Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 14 August 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 > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 340 302 347
Rank change year-on-year -38 +45 +3
Contract jobs citing Target Operating Model 51 65 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.48% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 36 40
South East median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £401 £340 £332
90th Percentile £655 £631 £589
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,290 13,413 15,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.56% 84.02% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,502 7,793 9,403
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 485 555
South East median hourly rate £24.88 £19.66 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.53% -14.52% +2.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

Target Operating Model
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Target Operating Model in the South East

Target Operating Model
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Target Operating Model in the South East

Target Operating Model
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Target Operating Model in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Target Operating Model in the South East

Target Operating Model
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 14 August 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
Thames Valley -10 19 £525 +1.45% 1
Hampshire -11 19 £475 -15.18% 3
Berkshire -11 13 £550 +6.80% 1
Surrey -23 12 £525 +7.69%
Buckinghamshire +15 6 £475 -6.86%
Target Operating Model
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Target Operating Model.

1 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (17.65%) Project Management
3 9 (17.65%) ITIL
4 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
5 7 (13.73%) Business Analysis
6 6 (11.76%) TOGAF
6 6 (11.76%) Retail
6 6 (11.76%) IBM
6 6 (11.76%) User Stories
6 6 (11.76%) IBM Blueworks
7 5 (9.80%) Process Improvement
7 5 (9.80%) Business Transformation
7 5 (9.80%) TM Forum
7 5 (9.80%) Decision-Making
7 5 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.80%) Release Management
8 4 (7.84%) Process Architecture
8 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.84%) eTOM
8 4 (7.84%) Programme Management
8 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 4 (7.84%) Workflow
8 4 (7.84%) CMMI
8 4 (7.84%) SAP
8 4 (7.84%) Oracle

Target Operating Model
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (7.84%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
3 6 (11.76%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Local Government
4 3 (5.88%) Marketing
5 2 (3.92%) Legal
6 1 (1.96%) Advertising
6 1 (1.96%) Billing
6 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Analyst
2 14 (27.45%) Business Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Architect
4 9 (17.65%) Project Manager
5 6 (11.76%) Business Process Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Process Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Business Change Manager
6 5 (9.80%) Change Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Business Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Business Change Project Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Programme Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.92%) Information Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) TM Forum
2 3 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.92%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (17.65%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) Project Management
4 7 (13.73%) Business Analysis
5 6 (11.76%) TOGAF
5 6 (11.76%) User Stories
6 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.80%) Business Transformation
6 5 (9.80%) Decision-Making
6 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (9.80%) Process Improvement
6 5 (9.80%) Release Management
7 4 (7.84%) CMMI
7 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.84%) eTOM
7 4 (7.84%) Scrum
7 4 (7.84%) Service Design
7 4 (7.84%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) PMP
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) ISEB
3 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) GDPR
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCCM
1 3 (5.88%) SCOM
1 3 (5.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) IBM
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (7.84%) SAP
4 3 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.96%) Adobe
5 1 (1.96%) Capita
5 1 (1.96%) Casewise
5 1 (1.96%) hybris
5 1 (1.96%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.96%) Workday