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 3 months to 27 March 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £520 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £500 £275
% change year-on-year -7.50% +81.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Operations Research is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2579 2920 4265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.79% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2032 2333 3294
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Operations Research as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

Operations Research
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Statistics
1 5 (83.33%) Apache Spark
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) R
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 4 (66.67%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) PhD
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Big Data
3 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (50.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) Apache Hive
4 2 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) Neural Network
4 2 (33.33%) Economics
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Teradata
4 2 (33.33%) SAS
4 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (33.33%) SPSS
4 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
4 2 (33.33%) Benchmarking

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) Apache Spark
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Pig
2 2 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Big Data
1 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) Impala
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (16.67%) SAS Visual Analytics
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Data Scientist
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning Scientist
3 1 (16.67%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Strategy Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Statistics
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 3 (50.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) Economics
4 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Discovery
4 2 (33.33%) Neural Network
4 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) R
3 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) PhD
3 2 (33.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) Teradata