The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 April 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
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 443 439
Rank change year-on-year +126 -4  
Contract jobs citing R 306 222 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 1.04% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 168 156
Median daily rate £475 £480 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% -12.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £628 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £600
% change year-on-year +5.55% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 -

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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19173 21356 21138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.41% 38.21% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13180 14664 13707
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 469 443
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £13.00 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for R in the UK

R
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for R in the UK

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing R over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England +123 288 £475 -2.56% 97
London +82 219 £475 -5.00% 49
City of London +21 36 £525 +16.66% 15
South East +21 35 £469 +7.75% 10
West Sussex - 13 £488 - 1
Worthing - 12 £550 -
Surrey +15 10 £550 - 3
Scotland +31 9 £475 +35.71% 4
Edinburgh +20 8 £475 - 4
East Midlands -5 7 £313 -30.55% 3
Staines - 7 - -
North West +34 6 £331 -50.92% 10
Canary Wharf +6 6 £475 -
South West -2 6 £700 +55.55% 3
East of England - 6 £625 - 6
North East +13 4 £550 -21.42% 8
Northamptonshire - 4 £313 -
Northumberland - 4 £550 -
Cramlington - 4 £550 -
Berkshire +12 3 £550 +41.93%
Bristol +6 3 £700 - 2
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £145 -68.13%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £500 - 4
Cambridge - 3 £500 - 3
Manchester - 3 £313 - 7
Hampshire +13 2 £469 +87.50%
Essex - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Marlow - 2 £150 -
Newport - 2 £575 -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 with a requirement for R.

1 460 (73.02%) Python
2 316 (50.16%) SQL
3 278 (44.13%) Hadoop
3 278 (44.13%) Analytics
4 264 (41.90%) Big Data
5 222 (35.24%) Apache Spark
6 190 (30.16%) Java
7 167 (26.51%) Machine Learning
8 162 (25.71%) Scala
9 159 (25.24%) Statistics
10 157 (24.92%) Analytical Skills
11 151 (23.97%) Mathematics
12 144 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
13 142 (22.54%) Degree
14 138 (21.90%) SAS
15 133 (21.11%) Finance
16 128 (20.32%) Visualisation
17 121 (19.21%) Apache Hive
17 121 (19.21%) Tableau
18 115 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
19 107 (16.98%) Algorithms
20 103 (16.35%) Relational Database
21 92 (14.60%) NoSQL
22 86 (13.65%) Data Visualisation
23 85 (13.49%) Computer Science
23 85 (13.49%) MATLAB
24 80 (12.70%) ETL
25 79 (12.54%) Data Modelling
26 73 (11.59%) PhD
26 73 (11.59%) Marketing

R
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 222 (35.24%) Apache Spark
2 138 (21.90%) SAS
3 53 (8.41%) Apache Pig
4 31 (4.92%) Apache
5 27 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (2.86%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.43%) Drupal
8 7 (1.11%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.79%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.32%) CICS
12 2 (0.32%) CMS
13 1 (0.16%) IIS
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Spatial
13 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 60 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (8.73%) SPSS
3 26 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (3.33%) Stata
5 17 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (1.27%) S-PLUS
6 8 (1.27%) Weka
7 7 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.95%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.63%) GNU Octave
9 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.48%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.48%) LaTeX
11 2 (0.32%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.16%) EViews
12 1 (0.16%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 12 (1.90%) FastStats
2 8 (1.27%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.32%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 65 (10.32%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.70%) Amazon S3
3 17 (2.70%) GitHub
4 16 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.27%) SaaS
7 7 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
7 7 (1.11%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.95%) PaaS
9 5 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (0.79%) Azure Machine Learning
9 5 (0.79%) IaaS
10 4 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.63%) Google Play
11 2 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.06%) Kerberos
1 13 (2.06%) LDAP
2 3 (0.48%) Internet
3 2 (0.32%) HTTP
4 1 (0.16%) DNS
4 1 (0.16%) Firewall
4 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (44.13%) Hadoop
2 264 (41.90%) Big Data
3 121 (19.21%) Apache Hive
4 103 (16.35%) Relational Database
5 92 (14.60%) NoSQL
6 70 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 68 (10.79%) SQL Server
8 67 (10.63%) Data Mining
8 67 (10.63%) MongoDB
9 63 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 63 (10.00%) Power BI
10 45 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
11 43 (6.83%) QlikView
12 40 (6.35%) HBase
13 36 (5.71%) RDBMS
14 33 (5.24%) Impala
15 27 (4.29%) Data Lake
16 21 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (3.17%) Sqoop
18 19 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 33 (5.24%) JIRA
3 15 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 14 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.75%) Maven
6 8 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (1.11%) Selenium
8 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.79%) JUnit
9 5 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.48%) ERwin
10 3 (0.48%) Subversion
11 2 (0.32%) Apache Continuum
11 2 (0.32%) ChangeMan
11 2 (0.32%) GoCD
11 2 (0.32%) PowerBuilder
11 2 (0.32%) Toad
11 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
General
1 133 (21.11%) Finance
2 73 (11.59%) Marketing
3 51 (8.10%) Banking
4 32 (5.08%) Retail
5 23 (3.65%) Front Office
6 14 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.90%) Publishing
8 10 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.59%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.43%) Legal
10 7 (1.11%) Advertising
10 7 (1.11%) Games
10 7 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.95%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.95%) Electronics
12 3 (0.48%) German Language
12 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.32%) Back Office
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 154 (24.44%) Data Scientist
2 153 (24.29%) Analyst
3 140 (22.22%) Developer
4 90 (14.29%) Data Analyst
5 67 (10.63%) Data Engineer
6 50 (7.94%) Big Data Engineer
7 42 (6.67%) Python Developer
8 40 (6.35%) Architect
9 34 (5.40%) Hadoop Engineer
9 34 (5.40%) SQL Analyst
10 31 (4.92%) Data Architect
11 30 (4.76%) Big Data Developer
12 28 (4.44%) R Developer
13 27 (4.29%) SQL Data Analyst
14 24 (3.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 23 (3.65%) Hadoop Developer
16 21 (3.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
17 20 (3.17%) Consultant
18 18 (2.86%) Machine Learning Engineer
19 16 (2.54%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.27%) Kafka
2 24 (3.81%) .NET
2 24 (3.81%) D3.js
3 21 (3.33%) Natural Language Processing
4 20 (3.17%) scikit-learn
5 19 (3.02%) Web Services
6 18 (2.86%) NumPy
7 15 (2.38%) Pandas
8 12 (1.90%) Lucene
8 12 (1.90%) Node.js
9 11 (1.75%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.75%) HTML
10 10 (1.59%) SciPy
10 10 (1.59%) Spring
11 9 (1.43%) CSS
11 9 (1.43%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.43%) JMS
11 9 (1.43%) JSON
11 9 (1.43%) XML
12 7 (1.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 157 (24.92%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (16.98%) Algorithms
3 85 (13.49%) Computer Science
4 27 (4.29%) Credit Risk
5 17 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 16 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.59%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.43%) Fintech
8 9 (1.43%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.27%) User Experience
10 6 (0.95%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.95%) Derivative
10 6 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.95%) Social Media
11 5 (0.79%) Credit Derivative
12 4 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.63%) Replication
13 3 (0.48%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.48%) Linux
2 47 (7.46%) Unix
3 9 (1.43%) Windows
4 6 (0.95%) CentOS
4 6 (0.95%) MVS
5 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.16%) Android
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (44.13%) Analytics
2 167 (26.51%) Machine Learning
3 159 (25.24%) Statistics
4 151 (23.97%) Mathematics
5 144 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
6 128 (20.32%) Visualisation
7 115 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (13.65%) Data Visualisation
9 80 (12.70%) ETL
10 79 (12.54%) Data Modelling
11 70 (11.11%) Data Analytics
12 68 (10.79%) MapReduce
13 61 (9.68%) Open Source
14 56 (8.89%) Statistical Modelling
15 55 (8.73%) Data Analysis
16 42 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
17 41 (6.51%) E-Commerce
18 39 (6.19%) Data Management
19 37 (5.87%) Predictive Modelling
20 36 (5.71%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 460 (73.02%) Python
2 316 (50.16%) SQL
3 190 (30.16%) Java
4 162 (25.71%) Scala
5 85 (13.49%) MATLAB
6 68 (10.79%) C++
7 33 (5.24%) JavaScript
8 32 (5.08%) C#
9 26 (4.13%) VBA
10 24 (3.81%) Bash Shell
11 20 (3.17%) Perl
11 20 (3.17%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.86%) C
13 12 (1.90%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.27%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.95%) PHP
15 6 (0.95%) VB
16 4 (0.63%) Haskell
16 4 (0.63%) Julia
16 4 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 142 (22.54%) Degree
2 73 (11.59%) PhD
3 11 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.59%) Postgraduate
5 9 (1.43%) CCA
6 6 (0.95%) BC Cleared
7 5 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.32%) CBAP
8 2 (0.32%) CISA
8 2 (0.32%) CISM
8 2 (0.32%) CISSP
8 2 (0.32%) GSEC
8 2 (0.32%) IIBA
8 2 (0.32%) RHCE
8 2 (0.32%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) CCNA
9 1 (0.16%) CCNP
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 19 (3.02%) QA
3 4 (0.63%) IFRS
3 4 (0.63%) IFRS 9
4 3 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.48%) IAS 39
4 3 (0.48%) SDET
5 2 (0.32%) CDISC
5 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (3.65%) HDFS
2 18 (2.86%) Apache Flume
3 10 (1.59%) Docker
4 6 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.63%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.32%) KVM
6 2 (0.32%) LXC
6 2 (0.32%) Xen
7 1 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (3.02%) Hadoop YARN
1 19 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (2.06%) Ansible
2 13 (2.06%) Puppet
3 12 (1.90%) Oozie
4 4 (0.63%) Kibana
5 3 (0.48%) Grafana
5 3 (0.48%) StatsD
5 3 (0.48%) Terraform
6 2 (0.32%) Ambari
6 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.32%) Mesos
6 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.16%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 121 (19.21%) Tableau
2 65 (10.32%) Microsoft
3 50 (7.94%) Oracle
4 42 (6.67%) Teradata
5 24 (3.81%) Cloudera
6 22 (3.49%) SAP
7 20 (3.17%) Cognos
8 19 (3.02%) Hortonworks
9 17 (2.70%) Google
10 15 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
11 12 (1.90%) Alteryx
11 12 (1.90%) Netezza
12 11 (1.75%) IBM
12 11 (1.75%) Sybase
13 9 (1.43%) RapidMiner
14 8 (1.27%) Apteco
14 8 (1.27%) Splunk
14 8 (1.27%) Talend
15 7 (1.11%) Adobe
15 7 (1.11%) Cisco
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