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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 445 430 536
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +106
Contract jobs citing R 218 204 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.37% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.02% 0.98% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 152 58
Average daily rate £475 £569 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.48% +19.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £723 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £600 £413
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -

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
21327 20829 20320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.16% 37.30% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14646 13547 13247
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 438 477
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -17 209 £480 -16.52% 130
London +42 148 £500 -9.09% 89
South East -27 33 £443 -26.25% 15
City of London +46 23 £463 -19.56% 25
Berkshire +18 15 £400 -46.66% 1
Buckinghamshire - 11 £455 -
South West - 11 £450 - 8
Devon - 9 £450 - 2
Reading - 9 £388 - 1
High Wycombe - 8 £463 -
Scotland - 8 £350 - 2
Yorkshire +6 6 £700 +33.33% 1
West Yorkshire +5 6 £700 +33.33% 1
Glasgow - 6 £350 -
Leeds -2 5 £700 +33.33% 1
North West -45 4 £500 -23.07% 10
Exeter - 3 £450 - 2
West Midlands -6 2 £455 +61.77% 3
Hampshire -12 2 £250 -58.33% 4
Surrey -28 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £550 - 7
Oxford - 2 £550 - 7
Edinburgh - 2 - - 2
Slough +8 1 £305 -59.33%
Lancashire +3 1 £650 -7.14%
East Midlands +2 1 £450 -0.32%
Chester +1 1 £290 -29.69% 1
Blackpool -2 1 £650 -7.14%
Guildford -2 1 - -
Manchester -10 1 £350 -28.20% 9

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 228 (61.13%) Python
2 159 (42.63%) SQL
3 152 (40.75%) Analytics
4 149 (39.95%) Big Data
5 144 (38.61%) Hadoop
6 114 (30.56%) Java
7 98 (26.27%) SAS
8 94 (25.20%) Machine Learning
9 86 (23.06%) C++
9 86 (23.06%) Analytical Skills
10 83 (22.25%) Apache Spark
11 82 (21.98%) Apache Hive
11 82 (21.98%) Degree
12 81 (21.72%) Finance
13 80 (21.45%) Business Intelligence
14 73 (19.57%) Statistics
14 73 (19.57%) Tableau
15 71 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
16 68 (18.23%) Visualisation
17 63 (16.89%) MATLAB
18 61 (16.35%) Data Mining
19 58 (15.55%) Mathematics
20 54 (14.48%) SPSS
21 53 (14.21%) Data Analytics
22 52 (13.94%) Data Analysis
23 49 (13.14%) Scala
24 46 (12.33%) Apache Pig
25 45 (12.06%) Data Warehouse
25 45 (12.06%) Oracle
26 42 (11.26%) Banking

