Period
to 15 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 361 507
Rank change year-on-year +34 +146 +38
Contract jobs citing R 799 651 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.68% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.76% 1.64% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 438 321
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -24.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 1
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% -36.67%
10th Percentile £18.35 £20.30 £17.50
90th Percentile £47.45 £46.10 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £42.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -47.62% +121.05% -

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 45,427 39,742 42,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.78% 41.54% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,744 27,199 29,174
UK median daily rate £460 £440 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.90% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 819 933
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.45 £14.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.41% +10.67% +7.14%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +45 748 £525 +5.00% 185
London -5 525 £550 +10.00% 108
UK excluding London +68 269 £450 -5.26% 83
South East +21 93 £475 +11.76% 31
East of England +13 34 £450 -10.00% 11
North of England +2 34 £500 +17.65% 19
Midlands +3 32 £463 +2.78% 8
South West +24 29 £400 -33.33% 8
Wales +6 26 £350 -39.13%
East Midlands +16 25 £463 +8.82% 5
Scotland -33 21 £430 -9.47% 6
Yorkshire -2 16 £463 +8.82% 8
North West -25 11 £475 +26.67% 9
North East +1 7 £650 +52.94% 2
West Midlands -24 7 £388 -13.89% 3

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 579 (72.47%) Python
2 406 (50.81%) SQL
3 341 (42.68%) Analytics
4 337 (42.18%) Data Science
5 250 (31.29%) Machine Learning
6 215 (26.91%) Big Data
7 209 (26.16%) Analytical Skills
8 205 (25.66%) Finance
9 188 (23.53%) Hadoop
10 183 (22.90%) Visualisation
11 179 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
12 169 (21.15%) Java
12 169 (21.15%) SAS
13 165 (20.65%) Statistics
14 164 (20.53%) Mathematics
15 160 (20.03%) Apache Spark
16 155 (19.40%) Business Intelligence
17 133 (16.65%) Algorithms
18 131 (16.40%) C#
19 129 (16.15%) Degree
20 123 (15.39%) Tableau
21 120 (15.02%) ETL
22 113 (14.14%) Data Analysis
22 113 (14.14%) Scala
23 110 (13.77%) Computer Science
24 103 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
25 101 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
25 101 (12.64%) SQL Server
26 96 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
27 95 (11.89%) Data Analytics

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
1 169 (21.15%) SAS
2 160 (20.03%) Apache Spark
3 35 (4.38%) Apache Pig
4 30 (3.75%) Jupyter
5 27 (3.38%) Apache
6 17 (2.13%) Confluence
6 17 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 14 (1.75%) Apache Solr
8 12 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.88%) Hyperledger
10 6 (0.75%) CMS
10 6 (0.75%) Ethereum
11 5 (0.63%) IIS
11 5 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.13%) DNN
Applications
1 74 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (4.63%) SPSS
3 17 (2.13%) Chatbot
4 13 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.50%) Stata
8 2 (0.25%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.13%) EViews
9 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.13%) Simulink
9 1 (0.13%) Weka
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Distributed Ledger
1 7 (0.88%) R3 Corda
2 5 (0.63%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.63%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.38%) Summit
5 2 (0.25%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) FastStats
6 1 (0.13%) Finacle
6 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 101 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.75%) Google Analytics
3 30 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
5 19 (2.38%) Azure Machine Learning
6 18 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (2.25%) GitHub
7 16 (2.00%) Amazon S3
7 16 (2.00%) Data Lake Analytics
8 15 (1.88%) PaaS
9 11 (1.38%) Adobe Analytics
10 8 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.63%) IaaS
13 4 (0.50%) SaaS
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.75%) Kerberos
1 6 (0.75%) SMS
1 6 (0.75%) SSL
1 6 (0.75%) VPN
2 4 (0.50%) LAN
3 3 (0.38%) SNA
4 2 (0.25%) Firewall
5 1 (0.13%) BGP
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.13%) FlexRay
5 1 (0.13%) HTTP
5 1 (0.13%) Internet
5 1 (0.13%) MPLS
5 1 (0.13%) OSPF
5 1 (0.13%) Skype
5 1 (0.13%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (26.91%) Big Data
2 188 (23.53%) Hadoop
3 101 (12.64%) SQL Server
4 89 (11.14%) NoSQL
5 88 (11.01%) Data Warehouse
6 87 (10.89%) Power BI
7 76 (9.51%) Data Mining
8 74 (9.26%) Apache Hive
9 67 (8.39%) Relational Database
10 62 (7.76%) MongoDB
11 58 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 52 (6.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 49 (6.13%) Data Lake
14 39 (4.88%) HBase
15 37 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 36 (4.51%) MySQL
17 31 (3.88%) QlikView
18 27 (3.38%) Amazon Redshift
18 27 (3.38%) Impala
19 22 (2.75%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 50 (6.26%) Git (software)
2 35 (4.38%) JIRA
3 30 (3.75%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.63%) RStudio
5 19 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.25%) Selenium
8 9 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.88%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.75%) FishEye
10 6 (0.75%) Subversion
10 6 (0.75%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.63%) ReSharper
11 5 (0.63%) Toad
12 4 (0.50%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.50%) GitLab
13 3 (0.38%) Capybara
13 3 (0.38%) RSpec
14 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 205 (25.66%) Finance
2 64 (8.01%) Retail
3 57 (7.13%) Front Office
4 56 (7.01%) Banking
5 51 (6.38%) Marketing
6 29 (3.63%) Games
7 24 (3.00%) Manufacturing
8 17 (2.13%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.75%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.25%) Advertising
10 10 (1.25%) Law
10 10 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.00%) Automotive
11 8 (1.00%) French Language
12 6 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.63%) Back Office
14 4 (0.50%) Polish Language
14 4 (0.50%) Publishing
14 4 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 214 (26.78%) Data Scientist
2 165 (20.65%) Developer
3 148 (18.52%) Analyst
4 80 (10.01%) Data Engineer
5 72 (9.01%) Data Analyst
6 50 (6.26%) Consultant
7 49 (6.13%) C# Developer
8 40 (5.01%) Architect
9 32 (4.01%) Python Developer
10 30 (3.75%) Python Engineer
10 30 (3.75%) SQL Developer
11 28 (3.50%) Data Consultant
12 26 (3.25%) Data Architect
13 22 (2.75%) Front Office Developer
14 20 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (2.50%) Senior Data Scientist
14 20 (2.50%) Software Engineer
15 19 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 18 (2.25%) Big Data Engineer
16 18 (2.25%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (11.51%) HTML
2 71 (8.89%) .NET
3 68 (8.51%) Natural Language Processing
4 55 (6.88%) Kafka
5 46 (5.76%) HTML5
6 44 (5.51%) TensorFlow
7 35 (4.38%) AngularJS
8 31 (3.88%) CSS
9 28 (3.50%) Pandas
10 27 (3.38%) NumPy
11 25 (3.13%) React
12 23 (2.88%) D3.js
13 20 (2.50%) Node.js
14 18 (2.25%) Matplotlib
14 18 (2.25%) scikit-learn
15 17 (2.13%) Web Services
16 15 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
16 15 (1.88%) REST
16 15 (1.88%) Theano
16 15 (1.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 209 (26.16%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (16.65%) Algorithms
3 110 (13.77%) Computer Science
4 26 (3.25%) User Experience
5 22 (2.75%) Data Structures
6 19 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.00%) Fintech
8 15 (1.88%) Credit Risk
9 13 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.50%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.38%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.25%) Social Media
13 8 (1.00%) Blog
13 8 (1.00%) FMCG
14 7 (0.88%) Equities
14 7 (0.88%) Fixed Income
15 5 (0.63%) Market Risk
15 5 (0.63%) Reference Data
15 5 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (6.13%) Linux
2 38 (4.76%) Unix
3 25 (3.13%) Windows
4 6 (0.75%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.38%) AIX
7 1 (0.13%) Android
7 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.13%) CentOS
7 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (42.68%) Analytics
2 337 (42.18%) Data Science
3 250 (31.29%) Machine Learning
4 183 (22.90%) Visualisation
5 179 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
6 165 (20.65%) Statistics
7 164 (20.53%) Mathematics
8 155 (19.40%) Business Intelligence
9 120 (15.02%) ETL
10 113 (14.14%) Data Analysis
11 103 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
12 95 (11.89%) Data Analytics
13 80 (10.01%) Data Visualisation
14 79 (9.89%) Data Modelling
15 65 (8.14%) Open Source
16 64 (8.01%) Artificial Intelligence
17 60 (7.51%) Statistical Modelling
18 57 (7.13%) DevOps
19 56 (7.01%) Software Engineering
20 53 (6.63%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 579 (72.47%) Python
2 406 (50.81%) SQL
3 169 (21.15%) Java
4 131 (16.40%) C#
5 113 (14.14%) Scala
6 80 (10.01%) MATLAB
7 74 (9.26%) JavaScript
8 60 (7.51%) VBA
9 41 (5.13%) C++
10 25 (3.13%) Ruby
11 21 (2.63%) Bash Shell
12 19 (2.38%) C
13 18 (2.25%) T-SQL
14 16 (2.00%) PL/SQL
14 16 (2.00%) U-SQL
15 15 (1.88%) VB.NET
16 13 (1.63%) Perl
17 12 (1.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 10 (1.25%) TypeScript
19 9 (1.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 129 (16.15%) Degree
2 63 (7.88%) PhD
3 41 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 31 (3.88%) Numerate Degree
5 28 (3.50%) SC Cleared
6 22 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (2.25%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.50%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.25%) MBA
10 2 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.13%) CCIE
11 1 (0.13%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (0.13%) CCNP
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (7.26%) Data Quality
2 18 (2.25%) QA
3 16 (2.00%) GDPR
4 11 (1.38%) IFRS
4 11 (1.38%) IFRS 9
5 10 (1.25%) GCP
6 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.13%) CDISC
6 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (4.51%) Apache Flume
2 20 (2.50%) Docker
3 19 (2.38%) HDFS
4 4 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (2.13%) Terraform
2 9 (1.13%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (0.75%) Ansible
3 6 (0.75%) Oozie
4 5 (0.63%) Kibana
4 5 (0.63%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.38%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.25%) Ambari
6 2 (0.25%) Mesos
6 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.25%) Puppet
7 1 (0.13%) PTC Integrity
7 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 123 (15.39%) Tableau
2 78 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 76 (9.51%) Oracle
4 49 (6.13%) Google
5 43 (5.38%) MapR
6 41 (5.13%) Alteryx
6 41 (5.13%) Cloudera
7 33 (4.13%) Hortonworks
8 27 (3.38%) Informatica
9 18 (2.25%) Bloomberg
9 18 (2.25%) SAP
9 18 (2.25%) Teradata
10 17 (2.13%) IBM
11 15 (1.88%) Reuters
11 15 (1.88%) Talend
12 12 (1.50%) RapidMiner
13 11 (1.38%) Adobe
14 10 (1.25%) Databricks
15 7 (0.88%) Vertica
16 6 (0.75%) Atlassian