Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 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.

Target Operating Model (TOM)
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 194 192
Rank change year-on-year +22 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Target Operating Model 35 24 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.37% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.44% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 45
North West median daily rate £490 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £359 £330 £300
90th Percentile £632 £565 £1,000
England median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +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 4582 5476 6996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.31% 84.23% 81.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2947 3536 4272
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £253
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £429 £425
% change year-on-year +4.78% +1.06% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 161 281
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £22.85 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.38% -24.23% +69.86%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.30 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.88% +10.45% +15.79%

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 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
Manchester +18 20 £470 +25.33% 1
Cheshire +12 9 £550 +37.50% 2
Merseyside +5 1 - -
Target Operating Model
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Target Operating Model also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Target Operating Model.

1 15 (42.86%) Finance
2 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.86%) Business Analysis
4 7 (20.00%) ERP
4 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (20.00%) Coaching
5 6 (17.14%) Threat Intelligence
5 6 (17.14%) SIEM
5 6 (17.14%) Banking
5 6 (17.14%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (14.29%) Project Governance
6 5 (14.29%) Requirements Management
6 5 (14.29%) Degree
6 5 (14.29%) Spanish Language
6 5 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 5 (14.29%) Business Transformation
6 5 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.43%) Retail
7 4 (11.43%) Project Management
7 4 (11.43%) CRM
7 4 (11.43%) Middleware
7 4 (11.43%) Java
7 4 (11.43%) .NET
7 4 (11.43%) SAP
8 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy

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 2 (5.71%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP FI
General
1 15 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 5 (14.29%) Spanish Language
4 4 (11.43%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Business Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Security Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Banking Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Lead Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Lead Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Programme Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Business Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Change Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Change Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
1 4 (11.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) Business Analysis
3 7 (20.00%) Coaching
3 7 (20.00%) ERP
3 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (17.14%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (17.14%) SIEM
4 6 (17.14%) Threat Intelligence
5 5 (14.29%) Business Transformation
5 5 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 5 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (14.29%) Project Governance
5 5 (14.29%) Requirements Management
6 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.43%) CRM
6 4 (11.43%) Project Management
6 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) IFRS
1 3 (8.57%) IFRS 9
2 2 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) GDPR
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) SAP
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Progress