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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 244 249
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5  
Contract jobs citing R 16 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.86% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 11
Median daily rate £418 £460 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.23% -3.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £535 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

R is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2746 3136 3239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.35% 34.76% 34.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1704 1960 2020
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 118 84
Median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing R as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +11 4 £550 +4.76% 1
Surrey +5 4 £363 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £425 - 1
Hampshire +12 2 £463 - 1
Buckinghamshire -24 1 £150 -67.03%
East Sussex - 1 £410 -
Kent - 1 £325 -
R
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 33 (76.74%) SQL
2 32 (74.42%) Python
3 23 (53.49%) Visualisation
4 21 (48.84%) Data Visualisation
5 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
6 14 (32.56%) Apache Spark
7 13 (30.23%) Analytics
7 13 (30.23%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (30.23%) Hadoop
7 13 (30.23%) Statistics
8 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Excel
8 12 (27.91%) ETL
8 12 (27.91%) Big Data
8 12 (27.91%) Power BI
9 11 (25.58%) Statistical Modelling
9 11 (25.58%) Data Modelling
9 11 (25.58%) VBA
10 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (23.26%) Java
10 10 (23.26%) Mathematics
10 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
11 9 (20.93%) SAS
12 7 (16.28%) Oracle
12 7 (16.28%) MATLAB
12 7 (16.28%) Data Analysis
12 7 (16.28%) Degree
12 7 (16.28%) Drupal
13 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management

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 14 (32.56%) Apache Spark
2 9 (20.93%) SAS
3 7 (16.28%) Drupal
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.65%) ArcGIS
4 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (11.63%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (6.98%) SPSS
6 2 (4.65%) SPSS Modeler
6 2 (4.65%) Stata
7 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) SNMP
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) Hadoop
2 12 (27.91%) Big Data
2 12 (27.91%) Power BI
3 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
4 6 (13.95%) MS Access
4 6 (13.95%) NoSQL
5 5 (11.63%) PowerPivot
5 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
6 4 (9.30%) Data Mining
6 4 (9.30%) QlikView
7 2 (4.65%) Apache Hive
7 2 (4.65%) GIS
7 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (4.65%) QGIS
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Developer
2 18 (41.86%) Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Data Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 9 (20.93%) Data Scientist
4 9 (20.93%) Power BI Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Drupal Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Data Insight Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Insight Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Insight Data Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Excel Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Report Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Python Developer
8 2 (4.65%) R Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Report Developer
8 2 (4.65%) SAS Developer
8 2 (4.65%) SQL BI Developer
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) D3.js
2 4 (9.30%) Three.js
3 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) HTML5
3 2 (4.65%) React
3 2 (4.65%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) Ajax
4 1 (2.33%) Django
4 1 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) Leaflet
4 1 (2.33%) MLlib
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
4 1 (2.33%) PostGIS
4 1 (2.33%) REST
4 1 (2.33%) RESTful
4 1 (2.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Algorithms
2 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.30%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.65%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Semantic Web
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Unix
2 2 (4.65%) MVS
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Visualisation
2 21 (48.84%) Data Visualisation
3 13 (30.23%) Analytics
3 13 (30.23%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (30.23%) Statistics
4 12 (27.91%) ETL
5 11 (25.58%) Data Modelling
5 11 (25.58%) Statistical Modelling
6 10 (23.26%) Mathematics
7 7 (16.28%) Data Analysis
8 6 (13.95%) Actionable Insight
8 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (13.95%) Scrum
8 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (13.95%) Trend Analysis
9 5 (11.63%) Dashboard Development
9 5 (11.63%) Kanban
9 5 (11.63%) Machine Learning
10 4 (9.30%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 33 (76.74%) SQL
2 32 (74.42%) Python
3 11 (25.58%) VBA
4 10 (23.26%) Java
5 7 (16.28%) MATLAB
6 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.98%) Scala
8 2 (4.65%) C
8 2 (4.65%) C#
8 2 (4.65%) C++
8 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.65%) VB
9 1 (2.33%) Perl
9 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) BC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) CCA
4 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
1 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Kibana
1 1 (2.33%) Mesos
1 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Tableau
4 2 (4.65%) Minitab
5 1 (2.33%) EMC
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Mapbox