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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 614 587 590
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 13 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.022% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.027% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 2
Average daily rate £495 £600 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £314 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
41826 40039 38764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.98% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27962 25351 24614
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1169 1134
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 9 £400 -33.33% 6
Yorkshire +3 3 £500 +100.00%
South East -21 1 - -
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 32 (78.05%) Degree
2 25 (60.98%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (53.66%) Mathematics
4 21 (51.22%) SQL
5 18 (43.90%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (43.90%) Analytics
6 13 (31.71%) Finance
6 13 (31.71%) Computer Science
6 13 (31.71%) Economics
7 12 (29.27%) Statistics
8 10 (24.39%) Retail
8 10 (24.39%) SAS
9 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (21.95%) Banking
9 9 (21.95%) Predictive Modelling
10 8 (19.51%) Data Analytics
10 8 (19.51%) Dashboard Development
10 8 (19.51%) Cognos
10 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
10 8 (19.51%) VBA
11 7 (17.07%) Data Modelling
11 7 (17.07%) Tableau
11 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (14.63%) Marketing
12 6 (14.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 6 (14.63%) Monte Carlo Method
12 6 (14.63%) Hadoop
13 5 (12.20%) Visualisation
13 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (24.39%) SAS
2 5 (12.20%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) SPSS
2 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.44%) MS Office
4 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) BGP
1 1 (2.44%) DWDM
1 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.44%) IPv6
1 1 (2.44%) MPLS
1 1 (2.44%) OSPF
1 1 (2.44%) VPLS
1 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (14.63%) Hadoop
3 5 (12.20%) Apache Hive
3 5 (12.20%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Data Mining
3 5 (12.20%) Power BI
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.32%) Big Data
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.44%) GIS
5 1 (2.44%) OLAP
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.44%) QGIS
5 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (2.44%) SAS EBI
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Retail
3 9 (21.95%) Banking
4 6 (14.63%) Marketing
5 4 (9.76%) Games
6 1 (2.44%) Military
6 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Analytics Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Data Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Report Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Pricing Manager
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Head of Analytics
5 2 (4.88%) Report Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) SPSS Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (2.44%) GIS Data Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) scikit-learn
1 5 (12.20%) SciPy
2 1 (2.44%) PostGIS
2 1 (2.44%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 25 (60.98%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (53.66%) Mathematics
3 13 (31.71%) Computer Science
3 13 (31.71%) Economics
4 12 (29.27%) Statistics
5 5 (12.20%) Visualisation
6 4 (9.76%) Credit Risk
6 4 (9.76%) Physics
7 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
7 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
8 2 (4.88%) Data Integration
8 2 (4.88%) NHS
9 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
9 1 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (2.44%) Social Media
9 1 (2.44%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Analytics
1 18 (43.90%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (21.95%) Predictive Modelling
3 8 (19.51%) Dashboard Development
3 8 (19.51%) Data Analytics
4 7 (17.07%) Data Modelling
4 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (14.63%) Monte Carlo Method
6 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.20%) Deep Learning
6 5 (12.20%) Econometrics
6 5 (12.20%) Information Retrieval
6 5 (12.20%) Machine Learning
6 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.76%) Competitive Intelligence
7 4 (9.76%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (9.76%) Game Theory
7 4 (9.76%) Online Marketing
7 4 (9.76%) Validation
7 4 (9.76%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) VBA
3 5 (12.20%) R
4 2 (4.88%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.44%) Perl
5 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (78.05%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) PhD
2 5 (12.20%) Postgraduate
3 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.88%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) CCNP
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.44%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Ansible
1 1 (2.44%) Cacti
1 1 (2.44%) OPNET
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Cognos
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Tableau
3 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) ESRI
3 1 (2.44%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.44%) Informatica
3 1 (2.44%) Juniper
3 1 (2.44%) Mapinfo
3 1 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.44%) NetCracker
3 1 (2.44%) Netezza
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) SIMUL8