Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 207 168
Rank change year-on-year +100 -39 -1
Contract jobs citing R 43 74 141
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.61% 0.88% 1.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.25% 1.76% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 57 89
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £352 £445 £393
90th Percentile £675 £740 £700
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +59.09% +2.33%
10th Percentile £37.75 £32.50 £21.00
90th Percentile £39.25 £37.50 £124.40
London median hourly rate £38.50 £27.95 £33.50
% change year-on-year +37.77% -16.58% +54.02%

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 1,322 4,209 4,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 49.55% 50.33% 53.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 3,417 3,984
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £400 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -18.61%
10th Percentile £26.60 £21.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.10 £59.05 £64.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +7.59% +5.33%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +76 35 £538 -2.27% 9
City of Westminster +28 3 £675 +68.75% 1
West End of London +16 1 - - 1
R
London

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 30 (69.77%) Python
2 26 (60.47%) SQL
3 19 (44.19%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.88%) Azure
5 13 (30.23%) SDLC
6 12 (27.91%) Machine Learning
6 12 (27.91%) Data Science
6 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
6 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (25.58%) Finance
7 11 (25.58%) Analytics
8 10 (23.26%) Power BI
8 10 (23.26%) Power Platform
8 10 (23.26%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (20.93%) ETL
9 9 (20.93%) SAS
9 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
9 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
9 9 (20.93%) Java
9 9 (20.93%) Databricks
9 9 (20.93%) Kimball Methodology
9 9 (20.93%) DevOps
10 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
10 8 (18.60%) AWS
10 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
10 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (16.28%) Visualisation
12 6 (13.95%) Tableau

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 9 (20.93%) SAS
2 5 (11.63%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.33%) R Markdown
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.88%) Azure
2 10 (23.26%) Power Platform
3 8 (18.60%) AWS
4 5 (11.63%) GitHub
5 3 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (6.98%) PaaS
6 1 (2.33%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (2.33%) GCP
6 1 (2.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (23.26%) Power BI
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (13.95%) Big Data
4 6 (13.95%) Hadoop
5 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (11.63%) PowerPivot
5 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (11.63%) SSDT
6 3 (6.98%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (6.98%) Data Mining
6 3 (6.98%) Parquet
6 3 (6.98%) Redis
6 3 (6.98%) SAS EBI
7 2 (4.65%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (4.65%) Looker
7 2 (4.65%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.63%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.63%) TeamCity
2 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Front Office
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Data Scientist
2 9 (20.93%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Data Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Programmer
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Data Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) ETL Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Data Scientist
6 3 (6.98%) SSIS Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Angular Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Azure Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.65%) HTML Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Power BI Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) MDX
2 4 (9.30%) TensorFlow
3 3 (6.98%) .NET
3 3 (6.98%) .NET Core
3 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (6.98%) Entity Framework
3 3 (6.98%) SignalR
3 3 (6.98%) Spring
4 2 (4.65%) Anaconda
4 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.65%) HTML
4 2 (4.65%) HTML5
4 2 (4.65%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (4.65%) React
4 2 (4.65%) REST
4 2 (4.65%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.33%) Keras
5 1 (2.33%) MXNet
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Market Risk
3 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.65%) Equities
3 2 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.65%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.65%) Social Media
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (44.19%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (30.23%) SDLC
3 12 (27.91%) Data Science
3 12 (27.91%) Machine Learning
4 11 (25.58%) Analytics
5 9 (20.93%) DevOps
5 9 (20.93%) ETL
5 9 (20.93%) Kimball Methodology
6 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
6 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
7 7 (16.28%) Visualisation
8 6 (13.95%) Statistics
9 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
9 5 (11.63%) Mathematics
9 5 (11.63%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Stress Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) Python
2 26 (60.47%) SQL
3 9 (20.93%) Java
3 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
4 5 (11.63%) C#
4 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.65%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.65%) VBA
8 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
1 3 (6.98%) Solvency II
2 2 (4.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.33%) CDISC
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Kubernetes
1 4 (9.30%) Terraform
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Databricks
3 6 (13.95%) Tableau
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle
5 2 (4.65%) Cloudera
5 2 (4.65%) Google
6 1 (2.33%) Adobe
6 1 (2.33%) Alteryx
6 1 (2.33%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.33%) BMC
6 1 (2.33%) RapidMiner
6 1 (2.33%) Reuters
6 1 (2.33%) SAP
6 1 (2.33%) Yandex