Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 157 195
Rank change year-on-year +15 +38 +54
Contract jobs citing R 108 74 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.56% 1.20% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.96% 2.41% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 48 24
City of London median daily rate £550 £484 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.70% +7.50% -18.18%
10th Percentile £463 £278 £329
90th Percentile £645 £638 £573
Central London median daily rate £550 £493 £450
% change year-on-year +11.68% +9.44% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 - -

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 3,649 3,075 3,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.66% 49.94% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,062 2,497 2,530
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £694 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +5.13% +5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 13
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +9.47%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.43 £18.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £35.18 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +8.38%

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 24 May 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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 79 (73.15%) Python
2 69 (63.89%) SQL
3 46 (42.59%) Analytics
4 36 (33.33%) Finance
4 36 (33.33%) Data Science
5 32 (29.63%) C#
6 28 (25.93%) Machine Learning
7 27 (25.00%) Big Data
7 27 (25.00%) Java
8 23 (21.30%) Hadoop
9 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Excel
9 21 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (18.52%) SQL Server
11 19 (17.59%) Data Analysis
11 19 (17.59%) Mathematics
11 19 (17.59%) Apache Spark
12 18 (16.67%) Statistics
13 17 (15.74%) Computer Science
13 17 (15.74%) Banking
13 17 (15.74%) VBA
13 17 (15.74%) JavaScript
13 17 (15.74%) Front Office
13 17 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (14.81%) Data Analytics
14 16 (14.81%) Degree
15 15 (13.89%) .NET
15 15 (13.89%) Algorithms
16 14 (12.96%) MATLAB
16 14 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (12.04%) PhD

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 19 (17.59%) Apache Spark
2 13 (12.04%) SAS
3 5 (4.63%) Confluence
4 4 (3.70%) Apache
4 4 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.70%) Hyperledger
5 3 (2.78%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.78%) Ethereum
6 2 (1.85%) IPython
6 2 (1.85%) Jupyter
Applications
1 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (7.41%) SPSS
3 5 (4.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) R3 Corda
1 4 (3.70%) ReMetrica
2 3 (2.78%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (1.85%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.56%) GitHub
4 5 (4.63%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (4.63%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.93%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.00%) Big Data
2 23 (21.30%) Hadoop
3 20 (18.52%) SQL Server
4 13 (12.04%) Apache Hive
5 12 (11.11%) NoSQL
6 11 (10.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (9.26%) Data Mining
8 9 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 9 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (7.41%) MySQL
10 6 (5.56%) MongoDB
11 5 (4.63%) Blockchain
11 5 (4.63%) Data Lake
11 5 (4.63%) Power BI
12 4 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (1.85%) Presto
13 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) RStudio
1 6 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.63%) JIRA
2 5 (4.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (3.70%) Selenium
4 2 (1.85%) GoCD
4 2 (1.85%) Subversion
4 2 (1.85%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 36 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (15.74%) Banking
2 17 (15.74%) Front Office
3 8 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.48%) Marketing
5 3 (2.78%) Advertising
5 3 (2.78%) Games
6 2 (1.85%) Back Office
6 2 (1.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Automotive
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Developer
2 24 (22.22%) Analyst
3 22 (20.37%) Data Scientist
4 16 (14.81%) Data Engineer
5 13 (12.04%) SQL Analyst
6 11 (10.19%) C# Developer
6 11 (10.19%) Consultant
7 9 (8.33%) Python Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) Analytics Consultant
8 8 (7.41%) Data Analytics Consultant
8 8 (7.41%) Data Consultant
9 7 (6.48%) Data Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) Python Developer
10 6 (5.56%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
10 6 (5.56%) Data Modeller
10 6 (5.56%) SQL Data Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Data Insight Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Excel Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Hadoop Engineer
11 5 (4.63%) Insight Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.89%) .NET
2 10 (9.26%) HTML
3 8 (7.41%) AngularJS
3 8 (7.41%) Node.js
4 6 (5.56%) Kafka
4 6 (5.56%) Natural Language Processing
5 5 (4.63%) React
5 5 (4.63%) RESTful
6 4 (3.70%) HTML5
6 4 (3.70%) JSON
7 3 (2.78%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.78%) Kendo UI
7 3 (2.78%) NumPy
7 3 (2.78%) Pandas
7 3 (2.78%) RxJS
7 3 (2.78%) scikit-learn
7 3 (2.78%) Socket.IO
8 2 (1.85%) MDX
8 2 (1.85%) TensorFlow
8 2 (1.85%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (15.74%) Computer Science
2 15 (13.89%) Algorithms
3 8 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.63%) Equities
5 4 (3.70%) Reinsurance
5 4 (3.70%) User Experience
6 3 (2.78%) Derivative
6 3 (2.78%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.78%) Tandem
7 2 (1.85%) Blog
7 2 (1.85%) Fintech
8 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.93%) iPhone
8 1 (0.93%) Life Science
8 1 (0.93%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.41%) Linux
2 6 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (42.59%) Analytics
2 36 (33.33%) Data Science
3 28 (25.93%) Machine Learning
4 21 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (17.59%) Data Analysis
5 19 (17.59%) Mathematics
6 18 (16.67%) Statistics
7 16 (14.81%) Data Analytics
8 14 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (12.04%) Data Modelling
9 13 (12.04%) ETL
10 11 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (8.33%) Actionable Insight
11 9 (8.33%) Asset Management
11 9 (8.33%) Business Analysis
11 9 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
11 9 (8.33%) Statistical Modelling
12 8 (7.41%) Artificial Intelligence
12 8 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (7.41%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 79 (73.15%) Python
2 69 (63.89%) SQL
3 32 (29.63%) C#
4 27 (25.00%) Java
5 17 (15.74%) JavaScript
5 17 (15.74%) VBA
6 14 (12.96%) MATLAB
7 10 (9.26%) Scala
8 8 (7.41%) Ruby
9 6 (5.56%) T-SQL
9 6 (5.56%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.70%) C
10 4 (3.70%) Go
11 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.78%) C++
11 3 (2.78%) Julia
11 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.78%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.93%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (14.81%) Degree
2 13 (12.04%) PhD
3 6 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (5.56%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) GCP
1 1 (0.93%) IFRS
1 1 (0.93%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) HDFS
2 4 (3.70%) Docker
3 2 (1.85%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (9.26%) Bloomberg
2 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.41%) Reuters
4 6 (5.56%) Calypso
4 6 (5.56%) Tableau
5 5 (4.63%) Adobe
5 5 (4.63%) Google
5 5 (4.63%) Oracle
6 3 (2.78%) MapR
7 2 (1.85%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.85%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.93%) FactSet