The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 11 27 11
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -16
Contract jobs citing ITIL 75 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.03% 6.06% 8.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.71% 9.41% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 21 19
Average daily rate
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£340 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £334
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £23.00 £14.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.93% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.55 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £18.95 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-7.57% -10.32%
ITIL
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
590 393 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.00% 64.32% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 227 194
Average daily rate £380 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.78 £10.15 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 36 (26.09%) Windows
2 33 (23.91%) Microsoft
3 29 (21.01%) Service Management
4 27 (19.57%) Security Cleared
5 26 (18.84%) ITIL Certification
6 24 (17.39%) Incident Management
7 23 (16.67%) Cisco
8 22 (15.94%) PRINCE2
9 20 (14.49%) VMware
9 20 (14.49%) Project Management
10 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
10 19 (13.77%) Finance
10 19 (13.77%) Active Directory
11 17 (12.32%) ITIL V3
12 16 (11.59%) Linux
12 16 (11.59%) Service Delivery
13 15 (10.87%) Firewall
13 15 (10.87%) DNS
13 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (10.87%) Problem Management
14 14 (10.14%) SLA
15 13 (9.42%) MS Office
15 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (8.70%) Transition Management
16 12 (8.70%) PRINCE
16 12 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (8.70%) F5
16 12 (8.70%) Windows 7
17 11 (7.97%) UNIX
17 11 (7.97%) Analytical Skills

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 4 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.72%) Lync
3 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (9.42%) MS Office
2 10 (7.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.72%) assyst
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.87%) DNS
1 15 (10.87%) Firewall
2 9 (6.52%) OSPF
2 9 (6.52%) BGP
2 9 (6.52%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.80%) Multicast
3 8 (5.80%) DHCP
4 6 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (3.62%) LAN
5 5 (3.62%) WAN
5 5 (3.62%) SAN
6 3 (2.17%) VPN
7 2 (1.45%) SSL
7 2 (1.45%) Network Security
7 2 (1.45%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.72%) NAS
8 1 (0.72%) Wireless
8 1 (0.72%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.72%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.45%) QualityStage
3 2 (1.45%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
General
1 19 (13.77%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Law
2 8 (5.80%) Banking
3 7 (5.07%) Marketing
4 3 (2.17%) Local Government
4 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Front Office
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 40 (28.99%) Analyst
2 20 (14.49%) Service Analyst
2 20 (14.49%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (13.04%) Service Manager
4 14 (10.14%) Project Manager
4 14 (10.14%) Transition Manager
5 10 (7.25%) Technical Manager
5 10 (7.25%) Technical Project Manager
5 10 (7.25%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.52%) Incident Manager
7 8 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.07%) Service Transition Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Server Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Incident Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) Senior Server Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Major Incident Manager
10 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.62%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (3.62%) User Experience
4 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.45%) Life Science
5 2 (1.45%) CMDB
5 2 (1.45%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.45%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.45%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.72%) AS400
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) PKI
6 1 (0.72%) PDA
6 1 (0.72%) Statistics
6 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.72%) DTV
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) NHS
6 1 (0.72%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.09%) Windows
2 16 (11.59%) Linux
3 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 11 (7.97%) UNIX
7 10 (7.25%) Solaris
8 9 (6.52%) Windows XP
9 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.01%) Service Management
2 24 (17.39%) Incident Management
3 22 (15.94%) PRINCE2
4 20 (14.49%) Project Management
5 17 (12.32%) ITIL V3
6 16 (11.59%) Service Delivery
7 15 (10.87%) Problem Management
8 12 (8.70%) Transition Management
8 12 (8.70%) PRINCE
9 9 (6.52%) Migration
10 7 (5.07%) Change Management
10 7 (5.07%) ITSM
10 7 (5.07%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.35%) Workflow
12 5 (3.62%) Time Management
12 5 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (2.90%) Process Management
13 4 (2.90%) UML
13 4 (2.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.62%) SQL
2 2 (1.45%) VB
2 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.84%) ITIL Certification
3 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.80%) CCNA
5 8 (5.80%) ISEB
6 6 (4.35%) PMP
6 6 (4.35%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.90%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.17%) CISSP
9 2 (1.45%) MCSE
9 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.72%) HP APS
10 1 (0.72%) APMP
10 1 (0.72%) MCSA
10 1 (0.72%) CCNP
10 1 (0.72%) CISM
10 1 (0.72%) MCITP
10 1 (0.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.14%) SLA
2 5 (3.62%) QA
3 2 (1.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (13.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.17%) XenApp
4 2 (1.45%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.72%) vSphere
5 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.07%) NetBackup
1 7 (5.07%) SCCM
2 3 (2.17%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.45%) OPNET
3 2 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.45%) OpenView
4 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.72%) Nessus
4 1 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 33 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.67%) Cisco
3 20 (14.49%) VMware
4 12 (8.70%) F5
5 9 (6.52%) HP
6 8 (5.80%) Citrix
7 6 (4.35%) IBM
8 5 (3.62%) NetApp
8 5 (3.62%) Remedy
9 4 (2.90%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.90%) Juniper
10 3 (2.17%) BMC
11 2 (1.45%) Cognos
11 2 (1.45%) Oracle
11 2 (1.45%) Netezza
11 2 (1.45%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.45%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.72%) Splunk
12 1 (0.72%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow
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