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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 287 341
Rank change year-on-year +69 +54  
Contract jobs citing R 221 144 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.06% 0.66% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.22% 1.52% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 113 67
Median daily rate £500 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £332 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £600 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £525
% change year-on-year - -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £21.75 - £55.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 - £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 - £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

R is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9962 9471 9705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 47.86% 43.49% 42.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7355 7221 7107
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 39 83
Median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.95 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £113.00 £52.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

R
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing R as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +27 48 £525 +31.25% 15
Canary Wharf - 5 £475 -
Westminster - 1 £575 -
R
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 311 (68.65%) Python
2 265 (58.50%) SQL
3 249 (54.97%) Analytics
4 178 (39.29%) Big Data
5 177 (39.07%) Hadoop
6 137 (30.24%) Machine Learning
7 133 (29.36%) Apache Spark
8 119 (26.27%) Visualisation
9 113 (24.94%) Degree
10 112 (24.72%) Business Intelligence
10 112 (24.72%) Finance
11 111 (24.50%) SAS
12 108 (23.84%) Java
13 106 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
14 99 (21.85%) Tableau
15 85 (18.76%) Agile Software Development
15 85 (18.76%) Data Analytics
15 85 (18.76%) Mathematics
16 84 (18.54%) Statistics
17 83 (18.32%) Apache Hive
18 80 (17.66%) Scala
19 73 (16.11%) Data Visualisation
20 71 (15.67%) Data Modelling
20 71 (15.67%) Relational Database
21 68 (15.01%) Algorithms
22 57 (12.58%) MATLAB
23 55 (12.14%) Banking
23 55 (12.14%) Marketing
24 54 (11.92%) Data Mining
25 50 (11.04%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 133 (29.36%) Apache Spark
2 111 (24.50%) SAS
3 43 (9.49%) Apache Pig
4 16 (3.53%) Apache
5 12 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.32%) Confluence
7 4 (0.88%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.66%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.44%) CMS
9 2 (0.44%) Drupal
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.22%) nginx
10 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 50 (11.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (9.49%) SPSS
3 20 (4.42%) Stata
4 13 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.10%) S-PLUS
7 4 (0.88%) Weka
8 3 (0.66%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.44%) EViews
10 1 (0.22%) Mathematica
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.21%) FastStats
2 8 (1.77%) Eloqua
3 6 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.44%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.43%) Google Analytics
4 10 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.10%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.10%) GitHub
6 5 (1.10%) SaaS
7 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.88%) Google Play
8 3 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.44%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.44%) PaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.22%) BIME
10 1 (0.22%) Flurry Analytics
10 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.66%) Internet
2 2 (0.44%) HTTP
3 1 (0.22%) DNS
3 1 (0.22%) Firewall
3 1 (0.22%) LDAP
3 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (39.29%) Big Data
2 177 (39.07%) Hadoop
3 83 (18.32%) Apache Hive
4 71 (15.67%) Relational Database
5 54 (11.92%) Data Mining
6 48 (10.60%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (10.38%) NoSQL
8 45 (9.93%) MongoDB
9 40 (8.83%) Power BI
10 39 (8.61%) SQL Server
11 38 (8.39%) QlikView
12 33 (7.28%) BusinessObjects
13 31 (6.84%) Apache Cassandra
14 28 (6.18%) HBase
15 22 (4.86%) MySQL
16 19 (4.19%) Qlik Sense
17 18 (3.97%) RDBMS
17 18 (3.97%) Spotfire
18 13 (2.87%) DB2
19 12 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 27 (5.96%) JIRA
3 12 (2.65%) Selenium
4 10 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (1.77%) JUnit
6 5 (1.10%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.66%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.44%) ERwin
8 2 (0.44%) GoCD
8 2 (0.44%) Gradle
8 2 (0.44%) gulp
8 2 (0.44%) Maven
8 2 (0.44%) PowerBuilder
8 2 (0.44%) Toad
9 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.22%) Redmine
9 1 (0.22%) Subversion
9 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 112 (24.72%) Finance
2 55 (12.14%) Banking
2 55 (12.14%) Marketing
3 34 (7.51%) Front Office
4 20 (4.42%) Retail
5 17 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 14 (3.09%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.65%) Publishing
7 12 (2.65%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.99%) Legal
9 7 (1.55%) Games
10 6 (1.32%) Electronics
10 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.88%) Back Office
12 3 (0.66%) Advertising
13 2 (0.44%) French Language
13 2 (0.44%) German Language
14 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 144 (31.79%) Analyst
2 110 (24.28%) Data Scientist
3 94 (20.75%) Developer
4 72 (15.89%) Data Analyst
5 48 (10.60%) Data Engineer
6 41 (9.05%) Python Developer
7 39 (8.61%) Business Analyst
8 38 (8.39%) Big Data Engineer
9 25 (5.52%) SQL Analyst
10 23 (5.08%) Big Data Developer
11 22 (4.86%) R Developer
12 21 (4.64%) Architect
13 18 (3.97%) Hadoop Developer
13 18 (3.97%) SQL Data Analyst
14 17 (3.75%) Qualitative Analyst
14 17 (3.75%) Quantitative Analyst
15 16 (3.53%) Consultant
16 14 (3.09%) Data Architect
16 14 (3.09%) Junior
17 13 (2.87%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.62%) Kafka
2 25 (5.52%) JSON
3 22 (4.86%) D3.js
4 18 (3.97%) Natural Language Processing
5 10 (2.21%) Web Services
6 8 (1.77%) RESTful
7 7 (1.55%) .NET
7 7 (1.55%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.55%) Node.js
8 6 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (1.32%) HTML
8 6 (1.32%) Spark Streaming
9 5 (1.10%) CSS
9 5 (1.10%) MLlib
9 5 (1.10%) NumPy
9 5 (1.10%) React
9 5 (1.10%) XML
10 4 (0.88%) Akka
10 4 (0.88%) JMS
10 4 (0.88%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 106 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (15.01%) Algorithms
3 45 (9.93%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (3.53%) Market Risk
6 15 (3.31%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.21%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.99%) User Experience
9 8 (1.77%) Credit Risk
9 8 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.55%) Fintech
11 5 (1.10%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.88%) Online Games
12 4 (0.88%) Social Media
13 3 (0.66%) Derivative
13 3 (0.66%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.66%) NHS
13 3 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (0.66%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.27%) Linux
2 35 (7.73%) Unix
3 5 (1.10%) Mac OS X
4 4 (0.88%) Windows
5 2 (0.44%) CentOS
6 1 (0.22%) Android
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (54.97%) Analytics
2 137 (30.24%) Machine Learning
3 119 (26.27%) Visualisation
4 112 (24.72%) Business Intelligence
5 85 (18.76%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (18.76%) Data Analytics
5 85 (18.76%) Mathematics
6 84 (18.54%) Statistics
7 73 (16.11%) Data Visualisation
8 71 (15.67%) Data Modelling
9 45 (9.93%) Predictive Modelling
10 44 (9.71%) Statistical Modelling
11 41 (9.05%) E-Commerce
11 41 (9.05%) ETL
12 34 (7.51%) Data Analysis
13 30 (6.62%) MapReduce
13 30 (6.62%) Open Source
14 27 (5.96%) Big Data Analytics
14 27 (5.96%) Statistical Analysis
15 26 (5.74%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 311 (68.65%) Python
2 265 (58.50%) SQL
3 108 (23.84%) Java
4 80 (17.66%) Scala
5 57 (12.58%) MATLAB
6 37 (8.17%) C++
7 19 (4.19%) JavaScript
8 18 (3.97%) VBA
9 13 (2.87%) C#
10 12 (2.65%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.43%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.21%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.99%) C
13 9 (1.99%) Perl
14 8 (1.77%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.32%) Julia
15 6 (1.32%) PHP
16 5 (1.10%) VB
17 4 (0.88%) Ruby
18 3 (0.66%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 113 (24.94%) Degree
2 41 (9.05%) PhD
3 15 (3.31%) Numerate Degree
3 15 (3.31%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.65%) Master's Degree
5 10 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.99%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.77%) Postgraduate
8 6 (1.32%) CCA
9 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.44%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) CBAP
10 2 (0.44%) IIBA
11 1 (0.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.18%) Data Quality
2 18 (3.97%) QA
3 4 (0.88%) IFRS
3 4 (0.88%) IFRS 9
4 3 (0.66%) IAS 39
5 2 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (3.97%) Apache Flume
2 16 (3.53%) HDFS
3 4 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.88%) Docker
4 1 (0.22%) Varnish
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.77%) Terraform
2 7 (1.55%) Puppet
3 6 (1.32%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.10%) Oozie
5 4 (0.88%) Ansible
5 4 (0.88%) Grafana
5 4 (0.88%) StatsD
6 3 (0.66%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 99 (21.85%) Tableau
2 39 (8.61%) Oracle
3 31 (6.84%) Teradata
4 29 (6.40%) Google
5 26 (5.74%) Microsoft
6 15 (3.31%) Cognos
6 15 (3.31%) MicroStrategy
6 15 (3.31%) SAP
7 11 (2.43%) Netezza
8 10 (2.21%) Sybase
9 9 (1.99%) IBM
10 8 (1.77%) Apteco
10 8 (1.77%) Informatica
11 7 (1.55%) Bloomberg
11 7 (1.55%) RapidMiner
11 7 (1.55%) Reuters
12 6 (1.32%) Alteryx
12 6 (1.32%) Calypso
12 6 (1.32%) Splunk
13 3 (0.66%) Adobe
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