The first table below looks at the demand for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 243 231 247
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.030% 0.047% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.067% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £218 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.42% -20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £218 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6998 6005 6976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.77% 70.69% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3883 3118 3325
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 258 355
Average hourly rate £26.50 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Operations Research
England

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Operations Research Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Operations Research
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Operations Research Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Operations Research
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Operations Research Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Operations Research
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
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Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Operations Research
England

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Statistics
2 4 (57.14%) Mathematics
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Delphi
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Military
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) Product Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Teradata
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Product Management
5 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) DTS
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Military
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Publishing
3 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Statistics
1 4 (57.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Product Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Product Management
2 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Delphi
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
1 2 (28.57%) VBA
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) R
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Teradata