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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 566 547 522
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -25
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 17 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.012% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.017% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £218 £338
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -35.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 25 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 30 January 2015. 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 -8 16 £300 -14.28% 13
London -3 5 £375 +7.14% 8
East of England - 4 £330 -
City of London - 3 £375 - 5
North West - 3 - - 1
South East -5 1 £300 +37.93% 3
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Romford - - - -
Staines - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (60.61%) Python
1 20 (60.61%) Mathematics
1 20 (60.61%) Algorithms
2 17 (51.52%) Computer Science
2 17 (51.52%) Finance
3 16 (48.48%) Statistics
4 15 (45.45%) SQL
5 14 (42.42%) SAS
6 13 (39.39%) C++
6 13 (39.39%) Applied Mathematics
6 13 (39.39%) Predictive Modelling
7 12 (36.36%) Economics
8 11 (33.33%) Teradata
8 11 (33.33%) Oracle
8 11 (33.33%) ETL
8 11 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 11 (33.33%) Hadoop
8 11 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
9 10 (30.30%) Oracle Database
9 10 (30.30%) R
9 10 (30.30%) Informatica
10 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (24.24%) Degree
11 8 (24.24%) Algorithmic Trading
11 8 (24.24%) Multithreading
11 8 (24.24%) Project Management
11 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
11 8 (24.24%) STL
11 8 (24.24%) UNIX
11 8 (24.24%) Linux

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 14 (42.42%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Mathematica
2 2 (6.06%) 3ds Max
3 1 (3.03%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 11 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
2 10 (30.30%) Oracle Database
3 7 (21.21%) KDB
4 2 (6.06%) Big Data
5 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.03%) QlikView
5 1 (3.03%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.06%) Military
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) French Language
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Data Scientist
2 10 (30.30%) Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Developer
4 6 (18.18%) C++ Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Data Modeller
6 4 (12.12%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Junior
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Data Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) STL
1 8 (24.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 20 (60.61%) Mathematics
1 20 (60.61%) Algorithms
2 17 (51.52%) Computer Science
3 16 (48.48%) Statistics
4 13 (39.39%) Applied Mathematics
5 12 (36.36%) Economics
6 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (21.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (21.21%) Equities
7 3 (9.09%) Clustering
7 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
7 3 (9.09%) Internet of Things
8 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) UNIX
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Predictive Modelling
2 11 (33.33%) ETL
3 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (24.24%) Algorithmic Trading
4 8 (24.24%) Multithreading
4 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
4 8 (24.24%) Low Latency
5 7 (21.21%) Financial Modelling
5 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
6 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 3 (9.09%) Analytics
8 2 (6.06%) Coaching
8 2 (6.06%) Statistical Modelling
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) CAD
9 1 (3.03%) Customer Intelligence
9 1 (3.03%) Econometrics
9 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) Python
2 15 (45.45%) SQL
3 13 (39.39%) C++
4 10 (30.30%) R
5 8 (24.24%) Perl
6 5 (15.15%) C
7 3 (9.09%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.03%) XQuery
8 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) PhD
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Teradata
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (30.30%) Informatica
3 1 (3.03%) Business Objects