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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 235 231
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4  
Contract jobs citing R 30 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 0.98% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 20
Median daily rate £425 £475 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £314 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £500 £600
% change year-on-year -11.25% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% -  

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 2650 3155 3275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.68% 33.76% 33.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 2085 1887
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 120 117
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
West Sussex - 12 £550 - 1
Surrey +7 8 £550 - 1
Hampshire +16 4 £200 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £145 -55.38%
East Sussex +3 1 £400 -4.76% 2
Oxfordshire -21 1 £475 -13.63% 6
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
R
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 43 (71.67%) Python
2 33 (55.00%) SQL
3 24 (40.00%) Hadoop
4 21 (35.00%) Big Data
4 21 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 18 (30.00%) Visualisation
6 18 (30.00%) SAS
6 18 (30.00%) Analytics
7 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
7 17 (28.33%) MS Excel
7 17 (28.33%) Data Visualisation
7 17 (28.33%) Statistics
8 13 (21.67%) Degree
9 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 12 (20.00%) MS Office
10 11 (18.33%) Java
10 11 (18.33%) Data Modelling
10 11 (18.33%) Machine Learning
10 11 (18.33%) Apache Spark
11 10 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
11 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (16.67%) ETL
11 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (16.67%) VBA
11 10 (16.67%) MATLAB
12 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
12 9 (15.00%) Power BI
13 8 (13.33%) Stata
13 8 (13.33%) C++

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 18 (30.00%) SAS
2 11 (18.33%) Apache Spark
3 7 (11.67%) Drupal
4 5 (8.33%) ArcGIS
5 2 (3.33%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.67%) Apache
6 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (28.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (20.00%) MS Office
3 8 (13.33%) Stata
4 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (6.67%) SPSS
5 2 (3.33%) SPSS Modeler
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 21 (35.00%) Big Data
3 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (15.00%) Power BI
4 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
5 7 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (10.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (8.33%) Apache Hive
7 5 (8.33%) Data Mining
7 5 (8.33%) GIS
7 5 (8.33%) MS Access
7 5 (8.33%) PowerPivot
7 5 (8.33%) QGIS
7 5 (8.33%) RDBMS
7 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (5.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.33%) Banking
1 2 (3.33%) Finance
1 2 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Analyst
1 21 (35.00%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) Data Scientist
3 13 (21.67%) Data Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Drupal Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Power BI Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Data Insight Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Insight Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Insight Data Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Spatial Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Statistical Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Big Data Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Data Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Excel Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) D3.js
2 3 (5.00%) Django
2 3 (5.00%) Flash
2 3 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (5.00%) Three.js
3 2 (3.33%) Node.js
3 2 (3.33%) Pandas
3 2 (3.33%) scikit-learn
4 1 (1.67%) Keras
4 1 (1.67%) NumPy
4 1 (1.67%) Theano
4 1 (1.67%) Torch
4 1 (1.67%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 4 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.33%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.67%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) MVS
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 18 (30.00%) Analytics
2 18 (30.00%) Visualisation
3 17 (28.33%) Data Visualisation
3 17 (28.33%) Statistics
4 11 (18.33%) Data Modelling
4 11 (18.33%) Machine Learning
5 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (16.67%) ETL
5 10 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
6 8 (13.33%) Data Analysis
7 7 (11.67%) Dashboard Development
8 5 (8.33%) Actionable Insight
8 5 (8.33%) Spatial Analysis
8 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
9 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.67%) Kanban
9 4 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 43 (71.67%) Python
2 33 (55.00%) SQL
3 11 (18.33%) Java
4 10 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 10 (16.67%) VBA
5 8 (13.33%) C++
6 7 (11.67%) T-SQL
7 6 (10.00%) Scala
8 5 (8.33%) C
8 5 (8.33%) C#
8 5 (8.33%) VB
9 1 (1.67%) Perl
9 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Degree
2 6 (10.00%) Postgraduate
3 4 (6.67%) BC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) HDFS
2 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Mesos
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) Cloudera
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle
3 4 (6.67%) Tableau
4 2 (3.33%) Minitab
4 2 (3.33%) Splunk
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
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