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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 574 540 531
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -9
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 9 17 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.035% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.047% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 37
Average daily rate
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£370 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £246 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £700 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 +10 4 £400 -42.85% 3
South East -1 2 £340 -2.85% 1
East of England -28 2 £278 -26.00% 3
North West - - - - 1
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 13 (72.22%) SAS
3 12 (66.67%) Degree
4 11 (61.11%) Statistics
5 9 (50.00%) Finance
5 9 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
5 9 (50.00%) Analytics
6 8 (44.44%) Computer Science
7 7 (38.89%) Data Analysis
7 7 (38.89%) Mainframe
7 7 (38.89%) VBA
7 7 (38.89%) Benchmarking
8 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
8 6 (33.33%) TSYS
9 5 (27.78%) Hadoop
10 4 (22.22%) ETL
10 4 (22.22%) Java
10 4 (22.22%) Informatica
11 3 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
11 3 (16.67%) R
11 3 (16.67%) Big Data
11 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
12 2 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
12 2 (11.11%) Teradata
12 2 (11.11%) Talend
12 2 (11.11%) Kafka
12 2 (11.11%) Apache Flume
12 2 (11.11%) MapReduce
12 2 (11.11%) SAS Enterprise Miner

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (72.22%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) AutoCAD
1 1 (5.56%) Simulink
1 1 (5.56%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Hadoop
2 3 (16.67%) Big Data
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (11.11%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) HBase
4 1 (5.56%) Mahout
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Ant
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Publishing
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Fraud Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Data Modeller
5 1 (5.56%) Data Manager
5 1 (5.56%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Kafka
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) JDBC
2 1 (5.56%) STL
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.56%) WinForms
2 1 (5.56%) OpenGL
2 1 (5.56%) DirectX
2 1 (5.56%) Spring
2 1 (5.56%) Java EE
2 1 (5.56%) Spring MVC
2 1 (5.56%) WPF
2 1 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (5.56%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Statistics
2 8 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 7 (38.89%) Mainframe
4 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (11.11%) Applied Mathematics
5 2 (11.11%) Economics
6 1 (5.56%) Physics
6 1 (5.56%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
1 9 (50.00%) Analytics
2 7 (38.89%) Data Analysis
2 7 (38.89%) Benchmarking
3 4 (22.22%) ETL
4 3 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) MapReduce
5 2 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) CAD
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Data Management
6 1 (5.56%) Customer Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) VBA
3 4 (22.22%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) R
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.11%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) Perl
6 1 (5.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PhD
2 1 (5.56%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) TSYS
2 4 (22.22%) Informatica
3 2 (11.11%) Teradata
3 2 (11.11%) Talend
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) JBoss
4 1 (5.56%) Autodesk
4 1 (5.56%) SolidWorks
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