Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 193 179 186
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 +18
Contract jobs citing R 74 120 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.94% 1.33% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.88% 2.49% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 69 54
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £439 £371 £365
90th Percentile £738 £700 £771
London median daily rate £550 £530 £525
% change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +2.33% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £21.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £124.40 £36.35
London median hourly rate £43.75 £33.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +30.60% +55.81% +29.09%

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 3,927 4,812 4,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 49.89% 53.27% 50.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,191 3,966 3,208
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +10.38%
10th Percentile £381 £363 £355
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 13
Central London median hourly rate £22.33 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +2.33% -21.82%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.50 £13.31
90th Percentile £57.60 £52.34 £45.20
London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £36.31
% change year-on-year +15.38% +7.41% +14.48%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -7 64 £550 +1.15% 27
Southwark - 7 £550 -
West End of London +16 1 £400 -38.46%
City of Westminster -7 1 £400 +14.29%
R
London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 62 (83.78%) Python
2 38 (51.35%) Data Science
3 35 (47.30%) SQL
4 32 (43.24%) Finance
5 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (29.73%) Java
7 20 (27.03%) Apache Spark
8 19 (25.68%) Analytics
8 19 (25.68%) Hadoop
9 18 (24.32%) Machine Learning
9 18 (24.32%) Mathematics
10 16 (21.62%) DevOps
11 15 (20.27%) Algorithms
11 15 (20.27%) JIRA
11 15 (20.27%) Computer Science
12 14 (18.92%) Statistics
12 14 (18.92%) Unix
13 13 (17.57%) RStudio
13 13 (17.57%) AWS
14 12 (16.22%) Visualisation
14 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Excel
14 12 (16.22%) Banking
15 11 (14.86%) Linux
15 11 (14.86%) C++
15 11 (14.86%) Azure
16 10 (13.51%) Scala
16 10 (13.51%) Functional Programming
16 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
16 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (13.51%) PostgreSQL

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 20 (27.03%) Apache Spark
2 7 (9.46%) Confluence
3 5 (6.76%) Jupyter
3 5 (6.76%) SAS
4 2 (2.70%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.35%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.35%) R Markdown
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.35%) SPSS
2 1 (1.35%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.57%) AWS
2 11 (14.86%) Azure
3 6 (8.11%) Power Platform
4 5 (6.76%) GCP
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (4.05%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (2.70%) GitHub
6 2 (2.70%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.35%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.35%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.35%) PaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.68%) Hadoop
2 10 (13.51%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
3 9 (12.16%) Big Data
4 7 (9.46%) Amazon Redshift
4 7 (9.46%) HBase
5 6 (8.11%) Power BI
6 3 (4.05%) BigQuery
6 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.05%) MySQL
6 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.70%) Looker
7 2 (2.70%) MS Access
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.35%) Kdb+
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.35%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) JIRA
2 13 (17.57%) RStudio
3 8 (10.81%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.46%) IBM UrbanCode
4 7 (9.46%) Travis CI
5 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (43.24%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Banking
3 7 (9.46%) Retail Banking
4 5 (6.76%) Front Office
5 3 (4.05%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.70%) Games
6 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.70%) Marketing
6 2 (2.70%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.35%) Advertising
7 1 (1.35%) Law
7 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (32.43%) Data Scientist
2 21 (28.38%) Developer
3 12 (16.22%) Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) Hadoop Developer
4 7 (9.46%) Hadoop Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.46%) Java Hadoop Developer
4 7 (9.46%) Platform Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Unix Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Analyst Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Data Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 5 (6.76%) Qualitative Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Quantitative Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Quantitative Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Data Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) Pandas
2 7 (9.46%) NumPy
2 7 (9.46%) PySpark
2 7 (9.46%) SciPy
2 7 (9.46%) Spring
3 5 (6.76%) .NET
4 4 (5.41%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (5.41%) scikit-learn
4 4 (5.41%) Web Services
5 3 (4.05%) D3.js
5 3 (4.05%) Node.js
5 3 (4.05%) Redux
5 3 (4.05%) TensorFlow
6 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.70%) Caffe
7 1 (1.35%) HTML
7 1 (1.35%) HTML5
7 1 (1.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.35%) Sidekiq
7 1 (1.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Algorithms
2 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.46%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.41%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.41%) Derivative
4 4 (5.41%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.41%) Market Risk
5 3 (4.05%) Cloud Native
5 3 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.70%) User Experience
7 1 (1.35%) Equities
7 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Online Games
7 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Unix
2 11 (14.86%) Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (51.35%) Data Science
2 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.68%) Analytics
4 18 (24.32%) Machine Learning
4 18 (24.32%) Mathematics
5 16 (21.62%) DevOps
6 15 (20.27%) Computer Science
7 14 (18.92%) Statistics
8 12 (16.22%) Visualisation
9 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (13.51%) Functional Programming
9 10 (13.51%) TDD
10 9 (12.16%) Artificial Intelligence
10 9 (12.16%) Data Modelling
11 8 (10.81%) Deep Learning
11 8 (10.81%) Open Source
12 7 (9.46%) Data Analytics
12 7 (9.46%) Performance Optimisation
12 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
12 7 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 62 (83.78%) Python
2 35 (47.30%) SQL
3 22 (29.73%) Java
4 11 (14.86%) C++
5 10 (13.51%) Scala
6 9 (12.16%) MATLAB
6 9 (12.16%) VBA
7 7 (9.46%) C
7 7 (9.46%) C#
8 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.70%) Perl
9 2 (2.70%) PHP
10 1 (1.35%) Ruby
10 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.35%) VB
10 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (4.05%) PhD
4 2 (2.70%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.35%) CFA
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.35%) Basel III
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) Docker
1 7 (9.46%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (8.11%) Kubernetes
3 5 (6.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Tableau
2 6 (8.11%) Google
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle
4 3 (4.05%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.70%) Alteryx
5 2 (2.70%) Reuters
6 1 (1.35%) Adobe
6 1 (1.35%) Databricks
6 1 (1.35%) FactSet
6 1 (1.35%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.35%) StreamSets
6 1 (1.35%) Vertica