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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 476 478 491
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing R 107 75 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.55% 0.42% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 41 27
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£500 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £599 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £275 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £35.26 £35.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £35.75 -
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -

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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 487 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing R within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

R Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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 +12 103 £500 - 78
London +23 76 £525 -1.17% 49
City of London +19 21 £550 +3.52% 14
South East +1 7 £400 - 8
East of England +2 5 £330 - 5
North West -13 5 £250 -44.44% 4
Surrey - 4 - - 2
West Yorkshire -9 3 £400 +45.45% 8
Yorkshire -10 3 £400 +45.45% 9
Hertfordshire - 3 £330 - 1
Leeds -16 2 £365 +30.35% 7
Middlesex - 2 £400 -
Bristol - 2 £325 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
South West - 2 £325 -
East Midlands +11 1 - -
West Midlands -1 1 - - 1
Hampshire -21 1 £322 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £322 -
Birmingham - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 4
Cannock - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 70 (34.83%) Analytics
2 67 (33.33%) SQL
3 59 (29.35%) Python
4 57 (28.36%) Hadoop
4 57 (28.36%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (25.37%) Finance
6 50 (24.88%) Statistics
7 44 (21.89%) Visualisation
8 43 (21.39%) Big Data
9 42 (20.90%) SAS
10 38 (18.91%) ETL
10 38 (18.91%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (16.42%) SQL Server
11 33 (16.42%) MATLAB
11 33 (16.42%) Algorithms
12 32 (15.92%) Tableau
13 31 (15.42%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (14.93%) Java
15 27 (13.43%) Oracle
16 25 (12.44%) JavaScript
16 25 (12.44%) Mathematics
17 24 (11.94%) Degree
17 24 (11.94%) C++
17 24 (11.94%) Data Mining
18 23 (11.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 22 (10.95%) Computer Science
20 21 (10.45%) Scala
20 21 (10.45%) Data Analysis
21 19 (9.45%) Linux
21 19 (9.45%) HTML

