Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 359 528
Rank change year-on-year +48 +169 +29
Contract jobs citing R 792 607 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.67% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.83% 1.60% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 413 305
UK median daily rate £525 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.53% +4.74% -13.64%
10th Percentile £329 £292 £331
90th Percentile £700 £675 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 1
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +13.16% -65.45%
10th Percentile £18.26 £17.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £40.70 £50.05 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.44 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +20.21% -10.53% -

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 43,269 37,828 40,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.34% 41.55% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,176 25,939 28,019
UK median daily rate £460 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 814 933
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.13 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +6.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.83 £17.08 £14.13
90th Percentile £53.38 £54.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year -1.82% +7.14% +10.00%

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 20 June 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 20 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the UK

R
Top 15 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 20 June 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 +39 745 £525 +5.00% 176
London -3 529 £550 +10.00% 101
UK excluding London +67 260 £450 -5.26% 85
South East +21 85 £473 +11.18% 23
Midlands +14 39 £450 +9.42% 12
East of England +19 38 £450 -10.00% 13
East Midlands +16 31 £455 +21.33% 3
South West +23 29 £400 +110.53% 5
Wales +13 27 £350 -30.00% 1
North of England -14 26 £450 -18.18% 22
Scotland -48 16 £430 -9.47% 9
Yorkshire - 13 £425 - 8
West Midlands -13 8 £400 -11.11% 9
North West -17 8 £450 +12.50% 11
North East +2 5 £625 +13.64% 3

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 573 (72.35%) Python
2 394 (49.75%) SQL
3 347 (43.81%) Analytics
4 325 (41.04%) Data Science
5 231 (29.17%) Machine Learning
6 225 (28.41%) Big Data
7 210 (26.52%) Analytical Skills
8 196 (24.75%) Finance
9 186 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
10 177 (22.35%) Hadoop
10 177 (22.35%) Visualisation
11 174 (21.97%) Apache Spark
12 165 (20.83%) Java
12 165 (20.83%) SAS
13 162 (20.45%) Mathematics
14 153 (19.32%) Statistics
15 147 (18.56%) Business Intelligence
16 138 (17.42%) C#
17 136 (17.17%) ETL
18 128 (16.16%) Degree
19 126 (15.91%) Data Analysis
20 120 (15.15%) Algorithms
21 119 (15.03%) Tableau
22 114 (14.39%) Scala
23 109 (13.76%) Data Analytics
24 107 (13.51%) Computer Science
25 99 (12.50%) SQL Server
26 98 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
27 93 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
28 92 (11.62%) Problem-Solving

