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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
UK / England
Rank 302 441 427
Rank change year-on-year +139 -14  
Contract jobs citing R 295 174 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.73% 0.92% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 134 133
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £475 £600
% change year-on-year -6.57% -20.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% -  

R is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17080 18834 18428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.21% 38.38% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11785 12989 12092
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 448 392
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing R as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in England

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 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
London +121 232 £500 - 61
South East +10 29 £444 -6.57% 13
East of England - 8 £525 - 10
North West +28 7 £313 -51.92% 14
East Midlands +1 6 £331 -26.38%
South West -2 4 £190 -57.77% 2
North East -6 4 £550 -21.42% 6
West Midlands +16 2 - - 3
Midlands - 1 - -
R
UK

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 across the England region with a requirement for R.

1 476 (75.44%) Python
2 304 (48.18%) SQL
3 290 (45.96%) Hadoop
4 280 (44.37%) Big Data
5 262 (41.52%) Analytics
6 243 (38.51%) Apache Spark
7 211 (33.44%) Java
8 187 (29.64%) Scala
9 173 (27.42%) Machine Learning
10 164 (25.99%) Statistics
11 155 (24.56%) Apache Hive
12 150 (23.77%) Analytical Skills
13 147 (23.30%) Mathematics
14 135 (21.39%) Business Intelligence
15 130 (20.60%) Degree
16 124 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
17 123 (19.49%) Finance
18 118 (18.70%) Visualisation
19 115 (18.23%) Algorithms
20 113 (17.91%) SAS
21 107 (16.96%) Tableau
22 103 (16.32%) Relational Database
23 94 (14.90%) Kafka
24 92 (14.58%) NoSQL
25 85 (13.47%) Computer Science
26 77 (12.20%) ETL
27 76 (12.04%) Data Visualisation
28 74 (11.73%) Linux
28 74 (11.73%) C++
29 73 (11.57%) PhD

R
Top Related 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
1 243 (38.51%) Apache Spark
2 113 (17.91%) SAS
3 55 (8.72%) Apache Pig
4 39 (6.18%) Apache
5 36 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.69%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.43%) Drupal
8 6 (0.95%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.32%) CICS
11 2 (0.32%) CMS
11 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.16%) IIS
12 1 (0.16%) JBoss
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Spatial
12 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 46 (7.29%) SPSS
2 43 (6.81%) MS Excel
3 22 (3.49%) MS Office
4 13 (2.06%) Stata
5 11 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (1.27%) Weka
8 6 (0.95%) S-PLUS
9 5 (0.79%) LaTeX
10 4 (0.63%) GNU Octave
10 4 (0.63%) MS Project
11 3 (0.48%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
12 2 (0.32%) SPSS Modeler
13 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.16%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 11 (1.74%) FastStats
2 7 (1.11%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.32%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 70 (11.09%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (5.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (3.33%) GitHub
5 17 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (2.69%) Amazon S3
6 16 (2.54%) Amazon Kinesis
7 12 (1.90%) Google Analytics
8 8 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
9 7 (1.11%) SaaS
10 6 (0.95%) PaaS
11 5 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.79%) IaaS
12 4 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
12 4 (0.63%) Google Play
13 3 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.32%) Amazon Glacier
14 2 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.69%) Kerberos
1 17 (2.69%) LDAP
2 4 (0.63%) HTTP
3 1 (0.16%) DNS
3 1 (0.16%) Firewall
3 1 (0.16%) FTP
3 1 (0.16%) Internet
3 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (45.96%) Hadoop
2 280 (44.37%) Big Data
3 155 (24.56%) Apache Hive
4 103 (16.32%) Relational Database
5 92 (14.58%) NoSQL
6 68 (10.78%) SQL Server
7 65 (10.30%) MongoDB
8 62 (9.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 58 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
9 58 (9.19%) PostgreSQL
10 57 (9.03%) Data Mining
11 50 (7.92%) Power BI
12 42 (6.66%) QlikView
13 37 (5.86%) HBase
14 35 (5.55%) Impala
15 33 (5.23%) RDBMS
16 31 (4.91%) Sqoop
17 22 (3.49%) Data Lake
18 20 (3.17%) Spotfire
19 18 (2.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 65 (10.30%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.61%) JIRA
3 19 (3.01%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.54%) Maven
5 11 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.63%) ERwin
7 4 (0.63%) JUnit
7 4 (0.63%) Selenium
7 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.48%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.48%) Subversion
9 2 (0.32%) Capybara
9 2 (0.32%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.32%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.32%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.32%) RSpec
9 2 (0.32%) Toad
9 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
General
1 123 (19.49%) Finance
2 66 (10.46%) Marketing
3 47 (7.45%) Banking
4 29 (4.60%) Retail
5 20 (3.17%) Front Office
6 15 (2.38%) Publishing
7 10 (1.58%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.58%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.43%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.27%) Games
9 8 (1.27%) Legal
10 5 (0.79%) Advertising
10 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.63%) Electronics
12 3 (0.48%) German Language
12 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 151 (23.93%) Data Scientist
2 141 (22.35%) Analyst
3 136 (21.55%) Developer
4 82 (13.00%) Data Engineer
5 81 (12.84%) Data Analyst
6 61 (9.67%) Big Data Engineer
7 42 (6.66%) Hadoop Engineer
8 36 (5.71%) Python Developer
9 35 (5.55%) Architect
10 33 (5.23%) Big Data Developer
11 30 (4.75%) Data Architect
12 29 (4.60%) SQL Analyst
13 26 (4.12%) Hadoop Developer
14 25 (3.96%) SQL Data Analyst
15 22 (3.49%) R Developer
16 19 (3.01%) Consultant
16 19 (3.01%) Machine Learning Scientist
17 18 (2.85%) Machine Learning Engineer
18 17 (2.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 17 (2.69%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (14.90%) Kafka
2 26 (4.12%) Web Services
3 25 (3.96%) scikit-learn
4 22 (3.49%) .NET
4 22 (3.49%) D3.js
5 21 (3.33%) NumPy
5 21 (3.33%) Pandas
6 18 (2.85%) Natural Language Processing
7 17 (2.69%) JMS
8 16 (2.54%) XML
9 15 (2.38%) JSON
10 14 (2.22%) HTML
11 12 (1.90%) Lucene
11 12 (1.90%) Spark Streaming
12 11 (1.74%) Node.js
12 11 (1.74%) Spring
13 10 (1.58%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.58%) Hibernate
13 10 (1.58%) SciPy
14 9 (1.43%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 150 (23.77%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (18.23%) Algorithms
3 85 (13.47%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.91%) Credit Risk
5 15 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.43%) Fintech
7 9 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.27%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.95%) Derivative
11 5 (0.79%) Credit Derivative
11 5 (0.79%) User Experience
12 4 (0.63%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.63%) Equities
12 4 (0.63%) FMCG
12 4 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.63%) Replication
12 4 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.73%) Linux
2 55 (8.72%) Unix
3 7 (1.11%) Windows
4 6 (0.95%) CentOS
5 5 (0.79%) MVS
6 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.16%) Android
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (41.52%) Analytics
2 173 (27.42%) Machine Learning
3 164 (25.99%) Statistics
4 147 (23.30%) Mathematics
5 135 (21.39%) Business Intelligence
6 124 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
7 118 (18.70%) Visualisation
8 77 (12.20%) ETL
9 76 (12.04%) Data Visualisation
10 71 (11.25%) Data Modelling
11 68 (10.78%) Data Analytics
11 68 (10.78%) MapReduce
12 65 (10.30%) Data Analysis
13 58 (9.19%) Open Source
14 47 (7.45%) Statistical Modelling
15 44 (6.97%) Statistical Analysis
16 41 (6.50%) Web Analytics
17 39 (6.18%) Predictive Modelling
18 35 (5.55%) Data Management
19 31 (4.91%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 476 (75.44%) Python
2 304 (48.18%) SQL
3 211 (33.44%) Java
4 187 (29.64%) Scala
5 74 (11.73%) C++
6 73 (11.57%) MATLAB
7 39 (6.18%) JavaScript
8 27 (4.28%) C#
9 26 (4.12%) Bash Shell
10 23 (3.65%) VBA
11 22 (3.49%) T-SQL
12 20 (3.17%) Perl
13 18 (2.85%) C
14 12 (1.90%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.43%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.11%) Ruby
17 6 (0.95%) Go
18 5 (0.79%) PHP
18 5 (0.79%) VB
19 4 (0.63%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 130 (20.60%) Degree
2 73 (11.57%) PhD
3 11 (1.74%) Postgraduate
4 9 (1.43%) CCA
5 8 (1.27%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.95%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.48%) CFA
8 2 (0.32%) CBAP
8 2 (0.32%) CISA
8 2 (0.32%) CISM
8 2 (0.32%) CISSP
8 2 (0.32%) GSEC
8 2 (0.32%) IIBA
8 2 (0.32%) RHCE
8 2 (0.32%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.16%) ISEB
9 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.60%) Data Quality
2 21 (3.33%) QA
3 3 (0.48%) IFRS
3 3 (0.48%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.32%) CDISC
4 2 (0.32%) IAS 39
4 2 (0.32%) SDET
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (3.33%) HDFS
2 18 (2.85%) Apache Flume
3 16 (2.54%) Docker
4 4 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.32%) KVM
6 2 (0.32%) LXC
6 2 (0.32%) Xen
7 1 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (3.17%) Ansible
3 18 (2.85%) Hadoop YARN
4 16 (2.54%) Puppet
5 10 (1.58%) Oozie
6 4 (0.63%) Kibana
6 4 (0.63%) Mesos
7 3 (0.48%) Terraform
8 2 (0.32%) Ambari
8 2 (0.32%) Grafana
8 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.32%) Marathon
8 2 (0.32%) StatsD
8 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.16%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 107 (16.96%) Tableau
2 57 (9.03%) Microsoft
3 48 (7.61%) Teradata
4 43 (6.81%) Oracle
5 23 (3.65%) Google
5 23 (3.65%) Hortonworks
6 19 (3.01%) Cloudera
7 17 (2.69%) MicroStrategy
8 16 (2.54%) Cognos
8 16 (2.54%) SAP
9 14 (2.22%) Netezza
10 13 (2.06%) Alteryx
10 13 (2.06%) Sybase
11 10 (1.58%) IBM
12 8 (1.27%) RapidMiner
12 8 (1.27%) Talend
13 7 (1.11%) Apteco
13 7 (1.11%) Splunk
14 5 (0.79%) Minitab
14 5 (0.79%) MuleSoft
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £335 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Camborne, Cornwall
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 12 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
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