Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 316 340 357
Rank change year-on-year +24 +17 +143
Contract jobs citing R 733 790 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.76% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.87% 1.75% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 518 424
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £306
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 10
UK median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.75% -23.48% +51.32%
10th Percentile £16.67 £18.35 £20.53
90th Percentile £27.69 £47.45 £45.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -4.75% -47.62% +121.05%

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 39,192 45,260 39,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.58% 43.83% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,122 31,702 27,125
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 783 797
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% -0.61% +10.00%
10th Percentile £20.31 £16.54 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.65 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +12.00%

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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 15 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 23 July 2019. 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 +5 671 £550 +4.76% 133
London +3 450 £550 - 71
UK excluding London +32 255 £500 +11.11% 69
North of England +62 78 £500 +5.26% 13
South East -20 63 £450 -5.26% 23
East of England +21 41 £575 +29.58% 13
Yorkshire +45 40 £525 +20.00% 3
North West +51 36 £450 -5.26% 7
Scotland +24 25 £338 -22.41% 6
Midlands +17 23 £513 +11.11% 5
West Midlands +28 16 £425 +9.68% 3
Wales -13 13 £138 -60.71% 1
South West -34 12 £500 +25.00% 9
East Midlands -1 4 £513 +9.92% 2
North East +13 2 £531 -18.27% 3

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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.

1 617 (84.17%) Python
2 390 (53.21%) SQL
3 380 (51.84%) Data Science
4 324 (44.20%) Analytics
5 254 (34.65%) Machine Learning
6 197 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
7 192 (26.19%) Finance
8 190 (25.92%) Apache Spark
9 169 (23.06%) Hadoop
10 163 (22.24%) Visualisation
11 157 (21.42%) Amazon AWS
11 157 (21.42%) Big Data
12 150 (20.46%) Analytical Skills
13 145 (19.78%) Java
14 134 (18.28%) Statistics
15 133 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
16 131 (17.87%) Business Intelligence
17 123 (16.78%) Mathematics
18 116 (15.83%) Degree
19 103 (14.05%) Tableau
20 101 (13.78%) Algorithms
20 101 (13.78%) Scala
21 99 (13.51%) Computer Science
21 99 (13.51%) Artificial Intelligence
21 99 (13.51%) SAS
22 96 (13.10%) Power Platform
22 96 (13.10%) Power BI
23 94 (12.82%) Data Visualisation
23 94 (12.82%) Data Modelling
24 91 (12.41%) DevOps

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
1 190 (25.92%) Apache Spark
2 99 (13.51%) SAS
3 29 (3.96%) Jupyter
4 25 (3.41%) Confluence
5 13 (1.77%) Apache Pig
5 13 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.23%) ArcGIS
6 9 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.09%) Apache
7 8 (1.09%) R Markdown
7 8 (1.09%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.68%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.55%) Pachyderm
10 3 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.14%) Drupal
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 77 (10.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (5.59%) SPSS
3 29 (3.96%) Stata
4 16 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.50%) Weka
6 10 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.14%) Maya
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.55%) Sprinklr
3 2 (0.27%) JDE World
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 157 (21.42%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (13.10%) Power Platform
4 90 (12.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (3.55%) Amazon EMR
6 25 (3.41%) GitHub
7 23 (3.14%) Azure Data Factory
8 22 (3.00%) Serverless
9 19 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (2.32%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.91%) Google Analytics
12 12 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (1.36%) Adobe Analytics
15 9 (1.23%) Azure Machine Learning
16 7 (0.95%) Amazon ECS
16 7 (0.95%) Trello
17 6 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
17 6 (0.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.23%) Internet
2 3 (0.41%) ZigBee
3 2 (0.27%) DHCP
3 2 (0.27%) DNS
3 2 (0.27%) Firewall
3 2 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (0.27%) RFID
3 2 (0.27%) SSL
3 2 (0.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.14%) IPsec
4 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.14%) LAN
4 1 (0.14%) Multicast
4 1 (0.14%) OSPF
4 1 (0.14%) VoIP
4 1 (0.14%) VPN
4 1 (0.14%) WAN
4 1 (0.14%) Wireless
4 1 (0.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (23.06%) Hadoop
2 157 (21.42%) Big Data
3 96 (13.10%) Power BI
4 88 (12.01%) SQL Server
5 74 (10.10%) Data Warehouse
6 69 (9.41%) NoSQL
7 67 (9.14%) Apache Hive
8 56 (7.64%) Data Mining
9 44 (6.00%) MongoDB
10 40 (5.46%) PostgreSQL
11 38 (5.18%) Data Lake
12 37 (5.05%) Relational Database
13 34 (4.64%) HBase
13 34 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 33 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
15 31 (4.23%) Amazon Redshift
16 29 (3.96%) BigQuery
17 26 (3.55%) Impala
18 25 (3.41%) MySQL
19 20 (2.73%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 56 (7.64%) JIRA
2 47 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 47 (6.41%) Jenkins
3 39 (5.32%) RStudio
4 14 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (1.50%) Travis CI
6 10 (1.36%) IBM UrbanCode
7 9 (1.23%) Gradle
8 6 (0.82%) ERwin
9 5 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.55%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.55%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.41%) Mocha
11 3 (0.41%) Subversion
11 3 (0.41%) Toad
11 3 (0.41%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 192 (26.19%) Finance
2 67 (9.14%) Banking
3 56 (7.64%) Marketing
4 47 (6.41%) Retail
5 33 (4.50%) Front Office
6 22 (3.00%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.32%) Financial Institution
7 17 (2.32%) Retail Banking
8 14 (1.91%) Legal
9 12 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.09%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.82%) Advertising
12 6 (0.82%) Back Office
13 5 (0.68%) Publishing
13 5 (0.68%) Social Science
14 4 (0.55%) Automotive
14 4 (0.55%) Games
14 4 (0.55%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.55%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 220 (30.01%) Data Scientist
2 133 (18.14%) Analyst
3 120 (16.37%) Developer
4 72 (9.82%) Data Engineer
5 63 (8.59%) Data Analyst
6 41 (5.59%) Architect
6 41 (5.59%) Python Developer
7 33 (4.50%) Python Engineer
8 30 (4.09%) Data Architect
9 28 (3.82%) Senior Data Scientist
10 26 (3.55%) Consultant
11 24 (3.27%) SQL Analyst
12 23 (3.14%) Java Developer
13 21 (2.86%) Insight Analyst
14 18 (2.46%) Big Data Engineer
14 18 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
15 16 (2.18%) Hadoop Developer
15 16 (2.18%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 16 (2.18%) Machine Learning Scientist
16 15 (2.05%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.64%) Natural Language Processing
2 48 (6.55%) Pandas
3 47 (6.41%) NumPy
4 41 (5.59%) TensorFlow
5 40 (5.46%) Web Services
6 38 (5.18%) Kafka
7 37 (5.05%) scikit-learn
8 31 (4.23%) .NET
9 27 (3.68%) PySpark
10 23 (3.14%) AngularJS
10 23 (3.14%) JSON
11 21 (2.86%) SciPy
12 20 (2.73%) Flask
13 19 (2.59%) D3.js
13 19 (2.59%) HTML
14 17 (2.32%) Anaconda
14 17 (2.32%) Keras
15 14 (1.91%) Caffe
15 14 (1.91%) MLlib
15 14 (1.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 150 (20.46%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (13.78%) Algorithms
3 31 (4.23%) Fixed Income
4 26 (3.55%) Derivative
5 24 (3.27%) Data Structures
5 24 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.18%) Market Risk
7 15 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.05%) User Experience
8 14 (1.91%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.64%) NHS
10 11 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.50%) Social Media
11 10 (1.36%) FMCG
12 8 (1.09%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.95%) Smart Home
14 6 (0.82%) OTC Derivatives
15 5 (0.68%) Cloud Native
15 5 (0.68%) Credit Risk
15 5 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.55%) Linux
2 42 (5.73%) Unix
3 9 (1.23%) Windows
4 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.27%) Android
5 2 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (51.84%) Data Science
2 324 (44.20%) Analytics
3 254 (34.65%) Machine Learning
4 197 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
5 163 (22.24%) Visualisation
6 134 (18.28%) Statistics
7 131 (17.87%) Business Intelligence
8 123 (16.78%) Mathematics
9 99 (13.51%) Artificial Intelligence
9 99 (13.51%) Computer Science
10 94 (12.82%) Data Modelling
10 94 (12.82%) Data Visualisation
11 91 (12.41%) DevOps
12 80 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
13 79 (10.78%) Data Analysis
14 72 (9.82%) Deep Learning
15 65 (8.87%) Data Analytics
16 63 (8.59%) ETL
17 60 (8.19%) Statistical Modelling
18 59 (8.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 617 (84.17%) Python
2 390 (53.21%) SQL
3 145 (19.78%) Java
4 101 (13.78%) Scala
5 86 (11.73%) MATLAB
6 62 (8.46%) C++
6 62 (8.46%) JavaScript
7 54 (7.37%) C#
8 38 (5.18%) C
9 27 (3.68%) VBA
10 16 (2.18%) PHP
11 15 (2.05%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.77%) Perl
13 12 (1.64%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.36%) HiveQL
15 7 (0.95%) Clojure
15 7 (0.95%) Go
15 7 (0.95%) Lua
16 6 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 116 (15.83%) Degree
2 80 (10.91%) PhD
3 24 (3.27%) Numerate Degree
3 24 (3.27%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.46%) Master's Degree
5 13 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.41%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.27%) CFA
10 2 (0.27%) HND
11 1 (0.14%) CCIE
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) HNC
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.14%) MCSA
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.96%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.00%) QA
3 3 (0.41%) GDPR
3 3 (0.41%) GxP
3 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) Basel III
5 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (8.19%) Docker
2 33 (4.50%) HDFS
3 12 (1.64%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 40 (5.46%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.46%) Ansible
3 14 (1.91%) Hadoop YARN
4 9 (1.23%) Terraform
5 8 (1.09%) Puppet
6 6 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.55%) Kubeflow
8 3 (0.41%) Grafana
8 3 (0.41%) Kibana
9 2 (0.27%) Consul
9 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.14%) Ambari
10 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.14%) Mesos
10 1 (0.14%) Oozie
10 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (14.05%) Tableau
2 74 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 64 (8.73%) Google
4 40 (5.46%) Oracle
5 22 (3.00%) Cloudera
6 20 (2.73%) Informatica
7 18 (2.46%) Talend
8 17 (2.32%) MicroStrategy
9 14 (1.91%) Databricks
10 12 (1.64%) SAP
11 11 (1.50%) Alteryx
11 11 (1.50%) Hortonworks
12 10 (1.36%) Adobe
12 10 (1.36%) Dataiku
13 8 (1.09%) ESRI
14 7 (0.95%) IBM
14 7 (0.95%) Minitab
14 7 (0.95%) Splunk
15 6 (0.82%) MapR
15 6 (0.82%) Verint