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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
London / City of London
Rank 152 146 188
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +42
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.033% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.039% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £440 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 - £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 - £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £703 £330
% change year-on-year
-42.20% +112.87%
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
2523 2588 4197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.08% 84.77% 81.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2009 2039 3297
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 35
Median hourly rate £50.75 £35.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.57% +77.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £18.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 8 (88.89%) Statistics
1 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (66.67%) SPSS
3 6 (66.67%) Economics
3 6 (66.67%) R
4 5 (55.56%) Data Quality
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 5 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (55.56%) SAS
5 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
5 4 (44.44%) Marketing
5 4 (44.44%) Tableau
5 4 (44.44%) Analytics
5 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (44.44%) Credit Risk
6 3 (33.33%) Time Management
6 3 (33.33%) Data Extraction
6 3 (33.33%) Digital Media
6 3 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (33.33%) Visualisation
6 3 (33.33%) Data Management
6 3 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (33.33%) ETL
7 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
7 2 (22.22%) Benchmarking
7 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects

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 5 (55.56%) SAS
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Pig
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Hive
2 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
2 2 (22.22%) Impala
3 1 (11.11%) Base SAS
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Visual Analytics
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Marketing
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Data Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Data Scientist
3 2 (22.22%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SAS Modeller
4 1 (11.11%) SAS Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Data Scientist
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Strategy Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Statistics
2 7 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (77.78%) Mathematics
3 6 (66.67%) Economics
4 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 4 (44.44%) Credit Risk
5 3 (33.33%) Data Extraction
5 3 (33.33%) Digital Media
5 3 (33.33%) Visualisation
6 2 (22.22%) Physics
7 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Analytics
1 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Data Management
2 3 (33.33%) Data Visualisation
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) Benchmarking
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Knowledge Discovery
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Actionable Insight
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Logistic Regression
4 1 (11.11%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) R
3 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Tableau
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) Teradata