Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 269 269 337
Rank change year-on-year 0 +68 -35
Contract jobs citing R 386 510 671
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.93% 0.95% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.25% 2.31% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 355 375
10th Percentile £325 £366 £353
25th Percentile £413 £429 £416
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £525 £515
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +1.94% -1.90%
75th Percentile £645 £638 £603
90th Percentile £675 £750 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £505
% change year-on-year - +3.96% -1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 2
10th Percentile £18.10 £20.87 £24.39
25th Percentile £22.50 £23.00 £25.74
Median hourly rate £26.50 £31.75 £29.25
Median % change year-on-year -16.54% +8.57% +16.98%
75th Percentile £43.00 £40.00 £34.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £54.18 £36.10
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £31.75 £29.25
% change year-on-year -16.54% +8.57% +25.78%

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 17,124 22,049 38,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.08% 40.95% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,227 15,680 27,331
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
25th Percentile £404 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £658 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 408 552
10th Percentile £17.19 £17.43 £17.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.92 £26.25
Median hourly rate £42.25 £44.00 £42.63
Median % change year-on-year -3.98% +3.23% +6.56%
75th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £49.30
90th Percentile £58.75 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -42 232 £550 - 72
North of England +63 34 £425 -5.56% 13
South West +48 32 £640 +38.38% 6
South East +51 31 £530 +11.58% 18
Yorkshire +43 19 £525 +16.67% 5
North West +31 15 £413 -21.43% 7
East of England +41 10 £329 -45.21% 11
Midlands +19 10 £425 - 11
West Midlands +13 6 £438 +2.94% 7
East Midlands +29 4 £310 -31.11% 4
R
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 303 (78.50%) Python
2 214 (55.44%) SQL
3 159 (41.19%) Analytics
4 139 (36.01%) Data Science
5 127 (32.90%) Analytical Skills
6 122 (31.61%) Machine Learning
7 112 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
8 109 (28.24%) Visualisation
9 98 (25.39%) Finance
10 95 (24.61%) Azure
11 94 (24.35%) AWS
12 77 (19.95%) Statistics
13 70 (18.13%) Business Intelligence
14 64 (16.58%) Data Modelling
15 63 (16.32%) Data Analysis
16 62 (16.06%) SAS
16 62 (16.06%) Java
17 61 (15.80%) Security Cleared
18 60 (15.54%) Apache Spark
19 57 (14.77%) Mathematics
19 57 (14.77%) Data Visualisation
20 54 (13.99%) Computer Science
21 53 (13.73%) Degree
21 53 (13.73%) Tableau
22 52 (13.47%) SC Cleared
23 51 (13.21%) Data Management
24 48 (12.44%) Software Engineering
25 47 (12.18%) Data Analytics
26 46 (11.92%) Data Engineering
27 45 (11.66%) Power BI

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 62 (16.06%) SAS
2 60 (15.54%) Apache Spark
3 14 (3.63%) Apache
4 13 (3.37%) Confluence
5 10 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.33%) Jupyter
7 7 (1.81%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Synapse
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (7.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.11%) SPSS
3 7 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.81%) Stata
4 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.52%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 95 (24.61%) Azure
2 94 (24.35%) AWS
3 45 (11.66%) Power Platform
4 44 (11.40%) GCP
5 18 (4.66%) Amazon S3
6 12 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (3.11%) Amazon EMR
7 7 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (1.81%) Serverless
8 6 (1.55%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (1.55%) Amazon Glacier
8 6 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.55%) GitHub
9 5 (1.30%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (1.30%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.78%) Amazon SageMaker
10 3 (0.78%) AWS Step Functions
10 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.55%) Network Security
2 4 (1.04%) 2G
2 4 (1.04%) 3G
2 4 (1.04%) 4G
2 4 (1.04%) 5G
2 4 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (0.78%) BIG-IP
3 3 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (0.78%) H.323
3 3 (0.78%) MGCP
3 3 (0.78%) NX-OS
3 3 (0.78%) Sourcefire
3 3 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.78%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.78%) VoIP
3 3 (0.78%) Wireless
4 2 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.73%) Tableau
2 45 (11.66%) Power BI
3 43 (11.14%) Data Mining
4 42 (10.88%) Big Data
5 37 (9.59%) SQL Server
6 35 (9.07%) Relational Database
7 33 (8.55%) Hadoop
8 28 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (6.48%) NoSQL
10 20 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (4.40%) Amazon Redshift
13 16 (4.15%) Amazon Athena
14 15 (3.89%) Apache Hive
14 15 (3.89%) MySQL
15 12 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (3.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
16 9 (2.33%) Data Lake
17 8 (2.07%) HBase
17 8 (2.07%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 23 (5.96%) JIRA
2 20 (5.18%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.15%) RStudio
4 10 (2.59%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.30%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.78%) ERwin
7 3 (0.78%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.78%) Maven
7 3 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.78%) Subversion
8 2 (0.52%) MLflow
8 2 (0.52%) Selenium
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.52%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.26%) FishEye
9 1 (0.26%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.26%) TestNG
General
1 98 (25.39%) Finance
2 42 (10.88%) Public Sector
3 34 (8.81%) Marketing
4 32 (8.29%) Front Office
5 18 (4.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (3.89%) Retail
7 12 (3.11%) Banking
8 8 (2.07%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.55%) Games
9 6 (1.55%) Multimedia
10 5 (1.30%) Local Government
11 3 (0.78%) Electronics
11 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.52%) Legal
13 1 (0.26%) Advertising
13 1 (0.26%) Automotive
13 1 (0.26%) Law
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (24.09%) Data Scientist
2 78 (20.21%) Analyst
2 78 (20.21%) Developer
3 58 (15.03%) Data Analyst
4 49 (12.69%) Data Engineer
5 31 (8.03%) Senior Data Scientist
6 29 (7.51%) Python Developer
7 27 (6.99%) JavaScript Developer
8 26 (6.74%) Front Office Developer
9 18 (4.66%) Architect
10 15 (3.89%) AWS Engineer
10 15 (3.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 13 (3.37%) Programmer
12 12 (3.11%) Data Architect
13 9 (2.33%) SQL Analyst
14 8 (2.07%) Consultant
14 8 (2.07%) Data Manager
14 8 (2.07%) SAS Analyst
14 8 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (2.07%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.10%) Shiny
2 33 (8.55%) Web Services
3 30 (7.77%) AngularJS
4 28 (7.25%) React
5 26 (6.74%) Vue.js
6 23 (5.96%) NumPy
6 23 (5.96%) TensorFlow
7 15 (3.89%) PyTorch
8 14 (3.63%) Keras
9 13 (3.37%) scikit-learn
10 12 (3.11%) Pandas
11 10 (2.59%) Kafka
12 7 (1.81%) Akka
13 6 (1.55%) Natural Language Processing
13 6 (1.55%) Play Framework
13 6 (1.55%) XML
14 5 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
15 4 (1.04%) PySpark
15 4 (1.04%) Spring
16 3 (0.78%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 127 (32.90%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.03%) Algorithms
3 27 (6.99%) Derivative
4 26 (6.74%) Equities
4 26 (6.74%) Fixed Income
5 23 (5.96%) Data Structures
6 15 (3.89%) Analytical Mindset
7 11 (2.85%) NHS
8 9 (2.33%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.07%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.81%) Lidar
11 6 (1.55%) PlayStation
12 5 (1.30%) Credit Risk
12 5 (1.30%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.30%) Social Media
12 5 (1.30%) Swaptions
13 4 (1.04%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.04%) FMCG
13 4 (1.04%) Life Science
13 4 (1.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.37%) Linux
2 6 (1.55%) Unix
3 5 (1.30%) Windows
4 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (41.19%) Analytics
2 139 (36.01%) Data Science
3 122 (31.61%) Machine Learning
4 112 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
5 109 (28.24%) Visualisation
6 77 (19.95%) Statistics
7 70 (18.13%) Business Intelligence
8 64 (16.58%) Data Modelling
9 63 (16.32%) Data Analysis
10 57 (14.77%) Data Visualisation
10 57 (14.77%) Mathematics
11 54 (13.99%) Computer Science
12 51 (13.21%) Data Management
13 48 (12.44%) Software Engineering
14 47 (12.18%) Data Analytics
15 46 (11.92%) Data Engineering
16 45 (11.66%) ETL
17 40 (10.36%) Decision-Making
18 39 (10.10%) Predictive Modelling
18 39 (10.10%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 303 (78.50%) Python
2 214 (55.44%) SQL
3 62 (16.06%) Java
4 37 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 35 (9.07%) Scala
6 21 (5.44%) MATLAB
7 16 (4.15%) VBA
8 13 (3.37%) C++
9 10 (2.59%) C#
10 9 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.81%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.30%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.04%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.78%) HiveQL
14 3 (0.78%) Java 8
14 3 (0.78%) Perl
14 3 (0.78%) PHP
14 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (15.80%) Security Cleared
2 53 (13.73%) Degree
3 52 (13.47%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.92%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.63%) PhD
6 10 (2.59%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (2.33%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.04%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.78%) CCNP
10 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.78%) PMP
11 2 (0.52%) CCNA
11 2 (0.52%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.26%) CCIE
12 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.26%) ISEB
12 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (11.66%) Data Quality
2 17 (4.40%) QA
3 5 (1.30%) CDISC
4 3 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.26%) EMIR
5 1 (0.26%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (4.66%) Docker
2 6 (1.55%) HDFS
3 3 (0.78%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 17 (4.40%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.85%) Terraform
3 7 (1.81%) Kibana
4 6 (1.55%) Ansible
5 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.78%) Puppet
7 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.52%) Salt
7 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.26%) Argo
8 1 (0.26%) logstash
8 1 (0.26%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 31 (8.03%) Databricks
1 31 (8.03%) Oracle
2 25 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.18%) Adobe
4 15 (3.89%) Google
5 12 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (3.11%) SAP
5 12 (3.11%) Talend
6 9 (2.33%) IBM
7 6 (1.55%) Alteryx
7 6 (1.55%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 6 (1.55%) Teradata
8 5 (1.30%) Informatica
9 4 (1.04%) Vertica
10 3 (0.78%) Cisco
10 3 (0.78%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.78%) ExtraHop
10 3 (0.78%) Palo Alto
10 3 (0.78%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.78%) Sparx