The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 594 569 546
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -23
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 18 17 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.032% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.043% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 50
Average daily rate
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£390 £403 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £274 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-21.37% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 -

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 20 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 19 September 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 18 £390 -3.10% 8
London +15 8 £625 -10.71% 7
East of England -15 6 £270 -28.00% 1
Hertfordshire -18 6 £270 -28.00% 1
South East +4 2 £340 -2.85%
Berkshire - 2 £340 -
Reading - 1 - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Cheshunt - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (64.52%) SQL
1 20 (64.52%) SAS
1 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 18 (58.06%) Statistics
3 15 (48.39%) Degree
4 14 (45.16%) Statistical Modelling
4 14 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (38.71%) Analytics
5 12 (38.71%) Python
6 11 (35.48%) Benchmarking
6 11 (35.48%) VBA
6 11 (35.48%) Mainframe
6 11 (35.48%) Data Analysis
6 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
7 10 (32.26%) TSYS
8 9 (29.03%) Mathematics
9 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (22.58%) C++
10 7 (22.58%) STL
10 7 (22.58%) UNIX
10 7 (22.58%) Linux
10 7 (22.58%) Perl
10 7 (22.58%) Hadoop
10 7 (22.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 6 (19.35%) Algorithmic Trading
11 6 (19.35%) Multithreading
11 6 (19.35%) Applied Mathematics
11 6 (19.35%) Economics
11 6 (19.35%) Predictive Modelling
11 6 (19.35%) Low Latency

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (64.52%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) AutoCAD
1 1 (3.23%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Hadoop
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle ODI
2 5 (16.13%) KDB
2 5 (16.13%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (6.45%) Big Data
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Ant
1 1 (3.23%) JUnit
1 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Publishing
4 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Fraud Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Data Scientist
5 4 (12.90%) Data Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) C++ Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Data Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) SAS Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Graduate Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Risk Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Graduate Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Data Modeller
7 1 (3.23%) Credit Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) STL
1 7 (22.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) WinForms
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) JDBC
3 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
3 1 (3.23%) DirectX
3 1 (3.23%) WebGL
3 1 (3.23%) Kafka
3 1 (3.23%) Spring MVC
3 1 (3.23%) WPF
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (58.06%) Statistics
2 14 (45.16%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (35.48%) Mainframe
3 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
4 9 (29.03%) Mathematics
5 6 (19.35%) Applied Mathematics
5 6 (19.35%) Economics
6 5 (16.13%) Equities
6 5 (16.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (3.23%) New Media
7 1 (3.23%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) UNIX
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Statistical Modelling
2 12 (38.71%) Analytics
3 11 (35.48%) Benchmarking
3 11 (35.48%) Data Analysis
4 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Algorithmic Trading
5 6 (19.35%) Multithreading
5 6 (19.35%) Predictive Modelling
5 6 (19.35%) Low Latency
5 6 (19.35%) ETL
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
6 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.13%) Financial Modelling
7 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
7 3 (9.68%) Statistical Analysis
8 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
8 2 (6.45%) Coaching
9 1 (3.23%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) SQL
2 12 (38.71%) Python
3 11 (35.48%) VBA
4 7 (22.58%) C++
4 7 (22.58%) Perl
5 5 (16.13%) R
6 3 (9.68%) Java
7 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.45%) C#
8 1 (3.23%) XAML
8 1 (3.23%) C
8 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) PhD
2 1 (3.23%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) TSYS
2 6 (19.35%) Informatica
3 5 (16.13%) Teradata
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) SolidWorks
4 1 (3.23%) JBoss
4 1 (3.23%) Autodesk
4 1 (3.23%) Talend
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