Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 206 316 396
Rank change year-on-year +110 +80 -29
Contract jobs citing R 394 692 668
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 0.82% 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.93% 1.95% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 440 402
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £349 £344
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 14
Median hourly rate £30.54 £23.19 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.72% +5.39% -21.43%
10th Percentile £17.54 £16.67 £18.26
90th Percentile £53.15 £53.75 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.59 £20.96 £21.18
% change year-on-year +12.56% -1.06% -49.57%

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 13,436 35,444 46,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.20% 41.96% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,829 24,593 32,388
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £310 £322 £315
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 685 699
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £19.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £54.55 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £42.27
% change year-on-year -19.54% +2.92% +4.36%

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 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 +92 343 £550 +4.76% 87
London +70 257 £550 - 49
UK excluding London +142 101 £400 -20.00% 43
Work from Home -27 76 £500 - 16
North of England +110 32 £450 -18.18% 12
Yorkshire +84 22 £450 -18.18% 2
East of England +72 20 £380 -36.67% 6
South West +106 13 £471 +4.72% 5
Scotland +82 13 £388 -27.06% 6
South East +105 10 £488 +8.33% 10
North West +72 10 £475 +5.56% 9
Wales +37 10 £269 +79.17%
Midlands +78 2 £313 -21.88% 4
West Midlands +62 2 £313 -21.88% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 336 (85.28%) Python
2 173 (43.91%) SQL
3 160 (40.61%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (35.79%) Finance
5 128 (32.49%) AWS
6 127 (32.23%) Azure
7 116 (29.44%) Java
8 114 (28.93%) Analytics
9 99 (25.13%) Web Services
10 98 (24.87%) Fixed Income
10 98 (24.87%) Derivative
11 94 (23.86%) Business Intelligence
12 90 (22.84%) Data Science
13 88 (22.34%) Asset Management
14 81 (20.56%) Front Office
15 79 (20.05%) Software Engineering
16 74 (18.78%) DevOps
17 73 (18.53%) Visualisation
18 72 (18.27%) GCP
18 72 (18.27%) Decision-Making
19 69 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
20 68 (17.26%) Power BI
20 68 (17.26%) Power Platform
21 67 (17.01%) Equities
22 66 (16.75%) Investment Management
23 62 (15.74%) Docker
24 60 (15.23%) Kubernetes
25 59 (14.97%) Scrum
26 58 (14.72%) SAS
26 58 (14.72%) Data Analysis

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 58 (14.72%) SAS
2 38 (9.64%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.78%) Jupyter
4 6 (1.52%) Confluence
5 5 (1.27%) Apache
6 4 (1.02%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.51%) Drupal
7 2 (0.51%) nginx
7 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.25%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.25%) R Markdown
Applications
1 30 (7.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.78%) SPSS
3 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.51%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.25%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 128 (32.49%) AWS
2 127 (32.23%) Azure
3 72 (18.27%) GCP
4 68 (17.26%) Power Platform
5 46 (11.68%) OpenShift
6 38 (9.64%) Serverless
7 37 (9.39%) Amazon ECS
7 37 (9.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 36 (9.14%) AWS Lambda
9 35 (8.88%) Amazon EC2
9 35 (8.88%) Amazon S3
9 35 (8.88%) Amazon SQS
10 23 (5.84%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.78%) PaaS
12 6 (1.52%) GitHub
13 4 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.76%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.76%) SaaS
15 2 (0.51%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.02%) VPN
2 3 (0.76%) SSL
3 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (17.26%) Power BI
2 42 (10.66%) Big Data
3 41 (10.41%) Amazon RDS
4 37 (9.39%) Amazon Redshift
5 36 (9.14%) Hadoop
6 34 (8.63%) Tableau
7 24 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (5.84%) Azure SQL Database
9 19 (4.82%) SQL Server
10 18 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (4.31%) NoSQL
12 16 (4.06%) Apache Hive
12 16 (4.06%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 14 (3.55%) DataStage
14 13 (3.30%) Relational Database
15 8 (2.03%) Data Lake
15 8 (2.03%) Spotfire
16 6 (1.52%) Data Mining
16 6 (1.52%) QlikView
16 6 (1.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 55 (13.96%) RStudio
2 45 (11.42%) Artifactory
2 45 (11.42%) Jenkins
3 15 (3.81%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.54%) JIRA
5 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.76%) Maven
6 3 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.51%) GitLab
7 2 (0.51%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.51%) Subversion
7 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.25%) ERwin
General
1 141 (35.79%) Finance
2 81 (20.56%) Front Office
3 25 (6.35%) Public Sector
4 20 (5.08%) Banking
5 16 (4.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (2.54%) Marketing
7 8 (2.03%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.27%) Publishing
8 5 (1.27%) Retail
8 5 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.02%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 102 (25.89%) Developer
2 59 (14.97%) Data Engineer
3 58 (14.72%) Analyst
3 58 (14.72%) Data Scientist
4 57 (14.47%) Python Developer
5 37 (9.39%) Data Analyst
6 31 (7.87%) Lead Developer
7 28 (7.11%) AWS Developer
7 28 (7.11%) AWS Engineer
7 28 (7.11%) Python Engineer
8 24 (6.09%) Java Developer
9 23 (5.84%) Java Software Developer
10 21 (5.33%) Front Office Developer
10 21 (5.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 20 (5.08%) Azure Engineer
11 20 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (5.08%) Lead Java Developer
11 20 (5.08%) Lead Software Developer
12 18 (4.57%) Finance Manager
12 18 (4.57%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (25.13%) Web Services
2 39 (9.90%) Shiny
3 35 (8.88%) J2EE
3 35 (8.88%) J2SE
4 32 (8.12%) React
5 30 (7.61%) AngularJS
6 21 (5.33%) Vue.js
7 14 (3.55%) PySpark
8 12 (3.05%) .NET
9 11 (2.79%) Natural Language Processing
10 9 (2.28%) Node.js
11 8 (2.03%) TensorFlow
12 6 (1.52%) gRPC
12 6 (1.52%) NumPy
12 6 (1.52%) Pandas
12 6 (1.52%) Protocol Buffers
12 6 (1.52%) scikit-learn
12 6 (1.52%) XML
13 5 (1.27%) CSS
13 5 (1.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (24.87%) Derivative
1 98 (24.87%) Fixed Income
2 69 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (17.01%) Equities
4 43 (10.91%) Hedge funds
5 32 (8.12%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (5.33%) Algorithms
6 21 (5.33%) Credit Derivative
7 12 (3.05%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.79%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.79%) OTC Derivatives
9 10 (2.54%) NHS
10 9 (2.28%) Blog
10 9 (2.28%) Equity Derivative
11 7 (1.78%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.27%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.27%) Social Media
13 4 (1.02%) Cloud Native
13 4 (1.02%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.55%) Linux
2 7 (1.78%) Unix
3 2 (0.51%) CentOS
3 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (40.61%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (28.93%) Analytics
3 94 (23.86%) Business Intelligence
4 90 (22.84%) Data Science
5 88 (22.34%) Asset Management
6 79 (20.05%) Software Engineering
7 74 (18.78%) DevOps
8 73 (18.53%) Visualisation
9 72 (18.27%) Decision-Making
10 66 (16.75%) Investment Management
11 59 (14.97%) Scrum
12 58 (14.72%) Data Analysis
13 48 (12.18%) Migration
14 46 (11.68%) Machine Learning
15 39 (9.90%) Mathematics
15 39 (9.90%) Statistics
16 38 (9.64%) Data Visualisation
17 35 (8.88%) Deployment Automation
18 27 (6.85%) ETL
18 27 (6.85%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 336 (85.28%) Python
2 173 (43.91%) SQL
3 116 (29.44%) Java
4 42 (10.66%) JavaScript
5 29 (7.36%) C#
6 26 (6.60%) T-SQL
7 25 (6.35%) C
8 23 (5.84%) PowerShell
9 19 (4.82%) Scala
10 18 (4.57%) C++
10 18 (4.57%) VBA
11 11 (2.79%) MATLAB
12 9 (2.28%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.51%) Go
14 2 (0.51%) Groovy
14 2 (0.51%) Julia
14 2 (0.51%) Perl
14 2 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (10.41%) Degree
2 40 (10.15%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.06%) PhD
5 9 (2.28%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.52%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.76%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.51%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) CFA
10 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.31%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.78%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) CDISC
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) GDPR
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 62 (15.74%) Docker
2 4 (1.02%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 60 (15.23%) Kubernetes
2 49 (12.44%) Terraform
3 9 (2.28%) Ansible
4 2 (0.51%) Kibana
4 2 (0.51%) logstash
4 2 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (11.93%) Databricks
2 36 (9.14%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.11%) Google
4 13 (3.30%) Oracle
5 12 (3.05%) Bloomberg
6 8 (2.03%) SAP
7 7 (1.78%) Cloudera
7 7 (1.78%) Hortonworks
8 6 (1.52%) Talend
9 5 (1.27%) Sparx
10 3 (0.76%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.76%) Cognos
10 3 (0.76%) Informatica
10 3 (0.76%) Splunk
10 3 (0.76%) Teradata
11 2 (0.51%) IBM
11 2 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.51%) Vertica
12 1 (0.25%) RapidMiner