Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 201 153
Rank change year-on-year +22 -48 +68
Contract jobs citing R 78 57 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.10% 0.79% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 1.50% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 46 71
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.22% -16.28%
10th Percentile £375 £369 £313
90th Percentile £688 £725 £625
Central London median daily rate £510 £544 £450
% change year-on-year -6.21% +20.83% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
City of London median hourly rate £149.50 £24.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +504.04% - -
Central London median hourly rate £149.50 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +595.35% - -

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 3,849 3,788 3,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.52% 52.66% 50.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,188 3,172 2,774
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £387 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
City of London median hourly rate £37.09 £24.49 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.48% -10.96% +8.16%
10th Percentile £16.10 £13.35 £16.06
90th Percentile £74.46 £30.00 £55.19
Central London median hourly rate £37.09 £25.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year +43.83% -6.23% +8.16%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 65 (83.33%) Python
2 47 (60.26%) SQL
3 34 (43.59%) Data Science
4 33 (42.31%) Analytics
5 26 (33.33%) Finance
6 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (29.49%) Tableau
8 21 (26.92%) Machine Learning
9 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (24.36%) Hadoop
10 19 (24.36%) Apache Spark
11 17 (21.79%) MATLAB
11 17 (21.79%) Degree
11 17 (21.79%) Visualisation
11 17 (21.79%) Big Data
12 16 (20.51%) Algorithms
12 16 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (19.23%) SAS
13 15 (19.23%) Mathematics
13 15 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
14 14 (17.95%) Prototyping
15 13 (16.67%) Power BI
15 13 (16.67%) C#
16 12 (15.38%) Statistics
16 12 (15.38%) Kafka
17 11 (14.10%) NoSQL
17 11 (14.10%) Oracle

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 (24.36%) Apache Spark
2 15 (19.23%) SAS
3 7 (8.97%) Jupyter
4 2 (2.56%) Apache
4 2 (2.56%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.28%) SPSS
3 1 (1.28%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) ION MarketView
1 2 (2.56%) ReMetrica
2 1 (1.28%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.56%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.56%) GitHub
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.28%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Broadband
1 1 (1.28%) HTTP
1 1 (1.28%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.36%) Hadoop
2 17 (21.79%) Big Data
3 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
4 13 (16.67%) Power BI
5 11 (14.10%) NoSQL
6 10 (12.82%) Data Mining
7 9 (11.54%) Spotfire
7 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (10.26%) MongoDB
9 7 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (7.69%) MS Access
11 5 (6.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (6.41%) HBase
12 4 (5.13%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (5.13%) Data Lake
12 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (5.13%) MySQL
12 4 (5.13%) Sqoop
13 3 (3.85%) Apache Hive
13 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.85%) JIRA
3 3 (3.85%) RStudio
3 3 (3.85%) Subversion
3 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.56%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Front Office
4 6 (7.69%) Marketing
4 6 (7.69%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Back Office
5 2 (2.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.28%) Advertising
6 1 (1.28%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.28%) Electronics
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 23 (29.49%) Analyst
2 19 (24.36%) Data Scientist
2 19 (24.36%) Developer
3 15 (19.23%) Data Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Data Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) SQL Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Senior Data Scientist
6 5 (6.41%) VBA Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Analytics Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Python Developer
9 2 (2.56%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Big Data Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Data Business Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) R Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Senior Data Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) Kafka
2 9 (11.54%) TensorFlow
3 7 (8.97%) XML
4 6 (7.69%) Natural Language Processing
4 6 (7.69%) scikit-learn
5 5 (6.41%) Keras
6 3 (3.85%) Anaconda
6 3 (3.85%) NumPy
6 3 (3.85%) Pandas
7 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.56%) JSON
7 2 (2.56%) Kendo UI
7 2 (2.56%) Node.js
7 2 (2.56%) RxJS
7 2 (2.56%) Socket.IO
8 1 (1.28%) .NET Core
8 1 (1.28%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.28%) Caffe
8 1 (1.28%) React
8 1 (1.28%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Algorithms
2 15 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.26%) Fixed Income
4 7 (8.97%) Derivative
4 7 (8.97%) Equities
5 5 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.85%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.56%) Reinsurance
7 2 (2.56%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.56%) User Experience
8 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.28%) Fintech
8 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.28%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.59%) Data Science
2 33 (42.31%) Analytics
3 24 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (26.92%) Machine Learning
5 17 (21.79%) Visualisation
6 16 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (19.23%) Mathematics
8 14 (17.95%) Prototyping
9 12 (15.38%) Statistics
10 11 (14.10%) ETL
11 10 (12.82%) Data Analytics
12 9 (11.54%) Data Analysis
12 9 (11.54%) Data Integration
12 9 (11.54%) Data Security
13 8 (10.26%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (10.26%) Asset Management
13 8 (10.26%) Data Modelling
13 8 (10.26%) Open Source
14 7 (8.97%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 65 (83.33%) Python
2 47 (60.26%) SQL
3 17 (21.79%) MATLAB
4 13 (16.67%) C#
5 10 (12.82%) Scala
5 10 (12.82%) VBA
6 6 (7.69%) Java
7 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.85%) C++
9 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.56%) PHP
9 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.56%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.28%) Java 8
10 1 (1.28%) Perl
10 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (21.79%) Degree
2 6 (7.69%) PhD
3 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.28%) OSCP
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 5 (6.41%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) IFRS
3 1 (1.28%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 10 (12.82%) Apache Flume
2 9 (11.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.56%) Prometheus
1 2 (2.56%) Terraform
2 1 (1.28%) Ansible
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (29.49%) Tableau
2 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.10%) Oracle
3 10 (12.82%) Alteryx
4 8 (10.26%) Talend
5 6 (7.69%) Bloomberg
5 6 (7.69%) Informatica
6 5 (6.41%) FactSet
7 3 (3.85%) Google
7 3 (3.85%) Hortonworks
8 2 (2.56%) ION Trading
8 2 (2.56%) New Relic
8 2 (2.56%) Teradata
9 1 (1.28%) Palantir
9 1 (1.28%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.28%) Reuters