The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 16 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing ITIL 35 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.62% 12.77% 7.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.48% 17.16% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £265 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -25.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £430 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -12.85%
ITIL
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
334 204 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.27% 74.45% 72.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 125 114
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -51.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITIL across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ITIL across the Bedfordshire region.

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITIL across the Bedfordshire region.

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -16 8 £400 -6.97% 4
Bedford -1 6 £245 +11.36% 3
Dunstable - - - - 1
ITIL
East of England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing ITIL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ITIL.

1 37 (52.86%) Microsoft
2 31 (44.29%) Active Directory
3 23 (32.86%) DNS
3 23 (32.86%) Windows
4 22 (31.43%) E-Commerce
5 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 20 (28.57%) SCOM
6 19 (27.14%) SCCM
7 18 (25.71%) IIS
7 18 (25.71%) DHCP
8 15 (21.43%) Service Delivery
9 12 (17.14%) FTP
10 11 (15.71%) DevOps
11 8 (11.43%) .NET
11 8 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (11.43%) Project Management
12 7 (10.00%) Configuration Management
12 7 (10.00%) Citrix
12 7 (10.00%) Service Management
12 7 (10.00%) Retail
12 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
13 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (8.57%) SLA
13 6 (8.57%) VoIP
13 6 (8.57%) MS Office
14 5 (7.14%) Web Services
14 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
14 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
14 5 (7.14%) Blackberry
14 5 (7.14%) Publishing

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing ITIL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ITIL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (25.71%) IIS
2 3 (4.29%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.29%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.57%) MS Office
3 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.86%) DNS
2 18 (25.71%) DHCP
3 12 (17.14%) FTP
4 6 (8.57%) VoIP
5 4 (5.71%) Wireless
6 3 (4.29%) VPN
6 3 (4.29%) Firewall
7 2 (2.86%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (1.43%) Wireless Security
8 1 (1.43%) WAN
8 1 (1.43%) LAN
8 1 (1.43%) PBX
8 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (10.00%) Retail
2 5 (7.14%) Publishing
3 2 (2.86%) Finance
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 6 (8.57%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.14%) Technical Services Manager
5 5 (7.14%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Web Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.14%) Technical Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.29%) IT Support
7 3 (4.29%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Incident Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 5 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) SecurID
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.43%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) CentOS
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) E-Commerce
2 15 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 11 (15.71%) DevOps
4 8 (11.43%) Project Management
5 7 (10.00%) Service Management
5 7 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.71%) Change Management
8 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.29%) Supplier Management
9 3 (4.29%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (4.29%) Information Security
9 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.29%) Project Planning
9 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.29%) Quality Management
9 3 (4.29%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.71%) VBScript
3 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.71%) CCNA
2 4 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) MCSE
4 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.43%) ISEB
4 1 (1.43%) CISSP
4 1 (1.43%) CISM
4 1 (1.43%) MCITP
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) TickIT
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (44.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (28.57%) SCOM
2 19 (27.14%) SCCM
3 3 (4.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (52.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (4.29%) Akamai
3 3 (4.29%) Lotus
3 3 (4.29%) Symantec
3 3 (4.29%) McAfee
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) VMware
4 2 (2.86%) Altiris
5 1 (1.43%) SonicWALL
5 1 (1.43%) Aastra
5 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.43%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.43%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) Dell
5 1 (1.43%) BT