Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 218 379
Rank change year-on-year -33 +161 +72
Contract jobs citing R 489 501 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.04% 1.21% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.18% 2.67% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 368 152
London median daily rate £538 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £313 £304 £375
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £513 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +3.54% -1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £21.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +30.77% -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.27 £18.25
% change year-on-year +3.03% +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 22,413 18,736 19,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.75% 45.35% 43.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,191 14,014 14,441
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £308
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 123 126
London median hourly rate £34.39 £42.50 £28.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.09% +47.47% +0.24%
10th Percentile £17.90 £16.70 £14.06
90th Percentile £57.88 £65.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +12.78%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -38 82 £538 +13.16% 28
West London -35 20 £313 -3.85% 9
East London -4 10 £588 +2.17% 5
South London - 4 £713 - 1
North London - 2 £550 -
R
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 350 (71.57%) Python
2 252 (51.53%) SQL
3 231 (47.24%) Analytics
4 199 (40.70%) Data Science
5 161 (32.92%) Machine Learning
6 144 (29.45%) Big Data
7 134 (27.40%) Analytical Skills
8 119 (24.34%) Java
9 117 (23.93%) Apache Spark
10 115 (23.52%) Hadoop
11 113 (23.11%) Tableau
12 112 (22.90%) Finance
13 108 (22.09%) Visualisation
14 106 (21.68%) Mathematics
14 106 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
15 100 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
16 99 (20.25%) SAS
16 99 (20.25%) Degree
17 94 (19.22%) Statistics
18 80 (16.36%) Data Analysis
19 77 (15.75%) Scala
20 76 (15.54%) NoSQL
21 75 (15.34%) ETL
21 75 (15.34%) Algorithms
22 74 (15.13%) Computer Science
23 67 (13.70%) C#
24 64 (13.09%) MATLAB
25 63 (12.88%) Data Analytics
26 60 (12.27%) Data Warehouse
27 59 (12.07%) Data Visualisation

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
1 117 (23.93%) Apache Spark
2 99 (20.25%) SAS
3 31 (6.34%) Apache
4 15 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (2.86%) Apache Pig
6 8 (1.64%) Apache Solr
6 8 (1.64%) Confluence
7 5 (1.02%) Jupyter
7 5 (1.02%) nginx
8 4 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.82%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.41%) CMS
9 2 (0.41%) IPython
9 2 (0.41%) Jetty
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.20%) DNN
10 1 (0.20%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.20%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 55 (11.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (10.22%) SPSS
3 13 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.64%) Stata
6 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.82%) Weka
8 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.20%) HipChat
8 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.20%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (1.84%) ReMetrica
2 3 (0.61%) Radian6
2 3 (0.61%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.41%) Summit
4 1 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.20%) HFM
4 1 (0.20%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.20%) Revive Adserver
4 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.09%) Google Analytics
4 19 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (3.89%) GitHub
5 17 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (2.86%) Amazon S3
6 14 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (2.66%) Route 53
8 10 (2.04%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (1.84%) Azure Machine Learning
10 8 (1.64%) Adobe Analytics
10 8 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.23%) PaaS
11 6 (1.23%) SaaS
12 5 (1.02%) Data Lake Analytics
13 4 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.82%) Serverless
14 3 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.64%) HTTP
1 8 (1.64%) SSL
2 5 (1.02%) Internet
3 3 (0.61%) SMS
4 2 (0.41%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.20%) Skype
5 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (29.45%) Big Data
2 115 (23.52%) Hadoop
3 76 (15.54%) NoSQL
4 60 (12.27%) Data Warehouse
5 58 (11.86%) SQL Server
6 57 (11.66%) Power BI
7 50 (10.22%) MySQL
8 46 (9.41%) Apache Hive
9 45 (9.20%) Relational Database
10 40 (8.18%) MongoDB
11 33 (6.75%) Data Mining
12 25 (5.11%) Redis
13 24 (4.91%) Data Lake
14 22 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 21 (4.29%) QlikView
16 19 (3.89%) Qlik Sense
17 18 (3.68%) Amazon Redshift
17 18 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 17 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
18 17 (3.48%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 25 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.70%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.27%) Cucumber
3 16 (3.27%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.64%) JIRA
5 6 (1.23%) Selenium
5 6 (1.23%) Subversion
6 5 (1.02%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.82%) JUnit
8 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.41%) Babel
9 2 (0.41%) Bower
9 2 (0.41%) GoCD
9 2 (0.41%) Gradle
9 2 (0.41%) Grunt
9 2 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.41%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.20%) RStudio
10 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 112 (22.90%) Finance
2 49 (10.02%) Retail
3 43 (8.79%) Banking
4 39 (7.98%) Marketing
5 28 (5.73%) Front Office
6 25 (5.11%) Investment Banking
7 23 (4.70%) Games
8 11 (2.25%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.64%) Advertising
9 8 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.02%) French Language
11 4 (0.82%) Electronics
11 4 (0.82%) Law
11 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.61%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.41%) Automotive
13 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 139 (28.43%) Data Scientist
2 108 (22.09%) Analyst
3 90 (18.40%) Developer
4 60 (12.27%) Data Engineer
5 56 (11.45%) Data Analyst
6 28 (5.73%) C# Developer
7 21 (4.29%) SQL Analyst
8 19 (3.89%) Senior Data Scientist
9 18 (3.68%) Architect
10 17 (3.48%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 17 (3.48%) SQL Developer
11 16 (3.27%) Automation Tester
11 16 (3.27%) Consultant
11 16 (3.27%) Tester
12 14 (2.86%) Insight Analyst
12 14 (2.86%) Python Developer
12 14 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.45%) Java Automation Tester
13 12 (2.45%) Senior Automation Tester
13 12 (2.45%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.98%) .NET
2 35 (7.16%) Natural Language Processing
3 33 (6.75%) JSON
4 32 (6.54%) TensorFlow
5 31 (6.34%) HTML
6 25 (5.11%) RESTful
7 19 (3.89%) HTML5
8 17 (3.48%) Kafka
9 16 (3.27%) ActiveMQ
9 16 (3.27%) D3.js
10 15 (3.07%) Keras
10 15 (3.07%) Pandas
10 15 (3.07%) scikit-learn
11 14 (2.86%) Theano
12 12 (2.45%) AngularJS
12 12 (2.45%) Hibernate
12 12 (2.45%) NumPy
12 12 (2.45%) React
13 10 (2.04%) SciPy
13 10 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 134 (27.40%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (15.34%) Algorithms
3 74 (15.13%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.27%) Online Games
5 14 (2.86%) Credit Risk
6 12 (2.45%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.45%) Fintech
7 10 (2.04%) Clustering
7 10 (2.04%) FMCG
7 10 (2.04%) Reinsurance
7 10 (2.04%) Robotics
8 8 (1.64%) Linked Data
9 6 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.23%) User Experience
10 5 (1.02%) Equities
10 5 (1.02%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.02%) Replication
11 4 (0.82%) Blog
11 4 (0.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.61%) Unix
2 43 (8.79%) Linux
3 16 (3.27%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.23%) Windows
5 5 (1.02%) CentOS
5 5 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.20%) Android
7 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (47.24%) Analytics
2 199 (40.70%) Data Science
3 161 (32.92%) Machine Learning
4 108 (22.09%) Visualisation
5 106 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (21.68%) Mathematics
6 100 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
7 94 (19.22%) Statistics
8 80 (16.36%) Data Analysis
9 75 (15.34%) ETL
10 63 (12.88%) Data Analytics
11 59 (12.07%) Data Visualisation
12 55 (11.25%) Data Modelling
13 48 (9.82%) E-Commerce
14 37 (7.57%) Mentoring
15 35 (7.16%) Test Automation
16 34 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (6.95%) Scrum
17 33 (6.75%) Artificial Intelligence
18 32 (6.54%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 350 (71.57%) Python
2 252 (51.53%) SQL
3 119 (24.34%) Java
4 77 (15.75%) Scala
5 67 (13.70%) C#
6 64 (13.09%) MATLAB
7 42 (8.59%) JavaScript
8 34 (6.95%) C++
9 33 (6.75%) VBA
10 18 (3.68%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.86%) T-SQL
12 13 (2.66%) Go
12 13 (2.66%) Perl
13 12 (2.45%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.84%) C
14 9 (1.84%) Ruby
15 8 (1.64%) SPARQL
16 7 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 7 (1.43%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (20.25%) Degree
2 44 (9.00%) PhD
3 19 (3.89%) Master's Degree
4 18 (3.68%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (3.48%) Numerate Degree
6 14 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.11%) QA
2 20 (4.09%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.02%) IFRS
3 5 (1.02%) IFRS 9
3 5 (1.02%) SLA
4 2 (0.41%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) GCP
System Software
1 24 (4.91%) Docker
2 12 (2.45%) HDFS
3 6 (1.23%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (4.29%) Puppet
2 20 (4.09%) Grafana
3 16 (3.27%) Terraform
4 13 (2.66%) Kubernetes
5 12 (2.45%) StatsD
6 10 (2.04%) Kibana
7 8 (1.64%) Fluentd
7 8 (1.64%) logstash
7 8 (1.64%) Prometheus
8 6 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (1.02%) Ansible
10 3 (0.61%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 113 (23.11%) Tableau
2 47 (9.61%) Microsoft
3 38 (7.77%) Google
4 16 (3.27%) MapR
4 16 (3.27%) Splunk
5 15 (3.07%) Alteryx
5 15 (3.07%) Oracle
6 13 (2.66%) Adobe
7 12 (2.45%) IBM
7 12 (2.45%) Informatica
7 12 (2.45%) SAP
8 11 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.84%) Blue Prism
9 9 (1.84%) Cloudera
10 8 (1.64%) Hortonworks
10 8 (1.64%) Teradata
11 6 (1.23%) Databricks
11 6 (1.23%) Vertica
11 6 (1.23%) Workday
12 5 (1.02%) Cognos