Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 362 359 471
Rank change year-on-year -3 +112 +108
Contract jobs citing R 703 665 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.67% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.54% 1.61% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 450 345
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £341 £313 £313
90th Percentile £700 £664 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 4
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £34.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.23% +68.29% -31.67%
10th Percentile £18.26 £20.75 £16.50
90th Percentile £48.38 £47.15 £40.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.44 £42.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -51.35% +104.88% +70.83%

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 45,697 41,379 42,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.48% 41.88% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,117 28,523 29,421
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 776 926
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

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 21 September 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 21 September 2018.

Contractor 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 21 September 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 -7 654 £513 +2.50% 185
London -10 441 £538 +2.38% 106
UK excluding London +38 259 £450 +5.88% 89
South East +46 100 £488 +25.81% 21
North of England -5 35 £488 +14.71% 12
Midlands -18 34 £425 -5.56% 20
Scotland -16 27 £425 -10.53% 7
East Midlands +20 23 £463 -0.05% 7
East of England -19 23 £438 -16.67% 14
Yorkshire -2 21 £475 +11.76% 4
South West -4 21 £425 -10.53% 12
Wales -11 16 £420 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -35 11 £350 -22.22% 13
North West -17 8 £425 -10.53% 6
North East -5 6 £650 +52.94% 2
Northern Ireland +39 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 510 (72.55%) Python
2 360 (51.21%) SQL
3 307 (43.67%) Data Science
4 302 (42.96%) Analytics
5 211 (30.01%) Machine Learning
6 201 (28.59%) Big Data
7 186 (26.46%) Analytical Skills
8 183 (26.03%) Hadoop
9 181 (25.75%) Finance
10 168 (23.90%) Visualisation
11 166 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
12 163 (23.19%) SAS
13 148 (21.05%) Mathematics
14 147 (20.91%) Statistics
15 141 (20.06%) Java
16 140 (19.91%) Business Intelligence
17 133 (18.92%) Apache Spark
18 122 (17.35%) Degree
19 116 (16.50%) Amazon AWS
20 115 (16.36%) Tableau
21 113 (16.07%) Algorithms
22 103 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
23 95 (13.51%) Data Analysis
24 94 (13.37%) Computer Science
25 89 (12.66%) ETL
25 89 (12.66%) MATLAB
25 89 (12.66%) C#
26 87 (12.38%) SQL Server
26 87 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
27 85 (12.09%) Data Warehouse

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
1 163 (23.19%) SAS
2 133 (18.92%) Apache Spark
3 20 (2.84%) Apache
3 20 (2.84%) Jupyter
4 18 (2.56%) Apache Pig
5 17 (2.42%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.14%) Confluence
8 7 (1.00%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.00%) CMS
8 7 (1.00%) IIS
8 7 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 48 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (4.98%) SPSS
3 14 (1.99%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.71%) Stata
6 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) EViews
7 2 (0.28%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.28%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) ION MarketView
1 5 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.28%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.14%) FastStats
3 1 (0.14%) Finacle
3 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 116 (16.50%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (2.99%) Azure Machine Learning
6 20 (2.84%) Azure Data Factory
7 18 (2.56%) Data Lake Analytics
7 18 (2.56%) PaaS
8 17 (2.42%) Amazon S3
9 15 (2.13%) GitHub
10 13 (1.85%) Google Analytics
11 11 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
12 9 (1.28%) IaaS
13 6 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.71%) SaaS
15 4 (0.57%) Serverless
16 3 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
17 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
17 2 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
17 2 (0.28%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.85%) SSL
1 6 (0.85%) VPN
2 5 (0.71%) Internet
2 5 (0.71%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.43%) Firewall
3 3 (0.43%) SMS
3 3 (0.43%) SNA
4 2 (0.28%) DNS
4 2 (0.28%) LAN
4 2 (0.28%) SSH
4 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.28%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.28%) WAN
5 1 (0.14%) Broadband
5 1 (0.14%) CTI
5 1 (0.14%) HTTP
5 1 (0.14%) MPLS
5 1 (0.14%) OSPF
5 1 (0.14%) PBX
5 1 (0.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (28.59%) Big Data
2 183 (26.03%) Hadoop
3 87 (12.38%) SQL Server
4 85 (12.09%) Data Warehouse
5 84 (11.95%) Power BI
6 67 (9.53%) NoSQL
6 67 (9.53%) Relational Database
7 64 (9.10%) Apache Hive
8 63 (8.96%) Data Mining
9 55 (7.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 53 (7.54%) MongoDB
11 49 (6.97%) Data Lake
12 39 (5.55%) MySQL
13 38 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
14 34 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 32 (4.55%) Impala
16 30 (4.27%) HBase
17 27 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
18 26 (3.70%) Spotfire
19 22 (3.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 64 (9.10%) Git (software)
2 51 (7.25%) Jenkins
3 36 (5.12%) JIRA
4 23 (3.27%) RStudio
5 15 (2.13%) Bitbucket
6 14 (1.99%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (1.56%) Maven
8 11 (1.56%) Vagrant
9 10 (1.42%) Subversion
10 8 (1.14%) Selenium
11 7 (1.00%) Artifactory
11 7 (1.00%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.00%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.71%) FishEye
13 5 (0.71%) Toad
14 4 (0.57%) Cucumber
15 3 (0.43%) Gradle
15 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 181 (25.75%) Finance
2 46 (6.54%) Marketing
2 46 (6.54%) Retail
3 45 (6.40%) Front Office
4 44 (6.26%) Banking
5 19 (2.70%) Games
6 18 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.56%) Advertising
9 10 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.00%) Law
11 6 (0.85%) Automotive
11 6 (0.85%) Electronics
12 5 (0.71%) Back Office
12 5 (0.71%) Legal
13 4 (0.57%) Publishing
14 3 (0.43%) French Language
14 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 194 (27.60%) Data Scientist
2 138 (19.63%) Developer
3 133 (18.92%) Analyst
4 68 (9.67%) Data Analyst
4 68 (9.67%) Data Engineer
5 44 (6.26%) Consultant
6 42 (5.97%) Architect
7 34 (4.84%) C# Developer
8 29 (4.13%) Python Developer
9 28 (3.98%) Data Architect
9 28 (3.98%) Data Consultant
10 25 (3.56%) Python Engineer
11 22 (3.13%) Big Data Engineer
11 22 (3.13%) SQL Developer
12 21 (2.99%) Senior Data Scientist
13 20 (2.84%) AWS Engineer
14 19 (2.70%) Big Data Architect
15 18 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 17 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
17 16 (2.28%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.68%) Kafka
1 54 (7.68%) Natural Language Processing
2 51 (7.25%) HTML
3 49 (6.97%) .NET
4 36 (5.12%) TensorFlow
5 34 (4.84%) AngularJS
6 31 (4.41%) HTML5
7 25 (3.56%) Pandas
8 22 (3.13%) NumPy
9 19 (2.70%) CSS
9 19 (2.70%) Web Services
10 18 (2.56%) Node.js
10 18 (2.56%) React
11 17 (2.42%) D3.js
12 16 (2.28%) scikit-learn
13 15 (2.13%) Keras
13 15 (2.13%) Theano
14 14 (1.99%) Matplotlib
15 13 (1.85%) ASP.NET
16 12 (1.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 186 (26.46%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (16.07%) Algorithms
3 94 (13.37%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.27%) User Experience
5 17 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (1.99%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (1.71%) Fintech
9 11 (1.56%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.42%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.42%) Equities
11 8 (1.14%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.14%) Derivative
11 8 (1.14%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.14%) Reference Data
11 8 (1.14%) Taxonomies
12 7 (1.00%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.00%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (7.97%) Linux
2 33 (4.69%) Unix
3 19 (2.70%) Windows
4 7 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.43%) AIX
7 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (43.67%) Data Science
2 302 (42.96%) Analytics
3 211 (30.01%) Machine Learning
4 168 (23.90%) Visualisation
5 166 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
6 148 (21.05%) Mathematics
7 147 (20.91%) Statistics
8 140 (19.91%) Business Intelligence
9 95 (13.51%) Data Analysis
10 89 (12.66%) ETL
11 87 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
12 79 (11.24%) Data Analytics
13 73 (10.38%) Data Visualisation
14 72 (10.24%) Data Modelling
15 65 (9.25%) DevOps
16 57 (8.11%) Statistical Modelling
17 56 (7.97%) Software Engineering
18 55 (7.82%) Artificial Intelligence
19 51 (7.25%) Open Source
20 49 (6.97%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 510 (72.55%) Python
2 360 (51.21%) SQL
3 141 (20.06%) Java
4 89 (12.66%) C#
4 89 (12.66%) MATLAB
5 82 (11.66%) Scala
6 48 (6.83%) JavaScript
7 41 (5.83%) C++
8 37 (5.26%) VBA
9 24 (3.41%) Bash Shell
10 22 (3.13%) C
11 21 (2.99%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.70%) Ruby
13 18 (2.56%) Perl
13 18 (2.56%) U-SQL
14 17 (2.42%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 10 (1.42%) TypeScript
17 9 (1.28%) VB.NET
18 7 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 122 (17.35%) Degree
2 63 (8.96%) PhD
3 26 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 23 (3.27%) Numerate Degree
5 20 (2.84%) Master's Degree
6 19 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 17 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.57%) MBA
9 4 (0.57%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) CCIE
11 1 (0.14%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (0.14%) CCNP
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.14%) MCSA
11 1 (0.14%) MCSE
11 1 (0.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.82%) Data Quality
2 23 (3.27%) QA
3 19 (2.70%) GDPR
4 17 (2.42%) GCP
5 8 (1.14%) IFRS
5 8 (1.14%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (6.12%) Docker
2 27 (3.84%) Apache Flume
3 12 (1.71%) HDFS
4 4 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.28%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.28%) iptables
5 2 (0.28%) NFS
6 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (3.27%) Terraform
2 16 (2.28%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.13%) Ansible
4 14 (1.99%) Puppet
5 10 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.00%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.71%) Kibana
7 5 (0.71%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.43%) Oozie
9 2 (0.28%) Mesos
10 1 (0.14%) CASB
10 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 115 (16.36%) Tableau
2 83 (11.81%) Oracle
3 74 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 43 (6.12%) Cloudera
5 36 (5.12%) Alteryx
6 35 (4.98%) Google
7 32 (4.55%) Informatica
8 26 (3.70%) Hortonworks
8 26 (3.70%) Teradata
9 23 (3.27%) MapR
10 18 (2.56%) SAP
11 17 (2.42%) Talend
12 14 (1.99%) RapidMiner
13 11 (1.56%) Bloomberg
13 11 (1.56%) Datameer
13 11 (1.56%) IBM
14 9 (1.28%) Reuters
15 7 (1.00%) Capita
15 7 (1.00%) Databricks
15 7 (1.00%) Sitecore