The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 - - 133
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2275 2045 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.23% 70.25% 64.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1040 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
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 the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Operations Research Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Operations Research
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Research across the North West region.

Operations Research Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Operations Research
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research across the North West region.

Operations Research Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Operations Research
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) CBAP

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) CBAP