The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 146 187
Rank change year-on-year +25 +41  
Contract jobs citing R 49 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.48% 0.57% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.87% 1.18% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 15
Median daily rate £525 £400 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £200 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £460 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +2.77% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

R is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1708 1611 2495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.48% 48.45% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1379 2056
Median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £80.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing R as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for R in the City of London

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing R in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for R in the City of London

R
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for R.

1 59 (69.41%) Python
2 51 (60.00%) SQL
3 41 (48.24%) Analytics
4 33 (38.82%) Big Data
5 25 (29.41%) Relational Database
6 24 (28.24%) Hadoop
7 23 (27.06%) Apache Spark
7 23 (27.06%) Data Modelling
8 22 (25.88%) Data Analytics
9 21 (24.71%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (23.53%) Finance
11 19 (22.35%) Front Office
12 18 (21.18%) Machine Learning
13 17 (20.00%) Tableau
13 17 (20.00%) Visualisation
13 17 (20.00%) Java
14 16 (18.82%) Degree
15 14 (16.47%) SAS
16 13 (15.29%) Statistics
16 13 (15.29%) Fixed Income
16 13 (15.29%) Apache Hive
17 12 (14.12%) Selenium
17 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Excel
17 12 (14.12%) Linux
17 12 (14.12%) Quantitative Research
18 11 (12.94%) Algorithms
18 11 (12.94%) Data Warehouse
18 11 (12.94%) Data Management
18 11 (12.94%) Predictive Modelling

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 23 (27.06%) Apache Spark
2 14 (16.47%) SAS
3 3 (3.53%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.35%) Apache
4 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.18%) IPython
5 1 (1.18%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.24%) SPSS
3 4 (4.71%) Stata
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.35%) S-PLUS
4 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.18%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (3.53%) GitHub
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.18%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.18%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (1.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Internet
1 1 (1.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (38.82%) Big Data
2 25 (29.41%) Relational Database
3 24 (28.24%) Hadoop
4 13 (15.29%) Apache Hive
5 11 (12.94%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (11.76%) Power BI
7 7 (8.24%) DB2
7 7 (8.24%) NoSQL
7 7 (8.24%) QlikView
8 5 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (5.88%) Data Mining
8 5 (5.88%) Qlik Sense
8 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
8 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (4.71%) Spotfire
10 3 (3.53%) HBase
10 3 (3.53%) MongoDB
10 3 (3.53%) MySQL
10 3 (3.53%) PowerPivot
10 3 (3.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Selenium
2 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) JIRA
3 2 (2.35%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.18%) Bower
4 1 (1.18%) GoCD
4 1 (1.18%) Gradle
4 1 (1.18%) Grunt
4 1 (1.18%) gulp
4 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.18%) JUnit
4 1 (1.18%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.18%) Maven
4 1 (1.18%) Mocha
4 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.18%) Spock
General
1 20 (23.53%) Finance
2 19 (22.35%) Front Office
3 9 (10.59%) Banking
4 5 (5.88%) Marketing
4 5 (5.88%) Retail
5 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Back Office
7 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) Analyst
2 20 (23.53%) Data Scientist
3 19 (22.35%) Data Analyst
3 19 (22.35%) Developer
4 15 (17.65%) Python Developer
5 9 (10.59%) Data Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Front Office Developer
7 7 (8.24%) Architect
7 7 (8.24%) Big Data Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Data Architect
9 4 (4.71%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Data Modeller
9 4 (4.71%) Hadoop Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) R Developer
10 3 (3.53%) SQL Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) JSON
2 5 (5.88%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (3.53%) D3.js
3 3 (3.53%) MDX
4 2 (2.35%) Java EE
4 2 (2.35%) Kafka
4 2 (2.35%) MLlib
4 2 (2.35%) NumPy
4 2 (2.35%) scikit-learn
4 2 (2.35%) Web Services
5 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.18%) ggplot
5 1 (1.18%) Handlebars
5 1 (1.18%) Matplotlib
5 1 (1.18%) Node.js
5 1 (1.18%) Pug
5 1 (1.18%) Sass
5 1 (1.18%) Seaborn
5 1 (1.18%) UIMA
5 1 (1.18%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Fixed Income
2 11 (12.94%) Algorithms
3 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.88%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.35%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.35%) Market Risk
6 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.18%) Fintech
7 1 (1.18%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Linux
2 6 (7.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.24%) Analytics
2 23 (27.06%) Data Modelling
3 22 (25.88%) Data Analytics
4 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (24.71%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (21.18%) Machine Learning
6 17 (20.00%) Visualisation
7 13 (15.29%) Statistics
8 12 (14.12%) Quantitative Research
9 11 (12.94%) Data Management
9 11 (12.94%) Portfolio Management
9 11 (12.94%) Predictive Modelling
10 10 (11.76%) Mathematics
11 9 (10.59%) Data Visualisation
11 9 (10.59%) SDLC
12 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
13 6 (7.06%) A/B Testing
13 6 (7.06%) Data Transformation
14 5 (5.88%) Big Data Analytics
14 5 (5.88%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 59 (69.41%) Python
2 51 (60.00%) SQL
3 17 (20.00%) Java
4 11 (12.94%) Scala
5 9 (10.59%) C++
5 9 (10.59%) MATLAB
6 6 (7.06%) C
6 6 (7.06%) VBA
7 4 (4.71%) VB
8 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (2.35%) Go
9 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.35%) Julia
10 1 (1.18%) C#
10 1 (1.18%) COBOL
10 1 (1.18%) ES6
10 1 (1.18%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Degree
2 9 (10.59%) PhD
3 4 (4.71%) Postgraduate
4 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.18%) IFRS
2 1 (1.18%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) HDFS
2 1 (1.18%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Ansible
1 2 (2.35%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.18%) Puppet
2 1 (1.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Tableau
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle
2 9 (10.59%) Teradata
3 7 (8.24%) Netezza
3 7 (8.24%) Sybase
4 6 (7.06%) Google
4 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.71%) Bloomberg
5 4 (4.71%) Calypso
5 4 (4.71%) IBM
5 4 (4.71%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (4.71%) Reuters
6 3 (3.53%) Cognos
6 3 (3.53%) SAP
7 2 (2.35%) HP
8 1 (1.18%) Alteryx
8 1 (1.18%) Palantir
8 1 (1.18%) Splunk
8 1 (1.18%) TIBCO
City, London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago