Period
to 22 March 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 22 March 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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 274 244 219
Rank change year-on-year -30 -25 +166
Contract jobs citing R 424 518 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.99% 1.11% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 2.31% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 383 366
London median daily rate £515 £538 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £300
90th Percentile £681 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £525 £498
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.53% -0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
London median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +1.82% +30.77%
10th Percentile £35.75 £20.75 £23.12
90th Percentile £46.25 £119.75 £45.20
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £21.03
% change year-on-year +25.00% +33.14% +12.91%

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 20,890 22,411 18,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.55% 48.03% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,834 17,182 13,672
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £640
England median daily rate £484 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +1.89% +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 197 115
London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% -20.45% +69.23%
10th Percentile £18.81 £17.75 £18.24
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £65.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 22 March 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
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 22 March 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 -17 75 £550 - 7
East London -26 24 £501 -12.96% 1
West London +15 19 £425 +30.77% 4
South London +10 3 £488 -31.58% 1
North London -8 1 £400 -27.27%
R
England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 339 (79.95%) Python
2 247 (58.25%) SQL
3 215 (50.71%) Analytics
4 198 (46.70%) Data Science
5 164 (38.68%) Finance
6 122 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
7 114 (26.89%) Machine Learning
8 111 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
9 110 (25.94%) Big Data
10 105 (24.76%) Apache Spark
11 103 (24.29%) Degree
12 99 (23.35%) Hadoop
13 89 (20.99%) Mathematics
13 89 (20.99%) Visualisation
14 79 (18.63%) Tableau
14 79 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
15 78 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
16 77 (18.16%) SAS
17 76 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
17 76 (17.92%) Computer Science
18 74 (17.45%) Banking
19 72 (16.98%) ETL
20 71 (16.75%) Algorithms
21 69 (16.27%) Statistics
22 68 (16.04%) Data Visualisation
22 68 (16.04%) Java
23 67 (15.80%) Data Modelling
24 64 (15.09%) Microsoft Excel
24 64 (15.09%) SQL Server
25 61 (14.39%) Microsoft

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
1 105 (24.76%) Apache Spark
2 77 (18.16%) SAS
3 19 (4.48%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.77%) Apache
5 12 (2.83%) Apache Pig
6 8 (1.89%) Jupyter
7 6 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.18%) Confluence
9 4 (0.94%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.71%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.47%) Tornado
12 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.24%) IPython
12 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.24%) nginx
12 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 64 (15.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (2.59%) SPSS
4 4 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.94%) Stata
5 3 (0.71%) Weka
6 2 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.47%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.47%) GIMP
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.24%) InVision
7 1 (0.24%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.83%) Actimize
2 8 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.42%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.47%) FastStats
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle AML
5 1 (0.24%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.24%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 79 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (11.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (3.77%) Azure Data Factory
5 13 (3.07%) Amazon S3
5 13 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (2.59%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (2.12%) Adobe Analytics
8 8 (1.89%) Data Lake Analytics
8 8 (1.89%) Serverless
9 6 (1.42%) Google Analytics
10 5 (1.18%) GitHub
11 4 (0.94%) PaaS
12 3 (0.71%) Apigee
13 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.47%) Heroku
14 1 (0.24%) Amazon SageMaker
14 1 (0.24%) IaaS
14 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.94%) SSL
1 4 (0.94%) VPN
2 3 (0.71%) Internet
3 2 (0.47%) DHCP
3 2 (0.47%) DNS
3 2 (0.47%) Firewall
3 2 (0.47%) HTTP
3 2 (0.47%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.47%) WAN
4 1 (0.24%) BGP
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.24%) Intranet
4 1 (0.24%) IPsec
4 1 (0.24%) LAN
4 1 (0.24%) OSPF
4 1 (0.24%) SAN
4 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.24%) VoIP
4 1 (0.24%) Wireless
4 1 (0.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (25.94%) Big Data
2 99 (23.35%) Hadoop
3 64 (15.09%) SQL Server
4 50 (11.79%) Apache Hive
5 45 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (10.61%) Power BI
6 44 (10.38%) NoSQL
7 41 (9.67%) Relational Database
8 40 (9.43%) Data Mining
9 35 (8.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (7.08%) MongoDB
11 29 (6.84%) Data Lake
12 26 (6.13%) HBase
13 25 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (4.72%) MySQL
15 19 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (4.01%) MS Access
17 16 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
17 16 (3.77%) Impala
18 14 (3.30%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 25 (5.90%) Jenkins
1 25 (5.90%) JIRA
2 20 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.89%) RStudio
4 7 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.71%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.47%) ERwin
6 2 (0.47%) FishEye
6 2 (0.47%) GitLab
6 2 (0.47%) Maven
7 1 (0.24%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.24%) Hudson
7 1 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.24%) NUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Sikuli
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) Toad
7 1 (0.24%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 164 (38.68%) Finance
2 74 (17.45%) Banking
3 53 (12.50%) Marketing
4 44 (10.38%) Retail
5 30 (7.08%) Front Office
6 24 (5.66%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.59%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.36%) Telecoms
9 9 (2.12%) Legal
9 9 (2.12%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.42%) Games
10 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.18%) Advertising
11 5 (1.18%) General Ledger
11 5 (1.18%) Social Science
12 3 (0.71%) Automotive
12 3 (0.71%) Electronics
12 3 (0.71%) Publishing
12 3 (0.71%) Retail Finance
13 2 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 110 (25.94%) Data Scientist
2 91 (21.46%) Analyst
3 65 (15.33%) Developer
4 46 (10.85%) Data Engineer
5 43 (10.14%) Data Analyst
6 33 (7.78%) Architect
7 18 (4.25%) Data Architect
7 18 (4.25%) SQL Analyst
8 16 (3.77%) Python Engineer
9 14 (3.30%) Python Developer
10 13 (3.07%) Big Data Engineer
10 13 (3.07%) Consultant
11 12 (2.83%) Insight Analyst
11 12 (2.83%) SQL Developer
12 11 (2.59%) Azure Architect
12 11 (2.59%) Azure Engineer
12 11 (2.59%) Senior Developer
13 10 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 10 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (2.12%) Database Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.20%) Kafka
1 39 (9.20%) Natural Language Processing
2 30 (7.08%) Web Services
3 26 (6.13%) TensorFlow
4 21 (4.95%) HTML
4 21 (4.95%) NumPy
4 21 (4.95%) React
5 20 (4.72%) AngularJS
5 20 (4.72%) JSON
6 17 (4.01%) HTML5
7 16 (3.77%) .NET
7 16 (3.77%) RESTful
7 16 (3.77%) XML
8 15 (3.54%) Anaconda
8 15 (3.54%) scikit-learn
8 15 (3.54%) SciPy
9 14 (3.30%) Keras
10 13 (3.07%) Node.js
11 12 (2.83%) Caffe
12 11 (2.59%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 122 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (16.75%) Algorithms
3 25 (5.90%) Derivative
4 22 (5.19%) Fixed Income
5 18 (4.25%) Fintech
6 16 (3.77%) Hedge funds
7 13 (3.07%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.59%) User Experience
9 8 (1.89%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.89%) Credit Risk
9 8 (1.89%) FMCG
9 8 (1.89%) Over-the-Top Content
9 8 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.42%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (0.94%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.94%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.08%) Linux
2 14 (3.30%) Ubuntu
3 11 (2.59%) Unix
4 9 (2.12%) Windows
5 4 (0.94%) Android
6 2 (0.47%) Solaris
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.24%) CentOS
7 1 (0.24%) Debian
7 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (50.71%) Analytics
2 198 (46.70%) Data Science
3 114 (26.89%) Machine Learning
4 111 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (20.99%) Mathematics
5 89 (20.99%) Visualisation
6 76 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
6 76 (17.92%) Computer Science
7 72 (16.98%) ETL
8 69 (16.27%) Statistics
9 68 (16.04%) Data Visualisation
10 67 (15.80%) Data Modelling
11 60 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
12 54 (12.74%) Data Analysis
13 51 (12.03%) Data Analytics
14 44 (10.38%) Artificial Intelligence
15 40 (9.43%) Statistical Modelling
16 39 (9.20%) DevOps
17 38 (8.96%) Actionable Insight
17 38 (8.96%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 339 (79.95%) Python
2 247 (58.25%) SQL
3 68 (16.04%) Java
4 59 (13.92%) MATLAB
5 42 (9.91%) C#
6 36 (8.49%) C++
7 32 (7.55%) Scala
8 31 (7.31%) JavaScript
9 27 (6.37%) VBA
10 17 (4.01%) C
11 16 (3.77%) PHP
12 14 (3.30%) T-SQL
13 13 (3.07%) VBScript
14 7 (1.65%) Go
14 7 (1.65%) Perl
15 6 (1.42%) HiveQL
16 5 (1.18%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.94%) Java 8
17 4 (0.94%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (24.29%) Degree
2 45 (10.61%) PhD
3 21 (4.95%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.25%) Master's Degree
5 17 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (3.54%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.83%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.47%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) CFA
9 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) MBA
9 2 (0.47%) OSCP
9 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.47%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.24%) CCIE
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.24%) MCSA
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.48%) Data Quality
2 18 (4.25%) QA
3 4 (0.94%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.71%) IFRS
4 3 (0.71%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.47%) GDPR
6 1 (0.24%) MiFID
6 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (6.60%) Docker
2 21 (4.95%) Apache Flume
3 13 (3.07%) HDFS
4 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.24%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (6.13%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.12%) Terraform
3 8 (1.89%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.71%) Ansible
4 3 (0.71%) Control-M
4 3 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.47%) Kibana
5 2 (0.47%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (18.63%) Tableau
2 61 (14.39%) Microsoft
3 40 (9.43%) Google
4 31 (7.31%) Oracle
5 18 (4.25%) Teradata
6 15 (3.54%) Alteryx
7 13 (3.07%) Informatica
7 13 (3.07%) SAP
8 12 (2.83%) Adobe
8 12 (2.83%) Talend
9 11 (2.59%) Cloudera
10 9 (2.12%) MicroStrategy
11 8 (1.89%) Databricks
12 5 (1.18%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.18%) Hortonworks
12 5 (1.18%) Rackspace
13 3 (0.71%) FactSet
14 2 (0.47%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.47%) IBM
14 2 (0.47%) Reuters