The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 495 485 547
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +62
Contract jobs citing R 92 59 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.068%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.34% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 27 28
Average daily rate £475 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £370 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £620 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £363 £411
% change year-on-year
+31.03% -11.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.52% +110.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £26.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+29.52% +110.00%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -54 88 £475 - 57
London +9 68 £475 - 40
City of London -6 17 £450 -10.00% 12
South East -13 9 £488 +62.58% 7
Berkshire -2 7 £488 - 3
Canary Wharf - 4 £590 -
East of England - 2 - - 4
Peterborough - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
North West -16 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Brighton - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - - 1
Felixstowe - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 68 (40.96%) SQL
2 61 (36.75%) Analytics
3 54 (32.53%) Oracle
4 52 (31.33%) Hadoop
5 47 (28.31%) Finance
6 44 (26.51%) SAS
7 43 (25.90%) Data Mining
7 43 (25.90%) Big Data
8 36 (21.69%) Python
8 36 (21.69%) Statistics
9 34 (20.48%) Java
10 32 (19.28%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (19.28%) Degree
11 30 (18.07%) Mathematics
12 29 (17.47%) Visualisation
12 29 (17.47%) Apache Hive
12 29 (17.47%) SPSS
13 27 (16.27%) MapReduce
14 26 (15.66%) NoSQL
15 22 (13.25%) MongoDB
15 22 (13.25%) Computer Science
16 20 (12.05%) Oracle EBS
17 19 (11.45%) Marketing
17 19 (11.45%) C++
17 19 (11.45%) Oracle EBS R12
18 18 (10.84%) Tableau
18 18 (10.84%) ETL
19 17 (10.24%) PhD
19 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
19 17 (10.24%) Oracle Applications

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 44 (26.51%) SAS
2 17 (10.24%) Apache Pig
3 6 (3.61%) Node.js
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (17.47%) SPSS
2 10 (6.02%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.61%) Stata
4 3 (1.81%) MS Office
5 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.60%) Gephi
6 1 (0.60%) Weka
6 1 (0.60%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 20 (12.05%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (11.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (10.24%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (6.02%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (4.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (3.61%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (3.61%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (2.41%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (2.41%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (1.81%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (1.81%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 2 (1.20%) Maximo
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle AGIS
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle ASCP
10 1 (0.60%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.61%) Internet
2 4 (2.41%) Wireless
3 2 (1.20%) VLAN
3 2 (1.20%) IPsec
3 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.20%) WAN
3 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.20%) VRRP
3 2 (1.20%) OSPF
3 2 (1.20%) BGP
3 2 (1.20%) SMLT
3 2 (1.20%) HSRP
4 1 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.60%) 4G
4 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.60%) LTE
4 1 (0.60%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.60%) 3G
4 1 (0.60%) MPLS
4 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (31.33%) Hadoop
2 43 (25.90%) Data Mining
2 43 (25.90%) Big Data
3 29 (17.47%) Apache Hive
4 26 (15.66%) NoSQL
5 22 (13.25%) MongoDB
6 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
7 16 (9.64%) HBase
7 16 (9.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (9.04%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (8.43%) Relational Database
10 13 (7.83%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (6.02%) Oracle Database
12 9 (5.42%) Spotfire
12 9 (5.42%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (4.82%) MySQL
13 8 (4.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 7 (4.22%) QlikView
14 7 (4.22%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (4.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.20%) ProC
3 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.60%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
General
1 47 (28.31%) Finance
2 19 (11.45%) Marketing
3 9 (5.42%) Banking
3 9 (5.42%) Retail
4 5 (3.01%) Games
4 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.41%) Advertising
5 4 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.81%) Front Office
6 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.20%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.20%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (25.90%) Analyst
2 38 (22.89%) Developer
3 24 (14.46%) Data Scientist
4 19 (11.45%) Data Analyst
5 12 (7.23%) Architect
6 11 (6.63%) Consultant
7 8 (4.82%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.82%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.82%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.22%) Data Architect
8 7 (4.22%) Oracle Consultant
9 6 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.61%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (3.61%) Administrator
9 6 (3.61%) Business Developer
9 6 (3.61%) DBA
9 6 (3.61%) Designer
10 5 (3.01%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (2.41%) Quantitative Analyst
11 4 (2.41%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.27%) MapReduce
2 14 (8.43%) .NET
3 6 (3.61%) XML
3 6 (3.61%) ZeroMQ
4 5 (3.01%) OLE
5 3 (1.81%) WPF
5 3 (1.81%) HTML
5 3 (1.81%) SAP XI
6 2 (1.20%) Ajax
6 2 (1.20%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.20%) CSS
6 2 (1.20%) JSON
6 2 (1.20%) Akka
6 2 (1.20%) D3.js
7 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.60%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.60%) REST
7 1 (0.60%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.60%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.69%) Statistics
2 30 (18.07%) Mathematics
3 29 (17.47%) Visualisation
4 22 (13.25%) Computer Science
5 13 (7.83%) Machine Learning
6 10 (6.02%) Economics
6 10 (6.02%) Data Integration
6 10 (6.02%) Physics
7 4 (2.41%) Neural Network
7 4 (2.41%) Open Source
8 3 (1.81%) Data Conversion
8 3 (1.81%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.20%) Derivative
9 2 (1.20%) Clustering
9 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.20%) W3C
9 2 (1.20%) Ontologies
9 2 (1.20%) Life Science
9 2 (1.20%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.64%) Linux
2 9 (5.42%) UNIX
3 4 (2.41%) Windows
4 3 (1.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (36.75%) Analytics
2 32 (19.28%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (10.84%) ETL
4 16 (9.64%) Data Analysis
5 15 (9.04%) Project Management
5 15 (9.04%) Statistical Modelling
6 12 (7.23%) Software Engineering
7 11 (6.63%) Data Management
7 11 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.02%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.02%) Migration
9 9 (5.42%) Predictive Analytics
9 9 (5.42%) Data Migration
9 9 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.82%) Predictive Modelling
11 7 (4.22%) Data Architecture
11 7 (4.22%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.22%) UML
12 5 (3.01%) Data Analytics
12 5 (3.01%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 68 (40.96%) SQL
2 36 (21.69%) Python
3 34 (20.48%) Java
4 19 (11.45%) C++
5 14 (8.43%) Perl
6 13 (7.83%) C#
6 13 (7.83%) MATLAB
7 10 (6.02%) PL/SQL
7 10 (6.02%) Ruby
7 10 (6.02%) Scala
8 8 (4.82%) C
9 7 (4.22%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.61%) VBA
10 6 (3.61%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.01%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.81%) F#
12 3 (1.81%) VB
13 2 (1.20%) PHP
13 2 (1.20%) SAS Macro
13 2 (1.20%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 32 (19.28%) Degree
2 17 (10.24%) PhD
3 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.20%) PMP
4 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.60%) CCNP
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.60%) HND
5 1 (0.60%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.22%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.20%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.60%) Basel II
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.60%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (2.41%) Puppet
2 3 (1.81%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 54 (32.53%) Oracle
2 18 (10.84%) Tableau
3 16 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.22%) IBM
4 7 (4.22%) SAP
4 7 (4.22%) Minitab
5 6 (3.61%) Teradata
5 6 (3.61%) TIBCO
5 6 (3.61%) Talend
6 5 (3.01%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (3.01%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.41%) Ab Initio
7 4 (2.41%) Informatica
7 4 (2.41%) Vertica
8 3 (1.81%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.81%) HP
8 3 (1.81%) Netezza
8 3 (1.81%) Google
9 2 (1.20%) Omniture
9 2 (1.20%) Sybase
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