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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 452 469 474
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Contract jobs citing R 124 97 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% 0.52% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 58 32
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£488 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £600 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £280 £375
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% +29.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+61.76% +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
19708 18586 16741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.98% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12891 11631 10237
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 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 478 655
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +8 121 £475 -5.00% 72
London +2 85 £501 -4.66% 54
City of London +24 22 £550 +7.31% 17
South East -14 18 £425 - 8
Surrey +14 15 £450 - 2
Leatherhead - 7 £450 -
North West -12 5 £331 -39.77% 1
East of England +5 3 £420 - 3
Birmingham -4 2 £281 +2.27%
West Midlands -9 2 £281 +2.27%
Middlesex - 2 £400 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
East Midlands +3 1 - - 3
Manchester -10 1 - - 1
Leeds -11 1 £400 +42.85% 1
Yorkshire -16 1 £400 +45.45% 3
West Yorkshire -18 1 £400 +45.45% 1
South West -20 1 £325 -40.90%
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £420 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Liverpool - 1 £250 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £325 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 2
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 95 (43.58%) Analytics
2 89 (40.83%) Python
3 81 (37.16%) Hadoop
4 73 (33.49%) SQL
5 64 (29.36%) Analytical Skills
6 62 (28.44%) Visualisation
7 59 (27.06%) Big Data
8 57 (26.15%) Statistics
9 53 (24.31%) Tableau
10 49 (22.48%) Finance
10 49 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (20.64%) MATLAB
12 44 (20.18%) Java
13 42 (19.27%) ETL
14 41 (18.81%) SAS
15 40 (18.35%) Data Mining
16 34 (15.60%) Mathematics
17 31 (14.22%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (13.76%) SQL Server
18 30 (13.76%) Data Analysis
18 30 (13.76%) Open Source
18 30 (13.76%) Algorithms
19 29 (13.30%) Scala
20 28 (12.84%) Degree
21 24 (11.01%) MapReduce
21 24 (11.01%) Retail
21 24 (11.01%) Apache Spark
22 23 (10.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 23 (10.55%) Computer Science
23 22 (10.09%) Apache Hive

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 41 (18.81%) SAS
2 24 (11.01%) Apache Spark
3 18 (8.26%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.83%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.83%) Apache
5 3 (1.38%) IIS
5 3 (1.38%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.38%) Confluence
6 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.46%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.13%) Mathematica
3 7 (3.21%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (2.75%) SPSS
5 2 (0.92%) Weka
5 2 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.46%) InDesign
6 1 (0.46%) Stata
6 1 (0.46%) MS Project
6 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.92%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.46%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.38%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.46%) PaaS
2 1 (0.46%) Heroku
2 1 (0.46%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.13%) Internet
2 7 (3.21%) AMQP
3 6 (2.75%) Firewall
3 6 (2.75%) OSPF
3 6 (2.75%) BGP
3 6 (2.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.29%) VPN
4 5 (2.29%) PPP
4 5 (2.29%) SNMP
4 5 (2.29%) HSRP
4 5 (2.29%) EIGRP
4 5 (2.29%) TACACS
4 5 (2.29%) VRRP
4 5 (2.29%) DMVPN
5 3 (1.38%) HTTP
6 2 (0.92%) LDAP
7 1 (0.46%) Broadband
7 1 (0.46%) UMTS
7 1 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (37.16%) Hadoop
2 59 (27.06%) Big Data
3 40 (18.35%) Data Mining
4 30 (13.76%) SQL Server
5 23 (10.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (10.09%) Apache Hive
7 20 (9.17%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (8.26%) QlikView
9 15 (6.88%) HBase
10 11 (5.05%) NoSQL
10 11 (5.05%) Impala
11 10 (4.59%) Oracle Database
11 10 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (3.67%) Oracle ODI
13 7 (3.21%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (3.21%) MongoDB
14 6 (2.75%) Relational Database
15 5 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.83%) Subversion
2 4 (1.83%) JIRA
3 3 (1.38%) Ant
3 3 (1.38%) JUnit
3 3 (1.38%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.38%) Mercurial
3 3 (1.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.38%) Gradle
3 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.92%) Grunt
5 1 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.46%) RSpec
5 1 (0.46%) Flex Builder
5 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.46%) Introscope
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.46%) jMock
General
1 49 (22.48%) Finance
2 24 (11.01%) Retail
3 20 (9.17%) Banking
4 10 (4.59%) Marketing
5 8 (3.67%) Publishing
6 7 (3.21%) Front Office
7 6 (2.75%) Games
7 6 (2.75%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.83%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.38%) Legal
10 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.92%) Billing
10 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.92%) Advertising
10 2 (0.92%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.92%) German Language
10 2 (0.92%) Hindi Language
10 2 (0.92%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (35.32%) Developer
2 56 (25.69%) Analyst
3 38 (17.43%) Data Scientist
4 21 (9.63%) Data Analyst
5 19 (8.72%) Consultant
6 13 (5.96%) Business Analyst
6 13 (5.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 11 (5.05%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 10 (4.59%) Data Modeller
9 9 (4.13%) Analyst Developer
9 9 (4.13%) Scala Developer
9 9 (4.13%) Tableau Developer
10 8 (3.67%) Hadoop Developer
10 8 (3.67%) Business Developer
11 7 (3.21%) Lead Developer
11 7 (3.21%) Architect
12 6 (2.75%) Network Consultant
12 6 (2.75%) Quantitative Developer
12 6 (2.75%) Performance Analyst
12 6 (2.75%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.26%) .NET
2 12 (5.50%) CSS
3 11 (5.05%) HTML
3 11 (5.05%) Kafka
4 10 (4.59%) Cascading
5 9 (4.13%) Web Services
6 8 (3.67%) XML
7 7 (3.21%) D3.js
8 6 (2.75%) JSON
9 5 (2.29%) jQuery
9 5 (2.29%) OLE
9 5 (2.29%) Natural Language Processing
9 5 (2.29%) Java EE
10 4 (1.83%) SignalR
10 4 (1.83%) Raphaël
10 4 (1.83%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.83%) RESTful
11 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 64 (29.36%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (28.44%) Visualisation
3 57 (26.15%) Statistics
4 34 (15.60%) Mathematics
5 30 (13.76%) Open Source
5 30 (13.76%) Algorithms
6 23 (10.55%) Computer Science
7 12 (5.50%) Physics
8 10 (4.59%) Credit Risk
8 10 (4.59%) Economics
9 9 (4.13%) Social Media
10 8 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (3.67%) User Experience
11 6 (2.75%) Data Integration
12 5 (2.29%) Fixed Income
12 5 (2.29%) Clustering
12 5 (2.29%) Equities
12 5 (2.29%) FlexPod
13 4 (1.83%) Internet of Things
13 4 (1.83%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.63%) Linux
2 9 (4.13%) UNIX
3 8 (3.67%) Windows
4 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (43.58%) Analytics
2 49 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (19.27%) ETL
4 31 (14.22%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (13.76%) Data Analysis
6 24 (11.01%) MapReduce
7 20 (9.17%) Predictive Modelling
8 18 (8.26%) Data Modelling
9 16 (7.34%) Statistical Modelling
10 12 (5.50%) TDD
11 11 (5.05%) Machine Learning
12 9 (4.13%) Data Management
12 9 (4.13%) Workflow
13 8 (3.67%) Project Management
13 8 (3.67%) Business Analysis
13 8 (3.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (3.67%) Mentoring
14 7 (3.21%) Statistical Analysis
14 7 (3.21%) Operations Research
14 7 (3.21%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (40.83%) Python
2 73 (33.49%) SQL
3 45 (20.64%) MATLAB
4 44 (20.18%) Java
5 29 (13.30%) Scala
6 22 (10.09%) C++
7 19 (8.72%) JavaScript
8 17 (7.80%) VBA
9 15 (6.88%) C#
10 13 (5.96%) Ruby
11 12 (5.50%) Perl
12 9 (4.13%) C
13 5 (2.29%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.83%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.38%) Clojure
15 3 (1.38%) Golang
16 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.92%) PHP
16 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (12.84%) Degree
2 21 (9.63%) PhD
3 9 (4.13%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.21%) CCNP
4 7 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.29%) ISEB
5 5 (2.29%) CCIE
5 5 (2.29%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.83%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.92%) MCSE
8 2 (0.92%) MCITP
9 1 (0.46%) VCP4
9 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.46%) CISM
9 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.83%) QA
2 2 (0.92%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (0.92%) CDISC
3 1 (0.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (5.96%) HDFS
2 3 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.46%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (4.59%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (2.29%) RANCID
2 5 (2.29%) OpenNMS
2 5 (2.29%) Puppet
3 3 (1.38%) Graphite
3 3 (1.38%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.46%) Oozie
4 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.46%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.46%) Ambari
4 1 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.46%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.46%) OpenView
4 1 (0.46%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.46%) Nagios
4 1 (0.46%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.46%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 53 (24.31%) Tableau
2 21 (9.63%) Oracle
3 15 (6.88%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.13%) Informatica
5 8 (3.67%) Google
5 8 (3.67%) Teradata
5 8 (3.67%) Cloudera
6 7 (3.21%) Talend
6 7 (3.21%) SAP
6 7 (3.21%) Cisco
6 7 (3.21%) IBM
7 6 (2.75%) Splunk
8 5 (2.29%) Business Objects
8 5 (2.29%) Vertica
9 4 (1.83%) Alteryx
9 4 (1.83%) Netezza
10 3 (1.38%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.38%) RapidMiner
10 3 (1.38%) Adobe
10 3 (1.38%) MicroStrategy
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