Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 154 218 201
Rank change year-on-year +64 -17 -37
Contract jobs citing R 56 75 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.06% 0.84% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.16% 1.60% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 71
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £368 £406 £350
90th Percentile £700 £695 £638
London median daily rate £550 £513 £538
% change year-on-year +7.32% -4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £21.50
10th Percentile £24.50 - £20.75
90th Percentile £36.50 - £28.45
London median hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +12.14% -4.11% +32.73%

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 2,587 4,673 4,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 48.86% 52.48% 52.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,970 3,713 4,057
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 23 15 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.28 £17.55
90th Percentile £56.60 £64.60 £67.50
Median hourly rate £44.51 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +27.17% - -19.54%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for R in Central London

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Daily rate trend for R in Central London

R
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing R in Central London over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for R in Central London

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

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 1 April 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 +65 45 £550 - 27
City of Westminster +14 3 £675 +63.64%
R
London

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 50 (89.29%) Python
2 37 (66.07%) SQL
3 20 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (35.71%) Data Science
4 18 (32.14%) Machine Learning
5 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (23.21%) Data Modelling
6 13 (23.21%) DevOps
7 12 (21.43%) Analytics
7 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
8 11 (19.64%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (19.64%) ETL
8 11 (19.64%) Java
8 11 (19.64%) Finance
8 11 (19.64%) AWS
9 10 (17.86%) Hadoop
10 9 (16.07%) Visualisation
10 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (16.07%) SDLC
10 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (16.07%) Statistics
10 9 (16.07%) Computer Science
11 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 8 (14.29%) Apache Spark
11 8 (14.29%) Azure
12 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (12.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
12 7 (12.50%) SSDT
12 7 (12.50%) PowerPivot

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 8 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 6 (10.71%) SAS
3 3 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.57%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.79%) R Markdown
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.36%) SPSS
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.79%) Stata
3 1 (1.79%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) AWS
2 8 (14.29%) Azure
3 7 (12.50%) Power Platform
4 3 (5.36%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (3.57%) GCP
5 2 (3.57%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.79%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
1 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (17.86%) Hadoop
3 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (12.50%) Power BI
5 7 (12.50%) PowerPivot
5 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (12.50%) SSDT
6 5 (8.93%) Big Data
7 4 (7.14%) Data Mining
7 4 (7.14%) HBase
8 3 (5.36%) BigQuery
8 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
8 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (3.57%) Looker
9 2 (3.57%) QGIS
9 2 (3.57%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.14%) JIRA
3 4 (7.14%) Travis CI
4 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.79%) GitLab
5 1 (1.79%) LSMW
5 1 (1.79%) RStudio
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Marketing
3 4 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Front Office
4 2 (3.57%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Local Government
5 1 (1.79%) Publishing
5 1 (1.79%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Data Scientist
2 15 (26.79%) Analyst
3 14 (25.00%) Developer
4 9 (16.07%) Data Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.71%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Data Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Hadoop Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Data Scientist
9 2 (3.57%) Angular Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Platform Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) MDX
2 6 (10.71%) Natural Language Processing
2 6 (10.71%) Spring
2 6 (10.71%) TensorFlow
3 4 (7.14%) PySpark
4 3 (5.36%) REST
4 3 (5.36%) Web Services
5 2 (3.57%) .NET
5 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.57%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.57%) HTML
5 2 (3.57%) HTML5
5 2 (3.57%) NumPy
5 2 (3.57%) React
5 2 (3.57%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.79%) ggplot
6 1 (1.79%) Keras
6 1 (1.79%) MXNet
6 1 (1.79%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.57%) Equities
5 2 (3.57%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.57%) Market Risk
5 2 (3.57%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.57%) Social Media
6 1 (1.79%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.79%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.79%) CUDA
6 1 (1.79%) Derivative
6 1 (1.79%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.71%) Data Science
2 18 (32.14%) Machine Learning
3 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (23.21%) Data Modelling
4 13 (23.21%) DevOps
5 12 (21.43%) Analytics
6 11 (19.64%) ETL
7 9 (16.07%) Computer Science
7 9 (16.07%) SDLC
7 9 (16.07%) Statistics
7 9 (16.07%) Visualisation
8 7 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
9 5 (8.93%) Data Visualisation
9 5 (8.93%) OOP
9 5 (8.93%) TDD
9 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.14%) Data Analysis
10 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 50 (89.29%) Python
2 37 (66.07%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) Java
4 7 (12.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 7 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.93%) C#
6 4 (7.14%) Scala
7 3 (5.36%) C++
7 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.36%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.57%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.57%) VBA
9 1 (1.79%) ABAP
9 1 (1.79%) Ruby
9 1 (1.79%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) DBS Check
2 2 (3.57%) PhD
3 1 (1.79%) CFA
3 1 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.36%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) HDFS
2 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (5.36%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.57%) Kibana
4 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Tableau
3 3 (5.36%) Google
3 3 (5.36%) Teradata
4 2 (3.57%) Netezza
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) Sybase
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe
5 1 (1.79%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.79%) Facebook
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) Minitab
5 1 (1.79%) Qualtrics
5 1 (1.79%) RapidMiner
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) Snowplow
5 1 (1.79%) Twitter
5 1 (1.79%) Yandex