Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 328 369 573
Rank change year-on-year +41 +204 +93
Contract jobs citing R 730 617 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.63% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.73% 1.56% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 423 225
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £303 £282 £300
90th Percentile £675 £638 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £375 £500
% change year-on-year +23.00% -25.00% +37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 4
UK median hourly rate £24.75 £20.77 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.19% +20.38% -46.92%
10th Percentile £14.67 £16.48 £13.09
90th Percentile £45.25 £53.83 £20.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.92 £19.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +41.68% +16.92% -50.00%

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 42,225 39,668 41,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.10% 40.82% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,782 27,236 28,048
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £289 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 867 1,054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.56 £14.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.20 £51.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018.

Contractor 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 18 January 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 +27 694 £525 +10.53% 241
London -26 463 £550 +10.00% 163
UK excluding London +108 256 £461 +23.00% 85
South East +4 77 £444 +121.88% 14
Midlands +20 54 £450 +10.77% 13
East of England +17 45 £550 +60.47% 13
West Midlands +21 35 £450 +10.77% 8
North of England +53 33 £500 +25.00% 30
South West +30 22 £425 +193.10% 8
North West +21 19 £550 +15.79% 18
East Midlands +7 19 £450 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire +25 14 £500 +51.52% 9
Wales +9 11 £275 +44.74% 4
Scotland +1 10 £468 -1.58% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £400 - 1
North East - 1 £425 - 3

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for R.

1 519 (71.10%) Python
2 344 (47.12%) SQL
3 325 (44.52%) Analytics
4 243 (33.29%) Machine Learning
5 218 (29.86%) Big Data
5 218 (29.86%) Analytical Skills
6 186 (25.48%) Visualisation
7 184 (25.21%) Mathematics
8 176 (24.11%) Apache Spark
9 170 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
10 168 (23.01%) Statistics
11 167 (22.88%) Hadoop
12 163 (22.33%) Degree
13 160 (21.92%) Finance
14 154 (21.10%) Java
14 154 (21.10%) Tableau
15 137 (18.77%) SAS
16 128 (17.53%) Business Intelligence
17 116 (15.89%) Scala
18 109 (14.93%) Computer Science
19 108 (14.79%) Algorithms
20 107 (14.66%) Data Visualisation
21 99 (13.56%) Data Analysis
22 95 (13.01%) NoSQL
23 90 (12.33%) Data Analytics
24 87 (11.92%) Data Warehouse
25 86 (11.78%) ETL
26 85 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
27 84 (11.51%) Power BI
28 78 (10.68%) 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
1 176 (24.11%) Apache Spark
2 137 (18.77%) SAS
3 38 (5.21%) Apache
4 22 (3.01%) Apache Pig
5 16 (2.19%) Jupyter
6 15 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.23%) Confluence
8 7 (0.96%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.96%) nginx
9 6 (0.82%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.27%) IPython
11 2 (0.27%) Jetty
11 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.14%) CMS
12 1 (0.14%) Documentum
12 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 64 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (7.95%) SPSS
3 19 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (2.33%) Stata
5 14 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.55%) Weka
8 3 (0.41%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.27%) Pipeline Pilot
9 2 (0.27%) Simulink
9 2 (0.27%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.14%) HipChat
10 1 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (1.23%) ReMetrica
2 3 (0.41%) Radian6
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Summit
4 1 (0.14%) HFM
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Primavera
4 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 85 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 17 (2.33%) GitHub
6 15 (2.05%) Route 53
7 14 (1.92%) Amazon S3
8 12 (1.64%) Azure Machine Learning
8 12 (1.64%) Google Analytics
9 11 (1.51%) PaaS
10 10 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.68%) SaaS
13 5 (0.68%) Serverless
14 4 (0.55%) Google Play
15 3 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.10%) HTTP
1 8 (1.10%) SSL
2 5 (0.68%) Internet
3 4 (0.55%) Wireless
4 3 (0.41%) FTP
4 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.27%) FlexRay
5 2 (0.27%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.14%) Broadband
6 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.14%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.14%) Skype
6 1 (0.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (29.86%) Big Data
2 167 (22.88%) Hadoop
3 95 (13.01%) NoSQL
4 87 (11.92%) Data Warehouse
5 84 (11.51%) Power BI
6 73 (10.00%) Apache Hive
7 72 (9.86%) MongoDB
7 72 (9.86%) SQL Server
8 63 (8.63%) Relational Database
9 59 (8.08%) Data Mining
10 56 (7.67%) MySQL
11 39 (5.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 36 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 30 (4.11%) Spotfire
14 29 (3.97%) QlikView
14 29 (3.97%) Redis
15 26 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 24 (3.29%) Amazon Redshift
16 24 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
17 23 (3.15%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 46 (6.30%) Git (software)
2 34 (4.66%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 13 (1.78%) JIRA
6 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.96%) Subversion
7 7 (0.96%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.68%) JUnit
9 4 (0.55%) RStudio
9 4 (0.55%) Selenium
9 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.41%) ERwin
10 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.27%) Bower
11 2 (0.27%) GoCD
11 2 (0.27%) Gradle
11 2 (0.27%) Grunt
11 2 (0.27%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.27%) VectorCAST
General
1 160 (21.92%) Finance
2 64 (8.77%) Retail
3 55 (7.53%) Banking
4 51 (6.99%) Marketing
5 35 (4.79%) Games
6 25 (3.42%) Front Office
6 25 (3.42%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.60%) Manufacturing
8 17 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.78%) Electronics
10 9 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.10%) Advertising
11 8 (1.10%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.96%) Publishing
13 6 (0.82%) Automotive
14 5 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.27%) German Language
15 2 (0.27%) Law
15 2 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 259 (35.48%) Data Scientist
2 147 (20.14%) Analyst
3 127 (17.40%) Developer
4 74 (10.14%) Data Engineer
5 68 (9.32%) Data Analyst
6 33 (4.52%) Architect
7 29 (3.97%) Senior Data Scientist
8 26 (3.56%) Business Analyst
8 26 (3.56%) Python Developer
9 25 (3.42%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 24 (3.29%) Consultant
11 22 (3.01%) Data Architect
12 20 (2.74%) Big Data Engineer
12 20 (2.74%) C# Developer
13 19 (2.60%) SQL Analyst
14 16 (2.19%) Automation Tester
14 16 (2.19%) Insight Analyst
14 16 (2.19%) SQL Developer
14 16 (2.19%) Tester
15 15 (2.05%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.03%) Natural Language Processing
2 42 (5.75%) D3.js
3 35 (4.79%) .NET
4 34 (4.66%) JSON
4 34 (4.66%) TensorFlow
5 31 (4.25%) Pandas
6 30 (4.11%) Kafka
7 29 (3.97%) HTML
8 27 (3.70%) NumPy
9 25 (3.42%) RESTful
10 21 (2.88%) Web Services
11 20 (2.74%) ActiveMQ
12 18 (2.47%) Keras
13 16 (2.19%) Hibernate
14 15 (2.05%) Matplotlib
14 15 (2.05%) REST
15 14 (1.92%) MLlib
15 14 (1.92%) scikit-learn
15 14 (1.92%) Theano
15 14 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 218 (29.86%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (14.93%) Computer Science
3 108 (14.79%) Algorithms
4 24 (3.29%) Data Structures
5 19 (2.60%) Credit Risk
5 19 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.33%) User Experience
7 16 (2.19%) Fintech
7 16 (2.19%) Online Games
8 12 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.37%) Clustering
10 10 (1.37%) Equities
10 10 (1.37%) Linked Data
10 10 (1.37%) Market Risk
10 10 (1.37%) Reinsurance
10 10 (1.37%) Robotics
11 6 (0.82%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.82%) FMCG
11 6 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (7.12%) Unix
2 51 (6.99%) Linux
3 16 (2.19%) Mac OS X
4 10 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.82%) CentOS
6 5 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.41%) Windows
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (44.52%) Analytics
2 243 (33.29%) Machine Learning
3 186 (25.48%) Visualisation
4 184 (25.21%) Mathematics
5 170 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
6 168 (23.01%) Statistics
7 128 (17.53%) Business Intelligence
8 107 (14.66%) Data Visualisation
9 99 (13.56%) Data Analysis
10 90 (12.33%) Data Analytics
11 86 (11.78%) ETL
12 78 (10.68%) Data Modelling
13 62 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (6.58%) Open Source
15 46 (6.30%) Scrum
15 46 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
16 45 (6.16%) Software Engineering
17 44 (6.03%) E-Commerce
18 43 (5.89%) Data Management
19 42 (5.75%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 519 (71.10%) Python
2 344 (47.12%) SQL
3 154 (21.10%) Java
4 116 (15.89%) Scala
5 73 (10.00%) MATLAB
6 68 (9.32%) C#
7 52 (7.12%) C++
8 50 (6.85%) JavaScript
9 46 (6.30%) VBA
10 23 (3.15%) C
11 21 (2.88%) Perl
12 16 (2.19%) Shell Script
13 15 (2.05%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.92%) Ruby
15 11 (1.51%) GraphQL
15 11 (1.51%) VB
16 10 (1.37%) Go
17 9 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 163 (22.33%) Degree
2 51 (6.99%) PhD
3 46 (6.30%) Security Cleared
4 30 (4.11%) SC Cleared
5 28 (3.84%) Master's Degree
6 21 (2.88%) Numerate Degree
7 17 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.78%) Postgraduate
9 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.89%) Data Quality
2 38 (5.21%) QA
3 6 (0.82%) IFRS
3 6 (0.82%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.68%) SLA
5 3 (0.41%) GCP
5 3 (0.41%) GDPR
6 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.27%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.27%) MISRA
7 1 (0.14%) Basel III
7 1 (0.14%) BS7666
System Software
1 35 (4.79%) Docker
2 9 (1.23%) HDFS
3 3 (0.41%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 3 (0.41%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (3.15%) Puppet
2 20 (2.74%) Grafana
3 18 (2.47%) Terraform
4 14 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
5 12 (1.64%) StatsD
6 10 (1.37%) Kibana
7 8 (1.10%) Fluentd
7 8 (1.10%) logstash
7 8 (1.10%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.68%) Ansible
9 3 (0.41%) Mesos
9 3 (0.41%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.14%) Ambari
10 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.14%) Oozie
10 1 (0.14%) SCCM
10 1 (0.14%) SCOM
10 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 154 (21.10%) Tableau
2 67 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.93%) Google
4 32 (4.38%) Oracle
5 22 (3.01%) Informatica
6 19 (2.60%) SAP
7 18 (2.47%) Alteryx
7 18 (2.47%) Cloudera
7 18 (2.47%) IBM
8 16 (2.19%) Splunk
9 12 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.64%) Teradata
10 11 (1.51%) Hortonworks
11 9 (1.23%) Blue Prism
12 7 (0.96%) Adobe
12 7 (0.96%) Workday
13 6 (0.82%) Cognos
13 6 (0.82%) Databricks
13 6 (0.82%) Datameer
13 6 (0.82%) MapR