Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Target Operating Model skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Target Operating Model over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 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.

Target Operating Model (TOM)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 175 185
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 -11
Contract jobs citing Target Operating Model 37 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.46% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.55% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 26
North West median daily rate £500 £401 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.61% -8.29% +10.76%
10th Percentile £363 £335 £363
90th Percentile £623 £544 £619
England median daily rate £543 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.44% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Target Operating Model 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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,014 4,530 6,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.61% 82.60% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,152 2,768 3,935
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 209 216
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £32.56 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.74% +0.17% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £53.00 £50.63
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Target Operating Model
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Target Operating Model as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Target Operating Model in the North West

Target Operating Model
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Target Operating Model in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Target Operating Model in the North West

Target Operating Model
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Target Operating Model in the North West over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Target Operating Model in the North West

Target Operating Model
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Target Operating Model within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. 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
Manchester -13 17 £485 +17.57% 2
Cheshire -4 12 £511 +43.01% 2
Lancashire - 6 £425 -
Merseyside +13 2 £475 -5.00%
Target Operating Model
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Target Operating Model also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Target Operating Model.

1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Waterfall
2 10 (27.03%) Business Transformation
3 9 (24.32%) Identity Access Management
3 9 (24.32%) CRM
4 8 (21.62%) Java
4 8 (21.62%) .NET
4 8 (21.62%) ERP
4 8 (21.62%) Middleware
4 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (21.62%) CMS
4 8 (21.62%) Content Management
4 8 (21.62%) SFIA
5 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
5 7 (18.92%) DevOps
6 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (16.22%) Service Management
6 6 (16.22%) Change Management
6 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
7 5 (13.51%) Project Management
7 5 (13.51%) BDD
7 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
7 5 (13.51%) User Experience
7 5 (13.51%) Process Improvement
8 4 (10.81%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (10.81%) Software Delivery
8 4 (10.81%) ArchiMate
8 4 (10.81%) Coaching
8 4 (10.81%) User Stories

Target Operating Model
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (21.62%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) SMS
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Project Manager
1 7 (18.92%) Senior Manager
2 6 (16.22%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Lead Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Agile Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Business Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Business Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Agile Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Planning Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Business Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Change Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Planning Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Support Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) .NET
1 8 (21.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) User Experience
2 4 (10.81%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Business Transformation
2 10 (27.03%) Waterfall
3 9 (24.32%) CRM
3 9 (24.32%) Identity Access Management
4 8 (21.62%) Content Management
4 8 (21.62%) ERP
4 8 (21.62%) SFIA
4 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (18.92%) DevOps
5 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
6 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
6 6 (16.22%) Change Management
6 6 (16.22%) Service Management
6 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (13.51%) BDD
7 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
7 5 (13.51%) Process Improvement
7 5 (13.51%) Project Management
8 4 (10.81%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.70%) SAP