Period
to 13 August 2020

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 August 2020 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 233 311 349
Rank change year-on-year +78 +38 +30
Contract jobs citing R 331 686 706
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.09% 0.83% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.60% 1.94% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 455 466
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £360 £363 £347
90th Percentile £750 £688 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 11
Median hourly rate £38.50 £20.96 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.73% -6.87% -34.78%
10th Percentile £35.00 £16.67 £18.00
90th Percentile £71.25 £30.14 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year +67.02% -4.75% -36.23%

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 12,729 35,291 41,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.88% 42.65% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,544 24,654 29,529
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £695 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +4.74% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 620 697
Median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +8.43% +1.22%
10th Percentile £17.41 £20.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.28 £53.30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +7.32% +1.23%

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 August 2020.

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 August 2020.

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 August 2020. 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 +78 256 £550 - 43
South East +128 25 £470 -3.09% 4
North of England +73 19 £450 -11.98% 8
East of England +46 12 £438 -27.08% 4
South West +90 10 £481 -3.75% 7
North West +68 10 £575 +27.78% 4
Yorkshire +47 9 £450 -14.29% 4
Midlands +81 5 £313 -26.47% 7
West Midlands +63 3 £313 -10.71% 5
East Midlands +61 1 - - 2
R
UK

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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.

1 285 (86.10%) Python
2 158 (47.73%) SQL
3 150 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (40.79%) AWS
5 134 (40.48%) Finance
6 121 (36.56%) Java
7 103 (31.12%) Analytics
8 102 (30.82%) Asset Management
9 97 (29.31%) Web Services
10 93 (28.10%) Fixed Income
11 91 (27.49%) Azure
12 89 (26.89%) Derivative
13 86 (25.98%) Front Office
13 86 (25.98%) Data Science
14 75 (22.66%) Software Engineering
15 73 (22.05%) DevOps
16 70 (21.15%) Equities
16 70 (21.15%) Decision-Making
17 68 (20.54%) Business Intelligence
17 68 (20.54%) Docker
17 68 (20.54%) Kubernetes
18 64 (19.34%) Analytical Skills
19 61 (18.43%) Visualisation
20 57 (17.22%) Machine Learning
21 56 (16.92%) GCP
21 56 (16.92%) Amazon RDS
22 53 (16.01%) Terraform
22 53 (16.01%) Artifactory
23 52 (15.71%) OpenShift
24 51 (15.41%) Jenkins

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 30 (9.06%) SAS
2 25 (7.55%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.72%) Apache Airflow
3 9 (2.72%) Jupyter
4 5 (1.51%) Apache
5 3 (0.91%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.91%) GeoServer
5 3 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.60%) Confluence
7 1 (0.30%) R Markdown
Applications
1 41 (12.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.30%) SPSS
5 1 (0.30%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (1.81%) Markit EDM
1 6 (1.81%) PolarLake
2 3 (0.91%) Eagle PACE
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Primavera
3 1 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 135 (40.79%) AWS
2 91 (27.49%) Azure
3 56 (16.92%) GCP
4 52 (15.71%) OpenShift
5 45 (13.60%) Amazon ECS
6 44 (13.29%) Power Platform
6 44 (13.29%) Serverless
7 43 (12.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 42 (12.69%) Amazon S3
8 42 (12.69%) AWS Lambda
9 41 (12.39%) Amazon EC2
9 41 (12.39%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (2.72%) GitHub
11 6 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (1.81%) PaaS
12 5 (1.51%) SaaS
13 4 (1.21%) Amazon EKS
14 3 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.91%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.60%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.21%) SSL
2 3 (0.91%) DNS
2 3 (0.91%) HTTP
3 2 (0.60%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.60%) Skype
4 1 (0.30%) Internet
4 1 (0.30%) LAN
4 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.92%) Amazon RDS
2 44 (13.29%) Amazon Redshift
2 44 (13.29%) Power BI
3 38 (11.48%) Big Data
4 31 (9.37%) Hadoop
5 29 (8.76%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (6.65%) SQL Server
7 21 (6.34%) Relational Database
8 17 (5.14%) Data Mining
8 17 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (4.83%) NoSQL
10 13 (3.93%) Amazon Aurora
10 13 (3.93%) RDBMS
11 10 (3.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (2.72%) Apache Hive
12 9 (2.72%) MongoDB
13 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (1.81%) Looker
15 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 53 (16.01%) Artifactory
2 51 (15.41%) Jenkins
3 50 (15.11%) RStudio
4 22 (6.65%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.02%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.81%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.51%) JIRA
8 5 (1.51%) Maven
8 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (1.51%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.21%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.60%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.60%) GitLab
10 2 (0.60%) Snyk
10 2 (0.60%) Subversion
10 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.30%) ERwin
11 1 (0.30%) JUnit
11 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 134 (40.48%) Finance
2 86 (25.98%) Front Office
3 19 (5.74%) Banking
4 14 (4.23%) Marketing
5 10 (3.02%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (3.02%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.42%) Retail
7 5 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.21%) Electronics
8 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.91%) Back Office
9 3 (0.91%) Legal
10 2 (0.60%) Advertising
10 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.60%) Games
10 2 (0.60%) Local Government
10 2 (0.60%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 92 (27.79%) Developer
2 60 (18.13%) Data Scientist
3 54 (16.31%) Analyst
4 47 (14.20%) Python Developer
5 41 (12.39%) AWS Developer
6 39 (11.78%) AWS Engineer
7 37 (11.18%) Java Developer
8 33 (9.97%) Java Software Developer
9 32 (9.67%) Lead Developer
10 27 (8.16%) Python Engineer
11 25 (7.55%) Data Analyst
11 25 (7.55%) Java Engineer
11 25 (7.55%) Lead Java Developer
11 25 (7.55%) Lead Software Developer
12 24 (7.25%) Data Engineer
13 23 (6.95%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (6.34%) Architect
14 21 (6.34%) AWS DevOps
15 20 (6.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 17 (5.14%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (29.31%) Web Services
2 41 (12.39%) J2EE
2 41 (12.39%) J2SE
3 26 (7.85%) Shiny
4 23 (6.95%) React
5 22 (6.65%) AngularJS
6 15 (4.53%) TensorFlow
7 14 (4.23%) .NET
7 14 (4.23%) gRPC
7 14 (4.23%) Protocol Buffers
8 13 (3.93%) Natural Language Processing
8 13 (3.93%) Node.js
9 10 (3.02%) Vue.js
10 8 (2.42%) HTML
11 7 (2.11%) XML
12 6 (1.81%) CSS
12 6 (1.81%) D3.js
12 6 (1.81%) Pandas
12 6 (1.81%) scikit-learn
12 6 (1.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 93 (28.10%) Fixed Income
2 89 (26.89%) Derivative
3 70 (21.15%) Equities
4 64 (19.34%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (13.90%) Hedge funds
6 27 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (5.74%) Reference Data
8 17 (5.14%) Algorithms
9 14 (4.23%) Credit Derivative
10 13 (3.93%) OTC Derivatives
11 12 (3.63%) Public Cloud
12 9 (2.72%) Blog
12 9 (2.72%) Equity Derivative
13 8 (2.42%) Cloud Native
14 6 (1.81%) Management Information System
15 5 (1.51%) Market Risk
15 5 (1.51%) NHS
15 5 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
16 4 (1.21%) Data Structures
17 3 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.63%) Linux
2 10 (3.02%) Unix
3 2 (0.60%) CentOS
3 2 (0.60%) CoreOS
3 2 (0.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (31.12%) Analytics
3 102 (30.82%) Asset Management
4 86 (25.98%) Data Science
5 75 (22.66%) Software Engineering
6 73 (22.05%) DevOps
7 70 (21.15%) Decision-Making
8 68 (20.54%) Business Intelligence
9 61 (18.43%) Visualisation
10 57 (17.22%) Machine Learning
11 50 (15.11%) Investment Management
12 49 (14.80%) Data Analysis
13 46 (13.90%) Scrum
14 41 (12.39%) Deployment Automation
14 41 (12.39%) Statistics
15 39 (11.78%) Mathematics
15 39 (11.78%) Migration
16 34 (10.27%) Data Modelling
17 32 (9.67%) ETL
18 31 (9.37%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 285 (86.10%) Python
2 158 (47.73%) SQL
3 121 (36.56%) Java
4 39 (11.78%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.65%) VBA
6 19 (5.74%) T-SQL
7 16 (4.83%) C
7 16 (4.83%) C++
8 15 (4.53%) MATLAB
9 14 (4.23%) C#
10 7 (2.11%) Scala
11 6 (1.81%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.51%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.51%) CQL
12 5 (1.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (1.51%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.21%) Go
14 3 (0.91%) Groovy
14 3 (0.91%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (11.48%) Degree
2 35 (10.57%) Security Cleared
3 27 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.02%) PhD
5 9 (2.72%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (2.42%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) CFA
8 1 (0.30%) HND
8 1 (0.30%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.74%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.81%) QA
3 3 (0.91%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.30%) CDISC
4 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.30%) EMIR
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
4 1 (0.30%) MiFID
4 1 (0.30%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (20.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 68 (20.54%) Kubernetes
2 53 (16.01%) Terraform
3 3 (0.91%) Ansible
3 3 (0.91%) Grafana
3 3 (0.91%) logstash
4 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.88%) Tableau
3 23 (6.95%) Google
4 21 (6.34%) Bloomberg
5 20 (6.04%) Databricks
6 15 (4.53%) Oracle
7 12 (3.63%) SAP
8 8 (2.42%) Cloudera
9 5 (1.51%) BMC
9 5 (1.51%) Hortonworks
9 5 (1.51%) Sybase
10 4 (1.21%) Alteryx
10 4 (1.21%) Teradata
11 3 (0.91%) Birst
11 3 (0.91%) Informatica
11 3 (0.91%) Sparx
12 2 (0.60%) Adobe
12 2 (0.60%) Confluent
12 2 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.60%) Veracode