Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 173 182
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 +58
Contract jobs citing R 93 71 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 1.03% 0.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.46% 1.99% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 51 44
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -16.28%
10th Percentile £399 £340 £300
90th Percentile £690 £763 £564
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £450
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +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 3,785 3,570 3,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.07% 51.99% 49.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,150 2,908 2,797
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £319
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 11
City of London median hourly rate £37.09 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.51% -21.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.30 £16.63
90th Percentile £62.50 £30.00 £56.87
Central London median hourly rate £29.55 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +37.42% -21.82% +15.79%

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 19 October 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

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 67 (72.04%) Python
2 55 (59.14%) SQL
3 42 (45.16%) Analytics
4 36 (38.71%) Data Science
5 25 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (25.81%) Finance
7 20 (21.51%) C#
8 19 (20.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (20.43%) Data Analytics
8 19 (20.43%) Machine Learning
8 19 (20.43%) Big Data
8 19 (20.43%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (19.35%) MATLAB
10 17 (18.28%) VBA
10 17 (18.28%) Mathematics
10 17 (18.28%) Apache Spark
11 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (17.20%) Degree
12 15 (16.13%) NoSQL
12 15 (16.13%) Tableau
12 15 (16.13%) Hadoop
12 15 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (15.05%) Algorithms
13 14 (15.05%) Java
13 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
14 13 (13.98%) T-SQL
14 13 (13.98%) SAS
14 13 (13.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (13.98%) Scala
14 13 (13.98%) Visualisation

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 17 (18.28%) Apache Spark
2 13 (13.98%) SAS
3 4 (4.30%) Apache Pig
3 4 (4.30%) Jupyter
4 2 (2.15%) Apache
5 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.30%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.08%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.08%) SPSS
3 1 (1.08%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) ION MarketView
2 2 (2.15%) ReMetrica
3 1 (1.08%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.43%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.23%) GitHub
3 3 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.08%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (1.08%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.08%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) Broadband
1 1 (1.08%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.43%) Big Data
1 19 (20.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (16.13%) Hadoop
2 15 (16.13%) NoSQL
3 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
4 13 (13.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (12.90%) MongoDB
6 11 (11.83%) Power BI
7 8 (8.60%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (7.53%) Data Mining
9 6 (6.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (5.38%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (5.38%) HBase
10 5 (5.38%) MySQL
10 5 (5.38%) Relational Database
11 4 (4.30%) Apache Hive
11 4 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (4.30%) MS Access
11 4 (4.30%) Spotfire
11 4 (4.30%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.30%) RStudio
2 4 (4.30%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.23%) JIRA
3 3 (3.23%) Subversion
3 3 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.15%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio Code
4 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.08%) Selenium
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (25.81%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Front Office
3 7 (7.53%) Marketing
4 6 (6.45%) Banking
5 4 (4.30%) Back Office
6 3 (3.23%) Advertising
7 2 (2.15%) Publishing
8 1 (1.08%) Digital Economy
8 1 (1.08%) Electronics
8 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.08%) Retail
8 1 (1.08%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Analyst
1 23 (24.73%) Developer
2 22 (23.66%) Data Scientist
3 15 (16.13%) Data Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) SQL Analyst
5 9 (9.68%) Consultant
5 9 (9.68%) Data Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Analytics Consultant
6 8 (8.60%) Data Analytics Consultant
6 8 (8.60%) Data Consultant
7 6 (6.45%) Python Developer
7 6 (6.45%) Senior Data Scientist
8 5 (5.38%) Python Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (4.30%) R Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.83%) .NET
2 10 (10.75%) Kafka
3 8 (8.60%) scikit-learn
4 6 (6.45%) AngularJS
4 6 (6.45%) Kendo UI
4 6 (6.45%) Natural Language Processing
4 6 (6.45%) Node.js
4 6 (6.45%) RxJS
4 6 (6.45%) Socket.IO
4 6 (6.45%) TensorFlow
5 5 (5.38%) Keras
5 5 (5.38%) NumPy
5 5 (5.38%) Pandas
6 4 (4.30%) XML
7 2 (2.15%) HTML
7 2 (2.15%) MDX
8 1 (1.08%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.08%) JSON
8 1 (1.08%) Lucene
8 1 (1.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) Algorithms
2 12 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
4 8 (8.60%) Fixed Income
5 7 (7.53%) Derivative
5 7 (7.53%) Equities
6 4 (4.30%) User Experience
7 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.15%) Reinsurance
7 2 (2.15%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.08%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.08%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Linux
2 2 (2.15%) Unix
3 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) Analytics
2 36 (38.71%) Data Science
3 25 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (20.43%) Data Analytics
4 19 (20.43%) Machine Learning
5 17 (18.28%) Mathematics
6 15 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (13.98%) Visualisation
8 12 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (12.90%) Prototyping
8 12 (12.90%) Statistics
9 11 (11.83%) Data Analysis
9 11 (11.83%) Open Source
10 10 (10.75%) Data Modelling
10 10 (10.75%) ETL
11 8 (8.60%) Asset Management
12 7 (7.53%) Applied Mathematics
12 7 (7.53%) Data Security
12 7 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (6.45%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 67 (72.04%) Python
2 55 (59.14%) SQL
3 20 (21.51%) C#
4 18 (19.35%) MATLAB
5 17 (18.28%) VBA
6 14 (15.05%) Java
7 13 (13.98%) Scala
7 13 (13.98%) T-SQL
8 9 (9.68%) VB.NET
9 8 (8.60%) JavaScript
10 6 (6.45%) Bash Shell
10 6 (6.45%) TypeScript
11 3 (3.23%) C
11 3 (3.23%) C++
12 2 (2.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (2.15%) PHP
12 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.08%) Go
13 1 (1.08%) Ruby
13 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.20%) Degree
2 12 (12.90%) PhD
3 2 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.08%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.38%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) IFRS
3 1 (1.08%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 12 (12.90%) Docker
2 8 (8.60%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.15%) Prometheus
1 2 (2.15%) Terraform
2 1 (1.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (16.13%) Tableau
2 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.83%) Oracle
4 7 (7.53%) Alteryx
5 6 (6.45%) Talend
6 5 (5.38%) Bloomberg
7 4 (4.30%) Informatica
7 4 (4.30%) ION Trading
8 3 (3.23%) FactSet
8 3 (3.23%) Google
8 3 (3.23%) Hortonworks
8 3 (3.23%) Teradata
9 2 (2.15%) New Relic
9 2 (2.15%) Reuters
10 1 (1.08%) Adobe
10 1 (1.08%) Calypso
10 1 (1.08%) Palantir