Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 395 575
Rank change year-on-year +51 +180 +83
Contract jobs citing R 722 615 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.58% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 1.45% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 406 242
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £626 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -16.00% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 6
UK median hourly rate £24.75 £21.03 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.69% +11.42% -41.92%
10th Percentile £19.34 £16.25 £13.81
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.75 £50.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £20.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +104.88% +26.15% -50.00%

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 43282 42516 43243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.95% 40.32% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30242 29187 29245
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 806 887 1038
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.40 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +19.05%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +43 676 £500 +5.26% 135
London -3 471 £525 +5.00% 74
UK excluding London +88 234 £450 +7.14% 65
Midlands +23 54 £450 +7.14% 5
South East +24 53 £425 +13.33% 16
East of England +10 43 £550 +69.23% 15
West Midlands +25 37 £450 +7.14% 2
North of England +77 34 £488 +5.41% 17
North West +15 21 £500 +8.11% 11
East Midlands -3 17 £501 +33.47% 3
South West +5 16 £475 +11.76% 8
Scotland +5 15 £468 +1.08% 1
Yorkshire +27 13 £425 -5.56% 5
Wales +25 13 £300 +12.15% 2
Northern Ireland -39 6 £400 - 1
North East - 2 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 482 (66.76%) Python
2 369 (51.11%) SQL
3 319 (44.18%) Analytics
4 254 (35.18%) Machine Learning
5 215 (29.78%) Big Data
6 210 (29.09%) Analytical Skills
7 198 (27.42%) Hadoop
8 192 (26.59%) Visualisation
9 180 (24.93%) Apache Spark
10 175 (24.24%) Finance
11 154 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
11 154 (21.33%) Statistics
11 154 (21.33%) Degree
12 152 (21.05%) Mathematics
13 146 (20.22%) Tableau
14 142 (19.67%) Java
15 135 (18.70%) Data Visualisation
16 134 (18.56%) Business Intelligence
17 126 (17.45%) SAS
18 104 (14.40%) Algorithms
19 103 (14.27%) Scala
20 98 (13.57%) Computer Science
21 97 (13.43%) Apache Hive
22 91 (12.60%) Data Analytics
23 90 (12.47%) Data Modelling
24 88 (12.19%) NoSQL
25 86 (11.91%) MongoDB
26 85 (11.77%) Data Analysis
27 81 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
28 69 (9.56%) Linux

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
1 180 (24.93%) Apache Spark
2 126 (17.45%) SAS
3 30 (4.16%) Apache Pig
4 25 (3.46%) Apache
5 18 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.80%) Confluence
7 10 (1.39%) Apache Solr
8 8 (1.11%) ArcGIS
9 6 (0.83%) nginx
10 5 (0.69%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.55%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.28%) CMS
12 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.14%) Documentum
13 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.14%) Jetty
13 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 66 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (6.37%) SPSS
3 22 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (2.49%) Stata
5 10 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.55%) Weka
8 3 (0.42%) Simulink
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.28%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.28%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.14%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Maximo
2 1 (0.14%) Primavera
2 1 (0.14%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.14%) Summit
2 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 81 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 16 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (1.94%) Route 53
7 12 (1.66%) Google Analytics
7 12 (1.66%) PaaS
8 11 (1.52%) Amazon S3
9 10 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.11%) GitHub
11 7 (0.97%) Azure Machine Learning
12 5 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.69%) SaaS
13 4 (0.55%) Google Play
14 3 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.28%) IaaS
15 2 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.25%) Kerberos
2 8 (1.11%) HTTP
2 8 (1.11%) SSL
3 7 (0.97%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.97%) Wireless
4 6 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.42%) Internet
6 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.28%) FlexRay
6 2 (0.28%) FTP
6 2 (0.28%) Skype
6 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.14%) Broadband
7 1 (0.14%) Firewall
7 1 (0.14%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.14%) SMS
7 1 (0.14%) SNMP
7 1 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (29.78%) Big Data
2 198 (27.42%) Hadoop
3 97 (13.43%) Apache Hive
4 88 (12.19%) NoSQL
5 86 (11.91%) MongoDB
6 68 (9.42%) Power BI
7 67 (9.28%) Data Warehouse
8 64 (8.86%) SQL Server
9 60 (8.31%) Data Mining
10 58 (8.03%) Relational Database
11 45 (6.23%) MySQL
12 41 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 40 (5.54%) Apache Cassandra
14 36 (4.99%) QlikView
15 32 (4.43%) BusinessObjects
16 31 (4.29%) Impala
17 30 (4.16%) Qlik Sense
18 28 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 26 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 25 (3.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 38 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 34 (4.71%) JIRA
3 25 (3.46%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.94%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.97%) Subversion
8 6 (0.83%) JUnit
8 6 (0.83%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.55%) RStudio
9 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.42%) Selenium
11 2 (0.28%) ERwin
11 2 (0.28%) VectorCAST
12 1 (0.14%) Ant
12 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.14%) Toad
12 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 175 (24.24%) Finance
2 55 (7.62%) Marketing
3 54 (7.48%) Banking
4 44 (6.09%) Retail
5 37 (5.12%) Front Office
6 30 (4.16%) Investment Banking
7 23 (3.19%) Games
8 19 (2.63%) Telecoms
9 18 (2.49%) Electronics
10 15 (2.08%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.80%) Publishing
12 12 (1.66%) Manufacturing
13 11 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (1.25%) Advertising
15 6 (0.83%) Automotive
16 5 (0.69%) Back Office
17 3 (0.42%) Legal
18 2 (0.28%) Law
18 2 (0.28%) Local Government
18 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 251 (34.76%) Data Scientist
2 180 (24.93%) Analyst
3 121 (16.76%) Developer
4 74 (10.25%) Data Analyst
5 59 (8.17%) Data Engineer
6 48 (6.65%) Business Analyst
7 37 (5.12%) Architect
8 29 (4.02%) Senior Data Scientist
9 26 (3.60%) Python Developer
10 25 (3.46%) Big Data Engineer
10 25 (3.46%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 24 (3.32%) Data Architect
12 19 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (2.22%) Banking Analyst
14 15 (2.08%) Consultant
14 15 (2.08%) Insight Analyst
14 15 (2.08%) Qualitative Analyst
14 15 (2.08%) Quantitative Analyst
15 14 (1.94%) SQL Analyst
16 13 (1.80%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.96%) Natural Language Processing
2 42 (5.82%) JSON
3 37 (5.12%) Kafka
4 34 (4.71%) D3.js
5 31 (4.29%) TensorFlow
6 23 (3.19%) RESTful
7 22 (3.05%) .NET
7 22 (3.05%) Keras
8 21 (2.91%) HTML
9 20 (2.77%) ActiveMQ
10 18 (2.49%) Web Services
11 17 (2.35%) JMS
11 17 (2.35%) MLlib
12 16 (2.22%) Pandas
13 15 (2.08%) Hibernate
14 14 (1.94%) MDX
14 14 (1.94%) Theano
15 13 (1.80%) REST
15 13 (1.80%) scikit-learn
16 12 (1.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 210 (29.09%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (14.40%) Algorithms
3 98 (13.57%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.77%) Fintech
5 20 (2.77%) Market Risk
6 18 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (2.35%) User Experience
8 15 (2.08%) Credit Risk
8 15 (2.08%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (1.80%) Online Games
11 11 (1.52%) Equities
11 11 (1.52%) Linked Data
12 10 (1.39%) Clustering
12 10 (1.39%) Fixed Income
13 9 (1.25%) Replication
13 9 (1.25%) Robotics
14 7 (0.97%) Derivative
14 7 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 69 (9.56%) Linux
2 59 (8.17%) Unix
3 18 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (1.80%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.39%) CentOS
6 6 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.42%) Windows
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (44.18%) Analytics
2 254 (35.18%) Machine Learning
3 192 (26.59%) Visualisation
4 154 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (21.33%) Statistics
5 152 (21.05%) Mathematics
6 135 (18.70%) Data Visualisation
7 134 (18.56%) Business Intelligence
8 91 (12.60%) Data Analytics
9 90 (12.47%) Data Modelling
10 85 (11.77%) Data Analysis
11 58 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (7.34%) ETL
12 53 (7.34%) Predictive Analytics
12 53 (7.34%) Statistical Modelling
13 52 (7.20%) Scrum
14 47 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 42 (5.82%) Software Engineering
16 41 (5.68%) Predictive Modelling
17 39 (5.40%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 482 (66.76%) Python
2 369 (51.11%) SQL
3 142 (19.67%) Java
4 103 (14.27%) Scala
5 59 (8.17%) MATLAB
6 57 (7.89%) C#
7 56 (7.76%) VBA
8 48 (6.65%) JavaScript
9 46 (6.37%) C++
10 28 (3.88%) C
11 22 (3.05%) Perl
12 21 (2.91%) Shell Script
13 18 (2.49%) Bash Shell
14 17 (2.35%) Ruby
14 17 (2.35%) T-SQL
15 16 (2.22%) VB
16 13 (1.80%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 11 (1.52%) GraphQL
18 8 (1.11%) Go
Qualifications
1 154 (21.33%) Degree
2 48 (6.65%) PhD
3 35 (4.85%) Security Cleared
4 29 (4.02%) Numerate Degree
5 26 (3.60%) Master's Degree
6 21 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (2.35%) SC Cleared
8 16 (2.22%) Postgraduate
9 5 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) ISEB
12 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.99%) QA
2 29 (4.02%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.42%) IFRS
3 3 (0.42%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.28%) GCP
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 26262
4 2 (0.28%) MISRA
5 1 (0.14%) Basel III
5 1 (0.14%) BS7666
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (4.57%) Docker
2 6 (0.83%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 5 (0.69%) HDFS
4 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (3.05%) Terraform
2 20 (2.77%) Puppet
3 16 (2.22%) Grafana
3 16 (2.22%) Kubernetes
4 15 (2.08%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (1.52%) Kibana
6 8 (1.11%) Fluentd
6 8 (1.11%) logstash
6 8 (1.11%) Prometheus
6 8 (1.11%) StatsD
7 6 (0.83%) Ansible
8 3 (0.42%) Mesos
8 3 (0.42%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.14%) Ambari
9 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.14%) SCCM
9 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 146 (20.22%) Tableau
2 62 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 40 (5.54%) Oracle
4 35 (4.85%) Google
5 25 (3.46%) SAP
6 21 (2.91%) Cloudera
7 15 (2.08%) IBM
8 14 (1.94%) Teradata
9 13 (1.80%) Splunk
10 11 (1.52%) Alteryx
10 11 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.39%) Bloomberg
11 10 (1.39%) MicroStrategy
11 10 (1.39%) Reuters
12 9 (1.25%) Blue Prism
12 9 (1.25%) Calypso
12 9 (1.25%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.11%) Informatica
14 7 (0.97%) Workday
15 6 (0.83%) Hortonworks