Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Operations Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Operations Research over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Operations Research (or Operational Research)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 236 267
Rank change year-on-year -19 +31 +31
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 2 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.028% 0.12% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.14% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
City of London median daily rate £450 £375 £615
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -39.02% +89.23%
10th Percentile £425 £295 £483
90th Percentile £475 £560 £663
Central London median daily rate £450 £375 £615
% change year-on-year +20.00% -39.02% +89.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Operations Research is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6324 5855 7542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.35% 87.43% 83.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 4676 5997
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £326 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £674 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 72
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.58 £10.84
90th Percentile £30.90 £53.54 £46.05
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.58% -7.32% +13.92%

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Operations Research as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Operations Research in the City of London

Operations Research
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Operations Research in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Research in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Advertising
1 2 (100.00%) Economics
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Physics
2 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (50.00%) R
2 1 (50.00%) Tableau
2 1 (50.00%) PowerPivot
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Power BI
2 1 (50.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (50.00%) Econometric Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) Scorecard
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematical Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Econometrics
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) OLTP

Operations Research
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) OLAP
1 1 (50.00%) OLTP
1 1 (50.00%) Power BI
1 1 (50.00%) PowerPivot
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (100.00%) Advertising
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Economics
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Econometric Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Econometrics
2 1 (50.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematical Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) Physics
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scorecard
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Tableau