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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 469 493 497
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +4
Contract jobs citing R 154 100 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 0.52% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 84 56
Average daily rate £513 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £324 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £592
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £400 £285
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +40.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £42.50

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
19337 19344 18433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.15% 37.82% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13125 12822 11505
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 508 429 491
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.65 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +53 149 £500 +2.56% 98
London +16 95 £500 -3.38% 73
South East +20 22 £550 +37.50% 11
Oxfordshire - 16 £550 - 2
Yorkshire 0 12 £575 +74.24% 3
Oxford - 12 £550 - 2
West Yorkshire +2 11 £575 +74.24% 3
Leeds 0 9 £550 +66.66% 2
City of London +35 8 £550 - 24
South West +5 8 £525 +16.66% 1
Bristol +6 6 £575 +27.77%
North West -7 6 £650 +160.00% 2
Berkshire - 3 £475 - 3
Manchester - 3 - - 2
Lancashire - 3 £650 -
East of England +1 2 £300 -28.57% 4
West Midlands -16 2 £455 +58.26% 2
North East - 2 £700 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £700 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £700 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £325 -
Devon - 2 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £325 -
Blackpool - 2 £675 -
Scotland - 2 - - 6
Surrey -7 1 - - 2
Coventry - 1 £375 -
Shropshire - 1 £535 -
East Midlands - 1 £388 - 1

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 188 (55.46%) Python
2 153 (45.13%) Analytics
3 148 (43.66%) Big Data
4 134 (39.53%) Hadoop
5 129 (38.05%) Java
5 129 (38.05%) SQL
6 105 (30.97%) Analytical Skills
7 101 (29.79%) Finance
8 96 (28.32%) SAS
9 75 (22.12%) Tableau
10 73 (21.53%) Visualisation
10 73 (21.53%) Statistics
11 70 (20.65%) Machine Learning
12 68 (20.06%) Data Warehouse
12 68 (20.06%) Apache Spark
13 67 (19.76%) Business Intelligence
14 63 (18.58%) Linux
15 62 (18.29%) C++
16 57 (16.81%) ETL
17 56 (16.52%) Data Mining
17 56 (16.52%) Apache Hive
17 56 (16.52%) Degree
18 53 (15.63%) Oracle
18 53 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
19 48 (14.16%) Banking
19 48 (14.16%) Scala
20 46 (13.57%) Data Analytics
20 46 (13.57%) SPSS
21 44 (12.98%) Data Analysis
22 42 (12.39%) Computer Science

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 96 (28.32%) SAS
2 68 (20.06%) Apache Spark
3 34 (10.03%) Apache Pig
4 17 (5.01%) Apache
4 17 (5.01%) Node.js
5 8 (2.36%) Confluence
5 8 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.77%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.59%) CICS
7 2 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.29%) DNN
8 1 (0.29%) GemFire
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (13.57%) SPSS
2 16 (4.72%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.18%) Stata
3 4 (1.18%) Weka
4 2 (0.59%) EViews
4 2 (0.59%) MS Office
5 1 (0.29%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.29%) Maple
5 1 (0.29%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) RMDS
2 1 (0.29%) Adaptiv
2 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.01%) IaaS
3 16 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (2.95%) CloudFront
6 6 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (1.47%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.29%) Heroku
10 1 (0.29%) Pure360
10 1 (0.29%) Responsys
10 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.31%) Internet
2 5 (1.47%) HTTP
2 5 (1.47%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.18%) DSL
4 1 (0.29%) 3G
4 1 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.29%) SAN
4 1 (0.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (43.66%) Big Data
2 134 (39.53%) Hadoop
3 68 (20.06%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (16.52%) Apache Hive
4 56 (16.52%) Data Mining
5 37 (10.91%) Apache Cassandra
6 34 (10.03%) NoSQL
7 33 (9.73%) BusinessObjects
8 31 (9.14%) MongoDB
8 31 (9.14%) Pentaho
9 27 (7.96%) QlikView
10 26 (7.67%) HBase
11 20 (5.90%) Relational Database
12 16 (4.72%) HPCC
13 14 (4.13%) SQL Server
13 14 (4.13%) Text Mining
14 13 (3.83%) Impala
15 12 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (3.24%) Base SAS
16 11 (3.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.24%) Vagrant
2 10 (2.95%) JIRA
2 10 (2.95%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.29%) Ant
4 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.29%) JMeter
4 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.29%) RStudio
4 1 (0.29%) Selenium
4 1 (0.29%) Subversion
4 1 (0.29%) Yeoman
General
1 101 (29.79%) Finance
2 48 (14.16%) Banking
3 21 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.01%) Marketing
5 15 (4.42%) Front Office
5 15 (4.42%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.95%) Corporate Banking
7 9 (2.65%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.47%) Advertising
9 4 (1.18%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.18%) Retail
10 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.88%) Games
10 3 (0.88%) Publishing
11 2 (0.59%) Billing
11 2 (0.59%) Law
11 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) Automotive
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 98 (28.91%) Developer
2 73 (21.53%) Analyst
3 64 (18.88%) Data Scientist
4 43 (12.68%) Data Analyst
5 36 (10.62%) Architect
6 25 (7.37%) Consultant
7 21 (6.19%) Big Data Developer
8 19 (5.60%) Hadoop Developer
9 16 (4.72%) Data Architect
9 16 (4.72%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (4.13%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 14 (4.13%) Java Developer
10 14 (4.13%) SAS Analyst
10 14 (4.13%) Technical Architect
11 13 (3.83%) Big Data Engineer
11 13 (3.83%) Programmer
11 13 (3.83%) SAS Developer
12 12 (3.54%) SAS Data Analyst
12 12 (3.54%) Scala Developer
13 11 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.85%) .NET
2 19 (5.60%) Apache Avro
3 17 (5.01%) AngularJS
3 17 (5.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 14 (4.13%) .NET Framework
5 13 (3.83%) HTML
6 11 (3.24%) Web Services
7 10 (2.95%) CSS
8 9 (2.65%) Kafka
8 9 (2.65%) SciPy
8 9 (2.65%) XML
9 8 (2.36%) Pandas
10 7 (2.06%) NumPy
10 7 (2.06%) scikit-learn
10 7 (2.06%) Spark Streaming
11 6 (1.77%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.77%) Natural Language Processing
11 6 (1.77%) REST
11 6 (1.77%) WPF
12 5 (1.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 105 (30.97%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (21.53%) Statistics
2 73 (21.53%) Visualisation
3 42 (12.39%) Computer Science
4 37 (10.91%) Mathematics
5 26 (7.67%) Algorithms
6 25 (7.37%) Data Structures
7 19 (5.60%) Credit Risk
8 16 (4.72%) Digital Media
9 15 (4.42%) Economics
9 15 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (4.13%) Fixed Income
11 13 (3.83%) Physics
12 10 (2.95%) Augmented Reality
12 10 (2.95%) Neural Network
13 9 (2.65%) Equities
14 8 (2.36%) Data Integration
14 8 (2.36%) Hedge funds
14 8 (2.36%) Market Risk
15 7 (2.06%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (18.58%) Linux
2 39 (11.50%) Windows
3 38 (11.21%) Unix
4 4 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.59%) MVS
5 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Android
6 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (45.13%) Analytics
2 70 (20.65%) Machine Learning
3 67 (19.76%) Business Intelligence
4 57 (16.81%) ETL
5 53 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (13.57%) Data Analytics
7 44 (12.98%) Data Analysis
8 30 (8.85%) Data Visualisation
9 29 (8.55%) Data Modelling
10 28 (8.26%) Predictive Modelling
11 26 (7.67%) Open Source
12 25 (7.37%) Validation
13 21 (6.19%) Statistical Modelling
14 20 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (5.60%) MapReduce
16 18 (5.31%) Risk Management
17 17 (5.01%) Predictive Analytics
17 17 (5.01%) Software Engineering
17 17 (5.01%) Statistical Analysis
18 15 (4.42%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 188 (55.46%) Python
2 129 (38.05%) Java
2 129 (38.05%) SQL
3 62 (18.29%) C++
4 48 (14.16%) Scala
5 41 (12.09%) JavaScript
6 36 (10.62%) MATLAB
7 30 (8.85%) Ruby
8 28 (8.26%) VBA
9 27 (7.96%) Perl
10 22 (6.49%) C
10 22 (6.49%) PHP
11 16 (4.72%) C#
12 13 (3.83%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.95%) Erlang
14 9 (2.65%) PL/SQL
15 8 (2.36%) Shell Script
16 7 (2.06%) T-SQL
17 4 (1.18%) VB
17 4 (1.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 56 (16.52%) Degree
2 31 (9.14%) PhD
3 12 (3.54%) SAS Certification
3 12 (3.54%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.18%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.18%) PMP
6 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.59%) CFA
7 2 (0.59%) MBA
8 1 (0.29%) MCSD
8 1 (0.29%) MCSE
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.91%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.36%) QA
3 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) FATCA
System Software
1 15 (4.42%) Docker
2 12 (3.54%) HDFS
3 6 (1.77%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.18%) GridGain
5 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (4.72%) StatsD
3 8 (2.36%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (1.18%) logstash
5 3 (0.88%) Ambari
5 3 (0.88%) Mesos
6 2 (0.59%) Oozie
6 2 (0.59%) Puppet
7 1 (0.29%) Ansible
7 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 75 (22.12%) Tableau
2 53 (15.63%) Oracle
3 37 (10.91%) Cloudera
4 33 (9.73%) Teradata
5 32 (9.44%) Alteryx
6 25 (7.37%) Informatica
7 19 (5.60%) SAP
8 18 (5.31%) Microsoft
9 16 (4.72%) Apigee
9 16 (4.72%) Citrix
9 16 (4.72%) Mashery
10 15 (4.42%) Hortonworks
11 12 (3.54%) MapR
12 10 (2.95%) Talend
13 8 (2.36%) Cognos
14 7 (2.06%) IBM
15 6 (1.77%) TIBCO
16 5 (1.47%) Google
17 4 (1.18%) Bloomberg
17 4 (1.18%) MicroStrategy
Central London / West End
Russell King Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 days ago
England
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 9 days ago
Newbury
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £16.00 - £22.00 per day + Permanent Opportunity
Posted: 9 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago