The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
England / East of England
Rank - - 122
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - - 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £330
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 East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1694 1783 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.46% 77.45% 77.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 1068 1219
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 172 135
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 East of England

Operations Research
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Operations Research Daily Rate Trend in the East of England