The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 629 620 611
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 12 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.021% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.027% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 2
Median daily rate £498 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £322 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
45312 44104 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.52% 78.83% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 27498 26558
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1290 1223
Median hourly rate £33.99 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £48.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Operations Research as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 12 £498 +1.01% 10
London -14 8 £425 -29.16% 9
Yorkshire +4 3 £500 +57.48%
West Yorkshire -1 3 £500 +57.48%
Leeds -9 3 £500 +57.48%
Halifax - 2 £500 -
City of London +44 1 £425 - 3
South East -12 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 31 (79.49%) Degree
2 24 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (53.85%) Mathematics
4 19 (48.72%) SQL
5 16 (41.03%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (41.03%) Analytics
6 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 13 (33.33%) Finance
6 13 (33.33%) Economics
7 11 (28.21%) Statistics
8 9 (23.08%) Banking
8 9 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (20.51%) Cognos
9 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
9 8 (20.51%) VBA
9 8 (20.51%) SAS
9 8 (20.51%) Retail
9 8 (20.51%) Predictive Modelling
9 8 (20.51%) Data Analytics
9 8 (20.51%) Dashboard Development
10 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
11 6 (15.38%) Hadoop
11 6 (15.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 5 (12.82%) Marketing
12 5 (12.82%) Econometrics
12 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (12.82%) Visualisation
12 5 (12.82%) Monte Carlo Method

Operations Research
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (20.51%) SAS
2 5 (12.82%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) SPSS
2 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.56%) MS Office
4 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) BGP
1 1 (2.56%) DWDM
1 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.56%) IPv6
1 1 (2.56%) MPLS
1 1 (2.56%) OSPF
1 1 (2.56%) VPLS
1 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (15.38%) Hadoop
3 5 (12.82%) Apache Hive
3 5 (12.82%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Data Mining
3 5 (12.82%) Power BI
3 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.69%) Big Data
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.56%) GIS
5 1 (2.56%) OLAP
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.56%) QGIS
5 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Banking
3 8 (20.51%) Retail
4 5 (12.82%) Marketing
5 3 (7.69%) Games
6 1 (2.56%) Military
6 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Analytics Manager
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Head of Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) Pricing Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Report Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Report Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) SPSS Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Data Scientist
6 1 (2.56%) Head of Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Informatica Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Qualitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) scikit-learn
1 5 (12.82%) SciPy
2 1 (2.56%) PostGIS
2 1 (2.56%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 24 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (53.85%) Mathematics
3 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 13 (33.33%) Economics
4 11 (28.21%) Statistics
5 5 (12.82%) Visualisation
6 4 (10.26%) Credit Risk
6 4 (10.26%) Physics
7 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
7 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (5.13%) Data Integration
8 2 (5.13%) NHS
9 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
9 1 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (2.56%) Social Media
9 1 (2.56%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Analytics
1 16 (41.03%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (20.51%) Dashboard Development
2 8 (20.51%) Data Analytics
2 8 (20.51%) Predictive Modelling
3 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
3 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) Deep Learning
4 5 (12.82%) Econometrics
4 5 (12.82%) Information Retrieval
4 5 (12.82%) Machine Learning
4 5 (12.82%) Monte Carlo Method
4 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.26%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (10.26%) Validation
6 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Data Management
6 3 (7.69%) Online Marketing
6 3 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) VBA
3 5 (12.82%) R
4 2 (5.13%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (79.49%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) PhD
2 5 (12.82%) Postgraduate
3 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.13%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.56%) CCNP
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.56%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Ansible
1 1 (2.56%) Cacti
1 1 (2.56%) OPNET
1 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Cognos
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Tableau
3 1 (2.56%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco
3 1 (2.56%) ESRI
3 1 (2.56%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.56%) Informatica
3 1 (2.56%) Juniper
3 1 (2.56%) Mapinfo
3 1 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.56%) NetCracker
3 1 (2.56%) Netezza
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) SIMUL8