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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
UK
Rank 323 461 445
Rank change year-on-year +138 -16  
Contract jobs citing R 308 185 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 0.91% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 139 133
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £475 £600
% change year-on-year -6.57% -20.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 -
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18403 20247 19784
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.05% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 13835 12813
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 485 404
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.62 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 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
England +136 290 £500 - 113
London +122 227 £500 - 64
City of London +27 36 £475 -13.63% 17
South East +23 29 £444 -6.57% 14
West Sussex - 12 £550 -
Worthing - 11 £575 -
Surrey +16 8 £550 - 3
East of England - 8 £525 - 10
North West +31 7 £313 -51.92% 13
East Midlands +6 6 £331 -26.38%
Wales - 6 £500 -
South Wales - 6 £500 -
Edinburgh +21 5 £475 - 5
Scotland +20 5 £475 +35.71% 7
Newport - 5 £500 -
Cardiff - 5 £500 -
Manchester - 5 £313 - 10
Staines - 5 - -
Hampshire +13 4 £200 -20.00%
South West -3 4 £190 -57.77% 2
North East -9 4 £550 -21.42% 5
Cambridgeshire - 4 £513 - 6
Cramlington - 4 £550 -
Cambridge - 4 £513 - 4
Northumberland - 4 £550 -
Canary Wharf -3 3 £345 -
West Midlands +13 2 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -10 2 £140 -56.92% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £313 -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for R.

1 495 (75.00%) Python
2 315 (47.73%) SQL
3 302 (45.76%) Hadoop
4 296 (44.85%) Big Data
5 279 (42.27%) Analytics
6 254 (38.48%) Apache Spark
7 215 (32.58%) Java
8 193 (29.24%) Scala
9 179 (27.12%) Machine Learning
10 173 (26.21%) Statistics
11 159 (24.09%) Apache Hive
12 158 (23.94%) Analytical Skills
13 150 (22.73%) Mathematics
14 143 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
15 132 (20.00%) Degree
16 131 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
17 130 (19.70%) Visualisation
18 127 (19.24%) Finance
19 121 (18.33%) SAS
20 120 (18.18%) Algorithms
21 116 (17.58%) Tableau
22 109 (16.52%) Relational Database
23 99 (15.00%) NoSQL
24 96 (14.55%) Kafka
25 84 (12.73%) Computer Science
26 82 (12.42%) ETL
26 82 (12.42%) Data Visualisation
27 76 (11.52%) PhD
27 76 (11.52%) Data Modelling
28 75 (11.36%) C++

R
Top Related 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
1 254 (38.48%) Apache Spark
2 121 (18.33%) SAS
3 55 (8.33%) Apache Pig
4 40 (6.06%) Apache
5 39 (5.91%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.58%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.36%) Drupal
8 7 (1.06%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.91%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.61%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.30%) CICS
12 2 (0.30%) CMS
12 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.15%) Confluence
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Spatial
13 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 46 (6.97%) SPSS
2 43 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 23 (3.48%) MS Office
4 12 (1.82%) Stata
5 9 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.36%) Weka
6 6 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.91%) S-PLUS
7 5 (0.76%) LaTeX
8 4 (0.61%) GNU Octave
8 4 (0.61%) MS Project
9 3 (0.45%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.30%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.15%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 11 (1.67%) FastStats
2 7 (1.06%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.61%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.30%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.30%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 71 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (3.18%) GitHub
5 19 (2.88%) Amazon S3
6 17 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (2.42%) Amazon Kinesis
8 12 (1.82%) Google Analytics
9 8 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (1.06%) SaaS
11 5 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.76%) IaaS
11 5 (0.76%) PaaS
12 4 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.61%) Azure Machine Learning
12 4 (0.61%) Google Play
13 3 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.30%) Amazon Glacier
14 2 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.58%) Kerberos
1 17 (2.58%) LDAP
2 4 (0.61%) HTTP
3 1 (0.15%) DNS
3 1 (0.15%) Firewall
3 1 (0.15%) FTP
3 1 (0.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (45.76%) Hadoop
2 296 (44.85%) Big Data
3 159 (24.09%) Apache Hive
4 109 (16.52%) Relational Database
5 99 (15.00%) NoSQL
6 71 (10.76%) SQL Server
7 70 (10.61%) MongoDB
8 66 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 66 (10.00%) Data Mining
9 60 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
9 60 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
10 52 (7.88%) Power BI
11 43 (6.52%) HBase
11 43 (6.52%) QlikView
12 38 (5.76%) RDBMS
13 37 (5.61%) Impala
14 31 (4.70%) Sqoop
15 26 (3.94%) Data Lake
16 21 (3.18%) Spotfire
16 21 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 66 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 49 (7.42%) JIRA
3 18 (2.73%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.27%) Maven
5 11 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (1.21%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.61%) ERwin
7 4 (0.61%) Selenium
7 4 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.45%) JUnit
8 3 (0.45%) Subversion
9 2 (0.30%) Capybara
9 2 (0.30%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.30%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.30%) RSpec
9 2 (0.30%) Toad
9 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 127 (19.24%) Finance
2 70 (10.61%) Marketing
3 52 (7.88%) Banking
4 32 (4.85%) Retail
5 20 (3.03%) Front Office
6 15 (2.27%) Publishing
7 13 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.36%) Advertising
9 9 (1.36%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.36%) Legal
10 8 (1.21%) Games
11 6 (0.91%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.76%) Electronics
13 3 (0.45%) German Language
13 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.15%) Automotive
15 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 157 (23.79%) Data Scientist
2 147 (22.27%) Analyst
3 146 (22.12%) Developer
4 87 (13.18%) Data Analyst
5 85 (12.88%) Data Engineer
6 61 (9.24%) Big Data Engineer
7 42 (6.36%) Hadoop Engineer
8 40 (6.06%) Architect
9 37 (5.61%) Python Developer
10 35 (5.30%) Big Data Developer
11 34 (5.15%) Data Architect
12 31 (4.70%) SQL Analyst
13 27 (4.09%) SQL Data Analyst
14 26 (3.94%) Hadoop Developer
15 22 (3.33%) Consultant
15 22 (3.33%) R Developer
16 21 (3.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 19 (2.88%) Machine Learning Scientist
18 18 (2.73%) Machine Learning Engineer
19 17 (2.58%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (14.55%) Kafka
2 28 (4.24%) Web Services
3 26 (3.94%) scikit-learn
4 23 (3.48%) .NET
5 22 (3.33%) D3.js
5 22 (3.33%) Pandas
6 21 (3.18%) NumPy
7 18 (2.73%) Natural Language Processing
8 17 (2.58%) JMS
9 16 (2.42%) XML
10 15 (2.27%) JSON
11 14 (2.12%) HTML
12 12 (1.82%) Lucene
12 12 (1.82%) Spark Streaming
13 11 (1.67%) Node.js
13 11 (1.67%) Spring
14 10 (1.52%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.52%) Hibernate
14 10 (1.52%) SciPy
15 9 (1.36%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 158 (23.94%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (18.18%) Algorithms
3 84 (12.73%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.70%) Credit Risk
5 15 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.36%) Fintech
9 8 (1.21%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.21%) User Experience
10 7 (1.06%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.91%) Derivative
12 5 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
12 5 (0.76%) Social Media
13 4 (0.61%) Equities
13 4 (0.61%) FMCG
13 4 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.21%) Linux
2 55 (8.33%) Unix
3 7 (1.06%) Windows
4 6 (0.91%) CentOS
4 6 (0.91%) MVS
5 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.15%) Android
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (42.27%) Analytics
2 179 (27.12%) Machine Learning
3 173 (26.21%) Statistics
4 150 (22.73%) Mathematics
5 143 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
6 131 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
7 130 (19.70%) Visualisation
8 82 (12.42%) Data Visualisation
8 82 (12.42%) ETL
9 76 (11.52%) Data Modelling
10 71 (10.76%) MapReduce
11 70 (10.61%) Data Analytics
12 68 (10.30%) Data Analysis
13 61 (9.24%) Open Source
14 48 (7.27%) Statistical Modelling
15 42 (6.36%) Predictive Modelling
15 42 (6.36%) Statistical Analysis
16 41 (6.21%) Web Analytics
17 38 (5.76%) Data Management
18 33 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 495 (75.00%) Python
2 315 (47.73%) SQL
3 215 (32.58%) Java
4 193 (29.24%) Scala
5 75 (11.36%) C++
6 74 (11.21%) MATLAB
7 39 (5.91%) JavaScript
8 33 (5.00%) C#
9 26 (3.94%) Bash Shell
10 24 (3.64%) VBA
11 21 (3.18%) T-SQL
12 20 (3.03%) C
12 20 (3.03%) Perl
13 11 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.36%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.06%) Ruby
16 6 (0.91%) Go
16 6 (0.91%) VB
17 5 (0.76%) PHP
18 4 (0.61%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 132 (20.00%) Degree
2 76 (11.52%) PhD
3 13 (1.97%) Postgraduate
4 9 (1.36%) CCA
5 8 (1.21%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.91%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.45%) CFA
9 2 (0.30%) CBAP
9 2 (0.30%) CISA
9 2 (0.30%) CISM
9 2 (0.30%) CISSP
9 2 (0.30%) GSEC
9 2 (0.30%) IIBA
9 2 (0.30%) RHCE
9 2 (0.30%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.15%) CCNA
10 1 (0.15%) CCNP
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.33%) QA
3 3 (0.45%) IFRS
3 3 (0.45%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.30%) CDISC
4 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.30%) IAS 39
4 2 (0.30%) SDET
System Software
1 23 (3.48%) HDFS
2 18 (2.73%) Apache Flume
3 16 (2.42%) Docker
4 4 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.45%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.30%) KVM
6 2 (0.30%) LXC
6 2 (0.30%) Xen
7 1 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 24 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (3.03%) Hadoop YARN
3 19 (2.88%) Ansible
4 15 (2.27%) Puppet
5 12 (1.82%) Oozie
6 4 (0.61%) Kibana
6 4 (0.61%) Mesos
7 3 (0.45%) Terraform
8 2 (0.30%) Ambari
8 2 (0.30%) Grafana
8 2 (0.30%) Marathon
8 2 (0.30%) StatsD
8 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.15%) FreeIPA
9 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 116 (17.58%) Tableau
2 59 (8.94%) Microsoft
3 52 (7.88%) Teradata
4 50 (7.58%) Oracle
5 25 (3.79%) Cloudera
6 24 (3.64%) Hortonworks
7 23 (3.48%) Google
8 20 (3.03%) Cognos
8 20 (3.03%) SAP
9 17 (2.58%) MicroStrategy
10 14 (2.12%) Alteryx
10 14 (2.12%) Netezza
11 13 (1.97%) Sybase
12 10 (1.52%) IBM
13 9 (1.36%) RapidMiner
14 8 (1.21%) Talend
15 7 (1.06%) Apteco
15 7 (1.06%) Cisco
15 7 (1.06%) Splunk
16 6 (0.91%) Adobe
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