Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 341 259 284
Rank change year-on-year -82 +25 +105
Contract jobs citing R 523 337 610
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.98% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.93% 2.33% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 242 378
10th Percentile £300 £325 £363
25th Percentile £400 £405 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £501 £509 £525
Median % change year-on-year -1.62% -3.10% +5.00%
75th Percentile £619 £645 £631
90th Percentile £688 £688 £738
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 11
10th Percentile £18.68 £17.66 £21.66
25th Percentile £19.52 £21.50 £23.15
Median hourly rate £19.70 £26.00 £31.00
Median % change year-on-year -24.23% -16.13% -31.11%
75th Percentile £55.00 £43.00 £46.88
90th Percentile £65.45 £58.75 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £25.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -17.82% +1.00% -28.06%

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 27,049 14,457 26,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.72% 42.06% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,982 10,281 18,944
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £450 £390 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £483 £488
Median % change year-on-year +13.99% -1.03% +1.56%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £538 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 345 479
10th Percentile £19.52 £13.78 £16.50
25th Percentile £32.50 £24.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +4.11%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £71.50 £58.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +15.29% -2.30% +3.57%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for R in England

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing R in England.

Daily rate trend for R in England

R
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing R in England over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for R in England

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing R in England.

Hourly rate trend for R in England

R
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing R in England over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -111 314 £550 - 60
South East -18 64 £300 -27.27% 12
North of England -59 42 £440 +10.00% 16
Midlands -36 33 £520 +18.86% 15
West Midlands -28 29 £509 +16.34% 9
Yorkshire -41 29 £440 +120.00% 3
South West -60 19 £475 -3.06% 12
North West -51 13 £438 +2.94% 10
East of England -50 5 £495 +39.44% 11
East Midlands -30 3 £550 - 6
R
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 391 (74.76%) Python
2 302 (57.74%) SQL
3 225 (43.02%) Analytics
4 190 (36.33%) Data Science
5 178 (34.03%) Azure
6 175 (33.46%) Social Skills
7 166 (31.74%) Analytical Skills
8 153 (29.25%) Visualisation
9 147 (28.11%) Business Intelligence
10 137 (26.20%) Power Platform
11 136 (26.00%) Power BI
12 119 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
13 113 (21.61%) Machine Learning
14 112 (21.41%) AWS
15 109 (20.84%) Data Analysis
16 106 (20.27%) Microsoft Excel
17 105 (20.08%) Data Visualisation
18 104 (19.89%) Finance
19 100 (19.12%) Tableau
20 93 (17.78%) Microsoft
21 85 (16.25%) Degree
22 82 (15.68%) ETL
23 78 (14.91%) Security Cleared
23 78 (14.91%) SAS
24 77 (14.72%) Mathematics
24 77 (14.72%) Big Data
24 77 (14.72%) Apache Spark
25 76 (14.53%) Statistics
26 74 (14.15%) Public Sector
27 72 (13.77%) Data Modelling

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 78 (14.91%) SAS
2 77 (14.72%) Apache Spark
3 27 (5.16%) Confluence
4 18 (3.44%) Jupyter
5 16 (3.06%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.91%) Apache
6 10 (1.91%) Apache Airflow
7 7 (1.34%) IIS
8 6 (1.15%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.57%) R Markdown
11 1 (0.19%) Appian
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 106 (20.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (6.88%) Stata
3 25 (4.78%) SPSS
4 6 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.19%) SessionCam
1 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 178 (34.03%) Azure
2 137 (26.20%) Power Platform
3 112 (21.41%) AWS
4 62 (11.85%) GCP
5 48 (9.18%) GitHub
6 29 (5.54%) Azure Data Factory
7 22 (4.21%) Google Analytics
8 19 (3.63%) Google Data Studio
9 18 (3.44%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 16 (3.06%) PowerApps
11 14 (2.68%) Serverless
11 14 (2.68%) Snowflake
12 13 (2.49%) Amazon S3
13 12 (2.29%) Matillion
14 11 (2.10%) Microsoft 365
15 10 (1.91%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 10 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (1.72%) PaaS
17 8 (1.53%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.34%) SD-WAN
1 7 (1.34%) WAN
2 3 (0.57%) Firewall
2 3 (0.57%) Internet
2 3 (0.57%) LAN
2 3 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (0.57%) VPN
3 2 (0.38%) CATAPAN
3 2 (0.38%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.38%) EIGRP
3 2 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.19%) 4G
4 1 (0.19%) Broadband
4 1 (0.19%) DNS
4 1 (0.19%) Intranet
4 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.19%) Network Security
4 1 (0.19%) SSH
4 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (26.00%) Power BI
2 100 (19.12%) Tableau
3 77 (14.72%) Big Data
4 58 (11.09%) SQL Server
5 56 (10.71%) Hadoop
6 46 (8.80%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (7.84%) Apache Hive
8 34 (6.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (6.31%) Data Lake
10 30 (5.74%) Data Mining
11 24 (4.59%) BigQuery
11 24 (4.59%) NoSQL
11 24 (4.59%) Relational Database
12 22 (4.21%) Looker
12 22 (4.21%) MySQL
13 21 (4.02%) HBase
14 20 (3.82%) QlikView
15 17 (3.25%) Pentaho
16 13 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (2.10%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 59 (11.28%) Git (software)
2 47 (8.99%) JIRA
3 23 (4.40%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.02%) RStudio
5 18 (3.44%) Bitbucket
6 12 (2.29%) GitLab
7 6 (1.15%) MLflow
7 6 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.96%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.57%) Crucible
9 3 (0.57%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.57%) FishEye
9 3 (0.57%) JUnit
9 3 (0.57%) Maven
9 3 (0.57%) PyCharm
9 3 (0.57%) Selenium
9 3 (0.57%) Subversion
9 3 (0.57%) TestNG
10 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 175 (33.46%) Social Skills
2 166 (31.74%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (19.89%) Finance
4 74 (14.15%) Public Sector
5 43 (8.22%) Presentation Skills
6 33 (6.31%) Influencing Skills
7 24 (4.59%) Banking
8 20 (3.82%) Documentation Skills
9 13 (2.49%) Investment Banking
9 13 (2.49%) Organisational Skills
10 12 (2.29%) Legal
10 12 (2.29%) Marketing
11 11 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (1.91%) Front Office
13 9 (1.72%) Telecoms
14 7 (1.34%) Advertising
14 7 (1.34%) Retail
15 6 (1.15%) Publishing
16 5 (0.96%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 167 (31.93%) Analyst
2 105 (20.08%) Data Analyst
3 80 (15.30%) Data Scientist
4 65 (12.43%) Data Engineer
5 63 (12.05%) Developer
6 28 (5.35%) Consultant
7 22 (4.21%) Architect
8 18 (3.44%) Data Consultant
9 17 (3.25%) Digital Analyst
10 14 (2.68%) Data Manager
11 13 (2.49%) Senior Data Scientist
11 13 (2.49%) SQL Analyst
12 12 (2.29%) Machine Learning Engineer
12 12 (2.29%) Product Analyst
12 12 (2.29%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (2.29%) Software Engineer
13 11 (2.10%) Business Analyst
13 11 (2.10%) SQL Data Analyst
14 10 (1.91%) Power BI Developer
14 10 (1.91%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.31%) TensorFlow
2 25 (4.78%) Shiny
3 24 (4.59%) Pandas
4 21 (4.02%) .NET
4 21 (4.02%) Kafka
4 21 (4.02%) NumPy
5 18 (3.44%) PyTorch
6 17 (3.25%) Keras
7 16 (3.06%) JSON
8 15 (2.87%) HTML
8 15 (2.87%) PySpark
8 15 (2.87%) REST
9 11 (2.10%) CSS
9 11 (2.10%) Matplotlib
9 11 (2.10%) scikit-learn
9 11 (2.10%) Spring
10 10 (1.91%) XML
11 9 (1.72%) D3.js
12 6 (1.15%) Akka
12 6 (1.15%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.99%) Algorithms
2 18 (3.44%) User Experience
3 14 (2.68%) NHS
4 10 (1.91%) Market Risk
4 10 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (1.91%) Swaptions
5 9 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.34%) Clustering
6 7 (1.34%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.15%) Replication
8 5 (0.96%) Blog
8 5 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.76%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.76%) Renewable Energy
9 4 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.75%) Linux
2 42 (8.03%) Windows
3 26 (4.97%) Unix
4 17 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.19%) CentOS
6 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (43.02%) Analytics
2 190 (36.33%) Data Science
3 153 (29.25%) Visualisation
4 147 (28.11%) Business Intelligence
5 119 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
6 113 (21.61%) Machine Learning
7 109 (20.84%) Data Analysis
8 105 (20.08%) Data Visualisation
9 82 (15.68%) ETL
10 77 (14.72%) Mathematics
11 76 (14.53%) Statistics
12 72 (13.77%) Data Modelling
13 66 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
14 61 (11.66%) Computer Science
14 61 (11.66%) Data Analytics
15 57 (10.90%) Statistical Modelling
16 51 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
17 49 (9.37%) Software Engineering
18 47 (8.99%) Data Engineering
18 47 (8.99%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 391 (74.76%) Python
2 302 (57.74%) SQL
3 72 (13.77%) Java
4 64 (12.24%) Scala
5 51 (9.75%) VBA
6 36 (6.88%) C#
7 28 (5.35%) JavaScript
8 21 (4.02%) Perl
9 20 (3.82%) PL/SQL
9 20 (3.82%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.63%) Bash
10 19 (3.63%) C++
11 18 (3.44%) T-SQL
12 17 (3.25%) HiveQL
12 17 (3.25%) PowerShell
13 12 (2.29%) MATLAB
14 10 (1.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 10 (1.91%) Julia
15 8 (1.53%) Java 8
16 6 (1.15%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 85 (16.25%) Degree
2 78 (14.91%) Security Cleared
3 67 (12.81%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (2.10%) Master's Degree
5 11 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.91%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.91%) MCSA
6 10 (1.91%) PhD
7 8 (1.53%) AWS Certification
7 8 (1.53%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (1.34%) CCNP
8 7 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.34%) Tableau Certification
9 6 (1.15%) MCSE
10 5 (0.96%) PRNE
11 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.19%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.56%) Data Quality
2 42 (8.03%) QA
3 8 (1.53%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.57%) GDPR
5 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.19%) Basel II
6 1 (0.19%) CDISC
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 36 (6.88%) Docker
2 20 (3.82%) HDFS
3 8 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.76%) Platform Symphony
7 3 (0.57%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.38%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.19%) NFS
9 1 (0.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (4.02%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.06%) Terraform
3 11 (2.10%) Ansible
4 8 (1.53%) Kibana
5 7 (1.34%) Kubeflow
6 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.38%) Control-M
8 2 (0.38%) WSUS
9 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 93 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 52 (9.94%) Databricks
3 43 (8.22%) Oracle
4 39 (7.46%) Google
5 33 (6.31%) Talend
6 22 (4.21%) Informatica
7 20 (3.82%) Alteryx
8 15 (2.87%) Splunk
9 12 (2.29%) StreamSets
10 9 (1.72%) Foundry
10 9 (1.72%) Palantir
11 7 (1.34%) Cisco
11 7 (1.34%) VMware
12 6 (1.15%) IBM
13 5 (0.96%) Cognos
13 5 (0.96%) SAP
13 5 (0.96%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.57%) Adobe
14 3 (0.57%) Hortonworks
14 3 (0.57%) Twitter