Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 193 203
Rank change year-on-year +16 +10 +65
Contract jobs citing R 112 78 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.25% 0.96% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.33% 1.90% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 53 51
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £396 £328 £313
90th Percentile £675 £755 £573
London median daily rate £525 £525 £476
% change year-on-year - +10.41% -4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% - -
London median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +109.30% -21.82% -8.33%

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 4,813 4,101 4,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 53.52% 50.72% 49.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,940 3,298 3,328
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.95% +6.44% +1.62%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
London median daily rate £525 £500 £456
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 11
Central London median hourly rate £29.55 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.42% -21.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £13.12 £13.32 £16.63
90th Percentile £60.47 £44.65 £56.87
London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.67 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.37% +12.82% +30.00%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in Central London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 October 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 +17 93 £550 +4.76% 24
West End of London - 7 £400 - 6
City of Westminster +2 3 £400 -30.43%
R
London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 82 (73.21%) Python
2 66 (58.93%) SQL
3 53 (47.32%) Analytics
4 40 (35.71%) Data Science
5 30 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (25.00%) Finance
7 23 (20.54%) Big Data
8 22 (19.64%) Machine Learning
8 22 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (19.64%) C#
8 22 (19.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (17.86%) Data Analytics
9 20 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (17.86%) Apache Spark
10 19 (16.96%) Algorithms
10 19 (16.96%) Tableau
10 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (16.96%) Degree
10 19 (16.96%) SQL Server
10 19 (16.96%) MATLAB
11 18 (16.07%) Mathematics
11 18 (16.07%) Hadoop
12 17 (15.18%) Visualisation
12 17 (15.18%) VBA
13 16 (14.29%) T-SQL
13 16 (14.29%) SAS
13 16 (14.29%) NoSQL
13 16 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (13.39%) Open Source
14 15 (13.39%) MongoDB

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 (17.86%) Apache Spark
2 16 (14.29%) SAS
3 5 (4.46%) Apache Pig
4 4 (3.57%) Jupyter
5 3 (2.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.68%) SPSS
4 1 (0.89%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.89%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.79%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.89%) FastStats
3 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.46%) Google Analytics
5 4 (3.57%) GitHub
6 3 (2.68%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.89%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.89%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.89%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) Broadband
1 1 (0.89%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.54%) Big Data
2 22 (19.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (16.96%) SQL Server
4 18 (16.07%) Hadoop
5 16 (14.29%) NoSQL
6 15 (13.39%) MongoDB
7 13 (11.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (10.71%) Power BI
9 11 (9.82%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (7.14%) Data Mining
11 7 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (6.25%) HBase
11 7 (6.25%) MySQL
12 6 (5.36%) MS Access
12 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
13 5 (4.46%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (4.46%) Apache Hive
13 5 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (4.46%) Spotfire
14 4 (3.57%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.57%) JIRA
3 4 (3.57%) RStudio
3 4 (3.57%) Subversion
4 3 (2.68%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.89%) Selenium
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Front Office
3 9 (8.04%) Marketing
4 6 (5.36%) Banking
4 6 (5.36%) Retail
5 5 (4.46%) Advertising
6 4 (3.57%) Back Office
7 2 (1.79%) Publishing
7 2 (1.79%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.89%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.89%) Electronics
8 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.89%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 28 (25.00%) Analyst
2 25 (22.32%) Developer
3 24 (21.43%) Data Scientist
4 18 (16.07%) Data Engineer
5 12 (10.71%) Data Analyst
6 11 (9.82%) Consultant
7 10 (8.93%) Analytics Consultant
7 10 (8.93%) Data Consultant
7 10 (8.93%) SQL Analyst
8 8 (7.14%) Data Analytics Consultant
9 7 (6.25%) Senior Data Scientist
10 6 (5.36%) Python Developer
10 6 (5.36%) Python Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) Azure Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) SQL Developer
12 4 (3.57%) Big Data Engineer
12 4 (3.57%) Head of Analytics
12 4 (3.57%) R Developer
12 4 (3.57%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.71%) .NET
1 12 (10.71%) Kafka
2 8 (7.14%) scikit-learn
3 7 (6.25%) TensorFlow
4 6 (5.36%) AngularJS
4 6 (5.36%) Kendo UI
4 6 (5.36%) Natural Language Processing
4 6 (5.36%) Node.js
4 6 (5.36%) RxJS
4 6 (5.36%) Socket.IO
5 5 (4.46%) Keras
5 5 (4.46%) NumPy
5 5 (4.46%) Pandas
6 4 (3.57%) XML
7 2 (1.79%) HTML
7 2 (1.79%) MDX
7 2 (1.79%) RESTful
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.89%) JSON
8 1 (0.89%) OpenNLP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (16.96%) Algorithms
3 12 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (8.93%) Computer Science
5 8 (7.14%) Fixed Income
6 7 (6.25%) Derivative
6 7 (6.25%) Equities
7 4 (3.57%) User Experience
8 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.79%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.79%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.89%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.89%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.82%) Linux
2 3 (2.68%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.79%) Unix
4 1 (0.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (47.32%) Analytics
2 40 (35.71%) Data Science
3 30 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (19.64%) Machine Learning
5 20 (17.86%) Data Analytics
6 18 (16.07%) Mathematics
7 17 (15.18%) Visualisation
8 16 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (13.39%) Data Analysis
9 15 (13.39%) Open Source
10 14 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (11.61%) Statistics
12 12 (10.71%) Data Modelling
12 12 (10.71%) Prototyping
13 11 (9.82%) ETL
14 8 (7.14%) Asset Management
14 8 (7.14%) Data Security
14 8 (7.14%) Predictive Modelling
14 8 (7.14%) Scrum
15 7 (6.25%) Applied Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 82 (73.21%) Python
2 66 (58.93%) SQL
3 22 (19.64%) C#
4 19 (16.96%) MATLAB
5 17 (15.18%) VBA
6 16 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 15 (13.39%) Java
8 14 (12.50%) Scala
9 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
9 9 (8.04%) VB.NET
10 6 (5.36%) Bash Shell
10 6 (5.36%) TypeScript
11 4 (3.57%) PHP
12 3 (2.68%) C
12 3 (2.68%) C++
12 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.68%) VBScript
13 2 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.89%) Go
14 1 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (16.96%) Degree
2 14 (12.50%) PhD
3 3 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.89%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.46%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) GDPR
3 1 (0.89%) IFRS
3 1 (0.89%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 13 (11.61%) Docker
2 9 (8.04%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) Prometheus
2 2 (1.79%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.79%) Terraform
3 1 (0.89%) Ansible
3 1 (0.89%) Puppet
3 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (16.96%) Tableau
2 15 (13.39%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.50%) Oracle
4 10 (8.93%) Alteryx
5 8 (7.14%) Talend
6 7 (6.25%) Google
7 5 (4.46%) Bloomberg
7 5 (4.46%) Informatica
8 4 (3.57%) Hortonworks
8 4 (3.57%) ION Trading
9 3 (2.68%) FactSet
9 3 (2.68%) New Relic
9 3 (2.68%) Teradata
10 2 (1.79%) Reuters
11 1 (0.89%) Adobe
11 1 (0.89%) Calypso
11 1 (0.89%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.89%) Databricks
11 1 (0.89%) Palantir
11 1 (0.89%) SAP