Period
to 22 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 341 270 287
Rank change year-on-year -71 +17 +109
Contract jobs citing R 666 398 674
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.95% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.99% 2.30% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 283 414
10th Percentile £276 £313 £363
25th Percentile £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £602 £625 £625
90th Percentile £680 £666 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £429 £475
% change year-on-year +8.30% -9.61% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 13
10th Percentile £18.60 £17.76 £19.25
25th Percentile £19.52 £20.75 £21.66
Median hourly rate £20.75 £25.25 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year -17.82% +1.00% -28.06%
75th Percentile £60.25 £40.30 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.54 £58.68 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.52 £23.00 £19.53
% change year-on-year -15.13% +17.77% -14.49%

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 33,464 17,267 29,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.57% 41.37% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,384 12,148 20,762
10th Percentile £369 £313 £325
25th Percentile £440 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 411 532
10th Percentile £19.52 £14.00 £16.50
25th Percentile £31.25 £24.00 £23.35
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -1.16% +1.92%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £71.47 £58.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +13.10% -1.18% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -67 521 £500 -0.99% 126
London -93 314 £550 - 59
UK excluding London -24 223 £465 +8.30% 82
Work from Home -70 208 £525 +7.69% 24
South East -19 63 £300 -27.27% 13
Wales +4 48 £525 +5.00% 1
North of England -55 42 £440 +10.00% 18
Midlands -28 33 £520 +18.86% 13
West Midlands -22 29 £509 +16.34% 8
Yorkshire -35 29 £440 +120.00% 4
South West -54 19 £475 -3.06% 11
Scotland -39 14 £458 -2.40% 12
North West -42 13 £438 +2.94% 10
East of England -58 5 £495 +39.44% 11
East Midlands -30 3 £550 - 5

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 502 (75.38%) Python
2 356 (53.45%) SQL
3 252 (37.84%) Analytics
4 230 (34.53%) Social Skills
5 227 (34.08%) Data Science
6 213 (31.98%) Analytical Skills
7 199 (29.88%) Azure
8 183 (27.48%) Visualisation
9 173 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
10 168 (25.23%) Business Intelligence
11 161 (24.17%) Power Platform
12 160 (24.02%) Power BI
13 133 (19.97%) Machine Learning
13 133 (19.97%) Data Analysis
14 131 (19.67%) AWS
15 124 (18.62%) Data Visualisation
16 116 (17.42%) Microsoft Excel
17 115 (17.27%) Mathematics
18 114 (17.12%) Tableau
19 112 (16.82%) Java
20 111 (16.67%) Finance
21 103 (15.47%) Security Cleared
22 100 (15.02%) Public Sector
22 100 (15.02%) Microsoft
23 99 (14.86%) SAS
24 98 (14.71%) Degree
25 95 (14.26%) Statistics
26 93 (13.96%) Big Data
27 92 (13.81%) Apache Spark
28 89 (13.36%) ETL

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 99 (14.86%) SAS
2 92 (13.81%) Apache Spark
3 32 (4.80%) Confluence
4 22 (3.30%) Jupyter
5 20 (3.00%) Apache
6 16 (2.40%) Apache Airflow
6 16 (2.40%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.35%) ArcGIS
8 7 (1.05%) IIS
9 4 (0.60%) Camunda
9 4 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.45%) R Markdown
11 2 (0.30%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.15%) Appian
12 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.15%) nginx
12 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 116 (17.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (6.16%) Stata
3 28 (4.20%) SPSS
4 8 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.15%) SessionCam
1 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 199 (29.88%) Azure
2 161 (24.17%) Power Platform
3 131 (19.67%) AWS
4 76 (11.41%) GCP
5 63 (9.46%) GitHub
6 33 (4.95%) Azure Data Factory
7 25 (3.75%) Google Analytics
8 22 (3.30%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 22 (3.30%) Google Data Studio
9 18 (2.70%) Amazon S3
10 17 (2.55%) Serverless
11 16 (2.40%) PowerApps
12 15 (2.25%) Snowflake
13 13 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (1.80%) Matillion
15 11 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (1.65%) Microsoft 365
16 10 (1.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 9 (1.35%) PaaS
18 8 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.05%) SD-WAN
1 7 (1.05%) WAN
2 5 (0.75%) LAN
3 4 (0.60%) VPN
4 3 (0.45%) Firewall
4 3 (0.45%) Internet
4 3 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.30%) 4G
5 2 (0.30%) CATAPAN
5 2 (0.30%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.30%) EIGRP
5 2 (0.30%) HTTP
5 2 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.15%) DNS
6 1 (0.15%) Intranet
6 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.15%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.15%) SSH
6 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (24.02%) Power BI
2 114 (17.12%) Tableau
3 93 (13.96%) Big Data
4 73 (10.96%) Hadoop
5 63 (9.46%) SQL Server
6 55 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (7.66%) Apache Hive
8 40 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (5.86%) Data Lake
10 37 (5.56%) NoSQL
11 36 (5.41%) Data Mining
12 32 (4.80%) BigQuery
13 31 (4.65%) Relational Database
14 28 (4.20%) HBase
15 25 (3.75%) MySQL
16 22 (3.30%) Looker
17 20 (3.00%) QlikView
18 18 (2.70%) Pentaho
19 16 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 12 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 73 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 52 (7.81%) JIRA
3 30 (4.50%) Jenkins
4 29 (4.35%) RStudio
5 25 (3.75%) GitLab
6 20 (3.00%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.20%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.05%) MLflow
10 6 (0.90%) Subversion
11 5 (0.75%) Crucible
11 5 (0.75%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.75%) FishEye
11 5 (0.75%) JUnit
11 5 (0.75%) Maven
11 5 (0.75%) Selenium
11 5 (0.75%) TestNG
12 4 (0.60%) PyCharm
13 3 (0.45%) webpack
14 2 (0.30%) git-flow
General
1 230 (34.53%) Social Skills
2 213 (31.98%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (16.67%) Finance
4 100 (15.02%) Public Sector
5 45 (6.76%) Presentation Skills
6 39 (5.86%) Influencing Skills
7 29 (4.35%) Banking
8 24 (3.60%) Documentation Skills
9 14 (2.10%) Organisational Skills
10 13 (1.95%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.95%) Marketing
11 12 (1.80%) Legal
11 12 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (1.50%) Front Office
12 10 (1.50%) Telecoms
13 8 (1.20%) Publishing
14 7 (1.05%) Advertising
14 7 (1.05%) Retail
15 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 195 (29.28%) Analyst
2 125 (18.77%) Data Analyst
3 102 (15.32%) Data Scientist
4 82 (12.31%) Data Engineer
5 77 (11.56%) Developer
6 30 (4.50%) Architect
7 29 (4.35%) Consultant
8 26 (3.90%) Software Engineer
9 23 (3.45%) Java Engineer
10 18 (2.70%) Data Consultant
10 18 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (2.55%) Digital Analyst
12 16 (2.40%) Data Manager
12 16 (2.40%) Senior Data Scientist
13 14 (2.10%) Python Engineer
13 14 (2.10%) SQL Analyst
14 13 (1.95%) Python Developer
15 12 (1.80%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 12 (1.80%) Product Analyst
15 12 (1.80%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.16%) Shiny
2 34 (5.11%) TensorFlow
3 33 (4.95%) Kafka
3 33 (4.95%) Pandas
4 27 (4.05%) .NET
5 23 (3.45%) NumPy
6 21 (3.15%) PyTorch
7 20 (3.00%) HTML
8 18 (2.70%) JSON
9 17 (2.55%) Keras
9 17 (2.55%) PySpark
9 17 (2.55%) REST
10 16 (2.40%) CSS
11 13 (1.95%) Spring
11 13 (1.95%) XML
12 12 (1.80%) Matplotlib
12 12 (1.80%) scikit-learn
13 10 (1.50%) D3.js
14 9 (1.35%) Akka
15 8 (1.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.86%) Algorithms
2 22 (3.30%) NHS
3 18 (2.70%) User Experience
4 12 (1.80%) Data Structures
4 12 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.50%) Market Risk
5 10 (1.50%) Swaptions
6 9 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.20%) Replication
8 7 (1.05%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.05%) Clustering
8 7 (1.05%) Credit Risk
8 7 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.05%) Public Cloud
9 6 (0.90%) Blog
9 6 (0.90%) Legacy Systems
10 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.01%) Linux
2 46 (6.91%) Windows
3 34 (5.11%) Unix
4 17 (2.55%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.15%) CentOS
6 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (37.84%) Analytics
2 227 (34.08%) Data Science
3 183 (27.48%) Visualisation
4 173 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (25.23%) Business Intelligence
6 133 (19.97%) Data Analysis
6 133 (19.97%) Machine Learning
7 124 (18.62%) Data Visualisation
8 115 (17.27%) Mathematics
9 95 (14.26%) Statistics
10 89 (13.36%) Data Modelling
10 89 (13.36%) ETL
11 80 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
12 71 (10.66%) Software Engineering
13 67 (10.06%) Computer Science
13 67 (10.06%) Data Analytics
14 64 (9.61%) Statistical Modelling
15 60 (9.01%) Data Engineering
16 58 (8.71%) CI/CD
16 58 (8.71%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 502 (75.38%) Python
2 356 (53.45%) SQL
3 112 (16.82%) Java
4 75 (11.26%) Scala
5 55 (8.26%) VBA
6 42 (6.31%) JavaScript
7 40 (6.01%) C#
8 25 (3.75%) C++
9 24 (3.60%) Bash
9 24 (3.60%) Shell Script
10 22 (3.30%) Perl
11 21 (3.15%) PL/SQL
12 20 (3.00%) T-SQL
13 19 (2.85%) PowerShell
14 18 (2.70%) HiveQL
15 13 (1.95%) C
15 13 (1.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 13 (1.95%) MATLAB
16 10 (1.50%) Java 8
16 10 (1.50%) Julia
Qualifications
1 103 (15.47%) Security Cleared
2 98 (14.71%) Degree
3 82 (12.31%) SC Cleared
4 35 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (2.25%) PhD
6 12 (1.80%) Master's Degree
7 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.50%) MCSA
9 9 (1.35%) AWS Certification
9 9 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (1.20%) Tableau Certification
11 7 (1.05%) CCNP
11 7 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.90%) MCSE
13 5 (0.75%) PRNE
14 3 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.45%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.30%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (8.86%) Data Quality
2 54 (8.11%) QA
3 9 (1.35%) Actionable Recommendations
4 5 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.45%) GDPR
6 2 (0.30%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.15%) Basel II
7 1 (0.15%) CDISC
7 1 (0.15%) IFRS
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
7 1 (0.15%) SLA
7 1 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 53 (7.96%) Docker
2 21 (3.15%) HDFS
3 8 (1.20%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 4 (0.60%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.15%) NFS
8 1 (0.15%) Samba
8 1 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 30 (4.50%) Kubernetes
2 25 (3.75%) Terraform
3 13 (1.95%) Ansible
4 11 (1.65%) Kibana
5 8 (1.20%) Kubeflow
6 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.30%) Ambari
9 2 (0.30%) Control-M
9 2 (0.30%) WSUS
10 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.15%) logstash
10 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 100 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 56 (8.41%) Databricks
2 56 (8.41%) Google
3 49 (7.36%) Oracle
4 34 (5.11%) Talend
5 24 (3.60%) Informatica
6 21 (3.15%) Alteryx
7 17 (2.55%) Splunk
8 12 (1.80%) StreamSets
9 11 (1.65%) Foundry
10 10 (1.50%) Palantir
11 8 (1.20%) SAP
12 7 (1.05%) Cisco
12 7 (1.05%) VMware
13 6 (0.90%) IBM
14 5 (0.75%) Cloudera
14 5 (0.75%) Cognos
14 5 (0.75%) ESRI
14 5 (0.75%) TIBCO
15 4 (0.60%) Hortonworks