Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 475 429 404
Rank change year-on-year -46 -25 +4
Contract jobs citing Target Operating Model 398 562 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.55% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.63% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 406 385
UK median daily rate £550 £528 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.27% +0.48% +5.00%
10th Percentile £397 £400 £371
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £80.00 -
% change year-on-year -51.56% - -

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 78,597 89,335 82,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 86.79% 86.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,601 58,880 54,248
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,291 2,431 2,096
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.92% +2.62%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -16.67% -

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 24 August 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 24 August 2019.

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 24 August 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 -55 373 £550 +1.85% 14
London -16 226 £550 - 9
UK excluding London -6 170 £525 +10.53% 7
North of England +25 53 £483 +1.58% 4
South East +18 41 £574 +14.80%
North West +10 30 £450 -5.26% 2
Midlands +9 21 £463 -15.91% 1
South West -43 20 £550 +15.79%
Yorkshire +20 17 £500 +9.89% 2
West Midlands +14 17 £478 -13.18% 1
Scotland +19 14 £431 +7.81% 1
East of England +32 13 £625 -10.71%
Wales +17 9 £443 -9.23% 1
North East +21 6 £400 -23.81%
East Midlands +7 3 £494 -19.39%

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 154 (38.69%) Finance
2 100 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (22.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (19.35%) Banking
4 77 (19.35%) Business Analysis
5 50 (12.56%) Public Sector
6 49 (12.31%) Security Cleared
7 47 (11.81%) Project Management
8 43 (10.80%) DevOps
8 43 (10.80%) Thought Leadership
9 42 (10.55%) Microservices
10 41 (10.30%) Configuration Management
11 40 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (9.80%) Test Automation
12 39 (9.80%) Linux
12 39 (9.80%) OO
12 39 (9.80%) FTP
13 38 (9.55%) Java
13 38 (9.55%) Open Source
13 38 (9.55%) SC Cleared
13 38 (9.55%) Jenkins
14 37 (9.30%) Puppet
14 37 (9.30%) MongoDB
14 37 (9.30%) NoSQL
14 37 (9.30%) Relational Database
14 37 (9.30%) MySQL
14 37 (9.30%) HTTP
14 37 (9.30%) TCP/IP
14 37 (9.30%) DNS
14 37 (9.30%) DHCP

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 11 (2.76%) Confluence
2 5 (1.26%) SAS
3 4 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.50%) Alfresco
5 2 (0.50%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.77%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.50%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.50%) SAP IBP
2 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.53%) Azure
2 11 (2.76%) Office 365
3 10 (2.51%) AWS
4 8 (2.01%) IaaS
5 7 (1.76%) SaaS
6 5 (1.26%) GCP
6 5 (1.26%) PaaS
7 3 (0.75%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.80%) FTP
2 37 (9.30%) DHCP
2 37 (9.30%) DNS
2 37 (9.30%) HTTP
2 37 (9.30%) IPsec
2 37 (9.30%) SSL
2 37 (9.30%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.01%) LAN
3 4 (1.01%) WAN
4 3 (0.75%) Multicast
5 2 (0.50%) Intranet
5 2 (0.50%) MPLS
5 2 (0.50%) SAN
6 1 (0.25%) DWDM
6 1 (0.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.25%) Firewall
6 1 (0.25%) Internet
6 1 (0.25%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.30%) MongoDB
1 37 (9.30%) MySQL
1 37 (9.30%) NoSQL
1 37 (9.30%) RDBMS
1 37 (9.30%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.76%) Big Data
3 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.25%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.25%) MS Access
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (9.55%) Jenkins
2 37 (9.30%) Travis CI
3 20 (5.03%) JIRA
4 5 (1.26%) Balsamiq
5 4 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.75%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.75%) ERwin
6 3 (0.75%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.25%) GitLab
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 154 (38.69%) Finance
2 77 (19.35%) Banking
3 50 (12.56%) Public Sector
4 23 (5.78%) Retail
5 14 (3.52%) Legal
6 12 (3.02%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.76%) Police
8 9 (2.26%) Private Banking
8 9 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 8 (2.01%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.26%) Back Office
10 5 (1.26%) Law
10 5 (1.26%) Marketing
11 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.01%) Front Office
11 4 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.01%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.75%) French Language
13 2 (0.50%) Advertising
13 2 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 135 (33.92%) Analyst
2 112 (28.14%) Business Analyst
3 66 (16.58%) Architect
4 34 (8.54%) Project Manager
5 28 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
6 24 (6.03%) Change Manager
7 20 (5.03%) Business Architect
8 19 (4.77%) Consultant
8 19 (4.77%) Finance Business Analyst
8 19 (4.77%) Financial Analyst
9 16 (4.02%) Process Analyst
10 15 (3.77%) Enterprise Architect
11 14 (3.52%) Programme Manager
11 14 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (3.52%) Senior Business Analyst
12 13 (3.27%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
13 12 (3.02%) Senior Financial Analyst
13 12 (3.02%) Senior Manager
14 10 (2.51%) Technical Analyst
15 9 (2.26%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.51%) Web Services
2 4 (1.01%) XML
3 3 (0.75%) Middleware
4 2 (0.50%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.78%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.02%) SWIFT
4 14 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.01%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.51%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.51%) User Experience
9 5 (1.26%) NHS
9 5 (1.26%) PMI
10 4 (1.01%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.75%) FMCG
12 2 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.50%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.80%) Linux
2 4 (1.01%) Windows
3 3 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (22.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 77 (19.35%) Business Analysis
4 47 (11.81%) Project Management
5 43 (10.80%) DevOps
5 43 (10.80%) Thought Leadership
6 42 (10.55%) Microservices
7 41 (10.30%) Configuration Management
8 40 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (9.80%) OO
9 39 (9.80%) Test Automation
10 38 (9.55%) Open Source
11 36 (9.05%) OOP
12 30 (7.54%) Change Management
12 30 (7.54%) Migration
13 29 (7.29%) PRINCE2
14 27 (6.78%) ITIL
15 26 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (6.53%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (6.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.55%) Java
2 6 (1.51%) C
2 6 (1.51%) SQL
3 2 (0.50%) Python
3 2 (0.50%) R
3 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.78%) Degree
4 11 (2.76%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.76%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.51%) PMP
7 5 (1.26%) ACCA
7 5 (1.26%) CISM
7 5 (1.26%) CISSP
7 5 (1.26%) ISEB
7 5 (1.26%) SANS
8 3 (0.75%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.75%) IIBA
8 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.50%) APMG
9 2 (0.50%) CIMA
9 2 (0.50%) CIPFA
9 2 (0.50%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.52%) PSD2
2 15 (3.77%) QA
3 11 (2.76%) PMO
4 7 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.51%) GDPR
6 4 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.01%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.75%) MiFID
7 3 (0.75%) SLA
8 2 (0.50%) COREP
8 2 (0.50%) FINREP
8 2 (0.50%) SEPA
9 1 (0.25%) COBIT
9 1 (0.25%) GMP
9 1 (0.25%) NIST
System Software
1 36 (9.05%) Virtual Machines
2 14 (3.52%) Docker
3 6 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.75%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.25%) XenApp
6 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (9.30%) Puppet
2 26 (6.53%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.52%) Kubernetes
4 13 (3.27%) Ansible
5 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.50%) QRadar
6 2 (0.50%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.25%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.25%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (6.53%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.28%) SAP
3 15 (3.77%) Oracle
4 8 (2.01%) VMware
5 7 (1.76%) Avaloq
6 5 (1.26%) BT
6 5 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.26%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.01%) Workday
8 3 (0.75%) CA
8 3 (0.75%) Google
8 3 (0.75%) HP
8 3 (0.75%) IBM
8 3 (0.75%) JDA
9 2 (0.50%) BMC
9 2 (0.50%) Cadence
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco
9 2 (0.50%) NetApp
9 2 (0.50%) Siemens
9 2 (0.50%) Temenos