Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 2021 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
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 298 144 218
Rank change year-on-year -154 +74 +67
Contract jobs citing R 294 246 471
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.87% 1.86% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.88% 3.69% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 206 323
10th Percentile £296 £369 £363
25th Percentile £363 £488 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +3.77%
75th Percentile £596 £650 £625
90th Percentile £650 £813 £700
England median daily rate £479 £550 £544
% change year-on-year -13.00% +1.11% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
10th Percentile £28.79 £28.09 £24.37
25th Percentile £31.00 £36.46 £29.60
Median hourly rate £48.00 £37.93 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year +26.55% -13.30% +30.60%
75th Percentile £65.00 £39.39 £53.75
90th Percentile " £39.39 "
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +1.01% +12.50% -

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 15,615 6,661 18,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.96% 50.49% 47.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,771 4,889 13,891
10th Percentile £400 £360 £363
25th Percentile £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £668 £638 £613
90th Percentile £738 £738 £695
England median daily rate £525 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 42 105
10th Percentile £22.04 £21.28 £16.90
25th Percentile £35.00 £23.88 £24.08
Median hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +36.99% -23.16% +21.79%
75th Percentile £63.69 £47.25 £52.50
90th Percentile £69.70 £53.98 £56.70
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.22 £45.00
% change year-on-year +17.75% -15.08% +6.66%

R
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for R in London

R
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing R in London.

Daily rate trend for R in London

R
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing R in London over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for R in London

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing R in London.

Hourly rate trend for R in London

R
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing R in London over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

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 27 September 2021. 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 -31 53 £475 -9.52% 18
West London -13 5 £586 -6.20% 2
North London - 3 £150 -
South London - 2 £738 -
East London - 1 - - 3
R
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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.

1 229 (77.89%) Python
2 182 (61.90%) SQL
3 136 (46.26%) Analytics
4 120 (40.82%) Data Science
5 111 (37.76%) Analytical Skills
6 108 (36.73%) Visualisation
7 100 (34.01%) Business Intelligence
8 90 (30.61%) Machine Learning
9 88 (29.93%) Finance
10 87 (29.59%) Power BI
10 87 (29.59%) Power Platform
11 83 (28.23%) Azure
12 67 (22.79%) Data Visualisation
13 65 (22.11%) Mathematics
14 63 (21.43%) Degree
14 63 (21.43%) Algorithms
15 62 (21.09%) Tableau
16 58 (19.73%) Social Skills
17 57 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
18 55 (18.71%) Microsoft Excel
19 53 (18.03%) AWS
20 51 (17.35%) Data Analysis
21 50 (17.01%) Apache Spark
22 48 (16.33%) Public Sector
23 45 (15.31%) Statistics
24 43 (14.63%) Big Data
25 42 (14.29%) VBA
26 41 (13.95%) Data Modelling
26 41 (13.95%) Shiny
27 40 (13.61%) Data Analytics

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 50 (17.01%) Apache Spark
2 29 (9.86%) SAS
3 16 (5.44%) Jupyter
4 10 (3.40%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.70%) IIS
6 2 (0.68%) Apache
6 2 (0.68%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.68%) R Markdown
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.34%) Appian
7 1 (0.34%) Confluence
Applications
1 55 (18.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (6.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (6.46%) SPSS
3 11 (3.74%) Stata
4 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.34%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 1 (0.34%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.34%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 87 (29.59%) Power Platform
2 83 (28.23%) Azure
3 53 (18.03%) AWS
4 19 (6.46%) GCP
5 16 (5.44%) GitHub
6 11 (3.74%) PowerApps
7 10 (3.40%) Azure Data Factory
7 10 (3.40%) Microsoft 365
8 7 (2.38%) Amazon S3
9 6 (2.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 6 (2.04%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 5 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.36%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (1.36%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.34%) Google Workspace
13 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.34%) DNS
1 1 (0.34%) Intranet
1 1 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (29.59%) Power BI
2 62 (21.09%) Tableau
3 43 (14.63%) Big Data
4 28 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (7.82%) Hadoop
5 23 (7.82%) SQL Server
6 21 (7.14%) QlikView
7 19 (6.46%) Apache Hive
8 16 (5.44%) Data Mining
8 16 (5.44%) Relational Database
9 12 (4.08%) Data Lake
10 11 (3.74%) GIS
10 11 (3.74%) NoSQL
11 8 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (2.38%) MySQL
12 7 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (2.38%) Text Mining
13 6 (2.04%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.70%) HBase
Development Applications
1 24 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.04%) JIRA
3 5 (1.70%) GitLab
3 5 (1.70%) MLflow
4 4 (1.36%) RStudio
5 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.68%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 111 (37.76%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (29.93%) Finance
3 58 (19.73%) Social Skills
4 48 (16.33%) Public Sector
5 35 (11.90%) Marketing
6 31 (10.54%) Presentation Skills
7 18 (6.12%) Front Office
8 13 (4.42%) Banking
8 13 (4.42%) Manufacturing
9 9 (3.06%) Documentation Skills
10 8 (2.72%) Advertising
10 8 (2.72%) Local Government
11 7 (2.38%) Aerospace
11 7 (2.38%) Investment Banking
11 7 (2.38%) Retail
12 6 (2.04%) Telecoms
13 5 (1.70%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (1.70%) Legal
14 4 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 82 (27.89%) Analyst
2 78 (26.53%) Data Scientist
3 37 (12.59%) Data Engineer
4 35 (11.90%) Developer
5 34 (11.56%) Data Analyst
6 17 (5.78%) Consultant
7 15 (5.10%) Python Developer
8 13 (4.42%) Data Consultant
8 13 (4.42%) Senior Data Scientist
9 11 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 9 (3.06%) Python Engineer
10 9 (3.06%) Qualitative Analyst
10 9 (3.06%) Quantitative Analyst
10 9 (3.06%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
10 9 (3.06%) Risk Analyst
11 8 (2.72%) Architect
11 8 (2.72%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (2.72%) Front Office Developer
11 8 (2.72%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (2.04%) Market Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.95%) Shiny
2 16 (5.44%) D3.js
2 16 (5.44%) NumPy
3 15 (5.10%) AngularJS
3 15 (5.10%) React
4 14 (4.76%) Pandas
5 12 (4.08%) HTML
5 12 (4.08%) Kafka
5 12 (4.08%) Web Services
6 11 (3.74%) CSS
6 11 (3.74%) PySpark
6 11 (3.74%) TensorFlow
7 9 (3.06%) HTML5
8 8 (2.72%) CSS3
8 8 (2.72%) Vue.js
9 7 (2.38%) REST
10 6 (2.04%) .NET
10 6 (2.04%) Flask
10 6 (2.04%) scikit-learn
10 6 (2.04%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 63 (21.43%) Algorithms
2 20 (6.80%) Social Media
3 19 (6.46%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.08%) Credit Risk
5 10 (3.40%) Derivative
6 9 (3.06%) Equities
6 9 (3.06%) Fixed Income
6 9 (3.06%) Market Risk
6 9 (3.06%) Swaptions
7 8 (2.72%) Legacy Systems
8 6 (2.04%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.36%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.02%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.02%) PlayStation
11 3 (1.02%) User Experience
12 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.42%) Windows
2 12 (4.08%) Windows Server
3 9 (3.06%) Linux
4 4 (1.36%) Unix
5 3 (1.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (46.26%) Analytics
2 120 (40.82%) Data Science
3 108 (36.73%) Visualisation
4 100 (34.01%) Business Intelligence
5 90 (30.61%) Machine Learning
6 67 (22.79%) Data Visualisation
7 65 (22.11%) Mathematics
8 57 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (17.35%) Data Analysis
10 45 (15.31%) Statistics
11 41 (13.95%) Data Modelling
12 40 (13.61%) Data Analytics
13 37 (12.59%) Decision-Making
14 36 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (11.90%) Artificial Intelligence
16 28 (9.52%) Computer Science
17 27 (9.18%) ETL
17 27 (9.18%) Investment Management
18 25 (8.50%) Deep Learning
19 24 (8.16%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 229 (77.89%) Python
2 182 (61.90%) SQL
3 42 (14.29%) VBA
4 27 (9.18%) Java
4 27 (9.18%) JavaScript
5 19 (6.46%) T-SQL
6 18 (6.12%) C++
7 17 (5.78%) Scala
8 12 (4.08%) C#
9 8 (2.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 8 (2.72%) MATLAB
9 8 (2.72%) VB
10 5 (1.70%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.36%) PHP
12 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.02%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.02%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.68%) HiveQL
13 2 (0.68%) Perl
13 2 (0.68%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 63 (21.43%) Degree
2 15 (5.10%) Numerate Degree
2 15 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.72%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.70%) PhD
6 4 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.36%) Tableau Certification
7 2 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.34%) CBAP
8 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) MBA
8 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.48%) Data Quality
2 19 (6.46%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) IFRS
4 1 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.34%) Basel II
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.34%) EMIR
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) MiFID
4 1 (0.34%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 16 (5.44%) Docker
2 5 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.42%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.36%) Kubeflow
4 2 (0.68%) Control-M
4 2 (0.68%) Terraform
5 1 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.34%) collectd
5 1 (0.34%) Fluentd
5 1 (0.34%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 36 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.52%) Alteryx
3 18 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (4.42%) Oracle
5 12 (4.08%) Google
6 11 (3.74%) Databricks
7 10 (3.40%) SAP
8 5 (1.70%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (1.70%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.02%) Adobe
9 3 (1.02%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Anaplan
10 2 (0.68%) Callidus
10 2 (0.68%) Dataiku
10 2 (0.68%) Foundry
10 2 (0.68%) Openreach
10 2 (0.68%) Palantir
10 2 (0.68%) Teradata
10 2 (0.68%) Xactly
11 1 (0.34%) UiPath