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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
UK
Rank 289 473 515
Rank change year-on-year
+184 +42
Contract jobs citing R 329 157 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.81% 0.81% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 101 78
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £300 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-31.57% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 -
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -

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
18214 19274 19278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.61% 38.56% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12437 13070 12914
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 513 417
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +170 318 £495 -1.00% 115
London +123 252 £500 - 74
City of London +38 50 £475 +14.45% 9
South East +32 29 £200 -63.63% 18
Hampshire +21 12 £175 -65.00%
East of England +13 11 £430 +43.33% 8
East Midlands +7 10 £413 +37.50% 1
Derby +2 7 £450 +50.00%
Derbyshire -2 7 £450 +50.00%
Worthing - 7 £200 -
West Sussex - 7 £200 -
Cambridgeshire +1 6 £525 - 3
North West +26 5 £463 +49.19% 9
Canary Wharf - 5 £575 -
East Sussex - 5 £414 - 1
Fareham - 5 £175 -
Scotland +26 4 £475 +58.33% 1
Luton +16 4 £430 +43.33%
Manchester +12 4 £413 +6.45% 9
Bedfordshire +12 4 £430 +43.33%
South West +1 4 £168 -68.09% 3
West Midlands - 4 £375 - 2
Hove - 4 £425 -
Berkshire +21 3 £283 -40.52% 3
Yorkshire +6 3 £330 -35.60%
Oxfordshire -7 3 £475 -13.63% 7
Cardiff - 3 £190 -
Edinburgh - 3 £475 -
South Wales - 3 £190 - 2
Wales - 3 £190 - 2

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 484 (78.19%) Python
2 287 (46.37%) Hadoop
3 280 (45.23%) SQL
4 263 (42.49%) Big Data
5 250 (40.39%) Analytics
6 241 (38.93%) Apache Spark
7 194 (31.34%) Java
8 184 (29.73%) Statistics
9 181 (29.24%) Scala
10 176 (28.43%) Machine Learning
11 162 (26.17%) Apache Hive
12 147 (23.75%) Analytical Skills
13 138 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
14 133 (21.49%) Degree
15 126 (20.36%) Visualisation
16 123 (19.87%) Tableau
17 118 (19.06%) Algorithms
18 117 (18.90%) Business Intelligence
19 113 (18.26%) Mathematics
20 109 (17.61%) Finance
21 99 (15.99%) SAS
22 98 (15.83%) Kafka
23 92 (14.86%) Relational Database
24 87 (14.05%) NoSQL
25 86 (13.89%) Computer Science
26 82 (13.25%) MATLAB
27 74 (11.95%) Linux
27 74 (11.95%) Data Analysis
28 73 (11.79%) C++
29 70 (11.31%) 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
1 241 (38.93%) Apache Spark
2 99 (15.99%) SAS
3 48 (7.75%) Apache
4 45 (7.27%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (7.11%) Apache Pig
6 14 (2.26%) Apache Solr
7 12 (1.94%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.48%) Confluence
9 3 (0.48%) JBoss
9 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.16%) GemFire
11 1 (0.16%) IIS
11 1 (0.16%) nginx
11 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (6.46%) SPSS
2 21 (3.39%) Stata
3 17 (2.75%) MS Excel
4 8 (1.29%) MS Office
5 7 (1.13%) LaTeX
5 7 (1.13%) Weka
6 6 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.48%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.48%) Doxygen
8 3 (0.48%) MS Project
9 2 (0.32%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.32%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.13%) Unica
2 6 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) FastStats
4 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 58 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.68%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (3.55%) Amazon Kinesis
5 20 (3.23%) Google Analytics
6 15 (2.42%) GitHub
7 11 (1.78%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.29%) Azure Machine Learning
10 7 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (1.13%) SaaS
11 6 (0.97%) IaaS
11 6 (0.97%) PaaS
12 3 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.48%) Flurry Analytics
13 2 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
13 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.32%) Google Play
13 2 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.75%) Kerberos
2 16 (2.58%) LDAP
3 6 (0.97%) FTP
4 4 (0.65%) HTTP
5 1 (0.16%) CTI
5 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (46.37%) Hadoop
2 263 (42.49%) Big Data
3 162 (26.17%) Apache Hive
4 92 (14.86%) Relational Database
5 87 (14.05%) NoSQL
6 65 (10.50%) MongoDB
7 64 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (10.02%) PostgreSQL
9 60 (9.69%) Data Mining
10 50 (8.08%) SQL Server
11 47 (7.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 43 (6.95%) Sqoop
13 40 (6.46%) QlikView
14 34 (5.49%) HBase
14 34 (5.49%) Impala
15 33 (5.33%) RDBMS
16 32 (5.17%) Power BI
17 29 (4.68%) Data Lake
18 20 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 18 (2.91%) DB2
Development Applications
1 56 (9.05%) Git (software)
2 51 (8.24%) JIRA
3 20 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.42%) Maven
5 9 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.48%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.32%) Apache Continuum
8 2 (0.32%) Capybara
8 2 (0.32%) ERwin
8 2 (0.32%) RSpec
8 2 (0.32%) Subversion
9 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.16%) GoCD
9 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.16%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 109 (17.61%) Finance
2 55 (8.89%) Marketing
3 39 (6.30%) Retail
4 37 (5.98%) Banking
5 18 (2.91%) Advertising
6 15 (2.42%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.94%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.78%) Front Office
10 10 (1.62%) Games
11 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.29%) Publishing
12 7 (1.13%) Electronics
13 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.81%) Legal
14 3 (0.48%) Automotive
15 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.16%) Back Office
16 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (23.26%) Analyst
2 141 (22.78%) Data Scientist
3 111 (17.93%) Developer
4 95 (15.35%) Data Engineer
5 86 (13.89%) Data Analyst
6 63 (10.18%) Big Data Engineer
7 47 (7.59%) Hadoop Engineer
8 42 (6.79%) Architect
9 37 (5.98%) Data Architect
10 30 (4.85%) Big Data Developer
11 28 (4.52%) SQL Analyst
12 27 (4.36%) Python Developer
13 26 (4.20%) Big Data Architect
13 26 (4.20%) SQL Data Analyst
14 24 (3.88%) Hadoop Developer
15 19 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
16 18 (2.91%) Hadoop Architect
17 17 (2.75%) Consultant
18 16 (2.58%) Administrator
18 16 (2.58%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (15.83%) Kafka
2 35 (5.65%) scikit-learn
3 26 (4.20%) Pandas
4 24 (3.88%) D3.js
4 24 (3.88%) XML
5 22 (3.55%) .NET
6 21 (3.39%) JMS
6 21 (3.39%) JSON
7 18 (2.91%) NumPy
8 17 (2.75%) Natural Language Processing
9 16 (2.58%) Web Services
10 14 (2.26%) HTML
11 12 (1.94%) Apache Avro
11 12 (1.94%) Spark Streaming
11 12 (1.94%) Spring
12 11 (1.78%) Lucene
13 9 (1.45%) Hibernate
13 9 (1.45%) RESTful
13 9 (1.45%) SciPy
14 8 (1.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 184 (29.73%) Statistics
2 147 (23.75%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (20.36%) Visualisation
4 118 (19.06%) Algorithms
5 113 (18.26%) Mathematics
6 86 (13.89%) Computer Science
7 36 (5.82%) Credit Risk
8 21 (3.39%) Economics
8 21 (3.39%) Physics
9 17 (2.75%) Artificial Intelligence
9 17 (2.75%) Data Structures
9 17 (2.75%) Neural Network
10 13 (2.10%) Applied Mathematics
10 13 (2.10%) User Experience
11 12 (1.94%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.62%) Data Integration
12 10 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (1.13%) Data Extraction
13 7 (1.13%) Derivative
13 7 (1.13%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.95%) Linux
2 48 (7.75%) Unix
3 7 (1.13%) CentOS
4 6 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.65%) MVS
6 3 (0.48%) Windows
7 2 (0.32%) Android
8 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (40.39%) Analytics
2 176 (28.43%) Machine Learning
3 138 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (18.90%) Business Intelligence
5 74 (11.95%) Data Analysis
6 68 (10.99%) ETL
7 66 (10.66%) MapReduce
8 65 (10.50%) Data Visualisation
9 64 (10.34%) Data Analytics
10 61 (9.85%) Data Modelling
10 61 (9.85%) Open Source
11 42 (6.79%) Statistical Analysis
12 40 (6.46%) Web Analytics
13 39 (6.30%) Data Management
14 38 (6.14%) Predictive Modelling
15 33 (5.33%) Data Engineering
16 32 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (5.01%) Data Architecture
18 30 (4.85%) DevOps
19 29 (4.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 484 (78.19%) Python
2 280 (45.23%) SQL
3 194 (31.34%) Java
4 181 (29.24%) Scala
5 82 (13.25%) MATLAB
6 73 (11.79%) C++
7 40 (6.46%) JavaScript
8 35 (5.65%) C#
9 27 (4.36%) Bash Shell
10 21 (3.39%) VBA
11 18 (2.91%) C
12 16 (2.58%) Perl
13 12 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.62%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.29%) Go
16 7 (1.13%) Ruby
16 7 (1.13%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.97%) PHP
18 5 (0.81%) VB
19 4 (0.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 133 (21.49%) Degree
2 70 (11.31%) PhD
3 14 (2.26%) Postgraduate
4 6 (0.97%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.81%) CFA
6 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.32%) RHCE
6 2 (0.32%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.32%) SAS Certification
6 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) CCNA
7 1 (0.16%) CCNP
7 1 (0.16%) CISA
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.16%) IIBA
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.16%) MBA
7 1 (0.16%) MCP
7 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.85%) Data Quality
2 19 (3.07%) QA
3 3 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.16%) Basel II
4 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (4.36%) HDFS
2 24 (3.88%) Apache Flume
3 13 (2.10%) Docker
4 3 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (3.55%) Ansible
1 22 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (2.91%) Hadoop YARN
3 16 (2.58%) Puppet
4 8 (1.29%) Kibana
5 7 (1.13%) Oozie
6 4 (0.65%) logstash
6 4 (0.65%) Marathon
6 4 (0.65%) Mesos
7 3 (0.48%) Ambari
7 3 (0.48%) Terraform
8 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.16%) FreeIPA
9 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 123 (19.87%) Tableau
2 45 (7.27%) Teradata
3 42 (6.79%) Oracle
4 34 (5.49%) Hortonworks
5 33 (5.33%) Microsoft
6 32 (5.17%) Google
7 25 (4.04%) Cloudera
8 19 (3.07%) Netezza
9 18 (2.91%) SAP
9 18 (2.91%) Sybase
10 12 (1.94%) MicroStrategy
11 11 (1.78%) Alteryx
11 11 (1.78%) Cognos
11 11 (1.78%) IBM
12 9 (1.45%) Talend
13 6 (0.97%) Informatica
13 6 (0.97%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.97%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.81%) Splunk
14 5 (0.81%) Vertica
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £0.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £465 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + flexible
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
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London
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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