Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 134 161
Rank change year-on-year -46 +27 +44
Contract jobs citing R 65 126 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 1.79% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.97% 3.37% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 79 53
City of London median daily rate £558 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +4.76% +31.25%
10th Percentile £473 £460 £352
90th Percentile £700 £700 £755
Central London median daily rate £570 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +3.64% +4.76% +20.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +2.33% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £21.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £23.00 £22.25
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +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 3,303 3,740 3,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.97% 53.26% 50.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,689 3,119 2,636
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £338
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +10.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 12
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £22.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -6.49% +2.19%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.50 £13.31
90th Percentile £56.50 £38.47 £36.73
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £24.49
% change year-on-year +62.79% -12.19% +8.82%

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 22 July 2019.

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
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing R within the City of London region over the 6 months to 22 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 8 £550 -
R
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 51 (78.46%) Python
2 41 (63.08%) Data Science
3 34 (52.31%) SQL
4 26 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (38.46%) Analytics
6 24 (36.92%) Finance
7 23 (35.38%) Apache Spark
8 21 (32.31%) Hadoop
9 20 (30.77%) Java
10 18 (27.69%) DevOps
11 17 (26.15%) Machine Learning
12 15 (23.08%) Unix
12 15 (23.08%) JIRA
13 13 (20.00%) Computer Science
14 12 (18.46%) Mathematics
14 12 (18.46%) Artificial Intelligence
14 12 (18.46%) Big Data
15 11 (16.92%) Algorithms
15 11 (16.92%) RStudio
15 11 (16.92%) C++
15 11 (16.92%) Banking
15 11 (16.92%) Statistics
16 10 (15.38%) Degree
17 9 (13.85%) Scala
17 9 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
18 8 (12.31%) MATLAB
18 8 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
18 8 (12.31%) Tableau
18 8 (12.31%) Deep Learning
19 7 (10.77%) Jenkins

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 23 (35.38%) Apache Spark
2 7 (10.77%) Confluence
3 4 (6.15%) SAS
4 2 (3.08%) Apache Pig
4 2 (3.08%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.62%) SPSS
2 3 (4.62%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.77%) Power Platform
3 5 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.62%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (3.08%) Apigee
5 2 (3.08%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.54%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.54%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) BGP
1 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (1.54%) DHCP
1 1 (1.54%) DNS
1 1 (1.54%) Firewall
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) IPsec
1 1 (1.54%) OSPF
1 1 (1.54%) SSL
1 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.54%) VoIP
1 1 (1.54%) VPN
1 1 (1.54%) WAN
1 1 (1.54%) Wireless
1 1 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.31%) Hadoop
2 12 (18.46%) Big Data
3 7 (10.77%) HBase
3 7 (10.77%) Power BI
4 4 (6.15%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.62%) Apache Hive
5 3 (4.62%) MySQL
5 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.08%) BigQuery
6 2 (3.08%) Blockchain
6 2 (3.08%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.08%) Impala
6 2 (3.08%) Looker
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) JIRA
2 11 (16.92%) RStudio
3 7 (10.77%) IBM UrbanCode
3 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.77%) Travis CI
4 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 24 (36.92%) Finance
2 11 (16.92%) Banking
3 7 (10.77%) Retail Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Marketing
5 3 (4.62%) Advertising
5 3 (4.62%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.62%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.08%) Social Science
7 1 (1.54%) Games
7 1 (1.54%) Law
7 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.54%) Publishing
7 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Data Scientist
2 12 (18.46%) Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Hadoop Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Hadoop Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Java Hadoop Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Platform Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Unix Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Data Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Data Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 3 (4.62%) Architect
6 3 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.08%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Senior Data Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) PySpark
1 7 (10.77%) Spring
2 6 (9.23%) Natural Language Processing
3 4 (6.15%) Pandas
4 3 (4.62%) Kafka
4 3 (4.62%) NumPy
4 3 (4.62%) SciPy
4 3 (4.62%) TensorFlow
5 2 (3.08%) .NET
5 2 (3.08%) Anaconda
5 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.08%) scikit-learn
6 1 (1.54%) Web Services
6 1 (1.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Algorithms
2 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.77%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (4.62%) Market Risk
4 2 (3.08%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Unix
2 7 (10.77%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (63.08%) Data Science
2 26 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (38.46%) Analytics
4 18 (27.69%) DevOps
5 17 (26.15%) Machine Learning
6 13 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 12 (18.46%) Artificial Intelligence
7 12 (18.46%) Mathematics
8 11 (16.92%) Statistics
9 9 (13.85%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (12.31%) Deep Learning
11 7 (10.77%) Functional Programming
11 7 (10.77%) OOP
11 7 (10.77%) Performance Optimisation
11 7 (10.77%) Performance Testing
11 7 (10.77%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (10.77%) Service Design
11 7 (10.77%) TDD
11 7 (10.77%) Visualisation
12 6 (9.23%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 51 (78.46%) Python
2 34 (52.31%) SQL
3 20 (30.77%) Java
4 11 (16.92%) C++
5 9 (13.85%) Scala
6 8 (12.31%) MATLAB
7 5 (7.69%) C
8 3 (4.62%) C#
8 3 (4.62%) VBA
9 2 (3.08%) Go
9 2 (3.08%) HiveQL
10 1 (1.54%) Perl
10 1 (1.54%) PHP
10 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.54%) CCIE
3 1 (1.54%) CCIE Collaboration
3 1 (1.54%) CCIE Data Center
3 1 (1.54%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.54%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) Basel III
1 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) HDFS
2 2 (3.08%) Apache Flume
2 2 (3.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (6.15%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.08%) Terraform
4 1 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Tableau
2 5 (7.69%) Google
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.54%) Adobe
4 1 (1.54%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.54%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco
4 1 (1.54%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle
4 1 (1.54%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.54%) Reuters
4 1 (1.54%) Vertica