Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 357 386
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29 +186
Contract jobs citing R 702 709 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.69% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.49% 1.65% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 494 417
UK median daily rate £500 £509 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +7.11% -5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £294
90th Percentile £681 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 11
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £28.00 £21.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% +33.14% +15.23%
10th Percentile £21.89 £19.34 £16.25
90th Percentile £99.25 £45.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £42.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -41.67% +104.88% +26.15%

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 46,985 43,067 41,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.78% 41.97% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,077 30,237 28,326
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £285
90th Percentile £644 £638 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 776 874
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £16.37 £16.25 £14.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.13 £52.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -21 660 £500 -3.85% 189
London -1 439 £515 -6.36% 111
UK excluding London -28 253 £450 - 94
South East +8 93 £500 +12.68% 25
North of England +4 55 £475 -2.56% 18
South West -3 34 £394 -7.35% 5
Yorkshire +4 29 £515 +21.18% 5
Scotland +7 26 £413 +18.28% 5
Midlands -53 20 £350 -22.22% 14
North West -15 18 £430 -14.00% 12
West Midlands -36 16 £350 -22.22% 8
East of England -38 12 £350 -36.36% 16
Wales -27 9 £525 +75.00% 3
North East -3 8 £650 +52.94% 1
Northern Ireland +25 4 - - 8
East Midlands -7 4 £700 +39.86% 6

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 535 (76.21%) Python
2 396 (56.41%) SQL
3 346 (49.29%) Data Science
4 329 (46.87%) Analytics
5 217 (30.91%) Machine Learning
6 215 (30.63%) Analytical Skills
7 203 (28.92%) Finance
8 197 (28.06%) Big Data
9 179 (25.50%) Hadoop
10 172 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
11 166 (23.65%) Visualisation
12 152 (21.65%) SAS
13 151 (21.51%) Degree
14 144 (20.51%) Apache Spark
15 141 (20.09%) Mathematics
16 132 (18.80%) Java
17 131 (18.66%) Statistics
17 131 (18.66%) Amazon AWS
18 125 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
19 124 (17.66%) Algorithms
19 124 (17.66%) Tableau
20 123 (17.52%) ETL
21 121 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
22 109 (15.53%) Computer Science
23 105 (14.96%) Microsoft
24 103 (14.67%) MATLAB
25 99 (14.10%) Linux
26 98 (13.96%) Data Modelling
27 92 (13.11%) Data Analysis
28 89 (12.68%) Data Visualisation

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
1 152 (21.65%) SAS
2 144 (20.51%) Apache Spark
3 26 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 23 (3.28%) Apache
5 15 (2.14%) Jupyter
6 14 (1.99%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.42%) Apache Pig
8 8 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.71%) CMS
9 5 (0.71%) Confluence
9 5 (0.71%) IIS
9 5 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.43%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.28%) nginx
12 1 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.14%) IPython
12 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.14%) Tornado
Applications
1 62 (8.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (4.56%) SPSS
3 19 (2.71%) Chatbot
4 14 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.71%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.71%) Stata
8 3 (0.43%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.28%) EViews
9 2 (0.28%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.14%) GIMP
10 1 (0.14%) InVision
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.14%) Weka
Business Applications
1 13 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.28%) Actimize
2 2 (0.28%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.28%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) FastStats
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 131 (18.66%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (7.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (3.56%) PaaS
5 22 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
5 22 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (3.13%) IaaS
6 20 (2.85%) GitHub
7 19 (2.71%) Amazon S3
8 18 (2.56%) Data Lake Analytics
9 14 (1.99%) Amazon EMR
9 14 (1.99%) Apigee
10 12 (1.71%) Google Analytics
11 11 (1.57%) Azure Machine Learning
12 9 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.71%) SaaS
14 4 (0.57%) Serverless
15 3 (0.43%) Amazon SageMaker
16 2 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.42%) SSL
2 14 (1.99%) Skype
3 6 (0.85%) Internet
4 3 (0.43%) 3GPP
4 3 (0.43%) DNS
4 3 (0.43%) HTTP
4 3 (0.43%) Intranet
4 3 (0.43%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.43%) LTE
4 3 (0.43%) SNA
4 3 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.43%) VPN
4 3 (0.43%) WCDMA
4 3 (0.43%) Wireless
5 2 (0.28%) Firewall
5 2 (0.28%) LAN
5 2 (0.28%) SMS
5 2 (0.28%) SSH
5 2 (0.28%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (28.06%) Big Data
2 179 (25.50%) Hadoop
3 88 (12.54%) Relational Database
4 87 (12.39%) SQL Server
5 83 (11.82%) Data Warehouse
6 79 (11.25%) Power BI
7 71 (10.11%) Apache Hive
8 60 (8.55%) Data Mining
9 55 (7.83%) Data Lake
10 54 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 48 (6.84%) MongoDB
11 48 (6.84%) NoSQL
12 39 (5.56%) HBase
13 36 (5.13%) Spotfire
14 35 (4.99%) MySQL
15 33 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
16 32 (4.56%) Impala
17 23 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
17 23 (3.28%) HDInsight
18 21 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (8.83%) Jenkins
2 55 (7.83%) Git (software)
3 54 (7.69%) JIRA
4 25 (3.56%) RStudio
5 14 (1.99%) Bitbucket
5 14 (1.99%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (1.85%) Maven
7 8 (1.14%) Subversion
8 7 (1.00%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.00%) IntelliJ
9 6 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.71%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.71%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.57%) ERwin
11 4 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.57%) Toad
12 3 (0.43%) Gradle
12 3 (0.43%) PostCSS
General
1 203 (28.92%) Finance
2 69 (9.83%) Banking
3 56 (7.98%) Retail
4 53 (7.55%) Marketing
5 25 (3.56%) Front Office
6 19 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.28%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.71%) Games
9 10 (1.42%) Legal
9 10 (1.42%) Publishing
10 9 (1.28%) Advertising
10 9 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.85%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.71%) Law
12 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.57%) Electronics
13 4 (0.57%) Social Science
14 3 (0.43%) Automotive
14 3 (0.43%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 182 (25.93%) Data Scientist
2 133 (18.95%) Developer
3 126 (17.95%) Analyst
4 74 (10.54%) Data Engineer
5 66 (9.40%) Data Analyst
6 34 (4.84%) Big Data Engineer
7 33 (4.70%) Architect
8 30 (4.27%) Python Engineer
9 29 (4.13%) Consultant
10 25 (3.56%) Administrator
11 24 (3.42%) Azure Engineer
12 22 (3.13%) Python Developer
12 22 (3.13%) SQL Developer
13 21 (2.99%) Data Architect
14 20 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (2.85%) Senior Data Scientist
15 18 (2.56%) Software Developer
16 17 (2.42%) Data Consultant
17 16 (2.28%) SQL Analyst
18 15 (2.14%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (8.97%) Kafka
2 59 (8.40%) Natural Language Processing
3 49 (6.98%) HTML
4 45 (6.41%) AngularJS
5 40 (5.70%) TensorFlow
6 38 (5.41%) XML
7 35 (4.99%) HTML5
8 33 (4.70%) React
8 33 (4.70%) RESTful
9 28 (3.99%) Node.js
10 25 (3.56%) .NET
10 25 (3.56%) JSON
10 25 (3.56%) Web Services
11 22 (3.13%) Anaconda
11 22 (3.13%) SOAP
12 21 (2.99%) Keras
12 21 (2.99%) scikit-learn
13 20 (2.85%) jQuery
14 19 (2.71%) Pandas
14 19 (2.71%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 215 (30.63%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (17.66%) Algorithms
3 19 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (2.14%) Data Structures
5 14 (1.99%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.71%) Derivative
6 12 (1.71%) User Experience
7 11 (1.57%) Cloud Native
7 11 (1.57%) Fixed Income
8 10 (1.42%) Digital Media
8 10 (1.42%) Life Science
8 10 (1.42%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.42%) Reference Data
9 9 (1.28%) Equities
9 9 (1.28%) Fintech
9 9 (1.28%) Taxonomies
9 9 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.00%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.00%) FMCG
10 7 (1.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 99 (14.10%) Linux
2 48 (6.84%) Unix
3 29 (4.13%) Windows
4 18 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.99%) Ubuntu
6 12 (1.71%) CentOS
7 5 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.28%) Solaris
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) Android
9 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (49.29%) Data Science
2 329 (46.87%) Analytics
3 217 (30.91%) Machine Learning
4 172 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (23.65%) Visualisation
6 141 (20.09%) Mathematics
7 131 (18.66%) Statistics
8 125 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
9 123 (17.52%) ETL
10 109 (15.53%) Computer Science
11 98 (13.96%) Data Modelling
12 92 (13.11%) Data Analysis
13 89 (12.68%) Data Visualisation
14 88 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
15 81 (11.54%) DevOps
16 78 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
17 74 (10.54%) Data Analytics
18 67 (9.54%) Statistical Modelling
19 62 (8.83%) Open Source
20 58 (8.26%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 535 (76.21%) Python
2 396 (56.41%) SQL
3 132 (18.80%) Java
4 103 (14.67%) MATLAB
5 71 (10.11%) Scala
6 60 (8.55%) JavaScript
7 58 (8.26%) C#
8 41 (5.84%) C++
9 27 (3.85%) Bash Shell
9 27 (3.85%) VBA
10 23 (3.28%) PHP
11 21 (2.99%) C
11 21 (2.99%) Perl
12 19 (2.71%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.71%) T-SQL
13 15 (2.14%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.85%) VBScript
15 10 (1.42%) U-SQL
16 8 (1.14%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 151 (21.51%) Degree
2 68 (9.69%) PhD
3 31 (4.42%) Master's Degree
4 23 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.71%) Numerate Degree
7 18 (2.56%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.71%) MBA
9 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.43%) OSCP
10 2 (0.28%) MCSA
10 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.14%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (0.14%) CFA
11 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.98%) Data Quality
2 34 (4.84%) QA
3 15 (2.14%) GDPR
4 9 (1.28%) IFRS
4 9 (1.28%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.14%) CDISC
5 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (7.98%) Docker
2 34 (4.84%) Apache Flume
3 7 (1.00%) HDFS
4 2 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.28%) iptables
4 2 (0.28%) NFS
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (3.42%) Terraform
2 23 (3.28%) Kubernetes
3 18 (2.56%) Puppet
4 17 (2.42%) Ansible
5 12 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.71%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.43%) Control-M
8 3 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.28%) Oozie
10 1 (0.14%) CASB
10 1 (0.14%) Mesos
10 1 (0.14%) SCCM
10 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 124 (17.66%) Tableau
2 105 (14.96%) Microsoft
3 75 (10.68%) Oracle
4 50 (7.12%) Google
5 49 (6.98%) Teradata
6 35 (4.99%) Alteryx
6 35 (4.99%) Informatica
7 34 (4.84%) Cloudera
8 28 (3.99%) Talend
9 22 (3.13%) Hortonworks
10 21 (2.99%) SAP
11 14 (1.99%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.71%) Databricks
13 11 (1.57%) Datameer
14 8 (1.14%) Adobe
15 7 (1.00%) Bloomberg
15 7 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
15 7 (1.00%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.71%) FactSet
16 5 (0.71%) Sitecore