Period
to 19 May 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 19 May 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 183 174
Rank change year-on-year -31 -9 +52
Contract jobs citing R 70 119 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.83% 1.29% 1.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.61% 2.47% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 83 52
Central London median daily rate £570 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £438 £425 £283
90th Percentile £763 £648 £638
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -

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 4,356 4,825 3,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 51.54% 52.37% 48.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,491 4,007 2,852
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +6.22% +4.04%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 4
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £28.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -24.15% +9.02%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.90 £15.43
90th Percentile £60.75 £66.00 £35.18
London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £43.13
% change year-on-year -12.50% -7.25% +44.62%

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 19 May 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 19 May 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 -35 60 £550 - 11
Southwark -25 8 £550 -
West End of London 0 4 £650 +13.04%
City of Westminster -10 2 £538 +86.96% 1
R
London

For the 6 months to 19 May 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 49 (70.00%) Python
2 42 (60.00%) Data Science
3 39 (55.71%) SQL
4 30 (42.86%) Analytics
5 29 (41.43%) Finance
6 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (34.29%) Apache Spark
8 19 (27.14%) Hadoop
9 16 (22.86%) Machine Learning
9 16 (22.86%) Big Data
9 16 (22.86%) DevOps
10 15 (21.43%) Banking
11 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
11 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (18.57%) JIRA
12 13 (18.57%) Degree
13 12 (17.14%) Mathematics
13 12 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (15.71%) Java
14 11 (15.71%) Unix
14 11 (15.71%) SAS
14 11 (15.71%) Statistics
14 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (14.29%) Tableau
15 10 (14.29%) Data Modelling
15 10 (14.29%) Algorithms
16 9 (12.86%) Artificial Intelligence
16 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
16 9 (12.86%) MATLAB
16 9 (12.86%) SQL Server

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 24 (34.29%) Apache Spark
2 11 (15.71%) SAS
3 7 (10.00%) Confluence
4 4 (5.71%) Jupyter
5 2 (2.86%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.43%) IPython
6 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.29%) SPSS
2 3 (4.29%) Stata
3 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.86%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (1.43%) Actimize
3 1 (1.43%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.43%) Power Platform
3 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (5.71%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (4.29%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (2.86%) Apigee
7 1 (1.43%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) DHCP
1 2 (2.86%) DNS
1 2 (2.86%) Firewall
1 2 (2.86%) VPN
1 2 (2.86%) WAN
2 1 (1.43%) BGP
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) IPsec
2 1 (1.43%) LAN
2 1 (1.43%) OSPF
2 1 (1.43%) SSL
2 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.43%) VoIP
2 1 (1.43%) Wireless
2 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) Hadoop
2 16 (22.86%) Big Data
3 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
4 8 (11.43%) Power BI
5 7 (10.00%) Data Mining
6 6 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (8.57%) HBase
7 5 (7.14%) Data Lake
7 5 (7.14%) MongoDB
7 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (5.71%) BigQuery
8 4 (5.71%) MySQL
8 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
9 3 (4.29%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (4.29%) Apache Hive
9 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (4.29%) Redis
9 3 (4.29%) SAP BW
9 3 (4.29%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (18.57%) JIRA
2 7 (10.00%) IBM UrbanCode
2 7 (10.00%) RStudio
3 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.29%) Travis CI
4 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.43%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.43%) VersionOne
5 1 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (41.43%) Finance
2 15 (21.43%) Banking
3 8 (11.43%) Retail
4 5 (7.14%) Marketing
5 4 (5.71%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.71%) Retail Banking
6 3 (4.29%) Advertising
6 3 (4.29%) Front Office
7 2 (2.86%) Games
7 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.86%) Social Science
8 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Data Scientist
2 16 (22.86%) Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Hadoop Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Data Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Big Data Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Data Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Hadoop Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 3 (4.29%) VBA Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Front Office Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) Kafka
1 7 (10.00%) TensorFlow
2 5 (7.14%) Natural Language Processing
3 4 (5.71%) Anaconda
3 4 (5.71%) Spring
3 4 (5.71%) XML
4 3 (4.29%) PySpark
5 2 (2.86%) Caffe
5 2 (2.86%) JSON
5 2 (2.86%) NumPy
5 2 (2.86%) React
6 1 (1.43%) .NET
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.43%) Flutter
6 1 (1.43%) OAuth
6 1 (1.43%) Pandas
6 1 (1.43%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.86%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.86%) Derivative
4 2 (2.86%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.86%) Equities
4 2 (2.86%) Fintech
4 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.86%) Social Media
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Unix
2 7 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.00%) Data Science
2 30 (42.86%) Analytics
3 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (22.86%) DevOps
4 16 (22.86%) Machine Learning
5 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 12 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (17.14%) Mathematics
7 11 (15.71%) Statistics
8 10 (14.29%) Data Modelling
9 9 (12.86%) Artificial Intelligence
10 8 (11.43%) ETL
11 7 (10.00%) Data Analytics
11 7 (10.00%) Data Engineering
11 7 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (10.00%) Service Design
11 7 (10.00%) Statistical Modelling
11 7 (10.00%) Visualisation
12 6 (8.57%) OOP
13 5 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (70.00%) Python
2 39 (55.71%) SQL
3 11 (15.71%) Java
4 9 (12.86%) MATLAB
5 8 (11.43%) C++
6 5 (7.14%) C#
6 5 (7.14%) VBA
7 3 (4.29%) Scala
8 2 (2.86%) C
8 2 (2.86%) Go
8 2 (2.86%) HiveQL
8 2 (2.86%) Perl
9 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Degree
2 4 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.43%) CCIE
4 1 (1.43%) CCIE Collaboration
4 1 (1.43%) CCIE Data Center
4 1 (1.43%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.43%) PhD
4 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.43%) PMP
4 1 (1.43%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) GDPR
2 1 (1.43%) MiFID
2 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) Apache Flume
2 3 (4.29%) HDFS
3 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (2.86%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) Tableau
2 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.71%) Alteryx
3 4 (5.71%) Google
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) Databricks
4 3 (4.29%) Informatica
4 3 (4.29%) SAP
4 3 (4.29%) Talend
5 2 (2.86%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.86%) FactSet
5 2 (2.86%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe
6 1 (1.43%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco
6 1 (1.43%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.43%) Temenos
6 1 (1.43%) Teradata
6 1 (1.43%) Vertica
6 1 (1.43%) VMware