Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 831 828
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 -26
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 50 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.025% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.029% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 18 33
England median daily rate £525 £380 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.16% -15.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £398 £295 £315
90th Percentile £743 £526 £845
UK median daily rate £525 £380 £450
% change year-on-year +38.16% -15.56% +19.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Operations Research as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +16 40 £650 +62.50% 2
North of England +63 8 £456 -
Yorkshire +32 8 £456 -
Midlands +31 2 £201 -
West Midlands +21 2 £201 -
Operations Research
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 45 (90.00%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (64.00%) Project Management
3 21 (42.00%) Statistics
3 21 (42.00%) Spreadsheet
4 20 (40.00%) Customer Engagement
4 20 (40.00%) VBA
5 19 (38.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 19 (38.00%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (38.00%) Power BI
6 18 (36.00%) SAS
7 17 (34.00%) SAS EBI
7 17 (34.00%) QA
8 16 (32.00%) Economics
9 13 (26.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 12 (24.00%) Finance
11 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
12 10 (20.00%) R
12 10 (20.00%) Data Quality
12 10 (20.00%) SQL
12 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (20.00%) Degree
12 10 (20.00%) Mathematics
13 9 (18.00%) Workflow Management
13 9 (18.00%) Workflow
13 9 (18.00%) Financial Analysis
13 9 (18.00%) Analytics
14 8 (16.00%) Big Data
15 7 (14.00%) Python
15 7 (14.00%) Data Management
15 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis

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 18 (36.00%) SAS
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 21 (42.00%) Spreadsheet
2 19 (38.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) Power BI
2 17 (34.00%) SAS EBI
3 8 (16.00%) Big Data
4 6 (12.00%) Data Mining
5 5 (10.00%) Hadoop
6 4 (8.00%) BigQuery
7 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.00%) OLAP
7 1 (2.00%) OLTP
7 1 (2.00%) PowerPivot
7 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Advertising
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (18.00%) Business Analyst
4 8 (16.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Data Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Manager
6 6 (12.00%) Data Scientist
6 6 (12.00%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Research Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Operations Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Research Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Data Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Insight Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Pricing Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Research Manager
8 1 (2.00%) SAS Data Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Bokeh
1 1 (2.00%) D3.js
1 1 (2.00%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 45 (90.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.00%) Algorithms
4 4 (8.00%) Music Streaming
5 3 (6.00%) NHS
6 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) Project Management
2 21 (42.00%) Statistics
3 20 (40.00%) Customer Engagement
4 19 (38.00%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (32.00%) Economics
6 13 (26.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 10 (20.00%) Mathematics
7 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (18.00%) Analytics
8 9 (18.00%) Financial Analysis
8 9 (18.00%) Workflow
8 9 (18.00%) Workflow Management
9 7 (14.00%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
9 7 (14.00%) Data Management
9 7 (14.00%) Feasibility Study
9 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.00%) Visualisation
10 6 (12.00%) Machine Learning
10 6 (12.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) VBA
2 10 (20.00%) R
2 10 (20.00%) SQL
3 7 (14.00%) Python
4 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) Degree
3 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) PhD
5 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.00%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) HNC
6 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (2.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.00%) QA
2 10 (20.00%) Data Quality
3 5 (10.00%) ISO 9001
3 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 3 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Tableau
2 4 (8.00%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) SAP