Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 165 143
Rank change year-on-year -15 -22 +24
Contract jobs citing Target Operating Model 16 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.48% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.57% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 26
West Midlands median daily rate £467 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.60% +11.11% -1.37%
10th Percentile £368 £300 £375
90th Percentile £638 £875 £738
England median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.18 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -2.57% +16.36% -

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 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 4,265 4,025 3,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.90% 84.40% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,665 2,522 2,396
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 140 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -2.44% +14.05%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.75 £36.83
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.91% -10.00% +8.70%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 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
Birmingham +13 4 £455 -14.45%
Coventry -16 4 £505 +1.00%
Warwickshire - 3 £500 -
Shropshire - 1 £635 -
Target Operating Model
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Target Operating Model.

1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Service Design
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Prototyping
3 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (18.75%) Design Thinking
3 3 (18.75%) ITSM
4 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) User Experience
4 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (12.50%) Case Management
4 2 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (12.50%) ISEB
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) BPMN
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security

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 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 1 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) GitLab
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Change Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Interaction Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Interaction Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Architect
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Change Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Change Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Service Design
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Design Thinking
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) ITSM
3 3 (18.75%) Prototyping
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) BPMN
4 2 (12.50%) Case Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
4 2 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) APMG
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Mercator