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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 432 499 540
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +41
Contract jobs citing R 237 165 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.11% 0.76% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 110 67
Median daily rate £463 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £417 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.86% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £32.08 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £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
21318 21626 20289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.60% 37.89% 37.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14625 14536 12990
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 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 448 418
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 £18.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +80 234 £463 -5.12% 86
London +27 145 £475 -7.31% 51
West Midlands -8 24 £490 +15.29% 3
City of London +36 18 £375 -28.57% 16
South West +22 18 £425 +4.29% 7
South East +18 15 £363 -17.14% 6
Exeter - 11 £425 - 1
Devon - 11 £425 - 1
East of England +26 9 £325 -40.90% 2
North West +6 9 £450 -30.76% 8
Shropshire - 9 £550 -
Hertfordshire +22 8 £325 -
Yorkshire +4 8 £525 +37.25% 6
Telford - 8 £550 -
Cheshire +10 7 £456 -29.80%
Chester - 7 £456 -
Birmingham -9 6 £490 +18.78%
West Yorkshire +6 5 £375 -1.96% 3
Bristol +1 4 £345 -15.33% 3
Berkshire -3 4 £388 -11.42% 1
Surrey -4 4 - - 1
Staines - 4 - - 1
Leeds - 4 £375 - 3
Hampshire 0 3 £250 -52.38% 1
Warwickshire 0 3 £506 +12.50%
Nottinghamshire -4 3 - - 2
East Midlands -7 3 - - 2
Nottingham -8 3 - - 2
Solihull - 3 £490 -
Warwick -4 2 £506 -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 262 (57.58%) Python
2 208 (45.71%) SQL
3 184 (40.44%) Analytics
4 146 (32.09%) Big Data
4 146 (32.09%) SAS
5 139 (30.55%) Hadoop
6 130 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 126 (27.69%) Java
8 119 (26.15%) Machine Learning
9 118 (25.93%) Degree
10 108 (23.74%) Finance
11 107 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
12 103 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
13 100 (21.98%) Statistics
14 92 (20.22%) MATLAB
15 87 (19.12%) Tableau
16 86 (18.90%) Apache Spark
17 84 (18.46%) Mathematics
18 83 (18.24%) C++
19 76 (16.70%) PhD
20 75 (16.48%) Apache Hive
20 75 (16.48%) Algorithms
21 70 (15.38%) Visualisation
22 67 (14.73%) Data Warehouse
23 66 (14.51%) SPSS
24 63 (13.85%) Oracle
24 63 (13.85%) Computer Science
24 63 (13.85%) Data Analysis
25 58 (12.75%) Data Analytics
26 57 (12.53%) Data Mining

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 (32.09%) SAS
2 86 (18.90%) Apache Spark
3 43 (9.45%) Apache Pig
4 9 (1.98%) Oracle Workflow
4 9 (1.98%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.10%) Apache
7 4 (0.88%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.88%) JBoss
8 2 (0.44%) IIS
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.44%) PegaRULES
8 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.22%) DNN
9 1 (0.22%) IPython
9 1 (0.22%) nginx
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 66 (14.51%) SPSS
2 28 (6.15%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.30%) MS Office
4 13 (2.86%) Stata
5 8 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.66%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.22%) Weka
Business Applications
1 8 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.44%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.44%) FastStats
2 2 (0.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.98%) Amazon EMR
3 9 (1.98%) IaaS
4 8 (1.76%) Azure Machine Learning
4 8 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.88%) GitHub
6 4 (0.88%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.88%) PaaS
7 3 (0.66%) SaaS
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.44%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.22%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.22%) Google Play
9 1 (0.22%) Office 365
9 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.76%) Internet
2 4 (0.88%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.66%) FTP
3 3 (0.66%) LDAP
3 3 (0.66%) SAN
4 2 (0.44%) DNS
4 2 (0.44%) SSL
5 1 (0.22%) DHCP
5 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.22%) HTTP
5 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.22%) Skype
5 1 (0.22%) SMTP
5 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.22%) VoIP
5 1 (0.22%) VPN
5 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (32.09%) Big Data
2 139 (30.55%) Hadoop
3 75 (16.48%) Apache Hive
4 67 (14.73%) Data Warehouse
5 57 (12.53%) Data Mining
6 49 (10.77%) Relational Database
7 44 (9.67%) QlikView
8 41 (9.01%) SQL Server
9 40 (8.79%) NoSQL
10 31 (6.81%) MongoDB
11 29 (6.37%) HBase
12 24 (5.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (5.27%) MySQL
13 22 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (3.30%) Pentaho
15 14 (3.08%) Power BI
15 14 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (2.64%) RDBMS
17 12 (2.64%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 15 (3.30%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.08%) JIRA
3 10 (2.20%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (1.98%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (1.54%) ClearQuest
5 7 (1.54%) PVCS
6 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.88%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.66%) Selenium
9 2 (0.44%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.44%) Yeoman
10 1 (0.22%) Ant
10 1 (0.22%) gulp
10 1 (0.22%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (0.22%) Subversion
10 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 108 (23.74%) Finance
2 39 (8.57%) Banking
3 34 (7.47%) Marketing
4 28 (6.15%) Retail
5 14 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.42%) Games
6 11 (2.42%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.98%) Electronics
8 8 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.10%) Publishing
10 4 (0.88%) Advertising
10 4 (0.88%) Automotive
11 3 (0.66%) Front Office
11 3 (0.66%) Legal
11 3 (0.66%) Military
11 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.44%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) International Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 117 (25.71%) Developer
2 115 (25.27%) Data Scientist
3 79 (17.36%) Analyst
4 37 (8.13%) Data Engineer
5 30 (6.59%) Consultant
5 30 (6.59%) Data Analyst
6 24 (5.27%) Architect
6 24 (5.27%) Python Developer
7 20 (4.40%) Java Developer
8 19 (4.18%) Big Data Engineer
8 19 (4.18%) Machine Learning Scientist
9 18 (3.96%) SQL Analyst
10 16 (3.52%) Insight Analyst
10 16 (3.52%) Senior Developer
11 15 (3.30%) Technical Architect
12 13 (2.86%) Software Engineer
13 12 (2.64%) Big Data Developer
13 12 (2.64%) R Developer
13 12 (2.64%) SAS Analyst
14 11 (2.42%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.93%) CSS
1 27 (5.93%) HTML
2 26 (5.71%) Web Services
3 23 (5.05%) .NET
4 21 (4.62%) Pandas
5 17 (3.74%) AngularJS
6 14 (3.08%) D3.js
6 14 (3.08%) REST
7 13 (2.86%) RESTful
8 12 (2.64%) Ruby on Rails
9 11 (2.42%) Natural Language Processing
9 11 (2.42%) scikit-learn
10 10 (2.20%) JSON
10 10 (2.20%) SciPy
10 10 (2.20%) Spring
11 9 (1.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (1.76%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.76%) Apache CXF
12 8 (1.76%) Kafka
12 8 (1.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 130 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (21.98%) Statistics
3 84 (18.46%) Mathematics
4 75 (16.48%) Algorithms
5 70 (15.38%) Visualisation
6 63 (13.85%) Computer Science
7 27 (5.93%) Physics
8 23 (5.05%) Credit Risk
9 18 (3.96%) Artificial Intelligence
10 17 (3.74%) Data Structures
10 17 (3.74%) Performance Metrics
11 15 (3.30%) User Experience
12 13 (2.86%) Economics
12 13 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (2.64%) Applied Mathematics
13 12 (2.64%) Data Integration
14 11 (2.42%) Neural Network
15 8 (1.76%) Mobile App
16 6 (1.32%) Animation
16 6 (1.32%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.67%) Linux
2 28 (6.15%) Unix
3 21 (4.62%) Windows
4 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.66%) Android
5 3 (0.66%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.44%) MVS
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (40.44%) Analytics
2 119 (26.15%) Machine Learning
3 107 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
5 63 (13.85%) Data Analysis
6 58 (12.75%) Data Analytics
7 47 (10.33%) Statistical Modelling
8 44 (9.67%) Data Modelling
9 39 (8.57%) Open Source
10 36 (7.91%) ETL
11 35 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 31 (6.81%) Data Architecture
13 30 (6.59%) OO
14 27 (5.93%) E-Commerce
14 27 (5.93%) MapReduce
15 23 (5.05%) Data Visualisation
15 23 (5.05%) Statistical Analysis
16 22 (4.84%) Predictive Analytics
16 22 (4.84%) Validation
17 21 (4.62%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 262 (57.58%) Python
2 208 (45.71%) SQL
3 126 (27.69%) Java
4 92 (20.22%) MATLAB
5 83 (18.24%) C++
6 52 (11.43%) Scala
7 37 (8.13%) VBA
8 33 (7.25%) C#
9 31 (6.81%) C
10 25 (5.49%) Ruby
11 19 (4.18%) JavaScript
11 19 (4.18%) PHP
11 19 (4.18%) Shell Script
12 16 (3.52%) Perl
13 15 (3.30%) T-SQL
14 13 (2.86%) PL/SQL
15 11 (2.42%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.54%) GLSL
16 7 (1.54%) HLSL
16 7 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 118 (25.93%) Degree
2 76 (16.70%) PhD
3 20 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.76%) Sun Certification
6 6 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.88%) ISEB
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.44%) CISSP
9 2 (0.44%) CLAS
9 2 (0.44%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.44%) MCSD
9 2 (0.44%) MCSE
10 1 (0.22%) ACCA
10 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.22%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.62%) QA
2 15 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (3.08%) Docker
2 11 (2.42%) HDFS
3 7 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (1.32%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.10%) Apache Flume
5 5 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.44%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.22%) GridGain
7 1 (0.22%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 22 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.76%) StatsD
3 4 (0.88%) Puppet
4 3 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.66%) logstash
5 2 (0.44%) Ambari
5 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.44%) Oozie
6 1 (0.22%) Ansible
6 1 (0.22%) Graphite
6 1 (0.22%) Mesos
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 87 (19.12%) Tableau
2 63 (13.85%) Oracle
3 37 (8.13%) Teradata
4 25 (5.49%) SAP
5 22 (4.84%) Microsoft
6 21 (4.62%) Cloudera
7 13 (2.86%) Informatica
8 12 (2.64%) VMware
9 11 (2.42%) Netezza
9 11 (2.42%) Platfora
10 10 (2.20%) Vertica
11 9 (1.98%) Talend
12 8 (1.76%) Sybase
13 7 (1.54%) Apigee
13 7 (1.54%) Apple
13 7 (1.54%) Citrix
13 7 (1.54%) Google
13 7 (1.54%) IBM
13 7 (1.54%) Mashery
14 6 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
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