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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 469 518 526
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +8
Contract jobs citing R 135 68 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.64% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 47 36
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£500 £550 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £245 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £520 £363
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +43.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £26.25

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
20994 20141 18759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.11% 37.49% 37.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 13029 11517
Average daily rate £400 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 419 586
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +43 126 £500 -9.09% 121
London +45 94 £513 -6.81% 79
City of London +5 21 £506 -7.95% 29
South East -21 13 £438 -15.86% 13
North West -10 7 £650 - 5
Cheshire - 6 £650 - 1
Hampshire - 6 £450 - 4
Surrey -3 5 - - 5
Warrington - 5 £650 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 3
Scotland - 3 £450 - 4
Hook - 3 £400 -
Berkshire +6 2 £438 - 1
East of England -6 2 £550 +37.50% 5
Docklands, London -7 2 £538 -14.00%
West Midlands - 2 £413 - 6
Woking - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
South West +1 1 £408 - 5
East Midlands -9 1 - - 4
Canary Wharf -10 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £525 - 3
Lichfield - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 4
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £375 - 4
Norwich - 1 £550 -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 162 (50.00%) Python
2 155 (47.84%) Hadoop
3 138 (42.59%) Analytics
4 125 (38.58%) Big Data
5 117 (36.11%) SQL
6 108 (33.33%) Visualisation
7 103 (31.79%) Tableau
8 98 (30.25%) Java
9 85 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
9 85 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
10 81 (25.00%) Oracle
11 77 (23.77%) Data Warehouse
12 75 (23.15%) SAS
13 68 (20.99%) Machine Learning
14 66 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
15 65 (20.06%) JavaScript
16 60 (18.52%) Finance
17 59 (18.21%) Statistics
18 58 (17.90%) MongoDB
19 57 (17.59%) Data Mining
20 56 (17.28%) Teradata
20 56 (17.28%) Apache Cassandra
21 50 (15.43%) Opscode Chef
22 48 (14.81%) StatsD
22 48 (14.81%) IaaS
22 48 (14.81%) Citrix
22 48 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
23 46 (14.20%) Apigee
23 46 (14.20%) Mashery
24 45 (13.89%) AngularJS

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 75 (23.15%) SAS
2 39 (12.04%) Node.js
3 31 (9.57%) Apache Pig
4 30 (9.26%) Apache Spark
5 11 (3.40%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.16%) IIS
8 6 (1.85%) Apache
9 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.93%) Confluence
9 3 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.93%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.31%) JBoss
11 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
Applications
1 33 (10.19%) SPSS
2 12 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.40%) MS Office
3 11 (3.40%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.93%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.62%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.62%) Maple
6 2 (0.62%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.62%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.31%) Weka
7 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.62%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 2 (0.62%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.31%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (14.81%) IaaS
2 48 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (3.40%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.31%) Route 53
6 1 (0.31%) GitHub
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.86%) Internet
2 5 (1.54%) AMQP
3 3 (0.93%) WAN
3 3 (0.93%) DHCP
3 3 (0.93%) DNS
4 2 (0.62%) LAN
4 2 (0.62%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.62%) HTTP
4 2 (0.62%) Firewall
4 2 (0.62%) SAN
5 1 (0.31%) DMZ
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) MPLS
5 1 (0.31%) IPsec
5 1 (0.31%) LDAP
5 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) VPN
5 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (47.84%) Hadoop
2 125 (38.58%) Big Data
3 77 (23.77%) Data Warehouse
4 58 (17.90%) MongoDB
5 57 (17.59%) Data Mining
6 56 (17.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 42 (12.96%) Apache Hive
8 29 (8.95%) QlikView
9 26 (8.02%) HBase
10 24 (7.41%) SQL Server
11 19 (5.86%) NoSQL
12 16 (4.94%) Impala
13 14 (4.32%) Oracle Database
14 13 (4.01%) Oracle BI EE
15 12 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 9 (2.78%) Relational Database
19 8 (2.47%) Text Mining
20 6 (1.85%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (3.40%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (1.23%) Subversion
2 4 (1.23%) JIRA
2 4 (1.23%) JUnit
3 3 (0.93%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.62%) Gradle
4 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.62%) Grunt
4 2 (0.62%) gulp
4 2 (0.62%) Broccoli
4 2 (0.62%) Ant
5 1 (0.31%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.31%) ERwin
5 1 (0.31%) Introscope
5 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
General
