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 27 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 431 493
Rank change year-on-year +102 +62  
Contract jobs citing R 309 228 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.56% 1.09% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 172 102
Median daily rate £490 £463 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% -15.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £680
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 £21.50 - £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 - £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 19764 20993 21025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.88% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13485 14405 14060
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 £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 462 425
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £15.00 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.16 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 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 27 June 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 27 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 +69 281 £497 +7.40% 98
London +69 221 £500 +5.26% 62
City of London +27 48 £525 +31.25% 15
East of England +15 21 £500 - 11
Scotland +52 19 £475 +35.71% 10
Norfolk - 18 - -
Norwich - 18 - -
Edinburgh - 15 £475 - 4
South East +2 14 £410 -10.86% 6
South West -7 7 £600 +41.17% 8
West Midlands +7 6 £450 -8.16%
East Midlands 0 6 £411 - 1
Canary Wharf - 5 £475 -
Berkshire +18 4 £550 +4.76% 1
North West +17 4 £625 +56.25% 2
Birmingham +11 4 £450 -8.16%
Bristol - 4 £650 - 4
Stirling - 4 £475 - 1
Surrey +7 3 £363 - 1
Wiltshire +2 3 £425 -16.66% 2
West Sussex - 3 £425 - 1
Worthing - 3 £425 -
Wales - 3 - -
Staines +6 2 - -
County Antrim -41 2 £403 -
Northern Ireland -44 2 £403 -
Belfast -46 2 £403 -
Derby - 2 £411 - 1
Corsham - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 393 (63.18%) Python
2 339 (54.50%) SQL
3 308 (49.52%) Analytics
4 236 (37.94%) Hadoop
5 224 (36.01%) Big Data
6 193 (31.03%) Apache Spark
7 175 (28.14%) Machine Learning
8 170 (27.33%) Visualisation
9 154 (24.76%) Degree
10 153 (24.60%) SAS
11 152 (24.44%) Business Intelligence
11 152 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
12 141 (22.67%) Finance
13 135 (21.70%) Java
14 123 (19.77%) Mathematics
15 122 (19.61%) Statistics
16 121 (19.45%) Tableau
17 112 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
18 111 (17.85%) Apache Hive
18 111 (17.85%) Data Visualisation
19 98 (15.76%) Data Analytics
20 96 (15.43%) Data Modelling
21 93 (14.95%) Scala
22 87 (13.99%) Relational Database
23 85 (13.67%) Algorithms
24 83 (13.34%) MATLAB
25 74 (11.90%) Data Mining
26 73 (11.74%) Linux
27 69 (11.09%) Microsoft Excel
27 69 (11.09%) ETL

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
1 193 (31.03%) Apache Spark
2 153 (24.60%) SAS
3 45 (7.23%) Apache Pig
4 19 (3.05%) Apache
5 18 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.45%) Drupal
7 8 (1.29%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.29%) Confluence
7 8 (1.29%) 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 (11.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (9.81%) SPSS
3 25 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (4.02%) Stata
4 17 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.13%) 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 (1.61%) FastStats
2 8 (1.29%) Eloqua
2 8 (1.29%) 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 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.09%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.77%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (1.45%) GitHub
7 7 (1.13%) Amazon EMR
8 6 (0.96%) SaaS
9 5 (0.80%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.64%) Google Play
11 3 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.32%) PaaS
13 1 (0.16%) Flurry Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.89%) 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%) SNMP
4 1 (0.16%) SSL
4 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (37.94%) Hadoop
2 224 (36.01%) Big Data
3 111 (17.85%) Apache Hive
4 87 (13.99%) Relational Database
5 74 (11.90%) Data Mining
6 66 (10.61%) NoSQL
7 64 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (9.97%) Power BI
8 62 (9.97%) SQL Server
9 54 (8.68%) MongoDB
10 49 (7.88%) QlikView
11 40 (6.43%) Apache Cassandra
11 40 (6.43%) HBase
12 35 (5.63%) BusinessObjects
13 33 (5.31%) Impala
14 26 (4.18%) MySQL
15 24 (3.86%) RDBMS
16 20 (3.22%) Qlik Sense
16 20 (3.22%) Spotfire
17 19 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (5.95%) Git (software)
2 31 (4.98%) JIRA
3 15 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (1.93%) Selenium
5 8 (1.29%) JUnit
6 7 (1.13%) 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
1 141 (22.67%) Finance
2 67 (10.77%) Marketing
3 65 (10.45%) Banking
4 36 (5.79%) Front Office
5 24 (3.86%) Retail
6 17 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.25%) Financial Institution
7 14 (2.25%) Publishing
8 9 (1.45%) Legal
8 9 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.29%) Electronics
9 8 (1.29%) Games
10 6 (0.96%) Advertising
11 4 (0.64%) Back Office
11 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.48%) German Language
13 2 (0.32%) French Language
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 181 (29.10%) Analyst
2 143 (22.99%) Developer
3 139 (22.35%) Data Scientist
4 93 (14.95%) Data Analyst
5 54 (8.68%) Data Engineer
6 44 (7.07%) Python Developer
7 40 (6.43%) Business Analyst
8 39 (6.27%) Big Data Engineer
9 35 (5.63%) Architect
10 29 (4.66%) SQL Analyst
11 28 (4.50%) R Developer
12 26 (4.18%) Big Data Developer
13 24 (3.86%) Data Architect
14 21 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 21 (3.38%) SQL Data Analyst
15 19 (3.05%) Cloud Engineer
15 19 (3.05%) Consultant
16 18 (2.89%) Hadoop Developer
16 18 (2.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 17 (2.73%) Qualitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.47%) Kafka
2 27 (4.34%) D3.js
3 25 (4.02%) JSON
4 24 (3.86%) Natural Language Processing
5 21 (3.38%) Web Services
6 13 (2.09%) .NET
6 13 (2.09%) AngularJS
7 12 (1.93%) HTML
7 12 (1.93%) Node.js
8 11 (1.77%) CSS
8 11 (1.77%) React
8 11 (1.77%) XML
9 10 (1.61%) RESTful
10 8 (1.29%) MLlib
10 8 (1.29%) Sass
11 7 (1.13%) Ajax
11 7 (1.13%) LESS
11 7 (1.13%) NumPy
12 6 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (0.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 152 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (13.67%) Algorithms
3 63 (10.13%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.73%) Data Structures
6 16 (2.57%) Market Risk
6 16 (2.57%) User Experience
7 15 (2.41%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.45%) Credit Risk
8 9 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.29%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.13%) Fintech
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%) Social Media
13 3 (0.48%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 73 (11.74%) Linux
2 57 (9.16%) Unix
3 19 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.13%) 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
1 308 (49.52%) Analytics
2 175 (28.14%) Machine Learning
3 170 (27.33%) Visualisation
4 152 (24.44%) Business Intelligence
5 123 (19.77%) Mathematics
6 122 (19.61%) Statistics
7 112 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
8 111 (17.85%) Data Visualisation
9 98 (15.76%) Data Analytics
10 96 (15.43%) Data Modelling
11 69 (11.09%) ETL
12 64 (10.29%) Statistical Modelling
13 60 (9.65%) Data Analysis
14 48 (7.72%) Predictive Modelling
15 47 (7.56%) E-Commerce
16 40 (6.43%) MapReduce
16 40 (6.43%) Predictive Analytics
17 39 (6.27%) Data Management
17 39 (6.27%) Open Source
18 35 (5.63%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 393 (63.18%) Python
2 339 (54.50%) SQL
3 135 (21.70%) Java
4 93 (14.95%) Scala
5 83 (13.34%) MATLAB
6 48 (7.72%) C++
7 33 (5.31%) VBA
8 25 (4.02%) C#
8 25 (4.02%) JavaScript
9 18 (2.89%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.57%) C
10 16 (2.57%) T-SQL
11 13 (2.09%) Perl
12 11 (1.77%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.45%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.45%) VB
14 8 (1.29%) Ruby
15 7 (1.13%) PHP
16 6 (0.96%) Julia
17 5 (0.80%) Go
Qualifications
1 154 (24.76%) Degree
2 47 (7.56%) PhD
3 23 (3.70%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 15 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.93%) Master's Degree
6 10 (1.61%) Postgraduate
6 10 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.45%) CCA
8 7 (1.13%) 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 (4.98%) Data Quality
2 20 (3.22%) QA
3 5 (0.80%) IFRS
3 5 (0.80%) 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 (2.89%) Apache Flume
1 18 (2.89%) HDFS
2 7 (1.13%) Docker
3 4 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.32%) KVM
5 2 (0.32%) LXC
5 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.32%) Xen
6 1 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (1.29%) Hadoop YARN
1 8 (1.29%) Terraform
2 7 (1.13%) Oozie
2 7 (1.13%) Puppet
3 6 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.64%) Ansible
4 4 (0.64%) Grafana
4 4 (0.64%) StatsD
5 3 (0.48%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.32%) Mesos
7 1 (0.16%) Kibana
7 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 121 (19.45%) Tableau
2 63 (10.13%) Oracle
3 59 (9.49%) Microsoft
4 36 (5.79%) Teradata
5 29 (4.66%) Google
6 27 (4.34%) Cloudera
7 23 (3.70%) SAP
8 19 (3.05%) Cognos
9 18 (2.89%) Red Hat
10 16 (2.57%) MicroStrategy
11 15 (2.41%) IBM
12 12 (1.93%) Informatica
13 11 (1.77%) Netezza
14 10 (1.61%) Splunk
14 10 (1.61%) Sybase
15 8 (1.29%) Apteco
16 7 (1.13%) Adobe
16 7 (1.13%) Bloomberg
16 7 (1.13%) RapidMiner
16 7 (1.13%) Reuters
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago