Period
to 15 April 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 15 April 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
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 228 185 255
Rank change year-on-year -43 +70 -8
Contract jobs citing R 233 341 439
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.06% 1.41% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.24% 2.96% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 257 273
10th Percentile £340 £400 £351
25th Percentile £425 £481 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £550
75th Percentile £650 £675 £638
90th Percentile £656 £789 £694
England median daily rate £540 £525 £515
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.94% -1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
10th Percentile £26.54 £23.30 "
25th Percentile £29.52 £24.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate £33.69 £25.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +34.76% -28.57% +41.41%
75th Percentile £43.00 £39.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £44.73 £47.95 "
England median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year +6.00% -14.52% +16.98%

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 10,425 11,538 20,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.62% 47.64% 48.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,788 8,627 15,539
10th Percentile £363 £369 £363
25th Percentile £438 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £638 £613 £606
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 87 109
10th Percentile £20.95 £18.52 £18.43
25th Percentile £28.31 £31.54 £21.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £48.50 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.37% +34.72% +9.09%
75th Percentile £60.44 £59.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £68.04 £67.12 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%

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 15 April 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 15 April 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 15 April 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 +10 26 £450 -18.18% 17
West London +30 11 £628 +16.74% 6
South London - 6 £588 - 1
East London +20 1 £405 -18.59% 4
R
England

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 184 (78.97%) Python
2 126 (54.08%) SQL
3 115 (49.36%) Analytics
4 73 (31.33%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (29.61%) Finance
6 68 (29.18%) AWS
7 67 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (28.76%) Data Science
8 64 (27.47%) Azure
9 56 (24.03%) Machine Learning
10 51 (21.89%) Visualisation
11 49 (21.03%) Java
12 41 (17.60%) Apache Spark
13 40 (17.17%) Statistics
14 38 (16.31%) Data Analysis
14 38 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
15 37 (15.88%) Tableau
16 36 (15.45%) SAS
17 35 (15.02%) Shiny
18 34 (14.59%) GCP
19 33 (14.16%) Software Engineering
20 32 (13.73%) Marketing
20 32 (13.73%) JavaScript
20 32 (13.73%) Front Office
20 32 (13.73%) Investment Management
21 31 (13.30%) Degree
22 30 (12.88%) Data Analytics
22 30 (12.88%) Public Sector
23 29 (12.45%) Security Cleared
24 28 (12.02%) Mathematics

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 41 (17.60%) Apache Spark
2 36 (15.45%) SAS
3 12 (5.15%) Confluence
4 7 (3.00%) Jupyter
5 6 (2.58%) Apache
6 3 (1.29%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (6.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.43%) SPSS
3 5 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.29%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.43%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 68 (29.18%) AWS
2 64 (27.47%) Azure
3 34 (14.59%) GCP
4 25 (10.73%) Power Platform
5 14 (6.01%) Amazon S3
6 12 (5.15%) Amazon EMR
7 10 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (3.00%) Google Analytics
9 6 (2.58%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (2.58%) Amazon Glacier
9 6 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.15%) GitHub
11 3 (1.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (1.29%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
12 2 (0.86%) AWS Fargate
12 2 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.58%) Network Security
2 3 (1.29%) BIG-IP
2 3 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (1.29%) H.323
2 3 (1.29%) MGCP
2 3 (1.29%) NX-OS
2 3 (1.29%) Sourcefire
2 3 (1.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.29%) Unified Communications
2 3 (1.29%) VoIP
2 3 (1.29%) Wireless
3 2 (0.86%) Firewall
3 2 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (0.86%) VPN
4 1 (0.43%) DMVPN
4 1 (0.43%) Multicast
4 1 (0.43%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.88%) Tableau
2 28 (12.02%) Big Data
3 25 (10.73%) Power BI
4 22 (9.44%) SQL Server
5 21 (9.01%) Hadoop
6 18 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (7.30%) Relational Database
8 16 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (6.44%) Data Mining
10 12 (5.15%) Amazon Athena
10 12 (5.15%) Apache Hive
11 11 (4.72%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (4.29%) NoSQL
13 8 (3.43%) HBase
14 7 (3.00%) MySQL
14 7 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (2.58%) Qlik Sense
16 5 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (2.15%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 17 (7.30%) JIRA
2 12 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.15%) RStudio
5 4 (1.72%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.86%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.86%) MLflow
6 2 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.86%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.86%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.43%) GitLab
7 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.43%) NUnit
7 1 (0.43%) Selenium
7 1 (0.43%) Snyk
7 1 (0.43%) Subversion
7 1 (0.43%) Toad
7 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (29.61%) Finance
2 32 (13.73%) Front Office
2 32 (13.73%) Marketing
3 30 (12.88%) Public Sector
4 12 (5.15%) Retail
5 11 (4.72%) Banking
6 7 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.58%) Multimedia
8 5 (2.15%) Games
9 4 (1.72%) Local Government
10 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.86%) Legal
11 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.43%) Advertising
12 1 (0.43%) Publishing
12 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (26.18%) Developer
2 47 (20.17%) Analyst
3 41 (17.60%) Data Scientist
4 34 (14.59%) Data Analyst
4 34 (14.59%) Data Engineer
5 29 (12.45%) Python Developer
6 26 (11.16%) Front Office Developer
6 26 (11.16%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (4.72%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (3.43%) Architect
8 8 (3.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (3.43%) Programmer
8 8 (3.43%) Senior Data Scientist
8 8 (3.43%) SQL Analyst
8 8 (3.43%) SQL Data Analyst
9 7 (3.00%) SQL Developer
10 6 (2.58%) Consultant
10 6 (2.58%) SAS Analyst
10 6 (2.58%) SAS Data Analyst
10 6 (2.58%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.02%) Shiny
2 28 (12.02%) AngularJS
2 28 (12.02%) Web Services
3 27 (11.59%) React
4 26 (11.16%) Vue.js
5 9 (3.86%) NumPy
6 8 (3.43%) Pandas
7 6 (2.58%) Akka
7 6 (2.58%) Kafka
7 6 (2.58%) Natural Language Processing
7 6 (2.58%) Play Framework
8 5 (2.15%) TensorFlow
9 4 (1.72%) XML
10 2 (0.86%) .NET
10 2 (0.86%) ATL
10 2 (0.86%) D3.js
10 2 (0.86%) HTML
10 2 (0.86%) PyTorch
10 2 (0.86%) REST
10 2 (0.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 73 (31.33%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (11.59%) Derivative
3 26 (11.16%) Equities
3 26 (11.16%) Fixed Income
4 22 (9.44%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.43%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.00%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.58%) PlayStation
8 5 (2.15%) Credit Risk
8 5 (2.15%) Market Risk
8 5 (2.15%) NHS
8 5 (2.15%) Social Media
8 5 (2.15%) Swaptions
9 4 (1.72%) FMCG
9 4 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.72%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.29%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.86%) Linux
2 5 (2.15%) Unix
3 4 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (49.36%) Analytics
2 67 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (28.76%) Data Science
3 56 (24.03%) Machine Learning
4 51 (21.89%) Visualisation
5 40 (17.17%) Statistics
6 38 (16.31%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (16.31%) Data Analysis
7 33 (14.16%) Software Engineering
8 32 (13.73%) Investment Management
9 30 (12.88%) Data Analytics
10 28 (12.02%) Mathematics
11 25 (10.73%) Data Modelling
11 25 (10.73%) Data Visualisation
12 24 (10.30%) Computer Science
12 24 (10.30%) DevOps
13 21 (9.01%) Data Management
13 21 (9.01%) ETL
14 17 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (6.87%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 184 (78.97%) Python
2 126 (54.08%) SQL
3 49 (21.03%) Java
4 32 (13.73%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.15%) Scala
6 14 (6.01%) VBA
7 8 (3.43%) C++
8 7 (3.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.58%) C#
10 5 (2.15%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.29%) HiveQL
12 3 (1.29%) Perl
12 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.86%) Java 8
13 2 (0.86%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.86%) PHP
13 2 (0.86%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (13.30%) Degree
2 29 (12.45%) Security Cleared
3 25 (10.73%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.86%) AWS Certification
5 8 (3.43%) PhD
6 7 (3.00%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (2.15%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.29%) CCNP
8 3 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.86%) CCNA
9 2 (0.86%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.86%) PMP
10 1 (0.43%) CCIE
10 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.58%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.00%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) CDISC
3 1 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.43%) EMIR
3 1 (0.43%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (5.58%) Docker
2 6 (2.58%) HDFS
3 3 (1.29%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 14 (6.01%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.43%) Terraform
3 5 (2.15%) Ansible
4 3 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.29%) Puppet
5 2 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.86%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.86%) Kibana
5 2 (0.86%) Salt
5 2 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.43%) Argo
Vendors
1 20 (8.58%) Adobe
2 13 (5.58%) Databricks
2 13 (5.58%) Oracle
3 12 (5.15%) Google
3 12 (5.15%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 6 (2.58%) Talend
6 5 (2.15%) IBM
7 4 (1.72%) Alteryx
7 4 (1.72%) Informatica
7 4 (1.72%) SAP
7 4 (1.72%) Vertica
8 3 (1.29%) Cisco
8 3 (1.29%) ExtraHop
8 3 (1.29%) F5
8 3 (1.29%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.29%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.29%) Teradata
8 3 (1.29%) VMware