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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 624 645 623
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 20 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.017% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.022% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 9
Median daily rate £380 £450 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £424 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £622 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £425 £270
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +57.40%
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
44728 46188 44254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.33% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 30024 27378
Median daily rate £438 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1254 1202
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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 29 August 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 15 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 29 August 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 +18 19 £380 -16.25% 4
London -7 12 £400 -12.56%
City of London +32 7 £388 -38.73%
South East +14 4 £338 -19.64% 1
Hampshire +11 3 £295 -29.76%
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Isleworth - 1 £510 -
Wales - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (82.14%) Degree
2 19 (67.86%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (60.71%) Statistics
3 17 (60.71%) Mathematics
4 14 (50.00%) Economics
4 14 (50.00%) SAS
4 14 (50.00%) Finance
5 13 (46.43%) SPSS
6 12 (42.86%) SQL
7 10 (35.71%) Credit Risk
7 10 (35.71%) R
7 10 (35.71%) Analytics
8 9 (32.14%) Algorithms
9 8 (28.57%) Marketing
9 8 (28.57%) Banking
10 7 (25.00%) Retail
10 7 (25.00%) MATLAB
10 7 (25.00%) Risk Management
10 7 (25.00%) Python
11 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (21.43%) Visualisation
11 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
11 6 (21.43%) Tableau
12 5 (17.86%) User Experience
12 5 (17.86%) Fraud Detection
12 5 (17.86%) Time Management
12 5 (17.86%) Open Source
12 5 (17.86%) Data Visualisation
12 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
12 5 (17.86%) Linux

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 14 (50.00%) SAS
2 5 (17.86%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.57%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) SPSS
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 2 (7.14%) OLAP
2 2 (7.14%) PowerPivot
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.57%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) OLTP
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.57%) Power BI
3 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (28.57%) Banking
2 8 (28.57%) Marketing
3 7 (25.00%) Retail
4 4 (14.29%) Military
4 4 (14.29%) Retail Banking
5 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.57%) Advertising
6 1 (3.57%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Credit Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Credit Risk Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Risk Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Programmer
3 4 (14.29%) Python Programmer
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) SAS Risk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Analytics Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Data Scientist
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) SAS Modeller
6 1 (3.57%) Business Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Report Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) CSS
1 4 (14.29%) Django
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
1 4 (14.29%) HTML5
1 4 (14.29%) NumPy
1 4 (14.29%) SciPy
1 4 (14.29%) Sphinx
2 2 (7.14%) Matplotlib
2 2 (7.14%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 19 (67.86%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (60.71%) Mathematics
2 17 (60.71%) Statistics
3 14 (50.00%) Economics
4 10 (35.71%) Credit Risk
5 9 (32.14%) Algorithms
6 6 (21.43%) Visualisation
7 5 (17.86%) User Experience
8 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
8 3 (10.71%) Data Extraction
8 3 (10.71%) Digital Media
9 2 (7.14%) Data Structures
9 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
9 2 (7.14%) Physics
10 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
10 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
10 1 (3.57%) Neural Network
10 1 (3.57%) Social Media
10 1 (3.57%) Social Network
10 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Analytics
2 7 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
4 5 (17.86%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (17.86%) Econometrics
4 5 (17.86%) Fraud Detection
4 5 (17.86%) Open Source
4 5 (17.86%) Time Management
5 4 (14.29%) Credit Risk Modelling
5 4 (14.29%) Markov Chain
5 4 (14.29%) OO
5 4 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Validation
6 3 (10.71%) Data Management
6 3 (10.71%) ETL
6 3 (10.71%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) R
3 7 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 7 (25.00%) Python
4 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.29%) VBA
5 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) Degree
2 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) Postgraduate
5 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.57%) MBA
5 1 (3.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Tableau
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) Cognos
3 1 (3.57%) comScore
3 1 (3.57%) ESRI
3 1 (3.57%) Hitwise
3 1 (3.57%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) SIMUL8