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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 487 506 535
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +29
Contract jobs citing R 119 73 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.14% 0.097%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 43 22
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£500 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £261 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £715 £735
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.84% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.63 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -35.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -34.37%

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
21073 20434 21374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.26% 38.77% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13351 12843 12797
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 566 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 +19 107 £500 +11.11% 44
London +40 84 £550 +22.22% 31
City of London +24 18 £513 +3.79% 17
Scotland -9 8 - - 11
Glasgow -7 7 - - 3
South East -15 6 £600 +73.91% 4
North West - 6 £325 - 2
East of England -24 5 £260 - 5
Hertfordshire - 4 £260 - 1
South Wales - 3 £120 -
Wales - 3 £120 -
Cardiff - 3 £120 -
Surrey -1 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
South West - 2 £325 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Walsall - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £288 -
Berkshire +6 1 £600 +73.91% 3
Essex -7 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £225 -
Exeter - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £275 -
Southampton - - - -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 89 (45.18%) SQL
2 85 (43.15%) Analytics
3 64 (32.49%) Python
4 53 (26.90%) Finance
5 52 (26.40%) SAS
6 51 (25.89%) Hadoop
7 42 (21.32%) Statistics
8 41 (20.81%) Java
9 40 (20.30%) Oracle
10 39 (19.80%) Big Data
11 34 (17.26%) Degree
12 31 (15.74%) Mathematics
13 30 (15.23%) MapReduce
14 28 (14.21%) C++
14 28 (14.21%) Data Mining
15 27 (13.71%) Apache Hive
15 27 (13.71%) Visualisation
16 26 (13.20%) Linux
17 24 (12.18%) Apache Pig
18 22 (11.17%) Statistical Modelling
18 22 (11.17%) NoSQL
18 22 (11.17%) Tableau
18 22 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (11.17%) Banking
18 22 (11.17%) SPSS
19 21 (10.66%) MATLAB
19 21 (10.66%) JavaScript
19 21 (10.66%) Perl
19 21 (10.66%) ETL
19 21 (10.66%) Business Intelligence

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 52 (26.40%) SAS
2 24 (12.18%) Apache Pig
3 6 (3.05%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (2.03%) Apache
5 2 (1.02%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.51%) Node.js
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (11.17%) SPSS
2 14 (7.11%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.57%) Stata
4 6 (3.05%) Mathematica
5 5 (2.54%) MS Office
6 3 (1.52%) FastStats
7 2 (1.02%) S-PLUS
7 2 (1.02%) Gephi
8 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.51%) Weka
8 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (10.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (7.61%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (7.61%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (4.06%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (4.06%) SiteCatalyst
4 7 (3.55%) Google Analytics
5 5 (2.54%) Oracle Payroll
5 5 (2.54%) Oracle HRMS
6 4 (2.03%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (2.03%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (2.03%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (2.03%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle AGIS
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle ASCP
9 1 (0.51%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.06%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.51%) GitHub
2 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.54%) Firewall
2 4 (2.03%) BGP
2 4 (2.03%) EIGRP
2 4 (2.03%) VPN
3 3 (1.52%) DMVPN
3 3 (1.52%) HSRP
3 3 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.52%) PPP
3 3 (1.52%) SNMP
3 3 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.52%) OSPF
3 3 (1.52%) TACACS
3 3 (1.52%) VRRP
4 2 (1.02%) VoIP
4 2 (1.02%) WLAN
4 2 (1.02%) WAN
4 2 (1.02%) LAN
5 1 (0.51%) VLAN
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.51%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (25.89%) Hadoop
2 39 (19.80%) Big Data
3 28 (14.21%) Data Mining
4 27 (13.71%) Apache Hive
5 22 (11.17%) NoSQL
6 15 (7.61%) SQL Server
6 15 (7.61%) Relational Database
7 14 (7.11%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (6.09%) Oracle Database
9 9 (4.57%) HBase
10 8 (4.06%) DB2
10 8 (4.06%) MySQL
10 8 (4.06%) QlikView
11 6 (3.05%) RDBMS
11 6 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (3.05%) Mahout
11 6 (3.05%) Couchbase
11 6 (3.05%) MongoDB
11 6 (3.05%) Base SAS
11 6 (3.05%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Maven
2 4 (2.03%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (2.03%) JIRA
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.02%) ProC
4 2 (1.02%) Subversion
4 2 (1.02%) RSpec
4 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.51%) Gradle
5 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.51%) JDeveloper
General
1 53 (26.90%) Finance
2 22 (11.17%) Banking
3 20 (10.15%) Marketing
4 17 (8.63%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.06%) Front Office
6 6 (3.05%) Retail
7 5 (2.54%) Publishing
8 4 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.52%) Games
9 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.02%) Billing
10 2 (1.02%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.02%) Legal
11 1 (0.51%) Law
11 1 (0.51%) Advertising
11 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (28.93%) Analyst
2 42 (21.32%) Developer
3 26 (13.20%) Data Scientist
4 24 (12.18%) Data Analyst
5 21 (10.66%) Consultant
6 17 (8.63%) Architect
7 15 (7.61%) Python Developer
8 13 (6.60%) Oracle Consultant
9 9 (4.57%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.55%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.55%) Administrator
10 7 (3.55%) Analyst Developer
11 6 (3.05%) Quantitative Analyst
11 6 (3.05%) Insight Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Payroll Consultant
12 5 (2.54%) SAS Administrator
12 5 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.54%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
12 5 (2.54%) Oracle HR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.11%) HTML
2 13 (6.60%) .NET
3 11 (5.58%) SciPy
3 11 (5.58%) NumPy
3 11 (5.58%) Django
4 10 (5.08%) CSS
4 10 (5.08%) jQuery
5 7 (3.55%) Natural Language Processing
6 6 (3.05%) OLE
7 5 (2.54%) XML
8 4 (2.03%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.03%) HTML5
8 4 (2.03%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (1.52%) Pandas
9 3 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (1.52%) Backbone.js
9 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.52%) Web Services
9 3 (1.52%) Middleware
10 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 42 (21.32%) Statistics
2 31 (15.74%) Mathematics
3 27 (13.71%) Visualisation
4 20 (10.15%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.08%) Economics
5 10 (5.08%) Open Source
6 6 (3.05%) Life Science
7 5 (2.54%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.03%) W3C
8 4 (2.03%) FMCG
8 4 (2.03%) Semantic Web
8 4 (2.03%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.03%) Ontologies
8 4 (2.03%) Physics
9 3 (1.52%) Applied Mathematics
9 3 (1.52%) Derivative
9 3 (1.52%) Data Conversion
9 3 (1.52%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.20%) Linux
2 11 (5.58%) UNIX
3 8 (4.06%) Windows
4 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.02%) CentOS
5 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (43.15%) Analytics
2 30 (15.23%) MapReduce
3 22 (11.17%) Statistical Modelling
3 22 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (10.66%) ETL
4 21 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (9.64%) Data Analysis
6 15 (7.61%) Project Management
6 15 (7.61%) TDD
7 12 (6.09%) Data Management
7 12 (6.09%) Web Development
8 11 (5.58%) Machine Learning
8 11 (5.58%) Data Modelling
9 10 (5.08%) OO
10 9 (4.57%) Predictive Modelling
11 8 (4.06%) Predictive Analytics
11 8 (4.06%) Statistical Analysis
11 8 (4.06%) Information Retrieval
12 7 (3.55%) Project Planning
12 7 (3.55%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 89 (45.18%) SQL
2 64 (32.49%) Python
3 41 (20.81%) Java
4 28 (14.21%) C++
5 21 (10.66%) MATLAB
5 21 (10.66%) JavaScript
5 21 (10.66%) Perl
6 19 (9.64%) C#
7 16 (8.12%) C
8 12 (6.09%) Scala
9 7 (3.55%) Ruby
9 7 (3.55%) VBA
10 5 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.03%) SPARQL
12 2 (1.02%) PHP
12 2 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (1.02%) PROC SQL
13 1 (0.51%) Haskell
13 1 (0.51%) Erlang
13 1 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 34 (17.26%) Degree
2 15 (7.61%) PhD
3 4 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.03%) CCNP
3 4 (2.03%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.52%) CCIE
5 2 (1.02%) MBA
6 1 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.51%) Basel II
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.02%) vSphere
3 2 (1.02%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.02%) GPFS
4 1 (0.51%) HDFS
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.06%) Nagios
1 8 (4.06%) Ganglia
2 6 (3.05%) Hyperic
3 4 (2.03%) Puppet
4 3 (1.52%) RANCID
4 3 (1.52%) SCCM
4 3 (1.52%) OpenNMS
5 2 (1.02%) YUM
5 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.51%) Oozie
6 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 40 (20.30%) Oracle
2 22 (11.17%) Tableau
3 10 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.06%) Cloudera
5 7 (3.55%) Google
5 7 (3.55%) RapidMiner
5 7 (3.55%) Informatica
6 6 (3.05%) Sybase
7 5 (2.54%) Business Objects
8 4 (2.03%) Cisco
8 4 (2.03%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (2.03%) Teradata
8 4 (2.03%) Talend
9 3 (1.52%) Eloqua
9 3 (1.52%) VMware
9 3 (1.52%) SAP
9 3 (1.52%) HP
10 2 (1.02%) IBM
10 2 (1.02%) Adobe
10 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
London
Netforte Consulting Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 - 340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £260.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago