Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 301 369 363
Rank change year-on-year +68 -6 +52
Contract jobs citing R 644 625 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.66% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.00% 1.48% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 368 463
England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £357 £325 £327
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 22
England median hourly rate £24.65 £45.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.22% +81.82% +2.00%
10th Percentile £16.67 £19.40 £19.34
90th Percentile £53.75 £89.15 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £23.19 £23.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year -1.34% -5.05% +17.69%

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 32,180 42,338 39,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.00% 45.03% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,496 30,119 27,710
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 619 745
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.12 £16.61
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 +69 446 £525 - 81
South East +31 87 £475 -7.32% 22
North of England +39 46 £550 +15.79% 9
East of England +57 31 £600 +52.38% 8
North West +40 26 £450 -1.10% 7
Yorkshire +17 18 £550 +15.79% 1
South West -20 16 £475 +18.75% 9
Midlands +33 13 £388 +10.71% 12
West Midlands +33 9 £388 +10.71% 4
East Midlands +14 4 £388 -44.64% 8
North East +11 2 £531 -18.27% 1
R
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 566 (87.89%) Python
2 334 (51.86%) SQL
3 267 (41.46%) Analytics
4 250 (38.82%) Data Science
5 223 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
6 214 (33.23%) Finance
7 206 (31.99%) AWS
8 197 (30.59%) Machine Learning
9 170 (26.40%) Java
10 155 (24.07%) Software Engineering
11 129 (20.03%) Azure
11 129 (20.03%) Visualisation
12 122 (18.94%) Web Services
13 118 (18.32%) Business Intelligence
14 117 (18.17%) Hadoop
15 116 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
16 110 (17.08%) Asset Management
17 106 (16.46%) Big Data
18 105 (16.30%) Statistics
18 105 (16.30%) Computer Science
19 103 (15.99%) Apache Spark
20 101 (15.68%) JavaScript
21 100 (15.53%) Microservices
22 96 (14.91%) ETL
22 96 (14.91%) Mathematics
23 95 (14.75%) Degree
24 94 (14.60%) Front Office
24 94 (14.60%) Power BI
24 94 (14.60%) Power Platform
25 91 (14.13%) DevOps

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
1 103 (15.99%) Apache Spark
2 76 (11.80%) SAS
3 47 (7.30%) Jupyter
4 16 (2.48%) Confluence
5 10 (1.55%) ArcGIS
6 9 (1.40%) Apache
6 9 (1.40%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.24%) R Markdown
8 4 (0.62%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.62%) Pachyderm
9 3 (0.47%) GeoServer
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.16%) Drupal
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 51 (7.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (5.75%) SPSS
3 18 (2.80%) Stata
4 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (1.09%) Weka
6 5 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.47%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.40%) FINCAD Analytics
2 4 (0.62%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.62%) PolarLake
2 4 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.31%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.16%) Actimize
4 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.16%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 206 (31.99%) AWS
2 129 (20.03%) Azure
3 94 (14.60%) Power Platform
4 62 (9.63%) Serverless
5 57 (8.85%) GCP
6 43 (6.68%) AWS Lambda
7 42 (6.52%) Amazon S3
8 36 (5.59%) Amazon SQS
9 35 (5.43%) Azure Data Factory
10 25 (3.88%) Amazon ECS
11 24 (3.73%) GitHub
12 23 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (3.26%) Amazon EMR
13 21 (3.26%) OpenShift
14 18 (2.80%) Google Analytics
15 13 (2.02%) Azure Machine Learning
15 13 (2.02%) Data Lake Analytics
16 11 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (1.55%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.78%) Broadband
1 5 (0.78%) Internet
2 3 (0.47%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.47%) SSL
2 3 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.31%) Multicast
3 2 (0.31%) VPN
4 1 (0.16%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (18.17%) Hadoop
2 106 (16.46%) Big Data
3 94 (14.60%) Power BI
4 86 (13.35%) SQL Server
5 69 (10.71%) NoSQL
6 61 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (8.54%) Data Lake
8 50 (7.76%) Amazon Redshift
9 49 (7.61%) Apache Hive
10 45 (6.99%) Data Mining
10 45 (6.99%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (5.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 31 (4.81%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (4.81%) MongoDB
12 31 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (4.19%) BigQuery
14 26 (4.04%) Amazon Athena
14 26 (4.04%) HBase
15 24 (3.73%) Relational Database
16 23 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 65 (10.09%) RStudio
2 50 (7.76%) Git (software)
3 35 (5.43%) Jenkins
4 28 (4.35%) JIRA
5 21 (3.26%) Artifactory
6 16 (2.48%) Jasmine
7 14 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.40%) Gradle
10 8 (1.24%) Travis CI
11 6 (0.93%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.62%) ERwin
13 4 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.47%) Toad
15 2 (0.31%) HP UFT
15 2 (0.31%) Mocha
15 2 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
15 2 (0.31%) Selenium
General
1 214 (33.23%) Finance
2 94 (14.60%) Front Office
3 61 (9.47%) Banking
4 39 (6.06%) Marketing
5 31 (4.81%) Retail
6 24 (3.73%) Public Sector
7 14 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 13 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.02%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.86%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.86%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.40%) Legal
12 8 (1.24%) Publishing
13 6 (0.93%) Advertising
14 5 (0.78%) Games
14 5 (0.78%) Law
15 4 (0.62%) Automotive
15 4 (0.62%) Portuguese Language
15 4 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 174 (27.02%) Developer
2 164 (25.47%) Data Scientist
3 145 (22.52%) Analyst
4 73 (11.34%) Data Analyst
5 63 (9.78%) Python Developer
6 59 (9.16%) Data Engineer
6 59 (9.16%) Java Developer
7 49 (7.61%) Software Engineer
8 48 (7.45%) AWS Developer
9 42 (6.52%) Senior Developer
10 40 (6.21%) Python Engineer
11 33 (5.12%) Lead Developer
11 33 (5.12%) SQL Analyst
12 30 (4.66%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 26 (4.04%) Java Software Developer
13 26 (4.04%) Quantitative Developer
14 23 (3.57%) Architect
14 23 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
15 22 (3.42%) Python Software Engineer
15 22 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (18.94%) Web Services
2 60 (9.32%) Pandas
3 57 (8.85%) J2EE
4 46 (7.14%) NumPy
5 37 (5.75%) Kafka
6 30 (4.66%) .NET
7 29 (4.50%) Natural Language Processing
8 28 (4.35%) scikit-learn
9 26 (4.04%) React
10 25 (3.88%) SciPy
11 20 (3.11%) TensorFlow
12 19 (2.95%) PySpark
13 17 (2.64%) MDX
14 13 (2.02%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.02%) Flask
15 12 (1.86%) D3.js
16 11 (1.71%) J2SE
17 9 (1.40%) HTML
17 9 (1.40%) Node.js
18 8 (1.24%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 116 (18.01%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (13.98%) Algorithms
2 90 (13.98%) Fixed Income
3 65 (10.09%) Derivative
4 53 (8.23%) Equities
5 51 (7.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 35 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (3.88%) Data Structures
8 16 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.86%) User Experience
10 10 (1.55%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
10 10 (1.55%) Hedge funds
10 10 (1.55%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.40%) Blog
11 9 (1.40%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.24%) Social Media
13 6 (0.93%) Clustering
13 6 (0.93%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.75%) Linux
2 27 (4.19%) Unix
3 7 (1.09%) Windows
4 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (41.46%) Analytics
2 250 (38.82%) Data Science
3 223 (34.63%) Agile Software Development
4 197 (30.59%) Machine Learning
5 155 (24.07%) Software Engineering
6 129 (20.03%) Visualisation
7 118 (18.32%) Business Intelligence
8 110 (17.08%) Asset Management
9 105 (16.30%) Computer Science
9 105 (16.30%) Statistics
10 100 (15.53%) Microservices
11 96 (14.91%) ETL
11 96 (14.91%) Mathematics
12 91 (14.13%) DevOps
13 86 (13.35%) Artificial Intelligence
14 81 (12.58%) Data Modelling
15 74 (11.49%) Data Analysis
16 63 (9.78%) Data Visualisation
17 60 (9.32%) Quantitative Analysis
18 52 (8.07%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 566 (87.89%) Python
2 334 (51.86%) SQL
3 170 (26.40%) Java
4 101 (15.68%) JavaScript
5 88 (13.66%) C#
6 65 (10.09%) Scala
7 49 (7.61%) C++
8 40 (6.21%) MATLAB
9 19 (2.95%) C
10 18 (2.80%) PHP
11 17 (2.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 15 (2.33%) Perl
12 15 (2.33%) VBA
13 13 (2.02%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.86%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.40%) U-SQL
16 5 (0.78%) Julia
16 5 (0.78%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.62%) Ruby
17 4 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (14.75%) Degree
2 59 (9.16%) PhD
3 24 (3.73%) Security Cleared
4 15 (2.33%) Master's Degree
5 14 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.71%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.24%) DBS Check
7 8 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.93%) CFA
8 6 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.47%) HND
10 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.47%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.31%) HNC
12 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.16%) MCSA
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.97%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.42%) QA
3 10 (1.55%) IFRS
3 10 (1.55%) IFRS 9
4 7 (1.09%) GxP
5 6 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) Basel III
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 76 (11.80%) Docker
2 24 (3.73%) HDFS
3 9 (1.40%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 60 (9.32%) Kubernetes
2 27 (4.19%) Terraform
3 23 (3.57%) Ansible
4 16 (2.48%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (1.71%) Puppet
6 8 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.93%) Grafana
7 6 (0.93%) Kubeflow
8 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.31%) Consul
9 2 (0.31%) Kibana
9 2 (0.31%) Mesos
9 2 (0.31%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.16%) Matomo
10 1 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 79 (12.27%) Tableau
2 77 (11.96%) Microsoft
3 61 (9.47%) Google
4 53 (8.23%) Oracle
5 25 (3.88%) Cloudera
5 25 (3.88%) Databricks
6 23 (3.57%) Alteryx
7 13 (2.02%) Informatica
7 13 (2.02%) SAP
7 13 (2.02%) Splunk
8 12 (1.86%) Hortonworks
9 11 (1.71%) Talend
10 10 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
10 10 (1.55%) Teradata
11 8 (1.24%) Palantir
12 7 (1.09%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.09%) Foundry
13 6 (0.93%) Adobe
13 6 (0.93%) Minitab
14 5 (0.78%) VMware