Period
to 25 April 2018

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 25 April 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 220 364
Rank change year-on-year -7 +144 +52
Contract jobs citing R 532 469 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.16% 1.18% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.39% 2.57% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 343 183
London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £314 £292 £350
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
England median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £17.63
% change year-on-year +36.59% +16.31% -

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 22,271 18,236 19,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.36% 45.86% 42.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,977 13,591 14,257
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 122 121
London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +69.23% -10.34%
10th Percentile £17.55 £18.08 £14.13
90th Percentile £53.42 £57.35 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%

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 25 April 2018.

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 25 April 2018.

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 25 April 2018. 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 -19 106 £550 +15.79% 38
West London -32 22 £325 -18.75% 14
East London -9 13 £575 +13.86% 4
South London - 6 £540 - 3
North London - 2 £550 - 3
R
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 London region with a requirement for R.

1 382 (71.80%) Python
2 297 (55.83%) SQL
3 259 (48.68%) Analytics
4 234 (43.98%) Data Science
5 162 (30.45%) Machine Learning
6 147 (27.63%) Big Data
6 147 (27.63%) Finance
7 146 (27.44%) Analytical Skills
8 122 (22.93%) Visualisation
8 122 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
9 115 (21.62%) Java
10 114 (21.43%) Hadoop
10 114 (21.43%) Apache Spark
11 110 (20.68%) Mathematics
12 106 (19.92%) SAS
13 104 (19.55%) Business Intelligence
13 104 (19.55%) Statistics
14 102 (19.17%) Tableau
15 99 (18.61%) ETL
16 88 (16.54%) C#
16 88 (16.54%) Degree
17 87 (16.35%) Algorithms
18 81 (15.23%) Data Analysis
19 77 (14.47%) Computer Science
20 75 (14.10%) Scala
20 75 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
21 73 (13.72%) Data Analytics
22 71 (13.35%) SQL Server
23 68 (12.78%) Microsoft Excel
23 68 (12.78%) Data Modelling

