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 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
UK / England
Rank 550 590 580
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -10
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 17 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.044% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.053% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 7
Median daily rate £400 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £315 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £477 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.26% +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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34667 39570 37387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.87% 82.95% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23141 26236 24040
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 881 1083 1008
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £56.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
London +16 12 £350 -12.50% 3
Yorkshire - 3 £414 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £406 -
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 19 (82.61%) Statistics
2 14 (60.87%) Economics
2 14 (60.87%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (56.52%) Degree
4 12 (52.17%) Mathematics
4 12 (52.17%) Analytics
5 11 (47.83%) SQL
6 8 (34.78%) SAS
6 8 (34.78%) Project Management
7 7 (30.43%) Python
7 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
8 6 (26.09%) SPSS
8 6 (26.09%) R
9 5 (21.74%) Coaching
9 5 (21.74%) Apache Spark
9 5 (21.74%) Finance
9 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (21.74%) Credit Risk
9 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
10 4 (17.39%) Hadoop
10 4 (17.39%) Predictive Modelling
10 4 (17.39%) Data Quality
10 4 (17.39%) Machine Learning
11 3 (13.04%) Big Data
11 3 (13.04%) Statistical Modelling
11 3 (13.04%) Tableau
11 3 (13.04%) Apache Pig
11 3 (13.04%) NHS
11 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (13.04%) Oracle

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 8 (34.78%) SAS
2 5 (21.74%) Apache Spark
3 3 (13.04%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) SPSS
2 2 (8.70%) EViews
3 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Hadoop
2 3 (13.04%) Big Data
2 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
3 2 (8.70%) Impala
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.35%) Mahout
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.35%) QGIS
4 1 (4.35%) SAS Visual Analytics
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Data Scientist
3 4 (17.39%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk Modeller
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Insight Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 1 (4.35%) SAS Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Data Scientist
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) D3.js
2 1 (4.35%) Matplotlib
2 1 (4.35%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
3 5 (21.74%) Credit Risk
4 3 (13.04%) NHS
5 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
5 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Statistics
2 14 (60.87%) Economics
3 12 (52.17%) Analytics
3 12 (52.17%) Mathematics
4 8 (34.78%) Project Management
5 5 (21.74%) Coaching
5 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) Machine Learning
6 4 (17.39%) Predictive Modelling
7 3 (13.04%) Statistical Modelling
8 2 (8.70%) Benchmarking
8 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk Modelling
8 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Discovery
8 2 (8.70%) Linear Regression
8 2 (8.70%) Markov Chain
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Analytics
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (8.70%) Time Series Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Python
3 6 (26.09%) R
4 2 (8.70%) C
5 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) Postgraduate
3 2 (8.70%) PhD
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Data Quality
2 3 (13.04%) QA
3 2 (8.70%) IFRS
3 2 (8.70%) IFRS 9
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
1 3 (13.04%) Tableau
1 3 (13.04%) Teradata
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Alteryx
3 1 (4.35%) IBM