Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 141 175
Rank change year-on-year -27 +34 -13
Contract jobs citing Target Operating Model 25 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.72% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 34
West Midlands median daily rate £538 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.47% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £439 £374 £384
90th Percentile £683 £763 £575
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
West Midlands 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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,233 3,596 5,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.47% 83.36% 83.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,538 2,276 2,975
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £264 £250 £239
90th Percentile £575 £550 £542
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 122 122
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +25.00% -28.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.88 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.40 £39.45
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

Target Operating Model
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Target Operating Model in the West Midlands

Target Operating Model
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Target Operating Model in the West Midlands

Target Operating Model
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Target Operating Model in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Target Operating Model in the West Midlands

Target Operating Model
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 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
Coventry -7 11 £575 +32.95%
Birmingham -13 10 £506 -25.00%
Warwickshire -7 2 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Target Operating Model
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Target Operating Model.

1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) User Stories
2 8 (32.00%) Service Design
3 7 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 6 (24.00%) Kanban
4 6 (24.00%) Swim Lanes
5 5 (20.00%) IT Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Degree
6 3 (12.00%) Use Case
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Feasibility Study
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 2 (8.00%) Case Management
7 2 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (8.00%) ISO 22301
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) Business Transformation
7 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
7 2 (8.00%) Decision-Making
7 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (8.00%) Retail
7 2 (8.00%) Data Management
7 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity

Target Operating Model
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) MPLS
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
1 1 (4.00%) VPN
1 1 (4.00%) WLAN
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Transformation Manager
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 6 (24.00%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (24.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 6 (24.00%) Digital Transformation Manager
4 5 (20.00%) Portfolio Manager
4 5 (20.00%) Strategy Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Business Change Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Business Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Change Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Change Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (8.00%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Service Design
2 8 (32.00%) User Stories
3 7 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 6 (24.00%) Kanban
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 6 (24.00%) Swim Lanes
5 5 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) IT Strategy
6 3 (12.00%) Feasibility Study
6 3 (12.00%) Use Case
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Business Transformation
7 2 (8.00%) Case Management
7 2 (8.00%) Decision-Making
7 2 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ISO 22301
2 1 (4.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) IBM
1 1 (4.00%) WorldPay