Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 262 242
Rank change year-on-year +83 -20 -22
Contract jobs citing R 359 434 531
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.43% 1.02% 1.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.98% 2.12% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 269 390
Median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £319
90th Percentile £800 £683 £688
England median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 6
Median hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -4.11% +32.73%
10th Percentile £24.50 £35.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £46.88 £35.00 £126.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year +19.68% +10.36% -3.64%

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 12,036 20,488 22,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.82% 48.17% 48.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,733 15,475 17,204
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £355
90th Percentile £689 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 118 202
Median hourly rate £44.02 £35.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% +1.43% -20.45%
10th Percentile £24.50 £18.86 £17.75
90th Percentile £68.71 £53.75 £50.50
Median hourly rate £40.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.30% +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 4 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing R in London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 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 +76 58 £540 -1.82% 27
West London +27 8 £538 +26.47% 7
East London +35 5 £498 -0.60%
R
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 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.

1 312 (86.91%) Python
2 190 (52.92%) SQL
3 177 (49.30%) Finance
4 172 (47.91%) AWS
5 170 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
6 151 (42.06%) Java
7 146 (40.67%) Asset Management
8 127 (35.38%) Web Services
9 123 (34.26%) Analytics
10 122 (33.98%) Front Office
11 117 (32.59%) Fixed Income
12 104 (28.97%) Software Engineering
13 100 (27.86%) Derivative
14 97 (27.02%) Equities
15 89 (24.79%) DevOps
16 88 (24.51%) Kubernetes
17 85 (23.68%) Amazon RDS
18 84 (23.40%) Machine Learning
19 81 (22.56%) Data Science
19 81 (22.56%) Decision-Making
20 80 (22.28%) Docker
21 76 (21.17%) Artifactory
22 74 (20.61%) OpenShift
23 68 (18.94%) Amazon ECS
23 68 (18.94%) Terraform
24 67 (18.66%) Microservices
25 66 (18.38%) Amazon S3
26 64 (17.83%) RStudio
26 64 (17.83%) AWS Lambda
26 64 (17.83%) Serverless

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 40 (11.14%) Apache Spark
2 34 (9.47%) SAS
3 7 (1.95%) Jupyter
4 5 (1.39%) Apache
4 5 (1.39%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.56%) R Markdown
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.11%) SPSS
4 3 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.56%) Stata
6 1 (0.28%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.28%) Weka
Business Applications
1 16 (4.46%) Markit EDM
1 16 (4.46%) PolarLake
2 11 (3.06%) Eagle PACE
3 5 (1.39%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 172 (47.91%) AWS
2 74 (20.61%) OpenShift
3 68 (18.94%) Amazon ECS
4 66 (18.38%) Amazon S3
5 64 (17.83%) AWS Lambda
5 64 (17.83%) Serverless
6 61 (16.99%) Amazon SQS
7 60 (16.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 56 (15.60%) Amazon EC2
9 49 (13.65%) Azure
10 41 (11.42%) GCP
11 21 (5.85%) Power Platform
12 14 (3.90%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (1.95%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (1.95%) SonarCloud
14 5 (1.39%) AWS Step Functions
14 5 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (1.39%) Azure Machine Learning
15 4 (1.11%) Google Analytics
16 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.39%) Broadband
2 3 (0.84%) DNS
2 3 (0.84%) HTTP
3 1 (0.28%) Internet
3 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (23.68%) Amazon RDS
2 62 (17.27%) Amazon Redshift
3 41 (11.42%) Big Data
4 39 (10.86%) NoSQL
5 37 (10.31%) Hadoop
6 30 (8.36%) Relational Database
7 26 (7.24%) SQL Server
8 22 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (5.85%) Amazon Athena
9 21 (5.85%) Power BI
10 18 (5.01%) Data Mining
11 16 (4.46%) Amazon Aurora
12 15 (4.18%) RDBMS
13 13 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (3.06%) BigQuery
15 10 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (2.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (2.51%) MongoDB
16 9 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 76 (21.17%) Artifactory
2 64 (17.83%) RStudio
3 57 (15.88%) Jenkins
4 23 (6.41%) Git (software)
5 16 (4.46%) JIRA
6 12 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.51%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (2.23%) GitLab
8 8 (2.23%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.95%) CircleCI
9 7 (1.95%) Snyk
10 6 (1.67%) Travis CI
11 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (1.11%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.28%) Ant
14 1 (0.28%) ERwin
14 1 (0.28%) LSMW
14 1 (0.28%) Maven
General
1 177 (49.30%) Finance
2 122 (33.98%) Front Office
3 35 (9.75%) Banking
4 20 (5.57%) Marketing
5 13 (3.62%) Back Office
6 10 (2.79%) Retail
7 7 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.67%) Public Sector
8 6 (1.67%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.11%) Law
11 3 (0.84%) Advertising
11 3 (0.84%) Legal
12 2 (0.56%) Electronics
12 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.56%) Games
12 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.56%) Publishing
13 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 128 (35.65%) Developer
2 72 (20.06%) Java Developer
3 70 (19.50%) Analyst
4 69 (19.22%) AWS Developer
5 59 (16.43%) Data Scientist
6 52 (14.48%) Java Software Developer
7 49 (13.65%) AWS Engineer
8 39 (10.86%) Python Developer
8 39 (10.86%) Python Engineer
9 38 (10.58%) Java Engineer
10 37 (10.31%) Lead Developer
11 34 (9.47%) Software Engineer
12 32 (8.91%) Lead Java Developer
12 32 (8.91%) Lead Software Developer
13 31 (8.64%) Architect
14 30 (8.36%) Data Analyst
14 30 (8.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 25 (6.96%) AWS Software Engineer
16 24 (6.69%) SQL Analyst
17 23 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (35.38%) Web Services
2 61 (16.99%) J2EE
3 48 (13.37%) J2SE
4 31 (8.64%) .NET
5 27 (7.52%) AngularJS
6 22 (6.13%) Node.js
7 21 (5.85%) gRPC
7 21 (5.85%) Protocol Buffers
8 20 (5.57%) TensorFlow
9 19 (5.29%) React
10 13 (3.62%) Pandas
11 12 (3.34%) NumPy
12 10 (2.79%) PySpark
12 10 (2.79%) REST
13 9 (2.51%) Natural Language Processing
13 9 (2.51%) SciPy
14 8 (2.23%) Kafka
14 8 (2.23%) MDX
14 8 (2.23%) Spring
15 7 (1.95%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 117 (32.59%) Fixed Income
2 100 (27.86%) Derivative
3 97 (27.02%) Equities
4 61 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (13.93%) Hedge funds
6 31 (8.64%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (7.24%) Reference Data
8 22 (6.13%) Algorithms
9 21 (5.85%) Blog
10 20 (5.57%) Public Cloud
11 19 (5.29%) Equity Derivative
12 18 (5.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (3.06%) Cloud Native
14 10 (2.79%) Credit Risk
15 7 (1.95%) Data Structures
15 7 (1.95%) OTC Derivatives
15 7 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (1.67%) Market Risk
17 4 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.90%) Linux
2 11 (3.06%) Unix
3 7 (1.95%) CentOS
3 7 (1.95%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (40.67%) Asset Management
3 123 (34.26%) Analytics
4 104 (28.97%) Software Engineering
5 89 (24.79%) DevOps
6 84 (23.40%) Machine Learning
7 81 (22.56%) Data Science
7 81 (22.56%) Decision-Making
8 67 (18.66%) Microservices
9 45 (12.53%) Deployment Automation
10 43 (11.98%) Statistics
11 39 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (10.86%) Data Analytics
12 34 (9.47%) Data Analysis
13 33 (9.19%) Mathematics
14 32 (8.91%) Computer Science
14 32 (8.91%) Data Modelling
15 31 (8.64%) Investment Management
15 31 (8.64%) Visualisation
16 29 (8.08%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 312 (86.91%) Python
2 190 (52.92%) SQL
3 151 (42.06%) Java
4 46 (12.81%) JavaScript
5 31 (8.64%) C++
6 27 (7.52%) C#
7 15 (4.18%) Scala
8 13 (3.62%) MATLAB
8 13 (3.62%) T-SQL
8 13 (3.62%) VBA
9 9 (2.51%) C
10 8 (2.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 8 (2.23%) Go
11 7 (1.95%) Rust
12 6 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.67%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.39%) CQL
14 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.84%) VB
15 2 (0.56%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 36 (10.03%) Degree
2 10 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.95%) PhD
4 6 (1.67%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.56%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.28%) CFA
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.29%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.79%) QA
3 6 (1.67%) IFRS
3 6 (1.67%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.28%) EMIR
4 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.28%) MiFID
4 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 80 (22.28%) Docker
2 8 (2.23%) HDFS
3 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 88 (24.51%) Kubernetes
2 68 (18.94%) Terraform
3 8 (2.23%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (1.95%) Ansible
5 3 (0.84%) Grafana
6 2 (0.56%) Kibana
6 2 (0.56%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 29 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.24%) Tableau
3 23 (6.41%) Bloomberg
4 18 (5.01%) Google
5 17 (4.74%) Oracle
6 11 (3.06%) Teradata
7 8 (2.23%) Reuters
8 7 (1.95%) Confluent
8 7 (1.95%) Sybase
8 7 (1.95%) Veracode
9 5 (1.39%) Databricks
9 5 (1.39%) SAP
10 4 (1.11%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.84%) Adobe
11 3 (0.84%) Alteryx
11 3 (0.84%) Birst
11 3 (0.84%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.56%) Facebook
12 2 (0.56%) Netezza
12 2 (0.56%) RapidMiner