Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 315 386 354
Rank change year-on-year +71 -32 +68
Contract jobs citing R 686 676 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.65% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.96% 1.45% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 390 492
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £338 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 22
UK median hourly rate £23.19 £23.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.34% -5.05% +17.69%
10th Percentile £16.67 £18.68 £19.34
90th Percentile £53.75 £58.85 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -4.75% -47.62% +104.88%

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 35,043 46,581 43,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.61% 44.63% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,213 32,786 30,209
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £321 £315 £308
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 698 804
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.57 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.93% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.70 £16.90 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £40.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.36% +8.00%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +79 651 £513 +2.50% 138
London +78 450 £525 - 77
UK excluding London +48 221 £485 +7.78% 69
South East +39 87 £475 -7.32% 22
North of England +34 46 £550 +15.79% 10
East of England +44 29 £600 +52.38% 10
North West +19 26 £450 -1.10% 8
South West +1 21 £475 +18.75% 8
Yorkshire +25 18 £550 +15.79% 1
Wales +35 15 £150 -68.42% 1
Midlands +37 13 £388 +10.71% 11
Scotland +19 10 £515 +28.75% 6
West Midlands +27 9 £388 +10.71% 4
East Midlands +21 4 £388 -44.64% 7
North East +8 2 £531 -18.27% 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 606 (88.34%) Python
2 353 (51.46%) SQL
3 278 (40.52%) Analytics
4 269 (39.21%) Data Science
5 230 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
6 225 (32.80%) Finance
7 212 (30.90%) AWS
8 211 (30.76%) Machine Learning
9 179 (26.09%) Java
10 159 (23.18%) Software Engineering
11 140 (20.41%) Visualisation
12 138 (20.12%) Azure
13 126 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
14 125 (18.22%) Web Services
14 125 (18.22%) Analytical Skills
15 124 (18.08%) Hadoop
16 119 (17.35%) Statistics
17 114 (16.62%) Apache Spark
17 114 (16.62%) Big Data
18 112 (16.33%) Asset Management
19 110 (16.03%) Computer Science
20 105 (15.31%) Mathematics
20 105 (15.31%) Degree
21 102 (14.87%) Microservices
21 102 (14.87%) Power BI
21 102 (14.87%) Power Platform
22 101 (14.72%) JavaScript
23 100 (14.58%) ETL
24 96 (13.99%) Front Office
25 95 (13.85%) 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
1 114 (16.62%) Apache Spark
2 79 (11.52%) SAS
3 47 (6.85%) Jupyter
4 16 (2.33%) Confluence
5 11 (1.60%) Apache
6 10 (1.46%) ArcGIS
7 9 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.31%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.17%) R Markdown
9 4 (0.58%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.58%) Pachyderm
10 3 (0.44%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.29%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.15%) Drupal
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (8.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (5.39%) SPSS
3 18 (2.62%) Stata
4 9 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (1.02%) Weka
7 3 (0.44%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.15%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.31%) FINCAD Analytics
2 4 (0.58%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.58%) PolarLake
2 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.29%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.15%) Actimize
4 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.15%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 212 (30.90%) AWS
2 138 (20.12%) Azure
3 102 (14.87%) Power Platform
4 63 (9.18%) Serverless
5 58 (8.45%) GCP
6 55 (8.02%) AWS Lambda
7 44 (6.41%) Amazon S3
8 37 (5.39%) Amazon SQS
9 36 (5.25%) Azure Data Factory
10 27 (3.94%) Amazon ECS
11 24 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (3.35%) GitHub
12 23 (3.35%) OpenShift
13 21 (3.06%) Amazon EMR
14 18 (2.62%) Google Analytics
15 14 (2.04%) Azure Machine Learning
16 13 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (1.90%) Data Lake Analytics
17 9 (1.31%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.73%) Broadband
1 5 (0.73%) Internet
2 3 (0.44%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.44%) SSL
2 3 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.29%) Firewall
3 2 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (0.29%) Multicast
3 2 (0.29%) VPN
4 1 (0.15%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (18.08%) Hadoop
2 114 (16.62%) Big Data
3 102 (14.87%) Power BI
4 88 (12.83%) SQL Server
5 70 (10.20%) NoSQL
6 69 (10.06%) Data Warehouse
7 56 (8.16%) Data Lake
8 51 (7.43%) Amazon Redshift
9 48 (7.00%) Apache Hive
10 46 (6.71%) Data Mining
10 46 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (4.81%) Amazon RDS
11 33 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 32 (4.66%) MongoDB
13 31 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 28 (4.08%) BigQuery
15 27 (3.94%) Amazon Athena
16 26 (3.79%) HBase
16 26 (3.79%) Relational Database
17 24 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 66 (9.62%) RStudio
2 53 (7.73%) Git (software)
3 34 (4.96%) Jenkins
4 28 (4.08%) JIRA
5 23 (3.35%) Artifactory
6 16 (2.33%) Jasmine
7 13 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.31%) Gradle
10 8 (1.17%) Travis CI
11 6 (0.87%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.73%) ERwin
12 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.44%) Toad
15 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
15 2 (0.29%) HP UFT
15 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
15 2 (0.29%) Yeoman
General
1 225 (32.80%) Finance
2 96 (13.99%) Front Office
3 63 (9.18%) Banking
4 43 (6.27%) Marketing
5 30 (4.37%) Retail
6 27 (3.94%) Public Sector
7 14 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.75%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.31%) Legal
11 8 (1.17%) Publishing
12 6 (0.87%) Advertising
12 6 (0.87%) Law
13 5 (0.73%) Games
14 4 (0.58%) Automotive
14 4 (0.58%) Portuguese Language
14 4 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 185 (26.97%) Developer
2 176 (25.66%) Data Scientist
3 156 (22.74%) Analyst
4 75 (10.93%) Data Analyst
5 64 (9.33%) Python Developer
6 61 (8.89%) Data Engineer
7 60 (8.75%) Java Developer
8 50 (7.29%) AWS Developer
8 50 (7.29%) Software Engineer
9 44 (6.41%) Senior Developer
10 41 (5.98%) Python Engineer
11 36 (5.25%) SQL Analyst
12 34 (4.96%) Lead Developer
13 31 (4.52%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 27 (3.94%) Architect
14 27 (3.94%) Java Software Developer
15 26 (3.79%) Quantitative Developer
16 23 (3.35%) Insight Analyst
16 23 (3.35%) Python Software Engineer
16 23 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (18.22%) Web Services
2 65 (9.48%) Pandas
3 58 (8.45%) J2EE
4 48 (7.00%) NumPy
5 38 (5.54%) Kafka
6 32 (4.66%) .NET
7 31 (4.52%) scikit-learn
8 29 (4.23%) Natural Language Processing
9 26 (3.79%) React
10 25 (3.64%) SciPy
11 22 (3.21%) TensorFlow
12 19 (2.77%) PySpark
13 17 (2.48%) MDX
14 14 (2.04%) AngularJS
15 13 (1.90%) Flask
16 12 (1.75%) D3.js
16 12 (1.75%) J2SE
17 10 (1.46%) HTML
17 10 (1.46%) Node.js
18 9 (1.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 125 (18.22%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (13.85%) Algorithms
3 92 (13.41%) Fixed Income
4 65 (9.48%) Derivative
5 53 (7.73%) Equities
6 51 (7.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 38 (5.54%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (3.35%) Data Structures
9 17 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.90%) User Experience
11 10 (1.46%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
11 10 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.46%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.31%) Blog
12 9 (1.31%) Market Risk
12 9 (1.31%) Social Media
13 8 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (1.02%) Clustering
14 7 (1.02%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.25%) Linux
2 27 (3.94%) Unix
3 6 (0.87%) Windows
4 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (40.52%) Analytics
2 269 (39.21%) Data Science
3 230 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
4 211 (30.76%) Machine Learning
5 159 (23.18%) Software Engineering
6 140 (20.41%) Visualisation
7 126 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
8 119 (17.35%) Statistics
9 112 (16.33%) Asset Management
10 110 (16.03%) Computer Science
11 105 (15.31%) Mathematics
12 102 (14.87%) Microservices
13 100 (14.58%) ETL
14 94 (13.70%) Artificial Intelligence
15 92 (13.41%) DevOps
16 87 (12.68%) Data Analysis
17 86 (12.54%) Data Modelling
18 67 (9.77%) Data Visualisation
19 65 (9.48%) Quantitative Analysis
20 58 (8.45%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 606 (88.34%) Python
2 353 (51.46%) SQL
3 179 (26.09%) Java
4 101 (14.72%) JavaScript
5 91 (13.27%) C#
6 75 (10.93%) Scala
7 55 (8.02%) C++
8 43 (6.27%) MATLAB
9 20 (2.92%) C
10 18 (2.62%) PHP
11 17 (2.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 15 (2.19%) VBA
13 14 (2.04%) Perl
14 12 (1.75%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.75%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.31%) Julia
15 9 (1.31%) U-SQL
16 6 (0.87%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.58%) Ruby
17 4 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 105 (15.31%) Degree
2 59 (8.60%) PhD
3 29 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.77%) Master's Degree
5 14 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.60%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (1.17%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.87%) CFA
9 6 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.44%) HND
11 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.44%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.29%) HNC
13 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.15%) MCSA
13 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.15%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.66%) Data Quality
2 26 (3.79%) QA
3 10 (1.46%) IFRS
3 10 (1.46%) IFRS 9
4 7 (1.02%) GxP
5 6 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) Basel III
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 85 (12.39%) Docker
2 23 (3.35%) HDFS
3 9 (1.31%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 63 (9.18%) Kubernetes
2 29 (4.23%) Terraform
3 23 (3.35%) Ansible
4 16 (2.33%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (1.60%) Puppet
6 8 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.87%) Grafana
7 6 (0.87%) Kubeflow
8 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.29%) Consul
9 2 (0.29%) Kibana
9 2 (0.29%) Mesos
9 2 (0.29%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.15%) Matomo
10 1 (0.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 87 (12.68%) Tableau
2 81 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 62 (9.04%) Google
4 56 (8.16%) Oracle
5 29 (4.23%) Cloudera
6 28 (4.08%) Databricks
7 23 (3.35%) Alteryx
8 15 (2.19%) Splunk
9 13 (1.90%) Informatica
9 13 (1.90%) SAP
10 11 (1.60%) Hortonworks
10 11 (1.60%) Talend
11 10 (1.46%) MicroStrategy
11 10 (1.46%) Teradata
12 8 (1.17%) Palantir
13 7 (1.02%) Bloomberg
13 7 (1.02%) Foundry
14 6 (0.87%) Adobe
14 6 (0.87%) Minitab
15 5 (0.73%) VMware