Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 369 483 558
Rank change year-on-year +114 +75 +111
Contract jobs citing R 612 472 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.43% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.52% 1.11% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 331 254
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -11.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £363
90th Percentile £670 £620 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £563
% change year-on-year -5.56% -20.00% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £20.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.29% -31.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £20.75 £16.50 £21.25
90th Percentile £45.75 £40.65 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year +104.88% - -

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 40199 42636 42444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.01% 39.19% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27630 29315 28158
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 907 898
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.32%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.41 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.87 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +5.88%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +110 565 £500 +8.11% 124
London +70 427 £500 +5.26% 80
UK excluding London +88 172 £425 -5.56% 52
South East +28 43 £393 -7.65% 12
East of England +24 32 £500 +53.85% 12
Scotland +61 29 £475 +35.71% 5
Midlands +18 28 £450 -8.16% 1
North of England +54 15 £425 -5.56% 17
South West -11 15 £475 +11.76% 2
West Midlands +18 14 £450 -8.16% 1
East Midlands +1 14 £425 -5.56%
North West +22 9 £400 - 8
Yorkshire +33 6 £425 -19.05% 9
Northern Ireland -42 6 £400 -
Wales 0 4 - - 3
North East - 2 £425 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 381 (62.25%) Python
2 343 (56.05%) SQL
3 295 (48.20%) Analytics
4 202 (33.01%) Hadoop
5 191 (31.21%) Big Data
6 190 (31.05%) Machine Learning
7 176 (28.76%) Analytical Skills
8 171 (27.94%) Finance
9 160 (26.14%) Visualisation
10 155 (25.33%) Degree
11 151 (24.67%) Apache Spark
12 133 (21.73%) SAS
13 127 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
13 127 (20.75%) Statistics
14 126 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
15 125 (20.42%) Mathematics
16 109 (17.81%) Java
17 108 (17.65%) Data Visualisation
17 108 (17.65%) Tableau
18 106 (17.32%) Apache Hive
19 96 (15.69%) Data Analytics
20 83 (13.56%) Algorithms
21 82 (13.40%) Data Modelling
22 76 (12.42%) MATLAB
22 76 (12.42%) Relational Database
23 74 (12.09%) Marketing
23 74 (12.09%) Data Analysis
24 73 (11.93%) Computer Science
24 73 (11.93%) Microsoft Excel
25 69 (11.27%) 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
1 151 (24.67%) Apache Spark
2 133 (21.73%) SAS
3 35 (5.72%) Apache Pig
4 12 (1.96%) Apache
5 11 (1.80%) Confluence
6 10 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.47%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.65%) Drupal
8 4 (0.65%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.49%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.49%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.16%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) nginx
11 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 73 (11.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (7.68%) SPSS
3 25 (4.08%) Stata
4 23 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.82%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.33%) EViews
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.33%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.16%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.16%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.16%) Simulink
10 1 (0.16%) Weka
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Eloqua
1 5 (0.82%) FastStats
2 3 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 12 (1.96%) Google Analytics
5 9 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.14%) Azure Machine Learning
6 7 (1.14%) PaaS
7 6 (0.98%) GitHub
8 5 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.65%) SaaS
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.16%) BIME
11 1 (0.16%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.94%) Kerberos
2 4 (0.65%) Internet
2 4 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.49%) Wireless
4 2 (0.33%) Skype
5 1 (0.16%) Broadband
5 1 (0.16%) Firewall
5 1 (0.16%) LDAP
5 1 (0.16%) SNMP
5 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (33.01%) Hadoop
2 191 (31.21%) Big Data
3 106 (17.32%) Apache Hive
4 76 (12.42%) Relational Database
5 65 (10.62%) Data Mining
5 65 (10.62%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (8.66%) SQL Server
7 52 (8.50%) Power BI
8 51 (8.33%) NoSQL
9 47 (7.68%) MongoDB
10 35 (5.72%) Impala
10 35 (5.72%) QlikView
11 28 (4.58%) HBase
12 27 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
12 27 (4.41%) MySQL
13 26 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (3.76%) Qlik Sense
14 23 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (5.23%) Git (software)
1 32 (5.23%) JIRA
2 15 (2.45%) Selenium
3 13 (2.12%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.31%) JUnit
6 5 (0.82%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.49%) Maven
7 3 (0.49%) RStudio
7 3 (0.49%) Toad
8 2 (0.33%) ERwin
8 2 (0.33%) Gradle
8 2 (0.33%) gulp
8 2 (0.33%) Mockito
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.33%) PowerBuilder
8 2 (0.33%) Subversion
8 2 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 171 (27.94%) Finance
2 74 (12.09%) Marketing
3 64 (10.46%) Banking
4 48 (7.84%) Front Office
5 29 (4.74%) Retail
6 21 (3.43%) Investment Banking
7 19 (3.10%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.94%) Financial Institution
9 15 (2.45%) Electronics
10 12 (1.96%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.96%) Publishing
11 11 (1.80%) Games
12 6 (0.98%) Advertising
12 6 (0.98%) Back Office
12 6 (0.98%) Legal
13 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.49%) Automotive
14 3 (0.49%) German Language
14 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 184 (30.07%) Analyst
2 179 (29.25%) Data Scientist
3 118 (19.28%) Developer
4 88 (14.38%) Data Analyst
5 50 (8.17%) Business Analyst
6 49 (8.01%) Data Engineer
7 44 (7.19%) Python Developer
8 33 (5.39%) Big Data Engineer
9 30 (4.90%) Architect
10 28 (4.58%) Senior Data Scientist
11 25 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
12 22 (3.59%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 22 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
13 20 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
13 20 (3.27%) Data Architect
14 18 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (2.94%) R Developer
15 17 (2.78%) Big Data Developer
15 17 (2.78%) Qualitative Analyst
15 17 (2.78%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.58%) JSON
2 27 (4.41%) Kafka
3 23 (3.76%) D3.js
4 21 (3.43%) Natural Language Processing
5 17 (2.78%) Web Services
6 13 (2.12%) HTML
7 11 (1.80%) RESTful
8 10 (1.63%) ActiveMQ
8 10 (1.63%) JMS
8 10 (1.63%) MLlib
8 10 (1.63%) REST
9 9 (1.47%) .NET
9 9 (1.47%) CSS
9 9 (1.47%) Node.js
9 9 (1.47%) TensorFlow
9 9 (1.47%) XML
10 7 (1.14%) Django
10 7 (1.14%) Hibernate
10 7 (1.14%) HTML5
10 7 (1.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 176 (28.76%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (13.56%) Algorithms
3 73 (11.93%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.43%) Market Risk
5 20 (3.27%) Fixed Income
6 19 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (2.61%) Data Structures
8 15 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (2.12%) Credit Risk
10 12 (1.96%) Fintech
10 12 (1.96%) User Experience
11 8 (1.31%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.98%) Derivative
12 6 (0.98%) Equities
12 6 (0.98%) OTC Derivatives
13 5 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.82%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.65%) Reference Data
14 4 (0.65%) Social Media
14 4 (0.65%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 69 (11.27%) Linux
2 60 (9.80%) Unix
3 23 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (0.82%) CentOS
5 4 (0.65%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.49%) Windows
7 1 (0.16%) Android
7 1 (0.16%) MVS
7 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (48.20%) Analytics
2 190 (31.05%) Machine Learning
3 160 (26.14%) Visualisation
4 127 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
4 127 (20.75%) Statistics
5 126 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (20.42%) Mathematics
7 108 (17.65%) Data Visualisation
8 96 (15.69%) Data Analytics
9 82 (13.40%) Data Modelling
10 74 (12.09%) Data Analysis
11 60 (9.80%) ETL
12 58 (9.48%) Statistical Modelling
13 46 (7.52%) E-Commerce
14 40 (6.54%) Predictive Analytics
15 39 (6.37%) Scrum
16 38 (6.21%) Actionable Insight
17 37 (6.05%) Predictive Modelling
18 35 (5.72%) Physics
19 32 (5.23%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 381 (62.25%) Python
2 343 (56.05%) SQL
3 109 (17.81%) Java
4 76 (12.42%) MATLAB
5 66 (10.78%) Scala
6 46 (7.52%) VBA
7 36 (5.88%) C++
8 34 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 33 (5.39%) C#
10 22 (3.59%) C
11 18 (2.94%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.61%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.29%) Perl
13 14 (2.29%) Shell Script
14 13 (2.12%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.80%) VB
16 10 (1.63%) Ruby
17 6 (0.98%) Julia
18 5 (0.82%) Go
19 4 (0.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 155 (25.33%) Degree
2 40 (6.54%) PhD
3 27 (4.41%) Numerate Degree
3 27 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 21 (3.43%) Master's Degree
5 18 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.29%) Postgraduate
7 13 (2.12%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.65%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.33%) CCA
9 2 (0.33%) CISA
9 2 (0.33%) CISM
9 2 (0.33%) CISSP
9 2 (0.33%) GSEC
10 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) ISEB
10 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.90%) Data Quality
2 21 (3.43%) QA
3 4 (0.65%) IFRS
3 4 (0.65%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.33%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.16%) Basel III
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (2.45%) Docker
2 12 (1.96%) HDFS
3 7 (1.14%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.49%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
5 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.33%) KVM
5 2 (0.33%) LXC
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.33%) Xen
6 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (2.12%) Terraform
2 10 (1.63%) Hadoop YARN
3 8 (1.31%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.98%) Puppet
5 5 (0.82%) Ansible
6 4 (0.65%) Oozie
7 3 (0.49%) Grafana
7 3 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.49%) StatsD
8 1 (0.16%) Kibana
8 1 (0.16%) Mesos
8 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 108 (17.65%) Tableau
2 58 (9.48%) Microsoft
3 50 (8.17%) Oracle
4 31 (5.07%) Google
4 31 (5.07%) Teradata
5 23 (3.76%) Cloudera
6 19 (3.10%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
7 17 (2.78%) SAP
8 11 (1.80%) Informatica
9 10 (1.63%) Bloomberg
9 10 (1.63%) IBM
9 10 (1.63%) Reuters
10 9 (1.47%) Calypso
11 8 (1.31%) Splunk
12 6 (0.98%) Alteryx
12 6 (0.98%) Hortonworks
12 6 (0.98%) Netezza
12 6 (0.98%) Sybase
13 5 (0.82%) Apteco