Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 494 535
Rank change year-on-year +143 +41 +170
Contract jobs citing R 640 455 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.62% 1.07% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 329 261
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £355
90th Percentile £675 £628 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £450 £590
% change year-on-year +4.17% -23.73% +38.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £19.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.32% -36.67% -
10th Percentile £20.53 £17.50 £21.25
90th Percentile £45.93 £20.50 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year +121.05% - -

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 39610 42579 42705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.66% 38.70% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27147 29186 28205
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 917 880
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.27 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +146 596 £500 +5.26% 95
London +101 460 £500 +5.26% 47
UK excluding London +75 165 £469 +4.17% 54
South East +26 47 £425 - 7
East of England +16 31 £500 +53.85% 11
Scotland +54 27 £475 +35.71% 6
Midlands +19 25 £438 -10.71% 1
North of England +60 17 £425 -20.93% 21
East Midlands 0 16 £425 -5.56% 1
North West +29 12 £375 -18.92% 9
South West -18 10 £600 +41.18% 8
West Midlands +16 8 £450 -8.16%
Wales - 6 £575 -
North East +62 5 £425 -39.29% 3
Northern Ireland -43 2 £403 -
Yorkshire +17 1 £425 -37.04% 9

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 404 (63.13%) Python
2 359 (56.09%) SQL
3 317 (49.53%) Analytics
4 229 (35.78%) Hadoop
5 222 (34.69%) Big Data
6 190 (29.69%) Machine Learning
7 188 (29.38%) Apache Spark
8 180 (28.13%) Visualisation
9 174 (27.19%) Analytical Skills
10 160 (25.00%) Finance
11 158 (24.69%) Degree
12 153 (23.91%) SAS
13 152 (23.75%) Business Intelligence
14 128 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
15 126 (19.69%) Mathematics
15 126 (19.69%) Java
16 123 (19.22%) Statistics
17 119 (18.59%) Data Visualisation
18 115 (17.97%) Apache Hive
19 114 (17.81%) Tableau
20 101 (15.78%) Data Analytics
21 96 (15.00%) Data Modelling
22 86 (13.44%) Scala
23 84 (13.13%) Algorithms
24 82 (12.81%) Relational Database
24 82 (12.81%) MATLAB
25 78 (12.19%) Linux
26 77 (12.03%) Marketing
27 74 (11.56%) Computer Science
28 73 (11.41%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 188 (29.38%) Apache Spark
2 153 (23.91%) SAS
3 43 (6.72%) Apache Pig
4 20 (3.13%) Apache
5 15 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.56%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.41%) Confluence
7 9 (1.41%) Drupal
8 8 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.63%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.47%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.47%) CMS
10 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.31%) CICS
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.16%) IPython
Applications
1 73 (11.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (8.28%) SPSS
3 27 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (3.59%) Stata
5 17 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.09%) S-PLUS
8 6 (0.94%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.47%) Weka
10 2 (0.31%) EViews
10 2 (0.31%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.16%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.16%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (1.41%) FastStats
2 8 (1.25%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 59 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.50%) Google Analytics
4 13 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (1.56%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.41%) GitHub
8 7 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
8 7 (1.09%) Azure Machine Learning
8 7 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.78%) SaaS
11 4 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.63%) PaaS
12 3 (0.47%) Google Play
13 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
14 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.81%) Kerberos
2 4 (0.63%) Internet
2 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.47%) Wireless
4 2 (0.31%) Firewall
4 2 (0.31%) HTTP
4 2 (0.31%) Skype
5 1 (0.16%) DNS
5 1 (0.16%) LDAP
5 1 (0.16%) SNMP
5 1 (0.16%) SSL
5 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (35.78%) Hadoop
2 222 (34.69%) Big Data
3 115 (17.97%) Apache Hive
4 82 (12.81%) Relational Database
5 72 (11.25%) Data Mining
6 66 (10.31%) Data Warehouse
6 66 (10.31%) Power BI
7 64 (10.00%) SQL Server
8 61 (9.53%) NoSQL
9 52 (8.13%) MongoDB
10 42 (6.56%) QlikView
11 39 (6.09%) HBase
12 38 (5.94%) Impala
13 34 (5.31%) Apache Cassandra
14 31 (4.84%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (4.22%) MySQL
16 23 (3.59%) Qlik Sense
16 23 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (2.50%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 35 (5.47%) Git (software)
2 31 (4.84%) JIRA
3 15 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 14 (2.19%) Selenium
5 10 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.25%) JUnit
7 5 (0.78%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.78%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.47%) Maven
8 3 (0.47%) Toad
8 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.31%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.31%) ERwin
9 2 (0.31%) GoCD
9 2 (0.31%) Gradle
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.31%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.31%) Subversion
9 2 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 160 (25.00%) Finance
2 77 (12.03%) Marketing
3 68 (10.63%) Banking
4 44 (6.88%) Front Office
5 27 (4.22%) Retail
6 18 (2.81%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.66%) Publishing
8 16 (2.50%) Financial Institution
9 13 (2.03%) Electronics
10 11 (1.72%) Games
10 11 (1.72%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.41%) Legal
12 6 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.78%) Back Office
14 3 (0.47%) Advertising
14 3 (0.47%) German Language
15 2 (0.31%) Automotive
15 2 (0.31%) French Language
15 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 190 (29.69%) Analyst
2 160 (25.00%) Data Scientist
3 143 (22.34%) Developer
4 96 (15.00%) Data Analyst
5 54 (8.44%) Data Engineer
6 46 (7.19%) Python Developer
7 44 (6.88%) Business Analyst
8 36 (5.63%) Big Data Engineer
9 32 (5.00%) Architect
10 27 (4.22%) SQL Analyst
11 23 (3.59%) R Developer
12 22 (3.44%) Big Data Developer
13 21 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 21 (3.28%) Data Architect
13 21 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
15 19 (2.97%) Junior
15 19 (2.97%) Machine Learning Scientist
15 19 (2.97%) Senior Data Scientist
16 18 (2.81%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.47%) Kafka
2 28 (4.38%) JSON
3 27 (4.22%) D3.js
3 27 (4.22%) Natural Language Processing
4 23 (3.59%) Web Services
5 17 (2.66%) .NET
5 17 (2.66%) HTML
6 12 (1.88%) CSS
7 11 (1.72%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.72%) Node.js
7 11 (1.72%) RESTful
7 11 (1.72%) XML
8 10 (1.56%) MLlib
8 10 (1.56%) React
9 8 (1.25%) ActiveMQ
9 8 (1.25%) JMS
10 7 (1.09%) HTML5
10 7 (1.09%) REST
10 7 (1.09%) Sass
10 7 (1.09%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 174 (27.19%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (13.13%) Algorithms
3 74 (11.56%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.97%) Fixed Income
4 19 (2.97%) Market Risk
5 18 (2.81%) Data Structures
5 18 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.19%) User Experience
7 12 (1.88%) Fintech
7 12 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.72%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.09%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.78%) NHS
13 4 (0.63%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.63%) Online Games
13 4 (0.63%) Replication
13 4 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (12.19%) Linux
2 61 (9.53%) Unix
3 22 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.09%) Windows
5 5 (0.78%) CentOS
5 5 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.47%) MVS
7 1 (0.16%) Android
7 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (49.53%) Analytics
2 190 (29.69%) Machine Learning
3 180 (28.13%) Visualisation
4 152 (23.75%) Business Intelligence
5 128 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 126 (19.69%) Mathematics
7 123 (19.22%) Statistics
8 119 (18.59%) Data Visualisation
9 101 (15.78%) Data Analytics
10 96 (15.00%) Data Modelling
11 73 (11.41%) ETL
12 72 (11.25%) Data Analysis
13 67 (10.47%) Statistical Modelling
14 48 (7.50%) Predictive Modelling
15 46 (7.19%) E-Commerce
16 44 (6.88%) Predictive Analytics
17 40 (6.25%) Scrum
18 38 (5.94%) Data Management
19 35 (5.47%) Actionable Insight
19 35 (5.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 404 (63.13%) Python
2 359 (56.09%) SQL
3 126 (19.69%) Java
4 86 (13.44%) Scala
5 82 (12.81%) MATLAB
6 44 (6.88%) C++
6 44 (6.88%) VBA
7 35 (5.47%) JavaScript
8 33 (5.16%) C#
9 21 (3.28%) C
10 19 (2.97%) T-SQL
11 18 (2.81%) Shell Script
12 16 (2.50%) Perl
13 14 (2.19%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.88%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.88%) VB
15 11 (1.72%) Ruby
16 7 (1.09%) PHP
17 6 (0.94%) Julia
18 5 (0.78%) Go
Qualifications
1 158 (24.69%) Degree
2 45 (7.03%) PhD
3 26 (4.06%) Numerate Degree
3 26 (4.06%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (2.50%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.72%) Postgraduate
7 9 (1.41%) CCA
8 6 (0.94%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.31%) CISA
9 2 (0.31%) CISM
9 2 (0.31%) CISSP
9 2 (0.31%) GSEC
9 2 (0.31%) ISEB
10 1 (0.16%) CBAP
10 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) IIBA
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.84%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.44%) QA
3 5 (0.78%) IFRS
3 5 (0.78%) IFRS 9
4 4 (0.63%) IAS 39
5 2 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.31%) CDISC
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (2.50%) HDFS
2 15 (2.34%) Apache Flume
3 10 (1.56%) Docker
4 4 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.47%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.31%) KVM
6 2 (0.31%) LXC
6 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.31%) Xen
7 1 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (1.72%) Terraform
2 10 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (1.09%) Puppet
4 6 (0.94%) Ansible
4 6 (0.94%) Oozie
4 6 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.63%) Grafana
6 4 (0.63%) StatsD
7 2 (0.31%) Mesos
8 1 (0.16%) Kibana
8 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 114 (17.81%) Tableau
2 65 (10.16%) Microsoft
3 61 (9.53%) Oracle
4 36 (5.63%) Teradata
5 35 (5.47%) Google
6 25 (3.91%) Cloudera
7 18 (2.81%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.81%) SAP
8 15 (2.34%) MicroStrategy
9 12 (1.88%) IBM
9 12 (1.88%) Informatica
10 11 (1.72%) Cognos
11 10 (1.56%) Splunk
12 9 (1.41%) Bloomberg
12 9 (1.41%) Netezza
12 9 (1.41%) Reuters
13 8 (1.25%) Apteco
13 8 (1.25%) Calypso
13 8 (1.25%) Sybase
14 7 (1.09%) Alteryx
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Networkers
Rate: £130 - £240 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants Limited
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
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Empiric
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