Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 418 384 377
Rank change year-on-year -34 -7 +17
Contract jobs citing Target Operating Model 569 626 636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.62% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.73% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 430 464
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £394 £356 £375
90th Percentile £738 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £480 £450
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
UK median hourly rate £27.36 £39.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.18% +44.55% -
10th Percentile £22.42 £32.08 £26.25
90th Percentile £31.81 £47.23 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.36 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year -14.52% - -

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 86,449 86,060 82,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 85.83% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,070 57,602 54,380
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,191 2,023 2,382
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +0.34% -0.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -10.00%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Target Operating Model in the UK

Target Operating Model
Top 16 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 16 January 2019. 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 -28 537 £525 - 48
London -44 285 £575 +4.55% 23
UK excluding London +4 272 £475 -1.04% 27
North of England +3 86 £500 +5.26% 9
South East +20 63 £513 -10.48% 8
Yorkshire +10 52 £525 +16.02% 5
South West -15 47 £460 -16.36% 2
Midlands -13 38 £450 -5.01% 3
North West -16 32 £475 -5.00% 4
West Midlands -24 22 £446 +4.94% 3
Scotland -26 17 £425 -5.56% 2
East of England +4 15 £448 -0.56% 3
East Midlands +11 7 £550 +22.22%
North East -4 6 £700 +53.85%
Wales -8 5 £413 -2.94%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 205 (36.03%) Finance
2 135 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (22.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 103 (18.10%) Business Analysis
5 88 (15.47%) Banking
6 79 (13.88%) Project Management
7 72 (12.65%) Migration
8 69 (12.13%) DevOps
9 60 (10.54%) Change Management
10 56 (9.84%) ITIL
11 49 (8.61%) Linux
12 48 (8.44%) Thought Leadership
13 45 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (7.03%) Service Design
16 38 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (6.68%) Service Management
16 38 (6.68%) Programme Management
17 37 (6.50%) FTP
17 37 (6.50%) Configuration Management
17 37 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
18 36 (6.33%) Microservices
19 35 (6.15%) Analytics
19 35 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
19 35 (6.15%) Decision-Making
19 35 (6.15%) Puppet
19 35 (6.15%) DNS
20 34 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
21 33 (5.80%) HTTP
21 33 (5.80%) RDBMS

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 (1.23%) Confluence
1 7 (1.23%) MS Exchange
2 5 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.18%) Drupal
4 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (4.39%) MS Visio
3 17 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.46%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.41%) SAP MM
2 5 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.35%) BASE24
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.18%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.81%) SaaS
4 9 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (1.58%) IaaS
4 9 (1.58%) PaaS
5 6 (1.05%) Office 365
6 5 (0.88%) Stackdriver
7 4 (0.70%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.18%) G Suite
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.50%) FTP
2 35 (6.15%) DNS
3 33 (5.80%) HTTP
4 32 (5.62%) DHCP
4 32 (5.62%) SSL
5 31 (5.45%) IPsec
5 31 (5.45%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.28%) Firewall
7 5 (0.88%) Internet
7 5 (0.88%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (0.70%) LAN
8 4 (0.70%) WAN
9 3 (0.53%) Intranet
10 2 (0.35%) PSTN
10 2 (0.35%) Skype
10 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.18%) Broadband
11 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.18%) WebEx
11 1 (0.18%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.80%) RDBMS
1 33 (5.80%) Relational Database
2 31 (5.45%) MySQL
2 31 (5.45%) NoSQL
3 30 (5.27%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.41%) Big Data
4 8 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.70%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.53%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.35%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.35%) DTS
7 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.35%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) Power BI
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (5.80%) Jenkins
2 30 (5.27%) Travis CI
3 12 (2.11%) JIRA
4 3 (0.53%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.53%) GitLab
4 3 (0.53%) MSI
4 3 (0.53%) MSTest
4 3 (0.53%) SpecFlow
4 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.35%) NUnit
5 2 (0.35%) QUnit
5 2 (0.35%) ScriptRunner
5 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.18%) ERwin
6 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
General
1 205 (36.03%) Finance
2 88 (15.47%) Banking
3 28 (4.92%) Retail
4 16 (2.81%) Legal
5 13 (2.28%) Marketing
6 12 (2.11%) Private Banking
7 11 (1.93%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.58%) Automotive
9 9 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.41%) Billing
10 8 (1.41%) Front Office
10 8 (1.41%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.23%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.05%) Law
13 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.70%) Back Office
14 4 (0.70%) Local Government
15 2 (0.35%) Electronics
15 2 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 186 (32.69%) Analyst
2 145 (25.48%) Business Analyst
3 76 (13.36%) Architect
4 63 (11.07%) Project Manager
5 35 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 35 (6.15%) Programme Manager
6 28 (4.92%) Consultant
7 27 (4.75%) Process Analyst
8 25 (4.39%) Business Architect
9 23 (4.04%) IT Manager
10 21 (3.69%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (3.16%) Financial Analyst
11 18 (3.16%) Service Analyst
12 17 (2.99%) Business Change Manager
12 17 (2.99%) Change Manager
12 17 (2.99%) Senior Business Analyst
13 16 (2.81%) Service Manager
14 15 (2.64%) Business Manager
15 14 (2.46%) Finance Business Analyst
15 14 (2.46%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.23%) .NET
2 5 (0.88%) Middleware
2 5 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (0.88%) RESTful
3 4 (0.70%) HTML
4 3 (0.53%) Gherkin
4 3 (0.53%) LDAP
4 3 (0.53%) OAuth
4 3 (0.53%) Web Services
5 2 (0.35%) SAML
5 2 (0.35%) Swagger
5 2 (0.35%) XML
6 1 (0.18%) CSS
6 1 (0.18%) JSON
6 1 (0.18%) Node.js
6 1 (0.18%) REST
6 1 (0.18%) SOAP
6 1 (0.18%) WSDL
6 1 (0.18%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.64%) SWIFT
4 13 (2.28%) User Experience
5 11 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.58%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.58%) Tandem
7 8 (1.41%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.41%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.88%) CMDB
10 5 (0.88%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.70%) Derivative
11 4 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.70%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.70%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.61%) Linux
2 19 (3.34%) Windows
3 10 (1.76%) Unix
4 7 (1.23%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.35%) AIX
5 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.35%) Solaris
5 2 (0.35%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (22.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 103 (18.10%) Business Analysis
4 79 (13.88%) Project Management
5 72 (12.65%) Migration
6 69 (12.13%) DevOps
7 60 (10.54%) Change Management
8 56 (9.84%) ITIL
9 48 (8.44%) Thought Leadership
10 45 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
11 43 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (7.03%) Service Design
13 38 (6.68%) Programme Management
13 38 (6.68%) Service Management
14 37 (6.50%) Configuration Management
15 36 (6.33%) Microservices
16 35 (6.15%) Analytics
16 35 (6.15%) Decision-Making
17 33 (5.80%) Data Modelling
18 32 (5.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (5.62%) Java
2 10 (1.76%) SQL
3 9 (1.58%) C
4 6 (1.05%) C#
5 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.18%) C++
6 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.18%) Perl
6 1 (0.18%) Python
6 1 (0.18%) Ruby
6 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.51%) Degree
3 12 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.76%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.05%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 5 (0.88%) ISEB
9 4 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.35%) APMG
11 2 (0.35%) PMP
12 1 (0.18%) ACCA
12 1 (0.18%) CCIE
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.18%) CISSP
12 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.64%) Data Quality
2 14 (2.46%) PSD2
3 12 (2.11%) GDPR
4 11 (1.93%) QA
5 8 (1.41%) SLA
6 7 (1.23%) PMO
7 6 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.88%) FATCA
8 5 (0.88%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.70%) MiFID
10 3 (0.53%) SEPA
11 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.18%) IFRS
12 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.88%) Docker
4 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.53%) XenApp
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 35 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
1 35 (6.15%) Puppet
2 10 (1.76%) SCCM
3 7 (1.23%) SCOM
4 6 (1.05%) Ansible
5 5 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.88%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.53%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.53%) Terraform
6 3 (0.53%) ThinApp
7 2 (0.35%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 32 (5.62%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.75%) SAP
3 16 (2.81%) Oracle
4 11 (1.93%) VMware
5 9 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.41%) Cisco
6 8 (1.41%) Citrix
6 8 (1.41%) ServiceNow
7 7 (1.23%) Avaya
8 6 (1.05%) Google
9 4 (0.70%) BT
10 3 (0.53%) OutSystems
10 3 (0.53%) Splunk
11 2 (0.35%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.35%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.35%) PlateSpin
11 2 (0.35%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.35%) Thales
11 2 (0.35%) Veeam
11 2 (0.35%) Yardi