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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 428 494
Rank change year-on-year +103 +66  
Contract jobs citing R 318 226 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.61% 1.08% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 170 102
Median daily rate £493 £464 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% -15.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £600 £699
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £525
% change year-on-year - -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £21.75 - £55.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 - £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.93 - £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 19717 20891 21377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.85% 38.90% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26337 28906 27296
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 904 929
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.54 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 11 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 29 June 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 +83 290 £499 +6.68% 105
London +69 228 £500 +5.26% 69
UK excluding London +66 84 £450 - 48
East of England +10 21 £500 - 10
Scotland +53 19 £475 +35.71% 10
Midlands +7 13 £436 -10.96% 1
South East +1 13 £418 -8.24% 10
South West -11 7 £600 +41.17% 7
North of England +57 6 £425 +6.25% 8
Wales - 3 - - 2
Northern Ireland -43 2 £403 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 396 (63.06%) Python
2 343 (54.62%) SQL
3 314 (50.00%) Analytics
4 236 (37.58%) Hadoop
5 230 (36.62%) Big Data
6 192 (30.57%) Apache Spark
7 174 (27.71%) Machine Learning
8 169 (26.91%) Visualisation
9 157 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 156 (24.84%) Degree
10 156 (24.84%) SAS
11 154 (24.52%) Business Intelligence
12 145 (23.09%) Finance
13 135 (21.50%) Java
14 126 (20.06%) Mathematics
15 122 (19.43%) Statistics
16 118 (18.79%) Tableau
17 117 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
18 110 (17.52%) Apache Hive
18 110 (17.52%) Data Visualisation
19 99 (15.76%) Data Modelling
20 98 (15.61%) Data Analytics
21 93 (14.81%) Scala
22 89 (14.17%) Relational Database
23 85 (13.54%) Algorithms
24 84 (13.38%) MATLAB
25 73 (11.62%) Linux
26 71 (11.31%) Data Mining
27 70 (11.15%) ETL
28 69 (10.99%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 192 (30.57%) Apache Spark
2 156 (24.84%) SAS
3 44 (7.01%) Apache Pig
4 19 (3.03%) Apache
5 17 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.43%) Drupal
7 8 (1.27%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.27%) Confluence
7 8 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.64%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.48%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.48%) CMS
10 2 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.32%) CICS
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) IPython
11 1 (0.16%) Jupyter
Applications
1 69 (10.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (9.71%) SPSS
3 25 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (3.98%) Stata
4 17 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.11%) S-PLUS
7 4 (0.64%) GNU Octave
7 4 (0.64%) Weka
8 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.32%) EViews
9 2 (0.32%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.16%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.59%) FastStats
2 8 (1.27%) Eloqua
2 8 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.64%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.32%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.07%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.75%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (1.43%) GitHub
7 7 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
7 7 (1.11%) Azure Machine Learning
8 6 (0.96%) SaaS
9 5 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.64%) Google Play
11 3 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.48%) PaaS
12 2 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.16%) Flurry Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.87%) Kerberos
2 4 (0.64%) Internet
3 2 (0.32%) Firewall
3 2 (0.32%) HTTP
4 1 (0.16%) DNS
4 1 (0.16%) LDAP
4 1 (0.16%) Skype
4 1 (0.16%) SNMP
4 1 (0.16%) SSL
4 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (37.58%) Hadoop
2 230 (36.62%) Big Data
3 110 (17.52%) Apache Hive
4 89 (14.17%) Relational Database
5 71 (11.31%) Data Mining
6 66 (10.51%) NoSQL
7 65 (10.35%) Data Warehouse
8 64 (10.19%) Power BI
8 64 (10.19%) SQL Server
9 53 (8.44%) MongoDB
10 47 (7.48%) QlikView
11 39 (6.21%) HBase
12 38 (6.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (5.57%) BusinessObjects
14 34 (5.41%) Impala
15 26 (4.14%) MySQL
16 24 (3.82%) RDBMS
17 21 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 20 (3.18%) Spotfire
18 20 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (5.89%) Git (software)
2 31 (4.94%) JIRA
3 15 (2.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (1.91%) Selenium
5 8 (1.27%) JUnit
6 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.80%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.64%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.48%) Maven
9 3 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.48%) Toad
9 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.32%) ChangeMan
10 2 (0.32%) ERwin
10 2 (0.32%) Gradle
10 2 (0.32%) gulp
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.32%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 145 (23.09%) Finance
2 68 (10.83%) Marketing
3 66 (10.51%) Banking
4 38 (6.05%) Front Office
5 27 (4.30%) Retail
6 19 (3.03%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.71%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.23%) Financial Institution
8 14 (2.23%) Publishing
9 10 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.43%) Legal
11 8 (1.27%) Electronics
11 8 (1.27%) Games
12 5 (0.80%) Advertising
12 5 (0.80%) Back Office
13 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.48%) German Language
15 2 (0.32%) French Language
15 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 180 (28.66%) Analyst
2 142 (22.61%) Data Scientist
2 142 (22.61%) Developer
3 92 (14.65%) Data Analyst
4 57 (9.08%) Data Engineer
5 44 (7.01%) Python Developer
6 42 (6.69%) Business Analyst
7 39 (6.21%) Big Data Engineer
8 35 (5.57%) Architect
9 29 (4.62%) SQL Analyst
10 28 (4.46%) R Developer
11 25 (3.98%) Big Data Developer
12 24 (3.82%) Data Architect
13 21 (3.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 21 (3.34%) SQL Data Analyst
14 20 (3.18%) Consultant
15 19 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
16 18 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 18 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
17 17 (2.71%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.41%) Kafka
2 27 (4.30%) D3.js
3 25 (3.98%) JSON
4 24 (3.82%) Natural Language Processing
5 21 (3.34%) Web Services
6 15 (2.39%) .NET
7 13 (2.07%) AngularJS
8 12 (1.91%) HTML
8 12 (1.91%) Node.js
9 11 (1.75%) CSS
9 11 (1.75%) React
9 11 (1.75%) RESTful
9 11 (1.75%) XML
10 9 (1.43%) MLlib
11 8 (1.27%) Sass
12 7 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (1.11%) Ajax
12 7 (1.11%) LESS
12 7 (1.11%) NumPy
13 6 (0.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 157 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (13.54%) Algorithms
3 65 (10.35%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (2.87%) Market Risk
6 17 (2.71%) Data Structures
7 16 (2.55%) User Experience
8 15 (2.39%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.43%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.27%) Fintech
10 8 (1.27%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.80%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (0.80%) NHS
11 5 (0.80%) Online Games
12 4 (0.64%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 73 (11.62%) Linux
2 58 (9.24%) Unix
3 19 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.11%) Windows
5 5 (0.80%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.48%) MVS
7 2 (0.32%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Android
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (50.00%) Analytics
2 174 (27.71%) Machine Learning
3 169 (26.91%) Visualisation
4 154 (24.52%) Business Intelligence
5 126 (20.06%) Mathematics
6 122 (19.43%) Statistics
7 117 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
8 110 (17.52%) Data Visualisation
9 99 (15.76%) Data Modelling
10 98 (15.61%) Data Analytics
11 70 (11.15%) ETL
12 64 (10.19%) Statistical Modelling
13 62 (9.87%) Data Analysis
14 49 (7.80%) Predictive Modelling
15 48 (7.64%) E-Commerce
16 41 (6.53%) Predictive Analytics
17 40 (6.37%) Data Management
18 39 (6.21%) MapReduce
18 39 (6.21%) Open Source
19 37 (5.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 396 (63.06%) Python
2 343 (54.62%) SQL
3 135 (21.50%) Java
4 93 (14.81%) Scala
5 84 (13.38%) MATLAB
6 47 (7.48%) C++
7 33 (5.25%) VBA
8 27 (4.30%) C#
8 27 (4.30%) JavaScript
9 19 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 18 (2.87%) T-SQL
11 16 (2.55%) C
12 13 (2.07%) Perl
13 11 (1.75%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.75%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.43%) VB
15 8 (1.27%) Ruby
16 7 (1.11%) PHP
17 6 (0.96%) Julia
18 5 (0.80%) Go
Qualifications
1 156 (24.84%) Degree
2 46 (7.32%) PhD
3 23 (3.66%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.91%) Master's Degree
6 10 (1.59%) Postgraduate
6 10 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.43%) CCA
8 7 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.96%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.32%) CBAP
10 2 (0.32%) CISA
10 2 (0.32%) CISM
10 2 (0.32%) CISSP
10 2 (0.32%) GSEC
10 2 (0.32%) IIBA
11 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) ISEB
11 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.94%) Data Quality
2 23 (3.66%) QA
3 6 (0.96%) IFRS
3 6 (0.96%) IFRS 9
4 4 (0.64%) IAS 39
5 2 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.32%) CDISC
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (2.87%) Apache Flume
2 17 (2.71%) HDFS
3 8 (1.27%) Docker
4 4 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.32%) KVM
6 2 (0.32%) LXC
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.32%) Xen
7 1 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (1.43%) Terraform
2 8 (1.27%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (1.11%) Oozie
3 7 (1.11%) Puppet
4 6 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.80%) Ansible
6 4 (0.64%) Grafana
6 4 (0.64%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.64%) StatsD
7 2 (0.32%) Mesos
8 1 (0.16%) Kibana
8 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 118 (18.79%) Tableau
2 64 (10.19%) Oracle
3 63 (10.03%) Microsoft
4 37 (5.89%) Teradata
5 29 (4.62%) Google
6 26 (4.14%) Cloudera
7 23 (3.66%) SAP
8 18 (2.87%) Red Hat
9 17 (2.71%) Cognos
10 16 (2.55%) MicroStrategy
11 15 (2.39%) IBM
12 13 (2.07%) Informatica
13 11 (1.75%) Netezza
14 10 (1.59%) Splunk
14 10 (1.59%) Sybase
15 8 (1.27%) Apteco
16 7 (1.11%) Adobe
16 7 (1.11%) Bloomberg
16 7 (1.11%) RapidMiner
16 7 (1.11%) Reuters
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Cititec
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £20.00 - £23.00 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 24 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago