Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 466 573
Rank change year-on-year +109 +107 +130
Contract jobs citing R 654 496 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.47% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 1.18% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 345 241
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £363
90th Percentile £675 £623 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £443 £525
% change year-on-year -3.95% -15.71% +44.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 6
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £20.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.29% -31.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £20.75 £16.50 £15.38
90th Percentile £47.15 £40.65 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £20.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +104.88% +70.83% -63.08%

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 41138 42182 43416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.89% 39.81% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28402 28998 29257
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 768 908 967
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £15.79 £14.00 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +10.45%

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 +106 608 £500 +5.26% 86
London +45 444 £525 +10.53% 42
UK excluding London +98 195 £425 -3.95% 45
South East +27 44 £388 -9.88% 13
East of England +21 41 £525 +61.54% 8
Midlands +26 39 £450 -8.16% 9
Scotland +36 25 £475 +35.71% 1
West Midlands +20 25 £450 -8.16% 8
North of England +66 18 £425 -5.56% 12
South West +1 15 £475 +11.76% 2
East Midlands +6 14 £463 - 1
Yorkshire +40 9 £425 -19.05% 2
North West +32 9 £475 +11.76% 9
Wales -4 7 £525 +228.13%
Northern Ireland -46 6 £400 -
North East - 2 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, 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.

1 416 (63.61%) Python
2 352 (53.82%) SQL
3 302 (46.18%) Analytics
4 223 (34.10%) Machine Learning
5 203 (31.04%) Hadoop
6 199 (30.43%) Big Data
7 193 (29.51%) Analytical Skills
8 178 (27.22%) Finance
9 169 (25.84%) Visualisation
10 165 (25.23%) Apache Spark
11 146 (22.32%) Degree
12 139 (21.25%) SAS
13 134 (20.49%) Mathematics
14 133 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
15 132 (20.18%) Statistics
16 130 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
17 126 (19.27%) Java
18 125 (19.11%) Data Visualisation
19 124 (18.96%) Tableau
20 107 (16.36%) Apache Hive
21 99 (15.14%) Data Analytics
22 92 (14.07%) Algorithms
23 85 (13.00%) Data Modelling
24 83 (12.69%) Linux
25 81 (12.39%) Scala
26 80 (12.23%) Data Analysis
27 76 (11.62%) MATLAB
27 76 (11.62%) Computer Science
28 75 (11.47%) Unix
29 72 (11.01%) Data Warehouse

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
1 165 (25.23%) Apache Spark
2 139 (21.25%) SAS
3 35 (5.35%) Apache Pig
4 15 (2.29%) Apache
5 12 (1.83%) Apache Solr
6 11 (1.68%) Confluence
7 8 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.07%) nginx
9 5 (0.76%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.61%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.46%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.31%) CMS
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.15%) Jetty
13 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 66 (10.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (8.72%) SPSS
3 28 (4.28%) Stata
4 17 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.46%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.31%) EViews
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.15%) HipChat
9 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.15%) Simulink
9 1 (0.15%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.15%) FastStats
2 1 (0.15%) Primavera
2 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 68 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 16 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.99%) Google Analytics
6 9 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.22%) PaaS
8 7 (1.07%) GitHub
9 6 (0.92%) Azure Machine Learning
9 6 (0.92%) Route 53
10 5 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.61%) Google Play
11 4 (0.61%) SaaS
12 3 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.31%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.75%) Kerberos
2 5 (0.76%) Internet
3 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.61%) Wireless
4 3 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.31%) Skype
6 1 (0.15%) Broadband
6 1 (0.15%) Firewall
6 1 (0.15%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.15%) SMS
6 1 (0.15%) SNMP
6 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (31.04%) Hadoop
2 199 (30.43%) Big Data
3 107 (16.36%) Apache Hive
4 72 (11.01%) Data Warehouse
5 68 (10.40%) NoSQL
6 67 (10.24%) Data Mining
6 67 (10.24%) Relational Database
7 64 (9.79%) MongoDB
8 61 (9.33%) Power BI
9 46 (7.03%) SQL Server
10 41 (6.27%) QlikView
11 39 (5.96%) Impala
12 37 (5.66%) MySQL
13 31 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
13 31 (4.74%) Qlik Sense
14 29 (4.43%) BusinessObjects
15 26 (3.98%) HBase
15 26 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (4.89%) Git (software)
1 32 (4.89%) JIRA
2 12 (1.83%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.68%) Selenium
4 10 (1.53%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.22%) JUnit
6 7 (1.07%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.07%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.61%) RStudio
10 3 (0.46%) Gradle
10 3 (0.46%) Maven
10 3 (0.46%) Subversion
11 2 (0.31%) Bower
11 2 (0.31%) ERwin
11 2 (0.31%) Grunt
11 2 (0.31%) gulp
11 2 (0.31%) Mocha
11 2 (0.31%) Travis CI
General
1 178 (27.22%) Finance
2 64 (9.79%) Marketing
3 63 (9.63%) Banking
4 43 (6.57%) Front Office
5 29 (4.43%) Retail
6 27 (4.13%) Investment Banking
7 23 (3.52%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.60%) Financial Institution
8 17 (2.60%) Games
9 16 (2.45%) Electronics
10 13 (1.99%) Publishing
11 12 (1.83%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (1.07%) Advertising
14 6 (0.92%) Back Office
15 3 (0.46%) Automotive
15 3 (0.46%) Legal
16 2 (0.31%) French Language
16 2 (0.31%) Law
16 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 197 (30.12%) Data Scientist
2 183 (27.98%) Analyst
3 111 (16.97%) Developer
4 78 (11.93%) Data Analyst
5 63 (9.63%) Data Engineer
6 54 (8.26%) Business Analyst
7 39 (5.96%) Python Developer
8 37 (5.66%) Big Data Engineer
9 34 (5.20%) Architect
10 29 (4.43%) Senior Data Scientist
11 22 (3.36%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 20 (3.06%) Data Architect
12 20 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (2.91%) Cloud Engineer
14 18 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (2.60%) Banking Analyst
15 17 (2.60%) Big Data Developer
15 17 (2.60%) R Developer
15 17 (2.60%) SQL Analyst
16 15 (2.29%) Qualitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.20%) Natural Language Processing
2 33 (5.05%) D3.js
3 32 (4.89%) Kafka
4 31 (4.74%) JSON
5 20 (3.06%) TensorFlow
6 19 (2.91%) HTML
7 17 (2.60%) JMS
8 16 (2.45%) Keras
8 16 (2.45%) MLlib
9 15 (2.29%) RESTful
9 15 (2.29%) Web Services
10 13 (1.99%) ActiveMQ
10 13 (1.99%) Hibernate
11 12 (1.83%) REST
12 11 (1.68%) .NET
12 11 (1.68%) Spring
13 10 (1.53%) Lucene
13 10 (1.53%) scikit-learn
13 10 (1.53%) XML
14 9 (1.38%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 193 (29.51%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (14.07%) Algorithms
3 76 (11.62%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.21%) Market Risk
5 19 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.60%) Fintech
7 15 (2.29%) Credit Risk
7 15 (2.29%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.29%) Fixed Income
8 13 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.99%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.83%) User Experience
10 10 (1.53%) Equities
11 9 (1.38%) Replication
12 7 (1.07%) Derivative
12 7 (1.07%) OTC Derivatives
13 6 (0.92%) Online Games
13 6 (0.92%) Reference Data
14 5 (0.76%) Digital Media
15 4 (0.61%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 83 (12.69%) Linux
2 75 (11.47%) Unix
3 28 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (1.53%) CentOS
5 6 (0.92%) Mac OS X
5 6 (0.92%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.61%) Windows
7 3 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.15%) MVS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (46.18%) Analytics
2 223 (34.10%) Machine Learning
3 169 (25.84%) Visualisation
4 134 (20.49%) Mathematics
5 133 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
6 132 (20.18%) Statistics
7 130 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
8 125 (19.11%) Data Visualisation
9 99 (15.14%) Data Analytics
10 85 (13.00%) Data Modelling
11 80 (12.23%) Data Analysis
12 54 (8.26%) Statistical Modelling
13 51 (7.80%) ETL
14 45 (6.88%) Predictive Analytics
15 44 (6.73%) Scrum
16 40 (6.12%) Actionable Insight
17 39 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (5.81%) E-Commerce
18 38 (5.81%) Open Source
18 38 (5.81%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 416 (63.61%) Python
2 352 (53.82%) SQL
3 126 (19.27%) Java
4 81 (12.39%) Scala
5 76 (11.62%) MATLAB
6 46 (7.03%) VBA
7 45 (6.88%) JavaScript
8 41 (6.27%) C#
9 34 (5.20%) C++
10 23 (3.52%) C
11 19 (2.91%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.75%) Perl
12 18 (2.75%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.60%) T-SQL
14 15 (2.29%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.83%) Ruby
15 12 (1.83%) VB
16 10 (1.53%) GraphQL
17 7 (1.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.92%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 146 (22.32%) Degree
2 44 (6.73%) PhD
3 26 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 25 (3.82%) Numerate Degree
5 24 (3.67%) Master's Degree
6 21 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (2.14%) Postgraduate
8 12 (1.83%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.05%) Data Quality
2 26 (3.98%) QA
3 5 (0.76%) IFRS
3 5 (0.76%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.31%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.15%) Basel III
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) GCP
5 1 (0.15%) MiFID
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (3.06%) Docker
2 8 (1.22%) HDFS
3 5 (0.76%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.46%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.15%) Varnish
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (2.75%) Terraform
2 14 (2.14%) Hadoop YARN
3 13 (1.99%) Puppet
4 9 (1.38%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.76%) Ansible
6 3 (0.46%) Grafana
6 3 (0.46%) StatsD
7 2 (0.31%) Mesos
7 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.15%) Kibana
8 1 (0.15%) SCCM
8 1 (0.15%) SCOM
8 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 124 (18.96%) Tableau
2 63 (9.63%) Microsoft
3 45 (6.88%) Oracle
4 39 (5.96%) Google
5 25 (3.82%) Teradata
6 23 (3.52%) Cloudera
7 20 (3.06%) SAP
8 19 (2.91%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.99%) IBM
10 11 (1.68%) Bloomberg
10 11 (1.68%) Informatica
10 11 (1.68%) Reuters
11 10 (1.53%) MicroStrategy
12 9 (1.38%) Alteryx
12 9 (1.38%) Calypso
13 8 (1.22%) Splunk
14 6 (0.92%) Hortonworks
15 5 (0.76%) Datameer
16 4 (0.61%) Netezza
16 4 (0.61%) Sybase