Period
to 21 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 21 February 2020 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
London > Central London
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 219 211
Rank change year-on-year +58 -8 -42
Contract jobs citing R 60 71 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.01% 0.79% 0.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.09% 1.50% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 60
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -8.05% +14.47%
10th Percentile £391 £400 £288
90th Percentile £738 £695 £676
London median daily rate £550 £510 £538
% change year-on-year +7.84% -5.12% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 - £21.50
10th Percentile £24.50 - £20.75
90th Percentile £36.50 - £30.00
London median hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -12.78% +60.71% +1.82%

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 advertised in Central London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,875 4,749 4,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 48.48% 53.16% 52.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,222 3,824 3,927
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 19
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.63% +72.51% -21.82%
10th Percentile £20.92 £18.35 £18.75
90th Percentile £53.83 £39.13 £91.50
London median hourly rate £43.01 £36.67 £33.77
% change year-on-year +17.29% +8.59% -19.60%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for R in Central London

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing R in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for R in Central London

R
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in Central London over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in Central London

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing R in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for R in Central London

R
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the Central London region over the 6 months to 21 February 2020. 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
City of London +64 50 £550 +4.76% 20
City of Westminster +1 2 £675 +63.64%
R
London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 across the Central London region with a requirement for R.

1 55 (91.67%) Python
2 33 (55.00%) SQL
3 23 (38.33%) Data Science
4 18 (30.00%) Machine Learning
5 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (23.33%) Statistics
6 13 (21.67%) Finance
6 13 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 12 (20.00%) Analytics
7 12 (20.00%) Hadoop
7 12 (20.00%) Algorithms
8 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (18.33%) Visualisation
8 11 (18.33%) Java
9 10 (16.67%) Degree
9 10 (16.67%) AWS
9 10 (16.67%) Apache Spark
10 9 (15.00%) DevOps
10 9 (15.00%) Big Data
11 8 (13.33%) Mathematics
12 7 (11.67%) Data Analysis
12 7 (11.67%) ETL
12 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (11.67%) Scala
13 6 (10.00%) Power Platform
13 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (10.00%) Open Source
13 6 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
13 6 (10.00%) Natural Language Processing

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 10 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 6 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.00%) Jupyter
4 2 (3.33%) ArcGIS
4 2 (3.33%) SAS
5 1 (1.67%) Apache
5 1 (1.67%) R Markdown
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.00%) SPSS
3 1 (1.67%) Stata
3 1 (1.67%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) AWS
2 6 (10.00%) Power Platform
3 5 (8.33%) Azure
4 3 (5.00%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (3.33%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (3.33%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.67%) GCP
6 1 (1.67%) GitHub
6 1 (1.67%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 9 (15.00%) Big Data
3 6 (10.00%) Power BI
4 5 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.67%) HBase
5 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.00%) Data Mining
6 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.33%) Apache Hive
7 2 (3.33%) DB2
7 2 (3.33%) GIS
7 2 (3.33%) Looker
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.33%) PowerPivot
7 2 (3.33%) QGIS
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) Travis CI
3 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.67%) GitLab
4 1 (1.67%) LSMW
4 1 (1.67%) RStudio
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Marketing
3 4 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Front Office
5 2 (3.33%) Law
5 2 (3.33%) Publishing
6 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.67%) Games
6 1 (1.67%) Local Government
6 1 (1.67%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.67%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Analyst
2 19 (31.67%) Data Scientist
2 19 (31.67%) Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Analyst Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Data Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) SQL Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Qualitative Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Quantitative Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Data Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Quantitative Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Hadoop Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 4 (6.67%) SQL Data Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Machine Learning Scientist
8 3 (5.00%) Python Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 5 (8.33%) Spring
3 4 (6.67%) NumPy
3 4 (6.67%) PySpark
4 3 (5.00%) .NET
4 3 (5.00%) scikit-learn
4 3 (5.00%) TensorFlow
4 3 (5.00%) Web Services
5 2 (3.33%) HTML
5 2 (3.33%) HTML5
5 2 (3.33%) Kafka
5 2 (3.33%) MDX
5 2 (3.33%) OpenNLP
5 2 (3.33%) REST
6 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.67%) ggplot
6 1 (1.67%) Pandas
6 1 (1.67%) React
6 1 (1.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (5.00%) Market Risk
5 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.33%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.33%) Social Media
5 2 (3.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.67%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.67%) CUDA
6 1 (1.67%) Derivative
6 1 (1.67%) Equities
6 1 (1.67%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Data Science
2 18 (30.00%) Machine Learning
3 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.33%) Statistics
4 13 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (20.00%) Analytics
5 12 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 11 (18.33%) Visualisation
7 9 (15.00%) DevOps
8 8 (13.33%) Mathematics
9 7 (11.67%) Data Analysis
9 7 (11.67%) ETL
10 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
10 6 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
10 6 (10.00%) Open Source
10 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (8.33%) Performance Testing
11 5 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
11 5 (8.33%) Stochastic Modelling
11 5 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 55 (91.67%) Python
2 33 (55.00%) SQL
3 11 (18.33%) Java
4 7 (11.67%) Scala
5 6 (10.00%) C#
6 5 (8.33%) MATLAB
7 3 (5.00%) C++
7 3 (5.00%) VBA
8 2 (3.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.33%) Ruby
8 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.67%) ABAP
9 1 (1.67%) SAPscript
9 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) PhD
3 2 (3.33%) CFA
3 2 (3.33%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) Data Quality
1 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) HDFS
2 2 (3.33%) Docker
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.00%) Kibana
4 1 (1.67%) Matomo
4 1 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Tableau
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) Teradata
4 2 (3.33%) Google
4 2 (3.33%) Netezza
4 2 (3.33%) Sybase
5 1 (1.67%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.67%) Databricks
5 1 (1.67%) Facebook
5 1 (1.67%) Foundry
5 1 (1.67%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Minitab
5 1 (1.67%) Palantir
5 1 (1.67%) Qualtrics
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) Snowplow
5 1 (1.67%) StreamSets
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter