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 28 June 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.

R
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 399 480
Rank change year-on-year +74 +81  
Contract jobs citing R 288 229 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.46% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 1.18% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 173 98
Median daily rate £499 £463 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.83% -15.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £331 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £600 £691
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £525
% change year-on-year - -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £21.75 - £55.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 - £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.93 - £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 18068 19331 19324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.80% 39.09% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24306 27144 25112
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 £310 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 817 831
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £15.75 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +76 226 £500 +5.26% 69
East of England +15 21 £500 - 10
South East +12 13 £418 -9.23% 10
Midlands +11 13 £436 -10.96% 1
East Midlands -3 7 £411 - 1
South West -14 7 £600 +41.17% 7
North of England +58 6 £425 +6.25% 8
West Midlands +12 6 £450 -8.16%
North West +21 5 £550 +37.50% 2
Yorkshire +18 1 £425 - 5
North East - 1 £425 - 1
R
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 368 (63.12%) Python
2 319 (54.72%) SQL
3 281 (48.20%) Analytics
4 225 (38.59%) Hadoop
5 213 (36.54%) Big Data
6 183 (31.39%) Apache Spark
7 157 (26.93%) Machine Learning
8 151 (25.90%) Visualisation
9 146 (25.04%) Degree
10 140 (24.01%) Business Intelligence
11 137 (23.50%) SAS
12 136 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
13 131 (22.47%) Java
14 126 (21.61%) Finance
15 113 (19.38%) Mathematics
16 108 (18.52%) Tableau
17 107 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
18 106 (18.18%) Apache Hive
19 105 (18.01%) Statistics
20 99 (16.98%) Data Visualisation
21 93 (15.95%) Data Analytics
22 91 (15.61%) Data Modelling
23 89 (15.27%) Scala
24 84 (14.41%) Relational Database
25 76 (13.04%) Algorithms
26 73 (12.52%) MATLAB
27 72 (12.35%) Linux
28 67 (11.49%) Microsoft Excel
29 64 (10.98%) Data Mining
30 63 (10.81%) Banking

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
1 183 (31.39%) Apache Spark
2 137 (23.50%) SAS
3 43 (7.38%) Apache Pig
4 19 (3.26%) Apache
5 15 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.54%) Drupal
7 8 (1.37%) Confluence
8 7 (1.20%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.69%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.51%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.51%) CMS
11 2 (0.34%) CICS
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.17%) IPython
12 1 (0.17%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 67 (11.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (9.61%) SPSS
3 23 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (3.95%) Stata
4 15 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.20%) S-PLUS
7 4 (0.69%) GNU Octave
7 4 (0.69%) Weka
8 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.34%) EViews
9 2 (0.34%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.17%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.72%) FastStats
2 8 (1.37%) Eloqua
3 7 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.34%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 48 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.23%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (1.54%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.54%) GitHub
7 7 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
7 7 (1.20%) Azure Machine Learning
8 6 (1.03%) SaaS
9 5 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.69%) Google Play
11 3 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.51%) PaaS
12 2 (0.34%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.17%) BIME
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.09%) Kerberos
2 4 (0.69%) Internet
3 2 (0.34%) Firewall
3 2 (0.34%) HTTP
4 1 (0.17%) DNS
4 1 (0.17%) LDAP
4 1 (0.17%) Skype
4 1 (0.17%) SNMP
4 1 (0.17%) SSL
4 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (38.59%) Hadoop
2 213 (36.54%) Big Data
3 106 (18.18%) Apache Hive
4 84 (14.41%) Relational Database
5 64 (10.98%) Data Mining
6 59 (10.12%) NoSQL
6 59 (10.12%) Power BI
7 58 (9.95%) SQL Server
8 56 (9.61%) Data Warehouse
9 49 (8.40%) MongoDB
10 41 (7.03%) QlikView
11 34 (5.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 34 (5.83%) BusinessObjects
12 32 (5.49%) HBase
13 31 (5.32%) Impala
14 25 (4.29%) MySQL
15 22 (3.77%) RDBMS
16 19 (3.26%) Qlik Sense
17 18 (3.09%) Spotfire
18 17 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 30 (5.15%) JIRA
3 14 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (2.06%) Selenium
5 8 (1.37%) JUnit
6 5 (0.86%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.69%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.51%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.51%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.34%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.34%) ERwin
9 2 (0.34%) GoCD
9 2 (0.34%) Gradle
9 2 (0.34%) gulp
9 2 (0.34%) Maven
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.34%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.34%) Subversion
9 2 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 126 (21.61%) Finance
2 63 (10.81%) Banking
3 62 (10.63%) Marketing
4 36 (6.17%) Front Office
5 23 (3.95%) Retail
6 18 (3.09%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.74%) Telecoms
8 15 (2.57%) Financial Institution
9 14 (2.40%) Publishing
10 9 (1.54%) Legal
10 9 (1.54%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.37%) Games
12 7 (1.20%) Electronics
13 5 (0.86%) Back Office
14 3 (0.51%) Advertising
14 3 (0.51%) German Language
14 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.34%) French Language
16 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 171 (29.33%) Analyst
2 133 (22.81%) Data Scientist
3 130 (22.30%) Developer
4 87 (14.92%) Data Analyst
5 54 (9.26%) Data Engineer
6 43 (7.38%) Python Developer
7 41 (7.03%) Business Analyst
8 39 (6.69%) Big Data Engineer
9 31 (5.32%) Architect
10 28 (4.80%) R Developer
11 27 (4.63%) SQL Analyst
12 24 (4.12%) Big Data Developer
13 20 (3.43%) Data Architect
14 19 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
14 19 (3.26%) Qualitative Analyst
14 19 (3.26%) Quantitative Analyst
14 19 (3.26%) SQL Data Analyst
15 18 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 17 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 17 (2.92%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.66%) Kafka
2 27 (4.63%) D3.js
3 25 (4.29%) JSON
4 23 (3.95%) Natural Language Processing
5 21 (3.60%) Web Services
6 14 (2.40%) .NET
7 13 (2.23%) AngularJS
8 12 (2.06%) HTML
8 12 (2.06%) Node.js
9 11 (1.89%) CSS
9 11 (1.89%) React
9 11 (1.89%) RESTful
9 11 (1.89%) XML
10 8 (1.37%) MLlib
10 8 (1.37%) Sass
11 7 (1.20%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (1.20%) Ajax
11 7 (1.20%) LESS
12 6 (1.03%) NumPy
12 6 (1.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 136 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (13.04%) Algorithms
3 60 (10.29%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (3.09%) Market Risk
6 16 (2.74%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.57%) Fixed Income
8 13 (2.23%) User Experience
9 9 (1.54%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.37%) Fintech
11 7 (1.20%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (0.86%) NHS
12 5 (0.86%) Online Games
13 4 (0.69%) Derivative
13 4 (0.69%) Social Media
14 3 (0.51%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 72 (12.35%) Linux
2 57 (9.78%) Unix
3 19 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.20%) Windows
5 5 (0.86%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.34%) CentOS
6 2 (0.34%) MVS
7 1 (0.17%) Android
7 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (48.20%) Analytics
2 157 (26.93%) Machine Learning
3 151 (25.90%) Visualisation
4 140 (24.01%) Business Intelligence
5 113 (19.38%) Mathematics
6 107 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
7 105 (18.01%) Statistics
8 99 (16.98%) Data Visualisation
9 93 (15.95%) Data Analytics
10 91 (15.61%) Data Modelling
11 62 (10.63%) ETL
12 57 (9.78%) Statistical Modelling
13 51 (8.75%) Data Analysis
14 48 (8.23%) Predictive Modelling
15 45 (7.72%) E-Commerce
16 38 (6.52%) Open Source
17 36 (6.17%) MapReduce
18 32 (5.49%) Statistical Analysis
19 31 (5.32%) Scrum
20 30 (5.15%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 368 (63.12%) Python
2 319 (54.72%) SQL
3 131 (22.47%) Java
4 89 (15.27%) Scala
5 73 (12.52%) MATLAB
6 44 (7.55%) C++
7 30 (5.15%) VBA
8 27 (4.63%) JavaScript
9 19 (3.26%) C#
9 19 (3.26%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.92%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.40%) C
12 12 (2.06%) Perl
13 11 (1.89%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.89%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.37%) VB
15 7 (1.20%) PHP
15 7 (1.20%) Ruby
16 6 (1.03%) Julia
17 5 (0.86%) Go
Qualifications
1 146 (25.04%) Degree
2 42 (7.20%) PhD
3 22 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.26%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.06%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.72%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.54%) CCA
8 9 (1.54%) Postgraduate
9 6 (1.03%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.34%) CBAP
11 2 (0.34%) CISA
11 2 (0.34%) CISM
11 2 (0.34%) CISSP
11 2 (0.34%) GSEC
11 2 (0.34%) IIBA
12 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.17%) ISEB
12 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.32%) Data Quality
2 23 (3.95%) QA
3 5 (0.86%) IFRS
3 5 (0.86%) IFRS 9
4 4 (0.69%) IAS 39
5 2 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.34%) CDISC
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (3.09%) Apache Flume
2 15 (2.57%) HDFS
3 8 (1.37%) Docker
4 4 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.51%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.34%) KVM
6 2 (0.34%) LXC
6 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.34%) Xen
7 1 (0.17%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (1.54%) Terraform
2 7 (1.20%) Puppet
3 6 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.86%) Ansible
4 5 (0.86%) Oozie
5 4 (0.69%) Grafana
5 4 (0.69%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.69%) StatsD
6 2 (0.34%) Mesos
7 1 (0.17%) Kibana
7 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 108 (18.52%) Tableau
2 61 (10.46%) Microsoft
3 54 (9.26%) Oracle
4 33 (5.66%) Teradata
5 29 (4.97%) Google
6 22 (3.77%) Cloudera
7 19 (3.26%) SAP
8 18 (3.09%) Red Hat
9 16 (2.74%) MicroStrategy
10 15 (2.57%) IBM
11 13 (2.23%) Cognos
12 11 (1.89%) Netezza
13 10 (1.72%) Sybase
14 9 (1.54%) Informatica
15 8 (1.37%) Apteco
16 7 (1.20%) Bloomberg
16 7 (1.20%) RapidMiner
16 7 (1.20%) Reuters
17 6 (1.03%) Alteryx
17 6 (1.03%) Splunk
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Cititec
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £20.00 - £23.00 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 24 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago