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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
England / North West
Rank - 156 139
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.10% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £888 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £703 £330
% change year-on-year
-42.20% +112.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2102 3141 2435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.08% 81.08% 77.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1910 1462
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 100
Median hourly rate £37.25 £37.75 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +34.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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