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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Operations Research (or Operational Research)
UK
Rank 580 616 614
Rank change year-on-year +36 -2  
Contract jobs citing Operations Research 19 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.023% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.027% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 7
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £420
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Operations Research.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operations Research in the UK

Operations Research
Top 9 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 3 months to 23 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
England +42 19 £464 -6.31% 10
London +17 8 £490 +30.66% 8
Yorkshire +15 8 £440 -12.00%
Leeds +11 8 £440 -12.00%
West Yorkshire +10 8 £440 -12.00%
City of London - 4 £520 -
South East +18 3 £463 +23.33%
Hampshire +6 2 £469 +25.00%
Havant - 2 £469 -

Operations Research
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 29 (90.63%) Statistics
2 23 (71.88%) Economics
3 20 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (56.25%) Mathematics
5 16 (50.00%) Degree
6 15 (46.88%) Project Management
7 14 (43.75%) SQL
8 13 (40.63%) Analytics
9 11 (34.38%) Finance
9 11 (34.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (31.25%) SAS
11 9 (28.13%) Data Quality
11 9 (28.13%) R
12 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
12 8 (25.00%) Big Data
13 7 (21.88%) Data Mining
13 7 (21.88%) NHS
13 7 (21.88%) Change Management
14 6 (18.75%) SPSS
14 6 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
14 6 (18.75%) Python
14 6 (18.75%) VBA
14 6 (18.75%) Apache Spark
15 5 (15.63%) Coaching
15 5 (15.63%) Statistical Modelling
15 5 (15.63%) Machine Learning
15 5 (15.63%) Credit Risk
15 5 (15.63%) Neural Network
16 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis

Operations Research
Top Related 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 10 (31.25%) SAS
2 6 (18.75%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.25%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) SPSS
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) Stata
3 2 (6.25%) EViews
3 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.25%) SPSS Modeler
4 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) Big Data
2 7 (21.88%) Data Mining
3 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 3 (9.38%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (6.25%) Apache Hive
5 2 (6.25%) Impala
6 1 (3.13%) QGIS
6 1 (3.13%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Front Office
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Data Scientist
3 5 (15.63%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Credit Risk Modeller
5 2 (6.25%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Analytics Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Insight Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Junior
6 1 (3.13%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 1 (3.13%) SAS Data Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Statistical Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) D3.js
1 1 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (21.88%) NHS
4 5 (15.63%) Credit Risk
5 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
6 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.13%) Equities
6 1 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
6 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Statistics
2 23 (71.88%) Economics
3 18 (56.25%) Mathematics
4 15 (46.88%) Project Management
5 13 (40.63%) Analytics
6 11 (34.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (21.88%) Change Management
9 6 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (15.63%) Coaching
10 5 (15.63%) Machine Learning
10 5 (15.63%) Neural Network
10 5 (15.63%) Statistical Modelling
11 4 (12.50%) CRM
11 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
11 4 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
11 4 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
12 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (9.38%) CHAID
12 3 (9.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) R
3 6 (18.75%) Python
3 6 (18.75%) VBA
4 2 (6.25%) Java
4 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (12.50%) Postgraduate
3 3 (9.38%) PhD
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) Data Quality
2 4 (12.50%) QA
3 2 (6.25%) IFRS
3 2 (6.25%) IFRS 9
4 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.13%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.38%) Tableau
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) SAP
2 2 (6.25%) Teradata
3 1 (3.13%) Alteryx