Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 343 359
Rank change year-on-year +24 +16 +5
Contract jobs citing R 53 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.90% 0.60% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 31
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -25.00% +32.45%
10th Percentile £169 £178 £293
90th Percentile £570 £435 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
South East median hourly rate £19.34 £47.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.28% +192.31% -50.00%
England median hourly rate £24.75 £24.27 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.00% +24.44% -40.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5889 5820 6721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.22% 35.28% 34.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3665 3558 4172
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 218 250
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.48 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for R in the South East

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing R in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for R in the South East

R
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in the South East

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing R in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for R in the South East

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the South East

R
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Hampshire +22 25 £363 +90.79% 3
Surrey -6 14 £550 - 1
Thames Valley -13 9 £481 +15.55% 14
Buckinghamshire -30 4 £675 +70.56% 1
East Sussex - 4 £375 - 2
Oxfordshire +3 3 £475 - 8
Berkshire +1 2 - - 5
Middlesex +6 1 - -
R
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for R.

1 39 (73.58%) Python
2 35 (66.04%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (56.60%) SQL
4 27 (50.94%) Statistics
5 19 (35.85%) SAS
5 19 (35.85%) Mathematics
5 19 (35.85%) Analytics
6 16 (30.19%) Big Data
6 16 (30.19%) Apache Spark
6 16 (30.19%) Degree
7 15 (28.30%) Visualisation
8 14 (26.42%) Hadoop
9 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Excel
10 12 (22.64%) Machine Learning
10 12 (22.64%) Data Visualisation
11 9 (16.98%) Postgraduate
11 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
12 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (15.09%) Data Analysis
13 7 (13.21%) Stata
13 7 (13.21%) Physics
13 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
13 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
13 7 (13.21%) Customer Requirements
14 6 (11.32%) Actionable Insight
14 6 (11.32%) Neo4j
14 6 (11.32%) Statistical Modelling
14 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
14 6 (11.32%) Power BI

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (35.85%) SAS
2 16 (30.19%) Apache Spark
3 5 (9.43%) ArcGIS
4 4 (7.55%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.89%) Documentum
5 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (13.21%) Stata
3 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (5.66%) SPSS
5 1 (1.89%) GNU Octave
5 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.89%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
1 1 (1.89%) SNMP
1 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) Big Data
2 14 (26.42%) Hadoop
3 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
3 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
4 6 (11.32%) Neo4j
4 6 (11.32%) Power BI
4 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
4 6 (11.32%) Text Mining
5 5 (9.43%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (9.43%) GIS
5 5 (9.43%) MS Access
5 5 (9.43%) QGIS
5 5 (9.43%) Spatial Data
6 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (3.77%) Apache Hive
7 2 (3.77%) HBase
7 2 (3.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Marketing
3 2 (3.77%) Electronics
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (47.17%) Analyst
2 16 (30.19%) Data Scientist
3 10 (18.87%) Data Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Spatial Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Insight Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Report Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Statistical Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.77%) GIS Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Hadoop Architect
7 2 (3.77%) SAS Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Statistician
7 2 (3.77%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Statistician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) NumPy
2 2 (3.77%) D3.js
2 2 (3.77%) ggplot
2 2 (3.77%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (3.77%) OpenCV
2 2 (3.77%) RESTful
2 2 (3.77%) SparkR
3 1 (1.89%) CSS
3 1 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) Pandas
3 1 (1.89%) Play Framework
3 1 (1.89%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (66.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.77%) Life Science
5 1 (1.89%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.89%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Unix
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Statistics
2 19 (35.85%) Analytics
2 19 (35.85%) Mathematics
3 15 (28.30%) Visualisation
4 12 (22.64%) Data Visualisation
4 12 (22.64%) Machine Learning
5 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.09%) Data Analysis
6 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (13.21%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (13.21%) Physics
7 6 (11.32%) Actionable Insight
7 6 (11.32%) Statistical Modelling
8 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
8 5 (9.43%) Spatial Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.55%) Trend Analysis
10 3 (5.66%) Economics
10 3 (5.66%) Regression Analysis
11 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (73.58%) Python
2 30 (56.60%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) Scala
3 5 (9.43%) VBA
4 4 (7.55%) MATLAB
5 3 (5.66%) C++
5 3 (5.66%) Java
6 2 (3.77%) C#
6 2 (3.77%) SAS Macro
7 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.89%) Perl
7 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Degree
2 9 (16.98%) Postgraduate
3 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.89%) PhD
5 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
1 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Kibana
1 1 (1.89%) Mesos
1 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.55%) Cloudera
4 3 (5.66%) Tableau
5 2 (3.77%) Cognos
6 1 (1.89%) BMC
6 1 (1.89%) EMC
6 1 (1.89%) Informatica
6 1 (1.89%) Platfora
6 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.89%) Workday