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
1 174 (21.97%) Apache Spark
2 165 (20.83%) SAS
3 35 (4.42%) Apache Pig
4 33 (4.17%) Apache
5 28 (3.54%) Jupyter
6 19 (2.40%) Confluence
7 14 (1.77%) Apache Solr
8 13 (1.64%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.88%) Hyperledger
11 6 (0.76%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.63%) CMS
13 4 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.51%) IIS
13 4 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.13%) DNN
Applications
1 70 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (5.43%) SPSS
3 12 (1.52%) Chatbot
4 11 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.63%) Stata
7 2 (0.25%) Pipeline Pilot
7 2 (0.25%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) Simulink
8 1 (0.13%) Weka
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Distributed Ledger
1 7 (0.88%) R3 Corda
2 5 (0.63%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.51%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.38%) Radian6
4 3 (0.38%) ReMetrica
4 3 (0.38%) Summit
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.25%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.13%) Finacle
6 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.13%) HFM
6 1 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 93 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (4.17%) Google Analytics
4 27 (3.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
5 17 (2.15%) Azure Machine Learning
6 15 (1.89%) GitHub
7 13 (1.64%) PaaS
8 10 (1.26%) Adobe Analytics
8 10 (1.26%) Data Lake Analytics
9 9 (1.14%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.51%) SaaS
11 3 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.38%) IaaS
11 3 (0.38%) Office 365
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.76%) Kerberos
1 6 (0.76%) SMS
1 6 (0.76%) SSL
1 6 (0.76%) VPN
2 4 (0.51%) LAN
3 3 (0.38%) Internet
4 2 (0.25%) Firewall
5 1 (0.13%) BGP
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.13%) FlexRay
5 1 (0.13%) MPLS
5 1 (0.13%) OSPF
5 1 (0.13%) Skype
5 1 (0.13%) SNA
5 1 (0.13%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (28.41%) Big Data
2 177 (22.35%) Hadoop
3 99 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 98 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
5 90 (11.36%) NoSQL
6 83 (10.48%) Power BI
7 74 (9.34%) Apache Hive
8 68 (8.59%) Data Mining
9 59 (7.45%) Relational Database
10 52 (6.57%) MongoDB
11 50 (6.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 49 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 43 (5.43%) Data Lake
14 37 (4.67%) MySQL
15 36 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 34 (4.29%) HBase
17 33 (4.17%) QlikView
18 26 (3.28%) Impala
18 26 (3.28%) PowerCenter
19 24 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.16%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.16%) JIRA
3 23 (2.90%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.15%) RStudio
5 11 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (1.26%) Selenium
7 7 (0.88%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.76%) FishEye
9 4 (0.51%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.51%) GitLab
9 4 (0.51%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.51%) Toad
9 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.38%) Capybara
10 3 (0.38%) RSpec
10 3 (0.38%) Subversion
11 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.25%) LabVIEW
General
1 196 (24.75%) Finance
2 69 (8.71%) Retail
3 58 (7.32%) Banking
4 57 (7.20%) Front Office
5 51 (6.44%) Marketing
6 38 (4.80%) Manufacturing
7 30 (3.79%) Games
8 21 (2.65%) Investment Banking
9 18 (2.27%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.14%) Advertising
10 9 (1.14%) Law
11 8 (1.01%) Automotive
12 7 (0.88%) French Language
12 7 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.76%) Electronics
13 6 (0.76%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.51%) Back Office
14 4 (0.51%) Polish Language
15 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 212 (26.77%) Data Scientist
2 161 (20.33%) Developer
3 152 (19.19%) Analyst
4 85 (10.73%) Data Engineer
5 76 (9.60%) Data Analyst
6 57 (7.20%) C# Developer
7 54 (6.82%) Consultant
8 39 (4.92%) Architect
9 35 (4.42%) SQL Developer
10 34 (4.29%) Python Developer
11 30 (3.79%) Data Consultant
12 28 (3.54%) Python Engineer
13 27 (3.41%) Data Architect
14 21 (2.65%) Front Office Developer
14 21 (2.65%) Senior Data Scientist
14 21 (2.65%) Software Engineer
15 19 (2.40%) Insight Analyst
15 19 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
16 17 (2.15%) SQL Analyst
17 16 (2.02%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (11.36%) HTML
2 76 (9.60%) .NET
3 56 (7.07%) Natural Language Processing
4 45 (5.68%) Kafka
5 44 (5.56%) HTML5
6 43 (5.43%) TensorFlow
7 33 (4.17%) AngularJS
8 30 (3.79%) CSS
9 28 (3.54%) Pandas
10 27 (3.41%) NumPy
10 27 (3.41%) React
11 24 (3.03%) D3.js
12 22 (2.78%) Node.js
13 19 (2.40%) Web Services
14 17 (2.15%) REST
15 16 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (2.02%) Matplotlib
16 15 (1.89%) scikit-learn
16 15 (1.89%) Velocity
16 15 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 210 (26.52%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (15.15%) Algorithms
3 107 (13.51%) Computer Science
4 27 (3.41%) User Experience
5 25 (3.16%) Data Structures
6 17 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.02%) Fintech
8 12 (1.52%) Credit Risk
8 12 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.39%) FMCG
9 11 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 10 (1.26%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.14%) Blog
12 8 (1.01%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.01%) Social Media
13 6 (0.76%) Equities
14 5 (0.63%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.63%) Replication
14 5 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.30%) Linux
2 33 (4.17%) Unix
3 20 (2.53%) Windows
4 5 (0.63%) Windows 7
4 5 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.38%) AIX
6 1 (0.13%) Android
6 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.13%) CentOS
6 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (43.81%) Analytics
2 325 (41.04%) Data Science
3 231 (29.17%) Machine Learning
4 186 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
5 177 (22.35%) Visualisation
6 162 (20.45%) Mathematics
7 153 (19.32%) Statistics
8 147 (18.56%) Business Intelligence
9 136 (17.17%) ETL
10 126 (15.91%) Data Analysis
11 109 (13.76%) Data Analytics
12 92 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
13 83 (10.48%) Data Modelling
13 83 (10.48%) Data Visualisation
14 62 (7.83%) Open Source
15 59 (7.45%) Artificial Intelligence
16 53 (6.69%) Data Engineering
16 53 (6.69%) Software Engineering
17 48 (6.06%) Statistical Modelling
18 47 (5.93%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 573 (72.35%) Python
2 394 (49.75%) SQL
3 165 (20.83%) Java
4 138 (17.42%) C#
5 114 (14.39%) Scala
6 74 (9.34%) JavaScript
7 71 (8.96%) MATLAB
8 55 (6.94%) VBA
9 39 (4.92%) C++
10 25 (3.16%) Ruby
11 20 (2.53%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.27%) C
12 18 (2.27%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.27%) VB.NET
13 17 (2.15%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.89%) Perl
15 10 (1.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 10 (1.26%) U-SQL
16 9 (1.14%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 128 (16.16%) Degree
2 58 (7.32%) PhD
3 52 (6.57%) Security Cleared
4 37 (4.67%) SC Cleared
5 30 (3.79%) Numerate Degree
6 18 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.77%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.63%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.13%) CCIE
11 1 (0.13%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (0.13%) CCNP
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.13%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.83%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.77%) QA
3 9 (1.14%) GDPR
3 9 (1.14%) IFRS
3 9 (1.14%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.63%) GCP
5 3 (0.38%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.13%) CDISC
6 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (3.16%) Apache Flume
2 21 (2.65%) Docker
2 21 (2.65%) HDFS
3 4 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (1.77%) Terraform
2 11 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (0.88%) Ansible
3 7 (0.88%) Oozie
4 5 (0.63%) Kibana
4 5 (0.63%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.25%) Ambari
5 2 (0.25%) Mesos
6 1 (0.13%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 119 (15.03%) Tableau
2 76 (9.60%) Microsoft
3 67 (8.46%) Oracle
4 54 (6.82%) Google
5 45 (5.68%) MapR
6 43 (5.43%) Cloudera
7 35 (4.42%) Informatica
8 32 (4.04%) Alteryx
9 31 (3.91%) Hortonworks
10 18 (2.27%) Teradata
11 17 (2.15%) Bloomberg
11 17 (2.15%) IBM
12 15 (1.89%) Reuters
13 14 (1.77%) Adobe
13 14 (1.77%) SAP
14 12 (1.52%) RapidMiner
15 8 (1.01%) Databricks
15 8 (1.01%) Talend
16 7 (0.88%) Vertica
17 6 (0.76%) Atlassian