The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 193 201 199
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.054% 0.015% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.020% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -28.57%
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 City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
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 the City of London

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

Operations Research Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Operations Research
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Operations Research Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Operations Research
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Research across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Operations Research Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Statistics
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) French Language
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (33.33%) R
3 1 (33.33%) MapReduce
3 1 (33.33%) VBA
3 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (33.33%) PhD
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (33.33%) XQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Pig
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) QlikView
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) French Language
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Insight Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Data Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Statistics
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Econometrics
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) MapReduce
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) XQuery
2 1 (33.33%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Business Objects