Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 286 248 334
Rank change year-on-year -38 +86 +6
Contract jobs citing R 508 338 682
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.04% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 2.48% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 271 446
10th Percentile £289 £375 £363
25th Percentile £400 £463 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £550 £548
Median % change year-on-year -5.82% +0.46% +4.29%
75th Percentile £600 £626 £617
90th Percentile £650 £750 £688
UK median daily rate £510 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -7.27% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 9 8
10th Percentile £17.92 £20.75 £16.67
25th Percentile £20.00 £37.75 £16.99
Median hourly rate £24.75 £38.50 £21.48
Median % change year-on-year -35.71% +79.26% -3.47%
75th Percentile £45.85 £58.00 £25.24
90th Percentile £65.54 £72.00 £28.92
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £38.50 £20.96
% change year-on-year -33.77% +83.73% -4.75%

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 23,216 13,647 35,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.62% 41.80% 42.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,669 9,755 25,318
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 243 590
10th Percentile £16.84 £15.35 £20.31
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate £42.81 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.73% -5.56% +9.76%
75th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £51.25
90th Percentile £64.55 £60.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.96
% change year-on-year - -5.47% +11.01%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -112 277 £525 -4.55% 109
South East 0 73 £500 +5.16% 13
North of England -11 36 £500 +11.11% 18
South West +4 31 £600 +33.33% 5
Midlands -22 28 £490 +18.79% 12
West Midlands -14 26 £493 +19.39% 6
Yorkshire -7 23 £500 +11.11% 5
North West -28 11 £501 -4.52% 12
East of England -14 6 £338 -27.03% 7
East Midlands -15 2 £310 - 6
North East - 2 - - 1
R
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 401 (78.94%) Python
2 294 (57.87%) SQL
3 208 (40.94%) Analytics
4 207 (40.75%) Data Science
5 186 (36.61%) Analytical Skills
6 160 (31.50%) Visualisation
7 159 (31.30%) Machine Learning
8 131 (25.79%) Business Intelligence
9 124 (24.41%) Azure
10 122 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
11 120 (23.62%) Mathematics
11 120 (23.62%) Social Skills
12 117 (23.03%) AWS
13 116 (22.83%) Statistics
14 114 (22.44%) Data Analysis
15 110 (21.65%) Finance
16 109 (21.46%) Degree
17 95 (18.70%) Power BI
17 95 (18.70%) Power Platform
18 88 (17.32%) Data Modelling
19 86 (16.93%) ETL
19 86 (16.93%) Data Visualisation
19 86 (16.93%) Algorithms
20 84 (16.54%) Java
21 79 (15.55%) Computer Science
22 77 (15.16%) Security Cleared
22 77 (15.16%) Microsoft Excel
23 74 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
24 73 (14.37%) SAS
25 71 (13.98%) Tableau

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 73 (14.37%) SAS
2 64 (12.60%) Apache Spark
3 27 (5.31%) Confluence
3 27 (5.31%) Jupyter
4 6 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.98%) Apache
5 5 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.59%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.59%) R Markdown
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (15.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (5.12%) SPSS
3 22 (4.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (3.74%) Stata
5 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle ASCP
3 2 (0.39%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.39%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (0.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 124 (24.41%) Azure
2 117 (23.03%) AWS
3 95 (18.70%) Power Platform
4 38 (7.48%) GCP
5 19 (3.74%) GitHub
6 17 (3.35%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (2.17%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.57%) Amazon SageMaker
8 8 (1.57%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 8 (1.57%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.98%) Serverless
10 4 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 4 (0.79%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.59%) AWS Step Functions
11 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.59%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.57%) LAN
2 4 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (0.59%) Internet
4 2 (0.39%) 2G
4 2 (0.39%) 3G
4 2 (0.39%) 4G
4 2 (0.39%) 5G
4 2 (0.39%) DNS
4 2 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.20%) Firewall
5 1 (0.20%) Intranet
5 1 (0.20%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (18.70%) Power BI
2 71 (13.98%) Tableau
3 61 (12.01%) Big Data
4 55 (10.83%) Data Mining
4 55 (10.83%) Relational Database
5 54 (10.63%) Hadoop
6 50 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (7.28%) NoSQL
8 36 (7.09%) SQL Server
9 34 (6.69%) Apache Hive
10 30 (5.91%) MySQL
11 26 (5.12%) QlikView
12 22 (4.33%) Data Lake
13 21 (4.13%) HBase
14 18 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (3.35%) GIS
15 17 (3.35%) Pentaho
16 14 (2.76%) Amazon Redshift
17 13 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (11.22%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.89%) JIRA
3 28 (5.51%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.13%) Bitbucket
5 15 (2.95%) RStudio
6 9 (1.77%) Maven
7 8 (1.57%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.57%) FishEye
7 8 (1.57%) JUnit
7 8 (1.57%) Selenium
7 8 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (1.57%) Subversion
7 8 (1.57%) TestNG
8 7 (1.38%) GitLab
9 4 (0.79%) MLflow
10 3 (0.59%) ERwin
10 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.39%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 186 (36.61%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (23.62%) Social Skills
3 110 (21.65%) Finance
4 68 (13.39%) Public Sector
5 56 (11.02%) Marketing
6 38 (7.48%) Presentation Skills
7 26 (5.12%) Front Office
8 19 (3.74%) Documentation Skills
9 17 (3.35%) Telecoms
10 16 (3.15%) Manufacturing
10 16 (3.15%) Retail
11 13 (2.56%) Banking
12 11 (2.17%) Local Government
12 11 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
13 9 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
14 8 (1.57%) Multimedia
15 7 (1.38%) Aerospace
15 7 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (1.18%) Electronics
17 5 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 152 (29.92%) Data Scientist
2 129 (25.39%) Analyst
3 77 (15.16%) Data Analyst
4 68 (13.39%) Developer
5 61 (12.01%) Data Engineer
6 37 (7.28%) Senior Data Scientist
7 23 (4.53%) Python Developer
8 22 (4.33%) Architect
9 16 (3.15%) Front Office Developer
9 16 (3.15%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (2.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 13 (2.56%) Consultant
12 12 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (2.17%) Data Consultant
14 10 (1.97%) Data Architect
15 9 (1.77%) AWS Engineer
15 9 (1.77%) Power BI Developer
15 9 (1.77%) Python Engineer
15 9 (1.77%) Software Engineer
15 9 (1.77%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.43%) Shiny
2 34 (6.69%) TensorFlow
3 33 (6.50%) AngularJS
4 32 (6.30%) NumPy
5 30 (5.91%) Web Services
6 23 (4.53%) React
7 22 (4.33%) PyTorch
8 20 (3.94%) Pandas
9 19 (3.74%) D3.js
10 17 (3.35%) XML
11 16 (3.15%) Akka
11 16 (3.15%) JSON
11 16 (3.15%) Keras
11 16 (3.15%) Vue.js
12 15 (2.95%) PySpark
13 13 (2.56%) Node.js
14 11 (2.17%) scikit-learn
15 10 (1.97%) Spring
16 8 (1.57%) Java EE
16 8 (1.57%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 86 (16.93%) Algorithms
2 30 (5.91%) Management Information System
2 30 (5.91%) Social Media
3 20 (3.94%) Data Structures
4 18 (3.54%) Legacy Systems
5 17 (3.35%) Derivative
6 16 (3.15%) Equities
6 16 (3.15%) Fixed Income
7 11 (2.17%) Credit Risk
8 9 (1.77%) Analytical Mindset
9 8 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.57%) Market Risk
9 8 (1.57%) Replication
9 8 (1.57%) Swaptions
10 7 (1.38%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.18%) NHS
11 6 (1.18%) PlayStation
12 5 (0.98%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.50%) Linux
2 30 (5.91%) Windows
3 24 (4.72%) Unix
4 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (40.94%) Analytics
2 207 (40.75%) Data Science
3 160 (31.50%) Visualisation
4 159 (31.30%) Machine Learning
5 131 (25.79%) Business Intelligence
6 122 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
7 120 (23.62%) Mathematics
8 116 (22.83%) Statistics
9 114 (22.44%) Data Analysis
10 88 (17.32%) Data Modelling
11 86 (16.93%) Data Visualisation
11 86 (16.93%) ETL
12 79 (15.55%) Computer Science
13 74 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
14 65 (12.80%) Decision-Making
15 58 (11.42%) Data Analytics
16 57 (11.22%) Statistical Analysis
17 53 (10.43%) Software Engineering
17 53 (10.43%) Statistical Modelling
18 50 (9.84%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 401 (78.94%) Python
2 294 (57.87%) SQL
3 84 (16.54%) Java
4 53 (10.43%) VBA
5 49 (9.65%) Scala
6 39 (7.68%) JavaScript
7 27 (5.31%) C++
8 24 (4.72%) T-SQL
9 19 (3.74%) MATLAB
10 17 (3.35%) Perl
11 16 (3.15%) HiveQL
12 15 (2.95%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.76%) Shell Script
14 11 (2.17%) C#
15 10 (1.97%) Java 8
16 9 (1.77%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.38%) C
17 7 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (1.18%) Bash Shell
18 6 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 109 (21.46%) Degree
2 77 (15.16%) Security Cleared
3 68 (13.39%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.13%) Numerate Degree
5 18 (3.54%) PhD
6 16 (3.15%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.77%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.98%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.59%) HND
11 3 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.20%) CBAP
13 1 (0.20%) MCSD
13 1 (0.20%) MCSE
13 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (11.61%) Data Quality
2 32 (6.30%) QA
3 7 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.79%) CDISC
5 2 (0.39%) IFRS
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) NCSC
5 2 (0.39%) NIST
5 2 (0.39%) RMADS
6 1 (0.20%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.20%) EMIR
6 1 (0.20%) MiFID
6 1 (0.20%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.20%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (5.91%) Docker
2 17 (3.35%) HDFS
3 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (2.36%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.77%) Ansible
2 9 (1.77%) Terraform
3 4 (0.79%) Kibana
4 2 (0.39%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.39%) collectd
4 2 (0.39%) Fluentd
4 2 (0.39%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.39%) logstash
5 1 (0.20%) Control-M
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 54 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.45%) Oracle
3 32 (6.30%) Databricks
4 28 (5.51%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (5.12%) Google
6 24 (4.72%) Alteryx
7 20 (3.94%) Talend
8 17 (3.35%) Informatica
9 15 (2.95%) SAP
10 11 (2.17%) Adobe
11 8 (1.57%) IBM
12 7 (1.38%) Minitab
13 6 (1.18%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 6 (1.18%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
14 5 (0.98%) Teradata
15 4 (0.79%) Cloudera
15 4 (0.79%) Sparx
16 3 (0.59%) Intel
17 2 (0.39%) HP