Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 322 524
Rank change year-on-year +19 +202 +132
Contract jobs citing R 734 639 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.73% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.88% 1.80% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 441 236
England median daily rate £513 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.59% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 5
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.27 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +32.96% -
10th Percentile £15.60 £16.93 £13.45
90th Percentile £65.00 £64.90 £20.82
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.27 £18.25
% change year-on-year +3.03% +32.96% -

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 39,110 35,568 38,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.30% 40.60% 38.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,719 24,648 26,497
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £638 £608 £600
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 780 983
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £17.43 £15.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.29 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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 6 months to 19 February 2018. 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 -31 490 £538 +7.50% 115
South East +27 87 £474 +67.70% 23
Midlands +6 50 £450 +9.09% 13
East of England +14 46 £550 +60.47% 28
North of England +52 34 £500 +6.67% 24
West Midlands +14 29 £450 +8.11% 5
South West +32 26 £344 +137.07% 12
North West +23 22 £525 +10.53% 16
East Midlands +3 21 £456 +25.86% 8
Yorkshire +11 12 £500 +51.52% 6
R
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 525 (71.53%) Python
2 349 (47.55%) SQL
3 344 (46.87%) Analytics
4 319 (43.46%) Data Science
5 244 (33.24%) Machine Learning
6 219 (29.84%) Big Data
6 219 (29.84%) Analytical Skills
7 186 (25.34%) Apache Spark
8 179 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
8 179 (24.39%) Visualisation
9 178 (24.25%) Mathematics
10 166 (22.62%) Hadoop
11 165 (22.48%) Tableau
12 161 (21.93%) Statistics
13 156 (21.25%) Java
14 155 (21.12%) SAS
15 154 (20.98%) Finance
16 153 (20.84%) Degree
17 138 (18.80%) Business Intelligence
18 124 (16.89%) Scala
19 122 (16.62%) Data Analysis
20 112 (15.26%) Computer Science
21 105 (14.31%) Algorithms
22 102 (13.90%) ETL
23 99 (13.49%) NoSQL
24 96 (13.08%) Data Visualisation
25 90 (12.26%) Data Analytics
25 90 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
26 88 (11.99%) Power BI
27 85 (11.58%) C#

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
1 186 (25.34%) Apache Spark
2 155 (21.12%) SAS
3 46 (6.27%) Apache
4 26 (3.54%) Apache Pig
5 25 (3.41%) Jupyter
6 15 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.36%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.82%) ArcGIS
8 6 (0.82%) Confluence
8 6 (0.82%) nginx
9 5 (0.68%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.27%) CMS
11 2 (0.27%) IPython
11 2 (0.27%) Jetty
12 1 (0.14%) DNN
12 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 70 (9.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (9.26%) SPSS
3 17 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.91%) Stata
6 9 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.68%) Weka
8 3 (0.41%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.27%) Pipeline Pilot
10 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.14%) HipChat
10 1 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (1.23%) ReMetrica
2 3 (0.41%) Radian6
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.27%) Summit
4 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.14%) HFM
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Primavera
4 1 (0.14%) Revive Adserver
4 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 83 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.13%) Google Analytics
4 22 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (2.72%) GitHub
6 14 (1.91%) Amazon S3
6 14 (1.91%) Route 53
6 14 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (1.50%) Azure Machine Learning
8 11 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.23%) PaaS
10 7 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (0.82%) SaaS
12 5 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.68%) Data Lake Analytics
12 5 (0.68%) Serverless
13 4 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.09%) HTTP
1 8 (1.09%) SSL
2 6 (0.82%) SMS
3 5 (0.68%) Internet
4 4 (0.54%) Wireless
5 3 (0.41%) FTP
5 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.27%) LAN
6 2 (0.27%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.14%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.14%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (29.84%) Big Data
2 166 (22.62%) Hadoop
3 99 (13.49%) NoSQL
4 90 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
5 88 (11.99%) Power BI
6 85 (11.58%) SQL Server
7 75 (10.22%) Apache Hive
8 71 (9.67%) MongoDB
9 64 (8.72%) Relational Database
10 62 (8.45%) Data Mining
10 62 (8.45%) MySQL
11 43 (5.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 36 (4.90%) QlikView
13 34 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 33 (4.50%) Redis
15 32 (4.36%) Spotfire
16 29 (3.95%) Amazon Redshift
17 27 (3.68%) Data Lake
18 26 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 24 (3.27%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 43 (5.86%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.36%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.72%) Visual Studio
4 16 (2.18%) Cucumber
5 8 (1.09%) JIRA
6 6 (0.82%) Selenium
6 6 (0.82%) Subversion
6 6 (0.82%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.54%) JUnit
9 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.27%) Bower
10 2 (0.27%) Capybara
10 2 (0.27%) ERwin
10 2 (0.27%) GitLab
10 2 (0.27%) GoCD
10 2 (0.27%) Gradle
10 2 (0.27%) Grunt
10 2 (0.27%) RSpec
10 2 (0.27%) Travis CI
General
1 154 (20.98%) Finance
2 66 (8.99%) Retail
3 55 (7.49%) Banking
4 49 (6.68%) Marketing
5 40 (5.45%) Games
6 27 (3.68%) Investment Banking
7 26 (3.54%) Front Office
8 23 (3.13%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.32%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.50%) Electronics
10 11 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.09%) Publishing
12 7 (0.95%) Advertising
13 5 (0.68%) Automotive
13 5 (0.68%) French Language
14 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.54%) Law
15 3 (0.41%) Polish Language
16 2 (0.27%) Legal
16 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 246 (33.51%) Data Scientist
2 146 (19.89%) Analyst
3 134 (18.26%) Developer
4 83 (11.31%) Data Engineer
5 73 (9.95%) Data Analyst
6 28 (3.81%) C# Developer
7 26 (3.54%) Consultant
8 25 (3.41%) Architect
9 23 (3.13%) Python Developer
10 22 (3.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 22 (3.00%) SQL Analyst
11 21 (2.86%) Senior Data Scientist
12 19 (2.59%) Big Data Engineer
13 18 (2.45%) Insight Analyst
13 18 (2.45%) SQL Developer
14 17 (2.32%) Business Analyst
14 17 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
15 16 (2.18%) Automation Tester
15 16 (2.18%) Data Consultant
15 16 (2.18%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.81%) .NET
2 44 (5.99%) Natural Language Processing
3 43 (5.86%) D3.js
4 42 (5.72%) HTML
5 41 (5.59%) TensorFlow
6 37 (5.04%) Pandas
7 36 (4.90%) NumPy
8 34 (4.63%) JSON
9 27 (3.68%) RESTful
10 25 (3.41%) Kafka
11 21 (2.86%) Matplotlib
12 19 (2.59%) Keras
13 17 (2.32%) ActiveMQ
13 17 (2.32%) AngularJS
13 17 (2.32%) CSS
13 17 (2.32%) HTML5
13 17 (2.32%) Theano
13 17 (2.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 17 (2.32%) Unreal Engine
14 16 (2.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 219 (29.84%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (15.26%) Computer Science
3 105 (14.31%) Algorithms
4 24 (3.27%) Data Structures
5 20 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.59%) User Experience
7 16 (2.18%) Credit Risk
7 16 (2.18%) Online Games
8 13 (1.77%) Fintech
9 10 (1.36%) Clustering
9 10 (1.36%) Linked Data
9 10 (1.36%) Reinsurance
9 10 (1.36%) Robotics
10 9 (1.23%) FMCG
11 8 (1.09%) Market Risk
11 8 (1.09%) Replication
12 7 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.82%) Blog
13 6 (0.82%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 55 (7.49%) Linux
2 53 (7.22%) Unix
3 16 (2.18%) Mac OS X
4 9 (1.23%) Windows
5 8 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.68%) CentOS
7 4 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.14%) Android
10 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (46.87%) Analytics
2 319 (43.46%) Data Science
3 244 (33.24%) Machine Learning
4 179 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (24.39%) Visualisation
5 178 (24.25%) Mathematics
6 161 (21.93%) Statistics
7 138 (18.80%) Business Intelligence
8 122 (16.62%) Data Analysis
9 102 (13.90%) ETL
10 96 (13.08%) Data Visualisation
11 90 (12.26%) Data Analytics
12 77 (10.49%) Data Modelling
13 61 (8.31%) Open Source
14 53 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
15 50 (6.81%) E-Commerce
15 50 (6.81%) Software Engineering
16 46 (6.27%) Data Management
16 46 (6.27%) Statistical Modelling
17 45 (6.13%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 525 (71.53%) Python
2 349 (47.55%) SQL
3 156 (21.25%) Java
4 124 (16.89%) Scala
5 85 (11.58%) C#
6 79 (10.76%) MATLAB
7 55 (7.49%) JavaScript
8 54 (7.36%) C++
9 42 (5.72%) VBA
10 19 (2.59%) Perl
11 18 (2.45%) C
11 18 (2.45%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.32%) T-SQL
13 15 (2.04%) Bash Shell
13 15 (2.04%) Ruby
14 14 (1.91%) VB
15 13 (1.77%) Go
16 10 (1.36%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.36%) VB.NET
17 9 (1.23%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 153 (20.84%) Degree
2 50 (6.81%) PhD
2 50 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 26 (3.54%) Master's Degree
5 24 (3.27%) Numerate Degree
6 20 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.09%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.13%) Data Quality
2 29 (3.95%) QA
3 6 (0.82%) IFRS
3 6 (0.82%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.68%) SLA
5 3 (0.41%) GCP
5 3 (0.41%) GDPR
6 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (3.95%) Docker
2 12 (1.63%) HDFS
3 11 (1.50%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.41%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
5 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (3.00%) Puppet
2 20 (2.72%) Grafana
3 18 (2.45%) Terraform
4 14 (1.91%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.63%) StatsD
6 10 (1.36%) Kibana
7 8 (1.09%) Fluentd
7 8 (1.09%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (1.09%) logstash
7 8 (1.09%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.68%) Ansible
9 3 (0.41%) Mesos
9 3 (0.41%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.14%) Ambari
10 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.14%) Oozie
10 1 (0.14%) SCCM
10 1 (0.14%) SCOM
10 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 165 (22.48%) Tableau
2 69 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 42 (5.72%) Google
4 32 (4.36%) Oracle
5 26 (3.54%) Informatica
6 19 (2.59%) Alteryx
6 19 (2.59%) SAP
7 17 (2.32%) Cloudera
7 17 (2.32%) MapR
8 16 (2.18%) Splunk
9 15 (2.04%) IBM
9 15 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.77%) Hortonworks
11 12 (1.63%) Adobe
12 11 (1.50%) Teradata
13 9 (1.23%) Blue Prism
14 8 (1.09%) Vertica
15 7 (0.95%) Workday
16 6 (0.82%) Databricks
16 6 (0.82%) Datameer