Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 162 184
Rank change year-on-year +19 +22 +65
Contract jobs citing R 122 79 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.75% 1.20% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.27% 2.34% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 52 39
City of London median daily rate £550 £538 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +34.38% -23.81%
10th Percentile £403 £400 £295
90th Percentile £700 £759 £569
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £413
% change year-on-year +4.76% +27.27% -21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +2.33% - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,730 3,374 3,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.42% 51.43% 48.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,101 2,695 2,762
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £368 £356 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 10
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.99 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +2.19% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.31 £18.17
90th Percentile £64.50 £36.73 £58.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.15% +25.98% -8.59%

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 15 August 2018.

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

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for R.

1 91 (74.59%) Python
2 76 (62.30%) SQL
3 55 (45.08%) Analytics
4 41 (33.61%) Data Science
5 39 (31.97%) Finance
6 33 (27.05%) C#
7 30 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (22.13%) Java
8 27 (22.13%) Machine Learning
9 26 (21.31%) Big Data
10 24 (19.67%) VBA
11 23 (18.85%) Data Analytics
12 22 (18.03%) Mathematics
13 20 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (15.57%) SQL Server
14 19 (15.57%) Front Office
14 19 (15.57%) Statistics
14 19 (15.57%) Degree
15 18 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (14.75%) MATLAB
15 18 (14.75%) PhD
15 18 (14.75%) Visualisation
15 18 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
15 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (13.93%) Hadoop
16 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Excel
16 17 (13.93%) JavaScript
17 16 (13.11%) Data Modelling
17 16 (13.11%) Data Analysis
17 16 (13.11%) NoSQL

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 16 (13.11%) Apache Spark
2 15 (12.30%) SAS
3 5 (4.10%) Confluence
4 4 (3.28%) Hyperledger
4 4 (3.28%) Jupyter
5 3 (2.46%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.46%) Ethereum
6 2 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.82%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.46%) SPSS
4 1 (0.82%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.82%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) ION MarketView
2 4 (3.28%) R3 Corda
3 3 (2.46%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (1.64%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.82%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.46%) GitHub
3 3 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.64%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.64%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.64%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.82%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.82%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) Broadband
1 1 (0.82%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.31%) Big Data
2 19 (15.57%) SQL Server
3 18 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (13.93%) Hadoop
5 16 (13.11%) NoSQL
6 13 (10.66%) MongoDB
6 13 (10.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (8.20%) Power BI
8 9 (7.38%) Data Mining
9 7 (5.74%) Apache Hive
9 7 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (5.74%) Relational Database
10 6 (4.92%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (4.10%) Blockchain
11 5 (4.10%) MySQL
12 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (3.28%) Sqoop
13 3 (2.46%) HBase
13 3 (2.46%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (6.56%) JIRA
1 8 (6.56%) RStudio
1 8 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.10%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.46%) Subversion
3 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.64%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (0.82%) Selenium
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (31.97%) Finance
2 19 (15.57%) Front Office
3 14 (11.48%) Banking
4 9 (7.38%) Marketing
5 5 (4.10%) Back Office
6 4 (3.28%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.46%) Advertising
7 3 (2.46%) Games
8 1 (0.82%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.82%) Electronics
8 1 (0.82%) Publishing
8 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (25.41%) Analyst
2 30 (24.59%) Developer
3 27 (22.13%) Data Scientist
4 18 (14.75%) Data Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) Consultant
6 10 (8.20%) Analytics Consultant
6 10 (8.20%) Data Analytics Consultant
6 10 (8.20%) Data Consultant
6 10 (8.20%) SQL Analyst
7 9 (7.38%) Data Analyst
8 8 (6.56%) Python Developer
9 7 (5.74%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Python Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Data Modeller
11 5 (4.10%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (4.10%) Business Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (4.10%) R Developer
11 5 (4.10%) Senior Data Scientist
12 4 (3.28%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.48%) .NET
2 10 (8.20%) HTML
2 10 (8.20%) Natural Language Processing
3 9 (7.38%) Kafka
3 9 (7.38%) scikit-learn
4 8 (6.56%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.56%) Node.js
5 7 (5.74%) Kendo UI
5 7 (5.74%) RxJS
5 7 (5.74%) Socket.IO
6 6 (4.92%) TensorFlow
7 5 (4.10%) NumPy
7 5 (4.10%) Pandas
8 4 (3.28%) Keras
8 4 (3.28%) XML
9 2 (1.64%) HTML5
9 2 (1.64%) MDX
9 2 (1.64%) Torch
10 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.48%) Algorithms
3 13 (10.66%) Computer Science
3 13 (10.66%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (7.38%) Equities
5 8 (6.56%) Fixed Income
6 7 (5.74%) Derivative
6 7 (5.74%) User Experience
7 3 (2.46%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.46%) Tandem
8 2 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.64%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.64%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.82%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.82%) iPhone
9 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.82%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.20%) Linux
2 4 (3.28%) Unix
3 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (45.08%) Analytics
2 41 (33.61%) Data Science
3 30 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (22.13%) Machine Learning
5 23 (18.85%) Data Analytics
6 22 (18.03%) Mathematics
7 20 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (15.57%) Statistics
9 18 (14.75%) Visualisation
10 16 (13.11%) Data Analysis
10 16 (13.11%) Data Modelling
11 15 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (11.48%) ETL
13 12 (9.84%) Asset Management
13 12 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (9.02%) Prototyping
15 10 (8.20%) Open Source
16 9 (7.38%) Predictive Modelling
17 8 (6.56%) Statistical Modelling
17 8 (6.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 91 (74.59%) Python
2 76 (62.30%) SQL
3 33 (27.05%) C#
4 27 (22.13%) Java
5 24 (19.67%) VBA
6 18 (14.75%) MATLAB
7 17 (13.93%) JavaScript
8 11 (9.02%) T-SQL
9 10 (8.20%) Scala
10 9 (7.38%) VB.NET
11 8 (6.56%) Ruby
12 7 (5.74%) Bash Shell
12 7 (5.74%) TypeScript
13 6 (4.92%) C
14 4 (3.28%) C++
15 3 (2.46%) PL/SQL
16 2 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (1.64%) Julia
17 1 (0.82%) Go
17 1 (0.82%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (15.57%) Degree
2 18 (14.75%) PhD
3 3 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.46%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.28%) QA
3 2 (1.64%) GCP
4 1 (0.82%) IFRS
4 1 (0.82%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 7 (5.74%) Apache Flume
1 7 (5.74%) Docker
2 3 (2.46%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (12.30%) Tableau
2 12 (9.84%) Bloomberg
3 10 (8.20%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.38%) Oracle
5 8 (6.56%) Alteryx
5 8 (6.56%) Reuters
6 6 (4.92%) Calypso
7 5 (4.10%) ION Trading
8 3 (2.46%) FactSet
8 3 (2.46%) Google
8 3 (2.46%) Hortonworks
8 3 (2.46%) Informatica
8 3 (2.46%) Talend
9 2 (1.64%) Adobe
9 2 (1.64%) New Relic
9 2 (1.64%) Teradata
10 1 (0.82%) MapR
10 1 (0.82%) Palantir