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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
R
Rank 419 500 511
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +11
Contract jobs citing R 178 77 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 0.39% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 47 33
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£575 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £271 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 £488 £363
% change year-on-year
+33.26% +34.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £42.00

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
20172 19561 17144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.64% 37.40% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13457 12858 10528
Average daily rate £400 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 456 600
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +75 168 £575 +27.77% 92
London +46 97 £550 +25.71% 70
North West - 44 £650 - 3
Cheshire - 40 £650 -
Warrington - 37 £650 -
City of London +9 17 £488 +8.33% 19
South East -9 14 £700 +37.18% 6
Surrey +8 8 - -
Berkshire -2 3 £750 +53.76%
West Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £390 - 4
West Midlands - 3 £413 -
Hampshire - 3 £463 - 4
Slough - 3 £750 -
Manchester - 3 £488 - 2
Guildford - 3 - -
Docklands, London 0 2 £538 -8.89%
Woking - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Chester - 2 £351 -
Croydon - 2 £350 -
Lichfield - 2 - -
East of England +4 1 £550 - 6
Nottingham -9 1 - -
Canary Wharf -9 1 £525 -11.01%
Scotland -10 1 - - 6
East Midlands -10 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -13 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £550 -
Uxbridge - 1 £225 -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 155 (51.32%) Hadoop
2 151 (50.00%) Python
3 126 (41.72%) Big Data
4 123 (40.73%) Analytics
5 112 (37.09%) SQL
6 108 (35.76%) Tableau
7 102 (33.77%) Visualisation
8 87 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
9 85 (28.15%) Java
10 79 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
11 74 (24.50%) Oracle
12 71 (23.51%) Data Warehouse
13 69 (22.85%) SAS
14 67 (22.19%) Machine Learning
15 64 (21.19%) JavaScript
16 60 (19.87%) Amazon AWS
17 59 (19.54%) MongoDB
17 59 (19.54%) Statistics
18 56 (18.54%) Teradata
18 56 (18.54%) Finance
19 52 (17.22%) Apache Cassandra
20 50 (16.56%) Data Mining
21 49 (16.23%) Opscode Chef
22 47 (15.56%) StatsD
22 47 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
22 47 (15.56%) Citrix
22 47 (15.56%) Cloud Computing
22 47 (15.56%) IaaS
23 45 (14.90%) Apigee
23 45 (14.90%) Mashery

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 69 (22.85%) SAS
2 38 (12.58%) Node.js
3 31 (10.26%) Apache Spark
4 30 (9.93%) Apache Pig
5 6 (1.99%) Apache
6 5 (1.66%) IIS
6 5 (1.66%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.32%) Confluence
7 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.33%) JBoss
10 1 (0.33%) CMS
10 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 26 (8.61%) SPSS
2 12 (3.97%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.99%) MS Office
6 2 (0.66%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.66%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.33%) MS Project
7 1 (0.33%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.33%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (1.66%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.66%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 60 (19.87%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (15.56%) Cloud Computing
2 47 (15.56%) IaaS
3 11 (3.64%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.99%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
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 14 (4.64%) Internet
2 3 (0.99%) DNS
2 3 (0.99%) WAN
2 3 (0.99%) DHCP
2 3 (0.99%) AMQP
3 2 (0.66%) Firewall
3 2 (0.66%) SAN
3 2 (0.66%) HTTP
3 2 (0.66%) LAN
4 1 (0.33%) LDAP
4 1 (0.33%) SSL
4 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) VPN
4 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.33%) Intranet
4 1 (0.33%) DMZ
4 1 (0.33%) MPLS
4 1 (0.33%) IPsec
4 1 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (51.32%) Hadoop
2 126 (41.72%) Big Data
3 71 (23.51%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (19.54%) MongoDB
5 52 (17.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 50 (16.56%) Data Mining
7 40 (13.25%) Apache Hive
8 32 (10.60%) SQL Server
9 28 (9.27%) QlikView
10 27 (8.94%) HBase
11 20 (6.62%) NoSQL
12 17 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (4.97%) Impala
14 13 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (3.64%) Oracle Database
16 10 (3.31%) Relational Database
17 9 (2.98%) Oracle BI EE
18 8 (2.65%) Text Mining
19 7 (2.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (3.64%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (1.66%) Subversion
2 5 (1.66%) JIRA
3 4 (1.32%) Mercurial
3 4 (1.32%) JUnit
4 3 (0.99%) Ant
4 3 (0.99%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.99%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.99%) Gradle
5 2 (0.66%) Grunt
5 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.33%) ERwin
6 1 (0.33%) Introscope
6 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 56 (18.54%) Finance
2 34 (11.26%) Banking
3 24 (7.95%) Retail
4 22 (7.28%) Marketing
5 20 (6.62%) Investment Banking
