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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 490 494 537
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +43
Contract jobs citing R 116 80 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.55% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 49 22
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£425 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £670 £795
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £250 £400
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 -
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -

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
21248 20521 21617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.87% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13631 13015 12801
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 557 763
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 £15.00 £15.25 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -12 102 £450 +2.85% 54
London +21 79 £525 +8.24% 37
City of London +32 18 £563 -3.84% 16
Scotland -2 8 - - 4
Glasgow -7 7 - - 1
North West 0 5 £325 +32.65% 2
South East -10 5 £600 +73.91% 5
East of England -30 5 £260 -29.49% 2
South West - 4 £325 - 1
Hampshire - 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £260 -
Cardiff - 3 £120 - 3
South Wales - 3 £120 - 3
Wiltshire - 3 £318 - 1
Wales - 3 £120 - 3
West Midlands -11 2 - - 2
Walsall - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £288 -
Berkshire +7 1 £600 +73.91%
Essex -8 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £225 -
Romford - 1 £275 -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 86 (45.74%) SQL
2 76 (40.43%) Analytics
3 68 (36.17%) Python
4 50 (26.60%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (25.53%) Hadoop
6 46 (24.47%) SAS
6 46 (24.47%) Finance
7 41 (21.81%) Java
8 40 (21.28%) Statistics
9 36 (19.15%) Big Data
10 34 (18.09%) Oracle
11 32 (17.02%) C++
11 32 (17.02%) Visualisation
12 30 (15.96%) MapReduce
13 29 (15.43%) ETL
14 26 (13.83%) Apache Hive
14 26 (13.83%) Degree
14 26 (13.83%) Mathematics
14 26 (13.83%) Linux
15 25 (13.30%) Perl
16 24 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (12.77%) Banking
16 24 (12.77%) Statistical Modelling
17 23 (12.23%) Apache Pig
18 22 (11.70%) JavaScript
18 22 (11.70%) Data Mining
18 22 (11.70%) MATLAB
18 22 (11.70%) Tableau
19 20 (10.64%) NoSQL
19 20 (10.64%) Computer Science

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 46 (24.47%) SAS
2 23 (12.23%) Apache Pig
3 8 (4.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (1.06%) Apache
4 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) Node.js
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (8.51%) MS Excel
1 16 (8.51%) SPSS
2 10 (5.32%) Mathematica
3 8 (4.26%) Stata
4 6 (3.19%) MS Office
5 3 (1.60%) FastStats
6 2 (1.06%) Gephi
6 2 (1.06%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.53%) MS Project
7 1 (0.53%) Weka
Business Applications
1 12 (6.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (4.79%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (4.26%) SiteCatalyst
4 7 (3.72%) Google Analytics
5 5 (2.66%) Oracle HRMS
5 5 (2.66%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.53%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.53%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.26%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.53%) PaaS
2 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.26%) BGP
1 8 (4.26%) Firewall
2 7 (3.72%) EIGRP
2 7 (3.72%) VPN
2 7 (3.72%) OSPF
2 7 (3.72%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (3.19%) HSRP
3 6 (3.19%) DMVPN
3 6 (3.19%) PPP
3 6 (3.19%) SNMP
3 6 (3.19%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.19%) TACACS
3 6 (3.19%) VRRP
4 2 (1.06%) LAN
4 2 (1.06%) VoIP
4 2 (1.06%) WLAN
4 2 (1.06%) WAN
5 1 (0.53%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.53%) UMTS
5 1 (0.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (25.53%) Hadoop
2 36 (19.15%) Big Data
3 26 (13.83%) Apache Hive
4 22 (11.70%) Data Mining
5 20 (10.64%) NoSQL
6 17 (9.04%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (8.51%) Relational Database
8 15 (7.98%) SQL Server
9 12 (6.38%) Oracle Database
10 10 (5.32%) HBase
11 9 (4.79%) MySQL
11 9 (4.79%) QlikView
12 7 (3.72%) Mahout
12 7 (3.72%) Couchbase
13 6 (3.19%) MongoDB
13 6 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (3.19%) RDBMS
13 6 (3.19%) DB2
14 5 (2.66%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 5 (2.66%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (3.72%) Maven
2 4 (2.13%) JIRA
2 4 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.06%) RSpec
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.06%) Subversion
4 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.53%) Gradle
4 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
General
1 46 (24.47%) Finance
