The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
UK
Rank 584 589 592
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 13 33 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.065% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.079% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 5
Median daily rate £400 £450 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £331 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £850 £399
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 across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Operations Research
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Research within the UK.

Operations Research Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Research
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operations Research within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Operations Research Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Operations Research
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research within the UK.

Operations Research Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Operations Research
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 13 £400 -11.11% 10
London -6 7 £350 -17.64% 5
Yorkshire +8 3 £414 -21.51%
City of London -1 3 £440 - 2
Leeds +13 2 £414 -21.51%
West Yorkshire +12 2 £414 -21.51%
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £406 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £406 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £406 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
Northampton - 1 - -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 22 (84.62%) Statistics
2 18 (69.23%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (65.38%) Degree
4 15 (57.69%) Economics
4 15 (57.69%) SQL
4 15 (57.69%) Analytics
5 14 (53.85%) Mathematics
6 12 (46.15%) SAS
7 11 (42.31%) SPSS
8 10 (38.46%) R
9 8 (30.77%) Tableau
9 8 (30.77%) Data Analysis
10 7 (26.92%) Marketing
11 6 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
11 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
11 6 (23.08%) Finance
11 6 (23.08%) Python
11 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (23.08%) Visualisation
11 6 (23.08%) Credit Risk
12 5 (19.23%) Predictive Modelling
12 5 (19.23%) Data Quality
12 5 (19.23%) Coaching
12 5 (19.23%) Project Management
13 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (15.38%) QA
13 4 (15.38%) ETL
13 4 (15.38%) Apache Spark
13 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
13 4 (15.38%) Data Visualisation

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (46.15%) SAS
2 4 (15.38%) Apache Spark
3 3 (11.54%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 11 (42.31%) SPSS
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) EViews
3 1 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
3 3 (11.54%) Apache Hive
3 3 (11.54%) Big Data
3 3 (11.54%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (7.69%) Impala
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (3.85%) Base SAS
5 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.85%) Mahout
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.85%) Power BI
5 1 (3.85%) PowerPivot
5 1 (3.85%) QGIS
5 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.85%) SAS Visual Analytics
General
1 7 (26.92%) Marketing
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Automotive
4 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Data Scientist
3 5 (19.23%) Data Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Analytics Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Content Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Credit Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Insight Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Product Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Data Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Modeller
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) D3.js
1 2 (7.69%) Matplotlib
1 2 (7.69%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 22 (84.62%) Statistics
2 18 (69.23%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (57.69%) Economics
4 14 (53.85%) Mathematics
5 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 6 (23.08%) Credit Risk
5 6 (23.08%) Visualisation
6 4 (15.38%) Data Extraction
7 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
7 3 (11.54%) Digital Media
7 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
7 3 (11.54%) Physics
8 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
9 1 (3.85%) NHS
9 1 (3.85%) User Experience
9 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Analytics
2 8 (30.77%) Data Analysis
3 6 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (19.23%) Coaching
4 5 (19.23%) Predictive Modelling
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (15.38%) ETL
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (15.38%) Time Management
6 3 (11.54%) Benchmarking
6 3 (11.54%) Data Management
6 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
6 3 (11.54%) Machine Learning
6 3 (11.54%) Predictive Analytics
6 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
6 3 (11.54%) Time Series Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Knowledge Discovery
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Analytics
7 2 (7.69%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) R
3 6 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) VBA
5 2 (7.69%) C
6 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) Data Quality
2 4 (15.38%) QA
3 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Tableau
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Teradata
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe
4 1 (3.85%) Alteryx
4 1 (3.85%) comScore
4 1 (3.85%) Hitwise
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
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