The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 588 550 552
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +2
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 16 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.029% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.040% 0.040% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £260 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £700 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40489 37285 40846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25068 22600 23485
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1070 1445
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.84 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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
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 18 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 28 July 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 -6 12 £400 +6.66% 7
London +17 9 £410 -41.42% 5
City of London +11 4 £420 -16.00% 4
Scotland - 4 £350 -
Edinburgh - 4 £350 -
South East -27 2 £340 +18.26% 2
Berkshire - 2 £340 -
South West -30 1 £400 +41.59%
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 - -
Reigate - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Cheshunt - - - -
East of England - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (80.00%) SQL
1 16 (80.00%) Degree
2 15 (75.00%) SAS
3 13 (65.00%) Statistics
3 13 (65.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 13 (65.00%) Analytics
4 12 (60.00%) Finance
5 11 (55.00%) Mainframe
5 11 (55.00%) VBA
5 11 (55.00%) Benchmarking
5 11 (55.00%) Data Analysis
6 10 (50.00%) TSYS
7 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
8 4 (20.00%) Java
9 3 (15.00%) Marketing
9 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
9 3 (15.00%) Big Data
9 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
10 2 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
10 2 (10.00%) R
10 2 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (10.00%) Talend
10 2 (10.00%) Kafka
10 2 (10.00%) Apache Flume
10 2 (10.00%) MapReduce
10 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (10.00%) C#
10 2 (10.00%) .NET
10 2 (10.00%) MySQL

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (75.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SPSS
1 1 (5.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (5.00%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.00%) Big Data
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.00%) HBase
3 1 (5.00%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Ant
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) Fraud Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Graduate
4 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Data Modeller
4 1 (5.00%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.00%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Graduate Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) MapReduce
1 2 (10.00%) Kafka
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) JDBC
2 1 (5.00%) STL
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (5.00%) DirectX
2 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.00%) WinForms
2 1 (5.00%) Spring
2 1 (5.00%) Java EE
2 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
2 1 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (5.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Statistics
2 11 (55.00%) Mainframe
3 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.00%) Physics
5 1 (5.00%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Statistical Modelling
1 13 (65.00%) Analytics
2 11 (55.00%) Data Analysis
2 11 (55.00%) Benchmarking
3 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (10.00%) ETL
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Electronic Design Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Product Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Product Management
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (5.00%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) VBA
3 4 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) R
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) CBAP
2 1 (5.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) TSYS
2 2 (10.00%) Talend
2 2 (10.00%) Informatica
3 1 (5.00%) Autodesk
3 1 (5.00%) SolidWorks
3 1 (5.00%) JBoss
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