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
1 114 (21.43%) Apache Spark
2 106 (19.92%) SAS
3 28 (5.26%) Apache
4 18 (3.38%) Confluence
5 15 (2.82%) Apache Pig
5 15 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.32%) Hyperledger
8 6 (1.13%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.13%) Ethereum
8 6 (1.13%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.38%) IPython
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.19%) DNN
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.19%) Jetty
11 1 (0.19%) nginx
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 68 (12.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (7.52%) SPSS
3 10 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (1.50%) Stata
5 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (0.94%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.56%) Weka
8 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.19%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (1.69%) ReMetrica
2 7 (1.32%) R3 Corda
3 6 (1.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (0.94%) SimCorp Dimension
4 5 (0.94%) Summit
5 3 (0.56%) Radian6
6 2 (0.38%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.19%) Finacle
7 1 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.19%) HFM
7 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.19%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 48 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
1 48 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.51%) Google Analytics
3 19 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (3.38%) GitHub
5 12 (2.26%) Amazon S3
5 12 (2.26%) PaaS
6 10 (1.88%) Adobe Analytics
6 10 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (1.88%) Azure Machine Learning
7 8 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.13%) Route 53
8 6 (1.13%) SaaS
8 6 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.94%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (0.94%) IaaS
10 4 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.32%) SSL
2 5 (0.94%) HTTP
3 3 (0.56%) Internet
3 3 (0.56%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.56%) SMS
4 2 (0.38%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) Skype
5 1 (0.19%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (27.63%) Big Data
2 114 (21.43%) Hadoop
3 71 (13.35%) SQL Server
4 64 (12.03%) NoSQL
5 61 (11.47%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (11.28%) Power BI
7 50 (9.40%) Apache Hive
8 44 (8.27%) Relational Database
9 43 (8.08%) MongoDB
10 39 (7.33%) Data Mining
11 35 (6.58%) MySQL
12 32 (6.02%) Data Lake
13 25 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (4.32%) QlikView
15 21 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
15 21 (3.95%) Qlik Sense
16 20 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
17 17 (3.20%) Spotfire
18 16 (3.01%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 26 (4.89%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.32%) Visual Studio
3 21 (3.95%) RStudio
4 19 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 18 (3.38%) JIRA
6 11 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.50%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.32%) Selenium
10 6 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.75%) Subversion
12 2 (0.38%) FishEye
12 2 (0.38%) GoCD
12 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.19%) Babel
13 1 (0.19%) Bower
13 1 (0.19%) Gradle
13 1 (0.19%) Grunt
13 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (0.19%) Travis CI
General
1 147 (27.63%) Finance
2 56 (10.53%) Retail
3 47 (8.83%) Marketing
4 43 (8.08%) Banking
5 41 (7.71%) Front Office
6 22 (4.14%) Games
7 20 (3.76%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.32%) Advertising
10 7 (1.32%) French Language
11 6 (1.13%) Law
12 4 (0.75%) Electronics
12 4 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.75%) Polish Language
12 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.38%) Automotive
14 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.19%) Legal
14 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 145 (27.26%) Data Scientist
2 121 (22.74%) Analyst
3 101 (18.98%) Developer
4 65 (12.22%) Data Analyst
5 61 (11.47%) Data Engineer
6 38 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 27 (5.08%) SQL Developer
8 26 (4.89%) Consultant
9 23 (4.32%) Architect
10 22 (4.14%) SQL Analyst
11 17 (3.20%) Python Developer
11 17 (3.20%) Senior Data Scientist
12 14 (2.63%) Data Architect
12 14 (2.63%) Data Consultant
12 14 (2.63%) Insight Analyst
12 14 (2.63%) Python Engineer
13 13 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (2.26%) Front Office Developer
15 11 (2.07%) Data Modeller
16 10 (1.88%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.96%) .NET
2 47 (8.83%) HTML
3 41 (7.71%) Natural Language Processing
4 33 (6.20%) TensorFlow
5 32 (6.02%) HTML5
6 27 (5.08%) JSON
7 21 (3.95%) Kafka
8 17 (3.20%) scikit-learn
9 16 (3.01%) Pandas
9 16 (3.01%) React
9 16 (3.01%) RESTful
10 14 (2.63%) AngularJS
10 14 (2.63%) NumPy
11 12 (2.26%) REST
11 12 (2.26%) Velocity
12 11 (2.07%) SciPy
12 11 (2.07%) Web Services
13 10 (1.88%) D3.js
13 10 (1.88%) Node.js
13 10 (1.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 146 (27.44%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (16.35%) Algorithms
3 77 (14.47%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.26%) Fintech
6 9 (1.69%) Clustering
6 9 (1.69%) Credit Risk
6 9 (1.69%) FMCG
6 9 (1.69%) Reinsurance
7 8 (1.50%) Online Games
7 8 (1.50%) User Experience
8 7 (1.32%) Robotics
9 5 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.75%) Blog
10 4 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.02%) Unix
2 29 (5.45%) Linux
3 9 (1.69%) Mac OS X
4 8 (1.50%) Windows
5 5 (0.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.19%) AIX
6 1 (0.19%) Android
6 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.19%) CentOS
6 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (48.68%) Analytics
2 234 (43.98%) Data Science
3 162 (30.45%) Machine Learning
4 122 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (22.93%) Visualisation
5 110 (20.68%) Mathematics
6 104 (19.55%) Business Intelligence
6 104 (19.55%) Statistics
7 99 (18.61%) ETL
8 81 (15.23%) Data Analysis
9 75 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
10 73 (13.72%) Data Analytics
11 68 (12.78%) Data Modelling
12 63 (11.84%) Data Visualisation
13 50 (9.40%) Artificial Intelligence
14 43 (8.08%) E-Commerce
15 37 (6.95%) DevOps
16 36 (6.77%) Data Management
17 35 (6.58%) Data Engineering
18 33 (6.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 382 (71.80%) Python
2 297 (55.83%) SQL
3 115 (21.62%) Java
4 88 (16.54%) C#
5 75 (14.10%) Scala
6 62 (11.65%) MATLAB
7 48 (9.02%) VBA
8 47 (8.83%) JavaScript
9 29 (5.45%) C++
10 19 (3.57%) Ruby
11 13 (2.44%) C
12 12 (2.26%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.07%) Go
13 11 (2.07%) Perl
13 11 (2.07%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.88%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (1.69%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.50%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.32%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 88 (16.54%) Degree
2 42 (7.89%) PhD
3 25 (4.70%) Security Cleared
4 21 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.20%) Numerate Degree
6 14 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.63%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.19%) MBA
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.08%) Data Quality
2 19 (3.57%) QA
3 5 (0.94%) GDPR
3 5 (0.94%) IFRS
3 5 (0.94%) IFRS 9
4 4 (0.75%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.19%) CDISC
5 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) GCP
System Software
1 18 (3.38%) Docker
2 15 (2.82%) HDFS
3 8 (1.50%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (2.44%) Grafana
2 9 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.69%) Terraform
3 8 (1.50%) Puppet
3 8 (1.50%) StatsD
4 7 (1.32%) Kibana
5 5 (0.94%) Fluentd
5 5 (0.94%) logstash
5 5 (0.94%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.75%) Ansible
7 3 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.56%) Oozie
8 2 (0.38%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 102 (19.17%) Tableau
2 50 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 38 (7.14%) Google
4 37 (6.95%) Oracle
5 28 (5.26%) MapR
6 21 (3.95%) Alteryx
7 17 (3.20%) Bloomberg
8 15 (2.82%) Reuters
9 14 (2.63%) Adobe
9 14 (2.63%) Hortonworks
10 12 (2.26%) Informatica
10 12 (2.26%) Splunk
11 10 (1.88%) IBM
12 9 (1.69%) Cloudera
12 9 (1.69%) Databricks
12 9 (1.69%) Teradata
13 6 (1.13%) Calypso
13 6 (1.13%) Capita
13 6 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.13%) Vertica