2 24 (12.77%) Banking
3 17 (9.04%) Investment Banking
4 14 (7.45%) Marketing
5 10 (5.32%) Front Office
6 6 (3.19%) Publishing
7 4 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.60%) Retail
9 2 (1.06%) Billing
9 2 (1.06%) Games
9 2 (1.06%) Legal
10 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.53%) Back Office
10 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 48 (25.53%) Analyst
2 46 (24.47%) Developer
3 28 (14.89%) Data Scientist
4 23 (12.23%) Data Analyst
5 17 (9.04%) Architect
5 17 (9.04%) Consultant
6 15 (7.98%) Python Developer
7 10 (5.32%) Technical Architect
8 7 (3.72%) Senior Developer
8 7 (3.72%) Administrator
8 7 (3.72%) Analyst Developer
9 6 (3.19%) Oracle Consultant
9 6 (3.19%) Network Consultant
9 6 (3.19%) Cisco Consultant
9 6 (3.19%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 5 (2.66%) Insight Analyst
10 5 (2.66%) Payroll Consultant
10 5 (2.66%) Oracle HR Consultant
10 5 (2.66%) SAS Administrator
10 5 (2.66%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.98%) HTML
2 12 (6.38%) .NET
2 12 (6.38%) SciPy
2 12 (6.38%) NumPy
3 11 (5.85%) CSS
3 11 (5.85%) Django
4 10 (5.32%) jQuery
5 7 (3.72%) Natural Language Processing
6 6 (3.19%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (2.66%) OLE
8 4 (2.13%) XML
8 4 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (2.13%) HTML5
9 3 (1.60%) Middleware
9 3 (1.60%) Backbone.js
9 3 (1.60%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.60%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.60%) Web Services
9 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.60%) Cascading
Miscellaneous
1 50 (26.60%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (21.28%) Statistics
3 32 (17.02%) Visualisation
4 26 (13.83%) Mathematics
5 20 (10.64%) Computer Science
6 17 (9.04%) User Experience
7 11 (5.85%) Open Source
8 6 (3.19%) FlexPod
8 6 (3.19%) Economics
9 5 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.66%) Credit Risk
10 4 (2.13%) Physics
10 4 (2.13%) Life Science
10 4 (2.13%) Equities
11 3 (1.60%) Applied Mathematics
11 3 (1.60%) Derivative
11 3 (1.60%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.06%) Biology
12 2 (1.06%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.83%) Linux
2 15 (7.98%) UNIX
3 10 (5.32%) Windows
4 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.06%) CentOS
5 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (40.43%) Analytics
2 30 (15.96%) MapReduce
3 29 (15.43%) ETL
4 24 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (12.77%) Statistical Modelling
5 20 (10.64%) Data Analysis
5 20 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (8.51%) TDD
7 15 (7.98%) Data Management
8 14 (7.45%) Project Management
9 12 (6.38%) Data Modelling
9 12 (6.38%) Web Development
10 11 (5.85%) Machine Learning
11 10 (5.32%) OO
12 9 (4.79%) Workflow
12 9 (4.79%) Migration
12 9 (4.79%) Predictive Modelling
12 9 (4.79%) Resource Management
13 8 (4.26%) Information Retrieval
14 7 (3.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 86 (45.74%) SQL
2 68 (36.17%) Python
3 41 (21.81%) Java
4 32 (17.02%) C++
5 25 (13.30%) Perl
6 22 (11.70%) JavaScript
6 22 (11.70%) MATLAB
7 18 (9.57%) C#
8 14 (7.45%) C
9 13 (6.91%) Scala
10 8 (4.26%) VBA
11 6 (3.19%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.66%) Ruby
13 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.06%) SPARQL
13 2 (1.06%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.53%) VBScript
14 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.53%) Clojure
14 1 (0.53%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 26 (13.83%) Degree
2 14 (7.45%) PhD
3 8 (4.26%) CCNP
3 8 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.19%) CCIE
5 2 (1.06%) MBA
6 1 (0.53%) HND
6 1 (0.53%) CISM
6 1 (0.53%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.06%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) Basel II
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.60%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.06%) HDFS
4 2 (1.06%) GPFS
4 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.06%) vSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.26%) Nagios
1 8 (4.26%) Ganglia
2 6 (3.19%) OpenNMS
2 6 (3.19%) Hyperic
2 6 (3.19%) RANCID
3 3 (1.60%) Puppet
3 3 (1.60%) SCCM
4 2 (1.06%) Oozie
4 2 (1.06%) YUM
5 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.53%) Ambari
5 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (18.09%) Oracle
2 22 (11.70%) Tableau
3 14 (7.45%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.32%) Informatica
4 10 (5.32%) Cloudera
5 8 (4.26%) RapidMiner
5 8 (4.26%) Cisco
6 7 (3.72%) Google
7 6 (3.19%) Sybase
8 5 (2.66%) Business Objects
8 5 (2.66%) Teradata
9 4 (2.13%) Talend
10 3 (1.60%) Eloqua
10 3 (1.60%) VMware
10 3 (1.60%) HP
10 3 (1.60%) IBM
10 3 (1.60%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.06%) SAP
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