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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 243 232 245
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.047% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.067% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
6692 6003 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.75% 70.57% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3660 3211 3273
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 259 312
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire - 2 £340 -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Operations Research
England

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Process Management
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) XAML
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) SolidWorks
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) JDBC

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (33.33%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Ant
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
General
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) JDBC
2 1 (33.33%) STL
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
2 1 (33.33%) DirectX
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (33.33%) WebGL
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) New Media
2 1 (33.33%) Physics
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) CAD
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Process Management
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Electronic Design Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Product Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Product Management
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (33.33%) XAML
2 1 (33.33%) R
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) Autodesk
1 1 (33.33%) SolidWorks