Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 388 552
Rank change year-on-year +50 +164 +86
Contract jobs citing R 686 592 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.61% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.72% 1.49% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 392 240
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £636 £652
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 6
England median hourly rate £24.75 £24.27 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +28.56% -41.92%
10th Percentile £19.34 £16.16 £13.81
90th Percentile £43.00 £58.38 £50.52
UK median hourly rate £24.75 £21.03 £18.88
% change year-on-year +17.69% +11.42% -41.92%

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 39982 39599 40257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.15% 40.49% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28189 27431 27566
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 752 819 951
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.56 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.71 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -1 473 £525 +5.00% 85
South East +25 58 £425 +13.33% 15
Midlands +27 55 £450 +7.14% 5
East of England +5 44 £550 +69.23% 14
West Midlands +33 38 £450 +7.14% 2
North of England +68 34 £488 +5.41% 15
North West +26 21 £500 +8.11% 10
South West -4 17 £450 +5.88% 6
East Midlands -5 17 £501 +33.47% 3
Yorkshire +24 13 £425 -5.56% 4
North East - 2 £425 - 1
R
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 459 (66.91%) Python
2 352 (51.31%) SQL
3 306 (44.61%) Analytics
4 248 (36.15%) Machine Learning
5 204 (29.74%) Big Data
6 194 (28.28%) Hadoop
7 193 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
8 183 (26.68%) Visualisation
9 179 (26.09%) Apache Spark
10 165 (24.05%) Finance
11 152 (22.16%) Tableau
12 151 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
13 147 (21.43%) Statistics
14 146 (21.28%) Degree
15 145 (21.14%) Mathematics
16 136 (19.83%) Java
17 128 (18.66%) Business Intelligence
18 123 (17.93%) Data Visualisation
19 121 (17.64%) SAS
20 99 (14.43%) Computer Science
20 99 (14.43%) Algorithms
21 96 (13.99%) Scala
21 96 (13.99%) Apache Hive
22 87 (12.68%) MongoDB
23 82 (11.95%) NoSQL
24 81 (11.81%) Data Analytics
25 79 (11.52%) Data Analysis
25 79 (11.52%) Data Modelling
26 78 (11.37%) Amazon AWS
27 69 (10.06%) Linux

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
1 179 (26.09%) Apache Spark
2 121 (17.64%) SAS
3 30 (4.37%) Apache Pig
4 26 (3.79%) Apache
5 17 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.90%) Confluence
7 10 (1.46%) Apache Solr
8 9 (1.31%) Jupyter
9 8 (1.17%) ArcGIS
10 7 (1.02%) nginx
11 4 (0.58%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.29%) CMS
12 2 (0.29%) Jetty
12 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 60 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (6.56%) SPSS
3 19 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (2.48%) Stata
5 8 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.58%) Weka
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.29%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.15%) HipChat
9 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Maximo
2 1 (0.15%) Primavera
2 1 (0.15%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.15%) Summit
2 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 78 (11.37%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (2.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 15 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (2.19%) Route 53
6 12 (1.75%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.75%) Google Analytics
6 12 (1.75%) PaaS
7 10 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.31%) GitHub
9 5 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.73%) Azure Machine Learning
9 5 (0.73%) SaaS
10 4 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.58%) Google Play
11 3 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.31%) Kerberos
2 8 (1.17%) HTTP
2 8 (1.17%) SSL
3 7 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.02%) Wireless
4 6 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.44%) Internet
6 2 (0.29%) FTP
6 2 (0.29%) Skype
6 2 (0.29%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.15%) Broadband
7 1 (0.15%) Firewall
7 1 (0.15%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.15%) SMS
7 1 (0.15%) SNMP
7 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (29.74%) Big Data
2 194 (28.28%) Hadoop
3 96 (13.99%) Apache Hive
4 87 (12.68%) MongoDB
5 82 (11.95%) NoSQL
6 65 (9.48%) Data Warehouse
7 63 (9.18%) Power BI
8 61 (8.89%) Data Mining
8 61 (8.89%) SQL Server
9 56 (8.16%) Relational Database
10 43 (6.27%) MySQL
11 40 (5.83%) Apache Cassandra
12 35 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 33 (4.81%) QlikView
14 31 (4.52%) BusinessObjects
15 30 (4.37%) Impala
15 30 (4.37%) Qlik Sense
16 27 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 25 (3.64%) Redis
17 25 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (5.39%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.81%) JIRA
3 25 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.04%) Cucumber
5 11 (1.60%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.02%) Subversion
7 6 (0.87%) JUnit
7 6 (0.87%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.58%) RStudio
9 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.44%) Selenium
11 2 (0.29%) Babel
11 2 (0.29%) Bower
11 2 (0.29%) ERwin
11 2 (0.29%) Gradle
11 2 (0.29%) Grunt
11 2 (0.29%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.15%) GoCD
12 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 165 (24.05%) Finance
2 56 (8.16%) Marketing
3 53 (7.73%) Banking
4 44 (6.41%) Retail
5 31 (4.52%) Front Office
6 30 (4.37%) Investment Banking
7 26 (3.79%) Games
8 19 (2.77%) Telecoms
9 18 (2.62%) Electronics
10 15 (2.19%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.90%) Publishing
12 12 (1.75%) Manufacturing
13 10 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (1.31%) Advertising
15 5 (0.73%) Back Office
16 4 (0.58%) Automotive
17 3 (0.44%) Legal
18 2 (0.29%) Law
18 2 (0.29%) Local Government
18 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 244 (35.57%) Data Scientist
2 168 (24.49%) Analyst
3 116 (16.91%) Developer
4 68 (9.91%) Data Analyst
5 59 (8.60%) Data Engineer
6 47 (6.85%) Business Analyst
7 33 (4.81%) Architect
8 29 (4.23%) Senior Data Scientist
9 25 (3.64%) Python Developer
10 24 (3.50%) Big Data Engineer
10 24 (3.50%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 20 (2.92%) Data Architect
12 16 (2.33%) Banking Analyst
12 16 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (2.19%) Consultant
13 15 (2.19%) Insight Analyst
13 15 (2.19%) Qualitative Analyst
13 15 (2.19%) Quantitative Analyst
13 15 (2.19%) SQL Analyst
14 13 (1.90%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.12%) JSON
1 42 (6.12%) Natural Language Processing
2 36 (5.25%) D3.js
2 36 (5.25%) Kafka
3 31 (4.52%) TensorFlow
4 25 (3.64%) .NET
5 23 (3.35%) RESTful
6 22 (3.21%) HTML
6 22 (3.21%) Keras
7 21 (3.06%) Pandas
8 20 (2.92%) ActiveMQ
9 18 (2.62%) Web Services
10 17 (2.48%) JMS
10 17 (2.48%) MLlib
11 16 (2.33%) NumPy
12 15 (2.19%) Hibernate
13 14 (2.04%) MDX
13 14 (2.04%) Theano
13 14 (2.04%) XML
14 13 (1.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 193 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (14.43%) Algorithms
2 99 (14.43%) Computer Science
3 20 (2.92%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.92%) Market Risk
4 19 (2.77%) Fintech
4 19 (2.77%) User Experience
5 17 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.19%) Credit Risk
7 14 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.90%) Online Games
9 12 (1.75%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.60%) Equities
10 11 (1.60%) Linked Data
11 10 (1.46%) Clustering
11 10 (1.46%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.31%) Replication
12 9 (1.31%) Robotics
13 7 (1.02%) Derivative
13 7 (1.02%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 69 (10.06%) Linux
2 60 (8.75%) Unix
3 18 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (1.90%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.46%) CentOS
6 6 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (0.87%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.44%) Windows
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (44.61%) Analytics
2 248 (36.15%) Machine Learning
3 183 (26.68%) Visualisation
4 151 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
5 147 (21.43%) Statistics
6 145 (21.14%) Mathematics
7 128 (18.66%) Business Intelligence
8 123 (17.93%) Data Visualisation
9 81 (11.81%) Data Analytics
10 79 (11.52%) Data Analysis
10 79 (11.52%) Data Modelling
11 49 (7.14%) Scrum
12 48 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (6.85%) Statistical Modelling
14 46 (6.71%) ETL
14 46 (6.71%) Predictive Analytics
15 44 (6.41%) Software Engineering
16 43 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (5.69%) Neural Network
17 39 (5.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 459 (66.91%) Python
2 352 (51.31%) SQL
3 136 (19.83%) Java
4 96 (13.99%) Scala
5 55 (8.02%) MATLAB
6 51 (7.43%) C#
6 51 (7.43%) VBA
7 46 (6.71%) JavaScript
8 40 (5.83%) C++
9 24 (3.50%) Perl
10 22 (3.21%) C
10 22 (3.21%) Shell Script
11 18 (2.62%) Bash Shell
11 18 (2.62%) VB
12 17 (2.48%) Ruby
12 17 (2.48%) T-SQL
13 14 (2.04%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 11 (1.60%) GraphQL
15 8 (1.17%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 146 (21.28%) Degree
2 47 (6.85%) PhD
3 37 (5.39%) Security Cleared
4 28 (4.08%) Master's Degree
5 24 (3.50%) Numerate Degree
6 21 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (2.92%) SC Cleared
8 14 (2.04%) Postgraduate
9 5 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) ISEB
12 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.10%) QA
2 29 (4.23%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.44%) IFRS
3 3 (0.44%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.29%) GCP
5 1 (0.15%) Basel III
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (4.66%) Docker
2 6 (0.87%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 5 (0.73%) HDFS
4 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (3.35%) Terraform
2 20 (2.92%) Puppet
3 16 (2.33%) Grafana
3 16 (2.33%) Kubernetes
4 15 (2.19%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (1.60%) Kibana
6 8 (1.17%) Fluentd
6 8 (1.17%) logstash
6 8 (1.17%) Prometheus
6 8 (1.17%) StatsD
7 6 (0.87%) Ansible
8 3 (0.44%) Mesos
8 3 (0.44%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.15%) Ambari
9 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) SCCM
9 1 (0.15%) SCOM
9 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 152 (22.16%) Tableau
2 56 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 39 (5.69%) Oracle
4 34 (4.96%) Google
5 25 (3.64%) SAP
6 18 (2.62%) Cloudera
7 15 (2.19%) IBM
8 14 (2.04%) Teradata
9 11 (1.60%) Alteryx
9 11 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.46%) Bloomberg
10 10 (1.46%) MicroStrategy
10 10 (1.46%) Reuters
11 9 (1.31%) Blue Prism
11 9 (1.31%) Calypso
11 9 (1.31%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.17%) Splunk
13 7 (1.02%) Hortonworks
13 7 (1.02%) Informatica
13 7 (1.02%) Workday