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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
London / City of London
Rank 144 - 195
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% - 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% - 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £490 - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2475 2782 4250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.85% 86.91% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1965 2201 3312
Median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 31
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Operations Research as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Statistics
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Apache Spark
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) R
3 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (50.00%) Machine Learning
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) SAS
4 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
4 2 (33.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (33.33%) SPSS
4 2 (33.33%) PhD
4 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Economics
4 2 (33.33%) Teradata
4 2 (33.33%) Big Data
4 2 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Analytics

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Apache Spark
2 3 (50.00%) SAS
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) Impala
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (16.67%) SAS Visual Analytics
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Data Scientist
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning Scientist
3 1 (16.67%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Data Scientist
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Strategy Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Statistics
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 3 (50.00%) Machine Learning
4 2 (33.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) Economics
4 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Discovery
4 2 (33.33%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) CHAID
5 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (16.67%) Logistic Regression
5 1 (16.67%) Neural Network
5 1 (16.67%) Physics
5 1 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (50.00%) R
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) PhD
3 1 (16.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) Teradata
2 1 (16.67%) Tableau