Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 152 235 263
Rank change year-on-year +83 +28 -10
Contract jobs citing R 263 454 493
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.71% 1.14% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.42% 2.40% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 314 333
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £422 £363 £350
90th Percentile £768 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £38.50 £27.95 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.77% -16.58% +54.02%
10th Percentile £27.08 £22.05 £21.00
90th Percentile £39.25 £35.84 £118.48
England median hourly rate £38.50 £21.48 £22.50
% change year-on-year +79.26% -4.54% -21.74%

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 7,693 18,903 22,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.08% 47.26% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,400 14,276 17,350
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 117 172
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £24.45 £20.66 £18.06
90th Percentile £63.30 £60.62 £62.25
Median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £41.46
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.55% +1.11%

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 6 August 2020.

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
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 6 August 2020. 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 +103 45 £550 - 11
West London +43 6 £630 +40.00% 2
East London +33 5 £498 -5.24%
R
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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.

1 228 (86.69%) Python
2 140 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (49.43%) Finance
4 122 (46.39%) SQL
4 122 (46.39%) AWS
5 109 (41.44%) Java
6 104 (39.54%) Asset Management
7 95 (36.12%) Web Services
8 92 (34.98%) Fixed Income
9 88 (33.46%) Front Office
10 87 (33.08%) Derivative
10 87 (33.08%) Analytics
11 74 (28.14%) DevOps
12 71 (27.00%) Software Engineering
12 71 (27.00%) Equities
13 66 (25.10%) Azure
13 66 (25.10%) Kubernetes
14 64 (24.33%) Decision-Making
15 61 (23.19%) Docker
16 59 (22.43%) Amazon RDS
17 58 (22.05%) Data Science
18 56 (21.29%) Artifactory
19 54 (20.53%) OpenShift
19 54 (20.53%) Terraform
20 49 (18.63%) Jenkins
20 49 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
20 49 (18.63%) Amazon ECS
21 48 (18.25%) Investment Management
22 46 (17.49%) RStudio
22 46 (17.49%) Analytical Skills

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 23 (8.75%) Apache Spark
2 20 (7.60%) SAS
3 9 (3.42%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (2.28%) Jupyter
5 5 (1.90%) Apache
6 1 (0.38%) R Markdown
Applications
1 37 (14.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.66%) Markit EDM
1 7 (2.66%) PolarLake
2 3 (1.14%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.38%) Primavera
3 1 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 122 (46.39%) AWS
2 66 (25.10%) Azure
3 54 (20.53%) OpenShift
4 49 (18.63%) Amazon ECS
5 45 (17.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 44 (16.73%) GCP
6 44 (16.73%) Serverless
7 43 (16.35%) Amazon S3
7 43 (16.35%) AWS Lambda
8 42 (15.97%) Amazon EC2
8 42 (15.97%) Amazon SQS
9 28 (10.65%) Power Platform
10 8 (3.04%) GitHub
11 7 (2.66%) Amazon EKS
11 7 (2.66%) PaaS
12 4 (1.52%) SaaS
12 4 (1.52%) SonarCloud
13 3 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.76%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) DNS
1 3 (1.14%) HTTP
1 3 (1.14%) SSL
2 1 (0.38%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (22.43%) Amazon RDS
2 45 (17.11%) Amazon Redshift
3 28 (10.65%) Power BI
4 24 (9.13%) Hadoop
5 23 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (7.98%) Big Data
6 21 (7.98%) SQL Server
7 19 (7.22%) Relational Database
8 16 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (4.94%) Amazon Aurora
9 13 (4.94%) RDBMS
10 11 (4.18%) NoSQL
11 10 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (3.42%) Apache Hive
13 8 (3.04%) Data Mining
14 7 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (2.66%) MongoDB
14 7 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (2.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (2.28%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 56 (21.29%) Artifactory
2 49 (18.63%) Jenkins
3 46 (17.49%) RStudio
4 23 (8.75%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.28%) JIRA
7 6 (2.28%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.28%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.52%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.52%) CircleCI
9 4 (1.52%) GitLab
9 4 (1.52%) Snyk
10 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.38%) Maven
General
1 130 (49.43%) Finance
2 88 (33.46%) Front Office
3 17 (6.46%) Banking
4 11 (4.18%) Marketing
5 9 (3.42%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.66%) Retail
7 5 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.90%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.14%) Back Office
9 3 (1.14%) Electronics
9 3 (1.14%) Legal
9 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) Automotive
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.38%) German Language
11 1 (0.38%) Law
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (33.08%) Developer
2 45 (17.11%) Python Developer
3 43 (16.35%) Analyst
3 43 (16.35%) AWS Developer
4 40 (15.21%) AWS Engineer
4 40 (15.21%) Data Scientist
4 40 (15.21%) Java Developer
5 34 (12.93%) Java Software Developer
6 32 (12.17%) Lead Developer
7 29 (11.03%) Python Engineer
8 26 (9.89%) Java Engineer
8 26 (9.89%) Lead Java Developer
8 26 (9.89%) Lead Software Developer
9 22 (8.37%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (7.60%) AWS DevOps
10 20 (7.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 18 (6.84%) Architect
11 18 (6.84%) SQL Analyst
12 17 (6.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 16 (6.08%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (36.12%) Web Services
2 42 (15.97%) J2EE
2 42 (15.97%) J2SE
3 22 (8.37%) React
4 20 (7.60%) AngularJS
5 18 (6.84%) Shiny
6 16 (6.08%) .NET
6 16 (6.08%) gRPC
6 16 (6.08%) Protocol Buffers
7 13 (4.94%) Natural Language Processing
7 13 (4.94%) Node.js
8 11 (4.18%) TensorFlow
9 9 (3.42%) Vue.js
10 6 (2.28%) HTML
10 6 (2.28%) MDX
10 6 (2.28%) REST
10 6 (2.28%) Spring
11 4 (1.52%) Anaconda
11 4 (1.52%) CSS
11 4 (1.52%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 92 (34.98%) Fixed Income
2 87 (33.08%) Derivative
3 71 (27.00%) Equities
4 46 (17.49%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (17.11%) Hedge funds
6 23 (8.75%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (7.60%) Reference Data
8 15 (5.70%) Algorithms
9 13 (4.94%) OTC Derivatives
10 12 (4.56%) Credit Derivative
11 10 (3.80%) Cloud Native
12 9 (3.42%) Blog
12 9 (3.42%) Equity Derivative
12 9 (3.42%) Public Cloud
13 6 (2.28%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.90%) Market Risk
15 4 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
16 3 (1.14%) NHS
16 3 (1.14%) Social Media
17 2 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.28%) Linux
2 4 (1.52%) CentOS
2 4 (1.52%) CoreOS
2 4 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (39.54%) Asset Management
3 87 (33.08%) Analytics
4 74 (28.14%) DevOps
5 71 (27.00%) Software Engineering
6 64 (24.33%) Decision-Making
7 58 (22.05%) Data Science
8 49 (18.63%) Business Intelligence
9 48 (18.25%) Investment Management
10 45 (17.11%) Visualisation
11 44 (16.73%) Machine Learning
12 42 (15.97%) Deployment Automation
13 41 (15.59%) Scrum
14 39 (14.83%) Data Analysis
15 33 (12.55%) Migration
16 30 (11.41%) Statistics
17 26 (9.89%) Data Visualisation
17 26 (9.89%) Microservices
18 23 (8.75%) Mathematics
19 21 (7.98%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 228 (86.69%) Python
2 122 (46.39%) SQL
3 109 (41.44%) Java
4 32 (12.17%) JavaScript
5 17 (6.46%) VBA
6 16 (6.08%) T-SQL
7 14 (5.32%) MATLAB
8 11 (4.18%) C
8 11 (4.18%) C++
9 9 (3.42%) C#
10 6 (2.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 6 (2.28%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.90%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.90%) CQL
11 5 (1.90%) Go
11 5 (1.90%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.90%) Scala
12 4 (1.52%) Rust
13 3 (1.14%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (9.51%) Degree
2 19 (7.22%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.70%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.90%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.52%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.14%) PhD
7 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) CFA
7 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.84%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.28%) QA
3 3 (1.14%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.38%) CDISC
4 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.38%) EMIR
4 1 (0.38%) MiFID
4 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (23.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 66 (25.10%) Kubernetes
2 54 (20.53%) Terraform
3 5 (1.90%) Ansible
4 3 (1.14%) Grafana
Vendors
1 36 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.65%) Tableau
3 22 (8.37%) Bloomberg
4 18 (6.84%) Google
5 15 (5.70%) Databricks
6 10 (3.80%) Oracle
7 6 (2.28%) Cloudera
7 6 (2.28%) SAP
8 5 (1.90%) Sybase
9 4 (1.52%) Alteryx
9 4 (1.52%) Confluent
9 4 (1.52%) Veracode
10 3 (1.14%) Birst
10 3 (1.14%) Teradata
11 2 (0.76%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.76%) Talend
12 1 (0.38%) Dataiku
12 1 (0.38%) FactSet
12 1 (0.38%) Netezza
12 1 (0.38%) RapidMiner