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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 422 494 495
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +1
Contract jobs citing R 195 88 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 0.43% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 56 34
Average daily rate
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£550 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £289 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £698 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £613 £475 £363
% change year-on-year
+28.94% +31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £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
20943 20515 17666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.46% 37.59% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13614 13393 10852
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 487 635
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £15.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +77 188 £550 +15.78% 101
London +55 106 £538 +13.15% 76
North West +28 44 £650 - 3
Cheshire +30 38 £650 - 1
Warrington - 35 £650 -
South East -9 27 £475 -2.61% 12
Surrey +22 20 £450 -
City of London +14 20 £575 +27.77% 23
Leatherhead - 8 £450 -
West Midlands -13 4 £281 - 2
Guildford - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £488 - 2
Berkshire -10 3 £750 +53.76% 6
Slough - 3 £750 -
Hampshire - 3 £463 - 3
Lichfield - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £281 -
Chester - 2 £413 -
Croydon - 2 £350 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Woking - 2 - -
East of England +15 1 £420 - 3
Scotland -4 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf -6 1 £525 -11.01%
Hook - 1 £450 - 1
Midlands - 1 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
Blackpool - 1 £700 -
Leeds - 1 £525 -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 153 (50.33%) Hadoop
2 144 (47.37%) Python
3 126 (41.45%) Big Data
4 114 (37.50%) Analytics
5 109 (35.86%) Tableau
6 108 (35.53%) Visualisation
7 106 (34.87%) SQL
8 89 (29.28%) Analytical Skills
9 85 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (24.34%) Java
11 73 (24.01%) Oracle
12 69 (22.70%) Data Warehouse
13 67 (22.04%) Statistics
14 66 (21.71%) SAS
15 65 (21.38%) Machine Learning
16 63 (20.72%) JavaScript
17 62 (20.39%) Finance
18 58 (19.08%) Amazon AWS
19 56 (18.42%) MongoDB
19 56 (18.42%) Teradata
20 55 (18.09%) Data Mining
21 52 (17.11%) Apache Cassandra
22 49 (16.12%) ETL
23 47 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
23 47 (15.46%) MATLAB
23 47 (15.46%) Opscode Chef
24 45 (14.80%) StatsD
24 45 (14.80%) Cloud Computing
24 45 (14.80%) IaaS
25 44 (14.47%) Citrix

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 66 (21.71%) SAS
2 38 (12.50%) Node.js
3 33 (10.86%) Apache Spark
4 29 (9.54%) Apache Pig
5 6 (1.97%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.64%) Apache
6 5 (1.64%) IIS
7 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.99%) Confluence
8 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (7.89%) SPSS
2 10 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.29%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.32%) Mathematica
5 3 (0.99%) MS Office
6 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.66%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.66%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.33%) Weka
7 1 (0.33%) InDesign
7 1 (0.33%) Stata
7 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.66%) SAP InfiniteInsight
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.33%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 58 (19.08%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (14.80%) Cloud Computing
2 45 (14.80%) IaaS
3 9 (2.96%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.97%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) Heroku
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.33%) Route 53
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.59%) Internet
2 5 (1.64%) AMQP
3 3 (0.99%) DHCP
3 3 (0.99%) HTTP
3 3 (0.99%) WAN
3 3 (0.99%) DNS
4 2 (0.66%) LAN
4 2 (0.66%) LDAP
4 2 (0.66%) SAN
4 2 (0.66%) Firewall
5 1 (0.33%) IPsec
5 1 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.33%) DMZ
5 1 (0.33%) MPLS
5 1 (0.33%) POP3
5 1 (0.33%) SMTP
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) VPN
5 1 (0.33%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (50.33%) Hadoop
2 126 (41.45%) Big Data
3 69 (22.70%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (18.42%) MongoDB
5 55 (18.09%) Data Mining
6 52 (17.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 38 (12.50%) Apache Hive
8 31 (10.20%) SQL Server
9 27 (8.88%) HBase
10 24 (7.89%) QlikView
10 24 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (6.25%) NoSQL
12 15 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (4.93%) Impala
13 13 (4.28%) Oracle Database
14 10 (3.29%) Relational Database
14 10 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (2.63%) Text Mining
15 8 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
16 7 (2.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 11 (3.62%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (1.32%) Subversion
2 4 (1.32%) JIRA
3 3 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.99%) Mercurial
3 3 (0.99%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.99%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.99%) Ant
3 3 (0.99%) JUnit
3 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.99%) Gradle
4 2 (0.66%) Grunt
5 1 (0.33%) RSpec
5 1 (0.33%) Flex Builder
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.33%) jMock
5 1 (0.33%) Introscope
5 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 62 (20.39%) Finance
2 34 (11.18%) Banking
3 21 (6.91%) Retail
4 20 (6.58%) Investment Banking
5 19 (6.25%) Marketing
6 15 (4.93%) Front Office
7 10 (3.29%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.63%) Games
9 7 (2.30%) Advertising
9 7 (2.30%) Publishing
10 5 (1.64%) Legal
11 4 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (1.32%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.66%) Back Office
12 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.66%) Law
12 2 (0.66%) Billing
12 2 (0.66%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.66%) German Language
Job Titles
1 86 (28.29%) Developer
2 69 (22.70%) Analyst
3 59 (19.41%) Data Scientist
4 48 (15.79%) Architect
5 37 (12.17%) Technical Architect
6 29 (9.54%) Data Analyst
7 25 (8.22%) Digital Architect
8 23 (7.57%) Digital Technical Architect
9 17 (5.59%) Senior Architect
9 17 (5.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 17 (5.59%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 15 (4.93%) Senior Technical Architect
10 15 (4.93%) Consultant
11 14 (4.61%) Business Analyst
11 14 (4.61%) Analyst Developer
12 12 (3.95%) Hadoop Developer
12 12 (3.95%) Python Developer
13 10 (3.29%) Senior Digital Architect
14 9 (2.96%) Business Developer
14 9 (2.96%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.82%) .NET
2 41 (13.49%) AngularJS
3 36 (11.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 16 (5.26%) Kafka
5 15 (4.93%) Web Services
6 13 (4.28%) HTML
6 13 (4.28%) Cascading
7 12 (3.95%) XML
7 12 (3.95%) CSS
8 7 (2.30%) NumPy
8 7 (2.30%) D3.js
8 7 (2.30%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.97%) JSON
9 6 (1.97%) MDX
10 5 (1.64%) RESTful
10 5 (1.64%) HTML5
10 5 (1.64%) Sass
10 5 (1.64%) Natural Language Processing
10 5 (1.64%) jQuery
10 5 (1.64%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 108 (35.53%) Visualisation
2 89 (29.28%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (22.04%) Statistics
4 35 (11.51%) Mathematics
5 30 (9.87%) Algorithms
6 28 (9.21%) Computer Science
7 27 (8.88%) Open Source
8 15 (4.93%) User Experience
9 14 (4.61%) Physics
10 13 (4.28%) Credit Risk
11 12 (3.95%) Social Media
12 10 (3.29%) Data Integration
13 9 (2.96%) Economics
13 9 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (2.30%) Fixed Income
15 6 (1.97%) Derivative
16 5 (1.64%) Data Extraction
16 5 (1.64%) Clustering
17 4 (1.32%) Oracle Exalytics
17 4 (1.32%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.20%) Linux
2 20 (6.58%) UNIX
3 10 (3.29%) Windows
4 3 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.66%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (37.50%) Analytics
2 85 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (21.38%) Machine Learning
4 49 (16.12%) ETL
5 47 (15.46%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (14.14%) Data Analysis
7 37 (12.17%) MapReduce
8 28 (9.21%) Data Modelling
9 18 (5.92%) Predictive Modelling
9 18 (5.92%) Statistical Modelling
10 14 (4.61%) E-Commerce
10 14 (4.61%) Data Architecture
11 12 (3.95%) Validation
12 11 (3.62%) Cluster Analysis
12 11 (3.62%) TDD
12 11 (3.62%) Data Reconciliation
12 11 (3.62%) Functional Programming
13 10 (3.29%) Mentoring
13 10 (3.29%) Scrum
13 10 (3.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 144 (47.37%) Python
2 106 (34.87%) SQL
3 74 (24.34%) Java
4 63 (20.72%) JavaScript
5 47 (15.46%) MATLAB
6 37 (12.17%) C++
7 33 (10.86%) Scala
8 23 (7.57%) C#
9 19 (6.25%) VBA
10 16 (5.26%) Ruby
11 13 (4.28%) C
12 5 (1.64%) Perl
13 4 (1.32%) Clojure
13 4 (1.32%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.99%) PHP
14 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.99%) Go
15 2 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.66%) VB
15 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (11.84%) Degree
2 24 (7.89%) PhD
3 9 (2.96%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.64%) MCSE
5 4 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.99%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.99%) MCITP
6 3 (0.99%) ISEB
7 2 (0.66%) MCSA
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.33%) CCNP
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.30%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.66%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (0.66%) CDISC
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (6.25%) HDFS
2 5 (1.64%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.33%) OCFS2
6 1 (0.33%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.33%) GFS2
Systems Management
1 47 (15.46%) Opscode Chef
2 45 (14.80%) StatsD
3 14 (4.61%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.64%) Puppet
4 5 (1.64%) Graphite
5 3 (0.99%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.33%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.33%) SCOM
6 1 (0.33%) OpenView
6 1 (0.33%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.33%) Ambari
6 1 (0.33%) Oozie
6 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 109 (35.86%) Tableau
2 73 (24.01%) Oracle
3 56 (18.42%) Teradata
4 44 (14.47%) Citrix
5 43 (14.14%) Apigee
5 43 (14.14%) Mashery
6 15 (4.93%) Microsoft
7 14 (4.61%) Cloudera
8 12 (3.95%) Informatica
8 12 (3.95%) Google
9 11 (3.62%) Talend
10 10 (3.29%) Business Objects
10 10 (3.29%) Netezza
11 9 (2.96%) Vertica
12 7 (2.30%) Splunk
12 7 (2.30%) SAP
12 7 (2.30%) Alteryx
13 6 (1.97%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.32%) Cognos
14 4 (1.32%) Ab Initio
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London
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Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
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Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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City, London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands (County)
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £28 to £33 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £18 - £23 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £190 - £210 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
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