Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 371 574
Rank change year-on-year +28 +203 +114
Contract jobs citing R 723 646 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.63% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 1.55% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 422 238
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £295 £310
90th Percentile £675 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +47.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 5
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £21.03 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.14% +15.23% -43.85%
10th Percentile £19.34 £16.25 £13.45
90th Percentile £45.75 £48.75 £20.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £20.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +104.88% +26.15% -50.00%

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 43405 41744 43261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.01% 40.44% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30457 28667 29365
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £285 £270
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 879 1061
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +17.21%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.42 £14.10
90th Percentile £52.08 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +15.38%

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 13 December 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 6 months to 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 +21 684 £513 +7.89% 137
London -25 455 £538 +7.50% 78
UK excluding London +97 252 £450 +12.50% 61
South East +12 72 £438 +66.67% 21
Midlands +20 53 £450 +7.14% 5
East of England 0 44 £550 +69.23% 18
North of England +64 36 £488 +2.63% 12
West Midlands +16 35 £450 +7.14% 3
North West +21 22 £500 +5.26% 7
South West +13 20 £425 +80.85% 3
East Midlands +1 18 £501 +33.47% 1
Yorkshire +28 14 £425 +13.33% 5
Wales +18 11 £300 +12.15%
Scotland -7 10 £349 -26.58% 1
Northern Ireland -31 6 £400 - 1
North East - 2 £425 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 506 (69.99%) Python
2 366 (50.62%) SQL
3 322 (44.54%) Analytics
4 253 (34.99%) Machine Learning
5 209 (28.91%) Analytical Skills
6 205 (28.35%) Big Data
7 189 (26.14%) Visualisation
8 182 (25.17%) Hadoop
8 182 (25.17%) Finance
9 164 (22.68%) Mathematics
9 164 (22.68%) Apache Spark
10 163 (22.54%) Degree
11 161 (22.27%) Statistics
12 154 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
12 154 (21.30%) Tableau
13 146 (20.19%) Java
14 127 (17.57%) Business Intelligence
15 121 (16.74%) SAS
15 121 (16.74%) Data Visualisation
16 111 (15.35%) Scala
17 107 (14.80%) Computer Science
18 103 (14.25%) Algorithms
19 93 (12.86%) Data Analysis
20 89 (12.31%) NoSQL
21 86 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
22 84 (11.62%) Apache Hive
23 83 (11.48%) MongoDB
24 81 (11.20%) Data Analytics
25 77 (10.65%) Data Modelling
26 71 (9.82%) 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
1 164 (22.68%) Apache Spark
2 121 (16.74%) SAS
3 29 (4.01%) Apache
4 27 (3.73%) Apache Pig
5 16 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (2.21%) Jupyter
6 10 (1.38%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.11%) ArcGIS
8 7 (0.97%) Confluence
8 7 (0.97%) nginx
9 4 (0.55%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.28%) CMS
10 2 (0.28%) Jetty
11 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.14%) Documentum
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 70 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (6.64%) SPSS
3 21 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (2.35%) Stata
5 13 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.55%) Weka
8 3 (0.41%) Simulink
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.28%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.28%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.14%) HipChat
10 1 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Maximo
2 1 (0.14%) Primavera
2 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Summit
2 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 86 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (2.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 17 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (2.07%) Route 53
7 12 (1.66%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.66%) PaaS
8 11 (1.52%) GitHub
9 9 (1.24%) Azure Machine Learning
9 9 (1.24%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
11 5 (0.69%) SaaS
12 4 (0.55%) Google Play
12 4 (0.55%) Serverless
13 2 (0.28%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.11%) HTTP
1 8 (1.11%) SSL
2 7 (0.97%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.97%) Wireless
3 6 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.41%) FTP
5 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.28%) FlexRay
5 2 (0.28%) Internet
5 2 (0.28%) Skype
5 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.14%) Broadband
6 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.14%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.14%) SMS
6 1 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (28.35%) Big Data
2 182 (25.17%) Hadoop
3 89 (12.31%) NoSQL
4 84 (11.62%) Apache Hive
5 83 (11.48%) MongoDB
6 71 (9.82%) Power BI
7 70 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
8 69 (9.54%) Data Mining
9 67 (9.27%) SQL Server
10 63 (8.71%) Relational Database
11 46 (6.36%) MySQL
12 40 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 39 (5.39%) Apache Cassandra
14 31 (4.29%) QlikView
15 28 (3.87%) Qlik Sense
15 28 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 27 (3.73%) Redis
17 24 (3.32%) Amazon Redshift
17 24 (3.32%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 41 (5.67%) Git (software)
2 27 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 23 (3.18%) JIRA
4 18 (2.49%) Visual Studio
5 16 (2.21%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.97%) Subversion
8 6 (0.83%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.69%) JUnit
9 5 (0.69%) Selenium
10 4 (0.55%) RStudio
10 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.28%) Babel
11 2 (0.28%) Bower
11 2 (0.28%) ERwin
11 2 (0.28%) Gradle
11 2 (0.28%) Grunt
11 2 (0.28%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.28%) VectorCAST
12 1 (0.14%) JBehave
General
1 182 (25.17%) Finance
2 58 (8.02%) Marketing
3 57 (7.88%) Banking
4 47 (6.50%) Retail
5 37 (5.12%) Front Office
6 35 (4.84%) Games
7 28 (3.87%) Investment Banking
8 21 (2.90%) Telecoms
9 19 (2.63%) Electronics
10 16 (2.21%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.66%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.52%) Publishing
13 9 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (1.11%) Advertising
15 7 (0.97%) Automotive
16 5 (0.69%) Back Office
17 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.28%) German Language
18 2 (0.28%) Law
18 2 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 259 (35.82%) Data Scientist
2 170 (23.51%) Analyst
3 128 (17.70%) Developer
4 74 (10.24%) Data Analyst
5 62 (8.58%) Data Engineer
6 39 (5.39%) Business Analyst
7 32 (4.43%) Architect
8 30 (4.15%) Senior Data Scientist
9 28 (3.87%) Python Developer
10 25 (3.46%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 20 (2.77%) Big Data Engineer
11 20 (2.77%) Data Architect
12 18 (2.49%) Consultant
12 18 (2.49%) SQL Analyst
13 16 (2.21%) Insight Analyst
14 15 (2.07%) Automation Tester
14 15 (2.07%) Qualitative Analyst
14 15 (2.07%) Quantitative Analyst
14 15 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (2.07%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.09%) Natural Language Processing
2 43 (5.95%) D3.js
3 41 (5.67%) JSON
4 36 (4.98%) Kafka
5 31 (4.29%) TensorFlow
6 29 (4.01%) Pandas
7 28 (3.87%) HTML
8 27 (3.73%) .NET
9 25 (3.46%) RESTful
10 24 (3.32%) NumPy
11 22 (3.04%) ActiveMQ
11 22 (3.04%) Keras
12 19 (2.63%) Web Services
13 17 (2.35%) JMS
14 16 (2.21%) Hibernate
14 16 (2.21%) MLlib
15 14 (1.94%) Matplotlib
15 14 (1.94%) Theano
15 14 (1.94%) XML
16 13 (1.80%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 209 (28.91%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (14.80%) Computer Science
3 103 (14.25%) Algorithms
4 21 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.77%) Fintech
6 16 (2.21%) Credit Risk
6 16 (2.21%) Data Structures
6 16 (2.21%) Market Risk
6 16 (2.21%) User Experience
7 15 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.07%) Online Games
8 14 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.52%) Equities
9 11 (1.52%) Linked Data
10 10 (1.38%) Clustering
10 10 (1.38%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.38%) Robotics
11 9 (1.24%) Replication
12 7 (0.97%) Derivative
12 7 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 58 (8.02%) Linux
2 56 (7.75%) Unix
3 15 (2.07%) Mac OS X
4 13 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.24%) CentOS
6 6 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.41%) Windows
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (44.54%) Analytics
2 253 (34.99%) Machine Learning
3 189 (26.14%) Visualisation
4 164 (22.68%) Mathematics
5 161 (22.27%) Statistics
6 154 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (17.57%) Business Intelligence
8 121 (16.74%) Data Visualisation
9 93 (12.86%) Data Analysis
10 81 (11.20%) Data Analytics
11 77 (10.65%) Data Modelling
12 57 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (7.47%) ETL
14 50 (6.92%) Software Engineering
15 49 (6.78%) Open Source
16 48 (6.64%) Statistical Modelling
17 47 (6.50%) Scrum
17 47 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (5.95%) Actionable Insight
18 43 (5.95%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 506 (69.99%) Python
2 366 (50.62%) SQL
3 146 (20.19%) Java
4 111 (15.35%) Scala
5 64 (8.85%) MATLAB
6 61 (8.44%) C#
7 56 (7.75%) VBA
8 53 (7.33%) C++
9 51 (7.05%) JavaScript
10 31 (4.29%) C
11 25 (3.46%) Perl
12 19 (2.63%) Bash Shell
13 18 (2.49%) Shell Script
13 18 (2.49%) VB
14 17 (2.35%) Ruby
15 16 (2.21%) T-SQL
16 13 (1.80%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.52%) GraphQL
18 10 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 9 (1.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 163 (22.54%) Degree
2 48 (6.64%) PhD
3 39 (5.39%) Security Cleared
4 29 (4.01%) Master's Degree
5 24 (3.32%) SC Cleared
6 23 (3.18%) Numerate Degree
7 18 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (2.07%) Postgraduate
9 5 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) ISEB
11 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.26%) QA
2 27 (3.73%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.41%) IFRS
3 3 (0.41%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.28%) GCP
4 2 (0.28%) GDPR
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 26262
4 2 (0.28%) MISRA
5 1 (0.14%) Basel III
5 1 (0.14%) BS7666
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (4.70%) Docker
2 7 (0.97%) HDFS
3 6 (0.83%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (3.04%) Puppet
1 22 (3.04%) Terraform
2 19 (2.63%) Grafana
3 17 (2.35%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.80%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (1.52%) Kibana
5 11 (1.52%) StatsD
6 8 (1.11%) Fluentd
6 8 (1.11%) logstash
6 8 (1.11%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.83%) Ansible
8 3 (0.41%) Mesos
8 3 (0.41%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.14%) Ambari
9 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.14%) SCCM
9 1 (0.14%) SCOM
9 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 154 (21.30%) Tableau
2 63 (8.71%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.43%) Oracle
4 31 (4.29%) Google
5 24 (3.32%) SAP
6 15 (2.07%) IBM
7 14 (1.94%) Cloudera
8 13 (1.80%) Splunk
9 12 (1.66%) Teradata
10 11 (1.52%) Alteryx
11 10 (1.38%) Bloomberg
11 10 (1.38%) Blue Prism
11 10 (1.38%) Reuters
11 10 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.24%) Calypso
12 9 (1.24%) MicroStrategy
13 8 (1.11%) Hortonworks
14 7 (0.97%) Informatica
14 7 (0.97%) Workday
15 6 (0.83%) Cognos