Period
to 18 November 2019

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 176 195
Rank change year-on-year +10 +19 -27
Contract jobs citing R 60 79 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.03% 1.14% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% 2.10% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 42 45
City of London median daily rate £525 £538 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -2.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £425 £377 £360
90th Percentile £738 £686 £763
Central London median daily rate £530 £518 £550
% change year-on-year +2.42% -5.91% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
City of London median hourly rate - £149.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +595.35% -
Central London median hourly rate - £149.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +595.35% -

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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,931 3,763 3,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.17% 54.22% 52.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,376 3,142 3,091
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £391 £375 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 14
City of London median hourly rate £36.28 £37.09 £22.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +61.31% -16.39%
10th Percentile £21.15 £16.10 £15.12
90th Percentile £56.45 £74.46 £39.10
Central London median hourly rate £31.50 £37.09 £24.49
% change year-on-year -15.07% +51.48% -10.96%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in the City of London

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for R in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for R.

1 57 (95.00%) Python
2 31 (51.67%) SQL
3 29 (48.33%) Data Science
4 22 (36.67%) Machine Learning
5 18 (30.00%) Analytics
6 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (26.67%) Finance
7 16 (26.67%) Algorithms
8 15 (25.00%) Java
9 12 (20.00%) Mathematics
9 12 (20.00%) AWS
10 11 (18.33%) Computer Science
10 11 (18.33%) Hadoop
10 11 (18.33%) Apache Spark
10 11 (18.33%) Degree
10 11 (18.33%) Statistics
11 10 (16.67%) Data Analysis
11 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
11 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (16.67%) Big Data
12 9 (15.00%) Visualisation
12 9 (15.00%) Scala
12 9 (15.00%) ETL
12 9 (15.00%) C++
12 9 (15.00%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
13 8 (13.33%) Tableau
14 7 (11.67%) Deep Learning
14 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (11.67%) DevOps

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 11 (18.33%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.00%) Jupyter
4 2 (3.33%) Apache Pig
4 2 (3.33%) SAS
5 1 (1.67%) Apache
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.67%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) AWS
2 6 (10.00%) Azure
3 5 (8.33%) Power Platform
4 4 (6.67%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (5.00%) GCP
6 2 (3.33%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.67%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) Hadoop
2 10 (16.67%) Big Data
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (8.33%) Power BI
6 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (6.67%) HBase
6 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (5.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (5.00%) NoSQL
7 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (3.33%) BigQuery
8 2 (3.33%) Data Mining
8 2 (3.33%) Looker
8 2 (3.33%) MySQL
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.67%) DB2
9 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) RStudio
2 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) Travis CI
3 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Marketing
3 5 (8.33%) Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 3 (5.00%) Publishing
6 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.33%) Law
6 2 (3.33%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.67%) Front Office
7 1 (1.67%) Games
7 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Data Scientist
2 18 (30.00%) Developer
3 16 (26.67%) Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Analyst Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Data Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Data Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 5 (8.33%) Qualitative Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Quantitative Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Quantitative Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Hadoop Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 4 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Programmer
8 3 (5.00%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) NumPy
2 5 (8.33%) Natural Language Processing
2 5 (8.33%) Pandas
2 5 (8.33%) scikit-learn
3 4 (6.67%) PySpark
3 4 (6.67%) SciPy
3 4 (6.67%) Spring
4 2 (3.33%) OpenNLP
4 2 (3.33%) TensorFlow
5 1 (1.67%) .NET
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) Kafka
5 1 (1.67%) MDX
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) WPF
5 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Algorithms
2 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (6.67%) Market Risk
4 3 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.67%) Derivative
6 1 (1.67%) Equities
6 1 (1.67%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) Online Games
6 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) Data Science
2 22 (36.67%) Machine Learning
3 18 (30.00%) Analytics
4 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (20.00%) Mathematics
6 11 (18.33%) Computer Science
6 11 (18.33%) Statistics
7 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (16.67%) Data Analysis
8 9 (15.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 9 (15.00%) ETL
8 9 (15.00%) Visualisation
9 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
10 7 (11.67%) Deep Learning
10 7 (11.67%) DevOps
11 6 (10.00%) Data Analytics
11 6 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
11 6 (10.00%) Open Source
12 5 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
12 5 (8.33%) Stochastic Modelling
Programming Languages
1 57 (95.00%) Python
2 31 (51.67%) SQL
3 15 (25.00%) Java
4 9 (15.00%) C++
4 9 (15.00%) Scala
5 7 (11.67%) VBA
6 6 (10.00%) MATLAB
7 5 (8.33%) C
7 5 (8.33%) C#
8 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.67%) Perl
9 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (5.00%) PhD
4 2 (3.33%) CFA
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.33%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) Basel III
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) HDFS
2 3 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.33%) Kibana
3 2 (3.33%) Terraform
4 1 (1.67%) Matomo
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Tableau
2 5 (8.33%) Google
3 3 (5.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) Alteryx
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Reuters
5 1 (1.67%) Adobe
5 1 (1.67%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.67%) Facebook
5 1 (1.67%) FactSet
5 1 (1.67%) Foundry
5 1 (1.67%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.67%) Minitab
5 1 (1.67%) Netezza
5 1 (1.67%) Palantir
5 1 (1.67%) Sybase
5 1 (1.67%) Teradata
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter