Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 17 August 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 235 250 262
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 +78
Contract jobs citing R 454 493 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.13% 1.07% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.40% 2.15% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 322 321
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
London median hourly rate £27.95 £33.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.58% +54.02% +30.59%
10th Percentile £22.05 £21.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £35.84 £118.48 £46.63
England median hourly rate £20.96 £22.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -6.87% -34.78% +68.29%

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 18,900 22,934 20,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.23% 49.99% 47.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,290 17,506 15,200
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £331
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 170 153
London median hourly rate £42.31 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -2.50% +46.08%
10th Percentile £20.60 £18.00 £17.30
90th Percentile £61.00 £62.63 £52.40
England median hourly rate £44.96 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.04% +5.00% +6.67%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing R as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for R in London

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing R in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for R in London

R
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in London

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing R in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for R in London

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing R in London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for R in London

R
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Central London -40 71 £558 +1.36% 23
West London +13 18 £463 +32.14% 5
East London -1 17 £525 -4.55% 6
South London +25 3 £500 -9.09% 3
R
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 London region with a requirement for R.

1 390 (85.90%) Python
2 248 (54.63%) SQL
3 226 (49.78%) Data Science
4 188 (41.41%) Analytics
5 162 (35.68%) Finance
6 157 (34.58%) Machine Learning
7 136 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
8 125 (27.53%) Java
9 104 (22.91%) Apache Spark
10 101 (22.25%) Amazon AWS
11 98 (21.59%) Hadoop
11 98 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 97 (21.37%) Big Data
13 84 (18.50%) Artificial Intelligence
14 79 (17.40%) Statistics
14 79 (17.40%) Analytical Skills
15 77 (16.96%) Mathematics
16 73 (16.08%) Visualisation
17 71 (15.64%) Computer Science
18 69 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
19 68 (14.98%) Software Engineering
20 67 (14.76%) Degree
20 67 (14.76%) Algorithms
21 65 (14.32%) Scala
22 63 (13.88%) Data Modelling
22 63 (13.88%) MATLAB
23 62 (13.66%) SAS
24 57 (12.56%) Banking
24 57 (12.56%) Power BI
24 57 (12.56%) Power Platform

R
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 104 (22.91%) Apache Spark
2 62 (13.66%) SAS
3 15 (3.30%) Confluence
4 14 (3.08%) Jupyter
5 8 (1.76%) ArcGIS
5 8 (1.76%) R Markdown
6 7 (1.54%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.32%) Apache
8 4 (0.88%) Pachyderm
9 3 (0.66%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.22%) Drupal
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 47 (10.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.85%) SPSS
3 15 (3.30%) Stata
4 9 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.32%) Weka
6 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Distributed Ledger
1 4 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.88%) Sprinklr
2 3 (0.66%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.66%) PolarLake
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.22%) Actimize
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.22%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 101 (22.25%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (21.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (12.56%) Power Platform
4 43 (9.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 28 (6.17%) Serverless
6 21 (4.63%) Azure Data Factory
7 18 (3.96%) Amazon S3
8 14 (3.08%) Amazon EMR
9 12 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (2.64%) GitHub
10 11 (2.42%) Google Analytics
11 9 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.98%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (1.76%) Adobe Analytics
12 8 (1.76%) Amazon ECS
12 8 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.54%) Trello
14 6 (1.32%) Azure Machine Learning
15 5 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.88%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.32%) Internet
2 2 (0.44%) DHCP
2 2 (0.44%) DNS
2 2 (0.44%) Firewall
2 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.22%) BGP
3 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.22%) IPsec
3 1 (0.22%) OSPF
3 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.22%) SSL
3 1 (0.22%) VoIP
3 1 (0.22%) VPN
3 1 (0.22%) WAN
3 1 (0.22%) Wireless
3 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (21.59%) Hadoop
2 97 (21.37%) Big Data
3 57 (12.56%) Power BI
4 51 (11.23%) SQL Server
5 43 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (9.47%) NoSQL
6 36 (7.93%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (7.49%) Data Mining
8 33 (7.27%) Apache Hive
9 28 (6.17%) Data Lake
10 24 (5.29%) MongoDB
11 23 (5.07%) Amazon Redshift
12 22 (4.85%) MySQL
12 22 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (3.96%) BigQuery
13 18 (3.96%) HBase
14 15 (3.30%) MS Access
15 12 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (7.93%) RStudio
2 26 (5.73%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.73%) JIRA
3 18 (3.96%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.64%) Jasmine
5 11 (2.42%) Travis CI
6 10 (2.20%) IBM UrbanCode
7 4 (0.88%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.66%) Mocha
8 3 (0.66%) Toad
8 3 (0.66%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.44%) ERwin
9 2 (0.44%) RSpec
9 2 (0.44%) Yeoman
10 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket Server
10 1 (0.22%) GitLab
10 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 162 (35.68%) Finance
2 57 (12.56%) Banking
3 41 (9.03%) Front Office
4 29 (6.39%) Marketing
5 28 (6.17%) Retail
6 20 (4.41%) Investment Banking
7 18 (3.96%) Retail Banking
8 11 (2.42%) Legal
9 9 (1.98%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.54%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.10%) Publishing
12 4 (0.88%) Advertising
12 4 (0.88%) Social Science
13 3 (0.66%) Automotive
13 3 (0.66%) Games
14 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.22%) Electronics
15 1 (0.22%) Law
15 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 151 (33.26%) Data Scientist
2 87 (19.16%) Developer
3 73 (16.08%) Analyst
4 40 (8.81%) Data Engineer
5 36 (7.93%) Data Analyst
6 27 (5.95%) Java Developer
7 25 (5.51%) Architect
8 22 (4.85%) Software Engineer
9 21 (4.63%) Senior Data Scientist
10 20 (4.41%) Python Engineer
11 18 (3.96%) Consultant
12 14 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 14 (3.08%) Data Architect
12 14 (3.08%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 14 (3.08%) Python Developer
12 14 (3.08%) SQL Analyst
13 12 (2.64%) Hadoop Engineer
13 12 (2.64%) Machine Learning Engineer
13 12 (2.64%) Senior Developer
14 11 (2.42%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (11.23%) Natural Language Processing
1 51 (11.23%) Web Services
2 33 (7.27%) TensorFlow
3 27 (5.95%) Pandas
4 24 (5.29%) .NET
4 24 (5.29%) NumPy
5 22 (4.85%) Kafka
6 21 (4.63%) SciPy
7 20 (4.41%) React
8 15 (3.30%) J2EE
9 14 (3.08%) D3.js
10 13 (2.86%) ASP.NET
11 12 (2.64%) AngularJS
11 12 (2.64%) PySpark
11 12 (2.64%) scikit-learn
12 11 (2.42%) Caffe
12 11 (2.42%) HTML
12 11 (2.42%) JSON
12 11 (2.42%) RESTful
13 10 (2.20%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.40%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (14.76%) Algorithms
3 39 (8.59%) Fixed Income
4 29 (6.39%) Derivative
5 17 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (3.52%) Market Risk
7 14 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.64%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.42%) Equities
9 11 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (2.20%) FMCG
11 9 (1.98%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.54%) User Experience
13 6 (1.32%) Social Media
14 5 (1.10%) Robotics
15 4 (0.88%) Cloud Native
15 4 (0.88%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.88%) Reference Data
16 3 (0.66%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.71%) Unix
2 33 (7.27%) Linux
3 4 (0.88%) Windows
4 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.44%) Android
5 2 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (49.78%) Data Science
2 188 (41.41%) Analytics
3 157 (34.58%) Machine Learning
4 136 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (18.50%) Artificial Intelligence
6 79 (17.40%) Statistics
7 77 (16.96%) Mathematics
8 73 (16.08%) Visualisation
9 71 (15.64%) Computer Science
10 69 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
11 68 (14.98%) Software Engineering
12 63 (13.88%) Data Modelling
13 48 (10.57%) DevOps
14 46 (10.13%) Asset Management
15 44 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
16 43 (9.47%) ETL
17 42 (9.25%) Deep Learning
18 41 (9.03%) Data Visualisation
18 41 (9.03%) Statistical Modelling
19 37 (8.15%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 390 (85.90%) Python
2 248 (54.63%) SQL
3 125 (27.53%) Java
4 65 (14.32%) Scala
5 63 (13.88%) MATLAB
6 52 (11.45%) C#
7 50 (11.01%) C++
8 49 (10.79%) JavaScript
9 33 (7.27%) C
10 22 (4.85%) VBA
11 14 (3.08%) PHP
12 12 (2.64%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.20%) HiveQL
13 10 (2.20%) Perl
14 7 (1.54%) Clojure
14 7 (1.54%) Lua
15 6 (1.32%) Julia
16 5 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (1.10%) Ruby
17 4 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (14.76%) Degree
2 49 (10.79%) PhD
3 9 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.98%) Master's Degree
4 8 (1.76%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (1.76%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.88%) CFA
5 4 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) CCIE
7 1 (0.22%) CCIE Collaboration
7 1 (0.22%) CCIE Data Center
7 1 (0.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.22%) HND
7 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.22%) MBA
7 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.07%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.76%) QA
3 1 (0.22%) Basel III
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (7.49%) Docker
2 19 (4.19%) HDFS
3 10 (2.20%) Apache Flume
4 5 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (7.93%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.64%) Hadoop YARN
3 10 (2.20%) Terraform
4 5 (1.10%) Ansible
4 5 (1.10%) Grafana
4 5 (1.10%) Puppet
5 4 (0.88%) Kubeflow
6 3 (0.66%) Kibana
6 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.22%) Ambari
7 1 (0.22%) Oozie
7 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (12.33%) Tableau
2 36 (7.93%) Google
2 36 (7.93%) Microsoft
3 25 (5.51%) Oracle
4 13 (2.86%) Alteryx
5 12 (2.64%) Databricks
5 12 (2.64%) Informatica
5 12 (2.64%) Talend
6 8 (1.76%) Adobe
7 7 (1.54%) Hortonworks
8 6 (1.32%) SAP
8 6 (1.32%) Splunk
8 6 (1.32%) Vertica
9 5 (1.10%) Bloomberg
9 5 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (1.10%) Teradata
9 5 (1.10%) VMware
10 4 (0.88%) MapR
11 3 (0.66%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.66%) Twitter