44%) SAS
8 104 (26.40%) Machine Learning
9 97 (24.62%) Degree
9 97 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
10 89 (22.59%) C++
11 86 (21.83%) Business Intelligence
12 85 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
13 84 (21.32%) Finance
13 84 (21.32%) Apache Spark
14 82 (20.81%) Apache Hive
15 69 (17.51%) Tableau
15 69 (17.51%) Statistics
16 66 (16.75%) MATLAB
17 65 (16.50%) Visualisation
18 60 (15.23%) Data Analytics
19 59 (14.97%) Mathematics
20 58 (14.72%) Data Analysis
21 55 (13.96%) Oracle
22 54 (13.71%) Data Mining
22 54 (13.71%) SPSS
22 54 (13.71%) Algorithms
23 53 (13.45%) Data Warehouse
24 50 (12.69%) PhD
25 47 (11.93%) Scala

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 116 (29.44%) SAS
2 84 (21.32%) Apache Spark
3 45 (11.42%) Apache Pig
4 11 (2.79%) Node.js
5 9 (2.28%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (2.28%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.27%) Apache
8 2 (0.51%) Confluence
8 2 (0.51%) DNN
8 2 (0.51%) IIS
9 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.25%) IPython
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (13.71%) SPSS
2 28 (7.11%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.81%) Stata
4 10 (2.54%) MS Office
5 5 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.27%) Weka
6 3 (0.76%) LaTeX
6 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.51%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.51%) FastStats
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.05%) IaaS
4 10 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.78%) Amazon EMR
6 6 (1.52%) Azure Machine Learning
6 6 (1.52%) CloudFront
7 4 (1.02%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.02%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.76%) GitHub
8 3 (0.76%) SaaS
9 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.51%) Heroku
9 2 (0.51%) PaaS
10 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.25%) Pure360
10 1 (0.25%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.79%) Internet
2 5 (1.27%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.76%) DSL
4 1 (0.25%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) FTP
4 1 (0.25%) HTTP
4 1 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (38.83%) Big Data
2 140 (35.53%) Hadoop
3 82 (20.81%) Apache Hive
4 54 (13.71%) Data Mining
5 53 (13.45%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (9.64%) NoSQL
7 35 (8.88%) QlikView
8 34 (8.63%) HBase
9 29 (7.36%) MongoDB
10 28 (7.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (6.35%) MySQL
11 25 (6.35%) Relational Database
11 25 (6.35%) SQL Server
12 18 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (4.31%) HPCC
14 14 (3.55%) CouchDB
14 14 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (2.79%) Oracle Database
16 11 (2.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (4.31%) JIRA
2 9 (2.28%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.28%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (2.03%) Vagrant
4 7 (1.78%) ClearQuest
4 7 (1.78%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.78%) PVCS
5 6 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.76%) Selenium
7 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.51%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.25%) Ant
8 1 (0.25%) gulp
8 1 (0.25%) Mocha
8 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.25%) Sinon.JS
8 1 (0.25%) Subversion
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (21.32%) Finance
2 35 (8.88%) Banking
3 21 (5.33%) Marketing
4 17 (4.31%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.79%) Retail
6 9 (2.28%) Games
7 7 (1.78%) Front Office
7 7 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.78%) Publishing
8 6 (1.52%) Electronics
8 6 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.02%) Automotive
10 3 (0.76%) Advertising
10 3 (0.76%) Military
11 2 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.51%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.25%) International Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 122 (30.96%) Developer
2 108 (27.41%) Data Scientist
3 61 (15.48%) Analyst
4 37 (9.39%) Data Engineer
5 33 (8.38%) Data Analyst
6 24 (6.09%) Python Developer
7 21 (5.33%) Architect
7 21 (5.33%) Big Data Engineer
8 20 (5.08%) Consultant
9 19 (4.82%) Java Developer
10 18 (4.57%) Big Data Developer
10 18 (4.57%) Hadoop Developer
11 17 (4.31%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.30%) C++ Developer
13 12 (3.05%) SQL Analyst
14 11 (2.79%) Machine Learning Scientist
14 11 (2.79%) R Developer
14 11 (2.79%) Technical Architect
15 10 (2.54%) Scala Developer
15 10 (2.54%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.87%) .NET
2 28 (7.11%) CSS
2 28 (7.11%) HTML
3 22 (5.58%) Web Services
4 16 (4.06%) AngularJS
4 16 (4.06%) Pandas
5 13 (3.30%) SciPy
6 12 (3.05%) .NET Framework
6 12 (3.05%) Ruby on Rails
6 12 (3.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (2.79%) scikit-learn
8 9 (2.28%) Kafka
8 9 (2.28%) ODBC
8 9 (2.28%) XML
9 8 (2.03%) Apache CXF
10 7 (1.78%) D3.js
10 7 (1.78%) JSON
10 7 (1.78%) NumPy
10 7 (1.78%) Spark Streaming
10 7 (1.78%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 97 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (17.51%) Statistics
3 65 (16.50%) Visualisation
4 59 (14.97%) Mathematics
5 54 (13.71%) Algorithms
6 39 (9.90%) Computer Science
7 22 (5.58%) Physics
8 17 (4.31%) Performance Metrics
9 13 (3.30%) Credit Risk
10 12 (3.05%) Digital Media
11 11 (2.79%) Data Structures
12 10 (2.54%) User Experience
13 8 (2.03%) Hedge funds
13 8 (2.03%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.52%) Animation
14 6 (1.52%) Applied Mathematics
14 6 (1.52%) Augmented Reality
14 6 (1.52%) Data Extraction
14 6 (1.52%) Market Risk
14 6 (1.52%) RenderMan
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.42%) Linux
2 32 (8.12%) Windows
3 28 (7.11%) Unix
4 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.51%) MVS
6 1 (0.25%) Android
6 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (43.40%) Analytics
2 104 (26.40%) Machine Learning
3 86 (21.83%) Business Intelligence
4 85 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (15.23%) Data Analytics
6 58 (14.72%) Data Analysis
7 44 (11.17%) Statistical Modelling
8 40 (10.15%) Data Modelling
9 35 (8.88%) Open Source
10 32 (8.12%) ETL
11 27 (6.85%) MapReduce
12 26 (6.60%) OO
12 26 (6.60%) Predictive Modelling
13 25 (6.35%) Validation
14 24 (6.09%) Data Visualisation
14 24 (6.09%) Predictive Analytics
15 23 (5.84%) Software Engineering
16 22 (5.58%) Data Management
17 20 (5.08%) OOP
18 19 (4.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 241 (61.17%) Python
2 173 (43.91%) SQL
3 127 (32.23%) Java
4 89 (22.59%) C++
5 66 (16.75%) MATLAB
6 47 (11.93%) Scala
7 35 (8.88%) C
8 34 (8.63%) VBA
9 30 (7.61%) C#
10 25 (6.35%) Ruby
11 24 (6.09%) JavaScript
12 23 (5.84%) Perl
13 18 (4.57%) Shell Script
14 15 (3.81%) Bash Shell
15 13 (3.30%) T-SQL
16 12 (3.05%) PHP
16 12 (3.05%) PL/SQL
17 10 (2.54%) Objective-C
18 7 (1.78%) GLSL
18 7 (1.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 97 (24.62%) Degree
2 50 (12.69%) PhD
3 23 (5.84%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.06%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.03%) Sun Certification
6 6 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.76%) MCSD
7 3 (0.76%) MCSE
7 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) ACCA
9 1 (0.25%) CISSP
9 1 (0.25%) CLAS
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB
9 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.25%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.58%) QA
2 18 (4.57%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (3.30%) Docker
2 11 (2.79%) HDFS
3 5 (1.27%) GridGain
4 4 (1.02%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.51%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.54%) StatsD
3 6 (1.52%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.27%) logstash
5 4 (1.02%) Ambari
5 4 (1.02%) Puppet
6 2 (0.51%) Ansible
6 2 (0.51%) Mesos
6 2 (0.51%) Oozie
7 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (17.51%) Tableau
2 55 (13.96%) Oracle
3 36 (9.14%) Teradata
4 28 (7.11%) Microsoft
5 16 (4.06%) SAP
6 14 (3.55%) Informatica
7 13 (3.30%) Cloudera
8 11 (2.79%) Netezza
9 10 (2.54%) Apigee
9 10 (2.54%) Citrix
9 10 (2.54%) Mashery
10 8 (2.03%) Apple
10 8 (2.03%) Sybase
11 6 (1.52%) Talend
12 5 (1.27%) Cognos
12 5 (1.27%) Google
12 5 (1.27%) Hortonworks
12 5 (1.27%) RapidMiner
12 5 (1.27%) Vertica
13 4 (1.02%) Red Hat
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £375 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £575.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago