Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 345 374 489
Rank change year-on-year +29 +115 +53
Contract jobs citing R 755 616 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.64% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 1.53% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 413 328
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -11.90%
10th Percentile £343 £313 £317
90th Percentile £700 £675 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 2
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £34.50 £32.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.23% +7.55% +6.93%
10th Percentile £18.26 £20.75 £18.42
90th Percentile £47.78 £45.75 £45.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.44 £42.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -51.35% -11.58% -

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 45,266 40,161 42,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.23% 42.01% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,751 27,611 29,341
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 772 900
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.02 £13.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.47% +8.00% +4.17%

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 15 August 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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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 +37 704 £525 +5.00% 195
London +13 490 £550 +10.00% 110
UK excluding London +50 260 £450 +5.88% 95
South East +25 94 £463 +12.80% 24
North of England 0 36 £500 +17.65% 21
East of England -13 31 £438 -12.50% 12
Midlands -19 29 £461 +2.50% 19
Scotland -39 28 £425 -10.53% 8
South West +1 24 £425 -10.53% 8
East Midlands +11 23 £466 +9.71% 11
Yorkshire +1 20 £475 +11.76% 8
Wales -1 18 £375 - 1
North West -13 9 £463 +15.63% 12
North East -1 7 £650 +52.94% 1
West Midlands -33 6 £388 -13.89% 8

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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.

1 554 (73.38%) Python
2 389 (51.52%) SQL
3 333 (44.11%) Analytics
4 322 (42.65%) Data Science
5 229 (30.33%) Machine Learning
6 214 (28.34%) Big Data
7 206 (27.28%) Finance
8 200 (26.49%) Analytical Skills
9 193 (25.56%) Hadoop
10 185 (24.50%) Visualisation
11 175 (23.18%) Agile Software Development
12 161 (21.32%) SAS
13 156 (20.66%) Java
13 156 (20.66%) Mathematics
14 151 (20.00%) Statistics
15 149 (19.74%) Business Intelligence
16 147 (19.47%) Apache Spark
17 129 (17.09%) Algorithms
18 123 (16.29%) Tableau
19 121 (16.03%) Degree
20 120 (15.89%) C#
21 110 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
22 104 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
23 103 (13.64%) ETL
24 102 (13.51%) Scala
25 99 (13.11%) Computer Science
25 99 (13.11%) Data Analysis
26 97 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
27 90 (11.92%) Data Analytics
28 88 (11.66%) SQL Server

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
1 161 (21.32%) SAS
2 147 (19.47%) Apache Spark
3 29 (3.84%) Apache Pig
4 21 (2.78%) Jupyter
5 19 (2.52%) Apache
6 18 (2.38%) SharePoint
7 17 (2.25%) Confluence
8 14 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.19%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.93%) Hyperledger
11 6 (0.79%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.66%) CMS
12 5 (0.66%) IIS
12 5 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
15 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
15 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 56 (7.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (3.97%) SPSS
3 17 (2.25%) Chatbot
4 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.53%) Stata
7 2 (0.26%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) EViews
8 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.93%) R3 Corda
2 6 (0.79%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.66%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.40%) Summit
5 2 (0.26%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.13%) FastStats
6 1 (0.13%) Finacle
6 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 104 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 24 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (3.05%) Azure Machine Learning
6 22 (2.91%) Azure Data Factory
7 21 (2.78%) Google Analytics
8 18 (2.38%) Amazon S3
8 18 (2.38%) Data Lake Analytics
9 17 (2.25%) PaaS
10 16 (2.12%) GitHub
11 9 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
12 7 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.79%) IaaS
14 4 (0.53%) SaaS
15 2 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.79%) Kerberos
1 6 (0.79%) SSL
1 6 (0.79%) VPN
2 5 (0.66%) Internet
3 4 (0.53%) SNA
4 2 (0.26%) Firewall
4 2 (0.26%) LAN
4 2 (0.26%) SMS
5 1 (0.13%) BGP
5 1 (0.13%) Broadband
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.13%) CTI
5 1 (0.13%) HTTP
5 1 (0.13%) MPLS
5 1 (0.13%) OSPF
5 1 (0.13%) PBX
5 1 (0.13%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (28.34%) Big Data
2 193 (25.56%) Hadoop
3 88 (11.66%) SQL Server
4 87 (11.52%) Data Warehouse
5 86 (11.39%) Power BI
6 74 (9.80%) Data Mining
7 72 (9.54%) Apache Hive
7 72 (9.54%) NoSQL
8 68 (9.01%) Relational Database
9 62 (8.21%) MongoDB
10 58 (7.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 55 (7.28%) Data Lake
12 44 (5.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 34 (4.50%) HBase
15 32 (4.24%) Impala
16 30 (3.97%) MySQL
16 30 (3.97%) Spotfire
17 29 (3.84%) QlikView
18 22 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.43%) Jenkins
2 41 (5.43%) JIRA
3 19 (2.52%) RStudio
4 18 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.85%) Bitbucket
5 14 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (1.06%) Selenium
7 8 (1.06%) Subversion
8 6 (0.79%) FishEye
8 6 (0.79%) IntelliJ
8 6 (0.79%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.66%) ReSharper
9 5 (0.66%) Toad
10 4 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.53%) Maven
11 3 (0.40%) Gradle
12 2 (0.26%) Hudson
General
1 206 (27.28%) Finance
2 59 (7.81%) Retail
3 51 (6.75%) Front Office
3 51 (6.75%) Marketing
4 46 (6.09%) Banking
5 27 (3.58%) Games
6 21 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.19%) Advertising
10 8 (1.06%) Law
11 7 (0.93%) Automotive
11 7 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.79%) Electronics
13 5 (0.66%) Back Office
14 4 (0.53%) French Language
14 4 (0.53%) Publishing
15 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 199 (26.36%) Data Scientist
2 153 (20.26%) Developer
3 142 (18.81%) Analyst
4 75 (9.93%) Data Engineer
5 66 (8.74%) Data Analyst
6 47 (6.23%) Consultant
7 44 (5.83%) Architect
8 40 (5.30%) C# Developer
9 31 (4.11%) Data Architect
9 31 (4.11%) Python Developer
10 27 (3.58%) SQL Developer
11 26 (3.44%) Data Consultant
12 25 (3.31%) Python Engineer
13 21 (2.78%) Front Office Developer
13 21 (2.78%) Senior Data Scientist
14 19 (2.52%) Big Data Engineer
15 18 (2.38%) Big Data Architect
15 18 (2.38%) Business Analyst
15 18 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 18 (2.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (10.73%) HTML
2 67 (8.87%) Natural Language Processing
3 59 (7.81%) .NET
4 57 (7.55%) Kafka
5 42 (5.56%) HTML5
6 36 (4.77%) TensorFlow
7 33 (4.37%) AngularJS
8 26 (3.44%) CSS
9 22 (2.91%) Pandas
10 21 (2.78%) React
11 20 (2.65%) NumPy
12 19 (2.52%) D3.js
13 17 (2.25%) Web Services
14 16 (2.12%) Node.js
15 15 (1.99%) scikit-learn
15 15 (1.99%) Theano
15 15 (1.99%) XML
16 14 (1.85%) Matplotlib
17 13 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 200 (26.49%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (17.09%) Algorithms
3 99 (13.11%) Computer Science
4 26 (3.44%) User Experience
5 22 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.78%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.99%) Fintech
8 13 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.59%) Equities
9 12 (1.59%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.46%) Fixed Income
11 10 (1.32%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.32%) Reference Data
12 9 (1.19%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.19%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.06%) Derivative
13 8 (1.06%) Taxonomies
14 7 (0.93%) FMCG
14 7 (0.93%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.79%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.70%) Linux
2 35 (4.64%) Unix
3 21 (2.78%) Windows
4 5 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.40%) AIX
5 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.13%) CentOS
6 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (44.11%) Analytics
2 322 (42.65%) Data Science
3 229 (30.33%) Machine Learning
4 185 (24.50%) Visualisation
5 175 (23.18%) Agile Software Development
6 156 (20.66%) Mathematics
7 151 (20.00%) Statistics
8 149 (19.74%) Business Intelligence
9 110 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
10 103 (13.64%) ETL
11 99 (13.11%) Data Analysis
12 90 (11.92%) Data Analytics
13 85 (11.26%) Data Visualisation
14 78 (10.33%) Data Modelling
15 66 (8.74%) DevOps
16 61 (8.08%) Artificial Intelligence
17 57 (7.55%) Open Source
17 57 (7.55%) Software Engineering
18 55 (7.28%) Statistical Modelling
19 49 (6.49%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 554 (73.38%) Python
2 389 (51.52%) SQL
3 156 (20.66%) Java
4 120 (15.89%) C#
5 102 (13.51%) Scala
6 79 (10.46%) MATLAB
7 66 (8.74%) JavaScript
8 53 (7.02%) VBA
9 35 (4.64%) C++
10 22 (2.91%) Ruby
11 21 (2.78%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.52%) Bash Shell
13 18 (2.38%) U-SQL
14 17 (2.25%) C
15 16 (2.12%) T-SQL
16 14 (1.85%) Perl
17 13 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 12 (1.59%) VB.NET
19 10 (1.32%) TypeScript
20 7 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 121 (16.03%) Degree
2 61 (8.08%) PhD
3 31 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 24 (3.18%) Numerate Degree
6 20 (2.65%) Master's Degree
7 19 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.53%) MBA
10 3 (0.40%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.13%) CCIE
12 1 (0.13%) CCIE Data Center
12 1 (0.13%) CCNP
12 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.13%) MCSA
12 1 (0.13%) MCSE
12 1 (0.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.81%) Data Quality
2 24 (3.18%) QA
3 20 (2.65%) GDPR
4 14 (1.85%) GCP
5 7 (0.93%) IFRS
5 7 (0.93%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.13%) CDISC
7 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (4.11%) Apache Flume
2 25 (3.31%) Docker
3 16 (2.12%) HDFS
4 5 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (1.85%) Terraform
2 9 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
3 8 (1.06%) Ansible
4 5 (0.66%) Kibana
4 5 (0.66%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.66%) Oozie
4 5 (0.66%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.26%) Ambari
5 2 (0.26%) Mesos
5 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.26%) Puppet
6 1 (0.13%) PTC Integrity
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 123 (16.29%) Tableau
2 85 (11.26%) Oracle
3 77 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 42 (5.56%) Google
5 40 (5.30%) Alteryx
6 38 (5.03%) Cloudera
7 31 (4.11%) MapR
8 29 (3.84%) Hortonworks
8 29 (3.84%) Informatica
9 24 (3.18%) Teradata
10 19 (2.52%) Bloomberg
11 17 (2.25%) SAP
12 16 (2.12%) Talend
13 15 (1.99%) IBM
13 15 (1.99%) Reuters
14 11 (1.46%) RapidMiner
15 9 (1.19%) Databricks
15 9 (1.19%) Datameer
16 7 (0.93%) Adobe
16 7 (0.93%) MicroStrategy