The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 400 493 520
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +27
Contract jobs citing R 250 164 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.17% 0.74% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 116 87
Median daily rate £463 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £607 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.50 £49.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.79% +53.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 - £32.50

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
21319 22225 20943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.99% 38.12% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14634 14923 13279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 505 413
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

R
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing R as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +82 246 £463 -7.50% 93
London +60 169 £475 -5.00% 71
City of London +36 29 £400 -23.80% 15
West Midlands -14 17 £463 +2.77% 2
South West +22 14 £425 +26.86% 3
South East +7 14 £313 -40.47% 4
East of England +22 12 £325 -35.00% 4
Hertfordshire +13 10 £325 - 2
North West +13 9 £425 -34.61% 6
Shropshire - 9 £550 -
Yorkshire +10 8 £525 -11.57% 1
Telford - 8 £550 -
Cheshire +12 7 £463 -28.84%
Chester - 7 £463 -
Hampshire +14 6 £250 -52.38% 1
Bristol +3 6 £345 +2.98% 1
Devon - 6 £425 - 1
Exeter - 6 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 5 £375 -41.17% 1
Leeds +3 4 £375 -41.17% 1
Surrey +3 4 - -
Staines +2 4 - -
Warwick -2 4 £350 -
Warwickshire -5 4 £350 -22.22% 1
Fareham - 4 £250 -
Cambridgeshire +22 2 - - 1
Cambridge +20 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -2 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire -3 2 £525 -
Sheffield -7 2 £525 -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for R.

1 285 (60.00%) Python
2 233 (49.05%) SQL
3 204 (42.95%) Analytics
4 146 (30.74%) SAS
5 141 (29.68%) Analytical Skills
6 138 (29.05%) Big Data
7 135 (28.42%) Degree
8 134 (28.21%) Hadoop
9 123 (25.89%) Machine Learning
10 121 (25.47%) Statistics
11 114 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
12 113 (23.79%) Finance
13 112 (23.58%) Java
14 107 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
15 102 (21.47%) MATLAB
16 96 (20.21%) Tableau
16 96 (20.21%) Apache Spark
17 95 (20.00%) Mathematics
18 84 (17.68%) Visualisation
19 79 (16.63%) Algorithms
20 78 (16.42%) C++
20 78 (16.42%) PhD
21 72 (15.16%) Apache Hive
21 72 (15.16%) Computer Science
22 69 (14.53%) Data Warehouse
22 69 (14.53%) Data Mining
23 67 (14.11%) Data Analysis
24 65 (13.68%) SPSS
25 63 (13.26%) Data Analytics
26 57 (12.00%) Oracle

R
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 146 (30.74%) SAS
2 96 (20.21%) Apache Spark
3 35 (7.37%) Apache Pig
4 14 (2.95%) Apache
5 9 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.26%) JBoss
8 5 (1.05%) ArcGIS
8 5 (1.05%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.84%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.42%) IIS
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.42%) PegaRULES
11 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.21%) IPython
12 1 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 65 (13.68%) SPSS
2 28 (5.89%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.58%) MS Office
3 17 (3.58%) Stata
4 9 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.84%) LaTeX
7 2 (0.42%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.84%) Unica
3 2 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.21%) FastStats
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.68%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
4 7 (1.47%) Azure Machine Learning
5 4 (0.84%) GitHub
5 4 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.63%) PaaS
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.42%) SaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.21%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Google Play
8 1 (0.21%) Office 365
8 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.05%) FTP
2 3 (0.63%) LDAP
2 3 (0.63%) SAN
3 2 (0.42%) DNS
3 2 (0.42%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) DHCP
4 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.21%) Firewall
4 1 (0.21%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.21%) Skype
4 1 (0.21%) SMTP
4 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.21%) VoIP
4 1 (0.21%) VPN
4 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (29.05%) Big Data
2 134 (28.21%) Hadoop
3 72 (15.16%) Apache Hive
4 69 (14.53%) Data Mining
4 69 (14.53%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (11.37%) Relational Database
6 49 (10.32%) NoSQL
7 43 (9.05%) QlikView
7 43 (9.05%) SQL Server
8 25 (5.26%) HBase
8 25 (5.26%) MongoDB
9 24 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (4.63%) MySQL
11 15 (3.16%) DB2
11 15 (3.16%) Spotfire
12 14 (2.95%) Pentaho
13 13 (2.74%) RDBMS
14 12 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (2.53%) Mahout
14 12 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.74%) JIRA
3 11 (2.32%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.11%) Talend Open Studio
5 9 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (1.47%) ClearQuest
6 7 (1.47%) PVCS
7 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.42%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.21%) gulp
9 1 (0.21%) Mocha
9 1 (0.21%) Selenium
9 1 (0.21%) Sinon.JS
9 1 (0.21%) Subversion
9 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.21%) Yeoman
General
1 113 (23.79%) Finance
2 45 (9.47%) Marketing
3 42 (8.84%) Banking
4 39 (8.21%) Retail
5 13 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.32%) Electronics
7 11 (2.32%) Games
8 10 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.26%) Advertising
9 6 (1.26%) Publishing
10 5 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.05%) Legal
11 4 (0.84%) Front Office
11 4 (0.84%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.63%) Automotive
12 3 (0.63%) Military
13 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (26.11%) Data Scientist
2 110 (23.16%) Developer
3 101 (21.26%) Analyst
4 50 (10.53%) Data Analyst
5 37 (7.79%) Data Engineer
6 27 (5.68%) Consultant
7 23 (4.84%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 23 (4.84%) Python Developer
8 22 (4.63%) SQL Analyst
9 21 (4.42%) Architect
10 19 (4.00%) Insight Analyst
11 16 (3.37%) Big Data Engineer
11 16 (3.37%) Java Developer
12 14 (2.95%) Senior Developer
13 13 (2.74%) Big Data Developer
13 13 (2.74%) R Developer
13 13 (2.74%) Software Engineer
14 12 (2.53%) Hadoop Architect
14 12 (2.53%) SAS Analyst
15 11 (2.32%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.26%) HTML
2 23 (4.84%) Web Services
3 21 (4.42%) Pandas
4 20 (4.21%) CSS
4 20 (4.21%) D3.js
5 17 (3.58%) Kafka
6 15 (3.16%) Natural Language Processing
7 14 (2.95%) .NET
7 14 (2.95%) RESTful
8 13 (2.74%) REST
9 12 (2.53%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.11%) JSON
10 10 (2.11%) scikit-learn
10 10 (2.11%) Spring
11 9 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
11 9 (1.89%) SciPy
12 8 (1.68%) Apache CXF
13 7 (1.47%) MLlib
13 7 (1.47%) NumPy
14 6 (1.26%) Apache Tez
Miscellaneous
1 141 (29.68%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (25.47%) Statistics
3 95 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 84 (17.68%) Visualisation
5 79 (16.63%) Algorithms
6 72 (15.16%) Computer Science
7 30 (6.32%) Physics
8 28 (5.89%) Credit Risk
9 23 (4.84%) Artificial Intelligence
10 19 (4.00%) Data Structures
10 19 (4.00%) Economics
11 18 (3.79%) User Experience
12 15 (3.16%) Applied Mathematics
13 14 (2.95%) Neural Network
13 14 (2.95%) Performance Metrics
14 13 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (2.53%) Data Integration
16 10 (2.11%) Data Extraction
17 9 (1.89%) Mobile App
18 7 (1.47%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.26%) Linux
2 18 (3.79%) Unix
3 15 (3.16%) Windows
4 4 (0.84%) Android
4 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.42%) MVS
5 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) CentOS
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (42.95%) Analytics
2 123 (25.89%) Machine Learning
3 114 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
4 107 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (14.11%) Data Analysis
6 63 (13.26%) Data Analytics
7 48 (10.11%) ETL
8 45 (9.47%) Statistical Modelling
9 44 (9.26%) Data Modelling
10 37 (7.79%) E-Commerce
10 37 (7.79%) Open Source
11 34 (7.16%) Software Engineering
12 33 (6.95%) Data Visualisation
13 32 (6.74%) MapReduce
14 31 (6.53%) Data Architecture
15 29 (6.11%) Data Management
15 29 (6.11%) OO
16 28 (5.89%) Statistical Analysis
17 25 (5.26%) DevOps
17 25 (5.26%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 285 (60.00%) Python
2 233 (49.05%) SQL
3 112 (23.58%) Java
4 102 (21.47%) MATLAB
5 78 (16.42%) C++
6 52 (10.95%) Scala
7 43 (9.05%) VBA
8 31 (6.53%) C#
9 25 (5.26%) C
10 23 (4.84%) Ruby
11 20 (4.21%) PHP
12 17 (3.58%) JavaScript
12 17 (3.58%) Shell Script
13 14 (2.95%) Perl
14 12 (2.53%) Objective-C
15 10 (2.11%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.89%) T-SQL
17 5 (1.05%) GLSL
17 5 (1.05%) HLSL
18 4 (0.84%) Go
Qualifications
1 135 (28.42%) Degree
2 78 (16.42%) PhD
3 17 (3.58%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.95%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.68%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.84%) ISEB
6 4 (0.84%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.42%) CFA
7 2 (0.42%) CISSP
7 2 (0.42%) CLAS
7 2 (0.42%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.21%) ACCA
8 1 (0.21%) CISA
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) MBA
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.84%) Data Quality
1 23 (4.84%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (2.53%) HDFS
2 11 (2.32%) Docker
3 8 (1.68%) Apache Flume
4 6 (1.26%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.42%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.21%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.26%) Puppet
3 2 (0.42%) Ansible
3 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.42%) Kibana
3 2 (0.42%) logstash
3 2 (0.42%) Oozie
4 1 (0.21%) Ambari
4 1 (0.21%) Graphite
4 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.21%) SCCM
4 1 (0.21%) StatsD
Vendors
1 96 (20.21%) Tableau
2 57 (12.00%) Oracle
3 30 (6.32%) Teradata
4 23 (4.84%) SAP
5 22 (4.63%) Microsoft
6 16 (3.37%) Cloudera
6 16 (3.37%) Netezza
7 15 (3.16%) Google
8 13 (2.74%) Sybase
8 13 (2.74%) Vertica
9 11 (2.32%) Informatica
9 11 (2.32%) VMware
10 10 (2.11%) Platfora
10 10 (2.11%) Talend
11 9 (1.89%) IBM
11 9 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
12 6 (1.26%) Apple
13 4 (0.84%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.63%) Adobe
14 3 (0.63%) Attivio
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