The first table below looks at the demand for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 18 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 582 528 569
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +41
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 5 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.034% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.012% 0.046% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 14
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £268 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £535 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £218 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -97 5 £400 -3.03% 17
South East -15 2 £218 -8.42% 2
London -25 2 £475 -5.00% 8
City of London -13 1 £550 -18.51% 2
North West - 1 - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Egham - - - -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (50.00%) Degree
1 5 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (40.00%) SAS
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Statistics
3 3 (30.00%) Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Big Data
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) PMP
5 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Informatica
5 1 (10.00%) SPSS
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) SPSS
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
1 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (10.00%) DTS
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (10.00%) HBase
2 1 (10.00%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) ERP Manager
4 1 (10.00%) ERP Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Implementation Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (10.00%) ERP Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Kafka
1 1 (10.00%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) New Media
3 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Product Management
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (10.00%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Product Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) PMP
3 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (10.00%) PhD
3 1 (10.00%) CBAP
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Informatica
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Teradata
1 1 (10.00%) Talend