Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 174 192
Rank change year-on-year -20 +18 -11
Contract jobs citing Target Operating Model 31 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 0.57% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.69% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 28
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £360 £319 £330
90th Percentile £728 £616 £616
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £80.00 - -
England median hourly rate £80.00 - -

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 5,001 4,785 6,132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.54% 82.08% 84.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,157 2,932 3,859
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 195 179
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.23% +39.53% -27.65%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.73 £12.15
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.80 £51.60
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.25% +0.61% +4.55%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -15 15 £480 +2.13% 3
Cheshire -14 6 £675 +58.82% 1
Lancashire - 5 £475 -
Merseyside +21 4 £400 -
Target Operating Model
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
5 6 (19.35%) Use Case
5 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
5 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
5 6 (19.35%) Change Management
5 6 (19.35%) User Stories
6 5 (16.13%) User Experience
6 5 (16.13%) SFIA
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (16.13%) Process Improvement
7 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.90%) BDD
7 4 (12.90%) Requirements Engineering
7 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.90%) Software Delivery
7 4 (12.90%) Service Design
7 4 (12.90%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Identification
8 3 (9.68%) Coaching
8 3 (9.68%) Business Transformation
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps
8 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
8 3 (9.68%) UML
8 3 (9.68%) CRM

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 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Intranet
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) PSTN
2 1 (3.23%) Skype
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Business Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Project Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Programme Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Business Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Transformation Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Finance Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) HR Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support
7 1 (3.23%) Project Change Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Public Sector Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Transformation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
4 6 (19.35%) Change Management
4 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
4 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
4 6 (19.35%) Use Case
4 6 (19.35%) User Stories
5 5 (16.13%) Process Improvement
5 5 (16.13%) SFIA
5 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (12.90%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (12.90%) BDD
6 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.90%) Requirements Engineering
6 4 (12.90%) Service Design
6 4 (12.90%) Software Delivery
6 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) GDPR
1 1 (3.23%) PMO
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.23%) Avaya
2 1 (3.23%) BT
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix
2 1 (3.23%) Informatica
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Veeam
2 1 (3.23%) VMware