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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 378 292 250
Rank change year-on-year -86 -42 +91
Contract jobs citing R 586 606 427
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.91% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.78% 2.26% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 377 346
10th Percentile £325 £293 £363
25th Percentile £431 £400 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £528
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -1.42% +0.48%
75th Percentile £660 £600 £613
90th Percentile £750 £650 £719
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £493 £450
% change year-on-year +0.41% +9.56% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 42 10
10th Percentile £19.50 £19.57 £16.90
25th Percentile £23.25 £23.56 £26.31
Median hourly rate £35.50 £25.75 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +37.86% -33.12% +83.73%
75th Percentile £48.13 £46.22 £57.88
90th Percentile £65.38 £65.54 £71.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.46 £25.25 £56.50
% change year-on-year +28.53% -55.31% +169.63%

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 32,919 26,818 17,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.76% 40.42% 41.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,019 18,929 12,101
10th Percentile £396 £340 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £667 £600 £588
90th Percentile £763 £699 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £448 £450
% change year-on-year +11.73% -0.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 473 294
10th Percentile £18.58 £16.33 £17.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% - -3.41%
75th Percentile £63.43 £53.38 £50.00
90th Percentile £72.50 £64.00 £57.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.81 £40.75 £42.25
% change year-on-year +27.14% -3.55% -3.98%

R
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing R as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for R in the UK

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing R.

Daily rate trend for R in the UK

R
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing R over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing R.

Hourly rate trend for R in the UK

R
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing R over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -90 494 £550 +4.76% 112
London -64 318 £595 +10.19% 48
Work from Home -112 265 £540 +8.00% 28
UK excluding London -71 174 £495 +0.41% 69
South East -53 47 £350 -31.87% 17
Midlands -15 42 £530 +7.61% 11
West Midlands -22 36 £540 +9.09% 10
North of England -52 24 £450 -14.29% 19
Scotland -1 22 £490 +15.29% 4
East of England -3 21 £550 +62.96% 9
Yorkshire -31 15 £450 -12.20% 7
South West -29 12 £375 -37.50% 6
North West -27 9 £315 -49.60% 10
Wales -33 6 £334 -21.47%
East Midlands -10 5 £333 +7.26% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £500 - 3

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 474 (80.89%) Python
2 352 (60.07%) SQL
3 284 (48.46%) Analytics
4 218 (37.20%) Agile
5 205 (34.98%) Data Science
6 187 (31.91%) Analytical Skills
7 169 (28.84%) Visualisation
8 156 (26.62%) Finance
9 147 (25.09%) Business Intelligence
9 147 (25.09%) Azure
10 133 (22.70%) Data Analysis
11 129 (22.01%) Microsoft Excel
11 129 (22.01%) Social Skills
12 126 (21.50%) Machine Learning
13 122 (20.82%) Statistics
14 119 (20.31%) AWS
15 115 (19.62%) Tableau
16 110 (18.77%) Git (software)
16 110 (18.77%) Power Platform
16 110 (18.77%) Power BI
17 105 (17.92%) Data Visualisation
18 99 (16.89%) Microsoft
19 96 (16.38%) Software Engineering
20 94 (16.04%) Java
20 94 (16.04%) Hadoop
21 93 (15.87%) Scala
22 92 (15.70%) Apache Spark
23 89 (15.19%) ETL
24 88 (15.02%) Data Modelling
25 87 (14.85%) Scrum

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 92 (15.70%) Apache Spark
2 78 (13.31%) SAS
3 49 (8.36%) Confluence
4 41 (7.00%) Apache Airflow
5 37 (6.31%) Apache
6 18 (3.07%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.68%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.51%) Camunda
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 129 (22.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (5.80%) SPSS
3 18 (3.07%) Stata
4 11 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Oracle AML
1 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.51%) Maximo
2 3 (0.51%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.17%) Shopify
3 1 (0.17%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 147 (25.09%) Azure
2 119 (20.31%) AWS
3 110 (18.77%) Power Platform
4 85 (14.51%) GCP
5 31 (5.29%) Google Analytics
6 30 (5.12%) Google Data Studio
7 25 (4.27%) Azure Data Factory
8 22 (3.75%) GitHub
9 19 (3.24%) Serverless
10 18 (3.07%) Snowflake
11 16 (2.73%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 16 (2.73%) Vertex AI
12 14 (2.39%) Amazon SageMaker
12 14 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.88%) Azure DevOps
14 9 (1.54%) Amazon S3
14 9 (1.54%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 9 (1.54%) Azure Machine Learning
14 9 (1.54%) PaaS
15 7 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.22%) HTTP
2 9 (1.54%) SSH
3 4 (0.68%) LAN
3 4 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (0.51%) 4G
5 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.17%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.17%) Internet
6 1 (0.17%) Multicast
6 1 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (19.62%) Tableau
2 110 (18.77%) Power BI
3 94 (16.04%) Hadoop
4 87 (14.85%) Big Data
5 75 (12.80%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (11.60%) NoSQL
7 55 (9.39%) BigQuery
8 48 (8.19%) Data Mining
9 41 (7.00%) HBase
10 40 (6.83%) Apache Hive
10 40 (6.83%) MySQL
10 40 (6.83%) Relational Database
11 38 (6.48%) Data Lake
12 32 (5.46%) Pentaho
12 32 (5.46%) SQL Server
13 20 (3.41%) Impala
14 14 (2.39%) Looker
14 14 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (2.39%) Snowflake Schema
15 13 (2.22%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 110 (18.77%) Git (software)
2 70 (11.95%) JIRA
3 69 (11.77%) Jenkins
4 33 (5.63%) MLflow
5 27 (4.61%) Bitbucket
6 14 (2.39%) RStudio
7 13 (2.22%) Gradle
7 13 (2.22%) Hudson
8 12 (2.05%) Artifactory
9 7 (1.19%) GitLab
10 5 (0.85%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.68%) Crucible
11 4 (0.68%) FishEye
11 4 (0.68%) JUnit
11 4 (0.68%) Maven
11 4 (0.68%) Selenium
11 4 (0.68%) Subversion
11 4 (0.68%) TestNG
12 3 (0.51%) ER Studio
General
1 187 (31.91%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (26.62%) Finance
3 129 (22.01%) Social Skills
4 54 (9.22%) Public Sector
5 45 (7.68%) Front Office
6 35 (5.97%) Presentation Skills
7 32 (5.46%) Marketing
8 30 (5.12%) Banking
9 26 (4.44%) Influencing Skills
10 21 (3.58%) Retail
11 18 (3.07%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (2.56%) Telecoms
13 10 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
13 10 (1.71%) Law
14 7 (1.19%) Advertising
14 7 (1.19%) Publishing
15 6 (1.02%) Investment Banking
15 6 (1.02%) Legal
16 5 (0.85%) Games
16 5 (0.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 195 (33.28%) Analyst
2 110 (18.77%) Data Analyst
3 93 (15.87%) Data Scientist
4 74 (12.63%) Developer
5 51 (8.70%) Data Engineer
6 30 (5.12%) Senior Analyst
7 29 (4.95%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 27 (4.61%) Product Owner
9 26 (4.44%) Software Engineer
10 25 (4.27%) Architect
10 25 (4.27%) Performance Analyst
11 19 (3.24%) Business Analyst
11 19 (3.24%) Product Manager
12 18 (3.07%) Finance Manager
13 17 (2.90%) Senior Performance Analyst
14 15 (2.56%) Python Developer
15 14 (2.39%) Insight Analyst
15 14 (2.39%) Senior Data Scientist
15 14 (2.39%) Senior Developer
15 14 (2.39%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.04%) TensorFlow
2 41 (7.00%) PyTorch
3 32 (5.46%) Shiny
4 29 (4.95%) Pandas
5 28 (4.78%) Apache Beam
6 27 (4.61%) BentoML
7 20 (3.41%) NumPy
8 19 (3.24%) Kafka
9 17 (2.90%) Akka
9 17 (2.90%) PySpark
10 14 (2.39%) RESTful
10 14 (2.39%) Web Services
11 11 (1.88%) scikit-learn
12 10 (1.71%) Matplotlib
13 8 (1.37%) Spring
14 6 (1.02%) NLTK
14 6 (1.02%) pytest
14 6 (1.02%) REST
14 6 (1.02%) SciPy
14 6 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.68%) Algorithms
2 40 (6.83%) Fixed Income
3 36 (6.14%) Derivative
3 36 (6.14%) Hedge funds
4 35 (5.97%) Data Structures
5 30 (5.12%) OTC Derivatives
6 26 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.90%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.22%) Media Streaming
8 13 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
9 10 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.71%) User Experience
10 8 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.37%) NHS
11 7 (1.19%) Social Media
12 6 (1.02%) Clustering
12 6 (1.02%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (1.02%) Legacy Systems
12 6 (1.02%) Reinsurance
12 6 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.63%) Linux
2 41 (7.00%) Unix
3 40 (6.83%) Windows
4 3 (0.51%) VMS
5 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (48.46%) Analytics
2 218 (37.20%) Agile
3 205 (34.98%) Data Science
4 169 (28.84%) Visualisation
5 147 (25.09%) Business Intelligence
6 133 (22.70%) Data Analysis
7 126 (21.50%) Machine Learning
8 122 (20.82%) Statistics
9 105 (17.92%) Data Visualisation
10 96 (16.38%) Software Engineering
11 89 (15.19%) ETL
12 88 (15.02%) Data Modelling
13 87 (14.85%) Scrum
14 80 (13.65%) Computer Science
14 80 (13.65%) Mathematics
15 79 (13.48%) Data Analytics
16 71 (12.12%) Decision-Making
17 63 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
18 61 (10.41%) Data Engineering
19 60 (10.24%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 474 (80.89%) Python
2 352 (60.07%) SQL
3 94 (16.04%) Java
4 93 (15.87%) Scala
5 77 (13.14%) VBA
6 40 (6.83%) MATLAB
7 35 (5.97%) PL/SQL
7 35 (5.97%) Shell Script
8 34 (5.80%) Perl
9 33 (5.63%) HiveQL
10 20 (3.41%) C
11 19 (3.24%) C++
12 16 (2.73%) Bash
13 15 (2.56%) JavaScript
13 15 (2.56%) PowerShell
14 12 (2.05%) PHP
14 12 (2.05%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.88%) SAS Macro
16 10 (1.71%) C#
17 6 (1.02%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 80 (13.65%) Degree
2 65 (11.09%) Security Cleared
3 57 (9.73%) SC Cleared
4 43 (7.34%) PhD
5 12 (2.05%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (1.37%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.34%) Tableau Certification
10 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.36%) QA
2 43 (7.34%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.37%) Accessibility
4 5 (0.85%) PMO
5 2 (0.34%) CDISC
5 2 (0.34%) GDPR
5 2 (0.34%) IFRS
5 2 (0.34%) IFRS 17
6 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.17%) COREP
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) LOINC
6 1 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 74 (12.63%) Docker
2 60 (10.24%) HDFS
3 9 (1.54%) OpenSSH
4 5 (0.85%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.17%) NFS
5 1 (0.17%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 33 (5.63%) Kubernetes
2 27 (4.61%) Kubeflow
3 14 (2.39%) Ansible
4 9 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.02%) Oozie
6 3 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.51%) Rancher
6 3 (0.51%) Terraform
7 2 (0.34%) Control-M
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.17%) Consul
8 1 (0.17%) Galera Cluster
8 1 (0.17%) Kibana
8 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.17%) Puppet
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 99 (16.89%) Microsoft
2 61 (10.41%) Google
3 52 (8.87%) Databricks
4 50 (8.53%) Oracle
5 35 (5.97%) Talend
6 30 (5.12%) Bloomberg
7 29 (4.95%) Alteryx
8 25 (4.27%) Informatica
9 21 (3.58%) BISAM
10 20 (3.41%) SAP
11 13 (2.22%) Teradata
12 12 (2.05%) Splunk
13 9 (1.54%) CA Agile Central
14 8 (1.37%) Adobe
15 6 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
16 4 (0.68%) Cognos
16 4 (0.68%) Hotjar
17 3 (0.51%) Mapinfo
17 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
17 3 (0.51%) Sparx