Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 188 166
Rank change year-on-year +61 -22 -19
Contract jobs citing R 48 60 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.15% 0.88% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.33% 1.70% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 65
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £380 £419 £418
90th Percentile £700 £763 £638
Central London median daily rate £540 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -1.82% - +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £24.75
10th Percentile £24.50 - £21.28
90th Percentile £36.50 - £29.23
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 - £21.50

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 2,059 3,528 3,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.36% 51.68% 53.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,602 2,857 3,247
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £381 £400 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £713
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 19
Median hourly rate £36.75 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.33% +4.65% -24.15%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.28 £15.95
90th Percentile £58.63 £56.50 £52.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +33.72% -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 5 April 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 5 April 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 40 (83.33%) Python
2 33 (68.75%) SQL
3 20 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (39.58%) Machine Learning
5 18 (37.50%) Data Science
5 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (27.08%) Data Modelling
7 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 12 (25.00%) ETL
8 11 (22.92%) Finance
8 11 (22.92%) DevOps
8 11 (22.92%) SDLC
9 10 (20.83%) Analytics
9 10 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.67%) Java
11 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 8 (16.67%) Statistics
11 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
11 8 (16.67%) Hadoop
11 8 (16.67%) Azure
11 8 (16.67%) AWS
12 7 (14.58%) PowerPivot
12 7 (14.58%) Kimball Methodology
12 7 (14.58%) SSDT
12 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (14.58%) MDX
12 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (14.58%) 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 (12.50%) Apache Spark
1 6 (12.50%) SAS
2 2 (4.17%) ArcGIS
2 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.08%) R Markdown
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.17%) SPSS
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) AWS
1 8 (16.67%) Azure
2 5 (10.42%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.08%) GCP
3 1 (2.08%) GitHub
3 1 (2.08%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 7 (14.58%) PowerPivot
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (14.58%) SSDT
4 5 (10.42%) Power BI
5 4 (8.33%) Big Data
5 4 (8.33%) HBase
6 3 (6.25%) Data Mining
6 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.17%) BigQuery
7 2 (4.17%) GIS
7 2 (4.17%) Looker
7 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.17%) QGIS
7 2 (4.17%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.33%) JIRA
3 4 (8.33%) Travis CI
4 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.08%) GitLab
5 1 (2.08%) LSMW
5 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Marketing
3 4 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Law
5 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Local Government
5 1 (2.08%) Publishing
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Data Scientist
2 14 (29.17%) Analyst
3 12 (25.00%) Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Data Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Architect
6 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Data Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Hadoop Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Data Scientist
8 3 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) ETL Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) R Developer
9 2 (4.17%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) MDX
2 6 (12.50%) Natural Language Processing
2 6 (12.50%) TensorFlow
3 4 (8.33%) PySpark
3 4 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) BAPI
4 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.08%) JSON
4 1 (2.08%) Keras
4 1 (2.08%) MXNet
4 1 (2.08%) NumPy
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (2.08%) scikit-learn
4 1 (2.08%) Web Dynpro
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.25%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.25%) Market Risk
5 2 (4.17%) Social Media
6 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.08%) CUDA
6 1 (2.08%) Derivative
6 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (39.58%) Machine Learning
3 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) Data Science
4 13 (27.08%) Data Modelling
5 12 (25.00%) ETL
6 11 (22.92%) DevOps
6 11 (22.92%) SDLC
7 10 (20.83%) Analytics
8 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 8 (16.67%) Statistics
9 7 (14.58%) Kimball Methodology
10 6 (12.50%) TDD
10 6 (12.50%) Visualisation
11 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
11 5 (10.42%) OOP
11 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
12 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
12 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (8.33%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 40 (83.33%) Python
2 33 (68.75%) SQL
3 8 (16.67%) Java
4 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 7 (14.58%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.33%) Scala
6 3 (6.25%) C++
7 2 (4.17%) C#
7 2 (4.17%) VBA
8 1 (2.08%) ABAP
8 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.08%) Ruby
8 1 (2.08%) SAPscript
8 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.08%) CFA
3 1 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.08%) PhD
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 3 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) HDFS
2 1 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (4.17%) Kibana
2 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Tableau
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Teradata
4 2 (4.17%) Google
4 2 (4.17%) Netezza
4 2 (4.17%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) Sybase
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) Alteryx
5 1 (2.08%) BMC
5 1 (2.08%) Databricks
5 1 (2.08%) Facebook
5 1 (2.08%) Minitab
5 1 (2.08%) RapidMiner
5 1 (2.08%) Snowplow
5 1 (2.08%) Twitter