Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 119 185
Rank change year-on-year -2 +66 -20
Contract jobs citing R 32 44 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.18% 1.25% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.47% 2.60% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 41
10th Percentile £214 £423 £438
25th Percentile £244 £500 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £618 £550
Median % change year-on-year -33.20% +12.27% -
75th Percentile £566 £675 £663
90th Percentile £610 £700 £763
Central London median daily rate £415 £600 £563
% change year-on-year -30.83% +6.67% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year - -28.57% -
Central London median hourly rate - £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -28.57% -

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 1,293 1,695 3,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.59% 48.35% 50.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 1,342 2,673
10th Percentile £374 £375 £401
25th Percentile £459 £438 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £619
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 19
10th Percentile £16.32 £23.80 £16.61
25th Percentile £19.79 £25.06 "
Median hourly rate £25.48 £43.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -40.76% +104.76% -2.33%
75th Percentile £30.88 £52.81 £37.50
90th Percentile £34.70 £57.20 £50.60
Central London median hourly rate £23.45 £38.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -39.09% +77.01% +1.16%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing R as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing R in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for R in the City of London

R
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing R in the City of London over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for R in the City of London

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing R in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for R in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 24 (75.00%) Python
2 20 (62.50%) Data Science
3 19 (59.38%) Analytics
4 18 (56.25%) Machine Learning
4 18 (56.25%) SQL
5 14 (43.75%) VBA
5 14 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (40.63%) Visualisation
6 13 (40.63%) Finance
7 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (37.50%) Algorithms
8 11 (34.38%) CRM
8 11 (34.38%) Statistics
9 10 (31.25%) Marketing
9 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (31.25%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (28.13%) Data Analysis
10 9 (28.13%) Alteryx
10 9 (28.13%) Deep Learning
10 9 (28.13%) Mathematics
10 9 (28.13%) Degree
10 9 (28.13%) QlikView
11 8 (25.00%) Investment Management
11 8 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (25.00%) Social Media
11 8 (25.00%) Bayesian Methods
11 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
11 8 (25.00%) D3.js
11 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
11 8 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 8 (25.00%) Jupyter
2 5 (15.63%) SAS
3 4 (12.50%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Power Platform
2 2 (6.25%) AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Azure
2 2 (6.25%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) QlikView
2 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (15.63%) Data Mining
3 5 (15.63%) Tableau
4 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 4 (12.50%) Power BI
5 3 (9.38%) Apache Hive
5 3 (9.38%) Big Data
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (6.25%) Looker
7 1 (3.13%) Base SAS
7 1 (3.13%) HBase
7 1 (3.13%) MySQL
7 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (3.13%) Pentaho
7 1 (3.13%) SAS EBI
7 1 (3.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (40.63%) Finance
3 10 (31.25%) Marketing
3 10 (31.25%) Presentation Skills
4 5 (15.63%) Front Office
5 2 (6.25%) Games
5 2 (6.25%) Local Government
5 2 (6.25%) Public Sector
5 2 (6.25%) Social Skills
6 1 (3.13%) Banking
6 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Data Scientist
2 8 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Qualitative Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Quantitative Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Data Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Junior Data Scientist
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Market Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) R Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Report Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SAS Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) D3.js
1 8 (25.00%) Shiny
2 3 (9.38%) TensorFlow
3 2 (6.25%) ATL
4 1 (3.13%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Algorithms
2 8 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (25.00%) Social Media
3 5 (15.63%) Credit Risk
3 5 (15.63%) Market Risk
3 5 (15.63%) Swaptions
4 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Unix
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Data Science
2 19 (59.38%) Analytics
3 18 (56.25%) Machine Learning
4 13 (40.63%) Visualisation
5 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (34.38%) CRM
6 11 (34.38%) Statistics
7 9 (28.13%) Data Analysis
7 9 (28.13%) Deep Learning
7 9 (28.13%) Mathematics
8 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
8 8 (25.00%) B2B
8 8 (25.00%) Bayesian Methods
8 8 (25.00%) Data Sharing
8 8 (25.00%) Decision-Making
8 8 (25.00%) Digital Analytics
8 8 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (25.00%) Investment Management
8 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 8 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) Python
2 18 (56.25%) SQL
3 14 (43.75%) VBA
4 5 (15.63%) C++
5 3 (9.38%) Java
5 3 (9.38%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) HiveQL
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) PROC SQL
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) HDFS
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Alteryx
2 8 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.25%) Informatica
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.13%) Talend