The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 City of London 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 191 216 219
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +3
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.042% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.092% 0.056% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£420 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4347 5386 5822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.38% 76.05% 74.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4028 4328
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) SAS
2 4 (80.00%) Benchmarking
2 4 (80.00%) VBA
2 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Statistics
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 4 (80.00%) Analytics
3 3 (60.00%) TSYS
4 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (20.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Informatica
4 1 (20.00%) MapReduce
4 1 (20.00%) HBase
4 1 (20.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (20.00%) Mahout
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) Talend
4 1 (20.00%) Kafka

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (100.00%) SAS
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Pig
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (20.00%) HBase
1 1 (20.00%) Mahout
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Fraud Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) MapReduce
1 1 (20.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (80.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Benchmarking
1 4 (80.00%) Data Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Statistical Modelling
1 4 (80.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) TSYS
2 1 (20.00%) Talend
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica
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