Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 265 334 314
Rank change year-on-year +69 -20 +18
Contract jobs citing R 522 682 775
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.94% 0.77% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.29% 1.77% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 385 538
Median daily rate £525 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +7.14%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £318
90th Percentile £781 £675 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.68% +10.36% -3.64%
10th Percentile £22.51 £24.64 £12.80
90th Percentile £49.63 £33.85 £77.53
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £23.49 £25.00
% change year-on-year +49.00% -6.04% -9.09%

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 22,758 38,492 40,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.94% 43.43% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,553 27,126 28,426
Median daily rate £500 £483 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +1.58% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 610 729
Median hourly rate £40.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £18.00 £17.39
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £51.05
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 6 April 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 +86 361 £550 +4.76% 49
South East +81 55 £475 -9.52% 15
South West +46 47 £475 -5.00% 6
North of England +13 27 £450 -4.76% 13
Midlands +51 20 £425 -11.69% 8
West Midlands +49 18 £425 -5.56% 5
North West +12 15 £513 +16.48% 8
Yorkshire +23 12 £450 -5.26% 4
East of England +20 11 £600 +14.29% 7
East Midlands +28 1 £450 -12.20% 3
R
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 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.

1 415 (79.50%) Python
2 292 (55.94%) SQL
3 225 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
4 197 (37.74%) Finance
5 194 (37.16%) AWS
6 172 (32.95%) Java
7 164 (31.42%) Analytics
8 146 (27.97%) Asset Management
9 143 (27.39%) Data Science
10 135 (25.86%) Web Services
11 122 (23.37%) Front Office
12 117 (22.41%) Fixed Income
12 117 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
13 115 (22.03%) Machine Learning
14 109 (20.88%) Software Engineering
15 103 (19.73%) DevOps
16 100 (19.16%) Derivative
17 97 (18.58%) Equities
17 97 (18.58%) Business Intelligence
17 97 (18.58%) Kubernetes
18 95 (18.20%) Docker
19 91 (17.43%) Azure
20 90 (17.24%) Decision-Making
21 87 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
22 76 (14.56%) Artifactory
23 74 (14.18%) OpenShift
24 71 (13.60%) Microservices
25 68 (13.03%) RStudio
25 68 (13.03%) Terraform
25 68 (13.03%) Amazon ECS

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 58 (11.11%) SAS
2 51 (9.77%) Apache Spark
3 22 (4.21%) R Markdown
4 10 (1.92%) Jupyter
5 7 (1.34%) ArcGIS
6 6 (1.15%) Apache
7 5 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.38%) Confluence
8 2 (0.38%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (9.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.45%) SPSS
3 8 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.34%) Stata
5 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.19%) Weka
Business Applications
1 16 (3.07%) Markit EDM
1 16 (3.07%) PolarLake
2 11 (2.11%) Eagle PACE
3 5 (0.96%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 194 (37.16%) AWS
2 91 (17.43%) Azure
3 74 (14.18%) OpenShift
4 68 (13.03%) Amazon ECS
4 68 (13.03%) Amazon S3
5 66 (12.64%) Power Platform
5 66 (12.64%) Serverless
6 64 (12.26%) AWS Lambda
7 61 (11.69%) Amazon SQS
8 60 (11.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 58 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
10 56 (10.73%) GCP
11 14 (2.68%) Amazon EKS
12 13 (2.49%) PaaS
13 11 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (1.34%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.34%) Google Analytics
14 7 (1.34%) SonarCloud
15 6 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.96%) Broadband
2 3 (0.57%) DNS
2 3 (0.57%) HTTP
3 2 (0.38%) Skype
4 1 (0.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) LAN
4 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
2 66 (12.64%) Power BI
3 64 (12.26%) Amazon Redshift
4 60 (11.49%) Big Data
5 55 (10.54%) NoSQL
6 46 (8.81%) Hadoop
6 46 (8.81%) SQL Server
7 36 (6.90%) Relational Database
8 29 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (4.98%) Data Mining
9 26 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (4.79%) Data Lake
11 23 (4.41%) Amazon Athena
12 21 (4.02%) MongoDB
13 17 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (3.26%) BigQuery
13 17 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (3.07%) Amazon Aurora
15 15 (2.87%) RDBMS
16 13 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 76 (14.56%) Artifactory
2 68 (13.03%) RStudio
3 60 (11.49%) Jenkins
4 25 (4.79%) Git (software)
5 21 (4.02%) JIRA
6 18 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (1.53%) GitLab
9 8 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (1.34%) CircleCI
10 7 (1.34%) Snyk
11 6 (1.15%) Travis CI
12 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.77%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.57%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.57%) Selenium
14 3 (0.57%) TeamCity
15 2 (0.38%) Maven
16 1 (0.19%) FishEye
General
1 197 (37.74%) Finance
2 122 (23.37%) Front Office
3 36 (6.90%) Banking
4 35 (6.70%) Marketing
5 19 (3.64%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.49%) Back Office
6 13 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.11%) Retail
8 10 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.53%) Local Government
10 7 (1.34%) Electronics
11 6 (1.15%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.15%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.96%) Law
12 5 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.77%) Advertising
13 4 (0.77%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.77%) German Language
14 3 (0.57%) French Language
14 3 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 170 (32.57%) Developer
2 110 (21.07%) Analyst
3 102 (19.54%) Data Scientist
4 74 (14.18%) Java Developer
5 69 (13.22%) AWS Developer
6 58 (11.11%) Data Analyst
7 53 (10.15%) Java Software Developer
8 49 (9.39%) AWS Engineer
9 45 (8.62%) Python Developer
10 40 (7.66%) Python Engineer
11 38 (7.28%) Java Engineer
12 37 (7.09%) Architect
12 37 (7.09%) Lead Developer
13 36 (6.90%) Data Engineer
13 36 (6.90%) Software Engineer
13 36 (6.90%) SQL Analyst
14 34 (6.51%) DevOps Engineer
15 32 (6.13%) Lead Java Developer
15 32 (6.13%) Lead Software Developer
16 31 (5.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (25.86%) Web Services
2 61 (11.69%) J2EE
3 48 (9.20%) J2SE
4 37 (7.09%) .NET
5 28 (5.36%) AngularJS
5 28 (5.36%) TensorFlow
6 25 (4.79%) Node.js
7 21 (4.02%) gRPC
7 21 (4.02%) Protocol Buffers
7 21 (4.02%) React
8 16 (3.07%) NumPy
9 14 (2.68%) Natural Language Processing
10 13 (2.49%) Pandas
11 12 (2.30%) Spring
12 10 (1.92%) PySpark
12 10 (1.92%) REST
13 9 (1.72%) scikit-learn
13 9 (1.72%) SciPy
14 8 (1.53%) Kafka
14 8 (1.53%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 117 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
1 117 (22.41%) Fixed Income
2 100 (19.16%) Derivative
3 97 (18.58%) Equities
4 50 (9.58%) Hedge funds
5 39 (7.47%) Algorithms
6 31 (5.94%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (4.98%) Reference Data
8 21 (4.02%) Blog
9 20 (3.83%) Public Cloud
10 19 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
11 18 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (2.11%) Cloud Native
13 10 (1.92%) Credit Risk
14 8 (1.53%) Management Information System
15 7 (1.34%) Data Structures
15 7 (1.34%) OTC Derivatives
15 7 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (1.15%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.36%) Linux
2 13 (2.49%) Unix
3 9 (1.72%) Windows
4 7 (1.34%) CentOS
4 7 (1.34%) CoreOS
5 2 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (31.42%) Analytics
3 146 (27.97%) Asset Management
4 143 (27.39%) Data Science
5 115 (22.03%) Machine Learning
6 109 (20.88%) Software Engineering
7 103 (19.73%) DevOps
8 97 (18.58%) Business Intelligence
9 90 (17.24%) Decision-Making
10 71 (13.60%) Microservices
11 65 (12.45%) Data Analysis
12 61 (11.69%) Visualisation
13 60 (11.49%) Statistics
14 52 (9.96%) ETL
15 50 (9.58%) Data Modelling
16 48 (9.20%) Data Analytics
17 47 (9.00%) Data Management
18 45 (8.62%) Computer Science
18 45 (8.62%) Deployment Automation
18 45 (8.62%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 415 (79.50%) Python
2 292 (55.94%) SQL
3 172 (32.95%) Java
4 63 (12.07%) JavaScript
5 39 (7.47%) C++
6 37 (7.09%) C#
7 30 (5.75%) Scala
8 17 (3.26%) MATLAB
9 15 (2.87%) T-SQL
10 14 (2.68%) VBA
11 11 (2.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 10 (1.92%) Go
13 9 (1.72%) C
14 8 (1.53%) PHP
15 7 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.34%) Rust
16 6 (1.15%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.96%) CQL
18 4 (0.77%) Ruby
18 4 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (9.96%) Degree
2 23 (4.41%) DBS Check
2 23 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.92%) Master's Degree
5 8 (1.53%) PhD
6 6 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.57%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.19%) CFA
10 1 (0.19%) HND
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.19%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.51%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.87%) QA
3 6 (1.15%) IFRS
3 6 (1.15%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.19%) EMIR
5 1 (0.19%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
5 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 95 (18.20%) Docker
2 10 (1.92%) HDFS
3 9 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 97 (18.58%) Kubernetes
2 68 (13.03%) Terraform
3 8 (1.53%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (1.34%) Ansible
5 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.77%) Kibana
7 3 (0.57%) Grafana
8 2 (0.38%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 63 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.20%) Tableau
3 35 (6.70%) Oracle
4 34 (6.51%) Google
5 23 (4.41%) Bloomberg
6 19 (3.64%) SAP
7 12 (2.30%) Teradata
8 9 (1.72%) Cloudera
9 8 (1.53%) Reuters
10 7 (1.34%) Alteryx
10 7 (1.34%) Confluent
10 7 (1.34%) Databricks
10 7 (1.34%) Sybase
10 7 (1.34%) Veracode
11 4 (0.77%) Adobe
12 3 (0.57%) Birst
12 3 (0.57%) BMC
12 3 (0.57%) Hortonworks
12 3 (0.57%) Mapbox
12 3 (0.57%) Talend