Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 379 348 411
Rank change year-on-year -31 +63 +161
Contract jobs citing R 685 716 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.70% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.47% 1.67% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 494 398
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £300
90th Percentile £681 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 11
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £24.75 £21.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.01% +17.69% +7.85%
10th Percentile £19.42 £19.34 £16.25
90th Percentile £68.95 £43.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £42.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -47.02% +104.88% +26.15%

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 46,493 42,960 41,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.69% 42.00% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,731 30,022 28,803
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £316 £308 £281
90th Percentile £640 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 801 874
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.13 £14.37
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 20 November 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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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 -16 641 £500 - 238
London -19 422 £513 -2.38% 136
UK excluding London -8 258 £450 - 119
South East +24 96 £500 +17.65% 32
North of England -9 50 £475 -2.56% 26
South West +1 38 £413 -13.16% 15
Scotland -4 27 £400 -14.44% 11
Yorkshire -1 25 £475 +11.76% 9
Midlands -35 21 £350 -22.22% 14
North West -16 16 £440 -12.00% 15
West Midlands -40 15 £350 -22.22% 6
East of England -28 12 £394 -28.41% 16
Wales -24 10 £500 +66.67% 1
North East +4 9 £650 +52.94% 2
East Midlands -2 6 £700 +39.86% 8
Northern Ireland +39 4 - - 5

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 514 (75.04%) Python
2 396 (57.81%) SQL
3 310 (45.26%) Data Science
4 300 (43.80%) Analytics
5 205 (29.93%) Analytical Skills
6 196 (28.61%) Big Data
7 193 (28.18%) Machine Learning
8 188 (27.45%) Finance
9 183 (26.72%) Hadoop
10 162 (23.65%) Visualisation
11 160 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
12 157 (22.92%) SAS
13 145 (21.17%) Apache Spark
14 140 (20.44%) Java
15 138 (20.15%) Degree
15 138 (20.15%) Mathematics
16 136 (19.85%) Business Intelligence
17 129 (18.83%) Statistics
18 120 (17.52%) Amazon AWS
19 116 (16.93%) Algorithms
19 116 (16.93%) Tableau
20 111 (16.20%) ETL
20 111 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
21 105 (15.33%) Computer Science
22 101 (14.74%) MATLAB
23 96 (14.01%) Linux
24 93 (13.58%) SQL Server
25 88 (12.85%) Microsoft
26 86 (12.55%) Power BI
27 82 (11.97%) Data Visualisation

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
1 157 (22.92%) SAS
2 145 (21.17%) Apache Spark
3 24 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.48%) Apache
5 13 (1.90%) Jupyter
6 12 (1.75%) Apache Pig
7 10 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.17%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.02%) CMS
9 7 (1.02%) IIS
9 7 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.88%) Confluence
11 4 (0.58%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.29%) nginx
13 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 57 (8.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (4.96%) SPSS
3 14 (2.04%) Chatbot
4 12 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.73%) Stata
6 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.44%) Mathematica
7 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (0.29%) EViews
8 2 (0.29%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.15%) InVision
9 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.44%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.29%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.15%) Actimize
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) FastStats
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 120 (17.52%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (3.36%) Azure Data Factory
5 22 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (3.21%) PaaS
6 21 (3.07%) Data Lake Analytics
7 19 (2.77%) Amazon S3
7 19 (2.77%) Azure Machine Learning
7 19 (2.77%) GitHub
8 16 (2.34%) IaaS
9 13 (1.90%) Amazon EMR
10 12 (1.75%) Google Analytics
11 9 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (1.17%) Apigee
13 5 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.73%) SaaS
13 5 (0.73%) Serverless
14 3 (0.44%) Amazon SageMaker
15 2 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.75%) SSL
2 8 (1.17%) Skype
3 5 (0.73%) Internet
4 4 (0.58%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.58%) VPN
5 3 (0.44%) 3GPP
5 3 (0.44%) DNS
5 3 (0.44%) HTTP
5 3 (0.44%) LTE
5 3 (0.44%) SNA
5 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.44%) WCDMA
5 3 (0.44%) Wireless
6 2 (0.29%) Firewall
6 2 (0.29%) LAN
6 2 (0.29%) SMS
6 2 (0.29%) SSH
6 2 (0.29%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.29%) WAN
7 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (28.61%) Big Data
2 183 (26.72%) Hadoop
3 93 (13.58%) SQL Server
4 86 (12.55%) Power BI
5 82 (11.97%) Relational Database
6 80 (11.68%) Data Warehouse
7 71 (10.36%) Apache Hive
8 58 (8.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 57 (8.32%) NoSQL
10 54 (7.88%) Data Lake
11 51 (7.45%) Data Mining
12 44 (6.42%) MongoDB
13 38 (5.55%) HBase
14 36 (5.26%) Impala
15 34 (4.96%) MySQL
16 33 (4.82%) Spotfire
17 32 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
18 28 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 26 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
20 20 (2.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 61 (8.91%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.01%) Jenkins
3 38 (5.55%) JIRA
4 25 (3.65%) RStudio
5 14 (2.04%) Bitbucket
5 14 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (1.90%) Maven
7 9 (1.31%) Vagrant
8 8 (1.17%) Subversion
9 7 (1.02%) Artifactory
9 7 (1.02%) IntelliJ
9 7 (1.02%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.73%) Selenium
10 5 (0.73%) Toad
11 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.44%) PostCSS
General
1 188 (27.45%) Finance
2 55 (8.03%) Banking
3 50 (7.30%) Retail
4 48 (7.01%) Marketing
5 30 (4.38%) Front Office
6 18 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.46%) Advertising
8 10 (1.46%) Legal
9 9 (1.31%) Games
9 9 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.73%) Publishing
12 4 (0.58%) Electronics
12 4 (0.58%) Law
12 4 (0.58%) Social Science
13 3 (0.44%) Back Office
13 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.44%) Retail Finance
14 2 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 174 (25.40%) Data Scientist
2 145 (21.17%) Developer
3 115 (16.79%) Analyst
4 73 (10.66%) Data Engineer
5 59 (8.61%) Data Analyst
6 39 (5.69%) Consultant
7 32 (4.67%) Big Data Engineer
8 27 (3.94%) Architect
9 25 (3.65%) Python Developer
9 25 (3.65%) SQL Developer
10 23 (3.36%) Administrator
10 23 (3.36%) Data Consultant
10 23 (3.36%) Python Engineer
11 21 (3.07%) Azure Engineer
11 21 (3.07%) Senior Data Scientist
12 20 (2.92%) C# Developer
13 19 (2.77%) Senior Analyst
14 18 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 18 (2.63%) Data Architect
14 18 (2.63%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (9.20%) Kafka
2 55 (8.03%) Natural Language Processing
3 52 (7.59%) HTML
4 40 (5.84%) AngularJS
5 36 (5.26%) .NET
6 35 (5.11%) TensorFlow
7 33 (4.82%) HTML5
8 28 (4.09%) XML
9 27 (3.94%) Web Services
10 26 (3.80%) Node.js
11 24 (3.50%) React
11 24 (3.50%) RESTful
12 22 (3.21%) scikit-learn
13 20 (2.92%) Keras
13 20 (2.92%) Pandas
14 18 (2.63%) CSS
15 17 (2.48%) NumPy
15 17 (2.48%) Theano
16 16 (2.34%) ASP.NET
16 16 (2.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 205 (29.93%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (16.93%) Algorithms
3 105 (15.33%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 12 (1.75%) User Experience
6 10 (1.46%) Digital Media
6 10 (1.46%) Fixed Income
6 10 (1.46%) Reference Data
7 9 (1.31%) Cloud Native
7 9 (1.31%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.31%) Derivative
7 9 (1.31%) Fintech
8 8 (1.17%) Equities
8 8 (1.17%) Hedge funds
8 8 (1.17%) Taxonomies
9 7 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.02%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (14.01%) Linux
2 50 (7.30%) Unix
3 27 (3.94%) Windows
4 14 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.90%) Ubuntu
6 8 (1.17%) CentOS
7 7 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Android
9 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) Debian
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (45.26%) Data Science
2 300 (43.80%) Analytics
3 193 (28.18%) Machine Learning
4 162 (23.65%) Visualisation
5 160 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (20.15%) Mathematics
7 136 (19.85%) Business Intelligence
8 129 (18.83%) Statistics
9 111 (16.20%) ETL
10 82 (11.97%) Data Visualisation
11 80 (11.68%) Data Modelling
12 79 (11.53%) Data Analysis
13 75 (10.95%) Data Analytics
14 74 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
15 68 (9.93%) DevOps
16 65 (9.49%) Artificial Intelligence
17 58 (8.47%) Statistical Analysis
18 56 (8.18%) Statistical Modelling
19 51 (7.45%) Deep Learning
20 43 (6.28%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 514 (75.04%) Python
2 396 (57.81%) SQL
3 140 (20.44%) Java
4 101 (14.74%) MATLAB
5 77 (11.24%) Scala
6 65 (9.49%) C#
7 57 (8.32%) JavaScript
8 38 (5.55%) C++
9 26 (3.80%) Bash Shell
10 24 (3.50%) VBA
11 21 (3.07%) C
11 21 (3.07%) T-SQL
12 20 (2.92%) PHP
13 19 (2.77%) Perl
14 18 (2.63%) PL/SQL
15 16 (2.34%) U-SQL
16 15 (2.19%) PowerShell
17 12 (1.75%) VBScript
18 10 (1.46%) Ruby
19 9 (1.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 138 (20.15%) Degree
2 69 (10.07%) PhD
3 29 (4.23%) Master's Degree
4 21 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (3.07%) Security Cleared
5 19 (2.77%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.58%) MBA
9 3 (0.44%) OSCP
10 2 (0.29%) MCSA
11 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) CCIE
11 1 (0.15%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (0.15%) CCNP
11 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.15%) MCSE
11 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.57%) Data Quality
2 26 (3.80%) QA
3 15 (2.19%) GDPR
4 11 (1.61%) IFRS
4 11 (1.61%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.15%) CDISC
5 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.15%) GCP
5 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (6.86%) Docker
2 32 (4.67%) Apache Flume
3 13 (1.90%) HDFS
4 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.29%) iptables
4 2 (0.29%) NFS
5 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (3.50%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.36%) Terraform
3 17 (2.48%) Ansible
3 17 (2.48%) Puppet
4 12 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (0.73%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.44%) Control-M
7 3 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.44%) Kibana
8 2 (0.29%) Mesos
8 2 (0.29%) Oozie
9 1 (0.15%) CASB
9 1 (0.15%) SCCM
9 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 116 (16.93%) Tableau
2 88 (12.85%) Microsoft
3 79 (11.53%) Oracle
4 48 (7.01%) Teradata
5 44 (6.42%) Google
6 40 (5.84%) Cloudera
7 32 (4.67%) Informatica
8 30 (4.38%) Alteryx
9 27 (3.94%) Hortonworks
10 25 (3.65%) Talend
11 20 (2.92%) SAP
12 11 (1.61%) Datameer
13 9 (1.31%) Databricks
14 8 (1.17%) MapR
14 8 (1.17%) ServiceNow
15 7 (1.02%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.02%) Sitecore
16 6 (0.88%) Adobe
17 5 (0.73%) Bloomberg
17 5 (0.73%) MicroStrategy