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 98 (26.27%) SAS
2 83 (22.25%) Apache Spark
3 46 (12.33%) Apache Pig
4 12 (3.22%) Node.js
5 8 (2.14%) Apache
5 8 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.88%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.54%) Confluence
7 2 (0.54%) DNN
7 2 (0.54%) IIS
8 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.27%) IPython
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (14.48%) SPSS
2 23 (6.17%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.75%) Stata
4 10 (2.68%) MS Office
5 6 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.34%) Weka
7 3 (0.80%) LaTeX
7 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.54%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.54%) FastStats
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.65%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (3.49%) IaaS
4 11 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.41%) CloudFront
6 7 (1.88%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (1.61%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (1.07%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.80%) GitHub
9 3 (0.80%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.80%) SaaS
10 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.54%) Heroku
10 2 (0.54%) PaaS
11 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.27%) Pure360
11 1 (0.27%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.49%) Internet
2 5 (1.34%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.07%) DSL
4 2 (0.54%) SAN
5 1 (0.27%) DNS
5 1 (0.27%) HTTP
5 1 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (39.95%) Big Data
2 144 (38.61%) Hadoop
3 82 (21.98%) Apache Hive
4 61 (16.35%) Data Mining
5 45 (12.06%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (11.26%) QlikView
7 36 (9.65%) HBase
8 35 (9.38%) NoSQL
9 31 (8.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (7.51%) MongoDB
11 25 (6.70%) MySQL
12 22 (5.90%) Relational Database
12 22 (5.90%) SQL Server
12 22 (5.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (4.56%) HPCC
14 14 (3.75%) CouchDB
15 13 (3.49%) Pentaho
15 13 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (2.95%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (2.95%) Vagrant
2 10 (2.68%) JIRA
3 9 (2.41%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.80%) Selenium
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.54%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.27%) Ant
6 1 (0.27%) gulp
6 1 (0.27%) Mocha
6 1 (0.27%) RStudio
6 1 (0.27%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (0.27%) Subversion
6 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (21.72%) Finance
2 42 (11.26%) Banking
3 19 (5.09%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.83%) Marketing
5 12 (3.22%) Front Office
6 10 (2.68%) Games
6 10 (2.68%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.41%) Retail
8 6 (1.61%) Publishing
9 5 (1.34%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (1.34%) Electronics
9 5 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.07%) Advertising
10 4 (1.07%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.07%) Automotive
11 3 (0.80%) Military
12 2 (0.54%) Billing
12 2 (0.54%) Law
12 2 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 107 (28.69%) Developer
2 99 (26.54%) Data Scientist
3 65 (17.43%) Analyst
4 39 (10.46%) Data Analyst
5 35 (9.38%) Data Engineer
6 25 (6.70%) Architect
7 21 (5.63%) Big Data Engineer
8 20 (5.36%) Consultant
9 19 (5.09%) Hadoop Developer
10 18 (4.83%) Big Data Developer
10 18 (4.83%) Python Developer
11 13 (3.49%) C++ Developer
12 12 (3.22%) Data Architect
12 12 (3.22%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.22%) Technical Architect
13 11 (2.95%) C# Developer
13 11 (2.95%) Java Developer
13 11 (2.95%) Programmer
13 11 (2.95%) Scala Developer
14 10 (2.68%) Apache Spark Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.92%) .NET
2 27 (7.24%) CSS
2 27 (7.24%) HTML
3 14 (3.75%) AngularJS
4 13 (3.49%) .NET Framework
4 13 (3.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 12 (3.22%) SciPy
6 11 (2.95%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (2.68%) scikit-learn
7 10 (2.68%) Web Services
8 9 (2.41%) Kafka
8 9 (2.41%) ODBC
8 9 (2.41%) XML
9 8 (2.14%) Natural Language Processing
9 8 (2.14%) Spark Streaming
10 7 (1.88%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.88%) D3.js
10 7 (1.88%) JSON
10 7 (1.88%) Pandas
10 7 (1.88%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 86 (23.06%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (19.57%) Statistics
3 68 (18.23%) Visualisation
4 58 (15.55%) Mathematics
5 40 (10.72%) Algorithms
6 37 (9.92%) Computer Science
7 25 (6.70%) Physics
8 15 (4.02%) Credit Risk
8 15 (4.02%) Digital Media
9 11 (2.95%) Performance Metrics
10 10 (2.68%) Data Structures
10 10 (2.68%) Hedge funds
11 9 (2.41%) Augmented Reality
11 9 (2.41%) Mobile App
12 8 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (2.14%) Neural Network
12 8 (2.14%) User Experience
13 7 (1.88%) Equities
13 7 (1.88%) Fixed Income
13 7 (1.88%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.72%) Linux
2 28 (7.51%) Unix
3 25 (6.70%) Windows
4 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.54%) Android
5 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.54%) MVS
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (40.75%) Analytics
2 94 (25.20%) Machine Learning
3 80 (21.45%) Business Intelligence
4 71 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (14.21%) Data Analytics
6 52 (13.94%) Data Analysis
7 39 (10.46%) Data Modelling
8 37 (9.92%) Statistical Modelling
9 30 (8.04%) Data Visualisation
9 30 (8.04%) Open Source
9 30 (8.04%) Predictive Modelling
10 27 (7.24%) ETL
11 24 (6.43%) Predictive Analytics
12 23 (6.17%) MapReduce
12 23 (6.17%) Validation
13 22 (5.90%) Data Management
14 21 (5.63%) Statistical Analysis
15 18 (4.83%) Mentoring
15 18 (4.83%) Project Management
16 17 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 228 (61.13%) Python
2 159 (42.63%) SQL
3 114 (30.56%) Java
4 86 (23.06%) C++
5 63 (16.89%) MATLAB
6 49 (13.14%) Scala
7 34 (9.12%) VBA
8 33 (8.85%) C#
9 32 (8.58%) C
10 29 (7.77%) JavaScript
11 26 (6.97%) Ruby
12 23 (6.17%) Perl
13 16 (4.29%) Shell Script
14 15 (4.02%) Bash Shell
15 13 (3.49%) PHP
16 12 (3.22%) PL/SQL
16 12 (3.22%) T-SQL
17 10 (2.68%) Objective-C
18 9 (2.41%) Erlang
19 8 (2.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (21.98%) Degree
2 40 (10.72%) PhD
3 20 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.07%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.07%) PMP
6 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.80%) MCSD
7 3 (0.80%) MCSE
7 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) CISSP
9 1 (0.27%) CLAS
9 1 (0.27%) ISEB
9 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.27%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.09%) Data Quality
2 15 (4.02%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) FATCA
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (3.49%) Docker
1 13 (3.49%) HDFS
2 5 (1.34%) Apache Flume
2 5 (1.34%) GridGain
3 3 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (2.95%) StatsD
3 6 (1.61%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.34%) logstash
5 4 (1.07%) Ambari
5 4 (1.07%) Oozie
5 4 (1.07%) Puppet
6 2 (0.54%) Ansible
6 2 (0.54%) Mesos
7 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (19.57%) Tableau
2 45 (12.06%) Oracle
3 33 (8.85%) Teradata
4 29 (7.77%) Microsoft
5 21 (5.63%) Cloudera
6 18 (4.83%) Informatica
7 15 (4.02%) SAP
8 12 (3.22%) Alteryx
9 11 (2.95%) Apigee
9 11 (2.95%) Citrix
9 11 (2.95%) Hortonworks
9 11 (2.95%) Mashery
10 9 (2.41%) MapR
10 9 (2.41%) Netezza
10 9 (2.41%) Talend
11 8 (2.14%) Apple
12 7 (1.88%) Sybase
12 7 (1.88%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.61%) RapidMiner
14 5 (1.34%) Cognos
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Third Republic Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day dependant on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day +
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - 4k per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago