The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank - - 49
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £250 £375
% change year-on-year
+33.00% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operations Research
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
410 429 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.26% 69.31% 64.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 265 153
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Operations Research Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Operations Research
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Operations Research Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham