The first table below looks at the demand for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 122 - 133
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.079% - 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1857 1652 2064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.78% 68.83% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 729 795
Average daily rate £375 £400 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Operations Research
South East

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Operations Research Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Operations Research
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Research across the Berkshire region.

Operations Research Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Operations Research
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Operations Research
South East

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Operations Research also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Operations Research.

1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Process Management
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) XAML
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) SolidWorks
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) JDBC

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Operations Research also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Operations Research. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (33.33%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) JDBC
2 1 (33.33%) STL
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
2 1 (33.33%) DirectX
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (33.33%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Physics
2 1 (33.33%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Process Management
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Electronic Design Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) CAD
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Product Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Product Management
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) XAML
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SolidWorks
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) Autodesk