Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 November 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 451 385 358
Rank change year-on-year -66 -27 +24
Contract jobs citing Target Operating Model 501 635 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.62% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.72% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 431 501
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -0.99%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £375
90th Percentile £738 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
UK median hourly rate £27.36 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.41% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.36 - -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 89,902 88,410 89,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.39% 85.71% 85.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,517 58,799 58,827
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,124 2,465
UK median hourly rate £22.10 £23.08 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.24% +2.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.68 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.95% +6.11% -

Target Operating Model
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Target Operating Model as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Target Operating Model in the UK

Target Operating Model
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Target Operating Model in the UK

Target Operating Model
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Target Operating Model over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Target Operating Model in the UK

Target Operating Model
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Target Operating Model.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Target Operating Model in the UK

Target Operating Model
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Target Operating Model over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Target Operating Model in the UK

Target Operating Model
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 November 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
England -64 470 £550 +4.76% 62
London -65 250 £575 +4.55% 37
UK excluding London -21 241 £475 -5.00% 26
North of England -11 68 £475 +2.15% 11
South East -8 60 £500 -9.09% 6
Midlands -19 43 £488 +3.17% 5
South West -10 37 £475 -13.64% 3
Yorkshire -9 35 £525 +16.67% 8
North West -25 32 £465 -2.11% 3
West Midlands -28 26 £500 +17.65% 5
Scotland -19 20 £450 -5.26%
East Midlands +11 11 £550 +15.79%
East of England -3 10 £600 +14.29%
Wales -28 3 £375 -
North East -4 1 £870 +125.97%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 with a requirement for Target Operating Model.

1 164 (32.73%) Finance
2 118 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (22.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (17.56%) Business Analysis
5 77 (15.37%) Project Management
6 62 (12.38%) Banking
7 59 (11.78%) Migration
8 55 (10.98%) Change Management
9 47 (9.38%) ITIL
10 43 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (7.78%) Service Design
13 36 (7.19%) DevOps
14 34 (6.79%) Service Delivery
14 34 (6.79%) GAP Analysis
15 33 (6.59%) Asset Management
16 32 (6.39%) Programme Management
16 32 (6.39%) Decision-Making
17 31 (6.19%) Use Case
17 31 (6.19%) User Stories
18 30 (5.99%) Linux
19 29 (5.79%) Security Cleared
19 29 (5.79%) IT Strategy
20 28 (5.59%) Analytics
20 28 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
20 28 (5.59%) Service Management
21 27 (5.39%) Waterfall
22 25 (4.99%) Scrum
23 23 (4.59%) Workshop Facilitation
24 22 (4.39%) PRINCE2

Target Operating Model
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (1.40%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.20%) Confluence
3 5 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.40%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.20%) CMS
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.79%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.60%) SAP MM
2 5 (1.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.40%) BASE24
4 2 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.20%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.99%) SaaS
4 9 (1.80%) IaaS
5 7 (1.40%) PaaS
6 6 (1.20%) IBM Blueworks
6 6 (1.20%) Office 365
7 5 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.80%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.60%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.40%) Stackdriver
11 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.20%) G Suite
11 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.79%) FTP
2 17 (3.39%) DNS
3 15 (2.99%) DHCP
3 15 (2.99%) HTTP
3 15 (2.99%) SSL
4 14 (2.79%) IPsec
4 14 (2.79%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.40%) Firewall
6 5 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (0.80%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.80%) WAN
8 3 (0.60%) LAN
9 2 (0.40%) Internet
9 2 (0.40%) Intranet
9 2 (0.40%) PSTN
9 2 (0.40%) Skype
9 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.20%) SWIFTNet
10 1 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.39%) Relational Database
2 16 (3.19%) RDBMS
3 14 (2.79%) MySQL
4 13 (2.59%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.59%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.80%) Big Data
6 4 (0.80%) Data Lake
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.60%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.40%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.20%) DB2
9 1 (0.20%) HBase
9 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (3.39%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.79%) Travis CI
3 13 (2.59%) JIRA
4 3 (0.60%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.60%) GitLab
4 3 (0.60%) MSI
5 1 (0.20%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.20%) ERwin
5 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
General
1 164 (32.73%) Finance
2 62 (12.38%) Banking
3 17 (3.39%) Retail
4 16 (3.19%) Legal
5 13 (2.59%) Front Office
6 12 (2.40%) Retail Banking
7 11 (2.20%) Marketing
8 10 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.80%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.80%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.60%) Automotive
10 8 (1.60%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.40%) Back Office
11 7 (1.40%) Private Banking
12 6 (1.20%) Billing
13 4 (0.80%) Law
13 4 (0.80%) Local Government
14 3 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.40%) Electronics
15 2 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 180 (35.93%) Analyst
2 142 (28.34%) Business Analyst
3 77 (15.37%) Architect
4 51 (10.18%) Project Manager
5 32 (6.39%) Programme Manager
6 25 (4.99%) Business Architect
7 24 (4.79%) Consultant
8 23 (4.59%) Process Analyst
9 22 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (3.79%) Change Manager
10 19 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (3.39%) Business Change Manager
11 17 (3.39%) Service Analyst
12 15 (2.99%) Business Manager
12 15 (2.99%) Senior Business Analyst
13 14 (2.79%) Asset Management Analyst
13 14 (2.79%) Service Manager
14 13 (2.59%) Asset Management Business Analyst
14 13 (2.59%) Delivery Manager
14 13 (2.59%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.40%) .NET
1 7 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (1.00%) RESTful
3 2 (0.40%) LDAP
3 2 (0.40%) Middleware
3 2 (0.40%) OAuth
3 2 (0.40%) SAML
3 2 (0.40%) Web Services
4 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.20%) Kafka
4 1 (0.20%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.19%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.40%) Tandem
4 10 (2.00%) Fixed Income
5 9 (1.80%) User Experience
6 8 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.40%) Derivative
7 7 (1.40%) Equities
7 7 (1.40%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.40%) Reference Data
7 7 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.20%) Reinsurance
9 5 (1.00%) CMDB
9 5 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.80%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.60%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.99%) Linux
2 20 (3.99%) Windows
3 10 (2.00%) Unix
4 6 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.40%) AIX
5 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.40%) Solaris
5 2 (0.40%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (22.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 88 (17.56%) Business Analysis
4 77 (15.37%) Project Management
5 59 (11.78%) Migration
6 55 (10.98%) Change Management
7 47 (9.38%) ITIL
8 43 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (7.78%) Service Design
10 36 (7.19%) DevOps
11 34 (6.79%) GAP Analysis
11 34 (6.79%) Service Delivery
12 33 (6.59%) Asset Management
13 32 (6.39%) Decision-Making
13 32 (6.39%) Programme Management
14 31 (6.19%) Use Case
14 31 (6.19%) User Stories
15 29 (5.79%) IT Strategy
16 28 (5.59%) Analytics
16 28 (5.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.19%) Java
2 10 (2.00%) SQL
3 6 (1.20%) C
4 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.40%) C#
6 1 (0.20%) C++
6 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.20%) Perl
6 1 (0.20%) Python
6 1 (0.20%) Ruby
6 1 (0.20%) Scala
6 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.19%) Degree
3 14 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.20%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 5 (1.00%) ISEB
7 4 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.60%) PMP
9 2 (0.40%) APMG
9 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.20%) APMP
10 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) CBAP
10 1 (0.20%) CISA
10 1 (0.20%) CISM
10 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.20%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.40%) QA
3 10 (2.00%) GDPR
4 9 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.60%) Solvency II
6 7 (1.40%) FATCA
6 7 (1.40%) SLA
7 6 (1.20%) PMO
8 5 (1.00%) MiFID
9 2 (0.40%) IFRS
9 2 (0.40%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.40%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.40%) PSD2
9 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.40%) SEPA
10 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 11 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.00%) Docker
4 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.60%) XenApp
5 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (2.99%) Puppet
2 9 (1.80%) SCCM
3 6 (1.20%) Ansible
3 6 (1.20%) SCOM
4 5 (1.00%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.60%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.60%) Terraform
5 3 (0.60%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 22 (4.39%) Microsoft
1 22 (4.39%) SAP
2 21 (4.19%) Oracle
3 11 (2.20%) VMware
4 10 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.60%) Cisco
6 7 (1.40%) Citrix
7 5 (1.00%) IBM
7 5 (1.00%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.60%) Google
8 3 (0.60%) Splunk
9 2 (0.40%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.40%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.40%) Charles River
9 2 (0.40%) PlateSpin
9 2 (0.40%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.40%) Remedy
9 2 (0.40%) Temenos
9 2 (0.40%) Teradata
9 2 (0.40%) Veeam