The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 31 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 420 501 487
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -14
Contract jobs citing R 172 87 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 0.44% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 53 31
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£525 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £323 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £660 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.31% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +29.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +29.52%

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
20421 19613 17214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.81% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13250 12588 10666
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 466 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.87 £16.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

R
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing R within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 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
England +73 166 £525 +5.00% 103
London +40 98 £500 +0.05% 73
North West +13 32 £650 - 6
Cheshire +21 26 £650 - 4
South East -13 22 £450 -7.73% 10
Surrey +22 18 £450 -
City of London +15 18 £475 +2.70% 16
Leatherhead - 8 £450 -
Guildford - 4 - -
East of England +13 3 £420 - 4
West Midlands -7 3 £281 - 2
Manchester -8 3 £569 - 1
Berkshire -2 2 £725 +48.64%
Slough - 2 £725 -
Birmingham - 2 £281 - 1
Croydon - 2 £350 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
East Midlands -2 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -5 1 - -
Yorkshire -7 1 £400 -3.61% 3
Scotland -8 1 - - 4
Leeds -8 1 £400 -3.61% 2
West Yorkshire -12 1 £400 -3.61% 2
Nottingham -14 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £250 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £420 -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Merseyside - 1 £250 -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 124 (45.93%) Hadoop
2 115 (42.59%) Python
3 112 (41.48%) Analytics
4 101 (37.41%) Big Data
5 94 (34.81%) Visualisation
6 93 (34.44%) Tableau
7 86 (31.85%) SQL
8 79 (29.26%) Analytical Skills
9 76 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
10 65 (24.07%) Statistics
11 64 (23.70%) Java
12 56 (20.74%) Finance
13 54 (20.00%) Data Mining
14 49 (18.15%) JavaScript
15 48 (17.78%) Oracle
15 48 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
16 47 (17.41%) SAS
17 45 (16.67%) ETL
17 45 (16.67%) MATLAB
18 44 (16.30%) Machine Learning
19 38 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
19 38 (14.07%) Teradata
19 38 (14.07%) MongoDB
20 36 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
20 36 (13.33%) Mathematics
20 36 (13.33%) .NET
21 35 (12.96%) Linux
21 35 (12.96%) Degree
22 33 (12.22%) AngularJS
22 33 (12.22%) MapReduce

