Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 376 347 372
Rank change year-on-year -29 +25 +203
Contract jobs citing R 662 731 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.73% 0.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.50% 1.74% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 511 421
UK median daily rate £475 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.89% -5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £305 £280
90th Percentile £675 £675 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £375
% change year-on-year -1.10% +21.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 14
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £24.75 £20.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.62% +19.19% +20.38%
10th Percentile £21.89 £14.67 £16.48
90th Percentile £98.63 £45.25 £53.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.84 £26.92 £19.00
% change year-on-year -15.16% +41.68% +16.92%

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 44,216 41,984 38,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.37% 42.15% 40.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,032 29,597 26,730
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 757 857
UK median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.45 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 16 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 22 January 2019. 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 -46 621 £488 -6.70% 232
London -8 413 £500 -9.09% 128
UK excluding London -42 238 £450 -1.10% 121
South East -3 80 £500 +12.68% 21
North of England +2 47 £450 -10.00% 29
South West -18 35 £450 +5.88% 12
Yorkshire +1 26 £475 -5.00% 8
Midlands -28 21 £350 -22.22% 19
West Midlands -37 18 £350 -22.22% 6
Scotland -1 17 £400 -14.44% 9
Wales -5 17 £475 +72.73%
East of England -19 17 £550 - 23
North West -5 16 £420 -23.64% 20
North East -3 5 £475 +11.76% 1
Northern Ireland +24 4 - - 8
East Midlands -3 3 £488 +8.33% 13

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 506 (76.44%) Python
2 362 (54.68%) SQL
3 330 (49.85%) Data Science
4 309 (46.68%) Analytics
5 204 (30.82%) Machine Learning
5 204 (30.82%) Analytical Skills
6 187 (28.25%) Finance
7 184 (27.79%) Big Data
8 164 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
9 157 (23.72%) Hadoop
10 148 (22.36%) Visualisation
11 136 (20.54%) Apache Spark
12 134 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
12 134 (20.24%) Degree
13 132 (19.94%) Java
14 126 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
15 121 (18.28%) SAS
16 120 (18.13%) Mathematics
17 117 (17.67%) ETL
18 109 (16.47%) Tableau
19 108 (16.31%) Microsoft
20 106 (16.01%) Statistics
21 104 (15.71%) Computer Science
22 103 (15.56%) Linux
23 101 (15.26%) Data Modelling
23 101 (15.26%) Business Intelligence
24 96 (14.50%) Algorithms
25 95 (14.35%) Data Analysis
26 93 (14.05%) Data Visualisation
27 91 (13.75%) MATLAB

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
1 136 (20.54%) Apache Spark
2 121 (18.28%) SAS
3 24 (3.63%) Apache
3 24 (3.63%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.72%) Skype for Business
5 12 (1.81%) Jupyter
6 10 (1.51%) Apache Pig
7 9 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.06%) Confluence
9 4 (0.60%) nginx
9 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.45%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.30%) CMS
11 2 (0.30%) IIS
11 2 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.30%) Tornado
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.15%) IPython
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 59 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.08%) SPSS
3 17 (2.57%) Chatbot
4 14 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.60%) Stata
8 3 (0.45%) Mathematica
8 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.30%) GIMP
9 2 (0.30%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.30%) InVision
10 1 (0.15%) EViews
10 1 (0.15%) Maya
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.15%) Weka
Business Applications
1 12 (1.81%) Actimize
2 9 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.30%) FastStats
3 2 (0.30%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 134 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (9.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (4.83%) PaaS
5 24 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (3.63%) IaaS
6 18 (2.72%) Apigee
6 18 (2.72%) GitHub
7 16 (2.42%) Azure Data Factory
8 14 (2.11%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.96%) Google Analytics
10 12 (1.81%) Amazon EMR
10 12 (1.81%) Data Lake Analytics
11 10 (1.51%) Serverless
12 8 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
14 6 (0.91%) Adobe Analytics
15 4 (0.60%) SaaS
16 3 (0.45%) Amazon SageMaker
17 2 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.17%) SSL
2 18 (2.72%) Skype
3 5 (0.76%) Internet
4 4 (0.60%) DNS
4 4 (0.60%) VPN
5 3 (0.45%) 3GPP
5 3 (0.45%) AMQP
5 3 (0.45%) Intranet
5 3 (0.45%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.45%) LTE
5 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.45%) WCDMA
5 3 (0.45%) Wireless
6 2 (0.30%) Firewall
6 2 (0.30%) HTTP
6 2 (0.30%) LAN
6 2 (0.30%) SSH
6 2 (0.30%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.30%) WAN
7 1 (0.15%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (27.79%) Big Data
2 157 (23.72%) Hadoop
3 84 (12.69%) Relational Database
4 78 (11.78%) SQL Server
5 76 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
6 73 (11.03%) Apache Hive
7 59 (8.91%) Power BI
8 55 (8.31%) Data Mining
9 45 (6.80%) NoSQL
10 43 (6.50%) Data Lake
11 40 (6.04%) MongoDB
11 40 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 39 (5.89%) MySQL
13 38 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
14 33 (4.98%) HBase
15 27 (4.08%) Impala
16 21 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
17 20 (3.02%) HDInsight
18 19 (2.87%) Spotfire
19 18 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (8.76%) Jenkins
2 50 (7.55%) JIRA
3 47 (7.10%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.17%) RStudio
5 17 (2.57%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.96%) Maven
7 8 (1.21%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (1.06%) Artifactory
9 6 (0.91%) ERwin
10 5 (0.76%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.76%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.76%) Subversion
10 5 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.76%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.45%) Selenium
12 3 (0.45%) Sikuli
General
1 187 (28.25%) Finance
2 73 (11.03%) Banking
3 64 (9.67%) Marketing
4 52 (7.85%) Retail
5 24 (3.63%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.32%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.72%) Front Office
8 15 (2.27%) Games
9 11 (1.66%) Legal
10 10 (1.51%) Publishing
10 10 (1.51%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.21%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.06%) Advertising
12 7 (1.06%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.91%) Electronics
13 6 (0.91%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.76%) Automotive
15 4 (0.60%) Law
15 4 (0.60%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 171 (25.83%) Data Scientist
2 128 (19.34%) Analyst
3 117 (17.67%) Developer
4 70 (10.57%) Data Analyst
5 64 (9.67%) Data Engineer
6 37 (5.59%) Architect
7 28 (4.23%) Big Data Engineer
8 27 (4.08%) Consultant
8 27 (4.08%) Python Engineer
9 25 (3.78%) Administrator
10 22 (3.32%) Software Developer
11 21 (3.17%) SQL Developer
12 20 (3.02%) Data Architect
13 19 (2.87%) DevOps Engineer
13 19 (2.87%) Python Developer
14 18 (2.72%) Azure Engineer
15 17 (2.57%) Data Consultant
16 16 (2.42%) Insight Analyst
17 15 (2.27%) Java Developer
17 15 (2.27%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.16%) Kafka
2 53 (8.01%) Natural Language Processing
3 45 (6.80%) HTML
4 43 (6.50%) AngularJS
5 41 (6.19%) XML
6 40 (6.04%) React
7 38 (5.74%) RESTful
8 34 (5.14%) Node.js
9 33 (4.98%) HTML5
9 33 (4.98%) JSON
10 32 (4.83%) TensorFlow
10 32 (4.83%) Web Services
11 26 (3.93%) SOAP
12 24 (3.63%) jQuery
13 22 (3.32%) Anaconda
13 22 (3.32%) NumPy
14 20 (3.02%) .NET
14 20 (3.02%) SignalR
14 20 (3.02%) WebSockets
15 18 (2.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 204 (30.82%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (14.50%) Algorithms
3 18 (2.72%) Data Structures
3 18 (2.72%) User Experience
4 17 (2.57%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.66%) Cloud Native
6 10 (1.51%) Derivative
6 10 (1.51%) Digital Media
6 10 (1.51%) Fintech
7 9 (1.36%) Life Science
7 9 (1.36%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.06%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.06%) FMCG
9 7 (1.06%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.91%) Semantic Web
10 6 (0.91%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 103 (15.56%) Linux
2 44 (6.65%) Unix
3 29 (4.38%) Windows
4 21 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.27%) CentOS
5 15 (2.27%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.60%) Solaris
7 3 (0.45%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.30%) Android
9 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) Debian
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (49.85%) Data Science
2 309 (46.68%) Analytics
3 204 (30.82%) Machine Learning
4 164 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
5 148 (22.36%) Visualisation
6 120 (18.13%) Mathematics
7 117 (17.67%) ETL
8 106 (16.01%) Statistics
9 104 (15.71%) Computer Science
10 101 (15.26%) Business Intelligence
10 101 (15.26%) Data Modelling
11 95 (14.35%) Data Analysis
12 93 (14.05%) Data Visualisation
13 85 (12.84%) Artificial Intelligence
14 78 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
15 77 (11.63%) Data Analytics
16 71 (10.73%) DevOps
17 61 (9.21%) Open Source
18 56 (8.46%) Statistical Modelling
19 55 (8.31%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 506 (76.44%) Python
2 362 (54.68%) SQL
3 132 (19.94%) Java
4 91 (13.75%) MATLAB
5 59 (8.91%) C#
5 59 (8.91%) JavaScript
5 59 (8.91%) Scala
6 52 (7.85%) C++
7 31 (4.68%) C
8 29 (4.38%) Bash Shell
9 24 (3.63%) Perl
9 24 (3.63%) PHP
10 23 (3.47%) PowerShell
11 18 (2.72%) VBA
12 15 (2.27%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.96%) VBScript
14 12 (1.81%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.21%) Java 8
15 8 (1.21%) Ruby
16 7 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 134 (20.24%) Degree
2 67 (10.12%) PhD
3 28 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 21 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (3.17%) Master's Degree
5 18 (2.72%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.60%) MBA
8 3 (0.45%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.45%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.30%) CFA
9 2 (0.30%) MCSA
9 2 (0.30%) OSCP
9 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) MCSE
10 1 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.29%) QA
2 26 (3.93%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.91%) GDPR
4 5 (0.76%) Actionable Recommendations
4 5 (0.76%) IFRS
4 5 (0.76%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) CDISC
6 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
6 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (9.97%) Docker
2 22 (3.32%) Apache Flume
3 13 (1.96%) HDFS
4 3 (0.45%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.30%) iptables
5 2 (0.30%) NFS
5 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (5.29%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.32%) Terraform
3 20 (3.02%) Ansible
4 18 (2.72%) Puppet
5 15 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.66%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.76%) Oozie
8 3 (0.45%) Control-M
8 3 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.30%) Kibana
9 2 (0.30%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.15%) CASB
10 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.15%) Mesos
10 1 (0.15%) SCCM
10 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 109 (16.47%) Tableau
2 108 (16.31%) Microsoft
3 60 (9.06%) Oracle
4 56 (8.46%) Google
5 50 (7.55%) Teradata
6 32 (4.83%) Cloudera
7 25 (3.78%) Informatica
8 20 (3.02%) Alteryx
8 20 (3.02%) SAP
9 19 (2.87%) Talend
10 18 (2.72%) ServiceNow
11 15 (2.27%) Hortonworks
12 10 (1.51%) Adobe
12 10 (1.51%) Databricks
13 8 (1.21%) MicroStrategy
14 7 (1.06%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.91%) Bloomberg
15 6 (0.91%) Datameer
16 5 (0.76%) Netezza
16 5 (0.76%) Rackspace