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 42 (20.90%) SAS
2 15 (7.46%) Apache Spark
3 12 (5.97%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.49%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.49%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.49%) Confluence
6 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.00%) IIS
7 1 (0.50%) Apache
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.50%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.48%) Mathematica
3 8 (3.98%) SPSS
4 4 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.49%) MS Office
6 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.00%) MS Project
7 1 (0.50%) InDesign
7 1 (0.50%) Stata
7 1 (0.50%) FastStats
7 1 (0.50%) Weka
Business Applications
1 10 (4.98%) Google Analytics
2 7 (3.48%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.50%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) PaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Heroku
2 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.48%) Internet
2 8 (3.98%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (3.98%) OSPF
2 8 (3.98%) BGP
3 7 (3.48%) PPP
3 7 (3.48%) SNMP
3 7 (3.48%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.48%) VPN
3 7 (3.48%) TACACS
3 7 (3.48%) VRRP
3 7 (3.48%) EIGRP
3 7 (3.48%) Firewall
3 7 (3.48%) AMQP
3 7 (3.48%) DMVPN
3 7 (3.48%) HSRP
4 3 (1.49%) HTTP
5 2 (1.00%) LTE
5 2 (1.00%) UMTS
6 1 (0.50%) VoIP
6 1 (0.50%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (28.36%) Hadoop
2 43 (21.39%) Big Data
3 33 (16.42%) SQL Server
4 24 (11.94%) Data Mining
5 23 (11.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (7.96%) Apache Hive
8 13 (6.47%) Oracle Database
9 11 (5.47%) QlikView
9 11 (5.47%) Oracle ODI
10 9 (4.48%) HBase
11 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (3.48%) MongoDB
12 7 (3.48%) NoSQL
12 7 (3.48%) Relational Database
12 7 (3.48%) Impala
13 6 (2.99%) SAS Enterprise Miner
13 6 (2.99%) MySQL
14 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 5 (2.49%) JIRA
2 4 (1.99%) Gradle
2 4 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.99%) Subversion
3 3 (1.49%) Ant
3 3 (1.49%) JUnit
3 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.49%) Maven
3 3 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.49%) Mercurial
3 3 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.00%) RSpec
4 2 (1.00%) Grunt
4 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.50%) jMock
5 1 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.50%) Flex Builder
5 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 51 (25.37%) Finance
2 18 (8.96%) Banking
3 11 (5.47%) Retail
4 10 (4.98%) Marketing
5 9 (4.48%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.48%) Publishing
7 6 (2.99%) Front Office
8 4 (1.99%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.49%) Games
10 2 (1.00%) Arabic Language
10 2 (1.00%) Hindi Language
10 2 (1.00%) Advertising
10 2 (1.00%) Legal
10 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.50%) Electronics
11 1 (0.50%) Back Office
11 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 72 (35.82%) Developer
2 45 (22.39%) Analyst
3 23 (11.44%) Data Scientist
4 18 (8.96%) Consultant
5 12 (5.97%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.98%) Data Analyst
6 10 (4.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (4.48%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 9 (4.48%) Data Modeller
7 9 (4.48%) Tableau Developer
8 8 (3.98%) Scala Developer
8 8 (3.98%) Architect
9 7 (3.48%) Network Consultant
9 7 (3.48%) Cisco Consultant
9 7 (3.48%) Python Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Analyst Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 6 (2.99%) Hadoop Developer
10 6 (2.99%) Lead Developer
10 6 (2.99%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.45%) HTML
1 19 (9.45%) .NET
2 18 (8.96%) CSS
3 14 (6.97%) jQuery
4 8 (3.98%) Kafka
4 8 (3.98%) D3.js
4 8 (3.98%) Web Services
5 7 (3.48%) Cascading
6 6 (2.99%) OLE
6 6 (2.99%) XML
7 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.49%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.49%) JSON
7 5 (2.49%) SignalR
7 5 (2.49%) SciPy
7 5 (2.49%) HTML5
8 4 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.99%) NumPy
8 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.99%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 57 (28.36%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (24.88%) Statistics
3 44 (21.89%) Visualisation
4 33 (16.42%) Algorithms
5 25 (12.44%) Mathematics
6 22 (10.95%) Computer Science
7 14 (6.97%) User Experience
7 14 (6.97%) Open Source
8 10 (4.98%) Economics
9 9 (4.48%) Credit Risk
10 7 (3.48%) FlexPod
11 6 (2.99%) Applied Mathematics
11 6 (2.99%) Physics
12 5 (2.49%) Clustering
12 5 (2.49%) Mobile App
13 4 (1.99%) Internet of Things
14 3 (1.49%) Equities
14 3 (1.49%) Life Science
14 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
15 2 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.45%) Linux
2 12 (5.97%) UNIX
3 11 (5.47%) Windows
4 4 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (34.83%) Analytics
2 38 (18.91%) ETL
2 38 (18.91%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.42%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (10.45%) Data Analysis
5 17 (8.46%) Statistical Modelling
6 16 (7.96%) MapReduce
6 16 (7.96%) TDD
7 13 (6.47%) Predictive Modelling
8 11 (5.47%) Data Modelling
9 10 (4.98%) Operations Research
10 9 (4.48%) Workflow
10 9 (4.48%) Migration
10 9 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (4.48%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.98%) Machine Learning
11 8 (3.98%) Data Management
11 8 (3.98%) Business Analysis
12 7 (3.48%) Project Management
12 7 (3.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 67 (33.33%) SQL
2 59 (29.35%) Python
3 33 (16.42%) MATLAB
4 30 (14.93%) Java
5 25 (12.44%) JavaScript
6 24 (11.94%) C++
7 21 (10.45%) Scala
8 17 (8.46%) C#
9 15 (7.46%) Perl
10 12 (5.97%) VBA
11 10 (4.98%) C
12 8 (3.98%) Ruby
13 5 (2.49%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.49%) PHP
15 2 (1.00%) CoffeeScript
15 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (11.94%) Degree
2 14 (6.97%) PhD
3 11 (5.47%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.98%) CCNP
4 8 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.48%) CCIE
5 7 (3.48%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.49%) ISEB
7 4 (1.99%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.49%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.50%) HND
9 1 (0.50%) CISSP
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.50%) CISM
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) QA
1 2 (1.00%) CDISC
1 2 (1.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (3.48%) HDFS
2 4 (1.99%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.50%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.48%) OpenNMS
1 7 (3.48%) RANCID
1 7 (3.48%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (2.99%) Puppet
3 3 (1.49%) Nagios
3 3 (1.49%) Ganglia
3 3 (1.49%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.00%) Hyperic
4 2 (1.00%) SCCM
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.50%) Oozie
5 1 (0.50%) Ambari
5 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.50%) yum
Vendors
1 32 (15.92%) Tableau
2 27 (13.43%) Oracle
3 19 (9.45%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.97%) Google
4 12 (5.97%) Informatica
5 11 (5.47%) Teradata
6 8 (3.98%) Cisco
7 7 (3.48%) IBM
7 7 (3.48%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.99%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.99%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.99%) SAP
9 3 (1.49%) Adobe
9 3 (1.49%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.49%) RapidMiner
10 2 (1.00%) Splunk
10 2 (1.00%) VMware
10 2 (1.00%) Cadence
10 2 (1.00%) Remedy
11 1 (0.50%) HP
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day + Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Arcus Global Partners
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day + Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + DOE
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-400 Per Day
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago