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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 438 449
Rank change year-on-year +89 +11  
Contract jobs citing R 270 225 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.41% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.41% 1.07% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 184 137
Median daily rate £475 £464 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% -19.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £600
% change year-on-year +5.55% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £22.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 - -

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 19188 21012 20476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.13% 38.52% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13080 14472 13578
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 £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 470 422
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +76 248 £481 +1.31% 123
London +47 187 £493 +3.68% 72
City of London +22 43 £493 +19.39% 17
South East +27 23 £425 -3.95% 8
Scotland +60 18 £475 +35.71% 4
East of England - 16 £500 - 11
Edinburgh +32 15 £475 - 2
Norfolk - 11 - - 1
Norwich - 11 - - 1
South West 0 8 £650 +44.44% 4
Surrey +8 7 £363 - 2
North West +26 5 £550 +37.50% 10
East Midlands -3 5 £411 - 3
Staines - 5 - -
Canary Wharf - 5 £475 -
Worthing - 4 £425 -
West Sussex - 4 £425 - 1
Bristol - 4 £650 - 1
Berkshire +18 3 £550 +29.41%
Buckinghamshire -18 3 £145 -68.47%
Stirling - 3 £475 -
Cheshire +30 2 £375 -17.80% 2
Hampshire +18 2 £469 +87.50% 2
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £411 - 1
Marlow - 2 £150 -
Derby - 2 £411 - 1
Havant - 2 £469 -
Essex - 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (66.72%) Python
2 306 (51.95%) SQL
3 268 (45.50%) Analytics
4 236 (40.07%) Hadoop
5 228 (38.71%) Big Data
6 191 (32.43%) Apache Spark
7 158 (26.83%) Machine Learning
8 154 (26.15%) Java
9 150 (25.47%) SAS
9 150 (25.47%) Analytical Skills
10 140 (23.77%) Finance
11 139 (23.60%) Visualisation
11 139 (23.60%) Degree
12 131 (22.24%) Statistics
13 130 (22.07%) Business Intelligence
14 128 (21.73%) Mathematics
15 117 (19.86%) Tableau
16 113 (19.19%) Scala
17 102 (17.32%) Apache Hive
18 92 (15.62%) Agile Software Development
19 91 (15.45%) MATLAB
19 91 (15.45%) Data Analytics
20 90 (15.28%) Data Visualisation
21 88 (14.94%) Algorithms
22 86 (14.60%) Relational Database
23 79 (13.41%) Data Modelling
24 73 (12.39%) Data Mining
25 71 (12.05%) ETL
26 70 (11.88%) NoSQL
27 67 (11.38%) Computer Science

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
1 191 (32.43%) Apache Spark
2 150 (25.47%) SAS
3 46 (7.81%) Apache Pig
4 21 (3.57%) Apache
5 16 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.04%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.53%) Drupal
8 7 (1.19%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.68%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.34%) CICS
10 2 (0.34%) CMS
10 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 67 (11.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (10.87%) SPSS
3 28 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
4 26 (4.41%) Stata
5 18 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (1.36%) S-PLUS
7 7 (1.19%) MS Visio
7 7 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.68%) GNU Octave
8 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.68%) Weka
9 2 (0.34%) EViews
9 2 (0.34%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.17%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.87%) FastStats
2 8 (1.36%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.68%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.34%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 54 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (2.21%) Amazon S3
5 12 (2.04%) Google Analytics
6 11 (1.87%) GitHub
7 8 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.85%) Azure Machine Learning
9 5 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.68%) Google Play
10 4 (0.68%) SaaS
11 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.34%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.04%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.51%) Internet
3 2 (0.34%) HTTP
3 2 (0.34%) LDAP
4 1 (0.17%) DNS
4 1 (0.17%) Firewall
4 1 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (40.07%) Hadoop
2 228 (38.71%) Big Data
3 102 (17.32%) Apache Hive
4 86 (14.60%) Relational Database
5 73 (12.39%) Data Mining
6 70 (11.88%) NoSQL
7 66 (11.21%) Data Warehouse
8 64 (10.87%) SQL Server
9 57 (9.68%) Power BI
10 49 (8.32%) QlikView
11 47 (7.98%) MongoDB
12 46 (7.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 39 (6.62%) HBase
14 34 (5.77%) Impala
15 25 (4.24%) RDBMS
16 20 (3.40%) MySQL
17 19 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
17 19 (3.23%) Spotfire
18 18 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 16 (2.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (6.28%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.89%) JIRA
3 15 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (2.04%) Selenium
5 7 (1.19%) JUnit
6 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.68%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.51%) Maven
9 3 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.34%) ChangeMan
10 2 (0.34%) ERwin
10 2 (0.34%) Gradle
10 2 (0.34%) gulp
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.34%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (0.34%) Subversion
10 2 (0.34%) Toad
10 2 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 140 (23.77%) Finance
2 61 (10.36%) Marketing
3 57 (9.68%) Banking
4 31 (5.26%) Retail
5 24 (4.07%) Front Office
6 13 (2.21%) Publishing
6 13 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.53%) Legal
9 7 (1.19%) Games
10 6 (1.02%) Electronics
10 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.85%) Advertising
12 3 (0.51%) German Language
12 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.34%) French Language
13 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 157 (26.66%) Analyst
2 139 (23.60%) Developer
3 127 (21.56%) Data Scientist
4 94 (15.96%) Data Analyst
5 53 (9.00%) Data Engineer
6 45 (7.64%) Python Developer
7 42 (7.13%) Big Data Engineer
8 32 (5.43%) Architect
8 32 (5.43%) SQL Analyst
9 30 (5.09%) R Developer
10 26 (4.41%) Big Data Developer
11 25 (4.24%) SQL Data Analyst
12 22 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 22 (3.74%) Data Architect
13 21 (3.57%) Hadoop Developer
14 20 (3.40%) Business Analyst
15 19 (3.23%) Consultant
15 19 (3.23%) Machine Learning Scientist
16 18 (3.06%) Machine Learning Engineer
17 16 (2.72%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.62%) Kafka
2 29 (4.92%) Natural Language Processing
3 22 (3.74%) D3.js
4 18 (3.06%) .NET
5 17 (2.89%) Web Services
6 13 (2.21%) HTML
7 11 (1.87%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.87%) CSS
8 10 (1.70%) Node.js
9 9 (1.53%) NumPy
10 8 (1.36%) JSON
10 8 (1.36%) MLlib
10 8 (1.36%) React
10 8 (1.36%) Sass
11 7 (1.19%) Ajax
11 7 (1.19%) LESS
11 7 (1.19%) Lucene
11 7 (1.19%) RESTful
11 7 (1.19%) XML
12 6 (1.02%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 150 (25.47%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (14.94%) Algorithms
3 67 (11.38%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.72%) Data Structures
5 15 (2.55%) Fixed Income
6 13 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.04%) Credit Risk
7 12 (2.04%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.36%) User Experience
9 7 (1.19%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.02%) Fintech
10 6 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.85%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.68%) Online Games
12 4 (0.68%) Social Media
13 3 (0.51%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 65 (11.04%) Linux
2 55 (9.34%) Unix
3 13 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (1.53%) Windows
5 7 (1.19%) MVS
6 4 (0.68%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Android
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (45.50%) Analytics
2 158 (26.83%) Machine Learning
3 139 (23.60%) Visualisation
4 131 (22.24%) Statistics
5 130 (22.07%) Business Intelligence
6 128 (21.73%) Mathematics
7 92 (15.62%) Agile Software Development
8 91 (15.45%) Data Analytics
9 90 (15.28%) Data Visualisation
10 79 (13.41%) Data Modelling
11 71 (12.05%) ETL
12 60 (10.19%) Data Analysis
13 57 (9.68%) MapReduce
13 57 (9.68%) Statistical Modelling
14 48 (8.15%) Open Source
15 45 (7.64%) E-Commerce
16 43 (7.30%) Predictive Modelling
17 42 (7.13%) Data Management
18 31 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
19 29 (4.92%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 393 (66.72%) Python
2 306 (51.95%) SQL
3 154 (26.15%) Java
4 113 (19.19%) Scala
5 91 (15.45%) MATLAB
6 60 (10.19%) C++
7 30 (5.09%) VBA
8 28 (4.75%) C#
9 25 (4.24%) JavaScript
10 18 (3.06%) C
11 17 (2.89%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.72%) Shell Script
13 15 (2.55%) Perl
14 13 (2.21%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.36%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.19%) Go
16 7 (1.19%) VB
17 6 (1.02%) Ruby
18 5 (0.85%) Julia
18 5 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 139 (23.60%) Degree
2 54 (9.17%) PhD
3 15 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.21%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.53%) CCA
6 9 (1.53%) Postgraduate
7 8 (1.36%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.02%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.34%) CBAP
11 2 (0.34%) CISA
11 2 (0.34%) CISM
11 2 (0.34%) CISSP
11 2 (0.34%) GSEC
11 2 (0.34%) IIBA
12 1 (0.17%) CCNP
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.74%) QA
3 5 (0.85%) IFRS
3 5 (0.85%) IFRS 9
4 4 (0.68%) IAS 39
5 3 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.34%) CDISC
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (3.40%) Apache Flume
2 18 (3.06%) HDFS
3 6 (1.02%) Docker
4 4 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.34%) KVM
5 2 (0.34%) LXC
5 2 (0.34%) Xen
6 1 (0.17%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Varnish
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (2.04%) Hadoop YARN
2 8 (1.36%) Oozie
3 7 (1.19%) Puppet
4 6 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.85%) Terraform
6 4 (0.68%) Ansible
6 4 (0.68%) Grafana
6 4 (0.68%) StatsD
7 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.34%) Mesos
7 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 117 (19.86%) Tableau
2 63 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 54 (9.17%) Oracle
4 39 (6.62%) Teradata
5 26 (4.41%) Google
6 24 (4.07%) Cloudera
7 21 (3.57%) SAP
8 19 (3.23%) Cognos
9 15 (2.55%) IBM
9 15 (2.55%) MicroStrategy
10 11 (1.87%) Informatica
10 11 (1.87%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.70%) Netezza
12 9 (1.53%) Alteryx
12 9 (1.53%) Sybase
13 8 (1.36%) Apteco
13 8 (1.36%) RapidMiner
13 8 (1.36%) Splunk
14 6 (1.02%) Adobe
15 5 (0.85%) Cisco
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £475 - £520 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Talendrone.com
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 3 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago