Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 346 499 541
Rank change year-on-year +153 +42 +159
Contract jobs citing R 649 452 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.64% 1.06% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 325 260
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +7.69%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £362
90th Percentile £675 £633 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £600
% change year-on-year +5.56% -25.00% +41.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £19.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.32% -36.67% -
10th Percentile £20.53 £17.50 £21.25
90th Percentile £45.93 £20.50 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year +121.05% - -

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 39639 42526 42389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.63% 38.63% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27166 29172 27980
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 922 867
UK median hourly rate £41.13 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +146 605 £500 +5.26% 97
London +120 470 £500 +5.26% 53
UK excluding London +68 164 £475 +5.56% 55
South East +32 46 £425 - 6
East of England +19 31 £500 +53.85% 13
Scotland +67 25 £475 +35.71% 8
Midlands +18 25 £438 -10.71% 1
North of England +50 17 £425 -20.93% 17
East Midlands +9 16 £425 -5.56% 1
North West +25 12 £375 -18.92% 9
South West -16 10 £600 +41.18% 7
West Midlands +14 8 £450 -8.16%
Wales - 8 £575 - 3
North East +53 5 £425 -39.29% 1
Northern Ireland -41 2 £403 -
Yorkshire +21 1 £425 -37.04% 7

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 413 (63.64%) Python
2 363 (55.93%) SQL
3 322 (49.61%) Analytics
4 238 (36.67%) Hadoop
5 227 (34.98%) Big Data
6 196 (30.20%) Machine Learning
7 191 (29.43%) Apache Spark
8 178 (27.43%) Visualisation
9 173 (26.66%) Analytical Skills
10 166 (25.58%) Finance
11 160 (24.65%) Degree
12 157 (24.19%) SAS
13 156 (24.04%) Business Intelligence
14 130 (20.03%) Java
14 130 (20.03%) Agile Software Development
15 127 (19.57%) Mathematics
16 123 (18.95%) Statistics
17 119 (18.34%) Data Visualisation
18 118 (18.18%) Tableau
19 116 (17.87%) Apache Hive
20 104 (16.02%) Data Analytics
21 98 (15.10%) Data Modelling
22 88 (13.56%) Scala
23 86 (13.25%) Relational Database
24 85 (13.10%) MATLAB
25 83 (12.79%) Algorithms
26 77 (11.86%) Linux
26 77 (11.86%) Marketing
27 75 (11.56%) Computer Science
28 73 (11.25%) Microsoft Excel

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 (29.43%) Apache Spark
2 157 (24.19%) SAS
3 45 (6.93%) Apache Pig
4 19 (2.93%) Apache
5 16 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.39%) Apache Solr
6 9 (1.39%) Confluence
6 9 (1.39%) Drupal
7 8 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.62%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.46%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.46%) CMS
9 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.31%) CICS
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.15%) IPython
Applications
1 73 (11.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (8.63%) SPSS
3 27 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (3.54%) Stata
5 17 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.08%) S-PLUS
8 6 (0.92%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.62%) GNU Octave
10 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.46%) Weka
11 2 (0.31%) EViews
11 2 (0.31%) SPSS Modeler
12 1 (0.15%) Mathematica
12 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (1.39%) FastStats
2 8 (1.23%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.31%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 57 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.47%) Google Analytics
4 12 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (1.54%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.39%) GitHub
8 7 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
8 7 (1.08%) Azure Machine Learning
8 7 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.77%) SaaS
11 4 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.62%) PaaS
12 3 (0.46%) Google Play
13 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.77%) Kerberos
2 4 (0.62%) Internet
2 4 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.46%) Wireless
4 2 (0.31%) Firewall
4 2 (0.31%) HTTP
4 2 (0.31%) Skype
5 1 (0.15%) DNS
5 1 (0.15%) LDAP
5 1 (0.15%) SNMP
5 1 (0.15%) SSL
5 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (36.67%) Hadoop
2 227 (34.98%) Big Data
3 116 (17.87%) Apache Hive
4 86 (13.25%) Relational Database
5 71 (10.94%) Data Mining
6 66 (10.17%) Power BI
7 65 (10.02%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (10.02%) NoSQL
8 64 (9.86%) SQL Server
9 54 (8.32%) MongoDB
10 46 (7.09%) QlikView
11 40 (6.16%) HBase
12 37 (5.70%) Impala
13 36 (5.55%) Apache Cassandra
14 34 (5.24%) BusinessObjects
15 26 (4.01%) MySQL
16 23 (3.54%) Qlik Sense
16 23 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (3.08%) RDBMS
17 20 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 33 (5.08%) JIRA
3 15 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 14 (2.16%) Selenium
5 10 (1.54%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.23%) JUnit
7 5 (0.77%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.77%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.46%) Maven
8 3 (0.46%) Toad
8 3 (0.46%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.31%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.31%) ERwin
9 2 (0.31%) GoCD
9 2 (0.31%) Gradle
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.31%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.31%) Subversion
9 2 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 166 (25.58%) Finance
2 77 (11.86%) Marketing
3 69 (10.63%) Banking
4 44 (6.78%) Front Office
5 27 (4.16%) Retail
6 20 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.77%) Publishing
7 18 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.62%) Financial Institution
9 13 (2.00%) Electronics
10 11 (1.69%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.54%) Games
12 9 (1.39%) Legal
13 6 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.77%) Back Office
15 3 (0.46%) Advertising
15 3 (0.46%) German Language
16 2 (0.31%) Automotive
16 2 (0.31%) French Language
16 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (28.97%) Analyst
2 164 (25.27%) Data Scientist
3 146 (22.50%) Developer
4 95 (14.64%) Data Analyst
5 55 (8.47%) Data Engineer
6 48 (7.40%) Python Developer
7 44 (6.78%) Business Analyst
8 36 (5.55%) Big Data Engineer
9 35 (5.39%) Architect
10 27 (4.16%) SQL Analyst
11 25 (3.85%) R Developer
12 24 (3.70%) Data Architect
13 23 (3.54%) Big Data Developer
14 21 (3.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 20 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
15 20 (3.08%) Senior Data Scientist
16 19 (2.93%) Cloud Engineer
16 19 (2.93%) Consultant
17 18 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 18 (2.77%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.24%) Kafka
2 28 (4.31%) JSON
3 27 (4.16%) D3.js
3 27 (4.16%) Natural Language Processing
4 23 (3.54%) Web Services
5 17 (2.62%) .NET
5 17 (2.62%) HTML
6 12 (1.85%) CSS
7 11 (1.69%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.69%) Node.js
7 11 (1.69%) RESTful
7 11 (1.69%) XML
8 10 (1.54%) MLlib
8 10 (1.54%) React
9 8 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (1.08%) HTML5
10 7 (1.08%) JMS
10 7 (1.08%) REST
10 7 (1.08%) Sass
10 7 (1.08%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 173 (26.66%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (12.79%) Algorithms
3 75 (11.56%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.93%) Fixed Income
4 19 (2.93%) Market Risk
5 18 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.62%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.31%) User Experience
8 12 (1.85%) Fintech
9 11 (1.69%) Credit Risk
9 11 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.39%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (1.23%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (0.77%) NHS
13 4 (0.62%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.62%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.62%) Online Games
13 4 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 77 (11.86%) Linux
2 60 (9.24%) Unix
3 21 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.08%) Windows
5 5 (0.77%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.62%) CentOS
7 3 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.46%) MVS
8 1 (0.15%) Android
8 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (49.61%) Analytics
2 196 (30.20%) Machine Learning
3 178 (27.43%) Visualisation
4 156 (24.04%) Business Intelligence
5 130 (20.03%) Agile Software Development
6 127 (19.57%) Mathematics
7 123 (18.95%) Statistics
8 119 (18.34%) Data Visualisation
9 104 (16.02%) Data Analytics
10 98 (15.10%) Data Modelling
11 71 (10.94%) Data Analysis
12 70 (10.79%) ETL
13 66 (10.17%) Statistical Modelling
14 49 (7.55%) Predictive Modelling
15 47 (7.24%) E-Commerce
16 43 (6.63%) Predictive Analytics
17 41 (6.32%) Scrum
18 40 (6.16%) Open Source
19 38 (5.86%) Data Management
20 37 (5.70%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 413 (63.64%) Python
2 363 (55.93%) SQL
3 130 (20.03%) Java
4 88 (13.56%) Scala
5 85 (13.10%) MATLAB
6 44 (6.78%) C++
6 44 (6.78%) VBA
7 34 (5.24%) JavaScript
8 32 (4.93%) C#
9 21 (3.24%) C
10 19 (2.93%) T-SQL
11 18 (2.77%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.31%) Perl
13 13 (2.00%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.85%) VB
15 11 (1.69%) Ruby
16 7 (1.08%) PHP
17 6 (0.92%) Julia
18 5 (0.77%) Go
Qualifications
1 160 (24.65%) Degree
2 47 (7.24%) PhD
3 26 (4.01%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.47%) Master's Degree
6 12 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.69%) Postgraduate
8 9 (1.39%) CCA
9 7 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.92%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.31%) CISA
11 2 (0.31%) CISM
11 2 (0.31%) CISSP
11 2 (0.31%) GSEC
11 2 (0.31%) ISEB
12 1 (0.15%) CBAP
12 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) IIBA
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.78%) Data Quality
2 23 (3.54%) QA
3 5 (0.77%) IFRS
3 5 (0.77%) IFRS 9
4 4 (0.62%) IAS 39
5 2 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.31%) CDISC
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (2.47%) Apache Flume
1 16 (2.47%) HDFS
2 10 (1.54%) Docker
3 4 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.46%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
5 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.31%) KVM
5 2 (0.31%) LXC
5 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.31%) Xen
6 1 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (1.69%) Terraform
2 9 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (1.08%) Puppet
4 6 (0.92%) Ansible
4 6 (0.92%) Oozie
4 6 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.77%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.62%) Grafana
6 4 (0.62%) StatsD
7 2 (0.31%) Mesos
8 1 (0.15%) Kibana
8 1 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 118 (18.18%) Tableau
2 68 (10.48%) Microsoft
3 62 (9.55%) Oracle
4 37 (5.70%) Teradata
5 35 (5.39%) Google
6 25 (3.85%) Cloudera
7 19 (2.93%) SAP
8 18 (2.77%) Red Hat
9 16 (2.47%) MicroStrategy
10 15 (2.31%) Cognos
11 13 (2.00%) IBM
12 12 (1.85%) Informatica
13 10 (1.54%) Bloomberg
13 10 (1.54%) Reuters
13 10 (1.54%) Splunk
14 9 (1.39%) Calypso
14 9 (1.39%) Netezza
15 8 (1.23%) Apteco
15 8 (1.23%) Sybase
16 7 (1.08%) RapidMiner
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago