Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 856 847
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9 -4
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 47 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.024% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.028% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 36
UK median daily rate £515 £380 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.53% -15.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £390 £295 £315
90th Percentile £746 £522 £781
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £380 £425
% change year-on-year +11.46% -10.59% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Operations Research
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Operations Research in the UK

Operations Research
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operations Research in the UK

Operations Research
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operations Research over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operations Research in the UK

Operations Research
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Research in the UK

Operations Research
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 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
England +38 46 £525 +38.16% 2
London +2 36 £650 +62.50% 1
UK excluding London +19 11 £424 +11.46% 1
North of England +59 8 £456 -
Yorkshire +29 8 £456 -
West Midlands +23 2 £201 -
Midlands +20 2 £201 -
Scotland - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for Operations Research.

1 41 (87.23%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (61.70%) Project Management
3 20 (42.55%) VBA
3 20 (42.55%) Statistics
3 20 (42.55%) Spreadsheet
4 19 (40.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (40.43%) SAS
4 19 (40.43%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (38.30%) Power BI
6 17 (36.17%) SAS EBI
6 17 (36.17%) Customer Engagement
6 17 (36.17%) QA
7 15 (31.91%) Economics
8 12 (25.53%) Finance
8 12 (25.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 11 (23.40%) SQL
10 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (21.28%) Degree
10 10 (21.28%) Mathematics
10 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
10 10 (21.28%) Data Quality
11 9 (19.15%) R
11 9 (19.15%) Analytics
11 9 (19.15%) Financial Analysis
11 9 (19.15%) Workflow Management
11 9 (19.15%) Workflow
12 8 (17.02%) Big Data
13 7 (14.89%) Visualisation
14 6 (12.77%) Python
14 6 (12.77%) Data Analysis

Operations Research
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 19 (40.43%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (42.55%) Spreadsheet
2 19 (40.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (38.30%) Power BI
2 17 (36.17%) SAS EBI
3 8 (17.02%) Big Data
4 5 (10.64%) Data Mining
4 5 (10.64%) Hadoop
5 4 (8.51%) BigQuery
6 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.13%) OLAP
6 1 (2.13%) OLTP
6 1 (2.13%) PowerPivot
6 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) JIRA
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Advertising
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Data Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Senior Manager
3 6 (12.77%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Data Scientist
3 6 (12.77%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Research Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Business Data Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Operations Business Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Research Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Data Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Insight Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Pricing Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Research Manager
6 1 (2.13%) SAS Data Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Bokeh
1 1 (2.13%) D3.js
1 1 (2.13%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 41 (87.23%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Algorithms
2 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.51%) Music Streaming
4 3 (6.38%) NHS
5 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.13%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Project Management
2 20 (42.55%) Statistics
3 19 (40.43%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (36.17%) Customer Engagement
5 15 (31.91%) Economics
6 12 (25.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 10 (21.28%) Mathematics
7 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (19.15%) Analytics
8 9 (19.15%) Financial Analysis
8 9 (19.15%) Workflow
8 9 (19.15%) Workflow Management
9 7 (14.89%) Visualisation
10 6 (12.77%) Data Analysis
10 6 (12.77%) Machine Learning
11 5 (10.64%) Actionable Insight
11 5 (10.64%) Data Management
11 5 (10.64%) Feasibility Study
11 5 (10.64%) Neural Network
11 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) VBA
2 11 (23.40%) SQL
3 9 (19.15%) R
4 6 (12.77%) Python
5 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) PhD
4 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.26%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (2.13%) HNC
6 1 (2.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (36.17%) QA
2 10 (21.28%) Data Quality
3 3 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (6.38%) ISO 9001
3 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Tableau
2 4 (8.51%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) SAP