Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 347 511
Rank change year-on-year +39 +164 +30
Contract jobs citing R 752 556 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.66% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.87% 1.60% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 385 287
England median daily rate £525 £496 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +1.74% -11.36%
10th Percentile £325 £263 £338
90th Percentile £698 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £493 £488
% change year-on-year +6.60% +1.03% -11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
England median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.27% +7.89% -36.67%
10th Percentile £17.90 £17.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £98.38 £51.75 £20.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% -36.67%

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 40,234 34,828 37,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.36% 41.39% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,315 24,030 26,109
England median daily rate £475 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +7.56% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 752 879
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.41% +7.10% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.52 £17.53 £14.29
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.34 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +6 539 £550 +10.00% 113
South East +5 83 £474 +18.07% 29
East of England +21 47 £488 -2.50% 11
Midlands +16 39 £455 +30.00% 16
East Midlands +23 31 £460 +22.67% 6
South West +29 27 £400 +175.86% 7
North of England -10 19 £425 -10.53% 44
Yorkshire -10 9 £425 +30.77% 22
West Midlands -14 8 £400 +23.08% 10
North West -16 8 £425 +6.25% 17
North East +8 2 £463 -15.91% 5
R
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 546 (72.61%) Python
2 378 (50.27%) SQL
3 351 (46.68%) Analytics
4 309 (41.09%) Data Science
5 229 (30.45%) Big Data
6 227 (30.19%) Machine Learning
7 208 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
8 190 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
9 180 (23.94%) Finance
10 170 (22.61%) Hadoop
11 168 (22.34%) Visualisation
12 161 (21.41%) Java
12 161 (21.41%) Apache Spark
13 153 (20.35%) Mathematics
14 150 (19.95%) SAS
15 147 (19.55%) Business Intelligence
16 135 (17.95%) ETL
16 135 (17.95%) Statistics
17 132 (17.55%) C#
18 130 (17.29%) Data Analysis
19 126 (16.76%) Tableau
20 118 (15.69%) Algorithms
21 117 (15.56%) Degree
22 110 (14.63%) Scala
23 104 (13.83%) Data Analytics
24 100 (13.30%) Computer Science
25 97 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
26 93 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
27 89 (11.84%) SQL Server
27 89 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 161 (21.41%) Apache Spark
2 150 (19.95%) SAS
3 35 (4.65%) Apache Pig
4 34 (4.52%) Apache
5 27 (3.59%) Jupyter
6 20 (2.66%) Confluence
7 13 (1.73%) SharePoint
8 12 (1.60%) Apache Solr
9 10 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.93%) Hyperledger
11 6 (0.80%) Ethereum
12 4 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.27%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.27%) IPython
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.13%) CMS
14 1 (0.13%) DNN
Applications
1 74 (9.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (6.38%) SPSS
3 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (1.33%) Chatbot
4 10 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.80%) Stata
7 3 (0.40%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.27%) Pipeline Pilot
9 1 (0.13%) Simulink
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.13%) Weka
Business Applications
1 8 (1.06%) ReMetrica
2 7 (0.93%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.93%) R3 Corda
3 5 (0.66%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.53%) Summit
5 3 (0.40%) Radian6
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.27%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.27%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.13%) Finacle
7 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.13%) HFM
7 1 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 89 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (9.97%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.99%) Google Analytics
4 24 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (2.79%) GitHub
6 17 (2.26%) Azure Data Factory
7 15 (1.99%) Azure Machine Learning
8 12 (1.60%) PaaS
9 10 (1.33%) Data Lake Analytics
10 9 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
10 9 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.06%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.53%) SaaS
14 3 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.40%) IaaS
14 3 (0.40%) Office 365
14 3 (0.40%) Serverless
15 2 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
16 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.80%) SMS
2 5 (0.66%) Kerberos
2 5 (0.66%) SSL
2 5 (0.66%) VPN
3 3 (0.40%) Internet
3 3 (0.40%) LAN
4 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.13%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.13%) FTP
4 1 (0.13%) Skype
4 1 (0.13%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (30.45%) Big Data
2 170 (22.61%) Hadoop
3 93 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
4 89 (11.84%) SQL Server
5 85 (11.30%) Power BI
6 81 (10.77%) Apache Hive
7 79 (10.51%) NoSQL
8 72 (9.57%) Data Mining
9 64 (8.51%) Relational Database
10 48 (6.38%) MongoDB
11 42 (5.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 42 (5.59%) MySQL
11 42 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 41 (5.45%) Data Lake
13 33 (4.39%) QlikView
14 30 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 27 (3.59%) PowerCenter
16 25 (3.32%) HBase
17 24 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
18 21 (2.79%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 46 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.19%) JIRA
3 23 (3.06%) Visual Studio
4 21 (2.79%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.26%) RStudio
6 11 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.06%) Selenium
9 5 (0.66%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.66%) FishEye
9 5 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.53%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.40%) Capybara
11 3 (0.40%) RSpec
11 3 (0.40%) Subversion
12 2 (0.27%) GitLab
12 2 (0.27%) GoCD
12 2 (0.27%) LabVIEW
13 1 (0.13%) Karma Test Runner
13 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 180 (23.94%) Finance
2 75 (9.97%) Retail
3 53 (7.05%) Marketing
4 49 (6.52%) Banking
5 48 (6.38%) Front Office
6 38 (5.05%) Games
6 38 (5.05%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.93%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.39%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.20%) Advertising
9 9 (1.20%) Automotive
10 8 (1.06%) Electronics
10 8 (1.06%) French Language
10 8 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.93%) Law
12 5 (0.66%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.53%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.27%) Back Office
14 2 (0.27%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 208 (27.66%) Data Scientist
2 155 (20.61%) Analyst
3 138 (18.35%) Developer
4 84 (11.17%) Data Engineer
5 80 (10.64%) Data Analyst
6 55 (7.31%) Consultant
7 51 (6.78%) C# Developer
8 37 (4.92%) Architect
9 33 (4.39%) SQL Developer
10 32 (4.26%) Data Consultant
11 27 (3.59%) Python Developer
12 26 (3.46%) Data Architect
12 26 (3.46%) Python Engineer
13 22 (2.93%) SQL Analyst
14 20 (2.66%) Insight Analyst
15 19 (2.53%) Senior Data Scientist
16 17 (2.26%) Front Office Developer
17 16 (2.13%) Analytics Consultant
18 15 (1.99%) Digital Analyst
18 15 (1.99%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (11.30%) HTML
2 67 (8.91%) .NET
3 45 (5.98%) Natural Language Processing
4 41 (5.45%) HTML5
5 40 (5.32%) TensorFlow
6 34 (4.52%) CSS
6 34 (4.52%) Kafka
7 32 (4.26%) Pandas
8 31 (4.12%) NumPy
9 28 (3.72%) D3.js
10 24 (3.19%) AngularJS
11 22 (2.93%) React
11 22 (2.93%) Web Services
12 21 (2.79%) Matplotlib
12 21 (2.79%) REST
13 19 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (2.53%) JSON
14 17 (2.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 17 (2.26%) Unreal Engine
14 17 (2.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 208 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (15.69%) Algorithms
3 100 (13.30%) Computer Science
4 29 (3.86%) Data Structures
5 25 (3.32%) User Experience
6 15 (1.99%) Fintech
6 15 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.60%) FMCG
8 11 (1.46%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.20%) Blog
9 9 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.06%) Reinsurance
10 8 (1.06%) Social Media
11 7 (0.93%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.80%) NHS
13 5 (0.66%) Equities
13 5 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.92%) Linux
2 34 (4.52%) Unix
3 13 (1.73%) Windows
4 5 (0.66%) Mac OS X
4 5 (0.66%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.13%) AIX
6 1 (0.13%) Android
6 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.13%) CentOS
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (46.68%) Analytics
2 309 (41.09%) Data Science
3 227 (30.19%) Machine Learning
4 190 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (22.34%) Visualisation
6 153 (20.35%) Mathematics
7 147 (19.55%) Business Intelligence
8 135 (17.95%) ETL
8 135 (17.95%) Statistics
9 130 (17.29%) Data Analysis
10 104 (13.83%) Data Analytics
11 97 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
12 87 (11.57%) Data Modelling
13 83 (11.04%) Data Visualisation
14 67 (8.91%) Open Source
15 52 (6.91%) Decision-Making
16 51 (6.78%) Artificial Intelligence
16 51 (6.78%) Data Engineering
16 51 (6.78%) Software Engineering
17 48 (6.38%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 546 (72.61%) Python
2 378 (50.27%) SQL
3 161 (21.41%) Java
4 132 (17.55%) C#
5 110 (14.63%) Scala
6 68 (9.04%) MATLAB
7 65 (8.64%) JavaScript
8 51 (6.78%) VBA
9 45 (5.98%) C++
10 22 (2.93%) Ruby
11 19 (2.53%) C
12 17 (2.26%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.13%) Bash Shell
13 16 (2.13%) VB.NET
14 12 (1.60%) Perl
15 11 (1.46%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.33%) VB
17 9 (1.20%) PowerShell
18 8 (1.06%) U-SQL
19 7 (0.93%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 117 (15.56%) Degree
2 50 (6.65%) Security Cleared
3 47 (6.25%) PhD
4 42 (5.59%) SC Cleared
5 25 (3.32%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (2.26%) Master's Degree
7 15 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.40%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.13%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.58%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.86%) QA
3 9 (1.20%) GDPR
4 5 (0.66%) IFRS
4 5 (0.66%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.53%) SLA
6 3 (0.40%) GCP
7 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.13%) CDISC
7 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
System Software
1 19 (2.53%) HDFS
2 18 (2.39%) Apache Flume
3 17 (2.26%) Docker
4 4 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (1.20%) Terraform
2 8 (1.06%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (0.93%) Ansible
4 6 (0.80%) Oozie
5 4 (0.53%) Grafana
5 4 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.53%) Puppet
5 4 (0.53%) StatsD
6 2 (0.27%) Kibana
6 2 (0.27%) Mesos
7 1 (0.13%) Ambari
7 1 (0.13%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 126 (16.76%) Tableau
2 78 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 54 (7.18%) Oracle
4 51 (6.78%) Google
5 40 (5.32%) MapR
6 34 (4.52%) Informatica
7 33 (4.39%) Alteryx
8 25 (3.32%) Hortonworks
9 24 (3.19%) Cloudera
10 17 (2.26%) Bloomberg
11 16 (2.13%) Teradata
12 15 (1.99%) IBM
12 15 (1.99%) Reuters
13 13 (1.73%) Adobe
13 13 (1.73%) SAP
14 12 (1.60%) RapidMiner
15 9 (1.20%) Databricks
15 9 (1.20%) Splunk
16 8 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
17 7 (0.93%) Vertica