Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 274 383 343
Rank change year-on-year +109 -40 +20
Contract jobs citing R 658 659 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.67% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.26% 1.52% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 367 520
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £300
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 18
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +50.94% +27.62%
10th Percentile £19.36 £21.89 £16.54
90th Percentile £53.75 £98.63 £60.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.24 £22.84 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.11% -8.64% +31.58%

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 29,135 43,431 42,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.75% 44.33% 42.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,959 30,501 29,610
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £308
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 695 764
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £17.23 £17.00 £16.62
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.40 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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 +103 614 £525 +6.33% 160
London +92 417 £550 +10.00% 90
UK excluding London +88 226 £475 +5.56% 88
South East +56 74 £475 -5.00% 22
South West +26 47 £463 - 6
North of England +35 29 £513 +13.89% 21
Midlands +50 24 £425 +21.43% 14
North West +35 21 £568 +33.53% 10
Wales +32 20 £475 - 3
East of England +32 20 £600 +9.09% 7
West Midlands +42 19 £425 +21.43% 10
Scotland +19 12 £450 +12.50% 15
Yorkshire +29 8 £475 - 9
East Midlands +28 5 £400 -17.95% 3

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 559 (84.95%) Python
2 342 (51.98%) SQL
3 282 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 234 (35.56%) Finance
5 233 (35.41%) Analytics
6 231 (35.11%) AWS
7 206 (31.31%) Java
8 205 (31.16%) Data Science
9 175 (26.60%) Machine Learning
10 169 (25.68%) Software Engineering
11 168 (25.53%) Asset Management
12 162 (24.62%) Web Services
13 149 (22.64%) Front Office
14 147 (22.34%) Fixed Income
15 135 (20.52%) Analytical Skills
16 123 (18.69%) Azure
17 119 (18.09%) Derivative
18 114 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
19 110 (16.72%) DevOps
20 106 (16.11%) Docker
20 106 (16.11%) Microservices
21 105 (15.96%) Equities
22 98 (14.89%) JavaScript
22 98 (14.89%) Visualisation
22 98 (14.89%) Power BI
22 98 (14.89%) Power Platform
23 96 (14.59%) Kubernetes
24 94 (14.29%) Apache Spark
25 93 (14.13%) Decision-Making
26 92 (13.98%) NoSQL

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 94 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 63 (9.57%) SAS
3 25 (3.80%) Jupyter
4 22 (3.34%) R Markdown
5 13 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.67%) Apache
7 9 (1.37%) ArcGIS
8 6 (0.91%) Confluence
9 3 (0.46%) GeoServer
10 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.50%) SPSS
3 8 (1.22%) Stata
4 6 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.46%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.15%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.15%) Weka
Business Applications
1 13 (1.98%) Markit EDM
1 13 (1.98%) PolarLake
2 9 (1.37%) FINCAD Analytics
3 8 (1.22%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.15%) Actimize
4 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.15%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 231 (35.11%) AWS
2 123 (18.69%) Azure
3 98 (14.89%) Power Platform
4 87 (13.22%) Serverless
5 81 (12.31%) AWS Lambda
6 77 (11.70%) Amazon S3
7 67 (10.18%) OpenShift
8 65 (9.88%) Amazon SQS
9 56 (8.51%) Amazon ECS
9 56 (8.51%) GCP
10 53 (8.05%) Amazon EC2
10 53 (8.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (3.50%) Azure Data Factory
12 15 (2.28%) Amazon EMR
13 12 (1.82%) Azure Machine Learning
13 12 (1.82%) Google Analytics
14 11 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (1.67%) PaaS
15 9 (1.37%) AWS Step Functions
16 8 (1.22%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.76%) Broadband
2 3 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.30%) Firewall
3 2 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.30%) SSL
3 2 (0.30%) VPN
4 1 (0.15%) Internet
4 1 (0.15%) Multicast
4 1 (0.15%) Skype
4 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.89%) Power BI
2 92 (13.98%) NoSQL
3 89 (13.53%) Big Data
4 85 (12.92%) Hadoop
5 78 (11.85%) Amazon RDS
6 73 (11.09%) SQL Server
7 70 (10.64%) Amazon Redshift
8 46 (6.99%) Data Lake
9 40 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
10 34 (5.17%) Amazon Athena
11 32 (4.86%) Relational Database
12 31 (4.71%) MongoDB
13 30 (4.56%) Apache Hive
14 28 (4.26%) Data Mining
15 24 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
16 23 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 22 (3.34%) HDInsight
18 19 (2.89%) Amazon Aurora
19 18 (2.74%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 84 (12.77%) RStudio
2 66 (10.03%) Artifactory
3 54 (8.21%) Jenkins
4 43 (6.53%) Git (software)
5 19 (2.89%) JIRA
6 15 (2.28%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (1.67%) Jasmine
9 8 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.06%) Selenium
11 6 (0.91%) Travis CI
12 5 (0.76%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.46%) Maven
14 2 (0.30%) Ant
14 2 (0.30%) ERwin
14 2 (0.30%) GitLab
14 2 (0.30%) HP UFT
14 2 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (0.30%) Toad
15 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 234 (35.56%) Finance
2 149 (22.64%) Front Office
3 50 (7.60%) Banking
4 36 (5.47%) Marketing
5 30 (4.56%) Public Sector
6 21 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (2.28%) Retail
8 14 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.67%) Back Office
9 11 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.22%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.06%) Local Government
11 7 (1.06%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.91%) Advertising
12 6 (0.91%) Electronics
12 6 (0.91%) Law
13 5 (0.76%) Publishing
14 4 (0.61%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.61%) Games
14 4 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 207 (31.46%) Developer
2 146 (22.19%) Analyst
3 141 (21.43%) Data Scientist
4 78 (11.85%) Data Analyst
5 77 (11.70%) Java Developer
6 74 (11.25%) AWS Developer
7 66 (10.03%) Python Developer
8 60 (9.12%) Data Engineer
9 52 (7.90%) Software Engineer
10 47 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
11 45 (6.84%) Python Engineer
12 43 (6.53%) Senior Developer
13 40 (6.08%) Lead Developer
14 38 (5.78%) SQL Analyst
15 36 (5.47%) Architect
15 36 (5.47%) AWS Engineer
16 34 (5.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 34 (5.17%) R Developer
17 31 (4.71%) Java Engineer
18 28 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (24.62%) Web Services
2 77 (11.70%) J2EE
3 47 (7.14%) .NET
4 39 (5.93%) J2SE
5 38 (5.78%) React
6 36 (5.47%) Pandas
7 34 (5.17%) NumPy
8 28 (4.26%) AngularJS
9 25 (3.80%) Kafka
9 25 (3.80%) Node.js
9 25 (3.80%) SciPy
10 24 (3.65%) TensorFlow
11 18 (2.74%) scikit-learn
12 15 (2.28%) Natural Language Processing
13 12 (1.82%) Spring
14 11 (1.67%) PySpark
15 9 (1.37%) gRPC
15 9 (1.37%) Keras
15 9 (1.37%) Protocol Buffers
15 9 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 147 (22.34%) Fixed Income
2 135 (20.52%) Analytical Skills
3 119 (18.09%) Derivative
4 105 (15.96%) Equities
5 81 (12.31%) Algorithms
6 47 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 44 (6.69%) Hedge funds
8 43 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (3.80%) Public Cloud
10 24 (3.65%) Equity Derivative
11 23 (3.50%) Blog
12 18 (2.74%) Reference Data
13 13 (1.98%) Credit Risk
14 12 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
15 11 (1.67%) Data Structures
16 7 (1.06%) Clustering
17 6 (0.91%) Life Science
17 6 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
17 6 (0.91%) Management Information System
17 6 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (3.80%) Linux
2 19 (2.89%) Unix
3 7 (1.06%) Windows
4 1 (0.15%) CentOS
4 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (35.41%) Analytics
3 205 (31.16%) Data Science
4 175 (26.60%) Machine Learning
5 169 (25.68%) Software Engineering
6 168 (25.53%) Asset Management
7 114 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
8 110 (16.72%) DevOps
9 106 (16.11%) Microservices
10 98 (14.89%) Visualisation
11 93 (14.13%) Decision-Making
12 91 (13.83%) Data Analysis
13 83 (12.61%) Statistics
14 80 (12.16%) ETL
15 79 (12.01%) Computer Science
16 72 (10.94%) Mathematics
17 65 (9.88%) Data Analytics
18 64 (9.73%) Data Modelling
19 61 (9.27%) Artificial Intelligence
20 56 (8.51%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 559 (84.95%) Python
2 342 (51.98%) SQL
3 206 (31.31%) Java
4 98 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 71 (10.79%) C#
6 67 (10.18%) Scala
7 55 (8.36%) C++
8 26 (3.95%) MATLAB
9 17 (2.58%) VBA
10 15 (2.28%) C
11 10 (1.52%) PHP
12 9 (1.37%) Ruby
13 8 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 7 (1.06%) Go
15 6 (0.91%) Julia
15 6 (0.91%) Perl
16 4 (0.61%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.61%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.61%) U-SQL
17 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 78 (11.85%) Degree
2 30 (4.56%) PhD
3 27 (4.10%) DBS Check
4 22 (3.34%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.28%) Master's Degree
6 11 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.76%) Postgraduate
9 4 (0.61%) CFA
9 4 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.15%) HNC
11 1 (0.15%) HND
11 1 (0.15%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.53%) Data Quality
2 21 (3.19%) QA
3 10 (1.52%) IFRS
3 10 (1.52%) IFRS 9
4 4 (0.61%) GxP
4 4 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 106 (16.11%) Docker
2 24 (3.65%) HDFS
3 8 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.61%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 96 (14.59%) Kubernetes
2 56 (8.51%) Terraform
3 16 (2.43%) Hadoop YARN
4 8 (1.22%) Kibana
5 7 (1.06%) Ansible
6 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.61%) Puppet
8 3 (0.46%) Grafana
8 3 (0.46%) Kubeflow
8 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) Consul
9 1 (0.15%) Matomo
9 1 (0.15%) Mesos
9 1 (0.15%) Oozie
9 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 87 (13.22%) Tableau
2 82 (12.46%) Microsoft
3 53 (8.05%) Oracle
4 39 (5.93%) Google
5 20 (3.04%) Bloomberg
6 17 (2.58%) Cloudera
7 16 (2.43%) Alteryx
8 15 (2.28%) SAP
9 14 (2.13%) Databricks
10 13 (1.98%) Teradata
11 11 (1.67%) Hortonworks
12 8 (1.22%) Reuters
12 8 (1.22%) Splunk
13 7 (1.06%) Foundry
13 7 (1.06%) Palantir
13 7 (1.06%) Talend
14 5 (0.76%) RapidMiner
15 4 (0.61%) Facebook
15 4 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
15 4 (0.61%) StreamSets