Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 329 300 354
Rank change year-on-year -29 +54 +152
Contract jobs citing R 659 748 577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.81% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.84% 1.86% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 502 394
England median daily rate £530 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £339 £305
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 7
England median hourly rate £20.96 £23.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.77% +10.47% +13.16%
10th Percentile £16.67 £18.30 £17.90
90th Percentile £31.37 £48.43 £50.90
UK median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -4.75% +2.33% +13.16%

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 35,847 40,245 35,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.06% 43.75% 41.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,072 28,270 24,185
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 725 759
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% - +7.79%
10th Percentile £19.60 £17.52 £17.70
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £40.88 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.20% -1.51% +9.21%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -3 449 £550 - 31
North of England +77 81 £498 +4.74% 3
South East -42 52 £475 +0.53% 4
Yorkshire +49 42 £500 +14.29%
East of England 0 37 £563 +25.00% 5
North West +54 36 £450 - 3
Midlands +6 26 £513 +10.81% 1
West Midlands +12 19 £438 +9.38% 1
South West -43 10 £500 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +2 4 £513 +10.81%
North East +24 3 £475 -25.49%
R
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 558 (84.67%) Python
2 363 (55.08%) SQL
3 347 (52.66%) Data Science
4 308 (46.74%) Analytics
5 237 (35.96%) Machine Learning
6 185 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
7 174 (26.40%) Finance
8 156 (23.67%) Big Data
9 152 (23.07%) Apache Spark
10 146 (22.15%) Hadoop
11 142 (21.55%) Visualisation
12 138 (20.94%) Amazon AWS
13 135 (20.49%) Analytical Skills
14 134 (20.33%) Java
15 119 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
16 115 (17.45%) Statistics
17 114 (17.30%) Mathematics
18 111 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
19 102 (15.48%) Degree
20 101 (15.33%) Tableau
21 99 (15.02%) Google Cloud Platform
22 97 (14.72%) Data Visualisation
23 96 (14.57%) MATLAB
24 93 (14.11%) Artificial Intelligence
25 92 (13.96%) SAS
26 91 (13.81%) Data Modelling
26 91 (13.81%) Computer Science
27 87 (13.20%) Algorithms
28 82 (12.44%) Power BI
28 82 (12.44%) Power Platform

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
1 152 (23.07%) Apache Spark
2 92 (13.96%) SAS
3 25 (3.79%) Confluence
4 19 (2.88%) Jupyter
5 16 (2.43%) Apache Pig
6 13 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.52%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.37%) ArcGIS
9 8 (1.21%) R Markdown
10 7 (1.06%) Apache
10 7 (1.06%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.76%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.15%) Pachyderm
Applications
1 67 (10.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (5.92%) SPSS
3 29 (4.40%) Stata
4 13 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.52%) Weka
6 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.30%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.30%) Maya
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.37%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.61%) Sprinklr
3 2 (0.30%) Actimize
3 2 (0.30%) JDE World
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.15%) FastStats
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.15%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 138 (20.94%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (15.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 82 (12.44%) Power Platform
5 24 (3.64%) Amazon EMR
6 21 (3.19%) GitHub
7 16 (2.43%) Azure Data Factory
7 16 (2.43%) Serverless
8 13 (1.97%) Amazon S3
8 13 (1.97%) Google Analytics
9 12 (1.82%) Adobe Analytics
10 11 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.37%) PaaS
12 8 (1.21%) Azure Machine Learning
13 7 (1.06%) Trello
14 6 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.91%) IaaS
15 5 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
16 4 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.37%) Internet
2 3 (0.46%) SSL
2 3 (0.46%) ZigBee
3 2 (0.30%) DHCP
3 2 (0.30%) DNS
3 2 (0.30%) Firewall
3 2 (0.30%) LAN
3 2 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (0.30%) RFID
3 2 (0.30%) Skype
3 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.15%) BGP
4 1 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.15%) IPsec
4 1 (0.15%) OSPF
4 1 (0.15%) VoIP
4 1 (0.15%) WAN
4 1 (0.15%) Wireless
4 1 (0.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (23.67%) Big Data
2 146 (22.15%) Hadoop
3 82 (12.44%) Power BI
4 69 (10.47%) SQL Server
5 68 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
6 63 (9.56%) Apache Hive
7 62 (9.41%) NoSQL
8 60 (9.10%) Data Mining
9 35 (5.31%) MongoDB
10 33 (5.01%) HBase
10 33 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (4.86%) BigQuery
12 30 (4.55%) Relational Database
13 29 (4.40%) MySQL
14 27 (4.10%) Data Lake
14 27 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (3.95%) Amazon Redshift
15 26 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (2.58%) Sqoop
17 16 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 58 (8.80%) JIRA
2 46 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 42 (6.37%) Git (software)
4 24 (3.64%) RStudio
5 10 (1.52%) IBM UrbanCode
5 10 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (1.37%) Travis CI
7 7 (1.06%) ERwin
7 7 (1.06%) Gradle
8 6 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.91%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.46%) GitLab
10 3 (0.46%) Mocha
10 3 (0.46%) Toad
10 3 (0.46%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.30%) Hudson
11 2 (0.30%) RSpec
11 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.30%) Yeoman
General
1 174 (26.40%) Finance
2 71 (10.77%) Banking
3 62 (9.41%) Marketing
4 47 (7.13%) Retail
5 25 (3.79%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.34%) Front Office
7 17 (2.58%) Financial Institution
8 16 (2.43%) Retail Banking
9 11 (1.67%) Legal
10 10 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.37%) Telecoms
12 7 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.91%) Advertising
13 6 (0.91%) Back Office
14 5 (0.76%) Automotive
14 5 (0.76%) Games
14 5 (0.76%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.76%) Publishing
14 5 (0.76%) Social Science
15 4 (0.61%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 202 (30.65%) Data Scientist
2 123 (18.66%) Analyst
3 92 (13.96%) Developer
4 69 (10.47%) Data Engineer
5 64 (9.71%) Data Analyst
6 45 (6.83%) Architect
7 32 (4.86%) Python Engineer
8 30 (4.55%) Data Architect
9 29 (4.40%) Python Developer
10 23 (3.49%) Consultant
11 22 (3.34%) Senior Data Scientist
12 20 (3.03%) Big Data Engineer
12 20 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (2.73%) Java Developer
13 18 (2.73%) SQL Analyst
14 16 (2.43%) Insight Analyst
15 14 (2.12%) Hadoop Engineer
15 14 (2.12%) Machine Learning Engineer
16 13 (1.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 12 (1.82%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (9.71%) Natural Language Processing
2 41 (6.22%) TensorFlow
3 38 (5.77%) Kafka
3 38 (5.77%) NumPy
4 33 (5.01%) Pandas
5 32 (4.86%) Web Services
6 30 (4.55%) .NET
7 29 (4.40%) scikit-learn
8 27 (4.10%) JSON
9 21 (3.19%) SciPy
10 20 (3.03%) PySpark
11 19 (2.88%) Anaconda
12 18 (2.73%) HTML
13 17 (2.58%) Keras
14 16 (2.43%) RESTful
15 14 (2.12%) Caffe
16 13 (1.97%) AngularJS
16 13 (1.97%) D3.js
16 13 (1.97%) HTML5
16 13 (1.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 135 (20.49%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (13.20%) Algorithms
3 19 (2.88%) Derivative
3 19 (2.88%) Fixed Income
3 19 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (2.73%) Data Structures
4 18 (2.73%) User Experience
5 16 (2.43%) Market Risk
6 15 (2.28%) Hedge funds
7 14 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.67%) FMCG
9 10 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.06%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.06%) Social Media
12 6 (0.91%) NHS
12 6 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
13 5 (0.76%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.76%) Over-the-Top Content
13 5 (0.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.98%) Linux
2 29 (4.40%) Unix
3 13 (1.97%) Windows
4 3 (0.46%) Solaris
5 2 (0.30%) Android
6 1 (0.15%) CentOS
6 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (52.66%) Data Science
2 308 (46.74%) Analytics
3 237 (35.96%) Machine Learning
4 185 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (21.55%) Visualisation
6 115 (17.45%) Statistics
7 114 (17.30%) Mathematics
8 111 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
9 97 (14.72%) Data Visualisation
10 93 (14.11%) Artificial Intelligence
11 91 (13.81%) Computer Science
11 91 (13.81%) Data Modelling
12 81 (12.29%) DevOps
13 80 (12.14%) Data Analysis
14 72 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
15 69 (10.47%) Data Analytics
16 64 (9.71%) ETL
17 57 (8.65%) Statistical Modelling
18 51 (7.74%) Deep Learning
19 46 (6.98%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 558 (84.67%) Python
2 363 (55.08%) SQL
3 134 (20.33%) Java
4 96 (14.57%) MATLAB
5 81 (12.29%) Scala
6 72 (10.93%) C++
7 55 (8.35%) C#
8 43 (6.53%) C
9 42 (6.37%) JavaScript
10 27 (4.10%) VBA
11 12 (1.82%) PHP
12 11 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.67%) Perl
12 11 (1.67%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.52%) HiveQL
14 9 (1.37%) Go
15 7 (1.06%) Lua
15 7 (1.06%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.91%) Clojure
16 6 (0.91%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 102 (15.48%) Degree
2 78 (11.84%) PhD
3 18 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (2.12%) Master's Degree
4 14 (2.12%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.15%) CCIE
9 1 (0.15%) CCIE Collaboration
9 1 (0.15%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.15%) CFA
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.15%) HND
9 1 (0.15%) MBA
9 1 (0.15%) MCSA
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.70%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.28%) QA
3 4 (0.61%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.46%) GDPR
4 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) Basel III
5 1 (0.15%) GxP
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.15%) MiFID
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) PMO
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (7.74%) Docker
2 26 (3.95%) HDFS
3 16 (2.43%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.15%) Firmware
6 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (5.61%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.28%) Hadoop YARN
3 12 (1.82%) Ansible
4 6 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.76%) Kibana
6 4 (0.61%) Oozie
6 4 (0.61%) Terraform
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.30%) Puppet
8 1 (0.15%) Ambari
8 1 (0.15%) Consul
8 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.15%) Kubeflow
8 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (15.33%) Tableau
2 70 (10.62%) Microsoft
3 66 (10.02%) Google
4 35 (5.31%) Oracle
5 17 (2.58%) MicroStrategy
6 16 (2.43%) Informatica
7 12 (1.82%) Adobe
7 12 (1.82%) Hortonworks
7 12 (1.82%) Talend
8 11 (1.67%) Cloudera
8 11 (1.67%) Teradata
9 9 (1.37%) Databricks
9 9 (1.37%) SAP
10 8 (1.21%) Alteryx
11 6 (0.91%) Dataiku
11 6 (0.91%) Verint
12 5 (0.76%) IBM
12 5 (0.76%) Vertica
13 4 (0.61%) MapR
13 4 (0.61%) Netezza