Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 329 336 571
Rank change year-on-year +7 +235 +104
Contract jobs citing R 768 675 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.70% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.81% 1.73% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 472 239
UK median daily rate £500 £489 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% -2.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £312
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 5
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.27 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +32.96% -
10th Percentile £15.60 £16.93 £13.45
90th Percentile £65.00 £64.90 £20.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.17 £17.12 £17.25
% change year-on-year +29.50% -0.75% -

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 42,344 39,052 41,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.07% 40.73% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,753 26,878 28,284
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 867 1,049
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.84 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.88 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 14 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 24 February 2018. 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 +8 731 £513 +2.50% 217
London -39 486 £538 +7.50% 113
UK excluding London +115 272 £475 +18.75% 111
South East +24 89 £474 +40.37% 23
East of England +15 49 £550 +56.92% 35
Midlands +14 47 £450 +10.77% 11
North of England +36 32 £500 +8.11% 22
South West +37 27 £344 +137.07% 12
West Midlands +9 26 £450 +8.11% 5
North West +21 22 £525 +12.00% 15
East Midlands +3 21 £456 +30.36% 6
Wales +12 18 £250 -45.95% 4
Yorkshire +11 10 £500 +51.52% 4
Scotland -4 10 £475 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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.

1 553 (72.01%) Python
2 367 (47.79%) SQL
3 348 (45.31%) Analytics
4 323 (42.06%) Data Science
5 247 (32.16%) Machine Learning
6 227 (29.56%) Big Data
6 227 (29.56%) Analytical Skills
7 189 (24.61%) Visualisation
8 188 (24.48%) Apache Spark
9 186 (24.22%) Mathematics
10 185 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
11 174 (22.66%) Hadoop
12 170 (22.14%) Statistics
13 169 (22.01%) Java
14 167 (21.74%) Degree
15 162 (21.09%) Tableau
16 160 (20.83%) SAS
17 154 (20.05%) Finance
18 141 (18.36%) Business Intelligence
19 136 (17.71%) Scala
20 132 (17.19%) Data Analysis
21 119 (15.49%) Computer Science
22 110 (14.32%) ETL
23 106 (13.80%) Algorithms
24 102 (13.28%) NoSQL
25 100 (13.02%) Data Visualisation
26 91 (11.85%) Data Warehouse
27 90 (11.72%) C#
27 90 (11.72%) Data Analytics
28 89 (11.59%) Data Modelling

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
1 188 (24.48%) Apache Spark
2 160 (20.83%) SAS
3 48 (6.25%) Apache
4 30 (3.91%) Jupyter
5 28 (3.65%) Apache Pig
6 16 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.43%) Apache Solr
8 8 (1.04%) Confluence
9 5 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.65%) nginx
9 5 (0.65%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.52%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.26%) CMS
11 2 (0.26%) IPython
11 2 (0.26%) Jetty
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 80 (10.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (8.72%) SPSS
3 21 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.95%) Stata
6 9 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.65%) Weka
8 3 (0.39%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.26%) Pipeline Pilot
9 2 (0.26%) Simulink
9 2 (0.26%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.13%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.13%) HipChat
10 1 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (1.17%) ReMetrica
2 3 (0.39%) Radian6
2 3 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Summit
4 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.13%) HFM
4 1 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.13%) Primavera
4 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
4 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 84 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.26%) Google Analytics
4 23 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (2.60%) GitHub
6 19 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.95%) Amazon S3
7 15 (1.95%) Azure Data Factory
8 14 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (1.69%) Route 53
10 11 (1.43%) Azure Machine Learning
10 11 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.04%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (1.04%) PaaS
12 6 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.78%) SaaS
13 5 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.65%) Data Lake Analytics
13 5 (0.65%) Serverless
14 3 (0.39%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.04%) HTTP
1 8 (1.04%) SSL
2 6 (0.78%) SMS
3 5 (0.65%) Internet
4 4 (0.52%) Wireless
5 3 (0.39%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.39%) FlexRay
5 3 (0.39%) FTP
5 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.26%) LAN
6 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.13%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (29.56%) Big Data
2 174 (22.66%) Hadoop
3 102 (13.28%) NoSQL
4 91 (11.85%) Data Warehouse
5 88 (11.46%) Power BI
6 84 (10.94%) SQL Server
7 80 (10.42%) Apache Hive
8 72 (9.38%) MongoDB
9 66 (8.59%) Relational Database
10 62 (8.07%) Data Mining
11 60 (7.81%) MySQL
12 46 (5.99%) Apache Cassandra
13 38 (4.95%) QlikView
14 35 (4.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 33 (4.30%) Redis
16 32 (4.17%) Data Lake
17 31 (4.04%) Spotfire
18 26 (3.39%) Amazon Redshift
19 24 (3.13%) Qlik Sense
20 23 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (5.73%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 16 (2.08%) Cucumber
5 10 (1.30%) JIRA
6 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.78%) Selenium
7 6 (0.78%) Subversion
8 5 (0.65%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.52%) JUnit
10 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.26%) Bower
11 2 (0.26%) Capybara
11 2 (0.26%) GitLab
11 2 (0.26%) Gradle
11 2 (0.26%) Grunt
11 2 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.26%) RSpec
11 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.26%) VectorCAST
General
1 154 (20.05%) Finance
2 68 (8.85%) Retail
3 55 (7.16%) Banking
4 50 (6.51%) Marketing
5 40 (5.21%) Games
6 28 (3.65%) Front Office
7 25 (3.26%) Investment Banking
8 23 (2.99%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.95%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.43%) Electronics
11 10 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (1.04%) Advertising
13 7 (0.91%) Automotive
13 7 (0.91%) Publishing
14 5 (0.65%) French Language
15 4 (0.52%) Law
15 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.39%) Polish Language
17 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 244 (31.77%) Data Scientist
2 164 (21.35%) Analyst
3 138 (17.97%) Developer
4 84 (10.94%) Data Analyst
4 84 (10.94%) Data Engineer
5 32 (4.17%) Architect
6 29 (3.78%) C# Developer
7 25 (3.26%) Consultant
7 25 (3.26%) Python Developer
8 24 (3.13%) SQL Analyst
9 22 (2.86%) Data Architect
9 22 (2.86%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 21 (2.73%) Insight Analyst
10 21 (2.73%) Senior Data Scientist
11 20 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
12 19 (2.47%) Big Data Engineer
12 19 (2.47%) SQL Developer
13 17 (2.21%) Business Analyst
14 16 (2.08%) Automation Tester
14 16 (2.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.64%) .NET
2 48 (6.25%) HTML
3 42 (5.47%) D3.js
3 42 (5.47%) Natural Language Processing
4 41 (5.34%) TensorFlow
5 37 (4.82%) Pandas
6 36 (4.69%) NumPy
7 33 (4.30%) JSON
8 28 (3.65%) Kafka
9 26 (3.39%) RESTful
10 21 (2.73%) Matplotlib
11 20 (2.60%) CSS
12 19 (2.47%) HTML5
13 18 (2.34%) AngularJS
13 18 (2.34%) Keras
14 17 (2.21%) Theano
14 17 (2.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 17 (2.21%) Unreal Engine
15 16 (2.08%) scikit-learn
15 16 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 227 (29.56%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (15.49%) Computer Science
3 106 (13.80%) Algorithms
4 29 (3.78%) Data Structures
5 23 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.47%) User Experience
7 16 (2.08%) Online Games
8 15 (1.95%) Credit Risk
9 13 (1.69%) Fintech
10 11 (1.43%) Clustering
10 11 (1.43%) FMCG
11 10 (1.30%) Reinsurance
11 10 (1.30%) Robotics
12 8 (1.04%) Linked Data
12 8 (1.04%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.04%) Replication
13 7 (0.91%) Blog
13 7 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.03%) Linux
2 52 (6.77%) Unix
3 16 (2.08%) Mac OS X
4 11 (1.43%) Windows
5 8 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.65%) CentOS
7 3 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.13%) Android
9 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (45.31%) Analytics
2 323 (42.06%) Data Science
3 247 (32.16%) Machine Learning
4 189 (24.61%) Visualisation
5 186 (24.22%) Mathematics
6 185 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
7 170 (22.14%) Statistics
8 141 (18.36%) Business Intelligence
9 132 (17.19%) Data Analysis
10 110 (14.32%) ETL
11 100 (13.02%) Data Visualisation
12 90 (11.72%) Data Analytics
13 89 (11.59%) Data Modelling
14 63 (8.20%) Open Source
15 58 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
16 52 (6.77%) E-Commerce
17 50 (6.51%) Software Engineering
18 48 (6.25%) Data Management
19 47 (6.12%) Statistical Analysis
20 46 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 553 (72.01%) Python
2 367 (47.79%) SQL
3 169 (22.01%) Java
4 136 (17.71%) Scala
5 90 (11.72%) C#
6 84 (10.94%) MATLAB
7 61 (7.94%) JavaScript
8 52 (6.77%) C++
9 48 (6.25%) VBA
10 20 (2.60%) C
11 18 (2.34%) Perl
11 18 (2.34%) Shell Script
12 16 (2.08%) Ruby
12 16 (2.08%) VB
13 15 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.82%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.69%) Go
16 11 (1.43%) VB.NET
17 10 (1.30%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 167 (21.74%) Degree
2 52 (6.77%) PhD
3 51 (6.64%) Security Cleared
4 33 (4.30%) SC Cleared
5 30 (3.91%) Numerate Degree
6 25 (3.26%) Master's Degree
7 21 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.17%) Postgraduate
9 4 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.99%) Data Quality
2 30 (3.91%) QA
3 5 (0.65%) GDPR
3 5 (0.65%) IFRS
3 5 (0.65%) IFRS 9
3 5 (0.65%) SLA
4 3 (0.39%) GCP
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 26262
5 2 (0.26%) MISRA
6 1 (0.13%) BS7666
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (3.65%) Docker
2 15 (1.95%) HDFS
3 13 (1.69%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.39%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
5 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (2.73%) Puppet
2 20 (2.60%) Grafana
3 19 (2.47%) Terraform
4 13 (1.69%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.56%) StatsD
6 10 (1.30%) Kibana
7 9 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (1.04%) Fluentd
8 8 (1.04%) logstash
8 8 (1.04%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.65%) Ansible
10 3 (0.39%) Mesos
10 3 (0.39%) Oozie
10 3 (0.39%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.26%) Ambari
12 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.13%) SCCM
12 1 (0.13%) SCOM
12 1 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 162 (21.09%) Tableau
2 71 (9.24%) Microsoft
3 47 (6.12%) Google
4 33 (4.30%) Oracle
5 29 (3.78%) Cloudera
6 26 (3.39%) Informatica
7 20 (2.60%) Alteryx
8 19 (2.47%) IBM
8 19 (2.47%) MapR
8 19 (2.47%) SAP
9 16 (2.08%) Splunk
10 15 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.69%) Adobe
11 13 (1.69%) Hortonworks
12 12 (1.56%) Teradata
13 9 (1.17%) Blue Prism
14 8 (1.04%) Cognos
14 8 (1.04%) Vertica
15 7 (0.91%) Workday
16 6 (0.78%) Databricks