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 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
R
Rank 491 508 533
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +25
Contract jobs citing R 120 75 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.14% 0.095%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.57% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 45 22
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £267 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £705 £735
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £354 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.02% -11.56%
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
21021 20757 21417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.23% 38.83% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13304 13070 12826
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 £265 £257 £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 426 579 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.98 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +20 107 £525 +16.66% 57
London +38 84 £550 +22.22% 41
City of London +40 17 £525 +6.32% 22
Scotland -6 8 - - 8
Glasgow -14 7 - - 4
South East -2 6 £600 +73.91% 4
North West - 6 £325 - 2
East of England -22 5 £260 -28.27% 4
Hertfordshire - 4 £260 - 1
South Wales - 3 £120 -
Wales - 3 £120 -
Cardiff - 3 £120 -
Surrey -1 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
South West - 2 £325 - 3
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Walsall - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £288 -
Berkshire +6 1 £600 +73.91% 3
Essex -8 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 2 September 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 88 (44.67%) SQL
2 84 (42.64%) Analytics
3 65 (32.99%) Python
4 53 (26.90%) Finance
5 51 (25.89%) SAS
5 51 (25.89%) Hadoop
6 42 (21.32%) Java
6 42 (21.32%) Statistics
7 41 (20.81%) Oracle
8 39 (19.80%) Big Data
9 33 (16.75%) Degree
10 30 (15.23%) Mathematics
10 30 (15.23%) MapReduce
11 29 (14.72%) C++
12 28 (14.21%) Data Mining
13 27 (13.71%) Apache Hive
13 27 (13.71%) Visualisation
14 26 (13.20%) Linux
15 24 (12.18%) Apache Pig
16 22 (11.17%) Statistical Modelling
16 22 (11.17%) NoSQL
16 22 (11.17%) Tableau
16 22 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (11.17%) Banking
16 22 (11.17%) SPSS
17 21 (10.66%) JavaScript
17 21 (10.66%) Perl
17 21 (10.66%) ETL
17 21 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (10.15%) MATLAB

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 51 (25.89%) 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%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
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
4 6 (3.05%) MS Office
5 3 (1.52%) FastStats
6 2 (1.02%) S-PLUS
6 2 (1.02%) Gephi
7 1 (0.51%) MS Project
7 1 (0.51%) Weka
7 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
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
5 5 (2.54%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (2.03%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (2.03%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (2.03%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (2.03%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle Manufacturing
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
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.06%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.51%) PaaS
2 1 (0.51%) GitHub
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%) PPP
3 3 (1.52%) SNMP
3 3 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.52%) TACACS
3 3 (1.52%) VRRP
3 3 (1.52%) OSPF
3 3 (1.52%) DMVPN
3 3 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.52%) HSRP
4 2 (1.02%) LAN
4 2 (1.02%) VoIP
4 2 (1.02%) WLAN
4 2 (1.02%) WAN
5 1 (0.51%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.51%) UMTS
5 1 (0.51%) SAN
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%) QlikView
10 8 (4.06%) DB2
10 8 (4.06%) MySQL
11 7 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (3.05%) RDBMS
12 6 (3.05%) Base SAS
12 6 (3.05%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 6 (3.05%) Mahout
12 6 (3.05%) MongoDB
12 6 (3.05%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Maven
2 4 (2.03%) JIRA
2 4 (2.03%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.02%) ProC
4 2 (1.02%) Subversion
4 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.02%) RSpec
5 1 (0.51%) Gradle
5 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.51%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (26.90%) Finance
2 22 (11.17%) Banking
3 19 (9.64%) Marketing
4 17 (8.63%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.57%) Front Office
6 6 (3.05%) Retail
7 5 (2.54%) Publishing
8 4 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.52%) Games
9 3 (1.52%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.02%) Billing
10 2 (1.02%) Legal
11 1 (0.51%) Law
11 1 (0.51%) Back Office
11 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 56 (28.43%) Analyst
2 43 (21.83%) 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%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
12 5 (2.54%) Oracle HR Consultant
12 5 (2.54%) SAS Administrator
12 5 (2.54%) Payroll Consultant
12 5 (2.54%) Information Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Statistician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.11%) HTML
2 13 (6.60%) .NET
3 11 (5.58%) Django
3 11 (5.58%) SciPy
3 11 (5.58%) NumPy
4 10 (5.08%) jQuery
4 10 (5.08%) CSS
5 7 (3.55%) Natural Language Processing
6 5 (2.54%) XML
6 5 (2.54%) OLE
7 4 (2.03%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.03%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (2.03%) HTML5
8 3 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (1.52%) Backbone.js
8 3 (1.52%) Web Services
8 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.52%) Middleware
8 3 (1.52%) Pandas
9 2 (1.02%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 42 (21.32%) Statistics
2 30 (15.23%) Mathematics
3 27 (13.71%) Visualisation
4 20 (10.15%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.08%) Open Source
6 9 (4.57%) Economics
7 6 (3.05%) Life Science
8 5 (2.54%) Data Integration
9 4 (2.03%) FMCG
9 4 (2.03%) Semantic Web
9 4 (2.03%) Credit Risk
9 4 (2.03%) Ontologies
9 4 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.03%) W3C
10 3 (1.52%) Equities
10 3 (1.52%) Applied Mathematics
10 3 (1.52%) Physics
10 3 (1.52%) Derivative
10 3 (1.52%) Data Conversion
10 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.20%) Linux
2 11 (5.58%) UNIX
3 8 (4.06%) Windows
4 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.02%) CentOS
5 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (42.64%) 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%) TDD
6 15 (7.61%) Project Management
7 12 (6.09%) Data Management
7 12 (6.09%) Web Development
8 11 (5.58%) Data Modelling
8 11 (5.58%) Machine Learning
9 10 (5.08%) OO
10 8 (4.06%) Statistical Analysis
10 8 (4.06%) Predictive Modelling
10 8 (4.06%) Information Retrieval
11 7 (3.55%) Data Analytics
11 7 (3.55%) Project Planning
11 7 (3.55%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 88 (44.67%) SQL
2 65 (32.99%) Python
3 42 (21.32%) Java
4 29 (14.72%) C++
5 21 (10.66%) JavaScript
5 21 (10.66%) Perl
6 20 (10.15%) MATLAB
7 19 (9.64%) C#
8 17 (8.63%) C
9 12 (6.09%) Scala
10 7 (3.55%) VBA
10 7 (3.55%) Ruby
11 5 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.03%) SPARQL
13 2 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (1.02%) PROC SQL
13 2 (1.02%) PHP
14 1 (0.51%) Haskell
14 1 (0.51%) Erlang
14 1 (0.51%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 33 (16.75%) Degree
2 15 (7.61%) PhD
3 4 (2.03%) CCNP
3 4 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
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%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) Basel II
3 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.02%) vSphere
3 2 (1.02%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.02%) GPFS
4 1 (0.51%) HDFS
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
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%) SCCM
4 3 (1.52%) OpenNMS
4 3 (1.52%) RANCID
5 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.02%) YUM
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 41 (20.81%) Oracle
2 22 (11.17%) Tableau
3 10 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.06%) Cloudera
5 7 (3.55%) RapidMiner
5 7 (3.55%) Google
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%) HP
10 2 (1.02%) Omniture
10 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.02%) IBM
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £1000 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Salisbury
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £360 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Netforte Consulting Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Netforte Consulting Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 - 340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £260.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago