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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 140 176
Rank change year-on-year +15 +36  
Contract jobs citing R 37 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.21% 0.42% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.48% 0.90% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 14
Median daily rate £475 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £392 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £563 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £488 £600
% change year-on-year -8.97% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% -  

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 1492 1554 2256
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.73% 46.33% 43.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1224 1312 1818
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 69 (78.41%) Python
2 53 (60.23%) SQL
3 40 (45.45%) Big Data
4 38 (43.18%) Hadoop
5 35 (39.77%) Apache Spark
6 31 (35.23%) Relational Database
6 31 (35.23%) Scala
6 31 (35.23%) Java
6 31 (35.23%) Statistics
6 31 (35.23%) Degree
7 29 (32.95%) Analytics
8 26 (29.55%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (28.41%) Data Modelling
9 25 (28.41%) Apache Hive
10 24 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (22.73%) Algorithms
11 20 (22.73%) Teradata
12 19 (21.59%) Finance
12 19 (21.59%) Machine Learning
13 18 (20.45%) Kafka
13 18 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (19.32%) Data Management
14 17 (19.32%) Tableau
14 17 (19.32%) Computer Science
15 16 (18.18%) Data Quality
15 16 (18.18%) NoSQL
15 16 (18.18%) Oracle
16 15 (17.05%) C++
16 15 (17.05%) 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 35 (39.77%) Apache Spark
2 10 (11.36%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (10.23%) Apache Pig
4 8 (9.09%) SAS
5 6 (6.82%) Apache
6 2 (2.27%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.14%) IPython
7 1 (1.14%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) SPSS
2 2 (2.27%) Weka
3 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.27%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.23%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.14%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.14%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (1.14%) GitHub
4 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) FTP
1 1 (1.14%) Internet
1 1 (1.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (45.45%) Big Data
2 38 (43.18%) Hadoop
3 31 (35.23%) Relational Database
4 25 (28.41%) Apache Hive
5 18 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (18.18%) NoSQL
7 12 (13.64%) DB2
8 11 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (9.09%) Impala
9 8 (9.09%) MongoDB
10 7 (7.95%) Data Mining
11 6 (6.82%) Data Lake
11 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
12 5 (5.68%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (5.68%) HBase
12 5 (5.68%) Neo4j
12 5 (5.68%) Power BI
12 5 (5.68%) RDBMS
13 4 (4.55%) QlikView
13 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.23%) JIRA
3 4 (4.55%) Selenium
4 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.14%) ERwin
5 1 (1.14%) GoCD
5 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (21.59%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Marketing
3 8 (9.09%) Front Office
3 8 (9.09%) Retail
4 5 (5.68%) Banking
5 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.27%) Electronics
6 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (34.09%) Analyst
2 22 (25.00%) Data Scientist
3 19 (21.59%) Data Analyst
4 11 (12.50%) Data Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Developer
6 8 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
6 8 (9.09%) SQL Data Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) Architect
7 7 (7.95%) Big Data Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) Data Architect
8 6 (6.82%) Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Oracle Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Teradata Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) Hadoop Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Lead Data Architect
10 4 (4.55%) Administrator
10 4 (4.55%) Python Developer
11 3 (3.41%) Information Analyst
11 3 (3.41%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.45%) Kafka
2 5 (5.68%) scikit-learn
3 4 (4.55%) Natural Language Processing
3 4 (4.55%) Pandas
4 3 (3.41%) Akka
4 3 (3.41%) NumPy
5 2 (2.27%) D3.js
5 2 (2.27%) Flask
5 2 (2.27%) MDX
5 2 (2.27%) Web Services
6 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Avro
6 1 (1.14%) JMS
6 1 (1.14%) JSON
6 1 (1.14%) SciPy
6 1 (1.14%) Spark Streaming
6 1 (1.14%) TensorFlow
6 1 (1.14%) Velocity
6 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (22.73%) Algorithms
3 17 (19.32%) Computer Science
4 10 (11.36%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.55%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.27%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.27%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.27%) User Experience
7 1 (1.14%) Equities
7 1 (1.14%) Fintech
7 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Social Media
7 1 (1.14%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Unix
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.23%) Statistics
2 29 (32.95%) Analytics
3 26 (29.55%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (28.41%) Data Modelling
5 19 (21.59%) Machine Learning
6 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (19.32%) Data Management
7 15 (17.05%) Mathematics
7 15 (17.05%) Predictive Modelling
8 13 (14.77%) Data Transformation
9 11 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
9 11 (12.50%) ETL
10 10 (11.36%) A/B Testing
10 10 (11.36%) SDLC
10 10 (11.36%) Visualisation
11 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.82%) Anomaly Detection
12 6 (6.82%) Data Visualisation
13 5 (5.68%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (5.68%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (78.41%) Python
2 53 (60.23%) SQL
3 31 (35.23%) Java
3 31 (35.23%) Scala
4 15 (17.05%) C++
5 9 (10.23%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.14%) C
7 1 (1.14%) C#
7 1 (1.14%) COBOL
7 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (35.23%) Degree
2 14 (15.91%) PhD
3 2 (2.27%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.27%) RHCE
3 2 (2.27%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.14%) IFRS
2 1 (1.14%) IFRS 9
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (2.27%) Oozie
2 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Teradata
2 17 (19.32%) Tableau
3 16 (18.18%) Oracle
4 12 (13.64%) Netezza
4 12 (13.64%) Sybase
5 8 (9.09%) SAP
6 5 (5.68%) Hortonworks
7 4 (4.55%) Cloudera
7 4 (4.55%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (3.41%) Cognos
8 3 (3.41%) Google
8 3 (3.41%) IBM
9 2 (2.27%) Cisco
9 2 (2.27%) HP
9 2 (2.27%) jBASE
9 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.27%) Temenos
9 2 (2.27%) VMware
10 1 (1.14%) Informatica
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 11 hours ago