Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 277 275 325
Rank change year-on-year -2 +50 +24
Contract jobs citing R 80 100 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.60% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 1.51% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 64 20
South East median daily rate £485 £488 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +25.81% -9.88%
10th Percentile £255 £354 £157
90th Percentile £600 £611 £476
England median daily rate £546 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +6.59% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
South East median hourly rate £23.33 £22.00 £32.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% -31.61% -5.38%
10th Percentile £21.59 £17.40 £21.66
90th Percentile £24.46 £38.55 £44.68
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.25 £34.50
% change year-on-year -1.12% -35.51% +68.29%

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 5,224 6,638 5,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.43% 40.14% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,236 4,179 3,523
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 200 164
South East median hourly rate £47.25 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.39% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £22.20 £19.98 £16.52
90th Percentile £63.95 £53.75 £57.85
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31% +6.67%

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 21 September 2019.

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
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 21 September 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
Hampshire +19 40 £488 +15.15% 4
Thames Valley +17 23 £425 -4.49% 12
Berkshire -9 15 £463 +5.11% 7
West Sussex +19 9 £450 -5.26% 1
Surrey +30 8 £363 -27.50% 2
Oxfordshire +25 6 £300 - 4
Buckinghamshire +22 2 £500 -29.82% 1
R
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 South East region with a requirement for R.

1 77 (96.25%) Python
2 60 (75.00%) SQL
3 39 (48.75%) Analytics
4 34 (42.50%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (42.50%) Data Science
5 30 (37.50%) Visualisation
6 29 (36.25%) Power BI
6 29 (36.25%) Power Platform
7 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 25 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 23 (28.75%) Apache Spark
8 23 (28.75%) Machine Learning
9 22 (27.50%) Azure
10 21 (26.25%) ETL
11 20 (25.00%) Degree
12 19 (23.75%) Data Modelling
12 19 (23.75%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (21.25%) Statistics
14 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
14 16 (20.00%) HDInsight
14 16 (20.00%) Data Lake
15 15 (18.75%) C#
15 15 (18.75%) Computer Science
16 14 (17.50%) Data Visualisation
16 14 (17.50%) Azure Data Factory
17 13 (16.25%) Data Quality
17 13 (16.25%) Hadoop
17 13 (16.25%) Data Analysis

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 23 (28.75%) Apache Spark
2 13 (16.25%) SAS
3 4 (5.00%) Apache
4 1 (1.25%) Confluence
4 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.25%) Jupyter
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (12.50%) SPSS
3 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (36.25%) Power Platform
2 22 (27.50%) Azure
3 14 (17.50%) Azure Data Factory
4 9 (11.25%) Data Lake Analytics
5 6 (7.50%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (3.75%) AWS
6 3 (3.75%) GCP
6 3 (3.75%) IaaS
6 3 (3.75%) PaaS
7 2 (2.50%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (2.50%) Google Analytics
7 2 (2.50%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Internet
1 2 (2.50%) Kerberos
1 2 (2.50%) Multicast
1 2 (2.50%) RFID
1 2 (2.50%) SSL
2 1 (1.25%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (36.25%) Power BI
2 25 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 19 (23.75%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (20.00%) Data Lake
4 16 (20.00%) HDInsight
4 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (16.25%) Hadoop
5 13 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (15.00%) Big Data
6 12 (15.00%) PowerPivot
7 11 (13.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 11 (13.75%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (11.25%) Cosmos DB
9 8 (10.00%) Impala
9 8 (10.00%) NoSQL
9 8 (10.00%) Parquet
9 8 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (8.75%) Apache Hive
11 6 (7.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.25%) JIRA
4 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Retail
3 6 (7.50%) Marketing
4 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.75%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.50%) Banking
5 2 (2.50%) French Language
5 2 (2.50%) German Language
6 1 (1.25%) Games
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Local Government
6 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.25%) Police
6 1 (1.25%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (40.00%) Analyst
2 22 (27.50%) Data Scientist
3 10 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) Data Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Insight Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Azure Specialist
6 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) SQL Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Report Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Azure Consultant
10 2 (2.50%) Big Data Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) Consultant
10 2 (2.50%) Data Insight Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) Insight Data Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) SPSS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) MDX
2 8 (10.00%) Apache Avro
3 6 (7.50%) Kafka
3 6 (7.50%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (7.50%) Ultra Messaging
4 5 (6.25%) .NET
5 4 (5.00%) Keras
5 4 (5.00%) NumPy
5 4 (5.00%) Pandas
6 3 (3.75%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.75%) Bokeh
6 3 (3.75%) Matplotlib
6 3 (3.75%) scikit-learn
6 3 (3.75%) SciPy
6 3 (3.75%) Seaborn
6 3 (3.75%) Web Services
7 1 (1.25%) D3.js
7 1 (1.25%) Middleware
7 1 (1.25%) REST
7 1 (1.25%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.75%) Algorithms
3 6 (7.50%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.00%) Life Science
4 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.00%) Smart Home
5 3 (3.75%) Clustering
5 3 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.75%) User Experience
6 2 (2.50%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.75%) Linux
1 3 (3.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.75%) Analytics
2 34 (42.50%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (42.50%) Data Science
3 30 (37.50%) Visualisation
4 23 (28.75%) Machine Learning
5 21 (26.25%) ETL
6 19 (23.75%) Data Modelling
7 17 (21.25%) Statistics
8 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (18.75%) Computer Science
10 14 (17.50%) Data Visualisation
11 13 (16.25%) Data Analysis
12 12 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (13.75%) Statistical Modelling
14 10 (12.50%) Migration
14 10 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
15 9 (11.25%) Data Migration
15 9 (11.25%) Mathematics
16 8 (10.00%) Configuration Management
16 8 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (96.25%) Python
2 60 (75.00%) SQL
3 15 (18.75%) C#
4 11 (13.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 9 (11.25%) U-SQL
6 7 (8.75%) Java
7 6 (7.50%) Perl
8 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.75%) PHP
8 3 (3.75%) Scala
9 2 (2.50%) C
9 2 (2.50%) VBA
10 1 (1.25%) C++
10 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) Degree
2 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) DBS Check
3 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.50%) Master's Degree
5 4 (5.00%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (5.00%) PhD
6 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.50%) HNC
7 2 (2.50%) HND
7 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) Data Quality
2 8 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Docker
1 3 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.50%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Ansible
1 6 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (7.50%) Puppet
2 2 (2.50%) Consul
2 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.50%) Mesos
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.50%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.00%) Tableau
3 9 (11.25%) Databricks
3 9 (11.25%) Oracle
4 8 (10.00%) Cloudera
5 6 (7.50%) Splunk
6 5 (6.25%) Google
6 5 (6.25%) Minitab
7 3 (3.75%) RapidMiner
8 2 (2.50%) Adobe
8 2 (2.50%) Alteryx
8 2 (2.50%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.50%) UiPath
9 1 (1.25%) Dataiku
9 1 (1.25%) IBM
9 1 (1.25%) Mapinfo