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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
UK
Rank 305 467 496
Rank change year-on-year
+162 +29
Contract jobs citing R 317 165 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.72% 0.83% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 109 93
Median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £375 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £550 £420
% change year-on-year
-38.63% +30.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -

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
18446 19864 19532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.67% 38.19% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12706 13500 12868
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 486 416
Median hourly rate £41.82 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £18.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +161 303 £500 -2.43% 120
London +132 240 £500 - 67
South East +32 33 £369 -29.76% 13
City of London +18 30 £475 -15.55% 20
West Sussex - 15 £550 -
Worthing - 14 £575 -
East of England - 7 £525 - 12
East Midlands +6 6 £350 -16.41% 3
Hampshire - 6 £145 - 2
East Sussex - 6 £403 - 1
South Wales - 6 £500 - 2
Wales - 6 £500 - 2
North West +16 5 £313 -53.70% 13
Cambridgeshire - 5 £525 - 7
Hove - 5 £414 -
Cardiff - 5 £500 -
Newport - 5 £500 - 2
Surrey +19 4 £550 - 3
Manchester +9 4 £313 - 8
North East -11 4 £550 -21.42% 2
Cramlington - 4 £550 -
Cambridge - 4 £525 - 2
Fareham - 4 £173 - 2
Northumberland - 4 £550 -
South West +4 3 £168 -68.09% 3
Canary Wharf +1 3 £575 -
Scotland +29 2 £500 - 7
Edinburgh +19 2 £500 - 7
Berkshire +17 2 £275 -31.25% 2
Bristol +3 2 £190 -66.95% 1

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 511 (76.27%) Python
2 315 (47.01%) Hadoop
3 308 (45.97%) SQL
4 297 (44.33%) Big Data
5 274 (40.90%) Analytics
6 266 (39.70%) Apache Spark
7 214 (31.94%) Java
8 194 (28.96%) Scala
9 191 (28.51%) Machine Learning
10 175 (26.12%) Statistics
11 165 (24.63%) Apache Hive
12 152 (22.69%) Analytical Skills
13 151 (22.54%) Mathematics
14 143 (21.34%) Visualisation
15 139 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
16 137 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
17 125 (18.66%) Degree
17 125 (18.66%) Tableau
17 125 (18.66%) Algorithms
18 123 (18.36%) Finance
19 113 (16.87%) SAS
20 101 (15.07%) Kafka
21 100 (14.93%) Relational Database
22 96 (14.33%) NoSQL
23 88 (13.13%) Computer Science
24 84 (12.54%) Data Visualisation
25 79 (11.79%) MapReduce
26 78 (11.64%) ETL
27 75 (11.19%) Linux
28 74 (11.04%) PhD

