The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 617 606 578
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -28
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 8 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.026% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.032% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Median daily rate £295 £385 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.37% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-30.58% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Operations Research
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40623 40561 37775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.50% 79.74% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27280 26672 24090
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 933 1073 1123
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 England

Operations Research
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Operations Research Daily Rate Trend in England

Operations Research
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Research across the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Operations Research Daily Rate Histogram in England

Operations Research
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research across the England region.

Operations Research Hourly Rate Trend in England

Operations Research
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -1 3 £295 -15.71% 1
Yorkshire +5 2 £375 -2.59% 1
London -5 2 £312 -48.08%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 12 (63.16%) Degree
2 11 (57.89%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (47.37%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) Mathematics
5 7 (36.84%) Economics
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
6 6 (31.58%) Statistics
7 5 (26.32%) Analytics
7 5 (26.32%) SAS
7 5 (26.32%) Algorithms
8 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (21.05%) Python
8 4 (21.05%) Postgraduate
8 4 (21.05%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) Validation
8 4 (21.05%) Econometrics
8 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Banking
8 4 (21.05%) Retail
8 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (21.05%) Credit Risk
8 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
9 3 (15.79%) Marketing
9 3 (15.79%) Military
9 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
9 3 (15.79%) SPSS
9 3 (15.79%) Project Management
9 3 (15.79%) SQL Server

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (26.32%) SAS
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) ArcGIS
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SPSS
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) OLAP
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) GIS
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) OLTP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.26%) PowerPivot
3 1 (5.26%) QGIS
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
3 1 (5.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Spatial Data
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 3 (15.79%) Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Military
4 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Advertising
5 1 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Data Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Excel Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Python Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Manager
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Data Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk Modeller
4 1 (5.26%) Fraud Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Informatica Designer
4 1 (5.26%) SAS Modeller
4 1 (5.26%) Statistical Modeller
4 1 (5.26%) Traffic Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) Django
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) HTML5
1 2 (10.53%) NumPy
1 2 (10.53%) SciPy
1 2 (10.53%) Sphinx
2 1 (5.26%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (42.11%) Mathematics
3 7 (36.84%) Economics
4 6 (31.58%) Statistics
5 5 (26.32%) Algorithms
6 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (21.05%) Credit Risk
7 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
8 2 (10.53%) NHS
8 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
9 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
9 1 (5.26%) Neural Network
9 1 (5.26%) Social Media
9 1 (5.26%) Social Network
9 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Analytics
2 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) Econometrics
2 4 (21.05%) Validation
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Markov Chain
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) Memory Management
4 2 (10.53%) Monte Carlo Method
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Marketing Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.26%) R
4 1 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) Postgraduate
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
2 1 (5.26%) Cognos
2 1 (5.26%) ESRI
2 1 (5.26%) Hyperion
2 1 (5.26%) Informatica
2 1 (5.26%) Mapinfo
2 1 (5.26%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (5.26%) Netezza
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) SIMUL8
2 1 (5.26%) Tableau