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 5 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 549 539 486
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -53
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 7 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.015% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.020% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 10
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £271 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £218 £400
% change year-on-year
+26.43% -45.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.25
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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
35919 34430 29372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.27% 75.51% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22880 21174 17901
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 1051 1057
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.29 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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
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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 -3 2 £600 +60.00% 5
South East -21 1 £300 +37.93% 3
Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 15 (55.56%) Mathematics
3 14 (51.85%) Python
3 14 (51.85%) Algorithms
4 12 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 12 (44.44%) Statistics
5 11 (40.74%) C++
5 11 (40.74%) SQL
6 9 (33.33%) SAS
6 9 (33.33%) Applied Mathematics
7 8 (29.63%) Degree
7 8 (29.63%) Economics
7 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (29.63%) Project Management
7 8 (29.63%) Financial Modelling
7 8 (29.63%) Predictive Modelling
8 7 (25.93%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 7 (25.93%) Hadoop
8 7 (25.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 7 (25.93%) R
8 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (25.93%) Oracle ODI
8 7 (25.93%) Low Latency
8 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
8 7 (25.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (25.93%) Perl
8 7 (25.93%) Oracle
8 7 (25.93%) STL
8 7 (25.93%) UNIX
8 7 (25.93%) Linux

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 9 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Mathematica
2 1 (3.70%) 3ds Max
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 7 (25.93%) Hadoop
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle ODI
1 7 (25.93%) KDB
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) Big Data
4 1 (3.70%) QlikView
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
General
1 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) French Language
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Data Scientist
4 6 (22.22%) Data Modeller
5 5 (18.52%) C++ Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Data Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Junior
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (25.93%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Mathematics
2 14 (51.85%) Algorithms
3 12 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 12 (44.44%) Statistics
4 9 (33.33%) Applied Mathematics
5 8 (29.63%) Economics
6 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (25.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (25.93%) Equities
7 3 (11.11%) Clustering
7 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
7 3 (11.11%) Internet of Things
8 1 (3.70%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (3.70%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) UNIX
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (29.63%) Project Management
1 8 (29.63%) Financial Modelling
1 8 (29.63%) Predictive Modelling
2 7 (25.93%) Low Latency
2 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
2 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
2 7 (25.93%) ETL
2 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.93%) Algorithmic Trading
2 7 (25.93%) Multithreading
3 4 (14.81%) Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Econometrics
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Python
2 11 (40.74%) C++
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) R
3 7 (25.93%) Perl
4 4 (14.81%) C
5 3 (11.11%) MATLAB
6 2 (7.41%) VBA
7 1 (3.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) PhD
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
1 7 (25.93%) Teradata
2 6 (22.22%) Informatica
3 1 (3.70%) Business Objects