Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 306 282
Rank change year-on-year +63 -24 +25
Contract jobs citing R 60 76 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.47% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.61% 1.18% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 46
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.54% +67.70%
10th Percentile £400 £409 £248
90th Percentile £550 £639 £570
England median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
South East median hourly rate - £23.49 £19.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.46% +13.76%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +60.00% +3.03%

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 3,724 6,466 6,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.42% 40.41% 36.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,321 4,160 3,692
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 174 146
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £19.75
90th Percentile £72.70 £52.50 £51.88
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 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
Thames Valley +34 29 £425 -5.56% 14
Berkshire +18 24 £431 -4.17% 4
Hampshire +57 13 £513 -2.38% 9
West Sussex +40 9 £475 -
Surrey +42 7 £550 +7.32% 10
Buckinghamshire +24 3 £278 -44.50% 5
Oxfordshire +20 2 £155 - 5
Sussex - 1 £475 -
R
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 South East region with a requirement for R.

1 54 (90.00%) Python
2 49 (81.67%) SQL
3 37 (61.67%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (58.33%) Power BI
4 35 (58.33%) Power Platform
5 32 (53.33%) Azure
6 29 (48.33%) Data Science
6 29 (48.33%) Analytics
7 27 (45.00%) Data Lake
7 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (43.33%) ETL
9 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
10 17 (28.33%) Visualisation
11 15 (25.00%) Scala
11 15 (25.00%) Machine Learning
11 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (25.00%) Data Management
11 15 (25.00%) DevOps
12 14 (23.33%) HDInsight
12 14 (23.33%) Data Quality
12 14 (23.33%) NoSQL
13 13 (21.67%) Tableau
13 13 (21.67%) AWS
13 13 (21.67%) MongoDB
13 13 (21.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (20.00%) Data-Driven Testing
14 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
14 12 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
14 12 (20.00%) Security Testing

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 5 (8.33%) Apache Spark
1 5 (8.33%) SAS
2 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) SPSS
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (58.33%) Power Platform
2 32 (53.33%) Azure
3 13 (21.67%) AWS
4 11 (18.33%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (11.67%) GCP
5 7 (11.67%) PaaS
6 6 (10.00%) IaaS
7 5 (8.33%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.33%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (58.33%) Power BI
2 27 (45.00%) Data Lake
3 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (23.33%) HDInsight
4 14 (23.33%) NoSQL
5 13 (21.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (21.67%) MongoDB
6 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (18.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (6.67%) Big Data
10 4 (6.67%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (5.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (5.00%) Data Mining
12 2 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
12 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 12 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) German Language
3 3 (5.00%) French Language
3 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.00%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.33%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.67%) Automotive
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Police
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Analyst
2 14 (23.33%) Data Scientist
3 12 (20.00%) Data Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (18.33%) Data Analyst
5 10 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Consultant
8 4 (6.67%) Power BI Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Python Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Report Developer
8 4 (6.67%) SQL BI Developer
8 4 (6.67%) SQL Data Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
1 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Avro
2 2 (3.33%) Bokeh
2 2 (3.33%) Keras
2 2 (3.33%) Matplotlib
2 2 (3.33%) MDX
2 2 (3.33%) Node.js
2 2 (3.33%) NumPy
2 2 (3.33%) Pandas
2 2 (3.33%) pytest
2 2 (3.33%) PyTorch
2 2 (3.33%) React
2 2 (3.33%) scikit-learn
2 2 (3.33%) SciPy
2 2 (3.33%) Seaborn
2 2 (3.33%) Spring
2 2 (3.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.33%) Algorithms
3 6 (10.00%) Clustering
4 2 (3.33%) Life Science
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.67%) DataPower
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Linux
1 6 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (48.33%) Analytics
2 29 (48.33%) Data Science
3 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (43.33%) ETL
5 17 (28.33%) Visualisation
6 15 (25.00%) Data Management
6 15 (25.00%) DevOps
6 15 (25.00%) Machine Learning
7 12 (20.00%) Data-Driven Testing
7 12 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 12 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 10 (16.67%) Data Modelling
9 9 (15.00%) Computer Science
9 9 (15.00%) Decision-Making
10 8 (13.33%) Statistics
11 7 (11.67%) Use Case
12 6 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
12 6 (10.00%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (90.00%) Python
2 49 (81.67%) SQL
3 15 (25.00%) Scala
4 8 (13.33%) C#
4 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.00%) PHP
6 5 (8.33%) Java
7 2 (3.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (3.33%) Go
7 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 2 (3.33%) U-SQL
8 1 (1.67%) C
8 1 (1.67%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.33%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.33%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.33%) HDFS
3 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (3.33%) Kibana
3 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) Tableau
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle
4 7 (11.67%) Google
5 5 (8.33%) Alteryx
6 4 (6.67%) Cloudera
7 2 (3.33%) Databricks
7 2 (3.33%) RapidMiner
7 2 (3.33%) Talend
8 1 (1.67%) TIBCO