The first table below looks at the demand for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 550 507 551
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +44
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 7 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.035% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.018% 0.048% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 14
Average daily rate £400 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £264 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £553 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £218 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37929 31517 38922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 72.98% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23931 19262 22641
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 994 1339
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.55 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -17 3 £218 -8.42% 2
London -35 3 £475 -5.00% 10
North West - 1 - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Operations Research also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Operations Research.

1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
1 5 (41.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Statistics
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) SAS
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Marketing
3 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Big Data
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (16.67%) Logistics
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) PhD
5 1 (8.33%) DTS
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Linux

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Operations Research also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Operations Research. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) SPSS
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
1 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (8.33%) HBase
2 1 (8.33%) Mahout
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
3 1 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ERP Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ERP Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ERP Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) MapReduce
2 1 (8.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (33.33%) Statistics
3 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) New Media
4 1 (8.33%) Machine Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Logistics
2 2 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
2 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) ETL
3 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) R
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Delphi
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CBAP
3 1 (8.33%) PhD
3 1 (8.33%) PMP
3 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Informatica
2 1 (8.33%) Teradata
2 1 (8.33%) Talend
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle