Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 213 283 273
Rank change year-on-year +70 -10 -9
Contract jobs citing R 425 431 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.24% 0.92% 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.64% 1.83% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 254 347
London median daily rate £525 £520 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% -3.26% +7.50%
10th Percentile £362 £325 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £688
England median daily rate £500 £500 £505
% change year-on-year - -0.99% +5.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 9
London median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +109.30% -21.82%
10th Percentile £34.00 £42.50 £20.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £129.30 £33.15
England median hourly rate £35.00 £46.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -24.32% +86.87% +2.00%

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 16,070 23,499 23,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.99% 50.22% 48.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,997 17,963 17,590
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 115 149
London median hourly rate £42.11 £36.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.97% +12.50% -1.54%
10th Percentile £17.25 £18.53 £18.20
90th Percentile £60.54 £58.75 £50.50
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.11% +5.48% +3.90%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 64 £550 +11.11% 27
West London +5 10 £550 +41.94% 9
East London +21 6 £530 -10.55%
South London +39 2 £550 +12.82% 1
R
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 (86.82%) Python
2 189 (44.47%) Finance
3 187 (44.00%) SQL
4 182 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
5 175 (41.18%) AWS
6 161 (37.88%) Analytics
7 155 (36.47%) Java
8 144 (33.88%) Software Engineering
9 134 (31.53%) Data Science
10 127 (29.88%) Web Services
11 123 (28.94%) Asset Management
12 115 (27.06%) Machine Learning
13 108 (25.41%) Front Office
14 104 (24.47%) Fixed Income
15 88 (20.71%) Microservices
16 81 (19.06%) JavaScript
17 77 (18.12%) Azure
18 73 (17.18%) Derivative
19 71 (16.71%) Big Data
20 69 (16.24%) Hadoop
20 69 (16.24%) Serverless
21 68 (16.00%) Computer Science
21 68 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
22 66 (15.53%) C#
23 65 (15.29%) Artificial Intelligence
23 65 (15.29%) Apache Spark
23 65 (15.29%) DevOps
24 63 (14.82%) J2EE
24 63 (14.82%) AWS Lambda
25 62 (14.59%) Statistics

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 65 (15.29%) Apache Spark
2 48 (11.29%) SAS
3 22 (5.18%) Jupyter
4 8 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.65%) Apache
6 4 (0.94%) Pachyderm
7 3 (0.71%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.47%) Confluence
8 2 (0.47%) R Markdown
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.24%) Drupal
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.76%) SPSS
3 9 (2.12%) Stata
4 5 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.71%) GNU Octave
5 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.24%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.24%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (2.12%) FINCAD Analytics
2 4 (0.94%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.94%) PolarLake
2 4 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Actimize
3 1 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.24%) Raiser's Edge
3 1 (0.24%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 175 (41.18%) AWS
2 77 (18.12%) Azure
3 69 (16.24%) Serverless
4 63 (14.82%) AWS Lambda
5 49 (11.53%) Amazon S3
6 42 (9.88%) Amazon SQS
7 35 (8.24%) Power Platform
8 33 (7.76%) Amazon ECS
9 32 (7.53%) GCP
10 30 (7.06%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (6.82%) OpenShift
12 28 (6.59%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (4.24%) Amazon EMR
14 15 (3.53%) Azure Data Factory
15 10 (2.35%) Google Analytics
16 9 (2.12%) AWS Step Functions
16 9 (2.12%) Azure Machine Learning
16 9 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
17 8 (1.88%) Amazon Kinesis
18 7 (1.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.18%) Broadband
2 4 (0.94%) Internet
3 3 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.24%) SSL
4 1 (0.24%) VPN
4 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (16.71%) Big Data
2 69 (16.24%) Hadoop
3 49 (11.53%) NoSQL
4 48 (11.29%) SQL Server
5 45 (10.59%) Amazon Redshift
6 43 (10.12%) Amazon RDS
7 35 (8.24%) Power BI
8 34 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (7.53%) Amazon Athena
10 30 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (6.35%) Data Mining
12 26 (6.12%) Apache Hive
13 24 (5.65%) Data Lake
14 14 (3.29%) Amazon Aurora
14 14 (3.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (3.29%) MySQL
14 14 (3.29%) Relational Database
15 13 (3.06%) BigQuery
16 11 (2.59%) HBase
16 11 (2.59%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 58 (13.65%) RStudio
2 29 (6.82%) Artifactory
3 20 (4.71%) Jenkins
4 17 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 16 (3.76%) Jasmine
6 12 (2.82%) JIRA
7 8 (1.88%) Travis CI
8 5 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.47%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.47%) Selenium
9 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.47%) Yeoman
10 1 (0.24%) Ant
10 1 (0.24%) ERwin
10 1 (0.24%) Maven
10 1 (0.24%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 189 (44.47%) Finance
2 108 (25.41%) Front Office
3 53 (12.47%) Banking
4 25 (5.88%) Marketing
5 13 (3.06%) Retail
6 12 (2.82%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.59%) Public Sector
8 10 (2.35%) Retail Banking
8 10 (2.35%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.41%) Legal
9 6 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.41%) Publishing
10 5 (1.18%) Advertising
10 5 (1.18%) Games
11 4 (0.94%) Law
11 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.71%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.47%) Back Office
13 2 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 164 (38.59%) Developer
2 91 (21.41%) Data Scientist
3 83 (19.53%) Analyst
4 65 (15.29%) Java Developer
5 56 (13.18%) AWS Developer
6 52 (12.24%) Python Developer
6 52 (12.24%) Software Engineer
7 47 (11.06%) Senior Developer
8 41 (9.65%) Data Analyst
9 39 (9.18%) Python Engineer
10 32 (7.53%) Data Engineer
10 32 (7.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 32 (7.53%) Java Software Developer
11 30 (7.06%) Lead Developer
12 26 (6.12%) Quantitative Developer
13 25 (5.88%) Python Software Engineer
14 23 (5.41%) Senior Data Scientist
15 22 (5.18%) Senior Java Developer
16 21 (4.94%) Architect
17 20 (4.71%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (29.88%) Web Services
2 63 (14.82%) J2EE
3 36 (8.47%) Pandas
4 29 (6.82%) NumPy
5 26 (6.12%) React
6 25 (5.88%) SciPy
7 24 (5.65%) .NET
7 24 (5.65%) Kafka
8 23 (5.41%) Natural Language Processing
9 20 (4.71%) TensorFlow
10 17 (4.00%) J2SE
11 13 (3.06%) AngularJS
11 13 (3.06%) PySpark
11 13 (3.06%) scikit-learn
12 12 (2.82%) D3.js
13 8 (1.88%) Node.js
14 7 (1.65%) RESTful
14 7 (1.65%) Spring
15 6 (1.41%) Play Framework
15 6 (1.41%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 104 (24.47%) Fixed Income
2 73 (17.18%) Derivative
3 68 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (13.88%) Equities
5 51 (12.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 47 (11.06%) Algorithms
7 36 (8.47%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (3.76%) Hedge funds
9 15 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (2.82%) Credit Risk
11 11 (2.59%) Public Cloud
12 10 (2.35%) Data Structures
12 10 (2.35%) Equity Derivative
13 9 (2.12%) Blog
14 8 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (1.65%) User Experience
16 6 (1.41%) Reference Data
17 5 (1.18%) Cloud Native
17 5 (1.18%) Market Risk
18 4 (0.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.65%) Unix
2 20 (4.71%) Linux
3 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (37.88%) Analytics
3 144 (33.88%) Software Engineering
4 134 (31.53%) Data Science
5 123 (28.94%) Asset Management
6 115 (27.06%) Machine Learning
7 88 (20.71%) Microservices
8 68 (16.00%) Computer Science
9 65 (15.29%) Artificial Intelligence
9 65 (15.29%) DevOps
10 62 (14.59%) Quantitative Analysis
10 62 (14.59%) Statistics
11 60 (14.12%) Mathematics
12 55 (12.94%) Visualisation
13 47 (11.06%) Decision-Making
14 45 (10.59%) ETL
15 42 (9.88%) Data Analysis
16 41 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
16 41 (9.65%) Data Modelling
17 32 (7.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 369 (86.82%) Python
2 187 (44.00%) SQL
3 155 (36.47%) Java
4 81 (19.06%) JavaScript
5 66 (15.53%) C#
6 46 (10.82%) Scala
7 40 (9.41%) C++
8 24 (5.65%) MATLAB
9 17 (4.00%) C
10 16 (3.76%) VBA
11 11 (2.59%) PHP
12 8 (1.88%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.65%) Perl
14 6 (1.41%) Ruby
15 5 (1.18%) Julia
16 4 (0.94%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.94%) VB
16 4 (0.94%) VBScript
17 3 (0.71%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 55 (12.94%) Degree
2 29 (6.82%) PhD
3 10 (2.35%) Master's Degree
4 8 (1.88%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.41%) CFA
7 5 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.94%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.24%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.82%) QA
2 10 (2.35%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.35%) IFRS
2 10 (2.35%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.24%) Basel III
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 57 (13.41%) Docker
2 24 (5.65%) HDFS
3 5 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.94%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 59 (13.88%) Kubernetes
2 33 (7.76%) Terraform
3 18 (4.24%) Hadoop YARN
4 6 (1.41%) Ansible
4 6 (1.41%) Grafana
4 6 (1.41%) Kubeflow
5 5 (1.18%) Puppet
6 2 (0.47%) Kibana
7 1 (0.24%) Matomo
7 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (11.29%) Tableau
2 41 (9.65%) Microsoft
3 34 (8.00%) Google
4 29 (6.82%) Oracle
5 15 (3.53%) Alteryx
5 15 (3.53%) Databricks
6 10 (2.35%) Teradata
7 9 (2.12%) Bloomberg
7 9 (2.12%) Cloudera
7 9 (2.12%) Hortonworks
8 8 (1.88%) SAP
9 7 (1.65%) Foundry
9 7 (1.65%) Palantir
9 7 (1.65%) Splunk
10 5 (1.18%) Informatica
10 5 (1.18%) Talend
10 5 (1.18%) VMware
11 4 (0.94%) Adobe
11 4 (0.94%) StreamSets
11 4 (0.94%) Twitter