Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 179 139
Rank change year-on-year +82 -40 +9
Contract jobs citing R 39 67 119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.43% 1.02% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.91% 2.04% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 52 80
Median daily rate £563 £558 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% +1.36% +4.76%
10th Percentile £406 £439 £450
90th Percentile £675 £700 £678
Central London median daily rate £550 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +59.09% +2.33%
10th Percentile £37.75 £32.50 £21.00
90th Percentile £39.25 £37.50 £23.00
Central London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +59.09% +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 1,338 3,278 3,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.10% 49.90% 53.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 2,668 3,130
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £406 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £694
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +33.72% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.15 £21.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £57.30 £56.50 £38.47
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -24.15%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020, 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 26 (66.67%) Python
2 24 (61.54%) SQL
3 16 (41.03%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.90%) Azure
4 14 (35.90%) Machine Learning
5 12 (30.77%) SDLC
5 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
6 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
6 11 (28.21%) ETL
6 11 (28.21%) Finance
6 11 (28.21%) Data Science
7 10 (25.64%) Analytics
7 10 (25.64%) DevOps
7 10 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (25.64%) T-SQL
7 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
8 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (23.08%) Kimball Methodology
9 8 (20.51%) Databricks
9 8 (20.51%) AWS
9 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
9 8 (20.51%) Data Modelling
10 7 (17.95%) C#
11 6 (15.38%) Java
11 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
11 6 (15.38%) SAS
11 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server

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 6 (15.38%) SAS
2 3 (7.69%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.56%) R Markdown
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.56%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Azure
2 8 (20.51%) AWS
3 5 (12.82%) Power Platform
4 4 (10.26%) GitHub
5 3 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (7.69%) PaaS
6 1 (2.56%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (2.56%) Google Analytics
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (15.38%) PowerPivot
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (15.38%) SSDT
4 5 (12.82%) Big Data
4 5 (12.82%) Power BI
5 4 (10.26%) Hadoop
6 3 (7.69%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (7.69%) Data Mining
6 3 (7.69%) Parquet
6 3 (7.69%) Redis
7 2 (5.13%) Apache Hive
7 2 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (5.13%) SAS EBI
8 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (10.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.56%) GitLab
4 1 (2.56%) LSMW
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Data Scientist
2 9 (23.08%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Data Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) ETL Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) SSIS Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (5.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Azure Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Data Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) MDX
2 5 (12.82%) TensorFlow
3 4 (10.26%) .NET
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Core
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 3 (7.69%) Natural Language Processing
4 3 (7.69%) SignalR
5 1 (2.56%) Anaconda
5 1 (2.56%) BAPI
5 1 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.56%) Keras
5 1 (2.56%) MXNet
5 1 (2.56%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (2.56%) scikit-learn
5 1 (2.56%) Spring
5 1 (2.56%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 3 (7.69%) Market Risk
3 2 (5.13%) Social Media
4 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.56%) CUDA
4 1 (2.56%) Derivative
4 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (41.03%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (35.90%) Machine Learning
3 12 (30.77%) SDLC
4 11 (28.21%) Data Science
4 11 (28.21%) ETL
5 10 (25.64%) Analytics
5 10 (25.64%) DevOps
6 9 (23.08%) Kimball Methodology
7 8 (20.51%) Data Modelling
7 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
8 6 (15.38%) Visualisation
9 5 (12.82%) Statistics
10 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
10 4 (10.26%) Mathematics
10 4 (10.26%) Stress Testing
10 4 (10.26%) TDD
10 4 (10.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) Python
2 24 (61.54%) SQL
3 10 (25.64%) T-SQL
4 7 (17.95%) C#
5 6 (15.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 6 (15.38%) Java
6 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.13%) VBA
8 1 (2.56%) ABAP
8 1 (2.56%) C++
8 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.56%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) Solvency II
2 2 (5.13%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) CDISC
3 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Kubernetes
1 4 (10.26%) Terraform
2 1 (2.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Databricks
3 4 (10.26%) Tableau
4 2 (5.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) Adobe
5 1 (2.56%) Alteryx
5 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.56%) BMC
5 1 (2.56%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) RapidMiner
5 1 (2.56%) Reuters
5 1 (2.56%) Snowplow