Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 191 192 287
Rank change year-on-year +1 +95 -16
Contract jobs citing R 230 417 408
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.32% 1.37% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.71% 2.93% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 247 257
Median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £350 £375 £325
90th Percentile £750 £800 £681
England median daily rate £500 £525 £488
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -11.11% +109.30%
10th Percentile £24.75 £24.50 £42.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -44.44% +81.82%

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 8,481 14,240 22,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.81% 46.67% 50.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,204 10,707 17,034
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £369 £363
90th Percentile £700 £694 £675
England median daily rate £482 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -0.62% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 104 100
Median hourly rate £39.00 £46.25 £36.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.68% +26.12% +30.96%
10th Percentile £21.55 £16.33 £18.70
90th Percentile £69.95 £55.35 £53.75
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.27
% change year-on-year -3.41% +4.11% +5.66%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 +60 26 £538 -0.46% 7
West London +52 15 £630 +7.23% 7
South London +47 3 £575 +4.55%
East London +34 1 £405 -23.58% 2
R
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 190 (82.61%) Python
2 98 (42.61%) SQL
3 91 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (38.26%) AWS
5 82 (35.65%) Finance
6 81 (35.22%) Analytics
7 77 (33.48%) Java
8 67 (29.13%) Azure
9 57 (24.78%) GCP
9 57 (24.78%) Web Services
10 54 (23.48%) Software Engineering
11 52 (22.61%) Derivative
11 52 (22.61%) Fixed Income
12 51 (22.17%) Analytical Skills
12 51 (22.17%) Data Science
13 47 (20.43%) Business Intelligence
14 45 (19.57%) Investment Management
15 43 (18.70%) Visualisation
16 39 (16.96%) Shiny
17 37 (16.09%) Front Office
18 36 (15.65%) Equities
18 36 (15.65%) Machine Learning
19 33 (14.35%) Data Analysis
19 33 (14.35%) JavaScript
20 32 (13.91%) Tableau
20 32 (13.91%) DevOps
20 32 (13.91%) Power BI
20 32 (13.91%) Power Platform
21 31 (13.48%) Asset Management
22 29 (12.61%) SAS

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 29 (12.61%) SAS
2 25 (10.87%) Apache Spark
3 12 (5.22%) Confluence
4 6 (2.61%) Jupyter
5 4 (1.74%) Apache
6 2 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 18 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.04%) SPSS
3 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.43%) Primavera
2 1 (0.43%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 88 (38.26%) AWS
2 67 (29.13%) Azure
3 57 (24.78%) GCP
4 32 (13.91%) Power Platform
5 16 (6.96%) Amazon S3
6 14 (6.09%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (5.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (5.65%) Serverless
8 11 (4.78%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (4.35%) Amazon ECS
9 10 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
9 10 (4.35%) OpenShift
10 6 (2.61%) GitHub
11 5 (2.17%) PaaS
11 5 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.74%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (1.74%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (1.74%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.74%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.61%) VPN
2 3 (1.30%) BIG-IP
2 3 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (1.30%) H.323
2 3 (1.30%) MGCP
2 3 (1.30%) Network Security
2 3 (1.30%) NX-OS
2 3 (1.30%) Sourcefire
2 3 (1.30%) SSL
2 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.30%) Unified Communications
2 3 (1.30%) VoIP
2 3 (1.30%) Wireless
3 2 (0.87%) Firewall
4 1 (0.43%) Multicast
4 1 (0.43%) VPLS
4 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.91%) Power BI
1 32 (13.91%) Tableau
2 20 (8.70%) Hadoop
3 17 (7.39%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (6.96%) Big Data
5 15 (6.52%) Amazon Redshift
5 15 (6.52%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.65%) Apache Hive
7 12 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (5.22%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.48%) SQL Server
9 7 (3.04%) Spotfire
10 6 (2.61%) Amazon Athena
11 5 (2.17%) Qlik Sense
11 5 (2.17%) Spark SQL
11 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.74%) MySQL
12 4 (1.74%) Pentaho
12 4 (1.74%) QlikView
13 3 (1.30%) HBase
Development Applications
1 21 (9.13%) Jenkins
2 19 (8.26%) RStudio
3 13 (5.65%) JIRA
4 11 (4.78%) Artifactory
5 8 (3.48%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.74%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.30%) Subversion
7 3 (1.30%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.87%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.43%) Maven
9 1 (0.43%) NUnit
9 1 (0.43%) Selenium
9 1 (0.43%) Toad
9 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (35.65%) Finance
2 37 (16.09%) Front Office
3 22 (9.57%) Public Sector
4 15 (6.52%) Banking
5 10 (4.35%) Marketing
5 10 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.61%) Publishing
7 4 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.30%) Games
9 2 (0.87%) Electronics
9 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
10 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (31.74%) Developer
2 45 (19.57%) Analyst
3 41 (17.83%) Python Developer
4 36 (15.65%) Data Analyst
5 27 (11.74%) Data Engineer
5 27 (11.74%) Data Scientist
6 26 (11.30%) Front Office Developer
6 26 (11.30%) JavaScript Developer
7 18 (7.83%) AWS Engineer
8 13 (5.65%) Lead Developer
8 13 (5.65%) Python Engineer
9 11 (4.78%) Programmer
10 10 (4.35%) AWS Developer
11 9 (3.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 9 (3.91%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.48%) Development Manager
12 8 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.48%) Finance Manager
12 8 (3.48%) Java Engineer
12 8 (3.48%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (24.78%) Web Services
2 39 (16.96%) Shiny
3 27 (11.74%) AngularJS
3 27 (11.74%) React
4 26 (11.30%) Vue.js
5 10 (4.35%) J2EE
5 10 (4.35%) J2SE
6 5 (2.17%) HTML
6 5 (2.17%) NumPy
6 5 (2.17%) Pandas
6 5 (2.17%) REST
7 4 (1.74%) Kafka
7 4 (1.74%) Natural Language Processing
7 4 (1.74%) scikit-learn
8 3 (1.30%) CSS
8 3 (1.30%) gRPC
8 3 (1.30%) Protocol Buffers
8 3 (1.30%) Spring
9 2 (0.87%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.43%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 52 (22.61%) Derivative
1 52 (22.61%) Fixed Income
2 51 (22.17%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (15.65%) Equities
4 17 (7.39%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (6.96%) Credit Derivative
5 16 (6.96%) Hedge funds
6 13 (5.65%) Algorithms
7 11 (4.78%) Data Structures
8 7 (3.04%) Reference Data
9 5 (2.17%) FMCG
9 5 (2.17%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.74%) NHS
10 4 (1.74%) Social Media
11 3 (1.30%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.30%) PlayStation
11 3 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.87%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.87%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.09%) Linux
2 8 (3.48%) Unix
3 5 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (35.22%) Analytics
3 54 (23.48%) Software Engineering
4 51 (22.17%) Data Science
5 47 (20.43%) Business Intelligence
6 45 (19.57%) Investment Management
7 43 (18.70%) Visualisation
8 36 (15.65%) Machine Learning
9 33 (14.35%) Data Analysis
10 32 (13.91%) DevOps
11 31 (13.48%) Asset Management
12 26 (11.30%) Statistics
13 25 (10.87%) Scrum
14 24 (10.43%) Data Analytics
15 23 (10.00%) Mathematics
16 22 (9.57%) Migration
17 21 (9.13%) Decision-Making
18 19 (8.26%) Computer Science
19 18 (7.83%) ETL
19 18 (7.83%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 190 (82.61%) Python
2 98 (42.61%) SQL
3 77 (33.48%) Java
4 33 (14.35%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.96%) C
6 14 (6.09%) Scala
7 10 (4.35%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.48%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.04%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.17%) C#
10 5 (2.17%) VBA
11 3 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (1.30%) HiveQL
11 3 (1.30%) Perl
11 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.30%) Ruby
12 2 (0.87%) C++
12 2 (0.87%) Go
12 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.57%) Degree
3 17 (7.39%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.22%) PhD
5 10 (4.35%) AWS Certification
6 9 (3.91%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.74%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.30%) CCNP
8 3 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.87%) CCNA
9 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.87%) PMP
10 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.43%) CCIE
10 1 (0.43%) CFA
10 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.48%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.74%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (10.87%) Docker
2 5 (2.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 3 (1.30%) HDFS
3 3 (1.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (11.30%) Kubernetes
2 20 (8.70%) Terraform
3 10 (4.35%) Ansible
4 3 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.30%) Puppet
5 2 (0.87%) Kibana
5 2 (0.87%) Salt
5 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 26 (11.30%) Google
2 18 (7.83%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.65%) Databricks
4 10 (4.35%) Oracle
5 8 (3.48%) Adobe
6 6 (2.61%) Talend
7 5 (2.17%) Informatica
8 4 (1.74%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.74%) SAP
9 3 (1.30%) Cisco
9 3 (1.30%) ExtraHop
9 3 (1.30%) F5
9 3 (1.30%) IBM
9 3 (1.30%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.30%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 3 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.30%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.30%) VMware
10 2 (0.87%) Confluent
10 2 (0.87%) Sparx