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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
England / London
Rank 202 309 322
Rank change year-on-year +107 +13  
Contract jobs citing R 224 111 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.17% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 1.19% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 87 72
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £396 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £650 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £475 £600
% change year-on-year -6.57% -20.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £56.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% -  

R is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 8850 9343 8742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.07% 42.48% 41.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6573 7006 6334
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 54 45
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +35.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.86 £17.51 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing R as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for R in London

R
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +31 36 £475 -13.63% 17
Canary Wharf -1 3 £345 -
R
England

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for R.

1 388 (79.18%) Python
2 243 (49.59%) Big Data
3 242 (49.39%) Hadoop
4 239 (48.78%) SQL
5 227 (46.33%) Analytics
6 210 (42.86%) Apache Spark
7 179 (36.53%) Java
8 174 (35.51%) Scala
9 141 (28.78%) Machine Learning
10 140 (28.57%) Apache Hive
11 131 (26.73%) Statistics
12 116 (23.67%) Finance
12 116 (23.67%) Analytical Skills
13 110 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
14 99 (20.20%) Degree
14 99 (20.20%) Algorithms
15 97 (19.80%) Mathematics
16 94 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
17 93 (18.98%) Kafka
18 90 (18.37%) Tableau
19 86 (17.55%) Relational Database
20 84 (17.14%) Visualisation
21 77 (15.71%) SAS
22 73 (14.90%) NoSQL
23 71 (14.49%) PhD
24 69 (14.08%) Computer Science
25 62 (12.65%) C++
26 61 (12.45%) Git (software)
26 61 (12.45%) MapReduce
27 60 (12.24%) Data Analytics

R
Top Related 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
1 210 (42.86%) Apache Spark
2 77 (15.71%) SAS
3 50 (10.20%) Apache Pig
4 35 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (6.94%) Apache
6 14 (2.86%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.41%) CMS
7 2 (0.41%) Drupal
7 2 (0.41%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.20%) Confluence
8 1 (0.20%) GemFire
8 1 (0.20%) IIS
8 1 (0.20%) JBoss
8 1 (0.20%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (6.33%) SPSS
2 23 (4.69%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.04%) MS Office
4 5 (1.02%) LaTeX
4 5 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.82%) Weka
6 3 (0.61%) Doxygen
6 3 (0.61%) GNU Octave
6 3 (0.61%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.41%) MS Project
7 2 (0.41%) Stata
8 1 (0.20%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.24%) FastStats
2 7 (1.43%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.41%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.41%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 57 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.31%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (3.47%) GitHub
4 16 (3.27%) Amazon Kinesis
5 15 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (2.45%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.84%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.82%) Google Play
10 2 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.41%) SaaS
11 1 (0.20%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.20%) Flurry Analytics
11 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.47%) LDAP
2 16 (3.27%) Kerberos
3 4 (0.82%) HTTP
4 1 (0.20%) DNS
4 1 (0.20%) Firewall
4 1 (0.20%) FTP
4 1 (0.20%) Internet
4 1 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (49.59%) Big Data
2 242 (49.39%) Hadoop
3 140 (28.57%) Apache Hive
4 86 (17.55%) Relational Database
5 73 (14.90%) NoSQL
6 55 (11.22%) MongoDB
7 54 (11.02%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (10.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 49 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
10 46 (9.39%) SQL Server
11 41 (8.37%) Data Mining
12 38 (7.76%) QlikView
13 35 (7.14%) Impala
14 31 (6.33%) Sqoop
15 29 (5.92%) HBase
16 27 (5.51%) RDBMS
17 25 (5.10%) Power BI
18 20 (4.08%) Spotfire
19 19 (3.88%) Data Lake
20 16 (3.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 61 (12.45%) Git (software)
2 48 (9.80%) JIRA
3 18 (3.67%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.06%) Maven
5 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.82%) ERwin
6 4 (0.82%) Selenium
7 3 (0.61%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.61%) JUnit
7 3 (0.61%) Subversion
7 3 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Continuum
8 2 (0.41%) Capybara
8 2 (0.41%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.41%) PowerBuilder
8 2 (0.41%) RSpec
8 2 (0.41%) Toad
8 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 116 (23.67%) Finance
2 59 (12.04%) Marketing
3 41 (8.37%) Banking
4 25 (5.10%) Retail
5 19 (3.88%) Front Office
6 12 (2.45%) Publishing
7 10 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.63%) Legal
9 7 (1.43%) Games
9 7 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.82%) Electronics
11 3 (0.61%) Advertising
11 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.41%) German Language
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 117 (23.88%) Data Scientist
2 113 (23.06%) Analyst
3 94 (19.18%) Developer
4 73 (14.90%) Data Engineer
5 65 (13.27%) Data Analyst
6 60 (12.24%) Big Data Engineer
7 41 (8.37%) Hadoop Engineer
8 31 (6.33%) Architect
9 29 (5.92%) Python Developer
10 28 (5.71%) Data Architect
11 27 (5.51%) SQL Analyst
12 26 (5.31%) Big Data Developer
13 24 (4.90%) SQL Data Analyst
14 21 (4.29%) Hadoop Developer
14 21 (4.29%) R Developer
15 18 (3.67%) Machine Learning Engineer
16 16 (3.27%) Consultant
17 15 (3.06%) Big Data Architect
17 15 (3.06%) Machine Learning Scientist
17 15 (3.06%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (18.98%) Kafka
2 19 (3.88%) Pandas
2 19 (3.88%) scikit-learn
3 18 (3.67%) Natural Language Processing
4 17 (3.47%) JMS
5 15 (3.06%) D3.js
5 15 (3.06%) NumPy
6 12 (2.45%) Lucene
6 12 (2.45%) Spark Streaming
7 11 (2.24%) Spring
7 11 (2.24%) Web Services
8 10 (2.04%) Hibernate
8 10 (2.04%) HTML
8 10 (2.04%) JSON
9 9 (1.84%) Akka
9 9 (1.84%) SciPy
10 8 (1.63%) .NET
10 8 (1.63%) XML
11 7 (1.43%) Apache Avro
12 6 (1.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 116 (23.67%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (20.20%) Algorithms
3 69 (14.08%) Computer Science
4 27 (5.51%) Credit Risk
5 12 (2.45%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.84%) Fintech
7 8 (1.63%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.22%) Derivative
10 5 (1.02%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (0.82%) Equities
11 4 (0.82%) Replication
11 4 (0.82%) Social Media
11 4 (0.82%) User Experience
12 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.61%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.61%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.61%) Social Network
13 2 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.22%) Linux
2 53 (10.82%) Unix
3 5 (1.02%) CentOS
3 5 (1.02%) Windows
4 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.20%) Android
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (46.33%) Analytics
2 141 (28.78%) Machine Learning
3 131 (26.73%) Statistics
4 110 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
5 97 (19.80%) Mathematics
6 94 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (17.14%) Visualisation
8 61 (12.45%) MapReduce
9 60 (12.24%) Data Analytics
10 59 (12.04%) Data Modelling
11 57 (11.63%) ETL
12 52 (10.61%) Open Source
13 51 (10.41%) Data Visualisation
14 48 (9.80%) Data Analysis
15 37 (7.55%) Statistical Modelling
16 36 (7.35%) Predictive Modelling
17 34 (6.94%) Data Management
17 34 (6.94%) Web Analytics
18 29 (5.92%) Statistical Analysis
19 28 (5.71%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 388 (79.18%) Python
2 239 (48.78%) SQL
3 179 (36.53%) Java
4 174 (35.51%) Scala
5 62 (12.65%) C++
6 48 (9.80%) MATLAB
7 31 (6.33%) JavaScript
8 26 (5.31%) Bash Shell
9 17 (3.47%) Perl
10 16 (3.27%) C#
11 11 (2.24%) VBA
12 10 (2.04%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.84%) C
14 6 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.02%) Ruby
16 4 (0.82%) Go
16 4 (0.82%) PHP
17 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.41%) Clojure
18 2 (0.41%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 99 (20.20%) Degree
2 71 (14.49%) PhD
3 6 (1.22%) CCA
4 4 (0.82%) Postgraduate
5 3 (0.61%) CFA
5 3 (0.61%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.41%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.41%) CBAP
6 2 (0.41%) IIBA
6 2 (0.41%) RHCE
6 2 (0.41%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.20%) ISEB
7 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.71%) Data Quality
2 17 (3.47%) QA
3 3 (0.61%) IFRS
3 3 (0.61%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.41%) IAS 39
4 2 (0.41%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (3.67%) Apache Flume
2 16 (3.27%) HDFS
3 9 (1.84%) Docker
4 4 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 23 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (3.67%) Hadoop YARN
3 17 (3.47%) Ansible
4 15 (3.06%) Puppet
5 10 (2.04%) Oozie
6 3 (0.61%) Terraform
7 2 (0.41%) Ambari
7 2 (0.41%) Grafana
7 2 (0.41%) Marathon
7 2 (0.41%) Mesos
7 2 (0.41%) StatsD
7 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 90 (18.37%) Tableau
2 47 (9.59%) Teradata
3 32 (6.53%) Oracle
4 24 (4.90%) Hortonworks
5 21 (4.29%) Microsoft
6 20 (4.08%) Google
7 17 (3.47%) MicroStrategy
8 16 (3.27%) Cognos
9 15 (3.06%) Cloudera
10 14 (2.86%) Alteryx
10 14 (2.86%) Netezza
11 13 (2.65%) SAP
11 13 (2.65%) Sybase
12 8 (1.63%) IBM
12 8 (1.63%) RapidMiner
13 7 (1.43%) Apteco
14 6 (1.22%) Splunk
15 4 (0.82%) Alterian
15 4 (0.82%) Informatica
15 4 (0.82%) Optimizely
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