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
1 266 (39.70%) Apache Spark
2 113 (16.87%) SAS
3 55 (8.21%) Apache Pig
4 47 (7.01%) Apache
5 45 (6.72%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (2.24%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.19%) Drupal
8 7 (1.04%) ArcGIS
9 6 (0.90%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.45%) Confluence
11 3 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.30%) CICS
12 2 (0.30%) CMS
12 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.15%) GemFire
13 1 (0.15%) IPython
Applications
1 43 (6.42%) SPSS
2 36 (5.37%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.39%) Stata
4 15 (2.24%) MS Office
5 9 (1.34%) Weka
6 6 (0.90%) LaTeX
6 6 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.60%) MS Project
8 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.45%) Doxygen
9 3 (0.45%) GNU Octave
9 3 (0.45%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.30%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.19%) FastStats
2 4 (0.60%) Eloqua
2 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.45%) Unica
4 2 (0.30%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.30%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 66 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.33%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (3.28%) Amazon Kinesis
5 21 (3.13%) Google Analytics
6 19 (2.84%) GitHub
7 16 (2.39%) Amazon S3
8 15 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (1.49%) Azure Machine Learning
10 8 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (1.19%) SaaS
11 6 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.90%) IaaS
11 6 (0.90%) PaaS
12 4 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.60%) Google Play
13 3 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.45%) Flurry Analytics
14 2 (0.30%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.54%) Kerberos
2 16 (2.39%) LDAP
3 6 (0.90%) HTTP
4 4 (0.60%) FTP
5 1 (0.15%) DNS
5 1 (0.15%) Firewall
5 1 (0.15%) SSH
5 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (47.01%) Hadoop
2 297 (44.33%) Big Data
3 165 (24.63%) Apache Hive
4 100 (14.93%) Relational Database
5 96 (14.33%) NoSQL
6 71 (10.60%) MongoDB
7 67 (10.00%) Data Mining
8 64 (9.55%) PostgreSQL
9 58 (8.66%) Power BI
9 58 (8.66%) SQL Server
10 57 (8.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 57 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
11 47 (7.01%) QlikView
12 43 (6.42%) HBase
12 43 (6.42%) Sqoop
13 35 (5.22%) RDBMS
14 34 (5.07%) Data Lake
14 34 (5.07%) Impala
15 22 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (2.84%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 65 (9.70%) Git (software)
2 55 (8.21%) JIRA
3 19 (2.84%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.24%) Maven
5 10 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
6 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.45%) Subversion
8 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.30%) Apache Continuum
9 2 (0.30%) Capybara
9 2 (0.30%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.30%) ERwin
9 2 (0.30%) GoCD
9 2 (0.30%) RSpec
9 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 123 (18.36%) Finance
2 54 (8.06%) Marketing
3 49 (7.31%) Banking
4 32 (4.78%) Retail
5 17 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.24%) Advertising
7 13 (1.94%) Front Office
7 13 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.79%) Aerospace
8 12 (1.79%) Publishing
9 8 (1.19%) Games
10 7 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.90%) Legal
11 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.75%) Electronics
13 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.15%) Automotive
15 1 (0.15%) Back Office
15 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (21.94%) Developer
2 144 (21.49%) Data Scientist
3 143 (21.34%) Analyst
4 93 (13.88%) Data Engineer
5 79 (11.79%) Data Analyst
6 65 (9.70%) Big Data Engineer
7 48 (7.16%) Hadoop Engineer
8 46 (6.87%) Architect
9 40 (5.97%) Data Architect
10 34 (5.07%) Python Developer
11 33 (4.93%) Big Data Developer
12 27 (4.03%) Big Data Architect
12 27 (4.03%) Hadoop Developer
13 26 (3.88%) SQL Analyst
14 25 (3.73%) SQL Data Analyst
15 22 (3.28%) Consultant
15 22 (3.28%) R Developer
16 20 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 18 (2.69%) Hadoop Architect
18 17 (2.54%) Machine Learning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (15.07%) Kafka
2 35 (5.22%) scikit-learn
3 28 (4.18%) .NET
4 25 (3.73%) D3.js
4 25 (3.73%) Pandas
4 25 (3.73%) Web Services
5 24 (3.58%) XML
6 22 (3.28%) JMS
7 21 (3.13%) JSON
8 20 (2.99%) NumPy
9 19 (2.84%) Natural Language Processing
10 15 (2.24%) Spark Streaming
11 14 (2.09%) HTML
12 12 (1.79%) Apache Avro
12 12 (1.79%) Lucene
13 11 (1.64%) Spring
14 10 (1.49%) Akka
14 10 (1.49%) Hibernate
14 10 (1.49%) SciPy
15 9 (1.34%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 152 (22.69%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (18.66%) Algorithms
3 88 (13.13%) Computer Science
4 34 (5.07%) Credit Risk
5 16 (2.39%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.64%) User Experience
8 10 (1.49%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.04%) Fintech
11 6 (0.90%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.90%) Derivative
12 5 (0.75%) Credit Derivative
12 5 (0.75%) Equities
12 5 (0.75%) FMCG
13 4 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.60%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.60%) Replication
13 4 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.19%) Linux
2 54 (8.06%) Unix
3 7 (1.04%) Windows
4 6 (0.90%) CentOS
4 6 (0.90%) MVS
5 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.15%) Android
6 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (40.90%) Analytics
2 191 (28.51%) Machine Learning
3 175 (26.12%) Statistics
4 151 (22.54%) Mathematics
5 143 (21.34%) Visualisation
6 139 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
7 137 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
8 84 (12.54%) Data Visualisation
9 79 (11.79%) MapReduce
10 78 (11.64%) ETL
11 73 (10.90%) Data Analysis
12 72 (10.75%) Data Modelling
13 68 (10.15%) Data Analytics
13 68 (10.15%) Open Source
14 46 (6.87%) Predictive Modelling
15 43 (6.42%) Statistical Analysis
16 42 (6.27%) Web Analytics
17 39 (5.82%) Data Management
17 39 (5.82%) Statistical Modelling
18 34 (5.07%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 511 (76.27%) Python
2 308 (45.97%) SQL
3 214 (31.94%) Java
4 194 (28.96%) Scala
5 74 (11.04%) MATLAB
6 73 (10.90%) C++
7 38 (5.67%) JavaScript
8 36 (5.37%) C#
9 26 (3.88%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.99%) C
11 16 (2.39%) Perl
11 16 (2.39%) VBA
12 15 (2.24%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.64%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.04%) VB
15 6 (0.90%) Go
15 6 (0.90%) Ruby
16 5 (0.75%) PHP
17 3 (0.45%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 125 (18.66%) Degree
2 74 (11.04%) PhD
3 12 (1.79%) Postgraduate
4 10 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.34%) CCA
6 5 (0.75%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.60%) CFA
8 2 (0.30%) CBAP
8 2 (0.30%) IIBA
8 2 (0.30%) RHCE
8 2 (0.30%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.30%) SAS Certification
8 2 (0.30%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) CCNA
9 1 (0.15%) CCNP
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB
9 1 (0.15%) MBA
9 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.18%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.28%) QA
3 5 (0.75%) IFRS
3 5 (0.75%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.30%) CDISC
4 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.30%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.15%) Basel II
5 1 (0.15%) SDET
System Software
1 29 (4.33%) Apache Flume
2 28 (4.18%) HDFS
3 15 (2.24%) Docker
4 5 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.45%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (3.13%) Ansible
3 19 (2.84%) Hadoop YARN
4 14 (2.09%) Puppet
5 10 (1.49%) Oozie
6 6 (0.90%) Kibana
7 5 (0.75%) Mesos
8 4 (0.60%) Marathon
9 3 (0.45%) Ambari
9 3 (0.45%) Terraform
10 2 (0.30%) logstash
10 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.15%) FreeIPA
11 1 (0.15%) Grafana
11 1 (0.15%) StatsD
Vendors
1 125 (18.66%) Tableau
2 55 (8.21%) Microsoft
3 51 (7.61%) Oracle
4 50 (7.46%) Teradata
5 33 (4.93%) Google
5 33 (4.93%) Hortonworks
6 27 (4.03%) Cloudera
7 21 (3.13%) Cognos
8 18 (2.69%) SAP
9 17 (2.54%) Netezza
10 15 (2.24%) Alteryx
10 15 (2.24%) Sybase
11 12 (1.79%) IBM
12 10 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
12 10 (1.49%) Talend
13 9 (1.34%) RapidMiner
14 8 (1.19%) Informatica
15 7 (1.04%) Splunk
16 6 (0.90%) Cisco
16 6 (0.90%) MuleSoft
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