The first table below looks at the demand for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 20 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing ITIL 196 139 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.82% 5.67% 4.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.58% 8.32% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 54 53
Average daily rate £350 £328 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -15.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £229 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +52.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £11.95 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.54 £42.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +14.48%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2045 1671 1976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.18% 68.18% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 673 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
ITIL
South East

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 89 £340 -2.85% 21
Slough +5 15 £400 -11.11% 2
Maidenhead -4 11 £325 +18.18% 2
Bracknell +1 10 £285 -18.57% 7
Newbury +5 7 £413 +142.64% 3
Windsor +5 3 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Ascot - - - -
ITIL
South East

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 118 (32.87%) Telecoms
2 110 (30.64%) Service Management
3 102 (28.41%) Windows
4 85 (23.68%) Degree
5 75 (20.89%) ITIL Certification
6 74 (20.61%) Project Management
7 63 (17.55%) PRINCE2
8 59 (16.43%) Service Delivery
9 53 (14.76%) MS Excel
10 52 (14.48%) Active Directory
11 50 (13.93%) Incident Management
12 48 (13.37%) Microsoft
13 45 (12.53%) ITSM
14 42 (11.70%) MS Office
15 41 (11.42%) SQL
15 41 (11.42%) SLA
15 41 (11.42%) Security Cleared
16 37 (10.31%) Windows 7
16 37 (10.31%) Oracle
17 35 (9.75%) Change Management
17 35 (9.75%) Cisco
18 34 (9.47%) SC Cleared
19 32 (8.91%) UNIX
20 31 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
21 30 (8.36%) DNS
22 29 (8.08%) LAN
22 29 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
22 29 (8.08%) Linux
22 29 (8.08%) Firewall
23 28 (7.80%) Remedy

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 23 (6.41%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.46%) IIS
3 14 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.62%) Tomcat
4 13 (3.62%) Live Communications Server
5 12 (3.34%) Lync
6 11 (3.06%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (2.51%) Apache
9 5 (1.39%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Spatial
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (14.76%) MS Excel
2 42 (11.70%) MS Office
3 11 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.39%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.39%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.56%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.28%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.84%) SaaS
3 2 (0.56%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.36%) DNS
2 29 (8.08%) LAN
2 29 (8.08%) Firewall
3 27 (7.52%) TCP/IP
4 25 (6.96%) VPN
5 23 (6.41%) WAN
6 17 (4.74%) SAN
7 14 (3.90%) Internet
8 11 (3.06%) DHCP
8 11 (3.06%) VLAN
9 10 (2.79%) RTP
9 10 (2.79%) PBX
9 10 (2.79%) PSTN
9 10 (2.79%) MPLS
10 9 (2.51%) VoIP
11 7 (1.95%) LDAP
11 7 (1.95%) HTTP
12 5 (1.39%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.39%) 3G
12 5 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.51%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.11%) DB2
7 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.84%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.84%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.95%) Maven
1 7 (1.95%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.67%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.39%) StarTeam
3 5 (1.39%) JIRA
4 4 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.84%) Ant
6 2 (0.56%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.56%) Hudson
7 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.28%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.28%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 118 (32.87%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.85%) Finance
3 11 (3.06%) Retail
4 5 (1.39%) Banking
5 4 (1.11%) Legal
6 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.84%) Front Office
6 3 (0.84%) Billing
7 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.28%) Local Government
7 1 (0.28%) French Language
7 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Publishing
7 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 71 (19.78%) Analyst
2 49 (13.65%) Service Manager
3 37 (10.31%) Project Manager
4 31 (8.64%) Consultant
5 26 (7.24%) Incident Manager
6 21 (5.85%) Support Analyst
7 19 (5.29%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.29%) Service Analyst
8 18 (5.01%) Delivery Manager
9 16 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (3.62%) Implementation Manager
10 13 (3.62%) Service Implementation Manager
11 12 (3.34%) Services Delivery Manager
11 12 (3.34%) Desktop Support
12 11 (3.06%) Help Desk Analyst
12 11 (3.06%) Technical Manager
13 10 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 9 (2.51%) Transition Manager
14 9 (2.51%) ITIL Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.29%) .NET
2 18 (5.01%) Web Services
3 16 (4.46%) HTML
4 11 (3.06%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.23%) XML
6 6 (1.67%) J2EE
7 5 (1.39%) ODBC
7 5 (1.39%) SOAP
7 5 (1.39%) Middleware
8 4 (1.11%) CSS
8 4 (1.11%) Ajax
8 4 (1.11%) WCF
8 4 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.84%) jQuery
9 3 (0.84%) Ext JS
9 3 (0.84%) JSON
9 3 (0.84%) HTML5
9 3 (0.84%) CSS3
9 3 (0.84%) WSDL
10 2 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.18%) Blackberry
1 15 (4.18%) Replication
1 15 (4.18%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.62%) Physics
2 13 (3.62%) Clustering
3 10 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.67%) PKI
6 5 (1.39%) FMCG
7 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.11%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.11%) Life Science
7 4 (1.11%) PMI
7 4 (1.11%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.84%) CMDB
8 3 (0.84%) RIA
8 3 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.56%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 102 (28.41%) Windows
2 37 (10.31%) Windows 7
3 32 (8.91%) UNIX
4 31 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (8.08%) Linux
6 24 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (5.29%) Windows XP
8 11 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.23%) Solaris
9 8 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.11%) HPUX
11 3 (0.84%) AIX
11 3 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.28%) CentOS
13 1 (0.28%) VMS
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (30.64%) Service Management
2 74 (20.61%) Project Management
3 63 (17.55%) PRINCE2
4 59 (16.43%) Service Delivery
5 50 (13.93%) Incident Management
6 45 (12.53%) ITSM
7 35 (9.75%) Change Management
8 27 (7.52%) Configuration Management
9 26 (7.24%) Problem Management
10 19 (5.29%) PRINCE
11 18 (5.01%) Resource Management
12 17 (4.74%) ITIL V3
13 16 (4.46%) ITIL V2
13 16 (4.46%) Waterfall
13 16 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (4.18%) Asset Management
15 14 (3.90%) Migration
16 13 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (3.34%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 41 (11.42%) SQL
2 13 (3.62%) Java
3 10 (2.79%) JavaScript
3 10 (2.79%) Perl
4 7 (1.95%) VBScript
5 6 (1.67%) VB.NET
5 6 (1.67%) VBA
5 6 (1.67%) C#
6 4 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.11%) ABAP
6 4 (1.11%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.11%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.56%) VB
7 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.56%) C
8 1 (0.28%) C++
8 1 (0.28%) PHP
8 1 (0.28%) Python
8 1 (0.28%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 85 (23.68%) Degree
2 75 (20.89%) ITIL Certification
3 41 (11.42%) Security Cleared
4 34 (9.47%) SC Cleared
5 29 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (3.62%) MCTS
6 13 (3.62%) MCITP
7 11 (3.06%) MCSE
8 9 (2.51%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.95%) PMP
9 7 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.67%) MCSA
10 6 (1.67%) HNC
11 5 (1.39%) ISEB
11 5 (1.39%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.11%) CCNA
12 4 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 3 (0.84%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.42%) SLA
2 10 (2.79%) QA
3 6 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.39%) TickIT
4 5 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.84%) COBIT
6 2 (0.56%) BS25999
7 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.28%) BS15000
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (14.48%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.06%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.84%) KVM
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.84%) XenApp
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.56%) vSphere
7 1 (0.28%) NFS
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.06%) SCCM
1 11 (3.06%) SCOM
2 7 (1.95%) HP UCMDB
3 6 (1.67%) WMI
4 4 (1.11%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.84%) Puppet
5 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.56%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.56%) Legato
6 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.56%) Foglight
6 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.28%) Nessus
7 1 (0.28%) Nagios
7 1 (0.28%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 48 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.31%) Oracle
3 35 (9.75%) Cisco
4 28 (7.80%) Citrix
4 28 (7.80%) Remedy
4 28 (7.80%) VMware
5 23 (6.41%) HP
6 19 (5.29%) SAP
7 13 (3.62%) IBM
7 13 (3.62%) Informatica
8 12 (3.34%) BMC
9 11 (3.06%) CheckPoint
9 11 (3.06%) Lotus
10 9 (2.51%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.95%) Symantec
11 7 (1.95%) McAfee
11 7 (1.95%) Juniper
11 7 (1.95%) Huawei
11 7 (1.95%) F5
12 6 (1.67%) Serena
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