The table below looks at the statistics for Operations Research skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operations Research over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank - - 102
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 0 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.85% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1785 1386 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.41% 66.73% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 722 788
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 58 69
Average hourly rate £29.75 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.29% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Operations Research
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Operations Research Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Operations Research
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operations Research across the West Midlands region.

Operations Research Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands