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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
UK / England
Rank 563 605 597
Rank change year-on-year +42 -8  
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 20 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.025% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.057% 0.030% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 6
Median daily rate £464 £495 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.31% +80.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £450
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 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 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +28 8 £490 +30.66% 6
Yorkshire +18 8 £440 -12.00%
South East +29 4 £463 +23.33% 1
Operations Research
UK

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 30 (90.91%) Statistics
2 24 (72.73%) Economics
3 20 (60.61%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (57.58%) Mathematics
5 16 (48.48%) Degree
6 15 (45.45%) SQL
6 15 (45.45%) Project Management
7 14 (42.42%) Analytics
8 11 (33.33%) Finance
8 11 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (30.30%) SAS
10 9 (27.27%) R
10 9 (27.27%) Data Quality
10 9 (27.27%) Big Data
10 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
11 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (24.24%) Data Mining
12 7 (21.21%) SPSS
12 7 (21.21%) NHS
12 7 (21.21%) Change Management
13 6 (18.18%) Neural Network
13 6 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
13 6 (18.18%) Python
13 6 (18.18%) VBA
13 6 (18.18%) Apache Spark
13 6 (18.18%) Statistical Modelling
14 5 (15.15%) Machine Learning
14 5 (15.15%) Coaching
14 5 (15.15%) Credit Risk
14 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis

Operations Research
Top Related 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 10 (30.30%) SAS
2 6 (18.18%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.06%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) SPSS
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) Stata
3 2 (6.06%) EViews
3 2 (6.06%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.06%) SPSS Modeler
4 1 (3.03%) MS Project
4 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) Big Data
2 8 (24.24%) Data Mining
3 4 (12.12%) Hadoop
4 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.06%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (6.06%) Apache Hive
5 2 (6.06%) Impala
6 1 (3.03%) QGIS
6 1 (3.03%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Marketing
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Front Office
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Data Scientist
3 5 (15.15%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk Modeller
5 2 (6.06%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Analytics Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Junior
6 1 (3.03%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) SAS Data Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Statistical Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) D3.js
1 1 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (60.61%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 7 (21.21%) NHS
4 5 (15.15%) Credit Risk
5 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.06%) Virtual Team
6 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.03%) Equities
6 1 (3.03%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
6 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Statistics
2 24 (72.73%) Economics
3 19 (57.58%) Mathematics
4 15 (45.45%) Project Management
5 14 (42.42%) Analytics
6 11 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (21.21%) Change Management
9 6 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (18.18%) Neural Network
9 6 (18.18%) Statistical Modelling
10 5 (15.15%) Coaching
10 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
10 5 (15.15%) Machine Learning
11 4 (12.12%) CHAID
11 4 (12.12%) Data Cleansing
11 4 (12.12%) Linear Regression
11 4 (12.12%) Logistic Regression
11 4 (12.12%) Statistical Analysis
11 4 (12.12%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) R
3 6 (18.18%) Python
3 6 (18.18%) VBA
4 2 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (12.12%) Postgraduate
3 3 (9.09%) PhD
3 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) Data Quality
2 4 (12.12%) QA
3 2 (6.06%) IFRS
3 2 (6.06%) IFRS 9
4 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.03%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Tableau
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) Teradata
4 1 (3.03%) Alteryx