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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 309 466 547
Rank change year-on-year
+157 +81
Contract jobs citing R 360 181 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.33% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.78% 0.85% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 120 71
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £500 £388
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £18.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.68% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 -
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -

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
20194 21255 21257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.56% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13845 14485 14460
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 542 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +144 348 £488 -2.50% 92
London +116 262 £500 - 64
City of London +38 55 £475 -5.00% 16
South East +39 30 £175 -65.00% 12
West Midlands +6 19 £420 -42.06% 1
East Midlands +5 14 £375 +25.00% 2
Hampshire +29 11 £145 -71.00%
Derbyshire +6 10 £413 +37.50%
Coventry +3 10 £518 -28.62% 1
East of England +5 9 £335 +11.66% 5
Derby +5 9 £413 +37.50%
North West +7 7 £481 +24.19% 5
Buckinghamshire - 7 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 6 - - 3
Canary Wharf - 6 £575 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £375 -
West Sussex - 4 - - 1
Worthing - 4 - - 1
Wales - 4 £400 -
South Wales - 4 £400 -
Yorkshire +13 3 £330 -37.14% 3
Scotland +11 3 £463 +54.16% 2
Luton +9 3 £335 +11.66%
South West +8 3 £145 -74.78%
Bedfordshire +6 3 £335 +11.66%
Manchester -1 3 £413 +6.45% 4
Oxfordshire - 3 £475 - 2
West Yorkshire +19 2 £330 -35.60% 2
Leeds +15 2 £330 -35.60% 1
Docklands, London 0 2 £575 +53.33%

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 468 (73.82%) Python
2 284 (44.79%) SQL
3 277 (43.69%) Hadoop
4 255 (40.22%) Analytics
5 254 (40.06%) Big Data
6 229 (36.12%) Apache Spark
7 195 (30.76%) Statistics
8 185 (29.18%) Machine Learning
9 180 (28.39%) Java
10 173 (27.29%) Scala
11 163 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
12 161 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
13 152 (23.97%) Apache Hive
14 138 (21.77%) Degree
15 136 (21.45%) Business Intelligence
16 128 (20.19%) SAS
16 128 (20.19%) Mathematics
17 125 (19.72%) Visualisation
18 124 (19.56%) Finance
19 120 (18.93%) Tableau
20 116 (18.30%) Algorithms
21 105 (16.56%) Relational Database
22 100 (15.77%) Computer Science
23 93 (14.67%) MATLAB
24 91 (14.35%) Data Analysis
25 89 (14.04%) Kafka
26 84 (13.25%) PhD
27 78 (12.30%) Linux
28 77 (12.15%) NoSQL
29 74 (11.67%) ETL

