Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for R skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited R over the 6 months to 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

R
UK > England
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 377 360 410
Rank change year-on-year -17 +50 +153
Contract jobs citing R 627 662 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.70% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.47% 1.67% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 468 383
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £330 £301
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 10
England median hourly rate £45.00 £24.75 £24.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% +2.00% +19.74%
10th Percentile £19.40 £19.34 £16.16
90th Percentile £89.15 £43.00 £58.38
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.75 £21.03
% change year-on-year -5.05% +17.69% +3.77%

R is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42,703 39,703 39,435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 45.04% 42.27% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,386 27,950 27,303
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £285
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 754 815
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £17.22 £16.43 £14.46
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.22
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.35%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for R in England

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing R in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for R in England

R
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in England over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in England

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing R in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for R in England

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in England over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in England

R
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the England region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 417 £525 - 123
South East +30 94 £513 +20.59% 27
North of England -6 45 £475 +11.76% 24
South West -14 38 £400 -15.79% 10
Yorkshire +8 23 £475 +11.76% 8
Midlands -49 21 £350 -22.22% 19
West Midlands -46 15 £350 -22.22% 12
North West -12 13 £455 -13.33% 13
East of England -34 11 £394 -28.41% 13
North East +8 9 £650 +52.94% 3
East Midlands -2 6 £700 +39.86% 7
R
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for R.

1 471 (75.12%) Python
2 352 (56.14%) SQL
3 275 (43.86%) Analytics
3 275 (43.86%) Data Science
4 182 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
5 177 (28.23%) Machine Learning
6 175 (27.91%) Big Data
7 170 (27.11%) Finance
8 160 (25.52%) Hadoop
9 144 (22.97%) SAS
10 142 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
11 140 (22.33%) Visualisation
12 132 (21.05%) Apache Spark
13 127 (20.26%) Business Intelligence
13 127 (20.26%) Degree
14 122 (19.46%) Mathematics
14 122 (19.46%) Java
15 104 (16.59%) Tableau
16 103 (16.43%) Statistics
16 103 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
17 102 (16.27%) Microsoft Azure
18 98 (15.63%) Algorithms
19 91 (14.51%) ETL
19 91 (14.51%) MATLAB
20 88 (14.04%) Linux
21 87 (13.88%) Computer Science
22 84 (13.40%) SQL Server
22 84 (13.40%) Microsoft
23 79 (12.60%) Power BI
24 73 (11.64%) Data Analytics

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 144 (22.97%) SAS
2 132 (21.05%) Apache Spark
3 21 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.07%) Apache
4 13 (2.07%) Jupyter
5 10 (1.59%) Apache Pig
6 9 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.28%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.12%) CMS
8 7 (1.12%) IIS
8 7 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.48%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.32%) Confluence
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.16%) nginx
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 52 (8.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (3.99%) SPSS
3 11 (1.75%) Chatbot
3 11 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.80%) Stata
5 4 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.48%) Mathematica
6 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.32%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.16%) EViews
8 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.16%) InVision
8 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.48%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.32%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.16%) Actimize
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) FastStats
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 103 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (16.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (3.51%) Azure Data Factory
5 20 (3.19%) Data Lake Analytics
6 19 (3.03%) Azure Machine Learning
7 18 (2.87%) PaaS
8 17 (2.71%) GitHub
9 15 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.91%) Google Analytics
10 12 (1.91%) IaaS
11 11 (1.75%) Amazon S3
12 8 (1.28%) Apigee
13 7 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.64%) SaaS
15 3 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.48%) Amazon SageMaker
15 3 (0.48%) Serverless
16 2 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.75%) SSL
2 8 (1.28%) Skype
3 5 (0.80%) Internet
4 3 (0.48%) HTTP
4 3 (0.48%) SNA
4 3 (0.48%) VPN
5 2 (0.32%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.32%) Firewall
5 2 (0.32%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.32%) LAN
5 2 (0.32%) LTE
5 2 (0.32%) SMS
5 2 (0.32%) WAN
5 2 (0.32%) WCDMA
5 2 (0.32%) Wireless
6 1 (0.16%) AMQP
6 1 (0.16%) Broadband
6 1 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.16%) PBX
6 1 (0.16%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (27.91%) Big Data
2 160 (25.52%) Hadoop
3 84 (13.40%) SQL Server
4 79 (12.60%) Power BI
5 70 (11.16%) Data Warehouse
6 62 (9.89%) Apache Hive
7 61 (9.73%) Relational Database
8 57 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 55 (8.77%) NoSQL
10 50 (7.97%) Data Lake
11 48 (7.66%) Data Mining
12 44 (7.02%) MongoDB
13 35 (5.58%) Impala
14 34 (5.42%) MySQL
15 33 (5.26%) HBase
15 33 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
16 27 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 26 (4.15%) Spotfire
18 25 (3.99%) Apache Cassandra
19 19 (3.03%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 44 (7.02%) Git (software)
2 38 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.51%) JIRA
3 22 (3.51%) RStudio
4 14 (2.23%) Visual Studio
4 14 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (1.44%) Maven
6 7 (1.12%) Bitbucket
6 7 (1.12%) ReSharper
6 7 (1.12%) Subversion
6 7 (1.12%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.96%) Selenium
8 5 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.80%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.80%) Toad
9 4 (0.64%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.48%) Gradle
10 3 (0.48%) PostCSS
10 3 (0.48%) SoapUI
General
1 170 (27.11%) Finance
2 51 (8.13%) Banking
3 46 (7.34%) Marketing
4 43 (6.86%) Retail
5 32 (5.10%) Front Office
6 19 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.59%) Advertising
9 9 (1.44%) Games
9 9 (1.44%) Legal
10 8 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.96%) Electronics
13 5 (0.80%) Publishing
14 4 (0.64%) Law
14 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.64%) Social Science
15 3 (0.48%) Back Office
15 3 (0.48%) Retail Finance
16 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 151 (24.08%) Data Scientist
2 133 (21.21%) Developer
3 104 (16.59%) Analyst
4 69 (11.00%) Data Engineer
5 49 (7.81%) Data Analyst
6 40 (6.38%) Consultant
7 30 (4.78%) Big Data Engineer
8 25 (3.99%) Data Consultant
8 25 (3.99%) Python Engineer
9 24 (3.83%) Architect
9 24 (3.83%) SQL Developer
10 23 (3.67%) Python Developer
11 21 (3.35%) Administrator
11 21 (3.35%) C# Developer
12 19 (3.03%) Azure Engineer
13 18 (2.87%) Senior Data Scientist
14 17 (2.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 17 (2.71%) SQL Analyst
15 16 (2.55%) AWS Engineer
16 15 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.57%) Kafka
2 52 (8.29%) HTML
3 49 (7.81%) Natural Language Processing
4 38 (6.06%) .NET
5 35 (5.58%) AngularJS
6 33 (5.26%) HTML5
6 33 (5.26%) TensorFlow
7 26 (4.15%) Node.js
8 25 (3.99%) React
8 25 (3.99%) Web Services
8 25 (3.99%) XML
9 23 (3.67%) RESTful
10 20 (3.19%) Pandas
11 18 (2.87%) CSS
11 18 (2.87%) Keras
11 18 (2.87%) scikit-learn
12 17 (2.71%) ASP.NET
12 17 (2.71%) SOAP
13 15 (2.39%) Theano
14 14 (2.23%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 182 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (15.63%) Algorithms
3 87 (13.88%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.75%) Fixed Income
6 11 (1.75%) User Experience
7 10 (1.59%) Credit Risk
7 10 (1.59%) Digital Media
7 10 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.44%) Derivative
8 9 (1.44%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.28%) Equities
9 8 (1.28%) Reference Data
9 8 (1.28%) Taxonomies
10 7 (1.12%) Fintech
10 7 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.12%) Market Risk
11 6 (0.96%) FMCG
11 6 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 88 (14.04%) Linux
2 46 (7.34%) Unix
3 26 (4.15%) Windows
4 13 (2.07%) Ubuntu
5 12 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.28%) CentOS
7 7 (1.12%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.16%) Android
9 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.16%) Debian
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (43.86%) Analytics
1 275 (43.86%) Data Science
2 177 (28.23%) Machine Learning
3 142 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (22.33%) Visualisation
5 127 (20.26%) Business Intelligence
6 122 (19.46%) Mathematics
7 103 (16.43%) Statistics
8 91 (14.51%) ETL
9 73 (11.64%) Data Analytics
9 73 (11.64%) Data Modelling
10 72 (11.48%) Data Visualisation
11 71 (11.32%) Data Analysis
12 67 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
13 57 (9.09%) DevOps
14 55 (8.77%) Artificial Intelligence
15 50 (7.97%) Statistical Analysis
16 45 (7.18%) Statistical Modelling
17 43 (6.86%) Deep Learning
18 41 (6.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 471 (75.12%) Python
2 352 (56.14%) SQL
3 122 (19.46%) Java
4 91 (14.51%) MATLAB
5 68 (10.85%) Scala
6 64 (10.21%) C#
7 56 (8.93%) JavaScript
8 34 (5.42%) C++
9 24 (3.83%) VBA
10 22 (3.51%) Bash Shell
11 21 (3.35%) T-SQL
12 19 (3.03%) C
12 19 (3.03%) PHP
13 16 (2.55%) U-SQL
14 14 (2.23%) Perl
15 13 (2.07%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.91%) PowerShell
16 12 (1.91%) VBScript
17 10 (1.59%) Ruby
18 9 (1.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 127 (20.26%) Degree
2 62 (9.89%) PhD
3 27 (4.31%) Master's Degree
4 20 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
5 19 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.64%) MBA
9 3 (0.48%) OSCP
10 2 (0.32%) MCSA
11 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) CCIE
11 1 (0.16%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (0.16%) CCNP
11 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.02%) Data Quality
2 25 (3.99%) QA
3 15 (2.39%) GDPR
4 10 (1.59%) IFRS
4 10 (1.59%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.16%) CDISC
5 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.16%) GCP
5 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (7.02%) Docker
2 31 (4.94%) Apache Flume
3 10 (1.59%) HDFS
4 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (3.83%) Terraform
2 19 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.07%) Puppet
4 12 (1.91%) Ansible
5 8 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.80%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.48%) Control-M
8 3 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.48%) Kibana
9 1 (0.16%) CASB
9 1 (0.16%) Mesos
9 1 (0.16%) Oozie
9 1 (0.16%) SCCM
9 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 104 (16.59%) Tableau
2 84 (13.40%) Microsoft
3 62 (9.89%) Oracle
4 43 (6.86%) Teradata
5 39 (6.22%) Google
6 32 (5.10%) Cloudera
7 31 (4.94%) Informatica
8 30 (4.78%) Alteryx
9 22 (3.51%) Talend
10 21 (3.35%) Hortonworks
10 21 (3.35%) SAP
11 10 (1.59%) MapR
12 9 (1.44%) Databricks
13 8 (1.28%) Datameer
13 8 (1.28%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.12%) IBM
14 7 (1.12%) Sitecore
15 5 (0.80%) Bloomberg
15 5 (0.80%) New Relic
15 5 (0.80%) Red Hat