6 19 (6.29%) Front Office
7 14 (4.64%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.65%) Games
8 8 (2.65%) Advertising
9 7 (2.32%) Publishing
10 6 (1.99%) Legal
11 5 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (1.32%) Online Betting
12 4 (1.32%) Back Office
13 3 (0.99%) Automotive
13 3 (0.99%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.66%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.66%) German Language
14 2 (0.66%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 79 (26.16%) Developer
2 70 (23.18%) Analyst
3 58 (19.21%) Data Scientist
4 49 (16.23%) Architect
5 38 (12.58%) Technical Architect
6 29 (9.60%) Data Analyst
7 25 (8.28%) Digital Architect
8 23 (7.62%) Digital Technical Architect
9 17 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 17 (5.63%) Senior Architect
10 15 (4.97%) Senior Technical Architect
11 14 (4.64%) Consultant
11 14 (4.64%) Business Analyst
12 13 (4.30%) Analyst Developer
12 13 (4.30%) Python Developer
13 12 (3.97%) Hadoop Developer
13 12 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 10 (3.31%) Senior Digital Architect
15 9 (2.98%) Lead Developer
15 9 (2.98%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.91%) .NET
2 41 (13.58%) AngularJS
3 36 (11.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 18 (5.96%) Web Services
5 16 (5.30%) Kafka
5 16 (5.30%) HTML
6 13 (4.30%) XML
6 13 (4.30%) Cascading
7 10 (3.31%) CSS
8 8 (2.65%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.32%) Java EE
9 7 (2.32%) NumPy
9 7 (2.32%) D3.js
10 6 (1.99%) JSON
10 6 (1.99%) MDX
11 5 (1.66%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.66%) Apache Flex
11 5 (1.66%) RESTful
11 5 (1.66%) Natural Language Processing
11 5 (1.66%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 102 (33.77%) Visualisation
2 87 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (19.54%) Statistics
4 32 (10.60%) Mathematics
5 22 (7.28%) Computer Science
6 20 (6.62%) Algorithms
7 15 (4.97%) User Experience
8 13 (4.30%) Credit Risk
9 12 (3.97%) Social Media
10 11 (3.64%) Data Integration
10 11 (3.64%) Physics
11 9 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.99%) Derivative
12 6 (1.99%) Economics
12 6 (1.99%) Fixed Income
13 5 (1.66%) Data Extraction
13 5 (1.66%) Oracle Exalytics
14 4 (1.32%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 3 (0.99%) Neural Network
15 3 (0.99%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.93%) Linux
2 19 (6.29%) UNIX
3 8 (2.65%) 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
1 123 (40.73%) Analytics
2 79 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (22.19%) Machine Learning
4 47 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (14.57%) Data Analysis
6 39 (12.91%) ETL
7 37 (12.25%) MapReduce
8 30 (9.93%) Data Modelling
9 27 (8.94%) Open Source
10 24 (7.95%) Statistical Modelling
11 15 (4.97%) Predictive Modelling
12 14 (4.64%) Functional Programming
12 14 (4.64%) E-Commerce
12 14 (4.64%) Project Management
13 13 (4.30%) Validation
13 13 (4.30%) Business Analysis
13 13 (4.30%) Data Architecture
13 13 (4.30%) Data Analytics
14 12 (3.97%) Data Reconciliation
15 11 (3.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 151 (50.00%) Python
2 112 (37.09%) SQL
3 85 (28.15%) Java
4 64 (21.19%) JavaScript
5 39 (12.91%) MATLAB
6 37 (12.25%) C++
7 32 (10.60%) Scala
8 25 (8.28%) C#
9 15 (4.97%) VBA
10 14 (4.64%) Ruby
11 13 (4.30%) C
12 7 (2.32%) Perl
13 4 (1.32%) Clojure
13 4 (1.32%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.99%) PHP
14 3 (0.99%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.99%) Go
15 2 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (13.25%) Degree
2 20 (6.62%) PhD
3 10 (3.31%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.66%) MCSE
4 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.66%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.99%) Postgraduate
5 3 (0.99%) ISEB
5 3 (0.99%) MBA
5 3 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.99%) MCITP
6 2 (0.66%) MCSA
7 1 (0.33%) CCNP
7 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.31%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.66%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.33%) Basel II
4 1 (0.33%) CDISC
System Software
1 19 (6.29%) HDFS
2 5 (1.66%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 49 (16.23%) Opscode Chef
2 47 (15.56%) StatsD
3 14 (4.64%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.66%) Graphite
5 4 (1.32%) Puppet
6 3 (0.99%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.33%) OpenView
7 1 (0.33%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.33%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.33%) Ambari
7 1 (0.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 108 (35.76%) Tableau
2 74 (24.50%) Oracle
3 56 (18.54%) Teradata
4 47 (15.56%) Citrix
5 45 (14.90%) Apigee
5 45 (14.90%) Mashery
6 17 (5.63%) Microsoft
7 15 (4.97%) Google
8 12 (3.97%) Cloudera
9 11 (3.64%) Business Objects
9 11 (3.64%) Talend
9 11 (3.64%) Netezza
10 10 (3.31%) Informatica
11 9 (2.98%) Vertica
11 9 (2.98%) Splunk
12 8 (2.65%) SAP
12 8 (2.65%) TIBCO
13 7 (2.32%) Alteryx
14 5 (1.66%) Ab Initio
14 5 (1.66%) Omniture
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £275 to £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
The Go Ahead plc
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Norwich
Venturi
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago