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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
UK
Rank 315 458 443
Rank change year-on-year +143 -15  
Contract jobs citing R 309 185 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.66% 0.92% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 139 133
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £475 £600
% change year-on-year -6.57% -20.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% -  

R is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18638 20170 19570
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.05% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12810 13769 12685
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 486 403
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing R as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +136 291 £500 - 115
London +119 227 £500 - 65
City of London +28 36 £475 -13.63% 16
South East +25 29 £444 -6.57% 15
West Sussex - 12 £550 -
Worthing - 11 £575 -
Surrey +18 8 £550 - 3
East of England - 8 £525 - 10
North West +31 7 £313 -51.92% 13
East Midlands +2 6 £331 -26.38%
South Wales - 6 £500 -
Wales - 6 £500 -
Edinburgh +22 5 £475 - 5
Scotland +17 5 £475 +35.71% 7
South West -7 5 £190 -57.77% 2
Manchester - 5 £313 - 10
Newport - 5 £500 -
Cardiff - 5 £500 -
Staines - 5 - -
Hampshire +14 4 £200 -20.00%
North East -10 4 £550 -21.42% 5
Cambridgeshire - 4 £513 - 6
Cramlington - 4 £550 -
Cambridge - 4 £513 - 4
Northumberland - 4 £550 -
Canary Wharf -2 3 £345 -
West Midlands +7 2 - - 3
Bristol +3 2 £190 -65.45%
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £140 -56.92% 1
Havant - 2 £469 -

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 500 (75.08%) Python
2 317 (47.60%) SQL
3 304 (45.65%) Hadoop
4 299 (44.89%) Big Data
5 281 (42.19%) Analytics
6 257 (38.59%) Apache Spark
7 217 (32.58%) Java
8 196 (29.43%) Scala
9 180 (27.03%) Machine Learning
10 173 (25.98%) Statistics
11 159 (23.87%) Apache Hive
12 158 (23.72%) Analytical Skills
13 152 (22.82%) Mathematics
14 143 (21.47%) Business Intelligence
15 133 (19.97%) Degree
15 133 (19.97%) Agile Software Development
16 131 (19.67%) Visualisation
17 127 (19.07%) Finance
18 121 (18.17%) SAS
18 121 (18.17%) Algorithms
19 118 (17.72%) Tableau
20 110 (16.52%) Relational Database
21 100 (15.02%) NoSQL
22 96 (14.41%) Kafka
23 85 (12.76%) Computer Science
24 83 (12.46%) ETL
25 82 (12.31%) Data Visualisation
26 76 (11.41%) PhD
26 76 (11.41%) Data Modelling
26 76 (11.41%) Linux

R
Top Related 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
1 257 (38.59%) Apache Spark
2 121 (18.17%) SAS
3 56 (8.41%) Apache Pig
4 41 (6.16%) Apache
5 39 (5.86%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.55%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.35%) Drupal
8 7 (1.05%) ArcGIS
8 7 (1.05%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.30%) CICS
11 2 (0.30%) CMS
11 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.15%) Confluence
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Spatial
12 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 46 (6.91%) SPSS
2 43 (6.46%) MS Excel
3 23 (3.45%) MS Office
4 12 (1.80%) Stata
5 9 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.35%) Weka
6 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.90%) S-PLUS
7 5 (0.75%) LaTeX
8 4 (0.60%) GNU Octave
8 4 (0.60%) MS Project
9 3 (0.45%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.30%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.15%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 11 (1.65%) FastStats
2 7 (1.05%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.30%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.30%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 71 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (3.15%) GitHub
5 19 (2.85%) Amazon S3
6 17 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (2.40%) Amazon Kinesis
8 12 (1.80%) Google Analytics
9 8 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (1.20%) SaaS
10 6 (0.90%) IaaS
10 6 (0.90%) PaaS
11 5 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.60%) Azure Machine Learning
12 4 (0.60%) Google Play
13 3 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.30%) Amazon Glacier
14 2 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.55%) Kerberos
1 17 (2.55%) LDAP
2 4 (0.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.15%) DNS
3 1 (0.15%) Firewall
3 1 (0.15%) FTP
3 1 (0.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (45.65%) Hadoop
2 299 (44.89%) Big Data
3 159 (23.87%) Apache Hive
4 110 (16.52%) Relational Database
5 100 (15.02%) NoSQL
6 71 (10.66%) MongoDB
6 71 (10.66%) SQL Server
7 67 (10.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 66 (9.91%) Data Mining
9 60 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
9 60 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
10 54 (8.11%) Power BI
11 43 (6.46%) HBase
11 43 (6.46%) QlikView
12 38 (5.71%) RDBMS
13 37 (5.56%) Impala
14 31 (4.65%) Sqoop
15 27 (4.05%) Data Lake
16 22 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 21 (3.15%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 66 (9.91%) Git (software)
2 49 (7.36%) JIRA
3 18 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.25%) Maven
5 11 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.60%) ERwin
7 4 (0.60%) Selenium
7 4 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.45%) JUnit
8 3 (0.45%) Subversion
9 2 (0.30%) Capybara
9 2 (0.30%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.30%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.30%) RSpec
9 2 (0.30%) Toad
9 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 127 (19.07%) Finance
2 70 (10.51%) Marketing
3 52 (7.81%) Banking
4 33 (4.95%) Retail
5 20 (3.00%) Front Office
6 15 (2.25%) Publishing
7 13 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.50%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.35%) Advertising
9 9 (1.35%) Legal
10 8 (1.20%) Games
11 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.75%) Electronics
13 3 (0.45%) German Language
13 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.15%) Automotive
15 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 158 (23.72%) Data Scientist
2 147 (22.07%) Analyst
2 147 (22.07%) Developer
3 87 (13.06%) Data Analyst
3 87 (13.06%) Data Engineer
4 62 (9.31%) Big Data Engineer
5 42 (6.31%) Hadoop Engineer
6 40 (6.01%) Architect
7 37 (5.56%) Python Developer
8 35 (5.26%) Big Data Developer
9 34 (5.11%) Data Architect
10 31 (4.65%) SQL Analyst
11 27 (4.05%) SQL Data Analyst
12 26 (3.90%) Hadoop Developer
13 22 (3.30%) Consultant
13 22 (3.30%) R Developer
14 21 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 19 (2.85%) Machine Learning Scientist
16 18 (2.70%) Machine Learning Engineer
17 17 (2.55%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (14.41%) Kafka
2 28 (4.20%) Web Services
3 26 (3.90%) scikit-learn
4 25 (3.75%) .NET
5 22 (3.30%) D3.js
5 22 (3.30%) Pandas
6 21 (3.15%) NumPy
7 18 (2.70%) Natural Language Processing
8 17 (2.55%) JMS
8 17 (2.55%) XML
9 16 (2.40%) JSON
10 14 (2.10%) HTML
11 12 (1.80%) Lucene
11 12 (1.80%) Spark Streaming
12 11 (1.65%) Node.js
12 11 (1.65%) Spring
13 10 (1.50%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.50%) Hibernate
13 10 (1.50%) SciPy
14 9 (1.35%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 158 (23.72%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (18.17%) Algorithms
3 85 (12.76%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.65%) Credit Risk
5 15 (2.25%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.50%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.35%) Fintech
9 8 (1.20%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.20%) User Experience
10 7 (1.05%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.90%) Derivative
12 5 (0.75%) Credit Derivative
12 5 (0.75%) Social Media
13 4 (0.60%) Equities
13 4 (0.60%) FMCG
13 4 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (11.41%) Linux
2 55 (8.26%) Unix
3 7 (1.05%) Windows
4 6 (0.90%) CentOS
4 6 (0.90%) MVS
5 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.15%) Android
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (42.19%) Analytics
2 180 (27.03%) Machine Learning
3 173 (25.98%) Statistics
4 152 (22.82%) Mathematics
5 143 (21.47%) Business Intelligence
6 133 (19.97%) Agile Software Development
7 131 (19.67%) Visualisation
8 83 (12.46%) ETL
9 82 (12.31%) Data Visualisation
10 76 (11.41%) Data Modelling
11 71 (10.66%) Data Analytics
11 71 (10.66%) MapReduce
12 69 (10.36%) Data Analysis
13 62 (9.31%) Open Source
14 48 (7.21%) Statistical Modelling
15 42 (6.31%) Predictive Modelling
15 42 (6.31%) Statistical Analysis
16 41 (6.16%) Web Analytics
17 38 (5.71%) Data Management
18 33 (4.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 500 (75.08%) Python
2 317 (47.60%) SQL
3 217 (32.58%) Java
4 196 (29.43%) Scala
5 75 (11.26%) C++
6 74 (11.11%) MATLAB
7 40 (6.01%) JavaScript
8 35 (5.26%) C#
9 26 (3.90%) Bash Shell
10 24 (3.60%) VBA
11 21 (3.15%) T-SQL
12 20 (3.00%) C
12 20 (3.00%) Perl
13 11 (1.65%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.65%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.05%) Ruby
15 6 (0.90%) Go
15 6 (0.90%) VB
16 5 (0.75%) PHP
17 4 (0.60%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 133 (19.97%) Degree
2 76 (11.41%) PhD
3 13 (1.95%) Postgraduate
4 9 (1.35%) CCA
5 8 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.90%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.45%) CFA
9 2 (0.30%) CBAP
9 2 (0.30%) CISA
9 2 (0.30%) CISM
9 2 (0.30%) CISSP
9 2 (0.30%) GSEC
9 2 (0.30%) IIBA
9 2 (0.30%) RHCE
9 2 (0.30%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.15%) CCNA
10 1 (0.15%) CCNP
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.50%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.30%) QA
3 3 (0.45%) IFRS
3 3 (0.45%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.30%) CDISC
4 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.30%) IAS 39
4 2 (0.30%) SDET
System Software
1 23 (3.45%) HDFS
2 18 (2.70%) Apache Flume
3 16 (2.40%) Docker
4 4 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.45%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.30%) KVM
6 2 (0.30%) LXC
6 2 (0.30%) Xen
7 1 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 24 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (3.00%) Ansible
2 20 (3.00%) Hadoop YARN
3 15 (2.25%) Puppet
4 12 (1.80%) Oozie
5 4 (0.60%) Kibana
5 4 (0.60%) Mesos
6 3 (0.45%) Terraform
7 2 (0.30%) Ambari
7 2 (0.30%) Grafana
7 2 (0.30%) Marathon
7 2 (0.30%) StatsD
7 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.15%) FreeIPA
8 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 118 (17.72%) Tableau
2 61 (9.16%) Microsoft
3 52 (7.81%) Teradata
4 50 (7.51%) Oracle
5 26 (3.90%) Cloudera
5 26 (3.90%) Hortonworks
6 23 (3.45%) Google
7 20 (3.00%) Cognos
7 20 (3.00%) SAP
8 17 (2.55%) MicroStrategy
9 14 (2.10%) Alteryx
9 14 (2.10%) Netezza
10 13 (1.95%) Sybase
11 10 (1.50%) IBM
12 9 (1.35%) RapidMiner
12 9 (1.35%) Talend
13 8 (1.20%) Splunk
14 7 (1.05%) Apteco
14 7 (1.05%) Cisco
15 6 (0.90%) Adobe
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