The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 April 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 280 267
Rank change year-on-year +28 -13  
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.060% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.073% 0.013% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £463 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £500 £300
% change year-on-year -7.50% +66.66%  
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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6803 7879 7903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.17% 80.80% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3929 4906 4431
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 257 288
Median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.50 £47.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Operations Research
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Research in the South East

Operations Research
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Research in the South East

Operations Research
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Hampshire +16 4 £469 -
Operations Research
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 5 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 5 (100.00%) CHAID
1 5 (100.00%) Neural Network
1 5 (100.00%) Economics
1 5 (100.00%) Statistics
1 5 (100.00%) Logistic Regression
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (100.00%) Time Series Analysis
1 5 (100.00%) Linear Regression
1 5 (100.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 4 (80.00%) Analytics
2 4 (80.00%) ANOVA
2 4 (80.00%) Tableau
2 4 (80.00%) Monte Carlo Method
2 4 (80.00%) SPSS
2 4 (80.00%) ETL
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) R
3 3 (60.00%) CRISP-DM
4 2 (40.00%) SPSS Modeler
4 2 (40.00%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (40.00%) Big Data
4 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Marketing
4 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (40.00%) Multivariate Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) VBA

Operations Research
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (80.00%) SPSS
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (40.00%) SPSS Modeler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (40.00%) Big Data
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) CHAID
1 5 (100.00%) Economics
1 5 (100.00%) Linear Regression
1 5 (100.00%) Logistic Regression
1 5 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 5 (100.00%) Neural Network
1 5 (100.00%) Statistical Modelling
1 5 (100.00%) Statistics
1 5 (100.00%) Time Series Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Analytics
2 4 (80.00%) ANOVA
2 4 (80.00%) ETL
2 4 (80.00%) Monte Carlo Method
3 3 (60.00%) CRISP-DM
4 2 (40.00%) A/B Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) Competitor Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (40.00%) Multivariate Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) R
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Tableau
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft