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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 22 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing ITIL 169 139 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.20% 5.59% 4.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.83% 8.22% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 55 55
Average daily rate £325 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £243 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Average hourly rate £21.75 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £11.85 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.01 £43.75 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1914 1691 1963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.26% 68.05% 63.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 672 740
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 52 55
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +8 81 £300 -14.28% 9
Slough +11 15 £400 -5.88%
Maidenhead -5 9 £325 +18.18%
Bracknell +3 8 £285 -18.57% 6
Newbury - 4 £425 - 2
Wokingham - 1 - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Ascot - - - -
ITIL
South East

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 119 (32.51%) Telecoms
2 111 (30.33%) Service Management
3 104 (28.42%) Windows
4 86 (23.50%) Degree
5 76 (20.77%) ITIL Certification
6 75 (20.49%) Project Management
7 64 (17.49%) PRINCE2
8 58 (15.85%) Service Delivery
9 55 (15.03%) Active Directory
10 54 (14.75%) MS Excel
11 50 (13.66%) Microsoft
12 48 (13.11%) Incident Management
13 47 (12.84%) ITSM
14 44 (12.02%) Security Cleared
15 43 (11.75%) MS Office
16 42 (11.48%) SQL
17 41 (11.20%) SLA
18 37 (10.11%) Cisco
18 37 (10.11%) Oracle
18 37 (10.11%) Windows 7
19 36 (9.84%) Change Management
19 36 (9.84%) SC Cleared
20 33 (9.02%) UNIX
21 32 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
22 30 (8.20%) Firewall
22 30 (8.20%) Linux
22 30 (8.20%) LAN
22 30 (8.20%) DNS
23 29 (7.92%) Citrix
23 29 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (6.28%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.37%) IIS
3 14 (3.83%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.55%) Tomcat
4 13 (3.55%) Live Communications Server
5 12 (3.28%) Lync
6 11 (3.01%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (2.46%) Apache
9 5 (1.37%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Spatial
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (14.75%) MS Excel
2 43 (11.75%) MS Office
3 11 (3.01%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.37%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.37%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.37%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.55%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.27%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.27%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.82%) SaaS
3 2 (0.55%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.20%) LAN
1 30 (8.20%) DNS
1 30 (8.20%) Firewall
2 27 (7.38%) TCP/IP
3 25 (6.83%) VPN
4 24 (6.56%) WAN
5 17 (4.64%) SAN
6 15 (4.10%) Internet
7 11 (3.01%) DHCP
7 11 (3.01%) VLAN
8 10 (2.73%) RTP
8 10 (2.73%) PBX
8 10 (2.73%) PSTN
8 10 (2.73%) MPLS
9 9 (2.46%) VoIP
10 7 (1.91%) LDAP
10 7 (1.91%) HTTP
11 6 (1.64%) 3G
12 5 (1.37%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.46%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.09%) DB2
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.82%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.91%) Maven
1 7 (1.91%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.64%) StarTeam
2 6 (1.64%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.37%) JIRA
4 4 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.82%) Ant
6 2 (0.55%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.55%) Hudson
7 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.27%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.27%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 119 (32.51%) Telecoms
2 24 (6.56%) Finance
3 11 (3.01%) Retail
4 6 (1.64%) Banking
5 4 (1.09%) Legal
6 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.82%) Front Office
6 3 (0.82%) Billing
7 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.27%) Local Government
7 1 (0.27%) French Language
7 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.27%) Publishing
7 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 72 (19.67%) Analyst
2 48 (13.11%) Service Manager
3 37 (10.11%) Project Manager
4 31 (8.47%) Consultant
5 26 (7.10%) Incident Manager
6 22 (6.01%) Support Analyst
7 19 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.19%) Service Analyst
8 18 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (4.64%) Delivery Manager
10 16 (4.37%) Service Desk Analyst
11 14 (3.83%) Implementation Manager
11 14 (3.83%) Service Implementation Manager
12 12 (3.28%) Desktop Support
13 11 (3.01%) Help Desk Analyst
13 11 (3.01%) Services Delivery Manager
13 11 (3.01%) Technical Manager
14 10 (2.73%) ITIL Manager
14 10 (2.73%) Transition Manager
14 10 (2.73%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.19%) .NET
2 18 (4.92%) Web Services
3 16 (4.37%) HTML
4 11 (3.01%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.19%) XML
6 6 (1.64%) J2EE
7 5 (1.37%) ODBC
7 5 (1.37%) SOAP
7 5 (1.37%) Middleware
8 4 (1.09%) CSS
8 4 (1.09%) Ajax
8 4 (1.09%) WCF
8 4 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.82%) jQuery
9 3 (0.82%) Ext JS
9 3 (0.82%) JSON
9 3 (0.82%) HTML5
9 3 (0.82%) CSS3
9 3 (0.82%) WSDL
10 2 (0.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.10%) Blackberry
1 15 (4.10%) Replication
1 15 (4.10%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.55%) Physics
2 13 (3.55%) Clustering
3 10 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.64%) PKI
6 5 (1.37%) FMCG
7 4 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.09%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.09%) PMI
7 4 (1.09%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.82%) Life Science
8 3 (0.82%) CMDB
8 3 (0.82%) RIA
8 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.55%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.55%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 104 (28.42%) Windows
2 37 (10.11%) Windows 7
3 33 (9.02%) UNIX
4 32 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (8.20%) Linux
6 25 (6.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (5.46%) Windows XP
8 11 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.46%) Solaris
10 8 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.09%) AIX
11 4 (1.09%) HPUX
12 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.55%) CentOS
14 1 (0.27%) VMS
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (30.33%) Service Management
2 75 (20.49%) Project Management
3 64 (17.49%) PRINCE2
4 58 (15.85%) Service Delivery
5 48 (13.11%) Incident Management
6 47 (12.84%) ITSM
7 36 (9.84%) Change Management
8 28 (7.65%) Configuration Management
9 27 (7.38%) Problem Management
10 21 (5.74%) ITIL V3
11 20 (5.46%) PRINCE
12 19 (5.19%) ITIL V2
13 18 (4.92%) Resource Management
14 16 (4.37%) Asset Management
14 16 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (4.37%) Waterfall
14 16 (4.37%) Root Cause Analysis
15 14 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (3.83%) Migration
16 12 (3.28%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.48%) SQL
2 13 (3.55%) Java
3 10 (2.73%) JavaScript
3 10 (2.73%) Perl
4 7 (1.91%) VBScript
5 6 (1.64%) VB.NET
5 6 (1.64%) VBA
5 6 (1.64%) C#
6 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.09%) ABAP
6 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.09%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.55%) VB
7 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.55%) C
8 1 (0.27%) C++
8 1 (0.27%) PHP
8 1 (0.27%) Python
8 1 (0.27%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 86 (23.50%) Degree
2 76 (20.77%) ITIL Certification
3 44 (12.02%) Security Cleared
4 36 (9.84%) SC Cleared
5 29 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (3.55%) MCTS
6 13 (3.55%) MCITP
7 11 (3.01%) MCSE
8 9 (2.46%) PMI Certification
9 8 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.91%) PMP
11 6 (1.64%) MCSA
11 6 (1.64%) HNC
12 5 (1.37%) ISEB
12 5 (1.37%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.09%) CCNA
13 4 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 3 (0.82%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.20%) SLA
2 10 (2.73%) QA
3 6 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.37%) TickIT
4 5 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.82%) COBIT
6 2 (0.55%) BS25999
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.27%) BS15000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 55 (15.03%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.82%) KVM
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.82%) vSphere
5 3 (0.82%) XenApp
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (3.01%) SCCM
1 11 (3.01%) SCOM
2 8 (2.19%) HP UCMDB
3 7 (1.91%) WMI
4 4 (1.09%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.82%) Puppet
5 3 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.55%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.55%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.55%) Legato
6 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.55%) Foglight
6 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.27%) Nessus
7 1 (0.27%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 50 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.11%) Cisco
2 37 (10.11%) Oracle
3 29 (7.92%) Citrix
3 29 (7.92%) VMware
4 28 (7.65%) Remedy
5 25 (6.83%) HP
6 18 (4.92%) SAP
7 13 (3.55%) IBM
8 12 (3.28%) BMC
8 12 (3.28%) Informatica
9 11 (3.01%) CheckPoint
9 11 (3.01%) Lotus
10 10 (2.73%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.19%) Juniper
11 8 (2.19%) F5
12 7 (1.91%) Serena
12 7 (1.91%) Huawei
12 7 (1.91%) Symantec
12 7 (1.91%) McAfee
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