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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 609 625 591
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -34
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 19 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.011% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.014% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 6
Median daily rate £380 £536 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.13% +44.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £431 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £640 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +36.00%
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
41713 42607 40208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.44% 78.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27776 28210 25375
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1001 1151 1119
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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
London 0 12 £400 -34.95%
South East +17 4 £338 -19.64% 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 22 (81.48%) Degree
2 18 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (59.26%) Mathematics
3 16 (59.26%) Statistics
4 13 (48.15%) Economics
4 13 (48.15%) SAS
4 13 (48.15%) SPSS
4 13 (48.15%) Finance
5 11 (40.74%) SQL
6 10 (37.04%) Analytics
6 10 (37.04%) R
7 9 (33.33%) Algorithms
7 9 (33.33%) Credit Risk
8 8 (29.63%) Marketing
9 7 (25.93%) Banking
9 7 (25.93%) Retail
9 7 (25.93%) Python
10 6 (22.22%) MATLAB
10 6 (22.22%) Risk Management
10 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 6 (22.22%) Visualisation
10 6 (22.22%) Tableau
11 5 (18.52%) Data Visualisation
11 5 (18.52%) Time Management
11 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
11 5 (18.52%) Econometrics
11 5 (18.52%) Linux
11 5 (18.52%) Apache
12 4 (14.81%) OO

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 13 (48.15%) SAS
2 5 (18.52%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.70%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) SPSS
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) OLAP
2 2 (7.41%) PowerPivot
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.70%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.70%) OLTP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.70%) Power BI
3 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Marketing
3 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 7 (25.93%) Retail
4 4 (14.81%) Military
4 4 (14.81%) Retail Banking
5 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.70%) Advertising
6 1 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Credit Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Credit Risk Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Data Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Programmer
2 4 (14.81%) Python Programmer
2 4 (14.81%) Risk Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Systems Programmer
3 3 (11.11%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) SAS Risk Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Analytics Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Data Scientist
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) SAS Modeller
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
1 4 (14.81%) Django
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) HTML5
1 4 (14.81%) NumPy
1 4 (14.81%) SciPy
1 4 (14.81%) Sphinx
2 2 (7.41%) Matplotlib
2 2 (7.41%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 18 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (59.26%) Mathematics
2 16 (59.26%) Statistics
3 13 (48.15%) Economics
4 9 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 9 (33.33%) Credit Risk
5 6 (22.22%) Visualisation
6 4 (14.81%) User Experience
7 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 3 (11.11%) Data Extraction
7 3 (11.11%) Digital Media
8 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
8 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
8 2 (7.41%) Physics
9 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
9 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
9 1 (3.70%) Neural Network
9 1 (3.70%) Social Media
9 1 (3.70%) Social Network
9 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Analytics
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
3 5 (18.52%) Data Visualisation
3 5 (18.52%) Econometrics
3 5 (18.52%) Time Management
4 4 (14.81%) Credit Risk Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) Fraud Detection
4 4 (14.81%) Markov Chain
4 4 (14.81%) OO
4 4 (14.81%) Open Source
4 4 (14.81%) Predictive Modelling
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Statistical Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Validation
5 3 (11.11%) Data Management
5 3 (11.11%) ETL
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) R
3 7 (25.93%) Python
4 6 (22.22%) MATLAB
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) VBA
6 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) Java
6 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) Postgraduate
5 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.70%) MBA
5 1 (3.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Tableau
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos
3 1 (3.70%) comScore
3 1 (3.70%) ESRI
3 1 (3.70%) Hitwise
3 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) SIMUL8