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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 573 562 547
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 15 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.015% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.021% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 14
Average daily rate
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£335 £340 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £250 £375
% change year-on-year
+33.00% -33.33%
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
41311 38113 35700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.51% 73.71% 71.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 27017 23507 20994
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1171 1474
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 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 19 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 17 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 15 £335 -1.47% 13
London +12 6 £375 -6.25% 5
City of London +22 3 £375 - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
South East - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staines - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (60.61%) Python
1 20 (60.61%) Computer Science
1 20 (60.61%) Algorithms
2 18 (54.55%) Finance
3 17 (51.52%) SQL
3 17 (51.52%) Mathematics
4 16 (48.48%) Statistics
4 16 (48.48%) SAS
5 13 (39.39%) Applied Mathematics
5 13 (39.39%) Predictive Modelling
6 12 (36.36%) Hadoop
6 12 (36.36%) Economics
6 12 (36.36%) ETL
7 11 (33.33%) Informatica
7 11 (33.33%) Oracle
7 11 (33.33%) Teradata
7 11 (33.33%) R
7 11 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 11 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
8 10 (30.30%) Oracle Database
8 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (27.27%) STL
9 9 (27.27%) C++
9 9 (27.27%) UNIX
9 9 (27.27%) Linux
9 9 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 8 (24.24%) Algorithmic Trading
10 8 (24.24%) Multithreading
10 8 (24.24%) Low Latency
10 8 (24.24%) Data Modelling

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 16 (48.48%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Mathematica
2 1 (3.03%) SPSS
2 1 (3.03%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.03%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) Hadoop
2 11 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 11 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
3 10 (30.30%) Oracle Database
4 7 (21.21%) KDB
5 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 3 (9.09%) Big Data
6 1 (3.03%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.03%) QlikView
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.03%) MySQL
6 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (3.03%) Ant
1 1 (3.03%) JUnit
1 1 (3.03%) Maven
General
1 18 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) French Language
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Developer
1 11 (33.33%) Data Scientist
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) C++ Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Data Modeller
3 4 (12.12%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Data Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Graduate
5 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Junior
5 1 (3.03%) Graduate Software Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) STL
1 9 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.03%) WebGL
2 1 (3.03%) Java EE
2 1 (3.03%) Spring MVC
2 1 (3.03%) WPF
2 1 (3.03%) Kafka
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) JDBC
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
2 1 (3.03%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.03%) DirectX
2 1 (3.03%) Spring
2 1 (3.03%) WinForms
2 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (60.61%) Computer Science
1 20 (60.61%) Algorithms
2 17 (51.52%) Mathematics
3 16 (48.48%) Statistics
4 13 (39.39%) Applied Mathematics
5 12 (36.36%) Economics
6 7 (21.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (21.21%) Equities
7 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
8 3 (9.09%) Internet of Things
8 3 (9.09%) Clustering
9 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (3.03%) Physics
9 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) UNIX
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Predictive Modelling
2 12 (36.36%) ETL
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (24.24%) Algorithmic Trading
4 8 (24.24%) Multithreading
4 8 (24.24%) Low Latency
4 8 (24.24%) Data Modelling
4 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
4 8 (24.24%) Project Management
5 7 (21.21%) Financial Modelling
5 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) Coaching
6 3 (9.09%) Analytics
6 3 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.06%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.06%) MapReduce
8 1 (3.03%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) Python
2 17 (51.52%) SQL
3 11 (33.33%) R
4 9 (27.27%) C++
5 8 (24.24%) Perl
6 4 (12.12%) MATLAB
6 4 (12.12%) C
7 3 (9.09%) Java
8 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
9 1 (3.03%) C#
9 1 (3.03%) VBA
9 1 (3.03%) XQuery
9 1 (3.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Informatica
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
1 11 (33.33%) Teradata
2 1 (3.03%) Talend
2 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.03%) Autodesk
2 1 (3.03%) SolidWorks
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