Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 272 256
Rank change year-on-year -7 -16 +138
Contract jobs citing R 438 469 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.99% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.85% 2.04% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 347 323
London median daily rate £520 £538 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.26% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £650
England median daily rate £500 £513 £486
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.40% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
London median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.30% -21.82% +35.70%
10th Percentile £42.50 £20.75 £17.61
90th Percentile £129.30 £36.30 £28.90
England median hourly rate £46.25 £28.00 £24.27
% change year-on-year +65.18% +15.39% +32.96%

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 23,670 23,040 19,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.26% 48.52% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,070 17,568 14,781
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £633
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 145 113
London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £33.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -4.03% +39.76%
10th Percentile £18.53 £18.01 £16.21
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.00 £57.38
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £38.88
% change year-on-year +5.48% +2.89% +3.67%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +10 102 £495 -10.00% 32
West London +14 27 £388 -7.74% 18
East London -21 26 £510 -35.24% 9
South London -20 7 £488 -17.02%
North London -4 2 £400 +14.29% 2
R
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 338 (77.17%) Python
2 249 (56.85%) SQL
3 218 (49.77%) Analytics
4 204 (46.58%) Data Science
5 155 (35.39%) Finance
6 124 (28.31%) Analytical Skills
7 121 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
7 121 (27.63%) Machine Learning
8 113 (25.80%) Hadoop
9 111 (25.34%) Big Data
10 110 (25.11%) Degree
11 108 (24.66%) Apache Spark
12 100 (22.83%) SAS
13 97 (22.15%) Visualisation
14 93 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
15 89 (20.32%) Tableau
16 88 (20.09%) Mathematics
17 87 (19.86%) ETL
18 84 (19.18%) Amazon AWS
18 84 (19.18%) Algorithms
19 79 (18.04%) Computer Science
19 79 (18.04%) Statistics
20 77 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
21 76 (17.35%) MATLAB
22 67 (15.30%) Power BI
23 66 (15.07%) Java
24 64 (14.61%) SQL Server
24 64 (14.61%) Data Modelling
25 63 (14.38%) Microsoft
26 61 (13.93%) Problem-Solving

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
1 108 (24.66%) Apache Spark
2 100 (22.83%) SAS
3 23 (5.25%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.42%) Apache
5 11 (2.51%) Jupyter
6 9 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.60%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.91%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.68%) Confluence
9 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.23%) nginx
10 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.23%) Tornado
Applications
1 50 (11.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (2.28%) SPSS
3 6 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.91%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.91%) Stata
5 3 (0.68%) Mathematica
5 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.46%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.23%) GIMP
7 1 (0.23%) InVision
Business Applications
1 13 (2.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.46%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.46%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.23%) Actimize
3 1 (0.23%) FastStats
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 84 (19.18%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (9.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (3.88%) Azure Data Factory
5 16 (3.65%) Data Lake Analytics
6 15 (3.42%) Amazon S3
7 12 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (2.51%) Amazon EMR
9 10 (2.28%) Google Analytics
10 8 (1.83%) GitHub
10 8 (1.83%) PaaS
11 7 (1.60%) Azure Machine Learning
12 6 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.14%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (1.14%) IaaS
14 4 (0.91%) SaaS
15 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.46%) Boomi
15 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.14%) SSL
2 4 (0.91%) Internet
2 4 (0.91%) VPN
3 3 (0.68%) HTTP
3 3 (0.68%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.68%) SNA
4 2 (0.46%) SMS
5 1 (0.23%) AMQP
5 1 (0.23%) Broadband
5 1 (0.23%) CTI
5 1 (0.23%) Firewall
5 1 (0.23%) Intranet
5 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.23%) LAN
5 1 (0.23%) Network Security
5 1 (0.23%) PBX
5 1 (0.23%) SAN
5 1 (0.23%) WAN
5 1 (0.23%) Wireless
5 1 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (25.80%) Hadoop
2 111 (25.34%) Big Data
3 67 (15.30%) Power BI
4 64 (14.61%) SQL Server
5 55 (12.56%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (11.19%) Apache Hive
6 49 (11.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (10.50%) Data Lake
8 45 (10.27%) Data Mining
9 40 (9.13%) MongoDB
10 33 (7.53%) HBase
11 32 (7.31%) NoSQL
12 30 (6.85%) Relational Database
13 27 (6.16%) Impala
14 25 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (5.25%) Spotfire
16 19 (4.34%) MySQL
17 18 (4.11%) HDInsight
18 17 (3.88%) Amazon Redshift
18 17 (3.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 44 (10.05%) Jenkins
2 32 (7.31%) JIRA
3 28 (6.39%) Git (software)
4 18 (4.11%) RStudio
5 12 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (2.05%) Maven
7 8 (1.83%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.60%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.60%) Subversion
9 6 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.91%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.91%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.68%) FishEye
11 3 (0.68%) Gradle
11 3 (0.68%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.46%) ERwin
12 2 (0.46%) Selenium
12 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.23%) Sikuli
General
1 155 (35.39%) Finance
2 56 (12.79%) Banking
3 52 (11.87%) Retail
4 40 (9.13%) Marketing
5 28 (6.39%) Front Office
6 13 (2.97%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.05%) Advertising
8 8 (1.83%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.37%) Games
10 5 (1.14%) Legal
10 5 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.91%) Electronics
11 4 (0.91%) Social Science
12 3 (0.68%) Back Office
12 3 (0.68%) Publishing
12 3 (0.68%) Retail Finance
13 2 (0.46%) Law
13 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 104 (23.74%) Data Scientist
2 87 (19.86%) Developer
3 77 (17.58%) Analyst
4 57 (13.01%) Data Engineer
5 32 (7.31%) Data Analyst
6 24 (5.48%) Architect
6 24 (5.48%) Python Engineer
7 21 (4.79%) Azure Engineer
7 21 (4.79%) Big Data Engineer
7 21 (4.79%) Python Developer
8 20 (4.57%) Consultant
9 15 (3.42%) Data Architect
9 15 (3.42%) SQL Analyst
10 14 (3.20%) Data Consultant
10 14 (3.20%) Senior Data Scientist
11 13 (2.97%) SQL Developer
12 11 (2.51%) Analytics Consultant
12 11 (2.51%) AWS Engineer
12 11 (2.51%) R Developer
12 11 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.10%) Kafka
2 32 (7.31%) TensorFlow
3 29 (6.62%) Natural Language Processing
4 21 (4.79%) HTML
5 19 (4.34%) Web Services
6 18 (4.11%) Keras
6 18 (4.11%) XML
7 17 (3.88%) HTML5
7 17 (3.88%) React
7 17 (3.88%) scikit-learn
8 16 (3.65%) Anaconda
9 15 (3.42%) AngularJS
10 14 (3.20%) Caffe
10 14 (3.20%) Pandas
10 14 (3.20%) Theano
11 13 (2.97%) .NET
11 13 (2.97%) RESTful
12 12 (2.74%) NumPy
13 10 (2.28%) JSON
13 10 (2.28%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 124 (28.31%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (19.18%) Algorithms
3 12 (2.74%) Derivative
3 12 (2.74%) Fixed Income
3 12 (2.74%) User Experience
4 11 (2.51%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.28%) Fintech
6 9 (2.05%) Equities
6 9 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.60%) FMCG
8 7 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.60%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.14%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.14%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.14%) Life Science
9 5 (1.14%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.14%) Social Media
9 5 (1.14%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.90%) Linux
2 20 (4.57%) Unix
3 14 (3.20%) Ubuntu
4 10 (2.28%) Windows
5 5 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.46%) Solaris
7 1 (0.23%) Android
7 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
7 1 (0.23%) Debian
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (49.77%) Analytics
2 204 (46.58%) Data Science
3 121 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (27.63%) Machine Learning
4 97 (22.15%) Visualisation
5 93 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
6 88 (20.09%) Mathematics
7 87 (19.86%) ETL
8 79 (18.04%) Computer Science
8 79 (18.04%) Statistics
9 64 (14.61%) Data Modelling
10 61 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
11 59 (13.47%) DevOps
12 55 (12.56%) Data Visualisation
13 50 (11.42%) Data Analysis
14 44 (10.05%) Data Analytics
14 44 (10.05%) Statistical Modelling
15 40 (9.13%) Artificial Intelligence
15 40 (9.13%) Open Source
16 37 (8.45%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 338 (77.17%) Python
2 249 (56.85%) SQL
3 76 (17.35%) MATLAB
4 66 (15.07%) Java
5 52 (11.87%) Scala
6 38 (8.68%) C#
7 27 (6.16%) JavaScript
8 20 (4.57%) C++
8 20 (4.57%) VBA
9 19 (4.34%) T-SQL
10 15 (3.42%) PHP
11 14 (3.20%) Perl
12 13 (2.97%) VBScript
13 12 (2.74%) C
14 10 (2.28%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.83%) U-SQL
16 7 (1.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 5 (1.14%) PL/SQL
17 5 (1.14%) Ruby
18 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (25.11%) Degree
2 50 (11.42%) PhD
3 24 (5.48%) Master's Degree
4 23 (5.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (3.20%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.97%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (2.74%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.14%) MBA
9 3 (0.68%) OSCP
10 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.23%) CFA
11 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.25%) Data Quality
1 23 (5.25%) QA
2 12 (2.74%) GDPR
3 4 (0.91%) IFRS
3 4 (0.91%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.23%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (10.50%) Docker
2 30 (6.85%) Apache Flume
3 6 (1.37%) HDFS
4 2 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (4.79%) Terraform
2 16 (3.65%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.05%) Hadoop YARN
4 8 (1.83%) Ansible
4 8 (1.83%) Puppet
5 5 (1.14%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.68%) Control-M
6 3 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.23%) CASB
7 1 (0.23%) Oozie
7 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 89 (20.32%) Tableau
2 63 (14.38%) Microsoft
3 51 (11.64%) Oracle
4 35 (7.99%) Alteryx
4 35 (7.99%) Google
5 30 (6.85%) Informatica
6 24 (5.48%) Talend
7 19 (4.34%) Cloudera
8 17 (3.88%) SAP
9 13 (2.97%) Teradata
10 12 (2.74%) Databricks
11 10 (2.28%) Hortonworks
12 8 (1.83%) MicroStrategy
13 7 (1.60%) Adobe
13 7 (1.60%) Bloomberg
14 5 (1.14%) FactSet
14 5 (1.14%) New Relic
14 5 (1.14%) Red Hat
15 4 (0.91%) MapR
15 4 (0.91%) Rackspace