Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 168 165
Rank change year-on-year +76 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing R 24 68 104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.38% 1.09% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.88% 2.21% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 57 58
Median daily rate £550 £550 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.15% -1.14%
10th Percentile £384 £445 £389
90th Percentile £653 £715 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £558 £525
% change year-on-year -10.31% +6.19% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
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 £124.40
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 834 3,075 3,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.10% 49.18% 53.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 2,508 3,141
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £400 £375
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 14
Median hourly rate £35.50 £22.33 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.98% +1.50% +2.33%
10th Percentile £23.05 £21.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.95 £57.60 £54.88
Median hourly rate £35.50 £22.33 £22.00
% change year-on-year +58.98% +1.50% -4.32%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) Python
3 11 (45.83%) Azure
4 9 (37.50%) Databricks
5 8 (33.33%) SDLC
5 8 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 7 (29.17%) Data Science
7 6 (25.00%) Java
7 6 (25.00%) Machine Learning
7 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 5 (20.83%) TeamCity
8 5 (20.83%) Stress Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.83%) GitHub
8 5 (20.83%) DevOps
8 5 (20.83%) C#
8 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
8 5 (20.83%) SAS
8 5 (20.83%) Validation
8 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (16.67%) Power BI
9 4 (16.67%) Power Platform
9 4 (16.67%) Terraform
9 4 (16.67%) Business Case
9 4 (16.67%) TDD
9 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis

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 5 (20.83%) SAS
2 2 (8.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.17%) R Markdown
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (45.83%) Azure
2 5 (20.83%) GitHub
3 4 (16.67%) AWS
3 4 (16.67%) Power Platform
4 3 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (12.50%) PaaS
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (16.67%) Power BI
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Big Data
2 3 (12.50%) Cosmos DB
2 3 (12.50%) Parquet
2 3 (12.50%) Redis
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.33%) SAS EBI
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.17%) Neo4j
4 1 (4.17%) Pentaho
4 1 (4.17%) PowerPivot
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.83%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (20.83%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
3 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Data Scientist
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Programmer
3 3 (12.50%) Data Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) ETL Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) SSIS Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Power BI Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Data Scientist
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
1 3 (12.50%) .NET Core
1 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (12.50%) Entity Framework
1 3 (12.50%) SignalR
2 2 (8.33%) Anaconda
3 1 (4.17%) D3.js
3 1 (4.17%) Flask
3 1 (4.17%) MDX
3 1 (4.17%) Spring
3 1 (4.17%) TensorFlow
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Market Risk
3 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.17%) Social Media
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (33.33%) SDLC
3 7 (29.17%) Data Science
4 6 (25.00%) Machine Learning
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) DevOps
5 5 (20.83%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Stress Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Validation
6 4 (16.67%) Analytics
6 4 (16.67%) Business Case
6 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) ETL
6 4 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (16.67%) TDD
6 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 3 (12.50%) Product Management
7 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Python
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) Solvency II
3 1 (4.17%) CDISC
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 4 (16.67%) Terraform
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Databricks
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Cloudera
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Tableau
4 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
4 1 (4.17%) BMC
4 1 (4.17%) Reuters
4 1 (4.17%) SAP