Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 232 367
Rank change year-on-year -3 +135 +51
Contract jobs citing R 529 443 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.18% 1.11% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 2.38% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 331 198
London median daily rate £550 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% -7.14%
10th Percentile £350 £306 £331
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
London median hourly rate £33.50 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.27% - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% -65.45%

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 21,848 18,637 18,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.63% 46.83% 42.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,634 13,836 14,188
London median daily rate £500 £489 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +8.61% -
10th Percentile £358 £325 £308
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 145 93
London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.26 £30.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +33.36% +8.91%
10th Percentile £17.68 £17.86 £14.23
90th Percentile £65.75 £54.38 £57.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.61% +7.14% +10.00%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -15 125 £550 +10.00% 30
East London -1 21 £550 +15.79% 9
West London -29 20 £325 -31.58% 5
South London - 7 £550 -
North London - 3 £550 - 1
R
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 384 (72.59%) Python
2 292 (55.20%) SQL
3 235 (44.42%) Analytics
4 231 (43.67%) Data Science
5 157 (29.68%) Machine Learning
6 154 (29.11%) Finance
7 139 (26.28%) Big Data
8 135 (25.52%) Analytical Skills
9 127 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (21.17%) Java
11 110 (20.79%) Visualisation
12 104 (19.66%) Hadoop
13 103 (19.47%) C#
13 103 (19.47%) Apache Spark
14 101 (19.09%) Business Intelligence
15 100 (18.90%) Mathematics
16 98 (18.53%) SAS
17 96 (18.15%) Algorithms
18 91 (17.20%) ETL
19 88 (16.64%) Statistics
20 80 (15.12%) Data Analysis
21 79 (14.93%) Data Analytics
22 75 (14.18%) Tableau
22 75 (14.18%) Degree
22 75 (14.18%) SQL Server
23 71 (13.42%) Scala
24 67 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
25 66 (12.48%) NoSQL
26 65 (12.29%) .NET
27 63 (11.91%) Data Visualisation

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
1 103 (19.47%) Apache Spark
2 98 (18.53%) SAS
3 20 (3.78%) Apache
4 19 (3.59%) Confluence
5 15 (2.84%) Apache Pig
6 13 (2.46%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.89%) Apache Solr
7 10 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.32%) Hyperledger
9 6 (1.13%) Ethereum
9 6 (1.13%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.19%) CMS
12 1 (0.19%) DNN
12 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.19%) IPython
Applications
1 60 (11.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (5.86%) SPSS
3 6 (1.13%) Chatbot
3 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.76%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) R3 Corda
2 6 (1.13%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.95%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.76%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.57%) Radian6
5 3 (0.57%) ReMetrica
5 3 (0.57%) Summit
6 2 (0.38%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.19%) Finacle
7 1 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.19%) HFM
7 1 (0.19%) Revive Adserver
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 59 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (4.91%) Google Analytics
4 19 (3.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (1.89%) Adobe Analytics
5 10 (1.89%) GitHub
6 8 (1.51%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.51%) PaaS
7 6 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (1.13%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.76%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (0.76%) SaaS
10 3 (0.57%) IaaS
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.19%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.13%) Kerberos
1 6 (1.13%) SSL
1 6 (1.13%) VPN
2 3 (0.57%) Internet
2 3 (0.57%) SMS
3 1 (0.19%) Skype
3 1 (0.19%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (26.28%) Big Data
2 104 (19.66%) Hadoop
3 75 (14.18%) SQL Server
4 66 (12.48%) NoSQL
5 62 (11.72%) Power BI
6 51 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (7.75%) Apache Hive
8 38 (7.18%) Relational Database
8 38 (7.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (6.99%) Data Mining
9 37 (6.99%) MongoDB
10 30 (5.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (5.29%) Data Lake
12 26 (4.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (4.73%) MySQL
14 21 (3.97%) QlikView
15 20 (3.78%) HBase
16 19 (3.59%) Amazon Redshift
16 19 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (2.84%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 22 (4.16%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.97%) JIRA
3 20 (3.78%) Visual Studio
4 17 (3.21%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.02%) RStudio
6 11 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (1.32%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.13%) FishEye
10 4 (0.76%) Selenium
10 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.57%) Subversion
12 2 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Code
13 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
13 1 (0.19%) GoCD
13 1 (0.19%) Hudson
13 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.19%) Mocha
General
1 154 (29.11%) Finance
2 57 (10.78%) Front Office
2 57 (10.78%) Retail
3 43 (8.13%) Banking
4 39 (7.37%) Marketing
5 19 (3.59%) Investment Banking
6 17 (3.21%) Games
7 10 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.70%) Advertising
9 7 (1.32%) French Language
9 7 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.13%) Law
11 4 (0.76%) Back Office
11 4 (0.76%) Electronics
11 4 (0.76%) Polish Language
12 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (26.47%) Data Scientist
2 111 (20.98%) Developer
3 107 (20.23%) Analyst
4 60 (11.34%) Data Engineer
5 58 (10.96%) Data Analyst
6 45 (8.51%) C# Developer
7 42 (7.94%) Consultant
8 34 (6.43%) SQL Developer
9 25 (4.73%) Data Consultant
10 24 (4.54%) Python Developer
11 23 (4.35%) Python Engineer
12 21 (3.97%) Front Office Developer
13 20 (3.78%) Architect
14 17 (3.21%) Senior Data Scientist
15 15 (2.84%) Insight Analyst
16 14 (2.65%) SQL Analyst
17 13 (2.46%) Analytics Consultant
17 13 (2.46%) Data Architect
18 12 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Consultant
18 12 (2.27%) Data Analytics Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.29%) .NET
2 58 (10.96%) HTML
3 42 (7.94%) Natural Language Processing
4 41 (7.75%) HTML5
5 35 (6.62%) TensorFlow
6 34 (6.43%) Kafka
7 27 (5.10%) React
8 23 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 18 (3.40%) Node.js
10 14 (2.65%) scikit-learn
10 14 (2.65%) Web Services
11 13 (2.46%) Velocity
12 12 (2.27%) Pandas
12 12 (2.27%) REST
13 11 (2.08%) Keras
13 11 (2.08%) NumPy
13 11 (2.08%) XML
14 9 (1.70%) JSON
14 9 (1.70%) MDX
14 9 (1.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 135 (25.52%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (18.15%) Algorithms
3 62 (11.72%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.02%) Fintech
5 13 (2.46%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.08%) Hedge funds
7 9 (1.70%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.70%) User Experience
8 8 (1.51%) FMCG
9 6 (1.13%) Equities
10 5 (0.95%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.76%) Blog
12 3 (0.57%) Derivative
12 3 (0.57%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.57%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.57%) Robotics
12 3 (0.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.05%) Linux
2 28 (5.29%) Unix
3 12 (2.27%) Windows
4 5 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.19%) AIX
5 1 (0.19%) Android
5 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.19%) CentOS
5 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (44.42%) Analytics
2 231 (43.67%) Data Science
3 157 (29.68%) Machine Learning
4 127 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (20.79%) Visualisation
6 101 (19.09%) Business Intelligence
7 100 (18.90%) Mathematics
8 91 (17.20%) ETL
9 88 (16.64%) Statistics
10 80 (15.12%) Data Analysis
11 79 (14.93%) Data Analytics
12 67 (12.67%) Problem-Solving
13 63 (11.91%) Data Visualisation
14 62 (11.72%) Data Modelling
15 47 (8.88%) Artificial Intelligence
16 46 (8.70%) DevOps
17 35 (6.62%) OO
18 34 (6.43%) OOP
19 33 (6.24%) Statistical Modelling
20 32 (6.05%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 384 (72.59%) Python
2 292 (55.20%) SQL
3 112 (21.17%) Java
4 103 (19.47%) C#
5 71 (13.42%) Scala
6 53 (10.02%) MATLAB
7 51 (9.64%) JavaScript
8 48 (9.07%) VBA
9 18 (3.40%) Bash Shell
9 18 (3.40%) C++
9 18 (3.40%) T-SQL
10 17 (3.21%) VB.NET
11 16 (3.02%) Ruby
12 12 (2.27%) C
13 11 (2.08%) Perl
14 10 (1.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (1.70%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.32%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.13%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (14.18%) Degree
2 46 (8.70%) PhD
3 19 (3.59%) Security Cleared
4 18 (3.40%) Numerate Degree
5 15 (2.84%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.51%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.19%) MBA
10 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.67%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.70%) QA
3 6 (1.13%) GDPR
3 6 (1.13%) IFRS
3 6 (1.13%) IFRS 9
4 3 (0.57%) GCP
4 3 (0.57%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.19%) CDISC
System Software
1 19 (3.59%) Docker
2 13 (2.46%) Apache Flume
2 13 (2.46%) HDFS
3 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.89%) Terraform
2 8 (1.51%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (1.32%) Ansible
4 4 (0.76%) Oozie
5 3 (0.57%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.38%) Mesos
7 1 (0.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 75 (14.18%) Tableau
2 48 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 42 (7.94%) Google
4 38 (7.18%) Oracle
5 34 (6.43%) MapR
6 22 (4.16%) Hortonworks
7 20 (3.78%) Alteryx
8 17 (3.21%) Bloomberg
9 15 (2.84%) Reuters
10 14 (2.65%) Adobe
11 12 (2.27%) Informatica
12 11 (2.08%) IBM
12 11 (2.08%) Teradata
13 10 (1.89%) Cloudera
14 8 (1.51%) Databricks
15 7 (1.32%) SAP
16 6 (1.13%) Atlassian
16 6 (1.13%) Calypso
16 6 (1.13%) Capita
17 5 (0.95%) SimCorp