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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 385 486 524
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +38
Contract jobs citing R 275 182 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.28% 0.82% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 133 87
Median daily rate £475 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £365 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £500 £318
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +57.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.50 £15.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% -51.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £12.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+70.83% -63.07%

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
21565 22140 21244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.77% 38.14% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14847 15031 13636
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 534 414
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.26 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +85 267 £488 -2.50% 92
London +73 198 £500 - 55
City of London +30 38 £450 -16.27% 11
West Midlands -10 22 £521 +15.83% 1
South East +14 15 £375 -30.23% 11
East of England +12 8 £325 -35.00% 7
Coventry -6 8 £591 -18.44%
South West +20 7 £345 +2.98% 4
Yorkshire +10 7 £525 -4.54% 4
Hampshire +15 6 £250 -57.44%
North West +14 6 £438 -26.31% 6
Hertfordshire +4 6 £325 - 1
Bristol +2 6 £345 +2.98% 3
Cheshire +12 5 £475 -11.62%
South Wales - 5 £160 -
Chester - 5 £475 -
Telford - 5 £615 -
Shropshire - 5 £615 -
Wales - 5 £160 -
West Yorkshire +12 4 £375 -41.17%
Leeds +5 4 £375 -41.17%
Fareham -13 4 £250 -
Newport - 4 £160 -
Warwickshire +2 3 £238 -47.22%
Warwick -2 3 £238 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £425 -
Birmingham - 3 £463 - 1
Cambridgeshire +19 2 - - 6
Cambridge +13 2 - - 4

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 310 (62.50%) Python
2 246 (49.60%) SQL
3 218 (43.95%) Analytics
4 152 (30.65%) Hadoop
5 150 (30.24%) Big Data
6 148 (29.84%) Analytical Skills
7 136 (27.42%) SAS
8 133 (26.81%) Statistics
8 133 (26.81%) Machine Learning
9 132 (26.61%) Degree
10 118 (23.79%) Java
11 117 (23.59%) Business Intelligence
11 117 (23.59%) Finance
12 114 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
13 113 (22.78%) Visualisation
14 112 (22.58%) Apache Spark
15 102 (20.56%) Tableau
16 91 (18.35%) MATLAB
17 90 (18.15%) Mathematics
18 85 (17.14%) Algorithms
19 80 (16.13%) Computer Science
20 75 (15.12%) Apache Hive
20 75 (15.12%) Data Warehouse
21 72 (14.52%) Data Mining
22 71 (14.31%) PhD
23 70 (14.11%) C++
24 68 (13.71%) Data Analysis
25 63 (12.70%) Oracle
25 63 (12.70%) Data Analytics
26 62 (12.50%) Relational Database

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
1 136 (27.42%) SAS
2 112 (22.58%) Apache Spark
3 35 (7.06%) Apache Pig
4 24 (4.84%) Apache
5 16 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.21%) ArcGIS
7 6 (1.21%) JBoss
8 5 (1.01%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.81%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.40%) Confluence
11 2 (0.40%) nginx
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.40%) PegaRULES
11 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 60 (12.10%) SPSS
2 25 (5.04%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.43%) Stata
4 11 (2.22%) MS Office
5 7 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.40%) LaTeX
7 2 (0.40%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.41%) Unica
3 2 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.23%) Google Analytics
4 14 (2.82%) Azure Machine Learning
5 8 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.41%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.60%) PaaS
10 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.40%) GitHub
10 2 (0.40%) SaaS
11 1 (0.20%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.20%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.20%) Google Play
11 1 (0.20%) IaaS
11 1 (0.20%) Office 365
11 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.61%) FTP
2 3 (0.60%) LDAP
2 3 (0.60%) SAN
3 2 (0.40%) DNS
3 2 (0.40%) HTTP
3 2 (0.40%) SSL
4 1 (0.20%) CTI
4 1 (0.20%) DHCP
4 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.20%) Firewall
4 1 (0.20%) Internet
4 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.20%) Skype
4 1 (0.20%) SMTP
4 1 (0.20%) SSH
4 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.20%) VoIP
4 1 (0.20%) VPN
4 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (30.65%) Hadoop
2 150 (30.24%) Big Data
3 75 (15.12%) Apache Hive
3 75 (15.12%) Data Warehouse
4 72 (14.52%) Data Mining
5 62 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 56 (11.29%) NoSQL
7 44 (8.87%) QlikView
8 39 (7.86%) SQL Server
9 26 (5.24%) MongoDB
10 24 (4.84%) HBase
11 23 (4.64%) Sqoop
12 21 (4.23%) MySQL
13 20 (4.03%) Power BI
14 19 (3.83%) DB2
15 18 (3.63%) Data Lake
16 17 (3.43%) Pentaho
16 17 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (3.02%) Spotfire
17 15 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (3.83%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.43%) JIRA
3 12 (2.42%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
5 9 (1.81%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (1.41%) ClearQuest
6 7 (1.41%) PVCS
7 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.40%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.20%) gulp
9 1 (0.20%) Mocha
9 1 (0.20%) Sinon.JS
9 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 117 (23.59%) Finance
2 49 (9.88%) Marketing
3 43 (8.67%) Retail
4 37 (7.46%) Banking
5 17 (3.43%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.22%) Advertising
6 11 (2.22%) Electronics
6 11 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.61%) Games
8 5 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.81%) Legal
9 4 (0.81%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.60%) Automotive
10 3 (0.60%) Military
10 3 (0.60%) Publishing
11 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.40%) Front Office
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (24.80%) Data Scientist
2 110 (22.18%) Analyst
3 108 (21.77%) Developer
4 57 (11.49%) Data Analyst
5 39 (7.86%) Data Engineer
6 32 (6.45%) Architect
7 26 (5.24%) SQL Analyst
8 25 (5.04%) Consultant
9 23 (4.64%) Python Developer
10 21 (4.23%) Insight Analyst
11 20 (4.03%) Data Architect
11 20 (4.03%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 19 (3.83%) Big Data Architect
12 19 (3.83%) Big Data Engineer
12 19 (3.83%) Hadoop Architect
13 17 (3.43%) Java Developer
14 15 (3.02%) Big Data Developer
14 15 (3.02%) R Developer
14 15 (3.02%) Software Engineer
14 15 (3.02%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.65%) Kafka
2 24 (4.84%) D3.js
2 24 (4.84%) Web Services
3 22 (4.44%) Pandas
4 20 (4.03%) HTML
5 15 (3.02%) JSON
5 15 (3.02%) RESTful
6 14 (2.82%) Natural Language Processing
7 13 (2.62%) AngularJS
7 13 (2.62%) CSS
7 13 (2.62%) REST
8 12 (2.42%) .NET
9 11 (2.22%) scikit-learn
9 11 (2.22%) XML
10 9 (1.81%) Spring
11 8 (1.61%) Apache CXF
11 8 (1.61%) SciPy
12 7 (1.41%) MLlib
12 7 (1.41%) NumPy
13 6 (1.21%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 148 (29.84%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (26.81%) Statistics
3 113 (22.78%) Visualisation
4 90 (18.15%) Mathematics
5 85 (17.14%) Algorithms
6 80 (16.13%) Computer Science
7 25 (5.04%) Artificial Intelligence
8 24 (4.84%) Credit Risk
9 23 (4.64%) Data Structures
10 22 (4.44%) Physics
10 22 (4.44%) User Experience
11 19 (3.83%) Economics
12 16 (3.23%) Neural Network
13 15 (3.02%) Data Integration
14 14 (2.82%) Applied Mathematics
15 13 (2.62%) Data Extraction
15 13 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
17 9 (1.81%) Market Risk
18 7 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.68%) Linux
2 17 (3.43%) Unix
3 14 (2.82%) Windows
4 4 (0.81%) Android
4 4 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.40%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.20%) CentOS
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (43.95%) Analytics
2 133 (26.81%) Machine Learning
3 117 (23.59%) Business Intelligence
4 114 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (13.71%) Data Analysis
6 63 (12.70%) Data Analytics
7 56 (11.29%) ETL
8 48 (9.68%) Data Modelling
9 47 (9.48%) Open Source
10 45 (9.07%) Statistical Modelling
11 44 (8.87%) Data Visualisation
12 40 (8.06%) Data Architecture
12 40 (8.06%) MapReduce
13 38 (7.66%) E-Commerce
14 37 (7.46%) Data Management
15 35 (7.06%) Software Engineering
16 33 (6.65%) Predictive Modelling
17 28 (5.65%) Data Transformation
18 27 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (5.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 310 (62.50%) Python
2 246 (49.60%) SQL
3 118 (23.79%) Java
4 91 (18.35%) MATLAB
5 70 (14.11%) C++
6 60 (12.10%) Scala
7 36 (7.26%) VBA
8 24 (4.84%) C#
9 20 (4.03%) C
10 18 (3.63%) JavaScript
10 18 (3.63%) PHP
10 18 (3.63%) Ruby
11 14 (2.82%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.22%) Perl
13 9 (1.81%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.61%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.21%) Go
15 6 (1.21%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.60%) Lua
16 3 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 132 (26.61%) Degree
2 71 (14.31%) PhD
3 21 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.61%) Sun Certification
6 6 (1.21%) Postgraduate
7 4 (0.81%) ISEB
8 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.40%) CFA
8 2 (0.40%) CISSP
8 2 (0.40%) CLAS
8 2 (0.40%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.40%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.20%) ACCA
9 1 (0.20%) CISA
9 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.44%) Data Quality
2 20 (4.03%) QA
3 3 (0.60%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) Basel II
System Software
1 20 (4.03%) Apache Flume
2 19 (3.83%) HDFS
3 13 (2.62%) Docker
4 6 (1.21%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.40%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.20%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.01%) Puppet
3 4 (0.81%) Ansible
3 4 (0.81%) Kibana
3 4 (0.81%) logstash
4 3 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.40%) Marathon
5 2 (0.40%) Mesos
5 2 (0.40%) Oozie
6 1 (0.20%) Ambari
6 1 (0.20%) Graphite
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.20%) SCCM
6 1 (0.20%) StatsD
6 1 (0.20%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 102 (20.56%) Tableau
2 63 (12.70%) Oracle
3 34 (6.85%) Teradata
4 25 (5.04%) Google
5 22 (4.44%) SAP
6 21 (4.23%) Netezza
7 19 (3.83%) Microsoft
8 18 (3.63%) Cloudera
9 17 (3.43%) Sybase
10 13 (2.62%) Vertica
11 11 (2.22%) IBM
11 11 (2.22%) Informatica
11 11 (2.22%) Talend
11 11 (2.22%) VMware
12 10 (2.02%) Platfora
13 9 (1.81%) Hortonworks
13 9 (1.81%) MicroStrategy
14 6 (1.21%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.60%) Adobe
15 3 (0.60%) Apple
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + doe
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day + market rate
Posted: Yesterday
England
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Churchill Frank International
Rate: £325 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £330 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Holborn, London, UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 17 days ago
Holborn, London, UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 19 days ago