1 60 (18.52%) Finance
2 39 (12.04%) Banking
3 30 (9.26%) Retail
4 25 (7.72%) Marketing
5 20 (6.17%) Investment Banking
6 19 (5.86%) Front Office
7 18 (5.56%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.47%) Games
9 7 (2.16%) Advertising
10 6 (1.85%) Publishing
10 6 (1.85%) Legal
11 4 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.23%) Back Office
11 4 (1.23%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.93%) Automotive
12 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.62%) Billing
13 2 (0.62%) Law
13 2 (0.62%) German Language
Job Titles
1 78 (24.07%) Developer
2 73 (22.53%) Analyst
3 61 (18.83%) Data Scientist
4 51 (15.74%) Architect
5 38 (11.73%) Technical Architect
6 28 (8.64%) Data Analyst
7 25 (7.72%) Digital Architect
8 23 (7.10%) Digital Technical Architect
9 17 (5.25%) Senior Architect
10 16 (4.94%) Python Developer
11 15 (4.63%) Senior Technical Architect
11 15 (4.63%) Consultant
12 13 (4.01%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 11 (3.40%) Business Analyst
14 10 (3.09%) Technical Analyst
14 10 (3.09%) Analyst Developer
14 10 (3.09%) Senior Digital Architect
14 10 (3.09%) Hadoop Developer
15 9 (2.78%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
15 9 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.89%) AngularJS
2 44 (13.58%) .NET
3 36 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 20 (6.17%) HTML
5 19 (5.86%) Web Services
6 14 (4.32%) Kafka
7 12 (3.70%) Cascading
7 12 (3.70%) XML
8 10 (3.09%) CSS
9 8 (2.47%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.47%) HTML5
9 8 (2.47%) REST
10 7 (2.16%) NumPy
10 7 (2.16%) RESTful
10 7 (2.16%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.85%) Java EE
11 6 (1.85%) JSON
12 5 (1.54%) MDX
12 5 (1.54%) Apache Flex
12 5 (1.54%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 108 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 85 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (18.21%) Statistics
4 34 (10.49%) Mathematics
5 23 (7.10%) Algorithms
6 21 (6.48%) Computer Science
7 15 (4.63%) User Experience
8 14 (4.32%) Credit Risk
8 14 (4.32%) Physics
9 13 (4.01%) Data Integration
10 11 (3.40%) Social Media
11 9 (2.78%) Oracle Exalytics
11 9 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (2.16%) Derivative
13 6 (1.85%) Fixed Income
14 5 (1.54%) Grid Computing
14 5 (1.54%) Data Extraction
15 4 (1.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 4 (1.23%) Neural Network
15 4 (1.23%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.80%) Linux
2 19 (5.86%) UNIX
3 9 (2.78%) Windows
4 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.62%) Solaris
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (42.59%) Analytics
2 85 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (20.99%) Machine Learning
4 43 (13.27%) ETL
4 43 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (13.27%) Data Analysis
5 36 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 34 (10.49%) Statistical Modelling
6 34 (10.49%) MapReduce
7 30 (9.26%) Open Source
8 19 (5.86%) Project Management
9 16 (4.94%) Validation
9 16 (4.94%) Data Analytics
10 15 (4.63%) Predictive Modelling
10 15 (4.63%) Data Architecture
11 14 (4.32%) Functional Programming
12 13 (4.01%) Data Governance
12 13 (4.01%) Data Reconciliation
12 13 (4.01%) Migration
12 13 (4.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 162 (50.00%) Python
2 117 (36.11%) SQL
3 98 (30.25%) Java
4 65 (20.06%) JavaScript
5 42 (12.96%) C++
6 39 (12.04%) MATLAB
7 32 (9.88%) Scala
8 27 (8.33%) C#
9 16 (4.94%) Ruby
10 14 (4.32%) C
10 14 (4.32%) VBA
11 8 (2.47%) Perl
12 4 (1.23%) Clojure
13 3 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.93%) Go
13 3 (0.93%) XMLA
13 3 (0.93%) PHP
13 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (12.96%) Degree
2 19 (5.86%) PhD
3 9 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.54%) MCSE
4 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.23%) ISEB
6 3 (0.93%) MBA
6 3 (0.93%) MCITP
6 3 (0.93%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.62%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.62%) MCSA
8 1 (0.31%) CCNP
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.31%) APMP
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.78%) QA
1 9 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.62%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.31%) Basel II
System Software
1 18 (5.56%) HDFS
2 6 (1.85%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.62%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 50 (15.43%) Opscode Chef
2 48 (14.81%) StatsD
3 13 (4.01%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.54%) Graphite
5 3 (0.93%) Puppet
6 2 (0.62%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.31%) Oozie
7 1 (0.31%) Ambari
7 1 (0.31%) OpenView
7 1 (0.31%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.31%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.31%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 103 (31.79%) Tableau
2 81 (25.00%) Oracle
3 56 (17.28%) Teradata
4 48 (14.81%) Citrix
5 46 (14.20%) Apigee
5 46 (14.20%) Mashery
6 15 (4.63%) Google
6 15 (4.63%) Netezza
7 14 (4.32%) Microsoft
7 14 (4.32%) Informatica
8 13 (4.01%) Business Objects
8 13 (4.01%) SAP
9 12 (3.70%) Cloudera
10 11 (3.40%) Talend
11 9 (2.78%) Alteryx
11 9 (2.78%) Vertica
11 9 (2.78%) Splunk
11 9 (2.78%) Ab Initio
11 9 (2.78%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.54%) Coremetrics
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