Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 262 354
Rank change year-on-year +16 +92 +52
Contract jobs citing R 491 430 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 1.01% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.16% 2.11% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 319 232
London median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £319
90th Percentile £700 £675 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
London median hourly rate £33.50 £21.75 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.02% +30.59% -44.48%
10th Percentile £21.00 £20.75 £15.33
90th Percentile £118.48 £46.63 £17.98
England median hourly rate £22.50 £34.50 £32.08
% change year-on-year -34.78% +7.55% +6.93%

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 22,764 20,351 19,865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.93% 47.80% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,402 15,147 14,973
London median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £330 £313
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 171 152 91
London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £27.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +46.71% -1.43%
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.28 £14.63
90th Percentile £62.50 £51.80 £56.89
England median hourly rate £41.57 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.39% +9.33% +4.17%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +14 141 £550 +4.76% 40
East London 0 26 £550 +15.79% 4
West London -21 21 £350 -28.57% 15
South London -36 10 £550 -2.22% 1
North London +4 2 £550 +57.14%
R
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 369 (75.15%) Python
2 274 (55.80%) SQL
3 220 (44.81%) Analytics
4 216 (43.99%) Data Science
5 151 (30.75%) Finance
6 140 (28.51%) Machine Learning
7 134 (27.29%) Big Data
8 126 (25.66%) Analytical Skills
9 117 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
10 114 (23.22%) Hadoop
11 107 (21.79%) Visualisation
12 105 (21.38%) Java
13 98 (19.96%) Business Intelligence
13 98 (19.96%) Algorithms
14 90 (18.33%) C#
15 89 (18.13%) SAS
16 88 (17.92%) Mathematics
16 88 (17.92%) Apache Spark
17 82 (16.70%) Statistics
18 77 (15.68%) Tableau
18 77 (15.68%) Problem-Solving
19 76 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
20 72 (14.66%) ETL
21 71 (14.46%) Degree
22 69 (14.05%) Scala
23 68 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
24 66 (13.44%) Data Analytics
24 66 (13.44%) Power BI
25 65 (13.24%) SQL Server
26 59 (12.02%) MATLAB

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 89 (18.13%) SAS
2 88 (17.92%) Apache Spark
3 17 (3.46%) Confluence
4 16 (3.26%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.85%) Apache Pig
6 13 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.83%) Apache
8 8 (1.63%) Apache Solr
9 7 (1.43%) Hyperledger
10 6 (1.22%) Ethereum
10 6 (1.22%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 46 (9.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.46%) SPSS
3 8 (1.63%) Chatbot
4 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.41%) Stata
6 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.43%) R3 Corda
2 6 (1.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (1.02%) ION MarketView
3 5 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.61%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.61%) Summit
5 2 (0.41%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.20%) FastStats
6 1 (0.20%) Finacle
6 1 (0.20%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 76 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (5.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (4.07%) Google Analytics
5 15 (3.05%) Amazon S3
6 13 (2.65%) PaaS
7 12 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.04%) GitHub
9 9 (1.83%) Data Lake Analytics
10 7 (1.43%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (1.43%) Azure Machine Learning
11 6 (1.22%) IaaS
12 5 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.81%) SaaS
14 2 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.22%) Kerberos
1 6 (1.22%) SSL
1 6 (1.22%) VPN
2 4 (0.81%) SNA
3 3 (0.61%) Internet
4 2 (0.41%) SMS
5 1 (0.20%) Broadband
5 1 (0.20%) CTI
5 1 (0.20%) HTTP
5 1 (0.20%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (27.29%) Big Data
2 114 (23.22%) Hadoop
3 66 (13.44%) Power BI
4 65 (13.24%) SQL Server
5 51 (10.39%) MongoDB
6 48 (9.78%) NoSQL
7 46 (9.37%) Apache Hive
7 46 (9.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 44 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
9 43 (8.76%) Data Mining
10 37 (7.54%) Data Lake
11 36 (7.33%) Relational Database
12 31 (6.31%) Apache Cassandra
13 26 (5.30%) HBase
14 24 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (4.07%) Amazon Redshift
15 20 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
16 19 (3.87%) MySQL
16 19 (3.87%) Spotfire
17 18 (3.67%) Impala
Development Applications
1 28 (5.70%) Git (software)
1 28 (5.70%) Jenkins
2 27 (5.50%) JIRA
3 16 (3.26%) RStudio
4 15 (3.05%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.63%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.63%) Subversion
9 6 (1.22%) FishEye
9 6 (1.22%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.81%) Maven
11 3 (0.61%) Gradle
12 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.41%) Hudson
12 2 (0.41%) Selenium
12 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio Code
13 1 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 151 (30.75%) Finance
2 50 (10.18%) Front Office
3 48 (9.78%) Retail
4 35 (7.13%) Marketing
5 32 (6.52%) Banking
6 16 (3.26%) Games
7 9 (1.83%) Advertising
8 8 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.02%) Back Office
9 5 (1.02%) Law
9 5 (1.02%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.81%) Electronics
10 4 (0.81%) French Language
10 4 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.61%) Publishing
12 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (24.64%) Data Scientist
2 103 (20.98%) Developer
3 93 (18.94%) Analyst
4 58 (11.81%) Data Engineer
5 43 (8.76%) Data Analyst
6 40 (8.15%) Consultant
7 27 (5.50%) Architect
7 27 (5.50%) C# Developer
8 26 (5.30%) SQL Developer
9 25 (5.09%) Python Developer
10 24 (4.89%) Data Consultant
10 24 (4.89%) Python Engineer
11 21 (4.28%) Front Office Developer
12 20 (4.07%) Data Architect
13 14 (2.85%) SQL Analyst
14 13 (2.65%) Analytics Consultant
14 13 (2.65%) AWS Engineer
14 13 (2.65%) Big Data Developer
14 13 (2.65%) Insight Analyst
14 13 (2.65%) R Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.79%) HTML
2 48 (9.78%) .NET
3 47 (9.57%) Kafka
4 44 (8.96%) Natural Language Processing
5 37 (7.54%) HTML5
6 27 (5.50%) TensorFlow
7 19 (3.87%) React
8 17 (3.46%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.44%) Keras
9 12 (2.44%) Node.js
9 12 (2.44%) scikit-learn
9 12 (2.44%) Web Services
10 11 (2.24%) XML
11 10 (2.04%) MDX
11 10 (2.04%) REST
12 9 (1.83%) GraphX
12 9 (1.83%) Kendo UI
12 9 (1.83%) Pandas
12 9 (1.83%) RxJS
12 9 (1.83%) Socket.IO
Miscellaneous
1 126 (25.66%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (19.96%) Algorithms
3 59 (12.02%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.05%) Data Structures
4 15 (3.05%) Fintech
4 15 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.44%) Equities
5 12 (2.44%) Hedge funds
5 12 (2.44%) User Experience
6 10 (2.04%) Fixed Income
6 10 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.43%) Derivative
7 7 (1.43%) Reference Data
8 5 (1.02%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.02%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.02%) Taxonomies
9 4 (0.81%) FMCG
9 4 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.31%) Linux
2 24 (4.89%) Unix
3 11 (2.24%) Windows
4 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.20%) AIX
5 1 (0.20%) CentOS
5 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (44.81%) Analytics
2 216 (43.99%) Data Science
3 140 (28.51%) Machine Learning
4 117 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (21.79%) Visualisation
6 98 (19.96%) Business Intelligence
7 88 (17.92%) Mathematics
8 82 (16.70%) Statistics
9 77 (15.68%) Problem-Solving
10 72 (14.66%) ETL
11 66 (13.44%) Data Analytics
12 57 (11.61%) Data Visualisation
13 56 (11.41%) Data Modelling
14 55 (11.20%) DevOps
15 53 (10.79%) Data Analysis
16 40 (8.15%) Artificial Intelligence
17 39 (7.94%) Statistical Modelling
18 32 (6.52%) Decision-Making
18 32 (6.52%) Open Source
19 28 (5.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 369 (75.15%) Python
2 274 (55.80%) SQL
3 105 (21.38%) Java
4 90 (18.33%) C#
5 69 (14.05%) Scala
6 59 (12.02%) MATLAB
7 47 (9.57%) JavaScript
8 44 (8.96%) VBA
9 18 (3.67%) C++
10 17 (3.46%) Bash Shell
11 16 (3.26%) Ruby
12 15 (3.05%) T-SQL
13 13 (2.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 12 (2.44%) C
14 12 (2.44%) VB.NET
15 10 (2.04%) Perl
15 10 (2.04%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.83%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.83%) U-SQL
17 6 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (14.46%) Degree
2 47 (9.57%) PhD
3 18 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (3.05%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (2.24%) Master's Degree
6 9 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.83%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.81%) MBA
7 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.91%) Data Quality
2 19 (3.87%) QA
3 15 (3.05%) GDPR
4 10 (2.04%) GCP
5 2 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.41%) IFRS
5 2 (0.41%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.20%) CDISC
System Software
1 24 (4.89%) Apache Flume
2 23 (4.68%) Docker
3 11 (2.24%) HDFS
4 4 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (2.65%) Terraform
2 8 (1.63%) Ansible
2 8 (1.63%) Hadoop YARN
3 5 (1.02%) Prometheus
4 4 (0.81%) Oozie
5 3 (0.61%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.41%) Mesos
7 1 (0.20%) Kibana
7 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 77 (15.68%) Tableau
2 51 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.39%) Oracle
3 36 (7.33%) Google
4 29 (5.91%) Alteryx
5 23 (4.68%) MapR
6 21 (4.28%) Hortonworks
7 19 (3.87%) Bloomberg
8 17 (3.46%) Informatica
9 15 (3.05%) Reuters
10 14 (2.85%) Cloudera
11 12 (2.44%) Talend
11 12 (2.44%) Teradata
12 11 (2.24%) SAP
13 9 (1.83%) Databricks
13 9 (1.83%) IBM
14 8 (1.63%) Adobe
15 7 (1.43%) Capita
16 6 (1.22%) Atlassian
16 6 (1.22%) Calypso