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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank - - 49
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
470 448 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.12% 70.89% 66.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 294 218
Average daily rate £375 £365 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £237 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 13
Average hourly rate £21.50 £34.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.76% +88.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £11.90 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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