Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 188 204
Rank change year-on-year +36 +16 -24
Contract jobs citing Target Operating Model 45 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.44% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 33
North West median daily rate £500 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £413 £350 £321
90th Percentile £619 £590 £1,000
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £39.75 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year +44.55% - -

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 4,458 4,978 6,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.58% 84.27% 81.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,871 3,237 4,087
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £560
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 169 285
North West median hourly rate £24.78 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.89% -15.38% +64.77%
10th Percentile £12.08 £12.95 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £51.50 £50.48
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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
Cheshire +12 20 £525 +37.25% 3
Manchester +19 19 £480 +29.29% 1
Merseyside +3 1 £500 -4.76% 1
Lancashire - 1 £426 - 3
Target Operating Model
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) Waterfall
3 16 (35.56%) Business Transformation
3 16 (35.56%) ERP
4 14 (31.11%) Middleware
4 14 (31.11%) Java
4 14 (31.11%) .NET
4 14 (31.11%) CRM
5 12 (26.67%) Content Management
5 12 (26.67%) CMS
5 12 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
6 11 (24.44%) Finance
7 9 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (20.00%) SIEM
7 9 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 8 (17.78%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 8 (17.78%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (17.78%) Spanish Language
9 7 (15.56%) Coaching
9 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
10 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (13.33%) BDD
10 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
11 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
12 4 (8.89%) Service Management
12 4 (8.89%) Change Management
12 4 (8.89%) UML
12 4 (8.89%) Project Management
12 4 (8.89%) TOGAF

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 12 (26.67%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP FI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Spanish Language
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 12 (26.67%) Developer
2 12 (26.67%) Lead Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Agile Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Senior Agile Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Programme Manager
6 4 (8.89%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Lead Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Test Programme Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Banking Project Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) .NET
1 14 (31.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) Waterfall
3 16 (35.56%) Business Transformation
3 16 (35.56%) ERP
4 14 (31.11%) CRM
5 12 (26.67%) Content Management
5 12 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
6 9 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (20.00%) SIEM
6 9 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 8 (17.78%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 8 (17.78%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (15.56%) Coaching
8 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.33%) BDD
9 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
9 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
10 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
11 4 (8.89%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) IFRS
2 2 (4.44%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle