Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 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
London > Central London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 210 173
Rank change year-on-year +10 -37 +82
Contract jobs citing R 102 73 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.09% 0.84% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 1.64% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 52 71
Central London median daily rate £495 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +22.22% -16.28%
10th Percentile £376 £334 £338
90th Percentile £662 £725 £625
London median daily rate £520 £538 £500
% change year-on-year -3.26% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Central London median hourly rate £149.50 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +595.35% - -
London median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +109.30% -21.82% +35.70%

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 5,027 4,456 3,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 53.75% 51.53% 50.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,108 3,683 3,243
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £638
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 10
Central London median hourly rate £37.09 £25.79 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.83% -6.23% +8.16%
10th Percentile £16.90 £16.30 £16.06
90th Percentile £63.70 £46.00 £55.19
London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £33.87
% change year-on-year +10.77% -4.03% +39.76%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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
City of London +20 80 £538 -2.27% 27
West End of London - 10 £400 -
City of Westminster -4 3 £400 -7.25%
R
London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 across the Central London region with a requirement for R.

1 85 (83.33%) Python
2 65 (63.73%) SQL
3 52 (50.98%) Analytics
4 43 (42.16%) Data Science
5 38 (37.25%) Finance
6 28 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (27.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 27 (26.47%) Tableau
8 26 (25.49%) Hadoop
8 26 (25.49%) Apache Spark
9 25 (24.51%) Degree
9 25 (24.51%) Big Data
10 24 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (23.53%) Algorithms
11 23 (22.55%) Machine Learning
12 22 (21.57%) Visualisation
13 21 (20.59%) SAS
13 21 (20.59%) SQL Server
14 20 (19.61%) ETL
14 20 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (19.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (18.63%) Kafka
15 19 (18.63%) MATLAB
15 19 (18.63%) Oracle
16 18 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
17 17 (16.67%) Mathematics
17 17 (16.67%) Alteryx
18 16 (15.69%) Apache Flume
18 16 (15.69%) MongoDB
18 16 (15.69%) Data Modelling

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 26 (25.49%) Apache Spark
2 21 (20.59%) SAS
3 7 (6.86%) Jupyter
4 3 (2.94%) Apache
5 2 (1.96%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.90%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.98%) SPSS
3 1 (0.98%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.96%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.96%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.98%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 28 (27.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.90%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (4.90%) Data Lake Analytics
5 4 (3.92%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.94%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.94%) GitHub
7 2 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.98%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) Broadband
2 1 (0.98%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.49%) Hadoop
2 25 (24.51%) Big Data
3 21 (20.59%) SQL Server
4 20 (19.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (15.69%) Data Mining
5 16 (15.69%) MongoDB
5 16 (15.69%) Power BI
6 12 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (11.76%) HBase
6 12 (11.76%) NoSQL
7 10 (9.80%) Data Lake
7 10 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (9.80%) Spotfire
8 8 (7.84%) MS Access
9 6 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (5.88%) Cosmos DB
9 6 (5.88%) MySQL
9 6 (5.88%) Redis
9 6 (5.88%) SAP BW
9 6 (5.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.90%) JIRA
3 5 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.92%) Subversion
4 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (2.94%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.94%) RStudio
5 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (37.25%) Finance
2 15 (14.71%) Retail
3 9 (8.82%) Banking
4 7 (6.86%) Front Office
4 7 (6.86%) Marketing
5 3 (2.94%) Retail Finance
6 2 (1.96%) Advertising
6 2 (1.96%) Back Office
6 2 (1.96%) Publishing
7 1 (0.98%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 26 (25.49%) Analyst
2 24 (23.53%) Data Engineer
2 24 (23.53%) Developer
3 20 (19.61%) Data Scientist
4 10 (9.80%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Data Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Big Data Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) SQL Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Data Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Data Scientist
8 5 (4.90%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) VBA Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Analytics Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Data Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Head of Analytics
10 3 (2.94%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Database Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.63%) Kafka
2 9 (8.82%) TensorFlow
3 7 (6.86%) XML
4 6 (5.88%) Natural Language Processing
4 6 (5.88%) scikit-learn
5 5 (4.90%) Keras
6 4 (3.92%) Anaconda
7 3 (2.94%) NumPy
7 3 (2.94%) Pandas
8 2 (1.96%) .NET
8 2 (1.96%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.96%) JSON
8 2 (1.96%) Kendo UI
8 2 (1.96%) Node.js
8 2 (1.96%) RESTful
8 2 (1.96%) RxJS
8 2 (1.96%) Socket.IO
9 1 (0.98%) Caffe
9 1 (0.98%) React
9 1 (0.98%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.53%) Algorithms
1 24 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.84%) Fixed Income
3 7 (6.86%) Derivative
3 7 (6.86%) Equities
4 6 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.90%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.96%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.96%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.98%) Fintech
8 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.98%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.88%) Linux
2 3 (2.94%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.96%) Windows
4 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.98%) Analytics
2 43 (42.16%) Data Science
3 28 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (22.55%) Machine Learning
5 22 (21.57%) Visualisation
6 20 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (19.61%) ETL
7 17 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 16 (15.69%) Data Analysis
8 16 (15.69%) Data Modelling
8 16 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (14.71%) Data Integration
9 15 (14.71%) Data Security
10 14 (13.73%) Prototyping
11 13 (12.75%) Computer Science
11 13 (12.75%) Data Analytics
11 13 (12.75%) DevOps
12 12 (11.76%) Metadata Management
12 12 (11.76%) Statistics
13 11 (10.78%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 85 (83.33%) Python
2 65 (63.73%) SQL
3 19 (18.63%) MATLAB
4 15 (14.71%) C#
5 10 (9.80%) Scala
5 10 (9.80%) VBA
6 8 (7.84%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.86%) Java
8 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.92%) PHP
10 3 (2.94%) VBScript
11 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.96%) C++
11 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.96%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.98%) C
12 1 (0.98%) Java 8
12 1 (0.98%) Perl
12 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) Degree
2 8 (7.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (5.88%) PhD
4 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.96%) OSCP
6 1 (0.98%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.90%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) GDPR
3 1 (0.98%) IFRS
3 1 (0.98%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 16 (15.69%) Apache Flume
2 11 (10.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Prometheus
2 2 (1.96%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.96%) Terraform
3 1 (0.98%) Ansible
3 1 (0.98%) Puppet
3 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (26.47%) Tableau
2 19 (18.63%) Oracle
3 17 (16.67%) Alteryx
4 15 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 15 (14.71%) Talend
5 12 (11.76%) Informatica
6 7 (6.86%) Google
7 6 (5.88%) Bloomberg
7 6 (5.88%) SAP
8 5 (4.90%) Databricks
8 5 (4.90%) FactSet
9 3 (2.94%) Hortonworks
9 3 (2.94%) New Relic
10 2 (1.96%) ION Trading
10 2 (1.96%) Teradata
11 1 (0.98%) Palantir
11 1 (0.98%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.98%) Reuters