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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 594 577 541
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -36
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 15 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.026% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.035% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £420 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £304
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +19.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
42553 40275 36728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.55% 76.11% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27470 25080 22041
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1143 1189 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 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 6 July 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 -10 12 £529 +28.96% 10
London +7 10 £600 +42.85% 7
Scotland 0 3 £425 +21.42%
City of London -5 2 £615 +46.42% 2
Edinburgh 0 1 £475 +35.71%
South East -11 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 £385 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £385 -
Yorkshire - 1 £385 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 14 (51.85%) Mathematics
3 11 (40.74%) Degree
3 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (33.33%) Equities
4 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 9 (33.33%) C++
4 9 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (33.33%) Project Management
4 9 (33.33%) Analytics
4 9 (33.33%) Low Latency
4 9 (33.33%) Algorithmic Trading
4 9 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
5 7 (25.93%) Statistics
6 6 (22.22%) SAS
6 6 (22.22%) UNIX
7 5 (18.52%) C#
7 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
7 5 (18.52%) WPF
7 5 (18.52%) Algorithms
8 4 (14.81%) KDB
8 4 (14.81%) Multithreading
8 4 (14.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (14.81%) Linux
8 4 (14.81%) Perl
8 4 (14.81%) STL
8 4 (14.81%) Python

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 6 (22.22%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) 3ds Max
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) KDB
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) WebFOCUS
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) DB2
4 1 (3.70%) Star Schema
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.70%) ProC
1 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) C# Developer
4 4 (14.81%) C++ Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Customer Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Insight Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Customer Insight Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Project Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Fraud Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Implementation Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Data Modeller
7 1 (3.70%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) WPF
2 4 (14.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (14.81%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) Mathematics
2 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (33.33%) Equities
4 7 (25.93%) Statistics
5 5 (18.52%) Algorithms
5 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
6 3 (11.11%) Economics
7 2 (7.41%) NHS
7 2 (7.41%) Applied Mathematics
8 1 (3.70%) FMCG
8 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
8 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) UNIX
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Project Management
1 9 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 9 (33.33%) Algorithmic Trading
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
1 9 (33.33%) Analytics
1 9 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
3 4 (14.81%) Multithreading
4 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.41%) CAD
5 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Customer Insight
6 1 (3.70%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) C++
2 5 (18.52%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Perl
3 4 (14.81%) Python
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 3 (11.11%) C
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Perforce
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