Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 244 331 328
Rank change year-on-year +87 -3 +36
Contract jobs citing R 427 728 805
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.78% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.49% 1.83% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 496 549
Median daily rate £544 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £362 £325 £325
90th Percentile £750 £688 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 15
Median hourly rate £38.50 £20.96 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.73% -4.75% +2.33%
10th Percentile £18.30 £16.67 £18.35
90th Percentile £68.60 £30.14 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £20.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year +162.47% -4.75% +22.22%

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 17,133 39,770 44,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.41% 42.74% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,477 27,581 31,334
Median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 721 787
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.87 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £18.00 £19.69 £16.20
90th Percentile £56.70 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +7.50% -3.61%

R
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing R as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for R in the UK

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing R.

Daily rate trend for R in the UK

R
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing R over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing R.

Hourly rate trend for R in the UK

R
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing R over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 +85 375 £550 +0.46% 58
London +89 287 £550 - 36
UK excluding London +97 129 £450 -10.00% 27
South East +128 35 £475 -5.00% 4
Work from Home +7 25 £513 +2.50% 10
North of England +48 22 £450 -10.00% 3
Wales +46 22 £500 +263.64% 2
Scotland +56 16 £394 +21.15% 3
Yorkshire +45 12 £450 -10.89% 1
East of England +39 11 £475 -17.39% 6
Midlands +74 10 £425 -17.07% 9
North West +43 10 £538 +19.44% 2
South West +74 9 £450 -10.00%
West Midlands +64 7 £425 -2.86% 8
Northern Ireland - 4 £342 -
East Midlands +51 2 £450 -12.20% 1

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for R.

1 369 (86.42%) Python
2 238 (55.74%) SQL
3 175 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (40.98%) AWS
4 173 (40.52%) Finance
5 169 (39.58%) Java
6 140 (32.79%) Analytics
7 129 (30.21%) Asset Management
8 113 (26.46%) Web Services
9 110 (25.76%) Front Office
10 109 (25.53%) Data Science
11 102 (23.89%) Fixed Income
12 101 (23.65%) Software Engineering
13 99 (23.19%) Azure
14 97 (22.72%) DevOps
14 97 (22.72%) Derivative
14 97 (22.72%) Decision-Making
15 95 (22.25%) Kubernetes
15 95 (22.25%) Business Intelligence
16 90 (21.08%) Equities
17 89 (20.84%) Docker
18 85 (19.91%) Amazon RDS
19 83 (19.44%) Jenkins
20 80 (18.74%) Machine Learning
21 79 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
22 78 (18.27%) Artifactory
23 75 (17.56%) OpenShift
24 73 (17.10%) Terraform
25 66 (15.46%) Data Analysis
26 65 (15.22%) Power BI

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 42 (9.84%) SAS
2 41 (9.60%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.34%) Jupyter
4 8 (1.87%) Confluence
5 7 (1.64%) Apache
5 7 (1.64%) Apache Airflow
5 7 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.70%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.70%) GeoServer
7 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.47%) IIS
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.23%) R Markdown
Applications
1 47 (11.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.87%) SPSS
4 6 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (2.58%) Markit EDM
1 11 (2.58%) PolarLake
2 7 (1.64%) Eagle PACE
3 4 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 175 (40.98%) AWS
2 99 (23.19%) Azure
3 75 (17.56%) OpenShift
4 65 (15.22%) Amazon ECS
4 65 (15.22%) Power Platform
5 57 (13.35%) Amazon S3
5 57 (13.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 55 (12.88%) Amazon EC2
6 55 (12.88%) AWS Lambda
6 55 (12.88%) Serverless
7 54 (12.65%) Amazon SQS
8 49 (11.48%) GCP
9 21 (4.92%) Azure Data Factory
10 12 (2.81%) Amazon EKS
11 8 (1.87%) GitHub
12 7 (1.64%) SonarCloud
13 5 (1.17%) PaaS
14 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
16 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.70%) DNS
1 3 (0.70%) HTTP
2 2 (0.47%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.47%) Skype
3 1 (0.23%) Internet
3 1 (0.23%) LAN
3 1 (0.23%) SSL
3 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (19.91%) Amazon RDS
2 65 (15.22%) Power BI
3 60 (14.05%) Amazon Redshift
4 50 (11.71%) Big Data
5 41 (9.60%) Relational Database
6 40 (9.37%) Hadoop
7 39 (9.13%) SQL Server
8 34 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (7.96%) NoSQL
9 29 (6.79%) RDBMS
10 24 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (4.92%) Data Mining
12 19 (4.45%) Azure SQL Database
13 18 (4.22%) Amazon Aurora
14 16 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (3.51%) Apache Hive
15 15 (3.51%) MongoDB
16 9 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 83 (19.44%) Jenkins
2 78 (18.27%) Artifactory
3 63 (14.75%) RStudio
4 34 (7.96%) Git (software)
5 20 (4.68%) JIRA
6 14 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (2.34%) Maven
7 10 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.11%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.87%) GitLab
10 7 (1.64%) CircleCI
10 7 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.64%) Selenium
10 7 (1.64%) Snyk
11 6 (1.41%) Ant
11 6 (1.41%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.41%) Toad
12 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (1.17%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.70%) Bitbucket
General
1 173 (40.52%) Finance
2 110 (25.76%) Front Office
3 20 (4.68%) Banking
4 18 (4.22%) Marketing
5 12 (2.81%) Retail
6 9 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.87%) Back Office
7 8 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.87%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.94%) Advertising
10 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.70%) Legal
10 3 (0.70%) Local Government
11 2 (0.47%) Billing
11 2 (0.47%) Electronics
11 2 (0.47%) Games
11 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 107 (25.06%) Developer
2 76 (17.80%) Data Scientist
3 70 (16.39%) Analyst
4 66 (15.46%) Java Developer
5 60 (14.05%) AWS Developer
6 58 (13.58%) AWS Engineer
7 51 (11.94%) Java Software Developer
8 46 (10.77%) Data Engineer
9 43 (10.07%) Java Engineer
10 34 (7.96%) Python Developer
11 33 (7.73%) Data Analyst
11 33 (7.73%) Lead Developer
11 33 (7.73%) Lead Java Developer
11 33 (7.73%) Lead Software Developer
11 33 (7.73%) Python Engineer
11 33 (7.73%) Software Engineer
12 32 (7.49%) DevOps Engineer
13 29 (6.79%) AWS DevOps
14 28 (6.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 27 (6.32%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (26.46%) Web Services
2 54 (12.65%) J2EE
2 54 (12.65%) J2SE
3 33 (7.73%) React
4 32 (7.49%) AngularJS
4 32 (7.49%) Node.js
5 31 (7.26%) .NET
6 29 (6.79%) gRPC
6 29 (6.79%) Protocol Buffers
7 21 (4.92%) Shiny
8 18 (4.22%) TensorFlow
9 17 (3.98%) Kafka
9 17 (3.98%) Spring
10 14 (3.28%) Natural Language Processing
11 10 (2.34%) REST
12 9 (2.11%) MDX
12 9 (2.11%) Pandas
12 9 (2.11%) PySpark
13 8 (1.87%) Spring Boot
14 7 (1.64%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 102 (23.89%) Fixed Income
2 97 (22.72%) Derivative
3 90 (21.08%) Equities
4 79 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (10.54%) Hedge funds
6 29 (6.79%) Algorithms
6 29 (6.79%) Reference Data
7 23 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (4.68%) Public Cloud
9 17 (3.98%) Blog
9 17 (3.98%) Equity Derivative
10 13 (3.04%) OTC Derivatives
11 12 (2.81%) Cloud Native
12 5 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.17%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.17%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.17%) NHS
12 5 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.94%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.68%) Linux
2 10 (2.34%) Unix
3 8 (1.87%) CentOS
4 7 (1.64%) CoreOS
5 4 (0.94%) Windows
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (32.79%) Analytics
3 129 (30.21%) Asset Management
4 109 (25.53%) Data Science
5 101 (23.65%) Software Engineering
6 97 (22.72%) Decision-Making
6 97 (22.72%) DevOps
7 95 (22.25%) Business Intelligence
8 80 (18.74%) Machine Learning
9 66 (15.46%) Data Analysis
10 62 (14.52%) Visualisation
11 54 (12.65%) Deployment Automation
12 53 (12.41%) Microservices
12 53 (12.41%) Statistics
13 48 (11.24%) Mathematics
14 47 (11.01%) Scrum
15 46 (10.77%) Investment Management
16 43 (10.07%) Data Modelling
17 39 (9.13%) Data Analytics
18 38 (8.90%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 369 (86.42%) Python
2 238 (55.74%) SQL
3 169 (39.58%) Java
4 54 (12.65%) JavaScript
5 38 (8.90%) T-SQL
6 37 (8.67%) C#
7 26 (6.09%) C++
8 23 (5.39%) VBA
9 19 (4.45%) PowerShell
9 19 (4.45%) Scala
10 17 (3.98%) MATLAB
11 15 (3.51%) Go
12 9 (2.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 7 (1.64%) Ruby
13 7 (1.64%) Rust
14 6 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.41%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.17%) C
15 5 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 43 (10.07%) Degree
2 32 (7.49%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.58%) PhD
5 10 (2.34%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.87%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.23%) HND
10 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.49%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.34%) QA
3 3 (0.70%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) CDISC
5 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.23%) EMIR
5 1 (0.23%) GDPR
5 1 (0.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 89 (20.84%) Docker
2 8 (1.87%) HDFS
3 3 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 95 (22.25%) Kubernetes
2 73 (17.10%) Terraform
3 8 (1.87%) Ansible
4 7 (1.64%) Kibana
5 3 (0.70%) Grafana
5 3 (0.70%) logstash
6 2 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 45 (10.54%) Tableau
3 30 (7.03%) Databricks
4 29 (6.79%) Oracle
5 25 (5.85%) Bloomberg
6 14 (3.28%) SAP
7 13 (3.04%) Cloudera
8 8 (1.87%) Google
9 7 (1.64%) Confluent
9 7 (1.64%) Talend
9 7 (1.64%) Veracode
10 6 (1.41%) BMC
11 5 (1.17%) Hortonworks
11 5 (1.17%) Reuters
11 5 (1.17%) Sybase
11 5 (1.17%) Teradata
12 4 (0.94%) Alteryx
13 3 (0.70%) Birst
13 3 (0.70%) Informatica
14 2 (0.47%) MicroStrategy