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R, a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics, has its own slew of programmers who work as statisticians and data miners, for developing statistical software and data analysis. The burgeoning need for statistics and data mining in a day and age that is so heavily inclined towards big data, their involvement and role cannot be stressed enough. And yet, for a population of 7 billion and counting, the number of R programmers is just 50,000, representing a fairly skewed ratio of sorts.
Among the repertoire of 50,000 programmers, The United States leads the scale with 13,435 R programmers, with India following closely at its heels, with 4002 R Programmers. Canada has 1210 R Programmers – and these lone wolves are the only nations to occupy the space of leaders in terms of numbers. A band of countries come together as the 500 Club, what with Spain having 932 R Programmers, Russia having 596, Germany with 679, Netherlands having 667, China with 613, France having 648, Brazil with 692, Singapore having 660 and Australia with 717, they are also joined by Italy. The remainder comprises comprises Mexico, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, Ukraine, Greece, South Africa, Portugal, Israel, Finland, Denmark, Taiwan, Colombia, Turkey, Hong Kong, Korea, Argentina, Pakistan, Malaysia, Hungary, Philippines, Czech, Chile, Egypt and Japan. USA alone constitutes 40% of the total R Programmers in the World, while India has 11%, and Canada, at 3%. The others have negligible contributions. To this end, it is not rocket science to infer that the best destination to head to, if you aim to hire R programmers would be the US, with India and Canada following suit.
The spectrum of work areas that these R Programmers dabble in is varied. The lion’s share goes to the field of information technology, which holds 7052 R Programmers, while Computer Software follows with 4889 employees, and a bundle of miscellaneous sectors taking up 4234 R Programmers.
About 3814 R Programmers are involved in research, while the Financial Services employ 1655 R Programmers. Higher education with 1210 programmers, management consulting with 967, biotech with 808, Internet with 754 and 702 in telecommunications reflect the fact that there is no dearth of diversification in the fields that an R Programmer may be required for. Furthermore, a long tail of 93 industries has been “home” for 3886 R programmers.
All R Programmers are, of course, involved in dealing with data – in one way or the other. In terms of their functional responsibilities, R programmers work on Research, Information Technology, Engineering, Consulting, Education, Finance, Operations, Entrepreneurship and Program Management. Of these, Research has the highest numbers, while Program Management has the least.
Programmers with over 10 years experience occupy the chunk of the global R programmers’ base, with 31.1% of the share. Those with 6-10 years’ experience come a close second with 26.5%, and 22.9% comprises those with 3-5 years’ experience. Those under 2 years’ experience constitute about 20% in combination. There seems to be significant barrier to scale with experience and that shows in the distribution of age group of R programmers.
Trends reflect many a potential area of development where the need for R Programmers has just been felt. The emerging demand areas for R Programmers currently include Banking, Hospitals and Healthcare, Insurance, Industrial Engineering, Market Research, Information Services, Education Management, Oil and Energy, Government Admin, Electrical or Electronic Manufacturing.
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