Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 151 155
Rank change year-on-year -15 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing Target Operating Model 25 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.77% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.94% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 24
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £439 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.83% -4.62% -5.40%
10th Percentile £300 £341 £400
90th Percentile £575 £741 £621
England median daily rate £550 £525 £501
% change year-on-year +4.76% +4.90% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £39.75 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year +44.55% - -

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 3,987 4,383 4,174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.32% 82.79% 81.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,508 2,700 2,336
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 142 131
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 8 £438 +1.45%
Birmingham -10 4 £500 -33.33%
Warwickshire -2 3 £425 -11.69%
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Target Operating Model
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Change Management
2 8 (32.00%) Retail
2 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (32.00%) Line Management
3 7 (28.00%) SLA
4 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) PMO
7 3 (12.00%) User Stories
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.00%) Web Development
7 3 (12.00%) Billing
8 2 (8.00%) Degree
8 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
8 2 (8.00%) Business Process Improvement
8 2 (8.00%) Coaching
8 2 (8.00%) Migration
8 2 (8.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (8.00%) IT Strategy
8 2 (8.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (8.00%) Logistics
8 2 (8.00%) Service Design
9 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 1 (4.00%) GDPR
9 1 (4.00%) Business Process Analysis
9 1 (4.00%) Swim Lanes

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Retail
3 3 (12.00%) Billing
4 1 (4.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Development Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Development Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Digital Development Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Digital Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) IT Development Manager
4 3 (12.00%) IT Manager
4 3 (12.00%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Web Development Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Web Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Web Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Process Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Transformation Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Change Management
1 8 (32.00%) Line Management
1 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (24.00%) Project Management
3 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.00%) SDLC
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.00%) User Stories
5 3 (12.00%) Web Development
6 2 (8.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (8.00%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (8.00%) Coaching
6 2 (8.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (8.00%) IT Strategy
6 2 (8.00%) Logistics
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.00%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) SLA
2 3 (12.00%) PMO
3 1 (4.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft