Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 394 359 458
Rank change year-on-year -35 +99 +126
Contract jobs citing R 661 669 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.67% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.44% 1.61% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 453 349
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% -6.00%
10th Percentile £348 £325 £306
90th Percentile £690 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 11
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £21.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% +66.43% -29.90%
10th Percentile £18.26 £19.34 £16.25
90th Percentile £48.38 £46.28 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £42.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -49.57% +104.88% +70.83%

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 45,866 41,586 42,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.47% 41.91% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,162 28,869 29,199
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 790 913
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.08 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +1.35%

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 16 October 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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 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 -17 614 £500 - 234
London -9 427 £525 - 133
UK excluding London -7 233 £463 +8.82% 114
South East +43 91 £525 +40.00% 33
North of England -9 34 £525 +23.53% 23
South West -6 27 £425 -10.53% 13
Scotland -14 27 £425 -10.53% 8
Midlands -36 22 £350 -22.22% 19
Yorkshire -10 21 £475 +11.76% 13
East of England -29 15 £425 -19.05% 13
Wales -11 14 £445 -11.00%
West Midlands -42 12 £350 -22.22% 10
East Midlands -4 10 £425 -15.08% 9
North East +9 7 £650 +52.94% 2
North West -8 6 £538 +13.16% 8
Northern Ireland +33 3 - - 5

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 483 (73.07%) Python
2 354 (53.56%) SQL
3 277 (41.91%) Analytics
4 276 (41.75%) Data Science
5 183 (27.69%) Machine Learning
6 181 (27.38%) Analytical Skills
7 178 (26.93%) Big Data
8 174 (26.32%) Finance
9 170 (25.72%) Hadoop
10 150 (22.69%) Visualisation
11 149 (22.54%) SAS
12 147 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
13 141 (21.33%) Java
14 136 (20.57%) Mathematics
15 128 (19.36%) Business Intelligence
16 121 (18.31%) Degree
17 119 (18.00%) Statistics
17 119 (18.00%) Apache Spark
18 118 (17.85%) Amazon AWS
19 108 (16.34%) Tableau
20 99 (14.98%) Algorithms
21 94 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
22 92 (13.92%) SQL Server
23 88 (13.31%) Computer Science
24 82 (12.41%) ETL
25 80 (12.10%) MATLAB
25 80 (12.10%) Data Analysis
25 80 (12.10%) Power BI
26 76 (11.50%) C#
27 74 (11.20%) Linux

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
1 149 (22.54%) SAS
2 119 (18.00%) Apache Spark
3 17 (2.57%) Apache
4 15 (2.27%) Apache Pig
4 15 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.36%) Jupyter
7 7 (1.06%) CMS
7 7 (1.06%) Confluence
7 7 (1.06%) IIS
7 7 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.76%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 51 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (4.99%) SPSS
3 9 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.21%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.76%) Stata
6 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.30%) EViews
7 2 (0.30%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.30%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.15%) InVision
8 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.61%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.30%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) FastStats
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 118 (17.85%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (4.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (2.87%) Azure Machine Learning
6 18 (2.72%) Azure Data Factory
7 17 (2.57%) Amazon S3
8 16 (2.42%) Data Lake Analytics
9 13 (1.97%) GitHub
9 13 (1.97%) PaaS
10 11 (1.66%) Amazon EMR
10 11 (1.66%) Google Analytics
11 7 (1.06%) IaaS
12 6 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.76%) Serverless
14 4 (0.61%) SaaS
15 3 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
16 2 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.30%) NuGet
16 2 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.76%) Internet
1 5 (0.76%) SSL
1 5 (0.76%) VPN
2 4 (0.61%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.45%) Firewall
3 3 (0.45%) SNA
4 2 (0.30%) DNS
4 2 (0.30%) LAN
4 2 (0.30%) SMS
4 2 (0.30%) SSH
4 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.30%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.30%) WAN
5 1 (0.15%) AMQP
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.15%) Network Security
5 1 (0.15%) PBX
5 1 (0.15%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (0.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (26.93%) Big Data
2 170 (25.72%) Hadoop
3 92 (13.92%) SQL Server
4 80 (12.10%) Power BI
5 70 (10.59%) Data Warehouse
6 65 (9.83%) Apache Hive
6 65 (9.83%) Relational Database
7 62 (9.38%) NoSQL
8 61 (9.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (6.81%) Data Lake
9 45 (6.81%) Data Mining
10 44 (6.66%) MongoDB
11 37 (5.60%) MySQL
12 36 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
13 33 (4.99%) Impala
13 33 (4.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 31 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
15 28 (4.24%) HBase
16 27 (4.08%) Spotfire
17 20 (3.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 59 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 51 (7.72%) Jenkins
3 35 (5.30%) JIRA
4 20 (3.03%) RStudio
5 15 (2.27%) Bitbucket
6 13 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (1.82%) Maven
8 11 (1.66%) Vagrant
9 9 (1.36%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.21%) Selenium
10 8 (1.21%) Subversion
11 7 (1.06%) Artifactory
11 7 (1.06%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.06%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.76%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.76%) Toad
14 4 (0.61%) FishEye
14 4 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.45%) Gradle
General
1 174 (26.32%) Finance
2 45 (6.81%) Banking
2 45 (6.81%) Marketing
3 41 (6.20%) Front Office
4 38 (5.75%) Retail
5 15 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.66%) Advertising
7 10 (1.51%) Games
8 9 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.21%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.91%) Electronics
12 5 (0.76%) Automotive
12 5 (0.76%) Law
12 5 (0.76%) Legal
12 5 (0.76%) Publishing
13 4 (0.61%) Back Office
14 3 (0.45%) French Language
14 3 (0.45%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 167 (25.26%) Data Scientist
2 128 (19.36%) Developer
3 127 (19.21%) Analyst
4 63 (9.53%) Data Analyst
5 58 (8.77%) Data Engineer
6 52 (7.87%) Consultant
7 35 (5.30%) Architect
8 32 (4.84%) Data Consultant
9 28 (4.24%) C# Developer
10 27 (4.08%) Python Developer
11 24 (3.63%) Python Engineer
12 23 (3.48%) Big Data Engineer
12 23 (3.48%) Senior Data Scientist
12 23 (3.48%) SQL Developer
13 20 (3.03%) Analytics Consultant
13 20 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
13 20 (3.03%) Data Architect
14 19 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
15 16 (2.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 16 (2.42%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (7.87%) Kafka
2 44 (6.66%) HTML
3 43 (6.51%) Natural Language Processing
4 41 (6.20%) .NET
5 35 (5.30%) AngularJS
6 31 (4.69%) TensorFlow
7 25 (3.78%) HTML5
8 18 (2.72%) Node.js
8 18 (2.72%) React
9 17 (2.57%) Pandas
9 17 (2.57%) Web Services
10 16 (2.42%) scikit-learn
11 15 (2.27%) Keras
12 13 (1.97%) CSS
12 13 (1.97%) NumPy
13 12 (1.82%) D3.js
13 12 (1.82%) Theano
14 11 (1.66%) ASP.NET
14 11 (1.66%) RxJS
14 11 (1.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 181 (27.38%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (14.98%) Algorithms
3 88 (13.31%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (2.57%) User Experience
5 12 (1.82%) Fixed Income
6 11 (1.66%) Derivative
7 10 (1.51%) Credit Risk
7 10 (1.51%) Equities
7 10 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.36%) Digital Media
8 9 (1.36%) Fintech
8 9 (1.36%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.36%) Reference Data
9 8 (1.21%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.21%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.21%) Taxonomies
9 8 (1.21%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.06%) Market Risk
10 7 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.20%) Linux
2 38 (5.75%) Unix
3 18 (2.72%) Windows
4 11 (1.66%) Ubuntu
5 7 (1.06%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) Android
8 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (41.91%) Analytics
2 276 (41.75%) Data Science
3 183 (27.69%) Machine Learning
4 150 (22.69%) Visualisation
5 147 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
6 136 (20.57%) Mathematics
7 128 (19.36%) Business Intelligence
8 119 (18.00%) Statistics
9 82 (12.41%) ETL
10 80 (12.10%) Data Analysis
11 73 (11.04%) Data Visualisation
11 73 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
12 72 (10.89%) Data Analytics
13 65 (9.83%) Data Modelling
14 62 (9.38%) DevOps
15 50 (7.56%) Artificial Intelligence
16 49 (7.41%) Open Source
17 47 (7.11%) Statistical Modelling
18 46 (6.96%) Software Engineering
19 45 (6.81%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 483 (73.07%) Python
2 354 (53.56%) SQL
3 141 (21.33%) Java
4 80 (12.10%) MATLAB
5 76 (11.50%) C#
6 73 (11.04%) Scala
7 49 (7.41%) JavaScript
8 41 (6.20%) C++
9 30 (4.54%) VBA
10 28 (4.24%) T-SQL
11 23 (3.48%) Bash Shell
12 21 (3.18%) C
13 19 (2.87%) PL/SQL
14 17 (2.57%) Perl
14 17 (2.57%) PHP
15 16 (2.42%) U-SQL
16 14 (2.12%) Ruby
17 10 (1.51%) VB.NET
17 10 (1.51%) VBScript
18 9 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 121 (18.31%) Degree
2 65 (9.83%) PhD
3 22 (3.33%) Numerate Degree
4 20 (3.03%) Master's Degree
4 20 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 16 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.61%) MBA
9 3 (0.45%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) CCIE
11 1 (0.15%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (0.15%) CCNP
11 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) MCSA
11 1 (0.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.11%) Data Quality
2 24 (3.63%) QA
3 18 (2.72%) GDPR
4 8 (1.21%) IFRS
4 8 (1.21%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.15%) CDISC
6 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
6 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (6.81%) Docker
2 26 (3.93%) Apache Flume
3 11 (1.66%) HDFS
4 4 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.30%) iptables
5 2 (0.30%) NFS
6 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (3.78%) Terraform
2 19 (2.87%) Kubernetes
3 17 (2.57%) Ansible
4 16 (2.42%) Puppet
5 11 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.06%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.76%) Kibana
7 5 (0.76%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.45%) Oozie
9 2 (0.30%) Mesos
10 1 (0.15%) CASB
10 1 (0.15%) Control-M
10 1 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 108 (16.34%) Tableau
2 69 (10.44%) Microsoft
3 62 (9.38%) Oracle
4 38 (5.75%) Google
5 37 (5.60%) Cloudera
6 30 (4.54%) Teradata
7 28 (4.24%) Alteryx
8 27 (4.08%) Hortonworks
9 24 (3.63%) Informatica
10 17 (2.57%) SAP
11 16 (2.42%) Talend
12 15 (2.27%) MapR
13 11 (1.66%) Datameer
14 10 (1.51%) IBM
15 8 (1.21%) RapidMiner
16 7 (1.06%) Sitecore
17 6 (0.91%) Bloomberg
17 6 (0.91%) Databricks
17 6 (0.91%) Red Hat
18 5 (0.76%) New Relic