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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 628 645 616
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -29
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 20 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.026% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.032% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 16
Median daily rate £380 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £347 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £640 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.94%
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
44398 47091 44154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.09% 81.05% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29424 30767 27622
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1296 1206
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 2016.

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 12 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 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +24 19 £380 -15.55% 10
London -3 14 £400 -11.11% 3
City of London +28 8 £375 -40.71%
South East +15 4 £380 +6.29% 2
Hampshire +13 3 £338 -5.59% 1
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 £510 -
Havant - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £400 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 21 (77.78%) Degree
2 18 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 18 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (62.96%) Statistics
4 15 (55.56%) SQL
5 14 (51.85%) SAS
6 13 (48.15%) SPSS
7 12 (44.44%) Finance
7 12 (44.44%) Economics
8 11 (40.74%) R
8 11 (40.74%) Analytics
9 8 (29.63%) Algorithms
9 8 (29.63%) Tableau
9 8 (29.63%) Credit Risk
10 7 (25.93%) Marketing
10 7 (25.93%) Retail
10 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
10 7 (25.93%) Python
11 6 (22.22%) MATLAB
11 6 (22.22%) Data Analysis
11 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (22.22%) Banking
11 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 6 (22.22%) Visualisation
11 6 (22.22%) Open Source
12 5 (18.52%) Predictive Modelling
12 5 (18.52%) Time Management
12 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
12 5 (18.52%) Statistical Analysis
12 5 (18.52%) Apache

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 14 (51.85%) SAS
2 5 (18.52%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.70%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) SPSS
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.70%) MS Office
4 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
2 2 (7.41%) OLAP
2 2 (7.41%) PowerPivot
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.70%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.70%) Mahout
3 1 (3.70%) OLTP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.70%) Power BI
3 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Marketing
2 7 (25.93%) Retail
3 6 (22.22%) Banking
4 4 (14.81%) Military
4 4 (14.81%) Retail Banking
5 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.70%) Advertising
6 1 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Credit Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Credit Risk Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Data Scientist
2 5 (18.52%) Risk Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Data Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Programmer
3 4 (14.81%) Python Programmer
3 4 (14.81%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (11.11%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) SAS Risk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Analytics Manager
5 2 (7.41%) SAS Modeller
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Finance Modeller
6 1 (3.70%) Insight Manager
6 1 (3.70%) SPSS Modeller
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Statistical Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
1 4 (14.81%) Django
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) HTML5
1 4 (14.81%) NumPy
1 4 (14.81%) SciPy
1 4 (14.81%) Sphinx
2 2 (7.41%) Matplotlib
2 2 (7.41%) Pandas
3 1 (3.70%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 17 (62.96%) Statistics
3 12 (44.44%) Economics
4 8 (29.63%) Algorithms
4 8 (29.63%) Credit Risk
5 6 (22.22%) Visualisation
6 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
6 5 (18.52%) User Experience
7 4 (14.81%) Data Extraction
8 3 (11.11%) Digital Media
8 3 (11.11%) Physics
9 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
9 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
10 1 (3.70%) Neural Network
10 1 (3.70%) Social Network
10 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Analytics
2 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) Open Source
4 5 (18.52%) Fraud Detection
4 5 (18.52%) Predictive Modelling
4 5 (18.52%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (18.52%) Time Management
5 4 (14.81%) Credit Risk Modelling
5 4 (14.81%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (14.81%) ETL
5 4 (14.81%) OO
5 4 (14.81%) Statistical Modelling
6 3 (11.11%) Data Management
6 3 (11.11%) Logistic Regression
6 3 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Time Series Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Markov Chain
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) R
3 7 (25.93%) Python
4 6 (22.22%) MATLAB
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) VBA
6 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (77.78%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.70%) MBA
4 1 (3.70%) PhD
4 1 (3.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Tableau
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos
3 1 (3.70%) comScore
3 1 (3.70%) ESRI
3 1 (3.70%) Hitwise
3 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) SIMUL8
3 1 (3.70%) Teradata
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