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
1 229 (36.12%) Apache Spark
2 128 (20.19%) SAS
3 52 (8.20%) Apache
4 42 (6.62%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (6.47%) Apache Pig
6 14 (2.21%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.42%) ArcGIS
8 7 (1.10%) JBoss
9 4 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.47%) Confluence
10 3 (0.47%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.32%) nginx
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.32%) PegaRULES
11 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.16%) GemFire
Applications
1 46 (7.26%) SPSS
2 18 (2.84%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.52%) Stata
4 12 (1.89%) MS Office
5 8 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (1.10%) LaTeX
7 6 (0.95%) Weka
8 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.47%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.47%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.32%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 7 (1.10%) Unica
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.16%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (3.63%) Amazon Kinesis
5 21 (3.31%) Google Analytics
6 14 (2.21%) GitHub
7 11 (1.74%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.58%) Azure Machine Learning
9 8 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.26%) PaaS
10 7 (1.10%) IaaS
10 7 (1.10%) SaaS
11 6 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.47%) Flurry Analytics
14 2 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
14 2 (0.32%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 2 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
15 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.84%) LDAP
2 17 (2.68%) Kerberos
3 8 (1.26%) FTP
4 4 (0.63%) HTTP
5 2 (0.32%) SAN
5 2 (0.32%) SSL
6 1 (0.16%) CTI
6 1 (0.16%) DHCP
6 1 (0.16%) DNS
6 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.16%) Firewall
6 1 (0.16%) Skype
6 1 (0.16%) SMTP
6 1 (0.16%) SSH
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.16%) VoIP
6 1 (0.16%) VPN
6 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (43.69%) Hadoop
2 254 (40.06%) Big Data
3 152 (23.97%) Apache Hive
4 105 (16.56%) Relational Database
5 77 (12.15%) NoSQL
6 73 (11.51%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (9.46%) MongoDB
8 57 (8.99%) PostgreSQL
9 53 (8.36%) SQL Server
10 49 (7.73%) Data Mining
11 45 (7.10%) QlikView
12 43 (6.78%) Sqoop
13 41 (6.47%) Apache Cassandra
14 35 (5.52%) RDBMS
15 30 (4.73%) HBase
15 30 (4.73%) Impala
16 29 (4.57%) Data Lake
16 29 (4.57%) Power BI
17 21 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 18 (2.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 54 (8.52%) Git (software)
2 46 (7.26%) JIRA
3 22 (3.47%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.37%) Maven
5 10 (1.58%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.47%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.32%) Apache Continuum
8 2 (0.32%) Capybara
8 2 (0.32%) ERwin
8 2 (0.32%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.32%) RSpec
8 2 (0.32%) Subversion
8 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 124 (19.56%) Finance
2 70 (11.04%) Marketing
3 47 (7.41%) Retail
4 45 (7.10%) Banking
5 16 (2.52%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.21%) Advertising
7 13 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.89%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.74%) Games
10 10 (1.58%) Front Office
11 8 (1.26%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.10%) Electronics
13 6 (0.95%) Publishing
14 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.79%) Legal
15 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.47%) Automotive
17 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
18 1 (0.16%) Back Office
18 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (23.50%) Data Scientist
2 134 (21.14%) Analyst
3 100 (15.77%) Developer
4 89 (14.04%) Data Engineer
5 71 (11.20%) Data Analyst
6 56 (8.83%) Big Data Engineer
7 50 (7.89%) Architect
8 44 (6.94%) Hadoop Engineer
9 37 (5.84%) Data Architect
10 28 (4.42%) SQL Analyst
11 26 (4.10%) Big Data Architect
11 26 (4.10%) Hadoop Architect
12 24 (3.79%) Machine Learning Scientist
13 23 (3.63%) Consultant
13 23 (3.63%) SQL Data Analyst
14 22 (3.47%) Big Data Developer
15 21 (3.31%) Python Developer
16 19 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
17 16 (2.52%) Administrator
18 15 (2.37%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (14.04%) Kafka
2 38 (5.99%) scikit-learn
3 31 (4.89%) D3.js
4 29 (4.57%) Pandas
5 23 (3.63%) XML
6 22 (3.47%) JSON
6 22 (3.47%) Web Services
7 21 (3.31%) Natural Language Processing
8 19 (3.00%) .NET
9 18 (2.84%) JMS
9 18 (2.84%) NumPy
10 14 (2.21%) HTML
10 14 (2.21%) RESTful
11 13 (2.05%) REST
12 12 (1.89%) Apache Avro
12 12 (1.89%) Spring
13 11 (1.74%) Spark Streaming
14 9 (1.42%) SciPy
15 8 (1.26%) Akka
15 8 (1.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 195 (30.76%) Statistics
2 163 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (20.19%) Mathematics
4 125 (19.72%) Visualisation
5 116 (18.30%) Algorithms
6 100 (15.77%) Computer Science
7 44 (6.94%) Credit Risk
8 28 (4.42%) Artificial Intelligence
9 26 (4.10%) Data Structures
9 26 (4.10%) Physics
10 20 (3.15%) Data Integration
10 20 (3.15%) Neural Network
11 19 (3.00%) Applied Mathematics
11 19 (3.00%) Economics
12 16 (2.52%) User Experience
13 14 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (1.74%) Management Information System
15 10 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (1.26%) Fixed Income
16 8 (1.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 78 (12.30%) Linux
2 45 (7.10%) Unix
3 6 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (0.79%) CentOS
5 3 (0.47%) Android
5 3 (0.47%) Windows
6 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.16%) MVS
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (40.22%) Analytics
2 185 (29.18%) Machine Learning
3 161 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (21.45%) Business Intelligence
5 91 (14.35%) Data Analysis
6 74 (11.67%) ETL
7 62 (9.78%) Data Visualisation
8 58 (9.15%) Data Analytics
8 58 (9.15%) Open Source
9 56 (8.83%) MapReduce
10 53 (8.36%) Data Modelling
11 47 (7.41%) Data Architecture
12 46 (7.26%) Statistical Analysis
12 46 (7.26%) Web Analytics
13 39 (6.15%) Predictive Modelling
14 37 (5.84%) Data Management
15 35 (5.52%) Software Engineering
16 34 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (5.36%) Data Transformation
17 32 (5.05%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 468 (73.82%) Python
2 284 (44.79%) SQL
3 180 (28.39%) Java
4 173 (27.29%) Scala
5 93 (14.67%) MATLAB
6 68 (10.73%) C++
7 37 (5.84%) JavaScript
8 32 (5.05%) C#
9 23 (3.63%) Bash Shell
10 22 (3.47%) VBA
11 15 (2.37%) C
12 13 (2.05%) Perl
12 13 (2.05%) PHP
12 13 (2.05%) Ruby
13 10 (1.58%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.42%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.26%) Go
16 7 (1.10%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.79%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 138 (21.77%) Degree
2 84 (13.25%) PhD
3 13 (2.05%) Postgraduate
4 7 (1.10%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.79%) CFA
6 3 (0.47%) ISEB
7 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.32%) RHCE
7 2 (0.32%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.32%) SAS Certification
7 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) CISA
8 1 (0.16%) CISSP
8 1 (0.16%) CLAS
8 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) MBA
8 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.94%) Data Quality
2 16 (2.52%) QA
3 3 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) Basel II
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (3.94%) HDFS
2 23 (3.63%) Apache Flume
3 18 (2.84%) Docker
4 4 (0.63%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 29 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (3.47%) Ansible
3 18 (2.84%) Puppet
4 14 (2.21%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (1.26%) Kibana
6 6 (0.95%) Oozie
7 4 (0.63%) logstash
7 4 (0.63%) Marathon
7 4 (0.63%) Mesos
8 3 (0.47%) Ambari
8 3 (0.47%) Terraform
9 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.16%) FreeIPA
10 1 (0.16%) Graphite
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.16%) StatsD
Vendors
1 120 (18.93%) Tableau
2 50 (7.89%) Oracle
3 46 (7.26%) Teradata
4 34 (5.36%) Hortonworks
5 33 (5.21%) Google
6 32 (5.05%) Cloudera
7 28 (4.42%) Microsoft
8 18 (2.84%) Netezza
9 16 (2.52%) SAP
9 16 (2.52%) Sybase
10 13 (2.05%) VMware
11 12 (1.89%) IBM
11 12 (1.89%) Platfora
12 11 (1.74%) MicroStrategy
13 10 (1.58%) Alteryx
13 10 (1.58%) Talend
14 8 (1.26%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.10%) Vertica
16 6 (0.95%) MuleSoft
17 5 (0.79%) Informatica
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