The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 613 611
Rank change year-on-year +33 -2  
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 8 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.014% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.017% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
Median daily rate £500 £335 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.25% -31.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £227 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £410 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £335 £425
% change year-on-year +38.05% -21.17%  
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36435 41257 41286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.75% 83.48% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23948 27689 26938
Median daily rate £450 £445 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 962 1153
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.26% +0.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Operations Research
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Research in England

Operations Research
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Research in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Research in England

Operations Research
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operations Research in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Research in England

Operations Research
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
London +7 4 £500 +60.51% 3
South East +9 3 £350 +18.64%
East of England - 1 £575 -
Operations Research
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 England region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 25 (92.59%) Statistics
2 20 (74.07%) Mathematics
3 15 (55.56%) Economics
4 14 (51.85%) Degree
4 14 (51.85%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (44.44%) SQL
6 11 (40.74%) Project Management
6 11 (40.74%) Finance
7 10 (37.04%) Data Mining
7 10 (37.04%) Computer Science
7 10 (37.04%) Big Data
8 8 (29.63%) Statistical Modelling
8 8 (29.63%) Analytics
8 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (25.93%) Neural Network
9 7 (25.93%) Change Management
9 7 (25.93%) Python
9 7 (25.93%) Data Quality
10 6 (22.22%) Machine Learning
10 6 (22.22%) R
10 6 (22.22%) PhD
10 6 (22.22%) VBA
10 6 (22.22%) NHS
10 6 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
11 5 (18.52%) SPSS
11 5 (18.52%) CHAID
11 5 (18.52%) SAS
11 5 (18.52%) Tableau
11 5 (18.52%) Logistic Regression

Operations Research
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (18.52%) SAS
2 4 (14.81%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) SPSS
2 3 (11.11%) Stata
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (7.41%) SPSS Modeler
4 1 (3.70%) EViews
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) Big Data
1 10 (37.04%) Data Mining
2 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (3.70%) Impala
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Data Scientist
2 8 (29.63%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Analytics Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk Modeller
4 1 (3.70%) Data Modeller
4 1 (3.70%) Information Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) IT Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Junior
4 1 (3.70%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Machine Learning Scientist
4 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Statistical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.70%) MLlib
2 1 (3.70%) scikit-learn
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (37.04%) Computer Science
3 6 (22.22%) NHS
4 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.70%) Equities
5 1 (3.70%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.70%) Grid Computing
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (92.59%) Statistics
2 20 (74.07%) Mathematics
3 15 (55.56%) Economics
4 11 (40.74%) Project Management
5 8 (29.63%) Analytics
5 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (29.63%) Statistical Modelling
6 7 (25.93%) Change Management
6 7 (25.93%) Neural Network
7 6 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (22.22%) Machine Learning
8 5 (18.52%) CHAID
8 5 (18.52%) Linear Regression
8 5 (18.52%) Logistic Regression
8 5 (18.52%) Time Series Analysis
9 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.81%) CRM
9 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
9 4 (14.81%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 6 (22.22%) R
3 6 (22.22%) VBA
4 4 (14.81%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) PhD
3 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (11.11%) Postgraduate
4 2 (7.41%) Master's Degree
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) IFRS
2 1 (3.70%) IFRS 9
2 1 (3.70%) PMO
2 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Tableau
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Birst