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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Rank - - 98
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.50
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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
1898 1720 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.67% 72.85% 70.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1180 897 580
Average daily rate £375 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 111 76
Average hourly rate £27.75 £33.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.16% -11.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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