Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 258 397
Rank change year-on-year -3 +139 +54
Contract jobs citing R 471 433 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.00% 0.96% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% 2.14% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 313 164
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -6.98%
10th Percentile £336 £306 £382
90th Percentile £688 £638 £668
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 3
London median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £21.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.82% +30.77% -
10th Percentile £20.75 £17.61 £19.21
90th Percentile £33.15 £28.90 £68.21
England median hourly rate £24.75 £24.27 £18.88
% change year-on-year +2.00% +28.56% -41.92%

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 22927 20193 20094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.64% 44.64% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17365 15092 14989
London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £633 £638
England median daily rate £462 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.71% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 116 137
London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.18 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% +36.95% -18.53%
10th Percentile £18.01 £16.07 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.15 £57.19 £50.87
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -21 71 £550 +22.22% 24
East London +3 16 £788 +50.00% 1
West London -14 6 £415 -7.78% 2
South London - 6 £588 - 1
North London - 1 £350 - 1
R
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for R.

1 327 (69.43%) Python
2 268 (56.90%) SQL
3 234 (49.68%) Analytics
4 178 (37.79%) Machine Learning
5 150 (31.85%) Big Data
6 147 (31.21%) Hadoop
7 134 (28.45%) Visualisation
7 134 (28.45%) Finance
8 120 (25.48%) Java
8 120 (25.48%) Analytical Skills
9 114 (24.20%) Tableau
10 109 (23.14%) Apache Spark
11 99 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
12 96 (20.38%) Business Intelligence
13 95 (20.17%) Degree
14 87 (18.47%) Data Visualisation
15 86 (18.26%) Statistics
16 80 (16.99%) Mathematics
17 72 (15.29%) SAS
17 72 (15.29%) Algorithms
18 68 (14.44%) Data Analytics
19 67 (14.23%) Apache Hive
20 66 (14.01%) Amazon AWS
21 63 (13.38%) Computer Science
22 60 (12.74%) Scala
23 56 (11.89%) NoSQL
23 56 (11.89%) Data Modelling
24 55 (11.68%) Data Analysis
25 53 (11.25%) Linux
25 53 (11.25%) MongoDB

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
1 109 (23.14%) Apache Spark
2 72 (15.29%) SAS
3 29 (6.16%) Apache Pig
4 16 (3.40%) Apache
4 16 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (2.34%) Confluence
6 10 (2.12%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.27%) nginx
8 4 (0.85%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.64%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.42%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.21%) CMS
11 1 (0.21%) Jetty
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 43 (9.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (7.01%) SPSS
3 8 (1.70%) Stata
4 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.85%) Weka
7 1 (0.21%) HipChat
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.21%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.21%) Summit
2 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 66 (14.01%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (5.10%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (4.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 15 (3.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (2.97%) Route 53
7 12 (2.55%) Google Analytics
7 12 (2.55%) PaaS
8 11 (2.34%) Amazon S3
9 10 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.70%) GitHub
11 5 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (1.06%) SaaS
12 4 (0.85%) Google Play
13 3 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.64%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
14 2 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.70%) HTTP
1 8 (1.70%) SSL
2 2 (0.42%) Internet
2 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.21%) Broadband
3 1 (0.21%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.21%) SMS
3 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (31.85%) Big Data
2 147 (31.21%) Hadoop
3 67 (14.23%) Apache Hive
4 56 (11.89%) NoSQL
5 53 (11.25%) MongoDB
6 52 (11.04%) Data Mining
7 46 (9.77%) Relational Database
8 43 (9.13%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (8.28%) SQL Server
10 38 (8.07%) MySQL
11 37 (7.86%) Power BI
12 28 (5.94%) BusinessObjects
13 26 (5.52%) Qlik Sense
14 23 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 21 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 20 (4.25%) Redis
17 19 (4.03%) QlikView
18 18 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
19 16 (3.40%) HBase
Development Applications
1 29 (6.16%) Git (software)
1 29 (6.16%) JIRA
2 21 (4.46%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.97%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.49%) Subversion
5 6 (1.27%) JUnit
5 6 (1.27%) Vagrant
5 6 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.64%) Selenium
7 2 (0.42%) ERwin
7 2 (0.42%) RStudio
8 1 (0.21%) Babel
8 1 (0.21%) Bower
8 1 (0.21%) GoCD
8 1 (0.21%) Grunt
8 1 (0.21%) JBehave
8 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.21%) Travis CI
General
1 134 (28.45%) Finance
2 50 (10.62%) Banking
3 44 (9.34%) Marketing
4 32 (6.79%) Retail
5 31 (6.58%) Front Office
6 30 (6.37%) Investment Banking
7 23 (4.88%) Games
8 17 (3.61%) Telecoms
9 14 (2.97%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.91%) Advertising
11 8 (1.70%) Electronics
11 8 (1.70%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.70%) Publishing
12 5 (1.06%) Back Office
13 3 (0.64%) Legal
14 2 (0.42%) Law
14 2 (0.42%) Local Government
14 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 149 (31.63%) Data Scientist
2 130 (27.60%) Analyst
3 82 (17.41%) Developer
4 52 (11.04%) Data Analyst
5 44 (9.34%) Business Analyst
6 41 (8.70%) Data Engineer
7 25 (5.31%) Senior Data Scientist
8 20 (4.25%) Architect
8 20 (4.25%) Python Developer
9 18 (3.82%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 17 (3.61%) Big Data Engineer
11 16 (3.40%) Banking Analyst
11 16 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (3.18%) Qualitative Analyst
12 15 (3.18%) Quantitative Analyst
13 13 (2.76%) Automation Tester
13 13 (2.76%) Big Data Developer
13 13 (2.76%) Tester
14 12 (2.55%) Consultant
14 12 (2.55%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.92%) JSON
2 31 (6.58%) Natural Language Processing
3 29 (6.16%) Kafka
4 23 (4.88%) TensorFlow
5 21 (4.46%) RESTful
6 20 (4.25%) ActiveMQ
6 20 (4.25%) D3.js
7 18 (3.82%) HTML
7 18 (3.82%) Keras
8 17 (3.61%) JMS
9 15 (3.18%) Hibernate
10 14 (2.97%) MDX
10 14 (2.97%) MLlib
10 14 (2.97%) Web Services
11 13 (2.76%) .NET
11 13 (2.76%) Pandas
12 11 (2.34%) Lucene
12 11 (2.34%) REST
12 11 (2.34%) Spring
13 10 (2.12%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 120 (25.48%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (15.29%) Algorithms
3 63 (13.38%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.03%) Fintech
5 15 (3.18%) Credit Risk
5 15 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.18%) Market Risk
6 14 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (2.97%) User Experience
7 13 (2.76%) Online Games
8 11 (2.34%) Equities
8 11 (2.34%) Linked Data
9 10 (2.12%) Clustering
9 10 (2.12%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.12%) Fixed Income
10 9 (1.91%) Replication
10 9 (1.91%) Robotics
11 7 (1.49%) Derivative
11 7 (1.49%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.25%) Linux
2 44 (9.34%) Unix
3 13 (2.76%) Mac OS X
4 10 (2.12%) CentOS
4 10 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.42%) Windows
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (49.68%) Analytics
2 178 (37.79%) Machine Learning
3 134 (28.45%) Visualisation
4 99 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (20.38%) Business Intelligence
6 87 (18.47%) Data Visualisation
7 86 (18.26%) Statistics
8 80 (16.99%) Mathematics
9 68 (14.44%) Data Analytics
10 56 (11.89%) Data Modelling
11 55 (11.68%) Data Analysis
12 43 (9.13%) Scrum
13 36 (7.64%) Statistical Modelling
14 35 (7.43%) Predictive Analytics
15 33 (7.01%) ETL
16 32 (6.79%) Artificial Intelligence
16 32 (6.79%) Predictive Modelling
17 31 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (6.37%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 327 (69.43%) Python
2 268 (56.90%) SQL
3 120 (25.48%) Java
4 60 (12.74%) Scala
5 45 (9.55%) VBA
6 43 (9.13%) JavaScript
6 43 (9.13%) MATLAB
7 37 (7.86%) C#
8 28 (5.94%) C++
9 18 (3.82%) Bash Shell
9 18 (3.82%) Perl
9 18 (3.82%) Shell Script
10 16 (3.40%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.97%) C
12 11 (2.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 11 (2.34%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.34%) Ruby
12 11 (2.34%) VB
13 8 (1.70%) Go
13 8 (1.70%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 95 (20.17%) Degree
2 41 (8.70%) PhD
3 26 (5.52%) Master's Degree
4 19 (4.03%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (3.40%) Numerate Degree
7 14 (2.97%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.85%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.37%) QA
2 11 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.64%) IFRS
3 3 (0.64%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) Basel III
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (6.16%) Docker
2 4 (0.85%) HDFS
3 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (4.67%) Terraform
2 20 (4.25%) Puppet
3 16 (3.40%) Grafana
3 16 (3.40%) Kubernetes
4 14 (2.97%) Hadoop YARN
5 10 (2.12%) Kibana
6 8 (1.70%) Fluentd
6 8 (1.70%) logstash
6 8 (1.70%) Prometheus
6 8 (1.70%) StatsD
7 6 (1.27%) Ansible
8 3 (0.64%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 114 (24.20%) Tableau
2 36 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 34 (7.22%) Google
4 26 (5.52%) Oracle
5 20 (4.25%) SAP
6 12 (2.55%) Teradata
7 11 (2.34%) IBM
8 10 (2.12%) Bloomberg
8 10 (2.12%) Reuters
8 10 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.91%) Calypso
9 9 (1.91%) MicroStrategy
10 8 (1.70%) Blue Prism
10 8 (1.70%) Splunk
11 6 (1.27%) Workday
12 5 (1.06%) Alteryx
12 5 (1.06%) Hortonworks
13 4 (0.85%) Cloudera
14 3 (0.64%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.64%) Vertica