Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 341 512
Rank change year-on-year +27 +171 +42
Contract jobs citing R 808 643 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.70% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.86% 1.71% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 445 270
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% -5.00% -6.98%
10th Percentile £309 £230 £313
90th Percentile £688 £663 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £453
% change year-on-year +8.24% -6.08% -24.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £17.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.59% +16.31% -
10th Percentile £20.56 £17.00 £15.81
90th Percentile £98.38 £51.75 £20.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £17.00 £17.63
% change year-on-year +55.88% -3.55% -

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 43,475 37,689 40,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.98% 40.96% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,426 25,829 27,911
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £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 778 841 988
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.61 £16.17 £14.13
90th Percentile £51.55 £53.75 £51.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%

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 22 April 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 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 15 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 22 April 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 +43 765 £525 +10.53% 182
London -14 533 £550 +10.00% 99
UK excluding London +75 269 £460 +8.24% 89
South East +1 88 £468 +24.67% 27
East of England +19 47 £525 +2.44% 22
Midlands +13 47 £463 +23.33% 12
East Midlands +14 31 £463 +23.33% 5
South West +28 26 £364 +150.86% 7
Wales +8 26 £250 -50.00% 1
North of England -5 25 £500 +47.06% 15
West Midlands +6 16 £475 +26.67% 7
North West -8 14 £500 +42.86% 10
Yorkshire -3 10 £500 +51.52% 5
Scotland -38 10 £475 - 5
North East +31 1 £525 -4.55%

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 596 (73.76%) Python
2 396 (49.01%) SQL
3 381 (47.15%) Analytics
4 353 (43.69%) Data Science
5 252 (31.19%) Machine Learning
6 235 (29.08%) Big Data
7 230 (28.47%) Analytical Skills
8 207 (25.62%) Visualisation
9 204 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
10 192 (23.76%) Apache Spark
11 187 (23.14%) Hadoop
12 184 (22.77%) Finance
13 182 (22.52%) Mathematics
14 180 (22.28%) Statistics
15 170 (21.04%) Java
16 161 (19.93%) SAS
17 154 (19.06%) Tableau
18 144 (17.82%) ETL
19 142 (17.57%) Business Intelligence
20 141 (17.45%) Data Analysis
21 140 (17.33%) Degree
22 125 (15.47%) Scala
23 119 (14.73%) Computer Science
24 118 (14.60%) C#
25 111 (13.74%) Algorithms
26 109 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
27 104 (12.87%) Data Analytics
28 98 (12.13%) Data Warehouse
29 97 (12.00%) SQL Server
30 95 (11.76%) 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
1 192 (23.76%) Apache Spark
2 161 (19.93%) SAS
3 45 (5.57%) Apache
4 41 (5.07%) Jupyter
5 34 (4.21%) Apache Pig
6 18 (2.23%) Confluence
6 18 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.24%) Apache Solr
8 9 (1.11%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.87%) Hyperledger
10 6 (0.74%) Ethereum
11 5 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.25%) IPython
13 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.12%) CMS
13 1 (0.12%) DNN
13 1 (0.12%) Jetty
13 1 (0.12%) nginx
13 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 83 (10.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (6.68%) SPSS
3 17 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.11%) Chatbot
4 9 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (1.11%) Stata
5 4 (0.50%) Weka
6 3 (0.37%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.25%) Pipeline Pilot
8 1 (0.12%) Simulink
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (1.11%) ReMetrica
2 7 (0.87%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.87%) R3 Corda
3 5 (0.62%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.62%) Summit
4 3 (0.37%) Radian6
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.25%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.12%) Finacle
6 1 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.12%) HFM
6 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.12%) Maximo
6 1 (0.12%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 81 (10.02%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.84%) Google Analytics
4 25 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (2.72%) GitHub
6 17 (2.10%) Azure Data Factory
7 16 (1.98%) Amazon S3
7 16 (1.98%) PaaS
8 13 (1.61%) Azure Machine Learning
9 12 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (1.24%) Adobe Analytics
11 10 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (1.11%) Route 53
13 7 (0.87%) Data Lake Analytics
14 6 (0.74%) SaaS
15 5 (0.62%) IaaS
16 4 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
16 4 (0.50%) Serverless
17 3 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.24%) SSL
2 8 (0.99%) HTTP
3 6 (0.74%) SMS
4 3 (0.37%) FTP
4 3 (0.37%) Internet
4 3 (0.37%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.37%) LAN
5 2 (0.25%) VPN
6 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.12%) FlexRay
6 1 (0.12%) Skype
6 1 (0.12%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (29.08%) Big Data
2 187 (23.14%) Hadoop
3 98 (12.13%) Data Warehouse
4 97 (12.00%) SQL Server
5 83 (10.27%) Data Mining
6 82 (10.15%) Power BI
7 80 (9.90%) NoSQL
8 79 (9.78%) Apache Hive
9 66 (8.17%) Relational Database
10 60 (7.43%) MongoDB
11 45 (5.57%) MySQL
12 43 (5.32%) Data Lake
13 41 (5.07%) Apache Cassandra
14 38 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 36 (4.46%) QlikView
16 28 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 27 (3.34%) PowerCenter
18 26 (3.22%) HBase
19 25 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
19 25 (3.09%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 45 (5.57%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.96%) Jenkins
3 29 (3.59%) Visual Studio
4 24 (2.97%) RStudio
5 19 (2.35%) JIRA
6 11 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.99%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.87%) Selenium
10 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.50%) Subversion
12 3 (0.37%) Capybara
12 3 (0.37%) RSpec
13 2 (0.25%) FishEye
13 2 (0.25%) GitLab
13 2 (0.25%) GoCD
13 2 (0.25%) LabVIEW
13 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
14 1 (0.12%) ERwin
General
1 184 (22.77%) Finance
2 76 (9.41%) Retail
3 58 (7.18%) Banking
4 55 (6.81%) Marketing
5 46 (5.69%) Games
6 39 (4.83%) Front Office
7 35 (4.33%) Manufacturing
8 21 (2.60%) Investment Banking
9 19 (2.35%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.87%) Advertising
11 7 (0.87%) Automotive
11 7 (0.87%) French Language
11 7 (0.87%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.74%) Electronics
12 6 (0.74%) Law
13 4 (0.50%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 249 (30.82%) Data Scientist
2 164 (20.30%) Analyst
3 148 (18.32%) Developer
4 89 (11.01%) Data Analyst
5 85 (10.52%) Data Engineer
6 44 (5.45%) C# Developer
7 40 (4.95%) Architect
8 39 (4.83%) Consultant
9 30 (3.71%) Data Architect
10 29 (3.59%) Python Developer
11 28 (3.47%) SQL Developer
12 23 (2.85%) SQL Analyst
13 22 (2.72%) Data Consultant
14 21 (2.60%) Senior Data Scientist
15 19 (2.35%) Python Engineer
16 18 (2.23%) Senior Analyst
17 16 (1.98%) Insight Analyst
18 14 (1.73%) Big Data Engineer
18 14 (1.73%) Business Analyst
18 14 (1.73%) Machine Learning Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (9.41%) HTML
2 62 (7.67%) .NET
3 54 (6.68%) Natural Language Processing
4 45 (5.57%) Pandas
5 43 (5.32%) NumPy
6 41 (5.07%) TensorFlow
7 38 (4.70%) D3.js
8 34 (4.21%) HTML5
9 32 (3.96%) CSS
10 30 (3.71%) Matplotlib
11 29 (3.59%) Kafka
12 27 (3.34%) JSON
13 24 (2.97%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 24 (2.97%) Unreal Engine
14 21 (2.60%) XML
15 20 (2.48%) AngularJS
15 20 (2.48%) REST
15 20 (2.48%) RESTful
16 19 (2.35%) Web Services
17 18 (2.23%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 230 (28.47%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (14.73%) Computer Science
3 111 (13.74%) Algorithms
4 31 (3.84%) Data Structures
5 26 (3.22%) User Experience
6 17 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.49%) Fintech
9 11 (1.36%) FMCG
10 10 (1.24%) Clustering
10 10 (1.24%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.24%) Reinsurance
11 9 (1.11%) Social Media
12 8 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.99%) Online Games
12 8 (0.99%) Robotics
13 7 (0.87%) Blog
14 6 (0.74%) AS400
14 6 (0.74%) NHS
15 5 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.95%) Linux
2 35 (4.33%) Unix
3 12 (1.49%) Windows
4 9 (1.11%) Mac OS X
5 5 (0.62%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.25%) AIX
8 1 (0.12%) Android
8 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.12%) CentOS
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (47.15%) Analytics
2 353 (43.69%) Data Science
3 252 (31.19%) Machine Learning
4 207 (25.62%) Visualisation
5 204 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
6 182 (22.52%) Mathematics
7 180 (22.28%) Statistics
8 144 (17.82%) ETL
9 142 (17.57%) Business Intelligence
10 141 (17.45%) Data Analysis
11 109 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
12 104 (12.87%) Data Analytics
13 95 (11.76%) Data Modelling
14 93 (11.51%) Data Visualisation
15 71 (8.79%) Open Source
16 65 (8.04%) Artificial Intelligence
17 64 (7.92%) Decision-Making
18 57 (7.05%) Data Management
19 56 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
20 55 (6.81%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 596 (73.76%) Python
2 396 (49.01%) SQL
3 170 (21.04%) Java
4 125 (15.47%) Scala
5 118 (14.60%) C#
6 85 (10.52%) MATLAB
7 69 (8.54%) JavaScript
8 60 (7.43%) VBA
9 54 (6.68%) C++
10 25 (3.09%) Ruby
11 20 (2.48%) C
12 16 (1.98%) Perl
13 14 (1.73%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.73%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.73%) VB
14 13 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.61%) Go
15 12 (1.49%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.49%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 140 (17.33%) Degree
2 66 (8.17%) Security Cleared
3 51 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 48 (5.94%) PhD
5 28 (3.47%) Numerate Degree
6 23 (2.85%) Master's Degree
7 19 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.37%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.12%) MBA
11 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.81%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.60%) QA
3 7 (0.87%) GDPR
4 5 (0.62%) IFRS
4 5 (0.62%) IFRS 9
5 4 (0.50%) SLA
6 3 (0.37%) GCP
7 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.12%) CDISC
7 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (2.60%) Docker
2 19 (2.35%) HDFS
3 17 (2.10%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (2.10%) Terraform
2 16 (1.98%) Grafana
3 12 (1.49%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.24%) Kibana
5 8 (0.99%) Fluentd
5 8 (0.99%) logstash
5 8 (0.99%) Prometheus
5 8 (0.99%) Puppet
5 8 (0.99%) StatsD
6 6 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.62%) Oozie
8 4 (0.50%) Ansible
9 3 (0.37%) Ambari
10 2 (0.25%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.12%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 154 (19.06%) Tableau
2 73 (9.03%) Microsoft
3 60 (7.43%) Oracle
4 49 (6.06%) Google
5 37 (4.58%) Cloudera
6 35 (4.33%) Informatica
7 34 (4.21%) MapR
8 28 (3.47%) Alteryx
9 21 (2.60%) Hortonworks
10 18 (2.23%) IBM
11 16 (1.98%) Bloomberg
11 16 (1.98%) Teradata
12 14 (1.73%) Adobe
12 14 (1.73%) Reuters
13 13 (1.61%) Splunk
14 10 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (1.24%) SAP
15 9 (1.11%) Databricks
15 9 (1.11%) Vertica
16 8 (0.99%) RapidMiner