Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 250 277 378
Rank change year-on-year +27 +101 -48
Contract jobs citing R 340 610 626
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.98% 0.94% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.33% 2.28% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 389 356
Median daily rate £500 £525 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +6.33% -5.05%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £325
90th Percentile £672 £781 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £480
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.38% -4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 11 2
Median hourly rate £26.25 £31.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.32% -31.11% +109.30%
10th Percentile £17.98 £21.66 £42.50
90th Percentile £58.38 £53.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year +5.00% -28.06% +26.36%

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 14,579 26,719 40,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.05% 41.04% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,271 18,938 29,230
Median daily rate £481 £488 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.38% +1.56% +1.05%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 479 586
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +4.11% +5.66%
10th Percentile £13.78 £16.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.38
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% +3.57% +5.00%

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 -12 223 £550 - 64
North of England +111 41 £375 -26.83% 11
Yorkshire +72 26 £183 -61.47% 4
South West +66 22 £490 +5.95% 6
East of England +59 17 £394 -34.38% 10
North West +54 15 £425 -25.11% 7
South East +67 12 £425 -10.53% 14
Midlands +38 4 £438 +2.94% 12
West Midlands +30 3 £438 +2.94% 8
East Midlands +35 1 - - 4
R
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 263 (77.35%) Python
2 147 (43.24%) SQL
3 117 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (33.24%) Analytics
5 98 (28.82%) AWS
5 98 (28.82%) Finance
6 92 (27.06%) Data Science
7 82 (24.12%) Azure
8 78 (22.94%) Java
9 76 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
10 71 (20.88%) Visualisation
11 67 (19.71%) Machine Learning
12 63 (18.53%) Business Intelligence
13 57 (16.76%) Software Engineering
13 57 (16.76%) GCP
14 56 (16.47%) Web Services
15 55 (16.18%) SAS
16 48 (14.12%) Fixed Income
16 48 (14.12%) Derivative
17 45 (13.24%) Data Analysis
17 45 (13.24%) Power Platform
17 45 (13.24%) Power BI
18 43 (12.65%) Data Management
18 43 (12.65%) Investment Management
19 42 (12.35%) Apache Spark
20 41 (12.06%) Big Data
20 41 (12.06%) Shiny
21 39 (11.47%) Data Analytics
21 39 (11.47%) Tableau
22 37 (10.88%) Statistics

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 55 (16.18%) SAS
2 42 (12.35%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.82%) Confluence
4 12 (3.53%) Apache
5 7 (2.06%) Jupyter
6 4 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.59%) Apache Synapse
7 2 (0.59%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.29%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.53%) SPSS
3 6 (1.76%) Stata
4 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 98 (28.82%) AWS
2 82 (24.12%) Azure
3 57 (16.76%) GCP
4 45 (13.24%) Power Platform
5 20 (5.88%) Amazon S3
6 17 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (4.41%) Serverless
8 14 (4.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (2.65%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (2.65%) OpenShift
12 8 (2.35%) Amazon EMR
13 6 (1.76%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (1.76%) GitHub
14 5 (1.47%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (1.47%) PaaS
14 5 (1.47%) SaaS
14 5 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (1.18%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.76%) Network Security
1 6 (1.76%) VPN
2 3 (0.88%) BIG-IP
2 3 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (0.88%) H.323
2 3 (0.88%) MGCP
2 3 (0.88%) NX-OS
2 3 (0.88%) Sourcefire
2 3 (0.88%) SSL
2 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.88%) Unified Communications
2 3 (0.88%) VoIP
2 3 (0.88%) Wireless
3 2 (0.59%) 2G
3 2 (0.59%) 3G
3 2 (0.59%) Firewall
3 2 (0.59%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.24%) Power BI
2 41 (12.06%) Big Data
3 39 (11.47%) Tableau
4 29 (8.53%) Hadoop
5 27 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (6.47%) Relational Database
6 22 (6.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 20 (5.88%) SQL Server
8 19 (5.59%) Amazon RDS
9 18 (5.29%) Apache Hive
10 17 (5.00%) Amazon Redshift
11 16 (4.71%) NoSQL
12 11 (3.24%) Amazon Athena
13 8 (2.35%) Data Lake
13 8 (2.35%) Geospatial Data
13 8 (2.35%) Spotfire
14 7 (2.06%) MySQL
14 7 (2.06%) Spark SQL
15 6 (1.76%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 29 (8.53%) RStudio
2 21 (6.18%) Jenkins
2 21 (6.18%) JIRA
3 16 (4.71%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.35%) Artifactory
5 5 (1.47%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.47%) Subversion
6 4 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.88%) Maven
7 3 (0.88%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.59%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.59%) Selenium
8 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.29%) Ant
9 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.29%) FishEye
9 1 (0.29%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.29%) TestNG
General
1 98 (28.82%) Finance
2 35 (10.29%) Front Office
3 34 (10.00%) Public Sector
4 20 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 16 (4.71%) Banking
6 11 (3.24%) Marketing
7 6 (1.76%) Publishing
7 6 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.18%) Electronics
8 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.88%) Games
9 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Local Government
10 2 (0.59%) Retail
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 85 (25.00%) Developer
2 67 (19.71%) Analyst
3 54 (15.88%) Data Scientist
4 52 (15.29%) Data Analyst
5 39 (11.47%) Data Engineer
6 38 (11.18%) Python Developer
7 26 (7.65%) Front Office Developer
7 26 (7.65%) JavaScript Developer
8 18 (5.29%) AWS Engineer
9 16 (4.71%) Programmer
10 15 (4.41%) Data Manager
10 15 (4.41%) Python Engineer
11 12 (3.53%) Architect
11 12 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (3.24%) Lead Developer
13 10 (2.94%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.94%) Senior Data Scientist
14 9 (2.65%) AWS Developer
14 9 (2.65%) Software Engineer
15 8 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.47%) Web Services
2 41 (12.06%) Shiny
3 29 (8.53%) AngularJS
4 27 (7.94%) React
5 26 (7.65%) Vue.js
6 11 (3.24%) Kafka
7 9 (2.65%) J2EE
7 9 (2.65%) Natural Language Processing
8 8 (2.35%) J2SE
8 8 (2.35%) scikit-learn
9 7 (2.06%) NumPy
10 6 (1.76%) Pandas
11 5 (1.47%) REST
11 5 (1.47%) Spring
12 4 (1.18%) HTML
12 4 (1.18%) XML
13 3 (0.88%) gRPC
13 3 (0.88%) JSON
13 3 (0.88%) Protocol Buffers
13 3 (0.88%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 76 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (14.12%) Derivative
2 48 (14.12%) Fixed Income
3 34 (10.00%) Equities
4 18 (5.29%) Algorithms
5 16 (4.71%) Data Structures
6 15 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (4.12%) Credit Derivative
7 14 (4.12%) Hedge funds
8 11 (3.24%) NHS
9 7 (2.06%) Analytical Mindset
9 7 (2.06%) Lidar
9 7 (2.06%) Reference Data
10 6 (1.76%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.47%) FMCG
11 5 (1.47%) Life Science
12 4 (1.18%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.18%) Social Media
13 3 (0.88%) PlayStation
13 3 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.29%) Linux
2 7 (2.06%) Unix
3 6 (1.76%) Windows
4 1 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (33.24%) Analytics
3 92 (27.06%) Data Science
4 71 (20.88%) Visualisation
5 67 (19.71%) Machine Learning
6 63 (18.53%) Business Intelligence
7 57 (16.76%) Software Engineering
8 45 (13.24%) Data Analysis
9 43 (12.65%) Data Management
9 43 (12.65%) Investment Management
10 39 (11.47%) Data Analytics
11 37 (10.88%) Statistics
12 35 (10.29%) DevOps
13 33 (9.71%) Data Modelling
13 33 (9.71%) Mathematics
14 31 (9.12%) Data Visualisation
15 28 (8.24%) Migration
16 27 (7.94%) Asset Management
16 27 (7.94%) Scrum
17 26 (7.65%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 263 (77.35%) Python
2 147 (43.24%) SQL
3 78 (22.94%) Java
4 37 (10.88%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.35%) Scala
6 15 (4.41%) C
7 9 (2.65%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.65%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.65%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.06%) MATLAB
9 6 (1.76%) C#
9 6 (1.76%) VBA
10 5 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.47%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.88%) C++
11 3 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.88%) HiveQL
11 3 (0.88%) Perl
11 3 (0.88%) Ruby
12 2 (0.59%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.53%) Degree
3 24 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.12%) AWS Certification
5 11 (3.24%) PhD
6 9 (2.65%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.18%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.88%) CCNP
10 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.88%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.88%) PMP
11 2 (0.59%) CCNA
12 1 (0.29%) CCIE
12 1 (0.29%) CFA
12 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.29%) ISEB
12 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.29%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.65%) QA
3 4 (1.18%) CDISC
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (8.53%) Docker
2 6 (1.76%) HDFS
3 5 (1.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 3 (0.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (7.94%) Kubernetes
2 19 (5.59%) Terraform
3 10 (2.94%) Ansible
4 6 (1.76%) Kibana
5 4 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.88%) Puppet
7 2 (0.59%) Salt
7 2 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.29%) Argo
8 1 (0.29%) logstash
8 1 (0.29%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 25 (7.35%) Google
2 24 (7.06%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.76%) Databricks
4 18 (5.29%) Oracle
5 10 (2.94%) SAP
5 10 (2.94%) Talend
6 8 (2.35%) Adobe
7 6 (1.76%) Informatica
8 5 (1.47%) Hortonworks
8 5 (1.47%) Vertica
9 4 (1.18%) Alteryx
9 4 (1.18%) Sparx
9 4 (1.18%) Teradata
10 3 (0.88%) ExtraHop
10 3 (0.88%) F5
10 3 (0.88%) Palo Alto
10 3 (0.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 3 (0.88%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.88%) Splunk
10 3 (0.88%) VMware