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 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 588 557 544
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -13
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 10 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.024% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.032% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Average daily rate
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£529 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £370 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £420 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £316
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
40274 37756 35067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.92% 76.45% 75.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23794 21732
Average daily rate £422 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1065 1106 1034
Average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £46.34 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 July 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 30 July 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 -2 7 £600 +46.34% 4
South East -13 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £385 -
Operations Research
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Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 11 (52.38%) Mathematics
3 10 (47.62%) Analytics
4 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (38.10%) Statistics
5 8 (38.10%) Degree
6 7 (33.33%) Data Analysis
6 7 (33.33%) SAS
7 6 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (28.57%) Project Management
7 6 (28.57%) UNIX
7 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
7 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 6 (28.57%) Equities
7 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (28.57%) Algorithmic Trading
7 6 (28.57%) Financial Modelling
7 6 (28.57%) Low Latency
8 5 (23.81%) Algorithms
8 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
8 5 (23.81%) Perl
9 4 (19.05%) SQL
9 4 (19.05%) C++
9 4 (19.05%) Linux
9 4 (19.05%) Python
9 4 (19.05%) STL
9 4 (19.05%) KDB
9 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
9 4 (19.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (14.29%) Economics

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) KDB
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) WebFOCUS
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.76%) DB2
4 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
4 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
1 1 (4.76%) ProC
1 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C++ Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Data Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Insight Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Customer Insight Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Customer Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modeller
6 1 (4.76%) SAS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Project Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Fraud Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) STL
1 4 (19.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (9.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Mathematics
2 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (38.10%) Statistics
4 6 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (28.57%) Equities
5 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
5 5 (23.81%) Algorithms
6 3 (14.29%) Economics
7 2 (9.52%) NHS
7 2 (9.52%) Applied Mathematics
8 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
8 1 (4.76%) FMCG
8 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) UNIX
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Analytics
2 7 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) Project Management
3 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 6 (28.57%) Low Latency
3 6 (28.57%) Algorithmic Trading
3 6 (28.57%) Financial Modelling
4 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
5 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
6 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
6 2 (9.52%) Predictive Modelling
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Customer Insight
7 1 (4.76%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Perl
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Python
2 4 (19.05%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) R
4 1 (4.76%) VBA
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Basel II
1 1 (4.76%) IAS 39
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Perforce