Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 273 307
Rank change year-on-year -7 +34 +108
Contract jobs citing R 423 449 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.92% 1.00% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.82% 2.07% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 335 255
London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £355 £309
90th Percentile £700 £688 £625
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
London median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.30% -21.82% -8.33%
10th Percentile £21.00 £20.75 £17.61
90th Percentile £108.85 £37.88 £28.90
England median hourly rate £22.25 £34.50 £24.27
% change year-on-year -35.51% +42.18% -19.12%

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 23,214 21,698 19,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.26% 48.24% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,624 16,317 14,973
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £663 £630
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 141 112
London median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +7.69% +34.13%
10th Percentile £18.06 £17.75 £14.18
90th Percentile £71.20 £52.00 £67.25
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +1 111 £525 -4.55% 32
West London +2 27 £473 -10.43% 16
East London -15 16 £525 -41.67% 6
South London -21 8 £550 -6.38%
North London +1 2 £550 +57.14%
R
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 312 (73.76%) Python
2 237 (56.03%) SQL
3 182 (43.03%) Analytics
4 172 (40.66%) Data Science
5 119 (28.13%) Finance
6 110 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
7 108 (25.53%) Machine Learning
8 107 (25.30%) Big Data
9 103 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
10 97 (22.93%) Hadoop
11 86 (20.33%) Java
11 86 (20.33%) Amazon AWS
12 82 (19.39%) Business Intelligence
13 81 (19.15%) SAS
13 81 (19.15%) Visualisation
14 79 (18.68%) Degree
15 75 (17.73%) Mathematics
16 72 (17.02%) Apache Spark
17 71 (16.78%) Algorithms
17 71 (16.78%) Tableau
18 69 (16.31%) Microsoft Azure
19 67 (15.84%) Statistics
20 65 (15.37%) Power BI
21 60 (14.18%) SQL Server
22 59 (13.95%) MATLAB
23 57 (13.48%) C#
24 55 (13.00%) Computer Science
25 53 (12.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 53 (12.53%) ETL
25 53 (12.53%) Microsoft

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 81 (19.15%) SAS
2 72 (17.02%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.36%) Apache Pig
4 10 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.13%) Apache
6 6 (1.42%) Jupyter
7 5 (1.18%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.18%) Confluence
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 41 (9.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.84%) SPSS
3 7 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.71%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.71%) Stata
6 2 (0.47%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.47%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.24%) InVision
7 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.95%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.47%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.24%) FastStats
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 86 (20.33%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (16.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (5.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (3.07%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.60%) Google Analytics
7 10 (2.36%) Data Lake Analytics
8 9 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.89%) GitHub
9 8 (1.89%) PaaS
10 7 (1.65%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (1.65%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (0.95%) IaaS
11 4 (0.95%) SaaS
12 3 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.71%) Serverless
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.47%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.18%) SSL
1 5 (1.18%) VPN
2 4 (0.95%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.71%) Internet
3 3 (0.71%) SNA
4 2 (0.47%) SMS
5 1 (0.24%) AMQP
5 1 (0.24%) Broadband
5 1 (0.24%) CTI
5 1 (0.24%) Firewall
5 1 (0.24%) HTTP
5 1 (0.24%) Intranet
5 1 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.24%) LAN
5 1 (0.24%) Network Security
5 1 (0.24%) PBX
5 1 (0.24%) WAN
5 1 (0.24%) Wireless
5 1 (0.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (25.30%) Big Data
2 97 (22.93%) Hadoop
3 65 (15.37%) Power BI
4 60 (14.18%) SQL Server
5 53 (12.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (9.93%) NoSQL
7 40 (9.46%) Apache Hive
8 36 (8.51%) MongoDB
9 34 (8.04%) Data Warehouse
10 31 (7.33%) Data Lake
10 31 (7.33%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (7.09%) Data Mining
12 29 (6.86%) Relational Database
13 24 (5.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 22 (5.20%) HBase
14 22 (5.20%) Impala
14 22 (5.20%) MySQL
15 21 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (4.26%) Amazon Redshift
17 14 (3.31%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 34 (8.04%) Jenkins
2 26 (6.15%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.02%) JIRA
4 15 (3.55%) RStudio
5 11 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (2.13%) Maven
6 9 (2.13%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.89%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.89%) Subversion
7 8 (1.89%) Vagrant
8 6 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.95%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.95%) FishEye
9 4 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.71%) Gradle
10 3 (0.71%) Selenium
11 2 (0.47%) Hudson
11 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 119 (28.13%) Finance
2 39 (9.22%) Front Office
3 33 (7.80%) Banking
4 32 (7.57%) Retail
5 30 (7.09%) Marketing
6 11 (2.60%) Advertising
7 6 (1.42%) Games
7 6 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.95%) Back Office
9 4 (0.95%) Electronics
10 3 (0.71%) French Language
10 3 (0.71%) Law
10 3 (0.71%) Publishing
10 3 (0.71%) Social Science
11 2 (0.47%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.24%) Avionics
12 1 (0.24%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 101 (23.88%) Data Scientist
2 87 (20.57%) Developer
3 72 (17.02%) Analyst
4 44 (10.40%) Data Engineer
5 40 (9.46%) Consultant
6 33 (7.80%) Data Analyst
7 27 (6.38%) Data Consultant
8 23 (5.44%) Python Developer
9 22 (5.20%) Architect
9 22 (5.20%) Python Engineer
10 20 (4.73%) SQL Developer
11 19 (4.49%) Analytics Consultant
11 19 (4.49%) AWS Engineer
12 17 (4.02%) C# Developer
13 15 (3.55%) Senior Data Scientist
14 14 (3.31%) Data Architect
14 14 (3.31%) SQL Analyst
15 13 (3.07%) Big Data Engineer
15 13 (3.07%) Java Developer
16 12 (2.84%) Big Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.46%) Kafka
2 31 (7.33%) .NET
3 26 (6.15%) HTML
4 24 (5.67%) TensorFlow
5 23 (5.44%) Natural Language Processing
6 21 (4.96%) HTML5
7 18 (4.26%) AngularJS
8 16 (3.78%) Web Services
9 15 (3.55%) React
10 13 (3.07%) Keras
10 13 (3.07%) Pandas
10 13 (3.07%) scikit-learn
11 11 (2.60%) Node.js
12 9 (2.13%) NumPy
12 9 (2.13%) RESTful
13 8 (1.89%) Kendo UI
13 8 (1.89%) REST
13 8 (1.89%) RxJS
13 8 (1.89%) Spring
13 8 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (16.78%) Algorithms
3 55 (13.00%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.84%) Fixed Income
4 12 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.60%) Derivative
6 10 (2.36%) Equities
6 10 (2.36%) User Experience
7 9 (2.13%) Fintech
8 8 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.89%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.65%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.18%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.18%) Life Science
11 5 (1.18%) Reference Data
11 5 (1.18%) Social Media
11 5 (1.18%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.40%) Linux
2 22 (5.20%) Unix
3 11 (2.60%) Ubuntu
4 7 (1.65%) Windows
5 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.24%) AIX
6 1 (0.24%) Android
6 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (43.03%) Analytics
2 172 (40.66%) Data Science
3 108 (25.53%) Machine Learning
4 103 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (19.39%) Business Intelligence
6 81 (19.15%) Visualisation
7 75 (17.73%) Mathematics
8 67 (15.84%) Statistics
9 53 (12.53%) ETL
10 52 (12.29%) Data Analytics
10 52 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (11.11%) DevOps
12 45 (10.64%) Data Analysis
13 42 (9.93%) Data Modelling
14 38 (8.98%) Data Visualisation
15 36 (8.51%) Open Source
16 34 (8.04%) Statistical Modelling
17 28 (6.62%) Artificial Intelligence
18 26 (6.15%) Scrum
19 25 (5.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 312 (73.76%) Python
2 237 (56.03%) SQL
3 86 (20.33%) Java
4 59 (13.95%) MATLAB
5 57 (13.48%) C#
6 50 (11.82%) Scala
7 29 (6.86%) JavaScript
8 27 (6.38%) T-SQL
9 22 (5.20%) VBA
10 19 (4.49%) C++
11 17 (4.02%) Bash Shell
12 13 (3.07%) C
13 12 (2.84%) PHP
14 10 (2.36%) Perl
14 10 (2.36%) U-SQL
14 10 (2.36%) VB.NET
14 10 (2.36%) VBScript
15 9 (2.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (2.13%) Ruby
16 8 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (18.68%) Degree
2 43 (10.17%) PhD
3 15 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (3.55%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (3.07%) Master's Degree
5 11 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.95%) MBA
8 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.91%) Data Quality
2 19 (4.49%) QA
3 14 (3.31%) GDPR
4 2 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.47%) IFRS
4 2 (0.47%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.24%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (8.75%) Docker
2 21 (4.96%) Apache Flume
3 6 (1.42%) HDFS
4 3 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (4.73%) Terraform
2 11 (2.60%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.13%) Ansible
4 8 (1.89%) Puppet
5 6 (1.42%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (1.18%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.47%) Mesos
8 2 (0.47%) Oozie
9 1 (0.24%) CASB
9 1 (0.24%) Control-M
9 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.24%) Kibana
9 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 71 (16.78%) Tableau
2 53 (12.53%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.57%) Oracle
4 29 (6.86%) Google
5 22 (5.20%) Alteryx
6 19 (4.49%) Informatica
7 16 (3.78%) Cloudera
8 15 (3.55%) Hortonworks
9 13 (3.07%) Talend
10 12 (2.84%) Teradata
11 11 (2.60%) MapR
11 11 (2.60%) SAP
12 6 (1.42%) Bloomberg
12 6 (1.42%) Databricks
13 5 (1.18%) IBM
13 5 (1.18%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (1.18%) New Relic
14 4 (0.95%) Adobe
14 4 (0.95%) ION Trading
14 4 (0.95%) Red Hat