Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 340 368 464
Rank change year-on-year +28 +96 +72
Contract jobs citing R 698 572 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.64% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 1.53% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 397 324
England median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -14.94%
10th Percentile £349 £313 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £620
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 3
England median hourly rate £22.50 £34.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.78% +68.29% -31.67%
10th Percentile £18.00 £20.75 £16.11
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.75 £43.35
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £34.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -36.23% +68.29% -31.67%

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 41,680 37,341 39,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.65% 42.00% 39.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,492 25,818 27,614
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 689 730 835
England median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.41% +6.67% +4.90%
10th Percentile £17.49 £16.25 £14.18
90th Percentile £52.60 £53.75 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +2 487 £550 +10.00% 109
South East +34 93 £475 +21.02% 21
North of England +4 35 £500 +17.65% 22
East of England -4 30 £431 -13.75% 13
Midlands -7 29 £461 +2.50% 20
South West -4 24 £413 -13.16% 6
East Midlands +11 23 £466 +9.71% 10
Yorkshire +9 20 £475 +11.76% 8
North West -8 8 £425 +6.25% 13
North East -1 7 £650 +52.94% 1
West Midlands -31 6 £388 -13.89% 10
R
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 516 (73.93%) Python
2 359 (51.43%) SQL
3 318 (45.56%) Analytics
4 297 (42.55%) Data Science
5 216 (30.95%) Machine Learning
6 202 (28.94%) Big Data
7 186 (26.65%) Finance
8 181 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
9 175 (25.07%) Hadoop
10 170 (24.36%) Visualisation
11 157 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
12 146 (20.92%) SAS
12 146 (20.92%) Business Intelligence
13 141 (20.20%) Mathematics
14 138 (19.77%) Java
14 138 (19.77%) Apache Spark
15 128 (18.34%) Statistics
16 117 (16.76%) Algorithms
17 116 (16.62%) Tableau
18 114 (16.33%) C#
19 107 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
20 106 (15.19%) Degree
21 96 (13.75%) Microsoft Azure
22 93 (13.32%) ETL
23 92 (13.18%) Scala
24 91 (13.04%) Computer Science
24 91 (13.04%) Data Analysis
24 91 (13.04%) Data Analytics
25 88 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
26 87 (12.46%) SQL Server

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
1 146 (20.92%) SAS
2 138 (19.77%) Apache Spark
3 25 (3.58%) Apache Pig
4 18 (2.58%) Jupyter
5 17 (2.44%) Confluence
6 16 (2.29%) SharePoint
7 15 (2.15%) Apache
8 14 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.29%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.00%) Hyperledger
11 6 (0.86%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.72%) CMS
12 5 (0.72%) IIS
12 5 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (7.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (4.01%) SPSS
3 12 (1.72%) Chatbot
4 8 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.57%) Stata
7 3 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.29%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.14%) EViews
9 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) R3 Corda
2 6 (0.86%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.72%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.43%) Summit
5 2 (0.29%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.14%) FastStats
6 1 (0.14%) Finacle
6 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 96 (13.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (4.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (3.15%) Azure Machine Learning
5 21 (3.01%) Google Analytics
6 19 (2.72%) Azure Data Factory
7 18 (2.58%) Data Lake Analytics
7 18 (2.58%) PaaS
8 17 (2.44%) GitHub
9 16 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (2.15%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (0.86%) IaaS
12 4 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.57%) SaaS
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.86%) Kerberos
1 6 (0.86%) SSL
1 6 (0.86%) VPN
2 5 (0.72%) Internet
3 4 (0.57%) SNA
4 2 (0.29%) LAN
4 2 (0.29%) SMS
5 1 (0.14%) BGP
5 1 (0.14%) Broadband
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.14%) CTI
5 1 (0.14%) Firewall
5 1 (0.14%) HTTP
5 1 (0.14%) MPLS
5 1 (0.14%) OSPF
5 1 (0.14%) PBX
5 1 (0.14%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (28.94%) Big Data
2 175 (25.07%) Hadoop
3 87 (12.46%) SQL Server
4 84 (12.03%) Data Warehouse
4 84 (12.03%) Power BI
5 72 (10.32%) NoSQL
6 67 (9.60%) Data Mining
7 66 (9.46%) Apache Hive
8 61 (8.74%) MongoDB
9 58 (8.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 55 (7.88%) Relational Database
11 51 (7.31%) Data Lake
12 43 (6.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (5.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 34 (4.87%) HBase
15 31 (4.44%) MySQL
16 30 (4.30%) Impala
17 25 (3.58%) Spotfire
18 23 (3.30%) QlikView
19 22 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (6.88%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 32 (4.58%) JIRA
4 19 (2.72%) RStudio
5 17 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.15%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.15%) Subversion
9 6 (0.86%) FishEye
9 6 (0.86%) Selenium
9 6 (0.86%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.72%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.72%) Toad
11 4 (0.57%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.57%) Maven
12 3 (0.43%) Gradle
12 3 (0.43%) PostCSS
13 2 (0.29%) GitLab
General
1 186 (26.65%) Finance
2 57 (8.17%) Retail
3 50 (7.16%) Front Office
4 49 (7.02%) Marketing
5 40 (5.73%) Banking
6 26 (3.72%) Games
7 20 (2.87%) Manufacturing
8 15 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.29%) Advertising
9 9 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.15%) Law
11 7 (1.00%) Automotive
11 7 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.86%) Electronics
12 6 (0.86%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.72%) Back Office
14 4 (0.57%) French Language
14 4 (0.57%) Publishing
15 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.29%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 180 (25.79%) Data Scientist
2 140 (20.06%) Developer
3 136 (19.48%) Analyst
4 72 (10.32%) Data Engineer
5 63 (9.03%) Data Analyst
6 46 (6.59%) Consultant
7 43 (6.16%) Architect
8 38 (5.44%) C# Developer
9 31 (4.44%) Data Architect
10 27 (3.87%) SQL Developer
11 26 (3.72%) Data Consultant
11 26 (3.72%) Python Developer
12 23 (3.30%) Python Engineer
13 21 (3.01%) Front Office Developer
14 20 (2.87%) Big Data Engineer
15 18 (2.58%) Big Data Architect
15 18 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 18 (2.58%) Senior Data Scientist
16 17 (2.44%) SQL Analyst
17 16 (2.29%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (11.46%) HTML
2 61 (8.74%) Natural Language Processing
3 57 (8.17%) Kafka
4 56 (8.02%) .NET
5 42 (6.02%) HTML5
6 35 (5.01%) TensorFlow
7 26 (3.72%) AngularJS
7 26 (3.72%) CSS
8 21 (3.01%) Pandas
8 21 (3.01%) React
9 19 (2.72%) NumPy
10 17 (2.44%) Web Services
11 16 (2.29%) D3.js
12 15 (2.15%) scikit-learn
12 15 (2.15%) XML
13 14 (2.01%) Node.js
13 14 (2.01%) Theano
14 13 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (1.86%) Matplotlib
15 12 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 181 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (16.76%) Algorithms
3 91 (13.04%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.30%) User Experience
5 19 (2.72%) Data Structures
5 19 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.15%) Fintech
7 13 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (1.72%) Equities
8 12 (1.72%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.58%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.43%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.43%) Reference Data
11 9 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.15%) Derivative
12 8 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.15%) Taxonomies
13 7 (1.00%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.86%) FMCG
14 6 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.02%) Linux
2 33 (4.73%) Unix
3 19 (2.72%) Windows
4 5 (0.72%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.14%) AIX
6 1 (0.14%) CentOS
6 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (45.56%) Analytics
2 297 (42.55%) Data Science
3 216 (30.95%) Machine Learning
4 170 (24.36%) Visualisation
5 157 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
6 146 (20.92%) Business Intelligence
7 141 (20.20%) Mathematics
8 128 (18.34%) Statistics
9 107 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
10 93 (13.32%) ETL
11 91 (13.04%) Data Analysis
11 91 (13.04%) Data Analytics
12 79 (11.32%) Data Visualisation
13 76 (10.89%) Data Modelling
14 60 (8.60%) DevOps
15 56 (8.02%) Statistical Modelling
16 55 (7.88%) Software Engineering
17 52 (7.45%) Artificial Intelligence
17 52 (7.45%) Open Source
18 48 (6.88%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 516 (73.93%) Python
2 359 (51.43%) SQL
3 138 (19.77%) Java
4 114 (16.33%) C#
5 92 (13.18%) Scala
6 77 (11.03%) MATLAB
7 59 (8.45%) JavaScript
8 51 (7.31%) VBA
9 35 (5.01%) C++
10 22 (3.15%) Ruby
11 19 (2.72%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.58%) U-SQL
13 17 (2.44%) C
13 17 (2.44%) PL/SQL
14 16 (2.29%) T-SQL
15 14 (2.01%) Perl
16 13 (1.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 12 (1.72%) VB.NET
18 10 (1.43%) TypeScript
19 8 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 106 (15.19%) Degree
2 58 (8.31%) PhD
3 28 (4.01%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.44%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.87%) Numerate Degree
6 18 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (2.58%) Master's Degree
7 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.57%) MBA
9 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CCIE
10 1 (0.14%) CCIE Data Center
10 1 (0.14%) CCNP
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.14%) MCSA
10 1 (0.14%) MCSE
10 1 (0.14%) OSCP
10 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.31%) Data Quality
2 25 (3.58%) QA
3 19 (2.72%) GDPR
4 14 (2.01%) GCP
5 7 (1.00%) IFRS
5 7 (1.00%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.14%) CDISC
7 1 (0.14%) DO-178B
System Software
1 31 (4.44%) Apache Flume
2 26 (3.72%) Docker
3 14 (2.01%) HDFS
4 5 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (2.01%) Terraform
2 9 (1.29%) Hadoop YARN
3 8 (1.15%) Ansible
4 6 (0.86%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.72%) Kibana
5 5 (0.72%) Oozie
5 5 (0.72%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.43%) Puppet
7 2 (0.29%) Mesos
8 1 (0.14%) Ambari
8 1 (0.14%) PTC Integrity
8 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 116 (16.62%) Tableau
2 75 (10.74%) Oracle
3 71 (10.17%) Microsoft
4 40 (5.73%) Alteryx
4 40 (5.73%) Google
5 32 (4.58%) Cloudera
6 29 (4.15%) Informatica
6 29 (4.15%) MapR
7 28 (4.01%) Hortonworks
8 22 (3.15%) Teradata
9 19 (2.72%) Bloomberg
10 17 (2.44%) SAP
11 16 (2.29%) Talend
12 15 (2.15%) Reuters
13 14 (2.01%) IBM
14 11 (1.58%) RapidMiner
15 9 (1.29%) Databricks
16 7 (1.00%) Adobe
16 7 (1.00%) Capita
16 7 (1.00%) MicroStrategy