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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank 648 613 601
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -12
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 8 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.026% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.018% 0.032% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
Median daily rate £500 £493 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £348 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+36.05% +5.00%
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
44690 43131 40985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.93% 79.27% 77.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29627 27316 25903
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 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 1233 1208
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 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 11 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 27 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 -29 8 £500 +1.52% 4
London -15 4 £463 -22.91% 1
Yorkshire +11 3 £500 +29.87% 1
Leeds +2 3 £500 +29.87% 1
West Yorkshire +2 3 £500 +29.87% 1
Halifax - 2 £500 -
City of London +36 1 £425 - 1
South East -14 1 - - 2
Paddington - 1 £198 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 21 (72.41%) Degree
2 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 17 (58.62%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (44.83%) Finance
4 11 (37.93%) Mathematics
4 11 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (31.03%) Banking
6 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
6 8 (27.59%) Cognos
6 8 (27.59%) VBA
6 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
6 8 (27.59%) Dashboard Development
7 7 (24.14%) Analytics
7 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (24.14%) Economics
8 6 (20.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (20.69%) Data Modelling
9 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (17.24%) Hadoop
9 5 (17.24%) Statistics
9 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (17.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (17.24%) Power BI
10 4 (13.79%) scikit-learn
10 4 (13.79%) Information Retrieval
10 4 (13.79%) Apache Spark
10 4 (13.79%) Apache Hive
10 4 (13.79%) R

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 4 (13.79%) Apache Spark
2 3 (10.34%) SAS
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) SPSS
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) BGP
1 1 (3.45%) DWDM
1 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.45%) IPv6
1 1 (3.45%) MPLS
1 1 (3.45%) OSPF
1 1 (3.45%) VPLS
1 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (17.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 5 (17.24%) Hadoop
2 5 (17.24%) Power BI
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (13.79%) Apache Hive
3 4 (13.79%) Data Mining
4 3 (10.34%) Big Data
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.90%) OLAP
6 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.45%) GIS
6 1 (3.45%) OLTP
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (3.45%) PowerPivot
6 1 (3.45%) QGIS
6 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
6 1 (3.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Marketing
3 3 (10.34%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Military
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Report Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Business Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Designer
6 1 (3.45%) GIS Data Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Quantitative Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Risk Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) scikit-learn
1 4 (13.79%) SciPy
2 1 (3.45%) PostGIS
2 1 (3.45%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (37.93%) Mathematics
3 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
4 7 (24.14%) Economics
5 5 (17.24%) Statistics
6 3 (10.34%) Algorithms
6 3 (10.34%) Credit Risk
6 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.34%) Visualisation
7 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
7 2 (6.90%) NHS
8 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (3.45%) Social Media
8 1 (3.45%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (27.59%) Dashboard Development
3 7 (24.14%) Analytics
3 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (20.69%) Data Modelling
5 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) Deep Learning
6 4 (13.79%) Information Retrieval
6 4 (13.79%) Machine Learning
6 4 (13.79%) Predictive Modelling
7 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Data Analytics
7 3 (10.34%) Econometrics
7 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 3 (10.34%) Validation
8 2 (6.90%) CRM
8 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
8 2 (6.90%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) VBA
3 4 (13.79%) R
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (72.41%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) PhD
2 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Postgraduate
4 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.90%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) CCNP
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.45%) MBA
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
1 1 (3.45%) Cacti
1 1 (3.45%) OPNET
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Cognos
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Tableau
3 1 (3.45%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) ESRI
3 1 (3.45%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.45%) Informatica
3 1 (3.45%) Juniper
3 1 (3.45%) Mapinfo
3 1 (3.45%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (3.45%) NetCracker
3 1 (3.45%) Netezza
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) SIMUL8
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