The first table below looks at the demand for ITIL Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL Certification over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 61 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 7 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.32% 3.27% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.39% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.56 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-51.80% +15.27%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
162 153 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.32% 20.59% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 49 61
Average daily rate £310 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £226 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 10
Average hourly rate £16.16 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.82% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.84 £16.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £43.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ITIL Certification
North West

ITIL Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ITIL Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

ITIL Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

ITIL Certification Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

ITIL Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

ITIL Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

ITIL Certification
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
Chester +7 4 £310 -
Macclesfield - 2 - - 2
Warrington - - - -
ITIL Certification
North West

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ITIL Certification 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 Certification.

1 23 (100.00%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) Change Management
3 9 (39.13%) Shell Script
4 8 (34.78%) Middleware
4 8 (34.78%) BladeLogic
4 8 (34.78%) Splunk
4 8 (34.78%) Cyber-Ark
5 7 (30.43%) TIBCO EMS
5 7 (30.43%) TIBCO
5 7 (30.43%) Rendezvous
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) UNIX
6 6 (26.09%) Investment Banking
6 6 (26.09%) Banking
6 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
6 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (21.74%) IBM
8 4 (17.39%) SAN
8 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 4 (17.39%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) DHCP
8 4 (17.39%) DNS
8 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (17.39%) VMware
8 4 (17.39%) Clustering

ITIL Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ITIL Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) TIBCO EMS
2 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (13.04%) Lync
3 3 (13.04%) IIS
3 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
1 4 (17.39%) DHCP
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Investment Banking
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Middleware Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Support Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Communications Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) UNIX Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Wintel Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Service Design Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Process Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Middleware
2 7 (30.43%) Rendezvous
3 5 (21.74%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) CMDB
3 1 (4.35%) GIS
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) UNIX
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
3 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) PDM
4 1 (4.35%) Data Security
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.35%) Workflow
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Shell Script
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) BladeLogic
2 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.70%) SCCM
4 1 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Splunk
1 8 (34.78%) Cyber-Ark
2 7 (30.43%) TIBCO
3 5 (21.74%) IBM
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) Toshiba
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) McAfee
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) BMC
6 1 (4.35%) CA
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle