Period
to 23 May 2018

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 6 months to 23 May 2018 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
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 360 526
Rank change year-on-year +52 +166 +48
Contract jobs citing R 796 584 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.65% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.83% 1.56% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 405 284
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -11.36%
10th Percentile £324 £226 £338
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £444 £475
% change year-on-year +1.41% -6.58% -20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 1
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% -36.67%
10th Percentile £18.17 £17.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £82.10 £51.75 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.87 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.00% -10.53% -

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 43,413 37,358 40,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.07% 41.40% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,364 25,609 27,703
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +2.99% +4.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 807 957
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.75 £16.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.60 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +10.00%

R
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 15 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 6 months to 23 May 2018. 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
England +50 751 £525 +6.60% 227
London +8 535 £550 +10.00% 109
UK excluding London +78 258 £450 +1.41% 134
South East +9 85 £475 +18.38% 29
East of England +26 47 £488 -4.88% 17
Midlands +7 38 £460 +22.67% 20
East Midlands +26 31 £460 +22.67% 10
South West +29 29 £400 +175.86% 10
Wales +11 26 £345 -31.00% 3
North of England -5 19 £425 -10.53% 42
Scotland -48 14 £455 -4.21% 12
Yorkshire -8 9 £425 +30.77% 22
North West -17 8 £425 +6.25% 15
West Midlands -18 7 £438 +34.62% 10
North East +12 2 £463 -15.91% 5

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 with a requirement for R.

1 573 (71.98%) Python
2 393 (49.37%) SQL
3 363 (45.60%) Analytics
4 332 (41.71%) Data Science
5 238 (29.90%) Machine Learning
6 232 (29.15%) Big Data
7 226 (28.39%) Analytical Skills
8 201 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
9 192 (24.12%) Finance
10 185 (23.24%) Visualisation
11 180 (22.61%) Hadoop
12 172 (21.61%) Java
13 167 (20.98%) Apache Spark
14 164 (20.60%) Mathematics
15 160 (20.10%) SAS
16 152 (19.10%) Statistics
17 151 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
18 139 (17.46%) ETL
19 136 (17.09%) Data Analysis
20 131 (16.46%) C#
21 130 (16.33%) Tableau
22 127 (15.95%) Degree
23 120 (15.08%) Algorithms
24 117 (14.70%) Scala
25 104 (13.07%) Data Analytics
26 102 (12.81%) Computer Science
27 100 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
28 99 (12.44%) Data Warehouse
29 91 (11.43%) Data Modelling
29 91 (11.43%) SQL Server

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
1 167 (20.98%) Apache Spark
2 160 (20.10%) SAS
3 38 (4.77%) Apache
4 36 (4.52%) Apache Pig
5 35 (4.40%) Jupyter
6 20 (2.51%) Confluence
7 13 (1.63%) Apache Solr
7 13 (1.63%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.88%) Hyperledger
10 6 (0.75%) Ethereum
11 5 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.25%) IPython
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.13%) CMS
13 1 (0.13%) DNN
Applications
1 74 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (6.16%) SPSS
3 11 (1.38%) Chatbot
3 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.75%) Stata
7 3 (0.38%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.25%) Pipeline Pilot
9 1 (0.13%) Simulink
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.13%) Weka
Business Applications
1 8 (1.01%) ReMetrica
2 7 (0.88%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.88%) R3 Corda
3 5 (0.63%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.50%) Summit
5 3 (0.38%) Radian6
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.25%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.25%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.13%) Finacle
7 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.13%) HFM
7 1 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 90 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (3.89%) Google Analytics
4 25 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (2.64%) GitHub
6 18 (2.26%) Azure Data Factory
7 16 (2.01%) Azure Machine Learning
8 12 (1.51%) PaaS
9 10 (1.26%) Adobe Analytics
9 10 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.26%) Data Lake Analytics
10 9 (1.13%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.50%) SaaS
13 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.38%) IaaS
13 3 (0.38%) Office 365
13 3 (0.38%) Serverless
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
15 1 (0.13%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.75%) SMS
2 5 (0.63%) Kerberos
2 5 (0.63%) SSL
2 5 (0.63%) VPN
3 3 (0.38%) Internet
3 3 (0.38%) LAN
4 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.13%) Firewall
4 1 (0.13%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.13%) FTP
4 1 (0.13%) Skype
4 1 (0.13%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (29.15%) Big Data
2 180 (22.61%) Hadoop
3 99 (12.44%) Data Warehouse
4 91 (11.43%) SQL Server
5 87 (10.93%) Power BI
6 83 (10.43%) Apache Hive
7 82 (10.30%) NoSQL
8 81 (10.18%) Data Mining
9 68 (8.54%) Relational Database
10 48 (6.03%) MongoDB
11 45 (5.65%) Data Lake
12 44 (5.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 43 (5.40%) MySQL
13 43 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 34 (4.27%) QlikView
15 32 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 27 (3.39%) HBase
16 27 (3.39%) PowerCenter
17 25 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
18 23 (2.89%) Impala
Development Applications
1 46 (5.78%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.02%) JIRA
3 23 (2.89%) Visual Studio
4 21 (2.64%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.14%) RStudio
6 11 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.26%) Selenium
8 5 (0.63%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.63%) FishEye
8 5 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.50%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.38%) Capybara
10 3 (0.38%) RSpec
10 3 (0.38%) Subversion
11 2 (0.25%) GitLab
11 2 (0.25%) GoCD
11 2 (0.25%) LabVIEW
12 1 (0.13%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 192 (24.12%) Finance
2 75 (9.42%) Retail
3 55 (6.91%) Banking
4 54 (6.78%) Marketing
5 48 (6.03%) Front Office
6 41 (5.15%) Games
7 39 (4.90%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.76%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.51%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.26%) Automotive
11 9 (1.13%) Advertising
12 8 (1.01%) Electronics
12 8 (1.01%) French Language
12 8 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.88%) Law
13 7 (0.88%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.50%) Polish Language
15 2 (0.25%) Back Office
15 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 221 (27.76%) Data Scientist
2 163 (20.48%) Analyst
3 145 (18.22%) Developer
4 85 (10.68%) Data Engineer
5 81 (10.18%) Data Analyst
6 54 (6.78%) Consultant
7 51 (6.41%) C# Developer
8 41 (5.15%) Architect
9 34 (4.27%) SQL Developer
10 31 (3.89%) Data Consultant
10 31 (3.89%) Python Developer
11 29 (3.64%) Data Architect
12 26 (3.27%) Python Engineer
13 21 (2.64%) SQL Analyst
14 20 (2.51%) Insight Analyst
14 20 (2.51%) Senior Data Scientist
15 18 (2.26%) Business Analyst
16 17 (2.14%) Front Office Developer
16 17 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
16 17 (2.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (10.80%) HTML
2 65 (8.17%) .NET
3 47 (5.90%) Natural Language Processing
4 41 (5.15%) HTML5
4 41 (5.15%) TensorFlow
5 36 (4.52%) Kafka
5 36 (4.52%) Pandas
6 35 (4.40%) CSS
6 35 (4.40%) NumPy
7 33 (4.15%) D3.js
8 24 (3.02%) AngularJS
8 24 (3.02%) Matplotlib
9 23 (2.89%) Web Services
10 22 (2.76%) React
10 22 (2.76%) REST
11 20 (2.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 20 (2.51%) Unreal Engine
12 19 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (2.39%) JSON
13 18 (2.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 226 (28.39%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (15.08%) Algorithms
3 102 (12.81%) Computer Science
4 31 (3.89%) Data Structures
5 27 (3.39%) User Experience
6 15 (1.88%) Fintech
6 15 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.51%) FMCG
8 10 (1.26%) Credit Risk
8 10 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.13%) Blog
9 9 (1.13%) Reinsurance
10 8 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.01%) Social Media
11 7 (0.88%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.75%) NHS
13 5 (0.63%) Equities
13 5 (0.63%) Replication
14 4 (0.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 38 (4.77%) Linux
2 35 (4.40%) Unix
3 13 (1.63%) Windows
4 5 (0.63%) Mac OS X
4 5 (0.63%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.38%) AIX
7 1 (0.13%) Android
7 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.13%) CentOS
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (45.60%) Analytics
2 332 (41.71%) Data Science
3 238 (29.90%) Machine Learning
4 201 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (23.24%) Visualisation
6 164 (20.60%) Mathematics
7 152 (19.10%) Statistics
8 151 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
9 139 (17.46%) ETL
10 136 (17.09%) Data Analysis
11 104 (13.07%) Data Analytics
12 100 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
13 91 (11.43%) Data Modelling
14 86 (10.80%) Data Visualisation
15 70 (8.79%) Open Source
16 59 (7.41%) Decision-Making
17 57 (7.16%) Artificial Intelligence
18 53 (6.66%) Software Engineering
19 52 (6.53%) Data Engineering
20 50 (6.28%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 573 (71.98%) Python
2 393 (49.37%) SQL
3 172 (21.61%) Java
4 131 (16.46%) C#
5 117 (14.70%) Scala
6 70 (8.79%) MATLAB
7 69 (8.67%) JavaScript
8 52 (6.53%) VBA
9 47 (5.90%) C++
10 23 (2.89%) Ruby
11 19 (2.39%) C
12 17 (2.14%) Bash Shell
12 17 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.01%) VB.NET
14 13 (1.63%) Perl
14 13 (1.63%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.26%) VB
16 9 (1.13%) PowerShell
17 8 (1.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 8 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 127 (15.95%) Degree
2 57 (7.16%) Security Cleared
3 49 (6.16%) PhD
4 44 (5.53%) SC Cleared
5 31 (3.89%) Numerate Degree
6 18 (2.26%) Master's Degree
7 16 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.63%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.13%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.16%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.76%) QA
3 11 (1.38%) GDPR
4 5 (0.63%) IFRS
4 5 (0.63%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.50%) SLA
6 3 (0.38%) GCP
7 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.13%) CDISC
7 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (2.64%) HDFS
2 19 (2.39%) Apache Flume
3 17 (2.14%) Docker
4 4 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.26%) Hadoop YARN
1 10 (1.26%) Terraform
2 7 (0.88%) Ansible
2 7 (0.88%) Oozie
3 4 (0.50%) Grafana
3 4 (0.50%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.50%) Puppet
3 4 (0.50%) StatsD
4 2 (0.25%) Ambari
4 2 (0.25%) Kibana
4 2 (0.25%) Mesos
5 1 (0.13%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 130 (16.33%) Tableau
2 78 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 59 (7.41%) Oracle
4 53 (6.66%) Google
5 42 (5.28%) MapR
6 38 (4.77%) Cloudera
7 34 (4.27%) Informatica
8 33 (4.15%) Alteryx
9 24 (3.02%) Hortonworks
10 17 (2.14%) Bloomberg
10 17 (2.14%) IBM
10 17 (2.14%) Teradata
11 15 (1.88%) Reuters
12 14 (1.76%) Adobe
13 12 (1.51%) RapidMiner
13 12 (1.51%) SAP
14 9 (1.13%) Databricks
14 9 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (1.13%) Splunk
15 7 (0.88%) Vertica