Period
to

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 June 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 367 273 259
Rank change year-on-year -94 -14 +79
Contract jobs citing R 485 480 375
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.93% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.83% 2.28% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 309 301
10th Percentile £319 £300 £376
25th Percentile £425 £400 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +2.80%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £638
90th Percentile £750 £650 £750
UK median daily rate £550 £521 £525
% change year-on-year +5.52% -0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 9
10th Percentile £19.52 £17.75 £20.75
25th Percentile £27.75 £23.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate £35.50 £25.00 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +42.00% -35.06% +83.73%
75th Percentile £48.13 £50.19 £58.00
90th Percentile £64.91 £65.54 £72.00
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £25.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year +37.86% -33.12% +83.73%

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 26,528 21,008 15,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.10% 40.81% 41.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,628 14,986 11,014
10th Percentile £388 £340 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £553 £501 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.54% +0.10% +4.17%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £594
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 390 251
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.90 £17.83
25th Percentile £35.00 £24.09 £23.30
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% - -5.38%
75th Percentile £63.94 £53.75 £50.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £64.00 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +22.35% - -3.41%

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 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -53 310 £590 +9.26% 64
South East -49 47 £350 -33.01% 21
Midlands -21 41 £530 +7.51% 11
West Midlands -28 35 £540 +9.09% 8
North of England -48 24 £450 -14.29% 24
East of England -11 21 £550 +62.96% 7
Yorkshire -39 14 £450 -12.20% 8
South West -30 12 £375 -37.50% 9
North West -34 10 £314 -49.80% 13
East Midlands -18 5 £333 +7.26% 3
R
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 383 (78.97%) Python
2 297 (61.24%) SQL
3 243 (50.10%) Analytics
4 183 (37.73%) Agile
5 160 (32.99%) Data Science
6 159 (32.78%) Analytical Skills
7 143 (29.48%) Visualisation
8 129 (26.60%) Finance
9 121 (24.95%) Business Intelligence
10 120 (24.74%) Azure
11 117 (24.12%) Data Analysis
12 111 (22.89%) Microsoft Excel
13 102 (21.03%) AWS
14 101 (20.82%) Social Skills
15 100 (20.62%) Tableau
16 95 (19.59%) Power Platform
16 95 (19.59%) Power BI
17 94 (19.38%) Statistics
18 93 (19.18%) Machine Learning
19 88 (18.14%) Microsoft
20 86 (17.73%) Git (software)
21 84 (17.32%) Data Visualisation
22 77 (15.88%) Java
23 75 (15.46%) ETL
23 75 (15.46%) Scrum
24 73 (15.05%) Software Engineering
24 73 (15.05%) Data Modelling
25 71 (14.64%) VBA
26 70 (14.43%) Scala
27 69 (14.23%) SAS

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 69 (14.23%) SAS
2 67 (13.81%) Apache Spark
3 35 (7.22%) Confluence
4 30 (6.19%) Apache Airflow
5 24 (4.95%) Apache
6 15 (3.09%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.41%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 111 (22.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (5.98%) SPSS
3 15 (3.09%) Stata
4 9 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Oracle AML
1 4 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.62%) Maximo
2 3 (0.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.41%) SessionCam
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Shopify
4 1 (0.21%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 120 (24.74%) Azure
2 102 (21.03%) AWS
3 95 (19.59%) Power Platform
4 69 (14.23%) GCP
5 30 (6.19%) Google Analytics
6 28 (5.77%) Google Data Studio
7 21 (4.33%) Azure Data Factory
8 18 (3.71%) Snowflake
9 17 (3.51%) Serverless
10 16 (3.30%) GitHub
11 14 (2.89%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 13 (2.68%) Amazon SageMaker
12 13 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (2.06%) Azure DevOps
14 9 (1.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 9 (1.86%) PaaS
15 8 (1.65%) Amazon S3
15 8 (1.65%) Vertex AI
16 7 (1.44%) Azure Machine Learning
16 7 (1.44%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.47%) HTTP
2 7 (1.44%) SSH
3 5 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (0.62%) 4G
4 3 (0.62%) LAN
5 2 (0.41%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.21%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.21%) Internet
6 1 (0.21%) Multicast
6 1 (0.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (20.62%) Tableau
2 95 (19.59%) Power BI
3 66 (13.61%) Data Warehouse
4 65 (13.40%) Hadoop
5 62 (12.78%) Big Data
6 44 (9.07%) NoSQL
7 43 (8.87%) BigQuery
8 40 (8.25%) Data Mining
9 37 (7.63%) MySQL
10 36 (7.42%) Relational Database
11 35 (7.22%) Apache Hive
11 35 (7.22%) HBase
12 31 (6.39%) Data Lake
13 29 (5.98%) Pentaho
13 29 (5.98%) SQL Server
14 14 (2.89%) Impala
14 14 (2.89%) Looker
15 13 (2.68%) Data Mart
15 13 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (2.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 86 (17.73%) Git (software)
2 60 (12.37%) Jenkins
3 54 (11.13%) JIRA
4 24 (4.95%) Bitbucket
5 21 (4.33%) MLflow
6 12 (2.47%) Artifactory
6 12 (2.47%) Gradle
6 12 (2.47%) Hudson
6 12 (2.47%) RStudio
7 5 (1.03%) GitLab
8 4 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.62%) ERwin
9 3 (0.62%) FishEye
9 3 (0.62%) JUnit
9 3 (0.62%) Maven
9 3 (0.62%) Selenium
9 3 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.62%) Subversion
9 3 (0.62%) TestNG
9 3 (0.62%) Toad
General
1 159 (32.78%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (26.60%) Finance
3 101 (20.82%) Social Skills
4 44 (9.07%) Public Sector
5 42 (8.66%) Front Office
6 29 (5.98%) Marketing
6 29 (5.98%) Presentation Skills
7 27 (5.57%) Banking
8 24 (4.95%) Influencing Skills
9 19 (3.92%) Retail
10 16 (3.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (3.30%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.44%) Law
12 6 (1.24%) Publishing
13 5 (1.03%) Advertising
13 5 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (1.03%) Games
13 5 (1.03%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 4 (0.82%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 170 (35.05%) Analyst
2 95 (19.59%) Data Analyst
3 72 (14.85%) Data Scientist
4 66 (13.61%) Developer
5 40 (8.25%) Data Engineer
6 28 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
7 25 (5.15%) Product Owner
8 24 (4.95%) Software Engineer
9 23 (4.74%) Performance Analyst
10 20 (4.12%) Architect
11 18 (3.71%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 18 (3.71%) Product Manager
12 17 (3.51%) Business Analyst
12 17 (3.51%) Finance Manager
12 17 (3.51%) Senior Performance Analyst
13 13 (2.68%) Python Developer
13 13 (2.68%) Senior Software Engineer
14 12 (2.47%) Digital Analyst
14 12 (2.47%) Scala Developer
14 12 (2.47%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.63%) TensorFlow
2 26 (5.36%) PyTorch
2 26 (5.36%) Shiny
3 22 (4.54%) Pandas
4 18 (3.71%) Apache Beam
5 17 (3.51%) BentoML
6 16 (3.30%) NumPy
6 16 (3.30%) PySpark
7 15 (3.09%) Akka
8 13 (2.68%) Web Services
9 12 (2.47%) Kafka
9 12 (2.47%) RESTful
10 8 (1.65%) Matplotlib
11 7 (1.44%) scikit-learn
11 7 (1.44%) Spring
12 6 (1.24%) NLTK
12 6 (1.24%) SciPy
12 6 (1.24%) Tidyverse
13 5 (1.03%) .NET
13 5 (1.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.84%) Fixed Income
2 34 (7.01%) Derivative
2 34 (7.01%) Hedge funds
3 28 (5.77%) Algorithms
3 28 (5.77%) OTC Derivatives
4 26 (5.36%) Data Structures
5 20 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.47%) Media Streaming
6 12 (2.47%) Video\Live Streaming
7 11 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.06%) User Experience
9 8 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.44%) Social Media
11 6 (1.24%) Credit Derivative
11 6 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.24%) NHS
11 6 (1.24%) Reinsurance
12 5 (1.03%) Clustering
13 4 (0.82%) Replication
14 3 (0.62%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.37%) Linux
2 35 (7.22%) Unix
2 35 (7.22%) Windows
3 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.41%) VMS
4 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (50.10%) Analytics
2 183 (37.73%) Agile
3 160 (32.99%) Data Science
4 143 (29.48%) Visualisation
5 121 (24.95%) Business Intelligence
6 117 (24.12%) Data Analysis
7 94 (19.38%) Statistics
8 93 (19.18%) Machine Learning
9 84 (17.32%) Data Visualisation
10 75 (15.46%) ETL
10 75 (15.46%) Scrum
11 73 (15.05%) Data Modelling
11 73 (15.05%) Software Engineering
12 66 (13.61%) Data Analytics
12 66 (13.61%) Mathematics
13 60 (12.37%) Computer Science
14 58 (11.96%) Decision-Making
15 53 (10.93%) Statistical Analysis
16 50 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
17 45 (9.28%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 383 (78.97%) Python
2 297 (61.24%) SQL
3 77 (15.88%) Java
4 71 (14.64%) VBA
5 70 (14.43%) Scala
6 34 (7.01%) MATLAB
7 32 (6.60%) PL/SQL
8 31 (6.39%) Perl
8 31 (6.39%) Shell Script
9 29 (5.98%) HiveQL
10 17 (3.51%) C++
11 13 (2.68%) Bash
11 13 (2.68%) C
12 12 (2.47%) PowerShell
13 11 (2.27%) JavaScript
13 11 (2.27%) PHP
13 11 (2.27%) SAS Macro
14 10 (2.06%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.86%) C#
16 5 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (12.99%) Degree
2 52 (10.72%) Security Cleared
3 47 (9.69%) SC Cleared
4 26 (5.36%) PhD
5 12 (2.47%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (1.03%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.41%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.41%) Tableau Certification
8 2 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.48%) QA
2 36 (7.42%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.65%) Accessibility
4 5 (1.03%) PMO
5 2 (0.41%) CDISC
5 2 (0.41%) GDPR
5 2 (0.41%) IFRS
5 2 (0.41%) IFRS 17
6 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.21%) COREP
6 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) LOINC
6 1 (0.21%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 56 (11.55%) Docker
2 47 (9.69%) HDFS
3 7 (1.44%) OpenSSH
4 5 (1.03%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 28 (5.77%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.51%) Kubeflow
3 11 (2.27%) Ansible
4 7 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.03%) Oozie
6 3 (0.62%) Rancher
6 3 (0.62%) Terraform
7 2 (0.41%) Control-M
7 2 (0.41%) Kibana
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.21%) Consul
8 1 (0.21%) Galera Cluster
8 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 88 (18.14%) Microsoft
2 52 (10.72%) Google
3 47 (9.69%) Oracle
4 43 (8.87%) Databricks
5 30 (6.19%) Talend
6 28 (5.77%) Bloomberg
7 24 (4.95%) Alteryx
8 23 (4.74%) Informatica
9 20 (4.12%) BISAM
9 20 (4.12%) SAP
10 13 (2.68%) Teradata
11 11 (2.27%) Splunk
12 8 (1.65%) CA Agile Central
13 7 (1.44%) Adobe
14 4 (0.82%) Cognos
14 4 (0.82%) Hotjar
14 4 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
15 3 (0.62%) Mapinfo
15 3 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (0.62%) Sparx