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 47 (17.41%) SAS
2 30 (11.11%) Node.js
3 29 (10.74%) Apache Spark
4 24 (8.89%) Apache Pig
5 6 (2.22%) IIS
6 5 (1.85%) Apache
6 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.48%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.11%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.11%) Confluence
8 3 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.74%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 15 (5.56%) SPSS
2 8 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.85%) Mathematica
4 3 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.74%) MS Office
5 2 (0.74%) Weka
6 1 (0.37%) MS Project
6 1 (0.37%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.37%) Stata
6 1 (0.37%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (2.59%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.74%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.74%) IaaS
2 28 (10.37%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.37%) PaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Heroku
4 1 (0.37%) Route 53
4 1 (0.37%) GitHub
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.30%) Internet
2 7 (2.59%) AMQP
3 3 (1.11%) HTTP
4 2 (0.74%) DNS
4 2 (0.74%) LDAP
4 2 (0.74%) WAN
4 2 (0.74%) DHCP
4 2 (0.74%) SAN
5 1 (0.37%) DMZ
5 1 (0.37%) Intranet
5 1 (0.37%) MPLS
5 1 (0.37%) Firewall
5 1 (0.37%) IPsec
5 1 (0.37%) POP3
5 1 (0.37%) SMTP
5 1 (0.37%) LAN
5 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.37%) SSL
5 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (45.93%) Hadoop
2 101 (37.41%) Big Data
3 54 (20.00%) Data Mining
4 48 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (14.07%) MongoDB
6 36 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 33 (12.22%) SQL Server
8 30 (11.11%) Apache Hive
9 26 (9.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (8.52%) HBase
11 19 (7.04%) QlikView
12 16 (5.93%) NoSQL
13 14 (5.19%) Impala
14 13 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (3.33%) Oracle Database
16 8 (2.96%) Relational Database
17 7 (2.59%) Amazon Redshift
17 7 (2.59%) Text Mining
18 6 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (4.07%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (1.48%) Subversion
2 4 (1.48%) JIRA
2 4 (1.48%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.11%) Mercurial
3 3 (1.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.11%) Gradle
3 3 (1.11%) Ant
3 3 (1.11%) JUnit
3 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.74%) Grunt
5 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.37%) RSpec
5 1 (0.37%) Introscope
5 1 (0.37%) jMock
5 1 (0.37%) Maven
5 1 (0.37%) Flex Builder
General
1 56 (20.74%) Finance
2 29 (10.74%) Banking
3 25 (9.26%) Retail
4 14 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.44%) Marketing
6 11 (4.07%) Front Office
7 7 (2.59%) Publishing
8 6 (2.22%) Games
9 4 (1.48%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (1.48%) Legal
9 4 (1.48%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.74%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.74%) German Language
10 2 (0.74%) Hindi Language
10 2 (0.74%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.74%) Law
10 2 (0.74%) Back Office
10 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 86 (31.85%) Developer
2 67 (24.81%) Analyst
3 44 (16.30%) Data Scientist
4 39 (14.44%) Architect
5 29 (10.74%) Technical Architect
6 26 (9.63%) Data Analyst
7 21 (7.78%) Digital Architect
8 17 (6.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 15 (5.56%) Senior Architect
9 15 (5.56%) Consultant
9 15 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 14 (5.19%) Analyst Developer
11 13 (4.81%) Business Analyst
12 12 (4.44%) Senior Technical Architect
13 11 (4.07%) Tableau Developer
14 10 (3.70%) Hadoop Developer
14 10 (3.70%) Data Modeller
15 9 (3.33%) Business Developer
15 9 (3.33%) Scala Developer
16 8 (2.96%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.33%) .NET
2 33 (12.22%) AngularJS
3 29 (10.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 13 (4.81%) Kafka
4 13 (4.81%) HTML
4 13 (4.81%) Web Services
5 12 (4.44%) XML
5 12 (4.44%) CSS
6 11 (4.07%) Cascading
7 7 (2.59%) D3.js
8 6 (2.22%) JSON
8 6 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.22%) jQuery
9 5 (1.85%) Java EE
9 5 (1.85%) RESTful
9 5 (1.85%) OLE
9 5 (1.85%) Natural Language Processing
9 5 (1.85%) Pandas
9 5 (1.85%) SignalR
10 4 (1.48%) Raphaël
Miscellaneous
1 94 (34.81%) Visualisation
2 79 (29.26%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (24.07%) Statistics
4 36 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 32 (11.85%) Open Source
6 31 (11.48%) Algorithms
7 24 (8.89%) Computer Science
8 12 (4.44%) Credit Risk
8 12 (4.44%) Physics
9 11 (4.07%) User Experience
9 11 (4.07%) Social Media
10 10 (3.70%) Economics
11 8 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (2.59%) Fixed Income
13 6 (2.22%) Derivative
13 6 (2.22%) Data Integration
14 5 (1.85%) Clustering
15 4 (1.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 4 (1.48%) Applied Mathematics
15 4 (1.48%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.96%) Linux
2 19 (7.04%) UNIX
3 9 (3.33%) Windows
4 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.74%) Solaris
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (41.48%) Analytics
2 76 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (16.67%) ETL
4 44 (16.30%) Machine Learning
5 38 (14.07%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (12.22%) MapReduce
7 32 (11.85%) Data Analysis
8 23 (8.52%) Data Modelling
9 18 (6.67%) Predictive Modelling
10 13 (4.81%) Data Architecture
11 12 (4.44%) Statistical Modelling
11 12 (4.44%) TDD
11 12 (4.44%) Validation
12 11 (4.07%) E-Commerce
13 10 (3.70%) Data Analytics
14 9 (3.33%) OO
14 9 (3.33%) Data Security
14 9 (3.33%) Statistical Analysis
14 9 (3.33%) Cluster Analysis
14 9 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 115 (42.59%) Python
2 86 (31.85%) SQL
3 64 (23.70%) Java
4 49 (18.15%) JavaScript
5 45 (16.67%) MATLAB
6 30 (11.11%) Scala
7 28 (10.37%) C++
8 21 (7.78%) C#
8 21 (7.78%) VBA
9 16 (5.93%) Ruby
10 13 (4.81%) C
11 5 (1.85%) Perl
12 4 (1.48%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.48%) Clojure
13 3 (1.11%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.11%) PHP
13 3 (1.11%) Golang
14 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (12.96%) Degree
2 22 (8.15%) PhD
3 9 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.85%) ISEB
5 5 (1.85%) MCSE
6 4 (1.48%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.11%) MCITP
7 3 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.74%) MCSA
9 1 (0.37%) CCNP
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.48%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (0.74%) CDISC
3 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (5.56%) HDFS
2 3 (1.11%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.37%) OCFS2
4 1 (0.37%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.37%) GFS2
Systems Management
1 31 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (10.74%) StatsD
3 11 (4.07%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.85%) Graphite
4 5 (1.85%) Puppet
5 3 (1.11%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.37%) Oozie
6 1 (0.37%) Ambari
6 1 (0.37%) OpenView
6 1 (0.37%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.37%) Nagios
6 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.37%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.37%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.37%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 93 (34.44%) Tableau
2 48 (17.78%) Oracle
3 38 (14.07%) Teradata
4 28 (10.37%) Citrix
5 15 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 11 (4.07%) Talend
6 11 (4.07%) Cloudera
7 9 (3.33%) SAP
7 9 (3.33%) Google
8 8 (2.96%) Vertica
8 8 (2.96%) Informatica
9 7 (2.59%) Alteryx
10 6 (2.22%) Business Objects
10 6 (2.22%) IBM
10 6 (2.22%) Splunk
10 6 (2.22%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.85%) Netezza
12 3 (1.11%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.11%) VMware
12 3 (1.11%) Adobe
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £800 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago