Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 352 455 586
Rank change year-on-year +103 +131 +98
Contract jobs citing R 676 515 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.48% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.62% 1.20% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 351 220
UK median daily rate £500 £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £306 £353
90th Percentile £675 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £500
% change year-on-year - -15.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 7
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £21.03 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.60% -29.90% -7.69%
10th Percentile £19.34 £16.25 £16.05
90th Percentile £43.83 £48.75 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £20.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +104.88% +70.83% -63.08%

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 41633 42750 43158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.90% 40.13% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28899 29383 29187
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £264
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 915 976
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £16.08 £14.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +94 628 £500 +5.26% 164
London +42 448 £525 +10.53% 97
UK excluding London +79 211 £425 - 72
East of England +18 47 £525 +61.54% 10
South East +25 44 £375 - 25
Midlands +17 43 £450 -6.25% 10
West Midlands +17 30 £450 -8.16% 5
North of England +80 25 £425 -6.85% 13
Scotland - 24 £475 - 5
North West +33 14 £500 +11.11% 12
South West -6 14 £475 +11.76% 8
East Midlands +9 13 £501 +58.89% 5
Yorkshire +32 11 £425 -19.05% 1
Wales +2 8 £500 +86.92% 1
Northern Ireland -45 6 £400 -
North East - 2 £425 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 438 (64.79%) Python
2 354 (52.37%) SQL
3 302 (44.67%) Analytics
4 241 (35.65%) Machine Learning
5 207 (30.62%) Big Data
6 199 (29.44%) Analytical Skills
7 197 (29.14%) Hadoop
8 177 (26.18%) Finance
9 173 (25.59%) Visualisation
10 166 (24.56%) Apache Spark
11 152 (22.49%) Degree
12 137 (20.27%) Mathematics
13 132 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
13 132 (19.53%) Java
14 131 (19.38%) Statistics
15 130 (19.23%) SAS
16 129 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
17 128 (18.93%) Tableau
18 124 (18.34%) Data Visualisation
19 109 (16.12%) Apache Hive
20 101 (14.94%) Algorithms
21 96 (14.20%) Data Analytics
22 89 (13.17%) Data Modelling
22 89 (13.17%) Scala
23 87 (12.87%) Data Analysis
24 82 (12.13%) Computer Science
25 81 (11.98%) Linux
26 79 (11.69%) Unix
27 75 (11.09%) NoSQL
28 71 (10.50%) MongoDB

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
1 166 (24.56%) Apache Spark
2 130 (19.23%) SAS
3 34 (5.03%) Apache Pig
4 16 (2.37%) Apache
5 11 (1.63%) Apache Solr
5 11 (1.63%) Confluence
6 7 (1.04%) ArcGIS
6 7 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.89%) nginx
8 5 (0.74%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.44%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.30%) CMS
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.15%) Documentum
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.15%) Jetty
11 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 62 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (7.25%) SPSS
3 21 (3.11%) Stata
4 15 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.44%) Simulink
8 2 (0.30%) EViews
8 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.30%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.30%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.30%) Weka
9 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.15%) HipChat
9 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Primavera
2 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 70 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 16 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (2.37%) Google Analytics
5 15 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.18%) GitHub
6 8 (1.18%) PaaS
7 6 (0.89%) Azure Machine Learning
7 6 (0.89%) Route 53
8 5 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.59%) Google Play
9 4 (0.59%) SaaS
10 3 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.66%) Kerberos
2 7 (1.04%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.04%) Wireless
3 6 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.59%) Internet
5 2 (0.30%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.30%) FlexRay
5 2 (0.30%) Skype
6 1 (0.15%) Broadband
6 1 (0.15%) Firewall
6 1 (0.15%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.15%) SMS
6 1 (0.15%) SNMP
6 1 (0.15%) VPN
6 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (30.62%) Big Data
2 197 (29.14%) Hadoop
3 109 (16.12%) Apache Hive
4 75 (11.09%) NoSQL
5 71 (10.50%) MongoDB
6 68 (10.06%) Data Mining
7 65 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
8 61 (9.02%) Relational Database
9 57 (8.43%) Power BI
10 46 (6.80%) MySQL
11 44 (6.51%) SQL Server
12 40 (5.92%) QlikView
13 38 (5.62%) Impala
14 33 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
15 32 (4.73%) BusinessObjects
16 26 (3.85%) Qlik Sense
16 26 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 23 (3.40%) HBase
18 21 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 20 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (4.73%) Git (software)
1 32 (4.73%) JIRA
2 11 (1.63%) Cucumber
3 10 (1.48%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.48%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.18%) JUnit
4 8 (1.18%) Selenium
5 7 (1.04%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.74%) Subversion
7 4 (0.59%) RStudio
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.30%) Bower
8 2 (0.30%) ERwin
8 2 (0.30%) Gradle
8 2 (0.30%) Grunt
8 2 (0.30%) Maven
8 2 (0.30%) Mocha
8 2 (0.30%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.15%) JBehave
General
1 177 (26.18%) Finance
2 62 (9.17%) Banking
3 58 (8.58%) Marketing
4 43 (6.36%) Front Office
5 31 (4.59%) Investment Banking
6 30 (4.44%) Retail
7 21 (3.11%) Games
8 19 (2.81%) Telecoms
9 17 (2.51%) Electronics
9 17 (2.51%) Financial Institution
10 14 (2.07%) Publishing
11 11 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (1.48%) Manufacturing
13 9 (1.33%) Advertising
14 6 (0.89%) Back Office
15 5 (0.74%) Automotive
16 2 (0.30%) German Language
16 2 (0.30%) Law
16 2 (0.30%) Legal
17 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 214 (31.66%) Data Scientist
2 177 (26.18%) Analyst
3 107 (15.83%) Developer
4 74 (10.95%) Data Analyst
5 67 (9.91%) Data Engineer
6 50 (7.40%) Business Analyst
7 37 (5.47%) Big Data Engineer
8 32 (4.73%) Architect
8 32 (4.73%) Python Developer
9 28 (4.14%) Senior Data Scientist
10 23 (3.40%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 20 (2.96%) Data Architect
12 19 (2.81%) Cloud Engineer
12 19 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (2.66%) Banking Analyst
13 18 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (2.37%) Big Data Developer
14 16 (2.37%) Insight Analyst
15 15 (2.22%) Qualitative Analyst
15 15 (2.22%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.33%) JSON
2 34 (5.03%) D3.js
2 34 (5.03%) Kafka
3 32 (4.73%) Natural Language Processing
4 23 (3.40%) TensorFlow
5 20 (2.96%) HTML
6 19 (2.81%) Keras
6 19 (2.81%) RESTful
7 17 (2.51%) ActiveMQ
7 17 (2.51%) JMS
8 15 (2.22%) MLlib
8 15 (2.22%) Web Services
9 13 (1.92%) Hibernate
10 11 (1.63%) .NET
10 11 (1.63%) REST
10 11 (1.63%) Spring
11 10 (1.48%) Lucene
11 10 (1.48%) MDX
11 10 (1.48%) Pandas
11 10 (1.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 199 (29.44%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (14.94%) Algorithms
3 82 (12.13%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.55%) Market Risk
5 20 (2.96%) Data Structures
5 20 (2.96%) Fintech
6 19 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.37%) Fixed Income
8 15 (2.22%) Credit Risk
8 15 (2.22%) User Experience
9 13 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.78%) Equities
11 10 (1.48%) Online Games
12 9 (1.33%) Replication
13 7 (1.04%) Derivative
13 7 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
13 7 (1.04%) Reference Data
14 6 (0.89%) Device Driver
14 6 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 81 (11.98%) Linux
2 79 (11.69%) Unix
3 28 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (1.48%) CentOS
4 10 (1.48%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (0.89%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.30%) Windows
6 2 (0.30%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.15%) MVS
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (44.67%) Analytics
2 241 (35.65%) Machine Learning
3 173 (25.59%) Visualisation
4 137 (20.27%) Mathematics
5 132 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (19.38%) Statistics
7 129 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
8 124 (18.34%) Data Visualisation
9 96 (14.20%) Data Analytics
10 89 (13.17%) Data Modelling
11 87 (12.87%) Data Analysis
12 50 (7.40%) Statistical Modelling
13 49 (7.25%) ETL
14 46 (6.80%) Scrum
15 45 (6.66%) Predictive Analytics
16 40 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (5.77%) Predictive Modelling
18 38 (5.62%) Data Management
19 37 (5.47%) Physics
20 36 (5.33%) Actionable Insight
Programming Languages
1 438 (64.79%) Python
2 354 (52.37%) SQL
3 132 (19.53%) Java
4 89 (13.17%) Scala
5 64 (9.47%) MATLAB
6 48 (7.10%) C#
7 45 (6.66%) VBA
8 43 (6.36%) JavaScript
9 38 (5.62%) C++
10 27 (3.99%) C
11 19 (2.81%) Perl
12 17 (2.51%) Bash Shell
12 17 (2.51%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.37%) T-SQL
14 15 (2.22%) PL/SQL
15 14 (2.07%) VB
16 13 (1.92%) Ruby
17 11 (1.63%) GraphQL
18 7 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 7 (1.04%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 152 (22.49%) Degree
2 44 (6.51%) PhD
3 29 (4.29%) Numerate Degree
4 26 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 25 (3.70%) Master's Degree
6 20 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (2.66%) Postgraduate
8 12 (1.78%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.18%) Data Quality
2 33 (4.88%) QA
3 4 (0.59%) IFRS
3 4 (0.59%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.30%) GCP
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 26262
4 2 (0.30%) MISRA
5 1 (0.15%) Basel III
5 1 (0.15%) BS7666
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.15%) MiFID
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (3.25%) Docker
2 6 (0.89%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 5 (0.74%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.74%) HDFS
4 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) Varnish
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (2.66%) Terraform
2 17 (2.51%) Puppet
3 14 (2.07%) Hadoop YARN
4 8 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.74%) Ansible
5 5 (0.74%) Grafana
5 5 (0.74%) StatsD
6 3 (0.44%) Mesos
7 1 (0.15%) Kibana
7 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.15%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.15%) SCCM
7 1 (0.15%) SCOM
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 128 (18.93%) Tableau
2 63 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 45 (6.66%) Oracle
4 44 (6.51%) Google
5 26 (3.85%) Cloudera
6 24 (3.55%) SAP
7 23 (3.40%) Teradata
8 19 (2.81%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.92%) Informatica
10 12 (1.78%) IBM
11 11 (1.63%) Bloomberg
11 11 (1.63%) Reuters
12 10 (1.48%) Alteryx
12 10 (1.48%) MicroStrategy
12 10 (1.48%) Splunk
13 9 (1.33%) Calypso
14 8 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.18%) Workday
15 6 (0.89%) Cognos
16 5 (0.74%) Blue Prism