Period
to 19 September 2021

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 19 September 2021 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
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 328 218 327
Rank change year-on-year -110 +109 +55
Contract jobs citing R 620 366 736
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 1.24% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.98% 2.93% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 282 491
10th Percentile £242 £350 £344
25th Percentile £395 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £580 £650 £613
90th Percentile £650 £800 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -17.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 17 12
10th Percentile £18.36 £18.18 £16.67
25th Percentile £19.52 £20.00 £16.99
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £21.48
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +16.40% -2.38%
75th Percentile £59.19 £39.39 £29.58
90th Percentile £65.53 £63.00 £52.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £23.37 £20.96
% change year-on-year +8.03% +11.54% +11.05%

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 31,242 12,471 37,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.81% 42.20% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,324 8,701 26,184
10th Percentile £350 £313 £320
25th Percentile £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.10% +3.16% +1.06%
75th Percentile £619 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £437 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.82% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 246 628
10th Percentile £16.77 £12.81 £19.22
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.63 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.56% -10.96% +7.19%
75th Percentile £57.63 £47.50 £50.78
90th Percentile £66.30 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +4.76%

R
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing R as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for R in the UK

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing R.

Daily rate trend for R in the UK

R
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing R over the 6 months to 19 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing R.

Hourly rate trend for R in the UK

R
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing R over the 6 months to 19 September 2021.

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 19 September 2021. 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 -98 497 £495 -10.00% 123
London -144 288 £500 -9.09% 70
UK excluding London -46 205 £450 +9.09% 62
Work from Home -132 179 £500 -4.76% 18
South East -19 76 £400 -15.79% 13
North of England -65 31 £483 -3.50% 13
Wales -2 28 £298 +3.48% 1
Midlands -53 27 £493 +57.60% 8
West Midlands -40 25 £493 +57.60% 5
South West -23 24 £475 -1.04% 12
Yorkshire -40 17 £481 +6.94% 2
Scotland -71 15 £322 -18.35% 8
North West -51 12 £483 -19.58% 11
East of England -52 4 £338 -25.00% 6
East Midlands -39 2 £430 - 3
North East - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2021, 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.

1 484 (78.06%) Python
2 370 (59.68%) SQL
3 234 (37.74%) Analytics
4 221 (35.65%) Analytical Skills
5 217 (35.00%) Data Science
6 170 (27.42%) Visualisation
7 165 (26.61%) Business Intelligence
8 148 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
8 148 (23.87%) Azure
8 148 (23.87%) Social Skills
9 146 (23.55%) Machine Learning
10 141 (22.74%) Power Platform
10 141 (22.74%) Power BI
11 137 (22.10%) AWS
12 132 (21.29%) Data Analysis
13 121 (19.52%) Statistics
14 116 (18.71%) Mathematics
14 116 (18.71%) Finance
15 111 (17.90%) Data Visualisation
16 109 (17.58%) Degree
17 106 (17.10%) Data Modelling
18 103 (16.61%) Security Cleared
19 102 (16.45%) Microsoft Excel
20 95 (15.32%) ETL
21 94 (15.16%) Public Sector
22 93 (15.00%) SAS
23 92 (14.84%) Java
24 91 (14.68%) Tableau
25 90 (14.52%) SC Cleared
26 89 (14.35%) Algorithms

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 93 (15.00%) SAS
2 82 (13.23%) Apache Spark
3 37 (5.97%) Jupyter
4 29 (4.68%) Confluence
5 13 (2.10%) Apache
6 11 (1.77%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.45%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.81%) IIS
8 5 (0.81%) R Markdown
9 4 (0.65%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.32%) Luigi
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.16%) Appian
11 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 102 (16.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (5.16%) SPSS
3 26 (4.19%) Stata
4 21 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle ASCP
2 2 (0.32%) SAP HCM
2 2 (0.32%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.16%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 148 (23.87%) Azure
2 141 (22.74%) Power Platform
3 137 (22.10%) AWS
4 42 (6.77%) GCP
5 37 (5.97%) GitHub
6 30 (4.84%) Amazon S3
7 27 (4.35%) Azure Data Factory
8 17 (2.74%) Serverless
9 15 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (2.42%) Google Analytics
10 14 (2.26%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 13 (2.10%) Amazon SageMaker
12 12 (1.94%) AWS Step Functions
13 11 (1.77%) Microsoft 365
13 11 (1.77%) PowerApps
14 10 (1.61%) Amazon EMR
15 8 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (1.29%) AWS CodeBuild
15 8 (1.29%) AWS CodePipeline
15 8 (1.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.45%) LAN
2 4 (0.65%) HTTP
2 4 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (0.32%) 2G
3 2 (0.32%) 3G
3 2 (0.32%) 4G
3 2 (0.32%) 5G
3 2 (0.32%) DNS
3 2 (0.32%) Internet
3 2 (0.32%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.16%) Firewall
4 1 (0.16%) Intranet
4 1 (0.16%) SSH
4 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (22.74%) Power BI
2 91 (14.68%) Tableau
3 79 (12.74%) Big Data
4 69 (11.13%) Hadoop
5 65 (10.48%) Relational Database
6 63 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (8.23%) Apache Hive
8 50 (8.06%) NoSQL
9 48 (7.74%) SQL Server
10 36 (5.81%) Data Lake
11 35 (5.65%) MySQL
12 34 (5.48%) Data Mining
13 30 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (4.19%) QlikView
15 25 (4.03%) Amazon Redshift
16 24 (3.87%) HBase
17 21 (3.39%) Metadata
18 19 (3.06%) GIS
19 18 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
19 18 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 74 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 38 (6.13%) JIRA
3 32 (5.16%) Jenkins
4 24 (3.87%) Bitbucket
5 20 (3.23%) RStudio
6 17 (2.74%) GitLab
7 10 (1.61%) Maven
7 10 (1.61%) Subversion
8 9 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.45%) FishEye
8 9 (1.45%) JUnit
8 9 (1.45%) Selenium
8 9 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (1.45%) TestNG
9 4 (0.65%) git-flow
9 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.48%) MLflow
10 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 221 (35.65%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (23.87%) Social Skills
3 116 (18.71%) Finance
4 94 (15.16%) Public Sector
5 46 (7.42%) Marketing
6 34 (5.48%) Presentation Skills
7 19 (3.06%) Documentation Skills
8 18 (2.90%) Front Office
9 17 (2.74%) Manufacturing
10 14 (2.26%) Banking
11 13 (2.10%) Retail
12 11 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
12 11 (1.77%) Telecoms
13 10 (1.61%) Local Government
14 9 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
15 8 (1.29%) Aerospace
16 7 (1.13%) Advertising
16 7 (1.13%) Legal
16 7 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 173 (27.90%) Analyst
2 137 (22.10%) Data Scientist
3 94 (15.16%) Data Analyst
4 84 (13.55%) Data Engineer
5 78 (12.58%) Developer
6 25 (4.03%) Python Developer
6 25 (4.03%) Senior Data Scientist
7 23 (3.71%) Architect
8 22 (3.55%) Consultant
9 20 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
10 17 (2.74%) Software Engineer
11 16 (2.58%) Python Engineer
12 15 (2.42%) Data Consultant
12 15 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (2.10%) Azure Engineer
13 13 (2.10%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 13 (2.10%) SQL Analyst
14 12 (1.94%) Data Architect
14 12 (1.94%) Power BI Developer
14 12 (1.94%) Research Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.00%) Shiny
2 33 (5.32%) Pandas
3 27 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 27 (4.35%) Web Services
4 26 (4.19%) HTML
4 26 (4.19%) PySpark
5 24 (3.87%) TensorFlow
5 24 (3.87%) XML
6 23 (3.71%) NumPy
7 22 (3.55%) D3.js
7 22 (3.55%) JSON
7 22 (3.55%) Kafka
8 20 (3.23%) CSS
9 19 (3.06%) React
10 14 (2.26%) Akka
10 14 (2.26%) Node.js
11 11 (1.77%) HTML5
12 10 (1.61%) .NET
12 10 (1.61%) PyTorch
13 9 (1.45%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.35%) Algorithms
2 31 (5.00%) Social Media
3 30 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.06%) Data Structures
5 15 (2.42%) Legacy Systems
6 11 (1.77%) Credit Risk
6 11 (1.77%) Derivative
7 10 (1.61%) Equities
7 10 (1.61%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.45%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.45%) Replication
9 8 (1.29%) Market Risk
9 8 (1.29%) NHS
9 8 (1.29%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.29%) Swaptions
9 8 (1.29%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.81%) Linked Data
12 5 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (7.58%) Linux
2 42 (6.77%) Windows
3 33 (5.32%) Unix
4 12 (1.94%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (37.74%) Analytics
2 217 (35.00%) Data Science
3 170 (27.42%) Visualisation
4 165 (26.61%) Business Intelligence
5 148 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
6 146 (23.55%) Machine Learning
7 132 (21.29%) Data Analysis
8 121 (19.52%) Statistics
9 116 (18.71%) Mathematics
10 111 (17.90%) Data Visualisation
11 106 (17.10%) Data Modelling
12 95 (15.32%) ETL
13 88 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
14 80 (12.90%) Data Analytics
15 79 (12.74%) Decision-Making
16 68 (10.97%) Computer Science
17 64 (10.32%) Data Management
18 63 (10.16%) Statistical Analysis
19 61 (9.84%) Software Engineering
20 58 (9.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 484 (78.06%) Python
2 370 (59.68%) SQL
3 92 (14.84%) Java
4 70 (11.29%) Scala
5 55 (8.87%) VBA
6 46 (7.42%) JavaScript
7 27 (4.35%) C++
7 27 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 21 (3.39%) C#
8 21 (3.39%) Perl
9 16 (2.58%) HiveQL
9 16 (2.58%) MATLAB
10 15 (2.42%) PL/SQL
10 15 (2.42%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.10%) TypeScript
12 11 (1.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 10 (1.61%) C
14 9 (1.45%) Java 8
15 7 (1.13%) VB
16 6 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (17.58%) Degree
2 103 (16.61%) Security Cleared
3 90 (14.52%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (2.74%) Numerate Degree
5 17 (2.74%) PhD
6 10 (1.61%) Master's Degree
7 8 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.97%) Tableau Certification
9 5 (0.81%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.48%) HND
11 3 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.32%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.32%) MBA
13 1 (0.16%) CBAP
13 1 (0.16%) MCSD
13 1 (0.16%) MCSE
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (9.35%) Data Quality
2 43 (6.94%) QA
3 8 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.48%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.48%) CDISC
4 3 (0.48%) WCAG
5 2 (0.32%) IFRS
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) NCSC
5 2 (0.32%) NIST
5 2 (0.32%) RMADS
6 1 (0.16%) Basel II
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) EMIR
6 1 (0.16%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
6 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
6 1 (0.16%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 40 (6.45%) Docker
2 20 (3.23%) HDFS
3 5 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 18 (2.90%) Kubernetes
1 18 (2.90%) Terraform
2 9 (1.45%) Ansible
3 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.48%) Kubeflow
5 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.32%) collectd
5 2 (0.32%) Control-M
5 2 (0.32%) Fluentd
5 2 (0.32%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.32%) logstash
6 1 (0.16%) Kibana
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.16%) Oozie
6 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 88 (14.19%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.06%) Oracle
3 40 (6.45%) Google
4 37 (5.97%) Databricks
5 32 (5.16%) Alteryx
6 22 (3.55%) Informatica
6 22 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (2.74%) Talend
8 14 (2.26%) SAP
9 7 (1.13%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.97%) Adobe
10 6 (0.97%) IBM
10 6 (0.97%) Minitab
11 5 (0.81%) Cloudera
11 5 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
11 5 (0.81%) Teradata
12 4 (0.65%) Cognos
13 3 (0.48%) Intel
13 3 (0.48%) Mapinfo
13 3 (0.48%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud